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: ♥Callie of JAmerican Spice♥, and ♥Stacy of Stacy Uncorked♥ Also, co-conducting is ♥Cathy from Curious as a Cathy♥ . And finally, there's - me!!!! <
Today, our guest conductor, Cathy from Curious as a Cathy, has chosen as our theme:
"National Battery Day keywords battery, smoke, alarm, & charge." When I think of smoke alarms, thought, I think of fire, so I've included "fire".
The natural (to me) second song for this set is Deep Purple's Smoke on the Water.
Hot Smoke and Sassafras, from The Bubble Puppy.
Alarm? Well, there's the Strawberry Alarm Clock, and Incense and Peppermints.
Fire? I will raid my favorite musical era, the 80's, for After the Fire's Der Kommissar, although there are so many "Fire" songs out there.
For "charge", I found this Iggy (Pop) and the Stooges instrumetal, "Master Charge".
But today is also a holiday celebrating our Presidents and that is calling to me equally. When I was doing some research on President John Tyler (yes, the "Tippecanoe and Tyler too" President, who took office after "Tippecanoe" famously caught pneumonia while giving his inauguration speech and died not long after) I found a You Tube video of "Tippecanoe and Tyler Too" by They Might be Giants.
You won't believe this one.
And, unless you are of a certain age, you may not believe this one, either. It turns out that Richard Nixon was an accomplished musician.
More people may remember Bill Clinton and his saxophone (no jokes or comments, please). Here, he plays sax with various jazz greats.
It might make an interesting post to check out other historical figures and their love of music. Too bad there was no way to record music in the day of Thomas Jefferson, for example.
Until next week, then - keep on rocking!