Archive for the 'song' Category

“candles in the window, carols at the spinet”

Sunday, December 25th, 2016

“For we need a little music, need a little laughter Need a little singing, ringing through the rafter And we need a little snappy happy ever after We need a little Christmas now -“We Need a Little Christmas,” Johnny Mathis version

happy Solstice!

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

So keep me safe and hold me tight Let the candle burn all night Tomorrow welcome back the light It was the longest night of the year -“The Longest Night of the Year,” Mary Chapin Carpenter

musical interlude

Sunday, October 2nd, 2016

When I realized that one song really *is* saying “cake by the ocean,” (‘Cake By The Ocean,’ DNCE) I thought I should check on a couple others. 1. The Mr. Mister song ‘Kyrie,’ is not a Star Wars inspired exhortation to carry a laser, as it turns out. According to google, the actual phrase is […]

musical interlude

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

Just started hearing this one on the radio: White Flag, by Joseph Three sisters! Fun to sing! (Great car song!) Catchy as heck! Ten out of ten, would sing along again.

tunes time

Saturday, December 12th, 2015

Quick FYI for anyone looking for a little new Christmas music right now — for the low low price of nothing, the River radio station (92.5 out of Boston) and a bank are offering a free download of a holiday cd. A River Music Hall-iday: Volume 4 They’ve been offering it in the ‘free cd’ […]

still can’t remember the name of that song

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

Anyway, so I wanted to write about songs that are REALLY VERY STARTLING when you listen to them in the car, because I’ve always thought that one with the police sirens in the beginning* was the top of the list, but it now has some serious competition. [*This is where I ran into trouble, because […]

Happy Solstice!

Sunday, December 21st, 2014

They say that spring will come again– No one knows exactly when. Still the sun’s a long lost friend On the longest night of the year. We stare into the firelight While December beats outside Where the darkest hearts reside On the longest night of the year So keep me safe and hold me tight […]

weekend victory

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

It turns out it’s really hard to find a song when the catchiest (aka ‘the only really memorable part’) is: ba ba-DA, ba da, ba da, ba da ba ba-DA, ba da, ba da, ba da ba ba-DA, ba da, ba da, ba da ba ba-DA Yeah, google couldn’t do much with that. Worse, the […]

remember songfic? is that still a thing?

Sunday, February 16th, 2014

I have mixed feelings about Darius Rucker’s song ‘It Won’t Be Like This For Long,’ but I can’t deny that sometimes it’s comforting to be driving home and hear the lines “this phase is gonna fly by, if you can just hold on.”

Olympics video montages are my favorite

Saturday, February 8th, 2014

Watched the Opening Ceremonies last night. They were long. I was glad the athletes got to sit down. The commercials made me cry (like eight times!). But the reward for getting through to the end was a very pretty music video montage (prepared by NBC, I assume, it wasn’t actually part of the ceremony). And […]