Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Way Out Wednesday

Somewhat inspired by my friend Lucy at LifeThruLucyLasticasLense and her fab feature Chooseday Choon, I give you a song feature on Wednesdays, just for the hell of it.  Because I love music and quite often I get a song in my head and shit, why not share it.  It might just be a video.  It might be a video and some commentary.  It might just be lyrics.  But I've decided music needs to be here more.  It's such a huge part of my life  So without further ado, my first Way Out Wednesday pick....

I would guess that my liking this song or band this would be a surprise to some.  But the truth is, I've always loved this song.  I saw 10,000 Maniacs in Cleveland back in the late 80's with about a grand total of 50 others or so.  It was before they gained any kind of popularity.  And it was great.  They were great.  Natalie Merchant was a ball of energy.  A whirling dervish that poured her heart and soul into every song.  This song is one that can move me to tears.  Sometimes I feel like I'm the one singing it (if I had a beautiful voice like Natalie's) because so often I find myself thinking it.  Different parts of it, at different times will be so dead on about something I'm thinking or feeling it's uncanny.  Like the song was written just for me.

Music is something deeply meaningful.  Music saves me when nothing else can.  Music can get to my heart, to my soul.  It can make me cry.  It can make me laugh.  It can lift my spirits and can take me away from the things that bring me down.  It can remind me of a person, a place or a thing.  It holds memories.  I don't ever want to live a day without music in it.


  1. I agree 100%! I have always been inspired by lyrics and riffs throughout my life and music is more than anything to me! Great post!

  2. I have always enjoyed watching Natalie Merchant perform. She has a unique free spirit about her. Nice song.

  3. I do love this song, I remember when I was first dating my husband (well he wasn't my husband yet LOL) this song came on the radio and I started singing along to it... He came over and put his arms around me and one thing led to another and... here we are 17 years later :-) Needless to say I love this song and it brought back some very good memories! Thanks for making my day Lalia! Love, me

  4. I love this song. I have always loved 10,000 Maniacs...what a great favorite song they sing is "Because the Night". Thanks for sharing music GG...and I agree with you. Not a day goes by that I don't listen to music, and quite often find myself singing softly as I work. It just adds a dimension to my life.
    ~cath xo