I have been doing this for about a month and one of the weeks was an off week so it is hard to have a favorite when there are only 3!!! Here is a rewind of my first attempt at following the rules! It also happens to be my holiday songs so — it still applies :)!
Music is a continual theme for brain health — it makes you feel and engage in the world so deeply. So participating in Twisted Mixed Tape Tuesday is not really off mission! So here goes!
This is my first Twisted Mixed Tape Tuesday and I considered playing it safe and following the rules so I don’t get kicked out with my first entry. It was a nice thought, right? The theme this week is holiday songs. Holidays in my house mean spending time with people who make us smile and laugh, and finding and spreading peace whenever possible. For us it is less about the day or the religion or the tradition but about sharing that exact moment in time with those most important to us.
My first selection is from an artist we saw in concert not too long ago. Michael Franti expresses exactly how I feel about my friends (new and old) and my family…. Dedicating this one to all of you…. Life is Better With You.
My favorite “peace” song is by an artist who has changed his name several times in his career. When he wrote and sang this song he went by Cat Stevens so, for this version of Peace Train at least, let’s call him Mr. Stevens.
I have a weird, but really warm, teenage memory of the holidays and it involves a TV commercial…. This one is for my friend Lois Alter Mark from Midlife at the Oasis, my favorite Diet Coke addict who, by the way, always makes me smile!
This year I am feeling pretty homesick for Colorado. We spent 20+ holiday seasons there and have so many great memories. This one is for my son, David because it is a little too country for me but oh so sweet. Bring on the twang Nitty Gritty Dirt Band!
This songs screams “holiday” to me!
What holiday songs make you feel?