First visit to Music Savvy Mom? Awesome! Go
What I’M finding great currently is that somehow, without any sort of promotion…NON Mommy Bloggers are finding us, and feeling perfectly comfortable and included here. THAT is what music does, my friends. And I love it!
For instance, Danya of Confessions of a Pathological Procrastinator stopped by a while back. I still have no idea how she found us, but I’m so glad she did! (I’m pretty sure she’s not a Mom…she’s a student and lives at home. But, now I’m realizing that those two facts do not preclude her from procreating. Um. Er. …nah!)
Danya is like sunshine. Swear to you – reading her comments, reading her blog, getting email from her – it’s seriously mood brightening. She has a lightness of spirit that is contagious, and backs it up with thoughtful intelligence. This is no giddy airhead. This is a vivacious, joyful, effervescent old soul.
Hi! I’m Danya. I’m Saudi. I have this problem where I can’t seem to do anything
on time, and I’m seeking professional help (it’s somewhere on my to-do list. My
to-do list dates back to last year. I’m ashamed to say I haven’t checked off 90%
of the things on it). Umm. I don’t like chocolate. I can’t fold clothes. I talk
too much; I’ve been slapped to shut up once. I can’t pronounce the word
“comfortable.” I’m clumsy and uncoordinated. I want a baby giraffe.
Just a few reads will hook you:
Thanks, Danya, for not letting the “Mommy Blogger” moniker on the header stop you from joining us. We’re all one in the music, right?
(Well, except for the artists. They need to get paid. So, if you love it, go buy it.)
So anyway. I shall start off by saying that I love the idea behind your blog! I bet you run into some preeeetty amusing things/people. I love how you haven’t succumbed to nursery rhymes and Barney songs. Although I have to tell you, I have a little bit of a Barney thing (for pure nostalgic reasons). So really it’s just the new Disney scene I can’t stand… Poor ol’ Walt, can’t you just see him squirming in his grave?
My 7-year-old sister pretty much wears the music-pants in our house. And our house ECHOES. So really all I hear is…. well, it pretty much alternates between Hannah Montana and the Bro’s Who Should Have Been an Abortion. More commonly known as the Jo Bro’s. I know that was a bit mean, but not when you listen to Paranoid 39 times a day (I counted).
Anywho I’m rambling aren’t I? I shall shuffle for you, my lady. You, and only you. Here goes…
1- The Script – The Man Who Can’t Be Moved.
Not the type of thing I usually like; this song is one of my guilty pleasures. I just think it’s a really sweet song – the guy is waiting in a corner, “even if it rains or snows,” for the love of his life, because “if she changes her mind, this is the first place she will go.” And I’m a girl, dammit, I’m allowed to like this song. Okay now I’m done trying to put my musical conscience at ease.
2- The Phantom of the Opera (Emmy Rossum and Gerard Butler) – The Mirror
I saw The Phantom of the Opera in London back in March, and let’s just say I’m not done raving about it. This song especially still gives me goosebumps. It’s the part where the Phantom tries to “lure” Christine into following him through the mirror and into his “dark underground world.” When the play was over, my friends were pretty much swooning and gushing about how hot the Phantom is, except for my friend Fatima and I – “Did you SEE how she walked right through that mirror?! Holy crap, man! And when that marble staircase appeared out of NO WHERE? How did they DO that?!”
3- Queensrÿche – Silent Lucidity
A beautiful song, recommended to me by an amazing friend. My music guide.
4- Oren Lavie – Her Morning Elegance
Anyone who hasn’t seen the video clip yet has been living under a dark, moldy rock with a bunch of creepy crawly crickets and centipedes. GO SEE IT NOW. I guarantee you a smile on your face, or… you get your… er, time back…
5- Yiruma – River Flows in You
I really don’t have enough fingers and toes to count how many times I listen to this song on a weekly basis – and yet, I still get goose flesh everytime I listen to it. I used to think it should have been Bella’s Lullaby (instead of the poopy one they chose for the movie), but now I realize it’s too beautiful even for that.
6- Newton Faulkner – Dream Catch Me
I’m so glad that one of my late night marathons watching Family Guy and Madagascar clips on YouTube led me to this song. It’s too much of a weird coincidence for me not to suspect that some higher musical being has sent it my way. It’s not “THE BEST SONG EVER” buuut it puts me in a good mood.
7- Bond – Explosive
This still makes me chuckle – the band’s called Bond and this song was featured in a Bond movie. Ok so it’s not that funny or interesting… But then again, neither am I. In any case, I dare any breathing, undead human being to listen to this and not feel their skin tingle. It’s beautiful.
8- Eels – Flyswatter
I love those guys. They’re so quirky and awesome. This song of theirs is my new favorite by them. Along with Goddam Right (It’s a Beautiful Day). Oops, is that cheating? Let’s just pretend this isn’t an 11th song on my list….
9- Regina Spektor – Laughing With
Regina is also one of my quirky faves. She is amazingly talented and never runs out of ideas. This song is especially amazing because it makes you think. And the lyrics are quite funny.
10- Dream Theater – Wither
Best for last? Dream Theater is my favorite band, hands down, and I would willingly put myself through 24 hours of listening to the Jo Bro’s for the chance to see them live. This song is my second favorite one from their latest album, Black Clouds and Silver Linings, with The Best of Times taking first place. Oops… There I go, cheating again. I shall weed my fingers from the keyboard now.
Wait! One last thing. I daaaare you to define my taste in music.