Sunday, May 5, 2013

Mondays' Music Moves me, my name is???

When Christmas Dolly announced the challenge for this weeks Mondays' Music, I just about jumped out of my skin.  I mean that there are so many wonderful possibilities for this, I just was beside myself, so was I.

So let's start off with one of my favorite singers who came onto the scene in 1986 and has been a steady force ever since.  Here is Suzanne Vega with one of her top songs.  Can you guess which one?

What a haunting song and such a quiet yet powerful voice.  I had forgotten how gentle this song seamed in the live version, it has been so long ago.  Do you remember the first time you heard this song?

Next up it's something completely different.

I was 15 when I first heard this song on the radio.  Being 15 I had no idea what this song meant to me, it was just a cool song by a new singer by the name of Barry Manilow.
It wouldn't be until I was in my early 40's that I would understand this song.  What does this song mean to you?

Next up a special song.

I was 8 years old when I first heard this song,my older brother Groffrey brought this album home and put it on for my dad to hear this song.  My father was a musician and immediately thought, what a great song, I will do an arrangement .  So this song by Richard Harris has two memories associated with it.
I always remember my father in the den of our house at the piano working so hard on writing an arrangement of MacArthur Park.  This song is for my father.  What memories do you have about this song?

Here's my last song and this one goes out to my wife.
Yep, Paul MacCartney and the Beatles singing Michelle.  This one is for my wife, because I love her.  Funny thing is, I knew from the time I was in high school I would marry someone named Michelle. What does this song mean to you?

That's it for this time.  Til next Monday, this is me signing off.


  1. Nice choices I think Michelle is one of them songs that every time you hear it it is in your head for a while after

    Have a musiclicious week :-)

  2. OMG. Luka is a classic. I can sing along to that song all day long. Great picks. Happy Music Monday

  3. Luka is new to me, but all of your other 4M picks are tunes I grew up listening to. MacArthur Park is a favorite of mine, but so is Mandy. Thanks for dancing with us today, my friend!

    1. Cathy,

      Luka was one of Suzanne Vegas' first big hits, it was B on the 45 with Tom's Diner.

      I still remember hearing Luka for the first time, I was living in Las Vegas at the time and was enjoying an Irish Cream Coffee at my favorite Coffee house and news stand. Some one had handed casette to David,ta who ran the coffee and music and the next thing there was silence as we heard Suzanne Vega singing Luka.

      After the tape was over we all discussed that title track. It was an amazing moment.

  4. wow well done and love Mandy i even posted that one today myself

  5. Good songs! Very original pics. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Dude! How ya doin? Luvin' all your choices & explanations thereof. Love the last one the best dedicated to your wife. awwwwwwwwwwww So sweet! You're a softy at heart! Thanks for sharing and joining us today! YOU SO ROCK DUDE~!

  7. Dude by the way, where's your wife these days? She always plays 4M haven't seen her last week or this week :( I don't think she lubs me anymore :( Anyway, I happen to know you're a super Trekky is that right? Well, she this Post out. She's a friend of mine in South Africa that use to play 4M's too, but she took a hiatus! Check this link out. It's a hoot!

  8. I hadn't heard Luka in ages. It is a powerful song. Kinda some downer selections. I love MacArthur Park, although I've never had a clue what it means. I once wrote a humor post about it. Crying over ruined cake is good for that. And anything Beatles is okay with me.

  9. Very nice choices.
    It's so interesting that you remember when you first heard them.

    Music does have such an impact on us eh.

    Have a great week!