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.
Something about this guy’s voice takes me to another place. I’m in love with it. Especially this song. If I got married all over again this may be the song I choose to close out the reception. Originally we played Hey Jude, which is probably my favorite song in the entire world, so it seemed appropriate at the time. But the more I listen to this song I really fall in love with it. Anyway… enjoy.
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.
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
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 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.
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
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!
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.