Music Monday – Music to Start Your Week by

Happy Family Day to my pals in BC,

I recently asked for some blogging advice from my dear friend, Brenda at Past Life Tourist and she didn’t disappoint. Her advice was to have some fun.

To me, there’s very little that’s more fun than listening to great music.

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You may recall that while I was still teaching yoga full-time, I used to have a feature on this site called “Playlist Thursdays” (so chosen because my Thursday night class was my bread and butter and the most well-attended of my weekly classes).

Now that I’m home with my new babe, I thought Monday would be a great time to add some fun playlists. Because, Monday. (also, because alliteration).

I created this playlist on my YouTube Channel, which I’m hoping to use more of going forward. For now, you can find a couple of yoga videos that I filmed last year and a whole bunch of my daughter’s Rainbow Loom Tutorials…:)

This playlist starts out super mellow and then transitions to some more pump-up music. As usual, it features my fairly eclectic tastes and some of it is NSFW

Here’s the song list, so you can check it out:

Moon Shadow – Cat Stevens

My husband drove to Calgary last week while listening to all my dad’s old mixed tapes. This was the song that kicked off his journey and as soon as I learned this fact, I had to listen to it. It’s so beautiful. I heart.

Baby Got Back – Jonathan Coulton

If you haven’t heard this brilliant cover song, then you are missing out. Especially if you love the original. Jonathan Coulton apparently is a former computer programmer. Let that sink in. He added a lovely melody to this song, almost effectively removing it from the realm of satire.

Ruby Tuesday – The Rolling Stones

Is this the prettiest Stones’ song? I kinda think it is. But I’m willing to be argued with.

Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters – Elton John

Reminds me of that scene in “Almost Famous” where William is running through the streets of Manhattan, looking for Penny Lane. Break. Your. Heart. A great song to cry to, if that’s your bag.

Dirty Ol’ Town – The Pogues

I love the grittiness and the beauty behind this Pogues song. It’s instantly transporting to a place and time, which I consider to be one of the most magical qualities to music.

Crazy Love – Audra Mae

I dearly love the original, but I think that Audra Mae’s cover is a nice departure.

The Rainbow Connection – Kermit the Frog et al

This song reminds me of my son. I listened to it on the night he was born. So much love. So much magic.

Feels Like Home – Chantal Kreviazuk

One of the first concerts I ever saw as a teenager, and the first time I ever cried during such an event. But not the last…

Everyday People – Sly & The Family Stone

Because I like it.

If Ole Hank Could Only See Us Now – Waylon Jennings

The best thing that came out of a bad relationship (other than the lessons, yeah, yeah) was an appreciation for Waylon’s voice and storytelling abilities.

Good Vibrations – Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch

Because Dance Mix ’92. I still expect to hear “I Wanna Give you Devotion” after…

Jackie Wilson Said (I’m in Heaven When You Smile) – Van Morrison

One of my favourite Van songs. Which is really saying something.

Club Can’t Handle Me – Flo Rida

My best friend once tried to get a one man band with a harmonica to play this song for us at an office Christmas party. Memories.

As We Enter – Nas & Damian Marley (Distant Relatives)

I love this song. It makes me feel a little bad asser when I listen to it in the car.

New Romantics – Taylor Swift

What?

You’re not listening to 1989? Why not? It’s a great pop record.

Cover Me – Bruce Springsteen

Because Bruce.

Shake That – Eminem and Nate Dogg

“I get more ass than a toilet seat” RIP Nate Dogg

 

And here’s the playlist, so you can listen:

I’m psyched for this feature, because I feel like sharing music is like sharing an autobiographical moment.

I’d love to hear your suggestions for next week. Hit me up.

Love,

Er xo

Erin McDonald
Writer, Yoga Teacher, Dream Chaser Coach at ClumsyGrace

Erin is an International Transformational Coach, obsessed with facilitating change in the lives of incredible, hilarious women. She’s a Mama, wife, friend, sister, daughter, and cousin; a seeker (and occasional finder) of an authentic life in all its disastrous glory. She has a brave heart, believes in magic, loves tacos, and always wins at Whack-a-Mole


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About the author : Erin McDonald

Erin McDonald

Erin is an International Transformational Coach, obsessed with facilitating change in the lives of incredible, hilarious women. She’s a Mama, wife, friend, sister, daughter, and cousin; a seeker (and occasional finder) of an authentic life in all its disastrous glory. She has a brave heart, believes in magic, loves tacos, and always wins at Whack-a-Mole