Thursday, September 24, 2009

There's a Musician In My Mailbox!

Are you a music person? I used to be. I used to listen to some kind of music all day, every day. I don't know what changed, but I haven't really been engrossed in listening to tunes for a few years now. Which is weird, because there is nothing more soothing or moving than a really great song. I think between the constant noise of the TV, the kids, the street, the classroom and the thoughts in my head, lately I've just craved peace and quiet!

As luck would have it, I received a CD in the mail last week. The CD is by an artist that I happen to really like, 'cuz not only can the man sing? He's also really easy on the eyes! Harry Connick's Jr.'s new release, called Your Songs, is a collection of some of my old favorites by other artists, so it was nice to hear them redone HC style, with his big band orchestra as backup. And bonus, I know the words to alot of the songs, so I didn't have to do the Oprah thing, where she kind of just mouths something close to what she thinks the words should be until she gets to a phrase she knows and then really belts that part out. (Have you seen her do this? It's true, she does it. Watch her sometime when she has a singer on the show.)

Anyway, it was nice to have some beautifully sung music playing in my car and my home the last few days. I forgot how much music soothes the savage beast...or in this case the freaked out, harried mom.

If you wanna know more about Harry's new CD? You can read my full review on my review blog. While yer doin' that, I'm gonna go chill with my new tunes.


The Sports Mama said...

You've asked me how I manage to do what I manage to do... well, music is a HUGE part of that. It resonates, it soothes, it distracts and it encourages.

And have you seen Harry in Memphis Belle?? Mmm... :)

Melanie said...

Oh, I LOVE Harry Connick, Jr ;)

Bandanamom said...

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Suzanne Barker said...

Hi Geri!
It was great to see your comment on my blog! F troop was so cheesy, but fun huh? Agarn! Sg. O'Rourke! and Capt. somebody. I don't remember the blonde's name do you?
Anyway, I am a big music fan and also love Harry Connick jr.
One of the things that has been really interesting is all the different ways you can listen to your music on your Ipod. I think I may need to write a post about that!

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