Hello, Music Monday-ers/4M-ers! I’m late to the party as usual since I went out of town this weekend. I really enjoyed the trip – driving the still new-to-me car, four hours of listening to music and podcasts, and of course, visiting my parents!
It was unseasonably warm here for February, so it was a great day for a light sweater, my favorite jeans, and some Sperry loafers:
Even the chickens were out wandering about:
It was a great visit, and I can’t wait for warmer weather for real!
This week, I am returning to Monday’s Music Moves Me. Yay! I thought I’d only been gone for a short while, but a look into my archives tells me the last time I participated in this hop was three months ago! Wow. I know it’s been a while and I’m a day late to boot, but I don’t want to wait any longer. I am happy to be back!
So, this week’s theme over at Dolly’s comes to us via Cathy at Curious As A Cathy, who used in the National Day Calendar for inspiration – and today’s words are “mail,” “soup,” and “vacuum”, to be used either the song title and/or lyrics. I don’t want to veer completely off track, but I *am* doing a loose interpretation of the words. You’ll see.
First up is “mail”. What do you mail? A letter!
Living Color – “Open Letter to a Landlord”
Living Color was one of my absolute favorite bands of the early 90s, and one of my biggest regrets has been not seeing them live. I never had the opportunity, but I still hate that. Lucky for me, I can put them back on my bucket list of bands to see, because according to their Wikipedia page, they are still together. Hopefully that means they’ll tour again someday!
Next up is “soup”. Stew is like soup, right?
Green Day – “Brain Stew/Jaded”
Green Day have long been a band on my bucket list of bands to see, and I *FINALLY* got to see them in March of 2017.
Now we’ve come to “vacuum”, and this one presented more of a challenge. There are apparently a good many songs with lyrics referencing the word “vacuum” and even some titles. With so many to choose from, I was actually able to pull one from another favorite band and spare you all a black metal selection (also from a band I like a lot, but I realize that’s an acquired taste!)
Pearl Jam – “Comatose”
This song’s lyrics reference “vacuum” in two verses: in the first, “put me in a vacuum” and in the second, “leave me in my vacuum”.