top-10-thursday-wedding-mixSince I was feeling all lovey dovey yesterday I wanted to keep the theme going. Fun fact – if I’m home and alone on Friday (I hate putting others through my craziness) I like to watch the wedding shows on TLC and am obsessed. I think I mentioned this yesterday, but it won’t hurt to tell you again. So because of this fact, I do have a mix of songs I’d like played at a day that may never exist…

10. Hellogoodbye “Oh, It Is Love”

9. Landon Pigg “Can’t Let Go”

8. Mariah Carey “Honey”

7. Something Corporate “Punk Rock Princess”

6. George Strait “I Cross My Heart”

5. New Found Glory “Stay (I Miss You)”

4. Aladdin & Jasmine “A Whole New World”

3. The Ataris “I Won’t Spend Another Night Alone”

2. Backstreet Boys “No One Else Comes Close”

1. Alanis Morissette “Head Over Feet”

wrapped-in-the-covers-colbie-caillat-bubblyThis weekend I’m in a loving mood because I’m going to a wedding and while that should make me feel like a loner, it doesn’t. In case you don’t know – I’m obsessed with weddings and if I won the lottery I’d likely open up a bridal shop or something along those lines. I may never have my own but that will never stop me from loving everything about them. So to celebrate a friend’s big day I wanted to shine a light on one of my favorite love songs, Colbie Caillat’s “Bubbly.”

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the-emptiness-sadie-hawaii-reviewEmails that let you go are the worst. So I’m down a writing gig and freaking out just a little. Those of you who have steady jobs – you truly don’t understand how lucky you are. As I sit on Craigslist and other job sites I have The Emptiness’ Sadie, Hawaii on a loop. It has the heart of a singer songwriter album and a powerful soul.

Not all things are grand, that’s just the truth and when it came to this record I could’ve done without “The Girl Next Door” just because it wasn’t as strong a player as those around it. I’d say the same about “I Found God on the Train Bridge,” but the reason I didn’t grasp that one was because it was a bit dark compared to the rest. What I did notice though was that The Emptiness was able to crank out a couple of songs that were destined for VH1 greatness and one that I swear was written for me just this morning as I received yet another job breakup email.

If you’re wondering which tracks to give a chance to first then may I introduce you to “Leaving (Jet Plane)” and “Matter.” The first has a great, fresh chorus and clean lines throughout while the other relies heavily on the strong vocal performance that makes the words come out in this very captivating omnipresent way. Then there’s “my” song “49.” Hello, look at this line – “the girl with big brown eyes just needs an escape.” As a matter of fact I’m running away after I post this review. I’ll be back in the morning.

Before I do a little spiraling out of control for the day I do have to commend The Emptiness on the professionalism heard on this album. While I didn’t enjoy it 100% I can say I did like the majority, so the odds are in its favor. So if you’re a fan of power vocalists and singer songwriter elements, check out Sadie, Hawaii, out now.