Continuing on the topic of my geezerhood, I still listen to CDs. You remember those, right? They're flat and round, mysteriously loaded with ten or so tunes, half of which you probably don't like?
I hog CDs from the library, too. Here's what's playing in my van or in my kitchen this week:
Les Miserables 10th Anniversary Concert: Ever since public TV started playing the anniversary concert, I've been in a Miserables mood. I am determined to listen to the soundtrack until I spout nothing but Les Mis lyrics. "I'm going shopping on my own! Cuz I'm the master of the house! Keeper of the zoo!" Stuff like that.
Singin' American Legends: Without fail, music class was my fave-o-rite subject throughout school. And for whatever reason, the song "Froggy Went a Courtin'" was one of those songs that made my pigtails curl with glee. Uh-huh! Uh-huh! This collection also contains The Catchiest Tune Known To Man, "Dog Named Blue," as well as my Dad's signature song, "Old Dan Tucker." See? Legends.
Beethoven Lives Upstairs: Included in the Classical Kids series, this CD is part dramatic reading, part music. Or kinda both put together. It's unique in that the story being told represents true events from Beethoven's life, and the music is all excerpts from his works. It's one of those CDs that can be listened to again and again, while hearing something new each time.
You've Got Mail: I reserved this soundtrack for the sole purpose of listening to it on our trip to the coast. I tell you what--this is perhaps one of the happiest soundtracks I've had a chance to meet. It's guaranteed to make you dance and snap and sing in the driver's seat, and guaranteed to embarrass yourself while doing so. Ask me how I know. "She rocks in the treetop...all day long..."
The Best of Schoolhouse Rock: I've made my kids memorize the Preamble to the Constitution, mostly to exercise their brains. Of course the boys think they're so funny when they say, "Secure the blessings of liberty--to ourselves and our posterior." Oh, hardy har har, and just for punishment, I make them listen to the Schoolhouse Rock folks sing about We The People. Neener neener. However, the song that I remember most from my Saturday morning TV addiction is "I'm Just a Bill." Now there's some good music.
I realize this set of CDs is so telling of who I am--it's a little bit Broadway, a little bit school, and a little bit
outdated pop culture. Huh. What's in your player this week?
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