Music Monday – Duran Duran: Make Me Smile (Come Up and See Me)

33 years and 2 days ago, I saw Duran Duran in concert for the first time and fell in love with them. I mean, I was already in love with them, but seeing them live and in person solidified the love affair for years to come…

That love is still very much alive and well. They’ve continued to record new music and innovate and be a force to reckon with. I will love them always. But, nostalgia has hit me rather hard lately and I’ve plunged headlong into my teenage years…

This is a cover they did and this show is from 1982 when they were still young and it just always makes me think I’m 14 again and I want to dance and sing the house down…

Do you have songs that bring that out in you?

~lissa

Music Monday – Lindsey Stirling: Beauty and the Beast

With the live action adaptation of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast coming out this week and all the excitement (Luke Evens, I mean C’mon now… The man is… and yes, Emma Watson, she’s absolutely perfect as Belle), I thought Lindsey Stirling’s musical interpretation is a lovely addition… (And if you think she transforms into Belle at the end, think again…)

~lissa

Music Monday – Bob Dylan: Things Have Changed

Yes. I know. Y’all are tired of hearing about my love and obsession with the Wonder Boys movie, but tough… I love it. It helps me. I can’t explain it. It just does.

I’ve been listening to the soundtrack and there’s a lot of Bob Dylan on it. Some Leonard Cohen and John Lennon too. But there’s quite a bit of Bob Dylan. I’ve never listened to him a whole lot, but lately it seems I am. I like the sound and all.

Anyway, this is one of the tracks. And in many things, from the publishing business to politics… Things have definitely changed.

~lissa

Music Monday – Billy Boyd: The Last Goodbye

If you follow me on, well, anywhere online, you know how much I love the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movies. I have watched them all countless times over the years and it’s not likely to stop anytime soon. I sit up late and write and they play in the background. Whenever they’re replayed on TNT there is some unwritten law that states they must be watched right then and there.

I was wondering what to post today and the final song for the very final movie came to mind… It encompasses all 6 films. It is sung by Billy Boyd who played the part of Peregrin “Pippin’ Took in the Lord of the Rings trilogy. His voice is lovely. It is haunting. And it is fitting… For an ending…

~lissa

Music Monday – The Pretty Reckless: Take Me Down

I am so addicted to this song. I listen to it on repeat ALL THE TIME!

Reminds me of some old 70’s rock… I can’t say why. But I’m in love with the sound, the lyrics, her voice in it, the melody, the harmony… I’m in love with the feel of it. That good old rock feeling… That’s how music should be. It should give us all the feels… Every last damn one of them…

~lissa

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