Posts tagged ‘Music’

September 3, 2012

Bob Schneider and Cougars

The husband kind of has an affinity for cougars.  Or maybe they have an affinity for him.   Whatever it is, it keeps me entertained.  I should note these women are not the aggressive Capital Grille or Dragonfly cougars.  They are nice, older women in their 60s that happen to think the husband is adorable, so they engage him in conversation.  I plan to keep telling myself that, so I continue to find it entertaining.

On Friday evening, we had drinks at The Common Table and then saw Bob Schneider play at the Granada.  Both happened to be full of cougars that were flirting with my husband.  One woman walked up to him to tell him she liked the look he had going on and then gave him the once over with her eyes.  I was standing right next to him!  I can’t even remember what he was wearing. I even looked in the laundry basket to try and piece it together to share it with you, but I got nothing.  The drinks before the show might not have been the best idea after doing a juice detox all week…

While the husband was flirting with the old ladies, I was dancing and singing to every song Bob played.  I have lived in Dallas for 5 years, and this was my first Bob show.  *shame*  When he was playing Big Blue Sea, I was particularly enthusiastic.  I looked at the husband with a huge party on grin, and he just shook his head.  He then leaned over to tell me that Big Blue Sea is a song Bob plays for all the d-bags.  He should know.  Not because he is a d-bag, but because this is at least his 10th Bob show.  I just shrugged my shoulders to say whatever and continued dancing.  Big Blue Sea might be a d-bag song, but the entire audience sang and danced to every song Bob played that night.

That most definitely will not be my last Bob Schneider show.  I can also guarantee that there will be plenty more cougar encounters to document.  The husband needs to earn his keep!

June 13, 2012

The Original is Always Best

Do you like cover songs?  I’m still making my judgement.  I was getting my spin on at the gym tonight when I heard a cover song that sounded like bad karaoke.  Karaoke rarely sounds good, but this cover was really bad.  It was Rhiannon by Best Coast.  They chose a Fleetwood Mac song to cover!  Really…  Bad decision, Best Coast.  No one can complete with Stevie.  No one.

Of all the songs out there, I wonder why Best Coast chose a song that already gets overplayed and exploited like a Kardashian.  At least try to choose a song that doesn’t recall ear bleeding moments in a smoky bar, because I am pretty dang sure I have heard Fleetwood Mac in every karaoke experience of my life.  That and Journey.  Ugh…  Don’t even get me started on Journey.  A friend once told me Don’t Stop Believing is the white people’s national anthem.  He is right.  I immediately think of bouncing, screeching girls and fist pumps.

The original is always the best.

November 18, 2011

Come Clean Friday

It is Come Clean Friday; my favorite day of the week.  Here it goes.

I listened to Good Vibrations by Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch at an ear piercing volume this morning.  I sang along, remembered almost every word, and recalled fond memories of early 90s Calvin Klein underwear ads.  ‘Nuf said.

October 31, 2011

Brad Sucks

Don’t let Monday suck.  Let Brad suck for you and listen to Overreacting by the band Brad Sucks.  How appropriate when you have a case of the Mondays.  Now I must go through my inbox full of people overreacting because they aren’t listening to Brad Sucks.  And because it is Monday.

Deuces and Smooches,

August 15, 2011

Someone Else’s Baby

The fiancé and I went to see Will Hoge last week and I was reminded of just how sentimental I am.  You can wipe the shocked look off your face now.

I was in the middle of shopping when Granada notified me via email that Will Hoge would be visiting the big D.  I immediately stopped to purchase tickets before they sold out.  The tickets were going to be a surprise, but I managed to blurt it over text before I could even get out of the store.

Why all the excitement?  I don’t keep cards, trinkets, or crap like that.  I’ve tried and it all ends up in the dumpster.  For me, music makes sure those sentimental and special moments are never forgotten.  Will Hoge does that for me, and he has a song that is very special to both of us.  Someone Else’s Baby.

We were watching the ruggedly handsome guy perform and getting sappy on the inside when I realized that I always crush on the band at amazing live performances.  It doesn’t matter if they are male, female, tall, short.  I don’t discriminate.  I get completely enamored with their talent and passion.  That and their ability to wear skinny jeans like it is nobody’s business.  In Will’s case it was bootcut jeans that looked like they hadn’t been washed in a month.  The same could have been said for his overall appearance.  I didn’t mind though, because he was even better live.

Their performance also made me wonder why this guy isn’t more popular.  We were in the front row of a half full venue and we were there only to see him, the opening band, perform.  We had zero desire to see the headliner, Wade Bowen.  After Will left the stage, we pushed through the crowd of cowboy boots, enormous belt buckles, and lips stuffed with snuff to avoid the honky-tonk sounds that were about to take over.  And so I could get a better look at Will while pretending like I didn’t really want an autograph.

Will is about to release his 7th album on 9/27.  The rest of the world is missing out until they discover Someone Else’s Baby.

July 1, 2011

How to NOT Write a Rap Song

I have been desperately trying to write a rap song, and I have been very unsuccessful.  I think I am too _________.  You decide what goes in the blank.  The fiance emailed me with his own rap song that I thought was very clever.  In that same email he encouraged me to write my own song about my ride (that’s slang for car).

I accepted the challenge and thought about it for few moments before I got stuck.  I tried to mentally play rap songs.  That didn’t work.  I played a few on iTunes.  That still didn’t work.  I ditched it all and decided to write a poem that rhymed.  Really?!  A poem!  I am too _________.  You can fill in the blank again with a number of appropriate words.  When the poem didn’t work, I turned to google.  I pitifully entered “how to write a rap song” in the search bar.  I briefly got inspired when I saw Weird Al in the search results.  Then I realized how desperate google must think I am and I completely abandoned the challenge.  As I (and probably you) suspected, I am too ________ to rap.

Want to read what the fiance wrote about his ride?  Now that I read it again, I think he is also pretty ________.

Drive a Lexus ES, rollin stock 16’s
Got my tortoise shell glasses and my boot cut jeans
My brown blazer jacket holds my droid smart phone
And my GPS finds the fastest route home

Cheers to a peek inside a well spent 20 minutes of my life!  At least I know a clever way to sign off.

Deuces and smooches!

May 6, 2011

Friday Dance Party

It is FRIDAY!  And I only worked 3 days this week.   Since I couldn’t have wine with lunch (that would be very inappropriate and unprofessional), I am having a dance party in my office at the moment.  My band of choice is The Bird and The Bee.  The recommended song is Polite Dance Song.  Even my office chair boogy has to be appropriate.  No wine at lunch and polite dance songs…such a tragedy.

But please do check out The Bird and The Bee.  They fall within my usual genre.  Indie/synthpop/alternative.  Somethings never change.

The Bird and The Bee

March 11, 2011

James Blake’s Debut Album

I heard a taste of James Blake’s debut album last week and he immediately got my attention.  My introduction was his Feist cover, Limit to Your Love.  I might even like the James Blake version better.

In keeping with my usual taste, his style is electronic, but he is definitely different from anything I have recommended before.  He calls his genre “Dub/Grime/Melodramatic Pop Song.”  He captured it well.  He will be in Austin next week.  Check him out!

February 18, 2011

Foster the People

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New(ish) music alert!  Foster the People.  I don’t know anything about them, but I love their sound.  I’m calling it now…they are the next MGMT.  Catchy lyrics (even if I can’t really understand them), falsetto choruses, and head nodding beats.  I thoroughly enjoy all 3 of their tracks.  They are pretty freaking cute too.  Even for skinny jeans wearing musicians.  I think it is the facial hair.

My Denver and Austin friends, they will be in your city in March.  You would be doing me a disservice if you didn’t see them live.  Give the handsome Mr. Foster a wink for me.

February 14, 2011

Must Have Valentine’s Day Music

In the spirit of the day of love, I am sharing my favorite love song.  Actually, it might be more of a break up song.  It is good regardless.  It also triggers a special memory for me.

For the romance haters, I am including my favorite sexy time song.  The romantics can also add it to their dessert playlist.  Oh yeah!

Love: Someone Else’s Baby by Will Hoge
Sexy Time: Home by Marc Broussard (anything by this guy is hot)

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