Monday, September 19, 2011

Sounds of Summer

Now you know how Miss MoneyPenny loves her music.  There is always music playing in the MoneyPenny household, and there always has been.  I came to music on the radio pretty young.  When I was in first grade I brought home the measles, mumps and chicken pox to the whole family, including Dad.  When I say Mom went crazy taking care of three sick little kids and their father, I mean it - literally.  It was like I brought the plague home on purpose and was never forgiven.

Anyway, the thinking at that time was you had to be in a darkened room, or else you would go blind from the measles.  I personally think that Mom dreamed that one up because whenever any of us got sick from then on, it was the dark room.  We would go to school sick to avoid it.  You can imagine how lonely I was by myself in the dark, so Mom plugged in a radio by my bed.  All I could get on that radio was a Top 40 station out of Roseburg but that was fine with me.  Those DJs were my friends and I really liked the music.  So began a lifetime of radio listening.  I even slept all night with it on and was really put out when my young husband told me to turn that darn thing off, so he could get some sleep.  Jerk.

When I think of summertime music, Summer in the City by the Lovin' Spoonful, always comes to mind.  Also, California Girls by The Beach Boys and Light My Fire by The Doors, Fool by Chris Rea. Lying Eyes by The Eagles, Dreamboat Annie by Heart.  I could go on and on.  I still love those songs and the memories that they bring.

So, this is a list of what I've been listening to this summer:

Light You Up - Shawn Mullins
Beg, Steal or Borrow - Ray LaMontagne
Crash into You - Dave Matthews Band
Two Against One - Dangermouse
Rolling in the Deep - Adele
Iris - Goo Goo Dolls
Come as you are - Nirvana
John Mayer - everything by him - I know that he is a kiss and tell jerk, but I like his music

This is the short list.  Click on the "0 comments" and tell me what you are liking this summer and I'll share.  After all, summer in the city is almost over.

1 comment:

  1. You got a radio by your bed?????? No FAIR!!!

    The current music appreciated by the under 10 crowd in my house is "Where were you when the cat threw up?"

    Regarding my music choices - the 59 and over crowd... (Note that the under 10 crowd wouldn't think it was such a funny song if THEY were the ones cleaning it up!) Again... my money and time saving hint here is the same as the makeup one. Listen and borrow your big sister's music. She has gone to all the trouble and expense! See? Couldn't be easier! Now, get out and hike and kayak while someone else takes the time to remember the songs...