Monday's Music Moves Me: "Raw and Real Retail" Music

Lately I’ve been watching videos by Raw and Real Retail, who describe their channel this way:

We photograph and take video of dead, dying and interesting retail, with a strong emphasis on malls. We take a more raw approach than some, providing as much of an in-the-moment sort of cinéma vérité documentation of these endangered places.

Don’t ask me why I find these videos fascinating. I think in R&RR’s case, it’s because of the music they play in them. I’ve taken to putting the videos on in the background and listening to the music. Let me give you a couple of examples. First, here’s the video they did on The Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills. I’ll list the songs in the video and link to Wikipedia or AllMusic for artist information.

  1. Fuse One, "Sunwalk"
  2. Lalo Schifrin, "Theme from King Kong"
  3. Alphonse Mouzon, "Do I Have To"
  4. Yes, "Starship Trooper: Würm"
  5. Steve Gray, "Wonder Groove"

The second video is about the York Galleria in York, Pennsylvania.

  1. Jack Trombey, "Black Rose"
  2. Casiopea, "Asayake"
  3. The Square, "Merylu"
  4. Casiopea, "In the Pocket"
  5. Steve Gray, "Wonder Groove"

I hope you’ve enjoyed the music in these videos, and as they say, there’s plenty more where that came from. That’s Monday’s Music Moves Me for January 27, 2020.

Monday’s Music Moves Me is sponsored by X-Mas Dolly, Callie, Cathy, Alana, and Stacy, so be sure and visit them, where you can also find the Linky for the other participants.

Dazzle! #JusJoJan

Image by skeeze from Pixabay

The lovely and talented Debbie Gravett chose today’s word, "dazzle."

Apparently, there was a fashion trend called "the dazzling" that involved lots of glitter on clothing, accessories, and whatever. The only reason I know about this is because of an AT&T commercial from a few years ago, which is our ad for today…

AT&T ended this ad campaign, which featured the very lovely Milana Vayntrub. Just in case you were wondering.

Anyway, this is another Just Jot It January post. Linda Hill has all the rules at her site. Now, here’s Richard Gere singing "Razzle Dazzle" from the musical Chicago.

Jolly Joker… #JusJoJan

The lovely and talented Sauyma gives us today’s prompt, "busy." I’ve been doing these the day before and scheduling to be released at 3:30 AM Eastern time (UTC-5), but I didn’t get around to it yesterday. I wasn’t busy, just not terribly motivated to get it done yesterday.

One of my favorite ways of expressing how busy I am is to say that I’m busier than a one-legged man in an ass-kicking contest. This reminded me of something totally off the subject, but it made me laugh…

Years ago, a friend of mine told me about a high-school classmate who had a wooden leg. He had all kinds of stories about how he’d walk down the hall with a compass, thumbtacks, a knife or something else sharp stuck in the leg. If you didn’t know him, it was really disconcerting. One day, evidently, he went to the nurse’s office, sat down and turned the "foot" on that leg all the way around. When the nurse came out and asked him what was wrong, he said he had twisted his ankle…

I thought the stories were funny, and I also thought they were tall tales until I met a guy in college who had gone to school with the guy and told me the same stories. For some reason, it made the whole thing even funnier.

Like I said, has nothing to do with "busy," but I thought it was funny.

This is another entry into Linda Hill’s Just Jot It January. It’s a little late, but if you want to play anyway, she has the rules at her place. Now a word from AT&T and your local phone company. They hear you!