On repeat this week

Bon Iver.

Prior to like, Tuesday, what I knew of him consisted of the news story where it mentioned that Bon Iver won one of the only Grammys Adele DIDN’T win (and rightfully so, I love that girl), and also the skit where my boy JT played him on SNL.

But yeah, heart him right now. That song’s just one of several of his I am enjoying. On account of he’s all over my Florence and the Machine Pandora station (a.k.a. The Second Best Thing I Ever Did) and I ain’t mad at it.

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Ya dig?

Really diggin’ this song right now.

A few notes, however: Weird video. OK Go has spoiled me on all other music videos. No other comes close.

The first time I heard it I thought it was a song from the 80s. I usually don’t care that much about 80s songs.

Also, it’s totally pronounced “Go-tee-yay” not “Got-ya.” I’m from Kentucky.

Numbers are cool

I don’t much care for math – I’m a words girl, you see – but I can appreciate numbers. They’re in some of my all-time favorite songs.

For example:
#41 by Dave Matthews Band
500 Miles by The Proclaimers
3 a.m. by Matchbox Twenty
6 Foot 7 Foot by Lil’ Wayne
99 Problems by Jay-Z

And it’s time to add another one to the list: 1,000 Ships by Rachel Platten

It’s happy. And catchy. And I don’t watch Grey’s Anatomy anymore but I bet this song’s been on there. Probably on some montage of them all leaving for work or something. It always has good music, I just stopped watching because I like my shows less depressing.

People always told me, be careful what you do..

American Idol’s back, I hear.

I don’t really watch it anymore, but I did a few seasons ago. The David Cook Season. I voted my ass off that season. And it paid off. ‘Cause my boy won.

One of my favorite performances of his – and one that wasn’t matched in awesomeness in terms of a cover. Until Drew did it this year on X Factor. (Yes, I watched that. Makes no sense, I know.)

DC’s version is below. Love it. Love him. Want to be a singer in my next life.

Florence and the frigging Machine

I’ll be back this weekend/next week with some more substantial posts, because I know you’ve missed me this week. But I had kiddos to chaperone at Disney World and work to catch up on and OMG I need to finish the last Hunger Games book.

So for now, please be content with this.

Because I am. I cannot. get. enough. of. this. song.

That is all.

Her songs are the words you can’t say

Adele can do no wrong.

If I hear a song of hers and don’t fall in love with almost immediately, well..that’s not ever gonna happen. But if it does, I will pay each of you $20.

Current favorite: Set Fire To The Rain

Seriously, just check out some of the lyrics…

I let it fall, my heart,
And as it fell you rose to claim it
It was dark and I was over
Until you kissed my lips and you saved me

My hands, they’re strong
But my knees were far too weak
To stand in your arms
Without falling to your feet

But there’s a side to you
That I never knew, never knew.
All the things you’d say
They were never true, never true,
And the games you play
You would always win, always win.

You speak for my heart, Adele. You speak for my heart.

Rap superstar

I am the reason my sister knew all the words to Busta’s “Break Yo Neck” in high school. I still got all the words to Mo’ Money Mo’ Problems up in the ol’ noggin’ and rap along just fine when it comes on 100.5.

Then there was that whole couple of years in my life when I could – actually, who am I kidding, I still can – do all of Nelly’s Country Grammar album like it was my own. Loved him. So did my dad. No joke.

My current rapper of choice is Weezy, of course, for several reasons, including that I can sound like him when I’ve got The Bronch or a sinus infection (which is at least 8 times a year) and he’s the shit. And I’ve almost got ‘6 Foot 7 Foot’ down.

However, there are a couple of rappers sneaking up on me. Jay-Z and Kanye.

My sister and Swarles have long been fans of ‘Ye. Many a night of partying with friends has brought out one or both of them singing his stuff word-for-word. And Jay-Z ain’t bad either, he’s just never been my number one (NELLY reference, anyone? Two is not a winner and three nobody remembers…).

But Watch the Throne? Pretty good. At least the three songs I’ve heard off there on the regular – Otis, H*A*M and —-as In Paris.

That last one I downloaded Sunday night. I have since listened to it about nine times. And slowly but surely, I’m learning the words. Because I’m a fan of good rap. And this is good rap. Plus it has Blades of Glory snippets in it and if you put Will Ferrell in a song, that’s enough to make me happy right there.

Below are the words/versus/lines/bits I know so far. It really gives you a good idea of the song as a whole.

“Y’all don’t know that don’t shit faze me.”

“Bitch behave.”

Something about “broke my clock but roll east it still tick tock.

“That shit cray.”

“That shit cray.”

“That shit. cray.”

She said ‘Ye can we get married at the maaaaahhll? Come and meet me in the bathroom staaaaaahll.”

“What she order? Fish filet.”

My favorite part – “Prince Williams ain’t do it right if you ask me. If i was him I woulda married Kate and Ashley.”

“What’s that jacket, marzshilla?”

“They going gorilla.” Then there’s that part from Blades of Glory where Napoleon Dynamite says “I don’t know what that means” and Will Ferrell says “Nobody knows what it means. It’s provocative.” Seriously.

“You now watchin’ the throne.”

Then Kanye says “dont let me get in my zone.” A bunch.

And somewhere in there Jay-Z said he’s got “that hot bitch at home” (shout out, Beyonce!) and ‘Ye says “you know how many hot bitches I own?”

Yeah. That’s all I got. Beautiful though, right?