Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Corner View - One Song

Corner View is a weekly appointment - each Wednesday - curated by Francesca, where bloggers from all corners of the world share their view on a pre-arranged theme. If you'd like to join in, please leave a link to your Corner View post in the comments at www.fuoriborgo.com, and be sure to visit other participants, too.

As I could not pick "one" book, I cannot pick "one" song.  However, each section of my life is punctuated by a song in my head.

When I was very young, my favorite song was "Julie, do you love me?" by Bobby Sherman.  In fact, I named my first dog Julie.

When I was a little older, I developed a crush on Andy Gibb.  I knew every word to "I just want to be your everything" and even made up a  dance to it with my best friend at the time, Jane.

In high school, music was very important and I prized my album and cassette collection almost as much as my shoes and earring "collections."  When Men Without Hats came out with "Safety Dance" I had it written on virtually every hard surface in my bedroom and bathroom.  (I used paint pens and am still surprised that I was allowed to live past writing it on the furniture...)  At the time, I had no idea that it was a protest song against nuclear weapons.  I just thought it was cool.  However, to quell any teenaged angst, I would blast the Violent Femmes' "Blister in the Sun."  (If I could hear myself screaming the lyrics, it was not loud enough!)

As for the university years, my musical standard was the stranger the better.  Hence a love for bands with names like the Dead Kennedys, Let's Active, The Dead Milkmen, Camper Van Beethoven, 10,000 Maniacs...

These days, my tastes are more tame.  The one song I sing the most is "Rag Doll."  I sing it to my ginger cat, Harry, as he is like a rag doll.  You can flop him around like he has no bones.  Such a sweet boy!

                   Happy corner-viewing!


  1. I enjoyed this very much. This was a cool idea to take us on a little musical journey. I grew up in the 60s and early 70s so my music was a mix of all that was happening in the music business then, which was a lot. Think Motown, the Rolling Stones, the Mamas and the Papas, and Bob Dylan --quite a variety!

  2. These songs or bans that I do not know! Lot of discoveries to be made! Thank you.

  3. I heard Dead Kennedys years ago too. :)

  4. It's true, so many memories get embedded into the songs we hear at different points or events in our lives. Too hard to pick just one!

  5. what a wonderfully musical trip down memory lane! thanks for letting us come along!

  6. i don't know the names, but than...i'm bad with names!!
    i will google them up and listen to your journey while i'm thinking of your flexible yoga cat! ;-)

  7. I used to love Bobby Sherman and that song too! Haven`t heard his name for ...a while! Fun to hear you were a fan and fun to hear your song journey and stories! Happy listening to you and Harry Ginger:)) (hope you don`t mind I made that nickname inspired by your dance with your sweet cat!)

  8. miss, i'll throw in my tapes in the VW, and on speed lightning i'll be ringing at your door to paint the night crazy. or at least in thoughts. i think we would have had excentric nights out with that music you're listing. n♥

  9. kids have so much music available thanks to the internet these days, that i wonder whether one particular song will ever remind them of one particular time of their lives, like it is for us.