Liz, you might as well just look away…

…and Susan and Dave, for that matter, though I know for a fact that Susan has boogied to some country tunes in her day…

This song is speaking to me today, and I swear it has nothing to do with how NICE Keith Urban looks or the fact that I’m an absolute sucker for a New Zealand/Australian accent…

Maybe it’s because I’m just up to my eyeballs and beyond with work and stress and this just seems like a good idea…

What to do when you can’t sleep…

Make lists.

1. Sleep.

2. If number one doesn’t work, play Everquest.

3. Still awake? Cruise iTunes and discover that your new favorite band, Bitter:Sweet has a new album out. If you caught the first season of Lipstick Jungle, then you heard Bitter:Sweet in the theme song, The Bomb. I’ve been waiting for the album to come out and just happened to log into iTunes on the very day. Fate, I tell ya.

4. Weird Electronica not your cuppa? Try Christine Kane. Folksy, uplifting, just pretty darned awesome is how I’d describe her. One hundred thousand thank you’s, by the way, to Katy for introducing me to this wonderful singer/songwriter. My recommendation is one that seems to be mirroring my life at the moment, a song called Right Outta Nowhere from the album of the same name.

Some choices hold you down
Some chances set you free

Right outta nowhere
You open your heart
And let go of everything
You’re going somewhere
And all you need to know
Is that you’re free to go

Dream and the way will be clear
Pray and the angels will hear
Leap and the net will appear

5. Still no good? Well, it’s probably again not your cup of tea, but I’m loving Say by John Mayer. I love John Mayer, there, I said it…and this song is just one more in a long line of songs that tend to get set on repeat when they come on the iPod.

Hmmm…I think I may have bored myself sleepy posting…

6. Post to the Lettuce…zzzzzz…

I dare you…

if you were a college student between 1984 and 1994, to listen to “Kiss Off” without dancing around the room, banging your head and jumping up and down.

Rediscovering music…iTunes rocks. By the way, check out De Novo Dahl. Their song titles are a little…wonky, to say the least, but I got turned on to them by a recent Sci Fi channel commercial featuring their tune “Shout” and I’m loving it. It actually makes me want to go for a fast paced and ever-so-slightly funky walk around my neighborhood.

Further, let’s investigate my musical reccomendations for this week shall we (otherwise known as what I keep skipping to on my iPod)?

American Music and Kiss Off by the Violent Femmes
Gone Daddy Gone by Gnarls Barkley
All that Matters by Addison Road (one of this week’s free tunes on iTunes in the USA)
Sisters of Avalon by Cyndi Lauper
Paralyzer and One Thing by Finger Eleven
Love Song by Sara Bareilles
Where Are You Now? by Ian Van Dahl
Song 2 by Blur (if you’re a Torchwood fan…)
Your Guardian Angel by The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus

Why did I never listen to Coldplay till now?

Here and on my Myspace blog (yeah, I have a myspace, so? You wanna fight abowt it?) I’ve listed the lyrics to two of my favorite songs by this incredible band that I’ve only just discovered, sadly…

“Til Kingdom Come”

Steal my heart and hold my tongue.
I feel my time, my time has come.
Let me in, unlock the door.
I’ve never felt this way before.

The wheels just keep on turning,
The drummer begins to drum,
I don’t know which way I’m going,
I don’t know which way I’ve come.

Hold my head inside your hands,
I need someone who understands.
I need someone, someone who hears,
For you, I’ve waited all these years.

For you, I’d wait ’til kingdom come.
Until my day, my day is done.
And say you’ll come, and set me free,
Just say you’ll wait, you’ll wait for me.

In your tears and in your blood,
In your fire and in your flood,
I hear you laugh, I heard you sing,
“I wouldn’t change a single thing.”

The wheels just keep on turning,
The drummers begin to drum,
I don’t know which way I’m going,
I don’t know what I’ve become.

For you, I’d wait ’til kingdom come,
Until my days, my days are done.
Say you’ll come and set me free,
Just say you’ll wait, you’ll wait for me.
Just say you’ll wait, you’ll wait for me.
Just say you’ll wait, you’ll wait for me.

Song for the Day

Faith, by Shawn Mullins
(off the album 9th Ward Pickin’ Parlor)

Pain, come no more
Don’t you come knockin’ on my door
Love, dry your tears
You have lived a life way beyond your years

And faith, when you’re gone
All my demons and my devils
they do me wrong
And faith, let your light shine through
Let a ray of hope surround me
Just don’t think I can make it without you

Hey faith, don’t let me down
Let me know when I come back
she’ll be around
‘Cause I’ve been burned, a time or two
If she left me Lord, I don’t know what I’d do

And faith, when you’re gone
All my demons and my devils
they do me oh so wrong
And faith, let your light shine through
You let a ray of hope surround me
Just don’t think I can make it without you

In the morning you know
I wake up with the dawn
Everyday, there’s a way
You know I got to carry on
To know the way
and take the road of right and wrong
And keep faith in my heart
Just keep faith in your heart

Pain, come no more
Don’t you come knockin’ on my door
Love, please be strong
Cause I need the peace of mind
to carry on
And faith, when you’re gone
All my devils, all my demons
You know, the do me wrong
And faith, you let your light shine true
You let a ray of hope surround me
You came back home and found me
Searching for the love I never knew

To learn more about Shawn Mullins, click on the title.