I Hear Voices – The Music Edition

If you follow me on Instagram (@Blaze002), you will likely recognize the opening photo.

Recently, my friend Suzanne and I discovered this visually stunning place called Primitive Designs in Port Hope, about an hour’s drive east of Toronto.

It is actually a retail store of unusual art, wood carvings, and oh so much more!

Our eyes were already bugging out of our heads before we even pulled into the parking lot. By the time we got out of the car, I could hear the humming.

Before long they were belting out the tunes.

Take a listen.

🎡 When you’re smiling,
Keep on smiling,
The whole world smiles with you 🎢 (a)
🎡 All we like sheep
Have gone astray 🎢 (b)
🎡 Big wheel keep on turnin’
Proud Mary keep on burnin’ 🎢 (c)
🎡 I feel pretty
Oh, so pretty
I feel pretty and witty and bright! 🎢 (d)
🎡 Knock-knock-knockin’ on heaven’s door … 🎢 (e)
🎡 I can’t get no …
Satisfaction …
‘Cause I try and I try and I try and I try 🎢 (f)


(a) Michael BublΓ© – When You’re Smiling

(b) Tafelmusik – Handel’s Messiah

(c) Creedence Clearwater Revival – Proud Mary

(d) Julie Andrews – I Feel Pretty

(e) Bob Dylan – Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door

(f) The Rolling Stones – Satisfaction


  1. This looks like an amazing place to explore. I’m always in awe of those giant metal sculptures. My oldest can weld and I told him he needs to make a giant creation for my yard. πŸ™‚ Great song choices for the photos.


  2. Well I have always wanted a massive metal rhinoceros in my yard. Except I don’t think it would fit. How incredibly cool is that? Especially if I can get him to sing Proud Mary!
    I’d love to explore a place like this. Super fun.


  3. Wow, Joanne, that is a very cool place to discover! Love the rhino on wheels and all of the music you paired with the metal sculptures. This is a store to revisit again and again.


  4. Love the song choices. Like Heather, I’m feeling grateful I already had music playing β€” Visage’s Fade to Grey β€” which totally doesn’t work with any of these sculptures.


    • I wish I could take credit for finding it. We kept marvelling that for all the times we’ve been to Port Hope, we had never seen this place before! It will be worth a return trip just to spend more time here.

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  5. Wowzers. I love the rhino one! I think you should put it in your yard or next to your front door. Now that would be quite the conversation piece! And would scare of potential intruders too…. haha. Love it. How unique. Some serious welding happening here.



  6. Miraculously, I appear to have escaped this post without an earworm but I do have Spotify playing relaxing music in the background as I read. But if I wake up with “I’m so pretty” in my head tomorrow, I’m coming back to have words…

    Clever post. Loved the song matches. I don’t think I’ll ever be able to watch Transformers in quite the same way ever again.

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    • That was actually a dinosaur – T-Rex, if I’m not mistaken. There was however a 3-headed dragon too, but I didn’t include him.
      I had a lot of fun putting music to the photos. I had so many more photos to play with but at some point it was wiser to go with less πŸ™‚

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  7. These are very cool, even the ones I wouldn’t want. I’ve seen some similar creations at art walks in Naperville and really enjoyed them. Here I especially like the sheep and the rhino.



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