Tag Archives: Music Monday

Music Monday – “Faith”

22 May

So if you’re driving about the Seattle suburbs and pull up next to an SUV that, quite frankly, looks like every third SUV on the road, you may notice this one has got its windows down and music blaring, and a mother/daughter duo singing along.

That is most likely to be us.

Maura has an eclectic taste in music. No, she hasn’t gotten into “Hamilton” as of yet – that’s still her big sister’s territory. But she can go from Moana to Bruno Mars in 3.54 seconds. It’s like how she can go from watching “Doctor Who” to “Wonderpets” – this is just how it works.

We have found a middle ground in the movie “Sing!” – a cartoon movie about animals who sing, and an X Factor type song contest. All the music though, is contemporary. So in hopes of calming down Maura’s need to search YouTube for every video made from the movie, I bought the CD.

And now we play it in the car all the time.

All. the. time.

But it’s got Queen & David Bowie doing “Under Pressure” and Stevie Wonder as well, so you know, things could be worse.

So when you pull up next to that SUV and hear music and see that mother/daughter duo – or trio, if Miriam’s with us – you could be hearing this…




Music Monday – Jane’s Addiction

2 Jan

When I was a sad sad teenager, I’d spend hours watching music videos on Mtv and VH1 – back when they were Music Television and Video Hits 1 by name.

Yeah, I’m old.

And yet, not old enough that I didn’t want to find a congo line in a store when this song came on the radio. Or that maybe, just maybe someday, I could do a Carpool Karaoke with the always adorable James Corden, and we could choose this song. Seriously, James, anytime you need a carpool tagalong, I’m there.

I’m also not too old to not appreciate good music. Or bizarre videos.

Music Monday – Retro Flashback

6 Jun

I’ve established that I’m “Old”. Well, by other people’s standards. I’m not sure who those people are even, but I dare not call them fetuses because that’s offensive and ageism.


Usually when I do a Music Monday, it’s with my latest musical crush, some great song I’ve found and have played 4000 times already because I’m the type who has to memorize the song and sing along with it and do all the harmonies (I’m a rock star in my car…or at least auditioning for The Voice or something like that.)

But my new tiny car came with Sirius satellite radio, and there’s an 80’s station and a First Wave station and suddenly I get to hear the songs of my misspent youth.

You want to see me on a chair dancing? Turn on some Depeche Mode.

True story – I went to see them in the summer of 1990. My friend was a huge fan who had an extra ticket. I wasn’t sure about going but then went and realized I knew half the play list (hey, I was a poor teen who didn’t have money to buy every album, and this was before the Internet. If you wanted music, you either bought it, or prayed to the radio guys that the dj wouldn’t talk over the fecking song.)

So I saw Depeche Mode, desperately wanted a concert tee, but couldn’t afford it. I then went off to college the next month, to an uber-Catholic conservative campus.

Someone asked me if I listened to secular music. I responded with “Is that like alternative? Because I love alternative music!”

Yeah…turns out secular music is “not Christian music”. So in a way, yes. But the person asking me didn’t listen to secular music.

However, I spotted a girl with a Depeche Mode concert tee and yelled out “OMG YOU KNOW DEPECHE MODE DID YOU GO TO THE CONCERT?”

And she was all “OMG, no, I couldn’t afford it, so I had my friend buy me a shirt!” and I was all “I wanted the shirt but couldn’t afford it because I went to the concert.”

And a friendship was born.

I still want a Depeche Mode concert tee from 1990. Josh and I were discussing this (because apparently, men over 40 aren’t supposed to wear concert tees and I’m like “That’s not fair, we can finally afford them!” and then we decided that bands should restock old concert tees so we can finally buy them. Can someone get on that?)

Anyway, now for a song. A song that was highly disapproved of on campus. I can understand why, but doesn’t mean it wasn’t played at parties off campus where I stomped around in my $5 fake Doc Martens and overalls. Because I wore overalls. And flannel. It was 1990.

%d bloggers like this: