Happy Tunesday!

Ok, I will be the first person to admit I thought Phillip Phillips was a huge Dave Matthews knockoff when he won American Idol last year. He was down right irritating. However, as he pumps out hit after hit I cannot deny that is music is god damn catchy! My best friend played this song for me yesterday and I am so glad I couldn’t see the music video because ever since I got pregnant my hormones have never leveled out and  it’s quite emotional. Well, at least we thought it was.

So here he is with Gone Gone Gone. Enjoy!

Tunesday Spotlight: Grace Potter & The Nocturnals

Aloha, loves! It’s freaking cold today! It was so nice out yesterday, I was lucky enough to get to spend a large portion of the day outdoors. I was hoping it was going to be equally as nice out today because my friend and I have standing play dates with the kiddies every Tuesday and we like to take them for long walks when it’s nice out. Maybe next week, it is supposed to warm up again. Fingers crossed!

Anyway. Here’s my song of the week. It’s Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, literally sitting around a table singing some of their best songs. This is one of my absolute favorite songs of theirs! When the album version comes on in my car I turn it up as loud as humanly possible and sing along at the top of my lungs til I’m blue in the face. SUCH a good song. Enjoy!

Grace Potter & the Nocturnals – Things I Never Needed

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: Grace Potter and the Nocturnals

Hola amigos! Happy Tunesday. Don’t you hate it when all day you thought it was a different day? I thought today was Wednesday. womp womp :[

Anywho. Today is Tuesday, or around here, Tunesday. I want to share a song with you guys that I am currently more than obsessed with. It’s from my girl crush, Grace Potter. She explained on Unplugged that she wrote this song for a friend of hers who passed away from a drug overdose. When you listen to the words, and think about losing someone who was close to you, it’s almost impossible to get through the song without getting emotional. I’m going to see Grace Potter & The Nocturnals next month and I’m almost hoping she doesn’t play this song because I won’t be able to see her perform it live without crying. I’m an emotional idiot. It happens to the best of us. Anyway! Here it is. Hope you guys love it as much as I do. :]

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals – Stars

Tunesday Spotlight: Grace Potter and The Nocturnals

If you know me you know I have a girl crush on Grace Potter. She is sex. I got my husband into her music too and he actually discovered this song before I did… go figure. In the past week he’s made me listen to it like, no joke, 50 times. So I figured it was only appropriate to share with you guys. This is a very different song from her usual tunes, kind of 80’s. I dig it though, and so will you. Check it out! Enjoy. :] xo

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals – Never Go Back