Thursday, February 24, 2011

Birthday Week: Day 1

I promised cupcakes didn't I?! In honor of Music Day I got music-themed cupcakes, so cute *passes one to you* I'm one of those people who carry their fully loaded iPod everywhere. I consider myself to have a wide range of musical interests, from Classical to Alternative to Country (that's a relatively new one) as I get older my taste in music continues to grow and expand. I seem to be going back in time too, about a year ago I discovered 60s music. Ah, now that was a great decade, The Beatles (of course), The Animals, Beach Boys, the list goes on. A current obsession of mine is  Mumford & Sons. If you follow me on Twitter you might have heard that I created a fan page for them on Fantourage here, come join the fun if you're a fan too! Other favorites are Incubus, Jason Mraz, and The Dirty Heads. Now, I take music very seriously, if they don't sound good live I will cease being a fan on the spot regardless of how good they sound on the radio. I won't name any names, but they do exist *shudders* I don't play an instrument, but I hope to one day take Piano lessons, it's a beautiful instrument that I have adored since I was a kid. Growing up I listened to whatever my older siblings and mom listened to (my dad isn't much a music lover) so that means that 90s music is essentially the soundtrack to my childhood. Spice Girls, Nirvana, Sublime, Hootie & the Blowfish... oh and that whole boy-band phase? Yep I was a total fan, I could sing all Hanson songs from memory (oh and I knew their favorite colors and I think one of them liked Jello?) Nowadays I am more into Spanish music than I was back then, Mana, Juanes, Enanitos Verdes... a word of advice: You don't need to understand the lyrics to enjoy the music. So next time you're browsing radio stations, try a different language! In honor of Day One: Music of Birthday Week there will be a music themed giveaway:
  • Mumford & Sons Sigh No More CD (US Only)
  • $10 iTunes Gift Card (Int'l)
To enter fill out this form: Birthday Week: Day One Music
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All Birthday Week Giveaways end March 1st. See you all tomorrow for Day Two of Birthday Week!


  1. My long-standing music obsession has been pianist, singer-songwriter types like Tori Amos, Regina Spektor, Ben Folds...

    I played piano for 13 years and have always been smitten with its sensuality. Tori Amos was the first musician I ever encountered who showed that playing the piano was not only cool, it was downright sensual.

    I didn't enter the giveaway. I just wanted to participate in the conversation. I'm very opinionated when it comes to music. I carry my iPod everywhere too and even go so far as to play classical music for my students when they're working. Some classes love it (my current 6th grade class will even ASK me to turn the music on) and others hate it (my 5th graders ask me to turn the music OFF. I remember one time George Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue" was playing and one of my 5th graders said, "Can you change the song? This isn't very soothing.") Go figure.

  2. I love all kinds of stuff! From the typical radio tracks to indie artists too! And I love watching acts on the road, and like you, I either fall deeper in love (or out!) based on live performances . Right now, I'm obsessed with Florence and the Machine (I'm anxiously awaiting the next album). I also really enjoy Paramore's latest CD. Just too much good music out there :) Now I have to just find the time to put it all in my iPod!

  3. OMG I love those cupcakes!!! How cute are those??!! When I was 13 I was obsessed with the Beatles...too bad I wasn't born in the 40s or 50s so I could have been a teenager when they came out! I want a cupcake lol:-)

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  5. I am completely obsessed with the band Tool. I just love grungy rock music. I even have a Tool inspired tattoo. Love it and them! I've seen them live 7 times.

  6. i am currently obsessed with mana!!! now that they came back with a new cd AND they're coming to concert! whoo hoo :)

  7. I just got recently introduced to Mumford & Sons! :) I am really loving Florence and the Machine right now...I just crank it up and drive! :)

  8. cupcakes = <3333

    My current obsession (and has been for about 5 years now) is Paramore! I jam out to them in my car nonstop. I wishhhh I had her voice <3

  9. You sound like me. My music choices are completely random that range from classical, jazz, country, name it! I'm currently obsessed with Mumford & Sons,Flogging Molly, Michael Buble and Paramore right now. Yes...this is all one one

  10. This week I picked up Adele's new album "21" and two of April Smith's albums and have been listening NON-STOP!!! They are both incredible and I think everyone should definitely own Adele's work!! Her songs are amazing and her voice brings me to tears... in a happy way!!

    Great giveaway!!

    Hana K

  11. Marcus Mumford makes it hard for me to breathe. I've been crushing on them for a year now and I totally missed their concert in LA :( (it was hella sold out).

    For Vday my bf got us tickets to their concert in Vegas in April yayayayayayay.



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