SONG OF THE DAY – “ORDINARY HUMAN” by OneRepublic

July 22, 2014

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Another great song written by Ryan Tedder for OneRepublic. He truly is one of the most talented people in the music industry … he is just amazing! I love the lyrics and the music to this song. It has such a nice sound and draws the listener in with the emotional weight of the music.

This song was written for the movie, The Giver (based on the book by Lois Lowry), which should be released mid-August and is anticipated to be a major summer blockbuster. The soundtrack for the movie, called The Giver: Music Collection, is expected to be released one week prior to the movie (August 5). The soundtrack sounds incredible, including not only OneRepublic, but also Capital Cities, Jack Bugg, Aloe Blacc, and NeedToBreathe among others. I am really looking forward it.

I am just an “ordinary human” and have not been fantastic about regularly positing the last two weeks. It has been a crazy summer and I am hoping things slow down a bit so I can get back onto a regular routine. Looking forward to sharing more music! Have a great summer!

 

SONG OF THE DAY – “HERE TODAY” by Aloe Blacc

April 6, 2014

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Well, I am finally here today. It has been an absolutely crazy week and writing my blog just never crossed my mind, or if it did it was quickly chased away.

As you know, my son fractured his wrist last Friday. It was a pretty severe break. After several complications and a doctor that made some questionable calls, we decided to go see a wrist specialist this week for a second opinion … and the next day my son was in surgery. I now have a Bionic Boy! I sure hope that the worst of this is now over and the healing can begin! I am almost ready to start wrapping my family in bubble wrap!

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I love today’s song. Aloe Blacc (born Egbert Nathaniel Dawkins IIIis a singer-songwriter from southern California who has really made quite a name for himself over the last few years. His success did not come overnight, although he has been involved in music since he was a child, but when it came it came quickly. His new album, Lift Your Spirit, reached number 4 on Billboard’s Album Chart, his highest position ever. This song is very uplifting and optimistic and just sends a great message. I think you will instantly connect with the song; I know that I did.