Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Easy Listening for the Uneasy
from Kath Rutledge from the Haunted Yarn Shop Mysteries by Molly MacRae
Speaking of music for knitting, did you know that Icelandic composer, Hafdís Bjarnadóttirin, wrote a piece of music, called “Thordis’ Fichu, row 1-12,” that's based on a knitting pattern? I love that!
What I don’t love is the moaning I sometimes here in the shop in addition to our background music. The general understanding is that whoever is working the sales counter gets to choose the music. Or whoever feels strongly enough about changing the selection. Of course, this leaves Geneva out. Geneva is the ghost in the shop, and sadly she isn’t the kind of ghost who can manipulate objects. She is the kind of ghost who moans about that, though. And she’s also the kind of ghost who tries to manipulate the person in her life (in her death, as she likes to remind me) into putting on the music she wants to listen to. Which I often do, because it makes her happy and she has reasonably good taste. And because we’re friends, so why wouldn’t I?
What does a ghost like to listen to? I asked her to give me the names of five of her favorites for the people reading the blog. It was her idea to find links so you can hear them. So here it is, your guide to Easy Listening for the Uneasy. Enjoy!
Ghost, Stevie Nicks (this one surprised me, but I’m glad she likes it)
Ghost Riders in the Sky, Johnny Cash (Geneva LOVES this one)
Ghosts, Dan Fogelberg (very sad)
Ghosts of Cape Horn, Gordon Lightfoot (makes Geneva seasick, ugh)
Graceful Ghost Rag, William Bolcom (my favorite – I love watching Geneva listen to it)
Do you sense a theme? But Geneva is always up for listening to something new (and I am, too, believe me), so if you have any suggestions for her, let us know in a comment by noon EST, Thursday 2/25. We’ll pick one name at random to receive a copy of one of the Haunted Yarn Shop Mysteries.
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