Sunday, June 27, 2010

Summer Lovin'

What I'm listening to:

I want Grace's hair, her voice, her body...her hair...
this CD is the soundtrack of my summer.

Gayngs' "Relayted."
I can't even begin to tell you all the artists on this album,
or describe its sound.
Just. Listen. To. It.
And love it.

'Member last summer when I was all,
Now she's on the Eclipse* soundtrack & people are all, "Yeah, I love her, too!"
Anyway, my new power voice of choice is Marina, of Marina & The Diamonds.
She is so hard rockin'. Go love her.

She's an old friend...
Her new album is a bit of a twist from her typical fare...
...makes me wanna dance barefoot 'round my yard,
or run through the sprinklers. Naked.
Go 'head Sia. You make me happy.

I read REAL books!!!!! (Love you, Janet!)

This shall be made into a feature film,
starring Carey Mulligan & Nicholas Hoult.
I decree it.
I also decree that Jason Reitman shall direct it.

I've only read 50 pages of this,
but can hardly stand to put it down.

Quirky. Dark. Fascinating. Heartbreaking.
This has been reviewed as, "A contender for Great American Novel" status.
I agree.

Finished this one a few weeks's a beach read.
It's all romantic, with a lot of history and mentions of the University of Virginia.
Which is to say YOU MUST READ THIS!
(Also, I'm saying it here & now--this one BETTER be made into a movie.
I would also like to produce its soundtrack. Of course.)

Diggin' On My TV Screen:

I love an angsty teen drama,
and this one's surprisingly good.
It's filling the hole left in my heart by Chuck Bass...
...I mean Gossip Girl.

Like I need to explain this.
Y'all know I've been a fan since the very first episode.

What are you watching/reading/listening to? Do share!

*It's good, as far as soundtracks go.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Things I Never Needed.

It's been almost two years since Kristen, who is my people, introduced me to Grace Potter and the Nocturnals.

Grace is also my people...her voice is all her own, yet I hear twinges of Janis Joplin, Stevie Nicks, and Carole King in it, too. And I don't care who you are, that right there is good programming.

When it's Autumn, this music makes me want to curl up with a warm blanket and a mug of coffee, and watch the leaves fall to the earth. Then summer rolls around and I'm sitting on my front porch, tea in hand, rocking the evening away...while Grace serenades me and the crickets. Yes, I dig her a whole dang lot.

"Take the mistakes I haven't made yet...they're all I have left..."

That reduced me to tears. And it's a rare song which moves me to weep.

"Grace Potter and The Nocturnals," their first album in 3 years, will release on June 8. I highly recommend it, along with their 2007 offering, "This is Somewhere."

You're welcome.