i’m going to start a meme. usually, someone tags me. but this time i’m starting.
it’s called “the perfect song”. here are the rules:
1. scan through your itunes or cd library. refamiliarize yourself with the nooks and crannies of your musical options.
2. identify five categories — genres, if you will — of music. these should be as obscure and finely-articulated as you’d like. feel free to use modifiers liberally.
3. nominate — select, really — a “perfect song” for each category. include a link for each song to something (the amazon page for the CD, or the artist’s website, or whatever). you may find it easier, as i did, to find “perfect songs”, and craft categories or genres around them.
4. ideally, some of the songs will be nominally obscure, or, at least, not completely mainstream and overplayed. no need to tell us all about songs we all know!
here are mine:
the perfect crank-the-music-as-loud-as-possible classical vocal that almost makes me weep even though i don’t understand it because some of it is in italian, song: time to say goodbye, by andrea bocelli and sarah brightman, on the album romanza
well, dang. i was going alphabetically through the artists in my itunes to find these perfect songs. and as you can see, i only got through the letter b! so i changed the title of this post to include “volume 1”; that way i can come back and add more.