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Simon and Garfunkel “Blues Run the Game”

Dude. These two. Happy Throwback Thursday.

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Simon & Garfunkel “The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin Groovy)”

A sweet, short little throwback of a song. Brilliant.

 

Rod Stewart “The Motown Song”

Yep. Pretty sure I could listen to this song a million times in a row and never EVER get sick of it. #throwbackgold

SWV “Weak”

Holy Throwback Thursday. You are welcome.

The Feeling “Never Be Lonely”

This is a fun one, if you don’t take the lyrics too seriously. Especially if you’re single (like me). But I honestly think the overall message is just to surround yourself around people you love and who love you. And then, you’ll never be lonely.

John Mayer “St. Patrick’s Day”

I have a history with John Mayer. He was one of the first musicians I followed after my boy band, 90’s pop days. I could listen to him play the guitar for hours. I own every one of his albums and have seen him in concert more times than any other artist. I’m still a fan but I don’t follow him as much as I used to. That being said, his music will always be like home to me. I listen to his songs when I need to feel something familiar and comfortable. When I’m stressed, his voice calms me down. I always wished I could meet him, have a conversation with him and tell him that. But I’m not as obsessed with that happening anymore. It is what it is.

Room For Squares might be my favorite album by JM. It’s sort of in a three-way tie with Continuum and Where The Light Is. I enjoy the electric guitar as much as the next person and John can play the shit out of it but there’s just something about his acoustic songs that I love. From the first few chords on “No Such Thing”, RFS is one of those rare albums that I can listen to from beginning to end. It reminds me of younger days when I was still in college and first realized that I had a special connection with music. It reminds me of buying my first pair of JM tix (Holmdel, NJ 2006). My dad came with me. We had great seats. John played an amazing live version of “Neon” and the rest is history.

“St. Patrick’s Day” was never initially a favorite of mine. I was more the ‘Why Georgia’, ‘Your Body Is A Wonderland’ girl. But one day I listened to the album and realized how much I liked the song John decided to end it with. The song has this dreamy, white wintery sound to it. Big jackets. Hats. Scarves. Hot chocolate. Non-annoying snow. You kind of get lost in all the visuals you can create from listening to the song.

Here’s hoping John goes on tour again soon!

Just Off Turner “How Much It Hurts”

I discovered this song through John Mayer a while back. He wrote about it on his website. I followed everything JM did back then so naturally I’d be inclined to listen to any artist he suggested I listen to. He definitely had some good picks!

“How Much It Hurts” is all about pretending you’re fine on the outside while hurting on the inside. Sometimes it’s healthy to just get the words off your chest and say them out loud whether or not anyone is listening. Sometimes music is the only way to communicate. I’m sure the message in this song was well received.

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