Music Monday 3: Little Toy Guns (Or alternately, Carrie Underwood is Great!)

Hey, all! So, if you didn’t already know, Carrie Underwood had her baby a couple of days ago!!!! 😀 (That’s not vital to the post but I really like the fact.)

That is related to this “Music Monday” because today we’ll be doing one of her new(er-ish) songs: “Little Toy Guns,” which I just watched the music video for and kinda hated ACG for ever suggesting because now I’m moderately upset(to be fair I haven’t seen the video, I’ve just heard the song which is moderately sad in its own right), but we shall move on.

One of my favorite things about the song is that it’s kind of haunting. You hear the tune and then the words kind of start registering with you and you realize just how scary it would be for a child.

Honestly I like the whole of the song for a lot of reasons. I don’t even think that thinking about it through the eyes of a child is super necessary. It’s true no matter your age. Even if you’re the one saying the words, there’s that feeling of “I don’t want to hurt them” sometimes. (I mean, there is the whole “I’m saying this to hurt you” mind set, too, but we’re not here to discuss fights. Maybe in our next Saturday post! ;D)

Even if you don’t like country music, it’s Carrie Underwood who is one of the artists that seems(maybe not, but from what I’ve observed) to be pretty well liked across the board and she’s not too far country to be annoying. I mean, I like her. 😉

That’s it for now, folks! Remember to keep the radio on, the music up, and never forget to floss! (Okay, so I really don’t care if you floss or not. (;) I love you all! 😀 🙂 😛 ;D 😉

And as always, drive safely. ❤

Nostalgia, dogs, soarin’, and flyin’ <3

Doe, a deer, a female deer, ray, a drop of golden sun…
Me, a name I call myself, far a long long way to…

Whoops, I was just preparing…I’ll leave The Sound of Music out of the rest of it now…:D

To add to ACG’s lighthearted opening, I must warn you: I have a dog on my chest/face/person and life is good. (I almost typed food. Life is food, too. My kinda comment…especially meat and potatoes.) Anyway, it’s time for…*cue sunglasses removal* Music Monday!

Now we just need a song. What to sing, what to sing? Yeah, I got nothing. But I think we were going to dive into nostalgia this week.

There’s The Eagles with “Hotel California.” Or Journey… Or Sesame StreetGood groups, good music, but I’m thinking something a little more current. Perhaps something from Disney around 2006. You know, something that we could all be in together?

Ohhhhh! “Nobody’s perfect, I gotta work it…” Or are we…ohhhh never mind you’re talking “Bet on it, bet on it…” and “The boys are back, the boys are back…” and even “We’re soarin’ flyin’ there’s not a star in heaven that we can’t reach…”

‘Tis right. I’m thinking of none other than the East High Wildcats. (*choruses from behind: “getcha head in the game!”*) Certainly we all remember those good ol’ days! If you’re above the age of fourteenish. If not, well…you missed it. Honestly if you’re not above fourteen, it’s too late for you to appreciate the finer things. (I’m kidding, I’m kidding… Mostly. You just won’t appreciate the actors in it as much because now they’re old and weird and druggies. Zac Efron is not a druggie, Ashley Tisdale’s biggest problem is her plastic surgeries, annnnddddd Gabriel Lucas is actually pretty chill still.)

Okay, my lack of celebrity knowledge aside, High School Musical and the accompanying soundtracks are really actually more like a current high schooler’s guilty pleasure and you might not ever admit it but you know you’ve wished every once in a while to curl up and just watch them and when the songs started explode like a bottle rocket. Am I right or am I right?

High School Musical was our childhood. Obviously this week we’re not taking sides. There’s no way you can be against High School Musical if you have sentimentality about it that our age group/generation does.  

Well, this was productive…as always keep the baseball in the pool, the ear in the glove, and the pinkie toe in the jam. 😀 🙂 😉 😛 ❤

To sum it up: don’t die and drive safely. *salutes you*

Music Monday 2: Why Children and Spiders Don’t Mix

Good…night, guys! (That sounds like I’m saying goodbye. I’m not. I swear. I like your faces.) It’s Monday, and you probably don’t know what that means because we haven’t really been doing this long enough for you to expect it, so I’m going to tell you. It’s time for Music Monday. *insert suggestive eyebrow raise*

We’re back and better than ever! (I haven’t slept a total of 9 hours in 72 hours! 🙂 ) Okay, not ever but we only had a half day of school, had a lunch, and we’re working on this and have an amazing song we’re planning on using tonight. *hums a tune you don’t know yet*

We were planning on discussing an amazing song. Instead we will be discussing a…not quite sanely deemed children’s song.

The…itsy bitsy spider crawled up the waterspout. Down  came the rain and washed the spider out, up came the sun and dried up all the rain and the itsy bitsy spider climbed up the spout again…”

Creepy, right? Why would you sing to your children about spiders?!? Because they’re conditioning them to not be afraid of them. Also, could the tone be any more cryptic?!? It could…

The really huge black widow creeped up the sewer pipe. Down came the waste and drowned the spider out. Out came the fumes and killed off all the life and the really huge black widow fell into the drain…

I would just like to point out, I didn’t say the words. I said the tune as in the actual way the song is sung. That’s what makes it creepy. The words are…moderately disturbing. Though, yours are ridiculously disturbing. What kills me is the way that this song is sung. All children’s songs are creep though. Let’s be real here. I mean, Ring Around the Rosy is literally about the Black Death (Bubonic Plague).  I appreciated the subtle teaching methods and subliminal messaging when I found that out though. #Imnotsadisticpromise
I appreciate it the way I appreciate horror movies. I’m also kind of scarred though from this one episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer that started with a child singing in the hallway about “the Gentlemen.” And, uh, yeah…The best part of that is our student council is called the Gentlemen. 🙂 WHY DO YOU THINK I DIDN’T VOTE FOR THEM?!? THEY’RE JUST WAITING TO STEAL OUR VOICES!!!

And we managed to turn a nursery rhyme into horror talk. Whoops. Yeah, are we good at that? Maybe.

It’s not that scary actually. But nothing is making sense anymore either though, so…

And I think we’re out of time for this session, folks…

🙂 😀 😉 😛

Sleep well, don’t be like me, and drive safely.

Because I’m Happy

As mentioned on Saturday, today we will begin a new feature-thingy in which we will discuss music. (I’m mature. I use words like thingy to add to a word.) Today’s song will be Happy by Pharrell. As you might know, this song has plagued the top forty for most of 2014.

Sorry, I got distracted and delayed by my parents not understanding true art. But whatever, that’s not the point here… The point is that HAPPY IS NOT MY JAM!!!

Fair warning: I don’t have strong feelings about this song at all, so my defenses shall be weak. (I don’t either until a minute and a half into the song.) But, I mean, you have to give it that it has a “happy” beat and uplifting message…? I’m really not sure what nice things there are to say about it other than it can be a fun song, though a bit repetitive.

I just have to point out that I’m pretty sure 89.9995% of the lyrics are “happy” or “Because I’m happy.” If a song is going to have THAT MUCH crazy repetitiveness in it, the other 10.0005% better be KICKING.

Okay, but consider this: it’s good background noise for negative conversations. Yeah, not really. It just adds to the irritation level.  For example: Your cat dies. Your mom turns on Happy and starts singing and dancing and suddenly says “Clap along if there’s no cat left for you!” It’d totally soften the blow. That’s AWFUL!!! Like, I’m insensitive but even I know better than THAT.

Okay… BUT. Let’s say you failed a test. You come in humming and your father is sitting at the kitchen table reading the paper (do people still do that? my dad doesn’t. some do. My mom does and my dad’s electronic, generally only knows it if it crosses his notification panel in some form.) and you burst into lyrics. “It wasn’t what I wanted to do, but I’m haaaaaaaaaaapppppppyyyyyy!” He’s going to ground you for like three weeks instead of seven because at least you can sing. (This is bad advice if you can’t sing.)

Yeah, you’re probably still going to be confronted about/by the problem. And your singing the annoying song is just going to add to their irritation and then you’ll get in trouble for avoiding the topic and odds are if they aren’t used to you failing, you aren’t going to be okay with it enough to sing a song about happiness, because you’ll be mad at yourself. Like, tears and punching and screaming mad at something. (Maybe even fighting in the rain… P. sure, Taylor talked about kissing in the rain and cursing names at 2AM.)

Well. You could still feel like a room without a roof. I mean, I’ve never been a roofless room(you’ve never been missing a head? Oooookay, wouldn’t have pegged you for that type And what type is that? (No, seriously.) decapitated and headless), but it doesn’t sound as fun as this Pharrell guy makes it sound. So, maybe he’s actually failed a test and is writing this song to cheer him up.

La. La la. La-da la da la.

I don’t even know what that’s supposed to mean. But I’m going to assume it means that you agree the functionality of this song is literally to make situations more comedic? I’d say worse. To make situations worse. But what do I know? I know people throw rocks at things that sparkle…wait, shine.

If she ever asks me to do a Taylor Swift song I will come positively unglued.

And why is that?

Because Taylor is queen. SHhhhhhhhh! Your argument is invalid.

Why do queens have so many blank spaces? You’d think most would want to keep a king instead of bashing their cars with clubs and dropping their phones in pools. 😛

YOU ARE GOING TO START A WAR! Taylor is too good for a man. Let’s be real here.

Didn’t she have a song about kids in ripped up jeans beating the kings and queens? (Long live the still sorta not unbearably pop in transition Taylor!!!)

ACG, you best watch your step if you want me to literally not get upset because I think I will lose my mind if we have to have an argument about Taylor and how much she is the best thing not actually in my life but metaphorically in my life. Because the best thing in my actual life right now is our friendship. ^-^ (Nice save, AJA. Nice save…)

Thanks, that’s sweet. But I wasn’t bashing, just telling my favorite album, practically. Anyway, I think we’ve digressed far enough that Happy is no longer the point.

Until next week, my friends!!!! *holds up fist and is everyone else’s cue to toast or copy because if it’s not already in a movie as a pep talk conclusion, it should be*

🙂 😀 😉 😛 O.o

I was worried you wouldn’t add any emoticons and then our post would be lacking. Stay chill, and…drive safely, I guess. I mean, do what you want really. I don’t know your life, man. *salutes you* *turns on 1989* *feels the power of Taylor in my veins* *wants to take over the world* *decides becoming a dragon is better* *questions what ACG is doing* *is dragon* *roars loudly* *breathes fire on to peasants who have hurt me* –-and goodnight everyone!!!!

COMING SOON :)

Hey, this is AJA here. Tonight, ACG and I will not be doing a regular post in light of holiday events and the like. Hopefully next week we will return to “normal.”

ALSO: We are planning to start a new “feature” hopefully this Monday. It will be called “Music Monday” and we will be debating about none other than music. So, no big deal. But it will be neat and also swell.

Happy Holidays to you and yours!

As always, drive safely.

❤ theannazzz