Day 19: A passage from a book that has touched you
How ironic that as a reader I don't really have an answer to this one! There are so many wonderful lines and passages and moments in the books I've read that I can't imagine coming up with just one. I love it when a book moves me to tears, laughter, or even just makes me smile. But, I am not one to keep track of interesting quotes from books.
Day 20: A band that you immediately liked and the song that made you like them.
I am going to have to go with 2 answers to this one. The Beatles is an obvious one for me. They were broken up by the time I was paying attention to music, but their songs were played a lot in my house in the late 1960s and into the '70s (who are we kidding, we still play them!). I don't know what the first song I would have heard would be though. The cool thing is, when I was 12 we lived in London just off Abbey Road near the pedestrian crossing on the Abbey Road album (which is just outside the Apple Recording Studios). I went there again this summer.
The first record album I ever bought with my own money was the Silvers. I loved their song "Hotline". That was in 1976!
Day 21: Your favorite medium of art
If I was doing art it would definitely be photography. But, to look at and admire I am going with painting. Particularly the works of Van Gogh, Gauguin, Matisse, and others in the late 1800s/early 1900s. In fact, I got to see an awesome exhibit of my favorite artists (including the painting below) at the Musee D'Orsey this summer in Paris!