Monday, July 5, 2010

Heading Home, Whistlin' a Tune

After a fantastic weekend at the beach (other than the stuffy noses with which we wake up after being assaulted by new allergens), we are about to head home. Here are some highlights:

-Charles stayed up VERY late to watch the Ilwaco fireworks from the Ankeny St (a boat) in the harbor, and the display was awesome. He learned to say "Oooh" and "Aaah" like a pro. We also confirmed that we have to completely wear him out if we want him to sleep the night through, so that has become our mission after naptime everyday.
-Charles rode the Merry-Go-Round in Long Beach after Grampa Joe bought him his first baseball cap (which says something about fishing, natch).
-We took the dogs to the beach - always one of my favorite things about this trip.
-Our friends Jarrod and Carole passed along a rocking tiger that Charles adores. My mom worries that he's almost big enough to tip it over.

We're heading home today, through the mad I-5 post-holiday traffic, and it occured to me and Tony that it has been awhile since we've done an installment for theme songs. And the newest category is this: Whistling Songs. You know, songs that contain whistling.

  • Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard by Paul Simon
  • Centerfold by J Geils Band
  • Home by the Magnetic Zeros

... and countless others! Now you go!


Sarah said...

Doesn't the Scorpions song Dust in the Wind have whistling?

Carole said...

I think it might have been Kansas that sang "Dust in the Wind," but it did indeed have whistling, as did the Scorpions "Winds of Change." Others I can think of:

"Walk Like An Egption" by The Bangles

"The Stranger" by Billy Joel

"Sittin' On The Dock of the Bay" by Otis Redding

"Don't Worry, Be Happy" by Bobby McFerrin

"All Star" by Smashmouth

There must be a ton of songs out there that feature whistling, but I daresay that Scorpions "Winds of Change" is the most famous?

K Schimmy said...

How could we forget, MY favorite whistling song, GnR's "Patience"?

Tony said...

Sorry, Carole. I'm going to have to call shenanigans on whistling in "Dust in the Wind". I don't hear any whistling in that song.

I know I'm missing several, but "Patience" G'n'R is the only additional one I can think of.

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