America and new prompt: A Very Random Challenge ~ Love Is In Da Blog 2022

I was very lucky to grow up in a household full of music. My mother always had the radio on that played popular music in Germany of the time. It was both German pop & schlager but also music from the UK, the States and other European countries. She played the harmonium at Christmas and we could just not get to our presents before we sang at least one or two traditional Christmas tunes. We also listened to classical music at any of the holidays. The Christmas Oratorio by Bach at Christmas Time and The Messiah by Haendel at Easter. Us children grew up singing German childrens songs as well as old-fashioned songs of the seasons like “Hejo, spann den Wagen an“. And yes we tried to sing it as a canon or round. Then there was church which I started to attend around 1982. It gave me a lot of support and security while my mother was ill. I came to appreciate the old-fashioned chants and organ music that was played. Our church had some rather good organ players and a lovely organ. (There is a picture of it at that link but the text is in German). And then there was the turntable and vinyls. We had anything from Bach to the Beatles and Stones. And Simon & Garfunkel. As it happens, the recording of their 1981 Central park concert came out on February 16th, 1982 and so I thought I might as well chose one of their songs. I nearly gave you a playlist with all the songs as I found it rather hard to choose. But in the end I went for “Still crazy after all these years”. It’s not a song I used to listen to a lot but it rings so true for me now. Not exactly a love song either. Well, maybe a love song for a crazy life ;-).

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I keep my post short as you know we are busy down sizing. So here is tomorrow’s prompt:

Tomorrow on February 17th we are trying to find

A Strange Love Song

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If you also like to write a poem to the prompts feel free to do so 🙂

Prompt List for Love Is In Da Blog 2022 “A Very Random Challenge”

  1. Choose your own
  2. A Love Song to your home
  3. A Love Song from February 3rd, 1922
  4. A Love Song with A Boat in it
  5. A Love Song from February 5th, 1932
  6. A Love Song from an artist born on February 6th
  7. A Love Song from February 7th, 1942
  8. Choose your own
  9. A Love Song from February 9th, 1952
  10. A Love Song, that isn’t a Love Song, but you think it’s a Love Song 😉
  11. A Love Song from February 11th, 1962
  12. A Love Song to yourself
  13. A Love Song from February 13th, 1972
  14. A Valentine’s Love Song
  15. Choose your own
  16. A Love Song from February 16th, 1982
  17. A Strange Love Song
  18. A Love Song from February 18th, 1992
  19. A foreign Love Song
  20. A Love Song from February 20th, 2002
  21. An A Capella Love Song
  22. Choose your own
  23. A Love Song from February 23rd, 2012
  24. A Love Song Without Words
  25. A Love Song from February 25th, 2022
  26. A Love Song for what is dear to you
  27. A Random Love Song
  28. Choose Your own

Let’s do this and have some fun 🙂

Please stay safe, stay kind and remember you are loved!

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