The Friday Five: MusicPosted: February 3, 2012
Three months ago, my family and I lost someone very dear to us. My Zia Rose passed away after a 3 year fight with breast cancer and our worlds have forever been changed. While each of us celebrates her life each day, it is still very hard to come to terms with her death. Personally, I love looking at pictures and videos of her. Being with my uncle and cousins also makes me feel happy because I know she would want us to continue to laugh, sing, and gossip with one another as often as possible.
It must have been almost a year ago when I sat in my aunt and uncle’s kitchen and we talked about White Cabana. While Zia Rose cheered my efforts she also wondered why I hadn’t posted anything music related. Come on Jo, she said. I tried to tell her that, although I like listening to music, remembering song titles and lyrics and compiling play lists is not my forte. Before I could get another word in, she was spouting off a list of song titles with the word white in them. She was so excited and gave herself a pat on the back for coming up with such a genius post idea. She made us all laugh.
I meant to write this post soon after that visit but I never did. Today’s the day for music.
White Wedding – Billy Idol
White Room – Cream
A White Sportcoat – Marty Robbins
White Rabbit – Jefferson Airplane
Nights in White Satin – Moody Blues
This post is dedicated to Zia Rose and Zio Nick.
Many thanks to my friend Joel who helped me compile this list of songs. I hope Zia Rose would approve. I know she would sing!