Thursday, November 30, 2006

I Am Curious Yellow...

The second in my series on music with color related titles, this month we look at yellow. A meaningless exercise, perhaps, but a pretty interesting playlist has resulted here. Check it out, and feel free to suggest a song I've missed.

A color with dual meanings, yellow is associated with joy, intellect, and energy, but also cowardice, jealousy and deceit. Yellow produces a warming effect, arouses cheerfulness, stimulates mental activity, and generates muscle energy. When overused, yellow may have a disturbing effect; it is known that babies cry more in yellow rooms. Yellow is seen before other colors when placed against black; this combination is often used to issue a warning.

For years yellow ribbons were worn as a sign of hope as women waited from their men to come marching home from war.

In Egypt yellow signifies mourning. In Spain, executioners once wore yellow. In tenth-century France, the doors of traitors and criminals were painted yellow. In the Middle Ages, actors portraying the dead in a play wore yellow.

Yellow roses symbolize friendship and freedom. Yellow roses are also appropriate for sending congratulations to newlyweds, graduates, Texans, and new mothers.



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