About Me

My photo
Kymberlie Ingalls is native to the Bay Area in California. She is a pioneer in blogging, having self-published online since 1997. Her style is loose, experimental, and a journey in stream of consciousness. Works include personal essay, prose, short fictional stories, and a memoir in progress. Thank you for taking a moment of your time to visit. Beware of the occasional falling opinions. For editing services: http://www.kymberlieingalls.com/p/editing-services.html

Monday, January 31, 2011

30 Day Song Challenge - Day 3

Day 03 - Name a song that makes you happy.


Donna Summer - Last Dance


I tried and tried to narrow it down to just one, but couldn't.  Just couldn't do it.  Hell, it's a miracle I got it down to two.  All music makes me happy, in a sense, because music is my best friend.  There is always a song that says what I need to hear, sometimes whether I want to or not. 

I'm not a happy camper in general.  Being super smiley just ain't my thing.  I have to say that some of my best happy moments come from a song long ago and far away.  Break out the platform shoes, kids, and start swingin' those hips... do the Hustle!  Nothing gets the glitter in my mind to spinning like a disco ball, reflecting memories all around the dance floor.  So, the first is my one that gets everyone out in the crowd, swaying, singing and having a great time.  Donna Summer, the Queen of Dance. 


Leo Sayer - More Than I Can Say


The second, I had to include, because it is the last song I can remember my mom loving.  She passed away in 1986.  I can still see her fingernails tapping along, and she'd just sing out loud - loud as she could, without a care in the world, despite the weight of that world on her shoulders.  And every time I hear that song, that's how I remember her.  It's a rare moment in a tumultuous time, now as much as it was then.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

30 Day Song Challenge - Day 2


Shania Twain - I'm Gonna Getcha Good

Day 02 - Least Favorite Song

There are quite a few songs of Shania's for me to choose from.  Nothing against her personally, but I am not big on gender-bashing to begin with.  I don't do that whole "such a typical guy!" thing, or "men are stupid", and I find a lot of her songs to be very tiresome in their put-downs.  

This one isn't one of those songs, but this one really is just bad in its lyrics.  Lines like "Your love is like real estate and I'm gonna get me some land".. I mean, really? 

Saturday, January 29, 2011

30 Day Song Challenge - Day 1

Favorite Song


Pretty In Pink - Try A Little Tenderness


The key to a woman's heart isn't hard to find.  Tap into her mind, even a small glance into her soulful eyes, and it lies there, reflecting back at you.  All it takes is a little tenderness.  And nobody sings it better than Otis.  And nobody ever danced it better than Ducky.