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Video by Benedictines of Mary, Pennsylvania.

Spanning the Decades with Music

I’m feeling a lot better now.  Thank you for all your kind comments on my last post.  It’s going to take me a while to catch up with you all.  I’ve also got quite a few blog posts backed up.  I took my daughter to Sally’s for another Easter crafting session yesterday so I want to share some of our egg photos.  I also want to share a more serious post about eggs.  Before I get serious though I wanted to start on a lighter note.  During our crafting session we shared music from our formative years.  Sally sang us an Easter song that was huge in the fifties and she found the original Gene Autry version for us on her tablet.  Here is a different version that I found that comes with a cute cartoon from the same era:

My contribution had to come from the ’80s.  Sally told us that eighties music had completely passed her by.  She mentioned seeing George Michael on the telly recently but she doesn’t remember him from the ’80s.  I told her about Wham and played “Wake Me Up Before You Go Go”.  It was a bit embarrassing to share that with my daughter but it’s definitely representative of ’80s.  I think I recovered my cool a little when I told her that I’d been to a ton of concerts.  However, when I said I’d seen Cher she thought I meant Cher Lloyd.  😉

The most fun part for me was when my daughter made her contribution.  She played one thing that I didn’t enjoy much because she had to find a version without profanities and that makes me worry about the inappropriate stuff she’s seeing.  The rest were great.  Ylvis’s “What Does the Fox Say” is hilarious (I also want to know what the rabbit says btw) but I thought, given my obsession with knotwork, that this would be more appropriate for my blog:

I also enjoyed DSharp’s version of Glad You Came, and there were plenty of other nifty YouTubes that she introduced us to but I can’t remember them all now.

Yay for the Yaybahar

This instrument, invented by Istanbul-based musician Görkem Şen, can be played in a variety of ways.  In the hands of it’s inventor it makes complex, evocative sounds.  I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.  The view out of the window is quite nice too.  🙂

My Hat It Has Three Corners

This is for a friend of mine who didn’t get the reference to this song I made in the title of an earlier post.  I guess there must be other poor deprived people who haven’t heard the song either so this is for you too.  Enjoy!

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