Posts Tagged 'Music'

Stereomood

All right, guys, I have another awesome website to share with you.  Stereomood.com.  It’s exactly how it sounds – music to fit your mood or activity.  It has playlists created for A TON of moods and activities.  Everything from Studying to Dreamy to Spring Cleaning (which is the one I should be listening to).  The playlists are huge and you can scroll through them to see what songs are in them.  There’s so many with artists and songs I don’t recognize, so it’s perfect for just needing background music that you don’t recognize.  I love using it when I’m reading.  I have already discovered at least 5 great songs thanks to Stereomood.  And actually, I think the Reading playlist is where most of them came from.

Last night, I was listening to the Feel Like Crying playlist and stumbled upon the song “Skinny Love” by Birdy (originally done by Bon Iver).

I LOOOOVE it!  It’s gorgeous.  I want to learn to play it on the piano.  And when I found the official video in YouTube, I learned that Birdy is the stage name for an English singer/songwriter who is 14.  FOURTEEN!  I hope she has more songs out for me to listen to soon.

Happy song discovering!

– Jill

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Rooney Again!!

Last night Nerdgirl Amber and I went to see Rooney perform an amazing concert.  I am still reeling from actually seeing Michael Moscovitz in person, so here are some pictures and videos.

Brandon and Robert

Me with my future husband, the bass player Brandon

Here is a little video I took.  It is really awful because I took it with my digital camera, so do not expect wonderful things.

You can watch the other video I took here.  It is mostly of the bass player, and the sound is much worse.

It was a very fun night, and I could probably write a lot more about it, but I am too tired right now.

Jen

P.S.  To see all of my pictures, you can go to my Flickr account.

Bewitched

But probably not the Bewitched you’re thinking of.

Before a program today at the library, a group of girls were listening to a song that sounded familiar to me.  Then it hit me.  It was C’est La Vie by BEWITCHED.  Do you guys remember Bewitched?

I was really excited when I figured out what it was.  And I told them I hadn’t heard that song in about 12 years.  At first I thought it was by the All Saints.  Do you remember All Saints?

I love 90s music.

– Jill

P.S.  HI!  It’s been a long time.  I promise to update more soon – about how I almost fainted while watching 127 Hours, for example.

Pattinson Music

I must admit — and I know I will probably be banished to the ends of the earth for this — Robert Pattinson never really did it for me in Twilight. Don’t get me wrong. Yes, he’s certainly attractive, um, hello scene when he steps out of his car wearing those sunglasses, and yes, he’s British, so obviously the accent helps immensely, but I don’t know, usually he’s just too scruffy for me or something.  Plus I think I may have a secret thing for Emmett, which might have begun when I dressed as Rosalie for ICPL’s teen Twilight viewing.

HOWEVER

Oh. My. Gosh. How much do I freaking love Robert Pattinson’s songs “Never Think” and “Let Me Sign” from the Twilight soundtrack? Answer: SO, SO, SO MUCH!  And since I am a big music nerdgirl & a huge sucker for a boy with a guitar, the amazingness of these two songs alone make me love him. “Never Think” is my current favorite of the two because it’s so simple and beautiful with just the acoustic guitar and his voice. Of course, it’s kind of hard to understand what he’s saying, but whatever, he’s totally forgiven. And “Let Me Sign” is completely haunting and incredible.  Hands down the best haunting song I’ve heard since “Hide and Seek” by Imogen Heap.

So basically, I’m a Robert Pattinson convert thanks to these two songs. I need more!

*Gasp* I just remembered that Robert Pattinson plays “Bella’s Lullaby” in the movie, and according to what I read online, it’s actually him playing the piano!  Guitar AND piano?  Wow!

– jill

Girl Power Music

This isn’t a post about the Spice Girls.  Sorry if I misled you by the title!  I am making myself an awesome new CD soon, and a bunch of the songs on it are by current teenage girl rockers.  Here’s what’s sitting in my iTunes shopping cart. (I can’t download them until I’m ready to make the CD.  I know, weird rules.)

Demi Lovato – “Don’t Forget” — haven’t heard the whole song yet but love the clip on the Disney Channel
Demi Lovato – “La La Land” — ditto above
P!nk – “Just Like a Pill” — apparently that’s how she spells her name.  She’s not a teenage girl rocker, but I forgot all about this song until Amber & I recently tried to remember her first hits
Miranda Cosgrove (with Drake Bell) – “Leave It All to Me” — I soooo love the iCarly theme song!
Muse – “Supermassive Black Hole” — a non-teenage girl rocker, but it’s from Twilight, so it still counts
Iron & Wine – “Flightless Bird, American Mouth” — ditto above, LOVE it at the end of Twilight.  Every time I watch the movie (3 times now), it stays in my head for the rest of the day, which is fabulous
Miley Cyrus – “The Climb” — totally ready for the movie to come out!
Aly & AJ – “Rush” — discovered this while listening to the Demi Lovato station on Pandora (thanks for twittering about that Lindsay! 🙂 )

Any more I should get??

– jill