Wednesday, May 13, 2009


I've noticed something about myself this past week or so. I don't suppose this is deep, revalatory knowledge, but I have caught myself singing the most random songs in the mornings. I mean, I sing all the time, right? Who doesn't? It's fun and it embarrasses my kids and what could be better than that?
But I guess I just noticed that I was singing songs that were so random and so eclectic and seemed to have nothing to do with anything. I've decided that they must be the soundtrack of my dreams, since I find myself singing, say, Led Zeppelin at 6:00 AM, as I'm about to take my first sip of coffee. Pre-coffee Christy's subconscious is an open book. Post-coffee Christy has very little recollection of what Pre-coffee Christy did on any given day.
This morning, I was singing You Can't Always Get What You Want by the Rolling Stones, of course. Yesterday it was Midlake's Young Bride. I don't even know why. I do like those songs, though.
Sometimes it's a song that I don't like at all, like Francesca Battistelli's Free to Be Me. Honestly? I just had to Google the only snippet of lyrics I remembered to see who sang the song and what it was called. I have no idea where I picked that one up. Plus, it's a little on the pop-country side of things for my taste. Nonetheless, it was in my head before my first sip of coffee three days ago.
It's just an interesting thing to pay attention to. I might start a "Morning Soundtrack" section of my posts, in addition to those blessed "Daily Blisses" - just for funsies. Just for laughs. Just so you can make fun of me as you go about your day. And some of the music is bound to be good, so you might want to check it out too. But some it if will probably not be good. I don't pretend to have good taste.

Daily Bliss: cooperative children this afternoon, who finished all of their responsibilities and then some


Kate said...

I have an internal soundtrack too!! Sometimes they pop out and I find myself humming.

Yes, do start a footer so I can "hear" your songs too.

Amy said...

So sad that I haven't heard of any of those. I'm confident that I don't listen to music as much as you do :)

So where does one find children like that? ;)

Mary said...

I think your morning soundtrack list is a GREAT idea. Maybe the songs have something to do with whatever you dreamed the night before. You'll have to have pre-coffee Christy write it down before post-coffee Christy takes over.

claibornes corner said...

Look up my "new" song I'm singing now....James Brown - It's a Man's World....Seal just re-recorded it too.. I LOVE Seal - at least to look at and his voice! I sany this last week for the first time and crowd went wild - a woman singing it!

Christy said...

Nana - no need for me to look it up at all! Old stuff is the best stuff. I'll have to check out Seal's cover of it. Wish I could've seen you bring down the house with that one, girl!
Amy - you can't find children like that anywhere. They appear out of thin air and overtake the bodies of the children you already have. It's a mystery.

Christy said...

Kate - I'm so glad to know I'm not the only one! Phew! I'd love to hear your soundtrack too.
Mary - exactly. Pre-coffee Christy is concentrating very hard on remembering those songs long enough to write them down :) I figure if I can't remember the dream, maybe the music gives me a clue!