Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Where did your blog get it's name?

I have been wondering this for a while, so I'll just go ahead and answer before I ask my blogger friends... I went through a few choices in my mind before I settled on a name. My first choice was Happy is Contagious. Then I decided Happiness is Contagious sounded better, but that one was already taken. So then I thought of Wise Old Soul, because I really think BBZ is, in fact, a wise old soul, but that one was also taken. So I started to think of music lyrics. I love music. It makes sense that I do. Both of my parents do and I grew up seeing just about every Broadway-style show imaginable. My favorite, by the way, is Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. I have expanded my musical preference to include much more than those show tunes, but I feel like my appreciation for music was ingrained in me from a young age. This shaped my overall interest in music itself, even though I found a different kind of music to suit my taste. I was joking with N not too long ago (keep in mind he is like a music Nazi) that there is no doubt that BBZ will grow up to be a lover of music, I worry about what N will think about the music he chooses! N disagreed and said that he wants BBZ to grow up with the appreciation of what music is and what it means, and that can come in all different forms. I thought that was pretty cool. I still predict N yelling at BBZ to turn off that awful music about 13-15 years from now! So anyway, the point to my story is that as I mentioned somewhere in my profile, N and I met on the way to a Widespread Panic show. Panic is like the Dead in that they have a group of hippy fans who follow them around the country and "go on tour" with the band. Panic plays 10-20 minute songs with lots of jams and music in between the verses. They don't play the same song within 3 shows and often sandwich songs between different ones and change notes and always keep the fans guessing and excited about what song will come next. One of the most exciting feelings in the world is when they are coming off of a big jam and teasing certain songs and you start guessing what they will play next. Ahhh, I miss going to shows. Again, I got off point! So my blog is named after a lyric in a song called Gradle. It is a beautiful song with beautiful lyrics, which I have posted below. If you want to hear it on youtube, click here. The video is from 1995, and is not the best version, but it is the only one I could find. They actually very rarely play this song and I was lucky enough to see it in the same city that N and I were heading to when we met...Memphis, Tennessee.
I hold the flower there
Doesn't know she's beautiful
She wakes every morning seeing
All the other things are beautiful
Well she's free
Companion to the wind
Time plays a roller coaster
Not afraid to ride itself
Never takes adventure lightly
Always stops enough to let us on for a ride
A blind New Orleans painter man
Doesn't get many straight lines
Hurricane tourists poke some fun
The angels whisper, "Pay no mind"
No mind
We don't have any pocket change
We've danced out of all our clothes
Want to give everything every minute
Give it all before we go
Love waves a flower there
Doesn't know she's beautiful
Spends every morning thinking
All the other things are beautiful
Well she's free
Companion to the wind
And the angels whisper, "Pay no mind"
The angels whisper "Pay no mind"
No mind
The angels whisper "Pay no mind"

Here we are in Memphis!

So I welcome all fellow bloggers to please post where your blog got it's name! I really want to know!

Laura at Wringing Out My Sponge

Emma Jewel at Yes I'm on my Way

3 comments:

  1. I think your blog name suits you very well! Alright, now I'm gonna go explain mine...

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  2. Thanks for giving me something to blog about!! I have been oh-so-stuck! You'll have to wait till L's naptime, though...we are off to a playdate.

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  3. I got my blog name from the song "8th World Wonder" and I have always thought the 7 Wonders of the World are cool......so I thought "Wonders of my World" would tie into that and I liked how it sounded, and I think it fits my blog well.

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