Now Listening To…

Enjoying my last cup of coffee of the day and listening to these tunes, among others. We (my family and I) have a wonderful friend and theater Brother who is also a talented musician. Please do click here to check out Zig the Ripper for some pretty awesome rap and hip hop tunes. He just uploaded some new instrumentals to the site today.

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We have rainy weather passing through and these songs seem most appropriate for that. The first is a dubstep reincarnation of Rachmaninoff’s ‘Prelude in C Sharp Minor’ and the second is a dance remix of Beethoven’s 5th Symphony. My son brought both of them to my attention and you should know that the first one will not sound like anything unless you have good speakers.

And here’s a chillstep piece for you.

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…Music to scream and break to. When I find myself in a place where I feel my hands are tied and there isn’t much else I can do to fix whatever problems exist, I like to listen to a few good songs. They aren’t necessarily inspiring, or even awe-inspiring, but they remind me that I’m not the only person with troubles and tomorrow is a new day. A little music…a lot of prayer…I break…and then I heal.

The first two are from Manafest (rap), with the first one being an extra win for Naruto fans.

And a little Metallica (metal ballad)…

And a little Big Bang…this is not the Big Bang many of you are thinking of. *grin* (K-pop)

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My focus this month is Steampunk. We have an opportunity to go to a Steampunk event and I’m busy putting five costumes together. And I am always wondering where my time goes! *wry chuckle* So I thought I’d look for some appropriate tunes.

OK, the next one made me laugh at one point and I pretty much smiled through the rest of the song. Interesting…and probably not everyone’s cup of tea…but I thought it was share-worthy.

Don’t know much about Steampunk? Not sure what to wear to a Steampunk event? The artwork shown with the music in this video is just for you.

Hope you enjoy the above tunes. But since they’re not much for winding down, I’ll add a chill mix.

Now Listening To…

Now Listening To…

One of my favorite tunes is Imogene Heap’s ‘Hide and Seek’. I like it because it’s a challenge for me to sing along. When I looked for the song on YouTube today, I found this super nifty cover of the song. I thought I’d share it.

And here’s the version I heard first. It’s a lyric video so the sound quality isn’t as good as it could be. I think it’s the original version but there are a couple of versions floating around so I could be wrong. I know there’s a dance remix but I didn’t like it so much.

And here’s a bit of dance music for you from MrSuicideSheep’s YouTube channel.

Family and Continuity

I remember celebrating the 50th wedding anniversaries of both my sets of grandparents. Both my paternal and maternal grandparents were married until death parted them. My grandfathers have passed on and both of my grandmothers are still living. Both of my parents are still together. Perhaps they are at least part of the reason John and I are continuing to work together to make our own marriage last and be as successful as possible. There’s something to be said for continuity and putting down roots.

As I stated in an earlier post, John and I celebrate 20 years together this year…tomorrow, to be precise. A few family members and friends-who-we-call-family came by over the weekend to celebrate with us. It was just a ‘gathering’, simply done in a community style but it was great to have people we love around us, encouraging us on. We had such a great time hanging out with them.

I just wanted to share a photo of some of my family at our favorite coffee shop. And then I’ll share some music…because I love music almost as much as I love the people who I’ve been blessed to have around me.

This is only some of my family.

This is only some of my family.

I /really/ like this tune! I hope you’ll enjoy it, too, and check out the artist on Sound Cloud.

Letter To My Facebook Friends and Family

Mozilla Firefox and facebook seem to have some kind of conflict going on, at least on my computer. I’ve done everything I can do on my end and facebook is still causing my browser to crash. So I will be exiting that particular area of the social media world. As a matter of fact, I’m posting this here so I can be sure it will post to facebook without any trouble, which accounts for the wording of the letter. I’m seriously fed up. I would blame it on the new changes but it was happening before those were implemented on my account. Anyway, without further ado…the letter…and an appropriate tune…or two…or three to go along with it.

To Whom It May Concern:
I’m not sure what it is, or who’s at fault (Mozilla or facebook…though my bet is on facebook…), but I am having serious issues with facebook that are really inhibiting my use of the internet. So. I’m done. I’ll take it as a sign that I really don’t need facebook after all. I will miss all of you who don’t have my email or some other way to keep in touch. If you haven’t gotten that from me by now, I’m truly sorry. I’m even typing this message in my document writing program, rather than try to type it all in only to have Mozilla crash yet again. And it’s definitely the interaction between facebook and Mozilla browser because it is only happening when I try to work on facebook. I’m really going to miss all the funny memes and anecdotes posted by you guys. If you want to know what KFA is up to, you can catch our news at http://www.kittlesfamilyartworks2012.wordpress.com/ or you can find us at twitter @KittlesArtworks. If you want to know what I’m personally up to, you can check out my personal blog, though you’ll mostly get music posts there. http://www.muddledmawkishness.worpress.com/ I have a pinterest account if you want to see photos of things I find interesting or funny or worth my time. I’m Pianolady32 there. Thanks for the good coversations, the fun and laughs, and thanks for the memories.

And now I can say I’m no longer in the facebook rat race. Love and peace…

(I don’t even watch this show but I’ve heard about it and have friends who do so…)

And just because you should always try to look for a bright side…

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In honor of all the wonderful people who have helped shape us (my husband, my kids and me) into the people we are today, and in honor of the 20 years John and I have been together…

OK, OK…the first two were indeed on the cheesy side to some extent but here’s a nice melodic dubstep that’s labeled ‘sacred-family’. I believe that fits the bill nicely. I hope you enjoy it! If you do, be sure to check out the links under the video to support the artist!

And now I’ll go drink my tea.

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I’m enjoying a few tunes while I drink my coffee and wait for the fun to begin.

 

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