Monday, May 28, 2012

Musical Musings #3 (Memorial Musings or Victoria's Playlist)

This week on Musical Musings, to honor Memorial Day in the U.S. (Or a Belated Victoria Day for you Canadian T.A.A. readers) I'll share some of my favorite songs that while not tied to any one country (or it's politics) they reflect the mixed universal feelings for this time of year.

For those we have lost to war, on or off the proverbial battlefield, military or otherwise, these songs are for you-

Goodbye My Friend (Linda Ronstadt featuring Aaron Neville - Cry Like a Rainstorm - Howl Like the Wind)

Melodies of Life (From FINAL FANTASY IX [Original Soundtrack])

It Was a Good Time (by Liza Minnelli - Liza With a "Z")

Your Heart Is As Black As Night (by Melody Gardot - My One and Only Thrill)

Songs for those who need hope in face of harsh reality-

Our Story So far (Preformed by Rachel York from Summer of '42 (Original Cast) [Soundtrack from the Musical])

Where Do I Go From Here? (The Carpenters - Love Songs)

It's Going To Take Some Time This Time (The Carpenters - Singles [1969-1981])

We've Only Just Begun (The Carpenters - Singles [1969-1981])

Finally, some songs to remind us of the joy in the world-

Return To Love [Jazz Version] (by Geila Zilkha from -Solty Rei Original Soundtrack Vol. 2-)

Together Again (by Janet Jackson - Together Again)

More Than Yesterday (by Mari Iijima - Gems)

That's it for Musical Musings this week. Until next time, take care, and have a safe holiday.

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