Archive | July, 2011

“The Joker” by The Steve Miller Band

30 Jul

“The Joker” by The Steve Miller Band.

If you don’t know this song then shame on you.  This band was soooo beyond their time.  Easy, pleasant for Mom, Dad, the little ones, and yourself.  What more could you ask for when it comes to a 4 hour drive in the car with your family?  Just pop in that Steve Miller and get the tires rolling! 🙂

The Gangster of Love,



“When they fight, they fight” by The Generationals

29 Jul

“When they fight, they fight” by the Generationals.

“When they fight, they fight. . . And when they come home at night they say, ‘I love you, Baby’.”   <- What wonderfully witty words.

Being a lover of the old stuff, this song’s sound takes me back and I love that.  I can picture me back in the day, witnessing a couple fight through the window and laughing all the way.  It’s a playful song, and I love that!

“Swing Tree” by Discovery

28 Jul

“Swing Tree” by Discovery.

Love the “electronic” sound in this song.  Technology ain’t so bad when it’s used correctly.  When I heard this song, I freaked out.  I was shopping when it came on the in-store radio and I HAD to have it.

The voice is so perfectly matched to the song.  I also like how they kept the length of the song short and kinf o jam packed it into only a few short minutes.

Put your shades on, and do the robot, my friends, this song is a winner!


“West Coast” by Coconut Records

27 Jul

“West Coast” by Coconut Records

Fun Fact.  One guy in Coconut Records is the brother of one guy in the band Rooney.  I’m too lazy to get names and more info, sorry!

“West Coast” is a song that I really can relate to on several different levels. Obviously, I am a West Coast girl and always will be.  Sorry Florida and New York, but I just wasn’t feelin’ it.

Also…*sigh* It’s kind of my mine and Misty’s song. She tried to hide in one of my suitcases once when I was leaving for a tour (tennis tournaments, not music related) and I had to tell her to get out when I was finished packing… I remember seeing her face when she said, “But why, Jade?  Don’t I fit? Can’t I come with you?”  I hated myself for telling her the truth which was, “No.”

Anyway, the words to the song just kind of dance around memories of Misty and I…

“I wish you could put yourself in my suitcase.  I love you, standing all alone in a black coat. . .”

“We both go together if one falls down.  I talk out loud like you’re still around…”


She has always been my little ray of sunshine…


“I miss you. I’m going back home to the West Coast.”

It’s a warm bitter kind of feeling I get with this song.  Misty and I love singing to it together on long drives at night. Give it a try?



“5 Years Time” by Noah and the Whale

26 Jul

“5 Years Time” by Noah and the Whale.

This song is such a happy song, I can’t play it without smiling.  The words are so witty and cute… The concept of the song is really great…

“Though really all these moments are just in my head, I’ll be thinking about them as I’m lying in bed. And I know that really they might not even come true, but in my mind i’m having a pretty good time with you!”

You can’t get much better than that for a little girl with a huge imagination and big hopes with love.

Thing to look for in this song? Check out the official music video.  If I made a video, I would have wanted it to be this video!!!

The setting?  The zoo, with the sun shining down over our bodies, of course!


“Arms Tonite” by Mother Mother

26 Jul

“Arms Tonite” by Mother Mother.

This band is so original.  The vocals are so different and are really an element in this band that cannot be replaced.  The lyrics are catchy…The melody is sharp and playful.  What’s not to love?   This band has so many other great songs… I’m sure I’ll be posting a lot of Mother Mother.

I think the sound of this song is what you need to listen for.  It’s just so darling the whole way through!

Setting?  The few minutes after just seeing your “love”… You know, when you’re on that “high” you get from seeing your significant other? Listen to this when you’re on that high!

“Saltwater Room” by Owl City

24 Jul

“Saltwater Room” by Owl City.

Someone was askin’ about one of my “guilty pleasure” songs…?  Well here it is.  I love this song.  Yes, I’m guilty of having it on repeat at times.  Sue me. … 🙂

Owl City, I think, is a band that had caught on to something new.  The vocals are as energetic as the “electronic” sound that is heard in each song.  I like how every song on this albums stays true to “style” and “genre” that it was made in.  Every song is relevant to the album…which makes me respect them a lot.  It is a challenge to keep an album on the same “concept” the whole entire time.

I love when the girl comes in in this song.  It’s kind of refreshing, and makes the song mean so much more… I just love it.

Setting?  On your porch…watching the stars…wondering if “he” or “she” is watching the stars with the same longing as you.   🙂 Corny, I know.  But it’s the perfect setting!