Monday Music

Thanks to those of you who remembered my birthday last week!  😀  It was nice to hear from all of you, despite my extended mostly-absence.  While I’m not yet making any promises, I hope that part is about to get better.

Lots of things are getting better.

I was saving this song for this Monday, closest to my birthday – but recent events make it even more applicable than I’d planned.

Danny Gokey, “My Best Days Are Ahead Of Me”

Go watch it on YouTube.  Trust me.

It’s lookin’ up, people.  😀

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Monday Music

Happy Valentine’s Day, folks!

I told you I’d have something less gloomy today.

King’s X, “It’s Love”

No matter whether or not there’s joy or pain, sun or rain, hope or fear, smiles or tears.  It’s love that holds it all together.

I just had to let you know.

May we all find a little bit of love today, from all around us!

Monday Music

It’s another wet and grey-ass day, spitting rain and snow and slush and just generally being suckish.  I’m about ready to put ol’ Punxatawney Phil into the cab of an old pickup and drive him off the cliff into the bottom of the rock quarry myself.

But hey, the Packers won the Super Bowl (‘grats to Dys and her dad, both huge Pack fans!  Condolences to my old bud FellowNerd, a Steelers fan), and the sun shone for a little bit this weekend, so it’s not ALL bad, right?

In the meantime, here’s some gloomy winter music for a gloomy day.  I have something more upbeat in mind for next week, promise!

Agalloch, “…And The Great Cold Death of the Earth”

 

 

Monday Music

So – last week was one of the worst weeks I’ve had in a long goddamn time.  Things are looking up a little bit now, but … fuck.  It sucked.  It was enough to remind me of adolescence – which is where this song comes in.

Suicidal Tendencies, “How Will I Laugh Tomorrow”

The good news is that playing this tune is one of the ways to get the fuck out of a funk.  So I did, and I did.

Onward and upward, eh?

Monday Music

I was thinking of this song this weekend.  I don’t know why, but it popped into my head and stayed there for quite a while.  It reminds me a lot of a good friend, long gone.  I miss him.  A lot.

In the meantime, great tune.  And ridin’ on sounds like a good strategy to me.

AC/DC, “Ride On”

Monday Music

Hah!  Better late than never!

Not only is this one of my favorite songs ever, and one of the songs that introduced me to heavy metal some 25 years or so ago, but it’s a pretty good tune for such a crazy day.  Heh.  Some of y’all know what I’m talkin’ ’bout, doncha, Willis?

Ozzy Osbourne, “Crazy Train”

Ah, the immortal Randy Rhoads, the first of my many guitar heroes…

 

Monday Music

The buzzword for today’s mood is:  funky.  Blah.  It’s a Monday, after all, and we’re all entitled to funky Mondays, right?

So today’s MM comes to you courtesy of…  well, the local Weather on the 8s from The Weather Channel, actually, which was playing this when I turned it on this morning.

Warning:  I actually like this song, but earworm potential is moderate to severe.

Eddie Money, “Take Me Home Tonight”

Oh, for pete’s sake, all of the videos have embedding disabled.  Here’s a big flipoff to Sony Music, and if you’re not afraid of the earworm, go watch the video HERE.

(At least after last week I had sense enough to try previewing the post BEFORE hitting ‘publish’ on it.  Thhbbppttt.)