Category Archives: Music

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)

Sigh…Keith Urban

Keith Urban is on tour.

I’m aware of this…and have been for awhile now.

But I have not bought any tickets and probably won’t be buying any.

He will tour again, of that I am sure.

I would LOVE to see him live. As I would also love to see Rascal Flatts live. So for those of you who read this..this is my promise…my VOW!

Before I die, I will see both Keith Urban AND Rascal Flatts in concert. And maybe Brae will even be able to come with me to those shows. That would make the experience all the better!

Cold

Yes, it is bitter cold outside, but this post is not about the weather. This is about cold people. And I have a song for ya about this topic. It is in my MP3 Player to the right, Taylor Swift – Cold As You.

And here is a lyrical snippet:

“You never did give a damn thing, honey.
But I cried, cried for you.
And I know you wouldn’t have told nobody if I died, died for you.
(Died for you)

Oh, what a shame.
What a rainy ending given to a perfect day. Every smile you fake is so condescending.
Counted all the scars you made.
Now that I’m sittin here thinkin’ it through, I’ve never been anywhere cold as you.”