When I came back to Blogland, I noticed quite a few changes, but one of them in particular was music.
Or the lack thereof.
Some of you newbies will probably be shocked by this, but just about everyone had music playing when you opened up their blog. Most of the time, it was pleasant and you got a real feeling of who the person was behind the writing.
I think the music on my last blog did that. Especially since readers would often tell me that they would click on it just to hear the music play, because it made them happy. It was combination of oldies and country, which worked for that particular blog.
When I left, there was a huge controversy going on about whether or not you should have it on there. People were arguing and telling people to turn it off and others were adamant that it stayed. It was kinda ugly.
Anyway, I guess the non-music people won.
Of course, there's still a few holdouts, some of which happen to be on my list of favorites ;)
But, except for those few, there's just pictures, words and silence now.
One of my dear friends asked if I was going to put music on this blog and I went back and forth on it and pretty much decided that I probably won't or at least not constantly streaming.
Today though, I thought I'd share some of the music I listen to and that I would have put on here, just in case you're curious :)
I mostly listen to music between 1920 and 1950. Not that I don't ever listen to newer music than that, but it's what I like to listen to most of the time. In fact, I have a station on my Pandora that is called Annette Hanshaw Radio.
Who is that? Well, this lovely lady right here:
She's my favorite female singer from the 20s and early 30s. Unfortunately for us, she retired after only 10 years. You can learn more about her here.
My favorite male singer from the 30s is Mr. Al Bowlly:
Sadly, we lost him to an air-raid bomb, in England during WWII. You can read more about his life here.
Then there's the music of Cole Porter.......
He wrote such lovely songs, didn't he?
Of course, no music list of mine would be complete without Bing.
I could go on and on, but I'll stop with my all-time favorite song and the first one you heard when you opened up my last blog.
Moonlight Serenade by the legendary Glenn Miller:
So, that should give you a good idea of what you would hear if you walked into my house.
Are you shocked?
You shouldn't be.
After all, it's not like I'd be living in this house and playing something like Metallica ;)
Well, I hope you enjoyed listening to a few of my favorites from the past.
Have a beautiful music filled day!