Saturday, January 28, 2012

You Make Me Feel

This is why I listen to music. To make me feel. Happy, sad, nostalgic, romantic, content, energetic, full of longing, joyful, hopeful, home. Music makes me feel all of those things and more. I listen to enhance what I'm already feeling, or to get me out of a funk that I don't want to be in. I listen to celebrate a great day or to wallow in a bad one. I listen to dance, to belt it out, to absorb. And the reason I love this video is because not only is it a phenomenal song by an incredibly gifted vocalist, and not only is it my current favorite song that I sing in the shower every day, but because it shows the human side of music. Not every moment of this version is my favorite, but I love the start of the second verse, I love her forgetting the lyrics, I love the ad lib "wanted" because she doesn't like him anymore, and I love watching someone share their talent.

Here's the link again because it's AMAZING!

Friday, January 13, 2012

All Smiles on Friday the 13th

Reasons to smile today:
  • Eli Young Band covered Will Hoge's Even If It Breaks Your Heart, so that amazing song is hopefully gonna get a whole bunch of airtime
  • Haywire comes out in a week. Hello James Bond for women!
  • It's Friday the 13th
  • Happy Hour, here I come
  • Pizza night at work
  • The weather this weekend is supposed to be AWESOME!
  • I get to wear jeans to work. Not even my sneaky trouser jeans that barely look like jeans. Real jeans, 'cause it's Broncos Friday
  • I made yummy salmon for lunch
  • Listening to Adele makes me want to write song lyrics ALL DAY LONG
  • I interview in two-and-a-half weeks for a possibly career-changing job
  • Did I mention it's Friday? The 13th?
I reserve the right to make this blog as worthless to read as I feel like, and also to write as infrequently as I deem necessary. Just thought I'd let you know since I finally decided to share my blog.