Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Aria

Who here sings in the car when unaccompanied (by another person or car stereo)? I favor old Pogues songs and "Chimes of Freedom" (this has very few notes, is satisfyingly melodramatic, and words and verses can be substituted at random - recommended!). What are your favorites - if you dare to confess, your choice of song reveals your personality.

This was shot at the same place in the Rose Garden as Sunset Boulevard if you want to compare the shots.

15 comments:

mum said...

Goodness. This looks like a scene from Tannhauser. (No, Wagner is not my thing at all. As for favorite songs, I have too many for mention - unless I do a - what was it? - scrobble?)

cheers, Susan

Question: did you have a specific opera in mind when you drew these?

ger said...

Today, while sewing, I was singing Me and Bobby McGee (and buddy, that was good enough for me...) - what does it reveal...?

Caio Fernandes said...

oh ,, so lovely the way you allowed the light dominate the scene !!!

Jenny said...

Lovely characters. When placed in these settings they become alive and soon they might start walking.

aleph said...

Such a great use of natural light, great scenario for those characters. Maybe her song is about roses, they seem to come out from her. Sometimes I hum janis joplin´s "mercedes benz", sometimes.

Elise said...

How unusual ! Loving your blog now I've found it

grrl + dog said...

funny, but it''s the Queen of the Night opera when I'm really mad, sung impossibly off key.

Then for more plaintive moments,songs from Oh brother where art thou. Sometimes it's a duet with the hound.

Totalfeckineejit said...

All opera is scary so your pic is spot on!I sing constantly unless I am in a very bad mood.My Dad did it and it drove us nuts and now I do it and I drive my lot nuts.The radio in the car broke 2 years ago so I always sing in the car.No particular songs ,just whatever comes into my head,over and over in different styles and tempos,then I improvise, change the words to be about something else ,usually ourselves,then I do the same songs in a phonetic attempt at chinese.

Titus said...

Oh, so lovely.
If no radio, anything I know all the words of.
Most regularly "Summertime" and "I am a lineman for the county", though an assortment of Cockney sing-a-longs often creep in.

I will not mention The Pogues.

Eva said...

Looks like the guardian is not too pleased about the musical performance -- is she singing out of tune?

mouse (aka kimy) said...

old man by neil and twisted by joni are probably my most oft belted unaccompanied tunes.... hmmmm I wonder what these two tunes reveal

Clowncar said...

I've beeen known to sing along to the Pogues (I'm seeing them in concert in Denver this month!), but Steve Earle is probably most likely to crank up the volume and wail.

Nice to hear someone mention Wichita Lineman. I love that song!

Oh, and the Replacements.

jenny2write said...

I like to sing along. The sound of my own untuneful voice, alone, puts me off driving!

Celeste Bergin said...

do the passersby ask a lot of questions as you do your work? I feel certain they do..!
A song that I identify with is:
Non, je ne regrette rien (Edith Piaf).

tanaudel said...

This reminds me (in a completely good way!) of the goblins of the Labyrinth - I think it's the helmet :)