Song Lyric Sunday

Helen Espinosa’s theme for Song Lyric Sunday this week is missing someone you love. The person I miss the most is the little boy my son used to be. The little boy who kept every sparkly rock he found because it was “special”. The little boy who crawled underneath a big cardboard box, pretending it was his shell and he was a pet turtle named Secret. The little boy who used to write his mother checks for a million dollars so she’d be rich.

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Song Lyric Sunday

Hercules

Helen Espinosa’s theme this week for Song Lyric Sunday is Your Favorite Song Featured in a Movie.

This was tough because I love musicals — America’s only contribution to theatrical genres. I could choose from hundreds, thousands of extraordinary songs. Inspirational?

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Song Lyric Sunday

 

Helen Espinosa’s Song Lyric Sunday theme this week is either protest songs or songs about “surviving this crazy thing called life.”

Bob Dylan
At 21, Robert Zimmerman changed his name legally to Robert Dylan in honor of Dylan Thomas, the Welsh poet.

Before the British Invasion of bubble gummer rock, Folk music in America was hitting a more mature stride than The Four Preps and The Lettermen hit with their College Pop music style. Harking back to the social commentary of Woody Guthrie’s time, Bob Dylan and others — many others — tapped into America’s growing unrest toward the Vietnam War, racism, and the Civil Rights movement. He and the many others helped wake us up and motivate us to break out of that Dark Age.

Today, this song seems just as relevant as it was in 1964, like most of Dylan’s music seems to be. Maybe this can be the anthem for fighting our way out of the Dark Age we live in now.

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Song Lyric Sunday 4

Livin' la Vida Loca
Those were the days… thank God they’re over.

Helen Espinosa’s theme this week for Song Lyric Sunday is “’90’s Music”.

That was a time when, as a single parent, I home schooled my son, earned my living as a licensed Child Care Professional, and costumed a Children’s Theater group where all the shows were Musicals. The only radio stations we listened to in the car were either Oldies (1950s , ’60s, and ’70s) or Classical.

Even so,

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3-Day Quote Challenge – Day 2

Gracious Ioana, composer, songwriter, and music & piano teacher who writes Music Teacher Lifestyle, challenged me to the 3-Day Quote Challenge. How could I say no? To honor her, my theme is “Musical Quotes”.
My favorite classical composer is Ludwig van Beethoven. Energy charges through his creations like
wild horses stampeding across the plains, or
stormy waves breaking over a ship’s bow, or
new love ravaging a tender heart.
His brilliance will not be denied, and people all over the world listen and interpret for themselves.
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Mark Nystrom’s painted interpretation of Beethoven’s 9th. Honest.

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3-Day Quote Challenge – Day 1

The lovely Ioana, who lives in Bucharest, Romania, has challenged me to the 3-Day Quote Challenge. She is the composer, song writer, and music & piano teacher who  writes Music Teacher Lifestyle.  To honor all Ioana does to make the world more beautiful, my theme is “Musical Quotes”.

Stephen Schwartz has composed many world-famous musicals, captivating our hearts with his ability to touch the Truth in our souls. Wicked, is the real story behind the Witches of Oz, Glinda (soon to become the Good Witch of the North) and Elphaba (destined to become the Wicked Witch of the West). Having been reluctant roommates who became friends, they’ve come to the moment they must go their separate ways.

“For Good” celebrates the power friendship has to make changes in our lives, our hearts, and our selves.

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“Who can say if I’ve been changed for the better
But because I knew you…
Because I knew you…

I have been changed for good.” Glinda and Elphaba

With thanks to DailyMusings at A Day in the Life for reminding me of Wicked‘s glorious music.

Song Lyric Sunday

Song Lyric Sunday

I just found Song Lyric Sunday through Linda G. Hill, and, although it’s 2:17 am, Monday, I’m still up, so it’s still Sunday to me. Plus, it really is Sunday in Hawaii and all the way to the International Date Line. Good enough.

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