For a little extra entertainment, I thought I’d give you a little insight into the mother/daughter collaboration process. As we started on this one, I was in the middle of a work project, but Collaborator was on a roll, so she just kept going.
Keep in mind that when Collaborator and I work together, we are on opposite sides of the world, and our communication takes place via Facebook messaging. It is usually morning in Michigan where she is, and my grandson, Mr. Logan, is often nearby. It is evening in Taiwan where I am, where I am
sometimes working on other things. But we somehow manage.
To say Collaborator was happy about this theme would be a huge understatement.
Collaborator: YAY! DREAMS! You could use your dance videos
Me: I could, but I think I want to do something else. Because I have very specific plans for the dance one
Collaborator: do you have an idea of what you want to do instead?
Me: I will give you an idea in a little bit. For me, it’s largely about possibility
When I came back from meeting with a student, I found these:
Dream Weaver (Gary Wright)
This was quickly followed up with her #2 offering:
Daydream Believer (Monkees)
I may have casually mentioned California Dreamin’, so I shouldn’t have been surprised when this popped up:
California Dreamin’ (The Mamas and the Papas)
Here’s where it starts to get really interesting.
Collaborator: There’s three dream songs, the other three can be more specific once you get a more specific idea.
A “little” time passes, and I get another message as she sends this.
Collaborator: So do you just want DREAM songs or do you want something a little more specific?
It’s hard to respond while I’m listening to Fleetwood Mac, but I do after the song.
Dreams (Fleetwood Mac)
Me: “Not sure yet, but I think you may be all done before I decide 😉
Up pops this one:
Dream a Little Dream of Me (Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong)
Me: (appreciatively) I like that one. There’s a song from the 50s or 60s about dreams, dreams, dreams that I can’t quite put my finger on”
BAM! Kate posts the video. And a comment:
Collaborator: You’re dreaming about songs from yesteryear. (Such a darling child!)
All I Have to Do is Dream (Everly Brothers)
RIP Phil Everly (Jan. 3, 2014)
Collaborator: That’s 6.
Me: BUT . . . . we don’t have any Glee!
and then BAM! Kate strikes again, giving me her leftovers,
Hall of Fame (Glee)
But hey, I did this one all by myself!
Dream Baby Dream (Bruce Springsteen)
Me: Wow, I did this one all by myself. Geez, I sound so pathetic 😉
Collaborator: No, I sound like I need Ritalin.
My dreaming colleagues:
Eva: chose this theme CALLING DREAMS AND DREAMERS http://47whitebuffalo.wordpress.com/