Spring, love, music
Another tag game sent my way by Bobfrom:
"List seven songs you are into right now. No matter what the genre, whether they have words, or even if they’re not any good, but they must be songs you’re really enjoying now, shaping your spring. Post these instructions in your blog along with your 7 songs. Then tag 7 other people to see what they’re listening to."
I confess, I'm usually very enthusiastic about tags but this time my heart is not really in it. Still, Bobfrom is an Internet friend who restored some of my faith in the civility and loveliness of man, so I will rise up to the occasion, though I can't respond in good faith to all the instructed demands. For example, I'm not yet truly enjoying my spring as I ought to, in spite of the tulips nodding their reddish-yellow heads at me in the window, in spite of the blue skies and my resumed ability to take walks (can't take walks on frozen sidewalks in winter).
I'm currently leading a discussion on the myths in Plato's dialogues. We have arrived at the Symposium and all the group participants are pretty enthused about the opportunity to explore the nature of love and Eros. Something about the combination of spring, Eros, and Plato that brings out the best thinking in people. With that in mind, and since I'm very pleased that my discussion group is doing so well, I decided to try to answer Bobfrom's tag call with a supposition:
If I were enjoying my spring as this glorious spring deserves to be enjoyed, what kind of songs would I be likely to listen to?
1. David Broza - Sigaliot (Violets). Here is a version sung in the Spanish original Un ramito de Violetas)
2. Rita - Erev Kahol Amok- Deep blue evening (Rita is my husband's favourite songstress, ever)
3. Windmills of your mind (film version)by Noel Harrison
4. Everything (....Is Never Quite Enough) Wasis Diop
5. Pulp fiction: opening music with Pumpkin & Honey Bunny
6. Les Feuilles Mortes Yves Montand (Ivo Livi) à l´Olympia
7. Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 - "Mas que nada"
It's a wistful and somewhat nostalgic list and one that was inspired actually by the confluence of three fetes last week: Israel's Independence Day, my son's eighteenth birthday and Mother's day.
I'd like to tag my usual taggees but The New Centrist has indicated that he is not too fond of these games. If, nonetheless, he is interested in sharing his favourite songs with us, then please, New centrist, consider yourself tagged! I'm also sending out for the first time smoke signals to Saudi Jeans, I hope he will respond!
Snoopy of Simply Jews
The New Centrist posted his spring music. Intriguing, and to me, enigmatic, choices. I liked #8 the best, as might well be expected.
Salma posted her choices. I would cautiously conclude that she is a fan of Leonard Cohen! And she, too, likes "The windmills"! And Bobfrom mentioned Cohen in his comments about Rita's song, who is an Israeli singer of Iranian desecent..