Sunday, January 30, 2011

Old Songs and Old Lace

You know, the older I get, the more I love the past.  I guess that is a normal progression.  We want to remember the past because that was our life.  Friday at work, I sang about 20 songs from the past--mostly from the 30's to the 60's.  I find that people really enjoy these old songs.  I'm sure they bring back special memories.  I sang songs like "Fly Me To The Moon", "Stormy Weather", "Misty", "Someone To Watch Over Me" and songs from Carole King, like "Home Again" and "Where You Lead."  I'm in love with jazz right now.  And I was in O'Charley's last week, and they had jazz playing in the background.  I asked the young waitress if she liked the music and she said, "Yes, it was very soothing."  Of course, she had never heard these songs before they started playing at her restaurant.  I think jazz is coming back.  My musician friend sings in supper clubs, etc., and all she is singing is jazz right now.  That's what people want.  And, even though I don't really watch "Glee", I have heard they are featuring songs from the past like "Maybe This Time."  Are you loving all the old songs?

I have always loved lace.  I guess that's why I started tatting--so I could make lace.  Now, I am noticing lace on more and more blogs and on more and more Etsy sites.  I need to make more time to visit antique shops so I can look for old handmade lace.  The past is our heritage.  Isn't it interesting how these new inventions (like the internet) can help keep the past alive.  I think visiting blogs has replaced my love for magazines.  I use to buy so many magazines, but why do I need to when I have so many thoughts and ideas from others like you?  So, now I think I'll go back to visit more of your blogs for a little while . . . . 


Springer Orsi said...

I love jazz too. So many good songs. I love my macintosh because in Itunes there are so many radio station playing jazz and golden oldies. My favorite hungarian jazz singer is Myrtill. Let me advertise here a little bit:-)

When I have had my fashion show, the music was jazz of course ( Glenn Miller, Sarah Vaughn, Eroll Gardner, etc.) So in my head jazz and fashion and lace ... they are at the same place:-)

sewmuchfun4 said...

That is so true! As I get older, I discover a fondness for things that I wasn't so crazy about as a kid, but because it is part of my past, it because more dear with time.

I also used to buy MANY magazines to see new ideas, but now just enjoy reading creative blogs. Saves me a lot of money and they are every bit as good AND I can find projects which truly interest me!

My husband has always enjoyed jazz. The kids are used to hearing different albums float through the house. Our daughter just joined the Jazz Band at her school. It's in its second year.

:) Ann

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Linda,
So nice to meet you! I was reading your blog and that is delightful that you teach piano and also work with the elderly...and your art is beautiful!

I have to tell you a story....When I was in my 30s, my father was very sick and he was in a rest home for a short while. I went to the rest home, would get him in a wheelchair, take him to where the piano was and sing all the old songs and play (I've played since I was 4.)

Well, all the people began singing with me....When I finished playing, a woman--a complete stranger walked up to me and said, "Thank you so much. My mother hasn't spoken a word in years, but when you played music today, she sang!" I'll never forget amazing the power of music, isn't it?
I did songs like "Bicycle Built for Two."

I hope you have a beautiful Sunday!

Linda said...

Thank you all for your posts. And Cindy, yes, our residents are really moved by music. Even our residents with memory issues can sing all the old songs. It's just amazing what music can do for people! Needless to say, we have lots of music where I work!

bunnytrails said...

Hi Linda!! Thanks for visiting my blog! I just read yours and got a little choked up when you mentioned "Misty" and "Fly Me to the Moon". Those were my mother's favorite songs and I had not thought of them in a long time!! THank you for the little trip down memeory lane. Have a bblessed day! Jo Carol

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