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Music Monday – Heathcliff, It’s Me

Posted by on Mon, October 17th, 2011 at 12:00 pm

In honor of Reading is Rewarding week today’s Music Monday selection takes a break from the Halloween theme with Kate Bush’s tribute to Emily Bronte’s classic work, Wuthering Heights.  Although on close inspection the lyrics of this tune describe the haunting of Heathcliff by his one-time love Catherine as she pleads from his window to be let in.  So perhaps it does fit with the spooky theme.  According to some, the doomed love affair between the fiercely passionate Catherine and Heathcliff, Wuthering Heights remains one of the most haunting love stories in all of literature.  It has inspired many adaptations, film and TV movies, a musical, a ballet and three operas.  It is currently enjoying a bit of a renaissance as a favorite of Bella in the Twilight series of books and movies.

“Wuthering Heights” was Kate Bush’s first single and reached #1 in her native England in January 1978.  While there are several “official” versions of the video to this song I’ve chosen the one below because it exemplifies the state-of-the-art special effects of the time.

Can you think of other songs based on literary works?  Please share them in the comments section.

-Becky

Music Monday – Scary Skeletons

Posted by on Mon, October 10th, 2011 at 12:00 pm
With every day, we are getting closer and closer to Halloween.  So, it’s only appropriate that the Music Mondays during the month of October be Halloween themed.  Today’s video is awfully cute.  It’s the Spooky Scary Skeleton song!  (If you have kids, I’m sure they’d love to watch along with you.)  Enjoy! Pretty cute, huh? ... Read More »

Music Monday: Ella and Louie

Posted by on Mon, September 26th, 2011 at 12:00 pm
Last Friday was officially the first day of Autumn, and while that doesn’t mean as much temperaturewise here in Southern California, in other parts of the country leaves and changing color, the air will become brisk, and the air will get sweet in that special indescribable way. I figured we’d class up this week’s Music ... Read More »

Music Monday – Your Song

Posted by on Mon, August 22nd, 2011 at 12:00 pm
Today’s Music Monday is a bit different.  I am a big fan of singing competition shows: American Idol, America’s Got Talent, The Voice, etc.  Being the huge fan that I am, I even stretch my horizons to watch singing competitions in other countries.  I’ve been keeping up to date on UK’s The X Factor for ... Read More »

Music Monday – The Fab Four Sell Out

Posted by on Mon, August 15th, 2011 at 12:00 pm
On August 15th, 1965, the Beatles shattered the world record for attendance at a pop concert when they played at Shea Stadium in front of 55,600 screaming and adoring fans. It was one year earlier that they made their breakthrough performance on Ed Sullivan and forever changed the landscape of American music. They were still ... Read More »

Four Hands Guitar

Posted by on Mon, July 25th, 2011 at 5:00 pm
In honor of Music Monday I wanted to share this video with you that I thought was pretty awesome.  I’ve been trying to learn how to play guitar for quite sometime now, and these guys just put me to shame.  It’s hard enough to play with my own hands, let alone having someone else’s hands ... Read More »

Music Monday – Rest In Peace

Posted by on Mon, July 25th, 2011 at 12:00 pm
I woke up on Saturday to some very disheartening news – the music phenom, Amy Winehouse, had passed away in her London flat.  In her short, 27-year life she touched and inspired so many people through her powerful songs.  For today’s Music Monday I thought we would remember Winehouse with her classic hit, “Rehab.” Thank ... Read More »

Music Monday: The Neutron Dance

Posted by on Mon, July 11th, 2011 at 12:00 pm
In 1984, Eddie Murphy solidified his place in Hollywood with the blockbuster comedy action film Beverly Hills Cop, which remains a classic to this day. The soundtrack for Beverly Hills Cop was also a huge hit, and the song Neutron Dance by the Pointer Sisters was the biggest hit from that soundtrack. Why, you may ... Read More »

Music Monday: D-Day March

Posted by on Mon, June 6th, 2011 at 12:00 pm
on June 6th, 1944 the Allied Forces successfully stormed the beach at Normandy and began their push into France (and the rest of landlocked Europe)

Music Monday: Dawn Ft. Tony Orlando

Posted by on Mon, May 30th, 2011 at 3:00 pm
Tying a Yellow Ribbon on a tree has long been a way of signifying that a loved one overseas in combat wasn’t far from the heart or the mind. Back in ’73, this song by Tony Orlando and Dawn was particularly poignant as a reminder that so many of us have loved ones serving in ... Read More »