Each song on the playlist comes from different times in my life, yet all apply even more today. I sang along to “Happy” as I drove home from work the day I retired on medical disability. “It’s All Right” prepped me for many days of work in a stressful environment (my neuro described it as toxic). Some songs are special to me and my husband, while others remind me of other people and times. I will always associate “Three Little Birds” with a physician and mentor - as he lay in his bed, on hospice care for an aggressive cancer, his wife and sons led 200+ of us in singing, “Cairo, don’t worry bout a thing, cuz every little thing’s gonna be alright. . .” All inspire hope; without hope, we have nothing.
Music has always been a huge part of my life. When I was younger I went to concerts almost weekly. I listen to all kinds of music, but I tried to keep this pretty universal. By that I mean, I didn't put anything too heavy or experimental on it. So, I'm sure everyone can find something enjoyable in this list.
BRMC is the last REAL rock band, and I'm kind of obsessed with them, so I included 2 very different songs by them. The bassist and guitarist alternate lead vocals. So, I included one of each.
Here is Tami's playlist she made on the way to the airport for her trip.... she is in St. Louis visiting her parents. She can caption at will when she returns : ) As with my list, the songs titles are links.... enjoy.Read More
You know when you’re in one of those places in life where all the songs on the radio have a “special meaning?” The artist speaking directly to you about major truths of life. That first heavy love, the devastating breakup… When you find out you PD ; ) I think we all have those times. Yet, this is isn’t one for me. These songs are not meaningful per se. This is just a sample playlist of some of songs that are getting me through my first couple weeks of my Dx. Music helps me tune out and tune off right now. These songs speak to me ‘musically’ not necessary ‘lyrically’… know what I mean?… Again don’t read too deep into the lyrics, I just like the songs.
As an aside, I’m not a big fan of music videos. That said, YouTube is my only option to share these songs. So click an an artist, push play, and close your eyes…
We got this...
For me, music is the flow that makes the world turn. Good music inspires us with its beats, lyrics, and harmonies so that we can create soundtracks for the places that we're in. Three decades ago, I started making mix tapes to show this. That was an all day labor of love. Now, I just sift through my computer to find what I need. It's still fun, but the CDs run on 80 minutes instead of 120 minutes and I don't have to open up tons of CDs, tapes, records, and VHS tapes to record parts for these masterpieces. Today, I have soundtracks for things such as my wedding, the places I travel, the moods that I am in, and the attitudes / emotions I feel at the time. I've gone through old tapes and resurrected them to CDs or MP3 playlists. You either understand it or you don't. To me, it's like breathing.. very instinctive. People often ask, "How can you need more music when you have so much already?" The answer is that you either understand music as a vibrant expression or you don't. Phish - Twenty Years Later (live)
Sting and Shaggy - Don't Make Me Wait
Jimmy Buffet - Margaritaville (live)
Clem Snide - Beautiful (Christina Aguilerra cover)
Okkervil River - Don't Move Back to LA
So, I know we just published a list couple days ago, but Steven, who I believe ia a bit of an audiophile, got pretty “excited” about the prospect of making more playlists on Shake, Rattle Be Whole. Sooo, Stephen and I decided to make one together all Re: Swing. Honestly, this is what we want our site to be about… Cooperation, collaboration, alliances. Something excites us, I want us to move, be agile, and act on what makes us happy. That said, I have asked Stephen to be a resident “DJ guest blogger”. He will be curating a playlist every month based on suggestions, ideas and input from you all our readers. I also invite anyone to make a playlist for submission. You can just send me a list, 10ish long, then I’ll put the playlist and the hyperlinks together for you… Easy peasy.
We got this.
Mo+Tami & StevenRead More
Hi, everyone! My name is Steven and I was diagnosed 2 years ago with PD. After years of symptoms that Dr's associated to everything except PD.Everyday can be a challenge for us in different ways and one of the ways that helps me is Music! Tonight going to start with a few songs that either make me smile and or cry. I will note if I think someone might find the link offensive and hope you will enjoy! Welcome comments!
[Les Miserables] 10th anniversary - Castle on a Cloud (my daughter's name)
Johnny Cash - Hurt (I am still right here)
Pearl Jam - Black (I'm spinning)
David Bowie - Lazarus (Bowie's last album brilliant!)Read More