Best. Drum solo. Ever.

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)

A song a day, day 30: your favorite song at this time last year.

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 →

A song a day, day 29: a song from your childhood.

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 →

A song a day, day 28: a song that makes you feel guilty.

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 →

A song a day, day 27: a song that you wish you could play.

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 →

A song a day, day 26: a song that you can play on an instrument.

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"

A song a day, day 25: a song that makes you laugh.

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"

A song a day, day 24: a song that you want to play at your funeral.

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 →

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