My Weekly Top Ten :: The Thanksgiving Edition

Since Thanksgiving has never been a favorite holiday of mind, to say the very least, I thought maybe dedicating this week’s Top 10 to Thanksgiving, thus inspiring me to find the things I do enjoy about the holiday, would be a good way to shake the Turkey Day blues from my bones. So, here it goes… My Top 10 :: The Thanksgiving Edition 1. Home for the Holidays Without a doubt, Home for the Holidays is one of my all-time favorite holiday films. The first time I saw it I thought “wow, someone finally gets how Thanksgiving is!” – kudos … Continue reading My Weekly Top Ten :: The Thanksgiving Edition

Be Thankful For What You’ve Got and For What You Still Dream Of :: A Playlist

Be Thankful For What You’ve Got and For What You Still Dream Of :: A Playlist Listen here at Spotify Thanksgiving Theme :: Vince Guaraldi Trio Macy Day Parade :: Michael Penn Kind & Generous :: Natalie Merchant On My Way Back Home :: Band of Horses The Thanks I Get :: Coconut Records Thank You For Being a Friend :: Andrew Gold Thank You For Being You :: The Pastels We Are Family :: Sister Sledge I Want to Thank You :: Otis Redding Thank You :: Alanis Morissette Not Going Home :: The Elected Thank You Friends :: … Continue reading Be Thankful For What You’ve Got and For What You Still Dream Of :: A Playlist

Like You Mean It :: A Playlist

Keep Art Alive :: “Blue Fruit” :: Art by Kelly Vivanco Like You Mean It :: A Playlist Listen here on Spotify Pompeii :: Bastille Blue Jeans (Gesaffelstein Remix) :: Lana Del Rey Read My Mind :: The Killers The Last Pale Light of the West :: Ben Nichols The Other Side :: David Gray Things That Stop You Dreaming :: Passenger Everybody Wants to Rule the World :: Lorde Say Something :: A Great Big World & Christina Aguilera Black Eyes :: Radical Face The Boy Who Blocked His Own Shot :: Brand New Stronger Than Me :: Connie … Continue reading Like You Mean It :: A Playlist

My Weekly Top 10 :: Week of November 18

1. Catching Fire My expectations were low, even though I enjoyed the first film (despite a few issues), and loved the first book. This movie took me by surprise, took the wind out of me, had me in tears, had me jumping out of my seat, had me laughing, and had me cheering and clapping, and feeling very impatient for the next film. This is one of the best sequels I have ever seen (as one reviewer described, Catching Fire is this era’s Empire Strikes Back). 2. Say Something :: A Great Big World & Christina Aguilera This came on … Continue reading My Weekly Top 10 :: Week of November 18

The Killers :: My Top 10

The Killers:: My Top 10 Favorite Songs I was living in Chicago and working temporarily at Tower Records whilst I looked for work in my so-called industry. We had moved across the country for a job at an agency who rescinded their offer on arrival due to a client roster change, the nature of things in advertising, the volatility and the bouncing, but still I never quite expect it. Honestly, though, I was reveling in my return to the record store job, even though my paychecks were abysmally small. The Killers were playing quite often through the store speakers, and … Continue reading The Killers :: My Top 10

How to Kill a Rock Star :: A Book Review

How to Kill a Rock Star :: Tiffanie DeBartolo A Book Review “It sounds silly, I know. But for me, the power of music rests in its ability to reach inside and touch the places where the deepest cuts lie. Like a benevolent god, a good song will never let you down. And sometimes, when you’re trying to find your way, one of those gods actually shows up and gives you directions.” Some books are like old friends that now live far away, too far to visit with often, yet they are still with you, still a part of your … Continue reading How to Kill a Rock Star :: A Book Review

Is this the place that I’ve been dreaming of? :: Under the Covers Wednesdays

Somewhere Only We Know :: Lily Allen “Oh simple thing, where have you gone? I’m getting old and I need something to rely on. So tell me when, you’re gonna let me in? I’m getting tired and I need somewhere to begin.” Somewhere Only We Know :: Keane “And, if you have a minute why don’t we go Talk about it somewhere only we know? This could be the end of everything, so why don’t we go?“ Continue reading Is this the place that I’ve been dreaming of? :: Under the Covers Wednesdays

Quintessential Album Tuesday :: Electric Warrior :: T-Rex

Electric Warrior :: T-Rex Quintessential Album Tuesday A Little History: Electric Warrior is the sixth studio album by British rock band T. Rex (being the second album under the name “T. Rex”, with the first four billed as “Tyrannosaurus Rex”). The album marks a big turning point in the band’s sound as it drifts away from the folk-oriented music of the previous albums and takes on a new music genre, glam rock. The album also drew attention to the band in the USA with the massive hit Get It On. The album contains two of T. Rex’s most popular songs, Get It On and Jeepster. In the … Continue reading Quintessential Album Tuesday :: Electric Warrior :: T-Rex

My Top 300 Movies :: 116-120

116. The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas It’s cheesy, Burt Reynolds is singing in it, but so is Dolly Parton who performs the original (and superior, in my opinion) I Will Always Love You in it. I am a sucker for musicals, a love of mine that started when I was a young girl and grew exponentially when I was in musical theater in High School and College. Includes some great scene stealing moments from both Charles Durning and Dom DeLuise. I Will Always Love You scene Hard Candy Christmas scene 117. Dancer, Texas Pop. 81 This was one of my “stumbled upon movies … Continue reading My Top 300 Movies :: 116-120