Hum a tune
the words appear soon
The music soars, loud and clear
chasing away sorrow or fear
like magic at it’s best
and relax and go with the flow
each melodic note will show
let go and feel, you’ll smile …
tap your feet
don’t miss a beat
all the defeat
will trickle away
you will stay
peaceful and calm
don’t be alarmed
Music is magic …
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You make me smile
baby, you got style
guitar in your hand
leader of the band
The sparkle in your eye
looking kind of shy
you know I only look at you
kind of silly, but very true
So sing your song
and we both belong
where the music flows
it’s quite a show
with you I belong
the feeling so strong
you make me smile
you do really have style
with me you stand proud
and sing it out loud …
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I tried this year, I really tried to resist. Oh, what am I talking about you ask? Guess it would be wise to explain the strange title! What was I trying to resist…The call of American Idol. But, just like every year I say I was not going to get sucked into watching. It can be heartwrenching watching some of those kids getting voted off. So, alas I have failed…I can’t control myself. I simply love music so, so very much and every year I have found a new talent.
The tryouts can be horrible, if any of you watch you know what I’m saying! I could also say it’s my slight crush on Steven Tyler, but this is only his second season as a judge. For an older man he is pretty awesome, in my humble opinion only of course. I was disappointed years ago to discover he had changed his real last name, it is Tallarico. Being Italian, I wish he would have kept that last name! Steven really is one gifted musician and there’s just something about that look of his…I love the way he dresses and his hair! Those feathers and all woven in are just somehow appealing. I said only a slight crush, the Twinnie chuckles over that term! It’s not serious, it’s not like he’s obtainable after all! I just find him rather endearing as a judge and I can’t help it… He’s just very kind and all to those contestants.
On a serious side note, my husband Dave was the best and only musician for me, for all time…But he is rocking in Heaven now. That is being totally and completely honest. I have watched and endured Simon Cowell…He’s mellowed a bit. Paula Abdul, what can one say about Paula? She does have a good heart, she really does. Some of those years on American Idol I actually found myself telling Simon off while watching on TV. Yes, I confess I also watched the first ever season of the X-Factor, too. I am so in it all for the music!
My 2 favorite years of American Idol, the year Elliott Yamin was on and the Danny Gokey year. They both came in third, which of course I felt was insane. They both clearly should have won, but they both are successful. I love both their music and own it all. Just listen to me, here I am going on and just rambling up a storm. Another season of American Idol has arrived…Yes I will be watching, I cannot tell a lie! Autumn will sadly not be watching with me, she stopped watching the year Bucky Covington was voted off, the same year Elliott was on. Bucky made the Top Ten and the Twinnie has met him in person 3 times! So did I and that identical twin of his Rocky. Never mind…She still holds a grudge against American Idol and will forevermore! Who is watching? Any of you kind readers with me? Do feel free to share if you please! Rock on is all I have to end this post with!! 🙂 😉
Listening to your music all around
I smile and think it’s the most wonderful sound
Play me a song, sing me a tune
The melody is over too soon
So play another song, my music man
You gotta know, I’m your biggest fan 😉
I love you, no matter what, you know
the love really does continue to grow
a lovely thought
though all time has brought
you to me, me to you
through and through
We were meant to be
our love has been the key
to unlock any door
All the music does is make us see more
all there is, my music man
play me a tune, whenever you can
sing me a song
I’ve loved you so long
together is where we belong …
It’s time for a song my darling man
get your guitar and sing as loud as you can
and right where we belong
Under the tree
it’s pretty as can be
So let’s sing a song …
You can chose the one
I’ll sing along
right or wrong
it’s just the spirit of fun
and we’ve begun
to count the days
and all the ways
this Christmas is the best of all
it’s ours, so let’s deck these halls 😉
and belt out a tune so loud
that we will both be proud
to say “yes we did”
and we feel like kids
love makes that happen you know
love is a gift ….
I sing in the car when driving along to anywhere and everywhere. Of course I have a CD I am singing along with…The looks I get? 😉 OK, I must admit they are mixed, not that any of it matters to me. Because I really and truly aways “Have to Sing it Out Loud!” Growing up with music and having Dad always be singing is no doubt a lot of where this comes from.
Being married to a musician, perhaps strengthened it quite a bit. What brought this thought to mind…The other day when I was on my way to Autumn’s house. My car window was down, it had turned into a warmer day than I had thought it would be. I was as usual singing along and when stopped at a red light I had some guy sitting on his porch yell question to me. It was “Are you talking to yourself or what?” It made me laugh, but he seemed concerned so I answered. “No, I was singing along to a song and don’t you ever just want to sing it out loud?” He smiled and laughed, said he was a bad singer so no.” But you carry on, you look happy.” Adding a thumbs up with his comment. The light turned to green and I drove on to Autumn’s house. I told her of this happening and we laughed, singing along to us was normal and quite second nature.
We set off to a store in town, both singing to my CD. 🙂 We were shopping around picking up the few things we each needed. When a favorite song of both of ours came on , the store had a lovely radio station tuned in. I started singing along softly without really thinking, honestly. Autumn joined in with me…The next aisle over a kind older gentleman smiled at us. Remarking “It’s nice to see you girls enjoying the music”. His wife had by this time joined him and smiled and said “You girls don’t need to stop singing on our account. You have lovely voices.” Autumn and I exchanged looks, now somewhat feeling embarrassed. We thanked the nice couple again and moved along, last aisle to go!
Another favorite tune came on and I couldn’t help it I started singing Very Softly. Autumn had joined in…It was a song Dave and Craig had sang in their band days and we both really loved it. We again got a comment from a guy who was walking toward us and shopping. “Wow, what a duo you are! Great tune isn’t it? Man, you two have got to be twins…You look familiar!”
Thankfully Autumn answered and turns out he did go to school with us, after all. We had a brief chat with him about school days and music. I had to ask him my question…”Doesn’t the music just ever make you want to sing it out loud?” I am so naive actually how I innocently ask things, but always seeming to never be able to stop myself. After all he could have replied rather unkindly or thought we twinnies really were a bit off the wall. “Yes it does make me want to sing along, but don’t quite have the nerve. My voice isn’t all that good, not like you two have anyway!”
Oh, come on I thought to myself…another person claiming to have a not so good voice? Maybe us twinnies were indeed alone in the wanting to sing it out loud after all. We do march to the beat of our own drummer and always have. We nicely thanked him and chatted a few more minutes…I nudged Autumn hurrying her along with me. Off to the check out line for us. A nice younger girl we know was there, both Autumn and I happy to see her. She was singing along to the song that was now on! A kindred soul, Jess was and we all had a nice little chat while she was ringing up our purchases. Jess is one highly amusing and just one happy 18 year old! She is just a joy to know and always in such a positive frame of mind. She waved us off as we were opening the door to leave, reminding us to “Remember to always sing it out loud!”
It’s nice to find these kindred souls, isn’t it? Autumn and I both will continuing looking for them as we travel through our days. 🙂
I was looking at one of my favorite pictures of my husband Dave last night. Any of you kind readers following my twin sister Autumn’s and my blog are aware, I lost Dave to cancer. He’s been gone over 8 years now, I miss him like crazy every day. About this picture, it’s of Dave smiling as he was singing and playing his acoustic guitar. He kept singing, as I snapped that particular picture.
I remember the evening he was singing this song to me so very well. I can close my eyes and conjure up the memories so easily, I feel am quite fortunate that way. The song, Joe Cocker‘s “You are So Beautiful to Me“, a beautiful song, a beautiful memory.
Dave sang so many, many times and so many, many songs to me…I miss that so very much. Recordings I have of him singing are wonderful, but not quite the same. Looking at this picture of Dave last night just made me cry, kept me crying for quite the spell. I finally got a grip, and finally stopped…It was because I could almost hear his voice. That’s how well connected we were, I could almost hear him saying….Please don’t cry sweetheart, I am always with you. He is of course, because he promised he would be…As often as Heaven allowed anyway.
I got to remembering so many things about Dave and me, our time together and our first meeting when we were 16 years old. He came roaring into my life in a mustang. That’s a long story that I will save for another time. I got to remembering silly and happy times throughout our years together.
One of my favorite memories was the proposal night. Others were just odds and ends of other thoughts and memories. I have to share the night he proposed. Very romantic it was, Dave really did propose to me on bended knee. After the beautiful wildflowers (they are my favorite) and the candlelight dinner, which he had made by the way. Dave had learned to cook at a pretty young age, so it really was a lovely dinner.
That man had already won my heart right from the beginning, just as he said I had won his.Dave and I were blessed in many ways, I keep trying to remember this fact. Some days or nights are just more difficult than others. Next to this picture of Dave on my wall, I have a set of his drumsticks hanging. I took them down and held them, that was comforting to me. It made me smile, he loved playing his drums and I pictured an early memory. Dave was in one of his first bands. He was rocking it out, behind those set of drums and singing his heart out. These are the times I want to remember…Dave and his music. I fell asleep listening to him singing ( a recording of course)…I had very happy dreams.
Becoming teenage groupies how exciting does that sound?
We’re with the Band
Autumn and I were over the moon when our cousin announced to us he was forming a band with 3 of his friends. We were 141/2 years old & this was going to be ever so awesome! We had our own tambourines and of course loved to sing, alas the guys wouldn’t let us be IN the band with them. The hanging out at practice and some gigs was making us dance with joy as it was. So, no complaints from us!
We had met the guys before and knew them somewhat, they were all a few years older than us. Rock stars already in our teenage minds! Our cousin David was and still is an extremely talented singer, songwriter and guitarist; he was so humble and also still is about his talent. He’s a cousin on the Italian side and he’s like a brother to us; luckily also very patient then and now with us. First practice was coming up and would be at the drummer’s house in his parents garage. OK Autumn and I were excited to be going for the music, but honestly also we were busy deciding what to wear, how to do our hair and all that girly sort of thing.
Randy was Autumn’s crush and took her hand at one point, dancing her around. She is my twin sister and I do swear the girl was swooning, I kid you not! In my mind Randy really kicked off her love of the “Hair Bands”. It was her David Coverdale clone in person! Anyway she is a bit more outgoing than me, so she was in her element. I myself almost passed out when Mike handed me his drumsticks and our hands touched … heaven knows what I would have done if he had taken my hand and danced me around! Oh my, the silliness of young girls is something else as I reflect back to that day.
Practice was coming to an end and Randy was already inviting Autumn along for next week, I was chatting to David, Mike and Rob (Oops, didn’t mean to leave him out). To clarify Rob’s instrument was the key boards and he was also a nice guy. They welcomed us all of them, of course loving the idea of this whole groupie thing. We ended up being a big draw for them at later gigs, the groupie twins who also sang and just simply loved shaking our tambourines.
How it all ends
Did any of us end up hitting the big time, sadly no we didn’t but they did have a local following that wasn’t too shabby Did Autumn or I end up with our crushes, no again but we all remained friends. Ironically enough I married my very own drummer Dave and his voice rocked my world, sadly he passed away 8 years ago with evil cancer and my soulmate awaits me in Heaven. Autumn’s best guy her late fiance Craig was also a very gifted bass player and a wonderful singer. The guys were in a band together for quite some time though, I would say we were Dave and Craig’s best groupies. After all we had lots of practice as teenagers, didn’t we?
Never say never
You never know so don’t say goodbye, it’s not always forever. I like to say “later”… even if someone dies it doesn’t have to be that they are gone from us for always. We have memories, we have “the great hereafter” we have or we should have hope.
So it’s how I live these days. I hold on to the hope that it’s not a forever goodbye.
I guess you could say I have lost many people I have loved, quite a few to death, my Dad, my late fiance, Craig he died from a brain aneurysm and that was sudden. I think losing a loved one or “the love of your life” to death is not final, it’s just not! I refuse to believe it’s final.
Keeping a positive attitude helps 🙂 which is soooo easy to say, but it’s not easy, it’s really very difficult. So I just think of it as another challenge. Hmmm… I know, that makes is sound better 😉
The Other song
Here are the lyrics for the other song, it’s Called “The Goodbye Girl” I am not the goodbye girl, I won’t say goodbye, never, ever!!!!
Never goodbye … just try and switch to saying “Later”… it’s easy 🙂