[Music Monday] Songs for a rainy day.

It has been rainy in Denver, so I’d thought I’d share some great songs having to do with rain or rainy days….

Dirty Rain: Ryan Adams
“You and I are out there dancin’ in the dirty rain…”

Let it Rain: Tilly and the Wall
“Don’t be frightened by the storm so bold and brave / Just let it rain”

Summer Rains: The Ditty Bops
“Summer rains / are falling from the sky”

No Rain: Blind Melon
“All I can say is that my life is pretty plain / I like watching the puddles gather rain”

Rain: The Beatles
“I can show you when it starts to rain / Everything’s the same”

It’s Been Raining: Kimya Dawson
“My mother says that / rain is angels / who are crying / up in heaven”

Enjoy. 🙂

[Music Monday] On Tupac at Coachella, and other artists I would resurrect via hologram

By now I’m sure you’ve all seen the amazing video of the hologram version of Tupac rapping with Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg this past weekend at Coachella, or at least heard about it. If you haven’t, I’ve placed it here for your reference. Disclaimer: It probably goes without saying, but the raps in this video are definitely NOT safe for work or fragile ears.

Now that we’ve all seen the video, I think it is important to talk about how amazing this technology is. We have come to a point where we can literally create a live concert experience where the artist performing has been deceased for SIXTEEN years. And the performance itself was very dynamic as well. A member of that audience could easily have mistaken the hologram for a live person. That to me is innovation at its finest. A musician can now live on to reach a whole new generation of fans in a personal and dynamic way, which to me is amazing. I can’t help but imagine a few of the performers I wish I could resurrect via hologram… Here’s a list of a few I would want to see and a taste of what their performance would be like:

JOHN LENNON.

while we have him there, we might as well bring back George and reunite the band….

JIMI HENDRIX.

FREDDIE MERCURY.

JANIS JOPLIN.

JOHNNY CASH.

WHO WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE RESURRECTED VIA HOLOGRAM?

[music monday] shake it out.

Happy 2012 everyone! At this point you are all probably recovered from the holidays and are jumping feet first into those resolutions. Making any change can be hard, and I find the best motivation to be music. I compiled a short mix of songs that I find to be motivating when it comes to making a change and looking forward. It is only 8 tracks, but I think they’re all pretty great. 🙂

*shake it out- florence + the machine
it’s hard to dance with a devil on your back so shake him off

*ob-la-di, ob-la-da- the beatles
ob la di, ob la da, life goes on bra, lala how the life goes on

*ola kala- i’m from barcelona
Don’t be afraid because everything is going to turn to be okay

*bigger than my body- john mayer
someday i’ll be so damn much more, because i’m bigger than my body gives me credit for

*if you want to sing out, sing out- cat stevens
you can do what you want, the opportunity’s on…

*whatever it is- ben lee
why are you waiting? just do it- whatever it is...

*the first single- the format
lets cause a scene- clap our hands and stomp our feet or something…

*we are young- fun. featuring janelle monae
we are young, so let’s set the world on fire. we can burn brighter than the sun…

What songs do you find motivating?