Sunday, June 27, 2010

Songs I Hate That Other People Like.

I decided to take Cleos idea to the far left and post songs that I hate but for some reason other people really like. Not that they are bad songs, or musically weird or anything. I just don't like them. For no good reason. Here they are.

Hate it. To this day whenever I see my Uncle Greg he will see this song to me. GAH!!!

Love Justin. But come on. This is a dumb ass song. I'm pretty sure that you got your own recipe. Oh hell...Hate it.

I got nothing. So stupid. Is every girl named Shorty? And...Honey got a booty like pow, pow, pow. Honey got some boobies like wow, oh wow. Yep...them there's the lyric. Clever I know. Although I haven't heard many songs with boobies in the lyrics so..Way to go Usher. Two thumbs up.

Now, this one was hard for me because every Nickelback song sucks serious ass. But I think this one takes the cake. Ummm...because people are dumb and like pre processed crappy pop/rock music that all sounds the are a rock star. Dumb ass! No need to write a song about it. Arrogant SOB.

Songs I heart.

Well, it's a good thing I'm cool.

I have always been able to entertain my own self and it looks like this situation is no different. So.... until one of my co authors decides to contribute... you're stuck with me. I quite think you're rather lucky, but evidently it matters very little what my opinion is...


I have recently compiled a play list for my kids and I to listen to when we swim. We are fortunate enough that we are able to have our own pool, so we get to listen often.

I thought you might enjoy a sampling of what makes our summer family time even better. I believe in sharing good music with my children... they love everyone from The Killers to The Beastie Boys to The Cure and beyond. They're pretty cool kids. Wonder where they got it from?

Come on over, it's a party!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Cleo's Pick o' the week- Eminem & Rihanna- I Love the Way You Lie

What I love about Em is that he says what he thinks when he thinks it, and he doesn't give a DAMN.

He's real. He writes songs about things that are not always cool. I was surprised when I heard this because it's pretty raw. I was really surprised that Rihanna was singing with him when I heard all the lyrics. I think it hits a little close to home (no pun intended... I'm just awesome like that).

While most of us can't identify with everything in this song, I think there's enough meatiness that you get it. We've all felt out of control. Those who state that they haven't are either lying, or, have not been fortunate enough to feel emotion so incredibly deep that it can send you spinning outta control and turn you into someone you no longer recognize.

Love can make us crazy. It can make us feel the highest highs imaginable, and lows that you never dreamed you could succumb to.

Whether you love him or hate him, you gotta give him credit for being honest.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Cleo's Retro Happiness

I cannot stand logging in and seeing Squiggy any longer. Thanks Chopsie. A whole lot.

It's no secret that I like happy music. I always have. In order to get Chop's damn post off here I tohught I'd share some older songs that have brought me joy for many years.

Come Dancing is a great little song from 1982 with a catchy lil'tune...

This is a great acoustical version of Boys Don't Cry. Oh yeah. I'm not gonna lie- I still have the poster.

You know this one by the very first guitar strum....

I love this one...Everyone needs this mental image.

A Vicar in a tutu is not strange, he just wants to live his life this way.

Monday, June 21, 2010

A Perfectly Honest Mistake


I think you can see where the confusion lies...

My apologies to both David Lander (aka Squiggy) and Tyler Glenn who are apparently not only NOT the same person but upon further research not even related.

Happy Birthday B-Flow!

How do you celebrate your birthday when you are an exquisitely beautiful and damn near perfect musical freaking genius? Why naturally, you release your very first single from your very first solo album.


Here's some info I dug up about the new album "Flamingo"...

"Despite all its storied pitfalls, louche reputation and lascivious tourism campaigns, Brandon Flowers remains stubbornly proud of his hometown. The Las Vegas born-and-bred vocalist—whose working hours are usually spent with his band The Killers—makes that clear when discussing his first solo album, Flamingo, which takes its name from a Sin City downtown street on which Sam's Town is located, and where Flowers used to buy his records. "I grew up there, so it's close to my heart," the 29-year-old says. "I feel a responsibility to represent where I'm from, to defend it. It's a place that a lot of people loathe. I can't help but love it. I grew up with a lot of people who couldn't wait to leave, and that was always strange to me. I feel a real connection to it. It's in my blood."

"Inextricably tied to Vegas in both showmanship and ideology, Flamingo is a bombastic 10-track collection of stadium-ready songs that runs the gamut from expert pop executions and forlorn electro dirges to gospel tunes and even blues-tinged rock (read: pedal steel, and plenty of it). "Jilted Lovers and Broken Hearts," an upbeat arena rocker with the heartbeat of a dance floor classic, employs gambling as an epic metaphor: "I followed you through the darkness/ I followed you through the cold/ woman, I can tell you one thing/ you're going to wish you could go back and fold." Meanwhile "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas" doesn't make Las Vegas sound very fabulous at all. Indeed, there’s also denial, perfidy, absolution, spirituality and the limits of faith—each of which is explored in the album's other 10 tracks. Flowers transforms intellectual concepts into adrenaline overdrive on "Crossfire"; channels Roy Orbison's luminous falsetto to unnerving effect in "Playing With Fire"; and looks for second chances on "Only the Young," in which he offers the following haunting prayer: "Redemption, keep my covers clean tonight."

Flowers wrote the songs on Flamingo over the year and a half he spent touring for Day and Age, the Killers' third, critically acclaimed studio album. (He says the song that served as a catalyst for Flamingo is called "O, Sad American Night," which was recorded during sessions for Day and Age but didn't make the cut for that album, and won't be released on this record, either.) Originally, he'd meant them as material for the band, but circumstances—like being on the road for six years—intervened. "I would prefer if this was a Killers record, although it would obviously be very different if I'd made it with the band," he says. "We're just at different places in our lives right now. It's no secret that they're ready to put the brakes on for a second. It's definitely not the end of the Killers, but you can't blame them—we've been going nonstop since 2003.” The upside to recording the album alone was that without the other members of the Killers, Flowers could call the shots himself; the downside, as he explains, is that he feels "a little bit naked." Oh yeah, baby! Ohhh... the poor thing misses his friends...

Download Crossfire on iTunes now!

In honor of his birthday, here's one of Brandon's favorite songs....

Incidentally, for those who may not know, the Killers actually got their name from the fictitious name of the band in this video. They also pay tribute to this video in their own "Somebody Told Me" vid....

Oh, I almost forgot.... Happy birthday mom!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

I Can't be Tamed.....

So my girls totally dig on Miley Cyrus. They have grown up listening to her catchy tunage. The other day I'm minding my own bid-ness when my oldest daughter says...."So Mom, have you heard Miley's new song?" We go Youtube this bad boy and OH HELL. I was in love. I'm sorry.....I'm totally sucked into her cheesy teen pop composition. I adore this song. I seriously...seriously "want to be a part of something I don't know."

Hey, if nothing else, it makes for a GREAT house cleaning song. Just saying. (I secretly pretend I'm a rock star when doing such activities.)

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Neon Trees are Beib-a-licious!

Neon Trees decided to cover "Baby" by The Beibster... Strange bedfellows, no? Sounds crazy, but it's true. They not only covered it, but mashed it with "Stand By Me".

Kinda retro, Kinda Beiber... Totally Neon!

I am diggin' it for rizzzzzzle.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

This is How I'm Feeling Today...

I've been holding on for a long time. Not really sure what for since I know there is nothing there. But now it's time to let go. Say good bye.

And that, is all.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Crossfire- Brandon Flowers

I stumbled upon this little gem and I had to share because ya know it's how I roll.

I love it!

I am terribly excited to hear the entire album. I might be just a little biased, but I think he is one of the best musical minds of our time. Clearly, he is magnificent. I love my boys and I support whatever they do (well, aside from the whole haitus thing- but this is a sweet lil' gift.).

Lemme know what you think!

"Our dreams will break the boundaries of our fear..."

Good. Hell....

I think I'm in love all over again.

Even as a crazed stalker dude he's hawt. OK... I gotta go lay down now...

Friday, June 11, 2010

Two for the price of one...

I have a couple of things that I want to share today. I'm in a very giving mood for some reason. I think it has to do with the new smores dessert pizza at Mountain Mikes, but whatever. First off this little gem that I'm sort of in love with right now.

Okay, now this part is solely for Cleo. She's always asking me to help her with her running play list. So here are some of my favorite songs to run too. All at 150 bpm (according to beatunes) So they are great pace songs.

Numero Cleos extreme pleasure, I opine...

And I might just add...DAMN...he is sure purty.

Deux...Yeah...I went French. Bite me.

Trois...Less rocky, more airy...But still great.

Talking in videos bugs the hell out of me. Just sayin...

And finally...You gots to have some eminem. It's just not a running play list without him.

There ya go Cleo. Now, get out on the retaining pond and run baby, run!!!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Summertime, baby!

Ahhh..... the sweet sounds of summer.... Birds chirping, lawn mowers mowing, the creepy dude in a cargo van playing enticing music trying to sell push pops to all the little kiddies... Oh wait... sorry Chops, forgot I wasn't supposed to mention that....

I have been loving the summer thus far. I do my best to go swimming every day. Working on that elusive bronze glow that seems to be unattainable due to faulty genetics. My pedi is even festive... my toes are painted "Flamingo" in honor of B Flow's new solo endeavor.

As I was basking in my pool yesterday, I was thinking of some of my favorite songs of summer. Naturally, I knew that you'd want to hear them.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

I'm weak. I admit it.

Lame lyrics. Lame talking at the beginning. Lame. Lame. Lame. But I love it and I don't care who knows it.

He ate my heart and then he ate my brain. Lame. :)

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