^Reel 2 Real feat. The Mad Stuntman – I Like To Move It (Official Video)^
Welcome, Dear Reader, to songs that move you forward, or if you prefer, day 22 of 30 in our epic LoL Song Challenge…
*That’s full of stars, Clicky… /lights up and smokes…
*Yeah, I guess a theme tune does start an episode, Clicky… /blows smoke rings… That one’s perfect… /thinks… A Sandy Pearlman and a Schwimmer? Weird…*
Day 22: songs that move you forwards
Cade’s first song pick…
Songs that move me…forward. Fuck! I’m not trying to make this more complex than it needs to be, but what if I’m standing facing a corner? Forward is the last place I wanna go, and moving backwards may be the only way to move forward. What if a meteor is about to hit me? Moving left or right may be…forward. I’m just curious as to the qualifier in today’s challenge with respect to movement. This is some Willy Wonka “gotta go forward to get back” levels of mind-fuckery we got going on right here. Fuck it, let’s start off with my second song first, and go with ‘It Moves Me’ by Neal Rosengarden. This is a great song with some awesome guitar picking, some excellent percussive elements, and some damn uplifting lyrics being delivered by some great vocals. Only problem is, I have not a clue how to find this song other than by this clip below from the movie ‘Gizmo!‘. Which, if you haven’t seen it, it is WELL worth a viddy.
Q: Is there a reason I can’t get to my WordPress dashboard?
First I couldn’t like WordPress comments, now I can’t even get to my own blog. Kinda difficult to move forward when you can’t get access to the tools that are going to propel you in that direction. Sorry Roob, but we’re gonna have to go backwards for the time being in order to proceed.
^Vintage – Inventions, Gadgets & Ideas^
Roob’s first song pick…
My first serious boyfriend was a chap called Paul. We met at a pub called Bloomers near the entrance to the Rotherhithe Tunnel in Bermondsey, on Halloween 1985. I was dressed as a nun, he was dressed as a vicar; it was meant be 😉 I still have the mixed tape he later made for me with music from that night, and this song kicks it off…
^Total Contrast – Takes A Little Time (12 inch US Remix) HQsound^
Cade’s second song pick…
This next song is actually my third pick btw. I have a song buzzing around in my head regarding movement, but I went to pee earlier and forgot what song it was I meant to look up when I got back to my computer. Anyway, since I have no idea what “forward” means in this current day’s context, let’s muddy the waters even more, and we’ll do so using a magical invention devised for delivering sonic clarity in an otherwise busy and potentially muddy audio environment.
^Moving in Stereo^
Roob’s second song pick…
Regardless of direction, this next song not only gets you moving, but it slows you right down before getting you moving again. Genius!
^Fatboy Slim – The Rockafeller Skank (HQ audio)^
Cade’s third song pick…
First song of mine was actually ‘Move!‘ by Public Enemy, but I’m not gonna use it as my first pick. That song has propelled me for several decades now, and I appreciate that. However, this last one is another one of those songs that found its way onto my radar a few years back, and boy, did it ever appear just when I needed it to. This is another song that got me through a lot of long and lonely times. So yeah, moved me forward? Yep, this song did that. Helped to get me here anyway. I’m thankful for that. I haven’t a clue where I am, but glad to be here.
I have many promises to keep…
And miles to go before I sleep.
Miles to go before I sleep.
^Grouplove – “Ways to Go” [OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO]^
Roob’s third song pick…
My third song is infused with four word motion…
*Yes that’s rolling on a river…/stubs butt… not exactly what I meant though, Clicky…*
^Ike & Tina Turner – Proud Mary 1973^
The final word to Cade…
I’m not trying to always get “the last” word…
honest I'm not
I just recalled my original first pick. I can’t recall the other song that I was thinking about, but this one, yes. Pretty sure this one is the first ever really difficult piece that my uncle who taught me the drums put on the turn table, and said to me “give this one a try”. Man, talk about a kid wearing greased ice skates trying to skate uphill…I was fucking overwhelmed. Over time, I got to where I could hang in for certain parts, but other than that, I had to improvise. All that was in my 13 year old head was “none of my friends play stuff like this! Who in the hell am I going to play music with? I wanna be a rock drummer!”
Looking back, taking the time to learn stuff like this could have potentially made me a much better drummer/percussionist. But, I didn’t. I stuck with AC/DC and Judas Priest and Saxon and the like, and concentrated on being a good time-keeper. Again, little did I know then that learning stuff like Billy Cobham could have helped immensely in that regard. But again, I didn’t. As to which direction this song moved me? No idea.
^Billy Cobham – Spectrum^
Tomorrow Cade and I will be suggesting songs everyone should listen to…
*I know! I thought we’d been doing that for these past 22 days…*
2 thoughts on “30-Day Song Challenge: Forwards!”
Considering your YT song, how about a selection from
Maybe Over, Under, Sideways, Down? 😉 😉 😉
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Thanks, JP. I suddenly feel like I need to do some stretches 😉
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