Fun Day Sunday

funday smileIf 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. 😀


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About ~RoseAnderson

Rose Anderson is an award-winning author and dilettante who loves great conversation and delights in discovering interesting things to weave into stories. Rose also writes under the pen name Madeline Archer.
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6 Responses to Fun Day Sunday

  1. treknray says:

    Really nice sounds on both videos. I enjoyed listening.

    Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash were the featured singers in the first concert I ever attended in 1970. The show must have struggling at the time. Johnny’s Man in Black outfit was a little threadbare. I liked him before, but that is when I became a fan.
    I remember Mother Maybelle Carter. I watched the Grand Ole Opry on TV every week.

    The Statler Brothers were on the same bill. Ever since whenever I hear Counting Flowers on the Wall with a deck of fifty-one will not get out of my head when I hear it. Now I just condemned myself to an earworm for the day.

  2. mikey2ct says:

    I never commented on this post after reading it, I put commenting on it on the back burner. My father was a big Welk fan; my mother bought 78s of Vaughn Monroe!

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