Category Archives: Music

Such a pretty name

If I could change my name, I would want to change it to Lavendar Diamond.

Well, okay, probably not, but it’s a pretty name isn’t it?

I know you think I’m good enough to come up with it on my own. But I’m not.

And of course you can take a listen to them on MySpace.

Their singer Becky Stark has a voice that is just breathtaking.
The sound altogether is folky and oh so sweet, I love it. Plus I am sucker for anything involving piano!

Listen to “Open Your Heart” if you listen to anything on the page. =o)

And here you can listen to “RISE IN THE SPRINGTIME”

Their page says their music sounds like “the sound of love” and well, I don’t know if love has a sound, but I can’t come up with an argument as to why this wouldn’t be it. So here is a link for you to buy the album “The Calvary of Light.”

Straight from PA

I know I live in Delaware, but can I call “Illinois” a local band if they are from Bucks County, PA?

Their website leaves much to be desired, but that is probably because (like most new bands) they’re counting on MySpace for all of their up and coming stardom.

“What the Hell Do I Know?” is the title of their EP set to appear in stores on March 6, 2007.

You can listen to four of their songs on their MySpace page, the link is above, or you can click here and give a listen to their song “Alone Again.”

No stealing please, this is just here to entice you to buy the EP next week. And if you want to do a quick read through, Philly EDGE did a story on them that is running front and center on their website this morning.

So, So, So Soothing

Light some candles and pour me some wine.

The only bad thing about Midnight Movies single “Patient Eye” is the fact that I didn’t hear it until today. What have my ears been listening to all this time?

This song has such a soothing sound that I literally felt the muscles in my neck and shoulder relax. I kid you not. The song is produced by Steve Fisk. Sound familiar? Of course it does. Fisk has also produced songs for Nirvana, Soundgarden, Minus the Bear, The Screaming Trees and Unwound.

Check out the video.

If you like “Patient Eye” then you will also like their song “Persimmon Tree.”

Trip, fall…no… stumble

Awww come on, why is it that I find myself falling in love with the swooning sounds of British men pouring their heart out over a guitar chord (played on an 8-string guitar)? Guess sometimes you just can’t help it, right? Right.

Onward.

It’s not just the voice of Peter James though, he is accompanied by Daniel Panasenko, David Lofton and Gino Robair. Combined they create classic acoustic music, with a crispness that would be perfect if played in a movie on an autumn day, leaves falling and the sun shining through the trees. You know that kind of day when you just want to stand there and breathe it all in? That’s it. That’s the feeling you get when you listen to this music.

And did you know, he doesn’t just play an 8-string guitar, no, no, Peter James also has a 10-string guitar. Such ambition. Gotta love it.

Peter James – “Stumble”

Buy “Footnotes to Fairytales

So, I did it

My number has been changed. I tried to give it to some people yesterday, sorry if you haven’t gotten it yet. And as most of you know, I do have a gmail account you can reach me at anytime.

Song of the moment is “Teardrops on my guitar” by Taylor Swift.
And here is a lyrical snippet for you:

So I drive home alone.
As I turn out the light,
I’ll put his picture down,
And maybe get some sleep tonight.

He’s the reason for the teardrops on my guitar,
The only one who’s got enough of me to break my heart,
He’s the song in the car I keep singing,
Don’t know why I do.

He’s the time taken up,
But there’s never enough.
And he’s all that I need to fall into.

He looks at me.
I fake a smile so he won’t see.

Terabithia

Totally forgot to write about “Bridge to Terabithia.”

I’ll be the first to admit that though I am an avid reader, I have never read this book. Which I probably should have read to Brae before taking him to see the movie. Perhaps then I could have prepared myself better for the sob fest that occurred midway through the movie and ceased when the movie was over.

The story is about two children who feel like outsiders. They wind up being the best of friends and they build each others confidence whilst also creating a magical imaginary land…Terabithia. Jess and Leslie are King and Queen of Terabithia and they rule the Kingdom. There are fantastical creatures and a dark lord that also inhabit this kingdom and the adventures they have are a joy to watch.

Leslie inspired me immensely. She was such a free spirit, true to herself no matter what. Plus, I loved the way she dressed.

Aside for the story, the music in this movie was amazing. Jeremy Camp’s voice made an appearance which I was happy about. He is also on the Narnia soundtrack. Aaron Zigman did a great job with the instrumentals. The music enhanced the magical feel and it also deepened the sadness. Perhaps that is just because music is entirely emotional for me anyway.

So. Braeden tells me he liked the movie. There were times when he was sad and he leaned against me in the seat. But there were also times when he laughed out loud and even put his arms up in excitement when Jess was protecting Leslie from the possessed squirrel creatures. I don’t think he understood all of the plot, but I do think he enjoyed the movie. And it’s always fun for me to see his reactions to everything.

The only downfall to the outing was that while waiting in line to get pretzels and fruit punch, someone moved our coats and took the seats we saved. So by the time we got back in the theater since it took 30 minutes to get pretzels…we ended up having to sit in the front row. Brae was fine with it and though I would have preferred to sit farther away it really didn’t matter when I saw how entranced he was with the big screen. =o)