Monday, November 30, 2015

Monday's Mixtape: Song I'm Thankful For.

Well, for some reason I can't upload pictures to this (I hate you too, Blogger..) post, but I'm going to go ahead anyway! 

With Thanksgiving's passing, I thought about everything that I'm thankful for. From the big to the small, to the significant and the insignificant - and music's always something I'm thankful for. It's a huge part of my day, every day. 

Without further ado:


1// Sharped Dressed Man by ZZ Top

You're probably giggling at this, or even shaking your head. Hell, you may not even know who they are (shame on you), but I'm fairly convinced that when I have a bad day, God turns on this song (or really, any of their hits) to let me know that everything will be okay. The song NEVER fails to put me in a good mood! 

2// Smiling Face by James Taylor

If you've kept up with the blog, even just a little, you know my L-O-V-E for JT! (the original JT, ladies..) This is my favorite song of his - well, this and "You've Got A Friend". Both mean different things to me - they're very personal songs. I love em.

3// More Than Anyone by Gavin Degraw

I'm passionate about his album, Chariot, even now 12 years later! (just saying that makes me feel old..) I probably couldn't tell you why (other than I love it) this album made such an impression on me, but this song is the icing on a fabulous cake album. It's perfection. Especially the acoustic version.

4// He Thinks He'll Keep Her by Mary Chapin Carpenter

It's taken me years, but I actually know what this song is about now..ha! It reminds me of my childhood and listening to MCC with my daddy. If you haven't spent time listening to Mary, you probably should. You won't regret it.

5// Landslide by ..well, I like the Dixie Chicks version best.

This song was originally sung by Stevie Nicks and her band, Fleetwood Mac - and it's great, great version - I just really have a connection with the Dixie Chicks version. It's from one of my absolute favorite childhood Christmas movies (JACK FROST!) and I've been hooked ever since!

..and well, a bonus:

6// Just Breathe by Pearl Jam

If you were to ask me who my top 5 favorite singers were, Eddie Vedder would be on that list. He'd probably be at the top, or close to it. This song gives me goose bumps, makes me cry and has been a great comfort in loss. It's one that I never get tired of..

And speaking of great singers..

Willie and his son, Lukas, do a damn good version of it too.