I put together two youtube playlists of songs posted in 2012:
New Artist Thursdays (My take on them): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxuqydyg9bk&list=PLcR4c-p-EwSEnaGGHs1d3bgNxQlTtlpwh
Guilty Pleasures (My take on them): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83j4ICes2i4&list=PLcR4c-p-EwSE9WEF86nxa8DSubHnVYaiC
I’m still thinking about my top 30 of 2013, will put them in a playlist once I have decided what should be in there!
Gene Kelly* – Singin’ in the rain (GPF)
From John Talabot to Gene Kelly! I would like to think that is a pretty neat summary of the journey this blog has taken me on and of the variable music that grabs my attention (however fleetingly in some cases).
My mother was watching a program yesterday about Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire which focused on their choreography and I found myself, much to my surprise, transfixed by this. Both the music and his dancing. I am not a big fan of musicals by any stretch of the imagination but this just filled me with joy. What talent those guys had!
It is fitting in one regard I suppose as I reflect on 2012 and what it meant to me. One thing about moving to Dublin is that I have had to deal with a lot more precipitation! I should learn to cope with it like Gene!
Let the stormy clouds chase everyone from the place. Come on with the rain I’ve a smile on my face. I’ll walk down the lane with a happy refrain. Just singing, singing in the rain…