Monday, January 19, 2015

Musical Monday

I ran across this article the other day and after all these years, I know what happened to Gregg Alexander! Who, you say?

This guy:


You know, right?! That song is still so good, isn't it? A one-hit wonder (though I loved that record).

Well, now he's nominated for an Oscar. I had no idea that's he's just been busy writing songs for years now, and turns out, he's written a few of my guilty pleasure Britpop favorites. Like this one from Ronan Keating.


And he wrote Game of Love for Santana and Michelle Branch, and Inner Smile by Texas and Murder on the Dance Floor for Sophie Ellis-Bexter and more! It make so much sense when I go back and hear those tracks, and I am so excited by this fact!

I finally watched Begin Again this weekend. I'd been meaning to see it in theaters, but missed it along the way. I knew I'd like it, since John Carney directed Once (my favorite, favorite, I have no words to talk about how much I love Glen and Marketa and this sweet, simple film). There are many similar elements to both films, and while I have mixed feelings about Adam Levine acting and Keira singing, but I think it all came together quite nicely. I really enjoyed this film and its songs, thanks to Mr New Radicals.

And what pangs I had for New York City! I really hope one day that I can be in a long term relationship with that city. I don't want to marry it and be there forever, but the week-long flings I've had with it aren't enough. Maybe one day, one day, I can live there for a bit and get it out of my system. I should've done it ten years ago, but that desire hasn't gone away.


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