Thursday, August 19, 2010

Sing your life

Would you like to get to know me?  I mean, you're reading this ol' blog here, and i think i am pretty real and pretty free on here, but i saw a post the other day about sharing the person behind the pretty images and diy projects. 

Nothing defines me more than music.  My "if you were on a deserted island" answers always consisted of bringing my music.   I was in choir in elementary school all the way through college, so singing is important to me.  Voice is important to me, so most of the musicians i like, i like for their voice.  And if i don't like a voice, i can't like that music.  Sorry, Dave Matthews and U2, but as much as i respect them musically, i can't get on board.  I sing, hum, and rock out in the car, in the shower, at my desk, and i'm that girl who doesn't realize she's singing along with her mp3 player.

So here are some voices that melt me like buttah and make me feel their songs in my gut/heart/veins.  What, you don't have music pulsing through you?  I surely do.  Don't ask which songs by these voices, b/c i could never pick, ever.

Michael Buble.  I can't get over how many people in blog land love him.  Girls, i think i was the first, lol.  I saw in concert  years ago and met him backstage after.  I told him he was effortless and he told me he loved my name.  Now he's my boyfriend.  Ok not really, but wouldn't that be sa weet! 

Morrissey.  I know i've spoken of my love for Moz and the Smiths before, but this is the voice.  This voice is like nothing else.  The man is a lyrical genius-"Emotional air raids exhausted my heart," i mean come on!  And this is live and he sounds like this!  Sure, he's 50 now and has a much smaller pompadour (look at that thing!) but he still is IT, capital I capital T.

Mad piano playing and haunting vocals.  Yep, Tori Amos.  Girls got skillz.

The Beatles.  You will get chills with this one, i promise.

Whose music could you not live without?

 Also, this marks my 100th post.  Super exciting for someone who never dreamed of having a blog!


Get Nestled In said...

Hi! You are next to me on NFF. I LOVE your blog, been following you for a while. :) Morrissey melts me like buttah too!


Holly @ Roller Coaster Life said...

I'm a big fan of Michael Buble too!! Home is my favorite I always always always sing it to Andy!! I started singing it to him when it first came out and I was flying (flight attendant) =)

I'm gonna go sing it now!

Jeralee said...

Great to know a bit more about you! Became a fan of Buble right after he released his very first CD. Loved his version of "Sway." One of my favorites also is "Everything."

As for voices - music that I like, my favorites are Diana Krall - have seen her in concert twice and have everything she has recorded memorized. Love her music. Chris Botti's music makes me melt - have also seen him in concert. Melody Gardot, Karrin Allyson, Madeleine Peyroux, Edith Piaf... I could go on and on but will stop with those right there.

As for non-jazz music, I like Mika. His range is all over the place. Very versatile, witty and fun. I end up working out to it a lot. He sounds like Freddy Mercury at times, or vintage Beatles at other times.

Unknown said...

Let's see.... Julie Andrews, Barbara Streisand, Linda Ronstadt, Trisha Yearwood, Martina McBride, The Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, any group that harmonizes. I LOVE music!

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Reunion Committee said...

Oh B.. it's like you KNOW ME!!!! lol I love love all 4 that you posted and they are all on my ipod! thanks for sharing!!
love it

M said...

hopping right in. oo.. love ya fun shared blog. and hello there. :)

The Single Nester said...

I love Morissey! Memories . . .

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

I love myself a little Buble. I am a bit of a voice snob, too. Although, I can respect a unique voice, so long as its not pitchy or just plain bad. I can't take American Idol.

GoodyGirlRed said...

I love Keith Urban, Kate Bush, Ryan Adams, Neil Diamond...oh I could go on!

Firefly said...

I finally am an officaly follower. I have no idea what wgoinign ont hat I couldn't follow. I love this post. Music is very important to me and voice is so important. I love to connect music with thoughts or times in my life. Perhaps if you would like to continue doing post about music we could make a link up that. I'm not sure how but, now that I thought of it I'm going to start learning.

Here are all my music posts:

Anonymous said...

Love Michael Buble!! We are using on of his songs for our first dance!

Also LOVE the Beatles!

You have good taste in music :)

L.A. said...

guh-Michael Buble! AMAZEBALLS! I have seen hin twice; once in a small theatre =intimate, and once in a big arena=lovely, great levels set and I could hear every instrument and his voice.

I am also a choir nerd (and drama and student government...lame-o).

Thanks so much for thinking I"m funny and following me :)