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song of the week : Cold War Kids

I have two favorite bands, Mumford and Sons and The Cold War Kids. I can’t pick a favorite, sometimes I listen to CWK more than Mumford and Sons and sometimes I cant quit Mumford and Sons. Right now im having a Cold War Kids moment, I am in love with the lead singers voice, its bluesy, folksy and just different and unique! I love it. Some people think he sounds like a woman which I think is absolutely ridiculous, he just sounds like a man with the one of the most uncommon voices, once you know what he sounds like you know his work. This song is folksy and has a beat that sticks with you. This weeks song of the week is Saint John by The Cold War Kids (im sure you already guess the artist though 😛 )

 

 

Nathan Willett 🙂


Song of the week : CHRISTMAS IS HERE, NOTHING ELSE MATTERS BUT HOLIDAY SPIRIT.

Christmas time has finally arrived. Christmas music has been playing non-stop for this girl *points at self* and christmas movies are the only option! nothing else! Lights are being strung up around houses, eggnog lattes are being sold at Disneyland, scarves and knit caps are now being worn by people besides hipsters and the smell of cinnamon and pure magic is filling the air. This weeks song of the week is of course a Christmas song, it was my favorite when I was younger and I use to sing it to my cat Hunter and he absolutely loved it!

It’s Santa Baby!! one of the best Christmas songs ever, true story its a fact!

I hope you all had an amazing Thanksgiving and I hope your week doesn’t completely suck! Think of Christmas, cinnamon, sparkly lights and family traditions if you get stuck in the holiday blues.

Thank you for reading and God bless you all!! 🙂


Song of the week : Depeche Mode

This weeks song of the week is by Depeche Mode and its awesome! if you dont like this song dont talk to me and unsubscribe! 🙂 But yes this song is amazing and interesting and unique ( which we all pretty much expect from depeche mode)  and its titled “Just can’t get enough”.

And to go along with the song of the week is a clip from an awesome show called “An Idiot Abroad”. Its a clip of Karl Pilkington dancing to the song. SO enjoy :).

Have an awesome week and enjoy these clips!


Song of the week : Young the Giant

This weeks song of the week was discovered while  deciding if I was going to like a band that I was becoming interested in…that was a confusing sentence 🙂 . Basically Young the Giant is played on the radio, two songs. “Cough Syrup” and “My body”, while listening to cough syrup like a maniac I found this song because I needed a break and let me tell you. This song is my love. I forget every time the energy that is poured in to this song. The song starts out calm and beautiful and just turns in to a crazy punk sounding mess half way towards the end and I always go crazy! I love it so much! This is the song that will pick you up off of the ground, dust you off and set you off on your merry way.

Listen to this song and become inspired to kick some serious butt out there in that world of ours!

Thank you for reading and listening and I hope everyone has an amazing rest of the week and a lovely weekend! God Bless! 🙂

“The riddles of God are more satisfying than the solutions of man.”

-G.K. Chesterton

 


Song of the week : Ice Nine Kills

This weeks song of the week is like nothing ive done yet…usually I do folk, rock, or big band but this week im taking a turn that will last two weeks because I want to promote two bands :). The next two songs of the week will be metalcore..the first song I have chosen is by a band that I have loved for about three years now called Ice Nine Kills.

I chose one of their more mellower songs that I absolutely love! If you do like metalcore  I’ll give a few more recommendations at the end…But anyways back to the song. I love the guitar! it makes me dance in my chair and I cant help but sing along. The lyrics aren’t the happiest but the beat is so unique and its own. I love that this band has screamo songs but then also has a few laid back songs. I’m absolutely in love with the lead singers voice..hes crazy talented! I love how this band dedicates themselves to making awesome real music with lyrics that mean something..always makes time to meet with the fans and just show that they care. Ice Nine Kills is beyond awesome and it’s because they show that their band is their life.

So here it is…the song of the week..

I hope you all fall in love with the band and have an awesome week!!!! 🙂

A few recommendations if you love Ice Nine Kills which you do now 🙂

The Greatest Story Ever Told

What I should Have learned in study hall

Cinder Blocks and Thank you Knots

Lifetime in a Week

and the song that made me fall in love with this band…

Last Words


Song of the week : Great Big Sea

Last night I walked my dogs, like I do every evening. It was marvelous weather! the day before it had been warm, bright and sunny but last night it was foggy, cold and looked as if it were going to rain…my favorite weather! While walking the pups I was thinking about which song I would choose for the week and I decided to pick a song by “Great Big Sea”.

I found this band after seeing “Robin Hood” for the first time (the new one). After seeing the movie I came home and looked up the actors that starred in the movie, something I do all the time. I found out that Alan A’Dayle was played by Alan Doyle, the lead singer in a group called “Great Big Sea” and a friend of Russell Crowe. I decided to check out the band since they were folk rock..and I loved them!

Alan Doyle in "Robin Hood"

The band covers traditional Newfoundland folk songs and also writes their own music.

I chose the song titled ‘Recruiting Sergeant”  because it fit last nights weather beautifully and I wanted the song I chose to do so. This song is amazing! it’s so lively it makes me want to buy a boat, go to the beach and go sail somewhere :). The lyrics are also very meaningful which is awesome, the song is about WWI. The instruments used in this band are awesome! The accordion, drums, bass, the bouzouki, banjo and the mandolin! it’s a list of awesomeness! So here it is..the song of the week.

I hope you all end up loving this band as much as I do.

Have an amazing rest of the week!! 🙂


Song of the week : Temple of The Dog

Finally on time for song of the week and it feels good 🙂 this weeks song of the week has a reason and a story..the reason I chose this certain song is because for my music appreciation presentation at the end of the year I will be talking about Eddie Vedder! I adore Eddie Vedder’s deep low baritone voice and his grungy look. The story behind this weeks song of the week is…

Last year every night at around 10, 98.7 would play a recording of a live song..and it was awesome I loved it. I could never figure out what song it was though and I always thought it was Pearl Jam because I heard Eddie Vedder but  I couldn’t find it so finally I just looked up the lyrics (because by this time I had memorized the entire song..this also happened with me and sometime around midnight by the airborne toxic event) anyways I found out it was Hunger Strike by Temple of The Dog! And I basically became obsessed with the song. So this weeks song of the week is “Hunger Strike” by Temple of The Dog..if that somehow wasnt already clear 🙂 .

Look at these two crazy geniuses

I honestly believe I love this song so much because of the way I was introduced to it, it was a mystery to me…I knew all the lyrics but I didn’t know who it was by and it sounded insanely familiar so I couldn’t help but want more. I love how in this song there are two very talented vocalists singing..Chris Cornell and Eddie Vedder, they sound very similar but there is enough of a difference that it gives the song a weird sort of depth if that makes any sense at all haha :).  The simplicity of the video is pretty awesome as well..I love how all the guys have crazy long hair it fits beautifully with the whole grunge feel.

I hope you all have an awesome monday and amazing week!! 🙂

Oh and sorry no video, but you can watch it on youtube..it just wouldn’t work on my blog 🙂


Song of the week : The Cars

K, I know I havent been blogging as much and I blame my school for giving me 7 classes when I could barely handle 5 but anyways here is the song of the week and I also plan on posting a recipe Friday.

This weeks song of the week is by an awesome band called The Cars. There are certain songs by 70’s and 80’s bands that just never die, they live on forever on greatest rock songs cd’s, movie sound tracks and newer band covers..a few great examples are “Welcome to the Jungle” “Livin On a Prayer” “Anyway you want it” and finally this weeks song of the week…”Just what I needed”.

This song is AMAZING to say the very least..its no wonder it’s lived on. Everything is perfect, the guitar is gorgeous, the lead singer is obviously gifted with his voice which at first sounds dull but (he still makes it work)  then  turns in to magic. It has a beat that makes you want to sing  aloud for everyone to hear even if when your singing you can’t even stand it. The lead singer is also really awesome..Ric Ocasek..which is a fun name to say.

look at this unique looking old man in all his glory 🙂

 This song has everything you want from a song that’s lived on and that’s not surprising since I picked it ;). Play this song and play it loud..and sing along.

 I hope you all keep having an awesome week!! and I hope you had an awesome Monday :).


Song of the week : The Decemberists

This weeks song of the week is a song I just heard today on KROQ*. I was pleasantly surprised with this song, at first when it came on I thought it was annoying and it made me want to get up to change the radio station but im glad I gave it a chance because this song is pretty awesome! If at first you don’t like the song…please give it a chance, its awesome and the longer you listen to it the better it gets…so give it a chance. I had heard of this band before but never listened to any of their stuff so im glad KROQ played them. This band is indie folk rock  and pure awesomeness… the lead singer plays the bouzouki!

Look how awesome it is!!

 So here it is…the song of the week! This is why we fight by the Decemberists

If you adore indie folk rock music like Mumford and Sons or The Cave Singers…you will love this band..give them a chance, listen to the song and fall in love. 🙂

I hope you all had an awesome Monday! and keep having an awesome week!!!

 

*KROQ is a local radio station that’s starting to suck but by playing the Decemberists its postponing its fate of completely sucking. 🙂


song of the week : The Takeover UK

This weeks song is by a band that I have loved for a while now…I found them while listening to the alternative music channel on our television and I’m glad I did. I was picking this weeks song last night while I was falling asleep and listening to my iPod and this song came on . This song is so much fun and the beat is beautiful. I believe the story behind their name is that originally it was just the Takeover but they heard that there were a few other bands playing with that name so they added UK because a lot of great bands have come from the UK.  K so here it is…Kill me dead by The Takeover UK and don’t let the title fool you..its a very upbeat song!

I hope you all have an awesome monday and amazing week!!!! 🙂