As I skimmed through my music, trying to find obscure songs, or famous songs sung by obscure artists, I realized that I have a lot more music with female singers than male. This is disconcerting as it really opened my eyes to just how much music I plan on giving up one day. I hadn't thought I'd be able to swear off all secular music at once, and intended in doing it in two steps: kol isha, and then the rest. That doesn't look like a realistic option any more.
In the meantime, I still haven't gotten to the stage where I'm willing to share kol isha on this blog. I hope I don't get there, but if I do, I'd appreciate it if all you filled up my inbox with scathing criticism and a demand to never do it again :)
Today's medley is a series of songs that you undoubtedly all know. But I suspect you've never heard the arrangement I'm going to share with you.
Music without words has always had a special place in my heart because I can listen to it guilt free. Secular music with words, even by male artists, still gives me a bit of grief. In the deepest recesses of my heart, I know I shouldn't be listening to it. Not so with music without words, even if it's a cover of a secular song.
This medley takes me back to simpler times. Not better, but simpler.
Enough talking. On to the music!