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Take Your Vitamins

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Vitamin String Quartet

Today, is my anniversary with Beloved. We are together 21 years, we became domestic partners 20 years ago, and we were married in Connecticut 10 years ago. (The date thing may seem romantic, and it is, but it’s also partly that we can’t retain more than one date. Knowing one’s limitations is the key to happiness.) Happy anniversary to us!

For our drive to Connecticut, I made my very last mixed “tape” (CD).  We also played it during our very brief private ceremony. I loved all the music on that playlist, but my hands-down favorite, the song I think of as our wedding song, is Queen’s Somebody to Love as interpreted by Vitamin String Quartet.

VSQ are flawless performers, sure, but I think their real superpower is their ability to arrange even the hardest, most incongruous of rock songs into what sounds like legitimate classical music. Their recordings entertain me to no end, and I’m constantly amazed by how they continue to show me new ways to listen to popular music.

You can follow the magnificent Vitamin String Quartet on their website and on YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

20 thoughts on “Take Your Vitamins

  1. You always give me a way to start my day with something beautiful and new and amazing. Thank you for being my morning vitamins! ;-). Happy happy happy anniversary (all three of them) to you both. Lots of love from the Rockies! ❤️

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  2. Lisa said exactly what I was going to say: Happy, happy, happy Anniversary to you and Beloved. Love is a beautiful thing. XO

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  3. Seems there are more people playing beautiful music under the same name. The photo on their Facebook page is totally different than the one you posted first today. No matter, it is beautiful music. Hal

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  4. Congratulations and happy anniversary(ies)!

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  5. They are indeed magnificent! Happy Anniversary!

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  6. Happy Anniversary Donna and wishing you many more.

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  7. Happy anniversary Donna. Congratulations to you and your beloved.
    We have very similar dates – together nearly 21 years, living together 20 years, married 17 years. Don’t you love it when a plan comes together 🙂
    Alison

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  8. ‘Somebody to Love’ is one of my favourite songs of all time and I loved this version of it. My youngest boys listened to all the tracks with me and the 12 year old said “Yes!” when he heard the intro to ‘Birdhouse in your Soul’. Congratulations to you and Beloved! I love that you layered all of your anniversaries on one date for pragmatic reasons because that actually makes it romantic. It’s my 23rd wedding anniversary on Wednesday which happens to also be my mother’s birthday and we became a couple on my 18th birthday which makes that anniversary easy to remember. So, as you can see, I totally get where you two are coming from.

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  9. Never heard of them before, but now I love them! So thanks. And Happy Anniversary!

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