Friday, February 13, 2015

Celebrate the Small Things: Music to Inspire - Camille and Kennerly


There is some beautiful talent out there, for free on the internet, which has opened the door for musicians to advertize and display their work, but I hear it's a tough market. 

Many  struggle to make a living. I recently heard that Taylor Swift pulled some or all of her music online.....not sure of the exact details there, but it does make me wish I was more into music. I was once. 

I remember sitting in a listening booth as a young teen in one of Tacoma's (WA) many department stores, listening to albums for hours before purchasing. We did not have the information overload experienced online today. It was a fun, leisurely way to spend a Saturday afternoon, and it usually led to a purchase. It's different now.

Do you purchase new music or listen to the same collections you've always listened to? Or like me, do you mostly rely on the radio, TV....or the internet? I haven't purchased new music in a long time. HAVE YOU? 
Maybe it's time.
 

I thought this piece by Camille and Kennerly was exquisite. It fit my 'gotta slow down' mood for the week. I'm getting over a cold. Hope no one's superstitious.....It's Friday the 13th!


Have a Nice Weekend! 




Thank you Lexa Cain for hosting one of the 
best Blog Hops ever, And co-hosts, too:
 L.G. Keltner @ Writing Off The Edge   
and Katie @ TheCyborgMom

23 comments:

  1. I'm really into getting music from the Internet. Friday the 13th has, somehow, always been lucky for me. Go figure. Enjoy your weekend.

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    1. That's great, Marilyn. I'm glad you enjoy it too. All the best.

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  2. Recently my husband and I have become enamored of "Fado", a unique Portuguese style of singing that is reminiscent of both American blues and French cabaret singing. We've bought several CDs after hearing a singer. I recommend them. They grow on you. Good singers: Amalia, Ana Moura, Maritza . . .

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    1. You have shared music before on your blog, Elizabeth. I always learn something new :) Thanks for this!

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  3. I agree that there seems to be an explosion of talent on the internet. Thanks for sharing the music!

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    1. The talent just blows me away. Sadly, there's not enough time in one lifetime to listen to it all. I'm just happy to find a few. Thanks!

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  4. Hi Sharon. I love music and purchase CDs occasionally. I joined a music bloghop, and that's fun. It's on a separate blog that I have. Our next battle is this Sunday. Normally we pit two versions of the same song against each other.Anyone can listen to the music and vote for the one song version, they like the best... you don'r have to join the bloghop, either.

    I hope music will continue being posted on the internet.

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    1. I voted in the Battle of the Bands once, and was happy the music was all over the map. It was a lot of fun. I didn't know I could host a battle without joining the bloghop. Hmm...something to consider. Thanks, Dixie.

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  5. Sorry you've had a cold this week, hope you feel better soon. A little music is good for the soul.

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    1. Thanks, I'm still blowing my nose, but feel tons better this morning. I'm all for music that's good for soul :)

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  6. My husband and I were just talking about this when "Jet Airline" by the Steve Miller Band came on in a movie and I could remember all the lyrics. In the 70s, I was young, didn't have a lot of money, so I'd purchase very few records. Since I didn't have many, I listened to them over and over. To this day I have about half the Beatles' repertoire memorized along with a lot of other weird stuff. Now, I never listen to music. (But that's because I was a professional singer for years, so music now means "work" to me). I hope you feel better. Happy Valentine's Day!

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    1. Oh, that is a coincidence. It was fun memorizing lyrics in those days. I have a Beatles collection too but haven't listened in years. I didn't know you were a professional singer once. That's so interesting, but I can see the connection with it being a job. Thanks for your insight, Lexa!

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  7. Oh I remember those days and loved listening to the music. I still buy CD's and got a really nice Christmas CD and a CD by Andre Rieu whom I love and got to see twice! I still listen to my old collection and I still have records and tapes! You might like listening to the Battle of the Bands which I found through Arlee Bird at his blog Tossing it Out. On the 1st and 15th some bloggers get together and post a song by 2 different artists and you choose which one you like better and why. I find it quite fun to listen to even though it takes some time. Wishing you a Happy Valentine's Day

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  8. Oh and have some peppermint tea-helps the cold and congestion:)

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    1. I can tell you love music Birgit and saw you participating in the Battle. I need to re-think the whole 'listening to new music experience'. My son is a musician (piano) and my husband pounds on his guitar daily (actually, he's quite good), so music is a big part of my life. Thanks!

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  9. I am not into music as much as I used to be either. Today you have inspired me to buy some new music!

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    1. Oh, I'm glad Paula this inspired you. I'm right behind you :)

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  10. Lovely music! I've always enjoyed the sound of the harp. I don't buy music as often as I used to, but I listen to the radio when I'm driving, make note of the songs I like, and then download them from iTunes when I reach a CD's worth. I hope you feel better soon. Enjoy your weekend!

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    1. I'm glad you enjoyed it :) My husband downloads singles too. Thanks, Lori!

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  11. I quite like the sound of listening in the shop before you buy, I suppose it's quite similar to downloading it but then many do that and don't actually pay for it. It's a double edged sword where it's good to get exposure online but then also it might mean loss of income. We could get our books pirated too!

    For me, due to my age, I always go back to British guitar music from the mid-90s (Britpop). I like lots of new music, but I'll always hold a soft spot for that era!

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    1. I think we lost something with those old music shops. Listening online and downloading isn't as much fun, sigh....but 'tis the way now. Pirating of books (yikes) is a serious concern.....a whole other subject! Lots of people love Britpop today. My husband loves acoustic guitar, my preference too. Thanks for commenting, Nick!

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  12. We're very lucky to have a thriving music scene in our town, so I have easy access to new music right on my doorstep. I still like to have an actual CD in my hands, rather than downloading, but I mourn the loss of vinyl and the fabulous cover artwork. It's just not the same scaled down.

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    1. That's good news for the music scene in general. Public radio in WA state also has something called Inland Folk, which has promoted a lot of lesser known musicians. I have enjoyed it over the years. I hadn't thought about the cover art on the old albums.....they were wonderful, and the information on the back was fun to read. You could read the lyrics of each tune and the history of the group. Thanks, Julia.

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