music and water: blog action day
Water turns up very often in music, both as a direct subject-- think Rain Rain Go Away or Out on the Rolling Ocean, Thousands are Sailing or Oro Mo Bhaidhin, a song in Irish whose name means my little boat. It also appears in more indirect ways too, such as in Waist Deep in the Big Muddy or Hurricane’s Coming , Lough Erne’s Shore or Ready for the Storm, or Be Like the Sea.
I am telling you all this just now because today is blog action day. Today thousands of bloggers from countires around the world are writing about water, what can be done to ensure everyone on the planet has enough, now and in future, and ways to think about these things.
As you’ll know, I tend to think about things through music. For thinking about these issues to do with water, I suggest to you Carrie Newcomer’s song Stones in the River.
other music to go along with your thinking about water
The Farthest Wave
Precious Waters : River of Life
Music Road: Music and Landscape: Blog Action Day 2009
Music Road: Carrie Newcomer: Before & After
Music Road: Cathie Ryan: Songwriter
the photograph is from the Irish Sea on a tranquil evening, with all boats safe home.
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