Monday, April 26, 2010

You and I and George

Sorry I've been a bit quiet lately. I've been recuperating and I am still without my computer. I don't have a fever anymore though! But I won't bore you with the details of my long recovery. :)

Tonight, I am watching The Muppet Show with my siblings! We are big fans of the Muppets, whether it be the show or the movies.
My favourite Muppet is Rowlf the dog. He's not exactly the most well-known Muppet but he should be! :P
So tonight I thought I'd post him singing a song called 'You and I and George' from Season 1 of The Muppet Show.



Ahhh... what a classic! :)

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Boat Behind

Salut! This is Melee logging in from her sick bed!
Yup, I have a rather unpleasant fever. I felt it coming on most of yesterday and sure enough, last night, my temperature decided to hang out at 100 degrees. It's still hanging out there, apparently it's having to much fun to leave. Wish I could say the same for me. :P

My computer, likewise, is sick again. *rolls eyes* It wasn't my fault this time either! So, it's left me deserted again, without my music files and I don't know when it will be back.
Sooo... music video, anyone? :)

The music video I decided to post is 'Boat Behind' by Kings of Convenience because right now I really wish I were out riding in a car on a warm, sunny day.
And also I simply love Kings of Convenience! They are often compared to Simon & Garfunkel, which suits me just fine! And since most of my music is dominated by female singers, it's nice to have some male singers I really love too. :)




Ta-ta for now! Hope everyone has a pleasant weekend!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Sunshine

We just got back from visiting some old family friends. Actually, the main purpose of the trip was so my siblings could go to a concert. Since I didn't want to go to the concert, I spent most of my time playing our friends' piano and ravaging their record collection!
I brought home a stack of records to convert onto CD, some for myself and some for our friends.
I had a lot of fun! Nothing excites me more than new music. I found quite a few Billy Joel albums, some hard{ish} to find Beatles' albums, a Carpenters album I didn't have, and a Spike Jones album! {my grandfather's influence! :P} Also some others, but those I just mentioned were the highlights. {AKA the ones I can remember at the moment. ;)}

Anyhow, for the artist of the month I have chosen Smoke Fairies.



They have been my favourite musical discovery as of late. These girls create beautiful, smoky blues-folk music, with an icy center. {That's a good thing!}
I found Smoke Fairies by chance. I was scrolling through a list of various bands and I saw them and I thought "Smoke Fairies... that sounds like something I would like!"
Needless to say, I did! And I probably wouldn't have clicked on them if they had called themselves something else. Which makes me wonder how many great artists I'm missing just because I don't like their name or album covers... :P

Listen to one of their songs 'Sunshine':




Well, that's all for now! If you'll excuse me, I have some records to transfer! ;)

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Easter Song

I love Easter! As a child it was one of my favourite days. I always could smell and feel something so beautiful in the air that only came on Easter. I don't think it was the chocolate or the egg hunt that filled me with such joy. But rather the hope and joy because Jesus has risen again!

'Easter Song' by 2nd Chapter of Acts sums up my feelings pretty well! My favourite version of the song is the version they did on their live album with Phil Keaggy, How the West Was One.
I am posting this song as a video because it was the only way I had to combine Annie Herring's intro for the song with the song itself {because they're different tracks on the CD}.
The video only has one picture the whole time, sorry. I decided to do this last minute. :)
{EDIT: The video is not loading for me at the moment. I am terribly sorry if it does not load for you either. *sigh*}

video


Hear the bells ringing
They're singing that you can be born again
Hear the bells ringing
They're singing
Christ is risen from the dead

The angel up on the tombstone
Said He has risen, just as He said
Quickly now, go tell his disciples
That Jesus Christ is no longer dead

Joy to the world,
He is risen, hallelujah!
He's risen, hallelujah!
He's risen, hallelujah!

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Happy Easter everyone! I hope it is filled with joy. :)

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Gonna Buy Me a Dog

Since April 1 is not a day of very serious nature, I thought I would post an equally lighthearted song: 'Gonna Buy Me a Dog' by The Monkees.



My whole family loves this song! In fact, we listened to it so much that we grew sick of it. But thankfully, that has worn off and we can enjoy it again. :)
Basically, this song is just Micky Dolenz and Davy Jones goofing off in the studio. I hope it makes you smile - it always makes me!

Listen:



I hope everyone has a great day and does not get tricked too much! {Says the extremely gullible girl...}