First Dance

I first heard of this singer when my friend danced her first dance with her new husband a few weeks ago. While I enjoyed the song choice, I didn’t really follow the lyrics too carefully. I was too “in the moment” – even though it was Casey and Emily moment! It wasn’t until last week when I truly appreciated the words of the song and JUST how appropriate they were for
Emily. At the end of the season premiere of Brothers & Sisters, they played this song:

I am now in love with James Morrison. He has an extremely calming style that is perfect to listen to at work. Using my favorite tool, grooveshark, I typed in the singer, James Morrison, and created a playlist consisting of all of his songs. Listening to music certainly makes my work day better.

Matt and I haven’t decided on a wedding song yet. Today I was giving him suggestions of songs that are all pretty typical: Its Your Love, by Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, Better Together by Jack Johnson, and Always by Aerosmith. Here is Matt’s response:

Matt:  the tim mcgraw one is good
Matt: but it’s a little too over played
Matt:  i feel like i always hear that song
Matt:  i like this one

What a great suggestion! During our weekend in the Hamptons, I am pretty sure we listened to this song upwards of 200 times. At least Matt would be able to sing the lyrics to me as we slowly turn in circles (yes, we dance like 7th graders at a school dance).

Right now, Matt and I are in the middle of wedding palooza; we attending a wedding last weekend in Chicago, we have a wedding this weekend in Ohio, a wedding in 2 weeks in Marblehead, MA and the grand finale, a wedding the second weekend in November in Long Island (thankfully, no traveling!)

I LOVE weddings. Even before Matt and I got engaged I found them truly inspiring. To witness two people making such an awesome commitment to each other is an incredible thing. And now that we are planning our own wedding, it means that much more. I can’t wait to celebrate this weekend.

Grooveshark

I was recently introduced to a game changer:.Grooveshark.

Grooveshark is an online music search engine, music streaming service and music recommendation web software application. It allows users to search for, stream, and upload music free of charge that can be played immediately or added to a playlist. Grooveshark streams 50 to 60 million songs per month, to more than 17,000,000 users. As of April 2009, its audience was growing at a rate of 2–3% per day. And on September 18th 2010, it grew by one. Me.

I have been busy searching for songs and creating the perfect playlist. A blend of Train’s Hey Soul Sister,  Enrique Iglesias’ I Like It, Justin Bieber’s Baby and no playlist would be complete without Taio Cruz’s Dynamite. Listening to this playlist gets me fired up to go out, work out, or dominate the work day. In my mind, these are the ingredients for a great playlist.

Thank you Matt Kinsella, for once again turning me on to the wonders of the musical world. I honestly don’t know how I survived before you entered my life. You complete me. :)