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MashUpheaval Episode 12: The Sanford-Townsend Band, Boz Scaggs, Swing Out Sister and Nuyorican Soul with India 

In the twelfth episode of MashUpheaval - your all-request, live performance mashup podcast - Amelia Ray performs two mashups: one of The Sanford-Townsend Band’s “Smoke From a Distant Fire” (written by Ed Sanford, Steven Paul Stewart and John Townsend) and Boz Scaggs’s “Lido Shuffle,” (written by David Paich and Boz Scaggs) and another of Swing Out Sister’s “Breakout” (written Andy Connell, Corinne Drewery and Martin Jackson) and Nuyorican Soul’s “Runaway” (written by Julie Gugliuzza, Ronnie James and Vincent Montana, Jr.). Check out the video below. You can also listen to the show, download the audio and subscribe to the podcast by heading to www.mashupheaval.com or wherever podcasts are found. Which mashups would you like to hear? Let me know in the comments section.

MashUpheaval Episode 11: James Taylor, The Emotions, Michael Jackson and Cyndi Lauper 

In the eleventh episode of MashUpheaval - your all-request, live performance mashup podcast - Amelia Ray performs two mashups: one of The Emotions’ “Don’t Ask My Neighbors” (written by Skip Scarborough) and James Taylor’s “Fire and Rain,” (written by James Taylor) and another of Michael Jackson’s “Black or White” (written Michael Jackson and Bill Bottrell) and Cyndi Lauper’s “True Colors” (Tom Kelly and Billy Steinberg). Check out the video below. You can also listen to the show, download the audio and subscribe to the podcast by heading to www.mashupheaval.com or wherever podcasts are found. Which mashups would you like to hear? Let me know in the comments section.

MASHUPHEAVAL Episode 10: Squeeze, Ani DiFranco, Oliver Tree, Whethan and Lizzo 

In the tenth episode of MashUpheaval - your all-request, live performance mashup podcast - Amelia Ray performs two mashups: one of Squeeze’s “Tempted” (written by Glenn Tilbrook and Chris Difford) and Ani DiFranco’s “Both Hands,” and another of Oliver Tree and Whethan’s “Enemy” (written by written by Ethan Snoreck and Oliver Tree) and Lizzo’s “Truth Hurts” (written by written by Melissa Jefferson, Eric Frederic, Jesse Saint John and Steven Cheung). Check out the video below. You can also listen to the show, download the audio and subscribe to the podcast by heading to www.mashupheaval.com or wherever podcasts are found. Which mashups would you like to hear? Let me know in the comments section.

MashUpheaval Episode 09: Barry White, Whitesnake, Aretha and Erasure 

In the ninth episode of MashUpheaval - your all-request, live performance mashup podcast - Amelia Ray performs two mashups: one of Barry White's "Never, Never Gonna Give You Up" and Whitesnake's “Still of the Night,” and another of Aretha's version of Otis Redding's "Respect" and Erasure's “A Little Respect”. Check out the video below. You can also listen to the show, download the audio and subscribe to the podcast by heading to www.mashupheaval.com or wherever podcasts are found. Which mashups would you like to hear? Let me know in the comments section.

MashUpheaval Episode 08: Angie Stone, Pink Floyd, Gnarls Barkley and Patsy Cline 

In the eighth episode of MashUpheaval - your all-request, live performance mashup podcast - Amelia Ray performs two mashups: one of Angie Stone’s “Wish I Didn’t Miss You” and Pink Floyd’s “Comfortably Numb,” and another of Gnarls Barkley’s “Crazy” and Patsy Cline’s “Crazy”. Check out the video below. You can also listen to the show, download the audio and subscribe to the podcast by heading to www.mashupheaval.com or wherever podcasts are found. Which mashups would you like to hear? Let me know in the comments section.

MASHUPHEAVAL EPISODE 07: Velvet Underground, Weezer, Snoh Aalegra and Stevie Wonder 

The seventh episode of MashUpheaval - your all-request, live performance mashup podcast - features a mashup of the Velvet Underground’s “Venus in Furs” and Weezer’s “Undone - The Sweater Song,” and another of Snoh Aalegra’s “Feels” and Stevie Wonder’s “My Cherie Amour”. You can also listen to the show, download the audio and subscribe to the podcast by heading to www.mashupheaval.com or wherever podcasts are found. Which mashups would you like to hear? Let me know in the comments section.

MashUpheaval Episode 06: Billy Joel, Neil Sedaka, Blind Melon and Harvey Danger 

The sixth episode of MashUpheaval, your all-request, live performance mashup podcast, features mashups of Billy Joel’s “Movin’ Out (Anthony’s Song)” and Neil Sedaka’s “Laughter in the Rain,” and another of Harvey Danger’s “Flagpole Sitta” and Blind Melon’s “No Rain”. You can also listen to the show, download the audio and subscribe to the podcast by heading to www.mashupheaval.com or wherever podcasts are found. Which mashups would you like to hear? Let me know in the comments section.

"The Bluest Sky" (for Toni Morrison) 

It was raining in Helsinki today, and I had to do something with all the sadness. So I wrote a song for Toni Morrison. 

 

"The Bluest Sky"  

Finding it hard to remain human  
Don’t know where to go, what to give  
I search for the strength in your words  
To write the story I want to live  

Even the heavens of Helsinki cry your name today  
For the bluest sky has turned to grey  

Every day another Dumas  
It’s an uphill climb  
Your voice told us there’s still hope  
And to believe in the future of time  

Fran has lost her mother, we all have lost another  
Who could tell our story true  
Our Beloved, wonderful you  

Even the heavens of Helsinki cry your name today  
For the bluest sky has turned to grey  

Can you tell me, can somebody tell me, please,  
Why when I’m standing on the shoulders of giants  
I feel weak in the knees?  

But I refuse to be a victim  
Prey to the net of despair  
I’d rather hold up my neck  
And surrender to the air  

You’ll go down like a redwood  
Forever free of the gaze  
I’ll give up all that weighs me down  
And try to fly my way out of this maze  

Even the heavens of Helsinki cry your name today  
For the bluest sky has turned to grey  
Even the heavens of Helsinki cry your name today  
For the bluest sky has turned to grey 

© 2019 Amelia Ray

 

Mashupheaval Episode 05: Somethin’ for the People, The Romantics, N.W.A. and Pachelbel 

The fifth episode of MashUpheaval, your all-request, live performance mashup podcast, features mashups of Somethin’ for the People's “My Love Is the Ssh!” and The Romantics' “Talking in Your Sleep,“and of N.W.A.’s “Express Yourself” and Pachelbel's “Pachelbel's Canon”. You can watch the episode below. You can also listen to the show, download the audio and subscribe to the podcast by heading to www.mashupheaval.com or wherever podcasts are found. Which mashups would you like to hear? Let me know in the comments section.

MashUpheaval Episode 04: The Carpenters, Joe Cocker, Roy Orbison and The Motels 

The fourth episode of MashUpheaval, your all-request, live performance mashup podcast, features mashups of The Carpenters’ “This Masquerade” and Joe Cocker’s “Cry Me a River,“ and of Roy Orbison’s “Only the Lonely” and The Motels’ “Only the Lonely”. You can watch the episode below. You can also listen to the show, download the audio and subscribe to the podcast by heading to www.mashupheaval.com or wherever podcasts are found. Which mashups would you like to hear? Let me know in the comments section.