Friday, January 9, 2015

You and I have history or don't you remember?

Artist of the day- Glee cast
Song of the day- Rumor Has it / Someone Like you

My passion for today's show started let's just say obsessive as it did for many people and though my love and viewing melted away through the years, as it begins it's final season tonight I am reminded why it was such a big deal for not only music and musical geeks but outcasts around the globe. Not fitting in and having melodic emotions were perhaps even cool or accepted or at least taught some how to accept themselves...And they figured out how to crack the music code in prime time which has never really been done successfully long term. So kudos to Glee, through the fictitious and real highs and lows, popular to unpopular to tragedy and to the underdog, this one's for you and your ability to make me like mash ups.



She, she ain't real
She ain't gon' be able to love you like I will
She is a stranger
You and I have history or don't you remember?
Sure, she's got it all but baby is that really what you want?
Bless your soul, you got your head in the clouds
She made a fool out of you and, boy, she's bringing you down
She made your heart melt but you're cold to the core
Now rumour has it, she ain't got your love anymore
Rumour has it
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She is half your age
But I'm guessing that's the reason that you've stayed
I heard you've been missing me
You've been telling people things you shouldn't be
Like when we creep out, and she ain't around
Haven't you heard the rumours?
Bless your soul, you got your head in the clouds
You made a fool out of me and, boy, you're bringing me down
You made my heart melt yet I'm cold to the core
But rumour has it I'm the one you're leaving her for
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All of these words whispered in my ear
Tell a story that I cannot bear to hear
Just 'cause I said it, doesn't mean that I meant it
People say crazy things
Just 'cause I said it, don't mean that I meant it
Just 'cause you heard it
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But rumor has it he's the one I'm leaving you for

I heard that you're settled down
That you found a girl and you're married now
I heard that your dreams came true
Guess she gave you things I didn't give to you
Old friend, why are you so shy?
Ain't like you to hold back or hide from the light
I hate to turn up out of the blue, uninvited
But I couldn't stay away, I couldn't fight it
I had hoped you'd see my face and that you'd be reminded
That for me, it isn't over
Never mind, I'll find someone like you
I wish nothing but the best for you, too
Don't forget me, I beg, I remember you said
Sometimes it lasts in love, but sometimes it hurts instead
Sometimes it lasts in love, but sometimes it hurts instead
You know how the time flies
Only yesterday was the time of our lives
We were born and raised in a summer haze
Bound by the surprise of our glory days
I hate to turn up out of the blue, uninvited
But I couldn't stay away, I couldn't fight it
I had hoped you'd see my face and that you'd be reminded
That for me, it isn't over
Never mind, I'll find someone like you
I wish nothing but the best for you, too
Don't forget me, I beg, I remember you said
Sometimes it lasts in love, but sometimes it hurts instead, yeah
Nothing compares, no worries or cares
Regrets and mistakes, they're memories made
Who would have known how bittersweet this would taste?
Never mind, I'll find someone like you
I wish nothing but the best for you
Don't forget me, I beg, I remember you said
Sometimes it lasts in love, but sometimes it hurts instead
Never mind, I'll find someone like you
I wish nothing but the best for you, too
Don't forget me, I beg, I remember you said
Sometimes it lasts in love, but sometimes it hurts instead
Sometimes it lasts in love, but sometimes it hurts instead


Thursday, January 8, 2015

You should've heard them knocked-out jailbirds sing

Artist of the day- Elvis Presley
Song of the day- Jailhouse Rock

Though also the great David Bowie's birthday, I had to celebrate the 80th birthday of my first musical obsession always dear to my heart, Mr. Elvis Presley.  The first dancing I saw and the first musicals I couldn't get enough of (even the weird ones with titles like 'Kissin Cousins' and 'Tickle Me'), today's artist ignited a musical passion in all of us that still plays a part today, and still holds the origin in most of my dance moves. Today's song is a throw back to my first Elvis movie and probably the first and not last time my jaw dropped at the sight of a dancing boy and made me have many questions about jail life. But for my dropped jaw and yours, this one's for the King.




The warden threw a party in the county jail
The prison band was there and they began to wail
The band was jumpin' and the joint began to swing
You should've heard them knocked-out jailbirds sing
Let's rock; everybody, let's rock
Everybody in the whole cell block
Was dancin' to the Jailhouse Rock
Spider Murphy played the tenor saxophone
Little Joe was blowin' on the slide trombone
The drummer boy from Illinois went crash, boom, bang
The whole rhythm section was the purple gang
Let's rock; everybody, let's rock
Everybody in the whole cell block
Was dancin' to the Jailhouse Rock
Number forty-seven said to number three
"You're the cutest jailbird I ever did see
I sure would be delighted with your company
Come on and do the Jailhouse Rock with me
Let's rock; everybody, let's rock
Everybody in the whole cell block
Was dancin' to the Jailhouse Rock
Sad sack was sittin' on a block of stone
Way over in the corner weepin' all alone
The warden said, "Hey, buddy, don't you be no square
If you can't find a partner, use a wooden chair
Let's rock; everybody, let's rock
Everybody in the whole cell block
Was dancin' to the Jailhouse Rock
Shifty Henry said to Bugs, "For Heaven's sake
No one's lookin'; now's our chance to make a break"
Bugsy turned to Shifty and he said, "Nix, nix
I want to stick around a while and get my kicks
Let's rock; everybody, let's rock
Everybody in the whole cell block
Was dancin' to the Jailhouse Rock
Dancin' to the Jailhouse Rock
Dancin' to the Jailhouse Rock
Dancin' to the Jailhouse Rock
Dancin' to the Jailhouse Rock
Dancin' to the Jailhouse Rock


Tuesday, January 6, 2015

My heart cracked, really loved you bad

Artist of the day- Lykke Li
Song of the day- Gunshot

Earlier in the week came sad news for fans of today's artist as she canceled the rest of touring indefinitely, the allusive Li always hinted at only doing a trilogy of albums and some feared her soulful broken hearted music with a dance beat might be gone forever. Then came today's Coachella lineup featuring today's artist which has me relieved with many follow up questions. Either way in honor of the disappearance and reappearance of today's gem of an artist, clearly one of my favs, this one's for you, and the sinus infection I'm fighting that too is like a gunshot through my head and back. Also I may buy a read flashlight and re-enact this video when I start feeling better. Can I get this outfit at H&M or is it that just a tease?



I am longing for your poison
Like a cancer for its prey
Shot an arrow, in your harbor
Where you waited in the rain
I am sire, I am ivy
I am no one, I'm nobody
I am longing for your honey
I am longing for your love

And the shot goes through my head and back
Gun shot, I can't take it back

Lay me down in your ocean
Carry me and my burden
I was dreaming about your honey
I was hoping you'd save me

And the shot goes through my head and back
Gun shot, I can't take it back
My heart cracked, really loved you bad
Gun shot, I'll never get you back, never get you back

And I ache, while you're not here
I can feel you aching
Wide awake, why you're not here
I can feel you firing straight into my heart

Goes through my head and back
Gun shot, I can't take it back
My heart cracked, really loved you bad
Gun shot, I'll never get you back, never get you back,
never get you back, never get you back, never get you back

Friday, January 2, 2015

And when you bend backwards I wanted you, I needed you

Artist of the day- The Decemberists
Song of the day- Make you better

I currently can't get enough of this song, it's one of this I wish I could play, I wish I could learn all the instruments, I wish I could be in a band, I wish I could've written this song, basically wish I could be better. And as it is the season of starting to fulfill all our resolutions it seems like an appropriate anthem. So here's to all your attempts at improvements and mine, the goings to the gym, the finally reading the Bible in a year, the being nicer, the standing up straighter, the eating healthier and the being more confident and more adventurous...and to all the stars still left in our eyes, this one's for you.



I want you, thin fingers
I wanted you, thin fingernails
And when you bend backwards
I wanted you, I needed you
Oh-oh, to make me better
I'll love you in springtime
I lost you when summer came
And when you pulled backwards
I wanted to, I needed to
Oh-oh, to make me better
Oh-oh, to make me better
CHORUS:
But we're not so starry-eyed anymore
Like the perfect paramour you were in your letters
And won't it all just come around to make you
Let it all unbreak you to the day you met her
But it'd make you better
It'd make you better
I sung you your twinges
I suffered you your tattletales
And when you broke sideways
I wanted you, I needed you
Oh-oh, to make me better
Oh-oh, to make me better
CHORUS:
But we're not so starry-eyed anymore
Like the perfect paramour you were in your letters
And won't it all just come around and make you
Let it all unbreak you to the day that you met her
And it'd make you better
Did it make you better?
And all I wanted was a sliver to call mine
And all I wanted was a shimmer in your shine
To make me bright
CHORUS:
Cause we're not so starry-eyed anymore
Like the perfect paramour you were in your letters
And won't it all just come around and make you
Let it all unbreak you to the day you met her
But it'd make you better
It'd make you better

Thursday, January 1, 2015

All the trips that you take, they will get you there

Artist of the day- Rilo Kiley
Song of the day- It'll get you there

Sorry for the pause in posts, I've been spending the last couple days trying desperately to get back home, through flight cancellations, driving stupidly through ice storms, falling asleep in small town airports and being convinced on multiple occasions that maybe I just am not supposed to ever get back to California. And after prayer, pleading, drinking, and throwing things, and eating lots of chocolate, when I sat on my canceled frozen plane terrified of the incredibly dangerousness of flying through ice the pilot stupidly told us in great detail before taking off, I decided to play Rilo Kiley. Because music is magic to me in many ways but whenever I hear Rilo Kiley (or Fleetwood Mac) I always know it's a good sign. It pops up in the grocery store after a promising interview, it plays on my shuffle when moving to a new apartment, whenever the random occasion I hear it, I always take it as a cosmic sign I'm on the right track. And though it wasn't random at all, I figured I needed a little help with take off and started shuffling my Rilo Kiley Rkives. That's when today's song played, each lyric speaking exactly to my situation and putting my racing heart to ease. It was the first time I thought this plane might take me home.... twelve hours later, two planes, lost and found luggage and a new years eve spent in layovers, it did. So for all the places this new year will take you, don't worry, you'll get there.



All the trips that you take, they will get you there
All the little white pills you take, they will get you there
All the compliments that you take, they will get you there
All the hearts that you break, they will get you there

It’ll get you there
It’ll get you there
It’ll get you there
It’ll get you there

All the hostages that you take, they will get you there
All the hands that you shake, they will get you there
All the conman that you fake, it’ll will get you there
All the hearts that you break, they will get you there

It’ll get you there [x8]
I will get you there

All the pennies that you save, they will get you there
All the hearts that you break, they will get you there

It’ll get you there [x8]
I will get you there

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Tune my heart to sing thy grace

Artist- Sufjan Stevens
Song of the day- Come Thou Font of Every Blessing

As Christmas settles down and we start cleaning up the kitchen, and the presents aftermath and the last flickers of Holiday lights begin to dim, I like to put on Sufjan Stevens album and reflect in my cozy Christmas pajamas. There's something about the acoustic instruments and old hymns like today's song that slows down my heart and resets my mind. The blessings in my life abound while others long to find the meaning of the word. And still we all long to be filled even after the blessings of the holidays pas. So for the longing in our hearts all year round and the ending of a Merry Christmas, this one's for you.



Come, thou Fount of every blessing, 
 tune my heart to sing thy grace; 
 streams of mercy, never ceasing, 
 call for songs of loudest praise. 
 Teach me some melodious sonnet, 
 sung by flaming tongues above. 
 Praise the mount! I'm fixed upon it, 
 mount of thy redeeming love. 

2. Here I raise mine Ebenezer; 
 hither by thy help I'm come; 
 and I hope, by thy good pleasure, 
 safely to arrive at home. 
 Jesus sought me when a stranger, 
 wandering from the fold of God; 
 he, to rescue me from danger, 
 interposed his precious blood. 

3. O to grace how great a debtor 
 daily I'm constrained to be! 
 Let thy goodness, like a fetter, 
 bind my wandering heart to thee. 
 Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it, 
 prone to leave the God I love; 
 here's my heart, O take and seal it, 
 seal it for thy courts above. 
 

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Faithful friends who were near to us Will be dear to us once more

Artist- Sam Smith
Song of the day- Have yourself a merry little Christmas

So I've succomed to the magic that is Sam Smith's voice or who I like to call male Adele. So on this Christmas Eve let this liquid gold of an old Judy Garland classic warm your heart. Be safe and warm and bright.



Have yourself a merry little Christmas
Let your heart be light
Next year all our troubles will be out of sight
Have yourself a merry little Christmas
Make the yule tide gay
Next year all our troubles will be miles away
Here we are as in olden days
Happy golden days of yore
Faithful friends who were near to us
Will be dear to us once more
Someday soon, we all will be together
If the fates allow
Until then, we'll have to muddle through somehow
So have yourself a merry little Christmas now