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Song of the Day.

29 May

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Song of the Day.

24 Jan

“True Love” – Friendly Fires. First, let me say I am a total sucker for Friendly Fires in general. But this one is a new addiction for sure. Just makes you want to dance around, maybe do some hair whipping for the ladies and just rock out. If all else fails it’s a good running playlist jam.

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Song of the Day.

23 Jan

I don’t know why but I can’t kick this song out of my heavy rotation for the past few weeks. It could be the catchy beat. It could be the fact that I am in a zone where I just love fast paced songs. But whatever it is I wanted to share it. Get that motivation rolling on a Monday friends.

Song of the Day.

10 Jan

Florence + The Machine covers Drake “Take Care”.

I mean how can you not love her voice? There is something magical that happens when a strong rock band covers a song outside their genre and this is a pure example. Kills it.

Frank the Funkasaurus Rex

15 Jun

Love The Black Keys? I do.

Love puppets? Who doesn’t?!?

This song and video made my day.

Savvy 6, Part 7

21 Apr

I’ve been addicted to popping in my headphones at work and hunkering down to get actual major accomplishments done in any given day. I’ve stuck mostly just to shuffle on the full library of music and there have been some highs and a few lows. Here’s what’s on tap this AM:

Not Coming Home; Maroon 5
Ah yes, a classic. In the middle of a fight with DJ Anonymous in college I once used this song as my comeback. Is it really that hard to think that I can’t use my words to talk through my feelings like an adult and resorted to sending a song as the representative of what I was feeling/thinking to the King of Emotional Music Based Conversations? No. The answer is no. Anytime¬† I hear this song I do smirk because it was an on point retaliation to the situation. So not only is this a killer song but it’s off Maroon 5’s best album which holds a special place in my heart.

Magic; Colbie Caillat
I remember coming across Colbie Caillat before her first album deal was signed and she was on of those great MySpace discoveries. Yep, I’m taking it back to those sweet MySpace days. Her music is light and happy yet filled with emotion and never gets old. The Sox Fan and I went to her first show in Portland and while The Sox Fan almost got into an altercation with a fellow concert attendee who he felt was invading his personal space it did provide a fun story after the fact. Perhaps that dude still owes him dinner for invading his personal space so severly…

Love Your Way; Powderfinger
I could dedicate an entire on-going series of blogs to my love of Powderfinger. Powderfinger opened for Coldplay back in 2000 and I was immediately a fan. Recently they announced they are breaking up and being that they are an Australian band short of me buying a ticket for their remaining shows half way around the world I’ll just have the memory of their awesome show and their albums which are in heavy rotation on my iTunes to keep me going. My favorite line easily is: I love your way, I can’t explain, what made me change.

Kiss; Prince
One of the concerts I have to see before I die is Prince in Vegas. I mean seriously…can you imagine a more fun, massive dance party? Prince shouldn’t be confined to playing shows in his home state of Minnesota. He should be enjoyed in lively places like Sin City…with me…and my girlfriends…with lots of cocktails…and cute dresses…you get the idea. Kiss is not my favorite Prince song but it never fails to put me into a good mood and make me dance a little…even if it is at my desk at work.

Young Blood; Norah Jones
The title of this song reminds me of this odd pop culture obsession with vampires. Twilight, True Blood, Vampire Diaries, and if you want to take it back old school Buffy the Vampire Slayer…and I’m talking about the Kristy Swanson movie version people. But back to Norah Jones, I enjoy The Fall, the album this song is off of – it’s an interesting departure from her previous work. Good song, slightly haunting, but in an enjoyable way.

Mannequin; Katy Perry
No, I don’t find it odd that I have Katy Perry on my iPod. Oddly enough this came on the other night on my run and I realized this song totally fits my life. Dating someone who acts like a soul-less shell of a person who doesn’t realize that the person who cares about them can never do so as long as they remain in essence a mannequin. Oof. Good paced running song though.

Savvy 6, Part 6

12 Mar

Remember (or not if you are new to this fine blog) when I used to let you all in on the sweet inner workings of my iPod? I would put my iPod on shuffle and write little memories, flashbacks, fun facts associated with the first 6 songs that came on? It was a fun game and since I am in need of a little mental health break today in between hand holding people to do their jobs and writing policies for basic work functions. PLUS, I recently received a new playlist via iTunes of songs that “belong” to a certain boy I know. Sometimes it’s great to hear a song that is “owned” by a family member, a friend, an ex, whatever that so vividly takes you back to a certain memory or a shared experience and other times it sucks. But being a music snob and nerd the playlist did tug a little at my heart strings.

Shuffle on friends:

Saints and Sailors; Dashboard Confessional
Well first this will always, as any Dashboard songs will, remind me of college. Partially of my bestie, Blondie, and all our various boy issues and love of music that we felt really explained our super complicated love lifes (even though we would later learn that college romance had nothing on post college relationships).

Crawl; Kings of Leon
This album was one of my most frequently played in 2009 and I continue to love it well into 2010. There’s something dark and kind of sexy about this song. I know that sounds a little creepy but it’s the best way I can describe it. I love when this comes on when I am running because it makes me pick up my slower pace and kick it into the next gear. My KoL crush continues…

These Days; Rascal Flatts
That’s right, I own some albums of country music. This was the album I bought on my first trip to Medford during sophomore or junior year of college with the now Mrs. 27 Dresses. So over all this album reminds me of her, but this song specifically was one of the most fitting selections for a mix CD I made DJ Anonymous¬† called “Happy in my Ness”. The first lines were perfectly fitting for the complicated situation that was our “relationship” and to this day will always make me inadvertently smile.¬† A true college flashback for sure.

Rock with You; Michael Jackson
This song makes everyone want to dance. Even those who don’t like to dance or have no ability to hold a beat can’t help but at least sway to this. It is hands down one of my favorites, and quite possibly my favorite of all time of the MJ hits. Michael Jackson reminds me of my mom, from where I actually scored this album, and going out on the town with my best girlfriends. This should definitely be on any getting ready mix tape.

Gotta Have You; The Weepies
This is probably my favorite song by The Weepies. It just sounds like who I am at the core of it. Plus, it references coffee, crying, whiskey and wine which I love 3/4 of. I’ve been known to cry a time of two as well. It does take me back to the end of my relationship with The Sox Fan which really I guess was more of a transition back to a friendship than an ending but at the time it was what I thought to be a perfect fit.

Crown of Thorns (Mother Love Bone cover); Pearl Jam Live @ The Gorge Sept. 1, 2005
Unless you are one of the most frequent people I call this song will be your ringtone on my phone. Before Pearl Jam found Eddie Vedder a few of the band members were in Mother Love Bone, their lead singer actually died and well the rest is music history. This was never Eddie’s song but I couldn’t imagine it without his amazing voice. I was at this show and the live version is the only way to hear this song. One of my top 5 songs of all time.

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