October 15: I’m gonna make a joyful sound… “Red Dirt Girl” by Emmy Lou Harris. And here’s my friend Donald’s favorite live version inspired by yesterday’s Song of the Day; thanks for the suggestion. LYRICS & SONGFACTS SPOTIFY
October 14: Always have a happy ending… “Storybook Love” by Willy DeVille and performed by Mark Knopfler and written for our favorite movie, “The Princess Bride”. Happy Anniversary to Kerstin & Vijay (“mawwiage!”) & Happy Birthday to Bob Hull, one of the most talented musicians I know. LYRICS SPOTIFY
October 13: See each other as a gift….”Up & Up” written by Coldplay and performed here by Lennon and Maisy…. two versions of the same song for two of my very favorite people: Happy Birthday to Maya Sherman & Michael Winston! LYRICS & SONGFACTS SPOTIFY
October 11: To try, when your arms are too weary, to reach the unreachable star… “The Impossible Dream (The Quest)” from “The Man of LaMancha” with lyrics by Joe Darion, and music by Mitch Leigh. The song is sung here by Andy Williams. Looking forward to seeing the show at the Westport Country Playhouse; I hear they’ve done an incredible job with it! LYRICS SONGFACTS SPOTIFY
October 8: It was a courageous thing to do, but someone was already here… “1492” by Nancy Schimmel from “I Will Be Your Friend: Songs and Activities for Young Peacemakers” Teaching Tolerance – Southern Poverty Law Center. Happy Birthday, Rhonda Payne!
October 6: No ray of sunlight’s ever lost…”Saturday Sun” by Vance Joy. Happy Birthday to my friend Storey Jones who is bringing sunlight to dark lives through her amazing company, dtour.life. Check it out and pass it on to a friend-in-need. LYRICS & SONGFACTS SPOTIFY