Tag Archives: Music

It’s the Little Things I Love

1.  I love that there are still gentlemen in the world that will make a girl they fancy a home cooked dinner.  Bonus points for candlelight.
2.  Dependable jewelry.  On mornings where I need a quick bit of sparkle, I know my pink sparkle studs and necklace will do the trick.
3.  I love the sounds of a well played jazz trumpet and was glad to have discovered Nicholas Payton yesterday on my Chris Botti Pandora Station.  And speaking of Pandora.  I love Pandora 1.  So worth the money for unlimited play, no ads, and greater customization.
4.  I also love a mournful yet driving cello.  Looking forward to seeing Honeck conduct Beethoven’s Masterpieces this Sunday at the Pittsburgh Symphony.
5.  Anticipation of Yoga with Nikki tonight at 5:45.  There’s nothing like the promise of a little hot yoga to encourage me through my day.   You should check out Amazing Yoga; slowly changing my life.

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No One’s Gonna Love You…

I’m really loving this song and the lyrics right now.  While the Band of Horses song is a fabulous track, I really like Cee Lo’s cover.

It’s looking like a limb torn off
Or all together just taken apart
We’re reeling through an endless fall
We are the ever-living ghost of what once was

But no one is ever gonna love you more than I do
No one’s gonna love you more than I do

And anything to make you smile
It’s a better side of you to admire
But they should never take so long
Just to be over then back to another one

But no one is ever gonna love you more than I do
No one’s gonna love you more than I do

But someone should have warned you
When things start splitting at the seams and now
The whole thing’s tumbling down
Things start splitting at the seams and now
If things start splitting at the seams and now
It’s tumbling down hard

I did anything to make you smile
You are the ever living ghost of what once was
I never want to hear you say
That your better off or you liked it that way

Cause no one is ever gonna love you more than I do
No one’s gonna love you more than I do

They really should have warned you
When things start splitting at the seams and now
The whole thing’s tumbling down
Things start splitting at the seams and now
If things start splitting at the seams and now It’s tumbling down, hard

Live It Up – Lee Dewyze

Discovered Lee Dewyze today – really smooth sound, strong musical hooks, and great lyrics.  I guess he was on American Idol, but I stopped watching that show ages ago.  Glad I happened upon him tonight.

Really love the lyrics from his title track, Live It Up.
“You’ve only got one life
One life to live
I wanna give it everything I’ve got
Who knows? This might be it for us
So why don’t we live it up?
Live it up darling…”

And the best part, his album, Live It Up, is available for $3.99 today on Amazon.com.

I guess my connection with his songwriting and lyrics come into alignment with my #olw somehow.  He seems honest and really comfortable with living his life, all while describing it through his songwriting.  He talks about taking chances, love, regret, and life, and he speaks about all of it honestly.  It really resonated with me tonight.  Sometimes living an abundant life requires honesty and sincerity and sometimes it just asks that you Live It Up.

“Sometimes it’s hard to be,
Yourself in this crazy world,
Sometimes it’s hard to breathe.

If you could only just stop stop stop running,
If you could only take a second to breathe it in,
Everything that you know would be beautiful,
Like you…”
~Beautiful Like You by Lee Dewyze


What I’m Reading & Listening To Tonight

A sound reasonable approach from Gwen Ifill.  I really like this woman.
Of Symbols and Meaning | via Gwen Ifill @ Washington Week

A great podcast about music that is relevant, digs deeper than the Top 40, and is well hosted.
iTunes Weekly Rewind | Podcast

A really short list, but mission critical in my opinion.
Five Things You Should Make Time for This Year | via Life Hacker

After talking to Lori today, I found the whole interview in 4 parts on YouTube.  I’ve shared the collection.
J.K. Rowling Interview | via Oprah

This beautiful piece from Miri Ben-Ari

And finally, The Happiness Project.  I started reading the book and honestly – this girl’s got something.  You should really check it out whether you think you’re happy or not.  There’s so much you can discover through this process.
The Happiness Project | Gretchen Rubin

December 3rd

Front ~ Girls Night at the Pittsburgh Symphony

Back of December 3rd ~ A Pocket Page with "Symphony Stuff"