SONG OF THE DAY – “YOUR FRIEND” by The Mowgli’s

July 7, 2014

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Here is a great new song by The Mowgli’s. The song is from the soundtrack for the new movie, Earth to Echo. I have not seen the movie yet, but the pictures remind me of one of our old favorites, ET. I think every generation needs an ET. 🙂

We had a great weekend with some old friends that we knew when we lived in southern California years ago and who now live in NYC. It is so fun to maintain old friendships and to be able to reconnect. It is incredibly refreshing to have friends who knew me in a different time of my life and who knew my kids when they were little. It just adds such a nice dimension to always being new and having a short history with people. So, having friends on my mind today, this song just seemed to be fitting. Here is a shout out to all my friends … new and old, but particularly the old ones today (which I guess is just about everyone). I miss you and I am grateful for our history.

Have a great week!

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SONG OF THE DAY – “HIGHWAY DON’T CARE” by Tim McGraw, Taylor Swift & Keith Urban

January 24, 2014

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With the GRAMMY Awards just a couple of days away, I wanted to share another song that has been nominated for an award.  The song I chose today is nominated for the Best Country Duo/Group Performance and it is packed with some power performers. Tim McGraw, Taylor Swift, and Keith Urban are all incredibly successful performers in their own right, but put them together and you have a major star-studded nomination.

Keith Urban’s guitar performance was amazing and the combo of Tim McGraw and Taylor Swift worked. It made me laugh that the two were doing a song together because Taylor recorded a song called “Tim McGraw” on her first album in 2006! Haha, things do come around, don’t they.

I really enjoyed listening to this song and then I watched the music video … wow, not what I was expecting. You have definitely got to watch it! Totally gives the words to the song a different meaning than my first take. I showed the video to my daughter and her first question was, “Why do you think they did that?” That is an interesting question. Is it to emphasize the dangers of phones and texting in cars or is it a more personal message to Tim McGraw’s own three teenage daughters? Would love to get your take on it.

Regardless, it is a great song and certainly deserving of the nomination in this category, although I have to admit that I don’t know much about country music. I’m not sure who will win this category, but I definitely think the song is a contender. If I was betting, my money would probably be on the Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton duet, “You Can’t Make Old Friends.” It is a very pretty song, but I think it will be the winner just simply because it is two sentimental favorites and the Grammy’s seem to have a history in rewarding those old favorites, particularly with a song as sentimental as Old Friends.