Monthly Archives: February 2009

Music Rec: Oren Lavie “Her Morning Elegance”

This video is a double-whammy: not only is it a great piece of music, but whoever orchestrated the stop-motion is a creative genius. I was playing it as I got ready this morning and it’s a nice tune to keep in your head for the rest of the day. The song is “Her Morning Elegance” and its by Oren Lavie. Enjoy!

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Music Rec: Starbucks “Sweetheart”

So Valentine’s Day may have come and gone, but I think this album is still very relevant. In this compilation, the artists take their favorite love songs and record covers. It includes some of my favorite artists, like Death Cab For Cutie, DeVotchKa, and Rogue Wave. And they picked some great songs to cover, too (Sam Sparro’s “Black and Gold” is one of my favorites, and Katy Perry really does it justice). But the real gem (pun intended) is Jem’s cover of Yellow (by “Coldplay”).

You’ll find it at the register at Starbucks, or follow my lead and pick out just a few of the good ones on iTunes. Check out the track listing:

1. Death Cab For Cutie – “Love Song” (Cure cover)
2. Katy Perry – “Black And Gold” (Sam Sparro cover)
3. DeVotchKa – “Hot Burrito #1” (Flying Burrito Brothers cover)
4. Department Of Eagles – “Love Me” (Elvis Presley cover)
5. Jessica Lea Mayfield – “Words Of Love” (Buddy Holly cover)
6. Ben Bridwell – “Your Love Is Forever” (George Harrison cover)
7. Kate Tucker – “I’m On Fire” (Bruce Springsteen cover)
8. Rogue Wave – “Maps” (Yeah Yeah Yeahs cover)
9. A.C. Newman – “Take On Me” (a-ha cover)
10. Jem – “Yellow” (Coldplay cover)
11. Richard Hawley – “Early Morning Rain” (Gordon Lightfoot cover)
12. Daniel Martin Moore – “I Hear Music” (Billie Holiday cover)
13. She & Him – “I Put A Spell On You” (Screamin’ Jay Hawkins cover)
14. Lila Downs – “My One And Only Love” (Frank Sinatra cover)

Harrison’s 100 Yards

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“Big Play by Steelers’ Harrison Took His (and Others’) Breath Away”

Read the full article here.

‘Twas the night before the Super Bowl

‘Twas the night before the Super Bowl, when along the gulf shore,
Steelers fans were praying for “just one more;”

The players were nestled all snug in the sack,
With visions of the first NFL Six-Pack;

Coach Tomlin was young, but wise for his years,
So I drifted off to sleep without any fears;

When at the stadium there arose some strange chatter,
The Cardinals feared, what was the matter;

We heard “Okel Dokel”, we heard “Double Yoi,”
We jumped from our beds, our hearts jumped for joy;

He stood at the fifty with a grin ear to ear,
Steelers fans everywhere started to cheer;

Then in an instant to our surprise,
This little old man had tears in his eyes;

He went to the booth and there took his chair,
While Terrible Towels waved in the air;

Then over the airwaves came his shrill voice,
The Steelers Nation began to rejoice;

He said, “I am back, but you know I can’t stay,
I just had to see my Steelers play;

From my home up above, I have a great view,
But I wanted to celebrate here with you;

So bring on the Birds, we’ll send them a flyin’,
On the way back to Phoenix, they will be cryin’;

Ben, Hines, Troy, Jeff and all of the rest,
No matter the outcome, to me you’re the best;”

The airwaves went silent, the stadium still,
Was this just a dream, it seemed so real;

In our team we have faith, in our team we have hope,
But the game’s not the same without Myron Cope.

Written by: A.K. Young
01-23-09