Last week, I challenged everyone here to make a section of a musical wall. I told everyone that a wall of music would not only give others an insight into what it’s like to walk in your shoes, but also can help society as a whole. And yes, this experiment sounds idealistic, but at the same time, it takes almost no effort. Of course, I would be a hypocrite if I did not build my own section, so that’s what this week’s playlist is all about. This week’s playlist, “Our Music, Our Wall!” focuses on the “bricks” I am submitting for my section of our musical wall.
My section of our musical wall features songs from almost all of my favorite artists: U2, Stereolab, They might Be Giants, Belle & Sebastian, Elvis Costello and more. My section of this musical wall also features songs that impact me, and not always in a positive way. Reach Out of the Darkness by Friend and Lover is one of the most annoying songs ever written, but the message impacts me. So it gets a spot in my section. Percolator by Charlie Bliss features vocals that I’ve outright mocked. This brick stands to show some of my negative qualities.
Of course, there are some songs that I just like. Sometimes By My Bloody Valentine makes me weep in bliss every time I hear it. Layla by Derek and the Dominoes, oh my gosh that ending piano part! How can you not love that? It’s transcendental! Oh, and how Michael McDonald sings the chorus on “What a Fool Believes!” Wow. Just wow.
I could go on and on about what each individual song means to me, but best to just let you experience the music. So enjoy my section of our wall. May our wall grow with age and beauty!
Our Music, Our Wall Volume II
Yes, there will be a volume 2 of this playlist, but not for a while. Not to worry, what we have coming up will be just as good This week’s featured article will be another in the “I Listen to” series. This time, I listen to Slayer for the first time. I must say, it’s an eye-opener! Come back on Friday, and laugh as I react to some of the darkest music I’ve ever heard!
Next week has a special theme: Breakups! No, don’t worry, I haven’t broken up with anyone, but I do love breakup music. Our weekly playlist will feature some of the best break-up songs of all time. Meanwhile, our featured article will feature a cover vs original of….well….you’ll find out when you come back next week, won’t you?
Do you want to share your section of the musical wall? I happen to have the perfect Facebook group to do just that. I moderate a growing group called I Love Playlists! So join! Post! And let’s spread our music throughout the world!