The Monday Music Medicine Show – Out of this World Highlands

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This morning while making breakfast one of the songs I consider a most beautiful piece came on. It took me a minute to recall what it was. There are SO many that I feel are the most beautiful, so I had to rely on the fact that it was among the letter “C” group, alphabetically. Then it hit me, Celtic BSG was the actual way I titled it. For those who are not SciFi fans, and have not seen the second and updated Battlestar Galactica, this is one which belongs to Admiral Adama. It is a very poignant scene, and the music exemplifies the range of emotions within the scene. I named it Celtic because it has the bagpipes at the end, but also has that sense of Scotland and Ireland within the strains of the music.


So my beautiful Monday Music Medicine Show friends, if it pleases you to play, share with us: a piece of music – from a soundtrack or any other source – which you feel is a most beautiful piece. Don’t sweat if nothing comes to mind. Just throw something into the ring. You know I want to hear it! Share it there (your own blog with a ping back), or share it here.

BYOM andย  remember: It Donโ€™t Mean A Thing If You Donโ€™t Send That PING!

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

Singing Smiley

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  1. Eli Pacheco
    May 09, 2016 @ 16:22:18

    Music is medicine! I found myself recently in a space that some music held too many painful memories. I found 8tracks.com, at which I found lots of unfamiliar music to keep my tempo upbeat all day … so it’s an unfamiliar soundtrack, but it’s fitting in quite nicely.

    I’m a bit late, but I found your blog through the A to Z Challenge. Glad I did!

    ~Eli@CoachDaddy (#859)

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  2. badfish
    May 09, 2016 @ 23:06:42

    Wait a minute. Are you saying people still actually “make” breakfast?

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    • Fimnora Westcaw
      May 10, 2016 @ 16:20:18

      I do, every day! What, you don’t eat breakfast, or only eat OUT?
      I’ll have to send you a care breakfast package, I think. ๐Ÿ™‚

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      • badfish
        May 11, 2016 @ 02:43:17

        Ha! I eat breakfast. I just don’t “make” it. Fruit, nuts, yogurt usually. I never eat out for breakfast. And rarely for dinner.

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        • Fimnora Westcaw
          May 12, 2016 @ 14:17:50

          Sounds to me like you’re talking the cooking kind of breakfast. No, I don’t do that. I do make oatmeal, but it’s organic even while being instant. I make toast with it, cut up fruit, and … eat. I stopped doing cooked breakfasts for breakfast, and moved it to dinner time. It’s easier. And my motto has always been, ‘when in doubt, eat breakfast.’ We eat out ‘afternoon dinner’ once a week, if even that now.

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  3. badfish
    May 09, 2016 @ 23:27:17

    I forgot to say: do you know “Summertime Blues” by Eddie Cochran? I’ve loved that song since grade school, it enters my head often, and I sing the refrain over and over: “don’t know what I’m-a-gonna do, cause there ain’t no cure for the summertime blues.” Then there’s this heavy duty drum beat pounding in my brain

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    • Fimnora Westcaw
      May 10, 2016 @ 17:56:44

      Yes, I do know Eddie Cochran and his Summertime Blues. There’s others who recorded the song as well, but I must say Eddie’s is my favorite.
      What are The Summertimes Blues for you? Not knowing where to go? Knowing where to go, but it’s more than one place? Too hot where you live? Not hot enough? Inquiring minds want to know.

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      • badfish
        May 11, 2016 @ 02:48:14

        I never hear that on the radio. I never get the summertime blues, I love summer. Maybe I get the “before trip decision” blues? I always put out feelers to a number of places, or options…usually one of them simply bubbles to the top and I go there. That hasn’t happened this time.

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        • Fimnora Westcaw
          May 12, 2016 @ 14:21:15

          If memory serves me (and it often doesn’t), weren’t you the hit the road kind of traveler, who never planned? So, what decision do you have to make. I know, you mentioned having to choose where to go. What about the ‘eenie meenie, miney, mo’ choice maker? Be happy no matter where you go, because we all know, by now, that ‘no matter where you go, there you are.’ ๐Ÿ˜€

          Don’t worry, be happy, from the song of the same name.

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          • badfish
            May 13, 2016 @ 21:32:45

            Yeah, sometimes I hit the road with no plan of where I’d end up. Sometimes I’d know at least which country I was going to. These days, I’m a little more into knowing “something about something.” I want a bed when I arrive. I want to know where I’m going. But yeah, I’m not really bothered, or I guess I’d make some kind of decision. I feel like I’ve got too many things going on in my head and can’t concentrate on travel thoughts, or planning. Like commenting…we all have our priorities.

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            • Fimnora Westcaw
              May 20, 2016 @ 12:52:22

              The cool thing about commenting is that you can do it from where ever you end up. Do you think that you’re getting to a point where you want to travel, but like maybe on an every other trip kinda thing? That way you can hang out in Bali the other times – or some other place you found to be as much of a paradise – and just be in the moment of being as opposed to having all the trippy plans to think about? Just a thought.

              Remember, no matter where you go, you can take us with you. ๐Ÿ™‚

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              • badfish
                May 25, 2016 @ 00:56:21

                Yeah…I’m truly thinking that…go to Bali, sit, write, relax. And then next trip, go on a trip some place. But then, I think, no…go some place NOW because you’re SUPPOSED to be traveling and writing about that. But then, I think…well, you see that my world is like umteen shades of gray.

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                • Fimnora Westcaw
                  May 26, 2016 @ 20:02:29

                  Who told you that you were supposed to traveling and writing about it. Aren’t you the one who decides that? But, as you say, you’re in umpteen shades of gray, and that could be where you went. No matter where you go… yadda, yadda, yadda…

                  I’d say, relax, Dude, you’ve got all the time in the world… It’s a quote. It could help. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  4. calensariel
    May 10, 2016 @ 00:32:36

    Just lovely! And of course it sounds Irish. That’s a tin whistle playing there. Otherwise called a penny whistle. I have one of those!!! I loved that piece. It was very beautiful.

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  6. K.L. Allendoerfer
    May 10, 2016 @ 18:35:35

    I’ve been playing the Schubert Cello Quintet in C Op. 163 with some friends from my orchestra. It is very beautiful. I didn’t know the piece before I was asked to substitute for the regular violist they have playing with them. Then I sightread it one evening and fell in love with it. I’ve heard that Schubert didn’t get a chance to hear it performed before his death. That’s incredibly sad.
    Here’s a YouTube with some famous musicians playing it:

    I also blogged about playing it, but I didn’t embed the video in the blog because we aren’t ready to perform it yet. There’s another video in the blog, of a piece that I like and did perform, but it’s not as gorgeous as the Schubert.
    https://klallendoerfer.wordpress.com/2016/05/10/connections/

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  7. K.L. Allendoerfer
    May 10, 2016 @ 18:38:21

    p.s. I loved the updated Battlestar Galactica, and Admiral Adama’s character. His love story with Laura Roslin was one of my favorite subplots. I had forgotten there was beautiful music that went along with it!

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    • Fimnora Westcaw
      May 11, 2016 @ 18:56:47

      Oh my Gosh, yes! The Admiral and Laura Roslin was a great match! We have yet to see the end of that series. But it’s on our ‘to finish watching list’ so I look forward to seeing how it all worked out.

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  8. Faraday's Candle
    May 11, 2016 @ 06:42:05

    Shubert is just amazing.
    This is such a beautiful piece!

    Enjoy your week.
    FC

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  9. JoHanna Massey
    May 13, 2016 @ 10:05:57

    ‘C’ is for Cats- Memory

    Have a most excellent weekend Fim. ๐Ÿ“ฎ

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  10. Ka Malana@Fiestaestrellas.com
    May 15, 2016 @ 15:26:39

    I also really enjoyed the new Battlestar Galactica โค

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    • Fimnora Westcaw
      May 17, 2016 @ 01:05:08

      We’ve yet to finish all of BSG, but began re-watching after Caprica.

      So wonderful to see you here! I’m catching up on a ton of emails and have saved yours to read carefully as you always are so inspirational!
      Blessings!

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  11. Ka Malana@Fiestaestrellas.com
    May 15, 2016 @ 15:28:32

    Lovely to hear this song here! I really enjoy the intro, too. It’s actually a version of the Gayatri Mantra. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IultEY5WWyI

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    • Fimnora Westcaw
      May 17, 2016 @ 01:06:48

      Oh! Thank you for posting this, Ka! I’ve always wondered where it was from! I’m so happy to see the transliteration! Of course, I am so used to hearing the drums after it. I’m still waiting to hear them ๐Ÿ™‚

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