Girls Just Want to Have Fun!
Well, that's just what I did. July was a slow music month , but I more than made up for it in August!!
Once again I found myself in Colorado for a show. The amazing Botanical Gardens to see Sara Bareilles with Jess, Nate, Apryll, and Rhi!! You cannot escape the beauty of nature sitting in the middle of a field as the back drop for your stage . Sara Bareilles is the real thing. She was absolutely stunning! Her voice was on point, her humor endearing, with talent that could not be denied.I truly appreciate when an artist is so good at their craft that they are better than their recordings. Sara is the thing I am always looking for in music. Words, music, and soul. This is the kind of artist I will always fall in love with over and over again. I was blessed to experience her along with beautiful people! Also she did an INSANE cover of Sia's Chandelier .
Botanical Gardens 8/2/14
Spoiled, that is what the next weekend of August was for me. My beautiful friends came out in honor of my birthday for wonderful Irish Pub Food and a beach side concert. Thank you to Jess, Casey, Suzanne, Rhi, Karla, Jessie, Raina & Patrick for sitting in the sand with me for Counting Crows and Toad the Wet Sprocket!! I was teleported back to high school, I wanted to scream RAIN KING at the top of my lungs!!! The Counting Crows were all that my 17 year old self could have hoped for. IT was a brilliant mix of old and new memories. It was the perfect way to celebrate my birthday! Again thank you from the bottom of my heart to all of you who made it out for the night!
Mandalay Bay Beach 8/10/14
Visiting another pool venue Karla and I got to see Fall Out Boy and the New Politics at the Cosmopolitan . New Politics worked the crowd, hands down it has been ages since I have seen an opener rile up a crowd into a frenzy. The wild mixture of music and B Boy dance moves( insert swooning from Karla!!! see you do it too, I'm not the only one who does that at concerts!) grabbed the audience and refused to be denied! If you have not looked into them DO IT! The show was what I was hoping would be a sort of redemption for Fall Out Boy. I have always enjoyed them on the radio or on CD, however I have had seen lack-luster live performances that made me believe they were just one of those well produced bands with mind bending lyrics. I will say I was proven wrong. Yes I said it. I WAS WRONG!! FOB rocked my socks off.. well if I had any socks on to start with. . They slammed out each hit at a relentless pace that left me a bit dizzy ! They in fact were amazeballs live
New Politics and Fall Out Boy Cosmopolitan pool 8/15/14
I do have one more show in the wonderful month of August( Ed Sheeran) , however since I received overwhelming amount of Itunes money this year I managed to put out two cd's in less than a month. Recently you should have all gotten your "acoustic" mix requested by the wonderful Jessica George!! Like I said in my brief blog last week it was a challenge and adventure to pick out these songs. I encourage you to toss out ideas at me for mixes. I get a little bored so sometimes I need you to give me an idea to get in the grove with.
PS. I wrote this under the influence of lots of cold medication. Sorry !
So what you all have been waiting for... your the 80's mix.
Girls Just Want to Have Fun!
Wake Me up Before You Go-Go Wham!
Voices Carry (Single Mix) 'Til Tuesday
Walk This Way (7" Single Version) Run-DMC
Never Gonna Give You Up (7" Mix) Rick Astley
99 Luftballons Nena
Kyrie Mr. Mister
Who Can It Be Now? Men At Work
Break My Stride (Remix) [Club Version] Matthew Wilder
I Ran A Flock of Seagulls
Take Me Home Tonight Eddie Money
You Spin Me Round (Like a Record) [7" Mix] Dead or Alive
Out of Touch Daryl Hall & John Oates
Girls Just Want to Have Fun Cyndi Lauper
I Want Candy Bow Wow Wow
Total Eclipse of the Heart (Radio Version) Bonnie Tyler
Walk Like an Egyptian The Bangles
Faith George Michael
Just a Friend Biz Markie
Crazy For You Madonna
With or Without You U2