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22

Jul

4 plays

SONG OF THE DAY CUATRO CIENTO NUEVE: Change The World by P.O.D. (Payable On Death, 2001)

This reminds me of: FJ, youth group, parking lots

Favorite line: Break the cycle, find your rhythm/share the gift that you’ve been given”

Why: I definitely am not any sort of ace at this but I wonder what would happen if, for six months, we all took this to heart: DIY and love everybody as you have been shown agape love. 

21

Jul

6 plays

SONG OF THE DAY QUATTRO CENTO OTTO: Valentine by Shades Apart (Eyewitness, 1999)

This reminds me of: Elementary school, being a gym rat even as a kid, chalk, EO, the top 5 count down at 9 pm that I listened to every night as a kid

Favorite line: “Convertibles and palm trees…”

Why: Because who doesn’t love? it’s summer, anyway. I honestly couldn’t pick just one line to tag as my favorite. This is one of my first Favorites ever. 

20

Jul

8 plays

SONG OF THE DAY QUATRE CENT SEPT: Didn’t We Almost Have It All by Whitney Houston (Whitney, 1987)

This reminds me of: Freshman year, Gideon, very poor life choices, figure skating, ME

Favorite line: 'Cause once you know what love is/you never let it end.

Why: I think this is basically true and explains why there are so many people out there starting relationships they have no business starting and staying in relationships they have every reason to leave…which is actually horribly frightening. 

18

Jul

50 plays

SONG OF THE DAY CDVII: I Have Friends in Holy Spaces by Panic (! though this is when they didn’t use it) At The Disco (Pretty. Odd., 2008)

This reminds me of: Summer 2008, tours, fearless folks, reckless folks, & calm before the storm..and Garth Brooks

Favorite line: “I’m not complaining that it’s raining,/I’m just saying that I’d like it a lot…”

Why: Sometimes you just have to state your preferences and hope that people don’t get offended. 

17

Jul

8 plays

SONG OF THE DAY #406: Before Your Love by Kelly Clarkson (Live Performance, c. 2003)

This reminds me of: Middle school-ish years, CC, CM, this little strip mall close to my old house

Favorite line: "Where the road stretched out in front of me and i realized…"

Why: ….. still waiting to “realize” that I’m not actually living…

16

Jul

0 plays

SONG OF THE DAY CUATROCIENTO CINCO: Angel by Shaggy feat. Rayvon (Hot Shot, 2001)

This reminds me of: Middle school, the 9 O’clock countdown on the pop radio station, JP

Favorite line: “It’s all good when you’re little, you have pure fun/can’t be a fool soon/what about the long run?”

Why: This has been my lesson this year after reading this game-changer by Andy Stanley— that life is connected. I’ll have fun today but understand that what I do now affects what I can do later. 

14

Jul

SONG OF THE DAY QUATTROCENTRO QUATTRO: Flood by Jars of Clay (Jars of Clay, 1995) 

This reminds me of: FAC, duets, middle school

Favorite line: “When I’m falling…I’m weak and I’m dying…I need you to hold me…keep me from drowning again.” 

Why: Words of trust & hope. 

(Source: Spotify)

09

Jul

0 plays

SONG OF THE DAY QUATRE CENT TROIS: All I Really Want by Alanis Morissette (Jagged Little Pill, 1995)

This reminds me of: End of summer break, 2001, music videos, DTV, walks down the street of my old house

Favorite line: “I’m like Estella/I like to reel it in and then spit it out.” 

Why: Just this week, I’ve come to terms that this is the story of my life. 

08

Jul

Success is not final and fear is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts.
Unknown, but most people attribute to Winston Churchill
4 plays

SONG OF THE DAY CDII:  Just Want You To Know by Backstreet Boys (Never Gone, 2006)

This reminds me of: Not much of anything, really. As a formerly avid BSB fan, I think I felt compelled to get a few songs from their comeback album.

Favorite line: “I’ve been fighting to let you go/some days I make it through/and then there’s nights that never end”

Why: I think anyone can relate to the ups and downs of dealing with  something—a relationship, a plan, or even just a dream—that has died out. 

07

Jul

40 plays

SONG OF THE DAY #401: I Want You Back by *NSYNC (*NSYNC, 1998)

This reminds me of: …day before the first day of school, getting my hair done, elementary school, RCS, quality music…videos 

Favorite line: Towards the end when JT says:”You’re all I ever wanted…you’re all I ever needed”…

Why:  Justin Timberlake was not even my favorite *NSYNCer, but there’s just something about the way he sang this line that made all the difference. *Swoon!* 

BONUS: To be completely candid, the best part of this song were their dance moves (courtesy of Darren, I’m sure).

4.0

Considering I’ve added 1.5 new songs to my library since last time, this should be interesting…stay tuned!

10

May

Life is too short to be small.
Benjamin Disraeli

29

Apr

NBA: No Bigots Allowed

02

Apr

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
Lao-tzu