Monday 14 May 2007


Cactus has tagged me to list 7 of my all time favourite albums and 6 favourite songs and give an explanation as to why I have chosen them. So here goes, (and they are in no particular order)


1. Rumors - Fleetwood Mac

2. Breakfast in America - Supertramp

3. Against the Wind - Bob Seger

All of these albums remind me of going up the coast every weekend in summer with my group of friends. We would all pile into two cars, have the stereos blaring and sing all the way. The photo was taken by a friend in the other car as we were driving in tandem on the freeway. The girl in the picture is someone I've known since kindergarten. That's my big boof head in the back trying to get into the picture. We all saw Fleetmac in concert together when they toured here - it was a great concert.

4. Tapestry - Carole King. Arguably the best female singer songwriter of our time.So many great songs on this album. My cousin who is 4 years older than me introduced me to this album.Our mothers are sisters and we were more like sisters ourselves than cousins.We went everywhere together. The photo was taken on a holiday to Bali, I remember it was our last night, so we went out for Dinner, the next day on the plane to Singapore we both had a bad case of "Bali Belly".

5.Bat out of Hell - Meatloaf, the ultimate driving album only trouble it makes me drive "like a bat out of hell"! It has everything, good ole rock & roll as well as haunting ballads. I love it and still have a copy in my car which I play regularly.

6.Dirty Deeds - AC/DC. This album was given to my older brother for Xmas and I was hooked from the first time he played it. It has the great and late Bon Scott as lead singer. I much prefer him and didn't really follow them much after he died. Boo Hoo! I used to "borrow" it all the time, much to to his disgust. The photo is of us three before going to Sunday School. I was three and my brothers were 7 & 8. Being the only girl I was the odd one out, but soon learnt to stick up for myself.

7. Silk Degrees - Boz Scaggs. this is one of those albums where every song is great, it's a shame he never followed it up with anything else as good.


1.Tunnel of Love - Dire Straits and 2. My Sharona - The Knack. My best buddy and I used to love dancing to these tracks. The photo was taken at a friends party and was once of those chance photos as we didn't know the guy was standing behind us(or who he was for that matter) we danced to these two songs again and again,I remember we had a huge night with probably a sore head the next day.

3.Funeral for a Friend/Love Lies Bleeding - Elton John. I remember listening to this out camping in the middle of nowhere, watching falling stars while this played on my walkman. It is a masterpiece and I never tire listening to it.

4.You Should be Dancing - Bee Gees always gets my feet tapping

5. Cocaine - J J Cale A very sexy and sensual song.A bunch of my nursing buddies would go to the local pub every Tuesday and this would always end up being played on the jukebox.A rather slightly tipsy student nurse decided to jump on the bar and do a "little dance" to this number much to the delight of her companions. OK, I was fully tipsy.That's me top row extreme left standing next to my Kiwi buddy.

6.Hotel California - The Eagles. Reminds me being a young and innocent 14 year old, dreaming of my first boyfriend. Whenever I hear this song I can see myself sitting on my bedroom floor on a sheepskin rug I had, listening to it on my stereo over and over again.

7. Sit on My Face - Monty Python. This always brings a smile to me face.It's one of the songs I want played at my funeral during the "reflection time".Now that would be something worth seeing.


TitanThirteen said...

Awesome selection! We could seriously party together, WooHoo! I had to laugh at the Monty Python song. Gee they did some great stuff! lol

Mick & Cathy said...

Some good choices its funny how much music reminds us of certain times in our life.

Christine said...

:) I am too young to appreciate your music picks! Good blog though!

Moby Dick said...

You and I both had Supertramp's Breakfast! You have some great choices, AC/DC, Elton John, have to look for some of those old CDs and play them again.

My favorite MP song is the Spam song...

Meow Meow said...

Good choices, I agree with WRB.
It really is cool how certain moments in our klife can be caotured with a song, an album....and a picture in our head forever.

I'll be posting my musical choices soon..

Chubbymum said...

Isn't it your weigh in day today?

How did it go... I bet it isn't as bad as you think my friend.. I mean come on look at my start on the challenge Pathetic and you have been doing really well.....

Love ya
waiting impatiently he he he