Monday, January 9, 2012

Wonderful music!

First I want to show you a picture I have drawn of the late George Harrison!
Here is the picture:

And here is the original:

George Harrison is perhaps most well known for being part of the band Beatles. I personally love the Beatles and I will be drawing the other members of the band sometime in the future...

For Christmas I got a giftcard to Barnes and Nobles from my Grama and Grandpa. I couldn't find any books that were worth my owning so I decided to get a few CD's instead! They were having a "buy 2 get 1 free" sale so instead of buying two CD's with my giftcard, I got three!

The first CD is the soundtrack to the movie Sherlock Holmes. Although the movie isn't one of my favorites, I adore the soundtrack! It's so eccentric! I especially the like hammer dulcimer music scattered throughout the music.... I am going to learn the hammer dulcimer soon but I'll talk about that in a separate post. =) My favorite pieces on this instrumental CD are probably the first three, "Discombobulate," "Is it Poison Nanny," and "I Never woke up in Handcuffs before."
The second CD is "Dino: The Essential Dean Martin." My best friend owns this CD and I have always loved it. Along with Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby, and singers like them, Dean Martin was introduced to me by my best friend. I've been listening to them since I was seven or eight. This particular Dean Martin CD has all my favorite songs on it from "Mambo Italiano" to "Powder your face with Sunshine (Smile, smile, smile)."
The third CD is Michael Buble. I absolutely LOVE Michael Buble. He has the smoothest, nicest voice I have ever heard! He sings jazz. Before he was famous, his grandfather, who was a plumber, used to offer clubs a free plumbing job if Michael would be able to sing on their stage.
I am VERY happy with this Michael Buble CD and I highly recommend it to anyone who is looking to buy a Michale Buble CD. I love nearly all of the songs on it.
The first song is "Feeling Good." MB's version is jazzy and smooth and sounds like it could be right out of a spy movie! This is the first MB song I ever heard and remains one of my favorites.
The sixth song on this CD is called "Can't Buy me Love." Sound familiar? It's a Beatles song! When I first saw the back of the CD case I was thinking, "Can't Buy me Love.... Hmmm... I've heard that name before... Is it a Queen song? No... NO! It's the Beatles!!" So I looked in the little booklet thing that comes in all CD's and sure enough, it was credited to "Lennon/McCartney."
Michael Buble's version is sooooo fantastic! He has his own twist on it. His version is much more jazzy than the original song (which I love as well) but it sounds so cool! I love it!
The 10th song is also written by someone other than Buble. It is called "How Sweet it is." I loved this song before I got the CD... I didn't even realize it was on the CD at first. Then I saw that it was and I was like, "Yes!! I love this song!"
I have listened to all three CD's already, even though I only got them yesterday afternoon, and I highly recommend all three!

I suppose I should post this and head off now.... I have class in the morning! The last one of this semester. This week ends the Civil War and next week starts the World Wars.


  1. Oooh I'm lovin' that picture! :D Awesome!

    And is "Feeling Good" the one that goes like, "Birds flyin' high, you know how I feel. Sun in the sky, you know how I feel. *I don't know this part* It's a new dawn, it's a new day, *I can't figure out this part either!!!* for me."

  2. Haha yup! I love that song. =D

  3. Okay, here comes a super long comment.
    Aw, I enjoy listening to MB. (I don't know how to spell his last name) I especially like his songs, "Everything," "Lost," and, "Just haven't met you yet." Do you listen to Josh Groban? He's my favorite male singer.

    Now for your comments I am so late in replaying to.

    Yes, that is more or less how I got my name Jack, by C.S. Lewis 8-D All of my friends at the time were a bunch of geeks, I think we learned he was called that from the radio dramas were Douglas Gresham mentions it.

    Were you able to see Tintin again? My brother wanted to go to the IMax for his birthday so I was able to see it there. It was wonderful on a huge screen.

    I have been eagerly awaiting the second season of Sherlock, makes me want to move to England. Sadly, I have to wait until May. This season has some of my favorite stories in it so I am doubly excited.

    I have read all but the last two short story collections and the second half of "The Valley of Fear." I plan on finishing them soon. I am eager to read the one that is from his point of view, that will be fun.

    I saw the Tintin DVD is coming out March 19th, so our wait will not have to be too long. I am glad they come out faster now, it seems like I had to wait forever for Prince Caspain to come out on DVD.

    What kind of books do you write? Are you working on anything at the moment?

    Aw, a harpsichord would be grand to play. I am learning banjo and hope to learn the bagpipes some day.

    I agree with you. I took up writing for much the same reason, I was never able to find anythign good to read so I wrote instead. Now I thumb through magazines going, "That book sounds like that one. So does that one. And that one." This is probably why I've started to pick up Classics. I enjoy them so much more.

    And now I shall be off.

    A Bit Unlikely,

  4. I love those Michael Buble songs! Especially "Everything." I've heard of Josh Groban and have heard some of his Christmas music but none of his regular stuff... He's got a gorgeous voice to!
    Which book did you read about Lewis? The one I read was "Christian Heroes Now and Then." Those are such good books.
    I actually saw Tintin again tonight! It was just as good - if not better - as the first time I saw it! You know Cutts the Butcher from the books? He even makes it into the movie! When Snowy is chasing Allan's car in the beginning, he passes a window that says, "E. Cutts. Butcher." I was like, "Oh my word!! It's Cutts the Butcher!" It was really weird because my dad and I were the only ones in the theater.
    I recently put the first series of Sherlock on hold on Netflix! I can't wait to watch them! I've been watching the trailers for the episodes and they look so good. They look really funny.
    Wow, those are the books that I have yet to read as well! Although while looking ahead in "His Last Bow" I couldn't help but read the story of the "Dying Detective." It was really good... I can't wait to read the stories from Holmes' point of view as well. They will be different, for sure!
    I was just thinking the same thing the other day. Movies are coming out so much quicker! I remember when you used to have to wait a year or so for a movie to come out on DVD.
    I usually write adventure fiction. Right now I'm re-writing/editing a novel which I wrote for NaNoWriMo 2011. It's the sequel to a novel I wrote over the summer. They are about what happens to the characters in Shakespeare's play "Twelfth Night" after the play is finished. You write (let's see if I can get this name right....) Steampunk right? I hope I got the right name... I don't know much about it but it sounds interesting!
    Oooo banjos are so cool! I bet bagpipes would be super fun to play. I've always loved the sound they make.
    Classics are so... classical! The stories are from the heart (like you said in your blog post) and are just so much better. They're so much cleaner and less focused on "true love" and more focused on the actual relationships of people.