Life can be exhausting, and frustrating, and sad, and scary, and depressing, and overwhelming, and just plain crummy sometimes. And, for many too many people that I know or know of, 2016 so far has had too much crummy-ness. I’m not going to belabor that point. Hard times come, and they pass; it’s part of life, but it doesn’t make it any less hard, or real, no matter what scale the crummy-ness is on. Personally, I’m emotionally exhausted from recently going though an exceedingly minor incident with a slippery road and a guard rail that cost me my (2002, >200,000 m) car…It was scary, and frustrating, and time consuming, but, mostly I’m grateful that I’m healthy, and safe, and that’s what truly matters…
So, while I don’t have the energy to work on any of the random posts I’m half-way through researching, I thought I’d throw a lighthearted moment in the face of 2016 and share a few silly bird songs.
Because, even when life is crummy, smiling is important…
Tennesee Birdwalk By Jack and Misty:
Apart from Lyle Lovett’ Penguin song that I already shared, this is my all time favorite silly bird song, and this is really a priceless recording. The mullet. The ruffled shirt, The sequined dress. The deadpan delivery. The keyboard “bird” noises. Oh, and the song. It’s silly. It makes me smile. Yet, somehow, (according to Wikipedia), it topped the country music charts for two weeks in 1970! It even made it to number 23 on the top 40! That, I truly can’t understand, yet here I am sharing it with you, so who am I to judge?
Cuckoo in the Clock, by Lena Horne:
Since this song is so old, I couldn’t find a recording of a performance, but it’s still well worth listening to! The lyrics crack me up and Lena’s voice is just the perfect accompaniment–so full of sass and character.
Birdhouse in your Soul, by They Might Be Giants:
This video is…weird…in an exceedingly creepy way…But, that doesn’t stop the song from still being great, in that slightly off, completely ridiculous way that all the best silly songs are. Plus, it’s a classic silly bird song–how could I leave it out?