Today I will share with you some of my favorite music.
1) Brett Dennen. I have loved Brett Dennen's music for a few years now, and I have to thank the iTunes Genius for recommending him to me. Aside from enjoying his music, I have since discovered that Brett and I have the same birthday (10 days from today, yo!) Also, it cracks me up that he performs barefoot. I'd do everything barefoot if I could, or at least in flip flops. I wonder if it's an October 28 thing.
Here is a video of Brett Dennen singing one of my favorite songs, Blessed.
It's a long video - 9 minutes. It's a great song, one of my favorite songs ever. He says, "Blessed is this life, and I'm going to celebrate being alive."
Also awesome is the fact that the only time I've seen Brett Dennen live was at Red Rocks this summer. This video was from another time at Red Rocks though, so it's not the concert that I went to. But same idea. Red Rocks was incredible, as an aside. If you ever have the chance, you ought to go.
2) Priscilla Ahn. I just love her. I first heard her music on Pandora and subsequently bought her entire album. She's based in LA, so I have not ever had a chance to hear her live. She just has the sweetest, loveliest voice. This is a video of one of my favorite songs of hers, Find My Way Back Home. She plays the ukulele. How awesome is that?
So the type of music that I tend to like is the indie/folky singer/songwriter type. Which is why even 8 months later it continues to surprise me that this was one of the funniest things I've ever seen on TV. I recorded it on Tivo and rewound and rewatched this scene over and over. It still cracks me up.
This gave me a newfound respect for Michael Bublé. Don't get me wrong, I haven't bought his album or anything, but I'm about to make an important tie-in here. The song that he sings in this skit is very similar to the song, "Haven't Met You Yet." Which, as dorky as it may be, is one of the songs that gives me hope through this adoption wait. In fact, it's hard for me to even type these words and not tear up a little bit. Which kind of makes me feel even dorkier. A Michael Bublé song makes me cry. Sheesh.
I might have to wait, I'll never give up.
I guess it's half timing and the other half's luck.
Wherever you are, whenever it's right,
You'll come out of nowhere and into my life.
And I know that we can be so amazing.
And, baby, your love is gonna change me.
And I can see every possibility...
What's new in music for you these days?