Throwback Tunesday

Happy Tunesday! This is something I used to do on the blog all the tiiiiime. I rarely listen to the radio or keep up with new music. Throwbacks are kind of my jam… in this case… my Jock Jam. So I enjoy sharing what I’m currently listening to with you guys each week.

Dance parties are pretty much a constant part of our days at home. Making dinner? dance party. Getting ready for bed? Dance party. Bath time? Serious dance party. That said, I’m a music snob and I guess I’m raising my kids to be the same, so we don’t listen to cheesy kids music when we’re having said dance parties. What are we rocking out to now, you ask? Why Jellyhead, of course. The 90’s were hugely impactful on my musical life. The first CD I actually bought was Aqua… from Coconuts. Remember that place? Time warp! Jellyhead came out in the late 90’s and I fell in love with it when it was featured on one of the Jock Jams albums. It came on my iTunes about a year ago and the girls freaked out. They loved it! It’s become one of their top 5 favorite songs and I’m not mad at it. So this past weekend we had a dance party to Jelly Head while cleaning the house. That’s a lie. I cleaned. They danced. So sit back in your inflatable couch, get some bubble gum and bright blue eye shadow, throw on your best Limited Too strappy tank top and enjoy the sounds of my youth.

Side note: this is the Jock Jams version, so it’s just a picture video. The “official” video is for their album version, but the original song is a god awful song, haha.

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Tunesday Spotlight: 18 Visions

Ok funny story about my tune this week. Well, actually, funny stories. I was feeling very uninspired musically this week so I decided I’d open my iTunes and just post the first song that came up on random. Well the first song that came up was by this band, 18 Visions, and it was called Broken Hearted. I really, really like that song and wanted to share it with you guys but it didn’t have a real music video so I went with another goodie by these guys. So that’s the first (completely unfunny) story. Here’s the second. The first time I saw these guys was, I think, my freshman year of college. I went to see my friend Lynam’s band play somewhere in Scranton, PA… so random. They were opening for these guys and Hinder, even more random! And I’m not bias or anything, but I think those guys should have opened for Lynam… just saying. Anyway, long story short, you can still smoke at clubs and bars in PA (or could at the time, I don’t know the laws now) and someone dropped a cigarette and the whole place caught on fire 10 minutes into Hinder’s encore. The fire was pretty close to the back of the club and I’m sure someone put it out almost immediately, but the sprinklers even came on and the entire venue went into sheer panic mode. I was in the front row (after fighting, physically fighting, with a 45 year old groupie all night to keep my spot) and had a really hard time getting out of the club. All of the sudden as I was elbowing my way towards the one and only exit in this stupid place, the red seas parted to let the lead singer of 18 Visions out of the place. Literally, people stepped aside to make sure this guy got out alive. What the hell? Well I took full advantage of this… grabbed on to the guys shirt, and let him pull me to safety, haha! So he basically saved my life. Kind of.. the club didn’t burn down or anything but it was pretty terrifying at the time. Imagine literally over a thousand people trying to funnel through one tiny little doorway all at once. How is that even legal? Anyway… I’m getting off track here. The point is, I really enjoyed this band and the song I chose to use is so soft and ballad-ish for them. They used to be a very hardcore band (they’ve since broken up, tear). But if you dig this, you should take a gander at some of their other business, it’s pretty sick.

18 Visions – Tonightless 

I found a couple pictures from that night buried deep in my Facebook page. They were literally taken in November of 2006 (I remember it all too well now). Look at my hair! And entire outfit in general. Aye aye aye!

This is me and James, the front man that saved my life. This was taken after the show… haha see how excited I am to be alive?
My brother Shay, Jacob, and me on Lynam’s tour bus before the show. Jacob is the front man for Lynam & also Steven Adler’s new band, Adler. Jacob & I totally look like an adorable little couple, don’t we? haha!

Tunesday Spotlight: Zac Brown Band

This is absolutely, by far, hands down, one of my favorites songs ever. I’d go as far to say top 5. It’s one of those songs that when it comes on my iPod while I’m driving I have to turn it up to a borderline uncomfortable volume and sing along to it with all my heart and soul as if I’m auditioning for American Idol and cry a little during the chorus. No joke. I do that. It happens. God forbid this song comes on while I have a car full of people because I can’t bring myself to skip it, I feel as though I MUST sing along as I usually do. It’s embarrassing. ANYWAY. Since it’s all cold and nasty out this is the perfect song for the day. So turn it up and think of someone you miss, and love it like I do. Kisses.

Tunesday Spotlight: Maroon 5

So I’m probably WAY behind on this… but I heard Maroon 5’s ‘Daylight’ for the first time last week and I’m absolutely entirely completely obsessed with it. I saw the video for Playing for Change which is so inspiring! If you haven’t heard about this organization it’s perfection. They’re bringing the world together through music, basically, in a nutshell. And is that not the most wonderful thing you’ve ever heard? Read more about it here. So anyway. I saw this video last week while I was in the height of my PMS stage  [ha!] and it made me cry.. HA.. so embarrassing. But ever since I’ve been really obsessed with this song. I’ll pull the video up on YouTube and dance around the room with Charlotte… she loves it too. Obvi, it’s my tune of the week. Enjoy!

Tunesday Spotlight: @FooFighters of course!

In honor of this past weekend and my latest blog post, I decided to post one of the videos from the show. The coolest thing about this video is that you can almost hear the crowd singing along better than you can hear the band. Enjoy the concert from my prospective :]

This is Hey, Johnny Park! Live at Bamboozle, 2012 in Asbury Park. Dig it!

Tunesday Spotlight: Jennifer Nettles and Matt Nathanson

So I saw this live performance when it aired on the CMA’s and I recently downloaded the song and I’m a little obsessed with it. I really forgot how much I liked this when I watched it live. Jennifer Nettles and Matt Nathanson have the most intense sexual tension I have ever seen before. I don’t know what the deal is between the two of them, if they’re just putting on an extra good show because of the nature of the song, or what, but it is HOTT. Like, muy caliente! It’s like they are fighting themselves to keep their hands off each other. You can almost hear the panties dropping throughout the crowd. At any rate, this is an awesome song and I quite enjoy watching them sing it to each other. Without any further ado, (?) here is Jennifer Nettles and Matt Nathanson live at the CMA’s performing “Run.” Enjoy!

The return of Tunesday!

Hey guysssssss, welcome back. I am finally posting a tune after a couple weeks of my Tuesday’s being dedicated to my Linea Pelle giveaway. So here we go. This song is relatively new and probably pretty popular. I don’t know what it is about this song but it makes me want to do bad things…. like… rob a bank with my husband and then ride off into the sunset together. Normal, right? I dare you not to turn your volume all the way up and then re-play this song about 15 times. Because that’s not what I did the first time I heard it or anything…..? Enjoy!

The Fray – Heartbeat

Coming soon…

Hi friends! I am excited to announce that I have a big giveaway happening on my blog next week! It will be announced on Tuesday, April 10th so be sure to check back and find out what the lovely gift is and all the fun ways you can enter!

For now, and for your listening pleasure, check out my friend Jacob’s new side project! He is most commonly known as the front man from one of my favorite bands, Lynam, but recently he’s joined forces with former Guns N’ Roses drummer Steven Adler for a little side project appropriately titled: Adler. This is their new single The One That You Hated. Enjoy! xo

Tunesday Spotlight: The Wallflowers

Let’s just call this throwback Tuesday, shall we? There are two men I thoroughly enjoy in this life that aren’t my father or my husband…… and that’s Bob and little Jakey Dylan. My mom is a huge Bob Dylan fan, and when I was younger I will admit I would rather pull all of my hair out than listen to one of his songs. Fast forward 18 to 20 years later and what’s one of my absolute favorite, top 3 songs of all time? Isis by Bob Dylan, of course. (If you haven’t heard it, listen to it! It’s about 8 minutes long but undeniably an amazing song). A lot of people find that Bob can kind of be a hard pill to swallow because his voice is so…. “unique” but he is one of the best songwriters that ever lived. Disagree? I’ll fight you on it, swear. What I love most about his songs is that you can almost imagine some of them as movies they’re so descriptive and imaginative. For instance, Tangled up in Blue, Hurricane (Which did become a movie, duh!), Isis, Desolation Row…. so many to choose from. However, this is not a Bob Dylan song we’re going to listen to today.

The great thing about Bob Dylan is that he created Jacob Dylan… a watered down version of his father for my generation. Kudos, Bob, kudos. Jacob and the Wallflowers were the gateway drug I used to get into Bob I think. Although the two sound completely different, Jacob’s most recent solo album, Seeing Things, sounds like it could have been written and recorded by his father, so I’m guessing Bob has played a bigger role in Jacob’s life as a musician than he wanted to admit in earlier years, hmmm? Anyway. This song is a classic and always puts me in a good mood. Enjoy.


The Wallflowers – One Headlight

Tunesday Spotlight: The Gay Blades

Top of the morning to ya. I’ve posted about these guys before, The Gay Blades. I used to work with Quinn, (the drummer) many, many moons ago, and since the beginning of time (not really) he’s been in other bands with this guy James (singer/guitar player). When I first met Quinn they were in this band called Cleverhans, and then they morphed into a band called Hello Lovely, and alas, they have settled into The Gay Blades, kicking out every other member of the band, ha. For just the two guys they have phenomenal energy and they’re just so fun to see live. I’ve been a big fan of all their bands, but The Gay Blades are something completely different. This is one of my favorite songs, funky and fun, so I hope your ears are ready!

The Gay Blades – O Shot