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My Life According to Great Big Sea

I did this as a FB note, but I’m diggin’ it too much to not do as a meme here as well 🙂
Consider yourself tagged…let me know if you do it!

Using only song names from ONE ARTIST, answer these questions. Pass it on to at least 10 people and include me if you want to. You can’t use the band I used. Try not to repeat a song title. It’s a lot harder than you think! Re-post as “my life according to (band name)”. If I tagged you, it is because I know you like music and want to see your answers.

Pick your Artist: Great Big Sea

  1. Are you a male or female?
    Old Brown’s Daughter
  2. How do you feel:
    When I’m Up (I Can’t Get Down)
  3. Describe where you currently live:
    Boston and St. John’s
  4. If you could go anywhere, where would you go?
    French Shore
  5. Your favorite form of transportation:
    A Boat Like Gideon Brown
  6. Your best friend is:
    Graceful and Charming
    (Sweet Forget Me Not)
  7. What’s the weather like?
    Rant & Roar
  8. Favorite time of day:
    Love Me Tonight
  9. If your life was a TV show, what would it be called?:
    Ordinary Day
  10. What is life to you?
    Fortune
  11. Your fear:
    End of the World
  12. Best advice you have to give:
    Let It Go
  13. Thought for the day:
    Sea of No Cares
  14. How you’d like to die:
    Consequence Free
  15. My soul’s present condition:
    Everything Shines
  16. My motto:
    Dance Dance

A Big Sea of Greatness

Mike and I went to see one of, in my opinion, the *best* live bands around. Great Big Sea knows how to put on a really, really good show. These guys are so energetic and genuinely happy to be on stage. They get the audience involved – as soon as the show starts, everyone is up on their feet “bouncing their bits” (their words, not mine – but funny 😉 ), singing along, and clapping so much that your hands are ringing by the end of the night. They do two full sets and then two encores. At one point I was looking around the audience (old, young, middle) and realized that almost everyone had the same goofy grin on their face as I did…you can’t help it!

I was introduced to GBS just under 10 years ago. The first album I heard was their live one – Road Rage. I HIGHLY recommend this one – definitely their best one by far…you can feel the energy pouring from the CD.

Their best song though is Sea of No Cares…which actually isn’t on that album.

(The music video – 3:35)

This is the second show Mike and I have been to – and we vowed last night to try to catch them every time they’re in town. Yes. They are THAT good. And while both shows were pretty different, they both ended the same way: singing Old Brown’s Daughter, a Capella. I took video with my phone, but YouTube isn’t cooperating – so perhaps I’ll get it on here at some point.