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April 1, 2010

birthday music
posted by soe 12:02 pm

An NPR story led me to This Day in Music, a website that will tell you the top song on any given day in the U.S., U.K., or Australia.

Plugging in my 1974 birthday gives me these hits:

Down Under, it was David Bowie’s glam rock number, “Sorrow”:

In the U.S., we get a rare instrumental, “Love’s Theme,” from Barry White’s Love Unlimited Orchestra:

And in Great Britain, they were rocking out to Mud’s “Tiger Feet”:

I think I like the last one best, although this may be the first time I’ve ever heard it. What are some of the songs from important dates in your history? Leave them in the comments…

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once upon a time
posted by soe 3:36 am

Once Upon a Time Challenge IV

Once again, I am planning to take part in Carl’s Once Upon a Time Challenge. My plan is to explore Quest the Fourth, wherein I commit to reading five books that fall within the genres of fairy tales, folklore, mythology, and fantasy. Then I will follow that up with an early June reading of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

In addition to the Shakespeare, I hope to choose from:

Kristin Cashore’s Graceling
Michael Scott’s The Sorceress
Homer’s The Odyssey
Arabian Nights
Brian Selznick’s The Invention of Hugo Cabret
Rick Riordan’s The Last Olympian
Shannon and Dean Hale’s Rapunzel’s Revenge
Susan Cooper’s Greenwitch
Jeanne DuPrau’s The City of Ember
Zora Neale Hurston’s Mules and Men
Katherine Howe’s The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane

Got any other suggestions? Or recommendations from the list above? I’ve got until Midsummer’s Eve to finish reading them all.

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