The Last Royals :: Twistification :: New Music Review

The Last Royals Hello 2013, what have we here? A brand new album from a just discovered band that I am already musically obsessing over? Why thank you, yes it is, and this is just the way I love to start a new year! Twistification is a soon-to-be-released album from Brooklyn-duo, The Last Royals, that is my first must-here album recommendation of the year. As luck would have it you can stream the album in its entirety on Spotify – click here – and then you can purchase the album on January 8 – buy here on the 8th. Twistification … Continue reading The Last Royals :: Twistification :: New Music Review

6:58 are you sure where my spark is :: video of the day

Spark :: Tori Amos There are volumes and chapters and whole entire books worth of emotions and memories I have connected to this song, and to the images in this video. Ever the escape artist and the survivor, a grown-up girl with a gypsy soul who still has scars that she has trouble hiding some days. Someone scratched at one of the scars today and I am bleeding inside, swallowing hard and blinking back tears, trying to untie my arms, my heart, and the hurt. I need to find my spark, right now, please. Continue reading 6:58 are you sure where my spark is :: video of the day

So much for the city :: song of the day

One of my resolutions for this new year is to get outdoors more. I have become too confined and far too plugged in to technology (she says as she writes in her blog, oh technology, I am yours eternally), and I have missed being free of cords and batteries, besides maybe a car’s battery. Those days when I would just drive up the coast to get out of town with nothing but snacks, something to quench thirst, and a bunch of tunes to play, and sing-a-long to. I am feeling wistful for those days. I am remembering one of our … Continue reading So much for the city :: song of the day

You Are Home :: Nobody leaves here without singing the blues

List Your Favorite Soul and Blues artists┬ácourtesy of┬áMusic Listography : Your Life In (Play)Lists 1. Bring it on Home to Me : Sam Cooke 2. Feeling Good :: Nina Simone 3. Try a Little Tenderness :: Otis Redding 4. Me and Bobby McGee :: Janis Joplin 5. Love and Happiness :: Al Green 6. Strange Fruit :: Billie Holiday 7. Ain’t No Sunshine :: Bill Withers 8. Georgia on my Mind (live) :: Ray Charles 9. Sweet Home, Chicago :: Robert Johnson 10. Natural Woman (live) :: Aretha Franklin 11. Cry to Me :: Solomon Burke 12. Little Wing :: … Continue reading You Are Home :: Nobody leaves here without singing the blues

I need your loving like the sunshine :: Soundtrack Shout Out Wednesday

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind :: Soundtrack Shout Out My most favorite film ever has quite an emotional soundtrack to go along with it. The score itself was composed by Jon Brion, noted for his other incredible film scores, and for his work with a favorite musician/artist of mine, Aimee Mann. The music is moody, ethereal and a bit off-center, which is perfect for a film about erased memories, parallel consciousness, alternate realities and persistent true love. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Theme :: Jon Brion My favorite music from the film, though, is definitely the song that … Continue reading I need your loving like the sunshine :: Soundtrack Shout Out Wednesday

No I cannot forgive you yet :: video of the day

I Should Have Known (live on Letterman) :: Foo Fighters I am admittedly not much of a fan of David Letterman’s late night talk show, I tend to be more a Daily Show/Jimmy Fallon/Conan kind of girl, but I am rather fond of Letterman’s musical taste and many of the live performances he has featured on his show. This is an incredible performance from the Foo Fighters, a band I have big love for. Dave Grohl’s voice is powerful and moving in this live version of I Should Have Known – amazing! Continue reading No I cannot forgive you yet :: video of the day

Stumbling a little :: song of the day

Sometimes a kiss starts something, sometimes a kiss is an ending, and sometimes a kiss should have been some kind of warning. Then there are the kisses that time finally allowed, that confess something that was held back for so long, the kinds of kisses that mean movement forward, kisses that are promises without words. Kissing is one of my most favorite things, and this is a song that reminds me of losing time in a kiss. “Teardrop on the fire of a confession, feathers on my breath, most faithful my love.” Teardrop :: Massive Attack Continue reading Stumbling a little :: song of the day

Top Five Tuesday :: 20th century go to sleep

Top Five Tuesday :: R.E.M. If there is one band and/or artist that I completely take for granted it would have to be R.E.M. I tend to go about my life with their music there in my life, and in my playlists, just knowing they are there for me to listen to, and love, but never pausing to realize just how much their music means to me. Sitting her today trying to comb through all of their albums, and attempting to come up with my top five favorites, I am realizing just how damn hard that task actually is. I … Continue reading Top Five Tuesday :: 20th century go to sleep

Ryan Bingham Spotify Sessions :: New Music Review

Ryan Bingham :: Spotify Sessions My favorite artist discovery of 2012 was Ryan Bingham, and my favorite album of the year was Ryan Bingham’s album Tomorrowland. Tomorrowland was a right place at the right time kind of musical discovery, coming in to my life when I was thrashing about emotionally trying to settle into some major lifestyle choices in the midst of unforseen professional changes. As much as I felt in charge of my decisions, including proposing to my now husband, I still felt swept up in a whirlwind of choice and change, and it was music that I clung … Continue reading Ryan Bingham Spotify Sessions :: New Music Review