1.What was the first song you ever bought? - 1983, Cum On Feel The Noize by Quiet Riot, on a 45 RPM record. I’m not proud of this.
2. What song always gets you dancing? - (Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty, KC and the Sunshine Band. Again, I’m not proud of this.
3. What song takes you back to your childhood? - Any of a number of kids’ songs sung to me by my mother, mostly in Chinese. Assuming this refers to a song on the radio, though, I guess it’s the disco version of the Theme To Star Wars that was (a) a big radio hit (b) when I was a wee kid really into Star Wars.
** 4. What is your perfect love song?** - I’ll go with, off the top of my head, The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face, Roberta Flack; or, So In Love (the Cole Porter classic) as done by k.d. lang.
** 5. What song would you want at your funeral?** - Never gave any thought to this before. Maybe I’m Free, by The Who? (“And I’m waiting for you, to follow me…”, “How can we follow?”) It’d be my kind of black humor from beyond the grave.
6. What song makes you, you? - This would be a different answer at different times in my life. Being 41 years old, I find myself thinking back a lot to a song that came up on my iPhone shuffle last week: The Real Life by John Mellencamp.