Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Why THAT music?

I can't seem to resist explaining myself. So, why did I pick THAT music? Laura helped me get it set up yesterday and there is a limited selection of music to choose from. For example, MoTab is my favorite but the selection didn't include too many of their songs and I took the Battle Hymn off because they were missing my favorite part of it. They did have Michael Buble. I heard his songs first on the radio and second at my younger brother's house -- they are, at least mostly, remakes of old songs. "Save the Last Dance for Me" is a favorite of "baby" Dan's since he is my usual partner for dancing and he thinks it's fun. Derek will dance with me when I listen to "Everything" if I beg-- though I confess it's "junior high dancing" which makes the kids laugh. I have a few Lex De Azevedo cds and so I chose one from the few of his they had -- no really fun story there but it is a beautiful song. "Edelweis" comes from one of the best movies of all time(no, don't argue with me, I won't be convinced) and is a favorite of mine for singing around the house -- though I can't seem to manage the duet part by myself. Finally, Engelbert Humperdink (everyone is thankful that isn't their name!) was a favorite of my mothers when I was in elementary school -- at least that's my memory. I have fond memories of opening the door after school to hear him singing. I would curl up by the record player while my Mom worked in the kitchen. I really don't remember "She" but I liked it when I listened to it. I put "Quando, Quando, Quando" on because I do remember it and can still sing along to a lot of it -- and because if Der ever visits my blog he might laugh -- friends of ours actually sang this song at convention in October -- but I like Engelbert's version best!

5 comments:

LC said...

Hard not to wanna get up and dance to some of those songs.
Edelweiss is on of our most requested bedtime songs ...Actually we haven't sung it in awhile because Adrie insists on listening to our "Twinkle twinkle" CD EVERY night.

Diana said...

Thanks for the great music! Claire was getting fussy but perked right up when it started. Is that the secret to having computer time with a baby around?

Megz said...

This says way more about me than you but I had no idea who that humpledink dude is or the bubble guy. This is why leon always likes to play musical trivia with me---I don't know lyrics or anything. I did recognize edelweiss and the hymn of course. I am not completely illiterate.

T said...

had to click on quando to remember it, and She was brand new to me...
I guess now I need to work on my own music - of course, then I might remember to turn on the sound when I turn the computer on.

cold cocoa said...

I like it. I forget how that music can take you back to a world you've never really lived in. Nice!