Category: RMMW Tuesday

Tune-In Tuesday

 

I know its been awhile since I’ve posted at all let alone one of my prompts, but I’ve been in another of my occasional funks. It seems that the second everything evens out in my life, something happens to send me spiraling right back down again. This song is very fitting for my mood. Maybe it’ll spark something in your inner psyche.

Tuesday’s Daily

 A sign of a great trailer is when it makes you fall in love with the movie before you ever even see it. That’s what happened to me back in 1998 when I saw the trailer to Ever After for the first time. I remember hearing the music and thinking, I have GOT to see this movie. Not only the music, but the scenes mixed with the music rolled together perfectly and to this day, it still remains the movie trailer that I’ll never forget. Ironically, neither of the songs (“Fable” by Robert Miles or “The Mummers Dance” by Loreena Mckennitt) appeared in the movie at all, but I didn’t know that at the time, and honestly it didn’t matter, the movie was great all on its own. Still, I’ll never forget the goosebumps that ran up & down my arms when it played. New Age and Trance music were already a part of my preferred genres anyway, so I bought both albums almost immediately.  It just goes to show how different we truly are… how some things that affect me greatly have no affect on others at all.

 

Tune-In Tuesday

If anyone were to ask me who my favorite artist was, without a doubt my first response would be Tori Amos. She is the epitome of what a true artist is. Not only does she write her own lyrics, play her own instruments and sing her own songs, everything about her music is unique. Unfortunately, it wasn’t until her third album, Boys for Pele, that I discovered her. Caught a Lite Sneeze was the first song of hers I heard and I was instantly hooked. She is definitely an acquired taste as her music, although labeled alternative rock, is comprised of classical elements; piano, harpsichord, harmonium, and clavichord among other instruments. I have always had an inner love for classical music and feminine vocals, so a combination of the two is extra heady. She is a rare combination of creative talent that our world is slowly losing to anyone who has access to pre-recorded beats and a pretty face.

What scene plays in your head as the song plays out…?

Tuesday’s Daily: Roads

Music is my favorite form of inspiration. It literally is a soundtrack to our lives. Personally, every song carries a different meaning, a different interpretation of a single moment or series of moments that will forever define us. And it’s very interesting to see just how many viewpoints the same melody can provide. So I’ll leave it in your hands.

I love trip-hop and Portishead is one of my all-time favorite bands. Beth Gibbons has the most amazing voice and this song is absolutely beautiful. Use it, abuse it, let your senses roam and write up a storm. Or just sit back, relax and listen. Either way, it’s a win-win.

Daily Prompt 19: Heaven Scent

Tuesday’s truly are my favorite day to post prompts because to me, music is one of the most inspirational tools and I love sharing the songs that have inspired me along the way. Especially if it opens the door to new artists that you’ve never heard of.

The first time I heard this song was during the movie Groove. Unless you’re a fan of 90’s electronica you’ve probably never heard of it, but believe me when I say that it is the epitome of what it feels like the first time you experience heaven in the form of ecstasy. And this song is a highly nostalgic reminder of that feeling. I only wish I could go back fifteen years and experience it from the beginning. I’m not sure how to describe it, but there’s something in the main chorus beat that sends chills up my spine, somehow almost in slow motion. It’s an amazing song from an amazing period in time.

Daily Prompt 14: Lindsey Stirling

One thing that many of you don’t know about me is my obsession with period music and movies/tv. Although celtic, new age, old-world fantasy is my favorite, I love anything from the Elizabethan era to Colonial times.

I had never heard of Lindsey Stirling until just recently, but when I did, I instantly fell in love with her. She is so unbelievably talented and has come so far, mostly on her own. When I listen to her play the violin my mind goes wandering and it transports me to another world. Her original music is so beautiful, I could easily listen to it all day. It’s kind of like a mixture of trance (which is my absolute favorite style of music) and celtic with a  touch of classical thrown in. But her covers are wonderful, too. The collaboration she does of “Grenade” left me speechless the first time I heard it.

The video I posted is probably my favorite of her original songs, and I suggest you check it out whether you need a little inspiration or just need a musical nudge. I welcome any comments you have regarding her music, love or hate! See ya round next time. ❤

Daily Prompt 08: Shadow on the Sun

Hey kiddies. Well, we’ve come full circle. One whole week of daily prompts and onto the second round. One thing to know about the prompts is that I never inflict a cut off date on the replies, so whether it’s tomorrow or a year from now, please feel free to post whatever tickles your fancy.

ON WITH IT!!!

I first heard this song when I was watching Collateral with Tom Cruise & Jamie Foxx. I am not a big Tom Cruise fan, but the movie itself was excellent. As this was never (as far as I know, anyway) released on the radio, there are a lot of people missing out on its beauty.

In this case, I may be a bit biased because I was already a die hard Chris Cornell fan. From his days in Soundgarden, collaborating with Pearl Jam for Temple of the Dog, and now with his solo performances along with the band Audioslave, I will forever remain a follower. There’s just something about his gravelly voice that gets me, gives me goosebumps.

And this, my friends, is probably my all time favorite. So whether you take part in the daily prompt or not, please at least give the song a go. It may not be your cup o’ tea, but it may be the greatest thing since sliced bread. You never know unless you try something new. And if you DO listen to it, either pingback/tag your response #RMMW TUESDAY or even leave me a comment on your opinion of the song itself. Either way, gets to goin.

Later Gators!