Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Song of the Day - Say My Name - Odesza, featuring Zyra

Here's a sweet little dance tune by electronic duo Odesza.  It's from their sophomore effort, In Return, and from the sounds of it and the looks of their popularity, these two are ones to watch, for sure...

Monday, October 20, 2014

Song of the Day - Bucket List - Nelly Furtado

Climb a mountain swim the seven seas 
Get your body to look like Hercules 
Jump out an airplane with a parachute 
Fly up and away on a hot air balloon

In this lifetime
I want you to be mine
Cuz I took a long look at my bucket list
And I saw that at the bottom it said our first kiss and
Whoa I'm running out of time
Whoa I'm running out of time

This past Friday, I began a Music Fridays weekly lesson with my advanced group of students and one of the first songs I chose to work with them on was Nelly Furtado's Bucket List, which until this moment I had no idea was ever a single.  The tune is one of my favorites off of her Spirit Indestructible album, which didn't really do so well, unfortunately.  

Get on your boots and visit the North Pole
Try every sport until you score a goal
Follow the path of a butterfly
Go to Ground Zero and do nothing but cry
We don't know how much time left we got left in this world
This beautiful world

Anywho, this song is about just what you think it is, a bucket list. I've always loved the idea of having a bucket list...I really already have one in my head...and so I'm going to be bringing Friday's lesson into today.  So if you don't know the song, and/or you're looking for a song to pick you up a little and bring you into some daydreaming, then by all means click play below.

Read more: Nelly Furtado - Bucket List Lyrics | MetroLyrics 

Sunday, October 19, 2014

I think I'm on to something here...

I have no idea where this one's gonna go, but I do know that there are a lot of things going through my head right now and I need to get something, anything, out.  It's Sunday night already, and my one day off is coming to a quick close.  I swear, I think the work week should be the other way around...five days off, two on.  Weekends always go by so fast, and when you work an extra Saturday, well, you seem to have no weekend at all.

I went into today determined to get stuff done.  My house has been a mess lately, laundry needed to get done, and the yard work, oh the yard work that I never seem to get to was on the agenda for my short Sunday, but like every other day in my life, nothing went as planned.  Though I didn't get anything done, actually enjoyed most of how I spent the day,

It started off with an impromptu invite to a brunch this morning and immediately afterwards a friend stopped for what eventually turned into an all day visit.  And so, my laundry sits undone, the vaccuuming and dusting is still in a desperate state and forget about the yard work, much less grocery shopping.  Ugh!!!

All this does is cause me stress over the fact that I've either got to do these things after work in the very little time I have during the weeknights (chuckles to self!) or put it off till next weekend, which I'm sure by then there will be things added to the list, as well as other distractions from doing them. Plus I've got school planning I need to do now, but I'm sort of rebelling against that at the moment to write this post.

The friend with whom I hung out with all day was an old neighborhood pal of mine named Frank. Frank had only recently come back into my life after years of living out of state, and he's one of those friends I never seem to have time to see.  So even though spending a lot of time with him took away time from doing me doing chores, I enjoyed myself,..chores are no fun anyway!

During our conversation, Frank responded to one of my grumblings about the stuff I had to get done by reminding me that I shouldn't worry about them and I should just enjoy the moment.  Gee, why didn't I think of that?  It's exactly what he was doing...enjoying his Sunday with an awesome friend (lol), and so was I.  So why is it that I couldn't then, or even now, hours later, still feel stressed over this pile of stuff at home and at work that I simply can't expect myself to get to entirely?  

Hmmm...I think I'm on to something here...      

Song of the Day - Dumb For You - Hoodie Alen

I'd never heard of indie hip hop artist Hoodie Allen until a couple of weeks ago when I discovered him on...you guessed it, Spotify.  I found this song in the "New Releases" category and quickly put it in a folder for a possible future download.  I kinda sorta liked it, but I didn't love it at first or even second listen to download it right away.  Sometimes a song's gotta sink in for you to get it, and this one definitely did.  The tune is very rhythmic and catchy and it gets regular airplay in my iTunes "Current" folder.  I wouldn't necessarily cull it a hip hop song, but more in the category of pop.  Check it out, you might find that you like it, too...