Music!

Today’s musical line-up brought to you by the letter C. Because cats. And cookies. And cupcakes. And coffee. And caffeine. Pretty much all good things in life. Yay coffee! Anyway this is what’s in my ears right now. Good tunes.

There will be times you might leap before you look…

“Call it surrender but you know that that’s a joke / And the punchline is you were never actually in control / But still, surrender anyway”

Do It Anyway, Ben Folds Five

I honestly can’t believe I haven’t shared this before since I absolutely love the video (ANNA KENDRICK CAMEO FTW!) – I adore Fraggle Rock so I posted this thing like fifty times on Twitter and Facebook because I was obsessed with it. I hadn’t actually listened to the song in awhile though and it came on this morning and it was so very appropriate to things in my life right now. I avoid so much and over-think and overanalyze and sometimes I just forget to do. So this is a good reminder.

Got the sense I was not her type by the black eye and bloody nose…

“It’s suffocating to say, / But the female mystique takes my breath away. / So give me a smile or give me a sneer, / ‘Cause I’m trying to guess here.”

Deer in the Headlights, Owl City

Again, a song that came on and I felt was relevant to my life. I think we’ve all felt this way before – like a deer trapped in the headlights and whether the outcome is good or bad, it’s life and it’s not easy to guess what other people are thinking unless they give you a black eye. Or something. You get what I’m saying.

What are you listening to today? And go!

Musical Monday

I spent the weekend at the Body Mind Spirit Expo so be patient with me if I seem a little loopy and hokey (though I prefer spiritually enlightened, thank you very much). I made a playlist filled with music that inspires me but really all I’m doing is playing these two songs on repeat over and over again. Feel good music. Good for the soul. I’m not religious, but I’m spiritual and I find a lot of spirituality in music, so there you are. Have a listen.

Let Your Faith Guide Your Faith

I think most people know The Mowgli’s because of their song San Fransisco, but this one, Carry Your Will, is my favorite of their music. It’s uplifting – I find myself turning it up as loud as I can and closing my eyes just to feel it.

Then it was dark and we could see no more / But somehow we found each other / Somehow we found hope / If you carry your will, I will carry my will…

Take a Blue Canoe Around the World

AGH. This song. It hits me where it hurts but it’s such a good wake-up call when I need it. Plus it’s Grace Potter and Willie Nelson so of course it’s gonna be an awesome song. We’re all our own Ragged Company sometimes and I love this song.

O’ lord I think I’m falling, to my disbelief / I’m cursing like a sailor and lying like a thief / It’s hard to heed the calling from the better side of me / When I’m blaming everybody else, and no one’s coming clean…

What are you listening to today?

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If I’m not careful, this is quickly going to turn into a nothing-but-youtube-videos-and-music blog, but y’all are okay with that right? RIGHT?

(I promise real posts are coming soon – they’re in the works.)

Musical!Inspiration!

I’m absolutely in love with the band Walk off the Earth and this song, Red Hands, it just PULLS at me in a way most songs don’t. I absolutely love it.

I realize that I got red hands, I wanna change this / Don’t ask me why I choose to lie, I stay blind, oh / It’s clear to me that you are human too, your accusations are burning through

The other song that I only just learned about last night is by a band called Alpha Rev who just played Blues on the Green here in Austin and they’ve quickly become one of my favorite bands. And this song, Sing Loud, has been on repeat all morning. So good.

Sing loud from the roof tops / Come dance on the rivers edge / Carry me over mountains to the end of love / Close the gates to the city / Hear the drums on the hillside / Carry me over mountains to the end of love

That’s it. That’s all I wanted to blog about today. Be good. Do good. Listen to good music.