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February 26, 2014

10 Most Uplifting Songs of 2013

Recently, I came across this amazing video chronicling the top hit songs of 2013 (you have to watch it): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJMapA8WgYw It got me thinking about the songs that came out this year and all the memories I've made. Uplifting songs are a great thing to turn to when you've had a bad day. So in case you are having a bad day, and even if you're not, here's a list of the most uplifting songs of 2013.…
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February 25, 2014

We’re Not Gonna Sit in Silence

Sometimes a song comes a long and the lyrics are just perfect. This is one of those songs. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbkOZTSvrHs "You're The Voice" We have the chance to turn the pages over We can write what we want to write We gotta make ends meet, before we get much older We're all someone's daughter We're all someone's son How long can we look at each other Down the barrel of a gun? You're the voice, try…
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February 14, 2014

6 Things You Didn’t Know About “My Fair Lady”

My Fair Lady was hands down my favorite musical as a child. I would prance around like I was THE Eliza Doolittle. The movie, which cost $17 million in 1964, was a soaring success, so it's easy to see why it continues to be well-loved. But there are things you might not know about the film, things I didn't even know until recently, and they will blow your mind. 1. Hepburn Was Snubbed at the…
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February 3, 2014

How am I going to be an Optimist about this?

I have a problem. I am an eternal optimist. Many would say that's not exactly a problem, but it is when you are trying the wrestle with the problems that plague our Earth. Floods, bombs, poverty, rape, exploitation, war... "How am I gonna be an optimist about this?" From my little square of the world, how can I help? Two weeks ago my husband asked why I only write about positive things on my blog. "You…
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January 16, 2014

The Most Romantic Lyrics of All Time

As Valentine's Day quickly approaches, I have been thinking about beautiful music. While my husband, the musician, might disagree, I think that lyrics are equally as important as melody when it comes to making a song beautiful. Lyrics are poems, fragments, thoughts, and feelings bursting from a song and they can really strike a chord in your heart. Here are some of my favorite romantic lyrics. 1. Pink Bullets- The Shins   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3SCXVI87ws 2. Between…
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January 2, 2014

Why I Don’t Believe in Perfection

My math teacher in middle school said if you can draw a perfect circle free-handed, you might be a little crazy. That's when he busted out the compass and showed us this nifty tool you can use to draw a perfect circle. I could never draw a circle anywhere close to perfect. I also colored, but never perfectly in the lines. In art class, my art teacher always admired by ability to paint abstract art,…
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August 20, 2013

Songs That Totally Sound Like Other Songs

This past weekend my friend came over and was telling me how the song Blurred Lines was totally stolen from this Marvin Gaye song from the 1970's. I was skeptical at first but then I took a listen and...wow, that song is totally stolen, not that original in my mind anymore. So I figured I would put together a list of songs that totally sound like other songs. These are songs I have come across…
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May 21, 2013

19 Reasons I am a 90’s Chick (and I Don’t Care)

While this song was stuck in my head, I started musing about the 90's. It was a time of baggy pants, bubble-gum pop, and reality TV. From crop tops to dungarees, I wore them all. I had the Spice Girls 6 inch platform sneakers (yes I did) and I tried all the latest hairstyles (some unsuccessfully). It was the dawn of the digital revolution and although we didn't have cell phones (though some of us…
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March 26, 2013

The Best Opening Lines of Songs

When I was a kid, my favorite part of getting a new cassette (yes, I'm that old) was opening up the case an revealing the good stuff: the lyrics. I would pull out the inlay and examine the words to each song. I guess even then I had a fascination with words. But songs are like poetry. And poetry is life. Mix great lyrics with a great melody and you have recipe for success! Here…
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March 19, 2013

10 Uplifting Songs To Brighten Your Mood

Sometimes a beautiful tune drifting through the air is exactly what you need to change your mood. Today was a rainy, dreary day and I found myself in a little bit of a funk. But music really does soothe the soul. As soon as I turned on the radio, I found myself singing along and smiling. Here are a few uplifting songs, for those days when you are feeling not-so-great. They are guaranteed to bring…
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