Friday, September 28, 2007

Ode to the band Travis


Picking a favorite band is not something someone just does. It is something that just happens, kind of like falling in love. It does not work to pick someone and say that is the person I am going to fall in love with. It just happens. I never thought “hum, what band should be my favorite band”. Travis is my favorite band because it is their music and their lyrics that mean the most to me in my life.


Fran Healy once said "sometimes songs are like bookmarks to your life," of course Fran finds away to describe what his songs are to me. So many of Travis’s songs bring me back to different times in my life, good times, time spent with my friends and family. It is funny to think about the conversations I have had about Travis with different friends and how loving Travis has kind of strengthened our friendship. And that is why more than any other band I want to meet Travis, ok mostly Fran, so I can tell him thank you for making his music. I still can not believe that I might get the chance. I have bought my ticket for Travis. They are playing in Arizona but on a Sunday so I am going to their show in L.A. (Wed. November 21 Wiltern Theatre). *Edit I did meet and you can read about it Here!

Here are some of my favorite Travis quotes:

Turn
“We'll never know unless we grow. There's so much world outside the door. I want to sing To sing my song I want to live in a world where I'll be strong”

Safe
“Now lift your head up to the sky. Now you can tell apart the black from the white.”
“And I feel safe I feel so brave. I'm not afraid of anything they've got to say. Don't go astray, you've got to be just who you are.”

Sing
“For the love you bring won't mean a thing unless you sing”

Follow the Light
“Me I'm on the longest road where everything's overload but I've got my heart and soul so don't throw me overboard”


All I Want to Do Is Rock
“Today I'll stay not walk just rock”

Happy
"I'm so happy 'cause you're so happy"

Sunday, September 23, 2007

I Heart Jim Halpert


In honor of the new season of The Office I would like to share the reasons why Jim Halpert is the perfect guy for me.

1. Likes Travis (this is number one because I freaked out when I heard the song “sing” playing on his iPod)
2. Is a genius at pranks
3. Does amazing Impressions
4. His Smile
5. Likes and is good with kids
6. He has a big heart. He’s always helping others even if he does not really like them.
7. Plays basketball
8. He is Tall (I can wear heels and he is still taller than me)
8. Sucks at video games
9. He owns a guitar (hopefully plays but I will give him props for trying)
9. His Hair
10. Do I really need another reason??? Fine he is just so dang cute….
Here is one for the road

Friday, September 21, 2007

Video Clips From Concert

New Born
video
Hysteria
video
Plug In Baby
video
Butterflies & Hurricanes
video
video

And I'm Feeling Good

Everything about you is so easy to love

My love for Muse started with a mix CD my good friend Lauren Barlow made for my sister Debbie & me. She put two Muse songs "New Born" and a cover of The Smiths "Let me get what I want" by Muse. Now I can not remember when we got the CD for sure but I do remember one day shopping with Debbie & Alexis and while driving around town we listened to New Born at least 5 times in a row. I also remember looking for the album while in Utah (October 2002) but could not find Origin of Symmetry so we bought Sunburn.
Thursday September 20, 2007 I was able to see Muse live in concert and let me just say it was a great show, one of the best concerts I have been to. They played a great set
Knights of Cydonia, Map of the Problematique, Hysteria, Supermassive Black Holes, Butterflies & Hurricanes, Sing For Absolution, Feeling Good, Sunburn, Soldiers Poem, Invincible, Starlight, New Born, Time Is Running Out, Plug In Baby, Take A Bow & Stockholm Syndrome.
I could have not asked for a better set they played the songs that I wanted to hear the most and they rocked hard while they did it. While looking back it was different than other concerts because they didn’t really talk Matt said very little and I only heard him announce one song which was Starlight. And he or the other band members did not interact with the audience they just concentrated on playing and it was amazing. It was kind of like it did not matter that we were there, they would have just have rocked as hard if we were not there, which made it better. Ok as for Matthew Bellamy I said before I saw him in concert that I wanted to have his children and let’s just say that desire has only become stronger. I hope you enjoy the pictures and videos (if I can get them uploaded).