Monday Earworm: Marcin (Yes, Again, Don’t @ Me)

Look, I have about eleventy kajillion papers to grade this week, a slush pile to finish scoring before the end of the month, and no small amount of angst over my fourth-circle-of-hell state (the geographical kind) right now. Plus, a bunch of my students are about to graduate, and I’m feeling both ecstatic for them and melancholy for myself over it. They are young people who have the capacity and preparation to do great things. So in their honor, here is a young person doing great things with a melancholy mood that makes me feel slightly ecstatic. Enjoy.

Monday Earworm: U2

Aaaaaaaand we’re back to Monday Earworms.

Here’s one of my favorite U2 songs. I think it was one of the last songs I wrote a choreography to, a double veil for what used to be Eclectic Bellydance, but I never did have the chance to perform it. Ah well. Maybe if I ever come out of dancing retirement, I’ll relearn it. 

In the meantime, enjoy!

Monday Earworm: Marcin

Not gonna lie, things have been hectic around here lately. Too many deadlines, the world is too much with us, my son got a little bit injured in a skiing accident last week (and has recovered, thankfully), and there’s just generally been not quite enough time to catch my breath. Last Monday I didn’t post an earworm because I was in the urgent care at the base of a snowy mountain and just frankly forgot. Life happens.

But it’s okay. This week’s earworm is amazing. And I have a lot more goodness to share with you over the coming weeks, so I’ll be working on that.

Have a lovely evening!

Monday Earworm: Stevie Wonder

This might be my favorite Stevie Wonder song? Not sure. There are so many good ones to choose from. For instance, I’ll always have a special place in my heart for “I Just Called to Say I Love You” because my godmother is a huge fan of Stevie Wonder’s, and when that song first came out, I called her up and sang it to her just for fun, and it made her day. (I was a little kid, and hearing her excitement at my goofy singing made my day.)

But I love this song more; it always gets me up dancing. It’s a perfect song in that regard. You can find all kinds of really good clips of Stevie playing this song live in concert, on “Sesame Street,” and on “Soul Train,” and all of them are fabulous — especially the one where Prince surprises everyone by joining him onstage live in Paris. But I’m going to just put the album version here.

 

Monday Earworm: Vinx

I’ve got nothing against Van Morrison.

But once at a rock concert, I saw Vinx open for…someone? No idea who. It was the mid-90s. It could have been any stadium act. Maybe Spin Doctors? Depeche Mode? Sting? (Wow, one of these things is not like the other…)

Anyway, he played this cover of “Moondance,” and it was absolutely stunning. Sung without any other instrument than the djembe he was playing at the same time. Astoundingly fabulous.

Happy Valentines Day.  🙂

 

Monday Earworm: En Vogue

I try not to hassle my kids for their love of content on the internet. I had MTV, and my seeming addiction to it did not make my mom particularly happy. I loved it in the 80s when it was new, and I loved it in the 90s before they stopped playing music videos. (Who knew The Real World would usher in such an era of media shlock? It was exciting when it began.)

Anyway, this video was in frequent rotation in the early and mid-90s when it was new, and it’s still fabulous.