Since it’s rather late in the day for this Music Monday post, I thought I’d share Sarah McLachlan’s rather pensive song, “Angel”. I sing this to my children almost every time I put them to bed. It’s also a favourite to hum or sing when I’m walking down an empty hall or in an echoey car park–the acoustics are closer to the track itself.
I don’t know about you, but I get goosebumps every time I hear Sting’s “Desert Rose” being played. There’s something bewitching about Cheb Mami’s smooth vocal acrobatics weaving in and out of the masterful use of digitized music and violins. And the lyrics are so sensual!
I thought I wouldn’t blog much from here while in confinement, but I couldn’t bear the thought of leaving you all without at least a Music Monday post! Today’s song is a gorgeous Italian a capella number called “Le Regazze” (“Girls”) by Neri Per Caso.
(You simply Have to forgive them for sporting mullets after listening to that.)
I was first introduced to Neri Per Caso while in university by a senior, whom I had a crush on (then later sort of dated). :p So I have quite fond memories associated with this group’s music. Summers with my hostel room windows open, and spending warm afternoons lying on the grass watching friends play football in the fields nearby, then hurriedly packing up our stuff before it got too chilly to be outdoors.
We’ve had a great weekend with the family, and carving out some time to have conversations that don’t revolve around family with my hubby is always something really precious–especially since we have 2 toddlers who require so much personal attention.
Listening to this takes me back to the months leading up to our wedding, where hubby and I were painstakingly putting together our photo montage to be presented at the wedding dinner. It evokes so many emotions–of hope, freedom, promise, elation. It was a blissful period. We chose this as the backing track for the video.
Right now I can’t think of a better way to bump yourself out of bed, or get cracking at a brand new week than to listen to this track from Dave Matthews Band, “Ants Marching”. My brother was the one who first introduced their music to me, as he was completely enamoured with the band’s excellent musicianship and writing skills. Certainly gets my feet tapping EVERYtime!
Music has played a big part throughout my life, especially in my more impressionable, formative years spent in high school and university. Those days were filled with dreaming, dancing, pushing past the boundaries. Nothing was impossible. 🙂
So I thought I’d start a regular feature on Kinder Soaps where I’ll share with you some of my favourite music, both from the past and present. Today’s track is Bruce Springsteen’s “Streets of Philadelphia”. It’s contemplative and quietly conversational. I used to put this on loop on rainy study days. Hope you’ll enjoy it too, and have a great start to your week!
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