Yep. The title says it all. That's what my brain is doing. I want to write, but there are many thoughts and considerations floating around in that cavernous zone. I've piddled around most of the morning knowing very well I have to go to work. My presence is requested by 10:30 a.m. It's nearly 9:00 am when I start this blathering. You do the math. Time is limited.
I spent a good amount of time looking at photos of Facebook friends last night. A picture can, indeed, speak volumes. Yes, a picture paints a thousand words. Thank you to those people who seem to be able to capture life's precious moments with the single click of a shutter & flash.
I also listened to songs of bands posted on a link shared with me on Facebook (thanks again to Chase.) New artists and old. I hadn't heard of Yma Sumac until my brother, Rick, pointed out that an earworm I had the other night, "The Lion Sleeps Tonight," was inspired by one of her songs "Wimoweh." I realized that in my self-proclaimed vast knowledge of all things pop culture and music; I am a novice.
I went to my source of all things musical to find this Peruvian 4-octave singing songstress: IMEEM. Immediately, I was smitten. I created a playlist in her honour. I don't have a clue what she's saying, but that's proof how music translates no matter what language it's sung. Her amazing vocal range is something I can listen to frequently. Mariah Carey, who boasts a similar range, is left in the dust and can bite my butt. If you've ever watched the movie "The Fifth Element" you will recall a blue diva. Yma Sumac sings in a very similar manner. Dig it. Or don't. I do.