Howdy readers! It’s been awhile. I’ve been busy trying to adapt the heat and humidity here in Austin. But I can’t believe I haven’t really mentioned Van Morrison at all in this blog. I am a big Van Morrison fan. His style, song writing and band is unparalleled. I could go on and on about Van Morrison, his songs, the different meanings and feelings for them all. Perhaps I’ll do that in future posts. But, for right now I recommend you re visit this tune or check it out for the first time. It is a great song that really describes the simple, yet fun times you can have outdoors with a buddy or family. So, as we head into this weekend in the middle of July, get out there, make some memories, or kick back and relax and talk about past ones with friends and family. Either way, it’ll stone you to your soul. Have a good weekend folks!
Hey guys! This song is written, and performed/ recorded by my friend Justin down here in Austin. It’s a pretty good song with good lyrics. Very relatable, especially someone who is in their twenties or even people who are just going through something similar. He played most of the instruments on the recording and sang the vocals. Give it a listen and let me know what you think!
In honor of Wonder Woman coming out this weekend, I decided to make this the song of the week. For all who haven’t seen it yet, I recommend seeing it. It is a good movie and totally badass. I’ve already seen it twice. It’s an important movie for the world to have right now. As for this song, if you’ve seen the movie you know what it’s about. To me when Wonder Woman was walking up that ladder with this song starting I was completely and emotionally sucked in. That scene was awesome and this song just adds another layer to all those emotions. There’s just something about finally having a woman superhero that fills you with more hope and compassion than other superheroes might. And just an FYI I love my superhero movies. But, back to this song. There’s just something about it that makes you feel more hopeful and more compassionate along with being a badass. That’s a rare thing in my opinion. Usually it’s one or the other. It’s a well composed song and gives me chills when listening to it. So, if you haven’t seen the movie yet do yourself a favor and go see it.
Here is a song for all ya’ll to get after this week. Found this song in a Gary Vaynerchuk video ( highly recommend you checkout his content) and boy does this song get me pumped to do anything. Whether it’s working on improving myself, my career or crushing it in the gym. This song just gets me pumped. Hopefully it’ll get you pumped for this thing called life as well. What kind of songs motivate and pump you up? I would love to know! Always looking for new music. As always, please like and subscribe. It is much appreciated! Talk to you beautiful people soon.
Howdy Folks! As we have approached the end of the week I decided to give you a song of the day to give a listen too. I came across this little tune over the weekend and it has been on repeat since. For someone my age and just now starting adult life it really hit home for me. However, it doesn’t matter the age. This song can hit home for a lot of people. Hope you enjoy it!
Have you ever stopped and thought about how instrumental songs add so much to any situation. See a guy like me likes to be creative and likes the arts. So when something like film and music come together I am always in awe. The combination of the two creates such a beautiful, happy, or even sad moment and I get all attached to it. I think in some way a lot of us think of our lives in the form a cinematic movie, and I suppose in a way it is. It’s just a rather long one with lots of ups and downs. If you think about your favorite movies and think about the musical scores behind them, you’ll realize how much that musical score really adds to the work of art. I know plenty of movies/ clips that would not be nearly as good if it weren’t for the music that goes along with it. The cinematic scores just add an extra layer of depth and emotion that nothing else can capture. I mean just think of any Star Wars or super hero movie. It doesn’t even have to be a full length movie, there are tons of YouTube videos and Instagram videos out there with the same effect. Or could even be something in the realm of study music, sleeping music etc. A lot of cinematic scores or music used for uplifting/ motivational videos overwhelm me with a sense of joy and almost a sense of purpose in a way. Meaning, hearing one of those songs just reminds me of all the good times that have happened but also keeps me focused on the now in order to find my purpose. This kind of music will bond anyone together. I’ll keep this post short, but if you need some motivation/ uplifting instrumental music in your life to get things going than checkout the YouTube channel “Your World Within.” It’s where the idea for this post came from. Also, checkout this song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_6UDled07k and tell me you don’t feel inspired in a positive way. What are some of your favorite cinematic or uplifting scores? Please like, subscribe and share if you like what you’re reading. And if you don’t than do all that anyways.
Have you ever noticed, observed, heard or felt about how driving with the windows down with some music blaring is one of the best feelings? Think about it, there’s a reason why people take drives. Whether it’s to deal with stress, have some alone time, or spend some quality time with someone special. A drive, especially during the summer time is one of the best activities one can do. Now depending on the mood someone is in, there are a TON of great driving songs out there. And in fact, some songs that aren’t maybe “driving” songs turn into a great driving songs because of that feeling you felt in that moment. I personally love taking drives by myself and just listen to some music with the windows rolled down. I did it a lot in college to either deal with stress and what not, or to just to go have some quality alone time. I know plenty of people who did this as well, and continue to take drives because they either need it and or enjoy it. Just yesterday I had a phone call from my sister who was out for a Sunday evening drive, listening to some tunes and decided to give me a call and check in to see how I was doing. I think most of us have been there before, we’re out driving listening to some tunes and think of someone and say ” you know, what? I think I’m going to call this person.” I don’t think I would’ve heard from her last night if she wasn’t out driving listening to some music. That’s just what music does to you. It takes you to a certain feeling, a certain mindset that makes you do things to become either more connected to someone else or with yourself. But anyway, as summer is quickly approaching it is time to hop in the car, roll the windows down and crank up those tunes. Now, right now I think it should be happier tunes, whatever that might mean to you. Personally I think a summers evening drive with your significant other, relative, or close friend is one of the best things you can do this summer. Picture it, the windows are rolled down, the sun is setting, you’re feeling the breeze going through your hair, maybe you’re sitting in silence just being with each other or maybe you’re belting out the lyrics to “Take Me Home, Country Roads”. Sounds like a lot of songs out there ( especially country ones, which I love) I know. But there’s a reason this kind of feeling is recorded in so many different ways. Either way, you won’t regret taking this advice. It will create a memory for you and whoever is in that shotgun seat next you that both will never forget. So, with all of the great driving music out there and summer coming up, there’s no excuse for not taking a little drive. What are some of your favorite driving songs? I am interested to know! Might come across something new and different to drive and listen too a little on down the road. There are A LOT out there, but “Hollywood Nights” by Bob Seger is always a great one in my opinion. Anyway, here’s to music and the upcoming summer driving season. See you somewhere down the road.
Well Folks, another week is upon us. As we enter this week, remember to be grateful for what you have while retaining the drive, the audacity and the selfishness to achieve your goals this week, whatever they might be. This song is badass and gets me pumped to attack this week with all I’ve got. Hopefully it does the same to you.
Hello readers!! Boy has it been awhile.. I got super busy with getting a first real job and training for two months and finally moving out to Austin, Texas! I just moved out to Austin a week ago and decided I wanted to get back to writing for this blog and to be more consistent with it. So here goes nothing.
Moving to Austin was something that I wanted to do but did not fully realize how tough it would be to leave home and my parents. I had almost a year at home with my parents after I graduated and I am so glad I had that time with them. But, now it’s time to move on with life and continue to grow. With that being said, moving down to Austin and finally having my parents leave was very sad and a little overwhelming in a way. I do not know many people in this city ( about two) so this is a scary and somewhat lonely part of life’s journey. But, a necessary step! It’s important to not get too sad and down though, because I look at everything I have going for me, the opportunities that await me, the love and support from friends and family and of course music. After going through the super sad emotions I started to perk up a bit, and one song in particular inspired this post. For those who have read some of my posts, it’s no secret that I am a huge John Mayer fan and believe there’s a Mayer song for everyone. The song that has stuck out to me recently is one by him called “On The Way Home.” It’s a great tune with a nice little summer vibe to it. The line that sticks out to me though and rings so true is “just remember on the way home, you were never meant to feel alone, it takes a little while but you’ll be fine another good time coming down the line.” I mean there’s really no explanation needed for this one, it’s pretty black and white. But boy does that line from the first chorus really lift my spirits and put it all in perspective. It gets you realizing all the past times you’ve felt a similar way and how all those times turned into another good thing after sometime. Maybe it was as a kid when summer was ending and you had to go back to school ( which is pretty much what the song is about), or maybe a vacation ending and you had to go back to work. Either way, more good times have always come along after those moments. So, as I’m out here in Austin on my own, I take comfort and truth in this song knowing that I’ll get my life going here eventually and things will be grand. What are some songs or lyrics that get you guys in a happier state of mind? As always, if you like what you read please like, subscribe, and share! Look for more daily posts from this blog from now on.
Here’s the song if you want to take a listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMTCxZUwsyc
The holiday season is upon us! And if you’re like me, then you absolutely love this time of year. There is nothing like the holiday season. There’s a certain feeling in the air that seems to make people nicer and warmer on the inside during the holiday season. I know I get that feeling. Something about the Holiday season that really brings together family, friends and even strangers. After all, it is called the most wonderful time of the year. But, to me, the ultimate thing that contributes to this time of year being so great is, you guessed it, the music. Personally, I love Christmas/holiday music. There is something about the music that really brings the whole holiday season together. Each and every year I remember a certain Christmas song being played in a particular moment and it allows me to remember that moment forever. And of course that’s the beauty of music in general, but it’s the holiday season and I am in the mood. My all time favorite Christmas tune is “The Christmas Song” by Nat King Cole. Everything about that tune is magical. Every time I hear that song come on I instantly go back to a moment in time from last December. It was almost time for winter break from school and my old roommate and I were sitting outside in our backyard having a drink by a fire and talking past Christmas memories, and come to find out, his favorite Christmas tune is also the Christmas Song. The Nat king Cole song was on playing in the background, the fire was roaring outside and It’s a moment I will remember forever every time I hear that song.Now, my favorite Christmas album is A Charlie Brown Christmas. I love jazz and the style Vince Guaraldi used on that record to create some fantastic Christmas tunes. The most recent memory I have of this album was just last week. Last week it was Thanksgiving here in the States and so both of my older sisters came, which is always a blast and a treat. For as long as I can remember the day after Thanksgiving was the Christmas turnaround in our house. We get the tree, we decorate the inside and decorate the tree and then have our very close family friends come over for dinner to see everyone and catch up. We did all of that this year ( can’t break tradition) and this time I enjoyed even more than I usually do. We’re all getting older and who knows how many holidays we have left that just involve the five of us, so this year I really took in that evening and enjoyed the moment. We had a great evening, it was festive throughout the house and of course the album we had playing in the background was the Charlie Brown Christmas one. When that first track “O Tannenbaum” comes on I just instantly go to that evening and remember how joyous it was. There’s a lot of good holiday songs out there and hopefully this post leads you to remembering old holiday memories through those songs. I hope this Holiday Season finds you well and thankful. Cheers to the Holiday Season! Here’s my favorite Christmas tune to get you more in the mood. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SOszvL9lgSs