#SoCS – More

I’m late this week for the SoCS post. The reason behind my lateness is that I spent the entire day yesterday assembling my Covid-19 memories twisted nursery rhymes cake. It took a lot longer than I expected which left very little time for blogging. Today, two of my sisters visited for the first time in four and a half months. Their children came and everyone had a wonderful time. All three families have been sheltering in place so the risk of virus contamination and cross-spread is limited and I felt it was worth the calculated risk. The kids were so happy to see each other and had a marvelous time.

Anyhow, back to this post. More … Of course, more songs.

First up today is my favourite song from Fiddler on the Roof. When I first listened to this record of my mother’s I didn’t know anything about antisemitism. Even now, it is not something I’ve ever encountered in my daily life although I am obviously now horribly familiar with the tragedy of the Second World War and the Russian pogroms. Matchmaker has always been my favourite song from this wonderful theatre production.

My mother never had a record of Phantom of the Opera. I knew the story before I saw the theatre production … a few times. Okay, ten times, but I really love Phantom. I adored the book, there was something so wonderfully creepy about the disfigured man in the mask haunting an opera theatre. I remember reading it first when I was about twelve years old. I re-read it every now and again when I feel like being enchanted. Of course, everyone has their favourite song and for most people it seems to be The Phantom of the Opera theme song. For me, however, it is Think of Me.

Terence is not here tonight to help me with one of his pop up music songs, so I’m going to share my current favourite song with you. I will listen to this on replay for a few weeks until I get sick of it and then I’ll never listen to it again.

It is to late for you to join in this weeks SoCS, but if you would like to read what others had to say for this prompt, you can do so here: https://lindaghill.com/2020/07/31/the-friday-reminder-and-prompt-for-socs-aug-1-2020/

21 thoughts on “#SoCS – More

  1. All great songs Robbie and great reasons to like them as well. The sound of silence is a brilliant being especially this version which I discovered a while back and used it on one of my #WDIIA posts.

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  2. Thank you for sharing all of these, Robbie, and especially the version of the Disturbed cover, The Sound of Silence. It’s amazing how these lyrics from Paul Simon’s release of the song nearly 56 years ago can be applied to these coronavirus times we all find ourselves in. I enjoyed this SoCS-More post immensely …

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