Whether a song has moved me at some point in my life, reflecting a mood, or my current jam it will more than likely make it on here. Your welcome to comment at the bottom of the page. Enjoy!
STRANGER THINGS SEASON 2 FINAL TRAILER MUSIC – NETFLIX
Friday, October 20th 2017
In honor of my oldest son Dominic’s 13th birthday today and his love for movie themed instrumentals as well as the tv series Stranger Things I thought I would add this one for today’s entry. All three of my kids love music in one way or another, but Dominic definitely connects to it on another level. He reminds me of my self when I was a kid with music. He will sit in his room with his iPad and repeatedly study a song with his headphones on for hours. I love that we share that bond together.
Fun fact: When I was pregnant with him we often had our music listening sessions together with headphones wrapped across my belly so that he could have full surround sound too. 🙂 You can read more on our story on how I embraced Special Needs HERE.
This track is actually pretty cool. Any Stranger Things fans? Season 2 – October 27th!! Can’t Wait!
SOMETHING JUST LIKE THIS – THE CHAINSMOKERS AND COLDPLAY
Friday, October 13th, 2017
It has been a crazy week ! Thankfully some important to-do’s were crossed off my list and now I’m ready to enjoy my Friday with the family. On a music note, I recently downloaded this song on my Itunes and it just seems to hit the spot as I close out my week. Happy Friday!!
A LITTLE TRIBUTE TO THE LEGENDARY – TOM PETTY (1950-2017)
Friday, October 6th, 2017
Tom Petty’s music is definitely a regular in my house so we were deeply saddened by the news of his passing. It only seems right to have a little special place on the blog to highlight some of my favorites. Now the list could go on and on because I have several Tom Petty favorites, but I will stick to these 5 for now. 🙂
MARY JANE’S LAST DANCE
So ok – this one has kicked off our families Friday night jam sessions MANY times at 5:00 pm sharp! It’s like my pandora Tom Petty station just always felt this one set the TGIF mood just right. I have to agree! Plus I’m from Indiana so it’s just meant to be. 😉 Warning: It’s impossible to sit still on this one! There definitely has got to be some hippy blood running through my veins!
I’M LEARNING TO FLY
His writing style often shares a sense of vulnerability that we all can relate to. But he tends to wrap it all up (no pun intended – I promise lol) in a pretty little uplifting package that leaves us feeling it’s going to be ok and to not lose hope. There is definitely positive twists and outlook throughout his music.
YOU DON’T KNOW HOW IT FEELS
The title alone speaks volumes to me. I have always felt it’s so important in life to refrain from judging, labeling, and concluding your diagnosis of ones being. Because we don’t know…
I love the gentle presence expressed in this one. I read that Tom Petty just took a deep breathe and this song just came out in three and a half minutes max. Amazing!
Now we are all familiar with this classic. So I thought I would share John Mayor’s version. Sometimes hearing a great cover of a great song allows us to hear the lyrics in a new light. Yes John covers it in “John Mayor style”, but as you hear him singing the song he somehow brilliantly takes you right back to the incomparable Tom Petty in an almost tribute form.
R.I.P Tom Petty (1950-2017)
What is your favorite Tom Petty song? I would love to know in the comments at the bottom of this page.
NOTHING ELSE MATTERS (San Fransico Symphony Orchestra) – METALLICA
Monday, September 25, 2017
While my music library has always been heavily diverse, lately I have been kind of stuck in a rut listening to the same songs. Especially during our family’s traditional Friday Jam sessions. So this past weekend we decided to change things up a little and listen to other styles of music we have grown to love over the years. This time around we chose Rock and Alternative Rock from the early 90’s. My husband and I are high school sweethearts so it was really fun to revisit memories we shared from music back in the day. It was definitely a good move to spin the music wheel. I can’t wait to see what we decide to fill our air waves with next.
When I was in my twenties I would listen to this particular version of Metallica’s song on repeat over and over and over during my treadmill workouts. It’s not necessarily the traditional workout music, but I would get so lost in it (especially the instrumental solo at the end) that I would forget that I could hardly breathe from the workout lol. The orchestra provided a path for a beautiful arrangement of vocal harmonies that only fueled to what was already an emotional song to begin with. It’s a brilliant merging of the original sound and a classical orchestra carefully nurturing each other as James Hetfield’s deep vocals rode the ride. Good stuff!
SAIL AWAY – DAVID GRAY
Thursday, September 14, 2017
I feel like I don’t listen to David Gray near as much as I should. Because every time I hear his stuff I am instantly captivated and reminded how amazing he is as a singer/songwriter.
WORSHIP MEDLEY: OCEANS // YOU MAKE ME BRAVE – CALEB AND KELSEY GRIMM
September 7, 2017
Beautiful song of God’s love for us and that He is always with us even in the midst of our storms. xo
ED SHEERAN CONCERT – HOUSTON TOYOTA CENTER (August 19, 2017)
August 23, 2017
I recently went to an Ed Sheeran concert and let me just say my fan rank has now stepped it up a couple gazillion notches. Prior to the show I knew and liked a few of his songs, but didn’t really know too much other than the fact that Taylor Swift said he is the bomb. Well we all know Taylor Swift knows all, soooo I figured why not see what he’s got.
Um YES, he IS the bomb!! lol He was absolutely AMAZING! The fact that he created and filled an arena full of amazing music all on his own, with only his voice, his guitars, and some kind of machine he randomly stepped on to layer his various sounds/beats right there live — was MIND BLOWING. Not too mention resourceful! lol Pretty brilliant! Here are two songs that he performed that night that spoke to me the most.
I had never heard this song prior to the show, but the minute I heard it I was completely hooked without really hearing any lyrics. Towards the end of the song it turned into an instrumental jam and I felt like I jumped into his guitar and got lost in the sounds being played. It’s the only way I can describe it…. Unfortunately the version below doesn’t capture his amazing live version with the guitar jam, but still good.
I SEE FIRE
The first time I ever heard this song was by artist Jasmine Thompson (an amazing Engish singer by the way). I didn’t realize she wasn’t the original singer until I had heard Ed’s version one day on Pandora. Which needless to say stopped me in my tracks when I heard it. At the show, while singing this he played a video in the background with a big dragon with fire and all. I thought it was pretty cool and set the scene nicely. 🙂 Later after the concert I learned that the dragon scene and this song is from the movie “The Hobbit”. Apparently I live under a rock because until recently this was just a good song by Jasmine Thompson that I liked and had on iTunes. Who knew??!? 😉 This remixed version below of Ed’s song has a nice tropical vibe. Kinda diggin’ it.
BADDEST BLUES – BETH HART
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Always been a sucker for the blues…
HELLO – LIONEL RICHIE
Friday, August 4, 2017
Hands down my favorite LR song. Can’t wait to hear him sing this one tonight!!
WITHOUT YOU – MARIAH CAREY
Friday, August 4, 2017
Growing up this girls voice was EVERYTHING to me. My poor family had to hear her songs on repeat blaring from my room for years. I listened and studied every which way she used that power house voice in a song. I was even a proud member of her fanclub back in the day (don’t judge) 😉 Bummer I didn’t keep all that memorabilia. Anyway – this one isn’t her song, but her rendention of this cover is one of my favorites. When she belts out that high note 3/4 into the song…..chills everytime. Tonight will be my first time to hear that amazing voice live. Crossing my fingers she doesn’t lip sync. lol ;/
THE OTHER SIDE – DAVID GRAY
Monday, July 17, 2017
Current vibes for this low key overcast Monday. This is one of my favorite David Gray songs. I’ve always felt in a way his voice sounded like a male version of Stevie Nicks….velvety.
ALL AROUND ME (ACOUSTIC) – FLYLEAF
Sunday, July 9, 2017
Although the album version is still probably my favorite, stripping away everything but the guitar and Lacey Sturm’s vocals bring all focus to the most important elements of this song….the words and her delivery of them.
STRANGLEHOLD – TED NUGENT
Friday Jam, July 7, 2017
I might have to watch “Dazed and Confused” soon…
THE SOUND OF SILENCE – SIMON AND GARFUNKEL: PAUL SIMON LIVE IN NEW YORK CITY
Thursday, July 6, 2015
A classic. I can’t help but close my eyes and just take it all in…
OVER THE LOVE – FLORENCE + THE MACHINE
Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Her vocals in this one takes me soaring for days…