Share Your World (May 1, 2023)

Hi everyone. I’m really wanting to continue my blogging streak and, even though I have a lot I could still write about, I don’t feel like writing a long blog post. Instead, I’m joining Share Your World. Here goes.

1. The First of May is a Bee Gees Song.

Do you like the Bee Gees and if so, what is your favourite track?
I had to look up the group on Spotify to know what they produced, but my hunch was I couldn’t stand them. Indeed, they’re the ones behind Stayin’ Alive, More Than a Woman and other equally annoyingly-sung tracks. So no, I’m not a fan.

2. What was the first record (single or album) you bought?
I would like to say an A-Teens (ABBA cover band) album, as that’s what I listened to most, but probably it was the 1999 album Urban Solitude by Anouk.

3. Do you know what was top of the charts the day you were born?
I had to look it up and checked the number one in the top 40 for my birth week in the Netherlands too just to make sure it wasn’t completely different. It was On My Own by Patti Labelle and Michael Mcdonald. It’s another song I cannot stand.

4. Do you and your partner have a “special tune”?
No, not at this point. Our taste in music tends to develop together though: when we first were dating, we were both into Irish folk. Then came Tom Lehrer. Then followed German schlager and truck driving songs. Then punk (or that was before the schlager and trucking songs, I can’t remember). Then more recently country. Now we’re both into pop. I am more into dance too, as I don’t really listen to music just for its lyrics.

Music has no hidden agenda, it can inspire, soothe and calm.
I agree wholeheartedly, although I must say people can misuse the idea of music. I mean, staff often tell me to “just” put on some music when I’m distressed. It can definitely help and I won’t deny that, but it’s no cure-all.

To end this post on a positive note, I am going to share one of my favorite songs to dance to.

10 thoughts on “Share Your World (May 1, 2023)

    1. Thanks for commenting. I didn’t use to listen to current music either. I mean, during my country phase, my favorite musicians were all active in the 1970s and Tom Lehrer isn’t quite current either. I honestly didn’t know who performed this song until I looked it up for the purpose of this post, because I normally listen to it as part of a playlist created by Spotify.

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        1. That’s certainly true and is my main focus when selecting songs to move to. Well, I can’t do aerobics specifically but I can hop to music and want to be able to do this rather fast.

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          1. My Mum was unable to join in the dancing at an 18th birthday party due her knee replacement op, so I dragged a couple of chairs onto the dance floor and sat her on one. To Kool and the Gang’s ‘Celebration’, we did some chair dancing, with aerobic leg and arm movements I could remember from class. before I knew it a lot more chars were being dragged up and people taking part, My Mum enjoyed herself so much, it was wonderful to see.

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            1. Aw, wonderful! So glad your Mom could enjoy the dancing this way. I actually have more trouble moving my arms (particularly my left arm), due to my mild cerebral palsy, than my legs.

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