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Good morning music lovers. Join us in bringing to mind those “songs that are forever stuck in your head.” Those sometimes beautiful often times horribly annoying songs that get engraved on your brain for days and weeks at a time. And now you will be singing bits and pieces of all your favorites for the rest of the week. Your welcome.

Friday 5 – Song stuck in my head:

Kristen
1. “I’ll Fly Away” by Albert E. Brumley – I sing in the choir at our church, and last week, we ended the service with this song. It was really upbeat, everyone was clapping, and the song has been been stuck in my head ever since.
2. “Sleigh Ride” by Mitchell Parish – Giddy-up, giddy-up, giddy-up, let’s go… This song is always stuck in my head the second I start to
see green, red, and white thrown up all over town.
3. “This Is It” by Listener Project – This is a new song we have been writing this week called. The music is stuck in my brain because I
practiced it probably 32 times yesterday.
4. “I Don’t Want To Be” by Gavin Degraw – I feel silly even admitting this, but I have watched the series, “One Tree Hill” lately, and this
song is the opening theme song.
5. “Mandy” by Barry Manilow – For some reason, this song always seems to get sung out loud around our household…

Joy
I have a whole OCD thing about repetition. I love it! Like, when I say the name Hugh Jackman, I can’t stop saying it for minutes at a time.
So it doesn’t bother me that much when songs get stuck in my head. Some of my favorite songs that get stuck in my head are in no particular order:
1. The Zoom Zoom Song
2. The Erie Canal
3. Pig on Her Head
4. Rubber Band Man
5. I get around

Kendra
1. 1 2 3 4: Feist (Ive had this in my head since we posted it up two weeks ago…singing those 5 words I know over and OVER again…)
2. Charlie and Lola theme: (this is currently my daughter’s favorite show, and everything about it is fabulous. the little song at the beginning is great.)
3. Chicago: Sufjan Stevens
4. Mighty to Save: Hillsong (this is just one amazing worship song)
5. I literally could not think of one other song because I now have all of these songs stuck in my head.

Meridith
soulful strut – young-holt unlimited
i love you always forever – donna lewis
you don’t have to say you love me – dusty springfield
sara smile – hall and oates
foot on the brake – half handed cloud

Andrea
Feist– 1,2,3,4
sesame street old skool pinball tune (you know the one I’m talking about here, people?)
yo gabba gabba’s snacky-snack-snack-snack-snack-snack (really, almost every song featured on that show)
prince– kiss
they might be giants– robot parade

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for some HUGE friday fives!

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andrea here, with my first official post for music mamas. a little inspiration for you today. enjoy.

1. Spin
2. Smoking
3. Mic Chuck. One Two.
4. Scripture
5. Sea of Sound
6. louder than bombs
7. Old Vinyl
8. 006: 12.17.06
9. broken strings
10. Yoanna
11. Music helps us focus
12. Untitled

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artwork: Dust, Mother of Invention Studio

Sev Statik, best known for his solo work and collaborative efforts with supergroups Tunnel Rats and Deepspace 5, and Dust, independent producer and DJ for Mars ILL and Deepspace 5, recently released their own volume of work entitled “Back to Dust. ” Released by Hip Hop is Music in October, the album has been receiving rave reviews and was even picked up as one of the Rawkus 50.

“”RAWKUS 50 presents Back to Dust” on iTunes Nov. 27th 2007

You’ve seen the full page ads in URB, XXL and Scratch magazine and now you’ll be able
to dowload the official Rawkus 50 movement w/ Back to Dust in the forefront.

If you’ve already purchased Back to Dust on CD (courtesy of HHIM) we’re asking
all Deepspace5 and Tunnel Rat fans to support Back to Dust via iTunes as well. iTunes has an option
to “Gift” an item to a friend so be good to your brethren this year w/ a download of Back to Dust.

Back to Dust will be searchable as “RAWKUS 50 presents Back to Dust” on iTunes.
iTunes allows reviews so PLEASE post your thoughts about the record.”

Rawkus will be releasing the album on iTunes and other popular download sites. For a quick listen you can drop by the Sev and Dust myspace page or drop by dustbrand.com and check out the current projects page. And if your heart should desire you can order a copy of the album at the dustbrand site store.

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we are a day late, but we are here with our latest Friday Fives! In recognition of the great Thanksgiving holiday we are giving thanks for music/songs that we love to hear. And a Happy Thanksgiving to you.

Andrea

music I am thankful for:
old school hip hop (without it I would wither away into nothing)
songs that make me cry (because sometimes I really need to)
old hymns (ground me like nothing else can)
music that inspires moving and dancing (from vintage michael jackson to thelonius monk to punk rock to african drumming to yo la tengo– I hear it and can do nothing else but move and/or dance)
lullabies (to sing my children to sleep, there is nothing like it in all of the world)

Meridith

5 songs that make me feel thankful:
hymn – great is thy faithfulness
another hymn – ’tis so sweet to trust in Jesus
and another one – blessed assurance
sufjan stevens – to be alone with you
sixpence none the richer – trust

Kendra

music I am thankful for:
Mars ILL, Deepspace 5, and any other project my husband works on (his music pays the bills, and is pretty inspiring to me.)
old hymns and worship music (to be reminded of my human-ness and what God has done for us.)
instrumentals (because letting the music speak for itself is often times more powerful than words)
Christmas music (I cant help it, Im a big fan of it!)
Rock music (I cant help it, Im a big fan of it!)

Kristen

Genres Of Music I’m Thankful For:
1. 80s Butt Rock – If this never existed, we would have never had the movie Spinal Tap.
2. Emo – In all seriousness, the lyrics in lots of these songs were a great avenue for helping my high school students when I was a therapist.
3. Christmas Music – It just feels good.
4. Modern Instrumental – It moves me.
5. Talk Music – It pays my bills, is my life, and I love it.

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VH1 is reporting here that Led Zeppelin could possibly be reuniting next year for a major tour with none other than The Cult. Ian Astbury, lead singer of the late 80’s/early 90’s hard rock group, apparently hinted at a recent concert in Cincinnati that they would be opening for the legends. I have to say, as a fan of The Cult (what rocker didnt love “Fire Woman” or “Edie (Ciao Baby)” in the late 80’s?) and a lover of Led Zeppelin, I cannot imagine what these tickets would go for. Could we possibly have the chance to see these guys live, one more time?

While both camps are denying that any decisions have been made, and the reunion show that Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones will be doing December 10th is supposed to be just a one time gig, AND Robert Plant has recently been quoted as saying nothing is in the works….VH1 quotes Jimmy Page as saying in Guitar World Magazine, “It’s a bit selfish to do just one show. If that’s it, we probably shouldn’t have taken the genie out of the bottle.”

Could it be??? Could the greatest rock band of ALL TIME be reuniting for a tour???

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Naw, it’s The Frivolous F.i.v.e bringing you “Sour Cream and Other Delights…”

I dont know much about this group other than the fact that i love this song and the video for it. the group is Feist and the song “1 2 3 4” is featured on the ad for the ipod nano so you may recognize. please check it out it will brighten your day. happy monday and enjoy!!

(Click here to view the video for Feist “1 2 3 4”)
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Hello friday friends, today we are singing along to our favorite tv theme songs. And we have been singing along to them for the past week as we contructed our lists. Yes, these songs have never left our heads. But we love them, they remind us of the good ole days spent in front of the tv for hours at a time. Hope you join us!

photo: Andrea

Meridith
The Brady Bunch
Laverne & Shirley
The Facts of Life
Growing Pains
The Flinstones

Kristen
1. Saved By The Bell
– I’ve seen every single episode, as I’m sure most of us have.
2. Chip and Dale Rescue Rangers
– I loved Gidget.
3. Growing Pains
– Leo was so cute back then.
4. GI Joe
– I always wanted to be Scarlet!
5. Who’s The Boss
– For years I wished my name was Samantha so people would call me Sam.

Here are a few that don’t have words, but the music never left my heart:
– MacGyver (http://www.televisiontunes.com/MacGyver.html)
– Airwolf (http://www.televisiontunes.com/Airwolf.html)
– Knight Rider (http://www.televisiontunes.com/Knight_Rider.html)

There are so many to choose from. It took me a while to narrow my list
down. This one could have been a “Friday 15”.

Kendra
1. The Jeffersons
I loved the show and I love singing the tune. We break out in full renditions of the song periodically in our household.
2. Three’s Company
For some reason this song has stuck with me for years. It was so tacky, but the words are so catchy!
3. The Facts of Life
Not sure when I ever watched it, but for some reason I know the entire song.
4. The Love Boat
Oh i LOVED this show! Im singing it now…
5. Mr. Rogers Neighborhood (along with Sesame Street and Electric Company)
In preschool we watched Mr Rogers while waiting for our parents to pick us up and i used to tell everyone he was my uncle.

Talk about a trip down memory lane. It’s strange how many sitcom songs come to mind, Laverne and Shirley, Happy Days, Growing Pains, and bits of Gimme a Break and One Day At A Time (“sooo wup on yer feet”..sing it with me!) Do they do songs with shows anymore? I couldnt think of anything modern!

Andrea
good times (my favorite! ain’t we lucky we got em)
welcome back, kotter (a close second)
the mary tyler moore show (we’re going to make it after all, people)
family ties (come on, sing with me: sha la la laaaaah)

and yes, of course:

the brady bunch (classic of all classics, you know you’re already singing it in your head now and will be for the rest of the day, don’t fight it)

Joy

gilmore girls
scrubs
facts of life
SpongeBob
GI Joe

OWN A SUFJAN SONG?

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What does that mean? You mean I could actually own a song written by Sufjan Stevens? You’re telling me that Sufjan is going to give one very fortunate individual one of his beautiful treasures of a song as a Christmas gift? A song to keep in a little box all for my lonesome or give as a gift to the world? What? I could sell the song or press it on vinyl? Seriously though……you are saying I could actually SELL the rights to the song for use in a movie or something else? You gotta be kidding me. Where’s the catch? Is this a joke?

If Asthmatic Kitty says it’s so, it must be so. Sufjan’s label is conducting one of the coolest contests I’ve ever heard of. All you have to do to enter is write your own original Christmas song and send it to the label, then they pick a winner. Get out your pad and pencil, dust off your keyboard or Garage Band and get to work!