My first way to play music came in the form of this little Fisher Price record player. Here’s a quick 25 minute doodlewash of the player, as that’s all the time I have today before heading out again. It was actually a wind-up music box that required no batteries. Just place a record on the little turntable, wind the button on the front and you were treated to impossibly slow and sleepy versions of these foot-stomping hits:
Record #1 – Humpty Dumpty – Jack and Jill
Record #2 – Twinkle Twinkle Little Star – Au clair de la lune
Record #3 – London Bridge – Oh where has my little dog gone?
Record #4 – Camptown Races – Children’s marching song
Record #5 – Hickory Dickory Doc – Edelweiss
The effect was pure magic! Even if the music left much to be desired, mainly just based on the speed. How did we land here, you ask? We’re heading out tonight to a Kansas City Symphony concert and so I had music on the brain. They won’t be playing any of these beloved songs, but will be treating us to the music of famous movie soundtrack phenom, John Williams. It will be a bit like going to several movies at once while blindfolded, so this should be interesting.
As some of you may have noticed, I’ve officially run out of guest posts for the week, so you’re stuck with only me until I can get more in. Not to fear, they will continue, but it takes a lot of time to recruit them and I’ll have to work on that this weekend as this week has been super crazy. If you know of anyone that you think should be featured here, or you’re reading this and thinking, “me! pick me!,” then by all means, contact me and let me know!
About the Doodlewash
M. Graham watercolors: Pyrrol Red, Azo Orange, Cobalt Teal, Quinacridone Gold, Cobalt Blue, Permanent Green Pale, Ultramarine Blue, and Neutral Tint. Lamy Safari Al Star pen with Platinum Carbon black ink in a 5″ x 8″ 140 lb. (300 gsm) Pentalic Aqua Journal