Monday 27 January 2020

Mewsic Moves Me: Our Picks Today

Happy Monday!

The theme for Mewsic Monday is - pick our own! So here is what Mum and I have been listening to this week.


Husband and wife Martin and Shirlie Kemp have recorded a swing album. For those who do not know, Martin was in Spandau Ballet (one of Mum's fave 80s bands) and Shirlie was backing singer and dancer for Wham! and also one half of 80s pop duo Pepsi and Shirlie.



Floor Jansen is one of Mum's favourite female vocalists and since 2013 has been the official lead singer of Finnish Symphonic Metal band Nightwish. Floor, who is Dutch, performed on the Dutch TV show Beste Zangers and amazed everyone with her extraordinary vocal talent. Floor can sing anything - Classical, Rock, Metal, Pop, etc, as she clearly demonstrated on the show. Watch her performance of  Shallow from A Star is Born.



Another great band that Mum likes and Landslide is a truly beautiful song, by one of Mum's favourite all-time singers, Stevie Nicks. Mum tells me she has been pretty much inspired by Stevie throughout her life - her music, her voice, her lyrics and her mystical style.


And now here's something a little different. Mum and I have separate YouTube channels that we're trying to grow. Mum says she can understand why her channel didn't excite viewers to subscribe because basically, there was nothing for them to get excited about and she rarely posted on it. This was mostly because she wanted to concentrate on my channel (understandable!)

The truth is we're puzzled as to why my channel doesn't have a huge following and that other feline channels do. I mean, the videos Mum has made of me are entertaining enough, and she always picks audio tracks that totally match the mood of the vid. Not forgetting - I am such a star with my purrfect feline beauty and pawmazing purrsonality.

Mum now makes reaction videos and it looks like she is finally getting more viewers. She made a reaction video to the Floor Jansen "Shallow" Beste Zangers' performance, which you can see below. After that, you will see a video of mine from my own channel. I think Mum picked the right track for it ­čś╗

Hope you subscribe to both channels. You would make our Monday not so blue if you do!

Purrs xx

tabby cat graphic guitar and mic musical notes

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Cathy Kennedy said...


I love Floor Jansen's 'Shallow' cover better than the original. Her breathy vocals is what I really like the most about her version. As I mentioned recently I discovered Nightwish a few years back on YouTube for the first time when I was searching for foreign rockers. I enjoyed Martin and Shirlie's 'Fly Me To The Moon'. Martin has a really nice sounding voice. I don't remember the 80s group, Spandau Ballet, that he was in, but that's generally how it is for me with a lot of those older bands. Let me do a quick check at YT now. Oh okay, I do know the group. One of their first songs to show on YT is 'True'. Thanks for the reminder. Fleetwood Mac with Stevie Nicks singing are my favorite years enjoying their hits. It's great having you on the dance floor ladies! Have a boogietastic day, my furriends! xx

Catscue Catmom said...

Lovely songs all. I love Fly me to the Moon! I will definitely check out your YouTube channel.

songbird's crazy world said...

Love, love, love Fleetwood Mac and especially Stevie Nicks.

Brian's Home Blog said...

We enjoyed those tunes and we enjoyed your videos too! You sure were rolling sweet Athena!

Eastside Cats said...

Athena, you look so adorable with your paws out in front!

Mike Golch said...

I still think Sintra's Version of Fly Me to The Moon is best! but that is just one opion in a whole world of opions.You cant go wrong with FleetwoodMac­čÖé

XmasDolly said...

Oh my gosh, you're right this version of Shallow by this young lady is tremendous. I found myself tearing up also. That young man on the video he was too. I really enjoyed your picks today and I sure hope you come back next week also. I totally love your taste in music. Stevie Nix will always be a favorite of mine I don't care if she sings the phone book. Have a great week my new friend. hugs

pilch92 said...

You are so adorable Athena. My hubby and I got to see Stevie Nicks in concert back in the 1990's. XO

Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty said...

Thanks for your comments everyone and nice to make some new friends!

Athena and Marie xx

Cynthia J. Coleman said...

How do you do, Athena? You sure look cute in the video. You and your Mum do a good job. I had not heard of any of the performers, except for Fleetwood mac. I'm familiar with Wham and Spandau Ballet because I grew up in the 80's. I love the "Shallow" performance and review. Take care.

Alana said...

Hey, Athena, I shared your video on Facebook and hope some of my FB friends will give it some purrs. I so enjoyed this cover of "Fly Me to the Moon" that I am putting it on my blog next week. I sure do remember Wham and Spandau Ballet, and Fleetwood Mac/Stevie Nicks.