Sunday, April 29, 2007

Musical interlude

Son 2 got up at 6am yesterday. As the morning paper had not yet arrived I switched on the laptop and amused myself by surfing around music videos on YouTube as well as reading other peoples blogs.

A few hours later son 1 emerges. By then I have breakfasted, done some chores and gone back to YouTube. I am listening to the inimitable Tina Turner singing River Deep, Mountain High, a song I have always loved. He looks at me in disgust and tells me to turn it off. I am still not sure which was more embarassing for him, my choice of music or that his middle-aged mother actually visits YouTube.

In the evening I decided to change the song on my MySpace page. I try to do this at least once a month, but it is always a hard decision to know what to add. This time I settled on Jeff Buckley's Hallelujah, so for any of you who visit, I hope you like it. If you haven't visited MySpace do take a look, there are lots of writers and interesting people on there - good for networking and it's not all kids!

10 comments:

Andrew said...

Great choice! Buckley's version of Hallelujah is an amazing song - it gets me every time.

Sue said...

Do you find the children can't believe it when you know the words to songs?

I remember doing the same with my mom when I was younger, not realising that bands would dare sing other people's songs.

BTW I noticed you're a fan of Atomic by Blondie. One of my all time, must have really loud, favourite songs.

Sue xx

Cathy said...

Andrew, yes Buckleys Hallelujah is fantastic, by far my favourite on the album.

Sue, I loved Blondie first time round, but hadn't listened to them for years. Then I think Atomic was used on a tv ad and I was walking through Debenhams one Saturday and foun myself singing along to it on the instore radio. Just had to get an album again and now, like you I love to have it on loud!!

Yes, kids can never believe that what they see as something modern is often something old revisited...

mutterings and meanderings said...

Cor, Cathy you are trendy having a MySpace page!

I Love River Deep, Mountain High.

Cathy said...

M&M, I only went there to see if son 1 had a page...and got hooked!!

The Secretary said...

As a mother of a 16 year old son and a 12 year old son I am so there with you. One more withering look from either of them and I will get my Duran Duran CD out and play at full blast and embarass the pants off them!

rilly super said...

Crikey, this is all new to me. Your myspace thingy looks terrific Cathy. Is there a big blog-myspace cross-over do you think is myspace really another country? I think it might be rather fun...

Cathy said...

The secretary...teenage boys are so much fun, aren't they?!

Rilly...there are publishers on MySpace too. You might even land yourself a book deal. Hasn't worked for me of course. Join up and come and be one of my friends, quite a few of my readers are over there....it's just a parallel universe!

Marianne said...

Cathy, I love Jeff Buckley's version of Hallelujah and play it all the time. We do seem to go for the same sort of music. How do you find time for myspace too? I barely have time for blogspot.

Cathy said...

One of the benefits of 'working' from home, Marianne!

Yes, we do seem to have similar musical tastes, don't we?