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Monty Python | Always Look on the Bright Side of Life | Feel Good Song | Comedy

A great song from Monty Python to make you laugh and smile, no matter how tough life gets!
It’s also known to be played at British funerals. It is frequently played on the radio as well, but some words were changed due to the rules of radio airplay. When you listen you can’t help but smile unless you don’t have much of a sense of humor, and more importantly it reminds you to be lighthearted!

Due to illness, I’m stuck in bed a lot. While trying to reach remission I stayed with my parents for a few months. My father, who had brain tumors, kept on working until he passed away. No matter what, he always had a smile on his face. He was very humble. He said always look on the positive side of life like Monty Python! There is something good in every day, you just have to focus on it. No one can ruin your day, but you. So never let people or situations get under your skin!

He loved music as much as I do. He said music is medicine, and I agree. Once everyone left the house for the day, he would turn on his stereo, and have his own little morning music party before he left for work. He played some great music especially this Monty Python song! It was so loud you could here it outside and down the street! He started with this song every morning, and to this day I still listen to it as well. Hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

Arlo Guthrie | Alice’s Restaurant | Tradition | Thanksgiving

During the holiday season we all have our traditions we love to enjoy. This is one I have enjoyed over the years. Here is how it began. It’s very long so make sure you give yourself some time to listen
One night on my way home from work a day or two before Thanksgiving I heard this on the radio. What the DJ was saying caught my attention. He said no thanksgiving is ever complete without this song, and that it told a story. So I decided to give a listen. I found myself losing track of time imagining what was happening laughing all the way home. So now every Thanksgiving, while I am preparing for dinner, I pour myself a drink, start working away, and lose myself in Alice’s Restaurant. I hope you enjoy this as much as I do.

This song is in fact based on a true story but overly exaggerated for our pleasure. After getting kicked out of college, Arlo decides to visit his friend Alice for Thanksgiving dinner. After dinner is over, Arlo volunteers to take the trash to the dump, but finds it closed for the holiday, so he just dumped the trash in the bottom of a ravine, and this simple act of littering gets him arrested, and sends him on a crazy journey. And just in case you like it that much, there was also a movie made, 1hr. 51m long and Arlo Guthrie plays himself in this film based on his song of the same name.

Edie Brickell | What I Am | The New Bohemians | Paul Simon | Shooting Rubberbands at the Stars | 1988

Edie Brickell

“What I Am” is a song written by Edie Brickell and Kenny Withrow. Shooting Rubberbands at the Stars released in 1988. The song is highlighted by a guitar solo that imitates the approach of Jerry Garcia and included the the use of an envelope filter. In my opinion, she is making light of religion and philosophy in this song. She thinks they demonstrate a pretense of depth, but in reality, they offer nothing of value to her. She expresses her contempt for them by trivializing them with metaphors of silly nonsense. Philosophy is insignificant as cereal box text, and religion is as meaningless as a smile on a dog. She would rather be choked then wade into so called deep waters of philosophy and religion in the world.

Edie Brickell
What I Am
Lyrics:

I’m not aware of too many things
I know what I know if you know what I mean
Philosophy is the talk on a cereal box
Religion is the smile on a dog

I’m not aware of too many things
I know what I know if you know what I mean
Choke me in the shallow water
Before I get too deep
What I am is what I am
Are you what you are – or what?

I’m not aware of too many things
I know what I know if you know what I mean
Philosophy is a walk on the slippery rocks
Religion is a light in the fog

I’m not aware of too many things
I know what I know if you know what I mean
Choke me in the shallow water
Before I get too deep
What I am is what I am
Are you what you are – or what?
Don’t let me get too deep

Songwriters: Brandon Aly / Edie Arlisa Brickell / John Bradley Houser / John Walter Bush / Kenneth Neil Withrow

Edie Brickell and The New Bohemians opened up a gateway for alternative music in general at the time of this release! Not just for the genre, but to lead the way for more female vocalists in the alterative genre!

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