Here, in Canada, we have our newest holiday, Family Day, which is the 3rd Monday in February. Jumping Junipers! We are at the end of February already and I can't get over it. Well, yes...I can but I can't believe we will be heading into March which brings birthdays but also a wonderful weather mix of WTF. It could be raining, snowing, ice, fog, warm temps to 70F but also -10 C and all in one day. I hate March. I created the Apfel Kuchen or, apple cake, for my hubby on Family Day and it turned out quite well. My mom and I often made this cake when I was growing up. Now I just need whipping cream (not the dreaded cool whip which is sugared oil in white) but the true blue whipping cream that I do whip up for hubby. He also like the cake with ice cream. This got me thinking about music that concerns family and here are my choices...
1. THE ADAM'S FAMILY-1964
Of course I will choose this song because haven't we all felt like we were born into this type of family on one occasion or another? For the series, I prefer the Munsters but The Adams Family is well known especially with the cartoon and the movies starring Angelica Huston and Raul Julia. This song was written by Vic Mizzy (Love that name) who wrote for many shows including this one.
2. FAMILY PORTRAIT BY PINK-2001
You didn't expect this one from me did ya? I actually really like Pink even if her pants are way, way too low in this video. I don't think it's appealing to see the hip bones and all that, no matter what sex you are. I'm not a prude but it is not aesthetically pleasing. Anyhoo, back to the song which is very hard hitting, sad but truthful. Many children had to listen to their parents argue and it stays with them. When I was a teen, my dad was in his mid 60s and truly was raised old school, literally in a log cabin with no running water, up north. We clashed because I was a teen (aka bratty) and he couldn't deal with me getting older so he could be very hurtful and used harsh words that still resonate with me. My mom was in the middle and he would blame me for their arguments. He died just before I turned 24 and we were coming to know each other, respect each other and grow up together. I bet he would have been proud of me and I would be more helpful to him and understanding. He could be very unfair at times but, if anyone would ask me if he was a fair man, I would state, without hesitation, "Yes." No person comes from a perfect family but some are blessed with better role models than others. I had 2 great role models. By the way, my mom was always the disciplinarian where no meant no!
3. WE ARE FAMILY BY SISTER SLEDGE-1979
You know I would pick this one because it is just so obvious. This song was written by Bernard Edwards and Nile Rodgers but sung by this sister group. No one thought it would become the mega hit it is today that has been used in many films like The Birdcage. I love dancing to this.
Any family songs? Maybe songs your whole family loved to listen to?