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: Relaxing slow jams. You wanna chill, you want your friends to chill. Any genre from rock to jazz to hip-hop, but it’s gotta be slow-jams.
Slow jams, hmmm? I had a bit of a conflict when trying to come up with this week’s theme-within-a-theme. When I think of “slow jams” my mind usually goes straight to nookie-time tunes. Not really the romantic stuff, but something more steamy. Now, Jen’s instructions say slow jams are for relaxing and chilling with my buddies and I certainly wouldn’t wanna give them the wrong idea with “my” kind of slow jams. So it took me a couple days to come up with something to post about because I was drawing a blank.
I had almost reluctantly settled for revisiting the blues genre. Then like the V-8 commercials, I had a WTF? moment. I had the perfect jams that were friend-appropriate and still remain true to my rock roots…Southern Rock.
1. The Ballad of Curtis Loew – Lynyrd Skynyrd. The first two slow Skynyrd songs that came to mind, I’ve used in past TMT posts and I’d have to turn in my amateur musicologist membership card if I started repeating songs so soon. I’m glad I didn’t settle for the lighters-up-in-the-air obvious choice either because I had almost forgotten how much I really love this song.
2. Midnight Rider – Allman Brothers Band. I remember weekends (prior to meeting my husband) hanging out with friends after a day on the lake, grilling out and relaxing with a few cases of beer. This is the type of music we’d have playing in the background on those perfect nights. Just don’t get me started on how inappropriate it is that damn insurance company used this song to sell motorcycle insurance when two of the men singing it died in motorcycle accidents.
3. Can’t You See – The Marshall Tucker Band.
4. Highway Song – Blackfoot.
5. Georgia Rhythm – Atlanta Rhythm Section. Every year, Macon, GA celebrates the Cherry Blossom Festival and quite often ARS is one of the featured bands. I was lucky enough to be able to see them a couple times when I lived there during the college years. They remain one of my favorite southern rock bands even now.