May 5, 2011
“To every man, woman & child:
We want an end to the glamorization of negativity in the media. We want an end to status symbouls dictating our worth as individuals. We want a meaningful and universal education system. We want subtance in the place of popularity. We will not compromise who we are to be accepted by the crowd. We want the invisible walls that separate by wealth, race & class to be torn down. We want to think our own thoughts. we will be responsible for our environment. We want clarity & truth rom our elected officials or they should move aside. we want love not lies. We want an end to all wars foreign & domestic violence. we want an end to the processed culture of exploitation, over-consumption & waste. We want knowledge, understanding & peace.
We will not lpse because we are not losers, we are lasers!”
Lupe Fiasco is a lyrical genius. I love his music, inside and out, but this song stuck out to me from the rest. Then when the video came out early this week I have done nothing but watch it on repeat. I am so glad he did a video with this song. I just figured I would share this video with you, so what do you guys think? If you ask me, it has the potential to strike up some controversy.
April 20, 2011
Video Via: YouTube
Doesn’t this video make you smile? It just brightens my day, it is too cute. This song is called Valentine by Kina Grannis. I just love her voice, it’s refreshing to listen to. She just came out with a new album, Stairwells, on April 5. You can preview the entire CD on her Website. She has five new songs and covers. If you end up falling in love with her music, then you can also purchase her CD on the Website. She is a great artist, so check her out.
I hope you have a great day, a day that is filled with love.
March 30, 2011
For those of you who don’t know him, his name is Tyler Ward. He has done a ton of covers, which I fall in love with every time. He has such a great talent vocally and instrumentally. I just love his voice, don’t you? He also records newer upcoming artist to the YouTube world. Check out more of his videos, they are absolutely great. Also, if you have an account through YouTube be sure you subscribe to his channel. I promise you won’t be disappointed. I also promise this will not be the last time you see him on my blog.
March 23, 2011
My family and I took little trip to Nashville for my last few days of spring break. We started out my roaming around downtown Nashville. They have so many little shops, restaurants, bars, and live bands everywhere. I grew up on country music, so being surrounded by it everywhere was unreal. Everywhere you turn there is a new song playing, I loved it. Then my parents planned a visit to a plantation. My brothers and I were not stoked to visit a plantation, because honestly, does it sound exciting? Well, my parents ended up proving our doubts of enjoyment wrong, we had a great time. The walk to the plantation home was amazing, the scenery was wonderful. The plantation home was of Andrew Jackson during his time in office. It was named The Hermitage, and let me tell you, the house was gorgeous. I wish I had pictures to share with you on the inside, but unfortunately you could only take photos outside. The wallpaper and flooring was either all the original, or prints from the original. Every piece of furniture in the house was of the original home, besides two chairs. Every room was more stunning than the next, and every room was bigger than the next.
This was the view from the original entry to the house.
A close up pictures as we are walking up to the front door. I love the tall pillars!
This is the view from the back of the house. Just to the left of it was the smokehouse and the kitchen, but I didn’t get a picture of that.
After the day at the plantation I became extremely ill. So, from here on out I missed out on a lot of the trip. I was able to work up enough strength to venture out with the rest of my family and go to the historic City of Franklin. The city had a variety of shops and boutiques. This one caught my eye, IvyCake. It was a cute, little cupcake shop tucked away at the end of the block. As soon as I saw it I knew I would have to buy a cupcake. I purchased a red velvet cupcake, whom they call Break Up, and it tasted wonderful. The owner was actually featured on Cupcake Wars! She also made all the cupcakes and the cake for Carrie Underwood’s wedding. So, you guys know the cupcakes are excellent!
Our last night spent in Nashville we all went to the Grand Ole Opry. It was unlike anything I have ever seen. So, be sure if you ever head out to Nashville, buy tickets to the Grand Ole Opry. I promise, you will not be disappointed. All of the artist did awesome. Some of my favorites of the night were Craig Morgan, James Wesley, and The Charlie Daniels Band. It was a great night, even though I was sick.
One of the guitars at the entrance of the Opry House.
That was my family trip to Nashville. Oh, and the reason I could not of been quicker with updating all of you is because our hotel had the worst wi-fi ever. It would not connect if it’s life depended on it. How was your break? Or weekend? Well, life in general, how has it been going for you?
March 22, 2011
I am loving everything about this song, and my play count is quickly rising. It is becoming almost an obsession listening to it. This song perfectly expresses the part in my life which I am having to face, moving on. Not just moving on to the next part of life, but moving on without a person that was so familiar once, moving on without the one you love(d). It never is easy; no one ever said it would be. But, what I am beginning to figure out is that you can, in fact, move on without them. You begin with the baby steps, and slowly, but surely, I can feel myself getting stronger without them. This song is exactly what I needed right now in life, and every word is helping me through my healing processes. So, thank you Sara Evan’s for coming out with this song. My favorite part:
Getting along without you, baby
I’m better off without you, baby
How does it feel without me, baby?
I’m getting stronger without you, baby
And I’m done hoping we could work it out
I’m done with how it feels, spinning my wheels
Letting you drag my heart around
And, oh, I’m done thinking that you could ever change
I know my heart will never be the same
But I’m telling myself I’ll be okay
Even on my weakest days
I get a little bit stronger
Remember: I love songs that have to do with what I am going through in my life.