Tuneful Tuesday Week 99: “Miss Simone”
Tomorrow we say goodbye to our beloved Hobbit Hole. We’ve spent 6.5 years in the adorable servants’ quarters of this 1900’s home but it is time for us to move into our own home…above ground! Packing up all of our possessions and memories has made me nostalgic for all of the time Brighton and I spent in the Hobbit Hole, the laughter and tears we shared, and the life we lived in these rooms. The Hobbit Hole is where we decided we could handle each other’s unique weirdness, where we got engaged, where we got married, where we swing danced in the dining room and watched movie marathons in the living room. The Hobbit Hole was our refuge from the world—where we could hole up and recharge to our introverted hearts’ content. The Hobbit Hole was the first place I’ve ever lived at that truly felt like a home: peaceful, joyful, loving, and safe.
No song is a better representation of all of the emotions I’m feeling than Sara Bareilles’ “Miss Simone.” I don’t know how Sara does it; but her poetic lyrics truly are the soundtrack of my life. Thank you for helping me to say goodbye to the Hobbit Hole as we move into Pemberley. ❤️
Apparently I’m on a Gershwin kick this month. Enjoy this adorable song.
Who doesn’t love a good Gershwin song?
Tuneful Tuesday Week 95: Wolf
I’ve been trying to up my piano sightreading skills… so here is my attempt to sightread this piece with its octaves, large leaps, and crosses. I’m making progress and having fun with the process.
For all those who feel a little lost right now… maybe you just haven’t found your Peter Pan yet.
Tuneful Tuesday Week 93: “Bloom’n’Grow Forever!”
It’s mother’s day week at Bloom’n’Grow Florist. Time to hunker down, endure some sleepless nights, and make thousands of moms happy! In honor of all of our hard work, here is Bloom’n’Grow’s namesake song. 🌸
Tuneful Tuesday Week 92: Detour
It’s my wonderful, crazy, silly, fun-loving mom’s birthday today. So, today my Tuneful Tuesday is a duet of sorts in honor of the woman who taught me that it’s ok to sing terribly—as long as you’re having fun doing it. This was a song my great-grandmother taught my mom and then my mom taught it to me. I don’t know why; but, it’s become a bit like our family’s anthem. So, this one is for you mom. Thanks for always being there for me through all of life’s detours.
#ihaveamastersinvoice #idontusuallysinglikethis #singingbadlyisfuntoo
Tuneful Tuesday Week 91: Landslide
As I’m starting to recover from my annual sinus infection (yay allergies!), one of my students said I sounded like Stevie Nicks with my low, raspy voice; so, I give you my favorite Fleetwood Mac song, Landslide.
When I was about 8 years old, I used to sit on my tree swing and sing this song at the top of my lungs. There was just something about this song that spoke to me. I would sing it over and over and over. One time our neighbor even came out of his house and clapped for me. 😉 I haven’t sung this song for at least a decade and it still brings back the feelings of nostalgia and beautiful melancholy.
Tuneful Tuesday Week 90: Devlin’s Theme
This piece by Andrea Dow was a real challenge to sight read. All of those hand crosses and big octaves kept me on my toes.
Tuneful Tuesday Week 89: Candle on the Water
This is my favorite lesser-known Disney songs. This song truly spoke to me when I was a child and helped me to make it through the tumultuous tides of life.