SONG OF THE DAY – “THRIFT SHOP” by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, featuring WANZ

December 31, 2013


Happy New Year!

It is 10:00 p.m. where I am sitting, so just a couple more hours left of 2013. I can’t believe how quickly the year passed. So many exciting things happened this year! It will be a year full of many memories for me, but I am looking forward to creating new ones in 2014.

It was difficult to pick just one song today from so many favorites, but this song was probably the most memorable song of the year. I am certain it is not new to most of you, but can you seriously think of 2013 without thinking of Thrift Shop? Macklemore & Ryan Lewis were a phenomenon in 2013!

For the last few days I have been posting songs by some of my favorite new musical finds of 2013. To finish that up – on this last night of the year – I wanted to post a list of my favorite “new to me” bands and artists of 2013.  Drum roll, please ….  Here is my list:

I enjoyed so much good music over the year from a multitude of artists, but I discovered all of these artists in 2013 and they instantly became favorites and people that I will be keeping my eye on. I hope that you were able to discover and enjoy great music this year as well, and I am looking forward to sharing the musical journey with you in 2014.

And as I mentioned a couple days ago, my favorite album of the year was “Native” by OneRepublic.

 Music brings me joy and I am looking forward to a joyful year full of love, friendship, adventure, and … of course … MUSIC!

SONG OF THE DAY – “WORTH WONDERING” by Bronze Radio Return

December 29, 2013



It is hard to believe that we are almost at the end of 2013! The year went by so quickly! It was a big year for me with a move from Dallas, Texas to the east coast. Lots of changes, adjustments, and new experiences. I am looking forward to 2014 and feeling settled and stable in our new home and location.

Today I am posting another song by one of my favorite new finds of 2013 – Bronze Radio Return. Again, this is not a new band, but the band was new to me this year and I fell in love with their music. Their album, “Up On and Over” was released in June of this year and had a number of great songs, but today’s song is actually from their 2009 album, “Old Time Speaker.”

Bronze Radio Return has a very unique sound and they also have a great variety of music – there are plenty of good fast songs that I enjoy working out to, and plenty of emotionally driven songs as well. This song falls in the latter category. I really enjoy their sound and definitely consider them one of my favorite new finds of 2013.

They were formed in 2008 in Hartford Connecticut by Chris Henderson (singer/songwriter and guitarist) in Hartford, Connecticut in 2008. Their music has been featured on many television shows and commercials. Luckily for me, they are touring next year and I am looking forward to seeing them here in NYC in January.

Some of my other favorite songs by them include “Shake, Shake, Shake” and “Further On.”

Looks like Times Square is out for New Year’s Eve. Can’t seem to convince my husband that the crowds would be manageable. 😉 Now to come up with an alternate plan.