Ok. Maybe it will be bad.
Ok. Maybe it will be bad.
Do you have a song that you are obsessed with right now? … That song you listen to and then find yourself listening to over and over again? If you do, I want to know!
I’m going to put together a playlist of all your favorite music. Now, in order to do this, I’m going to need all of your help. If you want to suggest a song to be included in the playlist, please post your recommendation either as a comment to this post or as a comment on the Squeaker Box Facebook page.
You can post multiple songs or just one. I would really like to get a playlist together for all of you by Sunday, so get those recommendations going!
It’s still snowing here in Pittsburgh. I really would like to go sled riding (not to be confused with sledding) this weekend. I tried to get a picture of Nutmeg eating snow, but I didn’t do a very good job.
Here are my fave songs to get me in the the weekend mood (playlist at bottom of post):
Wiz Khalifa – “Stoned”
Yelle – “Safari Disco Club”
Lykke Li – “I Follow Rivers”
Lil’ Wayne – “I Run This Flower Shop” (Bret and I have played this non-stop)
Gucci Mane – “My Chain (Jonwayne’s Basement Mix)
Eliza Doolittle – “Skinny Genes” (I’m a sucker for any whistle song)
Natalia Kills – “Mirrors” (She has the potential to get really big)
Lost in the Trees – “Tall Trees”
Edward Sharpe vs. Kid Cudi – “Home is Wherever I’m With You”
Starfucker – “Boy Toy”
I’m still pretty obsessed with Jessie J and can’t get enough of this acoustic version of “Nobody’s Perfect.” The song starts around 1:00.
And I’m still VERY MUCH obsessed with Little Comets. Check out this awesome live rendition of “One Night in October.” Love love love.
Since deer season is in full-swing here in PA, Nutmeg finally got something from Santa to wear when we go for our walks in the woods (outside of Pittsburgh) so that she won’t get mistakened for a deer.
It kind of makes her look like a superhero — which is totally ok. We always say she’s out to fight crime, anyways.
I hope everyone took the time to enjoy the holidays. Since I went to Bret’s house this year for Christmas, I didn’t have much access to the internet. Once we were done there, we went skiing which meant double-dosage of no internet access…
… which means I owe you all a playlist!
I wanted to get some upbeat / toe tapping songs together. It’s been gorgeous outside here in Pittsburgh. Unfortunately, all the snow has managed to disappear. However, last year Snowmaggedon didn’t hit until late January/early February, so that doesn’t mean the snow is over (which we all snow it isn’t).
Happy 2011 everyone. Since #11 is my lucky number, I’m hoping that this year will be a good year.
* crosses fingers *
I was looking through my past blog posts, and the blog post that received the most visits was the one I posted a recipe along with a playlist. Moving forward, I’m going to try to post my baking/cooking playlist that I listen to whenever I’m making something special in the kitchen!
I wanted to try to keep it as healthy as possible. Plus, this recipe calls for only 6 ingredients! So, click play on the playlist at the bottom, and enjoy the recipe below. Keep in mind, 1.) When I’m baking/cooking, I need all types of music to keep me entertained and 2.) I altered the recipe to meet my taste preferences (you can also do the same):
1 large eggplant, sliced thinly (about 1/4″)
2 cups of broccoli (The recipe calls for mushrooms, so you can use them also)
1 cup diced onions
1 cup ricotta cheese (The recipe calls for cottage cheese, but what’s lasagna without ricotta?)
1 bag (8 oz.) shredded mozzarella (I used skim)
1 jar of spaghetti sauce
I let it sit for about 5-8 minutes before cutting it. I’m always nervous about making vegetarian dishes for dinner because Bret ALWAYS wants to have some kind of protein/meat. However, Bret loved this dish and wanted seconds (YAY!), but I gave him a salad instead (with the promise of making something for dessert… which I didn’t make).
It really was a yummy dinner, and I highly recommend making the recipe! 🙂
Alec Duffy – “Every Day is Christmas”
Sufjan Stevens – “Put the Lights on the Tree”
I also needed to include the Christmas Lights video Bret and I watch every year. We played this so many times during Freshmen year of college… It never gets old.
Thank You For Nothing by Elizabeth & The Catapult
Beautiful song… Sad… But beautiful…
So I’ve been trying to “slow things down” a bit and go back to having fun again. Bret and I had our first round of Thanksgiving this weeked at his parents’ house. We were able to see Bret’s little nephew (yay!) who we don’t get to see often since Bret’s brother doesn’t live in Pittsburgh.
After eating our Thanksgiving feast last night, Bret and I went and played in our first round of Turkey Bowls this year. Our team came in second place, unfortunately, but it was a lot of fun and crazy gorgeous outside.
I was sitting here on the couch after the Steelers game (GO STEELERS) and tried to take a picture of the sunset outside. Anytime the sky is pink/red, Bret and I chime in together: “Red at night, sailor’s delight!” Since my phone is so old/stupid/crappy, the above picture was the best I could take.
Regardless, tomorrow is going to be a wonderful day.
The sunset inspired me to put together a “laying on the couch” playlist. I wanted to collect a few new and old chill songs that you can listen to while you relax tonight and/or tomorrow. Once Thanksgiving is over, I will be updating this blog like a champ with all kinds of new Christmas songs.
Until then, get in your PJs, and relax. Think.
Some of the new ones that I will be listening to… a lot:
– Adele “Someone Like You”
– Gorillaz “Crystalised” (this song isn’t new, but this cover is)
– Darren Hanlon “All These Things” (LOVE this…)
– Matthew and the Atlas “I Will Remain” (Sounds a little like Ray LaMontagne.. With a bit of Amos Lee <3)
– Stornoway “Zorbing”
– Johnny Flynn “Lost and Found” (This isn’t the actual video… but I love this song and couldn’t find an MP3 to stream.
… With all these covers!
I’m not a huge Radiohead fan, and there are only a few songs that I’ll actually listen to (mainly the ones that Bret wants to listen to). I know this cover doesn’t do the band “justice,” but I really enjoy listening to it! This song is completely transformed from a slow, trippy song to one with some toe-tapping beats.
“Bad Romance” by Lissie (orig. Lady Gaga found here)
I’ve included this song because: 1). It’s a Lady Gaga cover and 2.) It’s the song that brought Lissie to the blogosphere last year. For some reason, people couldn’t stop talking about this cover for a few months. While I really enjoy it, it’s not the greatest thing I’ve ever heard, but it’s fun. I mainly like the parts where she sings that Rah-Rahs.
“A-Punk” by Rockapella (orig. Vampire Weekend found here)
This song just cracks me up. A few months ago, this song kept popping up everywhere. I think with the hype of “Glee” going around, it seemed appropiate to also include this in the list. Obviously, in my opinion, the original is better.
“Hey Ya” by Sarah Blasko (orig. Outkast found here)
Sometimes, “Hey Ya” pops up when I shuffle Bret’s iPod. It is one of those songs that when it comes on, you can’t help but listen to it. With this cover, I can listen to the original song without feeling like a need to pick up a picture or SOMETHING and shake it.
“Girls Just want to Have Fun” by Greg Laswell (orig. Cyndi Lauper found here)
The song that started it all — Greg’s rise to fame… My obsession with Greg… My obsession leading to us actually meeting Greg… Leading to the best. night. of. my. life. It also brings me back to Freshman year and driving home from college with Bret. Greg’s version is the complete opposite of Cyndi’s original version. In fact, his version of “… Have Fun” doesn’t sound fun at all. You can take your pick.
“Pursuit of Happiness” by Barbara (orig. Kid Cudi found here)
I love both these version. Kid Cudi’s original version will always be my favorite (I mean, c’mon… KC + Ratatat?? = ❤), but I love how these Barbara guys decided one night while hanging out to create this song “as a joke.” Now, people know their name.
“Kids” by Dr. Fox’s Old Timey String Band (orig. MGMT found here)
I included this one because I love singing along to it. The original song got really old for me… Really fast. Plus, the music video for this is scary 😦 The folky spin on it makes the song happier!
First and foremost, I want to apologize to you guys for not updating this blog for almost a month now. This past month has been more or less a nightmare that I’m trying to get out of. I tried to take a few minutes in my day today to put things in perspective, and I finally feel like everything’s going to be ok.
I went for a nice evening run (Yay for getting one more extra hour of sleep Saturday night! Boooo for it being pitch black at 5:30 PM) with Nutmeg tonight. I had a solid playlist going full songs that definitely got me motivated for this week. I’ve also included my new favorite songs for this week:
Only Girl in the World – Rihanna
This song is my “Please Don’t Stop the Music.” When that song came out, I played it non-stop. This is my girl anthem for right now.
Know Your Name – Wiz Khalifa
It’s nice to hear a “chill” song from Wiz. I’m glad that we have a rap artist representing Pittsburgh… Even though he’s having a rough week this week with getting caught with drugs and everything…
Scott Mescudi VS the World – Kid Cudi
Kid Cudi’s sophomore album drops today (EEEK!) It’s not like I’ve been waiting for the past year for it or anything… I really don’t want to be disappointed with it, and after reading all the reviews coming in, it looks like I should be pretty satisfied.
Booty Bounce – Dev
I’m so happy I found this song. “Like a G6” is a fun song to dance and workout to. HOWEVER, it’s only successful because of this song. Listen to around the 2:25 mark, and it’ll make sense.
Pass Out – Chris Brown
I don’t like Chris Brown. I mean, I’m ashamed to even put his name on the same playlist as Rihanna… But I do like this song. The song is sung around Eric Prydz’ “Call On Me,” which makes the song hard not to like.
What’s Wrong With Them – Lil’ Wayne ft. Nicki Minaj
Free Weezy — wait… he is free! For some reason, I feel like this song is applicable to my life right now. Nicki puts it best when she sings: “Baby, what the f-ck wrong, wrong with them?” I was ecstatic when this came on my shuffle. I felt like I could step on any stick/stone/crack while I was running and nothing could bring me down.
Mean Planes and Taylor Gangs – Brendan Duvall
I don’t really enjoy Taylor Swift at all, but this mashup done by Brendan Duvall is great. Of course, it features Wiz (FREE WIZ). It’s inevitable that a mashup will be included in every one of my playlists.
All Along – Kid Cudi
I love when Kid Cudi shows his softer side, and in this song, Kid Cudi isn’t the tough guy with a dark side that he is in every song. It’s a nice change of pace. Plus, I’m a sucker for a rap song with violins.
What’s My Name – Rihanna ft. Drake
Love this duet. I don’t know why they had to break up. Rihanna + Drake = SUCH A GOOD COUPLE. Ugh. You can’t help but sway your head back and forth to this beat… Oh whoaaa oh.
Roman’s Revenge – Nicki Minaj ft. Eminem
This… song… is… RIDICULOUS. I mean, it’s so weird — but I can’t stop listening to it. Nicki Minaj is the best female rapper out there right now, and for her new album “Pink Friday,” what does she decide to do? SHE GETS EMINEM! And she also sings “I Feel Pretty” from West Side Story. After you’re done listening to it, you kind of have to sit for a few seconds and think, “Really?” And then you’ll click play again.