Mermaid Melody Monday: “Everyone Wants To Rule The World” by Lorde

Hello Bubblers,

Yeah, this is a real change of pace. This track was recommended by Daphne Clem, a very dear mer-friend. This Tears for Fears cover was featured on the  Hunger Games: Catching Fire soundtrack.

Why is this Mermaid music? I prefer actually to this of this as “Merman” music; it’s heavy, dark, and deals with power. While you listen, it makes you think of the oncoming storm that has come to signify a battle raging either beneath the waves, or on top of them trying to stay afloat. Something wicked this way is coming, what could it be?

Also, I could easily picture President Snow as a shark. Yes, I do love the Hunger Games.

XOXO,
JV

 

Fun Fin Fact Friday: Splash

Hey there, Bubblers,

Did you know?

The gorgeous Madison, the Movie Mermaid that sparked a generation.

Madison’s tail was created by a team of people, headed by world reknowned special effects artists, Thom “TailMan” Shouse, and Robert Short. Her transformation scenes were designed by Mitch Suskin. Her tail is made with Skin-Flex, which Thom is believed to still use on his other tails. The design came from Robert, but the technique came from the collaboration.

Darryl Hannah was an absolute natural as a mermaid. In fact, she swam so fast, she left her safety crew in the dust, so to speak.

Bubbles and Kisses,
XoXO~
JV

 

Mermaid Melody Monday: Charlotte Church “Carrickfergus”

Hello Bubblers,

Welcome to a new addition to the blog, Mermaid Melody Mondays! Every Monday at noon, I will post a video of a song that to me sounds perfect for a Mer playlist. Keep following along, and build up your mer-song collection! Also, have suggestions? Comment below, and share some music with me.

Who is this Singer?: Charlotte Church is a Welsh singer, whose career started very young. Her operatic voice hit the soundwaves before she was even 7 years old. She is still active now (in her 20s/early 30s), but her style has changed from THIS to a more “pop-like” sound. This song comes from her Enchantment album.

Why this song: The song tells of a beautiful land. It is an Irish folk song. It’s composition lends to the wistful, wishful, whimsical feeling of floating and basking in the sun. You can almost feel the gentle sea breeze, almost hear it playing across the lush green grass and the rocks. But it is also tinged with sadness: the singer is desiring to return to the home that she no longer resides near, and at this home, she left behind some kind of love. It reminds me of the Little Mermaid, and what Ariel may have sung while she was sitting on her rock, looking at the palace. “I would swim over the deepest ocean for my true love to be with me.” Plus, her voice sounds like a mermaids would in my mind.

I definitely would put this on my list of songs to swim to.

Check out the rest of Enchanted as well, it’s chock full of musical loveliness. Or you could just wait here, patiently, for some other MerMusic coming your way.

Swim on, my lovely bubbles.
XOXO,
JV