Music Obsessions!

Its been a pretty intense week at work.  Its also made me wonder about a few life things.  I was going to do a more thoughtful post but its Friday and I made it through the week alive.  Not sure how the rest of year will be but one step at a time.

This week, I’ve already  used up my Pinterest therapy thing.  That worked like 2 days before I just realized the stress at work is affecting my energy to even work on NaNoWriMo and I’m falling even more behind.  My own sweet escape is music.  I’m on YouTube playing my Favorites all the time.

Its been over 2 months since I’ve had a music obsessions go up and these days, I’ve been humming a few songs in my head and listening to them a lot.

I just wanted to share it a little so that we could have a little relaxing time to welcome the weekend!

Most of the music is relatively new so lets start with a group I’m revisiting these days and we’ll continue from there.


I run my life, Or is it running me. Run from my past, I run too fast.  Or too slow it seems,  When lies become the truth. That’s when I run to you.


Now for a little magical soundtrack from Cirque du Soleil KURIOS. I’ve been waiting for the soundtrack to be released since I saw it in May.  The music is absolutely captivating.  The  KURIOS soundtrack is being released on December 10th.  I already asked for that as a Christmas gift..haha! Thats how much I want it 🙂


The song that hasn’t excited my brain for the past week.  I saw Against the Current with other independent artists last year (or the year before..need to check).  This song is pretty cool.  A good beat and the lead singer has a great voice.


I have my phases with electronic music.  Thanks to a Molson Canadian thing on YouTube talking about the Altered States Montreal with Chromeo and A-Trak that I checked out who A-Trak’s music.  The music is fantastic and the video is absolutely awesome.  I can’t imagine how long it took to put that together.


I’ve been less into music all heartbreak and stuff like that in the last few years, especially when the radio is flooded with songs about sex and heartbreak.  Nowadays, I like songs that break away from that and become something inspirational, just like this one.  Colbie Caillat’s songs are almost all really happy to listen to.

You don’t have to try so hard. You don’t have to give it all away. You just have to get up, get up, get up, get up. You don’t have to change a single thing


Lovely lyrics, awesome voice and such a sweet song 🙂 Exactly as what I wrote when I tweeted it. Okay, I’m still a hopeless romantic…I admit it.

Here you go! A little bit of everything 🙂

Have an awesome weekend, my lovelies!

I’ll be back tomorrow with my Photography 101 entry that I didn’t do today.

Oh right! Music Obsessions has its own place on the menu up there under Everyday Randomness.  I’ll be organizing the posts back to their new places on the menu this weekend.

My Music Obsessions: Christmas Songs! :)

You had to have seen this one coming, right? I was going to do it on Christmas Eve but I figured maybe you all need some increase of holiday spirit! I was lacking it up to earlier tonight.  I think it has to do with a fantastic Friday night but I`ll talk about that tomorrow 🙂

Have your radio stations started playing 24/7 Christmas music? It started today on the fabulous music and it was great companion when I was baking for my first batch of cookies.  That will be up soon! It reminded me of a lot of music and I figured I’d do this today!

Obviously, I just picked up versions of the recent ones I’ve heard but essentially, I like them with other artists as well as the original.

O HOLY NIGHT by Michael Henry and Justin Robinett

SILENT NIGHT by Green River Ordinance

BABY, ITS COLD OUTSIDE by Lady Antebellum

*Note: if you’d like to hear our version last year just for fun, you can check it out HERE!

THIS CHRISTMAS acapella by Justin Chen and Paul Kim

EVERYDAY IS CHRISTMAS by Straight no Chaser feat Colbie Caillat

SANTA BABY by Megan Nicole





Here you go! Its not a complete list at all but just off the top of my head, these came to mind especially since a lot of Youtube independent artists have done a fantastic job.  I’ve shared a few other videos before so I’m trying to not repeat and well, N’Sync is just awesome so I put them last.  It always puts me into a good mood to hear it 🙂


Which is your favorite Christmas song? Modern? Classic? Whatever you’d like! :)Share it with me and let me add on even more to my Christmas playlist!

Valentine’s Marathon: Letters to Juliet (2010)

This 4th movie in my marathon was in last year’s favorite romantic comedies.  That list changes quite a bit over the year as it goes on. Lets see if I still have the same love for it this year.

letters to juliet posterDirector: Gary Winick

Cast: Amanda Seyfried, Christopher Egan, Vanessa Redgrave

Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) is a fact checker in New York City but she dreams of being a writer, however, the opportunity had not shown up.  However, she is engaged and soon to be married with a future restaurant owner and perfectionist cook, Victor.  They are scheduled to have a pre-honeymoon to Verona, Italy.  The second objective is for Victor to meet his suppliers also.  When they arrive, Victor gets carried away and Sophie ends up going sightseeing by herself.  One day, she visits the House of Juliet where Romeo and Juliet had met.  Its also here that women from all over the world go to write the letters to Juliet about their problems: family, illness and love.  As Sophie sits in the area facing the wall and starts writing, she sees a woman come by at the end of the day to take down the letters and put them into a basket with care.  She is curious as to what she is going to do with them and follows it.  She then meets a few Italian women who call themselves the “secretaries of Juliet”.  They take their own time to write back to each and every letter that is left there.  Sophie decides to help them out and in the process, finds a letter stuck behind a brick in the wall of the house of Juliet that has been nestled there for 50 years.  Letters to Juliet.jpg

She decides to write back.  A while later, a guy comes by to find them who is the grandson, Charlie (Christopher Egan) of the woman who wrote the letter, who has accompanied his grandmother, Claire (Vanessa Redgrave) there but doesn’t think its a good thing that Sophie has written back so long after to give his grandmother false hopes. Together, they embark to look for Claire’s true love, her Lorenzo.  When the first stop proves to be wrong, Claire decides to have Sophie tag along to try to seek out Lorenzo in the Tuscany area over the next few days.  As they search for Lorenzo, Charlie and Sophie become closer and understand his other a bit better.

This is a cute romantic comedy.  What makes this movie special is the message it wants to send out through the concept of true love never being too late, even if it was 50 years later.  At the same time, a young romance is developing.  The story is quite generic so it won’t catch a lot of people’s immediate attention. However, I do remember that when I had first seen this one.  I had bought it because I had just finished a really awesome novel called Juliet.  Nothing connected to it but it just made me want to look at different takes of this story even if this is more just a tangent.

Vanessa Redgrave was pretty good at doing her role and she was the experienced actress here.  Amanda Seyfried does what she does best and I appreciate her roles usually.  Her vibe that she gave off with Christopher Egan.  The little bickering and the growing spark that happened was at times entertaining.

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Plus, there is some amazing Italian scenery. During the driving scenes and the vineyards and other locations, its all very nicely set. You know I have to mention this.  They used pretty upbeat feel good music.  I mean the theme song was wonderful music by Colbie Caillat and Taylor Swift.  The movie started with a nice little feel good song that always makes me smile called You Got Me by Colbie Caillat and ends with Love Story from Taylor Swift.

In between of all that, we also had another one of Colbie Caillat`s songs called What if.

Awesome music, nice set, and a cute little romantic comedy is what I got out of Letters to Juliet. It was a feel good flick. 🙂

Whats your feel good movie?