A few of my blogging friends have been posting about music during this Coronavirus pandemic time in all our lives. These posts have taken various twists and turns and they have inspired me to look for some of the songs that uplift and inspire me.
My blogging friend, Steve Bottch, recently shared an amusing post about previously popular songs which would need to change their lyrics in order to crack it in our new social distancing world. You can read his post here: https://srbottch.com/2020/07/02/music-and-the-coronavirus/
I thought I would also share songs that don’t include any touching of other people.
The first song is Open a New Window from the fantastic musical Mame. I must confess that I was always a strange little girl with odd tastes. When I was very young, about 8 or 9 years old, I used to play my mother’s records on her ancient record player. Most of her records were from theatre productions she had seen when she lived in London. Mame was a huge favourite of mine and I still know all the songs.
Another record I enjoyed and listened to over and over again was Cabaret. My sister and I attended a local production of this incredible musical a few years ago. We both remembered all the words and treated all the people in the garage to our can-can version of the song, Don’t Tell Mama after the show. I don’t think Terence has ever quite recovered from that night! I remember it fondly.
This last song is one I like to sing in the car when I have to do something scary like address an audience including the media or appear on television. I find the words of this song very inspiring and, of course, Jonathan Roxmouth is knock dead gorgeous and has an amazing voice.
How do you feel about music? Does it uplift you when you feel down or anxious?