Monday, February 25, 2013

"The Boys in Blue"

Who loves Mondays? Oh, no one? Yeah, me either. 
I thought today I would bring you some music to soothe your soul. Yesterday afternoon it rained for a couple of hours so I sat and listened to records while I did some laundry. 
These are the four records I listened to will relaxing.
Hard Skin "Same Meat Different Gravy"-- They are what I love about punk music. Coming from England and making Oi! music cannot make you anymore legit. Oi! is what you would call the working man's genre. It came out of England in the 1970s and is probably what some of you associate with classic punk rock, because frankly, it is! If you love punk and haven't heard this.. what's wrong with you? I actually saw them a couple of months ago in Austin. SO GOOD live.
Dion "Greatest Hits"--This is what I would call just good classic pop/doo-wop from the 50s. He's best known for his hit "Run around Sue". A total classic from the era. He first began with a band, The Belmonts, and then went on to a solo career. 
Bon Iver "Bon Iver"-- This is for my little indie side that I have. It's just such a soothing record. I could fall asleep to it or just sit and relax, while watching the rain. I'm sure most of you have heard of him.. if you haven't though, check it out.
 Sam Cooke "The Best of"-- I'm in love with this man! I'm such a hopeless romantic and this man knows exactly what i'm feeling. He's a R&B, soul, and pop singer from the late 50s-early 60s. So good. I know you've heard some of his hits like "twistin' the night away" but he has so many others. I'm on the hunt for all of his records. An artist I will truly never get tired of.

 Thought you would like to see what I play these lovelies on. It's just a modern combo record player; it  has a slot for a tape, radio, and a usb to plug your ipod into, as well as the record player. However, I'm in the process of buying a record player, tuner, and speakers all separately. The sound that comes from this one isn't very good and I need a good set up. Bob has an AMAZING set up at his house and i'm so jealous.. soon!
What I left on repeat, Mr. Sam Cooke.

With all my love,

Pati


12 comments:

  1. Love your record player! Records make a day stuck inside doing chores always so much better :)
    Hope you're having a great start to your week!
    xo Hannah

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    1. Thanks Hannah! They sure do.. made the time pass by quite nicely. I hope you're having an awesome start to yours :)

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  2. Great music, I will have to check some of this out :) Hehe, and yes I did wear my TOMS out in the snow, but luckily it wasn't too deep- and they were the glitter kind so they aren't very porous. I love lazy river tubing :0) I like doing that down the Brandywine river here in the summer, so relaxing. Hope you are having a great week, Pati!

    ~Alyssa
    www.butterfliesonmars.blogspot.com

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    1. Ah... non poroous Toms gotcha. Still crazy, just slightly less. lol. I thought just Texas did the river tubing.. i'm just being statist (it's a word!) now.
      My week started pretty well. Hope your's is amazing.

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  3. Yes, I love love Sam Cooke! Working on chores while listening to records is the best.

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    1. Sam Cooke has stolen my heart.. it is forever his..

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  4. I knew there was even more to like about you :)

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    1. Awww!! I feel the same way every time you post something also! I cannot get over that black dress. So beautiful.

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  5. Oh my gosh your record player is AWESOME! Ours is just an 80s Sony. My fiance would kill for a cool looking one like yours. Aaaaaaand your music selection...... perfect. :)
    Trish

    www.jellybonesblog.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks! I love the look of it but the sound is not too hot. I will eventually invest in a good set up because I've come to love, love, love my records. We seem to like the same kind of tunes, huh? :)

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  6. Drooooooooool. What a pretty record player! And you have some awesome/eclectic taste in music, my friend!!!
    <3

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    1. Thanks, friend!! awwww <33 I'm seriously a mish mosh of a person. LOL. I guess that's what makes me unique? You still haven't seen my 80s collection.. lawwwddd.. :)

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