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I like Neil Diamond’s Cracklin’ Rosie.
The Best Day - Taylor Swift
Slipping through my fingers
One Love - Bob Marley
This is Ponderous - 2NU
Swamp Thing [Southerncomdort] - The Grid
The way I am - Ingrid Michaleson
(Anesthesia) Pulling Teeth - Metallica
Two Voices, One Song - Barbie
Lava ( Pixar )
Seven Joys of Mary - great Big Sea
The very talented Frankie Lymon, inspiration for Michael Jackson–and a sad case of a far too early overdose death.
Flatt and Scruggs. Classic Bluegrass!
So Wednesday night I went to a local minor league baseball game (well sorta local - it’s a one hour drive) and during an inning break they played the Scatman song. I’ve been researching the artist, Scatman John, the last couple of days. Turns out he had a severe stuttering problem, and used “scat singing” as a way to turn that negative into a positive. Sadly he died in 1999 a week after collapsing at a concert (he was suffering from lung cancer), but he apparently died at peace, he said, “Whatever God wants is fine by me … I’ve had the very best life. I have tasted beauty.” Prayers for his soul, and here is his signature song for your enjoyment. A couple of the verses directly address his stuttering.
Edited to add: Having had a stuttering problem myself when I was young, I appreciate that Scatman John used the lyrics of this song to encourage other stutterers.
Love the “Diamond Castle Movie” with Melody!
Always playing this on my ukulele!
My Theme song!!!
Sister and me were in the living room,
Busy coloring chairs that we lay on,
No signs of gloom, a quiet affair,
That is until I borrowed her crayon
I cannot lie it’s the one she loves the best and
I don’t know why I put her to the test
But I had no idea she’d get this distressed
Now she’s having a meltdown
Didn’t know that she felt down
A m-m-m-m-m meltdown
Then Dad walked in and stared at us in awe Couldn’t quite understand what the deal was Or what he saw, I took my sister’s hand Gave her her crayon and said sorry cause
I was aware that we were in a bind
Dad’s antique chairs were covered in colored lines And I guess he’s not a fan of those rainbow designs
Now he’s having a meltdown Didn’t know that he felt down A m-m-m-m-m meltdown
He’s having an M-E-L-T-D-O-W-N
I’d stop the world and wait for you to KETCHUP
But it turns and turns and you must be heard you
MUSTARD MUSTARD must be heard
Cause you’re having a meltdown
Didn’t know that you felt down
We’re all having a meltdown
We’re all having an M-E-L-T-D-O-W-N D-O-W-N down.
And I know that this might sound outrageous, outrageous
But a meltdown is contagious, contagious
Now Dad and me were having an M-E-L-T-D – down
Now Mom and me were having an M-E-L-T-D – down
And I’d stop the world and meltdown with you.
Life is good!