Primary Directions

Show me the way to get home.  I don’t need a weatherman to tell me which way the wind blows.  The children of Aeolus are the Keepers of the Winds.  The four gods were Boreas (North Wind), Notus (South Wind), Zephyrus (West Wind) and Eurus (East Wind).  Boreas was the cold breath of winter, Zephyrus the god of spring breezes, Notos the god of summer rain-storms and Eurus the god of Autumn as well as rain and warm weather.  Cardinal directions are the four main points of a compass, those being north, south, east, and west.  A cardinal direction can also be referred to by first using the word “due”.  Ordinal directions refer to the direction found at the point equally between each cardinal direction.  The English word North came from an ancient European language where this term meant left.  That is because when the sun rose in the morning, North is to the left of it.  South derives from a word meaning sun, alluding to warmer parts of the world.  East likely originated in an expression that translates as shining, because that is where the sun rose, and West means going down as in sunset.

Last week we had Noise using Listen/Hear/Talk/Speak, and that prompt worked out to be a lot of fun.  This week we have North/South/East/West and I think that everyone should be able to find a song that uses one of these prompt words.  Make sure that you have fun while you are doing this.  Take some time to read the posts of other bloggers who respond to this music challenge, as you will probably find many enjoyable songs.  Share your music with others and post a video, try do some research and let everyone know something about the song that you post. Show the lyrics, so we can all listen to our favorite songs and explore some new music.  Try to find a song that fits the prompt, then write your post and create a pingback, or you can just place your link in the comments section.

Here are the “rules”:
• Post the lyrics to the song of your choice, whether it fits the theme or not. If it does not fit, then please explain why you chose this song.
• Please try to include the songwriter(s) – it’s a good idea to give credit where credit is due.
• Make sure you also credit the singer/band and if you desire you can provide a link to where you found the lyrics.
• Link to the YouTube video, or pull it into your post so others can listen to the song.
• Ping back to this post or place your link in the comments section below.
• Read at least one other person’s blog, so we can all share new and fantastic music and create amazing new blogging friends in the process.
• Feel free to suggest future prompts.
• Have fun and enjoy the music.

I am writing about the Grateful Dead song ‘Born Cross-Eyed’ this week.  Next week I will be writing about the song ‘Black Throated Wind’ also by the Grateful Dead.  The upcoming prompts will be:
March 15, 2020 – Give/Get/Take/Receive/Send
March 22, 2020 – Promise/Vow/Oath
March 29, 2020 – Touch/Feel
April 5, 2020 – Birthday/Cake/Gift/Party/Surprise

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  1. A Happy Monday Jim! I am a bit late on my post because I went to the mountains in Nagano Prefecture (you can see my picture of a beautiful slightly snow-covered mountain after the snow). But, my post is in dedication to the movie `Pretty Woman`, which will be 30 years old next week. The British pop band Go West had a song featured in the movie:

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