Music Mondays: “The Ballad of Cleopatra” by The Lumineers

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Music Mondays is a book meme where you share a song you really like. It is hosted by The Tattoed Book Geek.


It’s the first Monday of 2019!

I know, I know…I’ve been counting all the firsts of this year. Can’t blame me, 2019 is still so shiny and new, and it’s so easy to be excited for it. Also, indulge a girl and let me count down days and stuff while I still can because by the time February comes around I’m pretty sure I’ll already be tired of saying how many Mondays or Fridays we’ve had.

Anyway, I’ve been contemplating what song I’ll share today because there’s A LOT! So I settled for not one but four songs all jammed in one music video that’s sure to make you cry.

The Lumineers is one of my most fave bands, and their album Cleopatra is my fave album of theirs. I love all the songs in that album, but these four tracks are among their best.

The Ballad of Cleopatra features the songs “Ophelia,” “Cleopatra,” “Sleep on the Floor,” “Angela/Patience,” and “My Eyes.” If you watched it, you could definitely see an interconnected story about a woman, Cleopatra, and throughout the almost 30-minute video you see her in different phases of her life. This hit me hard (and made me cry damn buckets) because it felt too real. I mean, it’s real and I could relate.

The whole video is about choices – its consequences, its outcomes and the inevitable what-ifs that follow each choice. It’s lovely and honest, and seriously, you should just watch this video because my explanation won’t do it justice. I just thought that this video and all the songs in it fit the time we’re in with the year still young and possibilities plenty, as we make new choices that’ll shape us and our lives.

That went deeper than I though it will. Any, I hope the year so far has been good for you. Mine is still hectic, but that’s just work for you. I was fortunate enough to carve some time for myself during my day-off and finish Emma Rous’ The Au Pair, which was awesome! That book comes out tomorrow so you better be in the look out for that.

Alright, here’s where I say bye for now. Til next time! Hanggang sa susunod! 😘

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Music Mondays: “Still Waiting” by Sum41

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Music Mondays is a book meme where you share a song you really like. It is hosted by The Tattoed Book Geek.


We only have an hour an some change left out of 2018 here on my part of the world. This year has been a roller coaster for me, mostly filled with good events but still with a smattering of not-so-good here and there. Honestly, I’m just glad to have come out of it with my sanity still intact because the last couple of months have been a real challenge for me.

But that’s alright. I’m ready for this new year.

I don’t really have a concrete goal in mind for 2019. I’ll just brace myself for whatever life throws at me with an open mind and an open heart. From me and my family (who’s busy cooking in the kitchens)

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Here’s a song I will surely blast on the speakers to welcome the new year. Have fun, y’all!

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Music Mondays: “Spirits” by The Strumbellas

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Music Mondays is a book meme where you share a song you really like. It is hosted by The Tattoed Book Geek.


Here comes another Monday.

I’ve been having a hard time creating time for myself these past few weeks because of work. Frankly, I need a vacation – I’m thinking somewhere far from the city and its mass of humanity, somewhere quiet and far from work – but I can’t have that right now, so I’ll settle for a couple shots of espresso and a happy tune to keep my energy (and my mood) up.

This is funny because the only part of this song I know by heart is the chorus. I actually wait for it then sing as loud as I can at home whenever this song comes up shuffle. It’s just such a fun song.

Hope you enjoyed my pick today. Here’s me wishing all of you a great week ahead.

Remember, if it all feels too much, stop, breathe deeply then exhale. Now, that’s an advice I could use myself.

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Music Mondays: “Where to Begin” by Covenhaven + A Few Birthday Thoughts

 

Music Mondays

Music Mondays is a book meme where you share a song you really like. It is hosted by The Tattoed Book Geek.


Hey there!

It’s been a couple of weeks since I posted something for MM. October has been really stressful and it took all my energy away. Not to mention, I also fell on a book slump. But I’m going to try and re-build my blogging schedule starting with this post.

I celebrated my birthday yesterday. I didn’t do anything special, just stayed home and ate good food with my family, had a few drinks, sang/screamed songs on videoke (it’s like karaoke, but…ahhh, feel free to Google it 😜) It was fun!

But when things settled and the calendar turned another page, I felt melancholic. It’s those times, you know, 4 in the morning, in between light and dark, the whole place quiet that you start to think about how far you’ve made it, that you’ve learned so much, that even if you lost a number of people in your life, you’ve kept the ones who truly matter and they chose you, too, chosen to stay with you and kept you sane in this crazy world. I’m going to be forever thankful for that.

So, anyway, before I get all more mushy, here’s my pick for today. It’s one of the first songs I played when I welcomed my new year. I hope you all enjoy it.

Have a great week ahead of you!

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Rachel

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Music Mondays: “All This Time” by Tiffany

 

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Hey look who’s back in the city!

Me!

I had a blast this weekend celebrating a friend’s birthday in the beach. It’s so much easier to find things to laugh about when you have your friends around you. Even the smallest of things (like keeping a tally of all the exit and entry points we missed 😅) could be funny, and it left me energized, ready to face another week of work.

In today’s MM, I will be sharing one of the songs from our roadtrip playlist. Me and my friends were all born in the late 80’s and we grew up listening to 90s and early 2000s music, so understandably, our playlist is made up largely of songs from those two decades. But this one, though it was released in 1988, we just couldn’t keep ourselves from singing along (there’s a video of it but I don’t want to share it. LOL 😂🤣😂). Here’s Tiffany for you with All This Time.

I hope you’re all having a great Monday so far. Be kind to the people around you, but don’t forget to also be kind to yourself.

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Rachel

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