September is cruising along already – we’ve had some crazy thunder storms the past couple of days, something that isn’t common in the Pacific Northwest. When we lived in Pennsylvania, it was a common occurrence – the hubby and I liked watching the storms roll in and watch the show. It’s been fun (to us) to enjoy the show here now, too.
Yesterday (September 8th) marked 11 years since I started my blog – crazy, no? I have to admit, though, I’ve been very lackadaisical since moving back to Washington State – I need to get back in the groove and revive this puppy to the fun it once was before the big move! I’m working on it – stay tuned.
Meanwhile, it’s Monday, and Monday means music! This week is a freebie, so grab your favorite tune(s) and let’s dance, shall we? Let’s just get this party started!
Let’s start with a pop star who’s had some rough years, but has been staying out of trouble and keeping her life on track the last few years. She’s still keeping on that path, which is why her on-again, off-again relationship (which started in 2009, and culminated in them getting married on December 23, 2018, but she announced on August 10, 2019, that they were calling it quits after eight months of marriage). The singer released this raw and honest track a week later as a response to their breakup.
Once upon a time it was paradise / Once upon a time I was paralyzed / Think I’m gonna miss these harbor lights / But it’s time to let it go
The pair were both teenagers when they first met and fell in love. Now having grown up and changed, the artist feels it’s time to “slide away” from their relationship and move on. The song appears to reference reports that her husband’s partying ways was a major factor in their split.
I want my house in the hills / Don’t want the whiskey and pills
Word is that her husband was drinking a lot and indulging in drugs towards the end of their marriage. Here’s hoping she doesn’t backslide herself during this stressful time. I’m actually rooting for her!
Give a listen to Miley Cyrus with “Slide Away”:
Next up is a brand new song from this group (released on Sept. 6), which actually sees one of the members of the group telling the tale of a woman’s struggle to find love:
She said ‘I’m holdin’ to the notion that I’ll find something real’
This song is a sentiment that anyone can relate to, especially the chorus:
I just want to be wanted/ I could use a little love sometimes.
In the video, one of the members shows off his dancing skills with some interpretive moves, later joining a crew of ballerinas as the rest of the group and a string quartet play around them. While the song may not be about him specifically, his impassioned moves make you feel the song even more.
Get ready to dance, here’s OneRepublic with “Wanted”:
Next up is another song from Hawkeye – there isn’t anything written about it, but trust me, you’ll love it. The recent news has been rife about him having to shut down his app (who knew he had an actual app? I sure didn’t…) but apparently trolls ruined it, so he decided to shut it down, because it was turning into something he doesn’t condone (good for him!). At any rate, I believe this is one of the songs he did for his Summer of Jeep commercials – you have to admit, the man can sing! And, you know, he’s easy on the eyes. I might have a teeny crush on him!
Here’s the inimitable Jeremy Renner with “Sign”:
Last, but certainly not least, is a cheeky new song from one of my favorite country artists. This track is the sixth song to be revealed off her upcoming record, which arrives November 1st.
The song sees the artist soaking in the good life, paying tribute to her Airstream trailer she’s dubbed “Wanda the Wanderer,” after her late grandmother:
Got a pretty Airstream rollin’ down the road / You oughta see the pretty white walls spinnin’ / Pretty pink carpet on the floor / No lock on the door / Help yourself to the Tito’s in the pretty kitchen / It’s pretty bitchin’
The artist was quoted as saying:
“I always have a little bit of cheeky sarcasm in my songs and records. I feel like I missed that a little bit on The Weight of These Wings. With this [album] I just wanted to cut loose a little bit and get back to the me that was willing to have fun with it and make fun of myself.”
Here’s the gorgeous and talented Miranda Lambert with “Pretty Bitchin'”:
That’s a wrap for this week – see you on the dance floor!
I have the supreme honor and privilege of being a co-host with the inimitable Xmas Dolly and our musical cohort, the awesome Cathy from Curious as a CAThy, Callie of JAmerican Spice, and Alana of Ramblin’ with AM!
Want to join in the fun? It’s easy – just find a tune that rocks your boat, post it and link up – don’t forget to grab Xmas Dolly…er, um, I mean her button…over at her place here. Check out Xmas Dolly’s sidebar for the random themes we sport each week – and you can always ask for a specific theme of music you like, too. Check out the other music lovahs and let’s jam!