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Light of the Seven

For those who have already seen the latest Game of Thrones episode, here is the music behind the King’s Landing scene that demonstrated just how mad the Cersei has become.

To me, it made the scene a tad bit darker and also gave a sense of foreboding–as if you knew someone’s time was up.

I really hope Ramin Djawadi wins some awards for this amazing composition along with the others that were specifically featured this past season.

-C

P.S. Who loved Cersei’s homage to Tywin and all the black leather he wore with her last outfit? I personally thought it made her appear as a Medieval Sith Lord (with the armor pieces and everything).

P.P.S. How amazing was last night’s episode?! I’m still reeling over it. UGH.

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I Am A Nightmare

 

Finally–some brand new Brand New!

Yeah, sorry that was lame but I just had to say it. As I was saying, Brand New is finally releasing their fifth studio album this year and fans (myself included) are excited, because I mean, it’s not like Brand New hasn’t released anything new since Daisy (aka 2009) or anything. *heavy sarcasm*

Needless to say, it’s easy to jump on the hype train for their new album, especially with today’s release of their latest song, “I Am A Nightmare.”

Enjoy! 

-C

 

P.S. I’m really digging Jesse Lacey’s vocals in the beginning of this song and how they’ve changed since their last album.

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Ariana Grande’s SNL Vocal Impressions

I’ve seen Ariana Grande do vocal impressions of artists like Celine Dion whenever she’s on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon but this skit blew all of that out of the water. Her vocal range is incredible and she honestly nails each and every impression so well.

Definitely a skit worth watching!

-C

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Ophelia

I can listen to this song over and over again. Scratch that–I actually have listened to this song on repeat for a few weeks now.

Similar to that of Mumford & Sons, I believe that the music The Lumineers produce is good for the heart and soul. I also appreciate that they incorporate literary references in their songs as well, whether it’s titling a song after Shakespearean character or quoting Elie Wiesel (“the opposite of love is indifference”).

This song in particular references Ophelia, a woman who believed herself to be in love with the oh so destructible Hamlet, with the line “Heaven help the fool who falls in love.”

I cannot wait to see what other songs The Lumineers have on their new album. And of course, there will be a few tears shed as I give it a listen.

-C

 

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The Best Is Yet to Come

Come Friday, it’ll be a New Year. One to fill with new people, new experiences, new adventures, and more special moments.

I’m honestly quite excited about the New Year and what it has to bring me as 2015 has been a bit of a rough one. With that being said, I am still quite hopeful.

As they say, the best is yet to come. 

-C

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Wonderful Christmastime

According to the PlayNetwork site, Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You” has been replaced as the number one Christmas song by the Shins rendition of Paul McCartney’s “Wonderful Christmastime”.

When I first saw this news, I was kinda shocked to be honest. With Love Actually being one of my favorite Christmas movies, “All I Want for Christmas Is You” has always been one of the songs I most associate with the holiday season and never imagined it could be trumped as the top song.

What’s your favorite holiday song?

-C

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Christmas Time is Here

Tonight on ABC, A Charlie Brown Christmas 50th Anniversary Special will air at 8 EST/7 CST. The movie itself will begin at 9 EST/8 CST.

Like many, this movie holds lots of memories for my family. Every year, my family and I would watch it as I snuggled up with my stuffed Snoopy. The holiday season somehow just seemed to begin with this movie. As like for whatever reason, it wasn’t really “Christmas time” that year if we didn’t watch it.

One thing’s for sure, my TV will be set on ABC tonight.

-C

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Lovin’ Right Now: Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett’s Latest Duet

As I’ve said before–is there anything Lady Gaga can’t do?!

Barnes & Noble recently released their holiday commercial November 13th, which stars Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett singing a rendition of Frank Loesser’s “Baby, It’s Cold Outside”.

The video and song easily puts you into the holiday spirit, as well as lusting after Gaga’s black and green outfit.

Here’s to a wonderful holiday season. 

-C

 

(Photo found via Billboard)

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Bindi Irwin and Derek Hough’s Argentine Tango

I usually am not one for reality TV unless I’m sick in bed or needing to put something on for background noise as I work on my computer. However, there’s always been one show that I do try to keep up with and that’s Dancing with the Stars.

This season my favorite couple by far is Bindi Irwin and Derek Hough. They always seems so in-sync and both have wonderful personalities. Their latest dance for the Halloween episode was an Argentine Tango and they nailed it. I honestly thought I was watching two professional dancers dance, not just one.

*fingers crossed they win the mirror ball trophy*

-C 

(video found on YouTube)