Twisted Mixtape Tuesday: Awesome Mixtape 2

twisted mixtape tuesdayRecently I’ve been feeling a little blue.  Perhaps this is directly related to the lack of Twisted Mixtape Tuesday in my life.  Could it be?

This past week Jen and I both got the pleasure of seeing one of the greatest movies ever made:  Guardians of the Galaxy.  Unfortunately we didn’t get to go see it together, since we live a state away from each other (I know, cue the sad face.)  In case you haven’t had a chance to watch this movie, I certainly don’t want to give anything away, so I will keep my mouth shut.  I will however say this:  If you liked Avengers, you’ll love this movie.  In addition to it being downright funny and entertaining and downright awesome, it all centers around an awesome mixtape, rightfully called Awesome Mix, Part I.

This special edition of Twisted Mixtape is dedicated to this very movie.  What if I chose the music for the sequel, the Awesome Mix, Part 2?

Considering I write fan fiction with specific soundtracks in mind, this is hands down the easiest Twisted Mixtape Tuesday ever!  I can only imagine the plot, so I don’t have a lot of specific information to base my choices upon.  I can only believe that the Guardians planners will once again pick tracks that burrow into your brain and make you never, ever, ever cease to hear the songs over and over and over…

Tragedy-Bee Gees

If You Leave Me Now-Chicago

Don’t Fear The Reaper-Blue Oyster Cult

Rocket Man-Elton John

Superstition-Stevie Wonder

So now that I have finished this mix, I’m going to go listen to the soundtrack for the millionth time… What would you put on your soundtrack to the second movie?  Tell me in the comments, or better yet make your own post and link it up at My Skewed View!!

Twisted Mixtape Tuesday: We Got Spirit Yes We Do

My Skewed View

This week’s Twisted Mixtape Tuesday theme:  Spiritual Songs.

Jen could use some spirit, but I’m not sure if she needs some prayer or more of the cheerleading type due to the horrible blog issues she’s had to endure as of late.  This week she’s in a temporary (blog) location, hopefully things will be resolved by next week. I changed the address in the button at the top so you should go to the right place when you click on it.

I wonder why she chose that theme?  Could it be because she has her very own performer at home who is now famous on YouTube with his rendition of The Devil Went Down To Georgia?  I think so…

(By the way Jen, I totally want his autograph.)

I felt really bad for not playing along last week.  I wasn’t really feeling the them, and what it brought to mind.  Do you REALLY want to hear how I feel about Handel’s Messiah?  Maybe in a few weeks…

That’s neither here nor there, anyway.

After much thought I think I put together something that in a really, roundabout, bizarre way is kind of spiritual.  So I used my very scientific method of adding whatever comes to mind.  You’re off the hook from hearing songs such as “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life“, because I just used it.  Annnnnnnyway…

spirittmtWhenever I think of anything that is spiritual, I think of this, everything single time.

Swing Low, Sweet Chariot-Johnny Cash 

It IS a “spiritual”, after all.

I love love love love love this next song by Josh Turner and that voice of his!  He’s not bad to look at either…

Long Black Train-Josh Turner

I’ve always liked this song, I’m particularly fond of this version.  I’m not sure how religious it really is, but it has the word hallelujah in it… so it counts, right?

Hallelujah-Rufus Wainwright

Another song I adore, sung by a friend that I adore.  Rascal Flatts has nothing on this guy!  I apologize for the fact that this link doesn’t work like the other ones.

God Bless the Broken Road-Marcus Collins (of The Texas Tenors)

https://myspace.com/marcusmusicforthemasses/music/song/god-bless-the-broken-road-15597794

And what would a music compilation about songs having to do with spirtiuality be without this song:

Faith-George Michael

There you have it, that’s as spiritual as I’m going to get this week.  Now next week, that’s the one I’m waiting for.  SCARY SONGS!  Woo-hoo!  Don’t forget to follow the link at the top to listen to what other bloggers shared!

meaning of life

Twisted Mixtape Tuesday Bathtub Time Machine: 90s Ear Worms and Eye Worms (Shut Up, Beavis!)

Jen Kehl

What is Twisted Mixtape Tuesday? ALL MUSIC.  ALL OF THE TIME.  And a few words to go along with it…  Join our lovely hostesses Jen from My Skewed View and Kristi from Finding Ninee in discovering all kind of different music to make your next mixtape with!

Sooooooo… the 90s…  We’ve moved from my list of favorites last week to songs that won’t leave your upper body alone.  Speaking of, what would the 90s be without a clip from this award winning show that changed the world as we know it…

So hop back in my bathtub and let’s ruin our auditory nerves together.  We start in the early 90s.  As a matter of fact, there were so many ear worms in that time period that apparently my ears had a difficult time moving on…

I’m Too Sexy-Right Said Fred (1991) Up

I’m too sexy for my cat, what do ya think about that?

Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover-Sophie B Hawkins (1992)  Tongues and Tails

DAMN!  I used to love this song.  The story behind it will remain mine and only mine forever and ever…

Baby Got Back-Sir Mixalot (1992)  Mack Daddy

“Oh my GAWD Becky, look at her butt.  It’s SO BIG!”  A man sings about butts, while standing on a butt.  Sounds like we need to watch some more Beavis and Butthead.

What is Love-Haddaway (1993) Haddaway

Anyone who watched SNL had this song stuck in their head pretty much for eternity… One of the dumbest skits in the history of the show, but for some reason it was pretty damn funny!

Loser-Beck (1993) Mellow Gold

You don’t find lyrics any better than this: “My time is a piece of wax, falling on a termite, it’s choking on the splinters…”

Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm-Crash Test Dummies (1993) God Shuffled His Feet

This song gets all kinds of awards for uniqueness, among them is the only song title I know that is all the same letters.

Two Princes-Spin Doctors (1993)  Pocket Full of Kryptonite

This song has the same tune as Semi-Charmed Life by Third Eye Blind, but it’s more tolerable.  Right?  RIGHT????

Come Out and Play-The Offspring (1994) Smash

Just try.  Try really hard to get that one out of your brain!

One of Us-Joan Osborne (1995) Relish

Yeah, yeah, yeah yeah yeah… A song that I really love, but not quite enough to put on my favorites list.  So I put it here, because it does get stuck up in there with all of those rocks.

Lump-The Presidents of the United States of America (1995) The Presidents of the United States of America

But this video isn’t actually Lump, because I don’t actually remember the words of the “real” song.  Once again, thank you Weird Al.

Song 2-Blur (1997) Blur

WOO-HOO!  A song that makes absolutely no sense that you can’t get out of your noggin.

Dizzy? Sick to your stomach? I hope not, but if you are, the toilet is right over there…

I totally lost a ton of time that should have been spent on more productive things, simply because I kept coming back to watch the videos on here!  It’s so disturbing… But if you’re not totally scared away, tune in again next week, when we depart the 90s and enter the final leg of our Bathtub Time Machine journey.  *Sniff*  Don’t forget to click on the cassette tapes at the top of the post to see what other amazing stuff that people actually listened to way back then!

Twisted Mixtape Tuesday BathTub Time Machine: Ear Worms of the Seventies

Jen Kehl

What IS Twisted Mixtape Tuesday, you ask?  TMT (I’m abbreviating it because I’m lazy and so I can say “TMT, It’s DYNOMITE!  TMT, it’s out of sight!  Oi!) is the brainchild of Jen Kehl, head mixmistress and ultimately cool person.  Each week she tells us what to do and we do it.  This week is the second week of music from the 70s, and she has commanded us minions to share more great tunes from the era.

Since last week I shared the music that I love from the decade, this week there are a few earworms from back then that I feel obligated to mention.

KHANAn ear worm is NOT one of those things that they put in Chekov’s ear in Star Trek II:The Wrath of Khan.  Rather it is one of those songs that gets in your head and no matter what you do you CAN’T GET IT OUT!

(We had a baby bunny in our yard once that kept nibbling on our garden.  We named him Khan simply for the comedic value of my husband standing out in the backyard yelling “KHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN!”  This has nothing to do with anything in this post.)

American Pie-Don McLean

Have you ever driven your Chevy to the levy but the levy was dry?  This 1971 song is about the day that music died-when Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and the Big Bopper died in a plane crash in 1959.  I’d hear this song and it would be in my head FOREVER.  Then Weird Al came out with HIS version a few years ago and that stuck even worse!

Use Me-Bill Withers

Talk about a song that festers in your brain…

Copacabana-Barry Manilow

I guess when I was little I knew every word to this song.  It’s probably the only Barry Manilow song I will admit to liking.  It gets in your BRAIN, man!

In the Summertime-Mungo Jerry

I honestly had never seen this group perform until I saw a clip on TV somewhere, probably “I Love the 70s”-the clip I saw had the most stoned piano player I’d ever seen.  I don’t even know how that guy was sitting up.

Sundown-Golden Lightfoot

My husband is a huge Gordon Lightfoot fan.  I knew the song, but I didn’t  know who the guy was until after I was married.

I needed this one last week...

I needed this meme last week…

Next week is the 80s.  Know what that means?  As a child of the 80s, I will be breaking the rules and posting waaaaaaaay more than five songs per post!  You have been warned.

Don’t forget to click on the cool looking cassette tapes to see other 70s fabulousness.  And then when you’re done, if you want some funny in your life, check out the Humor Me Blog Hop!  All humor, all the time!  I’ll be back cohosting that very hop next week, same time, same station.

petrified

Another punny earworm…

I’m a Rock Star Today On My Skewed View!

My little rock stars!

My little rock stars!

I had picked this picture for Wordless Wednesday because it was one that goes along very well with my guest post about music.  Then silly Jen decided to change my day to Thursday, so consider it Wordless Wednesday on Thursday.  Yes, I’m guesting for Jen of My Skewed View while she does this thing called “vacation”. I’ve heard of this thing, and I understand that some people actually get to do this…

You know Jen, she’s the gal that goads me into doing Twisted Mixtape Tuesday most weeks.  This post is full of music as well.  Join me and see how music takes me back…

I Go Back, Way Back

Hee hee.  I could have my own audience if I made this... too cute!

Hee hee. I could have my own audience if I made this… too cute!