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Thanks to toomuchfandom for this one.

List seven songs you are into right now no matter what the genre, whether they have words, or even if they're any good. They simply must be songs you're really enjoying right now. Post these instructions in your LiveJournal along with your seven songs then tag seven other people to see what they're listening to.  Not tagging anyone. Just do it if you feel like it :)  So here are my seven, in no particular order. Oh yeah, and I rarely listen to single songs.

1. Simon and Garfunkel: Old Friends. All of Simon and Garfunkel's songs in one set. Even a few that hadn't been recorded before. I've always loved Paul Simon's music. And the best birthday present ever; my partner took me to a Simon and Garfunkel concert a couple of years ago. While most people don't agree, the only song I don't like is "Bridge Over Troubled Water" but I also don't want to hear anyone but Simon and Garfunkel sing it.

2. Antonin Dvorak: New World Symphony.  One of my favorite pieces but I won't bore you with the nitpicky music student reasons. We played the Largo movement the other night in band. I got stuck with the third flute part, boooring. I could have slept through the entire piece. I think I had about six or eight measures that I actually played. Still, I love this piece of music. 

3. David McCallum: Music is a Part of Me. I originally got these albums in the 70's and recently got this combined CD. The albums are long since gone. Okay, music nerd  I like his choice of instrumentation particularly the french horn, oboe/english horn, and flute. Not a combination of instruments I would have thought of. Oh yeah, and why not just say it...it's David McCallum!

4. Andrea Bocceli: The Best of Andrea Bocelli. Had heard him off and on in the past few years and thought I'd try this album. Most of it is in Italian but what a nice voice. Favorites: "Io ci saro" and "Time to Say Goodbye..

5. The Moody Blues. Anything depending on my mood. I have always loved the use of the orchestra behind the rock band. I also like that their early albums all seemed to tell a story. Makes a great soundtrack when I'm writing. Funny thing is that I didn't discover them til the 80's. I wasn't allowed to listen to rock music in the 60's. My dad hated it. It wasn't until he went to Vietnam in '71 that my mom bought my first couple of rock albums.

6. Marty Haugen: Anthologys 1 and 2: Okay, yes I'm a true nerd. Marty Haugen is a liturgical musician. Folky and rock type church music but beautifully written and performed. I listen to this when I just want calm or need to remember that life is good even if there are problems.

7. Enya: Paint the Sky With Stars: Great late night music. This is another "best of" album. While I have a couple of her albums, this is my favorite. I like the complex harmonies, and I read somewhere that she sings everything. Cool. I'm also very fond of the Gaelic pieces. Must be the Scot Irish in me. :)

So there are my seven. I know I didn't actually follow directions, but I don't tend to have favorite songs. Rather I have favorite artists or composers. I'd love to hear what you think. And I'd enjoy seeing what others' faves are.


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