Music for the Weekend (Greenlight…)

The music talent some people have is astounding…

I’ve posted something from the NBC show Songland before, and I continue to be impressed by the talent this show finds.

I just find it fascinating how these songs are written and developed by music industry professionals.

“Greenlight” was picked up for the Jonas Brothers and the before and after differences are seemingly subtle but make a big difference.


Songland: A “Behind the Scenes” Show

Such a cool take on a show that “discovers” talent…

I stumbled across this via social media the other day and was fascinated at this show’s take on a kind of behind the scenes take on how songs are written, produced, and evolve.

I actually watched the video twice because I could swear that I recognized the song…and low and behold…I did! This song that started off as “I’ll Drink to That” had been picked up by Lady Antebellum and is now the hit song, “Champagne Night”.

Here is what it eventually became.

Pretty neat to see how these things work with song writers and performers.

My Favorite YouTube Playlist: “Chillin on YouTube”

Something to be mellow to…

In these stressful times I do my best to keep the vibe chill wherever I’m working. I made this YouTube playlist that I think you may like.

Scott from California’s “Chillin on YouTube” playlist

Fastest Rapper I’ve Ever Seen

YouTube’s suggestion algorithm is good…this guy is better.

I’m not sure how the YouTube algorithm determined I would want to watch a white rapper slay a rap about pancakes…but damn if it was right!!

Here are a couple more that are more recent…and no less amazing.

Dust Off That Old Hobby

I bet you have that hobby from your early days…

I won’t lie to you. Instead of working on my Wednesday blog post I pulled out my guitar from my closet and spent the day re-learning to play.

Totally worth it.

I would encourage you, quarantined or not, to dust off that hold hobby and remember why you used to enjoy it so much.

I’ve been listening to the new album from Brothers Osborne. It’s very good, relaxing, and a ton of fun to learn to play.

Song for the Weekend (Andrew Applepie)

You have probably heard his music and don’t even know it…

If you have watched any Vlogs on YouTube, then I would bet that you have heard music by Andrew Applepie.

He first got some notoriety in the United States when Casey Neistat started putting some of his music in his own vlogs. People liked his music so much, I think his reach just started growing. (I even emailed him and got permission to use his music in my own vlogs)

I am going to try and write a bit more about this creative musician but for now enjoy his music.