Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Never Shout Never, Todd Carey

Hello there! So college so far has been super weird. I've been graced with a wonderful roommate. The problem is that we both don't really know anyone going here! blehh so its been kind of weird. We've been trying to meet people but it's kind of a slow process. I hope we start making friends and things soon. My classes seem okay, i have two really hard ones and three pretty easy ones so I think I'll be able to handle it. Idk I think that's enough about me.

Since I haven't posted in awhile I think i'll do two songs today. lol The first one is by a really unique artist called Never Shout Never. His songs are super cute and fun and just put you in a really good mood really fast. The song is called "This shit gets old" and i hope you like it! Some other great songs by him are "On the Brightside" and "Did it hurt?"

The next song is by Todd Carey who I don't actually know very much about but I love the song i'm going to share. It's called "Ain't Got Love." It has this like great groove to it, but it's still kind of Pop-y. I really like the feel of this song. :)

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Hey Monday

Hello there, so i've basically finished packing all my things for school. It's getting super weird now because most of my friends have already left.. :( but i'm excited to leave in ONE day :) I might not be posting for a few days due to moving in and everything.

The song for today is by the band Hey Monday who just came out with a stellar small album called Beneath it All. The song I picked is "Wish You Were Here" It's just super catchy. Some other good songs by them are "6 Months" and "Obvious."

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Two favorites

Today's song is from another one of my absolute favorite artists, Missy Higgins, who has such a unique sound. I recommend any of her albums-- they are all wonderful. This song is called "Steer" and she talks for the first 40 seconds of the video so if you want you can skip ahead to that. Some other songs that are great by her are "Nightminds," "Warm Whispers," "Peachy," and "Scars."

Another one of my favorite artists is Marc Broussard, who has an amazing voice. This song is called "Let Me Leave." Some other great songs by him are "Gavin's Song," "The Beauty of Who You Are," and "Home." His album Carencro is outstanding.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

A movie for my fellow dorks

Last night I went to see Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World. And before seeing the movie I didn't really think it was going to be that great, I guess I just couldn't imagine Michael Cera being anything but this innocent awkward kid. But the face that he was that awkward guy and was still kicking ass made it even funnier. The movie was absolutely awesome, and hilarious. I really recommend to see it if you play video games, love some rockin music, and can enjoy a bit love story. hah But I also think that even if you don't really understand all the video game references you'll still enjoy the movie.

One of my songs if from one of my favorite artists Kina Grannis, she is crazyyy awesome. You should check out her channel which i've linked over there ----> She has a ton of great covers and performs all of her videos live. Her voice is amazing and she's a great song writer.  The song I'm featuring is called "Message From Your Heart" which is one of my favorites on her album Stairwells, which is available on iTunes. Hope you enjoy it, I think it's a beautiful song. 

I think that is it for today. Thank all of you who have start to follow me and thank you all for the comments. This blog thing is starting to turn out to be really fun! I started packing today for school and now i only have four days. I'm super excited. Let me know what you think of Scott Pilgrim if you go see it, and let me know what you think of Kina Grannis :)
P.S. idk why youtube is being weird but i'm sorry the videos are super wide. :/

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Finally, a female artist! :)

Well, today i actually started packing my things. It is starting to get really real-- I leave for school in six days! I'm finally starting to feel ready for it too.

For some suggestions today I thought I'd recommend a great female artist. I've realized that I listen to mostly male bands, which I had never noticed till I started this whole blog thing haha. Elisa is a wonderful artist and the song I'm going to introduce is called "The Waves." If you like the song some other good songs by Elisa are "Dancing" and "Rock Your Soul." She's really good at the power notes, her songs are super emotional, and she really has an outstanding voice. 

The next artist is Dave Barnes, who also has a spectacular voice. Now normally I wouldn't use a live video because either the artist sucks live, or the crowd is too loud. But i've decided to post this live version of "Grace's Amazing Hands;" I really love this song and Dave Barnes does a great job live, plus there aren't any good videos of the recorded version. (Be forewarned that there is a pretty decently long guitar solo). Dave Barnes' EP "Three, Then Four" is absolutely fantastic, I encourage you to check it out. Another good song by him that is not on that EP is "God Gave Me You." And if you like him I'd recommend checking out Marc Broussard, who I'll probably feature on here at some point because he is also equally amazing. Enjoy :)

As always let me know what you think of these songs :) 

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Hi sorry I haven't posted in a while

Hi! So I've been lame and I thought that when I went on vacation I was going to have access to a computer... obviously I was wrong haha. I just got back from visiting relatives who live in Boston and met up with my cousin and uncle from Australia. It was a great trip, I love visiting family. :)

Also the college countdown will start with this post! I only have EIGHT days till I leave for school. It's actually starting to hit me now! I can't believe it, I don't feel like I should be this old. To make it all the more nerve wracking I'm not anywhere close to being ready or packed or anything. Now on to some suggestions:

"You Make it Real" by James Morrison. This song has wonderful vocals and some really interesting lyrics. All of the videos with lyrics had poor sound quality so I'm going to post them below the video. Some other great songs by James Morrison are "The Letter" and "This Boy."  

definitely hope to post more than I have been. Let me know what you think of the song!


There's so much craziness, surrounding me 
There's so much going on, it gets hard to breathe 
When all my faith has gone, you bring it back to me 
You make it real for me 

When I'm not sure of, my priorities 
When I've lost site of, where I'm meant to be 
Like holy water, washing over me 
You make it real for me 

And I'm running to you baby 
You are the only one who saved me 
That's why I've been missing you lately 
Cause you make it real for me 

When my head is strong, but my heart is weak 
I'm full of arrogance, and uncertainty 
But I can find the words, you teach my heart to speak 
You make it real for me, yeah

And I'm running to you baby 
Cause you are the only one who saved me 
That's why I've been missing you lately 
Cause you make it real for me 

Everybodies talking in words 
I don't understand 
You got to be the only one 
Who knows just who I am 
Your shinin in the distance 
I hope I can make it through 
Cause the only place 
That I want to be 
Is right back home with you 

I guess there's so much more 
I have to learn 
But if you're here with me 
I know which way to turn 
You always give me somewhere, 
Somewhere I can learn 
You make it real for me 

And I'm running to you baby 
Cause you are the only one who saved me 
That's why I've been missing you lately 
Cause you make it real for me 

You make it real for me