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!