Friday, June 15, 2012

5 on Friday - Set 123


Travis at Trav's Thoughts invites everyone to lay down a short set of music that takes their fancies for his 5 on Friday meme.

...phew...

The pace of life in Julialandia is starting to slow down a little bit. SAINT SANGUINUS is the featured book over at The Full Fang today.


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This week, in honor of the girl for whom I was once the nanny--and who just celebrated her 27th birthday!--here's a Neil Diamond set.

Once upon a time, after I'd moved out of the Toronto home where I'd been the live-in nanny and then moved in as roommates with my employer's brother, we had his sister/my friend and her then-fiance-now-husband over for dinner and a games night. By this time I was engaged to Brad and he lived in our apartment with the brother/my roomie as well.

We played a music trivia game where you had to give clues about songs and then finally hum part of it if necessary. This first song always reminds me of Donna, the mom/my former employer/housemate/friend and her finger-snapping version.



Me with Donna on my 2007 trip to Toronto.

1 - Cracklin Rosie






2 - Cherry, Cherry





3 - Dear Father







4 - Girl, You'll Be a Woman Soon





That's me with Claire, back in the day.



Claire--woman version.





5 - Brother Love's Traveling Salvation Show






5 comments:

Naquillity said...

what a great collection. isn't it great how we can hear a song and be transported to another time... Neil Diamond has such a unique voice... after listening to these songs i had to go see which ones i had on my iPod by him. they were: hello again, song sung blue & sweet caroline... have a great weekend~

Mike Golch said...

Oh boy a whole bunch of my fav neil diamond tunes.Yep I'll admit it I love the guys songs.

Jamie White said...

Love Neil Diamond and remember when "Love At The Greek" was recorded in 1977. Then when The Jazz Singer came out, I found that he had written the perfect "our song" for me with "Hello Again". Absolutely wonderful set this week.

Cherie said...

I'm more of a ballad girl when it comes to our friend Neil. Such an incredible talent!

Travis Cody said...

Any reason is good enough for a Neil Diamond Set.