Sunday, June 6, 2010

Day 14: "Kings & Queens" by 30 Seconds To Mars

I was watching trailers on IMDB (as I tend to do when looking to waste the precious moment of my life) and came across the trailer for "Legend Of The Guardians"...From what I can gather it's a computer animated film about owl warriors or something like that...Not gonna lie, I want to see it.  No shame!  Anyways, 30 Seconds To Mars lends their song "Kings & Queens" to the trailer soundtrack and it has been on repeat on my iTunes ever since.  Jared Leto's vocals are a lot more subdued and controlled on their new material compared to their earlier stuff (ex.: ""The Kill") and I actually prefer his voice and singing style in this song much more than the stuff off of their first album.  I wish I could write a more concise and informative blog about this song and why I enjoy it but I've been getting up at 5 am for the past three days to work full shifts at my job and then take care of my animals and Kristina's dogs while she's away...Needless to say it's a lot more running around than I'm used to and I am just plum tuckered out!  So I'll leave you with the song...Let me know what you think, one and only reader (if you're even out there).

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Day 13: "Not Even Human" by Angel Taylor

Today's post is yet another random song that caught my ear and I haven't been able to stop singing/listening to since.  Angel Taylor has one of those super distinct voices that I adore...Very raw vocals that make me visualize sitting in a coffee shop on a crisp fall day and listening to the singer strumming on her guitar off in some back corner.  This song is one of those songs that I think anyone who has lived through a major heartbreak can totally relate to.  It's essentially about giving someone everything and them taking everything that you had to give and more and dashing it without an regard for your feelings or your being.  Wow, I'm being emo today.  Anyways, take a listen and really pay attention to the lyrics.  Her whole album is pretty good honestly but I loved this song from the very first time that I heard it.  I'm peacing out to cuddle up with my friend Kristina's pugs (I'm housesitting while she's on vacation) and watch "School Of Rock" and eat some Oreos with almond milk.  Yep...I'm that cool.


Friday, June 4, 2010

Day 12: "At First Sight" by Jay Brannan

I wanted to avoid posting two songs by the same artist so close together...But I have had this song stuck in my head all damn day!  I discovered Jay's music at the perfect time in my life...I was going through a horrible time over some stupid boy who never really should have mattered in the first place...And Jay's music was like what was in my heart in song.  It was insane.  And I've been hooked ever since.  This song "At First Sight" is all about the demise of a relationship that was based off of "love at first sight"...Something I'm all too familiar with!  Haha  I love his style of writing...It's very sarcastic and cynical which is a nice change of pace from a lot of musical.  I hope you enjoy this song as much as I do!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Day 11: "Maybe" by Ingrid Michaelson

Today was rough.  No beating around the bush on that one!  My roommate is out of town so I'm taking care of both cats by myself...This wouldn't be an issue whatsoever if I weren't also dogsitting for my friend Kristina and working really crazy hours this weekend...Should make for an interesting next couple of days/posts!  Thursdays at work are always nice because I'm always closing and usually closing with my really good friend Danielle whom I absolutely adore.  She and I always have the best talks and a lot of laughs and the evening goes by so fast!  Tonight was sort of a self-evaluation kind of night where we were sharing our lives and stories and comparing and contrasting what stage of human beingdom we were both in.  We reached a point where we both split off and were inside our own heads while cleaning and both started singing randomly.  I caught a little snippet of the melody she was singing and started singing the words and realized it was "Maybe" by Ingrid Michaelson.  It's a really great song about letting the person that you love go and hoping that they'll come back to you...And if they do then you know it's meant to last.  Anyways I completely adore Ingrid and thought that since we were singing this song tonight at work that it would make for a great post.  So here you are!  I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Day 10: "Where Does The Good Go" by Tegan & Sara

Hello, hello!  Honestly I don't know why I'm posting this song today...I think it's just because I know it's a good song and seems like a good time to post it.  I love everything about Tegan & Sara.  Their lyrics are simple yet effective, their melodies are catchy and honestly pretty great and they have this really amazing garage band type sound that I just love!  This is one of my favorite songs by them...I have to be honest here and admit that I first heard this one on an episode of "Grey's Anatomy"...No idea when or what episode but I know for sure that that's where I heard it.  Anyways, since then I have developed a love for anything and everything Tegan & Sara and continue to listen to them to this day.  So here is the track that sparked it all.  I hope you enjoy!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Day 9: Double Feature!

Well hello there!  Today is a new day, a new month, and a fresh start!  I have been feeling extremely burnt out lately because I've been working a crap ton of hours in a coffee shop job...Which means constantly smelling like coffee (which can be a bad thing believe it or not) and dealing with needy people all day long...It gets very old.  BUT today is my first day off in a while and the beginning of a new month...So I'm taking this opportunity to get a new perspective and be happier than I was for the majority of May...Or at least the last bit of May really. 

I did pretty much all of my weekly duties last night after work from cleaning the apartment, deep cleaning the cat's stuff, and doing all of my laundry...Therefore I had all day today to do whatever the hell I wanted!  Which of course entailed watching "Can't Hardly Wait", the classic late 90's film about an epic after graduation party.  This used to be one of my all-time favorite movies and I was feeling slightly nostalgic so I popped it in and settled in for a brainless ninety minutes. 

The thing that was surprising was that I actually liked some of the music from the movie...Of course it was all older stuff (especially now) but I still found myself singing along and grinning like a huge goober.  So I figured I would showcase a couple of the tunes!  The first one up is "Farther Down" by Matthew Sweet.  This song has been featured in so many films it's ridiculous.  But I love it every single time.  It's one of those quintessential love songs that just fits pretty much every situation. 

Next up is the classic "Only You" by the band Yaz.  Now I'm a total 80's kid.  Seriously, anything with a synthesizer and I can't help but love it!  I didn't hear this song until I was 12 going on 13...So I was right in the midst of my super emotional stage of puberty...And let me tell you this song cut me to the core.  I used to think it was the greatest song I had ever heard and it made me want to fall in love and play this song at my wedding.  I have since gained control over said emotions and while I still think this is a good song to listen to it doesn't quite have the same effect.  But I appreciate it nonetheless!

Monday, May 31, 2010

Day 7 and Day 8...I'm an epic failure!

Balls!  I missed yesterday's post...Again!  My boss is out of town and so I had to work crazy shifts that seriously just kicked my ass and made me too exhausted to even function much less blog...But that's no excuse...I said I was going to do this and I'm going to see it through dammit!  So, to make up for no post yesterday to my zero eagerly awaiting readers, I'll be posting two songs today!  Woo hoo!

So I'm kind of in one of those funky moods where you're questioning every life decision that has led you to this very moment and having to fight back grabbing the nearest duffel bag, stuffing it full of whatever essentials you have and taking off to some place where it will all be okay.  Needless to say my music choices are going to be a little weird.

The first song I'm posting is one that I've been listening to a lot on the bike to and from work...It's called "Face Down" by Red Jumpsuit Apparatus.  I don't know why but this song has kind of become my fallback angry song as of late.  And I have definitely been angry!  Haha  Customers are pissing me off at work and I'm beginning to resent them before they even walk in the door...I think I'm just burnt out on the job right now...I desperately need a break for sure!  Anyways this song is all about physical abuse in relationships....While I have never experienced physical abuse, I have been through my fair share of mind fucks and manipulative fuckwits...So I can kind of relate.  Plus this video is pretty cool I think!

My second post is slightly shameful.  Yes.  It's Celine Dion.  Singing "All By Myself".  The other spectrum of my lovely funk is the feeling that I'm not good enough for anyone and will never find love.  Ever.  In my entire life.  I'll die a lanky old man who has way too many cats and they'll eventually find my body three days later with multiple cat nibbles taken out of me.  One of my co-workers was singing this under her breath and it got stuck in my head.  And then I started thinking about the lyrics and getting more and more depressed and slightly emotional.  I think I'm having a full fledged case of man period or "meriod".  Lame.  Anyways, enjoy as Ms. Dion tickles your ear drums with this little ditty!