Archive for the 'song' Category

workaday Wednesday

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

Since it is unseasonably warm at the moment, a post about going outside at work! 1. I work near an airport, which means every once in a while a very low-flying plane will go over while I’m out walking. This constantly gives me the urge to throw my hand up in the air, Free Willy […]

The Longest Night of the Year

Thursday, December 21st, 2017

“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 […]

Christmas music part 2

Saturday, December 16th, 2017

More Christmas music! Songs I don’t hear on the radio but absolutely love. 1. Joy (Tracey Thorn) (youtube) 2. Bless Us All (The Muppet Christmas Carol) (youtube) 3. The Atheist Christmas Carol (Vienna Teng) (youtube) 4. Love is Christmas (Sarah Bareilles) (youtube) 5. Put a Little Holiday in Your Heart (LeAnn Rimes) (youtube)

Christmas music

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

Christmas is the only holiday I can think of that has So Much Music. And I made a playlist this weekend, but it’s kind of long-ish, so I’m splitting it up into sections. Today’s section: five songs I’ve heard on the radio, but would enjoy hearing more. 1. We Need a Little Christmas (Johnny Mathis) […]

“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 […]