Tuneful Tuesday Week 74: The Man That Got Away

Tuneful Tuesday Week 74: The Man That Got Away

There’s been a lot of hype about the new movie “The Star Is Born” but I’m still in love with the Judy Garland version that this powerful torch song came from.

https://youtu.be/gqLNTelf9lk

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Tuneful Tuesday Week 73: Allerseelen (All Souls’ Day) by Strauss

Today is my birthday…. it also happens to be All Souls’ Day. My mom really wanted me to be born on Halloween, but I held out until All Souls’ Day: a day of remembrance when the souls of our departed loved ones are said to walk upon this earth. Maybe that’s why I’ve always been such an old soul. 😉

I’ve always had such a strong connection to this Strauss piece because every time I hear or sing it, I think “IT’S MY BIRTHDAY!!!” so I thought it would be fitting to share a recording of it this year as an early “Tuneful Tuesday.”

Happy All Souls’ Day and Happy Birthday To Me!

Translation:

“Place on the table the fragrant mignonettes, bring here the last red asters, and let us speak again of love, as long ago in May. Give me the hand that I may secretly clasp it, and if it is observed by others, I will not mind; Give me one of your sweet glances, as long ago in May. Today each grave is flowering and fragrant, once a year is All Souls’ Day, come to my heart that I again may have you, as long ago in May.”

https://youtu.be/Pt-PoJ1I9XQ

Tuneful Tuesday Week 71: The Way I Am

When Brighton and I got married in August, I surprised him by singing our song—“The Way I Am.” Everything kind of went wrong when I tried to sing the piece…the backing track didn’t work so I had to stall for time while my lovely helpers tried to get it to work. Then I just gave up and sang it acapella. Then I realized that it’s really difficult to sing when you’re emotional. But, even through all that, Brighton said this was one of his favorite moments from the wedding because it was raw and real.

But, here’s how it would have sounded if the backing track worked and if I weren’t holding back tears….. or, let’s face it, not holding back tears because I was blubbering like a baby. 😉

This one is for you Brighton. Our love isn’t pretty; it isn’t perfect; but, it’s real. ❤️

https://youtu.be/bmHHGFAOxFQ

Tuneful Tuesday Week 70: Everything Changes

It’s been a long time since I’ve created a Tuneful Tuesday. I took my little hiatus to get married, travel through Europe, record my annual Christmas album, and get my life back together. But, I’m finally back…

To commemorate the return of my Tuneful Tuesday, I’m sharing my favorite moment of being a singer—getting to dance with my mom at my wedding to a recording I made of our song. This piece from “The Waitress” is so special to us both and it perfectly represents our relationship. Also, as we were dancing, my mom told me that this song came on the radio when she was making my bridal bouquet….. it doesn’t get more perfect than that.

https://youtu.be/iWhJ36RCiFw

Tuneful Tuesday Week 61: Preschool Piano Songs

Tuneful Tuesday Week 61: WunderKeys Preschool Piano Songs

This Sunday is my annual Bloom Studio Recital where I get to sing along with my little preschool students as they show off their finger strength and dexterity….. and awesome dance moves. Here’s a preview of the silly songs we are going to perform together. ❤️

https://youtu.be/TNX7117VVHA

Tuneful Tuesday Week 60: True Colors

Tuneful Tuesday Week 60: True Colors

I wore my fun rainbow skirt to the studio today and one of my students said “you remind me of that song ‘True Colors.’ You know…..’you’re beautiful like a rainbow.’”

So, I promised that student I’d sightread “True Colors” for my next Tuneful Tuesday. 🌈

https://youtu.be/V4tvXVLQS7A

Tuneful Tuesday Week 59: Taylor, The Latte Boy

Tuneful Tuesday Week 59: Taylor, The Latte Boy

This is one of those pieces that reminds you that classical singers (and composers) can still have a sense of humor.

My fiancé Brighton better watch out because I think I’m falling for Taylor, the latte boy. 😉

https://youtu.be/dYlMY7UJwaI