Monday, April 21, 2014

R is for...

Rainy Days and Mondays...The Carpenters, 1971.


A Serenade of Seventies songs, from the soundtrack of my life, is my theme for the A-Z challenge this year.

Oh, the dulcet tones of the Carpenters. They covered the full range of feelings, from on top of the world to this one...

What I've got they used to call the blues
Nothin' is really wrong
Feelin' like I don't belong
Walkin' around, some kind of lonely clown
Rainy days and Mondays always get me down
There was no way my child self of the seventies could have possibly understood the foreshadowing in this song. Many years of Mondays and rainy days have made the picture much more clear.

Hangin' around, nothing to do but frown
Rainy days and Mondays always get me down

19 comments:

  1. I really enjoyed their music too. Another one that died too young.

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  2. Karen Carpenter was such a good singer. What a shame that she was gone so soon.

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  3. Both of the Carpenters were extremely talented. Richard Carpenter was brilliant with arrangements and Karen's voice just makes you want to weep it is so good. The fact that she simply couldn't see herself in a loving way... so sad. We understand depression and anorexia and self loathing so much better now than we did then. In some ways, her death sparked people to really look at this disease and CARE ABOUT IT and the people who suffer with it.

    Perfect"R" song. It is a rainy day (here) and a Monday!

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  4. Perfect timing…..did you plan that?

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  5. SCORE!!!!! I could listen to the Carpenters all day. And I love pretending it's really me singing and not Karen. Unfortunately, I suck, so we're going to stick with Karen.

    -andi

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  6. My mum used to listen to the Carpenters while I was growing up and I hated them! I'd have traded them for Spice Girls any day! Now I have their Best Of album on my iPod and thoroughly enjoy listening to them. The lyrics resonate but the melodies always take me back to the house where I grew up, to the smell of something baking in the oven and to my mama. Love this song.

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  7. I like a deeper singing voice for a gal. And Karen's was perfect. Adele has the same kind of sound, so unusual. What a tragedy it was to lose Karen so soon.

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  8. I remember the Carpenters and Karen's death...tragic!

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  9. Hey great post! Thanks for reminding me of the Carpenters... and the 70s. I hope you are enjoying the challenge of A-Z. Keep up the good stuff.

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  10. Classic, classic song, by an often-underrated group. :)

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  11. Mondays don't bother me much, but I hate rainy days.

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  12. Such a pure and perfect voice...Karen Carpenter. So sad that she died so young. She brought the first real national attention to anorexia.

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  13. Wow, did you plan that on purpose??? It's Monday! Is it also raining where you are? If it is, you must be a magician. *sigh* She had a beautiful voice.

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  14. I always liked the Carpenters' music and this song. I remember hearing of her death and I think pretty much hearing of anorexia for the first time. So sad.

    betty

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  15. The Carpenters...what a duo and a sad outcome to their music. Karen's voice was amazing. Thanks for sharing. :)

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  16. Wow! My Mom LOVES the Carpenters and when we would go anywhere in the car it was always what we listened to. Great memories!

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  17. Well, I missed Monday, but it's supposed to rain later today, so does that count? ;)

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  18. My dad's favorite! Karen never missed a note. Perfect voice.

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