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Friday, January 22, 2016

Пятница Ponderings: That Song

Ponder: to consider something deeply and thoroughly; meditate
Пятница (PYAHT-nee-tsuh): Friday in Russian
Like you, I often have thoughts I ponder over and that mull about in my head. They ruminate and sometimes coalesce into something concrete. I have been doing the occasional pondering post over on my cooking blog, but sometimes I think they would work well here. I don't speak a foreign language, but I did take Russian classes in college (not that I remember a lot of it) and since Friday in Russian is Пятница and starts with a P like ponder, it worked as a name. Perhaps Пятница Ponderings could be come a regular thing here. Who knows?


Sometimes there are songs that just resonate and touch you in ways you don't understand. Before I heard this song, I didn't know who Disturbed was. A friend shared this video on Facebook and because I had always liked the original Simon & Garfunkel song, I listened to it. Oh. My. Goodness. I loved it. Absolutely loved it. I love it better than the original.

I walked out into the living room and asked The Boy, "Do you listen to Heavy Metal?" (I knew he did.) He looked at me like I was nuts and the following conversation ensued.

Boy: "Yeah. Why do you ask?"
Mom: "I just heard the most amazing song by a band called, Disturbed."
Boy (looking at me like I was crazy.) "Sound of Silence? Yeah, JB found that one. It's awesome."
Mom: "It's brilliant. I can't get enough of it. That guy's voice is gorgeous. What else have they done?"
Boy: "You really don't want to hear some of their other stuff. Trust me."

Turns out he was right. I listened to a couple of other songs and they really weren't my thing. But, this? This is amazing and I literally cannot get enough of it. I have listened to it over and over the last week. Perhaps it's what I've been going through in life these last couple of weeks. I don't know. But this version of this song is beautiful. Haunting.

And for the record, I don't know why he thought it was crazy that I liked this song. I've raised my boys to like 70s and 80s music and that includes bands like Queen, Aerosmith, Van Halen, Guns & Roses, Motley Crue, AC/DC, Poison, Meatloaf, etc. (The Artist knew all the words to Rag Doll by the time he was 6. Not sure if that's a parenting win or a parenting failure...)

It's always fun to shock and surprise your kids.

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  1. Holly, I love the song. Thanks for sharing. Sylvia D.

  2. I enjoyed listening to this version of The Sound of Silence.

    Thanks for Sharing Your Cup!

  3. Beautiful song, and I remember the original, but his voice gives it resonance. Thank you for sharing it with us.