Wednesday, March 19, 2008

1 2 3 Book Meme

I've been tagged by Barbara to do this book-related meme.

Here are the Rules:

1. Pick up the nearest book (of at least 123 pages).

2. Open the book to page 123.

3. Find the fifth sentence.

4. Post the next three sentences.

5. Tag five people & post a comment here once you post it to your blog. I will then come and check it out.

This is what I came up with:

When he was 18, he saw the Weavers in concert, and wanted to join a group like that to sing harmony. Five years later, Erik put together a quartet called the Tune Tellers. They disbanded and reformed as a trio, the Tarriers, which included Alan Arkin.

The above 3 sentences are from the book "The Billboard Book of Number One Hits" by Fred Bronson. Since it's out-of-print, I wasn't able to find a photo of it. In case you are wondering, the #1 song in question is "Walk Right In" by The Rooftop Singers.

Although I won't be tagging anyone, feel free to play anyway.


gurl with glasses said...

you may not have tagged me but here's what i've got:
When we do the best we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another. - Helen Keller

from 'Motivating Quotes for Motivated People'

X. Dell said...

You might find this odd, but I have Bronson's book of number one hits within arm's reach, but another work, Facts Behind the Song (ed. Marvin Paymer, London: Garland, 1993), was actually closer.

Let's see, sentences six through eight read:

"With the advent of the twentieth century came a change in the mood of whtie gospel music. Whereas the hymnody of Moody and Sankey was inteded for use in services of worship and devotional meetings, that of subsequent generation was designed, according to Rosdeheave, 'to bridge the gap between the popular song of the day and the great hymns and gospel songs.' The idea was to provide religious songs that could be learned quickly and readily."

Candy Minx said...

I love this one, I did it a couple years ago.

Malcolm said...

Gurl With Glasses: Thanks for playing! Whenever I think of Helen Keller, I picture Patty Duke slapping, spitting food, etc. at Anne Bancroft in the movie "The Miracle Worker".

X. Dell: That is a coincidence that you also have the Bronson book. It still comes in handy on a regular basis. I read the description of "Facts Behind the Songs" on Amazon. It sounds like a fun and informative read.

Candy Minx: I was debating on whether to do the meme at home or at work. It was a toss up.

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