Thursday, October 6, 2011

29 takes me back

Today is finally day 29 of the 30 days song challenge and this number takes me back about 29 years as well, because today's song to post is- A song from your childhood.

Growing up in Latin America as a child I was always accompanied by the music of a famous Mexican singer Francisco Gabilondo Soler a.k.a. "Cri Cri - el grillito cantor" meaning in English "Cri Cri- the singing cricket".

Cri- Cri was a wonderful singer, almost all his songs are stories that teach values to children. He had the tendency to give animals and things human-like characteristics, and wrote songs about dolls, animals and toys who had something special about them, that separated them from the rest.

When I listen to most of his songs (even to the day), they touch my heart in a very special way and they take me back to a time when I was very little, pure and innocent, when all I had was fantasy and magic surrounding me!

Other songs remind me so much of my Grandmother (who always loved his songs and used to sing them to me) that those I cannot listen to, they make me miss her so much that I can't help but cry. [ so, I won't be posting one of those here today!].

I believe Cri Cri wrote over 200 songs, but today I decided to post "El Raton Vaquero"- "The Cowboy Mouse" because I happened to found a very nice video on YouTube that has the translation of the song.


Isn't it a nice children song? None of that Hanna Montana/Justin Bieber stuff kids listen to nowadays... 

If I had a baby/young kid right now, I much rather want him/her to listen to this kind of music... Kid's music, not "wanna be adult stuff". 

It's kind of sad that most kids nowadays don't have the same innocence we had, full of fantasy and magic surrounding them. I believe this is something parents need to work on.

I am glad I have these songs to remind me of the wonderful childhood I had and enjoyed!!!

Have a great Thursday!!!

4 commented; now it's your turn!:

MarkD60 said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

It was nice of them to let him keep his guns in his cell. And I love the flexible bars!
I'll be sad to see your song challenge end. I liked it much better than mine!

Happy Days said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Funny you chose this song! My daughter and I were having a conversation about the cartoons and songs they have for kids...transformers, triangular shaped heads..egads!! I loved the old cartoons like this one and the cute musical songs with fun lyrics..I'm with you Summer!!! ...debbie

Heather said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I agree that it's very sad that kids want to grow up so fast these days, and that all the focus is on beauty, dating and other adult themes at such a young age. I hope my kids are able to enjoy their innocence while they can.

Bonnie said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love the 30-day song challenge! How fun. :)

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