Monday, January 5, 2009

Music Memory Monday and Some Awards

I am always looking for new ideas and was super excited when I came across Music Memory Mondays from over at my new favorite blog Diane (oh my freakin God I can't believe I finally figured out how to link someone! Yay me!) at Good Morning Glory if you haven't been over there to check her out do it NOW, well after you read and comment on this brilliant post. (ha I crack myself up) She is funny and dark and has some great stories to tell.

From what I can tell the rules of Music Memory Mondays are pretty simple, you choose a song with some sort of memory attached, and write about it while sharing the video. Sounds fun and every song has a memory for me so I thought I would give it a try. So here is my first foray into my music memories:

The song is Helplessly Hoping by Crosby, Stills and Nash. A lovely song. Just. Simply. Lovely.
Plus I have a huge crush on Stephen Stills. I am not sure why this video has captions, but now you can sing along to my music memory. You're Welcome.

My Dad and I have at least one thing in common, our love for this band. I took my Dad to see them in concert for Father's Day awhile back and I personally thought they were awesome live. My Dad was a little depressed at how old they looked, but I still thought despite the added weight and new livers that they could still rock an assembly hall. They are on my top ten lists of most influential bands in my life, and Helplessly Hoping was one of the first songs I can remember falling in love to. The song that you play over and over when you are first dating someone because it just reminds you of the time you spent with them ...who freakin knew I could be so sentimental huh? His name was Brian McGrath and he smoked Marlboro Reds, wore a leather duster, and thought he was a cowboy and I thought I would grow old with him and we would sing this song to each other at night. Man I miss the ignorance of youth.

Relationship ended but my love of this song stayed. Instead of singing it to just one man that I love, nowI sing it every night to two little men that I love more than I could have ever thought possible at 16 with Brian. My girls liked the song too when they were little but now insist on me singing a Camp Rock song before bed. Yeah I'll admit that I do that on here only and if you tell anyone I will hunt you down!

So do this with me I love seeing other people's taste in music and why they listen to what they do! Happy Monday!!

Now on to two really awesome awards I have been fortunate enough to have been given recently! First one is from Diane at Good Morning Glory

The purpose of this award is to give it to someone who is showing gratitude or a good attitude ("if life hands you lemons, made lemonade") within their life or blog.

The rules: put the logo on your blog, nominate at least 10 blogs that show great attitude and/or gratitude, link to your nominees, let them know they have received the award by commenting on their blog, and share the love and link to the person from whom you received your award.

Well I know that I should name 10 other blogs but I normally don't. Know that if I comment on your blog I love reading you so consider this award yours! If you want it take it and pass it on! Thanks Diane!!!

The next award is from Jim at Irregularity Periodic Ruminations who lets admit it we all love and read daily, but if for some reason you are hiding under a rock, go check him out...often. He's one of my first blogs that I read and one of my favorites! He gave me this beauty :

"These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers! Deliver this award to eight bloggers who may choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award.”

So thanks so much you guys for the acknowledgements. I am so honored to be a part of this blogging community!


Irish Gumbo said...

Okay, so I am reading this post and thinking "Yeah, I have a idea, a musical memory involving 'Iron Man' by Black Sabbath, but I can't find any videos of tha an OMG!!! IS THAT POSSIBLE, THAT I SEE 'Anarchy in the U.K.' and 'Holiday In Cambodia' IN YOUR SIDEBAR PLAYLIST?!!? OMG!!!

Would you go out with me? ;)

Todd said...

Those guys are great! They kind of suck as solo aritst but together they are kickass.

PS Whats a guy have to do to get you to email him once in awhile? Bribery? Flattery? Name your price!

Mama Dawg said...

What a good memory.

HeatherPride said...

My husband took me to go see Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young a couple of years ago. I didn't expect to like it as much as I did! (Maybe it was the contact high, though?)

Sarah's Blogtastic Adventures said...

IG-I am gigling...seriously

Todd--Just sent you an email no money needed


HP-LOL I went to see Neil Young in concert when I was pregnant with my second kid and I always joke that it was all the "fun" people were haing around me that attributed to her odd little self!

A Lawyer Mom's Musings said...

Sarah, great post. I remember the day I learned how to link, Stiletto Mom showed me how. I had a huge blogasm right in the middle of the restaurant.

My falling in love song? Hmm (a short hmm). Stairway to Heaven. Yep, that's definitely the one.

Vodka Mom said...

You TOTALLY deserve it!

And, I totally love Stephen Stills. (Well, the whole damn gang...) but what a TALENTED artist.

Petra a.k.a The Wise (*Young*) Mommy said...

Congrats on the awards girlie! This is my first time visiting and I will be back!

DeeMarie said...

Great song and memory. I may have to snag that theme. I have lots of songs that bring back memories!!!

Twenty Four At Heart said...

Congrats on your awards! Great song and it was nice to hear your memory to go along with it!

Diane said...

I loved reading your memory. My dad is really special to me too. And I SO remember those days, when love was all fairy dust and butterflies in your stomach... *smile*

And I wanted to tell you too that you are THE sweetest! I'm SO happy we bumped into each other in blogville!!

Braja said...

Do you think it will ever get to the stage when blog awards mean CASH????!?!?!

goodfather said...

Love Crosby, Stills and Nash! And, congrats on your awards.

My musical memories are soooo embarassing! I'm not sure I can write them down. Not yet. Heh.