Time to celebrate! I just love it when my birthday falls on a weekend. Depending on the extent of the celebration, I may not be surfing the blogosphere as much as usual.
This week, Woman Honor Thyself tagged me; her responses are here. Because I'm preparing to celebrate my birthday, I'm in an magnanimous mood, so I won't tag anyone else. But if you like, you can list your songs in the comments section. Or you can tag someone else.
Here's the tag info:
List seven songs you are into right now. No matter what the genre, whether they have words, or even if they're any good, but they must be songs you’re really enjoying now. Post these instructions in your blog along with your seven songs. Then tag seven other people to see what they’re listening to. Just link here and trackback when you make your list, and tell the folks you tag to do the same so you can enjoy their posts.I don't listen to as much music as I used to--I'm into audiobooks now. But here are seven of my all-time favorites, in no particular order:
1. "The Hawaii Five-O Theme Song." Ah, Hawaii! Wish I were there.
2. "This Ole House." A real oldie by Rosemary Clooney. It was the first top-hit I learned the words to. I didn't have much choice; my parents, my grandmother, and I were stranded in a beer joint in West Virginia during Hurricane Hazel. I really love the honky-tonk piano and that bass singer.
3. "Waitin' on a Sunny Day." From Bruce Springsteen's CD The Rising. Crank it up, and take the top down on the Mustang.
4. "Ode to Joy." J.S. Bach. I love every arrangement I've ever heard--symphonic, organ, piano, or rock. In fact, listening to any Bach piece makes my brain work better.
5. Appalachian Spring. I never tire of the mood which Aaron Copland was able to create in this piece. The sounds take me back home, to a simpler time.
6. "No Tears in Heaven." The Eric Clapton one, as opposed to the old spiritual. I first heard this piece at a baby's funeral, so the piece has special meaning for me. I have a particularly good piano arrangement and can play it resonably well.
7. "The Door Is Still Open to My Heart." The first Dean Martin song I ever heard. His velvet voice blends well with the strings. The beat is updated pop-country.
Keeping the list at only seven songs is tough! I didn't even get to CCR, The Doors, Henry Mancini, Scott Joplin, and Beethoven--just to name a few.