A cruising with all the windows down kind of song

Just came across this track and I am digging it. Hollywood by RAC featuring Penguin Prison. It’s got a very up beat feel to it. It’s a summer jam, the kind of song you want playing as you are cruising with all the windows down and no destination in mind.

It’s been cold and raining for quite some time up here in the Boston area. Today is a break from the rain, and this song is just what I needed to hear on my ride in 🙂


Music Monday: The Veldt

Well the Monday workday is almost over.

Just heard this new Deadmau5 song. It’s a bit different from his usual stuff – it’s very chill. Just what I needed for this afternoon.

It’s also got a cool story to it. Deadmau5 created this instrumental piece for “The Veldt”, a short story written by Ray Bradbury. Well he created this, but then let people submit vocals for it, but the vocals had to relate to the story. This guy Chris James sent it in, Deadmau5 fell in love immediately, and so that is how this song came about. It’s always cool when a famous artist finds some unknown talent and brings them in on their work.

Give it a listen.


Friday musings

Some random thoughts for Friday.

Yesterday I taught Goomba how to sit. It was epic. And I was in shock. A came home and couldn’t believe it. Our little piranha gets so excited when we have a treat in our hand to try and teach him something, so it seems like he doesn’t understand what we are saying. But somehow I got through to him yesterday.

A just sent me a remake of Calvin Harris’ “Flashback”.

Wow is this guy talented. Definitely rocking out to this in my office right now.

This weekend is another traveling weekend for us. I have a girlfriend’s bachelorette party down at Mohegan Sun in CT. I have nothing to wear either. Which means I need to go do some shopping between now and tomorrow afternoon.
Here is the original Calvin Harris song from above. The video is kind of crazy. I am kind of hoping my weekend at the Casino turns out being similar to the video 🙂

Happy Friday!

Music Monday: Nero

So last Tuesday A and I went to a concert at the House of Blues in Boston with a couple of our friends. We went to see Nero. Unless you are into electronic music, you probably haven’t heard of them. Electronic music and the dubstep world can be intimidating in my opinion, and some of the stuff is a bit crazy for me. But there is definitely some good stuff out there. A and his friends are obsessed with the genre right now. Thankfully, A knows the kind of dubstep I like (not as aggressive and more of a house-y feel), so I have him filter through it and send over my kind of stuff. I especially like listening to it at the gym or when going for runs.

Give it a shot:

And here is the same song, remixed by Skrillex. I actually heard the remix before the original. Can’t pick a favorite though – they are very different from each other – and both very good 🙂

Music Monday … on Thursday

I know I know. It is Thursday, not Monday. I missed Music Monday this week because things have been a little crazy. But Music Thursday just doesn’t sound right – so just go with me on this one.

Last night was the last episode EVER of One Tree Hill. It was a sad night for me. I know, I shouldn’t admit this. Half of you are probably saying “That show is still on?” and the other half are saying “I can’t believe you watch that show!”. Don’t judge me. I have been watching since season one and I just sort of grew up with it. So get over it.

But anyways, yesterday was the series finale and I had to say goodbye. One of the many reasons why I like the show is because they introduce me to so many good new artists and songs. Yesterday, I heard a song by Cary Brothers, called “Free Like You Make Me”, and I am in love. It’s been on repeat for me all day.

It’s very chill. And moving. Take a listen.

Music Monday

Someone’s got a case of the Mondays.

It was a long busy weekend, with lots of driving. But that is what A and I do. We are off driving somewhere to see someone every weekend.

There will be no driving this weekend though. I am looking forward to this coming weekend because …. GOOMBA comes home. A and I have Friday off, and we will be spending the entire weekend with the little guy and getting him used to us and the apartment.

Here are a couple new pictures. He’s getting so big so fast.

Tell me he is not the cutest thing you have ever seen.


Well it is Monday, and like most week days, I need music to get me through the work day. I decided to make Mondays Music Monday’s, and post my current favorite song or some new stuff that I might have heard over the weekend. Real original, I know. Get over it, I did.

Today’s music comes to you from Dada Life. Never been to a concert, but they have a fetish with bananas – and since I am not a fan of bananas whatsoever, I am not sure I want to go. But that doesn’t mean I can’t jam out to their tunes.

On second thought, even though I might be too old for this kind of thing, it did look pretty wild and fun. I guess I could give a concert a shot. Just keep the bananas away from me.

There is also a vocal version of the above song which is just as good.

Happy listening 🙂

Your Hand In Mine

Happy Friday.

Not much to say right now, other than I am incredibly glad it is almost the weekend.

I know most people are looking for some up-beat music right now to get themselves ready for the weekend, but it’s not quite the weekend yet people. We still need to get ourselves through the work day.

And to help you do that, listen to “Your Hand In Mine” … on repeat. It’s 8 minutes of pure gold. You might recognize it, it was used in the NBC show “Friday Night Lights”. Which I loved, so if you have never watched it, all the seasons are on Netflix and you should check it out.

But anyways, take a listen to help you get through your Friday work day. And check out some other tunes from Explosions in the Sky while you are at it. You won’t regret it.