Song of the Day – “Soldier” by Foo Fighters

November 11, 2017

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Happy Veteran’s Day! Today, I want to take a moment to express my gratitude to all of those who serve and sacrifice for our country. I have so much respect for the many veterans and their families and want to make sure that I express that support and appreciation today.59fe3dc73bf9b.image

Today’s song title seemed fitting for the day. This is a brand new song from the Foo Fighters that was just released on October 20. It is a sweeter and more subdued sound from the Foo Fighters brand, and it is really a great song.

The song was released as part of the “7-Inches for Planned Parenthood” benefit compilation LP. All proceeds from the album will support Planned Parenthood.

As a mom, I just have to say how much I really like Dave Grohl. Earlier this year I watched an interview that he did with his mother and it was absolutely adorable. She talked about supporting her child who did not fit in the box and how she mothered a rock star. It was obvious how much he respected and adored her. It was one of my favorite celebrity/musician interviews (see below).

 

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Song of the Day – “Better Than I Used To Be” by Mat Kearney (feat. Afsheen)

November 10, 2017

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* NEW SONG ALERT!*

This song was just released today by Mat Kearney, who is probably one of my very favorite artists. I absolutely love his music and his incredible, emotion-filled voice! This is a great new song and I thought I would share it quickly so you can check it out on the day of it’s release.

I have seen Mat Kearney live an amazing five times, and had the opportunity to meet him about five years ago in Dallas, Texas. He is such a great talent and just a fabulous guy … and I love his signature hats. 😉

I have been following him and his music since 2005 and always get excited when he releases something new. He has been known to combine all types of music, including rap, hip-hop, folk, rock, pop, and now a little electronic mix. I really like it and hope that you enjoy this new song. If you have not yet had the opportunity to see him perform live, I highly recommend it.

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Meeting Mat Kearney – Dallas, Texas, September 2012

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My collection of tour t-shirts. 🙂

“Show Me Emotion” by The Dunwells

October 1, 2014

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I am posting a song today by a band that I have posted from before – the English, folk-rock band, The Dunwells. I saw The Dunwells perform live back in 2012 while living in Dallas, and I immediately liked them. They have a great sound, wonderful song-writing, fantastic harmonies, and just a cool vibe.

The band is made up of brothers David and Joseph Dunwell, and cousins Robert Clayton and Johnny Lamb. (The band used to be five members, but guitarist, David Hanson, left the band to start his own band.) They just released their second studio album on September 8, 2014. The new EP is entitled, Show Me Emotion and it does just that. It is a different sound than their first album and I loved their old sound … but, I also really like this new sound too.

The Dunwells just finished touring in the UK in September and are headed to California this month. They are great live performers, particularly in an intimate setting where you can really hear those incredible harmonies. If you get a chance to see them, take it! I am hoping they make it to the east coast and will be keeping my eye out for them.

Sometimes at the end of a long day with a lot of moving pieces I do feel overcome with emotion for some reason. Sometimes I feel incredibly happy and other times I feel on the verge of tears. Today has been one of those days. This song just seemed like a perfect fit, just enough emotion to let me settle into my end of day. I really hope you enjoy this new song.

SONG OF THE DAY – “HONEY, LET ME SING YOU A SONG” by Matt Hires

April 10, 2014

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It’s Throwback Thursday! Today’s #tbt song was originally posted as my daughter’s Song of the Day on September 12 2013.

Okay, well I warned you yesterday that this would probably be today’s #tbt song. I don’t typically post two days of songs by the same artist, but in posting one of Matt Hire’s brand new songs yesterday, it made me think of my very favorite song by him and I think it is a song that everyone should have on their playlist. I absolutely adore this song and think his voice is amazing! Who wouldn’t want him to sing you a song?

The song was released on his summer 2009 debut album, Take Us To The Start. I love this very raw, acoustic version of him playing the song in the video below. Enjoy!

SONG OF THE DAY – “I’M ON YOUR SIDE” by Matt Hires

April 9, 2014

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I am posting a song today by an artist that I am very fond of. Matt Hires is a singer-songwriter from Florida who began writing music in his late teens and released his first album at age 22. Now, at the ripe old age of 28, he is still creating great music with a sound all his own, and he released a new independent album just yesterday.

I find his music enjoyable to listen to and very soothing. He has such an authentic voice and the lyrics to his songs are incredibly sincere and honest, something that I just find refreshing.

I am a big fan of his first two full length albums (Take Us to the Start 2008 and This World Won’t Last Forever, But Tonight We Can Pretend 2013), so I was very excited when he announced that he was working on new songs and a new album. His new four-track album, Heartache Machine, was just released yesterday and earlier today it had already reached #16 on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter chart. He is currently on tour and will be here in NYC later this month. Hooray! He is also joining another favorite of mine – Parachuteon tour this summer. I will definitely be watching for those dates!

I love the new album and hope that you will enjoy it too. If you find that you like it, please share it with someone else. I get a kick out of introducing great music to those who might not have otherwise heard it, and I love spreading the news about awesome music and talented artists. Matt Hires, and this new album, is definitely one that should be shared.

Check out my absolute favorite song by Matt Hires – “Honey, Let Me Sing You A Song.” In fact, maybe it should be the Throw Back Thursday song tomorrow. 😉

 

SONG OF THE DAY – “SING” by Ed Sheeran

April 7, 2014

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As you all know by now, I am a huge Ed Sheeran fan! I have been waiting for this single to be released so that I could post it here for you. The single was released earlier today and it is even available on iTunes already … so, you can get the song NOW. I wanted to let you know about it right away so that you could be as excited as I am. 😉

I can hardly wait for his new album. I love that he is constantly experiencing with new sounds and new music styles. He is just an incredible artist and probably my favorite performer to see live in concert.

If you follow my blog, you know that we lived in London when Ed Sheeran was just getting his start. He actually came to my daughter’s high school and performed back in 2010. We have been fans ever since and have loved watching him become a huge success. It is incredibly fun to watch someone rise all the way from a young guy just getting started to a mega star. Click here to see all the other posts about Ed Sheeran on this blog.

Enjoy this new song and keep your ears open as it starts hitting the radio waves this week.