SONG OF THE DAY – “HARLEM” by New Politics

February 10, 2014



Today I just really want to post a fun song that makes me feel like moving. It is a great song for working out, dancing, or just bouncing your head while sitting down at work. I really love the sound and find it such fun. The song is not new and many of you may already be familiar with it, but it is a great song to add to your playlist if you have not already done so.

New Politics is an Indie-rock group originally from Copenhagen, Denmark who now make Brooklyn, New York home. They have released two albums and today’s song is from their sophomore album, A Bad Girl in Harlem, which was released in May 2013. The band seems to constantly be on tour and has a reputation for having an incredibly energetic stage performance. I have not seen them live yet, but they are currently on tour and I think they would be a fun group to see in action.

This song is such a great combination of drums, guitar and electronics and they fuse pop music and a punk sound seamlessly. It is great dance music and just plain fun. How can you not get up and move to this song? Watch the video and you will see what I mean. 🙂

SONG OF THE DAY – “JET LAG” by Simple Plan, featuring Natasha Bedingfield

November 10, 2013


Sometimes a song I want to share just seems to find the perfect moment to be shared.  That is the case with today’s song.  I have had this song on my share list for awhile now, and today just seems like the perfect time to share it.

We are hosting an exchange students from Singapore who just arrived this morning. He will be here with us for the next two weeks. It is his first time in the States and we are all excited for this opportunity. He left Singapore on Friday night and arrived here in New York this morning (Sunday) – about 23 hours of travel and an 11 hour time difference! I know he must be completely jet lagged, but he refuses to rest. This group that came to visit our school is quite impressive.  There are 11 scholars from the most prestigious secondary school in Singapore. After their return, they have to give a presentation to the Minister of Education in Singapore.

My kids have been lucky enough to travel to other countries and stay with families, and we have been blessed to have students from other countries come stay with us – 2 students from Switzerland and 2 students from China when we lived in London; and 2 students from Taiwan when we lived in Dallas. I believe these opportunities to connect with people from other places and backgrounds makes our world a much smaller place. When you have friends from all over the world, I think you develop an appreciation and respect for others, and have a much broader picture of the world and our place in it. I hope our visitor recovers from his jet lag quickly … it will be a busy 2 weeks!