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Monday Morning Music

Well, it’s the last Monday of 2013. How the hell did that happen? I don’t even know.

I’ve made 47 posts tagged Monday Morning Music this year. It’s one of my favorite (and most consistent) things I do with this blog. I love to share music with all of you. For this last entry of 2013, I thought I’d revisit some of the videos I liked the best. Chronologically seems the best way to handle this, so here we go.

From back in February, here’s Richard Thompson with his version of “Oops, I Did It Again.” He actually succeeds in making me like the damn thing.

April brought us Lila Downs and her tribute to Emiliano Zapata, “Zapata Se Queda.” Like I said back then, I love the colors in this and the music’s great, too.

Here’s one that actually came out in 2013. Janelle Monáe (and Erykah Badu) with “Q.U.E.E.N.” So much fun and I love the message. I was torn between this one and “Dance Apocalyptic.”

This one’s from 2013, too. A great song about inclusion, diversity, and not being a dick in the geek world:
Nothing To Prove” by the Doubleclicks.

And finally, a video that just keeps me smiling, even thought my heart broke when I heard that Lou Reed was gone. Reed and Pavarotti dueting on “Perfect Day.” No, really.

So, what videos were your favorites this year?

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Monday Morning Music

I was listening to a mix cd from 2008 while I was editing yesterday; one of the songs was Lila Downs‘ “Ojo de Culebra” While I was enjoying it, I wondered if one of her videos might work for MMM.

It didn’t surprise me to discover that yes, one of them would. Here she is with a song from her 2011 cd Pecados y Milagros, “Zapata Se Queda.” She’s joined on the track (and in the video) by singer Totó la Momposina and accordionist Celso Piña. Zapata, of course, is the martyred Mexican revolutionary, Emiliano Zapata. According to an NPR interview, Downs was inspired by a recurring dream in which his ghost visited her home.

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Emiliano Zapata (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I really like this song and think the video’s beautiful. It has a wonderful sense of color and the imagery is great.

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