If you’ve been here before then you know Sundays on my blog are all about wonder and smiles. In honor of mentally kicking back once in a while, Sundays are Fun Days! Each Sunday, visitors will find a fun, interesting, or unusual something here. I’m a nerd with a complex sense of humor and absurd wit. It could literally be anything.
I don’t use Facebook much. I don’t like it. But Facebook is part of my author promotion, so I go there. I have fingers in many pies — so many pies. The other day I saw a short video there, a clip of a young woman singing a song. I asked my son about it. This type of singing is a trend. Figuring all trends wind up on youtube, I looked it up and sure enough saw other musicians in action. In the process heard the words to an old song, one I hadn’t heard in ages.
I’ve mentioned before that I had a stint as a DJ in college. Long story. Add to that, I grew up with Lawrence Welk, Sing Along with Mitch, and had parents who preferred polkas(dad) and Frankie Lane(mom). I also have a very talented piano-playing sister. I love music of all sorts. Proof: My itunes has about 8000 songs.
So anyway…I heard a song titled When I’m Gone. Apparently it was a top 100 hit last year. It was a first for me, guess I don’t get out much. lol Somewhere in the depths of memory I realized it was a spin on an old Carter Family song from the 1920’s: You Will Miss Me When I’m Gone. If you don’t already know, the Carter Family was a family of country folk singers. (June Carter went on to marry Johnny Cash.) I really like the modern rendition, especially the instrument that accompanied the voice. The singer of this modernized version is an actor named Anna Kendrick and her instrument is a cup. Lovely voice.
Here’s the same song with a lot of cups.
I’ve discovered the catchy song is popular around the word. Here’s a lovely version in Gaelic~
So now I have an urge to add cup to the rest of my percussion instruments. I just might. 😀
For 100 days, I’ll post something from my chosen topic: Clichés.
There are 65 entries to come.
Here’s a cliché for today:
Into his cups
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Today’s guest~ Author Beverley Bateman