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Fifties Fever

My sister started listening to fifties music months ago and I got sucked in.
I love it. I love the melodies, the emotion, the real voices, the fun.
So here are a few random songs from my fifties playlist. Now if only I had the money to buy all of them to put on my ipod. *agony*
Thank heaven for spotify.
I don’t know if I could pick a favorite… What are your favorite fifties songs?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Halloween Music

If you want more info on Samhain (pronounced “sow-in”) I wrote a post on it last year that’s more explanatory, here.

This post, however, is more on the subject of Halloween music.

 

Do you have a Halloween playlist? I wanted to start one this year but I got started WAY too late on anything Halloween. I didn’t even feel the Halloween spirit until this week. How messed up is that? Defective right here.

So anywho, I found some Halloween music and bookmarked it. Because guess who forgot their youtube password? Yeah, this sanity challenged individual.

Here’s what I found:

 

Monster Mash by Bobby Pickett

The Purple People Eater by Sheb Wooley

Witch Doctor by David Seville

Little Red Riding Hood by Sam the Sham & The Pharaohs

Superstition by Stevie Wonder

The Mommy’s Bracelet by Lee Ross

I Put a Spell On You by Screamin’ Jay Hawkins

Little Demon by Screamin’ Jay Hawkins

At the House of Frankenstein by Big Bee Kornegay

Gorey Demise by Creature Feature

Bela Lugosi’s Dead by Chvrches

 

 

 

Do you have a Halloween playlist or some Halloween favorites??? Throw me some Halloween music peoples.

I hope you crazies enjoyed Halloween!!! 🙂

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Slice of Sexism

I’m not big on country music, but I like this song.

Their voices, when they harmonize, are amazing to me. The first time I heard them sing the chorus at 1:00, I was blown away. One of the reasons I love this song is the emotion they both bring to it; its beautiful.

 

 

This song – it definitely needs both to sound as amazing as it does.

Sexism is defined as, “prejudice, stereotyping or discrimination, typically against women, on the basis of sex”, “attitudes or behaviors based on traditional stereotypes of sexual roles”, and “behaviors, conditions, or attitudes that foster stereotypes of social roles based on sex”, (according to googleDefine, Merriam-Webster, and thedictionary.com).

 

 

Each gender is its own, has its own qualities and awesomeness, its cross over qualities, its strengths and weaknesses. < But all of those descriptive words right there have more to do with PERSONALITY and INDIVIDUALITY than they do with ANATOMY. We let the stereotypes of the gender speak more than the person. Gender does not tell us who a person is, their personality should factor into that – not assumptions and sexism.

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The 1950’s and prior? OVER. DONE. This is the twenty-first century and forward. Welcome.

It’s a fine line and a confusing balance must be struck. But it’s possible.

Does the emotion in this song do anything for you?

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Where There Is Desire

I don’t know what I love more; this song, or its video.

It’s not very often that a music video catches my attention to the point that I’ll have the actual desire to watch it again. Yeah, some are really good. But they don’t spark anything vital or raw in me. They’re just kind of there.

Not true with this one. Every time it comes on I find myself pausing whatever I’m doing and clicking in to watch it. It goes so perfectly with the melody and the lyrics. And the choice of a modern dance style is a perfect match.

There’s just so much passion. So much heat. Fear. Love. Intensity. Power. Powerlessness. They’re so alluring and animalistic. Strength and weakness. It’s her angst and her serenity.

It’s human emotion. The struggle and the thrill. It’s raw.

Very sensual. Not to mention oozing sex appeal.

It’s all how you look at it, how you perceive it – the meaning. I recommend you watch the whole video through before deciding what it means to you and why. Albeit, I think the way they portrayed their choice as a couple a little dorkily at the very, very end.

 

“Try” by Pink

 

I didn’t realize how good of shape Pink was in until I saw this. The video is just plain amazing. The strength and balance the two have as partners is crazy beautiful.

I love the lyrics. Anything telling me I should take risks and get back up and try is worthwhile.

 

SPORADIC STUFF:

After watching the video, Pink’s mom said she was speechless and uncomfortable. She told her daughter, “No one can ever say you play it safe.” Pink replied by thanking her mama. Source.

“I walked up behind her for that first moment and she started singing,” he said. “It was right in my ear. It’s like she barely took breaths. She’s a powerhouse.”  Says Colt Prattes, Pink’s partner in the video. Source.

“Making this video was the most fun I’ve ever had in my entire career. I never wanted it to end. It’s my favorite video ever.” Pink said in a press statement before the video’s premier. Source.

 

EDIT: read my response to Jae (comment number one) for what this song and video mean to me.

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Do you like this song? What do you think about the video?

 

(Let me know if the song gets taken off of YouTube so I can link a new one, please.)

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Monster Mash

This is October. That equals Halloween (Samhain). Which, if you happen to me be me, is pure awesome.

So all bets are off and I’m going with something goofy.

Monster Mash by Bobby ‘Boris’ Pickett & the Crypt-Kickers…

 

 

 

 

Ever since I can remember, we always played this song at Halloween. It’s now become a sort of Halloween tradition, or rather October tradition.

We have this CD full of goofy fun Halloween themed songs that we listen to all month. Then on Halloween night, as people come to our door, we have it playing. It pretty much plays over and over all night long while we’re home.

Unless we’re watching horror movies. 😀

 

SPORADIC STUFFS

The title had quite the morphing process. It went like this…

The Monster Twist > The Monster Mashed Potato > The Mean Monster Mashed Potato > The Monster Mash

The producer of Monster Mash was Gary Paxton. Every recording label Gary Paxton went to turned him down, saying the song was stupid and it would never make it to the radio. Gary Paxton then proceeded to make 1,000 copies on his own label and drive up and down California and drop records off at radio stations. Monster Mash quickly hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Elvis Presley reportedly thought this song was the stupidest thing he’d ever heard. (Ouch.)

Boris Karloff (the man who played Frankenstein in the 1930’s) and tons of horror movies were the combining inspiration for Bobby Pickett’s Monster Mash.

(For more random info and the lyrics, look here.)

What do you think? Do you like Monster Mash? Are there specific songs you like to listen to as Halloween rolls around?

(Let me know if the song gets taken off of YouTube so I can link a new one, please.)

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