Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Kaleidoscope Heart & Harlem River Blues

So for Christmas, my husband bought me 2 CD's I've been wanting.  I rarely ask for CD's, so when I do, Matt usually jumps at the opportunity.  For those that do not know, my husband is a bit of a music snob.  His love for music runs deep...as deep as his love for Star Wars and Star Trek I would say.  We'll save that for another blog. For Christmas, I bought him a USB adaptable turntable, so he could burn some of these records onto his IPOD. 
















I'm going to take this moment to digress for a moment.  Before we had Christian, we went to 7 concerts in 2009 ( I went to 8 - Britney Spears - don't judge), 2 comedians, 1 broadway show, and 1 Star Wars in concert (*sigh* yes you read it right). 

In chronological order:

1.   Elton John / Billy Joel (January)
2.   Jerry Seinfeld (May)
3.   Dane Cook (June)
4.   Eric Clapton / Steve Winwood (June)
5.   Wicked (August)
6.   1964 Tribute Band (The Beatles) (August)
7.   Paul McCartney (August)
8.   John Legend / India Arie (August)
9.   Elvis Costello (September)
10. Britney Spears (September)
11. U2 (November)
12. Star Wars in Concert (November)

What concerts have we been to in 2010?  Well, tickets have been replaced with formula and daycare costs, so...let me think.....add the 1...carry the 2....Zero, Zilch, Nada, None.Christian can play some mad beats on his drum though...

Everytime I see this photo, I think of when Matthew
Mcconaughey got caught playing the drums nude, heehee
"Well Alright, Alright"

Anyways, back to my 2 CD's.  The first one is Sara Bareilles - Kaleidoscope Heart.  I loved her first CD Little Voices, so naturally, I thought I would give her sophomore CD a shot.  So far so good. 

Tracks I instantly loved:
Track 3: Gonna Get Over You
Track 5: King of Anything
Track 9: Let the Rain

Tracks growing on me:
Track 2: Uncharted
Track 6: Say You're Sorry



The other CD is by Justin Townes Earle - Harlem River Blues.  When I was shopping on Amazon for this Elvis Costello CD Matt wanted, it was one of the "if you like Elvis Costello, you might like...."  so I listened to the musical clippings.  Its more bluegrassbut to my surprise I took a likin' to it. 

I'm still getting a feel for it, so I don't have any favorite tracks, but so far...

Track 1: Harlem River Blues
Track 2: One More Night in Brooklyn

I like. 



Another CD I would like to get is The Secret Sisters.  Also, a recommended pick when I was on Amazon.  They have an old 40's sound too...I took a likin' to them as well.  Who knew I would be into the sound of bluegrass?  Elvis Costello could never steer me wrong anyways.  If it wasn't for him, Matt and I might have never went on our first date. Look @ me now, I'm in marital bliss!  Well, maybe its not always bliss...but if it was, it would take away from the moments when it is super blissful...you know? Most of the time, its like a nice buzz, Ha!. 

4 comments:

Helra Han said...

OH MY GOSH, guess what song is on my IPOD?

Sarah Bareilles - Say You're Sorry

:) therefore, i'm glad to hear that it's "growing on you"!

Nope, i'm not a Sarah Bareilles fan. I don't know any of her songs, nor even knew who she was until a few months ago.
At our office, a guy plays Pandora radio from his computer... and one day this song came on, i instantly liked it, googled the lyrics and bam, on my IPOD.

just an interesting tidbit i wanted to share.
i love you.

Esther said...

I envy your 2009 concert list :) I am now desiring to attend everything & anything. I'm scared it will be too late by the time I give birth to this little one :) LOVE reading your blogs!!

AmyLee said...

i LOVE Sara Bareilles. you got some good taste gurl.

A Big Group of Folks said...

I am still deeply, passionately, and insanely hurt/devastated/broken hearted/shattered that you got to see the only chick who could make me go lesbian... none other than the Miss Britney Spears, without me. In my birthday month! WUH! Okay...okay...breathe. Breathe Mary. Really. It's time to let it go. We all know this isn't the end. It'll be okay. :D HAHAHAHAHA. But seriously. I LOVE HER!!!! It's not normal this affection I have. HAHAHAHA!!

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