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Friday, April 29, 2011

30 day song challenge edited to refer to poetry

So there's this thing called the 30 day song challenge. (https://www.facebook.com/pages/30-Day-Song-Challenge/120874111270003?sk=app_4949752878) .

I decided to edit it up and see if it works for books. It worked somewhat with only minor slips. So I figured I'd give it a second try and see what happens.

Original :day 01 - your favorite song

Edited as : day 01 - your favorite poem (This isn't set, it varies a lot) - Do not go gentle into the good night - Dylan Thomas

http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/do-not-go-gentle-into-that-good-night/

day 02 - your least favorite song

Edited as : day 02 - Your least favorite poem -The Lady of Shallot - Lord Alfred Tennyson


http://charon.sfsu.edu/tennyson/tennlady.html

day 03 - a song that makes you happy

Edited as : day 03 - a poem that makes you happy - A Silly Poem - Spike Milligan


http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/a-silly-poem/

day 04 - a song that makes you sad

Edited as : day 04 - a poem that makes you sad - A Dream Within a Dream - Edgar Allen Poe

http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/a-dream-within-a-dream/

day 05 - a song that reminds you of someone

Edited as : day 05 - a poem that reminds you of someone - I Carry Your Heart With Me - E.E. Cummings

http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/i-carry-your-heart-with-me-2/

day 06 - a song that reminds you of somewhere

Edited as : day 06 - a poem that reminds you of somewhere - Sonnet 56 - William Shakespeare (Prague)

http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/sonnet-56-sweet-love-renew-thy-force-be-it-not-s/

day 07 - a song that reminds you of a certain event

Edited as : day 07 - a book that reminds you of a certain event - On Death (from The Prophet) - Khalil Gibran


http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/on-death-12/

day 08 - a song that you know all the words to

Edited as : day 08 - a poem that you know all the words to.. - Fire and Ice - Robert Frost

day 09 - a song that you can dance to

Edited as : A poem that should never have been made into a movie. - Beowulf - Unknown


http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/beowulf/

day 10 - a song that makes you fall asleep

Edited as : day 10 - a poem that makes you fall asleep - Illiad - Homer

http://classics.mit.edu/Homer/iliad.html

day 11 - a song from your favorite band

Edited as : a poem from your favorite author - L'Albatros (The Albatross) - Charles Baudelaire

http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/l-albatros-the-albatross/


day 12 - a song from a band you hate

Edited as : day 12 - a poem from a poet you hate - Howl - Allen Ginsberg

http://sprayberry.tripod.com/poems/howl.txt

day 13 - a song that is a guilty pleasure

Edited as :day 13 - a poem that is a guilty pleasure - Love Without Hope - Robert Graves

http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/love-without-hope/

day 14 - a song that no one would expect you to love


Edited as : day 14 - a poem that no one would expect you to love - Dear Friends, we surely all agree - Roald Dahl

http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/dear-friends-we-surely-all-agree/

day 15 - a song that describes you

Edited as : day 15 - a poem that describes you - The Prodigal - Derek Walcott

day 16 - a song that you used to love but now hate

Edited as : day 16 - a poem that you used to love but now hate - Ariel - Slyvia Plath

http://www.angelfire.com/tn/plath/ariel.html

day 17 - a song that you hear often on the radio

Edited as : day 17 - a poem that everyone knows - If - Rudyard Kipling


http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/if/

day 18 - a song that you wish you heard on the radio

Edited as : day 18 - a poem that you wish you saw being read - The Odyssey - Homer

http://classics.mit.edu/Homer/odyssey.html

day 19 - a song from your favorite album

Edited as : day 19 - a poem from your favorite poetry collection - Digging from 'Death of a Naturalist' - Seamus Heaney


http://famouspoetsandpoems.com/poets/seamus_heaney/poems/12699

day 20 - a song that you listen to when you’re angry

Edited as : day 20 - a poem that you read to when you’re angry - If You Forget Me - Pablo Neruda

http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/if-you-forget-me/

day 21 - a song that you listen to when you’re happy

Edited as : day 21 - a poem that you read when you’re happy - Are You Drinking - Charles Bukowski

http://famouspoetsandpoems.com/poets/charles_bukowski/poems/13010


day 22 - a song that you listen to when you’re sad

Edited as : day 22 - a poem that you read to when you’re sad - Mid Term Break - Seamus Heaney

http://famouspoetsandpoems.com/poets/seamus_heaney/poems/12698


day 23 - a song that you want to play at your wedding

Edited as : day 23 - a poem that you want read at your wedding ( since there isn't time to read a whole book) - And Because Love Battles - Pablo Neruda

day 24 - a song that you want to play at your funeral

Edited as - a poem that you want read at your funeral ( since there isn't time to read a whole book) - Funeral Blues - W.H. Auden

day 25 - a song that makes you laugh

Edited as - day 25 - a poem that makes you laugh - Anteater - Shel Silverstein

http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/anteater/

day 26 - a song that you can play on an instrument

Edited as : A poem you completely understood first time though people said you wouldn't - Omeros - Derek Walcott

day 27 - a song that you wish you could play

Edited as: day 27 - a book that you wish you understood completely by now - The Waste Land - T.S. Eliot

http://www.everypoet.com/archive/poetry/t_s_eliot/t_s_eliot_the_waste_land.htm

day 28 - a song that makes you feel guilty

Edited as : day 28 - a poem that makes you feel guilty - I do Not love You Except Because I Love You - Pablo Neruda


http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/i-do-not-love-you-except-because-i-love-you/


day 29 - a song from your childhood

Edited as : day 29 - a poem from your childhood - Ramayana - Valmiki


http://hinduism.about.com/library/weekly/extra/bl-ramayana1.htm

day 30 - your favorite song at this time last year

Edited as : day 30 - your favorite poem at this time last year - The Voice - Adonis


http://www.guernicamag.com/poetry/462/three_poems_5/


Wednesday, April 20, 2011

The Travel Listings - Repeats

So I'm really a big fan of repeats, i.e. I don't care to go the save places more than once. But obviously there are exceptions. So I'm making a list of places I wouldn't mind going to again. This list is, unusually, a definitive one. It's in order and set. Hopefully I'll never go to anywhere I've ever been already for a vacation unless it's on this list.

10. New York City

Why: Really? it's New York City. It isn't a go-once place. There's a lot still to see. Concert in Central Park. Poetry Slams. Eat at Le Bernadin. New Year's at Times Square. Catch a Broadway show (not a musical). Go check out the Met. Play some street basketball (and probably get owned). The list goes on and on.

First Thing to do: Get down to the Brooklyn bridge and have pizza at Grimaldi's.





9. Tobago

Why: Bit of a cheat because it's not a city. Technically still the same country but who says you can't have a vacation without needing a passport (if you live in Arkansas, Florida counts as a vacation). I think I could live in Tobago if I could get a job there. Obvious reasons are the beaches. It's all I need to keep going back.

First Thing to do : Get off the plane, walk to Store Bay. Buy a Guinness and hit the water.





8. Berlin

Why: I think I like East Berlin more than West Berlin. They're still building and everything is newer. I still need to see all the museums on Museum Island (only been to the Altes Museum so far). The Berlin Philharmonic are world-famous, so they need to be seen on home court. And it's Berlin, so probably the best Turkish food in a European city outside of Turkey itself. The Indian and Thai food is pretty good too. And, cliched as it might be, walking around at looking at cars in Germany is great.

First Thing to do: Get a Doner Falafel (from King of Falafel or Dada). Get to the Reichstag, chill on the lawn and eat that falafel doner.








7.Amsterdam

Why: You can go with the cliches about coffeeshops and red light district, but that's not really the reason I need to get back to Amsterdam. (Maybe the coffeeshops a bit). The museums are what it's all about, Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum need repeats. Heineken Music hall always has great jazz and occasionally big shows. And, of course, I need to see Ajax play at the Amsterdam ArenA.

First thing to do: Get to the Rijksmuseum and wander slowly around for about 4 hours. Either that or get to The Bulldog coffeeshop for brownies. It's a tie.








6. San Fransisco

Why: It's been a long nine years since San Fran. It'd be nice to check it out again although I doubt anything much has changed. Of course, now I can go to all those bars that I wasn't old enough to get into last time. The Museum of Modern Art wouldn't be a bad place to visit either (though sometimes modern art goes over my head). Maybe I'll even see Clint Eastwood.

First thing to do : I have no clue. Golden Gate Bridge maybe?




5. Budapest

Why: The metro lines aren't very good, which is sad considering it's the second oldest in the world (only 3 lines they don't connect up the whole city). But everything else about this city is amazing. The Danube, Chain Bridge, Heroes Square and Buda Castle are all amazing. I had the best meal of my life in a restaurant outside St.Stephens Basilica and it was randomly picked and I don't think it was a renowned one. A lot of the appeal of Budapest comes from the people too. They're nicer than anywhere else in Europe. The exchange rate of Florint to Euro makes it good for the pocket.

First Thing to Do: Get back to St. Stephens Basilica, find that restaurant and make sure that meal was as good as I think it was (Penne pasta in tomato sauce with buffalo milk mozzarella).




4.Brussels

Why: It's Belgium. The architecture is amazing and Grand Place is possibly the most awe-inspiring square in Europe. Antwerp gives Brussels a run, but I prefer the French section to the Dutch section. Any city where you can walk around all day and sample (free) chocolate and beer is a winner. Really, the chocolate alone is enough to go to Brussels (Valrhona and Leonidas). The restaurant lined streets and cafes call for a re-visit too.

First thing to do: Get to Valrhona. Buy a box. Then go to Grand place, sit on the Maison du Roi steps and eat previously purchased chocolates.







3. London

Why: London calling. Because it is. My favorite English speaking city (unless you're in Southall). There's so much diversity here it's hard to think of it as one city. But there's so much to see. If somehow you get tickets, there's enough football to keep you busy watching for ages. Cricket at Lord's should be classic. Concerts in Hyde Park. London Syphony and the Royal Philharmonic should be good to listen to also. It is London, so there'd be more poetry readings than slams, but those work too. And the best Indian food I've ever had is in London too.

First Thing to do: Get to Southall, have the onion bhajia. Follow with Karahi Paneer Tikka Masala with Garlic Naan. (& Try to look less clueless when people speak in Hindi)






2. Prague

Why: On the basis of Wenceslas Square alone Prague needs a re-visit. The national Museum is brilliant. And the square has enough bars and fast food places to kill and entire day. King Charles Bridge is popular, though I have no idea why, it's fun to hang around and play tourist. The walking tour is great too because Prague, like all cities, is filled with interesting history. The Allegro in Four Seasons Hotel is supposed to be an exceptional restaurant also. It's an atmosphere though. Something about Prague gets in your mind.

First thing to do: Get off at Wenceslas Square. Buy a fried mozzarella sandwich and a half-pint of Pilsner Urquell. Follow up by getting pizza at Half&Half and follow with mocha almond cheesecake.









1.Paris

Why: Paris, do you even need a reason? There is nowhere else as amazing as Paris. There is no city as diverse and beautiful, not even London. The food, the art, the history. It's all perfect. Every arrondisment is like a different world yet all still held together with familiarity. Shakespeare and Co. bookstore, Sacre Coeur, Sunday market, rugby at Stade de France. There's so much to do. Food on a boat on the Seine. Walks on the riverbank with Pinot Noir and Gruyere. Couscous and hummus in the African Market. Tartlets on Champs Elysees. The entire Montmarte area. The Louvre. The list goes on and on. Paris is neverending.

First thing to do: Get to Shakespeare and Co. Bookstore. And stay for hours reading upstairs.




Thursday, April 14, 2011

Best (music) Albums of the 1990's part 2

40.Red Hot Chili Peppers - Blood Sugar Sex Magik -1991-USA

Why: The start of the departure from heavy noise that characterized the band previously. Expansion of the themes too, withe 'Under the Bride' showing that RHCP could do serious songs as well as the fun stuff.

Example Tracks: Suck My Kiss, Under The Bridge

39.
Santana - Supernatural -1999- USA

Why: It was the first album I'd heard that had a guest artist on every song. So it was like listening to a playlist. Not the best work Santana has ever done (I like the 70's and 80's stuff) but it was a creative concept that he's been carrying forward ever since.

Example Tracks : Maria Maria, Smooth


38.Modest Mouse - The Lonesome Crowded West -1997 -USA

Why: The best indie album of the 90's probably. Awesome overdriven guitars as a backdrop to polarizing themes of overconfidence and vulnerability; the country and the city. The worries of the disenfranchised youth is all over this album.

Example Tracks: Heart Cooks Brain, Jesus was An Only Child

37.
R.E.M - Out of Time -1991 - USA

Why: The album that sent R.E.M. from supporting to lead. A cornerstone of 90's alternative rock. And, though not very recognized, Radio Song with KRS-One is a very important track.

Example Tracks: Radio Song, Losing My Religion

36.
The Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness-1995-USA

Why: A 28 song album is usually a disaster. But not this time. It's a huge album but there's no wasted space. The lyrics are a bit of a downer but you kind of expect that from Smashing Pumpkins.

Example Tracks: Zero, Bullet With Butterfly Wings

35.
Pavement - Slanted and Enchanted - 1996-USA

Why: Very influential, with it's blending of music bordering on noise rhythms. Lots of complex themes and the record itself feels like they put together a million different things in one. It's that eclectic.

Example Tracks : Summer Babe, Loretta's Scars

34.
2pac - All Eyez on Me -1996 -USA

Why: Money, guns, heirarchy. As always with Tupac the lyrical content is miles above everyone else, though at times the flow needs work. It is, without doubt a brilliant record, one which defines gangsta rap.

Example Tracks: No more Pain, Only God Can Judge Me


33. Pulp -Different Class- 1995 -England

Why: Britpop was an awesome era. Pulp continued to do the daily life observation routine with clever and sometimes sinister lyrics and this time they got it perfect.

Example Tracks: Something Changed, Common People

32.
Primal Scream - Screamadelica- England-1991

Why: The departure from indie rock and into house music (probably drug influenced). It's a pretty uplifting album with lots of over-the -top splendor. It also seems pretty much perfect no matter where you're listening to it, anywhere from chillout to hyped up.

Example Tracks: Movin' on Up, Loaded

31.
Pearl Jam -ten -1991- USA

Why: Depression, suicide, loneliness, murder, homeless people. Not exactly the most fun record in the world, this one. Very guitar-riff heavy which goes with the heaviness of the whole album. The themes are deep without becoming overbearing.

Example Tracks: Black, Jeremy

Best (music) Albums of the 1990's part 3

30.The Prodigy - The Fat of the Land -1997 -USA

Why: Probably the best album from The Prodigy.Heavy use of samples, which was innovate for the time, and at that time the band were the leaders in electronic/dance music. There's enough rock in it to appeal to a mass audience (of rock listeners) and that caused enough buying to send electronica mainstream.

Example Tracks: Breathe, Firestarter, Smack My Bitch Up


29. Weezer -Weezer(the blue album) -1994 -USA

Why: Geek rock. The only people singing about love songs that weren't thoroughly depressing in the grunge early 90's. Not that they didn't channel that heartbreak-emo vibe, they just didn't sound like they didn't. Because they had the melodic ideal.

Example Tracks: Buddy Holly,Say It Ain't So

28. Manic Street Preachers - The Holy Bible -1994 -Wales

Why: A bit of depression and anxiety, a bit of anti-right-wing totalitarianism and overall concern about the bleak state of the world. It's a work of genius which makes you realize that you're alive despite everything about the album pointing to the fact that it's a sad, cold world.

Example Tracks: Revol, The Intense Humming of Evil

27. Bob Dylan - Time out of Mind -1997- USA

Why: They say it's Dylan's comeback album, though he'd never been gone. Half of it is definitely back to the blues and the other half is the internal working inspections which characterize recent Dylan. The anguish of old age? Maybe not, but the age is sounding in Dylan's voice

Example Tracks: Make You Feel My love, Not Dark Yet




26.Ready to Die - The Notorious B.I.G. -1994 -USA

Why: The debut of Biggie. The revival of East Coast hip-hop. Easy to understand lyrics because of the mutli-level rhymes and superior flow. The portrait of a life that deals with drug dealing, crime and violence understandably carries a dark tone, which only adds realism to an already vivid portrayal.

Example Tracks: Things Done Changed, Big Poppa, Suicidal Thoughts


25. Metallica - Metallica (the black album) -1991 -USA

Why: Simplified for the mainstream. And it worked. Usually that's a bad thing. But not always. And this is one of those times. It was slower and less thrash metal, but heavier and deeper themes . It's the first Metallica album that's very easy to relate to in it's entirety.

Example Tracks: Enter Sandman,Nothing Else Matters,The Unforgiven



24. Lauryn Hill- The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill -1998 - USA

why: The debut and only album Lauryn ever released. So far. But it's so good that you wish she'd get back to the studio. R&b, hip-hop,soul and reggae; topics such as love, God, motherhood and tensions in The Fugees. It's a powerful,souful album that moves between many different forms and topics seamlessly.

Example Tracks: Final Hour, Doo Wop (that Thing)



23. Radiohead- The Bends- England -1995

Why: The 90's and Radiohead only resulted in excellent albums. This was when they started the multi-level sounds and the lyrics that are extremely confusing. Singing high notes to lots of guitars playing started here and without this, there wouldn't be half the popular music of today.

Example tracks: Fake Plastic Trees, Street Spirit (Fade Out)

22. Rage Against the Machine - Rage Against the Machine -1992 -USA

Why: Very heavy and one of the first popular rap-metal albums, widely viewed as the album that made the genre noticeable. Very political (and critical) lyrics mixed with funk and metal guitar sounds make it fun to listen to as well as intellectual.

Example Tracks: Wake Up, Killing in The Name, Bullet in the Head


21. The Smashing Pumpkins -Siamese Dream -1993 -USA

Why: Too much genres merge into this album to be counted, which works because the music is very complex and detailed with lots of production effort to create. Intertwined with melodramatic and intensely emotional lyrics, its an excellent album.

Example Tracks: Cherub Rock, Geek U.S.A, Rocket



Best (music) Albums of the 1990's part 4

20. The Flaming Lips - The Soft Bulletin -1999-USA




why: Years later and the band is still getting props for it, so much that they played it in its entirety in July. basically established that lush soundscape that you associate with The Flaming Lips now. It has the twofold effect of complex music with simple lyrics so it never tries to confuse you. It's always completely listen-able.





Example Tracks : Race for the Prize, Waiting for a Superman



19. Nas -Illmatic -1994- USA





why: The debut and still the best Nas album. The beats are great, yeah, but Nas has the best, most brilliant lyrics and at the time was the closest thing to poetry that you got from a rap artist. Lyrical content that depicts accurately his world while being able to see it and not get sucked in.





Example Tracks: Life's a Bitch, The World is Yours



18. Massive Attack - Blue Lines -1991 -England





why: The first trip hop album ever. That whole electronic, dub, hip hop and soul merging could only be good. Total soul music that somehow was grand and emotional, though it wasn't really possible to pinpoint why. your heart and your mind are occupied for this record.





Example Tracks: Unfinished Sympathy, Safe from Harm



17. Wu-Tang Clan - Enter the Wu-Tang Clan(36 Chambers) -1993 -USA





why: Another debut rap album that's probably the best. Probably the album that allowed East Coast rap back into the game and set it up for Nas, Jay-Z and Notorious BIG to make it big. It is the most raw album of the early 90's and all the commercial success was not expected. haphazard beats, erratic song layouts and nil touchups make it exceptional.





Example Tracks: C.R.E.A.M., Protect Ya Neck





16.Beck -Odelay -1996-USA





why: A whole lotta sampling went into this and as a result it sounds like a whole lotta different stuff. Folk, country, rock and electronica; it's basically Beck in short form. A guy who can make a lot of things sound good and make different elements flow into one another.





Example Tracks: Devil's Haircut, Where It's at





15.Nirvana -In Utero -1993


why: The final Nirvana album, the one that's different because of the band's newfound success (which is reflected in the lyrics). It is brilliant and thoughtful, but also, Kurt Cobain isn't very happy or pleased when he's writing and it shows. Abrasively listenable, though that's an impossible sounding description, it works.

example tracks: Heart Shaped Box, All Apologies






14. Jeff Buckley -Grace -1994 -USA

why: Makes you wonder what could have been if he'd lived to record more. The lyrics are great and the music is large scale and grandiose but the real magic in this album is Buckely's voice. there's a lots of influences in it, but the album is something totally original.

Example Tracks: Last Goodbye, Hallelujah



13. R.E.M. -Automatic for the People - 1991 -USA


why: Slow, beautiful melodies and meaningful, resonant vocals. REM always had those things, but they really made it stand out in this album. A bit depressing with the themes of loss and purposelessness.

Example Tracks: Everybody Hurts, Man on the Moon



12. Soundgarden -Superunknown - 1994 -USA

why: Heavy sounds, in the guitars and the drums. But they have range too, though you wouldn't think there's a range of heavy, there is. A portrait of alienation, confusion and hopelessness but the loudness cuts the depression, more into angry mode.

Example Tracks: Spoonman, Black Hole Sun



11.The Fugees - The Score -1997 -USA

Why: The second and final Fugees album. They should have stayed together. Brilliant lyrics, of the intellectual variety, a rarity for popular rap at that time (probably still a rarity).A lot of familiar hooks to give that chill, comfortable feel and a widescale scope

Example Tracks: Ready or Not, Killing Me Softly






Friday, April 8, 2011

30 day song challenge edited to refer to books

So there's this thing called the 30 day song challenge. (https://www.facebook.com/pages/30-Day-Song-Challenge/120874111270003?ref=ts#!/pages/30-Day-Song-Challenge/120874111270003?sk=app_4949752878) .

And it's pretty awesome. So, me being me, I decided to edit it up and see if it works for books/poetry. Most work with only minor tweaking. Results as follows. My list, my picks. As always. I'll try to use books in front of poetry, mostly cause I expect to give poems their own list.

Original :day 01 - your favorite song

Edited as : day 01 - your favorite book (This isn't set, it varies a lot) - Midnight's Children - Salman Rushdie

day 02 - your least favorite song

Edited as : day 02 - Your least favorite book - Finnegan's Wake - James Joyce

day 03 - a song that makes you happy


Edited as : day 03 - a book that makes you happy - Goodbye, Mr. Chips - James Hilton

day 04 - a song that makes you sad

Edited as : day 04 - a book that makes you sad - The Road - Cormac McCarthy

day 05 - a song that reminds you of someone

Edited as : day 05 - a book that reminds you of someone - Love in The Time of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez

day 06 - a song that reminds you of somewhere

Edited as : day 06 - a book that reminds you of somewhere - The Museum of Innocence - Orhan Pamuk

day 07 - a song that reminds you of a certain event

Edited as : day 07 - a book that reminds you of a certain event - Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them - Newt Scamander (J.K. Rowling)

day 08 - a song that you know all the words to

Edited as : day 08 - a poem that you know all the words to. (Since knowing all the words to a book is really unlikely). - Fire and Ice - Robert Frost

day 09 - a song that you can dance to

Edited as : No clue. If anyone can edit into something logical, let me know.

day 10 - a song that makes you fall asleep

Edited as : day 10 - a book that makes you fall asleep - Engineering Mechanics: Combined Statics & Dynamics, 12th Edition - Russell C. Hibbeler


day 11 - a song from your favorite band

Edited as : a book from your favorite author - Leaf Storm - Gabriel Garcia Marquez

day 12 - a song from a band you hate

Edited as : day 12 - a book from an author you hate - Atlas Shrugged - Ayn Rand


day 13 - a song that is a guilty pleasure

Edited as :day 13 - a book that is a guilty pleasure - Bridget Jones Diary - Helen Fielding


day 14 - a song that no one would expect you to love

Edited as : day 14 - a book that no one would expect you to love - A Series of Unfortunate Events - Lemony Snicket

day 15 - a song that describes you

Edited as : day 15 - a book that describes you - Youth - J.M. Coetzee

day 16 - a song that you used to love but now hate

Edited as : day 16 - a book that you used to love but now hate - A Passage to India - E.M. Forster

day 17 - a song that you hear often on the radio

Edited as : day 17 - a book that you often see being read - Eat,Pray ,Love - Elizabeth Gilbert

day 18 - a song that you wish you heard on the radio

Edited as : day 18 - a book that you wish you saw being read - A Man of The People - Chinua Achebe

day 19 - a song from your favorite album

Edited as : day 19 - a short story from your favorite short story collection - Hills Like White Elephants from Men Without Women - Ernest Hemingway

day 20 - a song that you listen to when you’re angry

Edited as : day 20 - a book that you read to when you’re angry - The Prince - Niccolo Machiavelli

day 21 - a song that you listen to when you’re happy

Edited as : day 21 - a book that you read when you’re happy - Scoop - Evelyn Waugh

day 22 - a song that you listen to when you’re sad

Edited as : day 22 - a book that you read to when you’re sad - The Prophet - Khalil Gibran

day 23 - a song that you want to play at your wedding

Edited as : day 23 - a poem that you want read at your wedding ( since there isn't time to read a whole book) - And Because Love Battles - Pablo Neruda

day 24 - a song that you want to play at your funeral

Edited as - a poem that you want read at your funeral ( since there isn't time to read a whole book) - Funeral Blues - W.H. Auden

day 25 - a song that makes you laugh

Edited as - day 25 - a book that makes you laugh - Right Ho, Jeeves - P.G. Wodehouse

day 26 - a song that you can play on an instrument

Edited as : A book you completely understood first time though people said you wouldn't - One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez

day 27 - a song that you wish you could play

Edited as: day 27 - a book that you wish you understood completely by now - Gravity's Rainbow - Thomas Pynchon

day 28 - a song that makes you feel guilty

Edited as : day 28 - a book that makes you feel guilty - World Hunger - Frances Moore Lappe

day 29 - a song from your childhood

Edited as : day 29 - a book from your childhood - Three Singles to Adventure - Gerald Durell

day 30 - your favorite song at this time last year

Edited as : day 30 - your favorite book at this time last year - Peeling the Onion - Gunter Grass