Merry Month Of May Music Meme


Paul Young

  1. Song(s)/Music from your childhood: The Gypsy Rover, The Scottish Soldier, Sunday School songs
  2. Song(s)/ Musos from your teenage years: INXS, The Police, A-Ha, Paul Young, Culture Club, Michael W Smith, Kenny Marks, Keith Green, Elvis, Don Francisco, Robin Mann, Kairos Youth Band, Dire Straits
  3. First live concert you attended: sat outside Sting concert at Memorial Drive, Adelaide
  4. Songs your parents sang along to: Mum – opera, operetta etc Dad – country & western, Irish/Scottish folk songs.
  5. Song(s)/Music your grandparents sang/played: Grandma – classical and opera all the time, I liked some of the classical but not the opera.
  6. Did your family have sing-a-longs at home or a neighbours: We all sang on car trips – as I said before The Gypsy Rover, A Dashing Young Stockman Lay Dying etc. and around the piano at Christmas.
  7. Did you have a musical instrument at home: A piano all us kids had piano lessons, my sister learnt the Trombone for a while and then the recorder – she was very proficient and played Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Sopranino recorders.
  8. What instruments do you play (if any): Flute (failed at Piano LOL)
  9. What instruments do you wish you could play: Saxaphone and Piano
  10. Do you/did you play in a band or orchestra: Played my flute and sang in a band called Guiding Light – played for churches, concerts, Senior Citizens etc.
  11. Do you/did you sing in a choir: have sung in a few choirs
  12. Music you fell in love to/with or were married to: late 80s early 90s pop
  13. Romantic music memories: wish there were lots ๐Ÿ™‚
  14. Favourite music genre(s): too many to list – pop, classical, spiritual, hymns, Christmas Carols, rock, folk music, folk rock/pop, country, country/rock, contemporary Christian music.
  15. Favourite classical music: Vivaldi, Mozart
  16. Favourite opera/light opera: I LOVE Gilbert & Sullivan
  17. Favourite musical: Oklahoma, Jesus Christ Superstar (was in a production of this great show)
  18. Favourite pop: Beatles, Dire Straits
  19. Favourite world/ethnic: African Gospel music
  20. Favourite jazz: ย none
  21. Favourite country or folk:ย The Seekers, Josh Woodward, Kasey Chambers,
  22. Favourite movie/show musical:ย Grease
  23. Favourite sounds tracks: The Little Mermaid
  24. What music do you like to dance to: pop, Aussie – for Bush Dancing
  25. What dances did you do as a teenager: the Madison, Thriller, bush dancing
  26. Do you use music for caller ID on your mobile:ย No
  27. What songs do you use for caller ID:
  28. What songs do your children like or listen to: pop, rock, contemporary Christian music
  29. Favourite live music concerts as an adult: Don Francisco, friends’ bands and friends who are solo artists, Anthony Callea
  30. Silly music memories from your family: my daughter’s funny mondo greens (mishearing and singing the wrong lyrics)
  31. Silliest song you can think of: Peter Coombe’s Spaghetti Bolognese
  32. Pet hate in music/singing: music tooooooo loud and I have to turn my hearing aid off.
  33. A song that captures family history for you: Christmas Carols
  34. If you could only play 5 albums (assume no iPods or mp3) for the rest of your life, what would they be: Best of Damien Leith, The Murphy Brothers, Vivaldi Flute & Recorder Concertos, Best of Michael W Smith, it’s so hard to choose Best of Simon & Garfunkel.
  35. Favourite artists (go ahead and list as many as you like): ย These are the ones I haven’t mentioned yet – Beatles, Chris Tomlin, Courtney Murphy, Murphy’s Lore, The Murphy Brothers, Cold Play (I’m listening to them now), Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen, The Fureys, Billy Thorpe, Simon & Garfunkel, Third Day, loads and loads more…… Megan Washington, The Cockroaches, The Wiggles, Mike & The Mechanics, Genesis, Phil Collins, Pete Murray, Split Enz, Crowded House, Guy Sebastian, Redgum, Midnight Oil, Ry Cooder, ABBA, Elvis, Andrew Lloyd Webber (writer), and more …………………..

Antonio Vivaldi


  1. Kylie, It’s easy to see that music is pretty important to you and your family. I loved your response to FH memories….I hadn’t thought of Christmas carols yet Carols by Candlelight was one of THE things we used to do. I’m impressed by the array of musical talent there. Lots of songs and musos I recognise but some I don’t…wrong generation obviously. I don’t know the spaghetti bolognese song at all.

    • admin

      There are many musicians and singers back through my ancestors too! I keep meaning to pull together information about all of them and write a series of blog posts but I haven’t done it yet. My kids grew up listening to Peter Coombe, here’s a video of Spaghetti Bolognese –

    • admin

      Josh you’re the awesome one and I can’t believe you commented on my blog!! I love your voice and your story telling, and I especially love that you make your music available under a Creative Commons license. I’m trying to do my bit to add stuff to the Creative Commons for everyone to share.

      All the best, Kylie ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Hi Kylie, loved reading your musical memories. Reminded me of some I’d forgotten e.g. Gypsy Rover, Scottish Soldier (so loved this), Dashing Young Stockman…, Kasey Chambers (yes!!!), & the Fureys ๐Ÿ™‚ … How could I ever have forgotten “Jesus Christ Superstar”?. INXS was a favourite of my daughter… her boyfriend (of 4 years) was the drummer in cover band, INXS-iv, here in Adelaide. Great fun, thanks for sharing
    … ๐Ÿ™‚

    • admin

      Hi Catherine
      The Scottish Soldier was played at my Uncle’s funeral and it describes him absolutely except he was coming home to the green hills of South Australia not Scotland (where our family is from). My brother, sister and I bawled our eyes out. I can’t hear that song any more without crying.

      It was great fun writing this post and reading everyone elses posts too. ๐Ÿ™‚

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