Saturday, September 22, 2012

Music and Why I Love It

Okay so I've never really done anything music related on here which is crazy to me because music is such a huge part of my life.  I'll start by saying that I don't have a specific preference in music, there are aspects in every genre that I respect and enjoy.  That being said, I do have some favorites.  Country is a go-to for me, the rhythms, country twang, and pure simple lyrics about love life and learning always have me singing along.  My favorites? Miranda Lambert takes the cake, Taylor Swift is an amazing and talented cross between country and pop and Carrie Underwood always has me hooked.  There are also some great up and coming stars I've found through YouTube (Kira Isabella is amazing).  As far as pop, I am a sucker for anything catchy, but I find that after listening to a song a few hundred times on the radio, it's becomes over-played, dull, and just less special.  Other genres I'm just getting to know are bluegrass and indie.  As far as bluegrass goes, the Steep Canyon Rangers (who I saw live with Steve Martin) are great.  Indie wise, I'm seriously in love with Kimbra (you may know her as the featured singer on Gotye's Somebody I Used to Know) and Fiona Apple is fascinating.  Anyway, it doesn't matter what I'm listening to, music can always make me feel better and the right song can make all of your problems go away, at least for a little bit.  Below are just a few of the TONS of songs I love, hope they inspire you!

Kira Isabella is amazing and I love this song and so many of her other ones.
Not sure if stealing cars is exactly the right message but I love how clever the video is and the tune is catchy as heck.
Like, ever.
Britney Spears is one of those artists that for some reason have songs that you've probably heard about one bazillion times and yet you have no problem getting up and singing/dancing along.  Even though I don't watch X Factor, I hope she does well!
That fiddle player is amazing (check out some of their other pieces) and I just love the depth of some of the harmonies they produce.  Steve Martin (yes, the comedian plays banjo, I thought it was bizarre too) is not part of the actual Steep Canyon Rangers, but they recently partnered on an album that is equal parts hilarious and musical perfection and are currently touring.
The music video is strange in my opinion but the song is one of my favorites.
Oh and I love Maroon 5.  Come on, Adam Levine is hot and the Voice is amazing.  Payphone is probably my favorite of all their songs and the music video is amazing.  BUT, it is explicit and that's not the type of cite I'm running, so here is a CLEAN lyric video.
Possibly my favorite song for the past six months and it has yet to be eclisped.  This song just makes me smile.  Nuff said.

So there you are, some amazing musical selections for your amazing ears.  Enjoy!


Saturday, September 15, 2012

Fab Feature: Edition One

Recently I've been contemplating the idea of having a recurring type of post (like Five  Things on Cupcakes and Cashmere) and this is it.  The idea is that every once in a while, I'll highlight just one piece that I'm craving right now.  It may be hair, nails, clothes, shoes, etc. (maybe even food or events) but it'll give you a taste of what I am in the mood for.  Hence, a Fab Feature.  So, without further ado, here is the first edition!

First of all, I've been craving a good leather jacket.  It goes with tons and adds edge to a girly outfit.  Secondly, I've been anticipating Kirna Zabete for Target (that's tar-je to you).  The truth is that if you don't want to go spending tons on new wardrobe pieces, there are plenty of affordable options that are (albeit lesser quality) still very cute.  So yes, I would shop at Target.  In fact, so many trends are too fleeting to seriously invest in, so big time sales and cheaper stores that still can produce good looking clothing are actually a good idea.  Fashion-istas on a budget rejoice and head to a Target near you.