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Can you dig a better soundtrack than “Can You Dig It?” on Iron Man 3 soundtrack?

Absolutely love this song!!! The movie was one of the best ever – funniest movies and with this closing the movie and into the credits, it just makes my life feel…feel so fulfilled!

Got me dancing like:

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Anybody else like this song? Sometimes it’s best to let the orchestra end the movie instead of some other pop artist ending it with a song that they already recorded.

January Favorites of my blog and other things in life!

As always, I like to give you the link to my top posts of January. I can’t believe it’s always February! Crazy, eh?

Anyway, here are the top posts of January if you’re a new follower or you just missed my post! Tsk, Tsk!

Top posts were:

When I look into the mirror

The Ant and the Farmer:Lessons from a 13 year-old child

New Year’s Eve and Day Drinking, food, games, sick, and football

My high standards for girls back in 3rd grade

 


 

Some of the great songs that I’ve added to my playlist are:

Tut Tut Child- Dance to it (Dubstep)

Tut Tut Child- Hot Pursuit  Kind of a weird name for an artist but whatever!

Atlas-Coldplay I know, kind of late but I love how it just builds up!

Irresestible-Fall Out Boy Really the only good song on the album

Derek Minor- Stranger (rap/hip-hop)

Derek Minor- Empire

Tobymac- Beyond Me


 

I saw The Maze Runner and I gotta say, I thought it was way better than The Hunger Games. I know, I’m horrible!

I also saw The Dawn of the Planet of Apes and I thought it was very well-done done! One of my favorite movies that came out in 2014. I love those kinds of movies! It wasn’t quite as good as the first one, which was so amazing!


 

I am now officially into the second semester and it’s very important that I get all A’s once again. Most people don’t show their grades but I’m proud of them. I spent so much time studying and doing extra assignments this year so I could definitely pass and I’m happy to say that I did amazing!

Honors English British Literature – 103%.  Last school year, I had three honors classes and it was so much work!! Ugh…but I passed it! I liked this class way more than the American Literature class.

Psychology- 103% Obviously, if I want to go into Psychology (Cognitive Science most specifically) I need to do well in this class and I did. Learned some things that I hadn’t before, which was cool!

Pre-Calculas/Trigonometry- 101%. This class was pretty easy…couple of new things that took a while to learn but I managed!

Forensic Science- 99% I know, kind of a downer when you see all of those great grades above, right? 😛 This was definitely a harder class (The teacher didn’t do the best might I add) but it was a lot of interesting things to learn about!

Physics-98% Hardest class of the school year! Not the kind of science that I love! I don’t mind math but it gets to be a little too much and it feels like I’m taking another math class, which is quite boring! The only reason that I escaped is that the teacher gave multiple chances to do extra work! Okay, maybe not just because of that but my grade would have definitely not been as good!

Spanish 2- 97% It’s interesting to learn another language although who really needs it when there are so many apps that can tell you what the other person is saying (just hold your phone up to the person) …but still, it is interesting! The teacher is absolutely horrible because she thinks she’s good at teaching but she isn’t…

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My aunt and uncle surprised me with a doughnut…my favorite, a Snickers doughnut. Who would have thought that you could combine dough with Snickers and magically get a Snickers doughnut. That’s real power! But like with anything, “Power comes responsibility” and this much responsibility of only eating one big doughnut is a must since it is so rich!

Steve

 

ODESZA brings a beautiful, melodic, and fun album with “In Return”

I love all kinds of music including electronic music. I just heard ODESZA’s new album and I think it’s the best overall electronic album that I’ve heard this year.

It’s sad that a lot of people don’t know about these two guys who are from Seattle Washington. The group is comprised of Harrison Mills and Clayton Knight. The band started off in 2012. This is their second album.

The first song, Always this Late kicks things off with with a very nice tune and is very well-done. These guys don’t just create a song that is made of sound but they create a wonderful experience that makes you think that you’re in a totally different world.

Say My Name featuring Zyra is based on the book, The Scarlett Letter. Love the tune and how the song and message continues. This is one of my favorites.

Bloom is seriously one of my favorites on the album. I think if any other group tried to attempt this song with the voice, they would fail but these guys always make the songs click.

All We Need featuring Shy Girls – Love the guy’s voice because it fits so well in this song.

Sundara is so chill! It would probably be my favorite song…the only bad part is that it’s incredibly short. All great things end too quickly in life, don’t they?

 White Lies featuring Jenni Potts starts with amazing vocals! One thing that I’ve noticed in this album is that ODESZA has gotten some of the best vocalists that would work for this kind of genre.

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Kusanagi has a bell or chime sound that is beautiful. You feel like you’re in a trance.

Echoes (features Py) and It’s Only (features Zyra) continue the trend of beautiful vocals with a well-done electronic sound.

Memories That you Call (Featuring Monsoonsiren) is probably the most fun sound on this album.

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Sun Models – Keep hitting repeat please! I love this song. I’m addicted to the song! I like to close my sleep in my bed and just get lost in this song!

Final Thoughts: Obviously you can tell that I loved this album. Some people love Skrillex, Calvin Harris, Avicii, or Martin Garrix but I love these guys. If you want to listen to music with a tune, beautiful vocals, and be absorbed in the music, this is the music to listen to.

When it comes to electronic music, I give it a rating:

 

 

A Newsboys Holiday:Music Review

The band, Newsboys, came out with a Christmas album a couple of years ago and I really like their version of these songs.

The album starts off with All I want for Christmas is You and I know there’s many versions of this song but this is one of my favorite. Nice tune and I like how Michael Tait (lead singer) sings it.

Jingle Bell Rock continues the trend of a rocking album! Can’t help tapping your feet!

O Holy Night is beautifully sung by Michael Tait. The song keeps getting better!

I’ve always thought Winter Wonderland was a magical song but I love this version most of any.

The Christmas Song is the best on the album since it brings a lot of great memories to mind! Michael Tait’s great voice really is on display in this song – for a moment it sounds like Nat King Cole. It’s chilling as well!

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Thoughts: Honestly, this is a solid Christmas album filled with Christmas carols and fun songs. The only thing that I don’t like is that the album only has 5 songs! The Christmas Song is just amazing and so is Winter Wonderland. The album is worth a listen!

Rating: 

What do you think of the song or album?

Steve

Devil’s May Cry-The Weekend almost made me cry!

Hi everyone!

How do you prepare for the Hunger Games: The Mocking Jay Part 1 coming out, which I’m really excited about? I didn’t buy the movies so I can’t watch them again. I don’t want to spend the money to rent them again. So I listened to the soundtracks. I got on the Catching Fire and I love the Devi’s May Cry.

I’m not a fan of the The Weekend but I do love this song. I love his voice and the background music is great! I love how the song keeps building up!

The first verse sums up the song and why I love it! For it says, “It won’t be in vain/To swallow all your pain/And learn to love what burns/And gather courage to return to.” This is a song about persevering through hardships. Yeah, there will always be hardships but you always have a choice to decide if you want them to ruin you.

Say people are trying to cause you stress and if you let them do that to you, they win. If you persevere, they’ll be the ones that aren’t triumphant. This song also discusses that.

I rate this song: 

Tell me what you think of the song.

Can’t wait for the Hunger Games to come out!

Instead, of saying “have a great day” or something like that, I’ll end with:

“May the odds be ever in your favor.”

Steve

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