This is the week that Cee reached out and grabbed me by the arm, giving me that shake I desperately needed. No, just kidding. But I find it telling that when I made myself sit down and do SOMETHING, Cee’s prompts speak to me. (Thank you, Cee!!)
Music. It’s up there in my top favorites along with my loved ones, reading and writing. It is such an integral part of my life, part of my family, part of everything. Just as I have to read words if I see them, I have to listen to the music if I hear it. So here are a few photos and quotes for Cee’s Black and White Challenge: Anything to do with Music.
For 51 Weeks: 51 Songs From the Past, this week was supposed to be “50 Ways to Leave Your Lover” but as I was looking for a good video of the song, I saw this one in the Up Next column on the right of the screen and had to check it out.
“You Can Call Me Al” was written and performed by Paul Simon. According to Wikipedia:
The names in the song came from an incident at a party that Simon went to with his then-wife Peggy Harper. French composer and conductor Pierre Boulez, who was attending the same party, mistakenly referred to Paul as “Al” and to Peggy as “Betty”, inspiring Simon to write a song.
Paul Simon did not like the original music video that was made, which was a performance of the song Simon gave during the monologue when he hosted Saturday Night Live in the perspective of a video monitor. A replacement video was conceived partly by Lorne Michaels and directed by Gary Weis, wherein Chevy Chase lip-synced Simon’s vocals, with gestures punctuating the lyrics.