Friday, July 25, 2008

Send Me On My Way

As a child, one of my favorite movies was Matilda. I remember watching that, and Spice World, almost every day. I loved Matilda's childish mind, and her love for reading. She had a creative soul and used her "powers" for good. There was a song in the movie that has stuck with me until years later, and every now and then it will just get stuck in my head, and i'll whistle the tune or try and make out some lyrics close to what i remembered from when i was so little, until one day i found the song on YouTube, and the great mask was uncovered and it was Send Me On My Way by Rusted Root! Listening to it again was so refreshing, and i missed so much those lazy days full of home made music videos my sisters and I would put together with our video camera, and my obsession for Hanson and Spice Girls, and how i wanted Matilda's powers SO BAD when i was young! Anyways, this song that I used to love, is still one of my favorites today. It's so wonderful to find something from your past that you can still hold on to today. When I listen to it i feel like a young child again, and I love that.
Link to Send Me On My Way music video:

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Whos, Whats, Whens, and Wheres.

The other day at work, I was whistling along to one of my cds as a made this woman her drink. She asked me when I learned how to whistle, and I honestly had never thought about that before. I remember learning how to whistle inwards, when I was about eight or nine, in the kitchen in my dad's church. I remember the man that would always fix our computers taught me, and I was so proud that I had finally learned. Just the roll of your tongue in the right direction and i could create music in a new way.
This random lady asking me such a simple question had brought me a lot more than what she thought. I started remembering all of these first memories from when i was a child.. Like how I learned how to ride a bike on a blue bicycle with a banana seat, and i remember my babysitter pushing the bike from behind me when we were on my back lawn. and we would ride up and down my street for weeks on that banana bike.
If i think of any others, I will be sure to jot them down on here.