A: "Missing You" - John Waite Q: What song when you heard it seemed like the first time you had ever really heard a real song? A song that made all others seem like plastic? A: "Thunder Road" - Bruce Springsteen
Q: Of Elvis Presley, Jimi Hendrix, Kurt Cobain, Freddie Mercury, Marvin Gaye, Michael Hutchence, John Lennon or another big musician that died in what could be considered before their time, have made the biggest impact on you in a musical sense?
A: I'm not really a fan of anyone who is not well-known anywhere. But I consider myself a fan of Tamia, Deborah Cox, Amber, Dannii Minogue, Delta Goodrem, Lara Fabian, and Cindy Morgan who have either localized fan-bases or aren't as well-known anymore.
A: Okay, this one will really show my age, but I'm going to share it with you anyway! I grew up with a Christmas album By Johnny Mathis, and to this day it is still magical to me! Q: What Christmas song really gets you in a holiday spirit? A: "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town" by Bruce Springsteen
A: Songs that have the Christmas feel (not just songs that you could hear year-round except for the lyrics), mostly traditional songs plus a few originals. Something that feels like a complete project and has the ability to put me in the holiday spirit (even if I'm not).
A: I agree with what you say, Leona. A Christmas album to me has to capture the 'feel' or the 'spirit' of the season. It shouldn't sound like songs for the year-round; it should sound like songs for Christmas! If it is a religious album, it could be very joyful as well as reflective. If secular, it could be very jovial, festive, warm and romantic (even in a community or family way.) But it is a magical and wonderful time of the year, and the music should reflect that in its songs. Q: Many people are joyful at Christmas, while many are sad. Which are you? A: Joyful