Thursday, February 7, 2008

Musical Musings

My friend Casii tagged me to post 8 musical musings - any thoughts/things I like about music. So here we go.....
  1. The song "Butterfly Kisses" can make me cry at the drop of a hat. It always has. My dad insisted on dancing with me to this song at my wedding, and I couldn't say no, but I knew the tears were coming.
  2. My first concert was Gloria Estefan. My Aunt Debbie took me to see her when I was in the 9th grade, and even though we were really far from the stage, we sung along to every song and had a great time.
  3. Nowadays, I love country music. It's what I listen to most days, in the car, at work, or in my scrapbook room. I started listening to it my first year of teaching when I lived in a hick town (that I love) and could only get the county station on my clock radio. When my brother first got in the car and heard country, he said, "What is this crap? You're from Ellicott City. You didn't grow up listening to this." Too funny.
  4. One song that makes me think of my husband is "I Melt" by Rascal Flatts. Love that song. We heard it one day when we were dating, and it became a special song. However, we ended up dancing to "Love Will Keep Us Alive" at our wedding so family could join in later and it would still fit.
  5. When we were dating, Louie (my husband) called on night and played Madonna's "Crazy for You" in a voicemail message - the whole song, no talking. I still smile when I hear it. He also doesn't usually like to dance, but he asked me to dance at his cousin's wedding. They were playing "Glory of Love" (which I've always loved), and he sang the whole song to me as we danced. Of course, I was crying. (No shock there.)
  6. My friend Mel from college introduced my to the Indigo Girls, who I've loved ever since. Whenever I hear "Closer to Fine," I think of her and college. The line that especially makes me think of her is "and the best thing you've ever done for me is to help me take my life less seriously. It's only life after all." Hi flaypellow - I miss you!
  7. One of my college roommates, Knorr, loves showtunes. A lot. More than anyone else I know (and I know some big musical theatre fans). We both are English teacher and theatre geeks (and scrapbookers), so we have a lot in common. Whenever we get together (like we're going to this weekend), she loads up her i-pod with show tunes and sets it up all weekend. "A Chorus Line" is one of our favorites - and we have to sing along.
  8. The first music video I really remember seeing was "Thriller." My parents didn't like us watching MTV, but I remember my brother and I saw it in our uncle's basement. All those zombies and Vincent Price's voice were a little too much for me, but I remember thinking the dancing was very cool.

OK ladies. I now tag all of my wonderful SBS-8 sisters to play along and post your musical musings. Wouldn't this be great inspiration for a scrapbook page (or a whole album)? Thanks for the tag, Casii. I really liked this one.

1 comment:

Marge Robertson said...

Hi Kelly,

Oh no, I'm so far behind on all the challenges/taggings, etc. because of Valentines Day! ;0)