Recently, Ginny Tonic mentioned a “fun little website called Proust that helps you build your own autobiography by asking interesting questions and letting you answer, add pictures and share with friends”. I thought today it might be fun to accept that same challenge and answer a random question. Selecting the category of music, I pulled a question.
Is there a song you love to sing out loud?
I can’t sing it well, but I don’t care nor does it lessen the experience for me.
Anytime I hear “Hey Man (Now You’re Really Living)” by the Eels, I feel somewhere deep inside that I have to sing along. Especially the line “Now what would you say if i told you that everyone thinks you’re a crazy old cat, hey man now you’re really living.” I don’t think I’ve ever heard a phrase in a song that I feel was more meant for me.
Even my favorite song, Tom Waits “San Diego Serenade” doesn’t elicit this feeling of joining in like the Eels often do in their music.