ok kids. in order to try to be more active here at the mockingbirds, i thought i'd try to incorporate something weekly. i'm not always good at giving recipes or menus and i haven't remembered to be thankful in forever (bad bad bad.) so i'm trying to get with it. an idea came to me while ironing last night. i'm gonna start music mondays. most people hate mondays, am i right? it's back to work. or back to work for your super helpful husband. too much to do. not enough caffeine to do it with. but i have to tell you, before my love of all things fizzy and caffeinated, is my love of music to get me going. i wash dishes to single ladies. i pumped gas to daughtry. i was ironing to michael franti (see below.) i sent some music to some friends last week, just being silly, and i thought it was a good break in our usual conversation and a mood lifter for sure. it's been said around here more than once that my taste in music is extremely eclectic. i have no shame in admitting that i can find love in nearly all kinds of music. (sorry, there is no place for techno or polka. i'm just sayin.) that being said, i hope to bring you something every monday that is music related. i hope to broaden your horizons by maybe introducing you to someone you haven't really listened to, revisiting some oldies but goodies, and make you get up and shake your booty for a much needed energy boost. i personally have found that i cannot get through any of my chores without my MP3 player. and i don't mean IPOD. i'm not that nifty. mine doesn't do neat-o things like have seperate playlists (although i am holding out for a microsoft one.) i just put music on it and it's all jumbled together. i don't even DARE go to walmart without it. i have to drown out that craziness. you really can see me boppin to the tunes in my head in the produce aisle and i'm not even a little ashamed. i may have accidentally ignored a check out guy once. if my dishes are gonna get clean, then i need music to soothe away the sounds of yo gabba gabba that are coming from the next room...do yall get what i'm sayin'?
now, i have recruited my girls from last week to help me with some suggestions. but i also want your help. everything is welcome here. i rarely discriminate. (but i DO reserve that right.) you are welcome to email me by sunday night with a suggestion of a song or just an artist that you enjoy. be sure i can at least find it on youtube or myspace for everyone to have listening enjoyment. i hope you'll play along. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
for this week, i'm using my friend kristen's suggestion. one play of this song and i was hooked. it's just general feel good, get you up and going music. download it. you won't be sorry.
MICHAEL FRANTI--SAY HEY (I LOVE YOU)