Welcome to the first weekly Musical Monday! Similiar to Art Thursday, it’s my chance to introduce you to a musical act I find particularly enjoyable. My tastes are rather insanely broad, so chances are, at some point I’ll feature something you enjoy as well. And, if you have suggestions, I’d love to hear from you.
To start off with, lets take a look at Music Go Music. Never heard of them? Yeah.. most people, sadly, haven’t. Allow me to remedy that.
Everyone of their songs seems, to me, completely unexpected. The one above ends on a hard almost screamo type note. Below, Light of Love, is just.. beautiful. A great new take on pop.
She has such an ethereal sounding voice. Their last.fm page said it beautifully when describing Gala Bell as having a voice that is “equal parts Debby Harry, Karen Carpenter, and Kate Bush”
Music Go Music feels like a very modern take on ABBA (which is fabulous for a fan like me), and from everything I have been able to find, there is nothing to suggest that they take themselves too seriously, which is a little refreshing.
Granted, information about this group is hard to come by. It appears that they do a lot of local concerts, but the Music Go Music website provides very little in regards to information on the band members themselves.
I’ll leave you with one last song of theirs, courtesy youtube.
Now, as mentioned in the title, a plea for Give Kids the World.
Cakewrecks is one of my favorite blogs, and if you’re not reading it, you should really change that. Today’s post is launching a great project. For 12 days, they will be featuring a different charity that could really use monetary support. Jen, the briliant mind behind cakewrecks, is encouraging each of her readers to give $1 today to Give Kids the World.
The “About Us” page on Give Kids the World starts with this story:
“The story of Give Kids The World begins with a little girl with a wish and the desire of one man to make that wish come true.
The little girl’s name was Amy. Amy had leukemia and one wish – to visit the theme parks in Orlando. To facilitate Amy’s wish, the request of a complimentary stay was made to a respected hotelier. As he had done many times before, the hotelier gladly obliged and Amy’s wish was that much closer to being realized. Sadly, the remainder of Amy’s travel plans took too long to arrange and her wish was never granted; Amy had passed away. Time simply ran out.
This unfulfilled wish inspired a man, the hotelier, to make a vow that no child in need would ever be failed again. That man was Henri Landwirth and his desire to ensure that Amy’s story would never repeat itself is where the story of Give Kids The World begins. “
I’m encouraging you today to follow in the footsteps of the cakewrecks readers and give one dollar to help other kids like Amy. We all lose a dollar in the couch- take a moment today to help someone else and remember the joy in giving this Christmas.
helpful quote of the day: “Life’s disappointments are harder to take when you don’t know any swear words.” – Calvin, Calvin and Hobbes