Back by popular demand (Hi Cathy!) I bring you the ninth installment of the Monday Mix-up. May the vPod gods be kind to us this week as we receive their blessings.
In This River~ Black Label Society (Zakk Wilde)
Most of the time when I get to writing one of these mix-up posts I’ve never actually seen the videos to most of the songs I post. Mom believed MTV would rot our fragile little minds. HA! So sometimes the videos that my searches come up with really shock me. Some are especially disturbing, some are completely what I had in my mind, and some leave me with things to think about… and some leave me bothered for pianos.
The Cave~ Mumford and Sons
Thanks to a good friend I now have some of the songs that go on repeat through my brain on vPod. There are very few albums I would say I enjoy every track. This is one of those very few. A good soundtrack to a nice hot bubble bath.
Tones of Home~ Blind Melon
Remember the 90s? My favorite movies were Before Sunrise and The Last of the Mohicans. And this song brings me right back. The internet was still pretty new and cell phones weighed more than a few ounces.
Asturias~ John Williams
I try to avoid the classical stuff that I’ve got on my vPod but sometimes there’s just no good reason not to share these beautiful pieces with you. I spent half my life playing the viola and most of it singing. To hide my appreciation of these kinds of music is something that I’ve had a bit of trouble with. It’s never been the cool thing to play an instrument let alone get caught humming along with the various parts you’ve played while in oh say an elevator. Sometimes I’ve even been fussed at for having my fingers flying away while watching a movie that happened to include a piece I’ve played. Seriously the fingers have a memory of their own. I’ve always wanted to learn how to play classical guitar and John Williams is the reason. I went to music camp (enter band camp joke here) before high school and he was a guest artist one evening. I had no idea who he was but he impressed me and the fascination has stuck all these years later.
Swinging on a Star~ Bruce Willis and Danny Aiello
How can you not love Hudson Hawk? Yes, Bruce Willis made an album… yes, I bought it. Yes, it’s awful. Do I love this song? Absolutely.
Manic Monday~ The Bangles
As I write this I’ve got a countdown app running on my phone. A big party? No. An assignment due? No. Just the weekend. Yes, it’s Sunday night and I’m counting down to the next weekend.