It's time for #MusicMovesMe.
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 , please!) First, there is XmasDolly, Her co-cohostesses are: Stacy of Stacy Uncorked, Cathy from Curious as a Cathy, and me. As Xmas Dolly likes to say, "Applause!"
Each month we have a guest co-hostess who picks themes for the month, and this month it is Cathy at Curious as a Cathy. Welcome again, Cathy!
I have a feeling a lot of people all over the world may need comforting today in these difficult times so I am offering some songs today in case any of us could use these.
From Simon and Garfunkel's last album, Bridge Over Troubled Water (1970), the title song. I'm using a live version from The Concert in Central Park.
Simple Man, a 1973 hit for Lynyrd Skynyrd from their first album, contains words of wisdom.
Mariah Carey rerecorded her 1993 hit "Hero" for the shutdown last March/April.
Folk and Americana are not normally genres I listen to all that much (although I was exposed to folk music by camp counselors of the sleep away camp I went to.) But I think you will enjoy this song by folk artist Carrie Newcomer.
From 2016, Lean In Toward the Light.
Last but not least is a song that I played a lot after 9/11. Not sure it's considered a "comfort" song but it did that for me. There's an interesting controversy about this 1990 song claiming that it was written by the CIA as a tool to influence peoples' emotions to end the cold war. I truly don't care.
The Scorpions and "Wind of Change".
And that's a wrap! See you again, same time, same place, next Monday.