So I haven't posted in a while, but got a meme hit that sounds entertaining, so here goes! This is via slipjig
. If you'd like three questions of your own, please feel free to tell me so in the comments and I will do my best. :)1) If you could travel through time and space at will, what one concert would you most like to have attended?
Hmm. I would want to hear a concert of works of either Alexander Borodin (Polovetsian Dances), Antonin Dvorak (Symphony 9 (the obvious choice)), or Luciano Berio (Sinfonia) at its debut. Not sure if in all cases I could track down when and where that'd be.
If I have to be more specific, I'd go with the concert at which Depeche Mode recorded their album 101. (June 18th, 1988 at the Pasadena Rose Bowl.)2) What one object, out of all those you once owned and no longer do, would you most like to get back?
What I miss most from the past is really more experiences than things... time spent with my sister and my dad trying to get lost while driving or going to Tower Records and looking through their miscellaneous bargains for weird things, time spent with my best friends from my teenage years talking endlessly about stupid SFF books or playing terrible video games at late hours, time spent with college friends...
Given those aren't objects. Uh. Oh, here's one that's actually relevant. A functioning copy of the computer on which I actually have some of my prior compositions. I've been thinking lately that I'm not sure I still have stuff I wrote in high school and college anymore, because of how many computers I've been through, and whether or not I was good about transferring *everything* over.3) Stranger Ways has just thrown out its entire repertoire and refashioned itself as a 70's, 80's, and 90's cover band, using the same voices and instrumentation you've always had. You're in charge of choosing the music. Name one song from each of the three decades that you'd definitely put on the playlist.
70s - So I immediately thought, "favourite 70s band? Blue Öyster Cult!" except that I don't think I'd go with Don't Fear the Reaper, which everyone thinks of when they think BOC. I'm actually partial to Astronomy (original release in '74), and I think Stranger Ways might be able to do an interesting version of it.
80s will be hard, as I love the 80s to pieces. Hm. I have several choices I'd be tempted by, but the winner? Taking a note from Murder Ballads' book, Sisters of Mercy - This Corrosion. Doing some of the vocal parts would make me so happy.
90s - oh oh! We just talked about this on the car trip to Confluence. Bruce Dickinson - Tears of the Dragon. This would be *so much fun*.BONUS: Since most people come on interview shows to pitch their latest project (book, movie, CD, etc.), pitch your latest project (anything fun you want people to know about).
We're nearing completion on Iron and Rust, our Stranger Ways concept album about a conflict between the humans and the fae. We actually did some more recording for that on Wednesday, and we're hoping to have most or all of the album done by the end of the year. I'm very much looking forward to having a version of some of those that people can listen to, 'cause some of them have the most fun flute parts I've ever played, or really fun vocal lines, etc. :D
Just wish I already had a link to share. Well, I will soon enough, I hope!