your least favorite song: so many to pick from. I’m gonna say “You Were Always on my Mind,” which slickly sells a theme I detest (“Don’t judge me by my actions, judge me by professed sentiment.”)
a song that makes you happy: “And Your Bird Can Sing (giggling version from Anythology),” Beatles
a song that makes you sad: “Idiot Wind,” Bob Dylan
a song that reminds you of someone: “Cassidy,” Grateful Dead
a song that reminds you of somewhere: “The Coast,” Courtyard Hounds
a song that reminds you of a certain event: “You Wreck Me Baby,” Tom Petty
a song that you know all the words to: many, many, many, but I’ll go with Mr. Zimmerman’s “Girl of the North Country.”
a song that you can dance to: anything by the Dead. Mystic taffy, anyone?
a song that makes you fall asleep: any long keyboardy overly-impressive complicated non-catchy thing by Yes.
a song from your favorite band: That would be the Beatles, but for variety I’ll go with REM: “Driver 8.”
a song from a band you hate: “The Question,” The Moody Blues. WOW, does this crap not hold up. Too much affected ungrounded “oh, it’s all so deeeeep.” Used to love this stuff….when I was 15.
a song that is a guilty pleasure: not that guilty about it, but I still love a lot of KISS songs.
a song that no one would expect you to love: Glee version of “Billionaire.” Awesomely stupid fun.
a song that describes you: “All my Life,” Todd Snider
a song that you used to love but now hate: can't think of one
a song that you hear often on the radio: “This is Why We Fight,” by the Decemberists
a song that you wish you heard on the radio: more Bevis Frond. “New River Head,” for starters.
a song from your favorite album: hmmm…I’ll say “Glass Onion,” from the White Album
a song that you listen to when you’re angry: “Positively 4th Street”
a song that you listen to when you’re happy: “Code Monkey,” Jonathan Coulton
a song that you listen to when you’re sad: “Last Minute Shakedown,” Son Volt
a song that you want to play at your wedding: “Here, There, and Everywhere,” by the Beatles :)
a song that you want to play at your funeral: Jackson Browne’s version of “Stay” strikes me as a really funny funeral song, and I always say that’s what I want, but seriously? Not sure. Maybe Joey Ramone’s “What a Wonderful World.”
a song that makes you laugh: “Life is Grand,” Camper Van Beethoven
a song that you can play on an instrument: I play and sing a bunch of songs (I play basic chord-versions), but for right now I’ll go with Chuck Berry’s “Nadine.”
a song that you wish you could play: anything with some virtuosity involved, but I’ll say Mr. Knopfler’s lead line from “Sultans of Swing.”
a song that makes you feel guilty: Patty Griffin’s “Be Careful.” Not just guilty, but guilty.
a song from your childhood: “School’s Out,” by Alice Cooper
your favorite song at this time last year: “Phoenix Burn,” Alpha Rev