The Monday Music Medicine Show – It’s All Greek To Me

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Welcome to the Monday Music Medicine Show – THE 42!

Round and Round she goes, where she stops nobody knows.

Sometimes I don’t need to understand the lyrics. The music itself speaks volumes to me, of something inner, mysterious and necessary. Though just listening to the voice sing words is a sensual feast of unknown sustenance.

I first heard this song as background music in an episode of “Breaking Bad.” And the treasure hunt was on. Yet I discover that it is important for there to be a specific musicality which some other versions did not bring to me. So I searched, and found the perfect original verion. Jose Larralde has a splendid voice, speaking or singing. It is rich, deep and full. I have never found out what the specifics of the words are, and don’t feel I have to, at least not right now. It’s enough to just bathe in the exquisite sound of the blending of instrumentation and unknown words.

Quimey Neuquen – Jose Larralde

So my beautiful Monday Music Medicine Show friends, if it pleases you to play, share with us: what songs have you found where you did not understand what was being sung, but felt no need to know? The song was enough, remaining a mystery. You know I want to hear it! Share it there (your own blog with a ping back), or share it here.

BYOM and  remember: It Don’t Mean A Thing If You Don’t Send That PING!

Music is the Medicine in my Soul and I hope yours is as healing and nurturing as mine!

Singing Smiley


22 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. calensariel
    Jan 25, 2016 @ 10:31:59

    His voice is pretty sharp and clear, isn’t it. And I love the drums (which I already established on Saturday. 🙂 ) Very nice. I think I need to pay more attention to background music. But I will have no problem with this prompt as I have a favorite in this category!

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    • Fimnora Westcaw
      Jan 27, 2016 @ 09:48:13

      Yes! His voice has that deep resonance and he enunciates beautifully! I think it’s a very sexy voice. 🙂 I think it was the drums, originally, which made me aware of the song. It was playing behind dialog, so when I tracked it down, I was thrilled to hear it fully.

      I have found so many songs, and so much incidental music because I get pulled in when I hear it. Then I try to find it, and I’m able to add it to my playlist.

      We’re putting together a puzzle night playlist, and just found some from a movie we saw over the weekend. Even the short little end credits of some of the series we watch we’ll track down to find out what it is. Many gems among them 🙂



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  3. Ka
    Jan 25, 2016 @ 13:26:37

    Hi Fim,

    You’ve been introducing me to a lot of great material here at Quantum Hermit! 😀 The rhythm feels tribal and ancient to me – it’s a signiature or motif-like pattern reminiscent of many things I’ve heard, while the voice brings me to a the nearby landscape of Mexico or probably, S.America. WOW! Then it changes throughout the song.

    #42 makes me think of Douglas Adams, and it is the answer to everything, but I think everyone has forgotten the question!

    Thank you for spicing up my Monday with Music Medicine!!!

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    • Fimnora Westcaw
      Jan 27, 2016 @ 09:54:33

      I’m SO happy that what I’ve found, and share with others, brings the joy I found in the songs to others! I agree, there’s a definite sense of tribal, which I’m always drawn to.

      You’re right about the origins of the singer. He’s from Argentina.

      YES! That’s it! 42 is the answer to Life, the Universe and Everything, which is actually the question; the answer being 42. 🙂

      My pleasure to spread the spice! It’s always so lovely when you visit!


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  4. Faraday's Candle
    Jan 25, 2016 @ 14:47:42

    ha, ha! So finny.
    We also seek the movies background music. You find great music with games too.

    Great soulful voice.

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  5. spiritualdragonfly
    Jan 25, 2016 @ 15:58:33

    Ok….here’s mine. First thing that came to my mind was my Zumba exercise DVD,,,2 songs I love to ‘dance’ and sing to, though I’ve no clue what I’m saying!! 😄

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  6. calensariel
    Jan 25, 2016 @ 17:39:31

    Test post.

    Liked by 1 person


  7. jerseydreaming
    Jan 26, 2016 @ 03:03:32

    Pretty evocative stuff. I like it.

    Liked by 2 people


  8. JoHanna Massey
    Jan 26, 2016 @ 08:04:22

    Oh I listen to Italian Operas where it is the emotion in the voice that along tells me the story.
    You have once again gone on a grand hunt and found something wonderful. Thank you for this engaging piece dear Fimnora.

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  9. kurtnemes
    May 01, 2016 @ 08:43:55

    Reblogged this on Kurt Nemes' Classical Music Almanac and commented:
    A fellow blogger with eclectic musical tastes has a site with a musical medicine show every Monday. Something to heal everyone. But check out the song in this one post. It was used in Breaking Bad, but this is the original version. Sounds like a Candomblé waltz and the singer’s voice will give you chills.



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