Music Mondays | Oscar Isaac & Alisha Merrick sing an original by Grady McShane, Sweet Lady Death

Some of you may remember that our original blog posts started with Music Mondays, where we would share some of our favorite music finds. We are revamping Music Mondays to now be live/acoustic videos of original and cover songs.

Before we were Laughing Moms, we started out writing original music together as Alisha found Eden. As much as we love to laugh, we also love music. It’s a passion we want to continue to develop and share. And though we’re both busy moms and live 4 hours apart and have commitments to create content as Laughing Moms, we also want to commit to this goal of creating music.

To kick off our Music Mondays, we have a special treat for you. Our first video is a song written by an incredibly talented friend, Grady McShane. The song is called Sweet Lady Death. It was arranged by another incredibly talented friend, Oscar Isaac, and performed by Oscar Isaac and Alisha Merrick.

When Alisha was 13 years old, she was booted out of her hometown of Miami, Florida by Hurricane Andrew.  As fate would have it, that same storm also booted Oscar out of Miami.  Shortly thereafter, Grady, Oscar, and Alisha all became fast friends at high school together.  Fast forward many years and miles apart, and they are still dear friends who manage to get together and make music every once in a while. We hope you enjoy Sweet Lady Death.

What songs would you like to hear on Music Mondays as cover songs? We’d love to hear from you!


Music Mondays! May the Fourth Be With You!!

Music Mondays May the Fourth

In honor of Star Wars Day, we are sharing songs with some relation to stars or space or Star Wars today!

Angels On The Moon by Thriving Ivory

This is an older song, but not super well known.  It should be, however, as the lyrics are really beautiful.

Never Had by Oscar Isaac

I have to include one of my all time favorite songs, and before you think it doesn’t have anything to do with May the 4th, my dear friend Oscar Isaac who wrote and performs this song, is in the new Star Wars movie!!!  He’s the pilot in all the new trailers.  I’m so excited for him to be a part of such an amazing film and I’m so excited to share this gorgeous song with you all.  It’s not an official video, but it still lets you hear the song.

A Sky Full of Stars by Coldplay

We adore Coldplay and also thought about sharing a throwback to their song Yellow but figured most people on the planet have already heard and love that song 🙂 Same goes for Champagne Supernova by Oasis. Then we remembered lots of other awesome songs that you’ve probably already heard, but they’re fun to share for Star Wars Day! So, here’s a little list of those as well, in no particular order:

Intergalactic by Beastie Boys

Counting Stars by One Republic

Shooting the Moon by Ok Go

Fade Into You by Mazzy Star

What are some of your favorite celestial themed songs or songs by artists with starry names??  Share in the comments below and May the Fourth Be With You!!

xx Alisha