HAPPY BIRTHDAY, RYAN WARD!
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Back from Miami after a de-planing and three turn around’s on the tarmac. Oh well. I’m home and leaving for Portsmouth, New Hampshire this weekend with Pearl and the Beard for another show a Hog Farm (but with the band…yessss!)
I have been working on a song about my friend’s grandparents. I was hoping to have it finished in time to post it for today’s no. 53, but I didn’t want to rush it, so I arranged and recorded this instead. (Am I stealing this melody from someone? I hope not… but there is a big brain-file of music up here…you never know.) You can read about this song’s history and its author’s here on trusty Wikipedia.
Why did I choose it? Well, I was making eggs and was adding pepper to them and started singing it, and there was a hat on the bedpost so I wore it, and Lacey jumped on the bed, so she’s in it. (I think she makes it better anyway.)
Lacey and I did two other truncated version of this song because I forgot the lyrics. And did I really say “Posidividy?” This is the only one where we got all the way through, and Lacey was finished half way, obviously. Her leaving did allow for a “woo”, which I appreciated (given my requirement for “woo’s”). The hat? Not again. I feel like it made me a little douchy…weird… I’ll leave it to Jonathan to wear it.
This is a cover. Here are the lyrics I chose to use from the original. The mp3 is different from the video. Enjoy!
Spice Up Your Life (by The Spice Girls)
When you’re feeling sad and low We will take you where you gotta go Smiling, dancing, everything is free All you need is positivity Colours of the world Spice up your life Every boy and every girl Spice up your life People of the world Spice up your life Yellow man in Timbuktu Colour for both me and you Kung Fu Fighting, Dancing Queen Tribal Spaceman and all that’s in between Colours of the world Spice up your life Every boy and every girl Spice up your life People of the world Spice up your life Slam it to the left If you’re having a good time Shake it to the right If you know that you feel fine Chicas to the front Uh Uh Hai Sí Ja Hold Tight Colours of the world Spice up your life Every boy and every girl Spice up your life People of the world Spice up your life
You can hear the original here in this totally sweet music video:
But Lacey and I made our own video for our song. You can watch it here:
I hope your day is going splendidly. See you tomorrow!