Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Let's dance!

Ever since I can remember I have been a music snob. When I was five I had a baby sitter who would let me stay up until I either fell asleep on my own or my parents came home. She also let me watch tv, including a show that had music videos (yes, I remember the time before MTV!) I clearly remember seeing the Sex Pistols video for God Save The Queen and thinking "this is awesome!" I went to school and told everyone my favorite band was the Sex Pistols, ok so some of the love was because I knew saying their name was pretty bad ass!

The Mister has a large vinyl record collection and we have cases of cd's and full libraries on computer and ipods. We are music nerds.

I cannot imagine my wedding without music. It is "us".

I have spent the last several years keeping a mental list of first dance songs. Since I might not get a first dance which saddens me greatly because I imagine that we would somehow take some lessons and magically be able to do this... if that dress was white...swoon!

They make it look so easy!

One of my favorite first dance songs is "Time After Time" (the jazz standard not the Cyndi Lauper one!) so many wonderful singers so it, Chet Baker, Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra all have versions. Perhaps my favorite though is the Dusty Springfield version the version we have on vinyl is a bit faster and has a wonderful orchestra backing it, she really sings out on the record version. This version is the only one I could find though so it will have to do. I'm not sure why I haven't heard it at any wedding or even seen it on a first dance list in a magazine. I think it is on the same level as "At Last".


Hannah Noel said...

How come you might not get a first dance??

Mo said...

What a beautiful song, so romantic and pretty. Makes me feel like wearing something fabulous and swaying under a disco ball.

I think you should bust out the vinyl collection at your wedding and dance the night away.