Monday, 23 May 2011

The Carpenters

It's a Monday and Mondays deserve a little Carpenters to soothe our fevered brows. Nobody sings quite like Karen Carpenter, she had a voice like pure honey. Is there anyone who doesn't have a little corner of their heart tucked away for The Carpenters? I defy anyone not to secretly love them although lord knows why you would hide a love for such well crafted pop music sung so sublimely. People are odd.

Even my husband is open in his love for The Carpenters and this is the man who loves Motorhead and other non-perennial teenage music. We regularly listen to Karen and Richard in the car as we don't agree on much music. It's pretty much these guys and Aerosmith.

Every time Goodbye for Love comes on he tells me it's the saddest song ever written. He may well be right: "Loneliness and empty days will be my only friend". Tragic.

If you're having a bad day, then just listen to Yesterday Once More and feel better. Karen could sing the Yellow Pages and I'd be spellbound. The fact she sings such perfection is almost too much to bear. God bless her for bringing us such joy. Remember, no matter how bad your day is, Karen and Richard clearly had worse ones: "There are no tomorrows for this heart of mine."

Like I say, it is Monday so there is only one choice today. Kick back my friends. Relax. We'll always have this gem.

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