Music Monday – Billy Boyd: The Last Goodbye

If you follow me on, well, anywhere online, you know how much I love the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movies. I have watched them all countless times over the years and it’s not likely to stop anytime soon. I sit up late and write and they play in the background. Whenever they’re replayed on TNT there is some unwritten law that states they must be watched right then and there.

I was wondering what to post today and the final song for the very final movie came to mind… It encompasses all 6 films. It is sung by Billy Boyd who played the part of Peregrin “Pippin’ Took in the Lord of the Rings trilogy. His voice is lovely. It is haunting. And it is fitting… For an ending…

~lissa

Music Monday – The Pretty Reckless: Take Me Down

I am so addicted to this song. I listen to it on repeat ALL THE TIME!

Reminds me of some old 70’s rock… I can’t say why. But I’m in love with the sound, the lyrics, her voice in it, the melody, the harmony… I’m in love with the feel of it. That good old rock feeling… That’s how music should be. It should give us all the feels… Every last damn one of them…

~lissa

Music Monday – Halestorm: Rock Show

I need a good concert to go to. I need some loud music. I need to scream all the stress out. I need my heart pounding in my chest because I’m singing along to all the words at the top of my lungs.

Because there are times when nothing is better than a Rock Show…

Music Monday – Sixx:A.M.: Are You With Me Now

It’s been a crazy weekend. From the inauguration on Friday to being out in the rain on Saturday to just staying holed up in the house in my pj’s yesterday…

I have so many feelings about the events of the last almost 18+ months… I’ve seen the best of people and I’ve seen the worst. I’ve seen things that scare me for my children, for my family, for my friends, for myself, for my country, for the world. I’ve seen things that give me hope, that touch me deeply, that give me chills in the most amazing ways.

Everyone is entitled to their thoughts, their choices, their opinions. We can all come up with justifications and reasons and excuses for why we do the things we do.

You don’t have to agree with me and I don’t have to agree with you. That was once the beauty of this nation, of this planet we call home. We all have the right to believe as we wish, express ourselves, show up to what moves us and what matters to us as humans, as women, as men, as individuals and collectively. But we’ve got to start talking without hate, start finding ways to bridge the differences, ways to love, ways to hold one another accountable that are productive rather than destructive… We have to, as people, come together…

There have been times in our history where we have been divided, where we have been silent, where we have been vocal, where we have rallied, where we have won, and where we have lost. There have been times in our history where blood ran in our streams and rivers and soaked into the soil beneath the feet of those fighting for what they believed in. There have been times war has divided this country and times war has brought its people closer to one another. There have been times we’ve been incredible and times we have been a disgrace to ourselves and to the world.

We all deserve better. We all deserve to do better. We all deserve to be better. For our kids and their kids and those who will come long after we’re dead and gone. And if we’re not trying to do and be better human beings FOR ALL, then what the fuck are we doing?

 

~lissa

Music Monday – Lindsey Stirling feat. Lzzy Hale: Shatter Me

I Love Lindsey Stirling. So. Much. She’s got the most incredible and amazing talent.

The visualization in her videos is simply stunning. They tell a story through music and those types of videos have always been my favorite since the 80’s and the mini-movies that Duran Duran’s music videos seemed to be.

I hope y’all are doing well so far in January… It’s been cold. We have snow and ice and a couple of snow days. I’ve been keeping busy with writing and revising and you’ll soon have a new old book to download.

~lissa

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