Musical Revolution Week 9

It’s been an interesting week. Lots of thinking thoughts and pondering ponders and wondering wonders.

Two Door Cinema Club

Loving this song right now. It takes those thoughts and ponders and wonders that I was thinking and pondering and wondering about and then punches them in the face so I can remember to breathe.

Ellie Goulding

I don’t think many people in the US know about this cover. You’re welcome US. (This one is free but next time I have to introduce you to stunning brilliant music you owe me 1 million dollars- I gots to get paid yo)

What were your musical revolutions of the week? (Note: if you introduce me to stunning brilliant music, then I don’t owe you a million dollars, but I will give you a shout out on the blog which is like a million dollars…..am I right? I’m totally right.)

Musical Revolution Week 8

Before we get to the revolution, I want to share with y’all something Grammy said yesterday. It went something like this “Stick that in your Google!”

You’re welcome.

On to the revolution!

This week, it was all about Adele. Her new album 21 was released in the USA, and it is utterly stunning. My revolution is entirely Adele centric. It’s a good week in music, folks.

Adele

I probably don’t have to say it but….. if you didn’t know about this album before I told you today, you owe me BIG TIME. What was your musical revolution this week?

Musical Revolution: Weeks 6 and 7

So- I missed last week. You all know why. But major props to Drea for carrying on the good fight last week. Let’s keep this movement going people!

 

For me, last week, this was pretty much it (Sorry, I couldn’t embed it so you are just going to have to click on the link.)

This week was better than that. Huzzah!

Adele

This girl blows my mind. BLOWS MY MIND. This song is beyond major. I don’t want to stop listening to it ever.

Jesse J

“It’s not about the chi-ting chi-ting. It’s not about the bla-bling bla-bling.” Hallelu!

I want to hear your musical revolutions on the week. Lay ‘em on me!

Musical Revolution: Week 5

We are now into the second month of our musical revolution. This week has been completely bananas. The temperature drops and the whole world goes mad. Especially in Texas. It was like the precursor to the apocalypse. Rolling blackouts, gas stations running out of gas, car accidents, SNOW. Insanity.

Thank heavens for good music to take my mind off the crazy.

Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Man, this song brings me back. I heard it randomly on Monday and fell in love with it all over again. I love the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and this is the song that made me fall in love.

Eliza Doolittle

This song puts me in such a good mood! “I don’t care what the people may say, what the people may say about me.” Holla.

What was your snowpocalype soundtrack?

Musical Revolution: Week 4

Week 3 was pretty lame fellow revolutionaries. Did I not mention that there might be t-shirts???

C’mon. MUSICAL REVOLUTION. That’s like, a really good idea. I’m just sayin.

With or without followers, I plan on continuing the revolution. You know, because, by definition, the only thing you really need in this revolution is music. (But I would really really like some company if you’re interested…..there might be t-shirts in case I didn’t mention it before)

Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova

I love this song. I love love love this song. It’s so breathtakingly beautiful. I’ve always loved it but I’ve listened to it an awful lot this week. I can’t think of a reason why but I did. And I’m probably going to keep listening to it. So there.

Kings of Leon

This is one of the best songs on their new album. “I won’t ever be your cornerstone.” Such an epic line. This too, was on repeat in my car this week- and in my head.

Final week of the first month of my revolution. What was your week like musically?

Musical Revolution: Week 3

Alright people- we are gaining momentum. Those t-shirts are definitely becoming more of a possibility. Also, if we get 1,000 people to join the revolution we are totally marching on Washington. I don’t know why, but it seems like the right thing to do.

This week in my musical revolution….

Marina and the Diamonds

I love this song. Especially because, I’m not a robot. Because that would be terrifying.

Willow Smith

I legitimately didn’t want to like this song. Then I heard it. You win this one Willow Smith. Just. So. Catchy.

Katy Perry

Yay! I feel so much better! Also- her boobs are totally bursting into flame in this video. I mean, c’mon. TUNE.

Share your tunes of the week. REVOLUTION.

Musical Revolution Week 2

It’s the second week of my musical revolution. I’m thinking of having t-shirts made.

Partly because it’s been very dreary here and partly because the dreary weather has made me act like the grumpy raincloud Care-Bear, I’ve been listening to this song on repeat. It makes me smile. And dance at my desk.

Sometimes, as a woman, you just need to get your empowerment on. You know? This song does that for me. It’s a bit explicit (shame on me) but this is the clean version…Holla.

What were your songs of the week? Join the revolution people! There is no use trying to fight it. Ignore it and it will destroy you. (But not really because this is a non-violent revolution. Mostly, if you ignore it you will just feel really left out.)

Wisdom, Courtesy of Me.

I’m just going to go ahead and say “You’re Welcome.” Because you guys will be thanking your lucky stars you read this blog. Oh wait, I guess in that case your lucky stars should say “you’re welcome.” But that totally sucks because I’m the one really helping you. Stars are so pretentious. Anyway, here is some wisdom.

Dreary day, bright lipstick. Or, if you are of the male persuasion- dreary day, bright shirt. Although that works for both sexes. I don’t really have one that applies only to males. Sorry males. Although, I’m sure you would look lovely in a bright shade of lipstick.

The Sun is nature’s prozac. Just be sure to put sunscreen on because skin cancer is nature’s punch in the face (or where ever you have skin cancer- really, you just don’t want to get punched anywhere).

Don’t repeat name date. Which means don’t date multiple people with the same name. This is just common sense.

Don’t step on a crack or it will break your Mama’s back. Let’s show a little love for our Mothers. One time, when my Mom was having surgery, I avoided stepping on cracks the entire day. It took me an obscene amount of time to get anywhere but the surgery went well and I think I deserve at least half of the credit for it.

Denial has been good to me. Honestly, it has. Although a part of me definitely recognizes that it isn’t healthy but then I just pretend that part of me doesn’t exist.

If you are reading a book, nothing can hurt you. Unless you are walking across a busy street at the same time because then that speeding car will definitely hurt you. Or if you are stuck in the wilderness surrounded by hungry bears- although, you know what? I bet they would really appreciate a nice story. So you probably won’t be hurt until you finish- then they are going to tear you apart.  Sorry, I should have been more specific about this one.

This isn’t all the wisdom I have but I don’t want to overwhelm you in one go. Let this wisdom sink in a bit. Think of yourself as a steak (which I bet is what those bears will think of you as) and this wisdom as marinade (which will make you taste better to the bears).

Also- This is good advice. And I love this movie. Um…Christian Bale in a muscial? Sold.

Any wisdom you would like to share? Seize the day. Like Christian Bale. Or like how those bears are going to seize you.

Starting My Musical Year

To start off my year in music, there were three songs I couldn’t get over this week. I listened to them over and over and over. They each applied to my life in a different way this week- and besides that- they are just pieces of stellar music.

Florence+ the Machine “Dog Days Are Over”

New year, new everything. I can breathe again. Feeling fully refreshed and alive. The dog days are over.

Mumford & Sons “Sigh No More”

“Love will not betray, dismay, or enslave you. It will set you free.” Stunning.

Annie (The musical) “I think I’m going to like it here”

Even though Daddy Warbucks didn’t adopt me and I don’t have any maids to do everything for me- I’m in a really good place in life and I think I’m going to like it here. Also, I may have met someone who made me smile…..but more on that in the next flirtation failure.

I can’t wait to hear what your life in music was this week! Please share!

Resolution:2011

Fireworks

It’s that time of year (you know, the beginning) when people make resolutions. So far, in life, I have a pretty poor resolution keeping record. But, I’m pretty sure that’s because those resolutions were always about losing weight or working out. Basically, I’ve always gone with the cliche resolutions. Lame-o. So, in the interest of not being lame-o, I actually put a lot of thought into my resolutions this year. They are as follows…

1. Read one new book every week of the year. (So, like, 52) Not only does this resolution play to my strengths but I think I will get a lot out of it and hopefully learn some new things- also, I think this will really motivate my writing. Yay reading! (Take a note kids)

2. Successfully become a hip grown-up. What I mean by this, is that I want to be a grown-up but not lose any of my hipness. Or maybe what I mean is that it would be awesome if I got some hipness and also acted more like a grown-up. Wait no, what I mean is that I want to get some hipness and live like a grown-up (as opposed to acting like one). I’m still working this one out a bit.

3. I want to start a peaceful and musically driven revolution with my blog. The point of this revolution is to get everyone to think of their lives in terms of music. So, it’s a pretty cool revolution. Basically I am going to encourage everyone to add a soundtrack to their lives. As such, every Friday, I will post a song that describes my week the best (please let me know what yours are as well) and then at the end of the month I will have a post dedicated to the all the songs (yours and mine). Also, instead of weapons, we will use dance moves. And I strongly encourage you to narrate your emotions throughout the day in song. When people ask you why, please direct them to this blog. Sure, we are starting out grassroots but I really believe we can change the world. Or at least be considered like a counter-culture or cult.

So, what are your resolutions? Also, if you have a problem with making New Year’s resolutions, please take it up with the ancient Babylonians- they started it.