Thursday, May 22, 2008

Thursday Thirteen: The Sound of Music

1. This morning I have songs running through my head.

2. The first one was "I Guess He'd Rather Be in Colorado," as sung by John Denver. He passed away at a young age.

3. You can see him perform this song on youtube here. The lyrics are here. It is one of my favorite songs.

4. The next song to run through my head came from Dr. Seuss and How the Grinch Stole Christmas. It was the Whos down in Whoville singing the "Welcome Christmas" song. You can see that on youtube here.

5. I have no idea what those two songs have in common, but it probably is a good indicator of how my brain races from one thing to another. It's like a discordant orchestra in there sometimes.

6. Sometimes songs get stuck in my brain and simply refuse to go away.

7. Don't Forget the Lyrics is a show about remembering the words to songs.

8. A game is on the website. Can you put in the missing words?

9. I don't think this show is on this week, though.

10. I would be hard-pressed to name a favorite song.

11. I can say that I am not fond of some of the stuff the young(er) people listen to these days, although there are contemporary adult songs I enjoy, like that Bubbly song.

12. My husband and I had this song played at our wedding.

13. I think if you sing a song every day it makes you feel better. Maybe we could teach the world to sing...

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  1. HMMM no song in my head today, sure there will be soon!

    Come see our wedding photos 9 years ago today!

  2. I listen to all types of music, but have been especially attached to country music lately. I think the imagery really grabs my attention.

    I did hear "Don't Forget the Lyrics" advertised for tonight. I think it IS on. I know I would freeze up and forget EVERYTHING if I were on that show.

    Too bad... I have a mind like a steel trap on most days!

  3. When I was a kid I got a "Name that Tune" game for Christmas back when there were albums. It was a game on TV too where you heard the first snippet of a song and had to guess.

    I saw the John Denver Memorial in Aspen. It was very moving, with the lyrics of his songs carved into big rocks along a creek.

  4. Even though I watch very little TV, the songs that most often go through my head in a repeating loop are commercial jingles. Which is exactly what the advertiser wants, I suppose.

    By the way, lovely picture!

  5. Singing is great. Music is great.

    Your photo is great - I love the blue against the yellow. It's striking as a combination.


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