Mama's first meme (Or: the most convoluted analogy yet)
I will not be that wet blanket, Izzy. I will not stop your fun, Mrs. Fortune. I gladly accept your meme and pass it on.
Also, I have to do my taxes today.
1) What is your favorite word?
Lugubrious. I don't get to use it often enough but my life's goal is to work it into an advertising tagline one day. I can't imagine exactly what kind of marketer would need to incorporate a word meaning ridiculously sad, but when moroseness is in vogue, I'm jumping on that trend and riding it bareback all the way to the bank.
2)What irks you every time you hear someone say it?
3) What was the first concert you ever went to?
Siouxie and the Banshees, the Orpheum, 1983. It was a make-good for a cancelled Laurie Anderson show. Oh don't worry, I wasn't that cool. My second concert was Howard Jones.
4) Name a song you'll never get sick of hearing.
Burning Down the House by the Talking Heads. And I still sing the lyrics wrong.
5) What song, album or band influenced you most as a teenager OR what song/album is the soundtrack of your youth?
It's a tossup: Violent Femmes for demonstrating that there could be humor in rebellion. And Journey's Escape for providing me with the realization that under all that black hair dye, I had a very cheesy side yearning to...well, escape.