Music Obsessions – March 2018

March is my birthday month, which puts me in a right mood to just share a lot of stuff I’ve been enjoying. I’ve been still in the nostalgic phase where I’m diving into a lot of older music. However, I did end up finding some old music that is new to me and The Voice is back so I’ve been catching up with some music on that front as well. No The Voice contestant has stood out yet to me and performances and such so nothing on this one. Let’s just hop right in!

Medicine – Kelly Clarkson

I really love Kelly  Clarkson. She has a fantastic voice. Its nice to see her as a coash on The Voice this year. There’s been so many great moments. Medicine is so catchy and honestly, its been just on repeat.

Be Ur Man – Alan Kuo

Alan Kuo came back on my radar lately because of TV series OCTB. The TV binge is coming up for that one. I’ve always thought that he’s really good since his first album and he’s definitely improved a ton, even in the maturity of his music and lyrics. This one is a nice fun one.

Justin Timberlake vs. Brittany Spears Mash-Up – Sam Tsui, Madilyn Bailey & Kurt Hugo Schneider

I love mash-ups and Justin Timberlake and Brittany Spears both has some good music. However, this one is pretty fun to listen to. I can’t say a lot of recent music has really been that good so I’m listening back to older music. Yes, it applies to the new Justin Timberlake music that I’ve heard so far (which is like only 2 songs in the album). Go ahead and gasp but its just my opinion, at least for now.

OCTB Main Theme – 大丈夫 (rearranged from 1976 original)

OCTB is my new favorite series that I’ve seen lately. I’ll talk all about it in the upcoming posts. This series was born out of the passion to make Hong Kong film and TV as great as back in the day and was launched for free as a web series then was picked up by Netflix. Just like much of the soundtrack in OCTB, it uses a few older songs. The theme was originally a song from a 1976 movie and is now rearranged and resang by the cast of OCTB and just works so well here and I love it.

House of Cards – KSHMR (feat. Sidnie Tipton) 

I’ve already talked about my love for electronic music and KSHMR so this one is not my fave but doesn’t disappoint as always.

That’s it for this Music Obsessions!
Hope you like it!
What songs have you been listening to?

Music Obsessions: Christmas Special

Today is a nice and relaxing Christmas so we’re going to take it super easy and have some lovely Christmas music!

I did promise it earlier this month. 😉 We all know that you have that Christmas music playing anyways, right? I’m giving you all some alternative to the radio music.

O Little Town of Bethlehem – Voiceplay

Baby It’s Cold Outside – Tiffany Alvord & Danny Padilla (Holiday Cover)

Keep You Warm –  Sam Tsui & Kina Grannis

And for those of you not celebrating Christmas, here’s a little extra:

Set It All Free – Sam Tsui & Madilyn Bailey

Duck Tales Theme – All-New DuckTales Cast

Thanks for stopping by! Have a beautiful and awesome day!
Merry Christmas!!!

Boyce Avenue Concert!

The past Tuesday, I went to see Boyce Avenue on tour.  Its been 2 years since he has come to Montreal for a show and I was super excited to head there even though I’d been to two previous concerts of theirs before.  They were the reason of how I managed to learn about the whole world of independent artists that were on YouTube.  They are a great band and make incredible covers!

I went straight after work and met up with a friend who wanted to experience the concert ambiance, even though he didn’t know anything about the band itself.  The line up outside was massive, as I approached it, the end of the line had already turned the corner and was just about to turn the next one as well.  Soon enough, the line did move forward.


The show had a good while before it started even after we found a spot to watch the show.   Unfortunately for me this time would be the time where my height challenged situation was to my disadvantage because some very tall audience decided to squeeze right in front of me.  Still, I managed to snap a good amount of pictures.

The first opening act was by an artist that I did not know about.  Her name is Madilyn Bailey and she has an amazing voice.  I loved her music and energy.

Madilyn Bailey Boyce Avenue Concert

Madilyn Bailey

She sang a few covers and a few of her own songs that she wrote.  Because of the crazy lineup, I didn’t get her album but once I got home, I took care of that right away and I’m desperately waiting for it in the mail.

After her, came the very young and more known (to me), Megan Nicole.  She also had two young men, apparently from another group as her accompanying music on the guitar and drums.

Megan Nicole Boyce Avenue Concert

Megan Nicole

They brought a very amazing vibe into the show and got us all pumped up and ready to get going for the main act to follow: BOYCE AVENUE!

Boyce Avenue

Boyce Avenue

For a good part of the show, I used my smartphone to take pictures but when that died nearly the final 30 minutes, I pulled out my DSLR and start snapping up the best pictures that I had of the show.  Only deal was that the heads were still in the way but at least all the pictures turned out a lot better.

As you can see, it was impossible to get them all in one shot most of the time and two of them were a lot easy to catch than the third, but still, I tried.  Regardless, the concert was amazing! I love being around others who share the love and enthusiasm that I have for them.  They are so talented and they even sang two unreleased songs which sounded great!

The best moment was definitely when they rolled out the piano and sang Broken Angel! For some, you know that Broken Angel has a special meaning to me and connects me to some things that I’ve been working on.  No, I did not burst out in tears in public 😉 The song was still fantastic and I loved every minute of it!

I was going to post up videos from the concert but the bass affected a lot of the sound quality so here’s a YouTube video to give you guys a taste.  I’ll put two just so you get an idea 🙂

Isn’t it just awesome? Well, head over and watch a few more of their videos or check out Broken Angel if you didn’t catch my post last year about it 🙂 That sound is slightly on the depressing side and not really something I want to put up here on this beautiful weekend! It is one of my favorites of theirs though!

This concert made my week, not just Tuesday night! I can’t wait for their next time they go on tour because you know, I’ll be there! 🙂

I was going to just do one personal post on it but this was too big of an event for me to crunch into one little post…so one more post to go up later today!!!

Have a great day everyone! 🙂