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Listen to This: “Funeral Beds”

Happy Sunday, everyone! I woke up this morning and the sky is dark and grey, and I can see the trees swaying in the wind out my window with rain on the horizon. I’m not quite ready to crawl out of that comfortable Sunday morning feel yet, though to be honest my dreams were wild and I woke up from the crash of thunder several hours ago. So, I poured myself some coffee and I’m doing what I do sometimes, which is listen to the same handful of songs by The Districts on repeat. I know I’ve mentioned my love for them on here before (through an old search, I see in my Watch This: About Alex post,) but I think it’s been awhile. “Funeral Beds” is one of those songs where if I’m not being careful, and don’t have on cruise control, my foot gets heavy on the accelerator. It’s a jam out song of mine for sure – especially when they start riffing on the harmonica. The Districts are cemented in several memories of mine over time. (Like that time they played a smaller stage at Bonnaroo 2015, and my friend piggy backed me for a better view.) I mean, the song itself is heavy and the words cut deep – but the delivery is something else entirely, and it just makes my whole body want to move. “Funeral Beds” is a track on The Districts 2013 release Telephone. For any of you haven’t heard it yet, or if you have listen again. Here’s a good little tune to get your day going:

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Listen to This: “12.23.95”

This is a pretty unconventional Christmas song, but it’s another one of my favorites. I knew it’d be hard to hold onto until today, but I wanted to share it with you on the date of its title. “12.23.95” by Jimmy Eat World is one of my absolute favorites. (You probably think I’ve been saying that a lot lately with Love Actually, Little Women, Snowed In, Come On! Lets Boogey to the Elf Dance and Maybe This Christmas but it just so happens I’ve been saving all these up to share with you.) Short and sweet, and there’s something about it that resonates with me, even when I’m not involved in a situation of its context. Treat yourself to this gem of a tune, readers.

See this fan uploaded video from a live show in Chicago:

“Merry Christmas, baby…”

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Throwback Thursday: Listen to This “Raspberry Beret”

Good morning everybody! Weird that I’m typing up a Throwback Thursday post while the Today show cast is discussing it at the moment.  (They had a pic of Matt Lauer riding around in a convertible). Anyways, this morning I figured I’d share a Prince and The Revolution throwback because why not? For some reason the radio stations around here seem to play “Raspberry Beret” pretty frequently, so it feels like it’s always stuck in my head. Also, New Girl (watch it if you’re not!) had a nod to it on Tuesday night when Jess and Winston were hanging out by the jukebox. This one throws back all the way to 1985 on the album Around the World in a Day. I wasn’t even born yet, haha…

“She wore a raspberry beret, the kind you find in a second hand store…”

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Listen to This: “Junk of the Heart”

Today I wanted to share with y’all another one of my favorites from the mixed CD my friend Erin made for me. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve listened to “Junk of the Heart” by The Kooks. This song came from the bands third album, by the same name. This one is just upbeat and the mood is different than a lot of the other songs on the mix. As soon as it comes on I can’t help but smile, and sing along. So hey! Happy Wednesday short and sweet 🙂 we’re halfway to Friday and the weekend. Listen to this one if you haven’t heard it yet!

You can see the band’s official video for the song here:

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Listen to This: Ho Hey!

Somehow, I haven’t shared The Lumineers brilliance of “Ho Hey” yet?! I just did a skim of past posts to make sure I wasn’t doing a repeat, but seriously I haven’t posted a “Listen to This!” with this wonderful song yet? How can that be? This song isn’t really hiding under a rock or anything (you’ve heard it on a commercial right?) But my oh my…so fabulous. “Ho Hey” by The Lumineers is one of the great songs from the self-titled album ($4.99 right now!) Like seriously, not to be that girl, and maybe part of this is the sugar high I’m on from the frosting on the slice of birthday cake I just ate, buuuut if I ever get married I think I’d like to have this song played at the reception. (I know, I know I went there…but look at my Pinterest. I’m not crazy. The kid board is titled “Just In Case.”) Obviously because the chorus just gets me everytime, not because I want to be thinking something along the lines of “I don’t think you’re right for him.” I have several Pandora stations I run to that this song pops up on pretty frequently, and I think of a mental high-five everytime. I can feel the perk in my step because it’s just…one of those songs!

I belong with you, you belong with me,  you’re my sweetheart…