Tag Archives: music

What I’m Listening To?

It’s been a while since I’ve posted, and it’s been a while since I’ve posted the songs that I’m currently in love with. So, here’s what’s rockin my socks.

This song is hotter than wearing nylons in a south Floridian summer. I love the simplicity of the song, and this video. Hello Mackelmore

If you and I are friends, you know that I have a special place in my heart for Florence and the Machine, so two songs are currently on the list:

and

This artist had the bubble-gum-I-hate-it-already song of the year, but her follow up, is so much better. Take a moment, give it some love. Carly Rae Jepson…

This song fills my heart, It just grabs the right place, holds on, and says, “I’ve got this, you take a moment to relax.” Calvin Harris, with Ellie Golding

This song has me cranking the radio to max volume. You should listen to the deep lyrics and the vocalistic power behind these words. So Breathtaking. Emeli Sandé

Eurovision’s Number One! I’m still so madly in love with this song. Here’s Loreen’s official video…

For this one, you need to click play, and crank up your speakers. I. Don’t. Care. I. Love. It. –Icona Pop. Do eeeeit.

…And this song just steals my breath. Every time. Find the love in this song, even if you have none in your heart.

I’m holding my life together with all available appendages. I’m trying to come back to post. I’ll be back soon. Join me here… What’s going on in your life? How may I be of service, my dears?

In the meantime, will you click play on one of the above songs. That’ll serve as your hold music as I get back to business. If you need another little nudge.… This is just for you. Yes, you.

Top 11 Songs To Get You In the Spirit of Christmas.

I had the great fortune to win tickets to see Mannheim Steamroller last night thanks to the Oregon Symphony. Sitting in the front row, hearing their versions of music for Christmas, I got to thinking; I love Christmas music. I also love various versions of some of the more traditional. Here are the top 11 songs that always help me get into the Christmas Spirit.

#11: Silent Night: Celtic Woman

#10: Do You Hear What I Hear: Carrie Underwood

#9: Little Drummer Boy: Vienna Boys Choir

#8: Silver Bells: Mannheim Steamroller

#7: Blue Christmas: Elvis Presley

#6: Santa Baby: Madonna

#5: All I Want For Christmas is You: Michael Bublé

#4: Joy To The World: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

#3: Handel – Messiah – Hallelujah Chorus: Johann Strauss Orchestra and the Harlem Gospel Choir

#2: God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman/ We Three Kings: Barenaked Ladies & Sarah Mclachlan

#1: Christmas Eve Sarajevo: Trans-Siberian Orchestra

I hope that helped get you into the Christmas Spirit or a more festive mood. They always help me. 🙂 What are some of your favorites?

So Amazing …And So Sad

I admit it. I’ve been watching the X-factor. It’s not because I like reality shows. It’s not because I like singing competitions, but because of this young girl:

At the end of the video, when she got the four yeses, did you hear it? Did you hear what she told the judges when given such a huge opportunity? Did you see the grace she displayed?

“Thank you, I won’t let you down.”

Such spunk. Such grace. Such hope and life. Such Maturity. Such a story that I couldn’t help but to root for her.

Seeing someone, so young, with so much confidence, with such a fire within, a light that carries forth, it’s breath-taking, and it’s inspiring.

And what a voice. It’s amazing.

Tonight, she was in the bottom two by number of votes, still a model of grace and confidence, with tears in her eyes, she still had a smile on her face. She assured one of the judges, “Please don’t cry, I’m good with anything.”

And the judges deadlocked; so America sent her home.

I still think she’s amazing. I really hope this isn’t the end of the line for her. She has such promise

Music: Never Let Me Go

I realized it’s been a while since I’ve posted anything musical on my blog. Which is a good thing since I’ve become totally enamored with the new Florence + the Machine album Ceremonials. There is so many good songs on this album, but I currently have this song: Never Let Me Go – on repeat. Some deep lyrics here. Enjoy.

Crashing a light on the sea,
Reflections still look the same to me,
As if though I did one day.

And it’s peaceful in the deep,
Feed you where you can not breathe,
No need to pray, no need to say ‘now I am under’.

And it’s breaking over me,
A thousand miles onto the sea bed,
I found the place to rest my head.

Never let me go, never let me go.
Never let me go, never let me go.

And the arms of the ocean are carrying me,
And all this devotion was rushing over me,
And the question to heaven, for a sinner like me,
But the arms of the ocean delivered me.

Though, the pressure’s hard to take,
It’s the only way I can escape,
It seems a heavy choice to make,
Now I am under.

And it’s breaking over me,
A thousand miles onto the sea bed,
I found the place to rest my head.

Never let me go, never let me go.
Never let me go, never let me go.

And the arms of the ocean are carrying me,
And all this devotion was rushing over me,
And the question to heaven, for a sinner like me,
But the arms of the ocean delivered me.

And it’s over,
And I’m goin’ under,
But I’m not givin’ up!
I’m just givin’ in.

AWoooah!

Slipping underneath.

AWoooah!

So cold, but so sweet.

In the arms of the ocean, so sweet and so cold,
And all this devotion, well, I never knew went on,
And the question to heaven, for a sinner released,
But the arms of the ocean delivered me.

Never let me go, never let me go.
Never let me go, never let me go.

Delivered me.

Never let me go, never let me go.
Never let me go, never let me go.

Delivered me.

Never let me go, never let me go.
Never let me go, never let me go.

Never let me go, never let me go.
Never let me go, never let me go.

And it’s over,
And I’m goin’ under,
But I’m not givin’ up!
I’m just givin’ in.

AWoooah,

Slipping underneath.

AWoooah,

So cold, but so sweet

Music: Might As Well Face It.

This song is totally haunting, but I truly love it. It’s almost stalkerish.

Still awesome.

Music: Muse

I’ve been spending a considerable time talking to myself. Not in a crazy person way, but more of an introspective way. I’ve got a whole bunch of things going on in my own personal freeway. The exits aren’t clearly marked, there’s rain coming down, my windshield wipers are barely working and there’s a semi-truck behind me with his high beams on. While I know, all I can do is keep my foot on the gas, change lanes, and keep drinking coffee, this is going to be a long trip. To that end, I’ve been finding myself coming back to two songs. Both by Muse. I had never heard of them until the Grammys this year, which is weird, cause I’m a pretty observant music listener. Anyways, These two songs keep entering my psyche and I thought I should share them with you.

Muse: Resistance

Muse: Uprising

Hope you enjoy them. 🙂

Just a song…

Heard this song today, was reminded of so much. Just thought I would share it.