Next up on the TBR Pile:
1. Paramore "Grow Up"
2. Justin Timberlake "SexyBack"
3. Arctic Monkeys "Brick by Brick"
Since I've finished my 101 Faves series for Music Monday, I thought I would do something complete different. I turned on my iPod, hit shuffle, and recorded my first 5 songs.
1. "Criminal" by Fiona Apple (Tidal)
2. "Headlights on Dark Roads" by Snow Patrol (Eyes Open)
3. "It'll Be a Long Time" by The Offspring (Smash)
4. "Catalyst" by Anna Nalick (Wreck of the Day)
5. "Emergency" by Paramore (Riot!)
As part of my ongoing Day Zero Project, I've made a list of my favorite 101 songs of all time. To help cut down on the possibilities, I took songs only from my iTunes account. Each edition will include ~5 songs with a theme. Enjoy!
Jason Mraz "You and I Both" - I absolutely adore this song... there's something so tragic yet beautiful about it.
Paramore "Crushcrushcrush" -- Still my favorite Paramore song. It's my favorite to perform on Rock Band (even if I don't sing that well...)
NeedtoBreathe "Won't Turn Back" -- Love the entire sound of NeedtoBreathe. They speak to the little bit of me that loves bluegrass.
Gavin DeGraw "Young Love" -- I think I love the acoustic version even better than the original.
Keane "Somewhere Only We Know"
As part of my ongoing celebration for my 30th birthday, I am highlighting some popular songs from throughout my years. Songs were picked based off of a list of Grammy award winners and Billboard Top 100. Then, I chose my favorites to highlight.
Book: Lost in Austen by Emma Campbell Webster
- The White Stripes "Icky Thump"
- Amy Winehouse "Rehab"
- Maroon 5 "Makes Me Wonder"
- Paramore "Misery Business"
I have been in love with Paramore ever since Riot! My students were constantly mentioning the cd and how much they loved various songs, so I figured I should check this out. I got the cd and listened to it nonstop. I even made "Misery Business" my ringtone. The students were amazed when my phone went off during hall decorating for homecoming. One of them comes up to me and says "Is that 'Misery Business?'" After I confirmed and said I had the cd in my classroom, someone had to run out and get it so we could listen while decorating. The student then replied "Buff is the coolest, she listens to Paramore" thus cementing my "cool" teacher status. I have loved Riot! and the songs on the Twilight soundtrack. And then they came out with a new album. I must admit I don't like all the songs. The second half is a little weak in my opinion. And I really don't like "The Only Exception." Those aside, I love "Brick by Boring Brick." And the video is awesome! The dichotimy between fairy tales and real life always intrigues me. In the same vein I love Sara Bareilles' "Fairy Tale." Those stories (the newer versions of course) appeal and disgust me. They are fantasies, but ones that cam harm our ablity to see the world for how it really is. I'll indulge in a little fantasy but make sure to keep my keep on the ground.
Well, you built up a world of magic
Because your real life is tragic
Yeah, you built up a world of magic
If it's not real
You can't hold it in your hand
You can't feel it with your heart
And I won't believe it
But if it's true
You can see it with your eyes
Oh, even in the dark
And that's where I want to be