Thursday, March 29, 2012
Music To My Ears
I tend to let them fall in my lap.
Even when artists I love come out with new material, I don't run out and buy their albums or go online and download all of the tunes.
I just wait until I'm forced to hear them, somehow.
So it's no surprise that I've downloaded several songs I discovered through TV, movies and a concert.
Here's what I'm listening to right now:
"Good Morning" by The Kicks
"Colors" by April Smith and the Great Picture Show
"Home" by Girls Love Shoes
"Shine For Me" by Camera Can't Lie
"Don't Stop" by Gin Wigmore
Maybe none of these sound familiar, but I guarantee you've heard all of them.
They're from Lowe's commercials.
My favorite is "Good Morning".
It's the new one where the people float outside from their beds and start gardening.
I'm also really into "Colors".
It's catchy and I think there's a kazoo playing at some point.
"Everybody Talks" by Neon Trees
I loved "Animal" but I never went much further with "Neon Trees".
Until I heard "Everybody Talks" on yet another commercial.
"Pumped Up Kicks" by Foster the People
I had heard of Foster the People and may have even listened to "Pumped Up Kicks" before, but I didn't pay much attention to it until it was a battle song on "The Voice".
And even though the lyrics are pretty dark, it's very upbeat.
Something about the melody makes me happy.
"Stay With Me" by Faces
This is an old one by Rod Stewart's band.
It's on the end of "Wedding Crashers".
"Stay With Me" is one of those songs I always meant to download but never got around to it.
Guess where I heard it again?
"I Believe" by Stevie Wonder
This is also an old song that plays at the end of a movie: "High Fidelity".
I get a little bored with the verses in "I Believe", but I just adore the chorus and could sing it all day.
"Tomorrow" by Chris Young
"What Do You Want" by Jerrod Niemann
"Fine Tune" by Miranda Lambert
I heard all of these songs for the first time last weekend in Louisville at Miranda Lambert's concert. "Tomorrow" and "What Do You Want" are similar in theme.
They're both pretty much about booty calls.
But it's from the guy's point of view, and although he's going through with it, he has regrets, too.
"Fine Tune" is also very sultry.
Miranda sings it through some kind of special microphone that alters her voice, and at the concert, she sang it while stretching out on a red chaise lounge.
So if you're in a music rut, check out some of these new/not-so-new releases.
Or if you have some others to share, I'm all ears.