Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Wordful Wednesday: Music

"Mom! You have to see this! This it the most totally random piece of music ever."

"Actually honey, that's kind of a famous song. I played that on the piano when I was your age."

"What? That's crazy! How could this be a famous song? It's bizarre!"

And then it hit me. I knew what the title meant, but he was reading it rather literally:

He's been walking around waving to the walls and saying "goodbye old paint!" ever since, and laughing every time. For the uninitiated, "Old Paint" is a horse. This is an old cowboy song. I guess his music teacher didn't explain that.

I'm still playing songs that sound like what they describe. Currently on my music stand is a song about a bunch of dancing elves. Makes about as much sense as singing about an old horse.

I think I totally cheated on the picture part of this, but if you want to see real pictures, like of cute kids and sunrises and other tangible things (maybe even some paint) go visit Angie at Seven Clown Circus who hosts Wordful Wednesday.

12 people stopped folding laundry to write:

Laura said...

I'm glad he's learning those older songs. What will happen to them if the younger ones don't learn them?
My whole family,even those of us who don't read music, can play the song Garden Wall on the piano because my grandmother taught it to us.
I love that.

Cheri @ Blog This Mom!® said...

I love it when Laura looks up from her music and asks, "Mom! Have you ever heard this song?" And it is something that I played on the piano when I was her age.


The Raggedy Girl said...

Well I am far along in my piano lessons to know how far along a person would have to be to play a song like this song. BRAVO!

Roberta Anne

Jen said...

Wow, I bet those are some songs.

Anonymous said...

The old songs are some of the best and need the newer generation to carry them on.

Lindsay-ann said...

Looks a complicated song. I would love to hear it.
I will have a go at linking up on Friday if I can work out what to do! Thanks for your comment.

Dena said...

Very cool that he's being taught the "old stuff"! Oh do I get extra credit for actually having a Paint horse?! ;)

Debbie said...

I didn't really know who Old Paint was either! I thought maybe it was the theme song for one of those decorating shows:)

Claremont First Ward said...

Hold.......on. He can play that music? Your kids are amazingly talented! And definitely have the market on cutest boy/girl twins! :)

Anonymous said...

That's hilarious! I know where your son's coming from, I'm always misunderstanding music. My father in law is a composer, and I must must admit I "don't get" his music at all. Luckily, at the one and only concert I've ever been to where his music was performed I got an eyelash stuck under my contact lens, and tears streamed down my face the whole concert. Everyone assumed I was "moved" when in fact I had no idea what the hell was going on ;)

Lily Boot said...

wow that's some music! Wish I was there to enjoy the lovely playing! It is funny the things kids hear in music - I was the same :-)

Christy said...

This is my daughter's favorite song! I knew Paint was a horse... took me a while to think about it being paint on the walls! LOL!

so funny! now, I will be singing that song in my head for the rest of the noc!

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