Monday, May 22, 2017

Music Monday

Welcome to Music Monday, a new (hopefully) weekly thing I'm giving a try.  I've been toying with this idea for a very long time of starting a weekly music-themed post.  I used to be really into music of many genres, but have really fallen out of the loop since having kids.  I used to love to turn on DMX (called something else now, but those music channels in the 900s on Comcast) or browse iTunes on Saturday mornings in search of new music but I just don't get the chance that often anymore.  The only music I hear nowadays is the same 3 or 4 songs over and over on my way to work everyday.  Ed Sheeran's "Shape of You" and Justin Timberlake's "Can't Stop the Feeling" are great, but I get tired of hearing them multiple times a day.  Sometimes I'll change the station to a rock station that plays all the 80s hair band music I loved in high school, but other than that it's the same songs over and over.

Then every once in a while I manage to find something new.  This weekend at the dance rehearsal/recital I was introduced to two songs I had never heard before and absolutely loved.  One was a song that the hip hop class that Kayley had been in but quit performed to, and the other was the song Olivia's modern dance class performed to.

The first is a song called "Wait for it" from the musical Hamilton by Leslie Odom Jr.

The second is "This Time for Africa" by Shakira.  I know who she is and some of her songs, but had never heard of that one.  I guess it was the official 2010 FIFA World Cup song or something.  Really fun.

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