music | m – many… #atozchallenge

#atozchallenge 2017 | music | what sandra thinks
[Disclaimer: I am not a musician. I can sing. I remember most of the recital piece I played on the piano when I was 6. But I’m not a musician. I know what I like and what I don’t like and what will likely be the soundtrack when I arrive in hell.]
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m | many…

I know you expected Morrissey. So did I. You will get him… under s for Smiths-comma-The… along with another s band — it’ll be a double feature. But for m… I had a list of songs by m artists that I wanted to share… many. [And I’ll throw in a Morrissey song because it’s me and I have to. More when we get to s.]

I’m not posting a video for all [seven] of these… just three… the rest are linked to their videos. I hope you’ll read through… and maybe even listen to these…

Mazzy Star – Fade Into You
You may have noticed throughout the month thus far, I have mentioned but one female artist (Lady Gaga in the guilty pleasures post). My brain focuses on lyrics and vocals… and although there are some amazing female voices, I always prefer the boys. So when I do mention a female, it’s a big deal. For me anyway. Like the hauntingly beautiful voice of Hope Sandoval in this song.

Marcy Playground – Sex and Candy (link)
— Dig it. 
I have no explanation for loving this…

Modern English – I Melt With You (link)
— My mom thinks of me (and often calls to say hello) whenever she hears this song. It was ‘my favorite song‘ for a long time when I still lived at home.

Muse – Uprising
This is a great song… and the video… you should really watch it. Bear.

Moby – Porcelain (link)
— It’s just so pretty.

Morrissey – Will Never Marry (link)
— No comment needed… just these lyrics… oh, and the violin…  

I’m writing this to say, in a gentle way… thank you, but no
I will live my life as I will undoubtedly die: alone 

Mumford and Sons – The Cave
My husband thinks it’s weird that I like these guys. He thinks they’re way off from my usual music. I don’t know why… I just like them. Especially this song…

It’s empty in the valley of your heart
The sun, it rises slowly as you walk
Away from all the fears
And all the faults you’ve left behind

The harvest left no food for you to eat
You cannibal, you meat-eater, you see
But I have seen the same
I know the shame in your defeat


Cause I have other things to fill my time

You take what is yours and I’ll take mine
Now let me at the truth
Which will refresh my broken mind

So tie me to a post and block my ears
I can see widows and orphans through my tears
I know my call despite my faults
And despite my growing fears

But I will hold on hope
And I won’t let you choke
On the noose around your neck
And I’ll find strength in pain
And I will change my ways
I’ll know my name as it’s called again


song of the day

#atozchallenge | music
© 2017 what sandra thinks
[I am not the owner of any rights to the music (song, lyrics, video) featured in this post…]

About what sandra thinks

Sandra is a writer, sometimes blogger, poet, artist, emotional disaster. She thinks far too much and sleeps far too little. Sandra lives in the Northeastern U.S. but dreams of an oceanfront home in Italy, but she would settle for a non-oceanfront home in Italy. She loves books, brutal honesty, coffee, and the color black. She hates insincerity, beer, whipped cream, and facebook. And she is uncomfortable talking about herself in the third person.
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17 Responses to music | m – many… #atozchallenge

  1. Mary B says:

    Excellent selection today! Lots of great M music.

    Jingle Jangle Jungle
    #AtoZChallenge 1970’s Billboard Hits

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  2. Good choices, I like a lot of them! Back in 2000 my niece got married in Baltimore and we stayed at a hotel where Moby was staying. We rode the elevator back from the reception with some guys with bottles of Jack Daniels, apparently lots of party I by ensued and by morning the three story lobby was trashed. Funny I still remember it was Moby! 🙂

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  3. Good picks! My wife loves “I Melt With You” too. It reminds her of high school….Class of ’85. 😃

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  5. Meg Sorick says:

    Wow! Awesome selection. Love them all. Modern English – I’m struggling to remember anything else they did beyond that one song however…

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