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

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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 homework slogging, but I am excited to be creative in a not-this way once more.

Anyway, this meme is over and that is a good thing. My last choice is easy-peasy, because the only song I “loved” on Last.fm in April 2010 was this one.
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A song a day, day 29: a song from your childhood.

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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 to listen to was “The Point!” I can still recite most of it by heart. This was my favorite part. I still listen to this album when I am feeling small.
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A song a day, day 28: a song that makes you feel guilty.

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

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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. Continue reading

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

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

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From the song a day meme: a song that makes you laugh.

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

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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 on the casket?

Now that I have been to funerals as an adult, I understand that my own funeral isn’t really about me at all but about the people who are sad that I’m gone. Playing a song that I find darkly amusing becomes less appealing when I am not around to be darkly amused.
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A song a day, day 23: a song that you want to play at your wedding.

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From the song a day meme: a song that you want to play at your wedding.

I already answered this, sort of, on day 7. But this was my processional, a piece of music that I have loved as long as I can remember.
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A song a day, day 22: a song that you listen to when you’re sad.

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From the song a day meme: a song that you listen to when you’re sad.

This was a tough one for me. Although there are approximately eleventy kajillion sad songs in the world, I tend not to listen to music while sad. This is one of the saddest songs I know, though.
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A song a day, day 21: a song that you listen to when you’re happy.

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From the song a day meme: a song that you listen to when you’re happy.

Again, there are so many different types of happiness! I am trying hard not to repeat any musicians throughout this meme, so I will choose a newer (to me) cover that multiplies my smile.
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