Why I am not learning a song a day this year, even though I miss it:
because I'm writing about learning a song a day, a book which is turning out to contain barely any material from last year's blog posts.
Because I'm learning audition material and working and looking for more work and doing stuff that is higher priority than learning a song every day just for the heck of it.
Because I'm wishing.
If wishes were horses, beggars would ride: so goes the proverb. I have a beggar, and she is saying, "Please please please let me go back to learning a song every day, just for a little while." So this week, she will ride on a horse that says, "I wish I could still learn a song a day. I wish I paid more attention to the movies. I wish I knew this year's Oscar-nominated songs."
So, I'm going to learn the four songs that are nominated for Best Original Song:
"Coming Home" from Country Strong
"I See the Light" from Tangled
"If I Rise" from 127 Hours
"We Belong Together" from Toy Story 3
and I am going to make a little medley for solo piano.
Target date for starting to post videos: on or before Valentine's Day. Hold me to it, readers!