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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.

MashUpheaval Episode 03: Genesis, Sly and the Family Stone, Lady Gaga and System of a Down 

The third episode of MashUpheaval, your all-request, live performance mashup podcast, features mashups of Genesis’s “Misunderstanding” and Sly and The Family Stone’s “Hot Fun in the Summertime,“ and of Lady Gaga’s “Poker Face” and System of a Down’s “Holy Mountains”. 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 02: Pink Floyd, Billy Joel, The Beatles and Taylor Swift 

The second episode of MashUpheaval, your all-request, live performance mashup podcast, features mashups of Pink Floyd’s “Have a Cigar” and Billy Joel’s “Big Shot,“ and of The Beatles’ “Don’t Let Me Down” and Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off”. 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 sold. Which mashups would you like to hear? Let me know in the comments section.

Introducing MashUpheaval! 

Introducing MashUpheaval, your all-request, live performance mashup podcast. Every episode I will perform two mashups that have been requested by listeners. The first episode features mashups of Janis Ian's "Jesse" and "My Way" by Frank Sinatra; and "Toxic" by Britney Spears and Paul Simon's "Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard". 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 sold. I look forward to hearing your requests!

The Vicarious Karaoke Road Trip revisited 

The Vicarious Karaoke Road Trip was a great success! We filmed 30 videos (all based on song requests) in 30 locations in 30 days, driving from San Francisco to New Orleans and back. All 30 videos have been posted here for your enjoyment. Check them out!