Monday Bang Your Drum – Dead Man Fall (4:32)
I've been thinking about the things that, are stuck inside in my head and I can’t get them out. And I've been waking, at four in the morning; I don’t know why I can’t get back to sleep again tonight. Keep Banging On And your day will come Keep Banging On Banging on your drum And they will hear you I am wishing, that I was making, a list of all the good things that I've ever done with my life And everybody thinks I have wasted, wasted every chance I ever had to be somebody. Keep Banging On And your day will come Keep Banging On Banging on your drum No one lives forever, Business here I've got to finish You won’t make your mind up You won’t make your mind up for me No one lives forever, Business here you've got to finish You won’t make your mind up You won’t make your mind up for me Hang out of your window Shout it down to the people below. Everyone will hear you. They are going to hear you. Keep Banging On Banging on your drum OH OH OH OH OH OH OH OH OH OH OH OH……. Keep Banging On Banging on your drum
Tuesday When in doubt, let’s listen to the kids. Let’s all be young today! We Are Young – PS22 Chorus and Walk the Moon (3:43)
Wednesday Hmmm, seem to have been out to lunch.
Thursday Happy Earth Day! Here’s Forest Murmurs from Wagner’s Siegfried (8:57) Our hero Siegfried is on his travels in Act 2, he has a rare quiet moment in the forest: you hear the trees in the wind, and bird singing. Later in the act, after tasting a dragon’s blood (!), he’s able to understand what the bird is saying, and goes on the next part of his journey. Which is so complicated, Wagner wrote two whole operas to explain it. You’ll have to look it up.
And while we’re at it: here’s the Overture to Das Rheingold, also by Richard Wagner. The music starts at about 4:10, and the overture is about 4 minutes long, but I can’t bear to send you a version that doesn’t include the Rhine Maidens singing the first scene, so I hope you give them a listen as well. This is the musical depiction of the Rhine river. To hear it live is overwhelming, I hope you get the opportunity.
Friday Help Me – Joni Mitchell (3:24)
Saturday It’s a nice morning in Maine! I got so much feedback asking for Gordon MacCrea, but I stuck with Hugh Jackman. The man can wear chaps.
Oh What a Beautiful Morning – Oklahoma – Hugh Jackman (3:04)
Oh What a Beautiful Morning – Oklahoma – Ray Charles and the Count Basie Orchestra (4:35)
Sunday This is the first piece of Brahms I remember hearing, I fell in love. Brahms Quintet for Piano and Strings in f minor 2nd movement (8:34)
Here’s the complete quintet, it’s all gorgeous: Brahms Quintet for Piano and Strings in F minor, Op 34 (40:42)