Who are the #MusicMovesMe bloggers? We are bloggers who blog about music each Monday and if you have music to share with us, you are most welcome to join! (Music Posts Only on this music train, please!) First, there is XmasDolly, Her co-conductors are: Stacy of Stacy Uncorked, Cathy of Curious as a Cathy and me. Callie of JAmerican Spice blogs from time to time.
Our guest conductor for the month of May is Michelle of Angel's Bark, who has declared the theme of Heaven or Hell.
The directions the Music Moves Me bloggers are going to take with this one are going to be interesting. Myself, I struggled with this the past three days. I'm not sure why it was hard, but I ended up with this.
I warn you in advance, much of this post is going to get a little grim. But first, how about a little fun?
For Heaven: as much as I like Bob Dylan's "Knockin' on Heaven's Door", I prefer the cover by Guns and Roses. So, let's start with them.
Who lives in Heaven? Angels, of course. Here's the group Real Life, singing "Send Me an Angel".
From 1987, The Cure and "Just Like Heaven".
Switching gears a bit, the group Heaven 17 and "Temptation".
Heaven and Hell - I chose this cover by Dio of the song Heaven and Hell.
For Hell, I am going to work in another tribute to our soldiers and their sacrifices in keeping us free. We who have never fought in a war can not imagine what it is like and I can not even try. Their suffering doesn't end when the war is over, either.
From Five Finger Death Punch, Wrong Side of Heaven.
And now to Hell.
As someone who grew up among Holocaust survivors, I want especially to shout out those soldiers still alive who fought in World War II for the freedom of the entire world.
From Rush (the parents of their bassist, Geddy Lee, were both Holocaust survivors) - Red Sector A, which sings about a hell on earth that some insist never happen, or did happen or was exaggerated. The saddest part of that denial is that mankind has made hells for others throughout our history - and we still do today.
Not quite about Hell, but Hell is in the title, so I bring you Pink Floyd.
Run Like Hell.
One last song, if you have the time to linger. Yes, you knew I was going to include it, and I am. From 1971, Led Zepplin's Stairway to Heaven.
To all my readers, may you have a wonderful week.