Saturday, August 04, 2007
here, I'll start:
Embryonic Journey, Jefferson Airplane
Fathers and Sons, Cat Stevens
Sleepwalk, Santo & Johnny
Isn't She Lovely, Stevie Wonder
or whatever you choose - what do you think would be cool?
Anything by Claude Debussey
Grofe's Grand Canyon Suite
Pat Metheny's The Way Up
Some Dean Martin or Frank Sinatra.
Thus Spake Zarathustra, but only the bit after the beginning where the hominids flap their arms and hit each other with clubs.
the chorus is apt -
"they are one person/they are two alone/they are three together/they are for each other."
A Hard Days night?
Twist and Shout?
Twist of Fate by Bob Dylan?
For Mom by Bucket head?(listening to Bucket head would be interesting)
One thing leads to another?
Boy named Sue?
I know...Simple Pleasures? ;)
that sounds like a great choice.
how did it happen that you weren't able to listen to it?
do they recommend soothing or energizing music? or is it all personal preference? do you have to respect the doctor's preference?
"oh, no - I'm sorry, no Sex Pistols in my delivery room. find another obstetrician, lady!"
God Bless the Child by Billie Holliday (avoid bombastic Blood, Sweat and Tears version, will aggravate nausea!)
If you know the baby will be a girl, Kimberly by Patti Smith... this was about the baby she gave up for adoption, but is nonetheless a strong and triumphant song. Similarly, Joni Mitchell's Little Green is about the baby SHE gave up for adoption, but is mournful and sad. :(
Show me by the Pretenders, about Natalie, Chrissie's baby with Ray Davies.
MUST INCLUDE Kooks by David Bowie! (ohhhh, how I love it!)
don't laugh but for me, when i'm about to do something, i put Dolly Parton's "Travellin Thru" from the transamerica soundtrack...
hmm come to think about it, "travellin thru" that could be very appropriate for a pregnancy as well
But I'm the type that would rather have stuff I didn't need than want stuff I didn't have, so I say pack everything but the kitchen sink and bring it with you.