Dancing Daze

The Dance Floor Lyrics and Music by Timothy Price

The Dance Floor is an original song I wrote and recorded recently. It’s a song reminiscent of the days when people could gather together, dance, and put on whatever charm they could muster in attempts to go beyond the dance floor. Maybe Dancing Daze will make a comeback.

After another long day of dismantling the old office, configuring VPNs, and breaking into the WiFi units in the new office building and configuring them, I did manage to get out to see Mama Owl and Daddy Owl after I got home at sunset. I couldn’t see Mama Owl in her hole when I got in view, but I called her, and she gave me an ear tuft up to let me know she was still steadfast on her nest. Daddy Owl was gazing out at the bosque and gave me half eyes over his shoulder for my calling out to Mama Owl.

Speaking of chicks, I did see a few on my way to and from my visit to the owls. Our mini daffy’s bloomed.

Towhee

Sparrow

 

45 thoughts on “Dancing Daze

  1. The owls know and trust you, Tim. Even Mama owl will give you the benefit of an ear tuft. I always enjoy seeing the critters from your bosque.

    The percussion in your song is well done and tasteful, and does not clobber your vocals or guitar. I am glad to see you playing. How are your hands doing?

    • Thanks, Lavinia. I’ve been doing so much with the drill, hammer and handsaw taking desktops and shelves apart, modifying them for the spaces in the new building and reconstructing them that my hands are in pretty sad shape right now.

  2. Smiled with the song ๐Ÿ˜‰.
    I enjoyed all of the images.
    How many more days of the move do you think you have before everything is settled in? I hope not many.

    • Hi Susan. We will be out of 220 Gold on Wednesday. It will probably take 6 weeks to get the new cubicles and office furniture that I’m not building. So the staff in 218 Gold will either work from there or at home. Several other staff will continue to work at home like they have for a year now. The three of us who are always in at 220 will move over tomorrow and Tuesday. I still need to finish one desk for another staff member before I move the rest of his stuff. We still have a long process ahead.

      • Thatโ€™s a lot! Thanks for taking the time to give us images and music ๐ŸŽถ .

      • You are welcome. BTW did you react to the second shot? Laurie has had mild reactions and I can’t tell that anything is different since I experience most of what they describe as reactions all the time anyway.

      • Sorry you two are feeling something. My mother felt nothing; my arm was a little sore the second time for about 24 hours, and my sister had no problems. The famous โ€œthey sayโ€ have it that reactions indicate the immune system is kicking in, a good thing. I hope everyone feels better soon.

      • I don’t feel any different from how I normally feel. My arm was sore the first round, but not at all this time. Maybe it’s because I’m doing so much work.

      • My sister Ginny had a reaction after the first shot; I don’t know regarding the second shot. She had the Pfizer formulation. Apparently, Ginny’s lymph nodes under her left arm had become swollen. She visited with a massage therapist to help reduce the swelling. The therapist said she had clients exhibiting similar reactions after receiving both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines.

        Both Laurie and Andrea had bad nausea, which they call worse than morning sickness. Deborah and Tara ran low grade fevers for three days. Elizabeth had the chills for the night she spent in hospital. Elizabeth is deadly allergic to penicillin and amoxycillin and so she was admitted as a precaution. All five had the J&J vaccine when it was still a Phase III trial. UC Health had a lot of extra J&J back then. I’m marginally allergic to penicillin but deadly allergic to amoxycillin. When I had to give Maxie his Clavamox when he was sick, I had to be careful when handling it. Same was true for Caitie and Sammie.

        If the reactions are part of the immune system “kicking in,” the companies need to be more forthcoming about the reactions that could happen. They have to say more than the immune system is “kicking in.”

      • Thanks David. I think the reactions have more to do with the inert ingredients. There are probably a lot of by products that some people are either allergic to or have some kind of reaction to. I’ve never had reactions to immunizations or other medications, so I’m not surprised I didn’t react to either shot.

      • This is the first time a vaccine is not using a live virus or killed virus. Every bit of it is synthesized. Similarly, I haven’t experienced any sort of reaction to an immunization. The military is notorious in giving shots whether you need it or not, especially when going here and there a lot like I was. I’m on three separate waitlists, so we’ll see how soon. Practically, everyone is on a waitlist of some sort.

      • One of my followers sent a number for people to call to schedule getting vaccinated in Albuque. Our office manager, the Bloody Binding Queen, called the number and is scheduled for Thursday. I was on the list 3 months before I got my first shot.

  3. Dancing Daze fan …as you know! ๐Ÿ˜‰
    You may have had a hard day’s work carrying / connecting etc but your surroundings provide all the goodness to give you [and us] so many smiles! ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Happy Monday, my friend!

  4. Loved the lyrics of Dancing Daze….

    And how fabulous that the owls trust you enough to show they presence. That shot of Daddy Owl is amazing. Well, all the shots are lovely…

  5. Thank you for these very nice photos and the song. Once upon a time… we were able to do things that seemed ‘natural’, ‘normal’, but are no longer…

    • You are welcome, Flo. Happy you could enjoy them. It’s sad to think of what’s been lost.

      • Tim, great song & lyrics. Wish I could play like that. Iโ€™m just at the end of the beginner lessons. Working on rhythms & adding more chords. Even played a few easy songs. So much fun. Your song is a much needed Happy Dance! The owl pics are fantastic. Seeing owls up close as they usually sit high up in trees. Have a fantastic week, the move & all. ๐Ÿ“š๐ŸŽถ Christine

      • Thanks, Christine. I’m really happy you liked the song. And I’m especially happy to hear you are making progress on the guitar. Practice, practice, practice.

      • Thanks, Tim. Thatโ€™s what it takes. I practice everyday and have a good callous base in my fingers. I vowed to stick with it. ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽธ๐ŸŽถ

    • I think I ended up with the Chile guitar. I tried 3 or 4 different guitars before I got the sound I liked. Thanks, Resa.

      • Perfectly perfect description of the imperfectly perfect instrument. The guitar is one of the easiest instruments to play yet one of the most difficult instruments to play. Iike the piano, one can compose complete multi-part, multi-instrument pieces like symphonies on the guitar. It’s really a versityle instrument.

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