Two blogging buddies recently posted the mention of songs and the effect music has in our lives. This post spoke of allowing children to dream in their time and this post is from the ever wise Wiley – both sent me on an adventure of renewing my love of music once again. Thank you, guys! (Just click on those highlighted words)
This brought me face to face with the DP Challenge of describing the past week with five songs. I had lurched away from that challenge because it was a weird week for me. My friends, though, brought me back, in time to face the music. There were their recommendations, which I love:
And then these that led me forward from childhood to courtship to marriage and onward… I have been blessed and I am blessed. I grew up in Malibu, so it wholly blended between the Beach Boys, naturally!, Frank Sinatra and the Kingston Trio (my parents’ favorites and as natural voices in my childhood as my parents.) So, having trolled the youtube universe, I found this – you can let it play on and on or pick your favorite – but, honestly, you just have got to start with California Girls, right? Right?
Man of La Mancha’s The Impossible Dream. Thanks to Gary Maxwell, my sixth grade teacher, who introduced us to this album and set my life going forward – thanks, Mr. Maxwell!
Steely Dan’s Peg, it will come back to you – – mind, like a good book always out performs the movie, I never pictured this when I heard the song… ever! For me, it was a promise to hold on, that life would get better.
Roy Orbison’s You Got It – – oh yes!
And, this joyous flash crowd. If you have never watched this, it is a spectacle not to be missed:
Now, that is a fabulous European experience. Here is how it was done in the USA from Grand Rapids, Michigan – tell me we cannot work together for a common goal! (tell us the music died and we’ll bring it back!) –