Music on Repeat: Tributes to Christina Grimmie

Hello!

Today’s post is sort of my way of remembering Christina Grimmie, and hopefully helping keep her in our memories. I mentioned a while back that I was having trouble writing my tribute post and I still haven’t been able to write it the way I want it to be. Lucky for me, how I feel and what I want to express has been summed up in music and lyrics by these amazing musicians.

Here are my 3 most played tributes to the amazing Christina Grimmie.

Dodie (doddleoddle) – My Anthem (from Christina Grime’s With Love Album)

Max Schneider – Christina’s Song (an original)

Tyler Ward – A Song for Christina Grimmie (an original)

I’m currently doing a bit of travelling so I haven’t been able to get my blogging schedule down pat yet but on the bright side I’ve been taking lots of videos of my travels which was my 7th June goal (check out my goals here)!

I hope you loved these beautiful tributes as much as I did.
See you in a week!

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Video on Repeat: Lin-Manuel Miranda ‘Love is love’

 

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Hello, this post is going to be a little shorter than usual. I originally planned on doing a tribute post to Christina Grimmie, but after spending hours and hours writing and re-writing, the post still feels so incomplete. I’m unable to clearly express my thoughts and ideas while floundering in my emotions. My brain and heart are so utterly confused and devastated by her passing and the shooting at Orland’s Pulse nightclub that happened soon after.

I’ve watched and cried listening to Lin-Manuel’s Tony acceptance speech. I haven’t been able to stop replaying it along with some of my favorite Grimmie songs. I’ll try get to finishing that post soon, but for the meanwhile here it is.

The transcript of his sonnet:

My wife’s the reason anything gets done.
She nudges me towards promise by degrees.
She is a perfect symphony of one.
Our son is her most beautiful reprise.
We chase the melodies that seem to find us
Until they’re finished songs and start to play.
When senseless acts of tragedy remind us
That nothing here is promised. Not one day.
This show is proof that history remembers,
We live through times when hate and fear seem stronger.
We rise and fall and light from dying embers.
Remembrances that hope and love lasts longer.
And love is love is love is love is love is love is love is love is love
Cannot be killed or swept aside.
I sing Vanessa’s symphony, Eliza tells her story.
Now fill the world with Music, Love and Pride.

– Lin-Manuel Miranda

Please take a few minutes to sign this petition.
I’m not too sure when or if I will have a tribute post up so I’d love to take this opportunity to ask you to help catch Nintendo’s attention and possibly have Christina Grimmie memorialized in the upcoming Legend of Zelda game – her love for Zelda and Nintendo was apparent from the very beginning 😊 (check out her youtube username if you’re confused).

Also, please go check out this video – Hannah Hart: What you can do. 
Every voice makes a difference.
Just because there are alternative ways to commit crimes doesn’t mean we should keep things the way they are, we need preventive measures. We need to be doing our very best.

 

Music on Repeat: Amistat

Hello!

While in Melbourne I walked past this band busking several times and every single time I would nag whoever was with me to stop and let me get their name down so I could find their music online (such a crappy excuse, pretty sure they rolled their eyes at me the 4th time I used that excuse).

I am mesmerized by their voices. They mesh so well together and both their voices are so smooth. I’ve been looking them up on youtube and going through all their performances. I sound creepy. I promise I’m not creepy. (Doesn’t that sound like something someone creepy would say? Whoops!) I’ve come to the conclusion that I prefer their acoustic/live performances to the studio version.

I seriously considered buying their CD the first 10 seconds I heard them, except I realized that have no way to getting the songs from the CD onto my computer (unless I buy one of their external CD things).

I think I saw/heard them at the exact place videoed here:

2013 Performance: The Man Who Cant be Moved

Here’s one of their songs: Humble Hands – Amistat

Amistat is made up of Josef and Jan Prasil, twin brothers from Europe.

If you live in Melbourne or are going to be there on June 18th you might be able to snag yourself a ticket to see them live. Click HERE. (I’m so jealous!)

Links: Facebook | Youtube | Reverbnation | Twitter | iTunes | Instagram

Videos on Repeat: A Bad Lip Reading of The NFL

Hello! This is a scheduled post because I’m supposed to have arrived last night in Melbourne and am (hopefully) currently curled up in bed soundly sleeping. I’m the type to sleep for hours on the plane so I’m hoping I won’t sleep too much and I’ll still be a bit sleepy by the time I reach Melbourne.

I wanted to share the 2 videos from the lip-reading series that are my favourites! I have pretty awful hearing and often mishear people so this is especially amusing and fascinating to me.

Have a good day and new posts will be up in a few days
so be sure to come back!

Songs on Repeat: Tangled’s ‘I See the Light’ + Cover by Carrie Hope Fletcher and PetesJams

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I don’t think I’ve mentioned that I’ve been on a slight Tangled craze. I’ve had the movie playing every night for about a week or so… If I had to pick, I See the Light would probably my favourite song (closely followed by I’ve Got a Dream).

Mandy Moore’s voice is just so so so beautiful, I remember hearing her sing in A Walk to Remember and years later although I forgot what movie it was from, I remembered her voice and the song so clearly. Also, perhaps I somehow missed the craze, but I wish that Mandy Moore was promoted as much as Idina Menzel and Kristen Bell were. Maybe it was just that Let It Go was everywhere which was why they seemed like they were everywhere.

I included one of my favourite covers of this song. Carrie and Pete had me so giddy the whole time with them acting out the parts of Rapunzle (am I the only one who can never spell her name right?!)  and Flynn Rider. It’s just a super sweet and happy cover.

See you in a few days!

Music on Repeat: Zella Day

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It’s been 3 days since my last post and honestly, it feels like it has been ages. Other than an almost complete DIY post coming up soon I don’t really have much else planned, but I’ve been itching to post something, anything here (which explains why I’m up at 4.46am).

Admittedly, this MoR isn’t completely fair because I only came across Zella Day 2 nights ago, but these two songs have been playing on repeat. Honesty is key, right? These 2 songs have got that hypnotic, purposeful, swaying, soothing yet jarring, floaty feel. It’s sort of contradictory which I love.

People in the comments mentioned that she sounds like/reminds them of Lana Del Rey but I disagree, I don’t think LDR or hear LDR when I listen to Zella Day. (I have nothing against Lana Del Rey, just saying!)

It’s not a Video on Repeat because as I mentioned, it’s usually just playing in the background so I haven’t really paid that much attention to the video. From the few times I did watch it, I wasn’t wow-ed by them but I did like the video for Sweet Ophelia.

Warning: I would say that Hypnotic is considered NSFW (at least I wouldn’t dare), but Sweet Ophelia is pretty safe!

Let me know if you liked the songs
or
if you’ve got any suggestions.

I’ll be back in a few days
(most likely with the new DIY)
so be sure to come back for that!

Music On Repeat: Lewis Watson (+ Gabrielle Aplin)

I have so much love for Lewis Watson. I don’t really know what to write without sounding like an absolute creep. His voice and music are captivating but I think his lyrics will catch your attention. I keep re-listening to his songs and covers and I always feel somewhat nostalgic.

To avoid spamming you with links, I’ll link my favourite song posted for each year from 2011 to 2015. This way you’ll also be able to see how he’s grown over the years 🙂

I’ve also linked his cover of Droplets (Colbie Caillat & Jason Reeves) with Gabrielle Aplin (it’s beautiful!).

#3 (2011) 

Bones (2012) 

Into the Wild (2013) 

Stay (2014) 

Halo (2015) 

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