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So tonight marks the end of an era in the blogosphere.
Tonight is the last weekly Twisted Mix Tape Tuesday Blog Hop.
Jen Kehl from My Skewed View – our hostess on this weekly musical ride – has decided it is time to take a break from hosting this musical hop while she pursues some other interests and projects.
In keeping with this somber news, tonight’s theme is: Missing you or Farewell.
She promises it’s just a break and that the hop will return in a slightly revised form in the fall.
Even though, given this is one of the first blog events I participated in on this blog, and given I’ve found it truly welcoming, fun and educational all at once, I figure it’s my duty to send her off in style!
So here’s five (okay six – again sorry to bend the rules, I know you listen to every song) to properly say goodbye to Jen’s Weekly Musical Blog Hop.
Walk Away – Alanis Morissette (1991)
What? You’re leaving US? Um, no. I’m leaving you FIRST! How’s them apples?
Yeah – no real deeper meaning here. It’s just a fun start to my last Twisted Mix. It’s from Alanis Morissette’s 1991 debut album Alanis. A song about endings and dealing with possible rejection with all the maturity available in the teen pop genre. I also just get a kick out of who’s playing her boyfriend.
Spiderwebs – No Doubt (1995)
Now, Jen. Don’t think we don’t get it. The time – the hours – it takes to host this blog hop. And we appreciate it. I’ve appreciated it. I’ve appreciated every thoughtful like, comment and tweet. But I can see how at times it might get to feel a wee bit …. much. I always like this song for its pure …. yeah, this is too much and I’m checking out for a while vibe. And it’s all good. Have fun out there. We’ll leave a message and you can let us know when the DJ’s back in 🙂 I also love the imagery in the video about being overwhelmed by all the phone cords – I figure there has to be an Internet equivalent…
Leaving Las Vegas – Sheryl Crow (1994)
This is a song I always think of as I leave various stages of my life for the next, the unknown, or the whatever. I first associated it with leaving a very crazy, high-paced job in my mid-twenties when I went back to school to get my Masters’ Degree. I loved that job; I remember it fondly; but it was time to go. This line is the one I always go back to:
Quit my job as a dancer;
At the Lido Des Girls.
Dealing blackjack until one or two.
Such a muddy line;
Between the things you want.
And the things you have to do.
I Don’t Mind if you Forget Me – Morrissey (1988)
So I added this one just for our hostess, because a few mixed tapes ago, I added another song from this Album and Jen mentioned Viva Hate was specific time and place music for her as well as me. So as part of my farewell, I give you another from this album. Heck! If you feel so moved, click here and you can listen to the entire album online. [Fall 2018 note: This music link has gone dead a few times. My most recent search found a series of recordings I suspect might equally go dead, but I also found this cool tribute band. The singer really does, I think, give the look, sound and feel of my memory of this song.]
Beautiful Goodbye – Amanda Marshall (1995)
So I’ve featured a number of Amanda Marshall songs on this hop, so it feels … right … to make my last official choice on this hop Beautiful Goodbye. It’s a beautiful song.
So one of the wonderful things I enjoy about music – and by extension – this hop – is the range of emotion and feeling that one can work through, even on just one theme.
In five songs, I think I’ve covered a few different feelings, and honestly now?
I’m a bit sad and down.
Because this is an ending.
And I fight not to feel a bit like this:
Did I just take that a wee bit too far?
How about this instead?
Yeah. That’s more like it.
Jen – I wish you every success with where life and writing and blogging and, well, everything, takes you.
So, that said, let’s sing you out of this post in style! To you, and to your hop that brought us all together weekly for such a fun time:
I always knew Alanis was a dance pop singer before her angst days, but man, I had a hard time believing that was her voice when I was watching that video just now. Just so different. I love Leaving Las Vegas. I play it whenever I head back to CA from there.
I think Leaving Las Vegas might be one of my all time favourite songs! As for Alanis, I think I still hear her…
Same here: I was completely shocked by that Alanis song.
Woo hoo! Expanding musical horizons. I currently actually have the CD in my car. Mainly because I’m a dork, but also because once in a while, so nice pop fun is just, well, fun – and I actually quite like it for what it is. I think it’s pretty representative of pop music from then.
Clark Scottroger said:
nicely done… the songs seem to always connect when there is feeling (for) the music and (for) the theme of the blog
Thanks! Music is ultimately personal – which I think is why TMT worked so well – it was a number of people sharing thoughts on the same theme, that were different – because we’re all different – and yay! ‘Tis what makes life fun and all that sort of stuff…
Bahaha love the Leo and Rose send out. Some great jams to close out with.
I’m listening to yours now – and so far all new to me. Not sure what that says. I like the Tegan and Sara one and the 311 best.
And while I won’t miss this “Wow, I must be totally disconnected, how do I know NONE of this” moment, I will miss moments like this, grooving to your choice, that I wouldn’t have otherwise known about.
This mix was a fun way to dabble in different music. It will be missed!
I am sad I only caught the end of this blog hop seems like it would have been really fun to participate in!
Angel The Alien said:
I love the Alanis Morissette one! I never heard it before. The video made me laugh! I know it was made in 1991, but she still had one foot in the 80’s, huh!
I’m glad you liked the post. As for Alanis in the early 90s – I think she’s a product of her time – I think many musicians try different genres, and I know this isn’t where she landed but it is a “spot in time” as it were – that I truly enjoy in her evolution as an artist.
Crap. Who knew how much this was going to affect me? All these goodbyes…well let’s just say I don’t think there are enough tissues in my house.
Thank you so much for your sweet words, really. This is so much harder than I thought it would be. I am going to miss this community so please keep saying hello until we are resurrected 🙂 But I so appreciate the support that’s what makes it even harder. I guess I didn’t really know….
Superstar is going to be my new anthem.
Now for this, HOW DID I NOT KNOW THAT ALANIS????? OMG! She was pop??? WHAT! And Joey was so young….
Also…Spiderwebs is a really great metaphor for what I’m going through, I think it needs to go on one of my current playlists.
Hey. So first? I’m so glad to have met your through this.
And next? Yay! you liked my mix! As for Alanis – we’ve now tweeted – so I think we’re good there.
On Spiderwebs – and, honestly the whole vibe of the post – I’m so glad you took it with EVERY GOOD INTENT intended.
I wish you all good things. To infinity! And beyond! And all that good stuff.
As usual, you’ve left your heart on the page — and we are all better for it! Loved the Alanis Morrisette video I had never seen it before. Matt LeBlanc — ooh la la! He was something else. Actually, he still is!
I hope you’ll think about blog hopping with me while Jen’s away. Check out my MusicAtoZ theme, the details are on this week’s Twisted Mixed Tape installment 🙂
OMG that Amanda Marshall song has me bawling. I’ve never heard it before… here’s to the beautiful goodbye. And no regrets.
Okay – I love anyone who loves Amanda Marshall! Love that you enjoyed the song, and yes – hears to a great ride and no regrets – I might just go Tom Cochrane on you here in my last ditch to cling to the music hop with his “No Regrets” – It’s a great song!
Michelle Liew said:
Wonderful farewell mix, Louise!!! Love Alanis as always…and you’ve made lovely, poignant choices.
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