Posted on: March 13, 2009 8:50 pm
This week's song recommendation is Citizen Cope's "Bullet and A Target." I was first introduced to Citizen Cope when "Let the Drummer Kick" was used on So You Think You Can Dance. I couldn't get the song out of my head. It was so original. At that time, I could still listen to Launchcast at work, and pulled up his fan station. I was blown away. His sound and his lyrics are so unique. The first time I heard "Bullet and a Target" I fell in love. I ran out immediately and bought the album. Citizen Cope is a blend of rock, hip hop and reggae. A native of Memphis, Tennessee, one can definitely feel the diverse music in culture from that area come through in his music. While "Bullet and a Target" is my recommendation, I cannot claim that it is my favorite Citizen Cope song. It's like picking out a favorite crayon from the 64 count box. Among the amazing songs are "Sideways," "Brother Lee," and "Mandy." If you haven't ever heard him...give him a listen, you will not be disappointed. Speaking of disappointed, the Sooner basketball game was definitely a downer last night. But maybe this happened so the guys will have a break to get ready for the Big Dance. The Spring Game is coming up very soon...yea!!! My fantasy golf team is playing well, but I'm kicking myself for not picking Mickelson. Oh well...there's always next time.
Posted on: March 4, 2009 9:50 pm
I am Sooner Born and Sooner Bred, and most people identify Oklahomans with country music, and rightly so. We have blessed with the world with talent like Garth Brooks, Toby Keith, Vince Gill, Reba McEntire, Brooks and Dunn, Carrie Underwood, and I could go on for days. But we also have given the world some pretty amazing rock musicians. In the 1990s during the birth of alternative rock, Tulsa had an amazing underground scene. Some of the best alternative rock bands had their start somewhere in Tulsa. If they weren't from Tulsa, then they played there often. It was during this time that I was introduced to a band from Fort Worth, Texas, the Toadies. I fell in love. Their sound and their lyrics struck a chord with farm girl. Still to this day, three of their songs occupy my top 25 playlist with one residing as the most played song on my beloved Zune. What I love so much about the Toadies is that many of their songs have a backstory. Possum Kingdom is about a ghost story associated with the Texas lake by the same name. My favorite Toadies song was inspired by a story the band members saw about a guy stalking a girl in an East Texas town. They named the song after this town...Tyler. If you haven't ever heard the song, I highly recommend it. I love running to it, singing to it, and dancing to it. If I'm having a bad day, I crank in my car on my drive home. Then I crank it through my headphones as I hit the asphalt. I also do the same thing if I've had a great day. It's just an amazing song! I have many high school memories tied to this song, and to this band. Rock on Toadies!!!
For the sports part of this blog, it is day 2 of Sooner spring ball...yea!!! Boomer Sooner.
Posted on: February 28, 2009 5:39 pm