Saturday, September 18, 2004

Homework -- Meaningful Music

For this week's homework, John Scalzi poses this doozy:

Weekend Assignment #24: Tell us what the first song was at your wedding reception and why you chose that song. If you're not already married, tell us the song you would like to have played first at your wedding reception. Also, for the purposes of this assignment, those of you who have had commitment ceremonies can join in the fun (it's that whole "we're going to spend the rest of our lives together, and now we're going to dance" thing).

This may be hard to believe, but despite the fact I'm a person of unmarried femaleness, I haven't given great thought (or, indeed, any thought) to what my fantasy wedding would look like, be like and (as relevant here) sound like.  Fact is, all I care about wedding-wise is to have the right groom, thanks very much.

And, song-wise, I would want it to be a song that has some sort of meaning for me and my spouse -- not just something I think is a cool wedding song.  And since the role of NZ's spouse has not yet been cast, I don't think I can really answer the question.

That said, I tried to think of songs that I like, which would be the sort of music I'd want played at my wedding.  And one sort of leapt to mind -- both because I dig it, and because it would most likely get a laugh, which is really what I'd be aiming for in a situation like this.

So for our first dance, could you please crank up REM's "It's The End Of The World As We Know It (and I Feel Fine)."



1 comment:

andreakingme said...

A perfectly quirky (and intelligent, of course) choice. Wish I'D have thought to play it at MY wedding!