This week I’ve decided to spotlight some of my favorite covers.
For anyone who hasn’t seen/heard this yet… go. I’ll wait
It’s crazy how much this song reminds me of this post. I suppose that’s the brilliance of a song like this, everyone can relate to it.
I spent my twenties (and then some) working at Tower Records, a job I loved which gave me a lifetime of memories and adventures. Tower had a free magazine each month, Pulse and in each issue there was a section called “Desert Island Discs” which featured an artist or industry icon’s list of 10 albums they would want with them on a desert island. I’ve made this list dozens of times during my Tower years and many times since. Here is my most recent list (in no particular order):
The Beatles – Abby Road
The Smiths – Hatful of Hollow
Peter Gabriel – Passsion
James Taylor – Greatest Hits
Radiohead – OK Computer
R.E.M. – Reckoning
Bob Marley – Legend
The Police – Reggata De Blanc
Rufus Wainwright – Rufus Wainwright
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan & Michael Brook – Night Song
** edited and updated with youtube links to listen to the albums (hopefully) **
I will admit to being really really into ABBA as a kid. I remember seeing them on American Bandstand and being so excited. My uncle and I would dance around the dining room listening to them.
more after the break
I dare you not to dance. It’s been an abysmal week and that really leaves me no option but Disco Friday. Sometimes there nothing you can do but dance it out.
I dare you to listen to these songs and NOT move. It’s Friday, you know what that means, it’s time to dance your ass off!
In response to today’s Blogging 101 task. To pick a prompt and write about it.
Favorite Mistake Is there a mistake you’ve made that turned out to be a blessing — or otherwise changed your life for the better?
It was probably a mistake to defy my parents and work in a record store. Too bad for them it was a lifelong dream. My uncle used to take me to record stores in Pacific Beach during the summers. We’d listen to music and browse the albums for hours. What 9 year old can look through albums for hours? This one. I was born a music junkie and I’ll die a music junkie and in between I will love to thumb through records and spend nearly every waking moment of my life with music playing in the background. (FYI I am at this moment listening to Coin – Run)
I know you think you’re beyond this, that you’re far too cool to enjoy it for the pure, unadulterated pop fun that it is. You’re not, you’re just deluding yourself. It’s ok, no one’s looking; turn it up and dance.
** extra points for attempting the dance 😉
Today’s dance party at your desk is courtesy of the wonderfully talented Stevie Wonder. I just couldn’t decide between these two songs, so I included them both!
It’s time to get up and dance!