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Saturday, June 25, 2011

Blog Hop Day #1 - Songs

Saturday - Songs
Post about 3 songs you like, they may or may not be your favourite. Blog how you want, include Youtube clips, or written lyrics, its your blog you choose the style, but tell us why you chose them and let your creative side be free !

The Flatliners - The Eulogy Song
I can write a long list of beautiful mourning songs to play at a funeral, but there are few out there that are actually a little upbeat. On May 27th 2011, we put my murdered sister's body to rest in a cemetery - 3 years after her death. At her funeral, held a few days after her body was found, the song that played over the speakers of the funeral was "Season in the Sun" and a super-talented woman sang an amazing rendition of "Amazing Grace" that gave the packed parlor-room chills. But this year, this day of laying her body to rest now that the trials have been completed, I found this song to be far more appropriate. My sister liked her music loud, she would dance anywhere - so I like to think this one is a little more her style.

Foo Fighters - Everlong
Why do I love this song? Perhaps it's the awesome lyrics, maybe it's the great music, but my guess is -- I love it because it's one of the few songs I can sing on Guitar Hero almost perfectly.

Meatloaf - Bat out of Hell
I would be happy with pretty much any song on this album. In fact, if I were stuck on a deserted island and could only bring one CD, this would be the one. Really, who doesn't need a little rock-opera in their lives?


  1. 1 and 2 are new to me 3 I already liked. Of the two new ones I preferred the first.

    As for your life story, I can't imagine what you have been through, I hope that you are finding support and ways overcome. Im glad you found a song to play for her that reflected who she was.

  2. I am very sorry to hear about the trouble you have been through and glad that you have had the opportunity to lay your dear sister to rest.
    Meatloaf..Bat out of Hell....Oh Yeah!!!!!! One totally crazy dude..I love his stuff.
    Thanks for dropping in on thefeatherednest.

  3. I'm so touched by your story about your sister, I'm very sorry for your loss. But I'm glad you found a song for her, it's a wonderful song.

    I just discovered your blog through the hop, it's great to meet you. I love Meatloaf! Now I'll be singing "Paradise by the Dashboard Light" for the rest of the day. :D

  4. Hi! Just found your blog through the bloghop, Sorry to hear about your loss, it's good that you have a special song now though that will always remind you of her....looking forward to seeing your film choices

  5. Glad to see so many participating in RJR's blogfest!

  6. Foo Fighters on Guitar Hero - Love it! Great choice, just poppin in from the blog hop!

  7. @RJR - it's a lot worse than I made it sound, but thank you for your thoughts. Maybe I'll write about it someday.

    @mybabyjohn - Seriously, who can resist Meatloaf, right?

    @Julie - a pleasure to meet you as well! Paradise by the dashboard lights, such a classic!

    @Rachel - thanks for dropping in and for your kind words.

    @Alex - where's yours?

    @Amber - WOOT WOOT FOO FIGHTERS! I can't play guitar hero without belting out that one!

  8. I heard "Bat Out of Hell" about a week ago for the first time in ages. Great song!

  9. I love the Foo Fighters, in fact we were in Target this weekend and they had T-shirt section that showed a Red Foo Fighters T-shirt, but they didn't have any. I went home and searched the online store and they don't carry it either! False advertising!

    My wife loves Meat Loaf slso!