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Singing the Blues

Daily Prompt: Singing the Blues

We all feel down from time to time. How do you combat the blues? What’s one tip you can share with others that always helps to lift your spirits?

Music is my secret weapon.  I can’t stay caught up in my sadness when I get a little help from my friends.  I usually start by recreating my mood with songs.

Elton John is on of my friends, especially when I’m not sure why I have the blues.  I may start with a Sad Song:

These songs can help to realize what is really bothering you, by putting words to the feelings.

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Papa Loves Mambo (Not really)

Daily Prompt: What sort of music was played in your house when you were growing up? What effect, (if any) did it have on your musical tastes?

As I’ve Blogged before (cheap plug) in Let’s Dance and We Got the Beat!, music was a big part of my life from an early age.  Here’s an idea of the eclectic mix of music collections from my parents and grandparents:

  • The Doors
  • Elvis
  • Simon and Garfunkle
  • Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons
  • The Beatles
  • Stevie Wonder
  • Michael Jackson
  • Jackson Five
  • Ella Fitzgerald
  • Luis Armstrong
  • Bing Crosby
  • Frank Sinatra
  • Dean Martin
  • Glenn Miller
  • Beach Boys
  • Aretha Franklin
  • The Mamas and the Papas
  • The Monkeys
  • The Supremes
  • Van Morrison
  • Benny Goodman
  • The Andrews Sisters

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