Here are some songs you should hear.
Yeah, that about covers it.
Grizfolk — The Struggle
Saw them live in September. Great sound, rad guys, good stuff.
David Ramirez — Ball and Chain (featuring Amy Stroup)
He can do no wrong. Lovely song, and it’s great to hear Amy.
Paper Route — Royals (Lorde cover)
Loving what the guys did with this song. Pretty rad cover.
The Civil Wars — Dust To Dust
I just love them. That is all.
Johnny Flynn — Country Mile
New album. More songs. Oh, and llamas of course. YES please.
Alex Day — Good Morning Sunshine
Because we all need a random, happy, uplifting song, with incredibly goofy dancing in it. Duh.
GO LIVE AND STUFF.
Happy Tuesday people of Earth!
Found this post in my draft folder.
Original intended publish date was May 31. Whoops.
Nonetheless, the sentiment is still the same.
Really praying for lots of bravery lately. Bravery to make decisions to move forward, to know when I need to ask for help, and to just put one’s self on the line for what we want out of life.
Sara Bareilles — Brave
Hope y’all had a great, relaxing, productive, lazy, fun, weekend. I got lots of things done, like projects, laundry, reading and decided on important life issues. You know, normal weekend stuff.
Here’s a song, to get your week started. What are you listening to, today?
Also, I’m pretty excited he’s coming back to Portland. I’ve missed him the last couple of times he’s been in town, and after a few years of being a big fan of his music, I’m happy to get another chance at a live a show. He’ll be at Mississippi Studios (my favorite venue) on Tuesday, the 27th. You should check him out. Trust me.
Andrew Belle — Pieces
This means two things: I’m either daydreaming about the weekend, or in full lets-get-things-done mode. Or perhaps a little bit of both. Either way…
Here are some loud and upbeat tunes, ready to help you battle those Monday blues.
Tom Odell — Hold Me
Wild Cub — Colour
White Lies — There Goes Our Love Again
Paramore — Still Into You
What are you listening to?
As the saying goes, it’s better late than never—so, in the days to come, I’ll be posting photos of past shows—I’m taking Fall 2012 to present. YEP. Hope you enjoy them!
Lets start with my favorite boys, Paper Route.
PR toured with Switchfoot last year, and so they visited Portland in mid October. They were incredible of course, and gave their whole hearts to us that night. If you’ve been to a Paper Route show, you know exactly what I’m talking about. Here are some photos from the night. Even thought it was last Fall, just looking at them makes me go back in time and remember every song, every face in the crowd, and every laugh we shared after the show. I love those guys.
As always, it was wonderful to see the guys, after the show. For a while, I just stood to the side and watched everybody interact with them. People at the merch table, getting autographs and high-fives, taking photos with the guys, and just talking about how much they enjoyed their set. I love those little moments.
I appreciated catching up with each one of them. I’ve always loved how they ask how you’re doing, and what you’ve been up to. I don’t see them often, but when I do, they just blow me away with their kindness, love and generosity.
I heart you, Paper Route, more than words can explain. You guys are and continue to be such a bright light in my life.
I’ve been gone for far too long. I suppose I could tell you I was on a two month trip in Europe, or vacationing on some tropical island. But alas, I’ve just been up-to-my-eyeballs busy, with both work and other fun things.
With that said, I’ve missed this space, and posting about lovely music I’ve come across. So, here we go.
Here are some of the songs I’ve been playing in the last month. Melancholic, uplifting, energetic, relaxing, or just purely fun and silly— there’s a little bit of everything, for every mood of the day.
Marc Anthony — Vivir Mi Vida
Tom Odell — Another Love
One Direction — One Way Or Another (Teenage Kicks)
The Civil Wars — The One That Got Away
Zedd — Clarity (ft. Foxes)
Happy Thursday y’all!
June is my favorite month of the year. Knowing that summer is finally here, and that I get to be thankful for another year of life, brings A HUGE smile to my face. I’m taking advantage of every single day. I’m enjoying the beautiful people and things in my life. I’m letting go of the things I can’t control. I’m remembering to be thankful for each breath I take… because in the end, isn’t that what living and loving life is about? I know there are days, weeks, even months, when doing any of this gets very challenging, and we get upset over the silliest of things—trust me, I’m guilty of this A LOT of the time, ask my mom—but you know, we just got to face those moments head on. If you need to tell someone how you feel, do it. If you need to apologize, just do it, honestly.
Here’s a beautiful track from sisters Lily & Madeleine. The video was shot by the always talented Allister Ann (The Civil Wars, Leagues). It’s definelty a song you want to listen to over and over again, and perhaps lay under a tree on a summer day. Yeah, that sounds nice.
Lily & Madeleine — Back to the River
What are you listening to this week? I’d love to hear it!