Monday, September 21, 2015

Planetary Blog Tour: The Moon's Musical Musings

Hello and well met, everyone...I'm the Moon and it's a pleasure to be here. I must admit it's a tad bit unsettling, knowing that all of you are going to read this. But I'll try to work through it on this "Moon"day. :)

Anyway, here are some musical selections for you to ponder.

1) "Mother" by the Police--While not portraying mothers in a particularly good light, this song is goofy and interesting, and it's done in a weird time signature--7/8 time, maybe? Listen and you'll see what I'm talking about. 

2) "Mitternacht" by E Nomine--I know many of you probably wouldn't think I'd like a song named "Midnight" by a German techno pop artist, but this is a guilty pleasure of mine. It reminds John of a loud goth club he read tarot a few times back after he started his professional reading career. So glad he got out of that place!

3) "Under a Violet Moon" by Blackmore's Night--A lovely tune, this one! I probably hear it once or twice a week at least. 

4) "Black Moonlight" by Bing Crosby--If you're a fan of the Fallout New Vegas game, you'll recognize this one. Old school can be the best sometimes...but I've really got to be in the mood for it. 

5) "So Emotional" by Whitney Houston--Say what you will about this lady's life and death, she was pure, raw talent. And love can do that to me!

6) "I Second that Emotion" by Smokey Robinson and the Miracles--This phrase has worked its way into popular culture since this song came out during Motown's heyday. But it never fails to put a smile on my face. 

7) "Loveless Love" by Kid Ory's Creole Jazz Band--A New Orleans jazz classic! Who says you have to have words to convey emotion? OK, maybe Mercury does...but let me reassure you that even a song without words can move you. Listen to the raw clarinet solo in this one...that tells you all you need to know about how much passion these musicians had. 

8) "Blue Moon" by a whole bunch of people--Originally written by Rodgers and Hart, this song has been covered many many times, by Dean Martina nd Elvis, among others. It also made an appearance in the movie "Grease" sung by none other than Sha Na Na. No matter when it comes up, I love it. NOTE: The version by the Ventures is peppier than most, and has no words. But it doesn't need them. 

9) "Do You Want to Know a Secret?" by the Beatles. I can keep secrets well, and I always seem to have a knowing grin during meetings when people don't know what's coming, but I do. I listen very well and I keep my mouth shut...imagine what you could learn by doing the same!

10) "Fly Me to the Moon" by Frank Sinatra--I love the sounds of old lounge singers, and this song fits the bill. Who wouldn't want to be near the Moon? 

Thanks for being so patient and understanding as a ramble along. If you have other Moon-related songs, please let me know in the comments and John will pass them along. 

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