What do Etta James, AC/DC and John Denver have in common? My Life in Six Songs.

image You may have heard of the My Life in Six Songs challenge at Running on Sober, where bloggers are invited to come tell their life story in six songs. Or less, depending on how quickly they go insane trying to pick the right songs. Obviously, the older you are the more difficult it is because 1) You’ve experienced more in your life, 2) You’ve heard more music, and 3) You keep forgetting which songs you’ve already picked. Being almost 30 40 45 FINE! 48! picking six songs and explaining why they best represent your life is a lot like picking an ice cream at Cold Stone: So many to choose from and, ultimately, you know you’re going to have a brain freeze.

In the end, my six song choices came down to music from Carole King, John Williams, Brad Paisley, Bill Withers, Etta James and AC/DC, with a bonus track from John Denver — my waffle cone, so to speak. I had the privilege of sharing the honor with Victoria at Neuronotes, who is a highly intelligent and well spoken woman who knows her way around science as much as she does the human condition — qualities that are a stark contrast to…

Well, me.

To experience this contrast firsthand, and understand how Etta James and AC/DC each play a role in my life’s soundtrack, just ask the DJ… here

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17 thoughts on “What do Etta James, AC/DC and John Denver have in common? My Life in Six Songs.

  1. “…with Victoria at Neuronotes, who is a highly intelligent and well spoken woman who knows her way around science as much as she does the human condition — qualities that are a stark contrast to…

    Well, me.”

    Ned, that comment deserves this and this.

    But as usual you made me laugh out loud, loudly though my cat has come to hate it when I’m reading your posts. 😀

    Thank YOU! You made me blush, lol. It was an honor teaming up with one of the funniest and most brilliant people I know. I was a little intimidated when I learned that we had been teamed together. I told Michelle that I thought I was going to be the yin and you the yang. Was relieved that you shared a serious side of yourself. I loved it.

    This challenge was — well — challenging.

  2. I can’t remember song titles, and I never could. I listen to a lot, a mean a lot of Leonard Cohen. He is my favourite artist, I have umpteen of his albums and CD’s, but favourite or not, I don’t know the song titles.

    When DH and I go on our epic drives to Quebec, we play the game, guess the artist of the song on the road. I get about 5% right, DH gets 99% right. I can describe a song (a very bad description) yet, hubby and my best friend always know what I am referring too. Without them I’d be screwed.

    • My wife has an incredible mental archive of music and movie knowledge, and I’m good at the movie stuff. But all musical questions I defer to her 😉

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