My idea is that there is music in the air, music all around us; the world is full of it, and you simply take as much as you require. ~ Edward Elgar
I miss the days of being able to scan someone’s record collection to see if we had the same taste in music. It’s much harder to get a look at people’s digital playlists…… how do I know how we’ll get along if I can’t see what music you like?
I love music. In truth, there are only a few kinds of music that I absolutely don’t enjoy listening to, and even those I can suffer through a while before I have to walk away. But anyone who chances to scan my playlist is usually surprised by something I have on there. When we first started dating, my husband took a look through my CD collection and raised an eyebrow to discover I had Whitesnake on my shelves. People who catch me humming to Maroon 5 or Adele are typically surprised that I do the same to Sinatra and Glenn Miller. Not surprisingly, I’m a sucker for swoonfully romantic love songs as well as classical music.
But one of the funniest things about music lately has been my introduction to mash-ups. My husband is a fan, so mash-up songs began to appear in our digital library. These sometimes bizarre blendings of songs are strangely addictive. Not my favorite, since it jars my notions of genre, but they are kind of fun. However, as the conversation progressed, it began to take a different turn (which, in our household, is not really a surprise at all….LOL). We began playing a game of doing band mash-ups….. like the title to this post, which combines two of my favorites!
We started off with food-related names. Meatloaf and Bread. Korn and Black Eyed Peas. Bowling for Soup and Uncle Kracker. You get the idea…..
From there, we morphed into other band name mash-ups, branching out and enlisting the suggestions of friends and co-workers. Here’s a few that made the list:
- The Rolling Stone Temple Pilots
- The Grateful Dead Milkmen
- Clint Black Sabbath
- The Beastie Boys 2 Men
- The Stray Cat Stevens
- Simply Red Hot Chili Peppers
- The Jackson 5 for Fighting
- Elton John Cougar Melloncamp
- Twisted Sisters of Mercy
Want to play along? Mash-up long with us….. toss out your favorite or creative mash-up and add it to the list!
[Note: This post is #13 of 26 of the April A-to-Z Challenge. Please see the button on the right of the page for more information.
Last year’s “M” post: Making Memories.]