Friday, September 3, 2010

A Song for a Birthday

Yesterday was my dad's birthday. Aw, just forget I said is ALWAYS going to be Daddy. =) Anyway, we are having his family birthday party tonight at our house! It's going to be fun times, as usual. I love a good party and I especially love getting together with the fam! In honor of his special day (well, really, I advocate at least a special week...stretching all the way towards a month) I am posting a song that will forever remind me of him. No matter what - because it's one of the songs he used to sing and play guitar to when I was little.

I downloaded this version of Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head awhile back because the song itself reminded me of my childhood....and eating banana sandwiches up in the attic with my daddy. We dined in the attic that day while my mom was gone because we could hear the rain better. It's such a nice memory for me.

Ben Folds Five creates an excellent version in their own right. I reeeally enjoy it. One very cool thing about this particular video is that the songwriter, Burt Bacharach, is there onstage with the band. This guy wrote a TON of good stuff back in the day. Click on his name up there and it'll take you to his Wikipedia page. I'm impressed.

Enjoy! And if you see my dad today, tell him Happy Birthday. Even if it's a day late. We're still celebrating. =)

1 comment:

  1. Happy Birthday, Mr. Hester!!

    What a great memory with your daddy... :)

    Love this song, and especially this version. Ben Folds Five is awesome.


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