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?
Family Day for you (Canada), President's Day for us (US). How nice. At least it falls on the same day, not like Thanksgiving.ReplyDelete
That's true. I'm just glad there is a holiday in February.Delete
Hi Birgit - great you've another holiday - always good in February ... the apple cake looks delicious - so pleased to see these - cheers HilaryReplyDelete
We needed a holiday in February. My hubby says it is delicious.Delete
a lovely sort of Day Birgit. I love the look of your apple cake, it looks scrumptious. I only know the Adams Family, used to love it, I wanted to look like Morticia, lol, take care, Kate xReplyDelete
It turned out well which I am glad about. I wanted to have her figure...oh well.Delete
Thanks for being patient with me while I was a patient at the clinic this morning, dear friend. I am here now and ready to feast my ears on your tuneage.
Happy belated 2-2-2-2-2 Day and happy Family Day! Yessum, the weeks are passing quickly and the year is flying by. Do you have your Christmas shopping done yet?
I know your hubby appreciates the apple cake you made to salivate (correct usage) the holiday. A few weeks ago, Mrs. Shady made two loaves of what she called apple bread, but it was more like cake and might have been similar to yours. It was delicious.
Like you, I preferred The Munsters TV series, but I also watched The Addams Family. In the Pink video, the little girl turns in an amazingly mature performance. I looked her and up learned that she was 7 year old actress Kelsey Lewis who will turn 27 in May of this year. The subject of the song hits close to home for many people. Although your dad was hard on you when you were a teenager, you and he grew closer and reconciled while he was still living, and that's a wonderful outcome. I know he would be very proud of the woman you are today. I might have told you this story before, but I went to see the Philadelphia sibling disco act Sister Sledge when they appeared on the grandstand at the York (PA) Interstate Fair in September, 1979. Of course, they sang their signature song "We Are Family."
A family song that immediately popped into my noggin is "Family Affair," the chart-topping 1971 single by Sly and the Family Stone.
Thanks for the touching shares and entertaining tunes, dear friend BB. I'll see you tamale in the balcony-- "At The Movies!"
I hope you are doing well and that you got an A+ in the health dept. Last week, I tried this apple bread with real apples and apple butter. I never made bread before so I think I had too much flour plus when I rolled it to have the mixture throughout, it just pressed right out. I will have to try it again.Delete
I'm glad you like my picks and are a Munsters fan. I am stunned that little kid is 27 and she is a good actress. I thank you for your nice comments about my daddy.
You chose a great song from Sly and hope you are doing well.
Great choices, all. The Addams Family brought back childhood memories - I had forgotten all that finger clicking. I like Pink too and have quite a lot of her music, but I’d never seen that video.ReplyDelete
The famous finger snapping which i tried to do whenever the show was on. Pink has very powerful songs and videosDelete
Family Day. What a great idea for a holiday.ReplyDelete
That cake looks delicious.
Take special care.
Hubby loves the cake and glad there is now a holiday in February. You take care as well.Delete
It was opposite for teenage me. Mama and I had the wicked confrontations. Too much stress in our outside lives, I think, so we let it all out at home. We were captive audience to each’s displeasure, I suppose. I love the idea of a day honoring family. Cheers, Birgit!ReplyDelete
It can be that way and we don't let it out on the milkman so we give it to the people nearest us. Have a great day!Delete
Vic Mizzy also did the theme for "Green Acres" and a few other shows...ReplyDelete
February is a weird month. So, now it'll feel the same for you with a holiday at the same time as your neighbors to the south ;)ReplyDelete
Sorry I missed Family Day, but I listened to all the videos. I agree about Pink's jeans. I enjoyed them all, but the only one I was familiar with was Sister Sledge. Sorry I'm so late visiting. Nursing a sick cat and a tumble I took.ReplyDelete