I thought it would be too cliche to post a picture of a heart for Valentine’s Day, so as someone who loves science I decided to post the organ that is truly responsible for love: the brain.
Also, I’m including an older song that I’ve recorded off of a vinyl 45. The warmth of the crackles and pops sounds like love to me. There is a certain passion in Stevie’s voice on the track that evokes a feeling of euphoria in me, and euphoria is a side effect of love.
The lyrics themselves tell the tale of a man who is madly in love and has that common fear that he isn’t good enough for his lover and that she might leave him for someone else. Stevie really conveys those emotions throughout the song and that’s what makes it so wonderful. The song actually makes you feel. Listen to it and fall in love. Happy Valentine’s Day.
Why not acknowledge this day? People really like to polarize this “holiday” but I think it’s just an amusing thing. The shades of red and pink, the massive amounts of cards, roses, chocolate and other themed goods, it’s kind of funny.
And why not take a hot second to listen to some cute music? It’s your free pass today. Download the compilation for FREE here.
Be careful now, don’t get this beatsmith mixed up with the Portuguese group that bares the same name. Dreams produces nothing but jams, and the guy mixes pretty much all of my favorite musical elements together to create one complete and extremely danceable sound. He must have an incredible collection of crates full of old funk records in which he grabs all those catchy breaks from.
Last month he unleashed Feelings 4 U on our virgin ears and I haven’t been able to stop moving to it since. Watch the vid below for the title track which was filmed by Left Arm Single.
And trust me, the EP is worth shelling out the $5. You get a tightly packaged dance-party described as “wordless love songs,” what more do you want?
Trust me, it’s paradise. This is where the hungry come to feed. For mine is a generation that circles the globe and searches for something we haven’t tried before. So never refuse an invitation, never resist the unfamiliar, never fail to be polite and never outstay the welcome. Just keep your mind open and suck in the experience. And if it hurts, you know what? It’s probably worth it.
Just in case ANY of you were wondering, my power is back on. Good timing right? Today I broke out the hat and the gloves and pretty much waterproofed myself from head to toe. Living without electricity for 3 days I got damn rugged.
Anyways, while public-transing it earlier an amazing thing happened. The song, “Love,” by London’s Daughter (Elena Tonra) popped up on shuffle and it clearly set the musical tone for my afternoon. The lyrics are quite raw and honest, gripping emotion that sits heavy in the bottom of your stomach. She takes you there, then builds a beautiful crescendo that comes crashing down leaving you stunned and wanting more. “Love” is the fourth track off her soon-to-be-released debut EP, The Wild Youth (Nov 21.).
Since I’ve been the solo female around this place for quite some time now (finally adding Chels to the testosterone-filled mix), I usually feel it’s my duty to bring the emotional and yes, sometimes sappy side to the blog.
This last week I’ve been hurriedly getting ready for my cousin’s wedding in DC in which I was a bridesmaid for. And let me tell you, the Hay-Adams was not prepared for these dance moves on Sunday. Nor was the rest of my family who I’m sure assumed I was off my ass on wine.
Anyways, the wedding got me to really enjoy the moment, live in the present-tense, and just appreciate all those who surround me in my own little world. I was standing up by that altar (for almost an hour in 4 inch heels..) just watching two people who were incredibly in love with each other make the ultimate commitment. It was god damn beautiful I tell you.
So cheers to love my friends, right-click and enjoy.
Sene just put out this video for an excerpt of his 10 minute track that I wrote about here. It’s pretty straightforward as it features Sene sitting on the front steps of his house while all of his belongings and thrown at him from a window above. If you like this excerpt you can download the full 10 minute track titled “Exit, Us” at Sene’s Bandcamp site.
I checked out the related videos and found out about the group Sene is a part of called Recess. I have to say that I love their sound. Live horns, live drums, sung vocals, rapped vocals, a DJ playing samples, they have a bit of everything. Check out these two songs, one has a bit of a 60′s feel while the other is more straightforward hip hop. If you like them both go hit up this site to download the full 9 track album.