So I did one of these a few weeks back, but decided to join the weekly Monday Mix-Up trend in Blogland, but on my own turns - iPod shuffle! Every Monday I'll put my iPod on shuffle and list the first 5 songs (assuming none of them has been on the list before) with some thoughts/commentary as well.
Welcome to Music Shuffle Mondays!
1. "Siva" - The Smashing Pumpkins
First up this week, a little old school Smashing Pumpkins from the very early 90s (1991 to be exact). I actually don't have the original album this song was on (Gish), but it was included in the 2001 Smashing Pumpkins Greatest Hits 2-disc set which I do have.
2. "Aerials" - System of a Down
From the album Toxicity, Aerials was the first big mainstream hit by SoaD - it was all over tv and radio, you couldn't get away from it! A bit too mellow of a song for me, I personally much prefer SoaD's heavier sounding/thriving songs to this.
3. "Falling Down" - Atreyu
Ah, Atreyu... one of the bands I got into while in college. I remember my roommate and I going to their show in Milwaukee during spring break one year. And to think, they just did a show at my aluma mater last month - a 5 minute walk from the dorm I lived in when I had to drive almost 2 hours north to see them live! Oh the irony! They were pretty amusing live though - gotta love the synchronized guitar/bass moves the guys choreographed - that was hilarious! Although I like some of their earlier songs, I gotta admit, from what I've heard of their later stuff in recent years, I'm glad they're not as much into the screamo stuff anymore - that part in every song got a bit old!
4. "Bwomp!" - Mushroomhead
I remember I borrowed this CD from the "Weekender" desk as it was used in one for one of the music reviews. I had heard of Mushroomhead, but up until this point I had never heard their stuff before. I didn't get far beyond this track on the CD - with the bass and chords and guitars... omg I loved this song, musically! It starts out kinda eery, but then it goes into this driving "dun-dun-duh! dun-dun-duh!" beat with the bass/chords(sounds like strings)/guitars and wow... Now I'm not a fan of the lyrics, but that's not why I have it on my iPod. I have it on there because musically, I love how things flow and sound for the majority of the song (it winds down near the end). Being an artist and a former musician, I'm drawn to things musically, regardless of the lyrics.
5. "(Je Fais de Toi) Mon Essentiel" - Emmanuel Moire
O...M...G... perhaps one of my FAVORITE songs we were introduced in my college french classes (I loved my instructor for my last time taking 102 and my summer 201 class - she was the best french instructor I ever had!). I remember as part of our 201 final we had to pick a french song and lip synch to it (or sing if we wanted) in front of the class. I did this one, as she had showed it to us in both classes and I fell in love with it. It's such a great, romantic love song... and in french! If hubby could learn this one and sing it to me, omg, I'd probably melt, lol... I don't recall the translation exactly, but it's definitely romantic!
I have to include the music video on this one, as the song is so beautiful and the guy is pretty hot too!