"A word in earnest is as good as a speech"
~Charles Dickens: Bleak House

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Five Messages to Five People & Ten Random Songs!

Before I start today's blog I would like to thank Cheryl for designing and sharing the 30-day blog logo! Well done my friend!

So, I thought long and hard about this challenge. There are lots of things that I could say to alot of people - both good and bad. But as stated in a previous blog about privacy online I decided it would be a little hypocritical for me to share information about people without their knowledge and permission. So instead I am going to share some one liners that only the people who they involve will understand!

  1. YOU are my Dancing Queen!
  2. I can't feel my face!
  3. I hope you dance! (this one actually goes out to two people)
  4. Your enthusiasm and energy inspire me.
  5. Baby I'm Amazed By You!
Some people may figure out a couple of them. Good Luck!
Since 3 out of my 5 messages invlove song lyrics, I thought it would be a good time to move on to the next question.

The next question says: Put your iPod on shuffle and list the 10 songs that come up:
I may be one of the few people left in the world that does not purchase Apple products. There is nothing wrong with them. I am just a creature of habit and a little old school. I had to use a Mac once a long time ago when I worked briefly for a local newspaper. I hated it! While logically I understand that it is much better now (my students inform me of this every semester) I just can't bring myself to do it. So, I will shuffle my cheap little MP3 player and see what happens:

  1. Jessie's Girl ~ The Glee Version (I also have the Rick Springfield version but this is the one that came up)
  2. When I'm Gone ~ 3 Doors Down
  3. Come on Eileen ~ Dexys Midnight Runners
  4. All Shook Up ~ Elvis Presley
  5. Down Easter "Alexa" ~ Billy Joel (this is actually one of my favorite songs ever!)
  6. Don't Wanna Fight ~ Tina Turner
  7. Mercedes Boy ~ Pebbles (I actually wasn't going to admit this one - but it was a really good song back in the day. Now you can get the whole CD for $.99) :)
  8. Brown Eyed Girl ~ Everclear (this is another one that I also have the original version by Van Morrison but I actually like the Everclear version better).
  9. Treat Me Right ~ Pat Benatar
Wow - I really loved the 80s! I love how you can go back and listen to the music you grew up with and all kinds of memories, friends you forgot, hairstyles you wish you could forget, loves lost, dreams remembered instantly come to mind. Music has the same affect on me that scents do. Sometimes I can smell something (like cinnamon) and be transformed instantly to a place (usually my Yia-Yia's kitchen).

I also like how we as a nation can follow our history through music Yankee Doodle Dandy, God Bless America, Zydeco, Blue-Grass, Jazz, Blues, Big Band, Swing, Doo Wop, Musicals, Gospel, Motown, Country, Rockabilly, British Invasion, Folk, Disco, Pop, Punk, New Wave, Rap, Heavy Metal, Rock Opera, Grunge, Protest Rock, Psychedelic, Christian Rock, Latin Invasion, Hip Hop, Techno, Boy Bands .... These are only the ones I could come up with off the top of my head! Each Genre has a history and each history has had an impact on the life we live today.

Well, I could go on talking about music all day! But instead I think I will sign off and go listen to some tunes!

1 comment:

  1. HaHa! We have very similar taste in music...I think we need to gang up on Oldies 103.3 and tell them to stop playing our stuff because we are NOT old!