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This month I’m doing a 30-day song challenge following the prompts given by Donna from MyOBT, one of my favorite blogs. It sounded like so much fun I couldn’t resist. Feel free to join in on your social media platform, add your picks in the comments below, or simply enjoy (hopefully) the music I’ve chosen.

This is one prompt I especially love because 1) I finally met and married the man of my dreams (after waiting 35 years) and 2) I got to have the wedding day of my dreams.

When it came to my wedding day I needed to find an organist, one who could give me the grandeur I wanted at the ceremony.  I “auditioned” a stranger recommended by a friend, at his church, on his organ.  I told him I wanted a grandiose processional.  He played a few pieces, beautifully performed, but cliché.  I came out with it and said, “I want something like the processional in The Sound of Music.”  To my amazement, he played the exact piece for me then and there.

Since I was a child I thought the wedding processional in The Sound of Music was perfect for such an occasion.  Who would’ve thought I’d have it in my own wedding!

I hired him on the spot.  Right now I can’t even remember any of the other pieces he played on our wedding day, but the procession was wonderful.  My dad thought, as we walked down the aisle, that my shaking arm was from nervousness.  But it was only because all of my dreams had come true, that moment and for the rest of my life.

The song I dreamed to be played at my wedding was played at my wedding, and majestically.  (Sans the “Maria” part.)   I was every bit as pretty a bride as Maria.  And my groom was every bit as handsome as Captain Von Trapp.

 

This month I’m doing a 30-day song challenge following the prompts given by Donna from MyOBT, one of my favorite blogs. It sounded like so much fun I couldn’t resist. Feel free to join in on your social media platform, add your picks in the comments below, or simply enjoy (hopefully) the music I’ve chosen.

I’m not sorry I was too young to hit the clubs during the era of disco, because I couldn’t dance. I’m also not sorry to admit I actually kind of liked the music. “It has a great beat, easy to dance to”…said everyone on American Bandstand. I salute one of the dancing queens of disco with this song. Have fun listening, Charlotte!

 

This month I’m doing a 30-day song challenge following the prompts given by Donna from MyOBT, one of my favorite blogs. It sounded like so much fun I couldn’t resist. Feel free to join in on your social media platform, add your picks in the comments below, or simply enjoy (hopefully) the music I’ve chosen.

I remember having a sleepover at a friend’s house.  I was in 4th grade. I thank that nine-year-old girl for introducing me to music radio. I’d never known more than talk/news radio before, and the music I knew was of my parents’ era.  During the sleepover at her house we listened to the radio, WDGY (1130 am), while pretending toothpicks were cigarettes, feeling all sophisticated.

That night lives in my brain as the night I really discovered music. Contemporary music I’d never known before.  That girl would be surprised to know what an impact she had on me as we eventually parted ways into completely different spheres of life.  She’d probably be surprised that she taught me to love contemporary music, and I can’t see her appreciating all of the music I had come to love as a result of the one sleepover night at her house.  Despite that, I’m grateful to her for opening up my world when I was nine years old.

 

, This month I’m doing a 30-day song challenge following the prompts given by Donna from MyOBT, one of my favorite blogs. It sounded like so much fun I couldn’t resist. Feel free to join in on your social media platform, add your picks in the comments below, or simply enjoy (hopefully) the music I’ve chosen.

I’ve loved this song since I first heard it.  I was introduced to Jean Michel Jarre by a dear friend who was in the music business.  These days I couldn’t survive without the many albums by Jean Michel Jarre.  His music inspires meditation, recollection, and spinning to worlds I’ve never known.

This particular piece takes me back to a New Year’s Eve night with Dede and Diggy.  It had something to do with newspaper hats and bean dip.  RIP Dede and Diggy.  I think of you both when I hear this song.  And also Grandpa Mike, cuz of Diggy in his newspaper hat.

 

This month I’m doing a 30-day song challenge following the prompts given by Donna from MyOBT, one of my favorite blogs. It sounded like so much fun I couldn’t resist. Feel free to join in on your social media platform, add your picks in the comments below, or simply enjoy (hopefully) the music I’ve chosen.

I’ve always loved this song.   Willie Nelson depicts such sorrow with this withered face and sad voice, and his “younger sister” (two years his senior) pulls at my heart with her talent on the piano.  Irving Berlin has a masterpiece here, written in 1923, and it was done by several musical talents over the years.  This rendition is my favorite, and always brings a tear to my eye for so many different reasons.

 

This month I’m doing a 30-day song challenge following the prompts given by Donna from MyOBT, one of my favorite blogs.  It sounded like so much fun I couldn’t resist.  Feel free to join in on your social media platform, add your picks in the comments below, or simply enjoy (hopefully) the music I’ve chosen.

This song is done by one of my most favorite musicians, Cat Stevens.  His songs made me think, made me feel passionate, and most of all made me happy.  To add to the happy feeling is the fact that his music was the soundtrack for my most favorite movies of all time, Harold & Maude.  Find meaning.  Find purpose.  But most of all, find joy.

 

This month I’m doing a 30-day song challenge following the prompts given by Donna from MyOBT, one of my favorite blogs. It sounded like so much fun I couldn’t resist. Feel free to join in on your social media platform, add your picks in the comments below, or simply enjoy (hopefully) the music I’ve chosen.

The Wall.  What an absolutely disturbing album, and an even more disturbing movie.  A favorite of mine on vinyl and film.  The song I chose for this prompt depicts, to me, the epitome of melancholy ~ a cross between utter despair and utter euphoria.  I sometimes wonder, if I’m actively dying with a bloodstream full of pain killers and/or other drugs, would I like to have this song playing?  Pink Floyd has been one of my favorite bands from very early on.

 

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