September 13, 2011

Meiko - Reasons to love you

My year of music is nearly complete!  I know, I know, I've missed over a hundred days.  It seems not quite fair for me to end it without 365 new songs for you, but alas, there are only 24 hours to every day.  I'm using as many of them as I can lately!

And I've also been inspired to write about the great journey I've been on in the last twelve months.  Shortly, I hope, I will be able to post an ode to this last year, and discovering great music, like Meiko, will be a part of it!

Until then, I'm just thinking back about how much I've learned about life and love, something that Meiko sings so much about.  Tonight, I wrote about the latest epiphany I've been realizing.  When it comes down to it, I guess somebody will one day provide me with a Reason to Love Him/Her....until then, I'll just love you all!

September 12, 2011

B*Witched - C'est La Vie

It's been years since I've heard these ladies.  Then, suddenly, I finished my espresso, turned up my ears and began tapping my toes along to these familiar vocals...oh, such a great exciting vibe!

September 11, 2011

Cat Power ~ Lived In Bars

"we know your house so very well
and we will wake you once we've walked up
all your stairs"

Cat Power is H-O-T!

This song is under-rated...

"we know your house so very well
and we will bust down your door if you're not there

"we've lived in bars
and danced on tables
hotels trains and ships that sail
we swim with sharks
and fly with aeroplanes out of here
out of here "

September 10, 2011

Hey Ocean! - "Alleyways"

I’ll take the alleyway today
No need for streets they just compete with other people
Walking side by side on sidewalks
With their clocks all ticking simultaneously
There is a way
Another way to go and I’ll take it
A secret way
Some people know about but know one ever sees

Fast or slow
Take the shortcuts inside roads
Pay no mind to the signs or highway lines
Will get there our way

And though we more than deserved it long ago 
it doesn't hurt to notice I'm free

(Fast or slow
Take the shortcuts inside roads
Pay no mind to the signs or highway lines
Will get there our way) 

September 9, 2011

Jeremy Fisher ~ High School

Oh....high school.

I love Jeremy Fisher.

Just saying.

He's in Edmonton September 23.

Just saying.

September 8, 2011

Hey Ocean! - Big Blue Wave (acoustic)

This is such a sad sweet song...made me depressed... :-(

But I still love these guys! :-D

So happy to have discovered them...and this this year. What a Great Year!

September 7, 2011

Ingrid Michaelson ~ Maybe

It's time.

I'm going through everything I've gone through this year.

I'm cleaning out my mental closet, and donating those things I no longer need to good will.

With the subtle hints to and clinging onto my catalyst for the amazing journey I've had this year... well, this song is only fitting.

I don't believe it, though.  I'll admit, I think about that moment when we do meet on some city street somewhere.  His face ingrained in my mind, I'll have this vague feeling of familiarity with an otherwise stranger. And I doubt he'll recognize this beautiful soul he opened up for the world.

Perhaps that is a shame. Wouldn't life be better if we knew EXACTLY how we improved the lives of the people we touched?

But, in the end, knowing I'll have an affect on people doesn't inspire me to keep trying to do just that.  The best mystery of life is that we'll never actually know what we did or how we did it, but yet we always do change the course of life for so many people that we come across.  I enjoy the mystery and hope that it's always for the better...At least that's why I try to always leave with gratitude...and if not, look back on those devils as lessons learned...

September 6, 2011

Marina and the Diamonds ~ I am NOT a (L.A.) Robot

Months ago, my friend recommended Marina and the Diamonds to me. I have forgotten about her this summer....until he brought her up again last night. I am grateful for that friendship for more than just discovering this lovely and hilariously wonderful music...but today, it's for the music! ;-)

September 4, 2011

Regina Spektor - "Dance Anthem of the 80's"

And I am one of your people, but the cars don't stop...
It's been a long time since before I've been touched and now I'm getting touched all the time...and it's only a matter of time...and it's only a matter of when....

As a child of the 80's, I have a definite admiration for the music from that time.

As a child of the 80's, I have many friends born in that time.

Today is one of those friend (since babyhood)'s birthdays.

Happy Happy Day Day!

September 2, 2011

Frankie Goes To Hollywood ~ Relax (Don't Do It)

I'm feeling in an 80s kind of mood this week. There's nothing wrong with that.

Coitus interruptus, however, is not a recommended form of birth control nor a preventitive measure against STI's, STD's, and the epidemic that shook the 80s: AIDS.

Maybe Frankie should have stayed at home...

September 1, 2011

Nena ~ 99 Luftballons

September is the beginning of my year, every year, student or not.

This song is not only a memory of times past, but a celebration of what is to come - hope for the future. As such, it is only fitting for this day...