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The Friday Five for 9 September 2022

Answers to today’s question at thefridayfive @ Dreamwidth

1. What is the last song/bit of music you heard?

I haven’t listened to “music” music this week and can’t remember. I have been watching various tv episodes though, so score from them, I guess, if that counts. But nothing that stands out. Although Shetland’s theme music is great.

2. What is the song you can’t get enough of right now?

There’s none such song right now! My head is hurting bad enough that I need silence.

3. What song/band did you just discover and think are great?

Haven’t discovered new obsession music in a few months.

4. Do you listen to the same song over and over on repeat? Why?

Oh yes, it’s like one of my two main modes of listening to music – the other being listening to a selection to music on repeat. Because the pieces get stuck in my head, and/or I love them so much that I can’t get enough.

5. Do you make music, or do you want to?

Nope, for the first.

I’d like to be able to maybe play something, on a violin or a piano, but it’s one of those fleeting thoughts of “wouldn’t it be nice” and then promptly forget all about it things.

I’ve never gotten to play an actual instrument so I don’t know if I’d actually like it. In school when we were supposed to get to learn play some basics – we weren’t allowed to because the instruments were too precious for us mundanes to play music with – only the pupils in the choir/orchestra were allowed to touch them. Yeah, I didn’t like my music teacher. She was also supposed to be the teacher for ET (ethics, for those of us who didn’t belong to Church) but more often than not she forgot the ET lessons and then we’d go looking for her and find her conducting extra rehearsals with the choir and the orchestra. Looking back, our parents should have escalated this to the principal but for some reason that never happened, probably because only 2-4 pupils attended the ET lessons depending on the year. We were an afterthough most of the time even to the school bureaucracy. At the time I didn’t really care (I hated school – fewer lessons were great in my book!) and because I had zero liking or respect for this particular teacher, seeing her face less was a huge plus as far as I was concerned. But looking back, it’s clear that she didn’t put any value on anyone who wasn’t into singing, music and prefereably was musically gifted… and that just pisses me off. As an adult, I’m not enough into making music that I’d try and take lessons because money’s always been too tight and I’d rather use what extra money I have for something else. I’ve never felt not being able to play an instrument is a huge loss or anything like that.

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Kuiskaus – Finnish Cover Of “Careless Whisper”

George Michael’s Careless Whisper is one of my favorite songs ever, it’s one that I played over and over and over back in the 80s – so much so that Mom and Dad sometimes came to beg me to listen to some other track for a change! 🤣

Recently I came across the Finnish version called Kuiskaus by Finlanders – I don’t remember ever hearing it before? It’s one of the best Finnish covers of foreign songs IMO; so often either the lyrics are faithful to the original but the music is totally unrecognizable, or vice versa. This one is good!