Sunday, September 24, 2006

What Music Prepares You?

For a while, I would always start my drive to work while listening to "King's Highway" by Tom Petty. My brother would get ready for his big high school basketball games by listening either to "Call Me The Breeze" by Lynyrd Skynyrd or Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture."

In this article about opera's Swedish soprano, Annalena Persson, she reveals that she cranks Springsteen or the Stones before going on stage.
While preparing to sing opera's most demanding soprano role - Wagner's Isolde - Annalena Persson will probably pump herself up with either the Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen or a favourite band from her native Sweden, Ebba Gron.'

It's how I get myself ready,' she explains. 'Some people at the Royal Opera in Stockholm used to ask me to turn the music down, but we're not all like that. There are people in opera who know exactly what Britney Spears is doing.'
What's your ritualistic song choice?


RunnerGirl said...

My song is anything by Christina Aguilara. I have all of her albums on my iPod and listen in teh AM and when I run!

john h said...

Ramones or Replacements...

rock, rock, rockaway beach..