Note: I write these posts in advance, so as I’m scheduling this one, I have no idea if looming Hurricane Irma has laid waste to South Florida or spared us the worst of her wrath. I’m going to optimistically assume the latter and proceed as if it’s business as usual.
I roll my eyes at the Facebook equivalent of chain letters, where users are expected to post a certain thing in their status each day and encourage all of their friends to do the same. However, one I saw recently struck me as pretty good fodder for my blog, if not my Facebook page.
Those accepting the ’30 Day Music Challenge’ must post a song a day according to a list of criteria. Day One, for example, is ‘A Song You Like With a Color in the Title.’
For obvious reasons, this challenge is a perfect fit for a Song of the Day blog like mine. My challenge to you, dear readers, is to post your own choices in the comments each day.
The song I like with a color in the title is R.E.M.’s ‘Green Grow the Rushes,’ a beautiful number from their Fables of the Reconstruction album. I have featured the song on the blog before, so I’m going with an alternate take today.
How about you?
The wheelbarrow’s fallen, look at my hands
They’ve found some surplus cheaper hands
Rubbing palms and pick and choose
Who will they choose, here is the news
Look at that building, look at this man
Haloed and whitewashed
Gone to find a cheaper hand
He’ll offer a pound, offer a pound
Green grow the rushes go, green grow the rushes go
Green grow the rushes go, the compass points the workers home
Pay for your freedom
Or find another gate
Guilt by associate, the rushes wilted a long time ago
Guilty as you go
Stay off that highway, word is it’s not so safe
The grasses that hide the greenback
The amber waves of gain again
The amber waves of grain