Happy Saturday, Everyone!
When my friend, your friend – everybody’s friend :-) and fellow blogger Debbie the Doglady first offered up this challenge a day or so ago, I was intrigued. And though an idea came instantly to mind, I kept pondering; what artist, which songs?
Wouldn’t you know I’m right back where I started? With the exception of one thing: I’ll let you folks guess the artist! No worries, since my life is pretty much an open book, why should my life according to music be any different? This’ll be a cinch, you’ll see ;-)
After all, I’m a fairly natural woman; shy but open to the point that people know I mean it when I say you’ve got a friend. Sometimes I feel I live so far away from the pulse of things it makes me all the more grateful for internet interaction. Even as a kid I was given to taking pen and paper and wandering off way over yonder to spill whatever beans I had bubbling in my mind. City streets have always been a great escape and often as not, an excellent source of inspiration, along with my best friend, wishful thinking ;-) who never fails to help me see the sweet seasons whether it be the dead of winter or one fine day! And so it is that with every morning sun I awaken to an unfinished tapestry; confident in knowing I’ve yards to go where you lead before it is complete. I suppose I’d bristle if told it’s too late, baby, and might even offer up a little smackwater jack in response; as if the labyrinth of real and imagined could alter the fact that it’s gonna work out fine anyway! Lastly, if I must go, I’ll be standing in the rain with some kind of wonderful thoughts to take with me, but goodbye don’t mean I’m gone.
What a fun exercise! Swing by the Doglady’s Den for more lives according to a musical challenge!
So, did you guess the artist right off? Do you recognize or like any of the songs? How’d I do? I’d love to see your comments :-)
See you all Wednesday for IWSG!
Hi, dear Diedre!ReplyDelete
Shady the Jazzman here.
Florida is having the wettest winter ever. "It Might As Well Rain Until September." After reading your version of life according to... musical challenge, "I Feel the Earth Move Under My Feet." When you started your bio with "A Natural Woman" I incorrectly believed the artist was going to be Aretha. ("Nobody's Perfect.") When I read the words Tapestry and "It's Too late," I knew your spotlight artist is Carole King, one of my favorite singers and songwriters.
I think it makes the challenge better to require readers to guess the artist. This was fun and I'm glad you participated. (You can read my attempt at the challenge over on Debbie the Doglady's post.)
Have a wonderful weekend, dear friend Diedre!
In fact, I did see your rapid reply at Debbie the Doglady's Den ;-) Now that, my friend, was impressive! When I realized that you hadn't mentioned the artist, I thought it added to the intrigue of the game, which was useful since my artist choice is so easily identifiable ;-)
You have a great weekend too, dear Shady!
What a wonderfully creative post, Diedre! I absolutely loved it and did recognize Carole King as well. Thanks so much for playing along. Have a good weekend.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Debbie;-) This was so much fun! The thanks go to you for sharing it with us :-)Delete
Awesome job! That would have been quite a challenge, for sure. And I recognized many of those songs.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Stephanie:-) I can't seem to pass up a challenge, especially one as much fun as this one!Delete
Carole King was evident to me from the very first clue. I like the way you turned this into a narrative description of yourself.ReplyDelete
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Thank you Arlee! The narrative idea was Shady's, but it was a bit more challenging so I tried it ;-)Delete
That was neat! I'm bummed I missed out on this. I love music. I would've had fun coming up with something. :) I loved the titles you chose. I would've had a hard time sticking with just one artist.ReplyDelete
Hi Chrys! You can still participate! Debbie says there's no time limit, just, if you would please add a link or nod to her ;-)Delete
I'd love to see what you come up with!
This was so cleverly done. Carole King sang some awesome songs. Thanks for visiting my post.ReplyDelete
You're welcome, Suzy! I enjoyed the visit :-)Delete
I hope you'll stop by again sometime ;-)
I liked the story a lot! Nicely done. It was Tapestry that gave me the answer.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Nick! Good to see you, my friend :-) While the album itself is a four-time Grammy winner, it was the song that first introduced me to 'word-weaving' and I was forever hooked ;-) I knew this would be easy to guess!Delete
Very clever. I recognized 'natural woman' and thought it was Aretha but was mistaken.ReplyDelete
Hi Lidy! I bet you'd be surprised how many of Carole King's songs were recorded by other artists ;-)Aretha did a fantastic job, didn't she?Delete
At first I thought it was Aretha Franklin, but now I'm looking at the comments knowing I'm wrong. Fun post.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Medeia! You weren't the only one who thought of Aretha Franklin ;-) I would too, if I hadn't been such a fan of Carole King.Delete
Hi, Hello, Howdy, DIEDRE.ReplyDelete
I've seen you around in comment sections but don't think we've interacted before.
I found this post via Doglady Debbie, as I just now "took the challenge", too.
Nice job with it! I guessed Carole King correctly, but for the first couple songs I was thinking James Taylor. I know, I know - "Natural Woman". DOH! I'm an idiot, what else can I say?
By the way, I absolutely LOVE Carole's recording of 'SO FAR AWAY'. I remember long ago when a young woman I cared about moved out of the country, every time I heard that song it tore me up.
In Arizona, eh? A year ago this month I moved to Reno, and although I was born and raised in L.A., I spent most of the last 23 years in Arizona. About a year and a half up in Prescott, and May, 1995 to March, 2015 in Phoenix. (I'm enjoying this cool weather right now. Ha!)
Ola, Stephen ;-)Delete
Terrific to make your acquaintance! I'll have to check out your "Life according to music" post.
Yeah, I knew my artist would be easy to guess, but I still just had to choose her ;-) You were actually not far off; thinking of James Taylor. He seemed to enjoy the company of both Carole and Carly. (grin)
I was born and raised in Tucson. I adore exploring Arizona but sure don't care for Phoenix. Between the canals and all the blacktop it's way too hot! It's nice to know a fellow desert dweller, even if you don't anymore;-)
"So Far Away" is a song that has managed to fit with a great many chapters in my life. But you're right, it gets me every time too.
Some may think It's Too Late for me to reply with my guess. If I am, no worries. I won't be Crying in the Rain. Truthfully, I don't have to guess. I adore Caorle King. Yes, I Feel the Earth Move, I hear you say. Because I'm well known for liking 80's music. But I love all sorts of music, 70's, modern top 40, heck, I'm even a Jazzman. Which is great to listen to in the evening with a smooth glass of Smackwater Jack Daniels. Well, that's my comment. I hope I was correct. If I was wrong, I can't believe I was So Far Away.ReplyDelete
You're not too late, Jeffrey! Glad you stopped by ;-) You were spot on and it's good to know a fellow 'oldies' lover!Delete
You've done a delightful job incorporating song titles in your comment and now I want to dig my albums (CD's) back out!