December 11th, 2004


Songs in the key of life

I've been thinking of giving myself the Live Aid DVD for Xmas; I actually held it in my hand yesterday but because I'd made the mistake of opening my bank statement earlier, put it back and walked away -- but I haven't been able to put it out of my mind since. You see, I've been curious about this event for so long...ever since that day in the summer of 1985, in fact. A pivotal moment in pop and TV history, and I missed it. Me and my then boyfriend had day tickets for the North Sea Jazz Festival, and you don't go through the trouble of booking them, looking forward to seeing so many jazz greats as were assembled in the line-up, to end up not going because some shaggy-maned Irish git chose that exact same day to organise and televise his benefit in Wembley. To be fair to the North Sea Jazz organisation, they had put up a few screens in the hallways and corridors of the venue, so that we did manage to catch the occasional glimpse of what was going on in London inbetween rushing from Oscar Peterson's to Ella Fitzgerald's to Pat Metheny's to B.B. King's concerts, but it was far from ideal. The sound was turned down, the crowd was enormous and moving constantly, and the day was a scorcher. So for years I've had to say that no, I didn't see it. And now, thanks to the wonders of modern technology and the foresight of a BBC technician, I can -- but what if, after an age of regretting the circumstances that caused me to miss it in the first place, it turns out not such a mythical 'this-you-have-got-to-see' event as I thought it was, after all?

So let's play a game while I try to make up my mind -- it's called the 20 song lyrics meme, and I've gacked it from karenbear, who undoubtedly gacked it from someone else.

The rules:
Step 1:
Get your playlist together, put it on random, and play
Step 2:Pick your favorite lines from the first 20 songs that play
Step 3: Post and let everyone you know guess what song the lines come from
Step 4: Cross out the songs when someone guesses correctly
P.S: no cheating and pasting the lyrics into a search engine!!

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Good luck, and remember: I'm not the hippest chick on the block, so these aren't necessarily this year's top hits...
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