Sunday, March 15, 2009

The Carpenters. Mental Institution Songs.

For some reason when I get really depressed or sad, songs that I remember from ages 4 - 9 make me feel better. The songs might be corny as hell, but I guess it brings me back to a time when I didn't worry about things.

And believe me - I spend way too much time over analyzing and worrying about things. I always think that if I were ever put into a mental institution, there are certain songs that they could play just to calm me down.

Here's one of them. "We've only Just Begun" by The Carpenters. Enjoy.


24 comments:

Girl Interrupted said...

Frankly, those fashions/hairstyles would be enough to send anyone mental

sista #2 said...

She had the voice of an angel.


peace
#2

Cora said...

You're too freaking cute, Zibbs. The songs that never fail to get me out of a mean funk are:
"Welcome to the Jungle" - Guns N Roses
"You Get Me" - Michelle Branch
"How Deep Is Your Love?" - Bee Gees

(Random, I know. Shut up) ;-)

SkylersDad said...

True confessions:

I owned the Greatest Hits of the Carpenters on 8-track.

Erin said...

I had a music box that played this song. It's actually the perfect music-box melody.

Andrew Rodriguez said...

We must be the same age, tooling around in a Volkswagen Beetle, 1975...good times...

I was just thinking about this song too because it was in Happy Gilmore and it was on TV this afternoon. If you like The Carpenters like I do in a non-ironic way, You might enjoy, "One Amazing Night" Burt Bacharach with Sheryl Crow, Elvis Costello, Chrissie Hinde, Ben Folds Five, Barenaked Ladies and of course Dionne Warwick, or "If I were a Carpenter" with Sonic Youth, The Cranberries, Cracker, Matthew Sweet, 4 Non Blondes, and singing "We've only just begun", Grant Lee Buffalo. Let me know I'll burn you some copies!

Coolred38 said...

I love her Little House on the Prarie style...never gets old...sigh.

I have their greatest hits and it comes out and put into play once or twice a year when Im needing a particular kind of pick me up.

Emeka Amakeze said...

There are songs that never grow old. They would still make your childhood a thing of yesterday in your old age.

Phat Mama said...

I love that song too.

skywind said...

Oh, hell singing, singing in the hell. In short, hell even than hell. LOL
Health is the Greatest Happiness
The World at The Present

diane said...

I can't listen to the Carpenters without remembering going to the Franconia fair in New Hampshire as a teenager. My cousin sang "Close to You" up on the stage, it was agonizing. He was so terrible, it was embarrassing. I pretended we weren't related.
The one song that always makes me feel better is James Taylor's "Carolina".

The Vegetable Assassin said...

Karen C. had a phenomenal voice! Too bad this makes her look like either an Amish bride or a Mormon polygamist! :)

Dr Zibbs said...

Does anyone know what Skywind is talking about?

Susan said...

That hair and dress are not acceptable. Holy crap.

Jeannie said...

I think blowdryers and curling irons were just making their way into the market then...no other hair products but dippity do which was what your mother used with curlers.

Can you imagine how over-processed Karen would be - how little clothing she'd be wearing if she were to be starting out now.

I was thinking - man, that's not anything I really need to hear but you're right - it's very calming.

diane said...

I love Skywind's comments, never understand what he's saying though. I figure he's like that one friend who's always a little spaced out and kind of artsy.

sista #2 said...

Skywind reminds me of Spicolli from Fast Times at Ridgemont High.


peace
#2

Boldly Serving Up Wheat Grass said...

Somewhere in my massive MP3 hoard, I have an alt-band tribute to the Carpenters. It's pretty cool.

Prunella Jones said...

Yikes, listening to that is starting to give me anorexia! Do I look fat?

LYDIA said...

Oh I love the Carpenter's! Reminds me of my mom :)

I think pretty much any Carpenter's song has a soothing effect for me - except the alien one. You know, Calling Occupants of Interplantary Most Extrodinary Craft

Gwen said...

Oh, baby, you already know how I feel about 70's love songs - there is nothing better for a person's soul.

teri said...

I love the Carpenters but their songs are very sad, to me.

Grant Miller said...

I think of you whenever I hear this song!

Dr Zibbs said...

Thank you Mr Grant Miller. That was my goal.