Sharing this world on the second of May

I just couldn’t get this done yesterday. I was one of those days when I was busy all day, but I don’t know what I did — except cook dinner, order more trash bags and olive oil, feed some birds. Clean the shower. I think I also took a few pictures and one of the cards has gone missing. I suspect I put it it with the other cards rather than bringing it out here for processing. I’ll find it sooner or later. They all look the same.

I find it hard to believe it’s May. How can it be May? The last time I looked, it was March and we had COVID. April zipped right past me and I never got a real handle on it. I hope I get a better grip on May!

The First of May is a Bee Gees Song (link: Do you like the Bee Gees? If so, what is your favourite track?

I barely remember the Bee Gees. Did I like them? They weren’t high on my list of favorites or I would remember them. I still remember my favorites and can sing most of them. I actually still own most of that music on CD and have all of it set as playlists on Amazon Music.

What was the first record (single or album) you bought?

It probably was a 45 rpm single called “Wonderful, Wonderful” sung by Johnny Mathis. I loved his voice. I still have a couple of his records (on vinyl). It is still a great voice. It’s like melted chocolate for the soul.

However, before I could buy my own music, my parents bought me many records. Because I was a piano student, a lot of the records were stars in the world of classical piano. Like Vladimir Horowitz — a personal favorite — and Arthur Rubinstein. I also loved music that told stories like “Night on Bald Mountain” and “Pictures at an Exhibition.” Plus, all the animated movies Disney made put out sets of records that came with story books linked to the music.

Do you know what was top of the charts the day you were born?

It appears to have been Perry Como singing “Prisoner of Love.” Perry was still singing it when I was old enough to watch him on TV. He had a very long career.

Do you and your partner have a ‘special tune’?

“Pancho and Lefty,” written by Townes Van Zandt and sung by so many people. I like this performance because it’s not just the song. It’s the whole story.

Is this gratitude?

Music is the only language in which you cannot say a mean or sarcastic thing.

— John Erskine

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8 replies

  1. Hi Marilyn, I really like the pink day lily. I like the Beegees and know a lot of their music. I always wanted to learn to play the piano but never had the opportunity. I gave both my sons the opportunity but they both gave it up. Life is funny like that 😊.


  2. Thanks for joining in Marilyn. I don’t know where the year has gone, let alone April.
    Nice quote about music. It’s the lyrics that give it sarcasm. I had a tranny too and would tune in to Radio Luxembourg at night to send me to sleep.


  3. April let us down here this year. Not hardly a drop of rain to be seen.
    Consequently my poor daffodils and crosus are somewhat stunted.
    Likewise tulips not emerging yet.
    Looks like our hose is going to get a workout.


  4. I don’t know what happened to April, or a lot of other months for that matter. It was cold and wet here most of the month so I did little in the garden. Nothing new was planted.
    I loved Saturday Night Fever so I loved those Bee Gee’s tunes. A lot of their stuff I did not care for.
    I think The Association’s greatest hits was the first album I bought. I bought some 45s before that but could not tell you which one came first.
    Come on-a My House by Rosemary Clooney was number 1 when I was born.


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