Tunesday 30th September, 2014: Say Hey (I Love You) - Michael Franti and Spearhead
Another Tunesday has arrived!
Sooooo, I don't know if Throwback Tunesday was a thing before today (and not sure if five years counts as a throwback), but it's definitely one now! Anyone want to start that hashtag with us?!
In my top three of countries I want to visit - bearing in mind that this list consists of every country on the planet - is Brazil where the video for Say Hey was shot, perhaps helping further endear this song to me. Video or no video however, this song is awesome. It leaves you energised, inspired to give out tonnes of free hugs, and confident in the knowledge that if nothing else, Michael Franti loves you.
Thinking back to when this song first came out, I can remember belting it out with my big brother every time it played, and doing the same as I listened to it again today. It puts a smile on my face every single time, and I trust it will do the same for you. (: Enjoy.
Until next time...
Hola OrangeMouth amigos!
If today's song doesn't put you in a happy-go-lucky kind of mood, I'd be surprised.
With almost ten members in the band, you might be worried that The Mowgli's could find itself in a "too many cooks" situation. Have no fear, this is definitely not the case, they blend and balance each other out perfectly.
On the band's Facebook page under "Band interests" it says "Love, peace, open-mindedness, and good times." That their music -as my mum would put it - 'warms the cockles of your heart' is only natural. Say It, Just Say It has a message of standing by a loved one through whatever, that we here at OrangeMouth -especially with our focus on Mental Health - love. We also thought it was a great way to kick off autumn/fall! (:
Until next time...
Tunesday 16th September, 2014: Nearly Morning - Luke Sital-Singh & Gabrielle Aplin
I've done it again! It's a live performance by Luke Sital-Singh and Gabrielle Aplin today, and it is gorgeous!
Many of us have probably had a night that makes us able to relate to this song. Situations always seem better when the sun comes up, it's just a matter of holding on until then.*
"Any second now..."
Until next time,
*We try to keep things a bit more light-hearted on the Tunesday posts, but if you feel like giving up, please reach out to someone for help. You are important.
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We are only a few weeks removed from what may have been the biggest movie of 2014 so far: Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy. A hit not just because of its light-hearted sense of humour and a well-balanced array of acting talent, but also a classy, nostalgic soundtrack that will prove memorable for much more than tiny Groot's dance moves during the end credits.
Thus, while Redbone's Come and Get Your Love may be a retro hit from 1974 that many younger Marvel fans would not have heard before, it once again finds itself relevant 40 years later. This is the song that accompanies Peter Quill (Chris Pratt's character in the film) as he dances his way towards a coveted orb in one of the opening scenes, setting up both the main story thread and tongue-in-cheek nature of what could be Marvel's most entertaining film so far.
Back in 1974 though, this single was just as big a deal, reaching the Top 5 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart that year. Redbone were a Native American/ Latin rock group that were said to have paved the way for Native Americans to be taken more seriously in entertainment. I'm not entirely convinced they achieved that aim, if indeed it was an aim, but this song is nevertheless a unique tune that makes you want to dance when you hear it.
Clearly it has timeless qualities as well, enabling audiences to engage with it all these years later. The video below is a live performance of the song from Burt Sugarman's 'Midnight Special' in 1974.