fauxklore (fauxklore) wrote,

Songs and Stories

Things I’ve done over the past couple of weeks include playing board games twice, going to two story swaps (one of which I co-hosted, while I told a story at the other), performing in a storytelling show (which is available to watch until May 24th), listening to an excellent storytelling show with Noa Baum an Kevin Kling at The Grapevine, listening to a Yiddish music show, and having a couple of tag-ups with friends (one via zoom, one via a phone call). There was also work which was particularly busy at the beginning of last week as we had to put together a background briefing for a senior leader in a couple of days.

I expect this week to be just as crazy, since I have something on my calendar every single night.

In the meantime, I did aa fun and interesting challenge on Facebook. The 30 Day Song Challenge had a series of prompts, with the goal to find a song for each. Here’s what I used:

Day 1 – A song you like with a color in the title: Big Yellow Taxi – Joni Mitchell

Day 2 – A song you like with a number in the title: Another Hundred People – from the original cast recording of Company

Day 3 – A song that reminds you of summertime: In the Summertime – Mungo Jerry

Day 4 – A song that reminds you of someone you’d rather forget: 1978 Durse: Pass the Buck – from the original cast recording of The Curse of the Bambino

Day 5 – A song that needs to be played loud: Hey Johnnie Cope – The Tannahill Weavers

Day 6 – A song that makes you want to dance: Johnnie Can’t Dance – Wayne Toups and Zydecajun

Day 7 – A song to drive to: Drivin’ – Pearl Harbor and the Explosions

Day 8 – A song about drugs or alcohol: I Spent My Last $10 (on Birth Control and Beer) – Two Nice Girls

Day 9 – A song that makes you happy: Dirty Water – The Standells

Day 10 – A song that makes you sad: S’brent (It’s Burning) – Mark Glanville

Day 11 – A song you never get tired of: Sympathique – Pink Martini

Day 12 – A song from your preteen years: Build Me Up Buttercup – The Foundations

Day 13 – A song you like from the 70s: Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick – Ian Dury

Day 14 – A song you’d love to be played at your wedding: Yo Hanino, Tu Hanina – The Voice of the Turtle

Day 15 – A song you like that’s a cover by another artist: Rising Sun - Snakefarm

Day 16 – A song that’s a classic favorite: Fly Me to the Moon – Frank Sinatra

Day 17 – A song you’d sing a duet with someone at karaoke: Soon It’s Gonna Rain – from the original cast recording of The Fantasticks

Day 18 – A song from the year you were born: La Bamba – Ritchie Valens

Day 19 – A song that makes you think about life: When We Refuse to Suffer – Jonathan Richman

Day 20 – A song that has many meanings to you: Dance Me to the End of Love – Leonard Cohen

Day 21 – A song you like with a person’s name in the title: Buffy Come Back – Angel and the Reruns

Day 22 – A song that moves you forward: You Will Go to the Moon – Moxy Fruvous

Day 23 – A song you think everybody should listen to: Hay Una Mujer Desparecida – Holly Near and Ronnie Gilbert

Day 24 – A song by a band you wish were still still together: Rant and Roar – Great Big Sea

Day 25 – A song you like by an artist no longer living: Sodade – Caesaria Evora

Day 26 – A song that makes you want to fall in love: Au Jardin d’Amour – Pierre Bensusan

Day 27 – A song that breaks your heart: Streets of London – Ralph McTell

Day 28 – A song by an artist whose voice you love: Anchored (from Convergence) – Anthony Mordechai Tzvi Russell

Day 29 – A song you remember from your childhood: Lizzie Borden – The Chad Mitchell Trio
Tags: life in general, music, storytelling

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