MUSIC MONDAY: Surrender by Cheap Trick

Yesterday’s celebration is the first of many special holidays that I am celebrating with Le Mari.  While it was very much evident that I missed my family, everyone seemed to have rallied to make sure that homesickness is the last thing on my mind.

So in my sister’s kitchen, while prepping Mother’s Day lunch, I absolutely cannot shake this song out of my head!  Damn it, Jessica Day!

JESSICA DAY

Anyway, so I ended up singing only the parts that I know!  It was so crazy that my sister started signing it too.  Needless to say, it didn’t lessen blow and the song is still stuck in my head.

20160409 Surrender - Cheap Trick

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According to Allmusic, the song is an anthem describing the differences between parents and the teens today.  It was released in the 70s, so I guess this has something to do with drug preference?  LOL.  How judgmental can I be!

Here it is, and I hope that it gets stuck in your head as well.  It’s not that bad, it is after all a teen anthem.

But then again, we all know I’m not a teen anymore.

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Have a great week, everyone! <3

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MUSIC MONDAY: Never Forget You by Zara Larsson and MNEK

I’ve missed a couple of our Music Mondays and honestly, I missed it.  I’ve been quite preoccupied with family stuff, but I’m back now!

One of the things that I am starting to get used to here is the music.  If you haven’t noticed before, I’m more of an old soul.  Most of my music is centered on 80s rock ballads.  Hahahaha.  I honestly believe that Air Supply is a genius, and that a memorable ballad must be accompanied by fantastic drum exhibitions.

20160502 Never Forget You by Zara Larsson, MNEK

I’ve been hearing this song over and over, especially at Z100, Le Mari’s favorite radio station.  It has bugged me for so long.  Thanks to SoundHound, I was able to find out the title.

Dance music has really evolved since I first discovered it.  I’ve been constantly surprised how much I like them!  Hahahaha.  I think I’m slowly expanding my music selection.

Plus, the lyrics are amazing.

Never Forget You - Zara Larsson

Feel free to sing/dance with me.

MUSIC MONDAY: Comatose by Hayden Calnin

Today, Tatay would have been 63.

Le Beau (or now Le Mari) and I rediscovered the beauty of Parenthood.  This was the song playing during the episode The Waiting Room in Season 6 Episode 3.

Comatose - Hayden Calnin

There was something in that song that really reminded me of him.  And it’s been a while since I have been reminded of him.  A part of me is slowly accepting I will never see his face again.  Another part still thinks the thought alone is incredulous.

Hayden Calnin’s voice is haunting and reverberating.  I couldn’t get the song out of my head.  And I hate myself for not opening up to more music options because I should have enjoyed this song sooner.

I know right.  <3

MUSIC MONDAY: Sweet Nothing by Calvin Harris feat. Florence Welch

I know this is coming in a little later than usual, but the inspiration didn’t kick in until Le Beau’s jiu jitsu class.

I haven’t heard this song in a while.  For a good moment back then, this song very much haunted me.  The desperation in Florence’s voice and the beat Calvin Harris laid out perfectly contradict each other.  It was just beautiful.

And have you listened to these lyrics?

20160404 Sweet Nothing by Calvin Harris feat. Florence Welch

This jiu jitsu place is giving me more than what I needed now.

Have a great evening, everyone.

MUSIC MONDAY: When We Were Young by Adele

And so I’m back.  It’s been a while.  A really long while.

I’m pretty sure I am not the only one that thought of the brilliance of Adele’s new album.  I must have read her iD interview a thousand times, and I still can’t get over how optimistic 25 sounds like.  I’m so elated that we have new music to enjoy.

I was lucky enough to be online in YouTube when they released the live recording of When We Were Young.  At that very moment, I was in the middle of planning one of my life’s biggest events and the lyrics just rang true to me.  Everything from that point forward was a change and there was no stopping it.

From time to time, I am still overwhelmed.  I had no idea how big of a shift this would be until I was already in it.  A part of me feels like I’ve overestimated my confidence in surviving this change, but another part feels that this change is the most natural of all.

20160328 Adele - When We Were Young

It took me a while to write again because I had to yet again find my balance, and I’m glad to report that I am somewhat near it.  I’m not as stable as I had hoped to be, but I am absolutely overjoyed that I am not alone in this journey.  And because I am rhyming again.  Hah.

I heard this song while I was in the shower the other day, and took it as a sign.  It just might be time to start writing again.