SONG OF THE DAY – “FIELDS OF GOLD” by Sting

March 4, 2013

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I am so excited! Tonight I am off to see Sting and Paul Simon in concert at Madison Square Garden. I have had the tickets for months, and I am really looking forward to finally getting to see them live. I have been a fan of these two artists nearly my entire life, and their music holds a special place in my heart.

It was difficult to pick just one song today because I love so much of the music from both of these men … both as soloists and in their previous groups. Who doesn’t love Simon & Garfunkel and The Police? I grew up on that music and still love it. I finally decided to pick my very favorite song by Sting. I know you probably know this song, but I hope you won’t mind listening to it again. I think it is one of the most beautiful songs ever written and I love the haunting sound and lyrics. I think Sting is one of the coolest guys in the music industry.

Okay, heading to the train in about 10 minutes … so excited!

SONG OF THE DAY – “ZOMBIE” by The Cranberries

Halloween 2013

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HAPPY HALLOWEEN!
I thought this song was perfect for today, particularly with the Zombie fascination over the last few years. 🙂  I have to admit, Halloween has never been my favorite holiday.  Autumn is my favorite time of year and I love all the fall decorations, but Halloween … not so much.  I realize that for many people, Halloween is their favorite time of the year.  I think some people really like the idea of spooky things, but more than that, I believe that there are people who just love to have an excuse to dress in costume.  I am always amazed by the incredible creativity out there and the elaborate lengths that people go to for the perfect costume.  I’m impressed!

For about 8 years,  I truly enjoyed the holiday – during the years when my children were little.  It was such fun to dress them up, attend the school costume parades, visit the Pumpkin Patch, and show them off around the neighborhood during trick-or-treating.  But, those years passed [too] quickly and then my apathy about the holiday returned.  Favorite costumes:  For my son, it was definitely Sully.  He was the cutest furry monster I have ever seen!  He also made a great 2 year old cowboy … cowboy boots and all.  For my daughter, she was always so determined about what she “HAD” to be and those costumes were always the most difficult.  I created the perfect Tooth Fairy costume, complete with a toothbrush wand, wings, and toothpaste crown.  The year she wanted to be a lion was a challenge.  Who knew that a lion costume would be so difficult to find!  I finally bought a Simba costume and we added a bow – because she had to be a GIRL lion. 🙂  I have to admit, she also made a darling cowgirl too.