blog changes…

Hey folks…so having a baby takes up a lot of time.  Who knew??

I’ve decided to change the title of my blog from “The Long and Winding Road…” to “Here Comes the Sun”.  Still, a Beatles song, but I think it reflects the point I’m at in my life a bit better than the previous song.  At this point, I’ve gotten my sunshine, though I know if I ever want another child, the struggle will start all over again.  But, I’m so happy that I got my little Aibhilín.  She is the best baby in the whole wide world, and the cutest.

I hope I can keep this blog going.  Until my next post, I leave you with the words to Here Comes the Sun:

Here comes the sun, here comes the sun,
and I say it’s all right

Little darling, it’s been a long cold lonely winter
Little darling, it feels like years since it’s been here
Here comes the sun, here comes the sun
and I say it’s all right

Little darling, the smiles returning to the faces
Little darling, it seems like years since it’s been here
Here comes the sun, here comes the sun
and I say it’s all right

Sun, sun, sun, here it comes…
Sun, sun, sun, here it comes…
Sun, sun, sun, here it comes…
Sun, sun, sun, here it comes…
Sun, sun, sun, here it comes…

Little darling, I feel that ice is slowly melting
Little darling, it seems like years since it’s been clear
Here comes the sun, here comes the sun,
and I say it’s all right
It’s all right

day 1: favorite song…

So, we begin!  Day 1 of my 30 day blog journal.  The theme for today is my favorite song.  What?  I have to choose ONE favorite song??  Not happening!  I don’t think I can even pick less than 10!  I have a lot.  Pretty much if you want to know my favorite songs, come over and look at my iTunes list!  There are thousands of them listed there.  I love music, and I always have.  I’m very much into Classic Rock the most, but have recently discovered some newer bands that I like too, though they are not the “main stream” bands.  I really do not like the popular music of today.  The radio stations I listen to play oldies, classic rock and stuff from my childhood (80’s & 90’s).  So, I’ll try not to over whelm you too much, but I’ll give you a sampling of some of my favs (in no particular order).

My favorite all time band is The Beatles.  I of course have many other favorites, but if I was forced to pick one favorite there, it’d be the Beatles, so I’ll start with them.  Pretty much, I love all of there stuff.  There are a few I don’t like (mostly Paul McCartney songs – seriously, can he write a song with more than 10 words in it?  I don’t think so…).  I don’t think I could pick one favorite from their whole catalog, so I’m just picking a random one that rocks.  It’s “Happiness is a Warm Gun”:

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Next on the list is from a newer “band” that I absolutely love.  The “band” is Iron & Wine.  Why is “band” in quotes?  Well, because it’s actually just one guy named Sam Beam – he plays all the instruments and sings all of the harmonies on the albums he makes.  He’s amazing (not to mention that I really go for long hair and beards…check out my husband)!  I’m actually going to put up 2 of his songs here.  The first is Resurrection Fern.  The second is Such Great Heights (originally written by The Postal Service).  Such Great Heights was on the Garden State soundtrack, so if you’ve seen that movie, you’ve heard this song.  It was also featured in an M&M’s commercial a couple of years ago.

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Back to some classic rock, we have Pink Floyd’s masterpiece Wish You Were Here.  The first time I heard this song was while I was working at camp in 2000.  A group of campers from the older kids group borrowed guitars from the counselors and played this song at the talent show on Thursday.  It was great and I went and tracked it down after that.

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And of course, I can’t leave out Led Zeppelin.  I love them.  I got to see Robert Plant and Allison Krauss play last year (they had an amazing album come out a couple years ago).  I don’t even know which of their songs would be my favorite, so I’ll just pick a random one – Immigrant Song.

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This next song is by Stuart Davis – he’s an artist from Minnesota (my homeland…) who does amazing things with a guitar.  I love him and all of his songs.  I couldn’t find my favorite song of his on YouTube (called Your House) so I just picked one that I also like a lot called Mermaid (warning, it gets a bit graphic – and funny!)  Enjoy.

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I had some more I was going to list, but I think I’ll stop there as it’s getting long!  I hope you enjoy and maybe even find some new music you didn’t know before!  Up tomorrow: Favorite Movie (again, will probably be a long one)!