Today is Labor Day - nothing much happens around here other than a public holiday. No wait, there used to be some sort of a Government-sponsored parade or gathering in some stadium to commemorate this occasion, a tribute to Workers, you and I - but not sure if this is still practised.
I know four people whose birthday is today, so Happy Birthday, ladies. Don't think you'd see this but just know that I thought of you. *Hugs&Kisses*..
I've always thought having a birth on Labor Day is so apt. I mean, a woman literally goes through labor on that day. Labor Day. Ouch!
All the same, Happy Labor Day or Happy Workers Day, everyone. For baby-boomer music fans, May 1st often brings to mind the Bee Gees number, First of May which is a song recorded by the Bee Gees with lead vocals by Barry Gibb. First of May is a reference to the birthday of Barry's dog, Barnaby. Cool!
Bananaz has put together a sweet version of this classic song. I'm also stoked to embed some videos of this lovely First of May.
I picked a video with lyrics so you can sing along before you go over to Bananaz's version. LOL!
This video shows how simple and free life was, maybe still is in rural areas in the West. You could just barter a belonging for a fish in a bottle. Have you done anything like this as a child? Oh, happy days..
A little about Melody. Melody (aka S.W.A.L.K.) is a 1971 British film about puppy love. Although initially a box office disappointment in both the United States and Britain it has over the years become a cult classic. The film turned out to be an enormous hit in Japan, and in some Latin American countries such as Argentina and Chile, according to Wikipedia. I have yet to see it. Will have to seriously look out for it. In the meantime, will have to just settle for this movie trailer.
If you're one who enjoys movie soundtracks, this movie has lots of hits by the Bee Gees including In the Morning, Melody Fair, Give Your Best, and the hit single To Love Somebody, First of May, and the Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young hit, Teach Your Children.
Beautiful post..am very touched by the videos reminiscing those were the days..oooh so Barry got the inspiration from Barnaby ~;) tQ.ReplyDelete
Happy labour day! :)ReplyDelete
Oops overlooked to thankz you for the link. tQReplyDelete
Labour day this year is no fun! It fell on Saturday so no extra holiday for me. LOLReplyDelete
Ouh...I didn't know that Bee Gees have such a song. :)ReplyDelete
Thank God it's Labour Day if not, have to work!!!ReplyDelete
OH, I love this song 1st of May! Used to play it often : )
nothing special to me for labour day this year, as it falls on a saturday which is my non-working day.. why can't it just fall on a day before or after?? haiz~~ReplyDelete
Bananaz, thank you. Yeah, they sure bring back some nostalgia, don't they?ReplyDelete
Mei Teng, hope you enjoyed it too.
Bananaz, LOL! You're welcome.ReplyDelete
Lina, I remember one year, Selangor arranged for those public holidays that they could adjust to fall on Sat. Not sure if it's still practised. Some companies compensate their employees. Mine does.
Tekkaus, Bee Gees have some classics and they are popular karaoke numbers. Check out You Tube for them.ReplyDelete
Foong, holidays are always great, eh?
SK, no replacement holiday, meh?ReplyDelete
May 1 is celebrated as Labor’s Day all around the world. It is a way to show respect to the people doing physical or mental labor. It must raise our voice against any type of exploitation. Thanks for the post.ReplyDelete
Hi Rithun, no doubt Labor Day is celebrated around the world but I believe the date varies. In the US and the UK, it is celebrated on the First Monday of September. Thanks for your thoughts and for stopping by.ReplyDelete
Interesting observations for May Day.Two of my cousins have their birthdays on 1st May.Labor Day is a welcome holiday in the month of May as there are no holidays round the corner.Thanks for the lovely videos too.Thanks.ReplyDelete
Hi there! You're welcome. How cool! Belated Happy Birthday to your cousins then.ReplyDelete
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