27 June 2009

Sing Songs

edit: *sigh* perhaps I should've stuck with lj. I always want to go back and edit my posts until they are "just right." Only, with blogger, I am afraid that I may be mucking up people's rss feeds. Sorry about that, I'll try to sit on my posts longer in the future, so they only get published once.

I have a hard time learning songs. I can't just listen to a song and then know it by heart. I've got to write down the lyrics, play the song and sing it back, and repeat and repeat and repeat. Thus, I know few songs by heart. However, I enjoy singing to myself while at work. Particularly, I enjoy singing to myself while picking up litter or pruning flowers or performing other early morning lone-lily tasks. The two songs I know by heart are "Blue Caravan" by Vienna Teng and "Sunny Road" by Emiliani Torrini. I'll pick around at other songs while working, but those are the only two I know beginning to end. They are lovely songs, but I would like to add a few more, and perhaps even add a few that don't deal with wanderlust. Those in italics are the ones I would most like to learn.

What songs do you enjoy singing to yourself?

"A-Tisket A-Tasket" Ella Fitzgerald
"Brandy (You're a Fine Girl)" Looking Glass
"Chim Chim Chiree" Mary Poppins
"Fly Me to the Moon" Sinatra
"God Bless the Child" Billie Holiday
"Good Morning!" Singing in the Rain
"Here Comes the Sun" Beatles
"Oh, What a Beautiful Morning" Oklahoma
"Outloud" Dispatch
"Prayer of Saint Francis" Sarah MacLachlan
"Sugarcane" Missy Higgins
"Today Has Been OK" Emiliani Torrini
"Throw Me a Rope" KT Tunstall
"Wagon Wheel" Old Crow Medicine Show
"Weeping Willow" Billie Holiday
"Winter" Tori Amos
"Whale of a Tale" 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
"Wonderful World" Louis Armstrong
"Your Fire Your Soul" Dar Williams

21 June 2009

There has been a beautiful conversation over at the Exponent on the topic of "good" and "bad" LDS feminists. For those interested in this topic, read through the comments. I've found the Exponent to be a respectful space for exploring ideas women and the church.