Tuesday, September 13, 2011

#TTOT Round-Up: Music & Travel

Every Tuesday it's Travel Talk on Twitter! Follow the #TTOT hashtag to see what all the commotion and Tweets are about! There are two sessions to join, one at 9:30am GMT and the other at 9:30pm GMT.

Here's the round-up of this week's #TTOT: 

Q1 via : What is your favorite travel memory that is linked with a song?
  • : For me, it's Israel Kamakawiwo'ole - Somewhere Over The Rainbow. It reminds me of my honeymoon
  • Seeing Tarkan (Turkish pop star) live in Skopje, Macedonia in 2007
  • Van Halen's "Jump!" when doing the Kawarau Bridge Bungy for the first time
  • : On government press trip in Romania in '86 during dictator CeauČ™escu regime & listening on WalkMan to "I'll Be Watching You" by the Police
  • : It would have to be Shakira's Waka Waka and K'naan's Waving Flag, played everywhere in South Africa during the 2010 World Cup 
  • : "Here comes the sun" by The Beatles as I touched down in Thailand 
  • : This is so cheesy but I remember listening to Toto's "Africa" on my walkman in Kenya back in the 80s and just loving it. I was 9
  • : I always sing Leaving On A Jet Plane when a big trip is coming up. That song reminds me of all of them
  • : Listening to Weezer's blue album with my Dad and sister on repeat during our yearly road trip from Missouri to Michigan

Q2 via : If you could organize a world-wide concert for the 'citizens of the world', what 3 bands would you choose?
  • connvoyage: Iceland's Sigur Ros, Algeria's Cheb i Sabbah and India's Ravi Shankar
  • Kings of Leon, Red Hot Chilli Peppers and U2
  • : Backstreet Boys, Take That, Tom Jones. The world will be united in panty-throwing
  • : Mumford and Sons, Devendra Banhart and Bon Iver
  • The Beatles, Miniature Tigers, and Devotchka - Just weird and obscure enough
  • : Bueno Vista Social Club, Cat Empire & Playing For Change

 Q3 via : What & where was the best local music you saw live?
  • : I'd say seeing the locals of Rio drumming on used paint buckets in the city's favellas 
  • In Venice, Italy - stumbled upon a string ensemble performing Vivaldi's Four Seasons in full Baroque costumes. I was a music major
  • : We heard a brilliant local band in Pokhara, Nepal, playing rock in a pub.  They were amazing! 
  • : Smashing Pumpkins' last show at the Metro. Couldn't believe Billy Corgan cried
  • : Flamenco show in honor of Spanish writer Garcia Lorca in gardens of Alhambra, Granada. Magical full moon summer night
  • The best local music I saw live has GOT to be the African drumming at an impromptu full moon party on the beach in Zanzibar!
  • : Fete de la Musique Festival in Paris (Summer Solstice) Fabulous Street bands all over the city 

Q4 via : Most memorable karaoke moment (oh, I know you have ONE)?
  • : I once had to sit through a 7 hr bus ride in Vietnam while all the locals sang Karaoke. For 7 whole hours
  • Doing actual karaoke IN JAPAN! We still had time so my friend and I started in on Britney Spears and Backstreet Boys numbers
  • : Getting invited randomly to a Cambodian wedding & watching all the guests sing 1 after another. This'd take 10 pints in England! 
  • : Our Chinese guide singing Edelweiss in the karaoke system on the bus in Xi'an, China. Absolut winner 
  • : Karaoke in front of 200 people at a piano bar in Vegas on my bday stands out as really special 
  • : Once, I sang "Oops, I Did It Again" and did part of the Britney choreography while singing

Q5 via  If you could travel back in time and see one concert, which one would it be?
  • Definitely Queen at LiveAid. I remember switching on the TV in the morning intending to watch a few minutes. I was glued all day
  • : Jimmy Hendrix at the Isle of Wright - would have been epic
  • Billie Holiday, in some small jazz joint...
  • 1969 in London for the last The Beatles performance together 
  • : Dylan and Van Morrison live in front of the Acropolis in '84
  • : Frank Sinatra in full glory at Sands Hotel & Casino, LV, 1966
  • : Michael Jackson's Billie Jean performance at Motown 25 when he first did the Moonwalk
  • : New York, Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong. I think I would die if I saw them live

And there you have it, "Music & Travel"!   

Next week's #TTOT topic is: "Visa & Immigration." Submit your questions HERE!

As always, a HUGE travel community thank you to our #TTOT hosts and organizers: traveldudes, , , , , , and !

Have YOU got anything to add to the Music & Travel discussion? 

© Connie Hum 2011

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