Another Monday that seems to have arrived far too quickly. But the upside is that Mother Nature must have finally figured out the perfect mix of her Menopause medication, since we have now been blessed with cooler weather denoting that maybe, just maybe our hellacious hot humid summer is finally heading to parts unknown. I know, there are a lot of you who enjoy the heat, while I prefer coolish-warm and sunny, not hot/humid/sticky/blah weather. But that’s just me.
Since it’s Monday, that also means it’s time for some musical enjoyment. This week’s theme for Monday’s Music Moves Me is Music we listened to as a Teen, or Bloopers, as suggested from our recent Spotlight Dancer, Ashley from Dr. Pepper Diva. I’m doing things a little differently – again – today.
I don’t really remember many good songs from my early teen years, probably because we didn’t get to enjoy our own taste in music and were subjected to what my parents listened to – which is probably why I don’t like that genre of music. You know, that whole teen angst scenario. I’ll not subject you to (in my mind) blah and boring, thankyouverymuch.
I am, however, going to start off with a Tribute to 9/11 – since tomorrow happens to be the 11th anniversary of the day the world stop turning. I found this video from a band that was releasing this single right around the time that the 9/11 events were taking place – and listening to the words, it’s definitely more than fitting. Probably why it’s since been associated with the September 11 attacks. Proceeds from the sale of the single were donated to charities to benefit the victims of the attack.
Without further ado, I give you Live, with “Overcome”:
Next, for the ‘teen tunes’ mode, this band was one of my favorites after I moved out of my parents house and got to crank up the kind of music my friends were listening to, and music I preferred. A version of this particular song was also done in acoustic version for the benefit concert, “America: A Tribute to Heroes” on September 21, 2001, just ten days after the attacks. Here’s Bon Jovi with “Livin’ On A Prayer”:
Next, is another favorite band from the 80’s when I was spreading my wings in musical discovery, here’s Poison with “Every Rose Has It’s Thorn”:
Next is another song my friends and I always sang to each other when it came on, another perfect choice for today. Here’s Club Nouveau with “Lean On Me”:
And now, for the blooper portion of our program. Laughter is, after all, the best medicine. When I was looking for funny bloopers, I found a myriad of great short blooper clips. But then I ran across this gem of a video, totally worth every bit of the 10 minutes, 21 seconds it is.
There has never been a show that measures up to F•R•I•E•N•D•S – I was laughing so hard when I watched this blooper video I had tears rolling down my face (and Princess Nagger thought I had lost my mind). So go ahead, sit back and lose your mind too:
Have a great Monday.
Now on to the particulars of Monday’s Music Move’s Me:
I have the supreme honor and privilege of being a co-host with the inimitable Xmas Dolly and her cohorts in crime, Lorie of The Shewbridges of Celebration, Florida, Callie from JAmericanSpice, Cathy from Cathy Kennedy’s Blog and our very special co-conductor for the month of September, Becca of Everyday Life.
Want to join in the fun? It’s easy – just find a tune that rocks your boat, post it and link up – don’t forget to grab Xmas Dolly…er, um, I mean her button…over at her place here. Check out Xmas Dolly’s sidebar for the random themes we sport each week – and you can always ask for a specific theme of music you like, too. Check out the other music lovahs and let’s jam!
The awesome Run DMT also hosts Music Monday (who graciously helps out with our hostessing every time we need it, and who I had the privilege of meeting in person at BlogHer – she’s even more adorable than I imagined):