Why did it take me so long to discover this gem?

So much to love about it, especially when it’s sung at a bar by a band made up of two of your friends from middle school who are so ridiculously talented it’s not even funny.



Before you judge me for yet another Glee song (y’all should see my iTunes) you should listen to this.

If you know the context in which this song was done on the show, it’s even better. And its because of that it means even more to me now. Especially after the events of this past week, which I’ll share a little of with you. When I’m ready.

Life story

Wanna know what my last relationship quasi-relationship was like? And the one before that?

Listen to the lyrics of this song. And thanks to The Roommate for introducing me to it and telling me it could have been written by me. ‘Tis true, well, I mean, when you take out the “hers” and make them “hims,” of course.


I’m working on putting together some playlists to share with you, songs I enjoy grouped together by the situation/mood they are most appropriate for. A mood ring for your ears, if you will. Kinda.

While you wait on that, though, you need to check this out. I know it’s been out a while, but I recently rediscovered it. And I cannot. get. enough.

day 16 – a song that you used to love but now hate

Dear Local Radio Stations,

Why did you do this to me? I like Kings of Leon. I downloaded a bunch of their stuff and became an instant fan once I heard “Sex on Fire” and “Use Somebody” on your playlists. And then, YOU OVERPLAYED THE CRAP OUT OF THEM.

“Only By the Night” is a good album. Play “Closer,” or “Revelry” or “Be Somebody (which I’m including below to show you why I make that point).

But nooooooooo. You played just those two. Over. And over. And over. To the point I almost didn’t want to listen to any KOL. Ever again.

And you’re threatening to do it again with Mumford and Sons. Stop playing “Little Lion Man” so damn much. I like that song. And I don’t want to have to remove it from my playlist. But you’re pushing me in that direction.


Bet you can’t guess what song I’ve chosen for today? Day 16? A song I used to love but now hate?

OH. What? “Use Somebody”? However would you have come to that conclusion?

In case it’s already seared into your brain – which it probably is if you live in Louisville and have listened to local radio in the past year and a half – I’ve included videos for “Closer” and “Revelry” below the offending song.

You’re welcome.

Trust me, I’m a blogger.

Tonight marks the first in a new segment we here at onaccountof are calling “Sunday Night Suggestions.”

What does that mean, you ask? Well, hold on a dang minute and I’ll tell you. Geez.

From now on, each Sunday night, I will give you a list (don’t act like you’re surprised that I’m making a list) of five things. Sometimes it will be music, sometimes it will be blogs/blog posts, sometimes it will be things I’m looking forward to during the week I think you should take part in as well. Basically, I think I am qualified to suggest these things to you. On account of this is my blog.

So. Here we go. First-ever Sunday Night Suggestions. Don’t call it first annual because that’s not a real expression. Kind of like when people say “that’s a good ideal.” Just shhh.

This week’s suggestions: Music.

Here are the five songs I’ve had on repeat all weekend and I expect to get me through the work week. Thanks, iPhone!

1. Grenade, Bruno Mars. I don’t know what it is about this guy, but I like him.

2. Teenage Dream, Glee soundtrack. OMG OMG OMG OMG. Acapella. Amazing.

3. One Love, Glee soundtrack. Yes, none can top the original. And Jason Mraz does a damn good cover too. But this one has my heart for the moment. Partially because Artie sings half the song. And I love him.

4. Machine Gun, Sara Bareilles. Title sounds violent, song sounds awesome. Saw this lady in concert a week ago. She’s fantastic. I want to be her. Or at least her best friend.

5. You and Me, Holly Conlan. She opened for Sara Bareilles at the concert. You will like her if you like the following: songs that make you want to hug people, songs that belong on a Grey’s Anatomy soundtrack, GOOD MUSIC.

Thanks for your time. Now, get to downloading.

6. Christmas music

Tonight at church was our Advent Program, where all the musical groups in the church perform some different songs and the congregation also sings some carols. It comes after a big dinner and our church’s “Night In Bethlehem” program, where families can go through our makeshift versions of streets of the town where Jesus was born.

I love the Advent Program, because we get to hear all the Christmas music and it just sounds so cool for everyone to sing together like that. And for the next couple of weeks at church, we’ll be singing those songs during the service. Silent Night has become my second favorite song of this season – O Holy Night is the first – because of the tradition our church has Christmas Eve night (but more about that when we get to #24).

We have a few Christmas CDs my family listens to every Christmas morning. Those songs will forever remind me of early mornings, presents, time with my parents, sisters and grandparents and the smell of a really, really awesome breakfast cooking upstairs. I have included a couple of those songs and a few other of my favorites below in my own “Ultimate Christmas Playlist.” Please enjoy – and download. You won’t be disappointed.

Laura’s Ultimate Christmas Playlist

All I Want For Christmas is You –Mariah Carey
We Wish You A Merry Christmas – Muppets and John Denver
So This Is Christmas –John Lennon
The Most Wonderful Time of The Year – Andy Williams
White Christmas – Irving Berlin (the one from Home Alone)
Carol of the Bells – Trans-Siberian Orchestra
Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow – Michael Buble
O Tannenbaum – A Charlie Brown Christmas
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing – A Charlie Brown Christmas
O Holy Night – pretty much any version because it’s my favorite of all the Christmas songs, but some good ones are Josh Groban, Celine Dion and NSYNC (don’t judge that last one).
Christmas Time – Christina Aguilera
Silent Night – sung in Irish by Enya, so pretty