I waste so much time. Not really, but yeah… Tonight is one of those nights. My patience has been tried this evening. Oh, nothing horrendous mind you. Just feeling intruded upon a tad bit. So, my remedy this evening has been to sit out here on the computer, update my iPad, mess around with iTunes, blog, and drink – tonight my adult beverage of choice is Sailor Jerry – 92 proof rum, and coke – in case anyone is interested. I’ve had 2 so far – in a ball mason jar. 😉
My evening playlist whilst I imbibe has included but is not limited to: Billy Joel: A Matter of Trust; Alan Jackson: Remember When, 1910 Fruitgum Co: 123 Red Light, The Archies: Sugar, Sugar, Bay City Rollers: SATURDAY Night; Apocalyptica: The Unforgiven, Dolly Parton and Vince Gill: I Will Always Love You. The Penguins: Earth Angel, Richie Valens: Donna 😉 , Rammstein: Du Hast, The Ramones: I Wanna Be Sedated, Susan Sarandon and Barry Bostwick : Dammit Janet , Rihanna: Disturbia, The Partridge Family: I Think I Love You, The Everly Brothers: Devoted to You, The Bee Gees: You Should Be Dancing, How Can You Mend a Broken Heart?; KC &The Sunshine Band: Boogie Shoes; Santo and Johnny: Sleepwalk; Sinatra: Summer Wind and Something Stupid, Aerosmith: Crazy, Carl Orff: O Fortuna, Red Hot Chili Peppers: Snow (Hey Oh), Lesley Gore: You Don’t Own Me, Fleetwood Mac: Landslide (thinking of you Kathi!), King Pee Wee and his Golden West Cowboys: Slowpoke; Simon & Garfunkel: Homeward Bound, Old Friends (Love You C!), Feelin Groovy, and Hazy Shade of Winter. Betcha didn’t know The Bangles actually covered that one and its an S&G original. And, I forgot to mention that I’m singing. As loudly as possible – with the porch door closed in deference to those that are sleeping. Its been a very long time since I have wasted time in this fashion and it feels GREAT!
Oh yeah – the soundtrack for “Mamma Mia” is on now – and I’m getting verklempt singing along to “Slipping Through My Fingers” but I’m not changing the music.
I get in these moods occasionally. I have to admit its been quite awhile since I’ve sat out here and belted out a few tunes and had a few drinks to go along with my solo jam session. My oldest is out with her friends, my baby (see above) – gone to bed, and the Viking went night night several hours back because he has to work early tomorrow (going in for 5 am). I’ve got iTunes on Shuffle and just letting it do its thing while I write. Having some fun now my friends!
And just to paint a picture for you – I’m also dancing in my seat where appropriate. And, when is it appropriate not to? Its my party and I’ll dance if I want to…. LOL. John Lennon once said “Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted.” I’m having a blast so I guess my time isn’t being wasted. I choose to look at it as recharging ye olde batteries. My musical taste is quite eclectic as you can tell from the playlist I mentioned. But what is it about music that is so emotional? Songs take me right back to the place in time -which leaves me melancholy, yes – but also quite happy in a strange way. If cotton is the fabric of our lives, Music is the thread, connecting it all. How many times has your day been made by hearing a song you haven’t heard in AGES and remembering the lyrics instantly?
Hearing Sinatra singing Summer Wind brings me to the last dance I ever had with my Dad. It was literally almost 2 years after he passed away before I could listen to anything by Sinatra at all. The Bee Gees, KC and The Sunshine Band take me straight back to high school, The Partridge Family, The Archies, Simon and Garfunkel bounce me into my tweens. Slowpoke brings me to my childhood with my Gramma Emma singing it to me while I sat in her lap. And anything by The Everly Brothers or Paul Anka brings me right to my kitchen in Blandford – singing harmony with my Mom.
This has been good for my soul – although I will likely pay for it with a big headache in the morning (I’m on drink #4 now) But yeah, I’m having one helluva time – wasting time… I highly recommend it.