Sunday, March 29, 2009

Where the Wild Things Are...

I just watched the trailer for "Where the Wild Things Are" and am super excited about one of my favorite childhood books being turned into a movie! I think most kids my age loved this book when they were younger and most likely could recite the whole thing. I think this movie is going to appeal to all ages. My parents and grandparents read me the book so they'll want to check it out, and I'll think of an excuse to see it as well, and it's a perfect movie for younger kids to go to as well. One problem I don't see this movie having is people saying it's not like the book. It is a few pages so they can't really go wrong.
I already have the release date (October 16th) written in my planner! I am super excited!...let me know if you want to go...

Some of my favorite songs is movies are as follows:
BEST car chase scene song ever...Season 4, final episode of The OC...Marissa Cooper and Ryan are getting chased by Volchek. The scene is so intense but is a must see, check it on youtube for sure (! Anyway, the song "Hallelujah" by Imogen Heap actually plays right after the crash but still the song evokes so emotion. I even made a friend watch the YouTube vid and she was crying while watching it and she never even watched The OC. I think this is the best "after car crash, I'm dying song" ever...I balled my eyes out when I watched this and actually I still do.
My favorite intimate love scene has to go to Kate Havnevik's song "Grace" in the season finale of Grey's Anatomy (which isn't a movie but whatever). It is an absolutely beautiful song and makes this intimate scene very passionate and desirous.
I loved Barry Louis Polisar's song "All I Want Is You" song for the opening credits for Juno. The whole movie had a different music feel and this song definitely set the tone of the movie. The song was a great promotional tool for all the indie bands out there. After this movie this song/band skyrocketed in sales as well as the rest of the songs in the movie.
Music makes a movie/show/everything!! I mean if 3OH!3's song wasn't the theme song for the show CandyGirls on E! there would be no way I would watch that...but now I am rearranging my schedule to watch this!! I love hearing my favorite songs on shows or movies and think it is a great way to promote new music too. Hello, that's what The OC, Grey's Anatomy, One Tree Hill blah blah do every time the air. People are figuring out what songs they played and downloading them immediately. I like that MTV now tells you what song they are playing when it is featured on their shows, so smart!
That's all I have for now, keep rockin the free world!
peace love and my new fav band is- Go Radio. I hope their song "Forever my Father" is played on some show. It definitely deserves to be! Oh and I love twitter too!! I am obsessed with it actually! Follow me...

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Swim changed my life...

Andrew McMahon from Jack's Mannequin is a lyrical god. His inspiring songs and uplifting words is all it takes for me to go from a bad day to knowing it will all be better... I automatically became hooked on Jack's after his first release of Everything in Transit but it was his second album, The Glass Passenger, that features the song "Swim" that made this the strongest love of all.
Andrew writes his songs as a therapeutic release of his worries, conquests, and energy. The song "Swim" was written about his battle with Leukemia and through the song pulls from his experience. Never once did Andrew blame anyone for his disease he just knew that he was going to beat it, and he did. What amazes me is his extremely positive outlook on life even while being ill. The lyrics such as, "you got to swim for for the music that saves you, when you're not so sure you'll survive," or the chorus "I found a tidal wave begging to tear down the door, memories like bullets they fired at me from a gun, cracking me open...I swim for brighter days despite the absence of sun, I'm choking on salt water I'm not giving in..." all show the positive attitude Andrew posses. This song along with the entire record really allows me to think about my life. I haven't encountered anything half as hard as battling an illness and yet I sometimes just want to give up. But every time "Swim" comes on to my iPod I have to listen, to me, it's just that inspiring song that makes me feel better. Life's hard but it's people like Andrew who write songs like "Swim" that help people make it through. It's really hard to pick a song that changed my life but I know "Swim" is it. The message it gives is to keep going even when life feels like it's too much. To find a song that communicates that entire point, now that's a life changing song.

peace love and check this out... and this...

Monday, March 2, 2009


The SXSW Music and Media Conference in Austin, Texas features more than 1,800 musical acts. There are more than 80 stages in downtown Austin featuring acts of little different musical genres. SXSW is in its 23 year and remains essential to the music industry.
My absolute favorite artist performing this year is Meiko! I first heard Meiko last year on a radio station known for featuring new artists during an acoustic part of the show. Meiko is a folk rock/indie/pop musician that reminds me of a "softer" version of Katy Perry. Several of her songs were featured on TV shows such as Grey's Anatomy, One Tree Hill, The Hills, and Good Morning America. This added to her popularity, making her song "Boys With Girlfriends" move to spot 35 on the iTunes charts and her album the #1 Folk selling album for over a month.
Everyone must check her out because she is so sweet! And don't forget to check her MySpace for upcoming events and shows. You don't want to miss her!!

peace love and "I know better not to be friends with boys with girlfriends..."