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11 Feb

Happy “Day After the Grammys!”
If you watched music’s Super Bowl last night you would’ve seen the great performance of the Zac Brown Band, Mumford and Sons, Elton John, and others, during the In Memoriam portion of the show.
It was almost a paradox to put the Zac Brown Band in this performance, as they are usually known for their upbeat, life loving, country music.
Still, all the performers blew it out the park last night, which is what inspired today’s “Music Monday.”
“A Different Kind of Fine,” is a song off the band’s album, “The Foundation,” and once again has an upbeat, country chorus with a positive message about being yourself.


Music Monday

28 Jan

I must say, before I went to his show in Nashville I thought Hunter Hayes was a pop-country, 14-year-old version of Justin Bieber.
However, I was pleasantly surprised to find out that he is in fact an adorable, talented, 21-year-old country up-and-comer. Who would of thunk that I would’ve went into that concert critical and have come out humming, and addicted to this song?
Whether you too are questioning the kudos of the blonde haired, doe eyed singer, or already know and love his infectious tunes, it’s worth taking a listen to “Somebody’s Heartbreak.” Oh, and look at that I already have it cued up for you…..

Music Monday (On Thursday)

24 Jan

Day 2 back from Nashville and already my ears ache for more of its authentic, passionate music. The nickname “Music City” is a far understatement for the southern town. Everywhere you turn, from the local bars to the newspaper, music is being played or talked about.

I sat and watched in amazement as every artist I heard play sounded so soulful and amazing, yet they weren’t on the radio… and Justin Bieber is. The enjoyment that these artists got out of playing music (audio tune free), whether it was for a packed house at the Ryman Auditorium or for the 10 people in the lunch crowd, was infectious.

I can tell you about the music from now until forever, but to really understand the realm of which I’m talking about you must listen.

Carolina Story is a married couple, touring the world with a guitar, a tambourine, and a harmonic. I was lucky enough to hear them live at Nashville’s famous Blue Bird Café, and I’m delighted to bring them back with me to Connecticut for you all to hear….

Music Monday

2 Jan

Two thousand and tweleve was quick, hectic, and a little bit tragic, so to welcome everyone into 2013 I give you Tristan Prettyman’s just plain, “pretty” (PUN intended), version of my favorite song off the soundtrack of my favorite movie, “Juno.” (Yes, I know it is Wednesday, but coming back from the holidays, we are all feeling the Monday blues).
Happy New Year!

Music Monday

10 Dec

What does a mountain sound sound like? A therapeutic scream at the top of your lungs? Crickets in the dead of night? Crunching of hikers boots on the pebbles approaching the summit? Or maybe it’s the sound of hipsters rocking out  in the fields below? See if what you envision happening at the top of the mountain is the same fantasy as Of Monsters and Men, in this Music Monday favorite!

Music Monday

26 Nov

It may not be new, but I came across the Offspring’s “You’re gonna go far kid,” while I was buying an iPod for my brother for Christmas. The site linked me up to the top 10 workout songs, and wa-la this took #1, and a great song it is in general. Enjoy!

Music Monday

19 Nov

One of the best things about the television show, “Pretty Little Liar,” besides the twists, hookups, and unbelievably hot male cast, is the soundtrack!

If you’ve been caught up in paying attention to all the murder and mayhem and haven’t been able to properly listen to the catchy chorus that Emily packed her bags up to, you’re in luck.

For this week’s Music Monday, I give you, Bear Attack’s, “The Backpack Song:”