Tune Tuesday: Plumb

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Week two and it’s all about Plumb.

Tiffany is her real name, but she goes by her stage name Plumb on social media sites. I mostly follow her on Facebook through her fan page that she runs. She is a Hoosier like moi. This woman has been at it for a long time now. I’ve just recently gotten into her music. There was an episode of The Vampire Diaries were they played her song, “Cut” during a sad scene on the show. I always get this song confused with The Civil Wars’ song “Poison & Wine” because both songs were highlights in the scenes, but I have no clue which scene in my head went with her song. All I know is it was played on the show, I loved it, and bought it within a few days after hearing it.

Plumb makes alternative rock, commentary Christian, and electronic music. It’s a strange mix, but nothing new to me. I’ve tried to get into her earlier works, but I haven’t been able to mesh with any other songs. In 2013, she released a new album called, Need You Now and I was obsessed with it! Just before it came out, I had only been following her on FB for a few months. I remember patiently waiting for my Spotify to load up all new tracks of the week her first single, “Need You Now (How Many Times)” and instantly buying it on iTunes a couple of days later. It took me some time to get me into her second single, “Drifting” but I did listen to the whole album. It’s one that’s perfect for a rainy day or when you’re down for no general reason at all. The album inspired a big playlist of mine on my Spotify account. It’s called the “mellow” playlist. It’s got every song from artists that have calm, slow upbeat songs for those low moods. It was made in 2013 and it now has almost 700 songs in it! It’s insane of many songs I’ve managed to put in it!

My favorite Plumb songs are “In My Arms,” “Don’t Deserve You,” “I Want You Here,” and “Chocolate & Ice Cream.” That last one makes me so happy! Such a lovable and dance-y song! She’s one of those musicians that likes to take her time in creating and releasing new music. So who knows when we’ll get new music from her, but she could surprise us in later months.

Tune Tuesday: Jennifer Lopez

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Now that we’ve started a new year, I’ve thought about bringing back this edition of my normal “Tune Tuesday” schedule. I have no clue how long it’ll last, so just bare with me for the next couple of weeks. I might go back and forth between these type of posts and my music reviews. I just hope I don’t confuse anyone in the process!

This week it’s all about Jennifer Lopez.

I am actually a massive fan of J.Lo and have been for years! My mom is the one in our house that started it all and influenced the most of my music preferences. Before there were iPods and buying singles online. We had to buy the entire album because we liked a song that played on the radio. My mom was pretty obsessed with “Waiting For The Night” back in the day. I don’t necessarily remember when I started liking the song, but I do know it took me several years to be able to listen to the whole CD and figure out other songs I liked on it. I also remember the time I bought her album, “J.Lo” from the nearby library during a yard sale they were having down in the basement. I couldn’t go down there, so my mom brought me up some CDs that I might’ve liked. This was one of two she found. She also found 50 Cent’s “Get Rich or Die Tryin” too. Guess which one was uncensored though?

This album was the one that got me really interested in her music. At this time, I think I was watching the movies she was in more than listening to her music and paying attention to who she was engaged or married to. Every year and every single she’d put out, I’d be right there waiting for something else to make want to dance. I love listening to music in different languages, even though Spanish isn’t that different, back in the day it was for me. I had never heard it as much as I did in her music. I still can’t understand half of what she says in her songs, but she started that trend for me. My favorite album is actually “Rebirth” and I remember getting it for Christmas. It’s the one album that I can listen to all the way through without skipping over to the next song. However, the CD does this anyways as it messes up on two of my favorite tracks. When I found out that she had released a new album this past year, I was kind of surprised but happy. I gave myself four hours of listening to it – it was bliss! Two days before NYE I found out by watching a commercial on TV that there was going to be a special HBO on her and her first world tour called “Dance Again” and I had to see it! After my DVR not recording it–twice–it finally worked and I love it!

I think there a few people out there who are a bit over of all these songs of Jennifer and Pitbull, but I feel like the more they do together, they get better! There’s a certain vibe that a good song can give you. These two are amazing together and make awesome dance songs! A couple of my favorite features in her songs are Ludacris in “Do It Well” remix and I think I found it on accident, I was listening to the original song and forgot to change it on my Spotify and it switched to this version and I haven’t been the same since. The next is Fabolous in “Get Right” remix, but only in the music video remix. Don’t ask me why because I have no idea either. Since we’re talking about favorites, here a couple of my favorite songs too! I am in love with “Let’s Get Loud,” “Ain’t It Funny,” “I’m Glad,” “Whatever You Want,” “What Is (Love),” and “On The Floor.” I’ve decided to end this with two favorite music videos. One of which she is the featured artist of the song. Enjoy!

 

Tune Tuesday #5

This past week has been a busy one! Between all of my shows on TV finishing up for their 2013-14 lineup and finding new music genres to get myself into, I’ve had one of those transition weeks and I think I can already say this, it’s going to be a long summer! And I’m not talking about the heat either! Throughout the past week I’ve been getting into more indie music, I like to call indie music my mellow music. I can’t describe it any other way than that so that’s what it is to me. A couple of months I had taken one of those fun quizzes online and I was going one about music, what music period are you or something like that. I had gotten the female side of 70’s artists like Janis Joplin and Joni Mitchell were selected for me. I didn’t quite understand it but now that I’ve been listening to one of Spotfiy’s premade playlists called “Femme Fatale” its a list of sultry and fiery female singers. Some acts I knew and there were a LOT that I didn’t that I decided to fall into after first hearing them. The best acts I can tell you that are in this playlist are Lorde, Lana Del Rey, Ingrid Michaelson, and others. For this week, I’ve been listening to few more than just two artists, but I have narrowed it down to four for this special occasion of finding a new genre for me to sink my teeth into. Enjoy!

Before I Ever Met You by BANKS

Kill Of The Night by Gin Wigmore

I Can’t Get You Off My Mind by Miss Li

Open Hands by Ingrid Michaelson

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