Susan’s Music Talk: Tagged!


The ultra gorgeous Sanni at Coffee2Go tagged me last week with the music meme: what seven songs are you currently into?


Seven SONGS.


What are you, nuts???

You really expect me, music-lover extraordinaire, to pick seven songs?

That’s like asking my fictional character Trevor Wolff to pick his favorite seven women. Or asking my fictional character Mitchell Voss to pick his favorite guitar. Or asking my fictional character Chelle LaFleur to pick the seven best shows she’s been to in her lifetime. (If you don’t know or are too lazy to use the CAST tab at the top of the page, Chelle’s a music critic and goes to lots of shows.)

In a sense, it’s like asking someone to pick their favorite author based on single books. Yeah, I loved Lalita Tademy’s Cane River, but does that mean I’ll love everything she wrote? (and no, I haven’t gotten my hands on Red River yet. But hey, it’s Buy a Friend a Book Week, isn’t it?)

Besides, my favorite song changes based on what’s playing at the moment. Really. Truly.

Thus, I’ll compromise with you guys, who are probably rolling your eyes at the way I’ve managed to tie books and music together yet again. Here are my seven hot bands of the moment:

1. Metallica
2. Disturbed

Okay, those two are probably always and forever choices. Too bad if you don’t like it. More for me. (Anyone seen the great bike jerseys in the Metallica store? I’ve got a birthday this month, you know… Wear a medium…)

3. Flyleaf
4. Linkin Park (new stuff May 15! Single just out!)
5. Godsmack

Those are really good, solid bands. I have high hopes for the future of Flyleaf, especially, and I’m hating life because I won’t be able to see them when they’re in town next week. I really like how Godsmack’s songwriting is maturing with them. You can tell they learned a lot from their recent tour with… guess who (see #1 if you’re not sure).

And then two bands who I always flip to when I see them playing on my XM Online:
6. Iron Maiden
7. Queensryche

Just some classic rock and roll with an attitude. Speaking of Iron Maiden and books, I never managed to get my hands on Bruce Dickinson’s fictional attempt from the early 90s. One of my <a href=""<record label reps at the time (back during my radio days) told me he did NOT want me to see it. He wouldn’t give me a reason, and I always honored his … uhh… directive. But now, Jim won’t return my e-mails to see how the hell he’s doing, so bring on The Adventures of Lord Iffy Fairbarn, or whatever the frell it was called…

As for who to tag next, go for it, folks. Talk music to me and amongst yourselves.

Back in a few to answer Rashenbo’s latest tag, all about balance.



  1. L^2

    April 2, 2007 11:48 pm

    LOL I could never pick just seven songs either.BR/BR/And new Linkin Park soon?! Gonna have to check it out. 🙂

  2. Sanni

    April 3, 2007 6:16 am

    Thanks for playing! I love the way you tied the books and music together. You truely have an excellent taste in music. I can´t wait to listen to the new Linkin´ Park stuff =)BR/BR/xoXOxo,BR/BR/San, the ultra gorgeous (tee-hee), but nuts German bookworm =)

  3. karen!

    April 3, 2007 10:21 am

    Focusing on seven songs is hard, even for those of us who don’t fall into the “music-lover extraordinaire” categoryBR/;)

  4. Ash

    April 3, 2007 12:46 pm

    I just got tagged on that same meme.BR/(Ash hates meme’s. with fire of a two thousand suns. hatesssssss)BR/BR/ Great list BTW.

  5. Sparky Duck

    April 3, 2007 1:26 pm

    sorry, Linkin Park is so so so overrated

  6. Susan Helene Gottfried

    April 3, 2007 3:17 pm

    Ducky, you’re probably right, but I like Linkin ’cause I like their music. I’ve never been one to follow hype or trends (which is why I’m not published yet!).BR/BR/My jury’s still out on the new single, to be honest.

  7. Kristi

    April 3, 2007 3:53 pm

    Only 7?!?!? Now Way! I could never choose just 7. 7 artists/bands, maybe, but that’s stretching it, too!BR/BR/Thanks for visiting my blog, come back any time…I’ll be back here, for sure! 🙂

  8. MarciNYC

    April 3, 2007 5:54 pm

    Ack! Songs? Songs! You’re right – can’t pick just seven, but I think I could do the bands/artists. Maybe.BR/BR/BTW, did you see A HREF=”” REL=”nofollow”this article/A today? (Let’s see if my HTML skills are still existent.) My first thought was, “That’s so rock roll!” Then again, I think Keith’s pretty much in a world of his own.BR/BR/Seven songs/bands/artists, eh? I’m thinking… Other than Bruce?

  9. Susan Helene Gottfried

    April 3, 2007 5:56 pm

    Eew. That is just gross. BR/BR/I don’t think Trevor would do that. But I’ll file it away for a future character! *grin*

  10. Christine

    April 3, 2007 6:16 pm

    I love Disturbed! Their cover of Land of Confusion is awesome!

  11. Amy Ruttan

    April 3, 2007 7:40 pm

    I love Linkin Park. I don’t think I could pick seven, it was bad enough narrowing down to thirteen last week.

  12. Emma Wayne Porter

    April 4, 2007 12:37 pm

    mmmm Queensryche.BR/BR/I don’t know whether to faint that I’ve found another fan out there or boot up the Mindcrime mp3s.BR/BR/Probably should go with the latter, eh?

  13. Susan Helene Gottfried

    April 4, 2007 2:26 pm

    Definitely do the latter. It’s hard to listen when you’re passed out. BR/BR/*grin*

  14. scooper

    April 4, 2007 5:35 pm

    I wouldn’t know what to pick. I think you chose a good middle ground for this meme. *pssst* I like it when you tie music and books.

  15. littlebirdblue

    April 6, 2007 5:04 pm

    So, do you rock out around your house when you’re home alone?

  16. Susan Helene Gottfried

    April 6, 2007 5:05 pm

    The house, the car, my headphones at the gym… you name it, I’m rocking. It’s rare that music’s not playing around here.

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