Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Chick Rock

I finally gave the blog a facelift. Let me know what you think. Currently my camera cord is MIA so I haven't been able to post pictures, which is sad because Rule #1 of good blogging is lots and lots of pictures (at least to me). So instead I'll add music. My blog has been giving me some serious attitude though, so hopefully it will work. It may not look like I did much in the way of styling it, but the changes took me a long time. Sad, I know.

In honor of breast cancer awareness month and women in general, I decided to feature some female artists and songs that I've recently come across and that I like a lot. They're pretty mellow, but that's the kind of music I like generally. You may have heard of them or maybe not. Some people are for music what Europe is for fashion, or Japan is for technology, or Apple is for marketing. Unfortunately, I've never had the knack for picking out music that will become popular years from now. I don't quite have the ear for innovation. So known or unknown, here they are (cross your fingers):

Priscilla Ahn



Priscilla Ahn is half-Korean and lived most of her life in Pennsylvania. She was also featured on Grey's Anatomy and her songs are great. Can't get much better than that. "A Dream."

Missy Higgins








Missy Higgins is an Australian singer-songwriter who released "Warm Whispers" in 2007.

Adele





Adele is an English-Welsh jazz singer, and she's only 20 (19 when she released this album). You'd never be able to tell from her voice or her lyrics though. "Cold Shoulder."

India.Arie







India.Arie is the veteran of the group. I remember listening to her song "Video" with my brother when I was in 7th or 8th grade. This song has a good message, like most of her songs. "The Heart of the Matter."


Ingrid Michaelson

Last, but not least, one of my favorites--Ingrid Michaelson. She just came out with a new album called "Be Ok" to raise money for cancer research, which includes some of her best live songs. "Die Alone" is my favorite song by her so far.

P.S. Thanks to Collin who showed me how to put the music on!

2 comments:

Jana Porter said...

hey i think your blog looks great.. and i too had a fussy blog so i deleted it and started over. im a quitter, its fine really. well see you tonight go team!

Scott McNeill said...

great looking blog, but you can't talk about chick rock without mentioning Meiko http://www.trustyourears.com/blog/2008/09/16/meiko-new-album/