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

December 31, 2013

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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 – “NOTHING STAYS THE SAME” by Luke Sital-Singh

November 15, 2013

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Do you ever realize that nothing stays the same no matter how much you want it to? Now this is certainly clear in my life with the amount of moving we have done, but I think it is true in everyone’s life. We grow older, our children grow up, the seasons change, the world around us transforms … literally, nothing stays the same. That’s life.

However, I had a “stay the same moment” last night. I received a text from a good friend of mine back in Dallas. She was just  sitting down with a glass of wine to catch up with a friend. Her method of catching up … sitting down at the computer to read my blog and listen to some music. We actually texted back and forth as she worked her way through the songs. From miles away, we were still able to connect. In that moment, things were the same.

Today’s song is by Luke Sital-Singh, an up-and-coming British singer-songwriter from the suburbs of London. I just discovered his music this week and I think it is an amazing new discovery. He has great accoustic ballads and a passionate, soulful voice. There is something about him that seems innocent, sensitive, and impassioned all at the same time. This song has it all – the music, lyrics, and voice – that just completely drew me in. There is  a buzz about him in the UK and the British folk scene and he has been receiving some great reviews. I definitely think he is one to watch and I hope that you enjoy this song as much as I do.