http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DtwWQMwRf-M We all love a good air-drum to Phil Collins' "In the Air Tonight", but the cumulative joy from that tiny riff can't compare to Fred Astaire's brilliance. (via MetaFilter)
This is the perfect antidote to the day I've had. They Might Be Giants covers Chumbawamba, via Matt, et al.
From the song a day meme: your favorite song at this time last year. We made it! What a rollercoaster of emotion this meme turned out to be! I laughed. I cried. It wasn't better than "Cats", so there's that. I like memes because they are quick prompts to be creative in the midst of... Continue Reading →
From the song a day meme: a song from your childhood. My childhood was filled with music. I remember listening to musicals like "Annie" and "Jesus Christ Superstar" and "Pete's Dragon" and "Oliver" and so many more. I also remember listening to lots of classical music. But when I was very young, my favorite album... Continue Reading →
From the song a day meme: a song that makes you feel guilty. This one was easy, I am sad to say. Grampa, I miss you so much. I did not appreciate you half as much as I should have when you were alive, and I look for you in every new person I meet.... Continue Reading →
From the song a day meme: a song that you wish you could play. I have this funny idea that someday I will return to voice lessons and also learn the guitar. At that future point, I would like to play this song. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSHJANESwig I first heard Emily Picha's song "So Long" but I do... Continue Reading →
From the song a day meme: a song that you can play on an instrument. I used to practice this so often on the piano that decades later I can still plunk it out. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yc40EasXz18 Mike Reno & Ann Wilson -- "Almost Paradise"
From the song a day meme: a song that makes you laugh. JoCo wins this round. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4TnhemCEmc Jonathan Coulton -- "Code Monkey"
From the song a day meme: a song that you want to play at your funeral. For a long time, I wanted "Dead" by They Might Be Giants to play at my funeral because of the lyric: Did a large procession wave their torches as my head fell in the basket? And was everybody dancing... Continue Reading →