This month the CSFF Blog Tour is looking at Lost Mission by Athol Dickson, so your Tuesday mission, should you choose to accept it, is to find ten songs vaguely related to the title, and form them into an entertaining blog post tenuously related to the Tour...
10. Gabriella Cilmi: On A Mission
I know, it came out like a month ago.... far too up to date and modern for a Top Nine place.
9. Lost at Last: Mission
That's better. Obscure electronica, this I understand.
8. Adem: Last Transmission From The Lost Mission
This I absolutely don't understand. But then, Adem is the bass guitarist in a band called Fridge, so maybe it doesn't matter.
7. Tricky: Mission Accomplished
Tricky was part of the alternative music scene in Bristol back in the day. This track is no Aftermath, but has a fitting title.
6. Queensryche: The Mission
Big-haired (probably) rock music from the 80s. Gotta love it!
5. Enigma: Endless Quest
Well basically I was running short, and a Quest is sort of like a Mission. What do you mean it wasn't that sort of a mission? It's got the panpipes from Sadeness and everything! Enjoy.
4. Farace: Mission Impossible
Nothing to do with Ethan Hunt, but eight (count 'em!) more minutes of obscure electronica for you to enjoy here.
3. The Sounds: Song With A Mission
Swedish retro-new wave! You couldn't make this stuff up could you?
2. Adam Clayton & Larry Mullen: Mission: Impossible
Mission: Inevitable more like, as this is in fact the theme from the 1996 Tom Cruise movie, by the other two out of U2.
1. The Mission: Mr. Pleasant
We had to include at least one track by The Mission (or The Mission UK if you're of the American persuasion), and by pointing you to this one I can introduce you to a lesser known Kinks song too.
Spotify users can listen here: Lost Mission Top Ten. Everyone else will have to track them down elsewhere for your listening pleasure while browsing these blogs:
CSFF Blog Tour
D. G. D. Davidson
Rebecca LuElla Miller
New Authors Fellowship
John W. Otte
Donita K. Paul
I love how you do this! I can't even begin a top ten for Lost Mission. . .I'll have to think about it.
Yours is exaustive!
Thanks for the smile!
okay, maybe not exaustive, but exhaustive :0)
I am so NOT a music person, and I rarely have anything to say about your lists except how clever they are and how creative you are. But, Steve, I believe you mistook "mission" as in quest, for "mission," as in ancient Spanish church.
The all time best music for this is the sound track for The Mission, and the #1 would be the title song, "The Mission," by Ennio Morricone. Check it out. Some of the music is amazing!
I don't know about exhaustive, but certainly exhausting.... and then Becky comes along and tells me they're all about the wrong sort of mission :(
You're right, I did make the aforementioned 'mission' confusion, but only due to the lack of songs about ancient Spanish churches. Next time I'll allow myself more time for preparation ;)
Hey, Steve, as it turns out, you were more right than I knew. One of our bloggers pointed out how the title could actually refer to the mission (as you used it) of several characters as well as the lost Mission of Santa Dolores. Well, that puts me in my place!
Well, how about that then! And you were literally seconds too early stopping by to catch the latest installment!
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