Blowing in the Wind

A mighty wind was blowing and then Dorothy’s home in Kansas was gone with the wind.  The Big Bad Wolf would huff and puff, because he was a total windbag, well at least he wasn’t going around passing wind.  An air current was strong enough to be felt, but then the wind changed and you really don’t need a weatherman to tell which way the wind blows.  The wind can be bitter, icy, foul, high, light, or strong and you may want to take shelter from the wind.  She was like a breath of fresh wind, but when she got mad, she would take the wind out of my sails.  Despite the name, a woodwind instrument may be made of any material, not just wood and brass instruments can be made out of wood.  A woodwind instrument requires a reed to produce sound and in a brass instrument the vibration of the player’s lips against a cup, or funnel-shaped mouthpiece causes the initial vibration of an air column.

Last week we had Beach, Flowers, Hot and Humid where the theme was Atoll, Island, Key, Lagoon, Peninsula, Reef, Tropical suggested by Tales from the mind of Kristian.  This week the theme is songs that feature wind instruments which includes Brass instruments (horns, trumpets, trombones, euphoniums, and tubas) and Woodwind instruments (recorders, flutes, oboes, clarinets, saxophones, and bassoons) suggested by Maggie From Cave Walls.  Take some time to read the posts of other bloggers who respond to this music challenge, and even better, read as many of them as you are able to as you will probably find many enjoyable songs and it is quite possibly that you will learn a thing or two.  Share your music with others and post a video, try do some research and let everyone know something about the song that you post.  Tell everyone why you like the song, whether it was a hit, or what you think the song is about.  Show the lyrics, let’s all listen to our favorite songs and explore some new music.  Try to find a song that fits the theme, then write your post and create a pingback, or you can just place your link in the comments section.

Here are the “rules”:
• Try to use the prompt words or at least conform to a general theme, as you see it.  If the song you select does not meet the criteria, then please explain why you chose this song.
• It would be good if you could post the lyrics to the song of your choice, as this is helpful for the people that want to follow along with the music.
• Please try to include the songwriter(s) – it’s a good idea to give credit where credit is due. It would also be a good idea to give credit to the singer and the band associated with your song.
• Your post can be as long or as short as you want it to be, but please try not to include too many videos as that just makes it take longer to look at all of the other posts.
• 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 song ‘The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys’ by Traffic today.  Next week, I will be writing about the Grateful Dead song ‘Built To Last’.  The upcoming prompts will be:
November 7, 2021 – Past, Present, Future
November 14, 2021 – Birth, Death, Life
November 21, 2021 – Lion, Tiger, Bear, Eagle, Shark suggested by Paula of Light Motifs II
November 28, 2021 – School, College, Education, Class, Degree suggested by Paula of Light Motifs II

37 thoughts on “Blowing in the Wind

  1. This is one of those songs you either love or hate. Nick Cave has certainly mellowed from his early days lol.

    I have a friend in you, oh Mr Clarinet
    you make me laugh, and then cry like the song of the clarinet.
    marry me, marry me alive O
    I put on my coat of trumpets
    will she be there? is my piccolo on straight?
    her white stockings and red dress that goes
    swish, swish, swish around her legs of lace
    marry me, marry me alive O
    could you tell her
    would you tell her for me, oh Mr Clarinet
    that I love her love her, oh love her
    I love her but I cannot wait
    marry me, marry me alive O
    oh maybe, oh maybe lie down
    I love her, love her, love her
    love her love her love her love her

    Source: LyricFind

    Songwriters: Nicholas Edward Cave

    Mr. Clarinet lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, BMG Rights Management

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