Thursday, November 21, 2013

Music & football - no surprises here

Looks like I've created a monster... because the Boys Behind the Blog post is officially the only post C is interested in each month. He actually asked me about the questions for this month a few weeks ago! (Sidenote: I gave him these questions FOUR DAYS in advance this time, rather than the morning of... that's really saying a lot for me. Good job, me.) This round of questions is right up my music-loving husband's alley. I'm surprised he didn't write more!

In case you're interested, the BBB link-up is hosted each month by Steph and Mal, and is a great way for bloggers to feature the man / men in their life. In my case, it's always C answering the questions, but I've seen brothers, friends, boyfriends, and even dads get in on the fun! It's one of my favorite posts of the month.

1. Who is your favorite band/musician?

I already hate this questions because people get so touchy about their musical tastes and preferences. Seriously, if you're having a conversation and mention that you don't like a particular movie, the other party will casually point out the strengths and weaknesses of said film or tell you that you're stupid and move on. Music isn't like that. People go INSANE if you casually mention you don't like the baseline from some throwaway 90's Stone Temple Pilots song. Music, in general, is anything you want it to be: soothing, therapeutic, loving, RAGEY, personal. It encompasses the span of the emotional spectrum. It's great. But if you throw people's stupid opinions in the midst, music sucks.

That being said, my favorite musician is Josh Ritter. See this or this. I've seen him three times, and each time, he always seems so happy to be on stage jumping around. I like that.

I can vouch for this one. I've been to Josh Ritter two of the times C has seen him, and he really is great in concert. Also, C totally failed to mention that we chose a Josh Ritter song for our first dance at our wedding... no big deal or anything. 

Also, I conveniently have the picture below on my phone... C in one of his Josh Ritter concert t-shirts, which he loves. (And I love,because they are made of super comfy cotton, not the itchy stuff. Perfect for sleeping in!)

2. What was your first CD/tape?

Storm Front and River of Dreams, Billy Joel. Special thanks to Wikipedia, because I had no freaking clue what the album (cassette?) was called. "We Didn't Start the Fire." That's all I knew. My sister and I would jaaaaaam to that song on the way to school. To this day, I'll learn some history tidbit and have a vague memory of Nana's car and singing, then remember that the history factoid is in the song, and whooooooooa. Also, space monkey.

3. Who was your first concert?

Not including Grandparent's Day in kindergarten? I honestly don't remember. HOWEVA, I did get the privilege of seeing the Duchess of Canada at the Patriot Center freshmen year of high school. I'm too embarrassed to type out her name, but if you reeeeeeeally need to know, click the link.

There is a special place in C's heart for Mrs. Chad Kroeger, and he will deny it all day long, but I've seen the contents of his iPod, so I know the truth.

4. What is your favorite Thanksgiving food?

Gravy. I can have turkey or stuffing or mashed potatoes any time of the year, and meh. But throw a gallon of gravy on it and BOOM: Thanksgiving.

What else floats in water? ...gravy! (10 points if you get that reference)

5. Finish the sentence: I am thankful for...

the third football game on Thanksgiving. NO EMOTIONS HERE BLOG-FRIENDS.

What did you really expect from him? Ha! 

Never The Same Spice Twice


Anonymous said...

Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Very small rocks, a duck.

Sunshine and Sinatra said...

Aw his comments are so in depth I love it! New follower ;) Can't wait to follow along!

Jordan said...

This is too funny! He really got into this one. My favorite of his answers had to be the Avril one. I didn't catch on until you said Mrs. Chad Kroeger!

Stephanie @ My Freckled Life said...

Hahahaha love this!!!!

Megan @ Grad Student Needs Hobby said...

Oh those Billy Joel albums are SO good. I love it! We had to do a history project on We Didn't Start the Fire in high school - best project ever. It makes the song more fun too.
Also, I love the "NO EMOTIONS HERE" bit. Thanks for sharing!

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