Wednesday, September 18, 2013

MixTape: Free For All

I'm playing along with Jen for Twisted Mixed Tape Tuesday. This week's theme is: "Free for all! [...] Make a mix, any mix! Whatever speaks to you is AOK with me. Maybe you have a theme in your head, an idea to showcase. WHATEVER YOU WANT!"

Here are some songs I've had in my head lately... and a couple of dedications.

Currently Stuck in My Head

Thomas Rhett - “It Goes Like This”

This melody is super catchy. And what girl wouldn't like a song written for them? (Not that it's for me, but... you know what I mean. We can all dream!)

Carrie Underwood - “See You Again”

I really like the lyrics in this one. Warning: this song doesn't normally make me cry (just gives me the warm fuzzies), but the video did. (Sorry, Jen.)

Imagine Dragons - “Radioactive”

Another super catchy one. The video is... interesting. Is that Lou Diamond Phillips?

Kelly Clarkson - “People Like Us”

I like to listen to this when I am having a bad day. While I'm not convinced that Kelly Clarkson knows what I am going through -- after all, she is amazingly talented, people love her, and she is probably not completely over-the-top stressed out dealing with financial, work-parenting balance, and other issues -- it does remind me that I am not necessarily alone in this crazy world. And I'm sure she has her own issues; we all do. "Keep your head up, nothing lasts forever." It makes me want to kick Trouble's butt.

Anna Kendrick - "Cups" (Pitch Perfect's "When I'm Gone")

This is also my soundtrack on bad days. I heard it twice today, so I figured that was a sign to add it to this list... or perhaps some sort of other sign.

I'll spare you Josh's favorite songs from the Zhu Zhu Pets movie. We listen to them over and over again when he's in the car and, inevitably, they replay in my head. Too often.


Bing Crosby - “Danny Boy”

Yesterday would have been my grandmother's 90th birthday. She loved Bing Crosby and the song "Danny Boy," so this is for her.

Joe Walsh - "Rocky Mountain Way"

For everyone affected by the Colorado floods. It's hard to believe that some of the roads I traveled on in Boulder, Lyons, Estes Park and Manitou Springs in June were completely flooded and/or washed away. I pray that people are able to get the support they need. (If you read this, Kristi, I hope your family is OK! Thankfully, mine are safe in mid and southern Colorado.) It was a toss-up between this and John Denver's "Rocky Mountain High." I love them both (the songs and the artists).

Click here for information on how you can help with Colorado recovery efforts.

Jen Kehl