Wednesday, September 2, 2009

The Cancer Smancher Soundtrack Review

So much good music keeps me going. Really NOTHING ELSE can help me pull out of a tailspin like music can. I play piano, wooden flute, skin drums, lyre, anything. I hear music my head, and I turn it on and almost no matter what pain ails me, something moves in my body. So, while I am in transition in our new life, new home, new way of being in the world and dealing with all of its stresses and its joys, I am doing a review of all the music of the past year I have brought to this site. ENJOY!

I am moving. And on chemo. And I could REALLY use some homemade chicken soup (gf) to get us through this week. My stomach, very sensetive, and this special dish always always always heals and give me energy. But I am unable to make it in the midst of the transition to the home. If anyone could please be a dear, and I will reimburse you the cost of the food if need be.

2) Remember to become a Follower. See the sidebar. It helps keep you up to date, and help me know I am writing for SOMEONE out there. ;) Thank you to all of those who have signed up so far.

And don't forget to move it today!

I start off with a new piece to this site: it is inspired. And it is one of the things that keeps me fighting to stay here as LONG AS I CAN, when I just want to lay down and rest.

Now to the year in review:

Xavier Rudd

Eddie Vedar - Big Hard Sun

Michael Franti and Spearhead "Say Hey I Love You"

Orien "Her Morning Elegance"

Chumbawumba - Tubthumping

Patty Griffin - "Heavenly Day"

Neil Gaiman - Blueberry Girl
While not "music" this inspiring book I gave to my daughter, as a special reminder to carry her through all stages and ages of her life, if I am not there to remind her personally at some point. (Sorry folks, I can be on chemo for years, but a cure MUST happen for me to be at her wedding, or hold my grandchild (who she promises to name Serenity for me)

Stevie Wonder - "Supersitous"

Xavier Rudd (again) - Yirra Curl

Muppets - Mannahmahnah

Natasha Bedingfield - Unwritten
You have to go to her website - no embedding allowed:

Michael Franit and Spearhead again! "A Little Bit of Riddim
A Little Bit Of Riddim feat. Cherine Anderson

Maddona and Justin Tmblerlake - "4 Minutes" because the riddim in this is just too hard to pass up and dance to. Brillantly done.Madonna - 4 Minutes

There is so much more music I use to keep the energy going on the hard days but they don't have videos: Google:
Stephan Mitchell
CSL Choir of Light Seattle
Monty Python Songs & Skits



Barb said...

Jenna--loved listening to your list. You might enjoy a song I just discovered, by a teenage survivor of the Sichuan earthquake:

Barb said...

Jenna--I really enjoyed listening to your list. Here is a song that Sophie and I just discovered by a teenage earthquake survivor in China.

MiMi said...

I love the train station!! What a simple Joy to see the smiles and the joy go thru the crowd on a mundaine day!! lol
We so often miss the small joys and miracles daily. Joy on you today Jenna and thanks for reminding everyone about the small joys and the songs that are all around us.
This is The Day !! That the Lord has made we will rejoice and be glad in it!! It is a choice.

MiMi said...

Loved the train station!! Sent it to friends to make their day.
When all else fails sing and dance, you do both so well.
Love from the Heart