Friday, February 26, 2010

Looking at the Sky on Friday While Listening to Five on Friday

What does a gal do when there are two pretty cool Friday memes out there to participate in? Why combine the two, that's what!  Visitors today get a two 'fer as I just couldn't pass up either meme!

Tisha at CrAzY Working Mom has been hosting Looking at the Sky on Friday for quite some time now and it's a great meme that gives us the chance to show off some of our best sky shots - or the ones that we think are pretty darned good anyway! To that end I give you a shot of some fluffy white clouds and beautiful blue skies - something we here in New England haven't seen since Monday being that we are under the very gray clouds of a massive storm that has engulfed a good part of the Northeast.  Rumor has it we may get some sunshine back on Monday but in the meantime the best we can do is look longingly back at pictures from the past and wait patiently for more in the future.

The other meme that I have been wanting to participate in is a new one by a West Coast blog buddy, Travis, who recently began Five on Friday where we can share a playlist of five of our favorite songs no matter what them we might be thinking of.  Being a complete and total music lover, this meme just kept screaming my name so here's my first go at it.

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I decided to post five of my favorite pieces of music by film score composer and music producer extraordinaire Hans Zimmer. The man has done the music for over 100 different films including some of my favorites like Pirates of the Caribbean (the series), The Dark Knight, The Holiday, The Lion King, Backdraft, Driving Miss Daisy, Gladiator, and one of his most recent projects - Sherlock Holmes - for which he is up for an Academy Award that I sincerely hope he wins!

I'm one of those people who listens intently to the soundtrack when I go to a movie as I just love how film composers work their magic making the movie that much more enjoyable.  Amanda seems to have inherited that same trait as her iPod contains more Hans Zimmer music than mine does at the moment!  Thank goodness those years in concert band didn't go wasted!

It was hard to limit myself to just five pieces of music for this week as Hans Zimmer has so much good music out there but I chose - in order on the player - "Discombobulate" from Sherlock Holmes, the main theme from Backdraft, "Maestro" from The Holiday, "And I Thought My Jokes Were Bad" from The Dark Knight, and "Drink Up Me Hearties" from Pirates of the Caribbean:  At World's End.

Please enjoy this week's visual and audio presentations and don't forget to visit Tisha's Looking at the Sky on Friday for more great pictures and Travis' Five on Friday for more great music!


  1. Love the sky picture. It almost looks warm. I say almost because I'm sure it's not warm right now. I hope you get that blue sky come Monday.

    Have a terrific day and weekend. Big hug. :)

  2. The only two movies that I"ve seen on your list are "The Lion King" and "Driving Miss Daisy." I'm SO out of it!!

    But I did see "Lion King" on Broadway twice. That counts for something.

    I like this music. Sounds like soundtrack music!

    You have shared a beautiful sky - is that a ship's mast?

  3. What a beautiful shot of the flag against the sky. Hope you're seeing warmer weather and blue skies again soon. Although I'm now living in the south, I grew up in NH & VT, so I feel your pain. :-)
    My First Friday Sky: Memphis Sunset

  4. Love your selections. Zimmer is a wonderful movie score composer and I hope he wins the Oscar as well. He certainly deserves it.

  5. I love the photo....and your movie music!

  6. You always pack so much into Memes Linda, you could almost steal the crown from Mimi (but don't tell her I said that) ;)

  7. I love your photo, hope you do get those blue skies on Monday. I've seen several of those movies and agree that without those wonderful soundtracks the movies just wouldn't be the same. ~ Calico Contemplations

  8. You captured a very fine photo of flags and beautiful sky.

  9. What a terrific idea. Great shot, the music worked well!

  10. Loved Discombobulate! My favorite Hans Zimmer soundtrack is definitely Gladiator. His music is a huge ingredient in the film.

    I'm also playing today!

  11. Rumor has it that is MAY get up to 60 and be sunny and clear today and tomorrow. I am prepared to enjoy it as much as possible!

    Big hugs xo

  12. Great sky shot. We have intermittent sun in WPB today.

    Enjoy your w/e. Big hugs...

  13. Great music choices! This will be a nice soundtrack to my blog rounds.



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