Five for your Weekend

Sorry, NOT SORRY. I know you see link roundups on every blog you read but I feel like there’s so much good stuff on the internet worth sharing. Each week I’m going to share with you things that I’ve seen or heard in the past week that I liked enough to want to pass it on to you guys. I hope you find them interesting. Have a good weekend, friends, and I’ll see you on Instagram.

The Music of Strangers – I had a chance to watch this documentary by Morgan Neville introducing me to the various performers associated with Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble. If you’ve never heard them perform, jump on Spotify and have a listen. All of these musicians come from different countries and have diverse backgrounds but they all work to create bridges of understanding between all cultures. A lot of them say very profound things too, which made me want to write down quotes to keep for myself. Catch The Music of Strangers streaming on HBO, iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, YouTube, and Vudo.

Rockabye Baby! Lullaby renditions of Beyonc√© – Listen, you don’t need anyone to confirm your coolness as a parent but you can surprise your kid-free friends sometimes. Rockabye Baby! has made over 75 albums having transformed all of our favorite rock, pop, and hip hop songs into nursery-appropriate tunes. Even if you’re kidless but still a fan of marimbas and bells, these are fun to listen to. Aaaaaand, just TODAY they released songs from Hamilton. I got you curious, didn’t I?

 

John Mayer is back. A part of me wants to shout from the rooftops, “Get in formation, ladies, because John Mayer wants to settle down!!” but I feel a certain yucky way trying to be a matchmaker-slash-madame. But really, John Mayer would love to settle down. If I ever met him in person I’d tell him that I always liked his music despite his very public love life of the past. If I were an attractive guy with magical guitar-playing hands I’d do the same. The Search for Everything comes out April 14, but the EPs are online.

 

– If you or someone you know lives in New York City, please tell them to go to The Crypt Sessions. All I have to experience this are a handful of video clips from Season 1. Just try to imagine the Naughton sisters playing in a church crypt.

 

– Practicing Bach? SAME.

Hey. If you stumble upon cool musical things, please send them my way! Tag me on Twitter, Facebook, or Insta. I live for all of it.