Sunday Session – Hubby’s Birthday Edition

Last week was a significant birthday for WH (Wonderful Husband) so it got me thinking about some of his fave music. As it turns out Thea handed the reins over to her Hubba this time round…not quite snap, but almost! It was hard to keep to two tracks, so I chose five, and still it was hard. Here we go…

Thought it would be good to get two-for-the-price-of-one here…nice to have Neil Finn joining in with Paul Kelly. WH is also a big cricket fan, so this song is very appropriate. I guess it’s actually like getting four runs, isn’t it?

WH played in a blues band before I met him. This tune features three of his all-time faves BB King, Eric Clapton and Stevie Ray Vaughan…in the same room.

WH met this guy through a bass players forum while we were living in Europe, and we had the pleasure of meeting him in Frankfurt. Norm is a great guy, with a beautiful family, and as you’ll find in this video, an extremely talented bass player. The title of his cd is pretty cool too…”Pondering the Sushi”.Take it away Norm!

We’ve been fortunate to have caught Niels Henning Orsted-Pedersen live on both sides of the world. With his own group (including guitarist Ulf Wakenius, who is also featured here) at the Festival of Perth many years ago , and with pianist Mulgrew Miller at the North Sea Jazz Festival when it was in Den Haag, not as many years ago. Such sweet sounds that they get out of their instruments in this tune. Shame that Niels no longer with us.

This track reminds me of cruising around The Netherlands on weekends. WH must have listened to it a lot when he had to drive to work, because he learnt the words to all the tracks on the cd fairly quickly. This guy from Steely Dan sure has a way with chords and words!

This is someone that WH has been listening to lately. Thanks for introducing me to her Bub!

What’s been exciting your ears lately? Want to share it? Check out what others have been listening to over at Thea’s Sunday Session.

Moments savoured…memories awakened

 So, what do you think of my attempt at being crafty?

 

With my kids constantly bringing artwork home, and making some things at home too, I thought that they would like these. Here were their responses to discovering them on their pillows…

Lego Boy: “Oh, what’s this for? I know, to say that you love me.”

Princess: “Thank you Mummy. When I look at this I know that you care about me. Can you please make another one for me so that I can take it to school, and look at it when something-that’s-not-nice happens to me?”

Miss Chatty: ” Why did you cut de photo like dat? I don’t like how you cut de luff heart.”

THANKS KIDS ;)

“I know that I’ll be a different person at the end of this month” is what I wrote on May 4th, and I most definitely am. I’ll admit to feeling daunted when I put myself up for the challenge. Of all the months for US ALL to be sick THIS WAS IT! My original plans for many of the challenges were thwarted due to this, but it also forced me to be more creative in my interpretation, after all, my family had to take precedence. Despite this, having this challenge to focus on has given me…has given us all…moments to savour. It made me think about what Kelly had shared about using our senses in this post…”Slow life down without being less busy “.

Interesting isn’t it, how a colour, a scent, a taste, a sound, a touch, can awaken a bank of wonderful memories? I have been transported back to certain moments in my life such as:

  • a visit to Monet’s garden in the spring with my husband
  • the fun my sister and I would have cooking pancakes with my Dad
  • walking arm-in-arm with my Mum as we went shopping
  • the Balinese music that my sister and I used to dance to, wearing bright and colourful costumes and make-up
  • cherry-picking with my family as a kid

Throughout the challenge this has been going through my mind, ‘I hope and pray that my kids will have wonderful memories when they look back at their childhood, just as I have.’

Thanks again to Kelly at Be A Fun Mum for the inspiration to

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