Hi, I'm Meli..... I have been on the staff here at the web site for quite some time now. Gene has put me in charge of the music page! I will try to do my best to describe the music that is playing on the main page. But... if my description doesn't seem to match what's playing on there, don't blame me! Gene keeps changing the background music without notice, and he forgets to tell me to update this page.
If you have any requests for "theme songs" to go with the current season, please email me, and I'll see what I can find. Or... if you HAVE a nice midi file that would be appropriate to the season, by all means... SEND it!! The only reason my email address is firstname.lastname@example.org is because "Melody" was already taken, and so was "Melidee"! can you believe it??
The summer music on the homepage might change depending on the time of day, and the WHIM of the webmaster. |
At night, you might hear "Summer Nights" from the musical, "Grease". John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John had a hit record with it in 1978. It reached number FIVE on the "Billboard" charts.
Or... In the daytime, you might hear "Those Lazy, Crazy, Hazy Days of Summer". It was recorded and made famous by Nat "King" Cole in 1963. Let's hope that those Lazy, Crazy, Hazy days keep on rolling out!!
Or... you might hear "Summertime, and the Livin' is Easy", "Summer Breeze", "The Green Leaves of Summer", or "Theme from a Summer Place". Anything GOES!!!
We just celebrated the 225th anniversary of our country!!!
The GREATEST march ever written is "The Stars and Stripes Forever" by John Phillip Sousa (1854-1932). It was written in 1896 and is officially designated as our National March!
By far, the BEST rendition of "The Stars and Stripes Forever"
I ever heard, was on the 4th of July a few years back, on one of those A&E specials.
The Boston Pops orchestra played the music. The singer, Maureen McGovern, actually SANG
the piccolo part, in operatic "coloratura". It was AMAZING!
I'd like to extend the meaning of "America" to all of North America, to the ENTIRE free world for that matter!! We are all in the SAME boat together, sailing on the SAME ocean!