Tuesday, December 7, 2010

mini update!

It took me nearly two weeks but I finally have all my music organized and ready to go!! I had to uninstall and reinstall itunes three times (!!) before it was working properly. Off topic but, why does itunes take so long to load and open? Do I have too much stuff or is it just out to annoy me? Other than those pesky little problems I've been having lately I do love itunes. For someone who's a nutter about having everything organized just so- that program does make the aspect of my life easier.

Yesterday I realized how much I really do have. (I've crack 100gb!!) I had a moment there were I couldn't figure out what I want to listen to! There's just so many options! I settled on Death Cab since its just so perfect. I also decided that Death Cab For Cutie is MY NUMBER ONE FAVORITE. A big accomplishment for me! I always have a list of like ten bands/artists I consider favorites and now I've settled on one.

I'm sorry to say I wont be sharing any music tonight. I have a couple different things planned, so don't worry! Right now I'm just enjoying having my music back and not being forced to flip through radio stations. I also picked up a bunch of books from the library on Monday, so I've been enjoying my two favorite hobbies. I love nothing more than putting on some relaxing music and curling up with a good book. Since it's finally starting to feel like winter here, that's about all I want to do lately!

I leave you with a question:

What song or artist causes you to automatically change the radio station?

For me it's Creed or Nickleback.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

GOOD NEWS!!

I was brave and weathered the Black Friday shopping yesterday. Though I didn't head out till 10 hoping to bypass most of the crowds. That didn't happen, there were TONS of people at Best Buy when I got there. I was even interviewed by the local news! Little shy and awkward me was on TV 3 times Friday! Not that I got to see it- boo work! Why was I at Best Buy with all the crazies you ask?Well,

I FINALLY GOT A NEW HARDDRIVE!!!!!!!!


I am now the proud owner of the Western Digital My Passport Essential SE 1TB portable harddrive. That's not a plug or any kind of promotion I'm just really excited. I have a new toy!! Where this baby lacks in psychical size (its about as big as my hand!) it makes up in storage space!

It's he a cutie? I've named him Fred and I know we've become fast friends!




Yes, I realize I might sound a little odd, but when you think about it, this is normal
behavior for me. I love music so much that you could call it an addiction and since I have an older laptop I was never able to store my massive collection on my laptop. I've had to rely on some sort of external storage unit. Ipods, harddrive, etc. But now I have Fred and he's already working on replacing everything that I lost.

See!

He's a busy little bee! I've even got a spreadsheet of all my missing music so I know exactly what I'm missing. That's the highlighted window in the back. This time around I'm going to organize the crap out of my music.

You know how people always say its the little things that bring the most happiness? Well this is by far the biggest little thing to happen to me in a while. I really am ridiculously excited!!





Wednesday, November 17, 2010

My Hometown. Part One

I grew up with the Air Force. I've moved around a bit. I consider many places, states, and countries 'home'. I always consider music to be my hometown. Music has been the biggest constant of my life. I may more around, change and grow as a person but music will always be there for me. Sure, there is music that comes and goes. Its not easy to stay the exact same, do and act the same way your whole life. But as often as my music choices change there will always be bands and artist that stand the test of time. They might not be on my top ten favorite of all time list, but it something I know I’ll always be willing to listen to.

Below are a few songs that will always has a place in my heart. Just like how my many hometowns will always be a part of who I am.

Snow Patrol (“You're All That I Have”, “Run”, “Ways and Means)

I loved listening to this band while I would be hauled up in the library studying like a crazy person. They have a nice mix of up-tempo songs as well as tearjerkers. Keeps the brain's wave flowing with out over loading the system.

Jimmy Eat World (“23”, “Kill”, For Me This is Heaven”)

I'm pretty sure I've mentioned J.E.W. Before. This is a special band since not only are the one of the “hometowns” but they are also one of my all time favorites. They're song 23 was my life that year of my life (and maybe still a little bit true today). 23 is perfectly heartbreaking. Funny, most of their songs that I love are kinda painful love songs, but things never seen to work out the way they should. That there is my life in a nut shell.

The Weakerthans (“Aside” “Left and Leaving”)

I first time I heard The Weakerthans was on a mix tape (an actual casset tape) that my friend James had made for me since my little Nissan only had a crappy tape player. I always thought of the tape as my “late night driving with the windows rolled down” soundtrack. I drove around a lot when I was in high school. It was really the only place I had too quite and privacy. I normally drove by myself and late at night and in suburban Colorado there are not many people out late at night. All these songs remind me of the sense of freedom and pure relaxation all my late night driving trips left me with.

*Gas was a lot cheaper when I was 16!





Wednesday, November 3, 2010

We don't need no stinking words!

Or badges if you've been lucky enough to have watched the awesomeness that is Troop Beverly Hills. And if you haven't you are missing out on a true 80s gem that well leave you craving cookies.
Pushing all that aside, today I'd like to focus on an aspect of music that might not always be in the forefront. The instrumental. Lyrics can make or break a song so easily for me. Simply put, they are my favorite part of a song. I like having something to sing along to and since I'm a huge fan of over analyze every little thing, lyrics only add to my crazy! Lately I’ve found myself favoring instruments or as I like to call them: songs that are just too cool for words. By cool, I don’t mean the popular kids in your local high school cafeteria but cool as in relaxed, peaceful, that moment of the day right before the sun reacts the horizon and the world is lush and green with a thing layer of dew covering all the vegetation. That kind of cool.

Explosions in the Sky –“The Only Moment We Were Alone' and 'Your Hand in Mine' (the Friday Night Lights theme song)
There was once a wonderful football focused book called FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS that would go on to be reincarnated in not only a book but ONE OF THE BEST TV SHOWS OF ALL TIME! (its that good, seriously) The movie soundtrack set the tone for the tv show's soundtrack and all that would not be possible without this groovy instrumental rock band from Texas. Every track breaks your heart a little with each listen. Its the music I want playing softly in the background of all my most emotional and passionate moments. There's almost a small town on the plains, I'm about to break out of and take over the world vibe. Its all just so inspiring. Listen to either of these song and tell my you don't feel something nagging at you butt.


Pretty Lights - “Finally Moving”
Pretty Lights is much more synthetic than the last group. There's more hip hop style beats and the majority of the “Finally Moving” was composed on a computer. (I'm guessing) Doesn't have the same organic, heartbreaking, bleeding my sole out through my guitar vibe. This song is has more some a joint and dance around your friends basement and of couse there's someone who's brought their glow sticks with them. I like to listen to Pretty Lights riding the subway underneath Manhattan. This song and the random mix of people you'll find on the train just goes together so well.
*yes there are words, but they don't count.

Hammock - “I Can Almost See You”
Iceland. That's what comes to mind when this track starts. Or is it Greenland? Which ever one is the coldest. I picture myself walking across some barren arctic landscape, it's cold but something amazing is just a couple more steps. There might be a baby polar bear off into the distance. Not sure what's waiting just over the horizon but the track makes me believe it must be ridiculously amazing. That's the reaction I get to this track. Anything that can cause such a vivid daydream gets an A+ in my book.



Thursday, September 23, 2010

Gotta stay postitive...

I've been in a crap moody lately. I'm trying to be positive and send good vibes out into the universe but its much harder than it sounds. I sat down about a half hour ago all ready to finally update this thing and well, my computer is an asshole. It's a simple as that. I've got my fingers, toes and even legs crossed hoping that I DO get that new MacBook I've been lusting over for my birthday. The Big 27 is coming up in less than a month. Damn, I'm starting to feel old.

Since my laptop is an asshole and my external harddrive is still dead, this will be another one of those youtube video things like last time. Can I stumble off topic a minute and talk about youtube? I'm not really into youtube as a whole. Every so often I've hear about a funny video or since all my music is gone I'll go looking for a song there, but there's like a whole youtube community going on. I just don't get. I think its amazing that youtube personalities are going on to bigger and better things (like Glee) It's all great, but most of it is so over my head. I've never understood the internet fame that happens. Maybe I really am an old fart.

Enough about that here's some songs I've been digging lately.


Neon Trees - Animal

The 1st verse got me hooked ("here we go again, i kinda wanna be more then friends, So take it easy on me, I'm afraid you're never satisfied") and than I play it over and over again. It's a fun song. I listened to it no less than 6 times driving up to Denver with my friend Jeremy. He's pretty picking and was right with me singing at the top of our longs. There's almost the animal like growl to it and than he voice almost breaks during the chores. I think it's sexy.

Mumford and Sons - "Little Lion Man"

So this song might have a little more folk in it than I normally go for, but there's also a bit of thunder going on here. This song has some balls. How often does a guy admit fault? Never I tell you. The chorus is what got me and brought me back for more.
but it was not your fault but mine and it was your heart on the line i really fucked it up this time didn't I, my dear?

Jimmy Eat World - "My Best Theory"

I love Jimmy Eat World. It's as simple as that. Here's their new single which is damn good. It has all the elements that make this band one of my favorites. Starts off slow than works you into a tissy of awesomeness.

30 Seconds to Mars - "This is War"

So Jered Leto, Mister Jordan Catalano himself, has a band. I remember hearing he was in a band years ago but I thought it was one of those actor bands that's more like a hobby. Think Kevin Bacon, Keanu Reeves and Russell Crowe. I guess you could say I was wrong. People seem to actually like 30 seconds to Mars, they even won a VMA, not that that means that much. I like this song, much more than I thought it would like any thing by these eyeliner wearing dudes. It's all very end of the world, big brother, we're going to rebel feel to it and I dig that stuff. 1984 is one of my favorite books ever. I doubt George Orwell would care mush for Jered Leto but that's okay.

Arcade Fire - "Ready to Start"

Arcade Fire is another one of those bands I love and probably always will. This song reminds me of Halloween. I'm really not sure why, it just does. Halloween is my favorite holiday. There's so many good verses and lyrics throughout this whole song its really hard for me to just pick one to quote. Its just plain good that I can't even say much more than that.

Friday, September 3, 2010

R.I.P.

So. My external hard drive died a couple weeks ago. To say the least, I'm heartbroken. Nearly 100 gigs of music just gone, like that. There may have been a few tears shed, not gonna lie. I'm probably being a tiny bit dramatic, but thats just how obsessed I am when it comes to music. In general I'm not having the best of luck as far as my computer goes. It seems as if my laptop is on the verge of crapping out too. (knock on wood) Lucky for me I getting a shiny new macbook for my birthday!

Of course, I'm still listening to music daily. Pandora has been very helpful and my town has a somewhat decent alternative rock radio station. I still wanted to share with those of you out there in blog land my current favorites or new stuff I've come across. But until I either get the data recovered from the hard drive (which is kind of costly and isn't guaranteed to work) or get my new laptop and able to redownload some of my collection, I wont be able to upload music for a bit. Next best thing is youtube.com. So watch some videos with me, you might find something you like.

Oh and I'm not responsible for anything of these videos. Some are official videos of the artist and some are made by fans. I prefer the ones with lyrics included since I like to read along.

Jason Walker - "Down"
I came across this song thanks to Pandora. The 1st version had a girl singing a couple of verses. Had a Damien Rice vibe to it. I'll be honest and say I didn't look that hard for that version. Apparently this song was also feature on that Vampire Diaries show that I've never watched. There's only room for True Blood in my heart. The song stands on it's own. There's something hauntingly beautiful about the whole vibe of this song. If you pay attention to the lyrics you'll get a great view of my current mindset. Sometimes life can be a little discouraging.

Katy Perry - "Teenage Dream"
I've been listening to this song on repeat the last couple of days. I've probably hate it next week. It's just a fun pop song. Slightly thoughtful but a bit fluff at the same time. Katy Perry has become my current love to hate artist. I go back and forth enjoying her or being annoyed by her. The video for California Girls really annoyed me, but we've not here to talk about that. The whole "skin tight jean" bit cracks me up. It's just plain fun.

John Mayer - "Edge of Desire"
Yes, John Mayer seems like he's a giant toolbag, but I really do love his music. This song in particle would be the perfect musical backdrop for a situation I was in. I think so anyway. Besides Mayer gained some points by streaming his concert from Red Rocks live and FREE for anyone with a computer. Not many people have done that. I got to spend 2 hours Weds. night watching in my favorite pjs and getting a little girlie weepy that tends to happen at his concerts. And, dude can play the guitar and his collection is sick. "there I just said it I'm scared you'll forget about me"

Erin McCarley - "Pony"
It's Okay. Sometimes you need a little reminder. This song is kind peppy and super cute. I would call it a pop song, but it's what more pop songs should be. Empowering instead of just being superficial. I have not problems admitting to enjoying the heck out of it unlike some others i equally enjoy.

Earth, Wind & Fire - "September"
Yes, this song is probably older than I am. Earth Wind and Fire is one of my Dad's all time favorites. I grew up listening to all the stuff. Vinyl, cassette tape, or CD my Dad has it all. A couple of weeks ago I got to see them live and for FREE. (I'm huge into free stuff) My dad played a huge part in my going. Since he lives across the country it was my duty to be there. I had a blast! No joke. I was shaking my groove thing with people of all ages. Couples old enough to be my parents or even grandparents and surprisingly and also amazingly there were so many people from my own generation! Common fellows who grew up listening right along with their parents. I was spooked myself by how many of their songs I knew by heart. Out of their hour and a half set there were only two songs I didn't know every single word. Even though only three of the original band members still tour they put on an amazing so. Great crowd interaction, the bassist had some kick ass fringe pants, and oh my god could these guys hit some high notes. I thought the slightly younger group of guys in front were going to wet their pants every time a crazy high note was hit. I really can't say enough what a great time I had. I think I might have to start seeing "older" acts more often. Touring and putting out music for 20+ years really makes you an expert.




Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Remember when?

I like pop music. Probably more than I like to admit and hopefully there is no photo evidence of my room in middle school. Back in 1997 I wanted to be Robyn. This was almost 2 years before Britney Spears danced down a hallway. Surprisingly enough my dad got me her CD for Christmas. (My dad doesn’t pick out presents, he gives cold hard cash) I literally played that CD over and over again that I ended up buy another copy come spring break. I loved her voice, the fact that she was Swedish and had cool short blonde hair, and all her songs spoke to 13 year old me.

Than she disappeared.

It happens quite a bit. European artist come to the United States hoping to make a big splash. Sometimes they do sometimes it’s just a little disturbance. Lucky for me, Robyn has been making music- in Europe of course. Lately I’ve been listening to her last couple of CDs. More club style dance music. I’m enjoying it all greatly and cant wait for her newest release later this year.

Tracks:

  • Do You Know (What it Takes) (Robyn is Here 1997)
  • Be Mine (Robyn 2007)
  • With Every Heartbeat (Robyn 2007)
  • Handle Me (Robyn 2007)
  • Hang With Me – Acoustic (Body Talk part one)

http://www.sendspace.com/file/x8l1tz

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Current Obsessions

I’ve been watching far too much television lately that music has taken a backseat. Its not that I’m not listening to music, but has become more of a background noise than its normally force of nature. Since I’ve been slacking on this here blog for about a month now, and some well meaning people have been complaining (you got you shout out Bigs), I figure it was time for some new blood. (True Blood is back!!!) There’s really no rhyme or reason or even a common threat between the following songs. Well, unless you count me just liking them more than others today.


Charlotte Sometimes
Track: “Bad Bad World”
Album: Sideways EP

One of my favorite female artists! It also doesn’t hurt she from Jersey. I wish she was bigger right now, she really is very talented. I was first turned on to her from VH1 of all things. They just to have “You Oughta Know” segments where they would showcase smaller musical acts. Whoever was in charge of picking what was showcased did an amazing job. I’m not even sure if VH1 plays music anymore. I only watch the T.O. Show. But back to Charlotte; this song is from her new EP which she was letting people download for free! I really want to get a hardcopy since the cover art is amazing. She’s just all around amazing. Great voice, lyrics, and point of view. I would compare her to Kate Nash, but with a little more soul. Wow that sounds lame, but I’m not so great at making comparisons.


John Mayer
Track: “Assassin”
Album: Battle Studies

Let me start by saying this: John Mayer is a lot like Kanye West. Neither should give interviews nor talk about anything besides their own music in public. With that said, Mayer, like Kanye, makes high quality music. I’ve liked Mayer since he released his first CD, I’ve even paid good money to see him perform live. He makes mellow, sometimes sappy music that favor well with frat guys who need something to play while they try to get laid. I love it of course, the music not the frat guys. Here’s my favorite song off his latest album. I imagine it playing in the background of some smoked filled room while two insanely attractive people drink dirty martinis.


Regina Spektor
Track: “Eet” “Blue Lips”
Album: Far

Regina is somber, thoughtful and usually accompanied by a piano. She has one of those voices I wish I had. There’s so much heart and soul in every word so sings. It’s heartbreaking and wonderful all at the same time. I find myself listening to her stuff when I’m stressed or worried and need to center myself.


Goldfrapp
Track: “Shiny and Warm” “I Wanna Life”
Album: Head First

I’m not sure who exactly suggested Goldfrapp to me, but it was a while ago. I didn’t pay much attention, but someone (I can remember who sais this) told me there recent album was damn good and I’d be stupid not to give it a listen pronto. I did and I realized why Goldfrapp was suggested to me in the first place. They’ve got an almost 80s electronic vibe. I could picture any their songs playing during the prom scene in Sixteen Candles. I love that movie and I’m loving this new album.


http://www.sendspace.com/file/j330bk

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Sh*t on the Radio…

I rarely listen to the radio on my own accord. I do pay attention to the billboard charts just to see what’s popular, but while I was away I spent a LOT of time listening to the radio. I could make the argument that the radio sucks and most popular music is over produced and, well crap. There aren’t enough hours in the day for that, but I did come up with a list of songs that you can hear on the radio right now that I think they’re pretty awesome. I normally have low standards for local radio stations so forever me is half of this is crap. J


Drake - (4 songs)

85% the time I couldn’t care less about hip hop. I think the majority of it is stupid, the language is horrible, and the use of my least favorite word is prevalent. With all that said, I LOVE LOVE LOVE Drake or JIMMMMMMMMY as I like to yell on a regular base. Who know the kid from a Canadian teen drama would have the music industry on its ear? So what if he uses his Blackberry to free style, its 2010, I know 10 year olds with Blackberries. I love what he has to say and how he says it. Dude sings his own hooks and does a damn good job.


Eminem feat Rihanna -“Love the Way you Lie”

Eminem falls into the 85% of hip hop I don’t listen to, but I do respect what he does. Even though his style of music isn’t always what I would listen to he does the angry, from a poor background, I cant handle my fame thing very well. Now this song is pretty damn depressing when you take the time to listen to the lyrics, but that’s what so amazing. I’m sure everyone has been in some sort of unhealthy relationship. Beside I think Rihanna kicks ass.


La Roux – Bulletproof

Fun lyrics, has the 80s vibe to it, a great girl inspiring song. Just an all around perfect summer jam.


Travis McCoy and Bruno Mars – Billionaire

Another fun summer song. Who wouldn’t want to be a billionaire? I’d be content with being a thousandaire. I’m also a sucker for any song that can name drop Oprah and not sounds like a douche.


Usher – OMG

If you want to feel like you at the Jersey Shore on a muggy hot Friday night play this song. It’s a perfect club song and you can easily pump your fist to it. Trust me, as someone who has a little Jersey girl inside and who was just at the shore, I did my fair share of fist pumping. Never did run into Pauly D or the Situation.


the mix

Friday, June 25, 2010

good news!!

i'll be uploading some music later today! i was on a 'vacation' for the last month and didn't bring my laptop or harddrive. that's what happens when you only expect to be gone for a week and a half! but now my love and i are back together and the ideas are flying! check back later today!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Circa Green

"I can't be honest with even myself
did you ever wish you were somebody else?"
This past week one of my favorite bands, Circa Survive, realized their third album. This is a band I’ve seen four times and would gladly pay to see them another thousand times. I point this out because there are some bands that I absolutely love but have never seen live. There’s away the possibility that they will suck live. I don’t like to pay to be disappointed when I could have easily stayed home and listened to the CD. I love love love Anthony Green’s voice. Yes, its a few octaves higher than my own, but his vocals just strike a cord with me. You can literally feel the emotion coming through your speakers. He’s just as amazing live and in person. Beside they’re from Philly and I love just about everything to come out of that city. (But not Kobe Bryant- but that’s a long story)
So here’s a couple of songs from their three albums and a couple tracks from Anthony Green’s (lead singer) solo projects/random demos.

The mix:
Juturna
- “Holding Someone’s Hair Back”
- “Stop the Car”
On Letting Go
- “Living Together”
- “In the Morning and Amazing”
- “The difference Between Medicine and Poison is the Dose”
Blue Sky Noise
- “I Felt Free”
- “Spirit of the Stairwell”
- “Get Out”
Solo stuff
- “Plays Pretty For Baby”
- "Dear Child (I’ve Been Trying to Reach You)"

http://www.sendspace.com/file/v12nir






Sunday, April 25, 2010

I’m Back and I Bring You Rainy Days

I’ve slacked off long enough so I’m going to make this short and sweet. No real comments or explanations for why I picked a certain songs, if you have a question, leave a comment! It’s been raining like the world is ending in this part of the US. So with out further a due here are some of my favorite raining day songs:


Nick Drake – “One of These Things”
Elliot Smith – “Miss Misery”
The Shins – “New Slang”
Radiohead – “Reckoner”
The Hush Sound – “You Are My Home”
Frou Frou – “Let Go”


Enjoy!
http://www.sendspace.com/file/2jarpg

I’m already putting together another mix for later this week. Yea! For planning a head!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

lame i know

I've been busy, out of town and about a thousand other lame excuses. It happens. I'm thinking Friday will be a good day for some music.

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Saturday, April 3, 2010

March Music Madness!

I was original thinking I would update every Monday since that’s when I finally got my act together last week. I still plan on doing that but I figured I would also do an end of the month kind of thing. Share the songs that made my month. I tend to make a new playlist in my itunes every month anyway. I’m THAT annoyingly organized when it come to my tunes. It was a great strain on my emotional state to narrow this list down from 35 songs. Every song of my collection is like my child. You’re just not supposed to play favorites with your kids! (I’m my mom’s favorite haha) I did my best to leave some out.



The mix:
1. Florence and the Machine.

I really got into this lovely lady this month. Still love the track “Comsic Love” but I finally gave the rest of her CD a shot.
Tracks: “Howl” “Dogs Days Are Over” “Hurricane Drunk” “You’ve got the live”
2. Regina Spektor – “Eet”
Thanks to Pandora on my sweet ne blackberry phone I hear this song just about every time I’m pulling in the work. Some how its very fitting.
3. “The How to Make it in America” Mix tape
Such a fun new show about my favorite place in the world, NYC and featuring the very handsome Brian GreenBerg.

Tracks: Aloe Blacc – “I Need a Dollar” (my current ringtone) Nipsey Hussle Feat. KC – “Husslas State of Mind” Duck Sauce – “anyway”.
4. Drake and Lykke Li – “Little Bit”
Enclosed are both Li’s original and Drake’s remix of it.
5. Sia.
Another female artist I was all about in March. Her voice is soulful and oh so haunting. She defiantly doesn’t fit the picture I have in my head, but that doesn’t stop me for singing along. Great mellow music to unwind to.

Tracks: “Little Black Sandals” “Breathe Me” “Day Too Soon”
6. Phoenix – “Rome”
“is he teasing with underage” best line ever! An all around solid band to come out recently, just hipster enough. Ha!
7. Lykke Li

She’s been feature in a couple of British TV shows I watch. Takes me back to my rave days, and not in a bad way

Tracks: “ Until We Bleed” “Let it Fall”
8. Metric
Another thanks to Pandora radio, this time for introducing me to the peppy little band. Their CD Fantasis we always remind me of the Sookie Stackhouse books. It was always playing in the background while I was enjoying a world were vampires, elves, and werewolves were real. And really “who would you rather be? The Beatles or the Rollingstones?”

Tracks: “Gimme Sympathy” “I’m Alive”
9. Ingrid Michaelson

Her music and twitter make me smile daily.

Tracks: “Maybe” “Starting Now”
10. The XX – “Stars”
The song, this CD, this band is what I consider sex music. After listen to this song just try to tell me you don’t feel something in you baby making parts.



And here's the links to pick all the up: http://www.sendspace.com/file/lv8zlc


*natters

Monday, March 29, 2010

Two: The love song….

The love song: it’s the bread and butter of the music world. Look at any billboard chart on any giving week and there’s a very good chance there will be at least one (or more) songs featuring the theme of ‘love.’ That’s where I’ll begin this journey into the blog world.

Man, do I love a good love song. I prefer mine more on the tortured lover side. Got burned by and ex? Found out the ‘love of your life’ is a cheating scumbag? Sign me up. The sadder the better in most cases. I’m a true believer in having a good cry every now and than and a sappy ass love song can help the healing process right along. I’m the sort gal who more often than not DOESN’T believe in happy endings and that’s how I like my love songs. There are rarely happy endings in real life so why shouldn’t it be the same way with music? Most of the time we’re all too chicken to even speak of our feelings alou,d so why not have a song do it for you? Lloyd Dobler had it right when he held that boombox over his head in Say Anything.

The mix:

1. Corinne Bailey Rae- “Like a Star”

All this couple seems to do it argue, but she kind likes it too. Because you really only argue with the on you love most. Passion and what not.

2. Kate Nash – “Nicest Thing”

Nothing worse than loving on someone who’s not loving back on you.

Favorite lyric: “I wish I was your favorite girl, I wish you thought I was in the reason you were in the world.” And “I wish you couldn’t figure me out but you’d always want to know what I was about”

3. Hope – “Who am I to Say”

Because sometimes it feels like you’ve found your ‘soul mate’ and they up and leave. Let yourself morn, eat some ice cream and use a whole box of tissues, all while listening to this song on repeat.

Favorite lyric: “Don't know why I'm still waiting, Many moons have come and gone, Don't know why I'm still searching

4. Stars – “You’re Ex-lover is Dead”

There really isn’t anything better than running into an ex at a party and acting like you haven’t seen then naked as a baby. Brownie points if you don’t spend the night in the bathroom crying with a nice big bottle of booze.

Favorite lyric: “I chose to feel it and you couldn't choose” and “I'm not sorry I met you
I'm not sorry it's over, I'm not sorry there's nothing to save”

5. Snow Patrol – “You Could Be Happy

This dude is trying to be the bigger man and end things now. He’s know the relationship wasn’t idea, but of course he’s still a bit broken up about it. But hey, he still cares enough to wish her the best. I almost believe him

Favorite lyrics: “all the things that I wished I had not said, Are played in loops 'till it's madness in my head

6. Missy Higgins – “Where I Stood”

Another send off/break up song. I like this one because she just comes right and say that hoe over there will love you more than I can. I also like the fact that she wants to find out who she is outside of their relationship. Far too many people either settle in a relationship because they’re too scared to be alone. But that say, “You have to love yourself before anyone else can” is so very true!

Favorite lyric: “little voices whispering, That I should go and this should end, Oh and I found myself listening” and the chores “Cos I don’t know who I am, who I am without you, All I know is that I should, And I don't know if I could stand another hand upon you, All I know is that I should, 'Cos she will love you more than I could, She who dares to stand where I stood


And here’s the link: http://www.sendspace.com/file/3gfusg scroll to the bottom to start.



Thursday, March 25, 2010

one.

welcome!

so this is my blog...blah blah blah. let skip all the b.s. if you've stumbled upon this little space of the internet world you probably already know me or you came for the music.

Music

That’s what its really all about. Music is a huge part of my life, like a significant other. Always has been and always will be. There’s something very universal about music. Everyone can relate to it not matter their, race, gender or sexuality. It’s crazy how a song can transport you back to a time or place. There really isn’t a non cheesy way for me to describe my love for music. All the silly clich├ęs fit perfectly, but that enough about me

There’s nothing I love more than sharing music with other people. But making ‘mix-tapes’ for friends has always a long drawn out process for me. There are just too many variables to consider that I find myself spending hours on something that’s not longer than 30 minutes. Hence how we got to this point. Every week (or many more, depending on my mood) all post a couple songs that are rocking my world at that moment. 3 songs a week is my goal, but with the way I listen to music I know I’ll have 10 more I’ll just want to share. That’s just how I am.


*natters



p.s. I don’t own the rights to any music you might find here. I’m simply trying to spread the music gospel!