Alexander Averin

Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Que Sera

Up to 'Q' now, nearly finished the alphabet!

I have had a comment saying I seem to be avoiding 'proper blogging' by posting these songs but the majority of people who comment seem to be enjoying them. For me it's a case of having started (the alphabet) so I shall finish but I shall try and do a bit of a blog alongside the song when I have the time. It does actually take a lot of time searching for songs, re-listening to them and deciding on a favourite; any journey into nostalgia can while away the hours whether it is going through old photos (another job waiting for me and I have chestfuls to sort) or listening to old songs again. And they do all seem to be old songs, why is that? Is there no contemporary music with esteem worthy of mention? There is of course and I would love to post some - any suggestions would be very welcome.

The garden has been calling me too and a myriad of other things fight for my attention on my days off. I do long to write my more usual type of blogs again with pictures, poems, photos and of course blessings and I do apologise for their absence. I shall try and make up for it in future posts.

Well Q is a bit of a cop-out I guess. The song does remind me of my childhood but I can't say I love it. I couldn't find anything else, though I expect someone will come up with one and I shall kick myself for not thinking of it.

Here it is anyway, it's a cheerful song for sure so sing along do, I bet you know all the words..  A friend told me only this week  that scientists have recently discovered the benefits to our health of singing and humming - apparently they do wonderful things to the brain and help with problems like anxiety and depression. There does seem to be an upsurge in interest in singing lately.  (I sing all the time but only when there is no-one around.  How about you?).


Bye for now,


Fran said...

You blog however you like, my dear. We've all been enjoying the song videos.

Frances said...

Cait, these alphabets are great fun, and you've made wonderful choices, some of them surprises!

Please stay away from Fleetwood Mac for R. I beg you.


ds said...

Ah, the quintessential Doris Day tune. I've loved your alphabet song posts. It's your blog, do what you like (and I find myself humming a lot at work lately..."If I Only Had a Brain"). On then, on to R!

Mac n' Janet said...

I'm enjoying your alphabet blogs. I looked up Q songs and your was the best choice, Quinn the Eskimo was about the only other contender.

Pondside said...

Ah Cait - these have been fun! What's a proper blog anyway? Your's is you and full of wonderful things to read and hear - or read and then go out and read more!
All week long I've been listening to a series of interview with Roddy Doyle, Kevin Barry and Claire Keegan - very good stuff!

Cottage Garden said...

Your alphabet blogs have been such fun Cait - and an inspired idea to boot. I've been singing along to the videos. Now this little number is sweet. You couldn't have chosen anything else really could you!

Just looked at R too - wonderful poem and Luke Kelly's rendition is spot on.


CAMILLA said...

Well I think your alphabets are great fun Cait, and thank you for sharing them with us.

Remember singing the Doris Day song to my children when they were small, love it Cait.