Category Archives: Music Played on ALIAS TV Show (2001-2006)

My Guilty Pleasure Song

I’ve decided to do a music challenge I discovered at MindLovesMisery blog. It’s a 30 day music challenge. I’m not planning to do it in 30 days or in order. I find it’s easier and more fun to just post as I hear a song that fits any of the prompts and create a list under each post showing the prompts I’ve completed.

Here’s this week’s song.  My husband does not like this song.  You’ll understand when you listen to it and see the video.  I feel guilty sometimes about listening to it and the video doesn’t help lessen that guilt.  Also the fact that I am Catholic and the song is by Sinead O’Connor doesn’t help either (remember the Saturday Night Live pope picture incident).  However, I do think the song is more about finding a higher power than about hating men.  At least, I like to think of it that way when I listen to it.  When I get past the guilt, and forgive Sinead O’Connor, I find it to be an empowering song about going beyond worldly expectations and looking up to something more amazing than what we can see.  As a matter of fact, the name of the album where you can find this song is called Faith and Courage. Listen for yourself and see what you think.  The lyrics are after the video.  I would advise you to pay more attention to the lyrics and less on the video.  Enjoy!

Day 17: A guilty pleasure song:

No Man’s Woman

by Sinead O’Connor

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“No Man’s Woman”

I don’t wanna be no man’s woman
It don’t make me happy this mantrolling
Thing that you got for me so I become
No man’s woman

I don’t wanna be no man’s woman
I’ve other work I want to get done
I haven’t traveled this far to become
No man’s woman
No man’s woman

‘Cause I’m tired of it
And I’m not scared of it
That I’ll never trust again
‘Cause a man could fake you
Take your soul and make you
Miserable in so much pain

My friends think I’m alone but I’ve got secrets
I don’t tell everything about the love I get
I got a loving man but he’s a spirit

He never does me harm never treats me bad
He never takes away all the love he has
And I forgive him a million times

I’m never tired of it
And I’m not scared of it
‘Cause it doesn’t cause me pain
Like a man could fake you
Take your soul and make you
Never be yourself again

I never wanna be no man’s woman
I only wanna be my own woman
I haven’t traveled this far to become
No man’s woman
No man’s woman
No man’s woman

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What I have so far:

Day 1: A Song That Describes You – Rough Around the Edges by Teitur – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-1XY

Day 3: One of Your Favorite Songs – The Gift by Glen Hansard – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-23o

Day 5: A Song You Exercise To – Titanium by David Guetta featuring Sia – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-28C

Day 6: A song that Inspires: Marching On by One Republic – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-1Vc

Day 7: A song that helped you through a painful time in your life: You Gotta Be by Des’ree  – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-29n

Day 8: A Song That Makes You Want to Dance: From Rusholme With Love by Mint Royale –http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-29n

Day 9: A Song That Makes You Emotional or Sad: The Scientist by Coldplay – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-24x

Day 10: A Song with Exceptional Lyrics: Better by Toby Lightman – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-21A

Day 11: Your Favorite Duet – Lucky by Colbie Calliat and Jason Mraz – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-25n

Day 12: A Mind-Tripping Song – The Great Beyond by R.E.M. – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-23C

Day 13: A Song You Listen to When Feeling Rebellious – Ready, Steady, Go by Oakenfoldhttp://wp.me/p1RGKQ-22y

Day 14: A Song That Cheers You Up: Ms. Blue Sky by Electric Light Orchestra – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-1ZE

Day 15: A Song That Calms You Down: How Can I Keep From Singing by Enya – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-27M

Day 19: A Song You Like That is Outside Your Choice Genre: The World by Brad Paisley – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-26t

Day 20: A Song You Can Play on an Instrument: Silent Nigh performed by David Lanz – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-2ax

Day 23:  A Song to You Would Put on a Playlist for Someone Special: A Thousand Miles by Venessa Carlton- http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-2cm

Day 24: A Song I Dislike?: Dirt Room by Blue October – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-27s

Day 25: A Song From a Movie Soundtrack: Don’t You (Forget About Me) by Simple Minds – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-1WN

Day 27: A Song That Reminds You of An Event: As Long As You Love Me by The Backstreet Boys – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-2bS

Day 28: A Current and Popular Song You Like – Brave by Sara Bareilles – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-27X

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Describes Me

I’ve decided to do a music challenge I discovered at MindLovesMisery blog. It’s a 30 day music challenge. I’m not planning to do it in 30 days or in order. I find it’s easier and more fun to just post as I hear a song that fits any of the prompts and create a list under each post showing the prompts I’ve completed.

The following song describes me. Not surprisingly, I heard this song for the first time on the TV show Alias (2001-2006).  I guess that’s one of the reasons I like that show so much.  Not only do I enjoy repeatedly following the complexed characters and story, but the music on the show is thoughtful and relatable.  Unfortunately, most of the best songs only seem to be found on the DVDs of the show and not Netflix.  Anyway, I hope you enjoy and can relate to this one as much as I did.

I say that the song describes me most of the time because it illustrates an attitude that I agree with. Even though I’m a little “rough around the edges”, it’s gonna be alright. Like I always remind my son, it always turns out alright at the end. I truly believe this attitude comes from my faith in God that was nurtured in me as a child and has been nurtured through my experiences, both good and bad, as an adult. Therefore, this attitude describes me because the majority of the time it guides my actions. Though fear and doubt are often obstacles, the attitude prevails at the end. As usual the lyrics are below the video.

Day 01: A song that describes you:

Rough Around the Edges

by Teitur

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“Rough around the Edges”

I’m lost in my head, been thinking all around
I’ve gotta find the off ramp to my heart.
Stop lights in a row, when all I want is go
Drop it into first and I’ll get home.

Its ok I’m alright
I’m just a little rough around the edges of this life.
Play it cool, you can always follow
Bread crumbs in a line when you are lost.

Little little seeds grew into troubled trees
A sorry sorry sight between my ears.
I need to settle down and eat my troubled fruit
The sweetness of the taste will do me good.

Its ok I’m alright
I’m just a little rough around the edges of this life.
Play it cool you can always follow
Bread crumbs in a line when you are lost.

Well the corners of my frown have slowly turned around
No more upside down, no more upside down.
They’ve slowly turned around, they’ve slowly slowly turned around

Its ok I’m alright
I’m just a little rough around the edges of this life.
Play it cool you can always follow
Bread crumbs in a line when you are lost.

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What I have so far:

Day 3: One of Your Favorite Songs – The Gift by Glen Hansard – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-23o

Day 5: A Song You Exercise To – Titanium by David Guetta featuring Sia – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-28C

Day 6: A song that Inspires: Marching On by One Republic – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-1Vc

Day 7: A song that helped you through a painful time in your life: You Gotta Be by Des’ree  – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-29n

Day 8: A Song That Makes You Want to Dance: From Rusholme With Love by Mint Royale –http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-29n

Day 9: A Song That Makes You Emotional or Sad: The Scientist by Coldplay – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-24x

Day 10: A Song with Exceptional Lyrics: Better by Toby Lightman – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-21A

Day 11: Your Favorite Duet – Lucky by Colbie Calliat and Jason Mraz – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-25n

Day 12: A Mind-Tripping Song – The Great Beyond by R.E.M. – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-23C

Day 13: A Song You Listen to When Feeling Rebellious – Ready, Steady, Go by Oakenfoldhttp://wp.me/p1RGKQ-22y

Day 14: A Song That Cheers You Up: Ms. Blue Sky by Electric Light Orchestra – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-1ZE

Day 15: A Song That Calms You Down: How Can I Keep From Singing by Enya – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-27M

Day 19: A Song You Like That is Outside Your Choice Genre: The World by Brad Paisley – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-26t

Day 20: A Song You Can Play on an Instrument: Silent Night performed by David Lanz – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-2ax

Day 24: A Song I Dislike?: Dirt Room by Blue October – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-27s

Day 25: A Song From a Movie Soundtrack: Don’t You (Forget About Me) by Simple Minds – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-1WN

Day 27: A Song That Reminds You of An Event: As Long As You Love Me by The Backstreet Boys – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-2bS

Day 28: A Current and Popular Song You Like – Brave by Sara Bareilles – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-27X

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December Peace Post

b4peace

“After last months challenge of loving thy enemy, I want to give you a party. So this months challenge is to plan a party that will ripple peace to the world. Use everything in your imagination for this peace party….”
-Kozo

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Believe it or not, the idea of having a party is scary for me.  So when I read Kozo’s challenge for December, I was not thrilled.  Quiet solitude or time with a few friends and family are enough for me.  Anything bigger is no fun. Okay, that is not all true. I do prefer solitude and a few friends and family, but I have gone to music concerts and had a great time. As a matter of fact, I remember going to a U2 concert in 2005 with my husband and feeling like I was at church. No kidding, it had some kind of spiritual feel about it. Thinking back on that experience, I realize that thousands of people focused on something positive is a powerful thing. In that case, it was U2’s amazingly uplifting music performance. Thinking about this particular concert experience and the idea of a peace party, something else came to mind. I remembered LiveAid in 1985 and how concerts were organized to benefit famine in Africa. That event was also very powerful and memorable.

So here’s my little idea for a party for peace.  Since, I love music so much, my peace party would be a concert festival with music, food, and art from different parts of the world.  I would invite my family, friends, neighbors, fellow bloggers, and everyone that wanted to come.  Proceeds from the concert festival earnings from t-shirts, art, music, and food would go to a foundation created to support the work of promoting peace through social media and a yearly concert festival for peace.

Of course, it would be nice if U2 would play and bring everyone together in a big final musical performance at the end of the concert festival for peace.  And usually around this time of the week I have a music post, but I really wanted to post this last peace post of the year before January got here.  So, instead of the usual music challenge, I’ll attach a song from the 1985 LiveAid concert to the end of this post.  That way you can get a feel of what this concert festival for peace could be like.  Below is a video that is a great example of the energy that Bono and his band U2 give off during their performances.  The lyrics to the song are below the video. The song that is performed is actually 5 to 6 minutes long, but for this special performance they extend it and improvise for an additional 5 to 6 minutes while engaging the audience and being very open and spontaneous.  And as a person struggling with finding peace despite social anxiety, I really admire the spontaneity of performers and others.  I believe you have to have some sort of peace within yourself to be able to have such spontaneity.  The song is one of my favorite U2 songs, “Bad“. Contrary to the title of the song, the song makes me want to do more good and be more responsible in making the world a better place, more peaceful. On the internet, there are multiple meanings to this song.  I’d like to think it’s about struggling with yourself as your own worse enemy and finally feeling “wide awake” at the end.  And guess what, I forgot how anxious I can get in social situations.  I guess the idea of thinking of everyone having a good time full of peace, hope, and spontaneity helps take the anxiety away.  What a peaceful thought that is…

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If you twist and turn away
If you tear yourself in two again
If I could, yes I would
If I could, I would
Let it go
Surrender
Dislocate

If I could throw this
Lifeless lifeline to the wind
Leave this heart of clay
See you walk, walk away
Into the night
And through the rain
Into the half-light
And through the flame

If I could through myself
Set your spirit free
I’d lead your heart away
See you break, break away
Into the light
And to the day

To let it go
And so to fade away
To let it go
And so fade away

I’m wide awake
I’m wide awake
Wide awake
I’m not sleeping
Oh, no, no, no

If you should ask then maybe they’d
Tell you what I would say
True colors fly in blue and black
Bruised silken sky and burning flag
Colors crash, collide in blood shot eyes

If I could, you know I would
If I could, I would
Let it go…

This desparation
Dislocation
Separation
Condemnation
Revelation
In temptation
Isolation
Desolation
Let it go

And so fade away
To let it go
And so fade away
To let it go
And so to fade away

I’m wide awake
I’m wide awake
Wide awake
I’m not sleeping
Oh, no, no, no

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Music That Makes You Dance

I’ve decided to do a music challenge I discovered at MindLovesMisery blog. It’s a 30 day music challenge. I’m not planning to do it in 30 days or in order. I find it’s easier and more fun to just post as I hear a song that fits any of the prompts and create a list under each post showing the prompts I’ve completed.

Here’s another song for the challenge.  This one doesn’t have lyrics.  So, I’m not sure I can say it’s a song.  It’s more of an instrumental piece or just music.  The first time I heard this music I thought it was a really strange and unique sort of piece.  This music has been used on the movie Vanilla Sky, on the TV series Alias, and other films and series.  Whenever I hear it, I feel like moving.  I’m bashful about dancing, so I move or dance when I’m by myself.  Lets see what you think.  Mint Royale is an electronic music group from England.   The beginning starts off a bit quiet and slow and then the song picks up.

Day 8: A song that makes you want to dance –

From Rusholme With Love by Mint Royale

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What I have so far:

Day 3: One of Your Favorite Songs – The Gift by Glen Hansard – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-23o

Day 5: A Song You Exercise To – Titanium by David Guetta featuring Sia – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-28C

Day 6: A song that Inspires: Marching On by One Republic – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-1Vc

Day 7: A song that helped you through a painful time in your life: You Gotta Be by Des’ree  – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-29n

Day 8: A Song That Makes You Want to Dance: From Rusholme With Love by Mint Royale –http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-29n

Day 9: A Song That Makes You Emotional or Sad: The Scientist by Coldplay – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-24x

Day 10: A Song with Exceptional Lyrics: Better by Toby Lightman – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-21A

Day 11: Your Favorite Duet – Lucky by Colbie Calliat and Jason Mraz – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-25n

Day 12: A Mind-Tripping Song – The Great Beyond by R.E.M. – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-23C

Day 13: A Song You Listen to When Feeling Rebellious – Ready, Steady, Go by Oakenfoldhttp://wp.me/p1RGKQ-22y

Day 14: A Song That Cheers You Up: Ms. Blue Sky by Electric Light Orchestra – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-1ZE

Day 15: A Song That Calms You Down: How Can I Keep From Singing by Enya – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-27M

Day 19: A Song You Like That is Outside Your Choice Genre: The World by Brad Paisley – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-26t

Day 25: A Song From a Movie Soundtrack: Don’t You (Forget About Me) by Simple Minds – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-1WN

Day 28: A Current and Popular Song You Like – Brave by Sara Bareilles – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-27X

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A Calming Song

I’ve decided to do a music challenge I discovered at MindLovesMisery blog. It’s a 30 day music challenge. I’m not planning to do it in 30 days or in order. I find it’s easier and more fun to just post as I hear a song that fits any of the prompts and create a list under each post showing the prompts I’ve completed.

Here’s another song for the challenge. The video I found on YouTube is just as soothing as the song. The lyrics are below the video.

Day 15: A song that calms you down–

How Can I Keep From Singing performed by Enya

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“How Can I Keep From Singing”

My life goes on in endless song
Above earth’s lamentations,
I hear the real, though far-off hymn
That hails a new creation.

Through all the tumult and the strife
I hear it’s music ringing,
It sounds an echo in my soul.
How can I keep from singing?

While though the tempest loudly roars,
I hear the truth, it liveth.
And though the darkness ’round me close,
Songs in the night it giveth.

No storm can shake my inmost calm,
While to that rock I’m clinging.
Since love is lord of heaven and earth
How can I keep from singing?
When tyrants tremble in their fear
And hear their death knell ringing,
When friends rejoice both far and near
How can I keep from singing?

In prison cell and dungeon vile
Our thoughts to them are winging,
When friends by shame are undefiled
How can I keep from singing?

Lyrics from eLyrics.net

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What I have so far:

Day 3: One of Your Favorite Songs – The Gift by Glen Hansard – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-23o

Day 6: A song that Inspires: Marching On by One Republic – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-1Vc

Day 7: A song that helped you through a painful time in your life – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-27j

Day 9: A Song That Makes You Emotional or Sad: The Scientist by Coldplay – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-24x

Day 10: A Song with Exceptional Lyrics: Better by Toby Lightman – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-21A

Day 11: Your Favorite Duet – Lucky by Colbie Calliat and Jason Mraz – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-25n

Day 12: A Mind-Tripping Song – The Great Beyond by R.E.M. – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-23C

Day 13: A Song You Listen to When Feeling Rebellious – Ready, Steady, Go by Oakenfoldhttp://wp.me/p1RGKQ-22y

Day 14: A Song That Cheers You Up: Ms. Blue Sky by Electric Light Orchestra – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-1ZE

Day 15: A Song That Calms You Down: How Can I Keep From Singing by Enya – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-27M

Day 19: A Song You Like That is Outside Your Choice Genre: The World by Brad Paisley – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-26t

Day 25: A Song From a Movie Soundtrack: Don’t You (Forget About Me) by Simple Minds – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-1WN

Day 28: A Current and Popular Song You Like – Brave by Sara Bareilles – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-27X

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A Rebellious Song

I’ve decided to do a music challenge I discovered at MindLovesMisery blog. It’s a 30 day music challenge. I’m not planning to do it in 30 days or in order. I find it’s easier and more fun to just post as I hear a song that fits any of the prompts and create a list under each post showing the prompts I’ve completed.

So, here’s another song for the challenge. There’s really no lyrics for the song, it’s mostly instrumental dance music with a few words here and there.  You may be a bit surprised by my choice of this one song.   You also may want to put your volume down a bit.  The song brings out my rebellious side, my appreciation of trance music, and admiration of the Alias television series.

You see, I first heard this song on the show Alias.   I’ve been following the series on Netflix for several weeks now.  There’s a total of a little more than a hundred episodes in all and five seasons.  I’m on season 2, and I’m intrigued.  I watch the show once or twice a week after my son and husband go to bed because neither one likes the show.  It’s my little escape after a long day.  It’s especially fun because the main character, Sydney Bristow (played by Jennifer Garner), is a lady that is strong emotionally, mentally, and physically.  She is also very caring and sympathetic of others and shows both strength and vulnerability.  However, she will hurt you if you’re up to no good.  She’s a double agent working for the CIA and a criminal organization called SD-6.  She’s not a criminal, but she works undercover as a bad guy to help the CIA bring down SD-6.  You really have to watch all the episodes not to get lost in the intriguing twist and turns of the story.  The show brings back memories of me as a little girl wanting to be a superhero.  Syndey is sort of a superhero (as the video below will show).

I welcome your comments on what you think of this song and/or the video.  I found the video on YouTube, and it’s a compilation of scenes from several episodes of the television series .  The music is by Paul Oakenfold, who I’ve never heard of before this song, but I would like to listen to more of his music.  I enjoy listening to trance music in small bites.  It tends to get me worked up and feeling a little anxious.  I find it to be a little intense for me, but sometimes I’ll listen when I’m feeling frustrated with something and want to get motivated to move ahead and rebel against my frustrations.

Day 13: A Song You Listen to When Feeling Rebellious –
Ready, Steady, Go
by Paul Oakenfold

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What I have so far:

Day 6: A song that Inspires: Marching On by One Republic – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-1Vc

Day 10: A Song with Exceptional Lyrics: Better by Toby Lightman – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-21A

Day 13: A Song You Listen to When Feeling Rebellious –

Day 14: A song that cheers you up: Ms. Blue Sky by Electric Light Orchestra – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-1ZE

Day 25: A song from a movie soundtrack: Don’t You (Forget About Me) by Simple Minds – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-1WN

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