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“Bleed The Same”

Published May 6, 2018 by lynn k scott

It’s Sunday morning and I have another song to share.

Today’s selection is “Bleed the Same” by Mandisa.  I have mentioned she and Toby Mac have collaborated on several songs and this happens to be another great outcome of their work together.

“Bleed The Same” has a great message.  It’s time to start listening to some great words of advice.

Disclaimer:  I do not own any rights to the song/video.  I am sharing for entertainment purposes only.

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“Feel It”

Published May 5, 2018 by lynn k scott

Today’s music video is, “Feel It”, by Toby Mac.

Ok, as I have mentioned, I’m slightly obsessed with his music lately.  In part, the music speaks to me on so many levels.  His songs make me bop my head (and occasionally chair dance).  It’s hard not to get wrapped up in the positive vibes and the different beats he uses.

Disclaimer:  I do not own any rights to the song/video.  I am sharing for entertainment purposes only.

“Broken Things”

Published May 4, 2018 by lynn k scott

Today’s musical selection is, “Broken Things” by Matthew West.

When I first heard this song, it took my breath away.  He could have written this song about me.  I am broken on so many levels.  While, I do what I can, I always feel like I am feeling short.  Feeling like I’m not good enough.  That my past has caught up with me.

This song renewed my hope and my faith.  It’s ok to be broken.  It’s ok to accept that you are; there’s still a seat at His table for you.

Disclaimer:  I do not own any rights to the song/video.  I am sharing for entertainment purposes only.

“Good Morning”

Published May 3, 2018 by lynn k scott

I mentioned on a previous post that I would be sharing more music that I listen to.  While I primarily listen to contemporary Christian music, don’t let that stop you from watching the videos.

Today, I’m sharing Good Morning by Mandisa.  What I didn’t realize, is that Toby Mac and Mandisa have collaborated on quite a few songs and they compliment each other very well.  As I have become a huge Toby Mac fan recently, only right to share (an older) video of the two of them.

One thing that stood out to me about this song, besides how upbeat it is, watch both singers and how happy they both are.  They obviously love what they are doing and it shows.

So enjoy the song/video and have a wonderful day!

Disclaimer:  I do not own any rights to this song or the video.

“Lights Shine Bright”

Published April 30, 2018 by lynn k scott

I know this music isn’t super new, but to me it is.  I’m having fun discovering new, contemporary, Christian music.  I was “introduced” to Toby Mac when my daughter attended a Christian school.

Growing up in the United Methodist Church, we sung the typical hymns.  It wasn’t until my daughter attended the school was I introduced to some amazing Christian songs.  I recently stumbled upon “Lights Shine Bright“, by Toby Mac.  This song has such an uplifting beat and a great message.  I have added meeting Toby Mac to my bucket list.  Gotta have dreams; right?

I admit, I’m currently “song obsessing” on “Lights Shine Bright”; so much so my daughter has asked me to pick another song to listen to.  NOPE!  LOL

Music has affected every aspect of my life.  It holds my memories, controls my moods, reminds me of those who care about me and reaffirms my faith.  From Rock ‘n Roll, to Country, to R&B to Christian, music keeps me grounded.

Lately, I primarily listen to Christian music and I love it.  There are so many artists that share their gift of music.  I plan on sharing more of the (Christian) songs that I am currently enjoying.

Disclaimer:  I do not own any rights to the songs and/or videos.   I am sharing them for entertainment purposes only.

Visiting the 1950s

Published October 17, 2017 by lynn k scott

Last night, for music and history, we used our smart TV and did a time-warp to the 1950s.  Since we have the technology, why not use it right?  In addition to the music, we discussed the clothing of the era and segregation.  She hadn’t heard the term before.  Once I explained what it was, she responds with, “That’s racism!”  She also picked up on the fact, that if her father and I had met in the 1950s, we probably wouldn’t have been together; being I am white and he is Filipino.  We have done our best to teach our daughter color doesn’t define a person; their actions do.

First up, Elvis Presley.  We discussed “Elvis the Pelvis”, the Ed Sullivan Show and how he was only filmed from the waist up.  We watched a clip from “Jailhouse Rock“.  My daughter giggled.  She’s been exposed to Elvis before because he is the King of Rock ‘n Roll and I’m a huge fan.  We can also thank reruns of “Full House” and “Uncle Jesse” for her Elvis knowledge.

From Elvis, we headed over to watch Bill Haley and the Comments.  When it was time to “Rock Around The Clock“, the lil miss jumped up off the couch and shouted, “dance with me!”  She was having a blast.  That last until my dog decided my daughter was getting far too much attention he was going to cut in on our fun.

From there we discussed a variety of musical artists and jumped over to watch Ritchie Valens in action.  We discussed his, Buddy Holly’s and the Big Bopper’s untimely deaths.  While I showed her pictures of the real Ritchie, we watched the clip of Lou Diamond Phillips portraying Ritchie and singing La Bamba.   We discussed how his name was changed to a more “mainstream” name for the times.

Our last music clips were courtesy of the Everly Brothers.  “All I Have To Do Is Dream” and “Cathy’s Clown” were the two selections we watched.  Of the clips my daughter watched, surprisingly, “All I Have To Do Is Dream” was her favorite.

I know “Cathy’s Clown” was from 1960, but it was my sister’s Kathi’s favorite song when she was young (because it had her name in it) and it’s a great segway to our next trip through the ages…

Get ready for the British invasion, the beginning of “boy bands” (thanks to the Beatles), add a little peace, love and hippies and we’re all set to discuss the 1960s.

 

 

 

A Musical Trip Through the Decades

Published October 15, 2017 by lynn k scott

Last night, we chose to go to Mel’s Diner for dinner.  If you’re unfamiliar with this restaurant, it’s reminiscent of a 1950s diner.  Many tables have small jukeboxes you can request songs on.  Then the songs play throughout the restaurant.  While the food is just on the average side, the atmosphere is fun.  The music played, either by patrons or the establishment, always provides good conversation topics and some memories.

I made a comment to my daughter how I received my first record player when I was 13 years old.  That I received my first record album and that’s the only one I had until I could buy more.  Her response, “what’s a record player?”   Oh!  What? Did the generation gap just come full circle?!

Break out the phone, look up, ‘record player’, and show here what I was talking about.  Then, being the homeschool mom I am, I have decided this upcoming week, we will have a musical trip through the decades.  That was after a Beatles’ song came on and she made a face and said there were better boy bands available.  Had to break it to my preteen that the Beatles were THE boy band, of that time.  She seems to forget her boy band, One Direction, wouldn’t be the teen idols they are today, without the Beatles paving the way for them.

Starting Monday, we will visit the 1950s.  Talk about the artists of that era.  Discuss issues going on during that time.  I get to “visit” Elvis again.  Ok, so I might have been born in the wrong generation.  Then we will move onto the 60s, 70s, 80s and finally the 90s; by week end.

It should be a fun way to incorporate some modern history via music.  After all, music plays such a huge role in marking important milestones in our lives and in making memories:  childhood memories, songs your parents liked (and you laughed at), first song danced to, wedding songs, songs your kids would stop crying to, break-up songs, etc.

I completely expect eye-rolling and “are we done yet” responses.  I do hope my lil miss can take away something as we dance our way through the ages.

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