"Something you're listening to" is today's #Febphotoaday challenge set by blogger #fatmumslim. (Catch her blogging at http://www.fatmumslim.com.au/).
Technically, I'm listening to my dog snore her little head off. It's such a hard life :-) So, instead I'll show a photo for the Oscar winning "Am I a Man or a Muppet?" song taken from the latest Muppet Movie. (I heard it on the school run this morning). You can catch the video on You Tube here.Unfortunately, I haven't seen the film yet (you can read my thoughts about cinema prices on an earlier blog here ). I just looooove the Muppets. I wish they could bring back the show to Sunday evenings but then it would become "Muppets Dancing on Ice". There's an idea ....
Music can take you to a specific time, place, emotion or memory quicker than a blink of an eye if you let it. Not to be morbid, I often find myself thinking about the music I'd like to be played at my funeral.
Let me explain. My friend's MIL passed away and they didn't particularly see eye-to-eye and when walking through the doors of the crematorium to "Super Trouper" by Abba, I laughed, rather inappropriately. I thought, "hell's bell's my friend is taking the "p" and having the proverbial last laugh". However, it turns out, the MIL was a huge ABBA fan (phewwwww).
A couple of years ago, I had to put together the "playlist" for my own mum's funeral. So, if you've read my earlier post here, you'll understand that we didn't have the strongest relationship and it definitely had it's ups and downs. Anyway, I first thought what an opportunity and I certainly didn't count on it being the emotional roller coaster that it turned out to be. My brother did offer but no, "no problem", I said. Turns out she didn't have much in the way of a collection to choose from. Her friends had long since evaporated into thin air (funny how being terminally ill will do that to people). So I set about trying to think about the times she was happiest.
I chose some 70's classics (she wasn'r religious so hymns were not an option):
99 Miles from L.A. (Johnny Mathis) You Tube Clip
Don't It Make Your Brown Eyes Blue (Crystal Gayle) You Tube Clip
Only Love (Nana Mouskouri) You Tube Clip
The Way We Were (Barbra Streisand) You Tube Clip
Just When I Needed You Most (Smokie)
Too Much, Too Little, Too Late (Johnny Mathis) Top of the Pops 1978 Clip
Hasta Manana (Abba) You Tube Clip
Which still leaves me thinking of my own "playlist" becasuse I'm not convinced I want ABBA played at my departure...