Tuesday, October 18, 2011

What a Wonderful World! - Tuesday Tune, vol 98

Today's Tuesday Tune is inspired by the state of Utah, and is brought to you by a rainy spring that turned into a bright, colorful, wonderful fall. Utah is the most (or at least one of the most) beautiful places in the world –  even on a normal year. But this year? Holy wow! It's beautiful. If you live somewhere else, I suggest you find yourself on a plane that finds its way on over here. It will be worth your time and/or money and/or efforts and/or vacation days.

On Sunday, Spouse, Yahoos and I drove the Alpine Loop. We stopped to take a few snaps, wander around for a while, and Yahoo #1 gave us some sign language lessons. He began these lessons with the colors.









On Monday, after dropping the Yahoos at school, a friend and I scrambled to the top of a little hill called Big Baldy. I'd tell you about that now, but  I'm way tired and my neck hurts. See, I was up in the mountains again today, this time on my mountain bike, partaking in the beauty, when something – like my mountain bike skills or lack thereof – went awry. I went over my handlebars and landed on my face. That's right folks, I had my very first endo today. So, if all goes well, and I'm still alive tomorrow, even after my monster crash, then I'll show you my Big Baldy photos.

I've had three outdoor outings in three days and it's been wonderful. This world (expecially the Utah World) is so very wonderful. And that's why today's Tuesday Tune is:

 What a Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong.

As usual, I couldn't stop there, so here's a bunch more without links. Do you want links? Let me know if you want links.  Perhaps I can find time to accommodate.

Top of the World - Carpenters
The World The People Together (Come On) - Dandy Warhols
Gained The World - Morcheeba Feat. Manda
Mama's In The Moon - Marc Cohn
Midnight In A Perfect World - DJ Shadow
Staring At the Sun - Alaska In Winter
Waiting On The World To Change - John Mayer
Keep On The Sunny Side - The Whites
Moonlight Serenade - Glen Miller
On Nature - Matisyahu
Here Comes the Sun - Yo-Yo Ma & James Taylor
Here On Earth - Love and Rockets
The Sun, the Moon & the Stars - Kalae All Day & SciryL Cooper
Heaven and Earth (Album) - Blitzen Trapper
Hey Pretty - Poe
She's A Beauty - The Tubes
I'm Sitting On Top of the World - Les Paul & Mary Ford
Pretty Vegas - INXS
Big Girl (You Are Beautiful) - Mika
Planet Earth - Duran Duran
The World Is Waiting for the Sunrise - Les Paul & Mary Ford
Walk Through The World - Marc Cohn
Beautiful Day - Len
Shanghai Breezes - John Denver
The World We Live In - The Killers
Moonlight Sanata - Beethoven
O Green World Gorillaz
Standing In The Sun - Howie Day
Sitting On Top Of The World - Taj Mahal
Shepherd Moons - Enya
World Waits - Jeremy Enigk
Wild Montana Skies - John Denver
You're Always The Sun - Supreme Beings of Leisure
Modern Nature - Sondre Lerche
Take Me Home, Country Roads - John Denver
Life Is Beautiful - Vega4
Give Me Some Sunshine - Shantanu Moitra, Sharman Joshi & Suraj Jagan
P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing) - Michael Jackson
This Beautiful Life - The Dear Hunter
Ladies Of The World - Flight Of The Conchords
Time Of The Season - Big Blue Missile & Scott Weiland
Sunshower - Chris Cornell
Take Me Home, Country Roads - John Denver
Peace To The World [Live] - B.B. King
Sunbeams And Some Beans - Kimya Dawson
Full Moon - The Black Ghosts
Seasons of the Heart - John Denver
Beauty Of Uncertainty - KT Tunstall
Beautiful Way - Beck
A Thousand Beautiful Things - Annie Lennox
Mother Nature's Son - The Beatles
A Place In The World - Mary Chapin Carpenter
In My Little Corner Of The World - Marie Osmond
Sunday Sun - Beck
Pretty Little Thing - Fink
Moon Over The Freeway - The Ditty Bops
Joy To The World - Three Dog Night
You Are So Beautiful - Joe Cocker
(Reach Up For The) Sunrise - Duran Duran
Beautiful - Noel Gourdin
Blue Moonlight - Los Lobos
One Sweet World - Dave Matthews
Beautiful World - Devo
Sunshine - Simian
Beautiful Freak - Eels
Big Rock Candy Mountain - Harry McClintock
Sundrenched World (In-store Play Version) - Joshua Radin
Here Comes The Sun/The Inner Light [Transition] - The Beatles
Pretty Good Year - Tori Amos
Sunshine On My Shoulders - John Denver
Heaven's Here On Earth - Tracy Chapman
Mother Earth - Memphis Slim
Earth Song Michael Jackson
Rocky Mountain Way - Joe Walsh
Thank God I'm a Country Boy - John Denver
Oh! You Pretty Things - David Bowie
The Sound Of Sunshine (Album Version) - Michael Franti & Spearhead
How To See The Sun Rise - Ben Sollee
The World at Large - Modest Mouse
Large World Turning - John Mellencamp
Two Suns In The Sunset - Pink Floyd
Bumpin' On Sunset - Brian Auger
Beautiful Day - U2
Un World Mysteriouse - Dimitri From Paris
Beautiful Girl I- NXS
Prettiest Tree On The Mountain - Ben Sollee
Catch The Sun - Jamie Cullum
Moonlight Drive - The Doors
Beautiful Future - Primal Scream
"Whole Wide World" - The Pristeens, Scandal, Controversy, & Romance Interscope Records
You Are My Sunshine - Norman Blake
Sunset, 1989 - Swimming With Dolphins
Theme For A Pretty Girl That Makes You Believe God Exists - Eels
You Are My Sunshine - Dave Monson
Wild Flower - The Cult
Rocky Mountain High - John Denver


Hen Pecks said...

I have stolen most of your pictures and am using them on my desktop. Catch me if you can.

Jenn said...

I really want to add "Top of the World" by The Pussycat Dolls, but I feel like that would be a point deduction. A point deduction, in our house, being when you know an answer on Jeopardy that is a waste of brain cells. (Think: personal details about Britney Spears, the latest on Paris Hilton, etc.) PDs have morphed now to include knowledge of or preference for anything that might be a little, shall we say...less than intellectual/cultural? A la...Pussycat Dolls.

Jenn said...

I hereby submit Patty Griffin's "Heavenly Day," in an effort to offset my point deduction.

radracer said...

Congratulations on the endo. Do I need to bring some ice packs and abrasion covers?

Did the helmet and other gear survive unscathed?

megan said...

My kids are (thanks to Kid History vol. 6) addicted to "Top of the World" - Carpenter style.
I'm addicted to your beautiful colorful photos and jealous of the time logged surrounded by beauty.
My husband is jealous of your wipeout - since he only went sideways into a bush, downhill, in between a rock and had to have his buddy unclip him and pull the bike off him...nice visual eh?
AND I didn't know the Whites did Keep on the Sunny Side...who were the originals?

rabidrunner said...

Sister Hen, steal all you want, I'll take more. Many, many more.

Jenn, there's no such thing as a bad tune. I give full points for your Pussycat Dolls contribution.

Rad, I still have abrasion covers left over from the last time you lent me abrasion covers. Thanks for keeping me covered.

Megan, the Carpenters rock. I don't care what anyone says. They rock. And that "Keep on the Sunnyside" song was written by Ada Blenkhorn in 1928.