Category Archives: Music

Music Monday: Just a Job to Do

I was a bit at a loss as to which of my playlist songs to highlight this week. I gave it some thought while mowing my mom’s lawn this evening and let my iPod choose for me.

Just a Job to Do by Genesis came on right after my song of the moment, Life in a Dangerous Time. I have been listening to it a lot since adding it to my playlist. I even have Jason singing along to it in the car.

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Music Monday: Big Log

I had many high school friends who loved Led Zeppelin. In fact, my friend Kyle had the group’s four symbols tatooed on his back. That’s deep love!

While not really Led Zeppelin, Robert Plant’s song Big Log made it onto my outdoors soundtrack. It’s mellow, yet dramatic. It perfectly captured the essence of driving into the mountains.

Listen to it here:

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Music Monday: Life in a Dangerous Time

I identify so many moments of my life with particular songs. It doesn’t always have to be current music – but I will often had one song that captures how I felt during a particular experience and that reminds me of that period in time. I guess you could say I have a “theme” song for big (and even some small) moments in my life.

For my first ever trip to Yosemite National Park, Cutting Crew’s Life in a Dangerous Time is that song. A very obscure song, yes…unless you’ve seen White Water Summer. This is yet another song in that movie that I absolutely love. Luckily, Jason and I watched the movie a couple of nights before leaving on our trip, and thanks to Shazam on my iPhone, I found out what this song was. I immediately downloaded it.

Take a listen here:

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Love it! And now, it will forever take me back to the High Sierras of Yosemite – back to the snow-covered mountains, the crystal clear water, the vivid blue sky, and the feeling of really being alive.

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