Tag Archives: MWMM

Mid-Week Music Moment: “Can’t Hold Us” by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

28 Nov

“So, we put our hands up like the ceiling can’t hold us…”

I first heard about Macklemore from Blian (who, somehow, is always 3 steps ahead of me when finding new and kickin’ music). In my opinion, he’s a great follow up to what the Beasties have done for rap. Now that MCA has passed, kids just getting into rap will never be able to see all 3 of them together live. Don’t get me wrong – Jay-Z is one of the kings of the game (he *always* makes it onto my running playlist), but I hold a very special place in my musical heart for the Beastie Boys.

You’re going to want to stop everything you’re doing and listen to this song.

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Mid-Week Music Moment: Doin’ a Double Take

7 Nov

I heard this song about a month ago. It came on the radio and my roommate and I commenced rockin’ out in my boat of a car.

“Hey! I like this song! It-…wait. Does this sound like The Police to you?”

Boom. Hit the nail right on the head. Want proof?

The Police are incredible. #1. I remember listening to their songs with my parents when I was younger. #2. Their song is really fun to play on Rock Band. This further strengthens my argument from before that a lot of music that is currently being pumped out is heavily influenced by some bitchin’ earlier artists who knew their stuff.

Happy Wednesday everyone! It’s chilly in Buffalo today – we had black ice early this morning! If it’s cold where you are, stay warm 🙂

Mid-Week Music Moment: “Headlights” by Morning Parade

19 Sep

“I am the beckon to your call.”

Unfortunately, “The Mistake on the Lake” (an affectionate name for the great city in which I live) does not have a decent alt rock station that I can jam out to. Luckily, iHeartRadio allows me to listen to Radio 104.5 – my *favorite* station from when I lived in Philly.

This song is pretty awesome – different from the stuff I’ve been posting lately, but a welcome addition to my playlist.

 

Have a Wild Wednesday!

 

Bonus MWMM: “Live and Die” by The Avett Brothers

13 Sep

 

Surprise! Their album was officially released yesterday and this is their new single. To be honest, I found out about this song because The Avett Brothers are featured in a Gap commercial (that is 30 seconds of pure awesome).

 

Yet another short post, as I have some research to do. Happy Thursday!

Mid-Week Music Moment: “All of Me” by Tanlines

13 Sep

Yeah, I’m a little late with this, but you’ll be bouncing after you hear this sweet little tune.

As you can tell with my music choices, I’ve been digging the 80s, house, electronic vibe-y music lately. I think I’m super excited that good synth-y music exists. Note: “Final Countdown” contributed to my loss of faith in synthesizers as an instrument.

That’s all I have for now – enjoy your Thrilling Thursday!

Mid-Week Music Moment: “I Belong in Your Arms” by Chairlift

15 Aug

 

Let’s get this out of the way first: Chairlift – great band name? Or greatest band name ever? Ok, that may be an over-exaggeration, but I really do like the name of this band. I’m automatically transported back to my childhood. We used to have a ski center near the tennis courts in my hometown. On my way to tennis practice, I hit the sign that said “Welcome to the Ski Center and Tennis Courts” 2 days after passing my permit test.

Second, this song sounds like it could be in an opening scene in a John Hughes movie. If you know me, you’ll know I *love* John Hughes movies. We went to see “Sixteen Candles” at a local theater in Columbus during their retro movie series. It was pretty awesome.

I’ve been sitting on this song for a while and I thought today was a perfect time to share for MWMM. There are currently no clouds in the sky and the temperature is so pleasant outside. This is a pretty feel-good song for your Wednesday, no matter where you are.

 

Happy Hump Day and Ides of August (I don’t think this is a thing, but it is now)!

Mid-Week Music Moment: Wild Nothing / Washed Out

8 Aug

Happy Hump Day! I’m still tired from this past weekend, but I’m slowly making a comeback. I’ve been listening to more “chill” music this week to get back into my normal groove. (I’ll have an update later today on my adventure in Chi-Town.)

Anyway, this week I have 2 bands you need to check out. The first is Wild Nothing. I found out about them on a music blog based in Buffalo – I figured as long as I’m moving there, I might as well start following the culture that exists there. I was pleasantly surprised with this suggestion. It has a really nice summer-y feel to it – which is especially important to me as the summer is coming to a close and I have some grown-up things to take care of that I’m avoiding like the motherfreakin’ plague. (Side note: It’s been affecting my quality of sleep, which sucks because I’m already tired from going to my very first music festival. While I try not to be a worrier, I can’t help but attempt to play out different scenarios in my head to try and gain some clarity. This leads me to doing random internet searches at 1 in the morning. Asleep at 1am and waking up at 6am makes for a very drowsy Beezy. I’m staying optimistic though – everything will work out the way it’s supposed to in the next week or two (or three?). )

The next songs are from Washed Out. I saw them in April with Soph and Court at Union Transfer. Firstly, if you’ve ever been to Union Transfer, you know that it’s a super kickass venue. It reminded me of the Bowery Ballroom in NYC. Secondly, you may think you don’t know them, but listen to this first:

That’s right: Washed Out does the theme song to my favorite IFC show, Portlandia (put a bird on it!!). While I didn’t get to see them again at Lollapalooza, I recently heard the first single off the newest album. I listened to it at the gym and had it on repeat in the shower. It has a really relaxed vibe that I’ve been searching for lately.

Have you been listening to similar music lately? I’d love some suggestions!

Have the loveliest of Wednesdays, friends 🙂

Mid-Week Music Moment: Gavin DeGraw

1 Aug

A few weeks ago, when I went home for Summer Shutdown, I found a big book of cds that my sister and I used to listen to, maybe 8-10 years ago. It was the best nostalgic find in our basement and I just had to take it. Among the long forgotten-about gems sat Gavin DeGraw’s first album. I remember jammin’ out to that cd in the only way teenage Beezy could. I’ve had that cd in my car for a week or two now. I’ll turn it on when there are a plethora of back-to-back commercials on the radio.

Staying along the GDG path, this week’s MWMM is from the early 2000s crooner. He made a comeback last year into the airwaves and ear buds of pop music-listeners everywhere and has been playing on repeat in my head.

Short and sweet this week – enjoy!

Mid-Week Music Moment: Obviously Influenced

18 Jul

Happy Hump Day, homies! Time for another installment of MWMM! I’ve had a couple of songs stuck in my head that follow a similar theme: they sound like they could have been popular in a different era. As you may know, I love music – all kinds of music. My family and friends have played a large part in shaping my musical tastes. Needless to say, when I went to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum this past weekend with Josh, I was floored. Representations of all of the music I had ever listened to and loved was there. Mike McCready’s guitar, handwritten lyrics by The Beatles, a dress worn by Aretha Franklin, and did you know Jimi Hendrix was an *amazing* artist? Not just a friggin’ musical wizard. They had some of his childhood sketches and drawings there – what a talent. I would have gladly bought some of his artwork and hung it proudly in my home.

So back to my original thought – I love how music from my dad’s generation sounds and I’m really excited to share a few songs that show their influences from this point in time in the first few notes.

“Gold on the Ceiling” by The Black Keys

There’s just something about The Black Keys that just makes me want to say “MMMMHHHMMMMM!” Their music is so dirty. So gritty. So full of hipster-y goodness. It makes me want to dance in a way that is inappropriate in a workplace setting.

“Freedom at 21” by Jack White

I have always loved The White Stripes, and when I heard that Jack White was branching out on his own, I couldn’t have been more excited. Holy sh*tsnacks, this track is awesome. You better believe this song is on my running playlist – it’s perfect for when I’m feeling angsty about something and just need to run it out. If you haven’t listened to Blunderbuss (JW’s newest album), please crawl out from the rock you’ve been living under. We’ve missed you. 🙂

“Easy Way Out” by Gotye

I got to see Gotye when he came to Philly in March. Amazing, really. His newest album, Making Mirrors, is one of the top ten of the year for me. In all honesty, I wish this song was longer. Sometimes, I find myself playing it on repeat just to fool myself that the song is actually extended. This is one of the songs I’ll be dancing around to while my roommate is out of town.

MidWeek Music Moment: “Anna Sun” by Walk the Moon

11 Jul

Holy sh*t, I love this song. It’s been on repeat in my iTunes for the past week.

Crazy dancing, bright colors, a bitchin’ beat? Check, check and double check. The fact that it’s about being young, free, and lively is an added bonus.

Enjoy, friends 🙂