… and Ma’am, here’s an extra post for you.
Challenge 201A is the song ‘It’s a good Life’ by One Republic.
I never heard of this band, nor the song… I found the title a bit
too obvious to work with but the lyrics had some other fun sentences.
(Find the video, song and lyrics on the STM blog)
I made two ATCs for ‘It’s a Good Life’
Scrapping the Music has two challenges every time… one with a song
(the above) and one extra, that is a little bit more personal.
These ‘B – challenges’ are very useful to make an art journal page for example,
but I decided to make yet another ATC.
Challenge 201B Prompt:
Most Memorable Summertime Song. Whenever you hear it,
what are the memories that come back to you?
A lot of songs came to mind when I read the prompt.
Songs that certainly have a ‘Summer Feeling’ – but none of them had
a special memory of some sort to me… and then I remembered this one!
Baccara – Yes Sir, I can Boogie
I remember when I was a little
girl, I accompanied my dad
to the local pub every now and
then. On Sundays he played
billiards and since I lived in a
very small village, I knew all
the men in the cafe. My two
uncles would be there too and I
loved to sit at the bar and watch
them all play.
There was something very
comforting in hearing the
billiard balls click. I watched
the game of those mumbling
(and sometimes teasing and
laughing) men while the air
filled with the smell of beer
I especially remember that one Summer – it was hot outside but in the cafe
it was dark and kinda cool. I sat on my bar tool, sipping coca cola through
a straw and this song played over and over. Did someone put a dime in the
jukebox? Was it on a tape that the bar lady had set on repeat?
Anyway, this song was a topper in the Summer of ’77 and I liked the song.
I liked the strange, funny Spanish (?) accent of the ladies singing it (I wonder
if you English speaking blogreaders can understand the very first sentence,
right after ‘Mister…’) and I can sing along even now. I sang it with my friends
when we went to the beach. We sang it when we chilled on our teenage rooms
but the memory that stayed most with me was the afternoon when I heard it
in the pub.
Happy memories. Childhood.
Long gone, but brought back by Scrapping the Music.
(I don’t know if this song was as much a hit in other countries as it was
in Holland, and younger readers will not know it either – for Baccara
was a ‘one hit wonder’ – so here’s a link to the song and clip.
(be sure to listen at least to the chorus at 1:09 – oh, and for you who puzzle
about that first sentence: “Mister, your eyes are full of hesitation…” )
Enjoy – and see you all back on Quirky Dutch Summer Tuesday!