Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Cafe Chaos--Music

Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Welcome to Café Chaos. Grab a cup of coffee or tea (we prefer coffee) and join us for a chat. Every Tuesday we’ll offer recommendations for music lovers. Feel free to comment on our picks or to throw in a few of your own. We’re listening!

SIS Barb says...
The other day I heard a song from a while back. It made my cry, no surprise there, the words were powerful. It made me think about all the other great songs this artist has released. The list is virtually endless. I hopped over to iTunes to download a few and to my surprise, I couldn't find one song from this artist. Someone please clue me in as to why an artist wouldn't want their music on iTunes. My next stop...Amazon.com. Jackpot. Not only did I find the songs I was looking for, I found the ultimate.
My Pick of the Week: Garth Brooks
The Album: Garth Brooks The Ultimate Hits
This album met and exceeded all my expectations. He is truly an amazing artist. From Friends In Low Places to Workin' For A Livin' (the duet with Huey Lewis), it had me tappin' my foot, singing along and yes, crying at times.

My Favorite Songs: If Tomorrow Never Comes, Shameless, The Dance, Ain't Goin' Down ('Til the Sun Comes Up)

SIS Bren says...I try to make it a point to turn on the radio every day, just to see what's out there. There are many stations that I can't listen to for more than a few songs. But there is always one that I can depend on to not only play current music that appeals to me, but also, give great life advice. This week I am not recommending an artist or even a group (although, this person does happen to be a musical artist), but instead, I am recommending a radio show.
My Pick of the Week: The John Tesh Radio Show
John Tesh gives advice from almost any topic you could imagine. Whether it be about family, pets, career, or health, he always has important and interesting information from which we all could benefit. If you can't seem to find him on your radio, check out his website. www.johntesh.com

SIS Beth says…
The sad fact is, I don’t listen to music as much as I used to. Music used to be my life. Literally. I made my living as a singer for thirty-some years. I had to be up on the latest hits. Life is different now. I can’t listen to music when I work at the library and I can’t listen to music when I write. Not typically. Typically, I need silence to create. So that leaves my random power-walks and the occasional (I’m talking once every two months) thirty-minute drive to the mall. As music was once my passion, my life, it’s astonishing to me how little I indulge. Hence my penchant to highlight established favorites. Such as…

My pick of the week: John Barry
This innovative and inspiring songwriter composed music for extraordinary films, including: Somewhere in Time, Out of Africa, Midnight Cowboy, Dances with Wolves, Born Free, and several James Bond movies. As I said, typically when I write I need silence. But there are moments when I’m in need of musical inspiration. Something to set a mood. I always rely on John Barry for this. His lush, magical, passionate movie soundtracks move me greatly.

Recommended Album: John Barry: The Collection
My Favorite Song: Somewhere In Time


Tori Lennox said...

I have often wondered myself why you can't find Garth Brooks music on iTunes. I love iTunes and it's really frustrating when they don't have what I want.

Barb said...

Hi Tori,

I agree. It must be a contract thing or something. Who knows???

SIS Barb

Beth Ciotta said...

Barb, I've always liked Garth Brooks. He delivers some POWERFUL ballads.

Bren, I'm not familiar with the John Tesh show, but I'm intrigued!

Hey... did you guys hear? Brooks and Dunn are calling it quits! Wah!

SIS Beth

Barb said...

Brooks and Dunn are awesome but probably tired. I don't blame them. Plus, it gives other groups a chance to win some awards!!!

SIS Barb

Sisters-in-Sync said...

Shhh...everyone be quiet. I'm listening to the crickets chirp.

SIS Barb

Sisters-in-Sync said...

Hey, did you hear that? No? Neither did I.

SIS Bren

Sisters-in-Sync said...

I also love Garth Brooks. I love the lyrics to the songs THE DANCE and SHAMELESS.

So sad to hear about Brooks and Dunn. I enjoy them as well.

SIS Bren

CR said...

Hey? Is that the guy?

The Cockroach

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