[Closed] Because “Music Is Better Than Words” 😊
“Music Is Better Than Words” was Seth MacFarlane’s debut album in 2011, and it is a gem, but the title always reminds me of a game we use to play that was basically a conversation through music. Any song, any genre, there need not be words. You can type out the title/singer or add a link to a song that responds to the previous post or tells us about your mood, makes you happy or nostalgic,… let’s get to know each other through song! There are no limits, explanation for your choices is not necessary, but kindly give fair warning for explicit lyrics 😉 .
“Music is the universal language of mankind.”
― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
I will start with a random choice from one of my all time favorite bands and song (although there are many!), this never gets old for me:
Pink Floyd, “Wish You Were Here”
I absolutely love that album and I love the concept of this concept of a thread.
A particular song that has hit home for me lately and is a song the song that Charlie Chaplin actually wrote called 'Smile' and one of the lyrics in the song says "Smile, though your heart is breaking...."
Even though I've gone through tough times I still smile despite it all.
Ditto that, Alysia, I love the concept of this thread!
When I was in my teens and 20's, I used to keep a running list of songs that I considered to be autobiographical... like if there was going to be a musical of my life, these songs would represent most accurately how I think and feel. One of the songs on that list that is still as relevant now as it was when it came out in the 90's is "Don't Damn Me" by Guns-n-Roses (and yes, warning, it has some swear words and violent images):
One song that I vaguely remembered during my mental depression periods was "Angel of mine" by Monica.
It was one of the few R&b songs that I actually enjoyed since it talked about loving someone in a special way. It touched me to know people can love others regardless and view them special even when others don't see their true worth.
Love those! But as 2019 nears its end, I will lighten the mood for a brighter 2020 😉 Or maybe it's the lack of sleep, either way, I am actually posting this:
And I LOVE "my sugar with coffee and cream" 😋 (maybe too much lol)
What I want my new year to be
I rarely get free time just for me. I have an adult son requiring 24 hour care and have single parented for 15 years; but, rather than fight it I just imagine myself in a swing dance and remember that Ginger Rogers did everything that Fred Astaire did in their dancing and she did it in high heels!
Happy New Year fellow Orvillians! I hope 2020 brings you all much joy & may every night be "Such A Night" 😊 🍾 ❤️
lmfao "I love my sugar with coffee and cream" is one of my favorite Beastie Boys lines EVER! ...especially because I actually drink super super over sweetened iced coffee every morning (even in the middle of the freezing cold New England winter)! I make my coffee with 16 oz. of coffee, a bit of whatever kind of dairy is around, and FOURTEEN Splenda packets. Yep, you did the math right, that's approximately a packet of "sugar" per ounce of coffee.
Current mood... Introduction song to Futurama's Into the Wild Green Yonder, & who else but Seth MacFarlane sings 😊 & if you haven't watched this episode, I highly recommend it!
Hilarious. I’ll watch the episode tomorrow.
Well, I'm going to keep going, it's 2 am and....
I've recently rediscovered Tom Lehrer, a retired mathematician-turned-singer/songwriter best known for his intellectual musical parodies of the hippie genre. My mother was a huge fan and raised me on his music, so as I've been listening to it for the last few days, I've had lots of good memories of my Mom (who passed in December 2018, just over a year ago). What's most incredible to me is how much of his satire, written in the 1960's, is still relevant today! However, the song I'm posting below is not one of his political satires that is still relevant today; rather, it's a song that I was reminded of last night during the live stream @avp60685 had on YouTube, where discussion turned (deteriorated? lol) to the topic of pornography...