I felt like starting my blog up again so here’s a song recommendation for the week.
The song is called “Into Your Dream” by Foreign Born, and I just listened to it on repeat while I was getting ready this morning. It’s one of my favorite songs just because of how upbeat it is and the guitar solo towards the end. I first heard it on the TV show, Chuck, so if it sounds familiar to you that might be why. Check it out!
Hey Everyone! I know it’s been a long time since I last posted; I just wanted to make sure my professor had a chance to grade my blog before I continued writing. I decided to continue this blog because I enjoyed my assignment so much. It gave me an outlet to talk about all the music I enjoy, and I look forward to discussing more.
About last week, one of my friend’s texted me asking if I wanted to go to the Black Rebel Motorcycle Club concert with her in November. Of course, I couldn’t say no to this because I am a fan of the band and tickets were fairly cheap.
I hadn’t listened to them in a month or two when she asked me about the concert, so it made me go back and listen to some of my favorite songs from the band. That’s where this week’s song recommendation comes in.
It was hard to choose one song out of their entire discography, so I decided to randomly pick one of my favorites, ‘Spread Your Love’.
The lyrics to it are fairly simple, but they contain such a bigger story. That’s one of the amazing things about it; they’re able to tell an entire story using a handful of words. Add the awesome and badass rhythm with BRMC’s garage band style and you’ve got a song that I’ve listened to about 500 times.
The other day I was looking for something to watch on TV and I got so excited when I found Freaky Friday, theLindsay Lohan version. I remember watching this movie about fifty times as a kid, I’m sure my parents got tired of it.
Throughout the movie, my favorite scenes were always the ones where her band would be playing and practicing. In fact, my favorite part of the movie is when her mom is still in her body and she has to play with the band for the Wango Tango audition. However, it’s the song the song they play that makes the scene enjoyable for movie. Read More
How do you feel about cover songs? Cover songs have always been a hit or miss situation for me. There’s so many ways that I try to decipher if I enjoy a cover or not, but ultimately what lasts is the first impression.
If at first the cover catches my attention, I’ll continue listening. If I enjoy it, I usually listen to it about ten more times before deciding on my final verdict. Read More
Story time! For a brief two month period, I lived in Malibu, California. I was going to school over there and I didn’t really know anyone except for my awesome roommate who is also from Texas. When we got there, we quickly realized something- we had pretty thick Texas accents. The first time I heard myself speak with a group of people that weren’t from Texas was eye-opening.
Along with everyone noticing our Texas accents, I got asked one question in particular quite a lot- “Do you listen to a lot of country music?” The answer to that would be, NO. I am not really a fan of country music, but there are a handful of country songs that I love. This week’s song recommendation is one of those few. Read More
You know what makes me mad? That greatest hits albums are composed of only the most successful, popular, main-stream songs of a band. I mean, sure, you can just throw together whichever singles made the most money, but a lot of greatest hits albums are missing the real gems of their performers. This week’s song recommendation is one of those precious gems- “Stranger Things Have Happened” by the Foo Fighters. Now I will say that I pretty much listen to and buy anything Dave Grohl puts out because he is one of my favorite musicians of all time, but this is one of those songs that made me appreciate his talents so much more the first time I heard it. Grohl showcases his amazing song-writing abilities in this piece; from the lyrics to the chords, it produces a rhythm and a heart breaking story that listeners can connect with. The interpretation is open to whoever is listening, I think that’s the beauty in a song like this. Some say it’s about the hope of fixing a fight, some say it’s about pining for a lost love that you messed up with, but the song’s story is different to all who hear it and that just adds to making it even more captivating.
Just a few days ago, Guns N’ Roses released the dates for their appropriately named reunion, the ‘Not In This Lifetime’ tour. Fans of the band might recall that a certain member seemed to have a thing for starting feuds and being a diva- I’m looking at you, Axl Rose. The first thing that came to my mind when I heard the news of the tour was, “I wonder how they managed that. Can they even make it through an entire tour without a dispute?” While the latter is still to be decided, I have managed to find my answers to the ‘how’. Read More
Guess how long I’ve been awake? For about 36 hours now. I’ve been studying for an exam while also trying to work on some projects and now that they are all over with I am looking forward to crashing soon. Fun fact about me though, I can’t fall asleep without listening to music; I thought for this week I would share with y’all one of my favorite songs to listen to while falling asleep- “Glory Box” by Portishead. If I remember correctly, I think I first found this song on 8 tracks a year or two ago in a sleep mix. Beth Gibbins has some amazing vocals that are truly outstanding in this song, and mellow me out while I’m trying to fall asleep. Combine her voice with the slow, eccentric electrical guitar and you’ve got a tune that’ll have you feeling relaxed in no time. If you’re listening to the song right now you might be thinking that it sounds familiar.That’s probably because it provides the main body for the recent chart topper by Alessia Cara, “Here”. Both are great songs that I personally enjoy, but for the purpose of hitting the hay tonight, I’ll be going with the softer, slower melodies of Portishead.