Thursday, June 19, 2008

Saving the bunnies

I was recently tagged by Zoom in a music meme. As a young new blogger, I'm not exactly sure what a meme is, except I know it has something to do with saving rabbits. Logan says I should participate because without rabbits he'd have to chase squirrels and perhaps big golden cats all day.

Zoom also knows, because I recently told her, that I love making music lists. In fact I may have been "bragging" a bit about all the lists and mixes I've made. Now I'm wondering if, similar to her most excellent challenge to Dan and Dwight, she is telling me to step up and do something for the betterment of bunnies. So, on Logan's encouragement, I accept the challenge.

Here are 7 tracks of musicians I'd like to see at the upcoming Ottawa Jazz Festival:

1. Madeleine Peyroux - Getting Some Fun Out of Life - 1996 (June 23)
2. Return to Forever - Light as a Feather - 1972 (June 26)
3. Herbie Hancock - Watermelon Man - 1973 (June 22)
4. Molly Johnson - Another Day - 2002 (July 1)
5. Buddy DeFranco - Rose Room - 1957 (June 21)
6. Brad Mehldau - Get Happy - 2004 (June 29)
7. Lee Konitz (w/Marshall Brown) - Struttin' With Some Barbeque - 1967 (June 24)

That wasn't so bad! But part II of this meme is a problem because I have to choose 7 other people to tag. Logan and I are new to the blogging community and don't know that many people well enough to tag just yet:

1. JuliaR - the Demystification Guru - is doing an excellent job blogging about her trip to France. Perhaps 7 songs that she sang while sitting at the bars cafes in Arles may be appropriate.

2. BikeRider - Views from the Saddle - photographer/artist extraordinaire - must be humming something under his breath as he works away in his studio.

I could tag Zoom again but that may start an endless loop that could cause the complete annihiliation of the bunny population. Therein lies the problem, I'm 5 tags short of a meme complete. What to do? Logan suggested that perhaps if HE choose 5 songs it would be enough for a bunny offset. I thought that was a good idea and I can only hope this would be acceptable to the blogging community.

Here's Logan's list:

1. Frank Zappa - Dog Breath - 1972
2. Rufus Thomas - Walkin' the Dog - 1964
3. Patti Page - How Much is that Doggie in the Window? - 1953
4. Bette Midler - Skylark - 1973 (I told him to choose that one)
5. he couldn't think of another one but promised to turn a blind eye the next time he spotted a rabbit on our walks… but only ONE free pass he insists.


zoom said...

Skylark, you and Logan have exceeded my wildest expectations. Nicely done. Bunnies everywhere are celebrating!

JuliaR said...

Okay, I still don't get the bunny connexion? I know "meme" has its origin in biology but other that than, I confused.

I am not good with music. You know how some people have thousands of songs on their ipods? With a huge amount of effort. over some long time, I have assembled 87 songs in iTunes. That's it!

I am sure Logan would have thought of "Who let the dogs out?", eventually!

JuliaR said...

What am I, dyslexic?! Yes, a bit of some sort of brain issue, I know. Also, a black keyboard. You know I meant, "than that" and not the other way around.

JuliaR said...

Okay! I just went to Knitnut and now I see the bunnies. Good grief. I think I need a nap.

bikerider said...

Here's what's been on my mind lately. Artists' recently discovered first drafts ...

Rhythm of the Falling Rain and Squeaky Chain - The Cascades
Rainy Days and Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays ... - Carpenters
Raindrops Keep Falling on my Head as I Change my Flat - BJ Thomas
Rainy Day People, That's You and Me Kid - Lightfoot
Stormy Weather For the Weekend - Billie Holiday
River's a Risin' (renamed, Orinoco Flow) - Enya
Let it Rain, I Give Up - Amanda Marshall

zoom said...

Logan probably would have thought of You Ain't Nothin' but a Hound Dog if he hadn't been so preoccupied with the bunnies.

skylark said...

zoom #1: Thanks for the kind words. You made Logan blush.

juliar #1, zoom #2: I suspect Logan knew about those songs but was just keeping his bunny options open.

juliar #1, #2: Sorry to make you scramble your words. I've learned that being tagged for a meme makes one anxious. In fact Logan's hot spot flared up again.

juliar #3: I'll wake you up in 20 minutes.

bikerider: Good tunes, topical theme. I feel for you buddy, biking in the rain can't be fun. Logan's been reluctant to go out. He's taken to sitting at the bay window and barking at squirrels. I think he's trying to tell them they should get out the rain so as not to catch a cold.

Woodsy said...

Skylark, please let Logan know that his list was dog gonnitfunny!