AliCanary's 30 Day Song Challenge My Favorite Song
I’ve finally decided to jump in and take up Alicanary ‘s 30 day Music Challenge after reading alexdg1 ‘s and arthurchappell ‘s posts for so long. Alicanary suggested I try it as a writing challenge. So not to be taken too seriously, but:
Day 1: You Favorite Song
My favorite song? Well that’s easy enough. Led Zeppelin’s “ Tangerine .” Actually, now that I hear it, it’s awfully simplistic, even if there’s a mighty fine guitar solo in it.
And speaking of guitar, there’s the immortal Jimi Hendrix. Ever listen closely to his rendition of “ The Star Spangled Banner ?” Now there was a guy who spoke guitar! As much as I admired the technical prowess of that, though, I always like his quieter stuff, like " Castles Made of Sand ."
Down the street you can hear her scream "You're a disgrace!"
As she slams the door in his drunken face,
And now he stands outside and all the neighbors start to gossip and drool.
He cries "Oh girl, you must be mad.
What happened to the sweet love you and me had?"
Against the door he leans and starts a scene,
And his tears fall and burn the garden green .
And “ Little Wing ,” (which has been covered by the likes of Eric Clapton and Stevie Ray Vaughn):
Well, she's walking through the clouds,
With a circus mind that's running wild,
Butterflies and Zebras,
And Moonbeams and fairy tales.
That's all she ever thinks about.
Riding with the wind .”
But speaking of solos, imagine Hendrix improvising this one, as they used to back in the day, when Beethoven wrote his Violin Concerto . I realize this is a longer piece of music than most people will listen to, but it really is lovely, if you get the chance.
Oh, yeah, my favorite song…. Well, that was easy. Next!
©2015 Denise Longrie
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