Jen Kehl at My Skewed View and Kristi at Finding Ninee host Twisted MixTape Tuesday, a blog hop that’s all about music. The premise is to create a five song mix based on the week’s theme. (You can click on the button above if you’d like to play along).
Here’s Jen’s instructions for today’s topic: If you were going to make a mix for a friend of duets, what would it contain?
Duets or Duos
(Two people who don’t normally sing together singing a song or a musical group that is 2 people, Simon and Garfunkel, Hall and Oates, etc.)
I’d usually prepare the songs for my mixtapes a few weeks in advance and compose my posts a week to two weeks. Due to my vacation, I figured I’d wait til after I got home to prepare this week’s post. But, to try to make a long story short, I was brought low by a viscous allergic reaction resulting in being covered in maddening, itchy hives from neck to knees. Then had a rebound effect(1) after the steroid shot wore off, resulting in a trip to the emergency room Monday morning. I’m currently back on steroids, plus a super-antihistimine to control the itching, but leaves me unconscious for 4-6 hour stretches until I can get to a dermatologist and allergist on Wednesday. When I AM awake I have a whole host of side effects which includes headaches and double vision (hence linking this monologue to my post title and duet theme). So I apologize in advance for the post with sparse commentary and the uncertainty of when I’ll get to view everyones’ posts (but I WILL get there eventually, I promise).
I’m not quite ready to let go of the tour of the decades, so I loosely based my duets on one from each.
1. Love is the Answer – England Dan and John Ford Coley (1979). Yes another cover song! And love the porn ‘staches.
2. Leather and Lace – Stevie Nicks and Don Henley (1981).
3. Could I Have This Kiss Forever – Whitney Houston and Enrique Iglesias (1999/2000).
4. Everything Burns – Ben Moody and Anastacia (2005).
5. Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood – Eric Burdon and Jenny Lewis (2012/2013). Yet another cover–this one of Nina Simone’s original with Burdon “re-vamping” his Animals’ version with a darker edge that was used in one of the True Blood episodes. I had this one looked up and on a YouTube playlist before the ending credits even finished rolling.
BONUS TRACK: I’m breaking the rules with this one as its a trio, but its one of my favorites.
All for Love – Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart, and Sting (1993). From The Three Musketeers soundtrack.
(1) The rebound effect, or rebound phenomenon, is the emergence or re-emergence of symptoms that were either absent or controlled while taking a medication, but appear when that same medication is discontinued, or reduced in dosage. In the case of re-emergence, the severity of the symptoms are often worse than pretreatment levels. An example is the use of highly potent corticosteroids.