The holiday representing the Pagan tribute to Spring and the Christian legend of rebirth is celebrated this weekend, Easter it is! It is a time to take joy in the gift of life and its regeneration. So this weekend's music thread is dedicated to songs about the cycle of life, nature and joy.
Recording their first song in 30 years, Pink Floyd (featuring two of the three surviving members of Pink Floyd, David Gilmour and Nick Mason), plays background behind the Ukrainian singer from the band Boombox, Andriy Khlyvnyuk, and his rendition of a Ukrainian ballad, "Hey Hey Rise Up". The song's profits go to help Ukraine. So this weekend's music thread is for songs dedicated to the incredibly brave and terribly suffering people of Ukraine.
Whether one is watching the assaults by Putin's war criminals in Ukraine, the footage of the 1/6 insurrection, even what was a safe haven from reality, The Oscars, public violence is so frequent and visible in today's world. So, to call attention to this pandemic of violence, this weekend's songs are about violence and peace.
There's a lot of rain around the country this weekend so it a downpour of music about rain and water is forecast for this weekend. Share your favorite songs about rain, the ocean, rivers, or anything that has to do with water. Soak it all in!
We set our clocks back last weekend and now the time has come for the arrival of Spring! So this weekend's music thread is about time and nature. Plant your favorite songs about nature and time in today's thread and let the music bloom!
This weekend's music thread is meant to remind people about the emotional struggle even the strong and defiant people of Ukraine have to deal with each and every day. Share songs about the blues, dealing with hard times, and overcoming them personally or with the support of friends. Slava Ukraini!
This weekend's music thread goes out to the brave people of Ukraine defending their nation and the brave people in Russia protesting to stop this ongoing massacre of innocent people. Share songs about cities and countries around the world, as most of the world comes together to support Ukraine and cheer on Russian citizens rallying opposition to Putin and his criminal war.
This weekend's music thread is dedicated to the remarkable Ukrainian people who are showing the world what real heroes look like. Share your favorite songs about fighting, winning, being heroes or whatever songs you want to send to our brothers and sisters in Ukraine to show you support them.
It's President's Day weekend and with Covid receding (for the time being), it's a vacation for many Americans (sending kind thoughts to all the people who have to work through it). So this weekend's music thread is about vacations, relaxing, hitting the beach, traveling, whatever sounds like an enjoyable vacation in the lyrics of your favorite songs. So sip that umbrella drink and put on your beach sandals, time to take a musical vacation.
The Superbowl is being played by the Los Angeles Rams and The Cincinnati Bengals, two tough animal mascots. So to celebrate the weekend's battle between Rams and Bengals, this weekend's music thread is for songs about animals. Giddyup!