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Oh. and Lily, up to the point where my younger brother discovered 'mixing' and stole all the vinyl, scratched it to hell and wrecked the needles on everyone's little record players. Could kill him. Still. Some of those records would be worth a fortune now, and a lot of memories destroyed. Must ask Dad if he still has any left. I know most got thrown out. I nearly threw Peter out of the window when I found he had ruined 'Off the Wall' and 'Thriller'. Not so upset when he buggered up 'The Lion Sleeps Tonight' By Tight Fit. How embarrassed am I that that was the first single I ever bought with my pocket money. Think it was 99p. I've had great fun showing the TOTP video to them though, and embarrassing them with Mum's terrible taste in Music
Vinyl had it's own tiny scratches or blips, that still stick in my mind and that my boys will never now hear or appreciate. I can still hear the little stick in the Beatles 'Baby in Black' or the stutter on Cececelia! And on others that I hear on the radio.I still, after all these yrs, remember the scratches.
So, Song of the Day, as per PunkDocs, suggestion sounds a good one, I for one would love that. How about for each song, a memory that goes with it? a great way to remember loved ones or happy times. Or why it makes that person feel good? Like I feel really silly for the Muppet song, or really sad for Dance with my Father, by Luther Vandross.
This thread has proved just how good music makes us feel, and how it speaks to our hearts and souls. Every song has it's memory, good or bad. It will evoke a different mood. I'm sure we all have music that we iron to, cook to, clean to or otherwise work to, and music that we relax to, read to, knit to, etc etc
What do you think, Tracey? you've really started something now. This thread seems to speak to everyone! Can we have a song a day?
Artjak - I love opera too and Early Music, and 20th century English music and all sorts of what some people would call 'Classical'. I used to work at an Arts Centre which specialised in presenting Early and Contemporary English music - a wonderful place to work!
I had the most wonderful experience last summer, watching Peter Grimes performed live on the beach at Aldeburgh as part of the Britten Centenary (even if sitting on the shingle all evening did absolutely kill my back !)
And for those people who say they like Mozart but don't like opera - go and see The Magic Flute!!!! A wonderful introduction to Mozart's operas containing all the things that people love about his music, plus humour, romance and spectacle - brilliant!
Dove- what makes me laugh when people say they don't like opera/classical music is, when they use various pieces for adverts etc, they'll go around singing or whistling it!
Anyway you , me and art still have to mud wrestle or something for Mr Domingo. I'm already in training...
Watch out - I fight dirty!
Yeh - but I have a wand Dove...
Garden jeannie, I'm very soft inside, and there are lots of records that make me sad and even cry, as I mentioned before and you also Dance with my farther, I was at the Royal Albert Hall one evening with tears pouring down my face, I was so glad it was dark. Phil Collins Take a look at me now can have me in tears. Another i've mentioned Mike & the Mechanics.......In the living years also a tear jerker.
Sweet Caroline always reminds me of a lovely day out.....drivingin the snow one boxing day (I know you will find that weird, such a jolly song....but memories...)
I also love Dire Straits Romeo & Juliet and Brothers in arms and Walk of life
And love Cecilia, a real sing-a-long when ironing!
And Marty Pello..... well we all have our faults don't we lol
I think todays song is Bruce Sprinsteens Born to Run. The OH is his biggest fan and evertime he tours I get dragged along. I pretend it is a chore but I am quite a fan as well. You have to admire a bloke in his late 60s doing his high octane 3 hour shows.
The song also name checks a girlfriend I had when I was 17, so of double importance to me.
I am liking the thought of the mud wrestling !
Lol Punckdoc I knew that would be of interest to you men
Ooh and Punkdoc.......Dancing in the dark for me.
Yes, I love Dancing in the Dark, with the video when he gets a young Courtney Cox out of the audience to dance with him on stage.
Oh dear I seem to have a bad case of the hiccups!!
Tsk tsk Punkdoc
Dove, Peter Grimes is one of my most favourite operas, how lovely to see it on the beach it must have made it very special But my absolute favourite has to be Fidelio; when the prisoners come out singing, it is so heartbreaking and could be political prisoners nowadays in so many countries.
Wow I'm impressed with this thread today, loving all the songs and yes A Song A Day is a great idea, on this thread or another?
I was thinking of it this morning actually as I drove to Carlisle, James 'Sit Down' was on the radio. I love that song and it reminds me of my student days at Uni, so that is my song for today
The song guaranteed to make me cry is Imagine, for no particular reason other than the words are beautiful and we all know it will never happen but John Lennon and others can live in hope Also, Eva Cassidy's version of Over The Rainbow, we played it at my Nan's funeral and I don't think I will ever listen to it again. There are a couple of others but that will do for now.
Must dash now, plants to plant and seeds to sow.
Maybe Bill Withers "Lean on Me" for our Bill in Canada.
Tracey you beat me to it, love John Lennons Imagine.
Todays weather has had me singing Four Seasons in one Day, by Crowded House. I have a horrible feeling tomorrow might be Frosty the Snowman !
Punkdoc Or Dean Martin "It's cold outside".