Monday, June 17, 2013

Look What They've Done To My Song

I was never a fan of Miley Cyrus' music until she started a little project called "Backyard Sessions". These acoustic sessions showed another side of Miley - just her, a mic and her band in her back yard. Not to mention the intense song she's singing.

She's so raw in this video. At first, I thought she wrote this song but then later realized that its been around for quite some time.

Check out Melanie Safka's performance of the song back in the day.

The lyrics of this song are so profound.

Look what they've done to my song, Ma
Look what they've done to my song
Well it's the only thing I could do half right
And it's turning out all wrong, Ma
Look what they've done to my song

Look what they've done to my brain, Ma
Look what they've done to my brain
Well they picked it like a chicken bone
And I think I'm half insane, Ma
Look what they've done to my song

I wish I could find a good book to live in
Wish I could find a good book
Well, if I could find a real good book
I'd never have to come out and look at
What they've done to my song

But maybe it'll all be all right, Ma
Maybe it'll all be OK
Well, if the people are buying tears
I'll be rich some day, Ma
Look what they've done to my song

Sunday, June 16, 2013

I Love You Daddy

{It seems we always pay less attention to fathers' day than mothers' day. I wonder why that is. Perhaps it's because a lot of people have "father issues" in some way or another. I really don't know.}

I spent a significant amount of time prior to this day dedicated to fathers researching ideas for a gift. What gift suffices to say "thanks Dad for providing for me my whole life"? The reality is, you can't repay him for years of care, love and a poo load of money.

A couple of years ago on Fathers' Day, I heard this song on the radio. I always thought Jackson 5 sang this song but only today have I realised that it was in fact Ricardo & Friends that sings this legendary song.. in 1987 - apparantly.

I can't help but feel like an 80s chorus girl when this song plays.

- Rivkah Hope

Another Fathers' day favourite is "Daughters" by John Mayer. He perfectly describes the circle of life. How can a young man be so insightful?!

- Rivkah Hope

Friday, June 7, 2013

Oh Oh Oh Ooooooooooooooooooooo!

Never Shout Never - an American Indie Pop band. Well, actually just one amazing man by the name of Christofer Drew Ingle.

He rocks out his live performances with minimal tools. A guitar, a crazy-ass hat, a rad band, a mad crowd and a whole lot of passion form the basic elements of his performances.

He's like that guy that you would meet on a spontanious trip to some exotic Island that would totally shake up your world. You can't help but love him. He's the life of the party!

Happy Friday!!!