Dreams and Dreamers (Musical Theme for January 5)

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/
Johnny:    http://johnnyojanpera.wordpress.com/
Bear:   http://bearspawprint.wordpress.com/2014/01/05/calling-dreams-and-dreamers-music-themes/#like-12318
Willow:   http://willowdot21.wordpress.com/2014/01/05/dreaming-calling-dreams-and-dreamers-music-theme-for-5-january-2014/
D.S.Nelson:   http://hatpaintladdersandwonkypooh.wordpress.com/
Collaborator:   http://sincerelykaterz.wordpress.com/





29 comments on “Dreams and Dreamers (Musical Theme for January 5)

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  3. LOL–I get a kick out of the fun the two of you have playing with selecting music, Deborah and Collaborator. We have one song in common, Dreams–but I picked the cover by The Kills which shows just how different a thing a song can become with another singer’s interpertation. Ella and Louis are wonderful together. 🙂 I had not seen this Sprinsteen video before. It’s great with all the other musicians on stage. Fun stuff, Ladies!
    No, just say NO to the ritalin! Never–go with the energy, Kate. 🙂 Just BE a Monkey and enjoy it.

    • Thanks, Eva! We do have so much fun. I laughed when she made the Ritalin suggestion. She can be a little obsessive at times, but that girl doesn’t need medication. I love her energy and enthusiasm. Sometimes, I even like her persistence. LOL

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  5. You guys crack me up. I have a secret collaborator. I usually say, “no I don’t like that”, but sometimes she comes up with some good ideas. 😉

    These are great songs. Ella and Louis are my favorite. I am partial to the trumpet and he was one of my idols when I was learning to play it. You got Glee in there too. I am not very familiar with the whole craze, but it seems as if they have nearly every topic covered, much like my REM. You guys get ☆☆☆☆☆, and a ♡ for working together. 🙂

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