This week I’d like to feature a fresh electronic band out of Sweden. They’re called The Similou. This song came out a year and a half ago, but it’s still a fresh sounding tune with a funky beat. The video is a little weird, but hey, it’s from Sweden. They do things differently. Check it out either way. I think you’ll like the song itself. It’s called “All This Love.”
So next to mid-’90s music, I really have a thing for ’80s stuff. I’ve been listening to a lot of it lately for some reason. I have almost 300 ’80s songs on my iPod from various artists (I know that sounds like a lot of ’80s, but that’s out of about 3,200 total songs I have from all eras and genres).
Anyway, one of my favorites is one of the biggest hits from the band Scandal, “Goodbye To You.” If I could go back to that decade and had the opportunity, I’d date the lead singer, Patty Smyth, in a heartbeat. You can’t deny she’s pretty attractive in this video. She’s 50 years old now, but still kicking (I know, I know, 50 isn’t that old at all, but you know what I’m saying; she’s still making music). She’s had a few new songs come out in the past couple of years and does shows with the band, too. Check out the video:
So today for Music Monday, I wanted to feature something a little different from what I normally post. I like a lot of dance music, mainly after discovering the BPM channel on XM Radio in my car late last year. A lot of people who hear it in my car quickly say “I don’t like techno,” and, well it’s dance music. Techno is completely different. I don’t like techno all that much either. But I love dance music, and this one’s a great tune from world-renowned DJ David Guetta, featuring the vocals of Chris Willis. This one will get you on your feet.
Pat Monahan is probably my favorite musician at the moment, out of all of the different music I listen to. He’s incredibly talented, and I think when he was the lead singer in Train, he was held back creatively in many ways. He was just way above the songs Train was producing, musically speaking. He’s much better off on his own, in my opinion. There’s no music video for this song, but he’s one of those artists who sounds even better live than on their albums. The song is called “Two Ways To Say Goodbye,” off his first solo album, “Last Of Seven,” that references the fact that he’s the youngest of seven children in his family. This was recorded at a radio station in Long Island. Take a listen.
This is one of my favorite new songs. It’s from the movie The Bucket List, and is probably one of John Mayer’s best performances to date. It echoes the sentiment that you should always tell people what you feel before it’s too late because life is so short.
I’m finally bringing back Music Monday. I know, it’s been a while. Today I’m featuring a song by Rooney. You may have heard a few of there songs over the past couple of years here and there. This one’s called “When Did Your Heart Go Missing?” and it’s awesome. Take a listen!
Linkin Park has done it again. Another great song. The music video is really powerful, too. It says a lot about the fragile state our world is in today, with all the hate and violence that abounds in many places. It’s kind of depressing, but still a really great song. It’s off their album, entitled “Minutes To Midnight,” which also says a lot about the state of the world, in it’s eleventh hour so to speak I guess. Anyway, give it a watch and listen.
So @axios RVA has a new game where you’re asked to draw #RVA neighborhoods. @ScottsAddition is going to be interesting, because no one realizes boundaries were expanded in 2015, AND #DiamondDistrict just dilutes that notion further. https://www.axios.com/local/richmond/game-do-you-know-your-neighborhood?city=richmond @KarriPeifer @nedoliver
Right? It’s like every week they think of a new way to make sure I spend less and less time on the app. Between forced sound on stories and no option to turn off [someone] posted new reels,” I barely find myself using @Instagram anymore. Forcing the UX does not increase usage.