Monday Earworm: Mötley Reeves and the Crüellas

Some of you might remember that I enjoy a really competently executed musical mashup, and today’s earworm is a good one.

What do you get when you combine Mötley Crüe’s “Ten Seconds to Love” with Martha and the Vandellas’ “Nowhere to Run”? I think there’s even some Ozzy Osbourne’s “I Don’t Know” thrown in for good measure.

Enjoy!

Monday (Tuesday) Earworm: Beck

Welcome to all the new blog subscribers who have been joining us over here this week! We’re so glad you’re here. 🙂

It’s always a good day when Beck is on tap. Enjoy this earworm of very good music with a very okay-ish video. But fun fact: the bellydancer you see in it for just a quick moment is Ansuya, one of the Bellydance Superstars from about fifteen or so years ago, and she is (or was back then — I don’t really know her now and didn’t know her well then) a fabulously lovely person. If you’re interested in bellydance, you should check out her instructional and performance videos. Good stuff.

Monday Earworm: Madonna

I know it’s Tuesday.

Somehow summer break is even busier than the school year. I always think I’m going to have all this time and flexibility, but the first couple of weeks of June still end up being a catch-up on all the appointments I had to put off during the last six weeks of school. Ah well! C’est la teaching vie.

Yesterday this song came on the radio and it was JUST the right thing I needed to hear at JUST the right time I was in the mood to hear it. It came out in 1990, I think, the start of a very dynamic and changeable decade that ended in maybe no way like it started. The 80s influence is quite strong here, of course, but you can tell things are also very clearly moving forward.

But why didn’t I post this yesterday? I meant to, truly, but my afternoon and evening were taken up completely with finishing the second issue of Sonic Chihuahua — which piece of 90stalgia, by the way, got an absolutely delightful write-up over at Postcards from La-La Land today! Woot! Go check it out, and while you’re there, browse Nerija’s blog, which is really wonderful and has all kinds of goodies about literature and mermaids and (here lately) zines.

And if you’re a subscriber to Sonic Chihuahua, your zines should be coming to you soon. And if you aren’t yet but want to be, drop me a note in the comments!

And in the meantime, enjoy this earworm.

Monday Earworm: Barenaked Ladies

I hope everyone has had a good holiday weekend (if you’re here in the US) or a good weekend and Monday generally (no matter where you are). I have been aggressively decompressing from the school year by reminding myself frequently that I don’t have any school work to do right now and also forcing myself to sit on the couch and play Wordscapes on my phone for extended periods of time while silently repeating the mantra that I am not wasting time because there are no more papers to grade or lessons to plan for this week.

I also want to acknowledge the sacrifices of our military and express my appreciation for them. Being in the service is another underappreciated and deeply necessary career, and I send my gratitude and best wishes to all our service members, past and present and future.

It is also, after all, a Monday, and I really like this song. It’s not really related to the holiday, but that’s okay, too. The musical style goes with a mellow kind of day, and it comes from an underrated but absolutely excellent album.