Let’s Talk: Your Lie In April (Thoughts)

For those that don’t know this show, well don’t worry at one point I too didn’t know about it either, in fact it wasn’t until I watched one of my favorite youtube channels where I learned about it and then kinda forgot about it, until I went looking for another show to watch after finishing season 4 of Steven Universe……still need to watch season 5 along with the next one after that, but I don’t have those available at the moment,

and that’s why i’m watching all these other shows, I will get to more Steven Universe at some point eventually and when I do, oh am I gonna be happy!! Backing up a bit, Your Lie In April……is an Anime show if you didn’t already know, it’s in Japanese which is the version I ended up watching the show in,

I think there’s also a dubbed version of it, but I learned that a little late so I continued watching it in Japanese, but I did add subtitles so I could understand what exactly was going on, what can I say about the show!? I loved every single moment of it when I watched it, it’s been about a few months since finishing the show, yes I know probably should’ve done this post when I actually finished it, but I didn’t know how I was going to explain it then so when I felt I wanted to talk about it I would and surprise!!

To be honest i’m still unsure just on how I want to express my thought about this show, it’s such a beautiful series, you have this pianist Kōsei Arima or last name first, first name last, it changes in the show, but we have Kōsei whose known as this child prodigy pianist, but hasn’t really touched a piano competitively in a long while since the death of his mother

(Spoilers maybe ahead, if I can give my thoughts properly to this well, but if you haven’t watched it, sorry for the spoiler there)

although he still plays the piano, but not out of enjoyment as much anymore…….until he comes across this girl named Kaori Miyazono who turns out to be a child prodigy of some sort herself, but as a violinist and boy is there first meeting quite the interaction, their relationship (non-romantic-ish) is very entertaining, but also a little hard to explain, mainly because their always at each others throats, but it’s not only them too, Kōsei’s friend group as well have their moments, but you know that deep down they care about each other so…..

That aside though, the show itself is just…..to express it, I feel I wouldn’t be able to do it justice…..not because I don’t want to, but the story of it, it’s hard for me to put words on it, for me to try, i’d only be left speechless, that’s how powerful and great the show is, there’s a lot to it that I feel it’d just be better to watch and feel for yourself if that makes sense, the amount of time it got me emotional, I wouldn’t be able to count it, that’s how much feeling it gave

The music numbers…..oh boy did they take you to different places……the first performance with Arima and Kaori when they had this sort of battle with each other and it wasn’t even intentional, well yes and no, so they had this competition, it was a violinist competition, but Kaori wanted Kōsei to be her accompanist in the competition him being a pianist an all, he though multiple times declined the offer that Kaori presented him with,

but she wasn’t having it and just kept on insisting even going the length of posting the piece that she was going to be playing for that competition all over the place, like LITERALLY everywhere he went, there was the musical piece, it was even a screen saver on his phone, which he was confused about, it was all over the music room at his school, the song even played on the intercom, heck all over his house there was the piece,

that girl was dedicated in making sure he was her accompanist, those moments had me in a shock like “wow this girls crazy” but hey it got him to play so i’ll give her that, but those moments of her trying to get him to play for her was intense, it was great though I could not stop laughing it was one of the best moments of the show, the chemistry between them was just wow!! Back to the competitiveness between them, goodness gracious,

That first performance was just mind-blowing, but again it wasn’t an intentional out-staging by Kōsei, because he was so used to playing competitions, when he wasn’t in his head, it was like you couldn’t stop him and Kaori took his way of playing competitively…..competitively, she did not like being upstaged one bit, but the back and fourth between them,

both offstage and onstage, for some reason it made something work, but that’s just one of them…..then you have the long rivals of Kōsei whose main mission is to finally beat him at first anyway, it later turned into them just wanting him to notice them finally and not just see them as the other pianist, the moments of when they play are just trying to catch a breath…..

The main surrounding of it, is just a whole thing of itself, because it gives you so much to take in not always knowing just who you’re impacting, but also more than that as well if that makes sense!? The series is just something you have to watch to fully understand the concept on what it’s giving you, it’s not something that can be explained in perfect words,

I mean maybe it can, but at the same time, I feel there’s always going to be something that’s hard to explain with it, the best moment has to be the ending of it, the whole show it’s fantastic, but the way that they closed it

That’s something that i’m not going to spoil, because that right there needs to be seen for yourself, seriously, normally when a show ends I always feel like their could’ve been something else that could’ve been added, but even though I was sad to see it finish, I still believe that the ending of it couldn’t have been more perfect, the writers told the story that they wanted to tell, gave us the feelings they wanted us to have and sent it off with a nice bow,

It the saying “I couldn’t have expressed it any better” I don’t think i’d be able to do it the way they did, but even if I did, I would’ve agreed with everything they presented and I don’t say those words often so you know it’s good, but you don’t have to take my word for it at all,

but that is how I feel and if you want to watch it i’m not going to spoil it more than I may have already, this series is hard one to give thought to, there’s just so much to it that although I want to explain, I don’t want to at the same time, because I feel the show can tell it better than I can and that’s the truth!!

That’s all the thoughts I have with Your Lie In April……It’s one of my favorite Anime’s that i’ve had the pleasure of watching, I probably would watch it again, when I don’t know, I feel it’d be a special occasion kind of rewatch,

but I also feel like because I already watched it and know everything that’s happened, i’d be fine with keeping it where it’s at, but I really did enjoy this one and i’ve been watching other Anime some i’ve already finished as well and others i’m either waiting to finish them or i’m still currently watching them, right now i’m still in the process of watching an Anime by the name of Kono Oto Tomare!: Sound Of Life, i’m on season 2 now,

well i’ve still yet to actually watch Season 2, but i’m there, i’ll probably watch it soon, i’ve been enjoying this one as well, but yeah……that’s everything, let me know if you’ve heard of any of these shows and if you’ve watched Your Lie In April, let me know your thoughts on it, but thanks for reading and i’ll see you in the next post…..

All The Love ❤ ❤

Lexa

Musical Expression Of Scott James & Michael Kilbey….

Have you ever listen to a song of an artist and just admired their way of expression!? Of course everyone has their way of expressing something that their trying to say without having to actually say it, but I just can’t help, but be amazed with the way some artist go about their expression, especially Musicians, if you haven’t known already i’m pretty big fan of music,

I tend to give everything a listen, but there are specific kinds of music that I either prefer or just have a odd gravitation towards and for me i’ve always enjoyed and admired how Indie artist express their art of music, but I can also appreciate how other artist express as well, the reason i’m focused on indie artists is because I always find it interesting just how well they go about every lyric they write, I can’t explain it really, but there’s something about it…..i’m sure non indie musicians have done it this way too and i’m sure i’ve listened to a few or more before, I guess we’ll go ahead and keep an open mind on these other artist as well and not just the indie world of it.

What i’m trying to say is any song that has a very unique way of writing that’s hard to explain I like…..as you can see from the title two of my favorite musicians are within this category, both Scott James and British musician Michael Kilbey always leave me without words whenever I listen to their songs, they write so beautifully!! Scott James tends to have a wandering feel with his music, while Michael Kilbey is more mysterious with his music, but you always feel you’re going on some kind of journey of some sort, at least that’s how I feel about his earlier songs anyway….

To be fair these two might’ve switched a little for all I know, to explain their writing styles would be a hard one for me to do, I always tend to listen to songs and see if I can get a feel to what it sounds like to me and wandering, journey and mysterious is what I came up with when I tried thinking about it with these two, Scott’s voice when he sings is very melodic, his music gives me fall meets Spring vibes, it’s just really pretty his sound, I don’t know how else to say it, it’s really calming…..As for Michael Kilbey’s voice….

It’s very deep, yet angelic at the same time and his music gives me winter meets fall vibes, again his earlier stuff, I don’t know about his new stuff, I have yet to actually hear that, maybe it’s the same, but maybe it’s changed I don’t know, still though whenever I listen to his music, it always leaves me deep in thought, if I went and studied his way of writing……i’d feel like it’d be quite hard to figure out, but I know that it’d still leave me wondering.

Both these musicians always leave me curious with their music and I admire the way they use their words in their writing, also they remind me of both the night time and the evening, Michael Kilbey representing Night and Scott within the later times in their music, maybe that’s confusing, might be weird, but that’s what came into my head a moment ago,

I don’t know if that made sense or not, I thought it as if when hearing these songs where do I tend to listen to it the most, around the later times, this is how I think sometimes, so don’t mind me, but I just wanted to express all of that…..I made a video on this last week, which I posted last night, but I wanted to be able to explain it a bit better and for some reason this tends to be the only way it makes sense and so I wrote most of the other stuff I wanted to say then here, if you want to check out that video, you can watch it here: Let’s Talk: Musical Talents (Scott James & Michael Kilbey)

What favorite artist of yours do you feel have very unique writing styles!?

All The Love ❤ ❤

Lexa

Creator Spotlight: Oneboredjeu (Mashups)

I feel like it’s been a while since i’ve done one of these, so I thought hey let’s go ahead and write another one, now for those who may just be finding this blog and have come across this one as your first post of mine, i’ll explain a bit just what these kind of post are just in case you’re wondering, now with creator spotlight I like to talk about special creators that I either admire or just really like to where I want to share and have other people check them out as well, it’s pretty simple really, I don’t always do these kind of posts,

It’s always at random and it’s only with specific people that I feel deserve a little more love and who I just want to talk about a bit is all, in today’s post of Creator Spotlight, we shine some light on a creator that i’ve been a fan of for quite some time, now it’s been a bit of a while since i’ve checked out their stuff, it wasn’t until recently that I re discovered them and listened to some of their newer mixes and I gotta say they still got it!!

Now when I say mixes, I mean mashups, if you haven’t heard of them or have listened to any of their stuff I definitely recommend check their content out, because it is the best!! I know there’s a lot of mashup channels out there and i’m sure some of them are good too, but Oneboredjeu (I don’t know how to pronounce their name, but that’s the name of the channel) have probably the best mashup’s i’ve ever heard, literally!!

I don’t know what exactly it is about them, but the way they combine different songs together is just fascinating and it’s not only two songs, they’ve done a whole collage of songs shall I say, it’s just amazing!! Some of the songs that they’ve done so far, you think they wouldn’t go together, but the moment you listen to it, you’d be so mind-boggled just how well some of songs they’ve mashed up works, that you wouldn’t believe it even when listening to it, it’s that good, but you don’t have to take my word for it

Just listen and see for yourself, in some way you’ll be surprised, if you want examples, i’ll share a few of my favorites as well as new ones that i’ve recently checked out and liked in a moment, but if you’re feeling your days going a little weird and you want a little surprise of something good or maybe you want to fool your brain and give it something it’s not expecting, check out Oneboredjeu’s channel, you might just find something there!!

Before we close this post, here’s some of my favorite Mashup’s by Oneboredjeu:

Favorites:

More Car Trouble (Halsey VS Twenty One Pilots)

Make Jagger This Cool (Kungs Vs Demi Lovato Vs Gwen Stefani Vs Cookin on 3 Burners & More)

Under The Chandelier (Sia Vs Evanescence)

Recent Favorite Listens

The Notorious B.T.S. (The Notorious B.I.G. Vs BTS)

Chunky Style (Bruno Mars Vs Harry Styles)

I know I have more favorites than recent favorite listens, but the recently listened ones are the only ones i’ve heard more than once, but there are a whole lot more that you can check out in case these ones aren’t much to your liking, these are some of my favorite mashups,

might not be yours and that’s okay, these are just examples that’s all, but I really do recommend checking this channel out, they’re very talented and the work that they do with their mashups are amazing so if you’re curious and want to check it out it’s there, but that’s all I want to share, I hope you’re all having a nice Friday and I hope the rest of your weekend goes well too!!

All The Love ❤ ❤

Lexa

Let’s Talk: The Night Begins To Shine Episodes (Part 2)

How’s everyone’s week been so far!? We’re close to Friday which is the end of the week, but also the beginning of the weekend if you think about it as well, hope it’s all been good for you all!! Alright so I might have a few things that i’m going to be writing about today, not entirely sure, we’ll see once we get there, one of things I do want to talk about is the continuation to the first part of this post where I discussed Teen Titans Go and it’s two episodes on the Night Begins To Shine, obviously we already covered the first introduction episode where we were introduced to the song……

So without further ado, let’s talk about the second episode……so before we get into this post, if you haven’t watched any of these episodes before that’s fine, no worries, I explained a little bit of the first episode in part 1 to this one so if you want to check it out you can find it here: Let’s Talk: Teen Titans GO (Night Begins To Shine Episodes) now on to part 2…..

Now i’ll do my best to brief what the second episode was about and keep it from going over (i’m going to try anyway) Alright so we’re back with the titans in the titan tower where they feeling a little bored not knowing what to do with themselves, Cyborg then enters the room in his Cyborg way and the titans, (desperately) ask him, well hint at him to play a specific song to send the blah’s away for a while…..now Cyborg not quite “understanding” what the titans mean (he totally knew what they were talking about)

Tell them to sing the song to refresh him memory, they do and then soon enter the world of B.E.R. while in the world, they soon later meet the villain who happens to be an evil dragon and he wants to take the song to turn the world that B.E.R. created into his own ruling. Now Cyborg true to protecting the song doesn’t allow it, making the dragon not so happy,

Cyborg and the rest of the Titans do everything they can to keep the dragon away from the song, but the dragon (don’t know his name) just won’t give up and continues to go after them until they surrender the song to him. Now this is where things start to get a little more interesting, I promise.

So after a good chase around, something ends up happening, I believe the dragon opens some kind of portal, causing the rest of the titans to become separated, leaving only Cyborg stuck and left behind within the world that B.E.R. created and Beast Boy, Robin, Raven and Starfire, back at the Titans tower without their friend……

Now Beast Boy is a little more distraught about his best friend being stuck in the other world while they are back in their’s and he even attempts to sing the song that allows them access to the world, but it doesn’t quite work so they try to think of another way to re enter the world, where Robin comes up with an idea to have someone else recreate the song, introducing us to a few guests that could of help and those guest are wait for it…..

CeeLo Green and…..Fall Out Boy!! Yes they make a guest appearance on the show and to be honest it’s actually pretty cool, but anyway the Titans find their way to these guys and ask them if they can sing the song so they can get their friend out of the alternative reality, Ceelo thinks their crazy and calls security on them and Fall Out Boy, well…..Pete is thrilled and cool about it, but the other members…..not so much, leaving the Titans to go back to the drawing board in finding another way to save Cyborg.

Knowing that Beast Boy is still upset over Cyborg, The Titans try helping to cheer him up, but it’s not really working, so Beast Boy decides he needs to find himself and so he goes on a little journey……it seemed to be going alright, up until a pigeon smacked against his windshield out of nowhere and at that in the middle of nowhere….he calls the Titans and see if they can help him, but he doesn’t really know where he is……so they can’t really do much, but no freight, soon appears a tow truck offering to help him out,

Things start to get a little more interesting when we later learn that the tow truck guy, happens to be one of the members of B.E.R. in hiding, Beast Boy tries to convince him to help him get his friend back at first he declines, but Beast Boy begs him once again and later agrees to help him save his friend,

Fast Forward, Beast Boy brings Billy (a.k.a William. J Regan) to the Titan tower for the titans to meet, at first the Titans think he’s just some drifter that Beast Boy brought to them, but he later explains that he’s actually the lead singer of B.E.R. and from there they also later find the other two members of the band, they transform with there song and the other titans along with B.E.R. find their way back inside the alternate reality where they come face to face with the villain once again and also are reunited with their friend Cyborg……but it’s not a happy ending yet,

because the dragon ends up capturing the rest of the titans and B.E.R. threatening to take the song if not by will, he was going to force the song out of them……which he does, causing the world to take a different form the titans and B.E.R. unsure and doubtful of how they’re going to defeat the dragon to save this reality they’re in, get a boost of encouragement from the help of Cyborg who reminds them to believe in the power of music and with his faith, he summons both CeeLo and Fall Out Boy, where they too transform,

CeeLo into an Ice Bear and Fall Out Boy into Cars, but they also become a giant Robot (probably as a nod to Transformers) they all come together doing everything they can to take down the evil dragon, but he’s still determined to get the full power of the song to take over the land,

Even thought he believes the song to be his, B.E.R. let’s him know that the song may belong to him, but not them and they then create another song which is called Rise Up to stop the dragon and bring peace back to the land and while singing the song, they called upon the prophecy a.k.a. Sweet whose seen as the protecter to the alternative reality and with the help of her as well as Cyborg, they not only defeat the dragon,

but also restore peace and harmony back to the world and regain the rights to play the song, once again, B.E.R. also decide to stay within the world to make sure that it’s kept safe and protected so that no other evil entity goes and harms the creatures and people living there……and that’s the ending of this part 2 post!! I hope it wasn’t too long, I did do my best to keep it brief,

Hopefully it went alright, but yeah that’s all for this post, but do hold on to that ending, if you thought that was interesting and crazy…..just wait until we get to the movie special, now that was something……for now….stay tuned!!

All The Love ❤ ❤

Lexa

Let’s Talk: High School Musical 2 (13 Year Anniversary)

How’s everyone’s Monday going so far!? Hope it’s treating you all well and isn’t giving you too much of a time!! If today’s been a little shifty throughout your day hopefully a little nostalgia might help, now I know not everyone is a big fan of the High School Musical movies franchise (also series now apparently) but when I was younger, High School Musical and anything Disney really, well it was all I really watched at the time, now not so much,

but I still like to enjoy all the old shows I grew up with within the Disney Channel as well as most of the movies, if you couldn’t tell by the title already today we’re going to be discussing the anniversary of the second High School Musical Movie, it was today August 17th when the movie premiered in 2007 making it 13 years old today…….

13 today, how crazy is that!? I remember when this movie first premiered and how excited I was to be watching it, for those who have watched all the High School Musical movies, I believe this one was everyone’s favorite between the first and third movie, all the movies to me we’re great so asking me if I have a favorite well, i’m not sure if i’d be able to answer that really!? I think for a while anytime Summer came around the first song that people thought about was “What Time Is It!?”

I mean this movie was pretty much a Summer theme tradition to watch whenever Summer Vacation was a go, to be fair i’d say High School Musical 2 had one of the best soundtracks within the High School Musical franchise, I mean you had Bet On It, I Don’t Dance, Work It Out and so fourth, but besides the soundtrack, High School Musical 2 is probably one of the best movies of High School Musical, although you can’t forget about the first movie that introduced HSM and of course the great send off that the last movie gave us of the characters we’ve grown to love and still love in fact!!

I’m sure that most of us probably still listen to all the soundtracks from each movie, I won’t tell you that I don’t because that’d be a lie…..I actually have a few songs from each movie that I still listen to, til this day not all the time, but when I feel I need to or just cause I want to, in fact I just recently checked out the soundtrack (all of them) as well as purposely going to listen to certain songs within this month so yeah i’m still a fan of HSM!!

That all said though, the fact that today marks 13 years since this movies original release, is mind-blowing!! Although I know it’s to be expected for anniversaries of movies and albums and that to come, I mean if something is released on specific day it’s bound to have an anniversary one way or another right!?

Still though, it’s always amazing when you know you’ve watched something or maybe listened to something for the first time and then years go by and sometimes if it’s something that’s important or just meant a lot to you,

it’s amazing how you still remember the very first time it appeared to you and maybe what you were doing in that moment when it happened or even where you were, it’s the details of it or with it to where that feeling of I remember this…..comes from, it may not mean much or be as big of a deal to a lot of people, but to you and those who shared that same feeling with you in that moment, it can mean everything and that’s what’s so great about it, that experience of getting to see or hear something for the first time!!

I don’t think there’s ever going to be a moment where we’re not still surprised with that kind of thing, but that’s all I have to say I just wanted to share this, HSM was a big part of my childhood, I grew up with it and still grow up with it……I don’t care how old I get I know that i’ll still quote and sing all of the songs when it comes to these kind of movies!!

All The Love ❤ ❤

Lexa

Let’s Talk: Favorite K.K. Slider Songs (Part 2)

So as you all may know, i’m a pretty big fan of the Animal Crossing series, it’s one of my favorite games EVER!! I pretty much play it more than any of my other games to be fair and i’ve got a few i’ve still yet to start…..but today we aren’t talking about the game itself, but the music of the series, well more like K.K. Slider songs, because who doesn’t love K.K. Slider!?

Now some of you might remember, but if you don’t I actually wrote a first part to this three months ago which I just looked at and it turns out that uhhh….that was yesterday so the fact that i’m writing the second part to this today is a little crazy, the timing is a little late, but only by a day……but if you want to read the first list of my favorite K.K. Slider songs you can find that here: 3 K.K. Slider Songs I Never Get Tired Of (Songs From Animal Crossing)

On to the second part of this list, this list might actually be a little different, because instead of it being songs I never get tired of, it’s going to be K.K. Slider songs that i’ve either grown to like or are also some of my favorites that I didn’t get to talk about before……are you ready for this, I hope so because we’re about to begin starting with……

K.K. Bossa

By the way this list is in no particular order or anything, the reason I started with K.K. Bossa though is because I have this one playing in my characters room so I thought let’s start with that one first!! How can I explain K.K. Bossa…..well I like this one because it’s very relaxing and has such a nice sound to it, there’s just something about it that I can really appreciate and it’s actually become one of my favorites, it’s just a good song!!

Next Up……K.K Stroll

Okay so this one was one of those songs that I didn’t mind, but it wasn’t really a favorite either…..however, I gotta say that K.K. Stroll is a song that has grown on me, it’s funny because last weekend when K.K. Slider was in town (on my Island) I requested this song, but I was hoping to find it through the town hall of my New Horizons Island and after looking for it for a good while, I ended up asking K.K. to sing it and long story short the same day I requested this song…….you’ll never guess what song was in the town hall…..yeah K.K. Stroll…..I was like are you serious of course you’d be in the town hall the day I go requesting you…..

All that aside, this one did end up growing on me, it’s a pretty catchy song and also a pretty good one too, would I say it’s a favorite now!? Not really, but it’s one I can also appreciate for it’s catchiness, plus I just feel it to be one of those tunes that just carries your worries away and I like that!!

Last, but not least……kinda……Drivin’

There’s a reason I said kinda……we’ll get to it in a moment, but first let’s talk this K.K. Slider song…..firstly….it’s a new one that was introduced to New Horizons and I think it’s a lot of people’s favorite, the reason it’s on my list is because I love when my Villagers sing it, I said that, but really I love when my villagers sing in general, it’s just so cute and sometimes is at the best or not best moments and it just makes you happy…….but back to the song

It’s actually a really nice song, i’ve found myself humming along to it to myself a few times, just like all or shall I say most of K.K. Slider songs it’s pretty darn catchy and has a very nice groove to it, it might be a favorite actually, I even have it playing near my town hall entrance way, it just fits there which is why I have it playing there, but it’s pretty sweet when my villagers sing along to it as it’s playing, by villagers I mean mainly Roscoe and Tabby they sing the most on my Island, Tabby probably more….but

It’s a good song and I can see and understand why everyone loves it so much!!

Now on to the song that the kinda came from…..

it’s actually a non existing one and is considered an “error” song, but it come from one of the older games of the Animal Crossing Series Wild World and no it’s not Wild World itself, although I have been trying to get K.K. Slider to sing it for me just so I can hear it, but the two times I tried……it didn’t work, but to explain a bit…..when you ask K.K. to sing Wild World, there’s a chance you might actually hear it, but it’s not a guarantee, I think you’ll have to try a few times before you randomly just comes across it……if you do great!!

However if you request it and you find that it’s not quite what you were looking for……he’ll sing, well so far i’ve only heard two filler songs…..maybe it was just one, but I feel like it was two…could be more for all I know, but if he’s not singing the Wild World theme or a song within Wild World…..he’ll be singing a different tune and I can’t tell you which one it is, because it doesn’t “exist” so to speak

When I tried the error song trick I guess you can say, it was the second attempt song the first time trying to get it that was my favorite one and I know how confusing that sounds because i’m talking about a song that you can’t even get from K.K. Slider, but it’s so good that last weekend when I tried the Wild World trick again that when I didn’t get it……I wasn’t actually upset because he ended up singing the song I like anyway, i’m going to have to try and record the song when I hear it, probably from my camera when i’m playing the game, i’d screen record it from my switch, buuuut…..I got no room…..yeah i’m going to have to fix that, because it happens all the time

but even though the song i’m talking about doesn’t technically exist in the Animal Crossing world, I still love it, I can’t actually explain it, but when I hear it probably tonight since K.K. Slider’s on my Island i’ll update this post and share it with you guys, it might look weird, but that’s okay….i’ll also let you know if I do end up hearing the Wild World theme or a song from there

P.S. reason K.K. Slider’s on my Island today is because there’s a bug off happening on my Island tomorrow K.K. usually shows up on Saturday’s, but because of the event he’s there today, which I don’t mind, I just gotta remember to play so I can get a new tune from him also it’s actually my very first bug off event since i’ve started New Horizons so i’m pretty excited for it……not that that’s important, but I still wanted to state it in case it was asked…..

but As Blathers (the owl who owns the Museum) would say and there you have it…….that’s my list to this part two post, you might see a third part to this….there was a few more songs that came to my head as I was writing this post, I actually ended up moving one of the songs that was meant to be here to be added in the most likely next part……so keep an eye out for it, you never know when it’s going to pop up….probably a month from now like this one here…….but it might also be a little later who knows,

For now I hope you all are having a good Friday and that you enjoy the rest of your weekend, stay well, stay safe and have a good one!!

All the Love ❤ ❤

Lexa

Let’s Talk: Camp Rock (12 Year Anniversary)

Now I don’t know if most of you will remember this movie, but this was literally my childhood days and it’s kinda crazy to think that this movie came out 12 years ago, not 12 years today exactly, it’s 12 year anniversary was actually this past Saturday, I was planning to talk about this the day of, but never got around to it, but it’s been 3 days, so it’s not that bad!!

Reason i’m talking about it today, is because I just finished watching the movie, now if i’m being honest, I don’t actually watch movies or tv for that matter very often and if I do it’s for a very short while, however movies are the things that I watch the least, but I figured that it’s been a while since I watched the movie, I can’t actually tell you how long it’s been…..

Let’s just say it’s been a long time…….and i’ll tell you rewatching this movie, it still felt the same, but it also felt different at the same time, some scenes still hold up and some……could’ve been better, but at the time, it was okay for what it was I guess……the music however…….well it hasn’t changed that much, but there are some that I have re listened to, that i’ve gained opinions on, some are the same and some well……how I felt about it then, I still feel about it now only there’s some things mixed in……..it’ll make sense when I recored on it to explain don’t worry, this post is about the movie though

There’s a lot to it that, I don’t quite get now with certain scenes within the movie……also I didn’t realize how much it actually got to me, re watching it I felt quite annoyed at some parts, mainly with Tess and different things that happened in the movie, but than you have some good classic scenes i’m sure some of you might know the ones, that said, this movie started giving me a headache because I was like “are you serious” some moments just really bothered me, but nonetheless, it’s still a good movie!!

Yeah it’s pretty cheesy most of the time, but it’s an early 2000s movie so what do you expect right!? On a good note, we got a miniature Demi Lovato here and the Jo Bros (Jonas Brothers for those that don’t know) a.k.a. Connect 3…..don’t know why that was their name now that i’m thinking about it, guess they were inspired by connect 4 the game or something!?

Yes I know it was because there were 3 of them, but they could’ve thought of a different name i’m sure…..connect 3 it was though, not that it was bad, just really!?…..alright then…..you know what I mean!? I gotta say though, my favorite performance in this movie has to be Here I Am, that song always got to me when watched it as a young one…….I don’t even have to watch the movie though for it to deeply feel it, it’s just an overall great song,

I’ll talk more on that later though, I do have some other favorite performances in the movie like This Is Me…..of course, Play My Music……others I can’t quite think of right now, but still there’s some good ones there, but I can’t believe it’s been 12 years since this movie premiered like it doesn’t seem that long ago, but it definitely is which is the mad part!!

Like I remember when it first came out, well when I first watched it on tv anyway…..which was the premiere, but you get what I mean……I could probably go on about this topic, but i’ll keep it short and sweet for now and save some other thoughts on it later, that is if I have anymore thoughts on it, i’m sure I do….but I won’t make it long, I just wanted to briefly talk on it, and share a few thoughts about it……even though there’s some parts in this movie I laugh at now with how cringe it can get and so on,

I still have soft spot for it and enjoy it vey much so, it was my childhood so obviously nostalgia for it is going to be there, plus it’s got some of my favorite songs in it along with Demi and the Jonas Brothers….did I mention that already!? I probably did haha…..

Have you ever watched Camp Rock, if so what are some of your favorite songs from the movie!?

All The Love ❤ ❤

Lexa

Let’s Talk: Craig Of The Creek (Musical Special)

How’s everyone doing this Wednesday afternoon, hope you’re all well and doing alright…..now before we get to our topic here, I just want to let some thoughts out first, I don’t know what kind of day today is, but I just feel my stress levels are trying to peak their way through today for some reason,

So to keep at a calm level, I thought i’d talk about a specific episode to one of my favorite shows that I actually spoke about before on here called Craig The Creek and give some thoughts on it, in this post we’re going to be focused on the musical special episode of it, titled:

This special is about a week old now, but when I first saw it, I was just loving it, Craig Of The Creek is already a great show with it’s regular episodes, but this musical special was probably one of my favorite episodes to watch, it’s just so fun and full of song, I mean who doesn’t love that!?

Before I go on and give some thoughts on it, i’m just going to state that when it comes to tv shows and episodes from those tv shows, i’m not expert, so i’m not going to go into “critic mode” or anything like that, I just want to share my thoughts on it and try and explain what I loved about it!!

Now to give a brief summary of some sort…….it’s a musical episode so it’s a little different towards your regular COTC episodes, however this special was just very entertaining to me, every song was just wonderfully done, love JP’s high notes, he really went for it!! I also like when the Creek kids sang in harmony together it was nice, this whole episode was just full of a good time, you can tell that each song had some kind of inspiration from certain musicals, some that I know and some I might know, but might not.

To give you guys a little look into what the episode was, we have Craig and his friends, but manly Craig, stuck inside his home, wishing he was at the Creek, but isn’t able to go due to it raining cats and dogs outside and so the whole episode he’s having to use his imagination or get creative on what kind of things him and his friends would be doing at the Creek if it wasn’t raining……and so you see within the episode, he imagines finding a random key and wondering what it goes to and wanting to know the origins of it.

Him and his friends are going around and asking everyone they know at the creek (not really) what the key goes to and where it came from, things like that, but reminder (not that you forgot) it’s a musical based episode and so they’re pretty much singing everything they do in it, there are some speaking moments, but the animations and weird moments that happened within the special is just something I can’t even explain, I mean MORTIMER……even sings and for those who don’t know who Mortimer is,

Well he’s Kelsey’s parakeet bird, but Mortimer isn’t just a regular bird, there’s more to him than meets the eye, he’s Kelsey’s life pet companion, her partner in crime, he’s always with Kelsey!! he may be small, but that parakeet is a true warrior……I know that probably sounded weird, but it’s the truth,

He never leaves her side unless it’s important, but the point is, it can get interestingly weird at times, but in good way i’d say, I loved everything about it, it’s just a good episode and definitely a favorite, there’s a few songs from it that I like a lot, but overall, the whole special was just the best!!

I’m glad it exist, but that’s pretty much it, I don’t want to spoil the episode too much, hopefully I didn’t spoil it, but if you like adventurous type of cartoons that pretty much always almost breaks the fourth wall within certain episodes definitely check it out, it’s the best in my opinion and this specific episode was just a hoot to watch I loved every moment of it!!

Since we’re on the topic of Craig Of The Creek…….I went and recorded a video the other day talking about some of my favorite episodes from the series, mainly the new episodes that came out recently, i’m probably going to do a part 2 not sure when though, but eventually, I haven’t yet posted it, i’ll be doing that later tonight, when I do though expect to have this post be updated with the link later on as well, but that is it for this post……

Update: I didn’t actually post the video the day I said I would, but I did post it, sorry for the later update sharing the video though, if you want to check it out, you can find it here: Favorite Craig Of The Creek Episodes

If you would like to read my other post where I talk about why I love this show, just go on over to the link here: Let’s Talk: Cartoon Shows And One Of My Favorites!!

All The Love ❤ ❤

Lexa

The Different Feelings To Music…….

You ever hear a song and just feel that it fits perfectly with what you expect it to feel like!? It might sound a little confusing to what i’m getting at so i’ll try and explain it in the best way possible……I don’t know if it’s just me, but anytime I hear a certain song and say it’s titled “Sounds of the Evening” just to give an example to what i’m talking about, now when you look at that title, tell me, what to you would an evening sound like if it was somehow turned into music!? Would it be something peaceful and quiet like, maybe there’s a little bit going on, but not too much going on if that makes sense!?

What kind of scenery would you add and if you had to pick an instrument or some kind of sound say being processed to showcase what an evening sounds like to you if it was turned into music what would you pick!? Sometimes when we listen to music it can have this specific way of sounding to where it almost always fits a theme of some sort…..so say you’re having a nice chilled morning, there’s certain songs that can fit well with the kind of morning you’re having, if you’re going for a bit of a walk even,

You’ll find that there’s something to listen to, that’ll go along well with that movement, it’s actually odd cause for me I find that music helps me to take everything in a little better than say if I was walking without music, I actually find that weird…..I can sit without sound, but when it comes to going on a walk, I need to have music playing otherwise it’s going to feel odd and maybe some of you also feel that and maybe some are fine either way, I know everyone’s different…….but I love when i’m listening to something and can feel what the song is and I mean not just lyrics,

but the music itself, it’s even more amazing when there’s no lyrics to it and it’s just the sound to the music, because you then are able to form an imagery to the sound where it just takes you to a place with all these different things……but sometimes, it’s like that when you’re just hearing a song that has words added to it, they say when you close your eyes,

You tend to feel things a lot more deeper than if you were just hearing it or seeing it even and with music you find that it just takes you on this journey when you listen with feeling and that can just make everything so much more beautiful, it’s like how a painting would feel to a painter or just any other admiration that you may have a connection towards, but to be able to listen to a song and truly appreciate these little aspects that it both brings and has to it, is probably one of my favorite things about music!!

Creator Spotlight: Blume

Okay so i’ve had this post held as an idea for a while now and i’ve come close a few times writing it, but I never knew how i’d write on it so I kinda just let it be for a while, now some of you may remember some of you may not, but I actually talked about Blume before and even shared a few of my favorite playlist mixes of theirs, now my favorites tend to go at a rotation

So the ones before are still favorites I just haven’t heard them in a good while, but I should probably explain what Blume is, it’s a Channel that creates playlist of music with different artists featured pretty much, they also have a gaming channel, but I haven’t really explored that realm of theirs properly, I just went on the channel out of curiosity to what kind of games they played in case there was one I caught interest in……..

it’s mainly the Witcher, Call of Duty…..games in that category and although they might be entertaining games for those who are also fans of those said games…..it’s not really my kind of entertainment, so that’s why I hadn’t checked it out, but i’m sure it’s a good channel nonetheless!!

Back to Blume’s music channel though, how do I explain it!? It’s quite ambient if you want to say, although there is a lot more to it, but it’s great if you’re looking for something to listen to, but don’t really want to have too much distraction going on, although it’s great to sing along to songs, sometimes you just want something a little more chilled that won’t make you lose focus or take you away from being and keeping productive

That’s where Blume comes in, the great thing i’d say about his channel is you get a little bit of everything when it comes to their playlists, now I will say that some of the playlists have the same songs in it from prior playlists, but trust me when I say they all fit well with the theme of the playlists created, I think this channel actually creates their playlists by listening to each song that they choose and adding them based on where they may fit!?……if that makes sense……they go mainly on feeling, I think,

I can’t really explain what I mean right now, but just know with each song that you hear within these mixes all fit well with each other!! I feel there’s more that I want to express with this one so……i’m probably going to talk about it as well at some point and see if can make sense in some other way as well…..but yeah this is just a few things about this channel, if you’re interesting in checking out any of the mixes from there, i’ll leave some of my current favorites at the moment that i’ve been listening to non stop:

I’ve been going back and re playing the first recommended mix a lot:

Silence AroundBLUME (I don’t know what it is, there’s just something about this mix that I like)

Shelter – BLUME (This is probably my second favorite)

Rain In Dreamland – BLUME (Now although I haven’t heard this one in a good while…..i’d still consider it a favorite, especially that one song that I played over and over, it’s the first song called Divine, it’s so good as well as the rest of the playlist of course)

Those are just a few of my favorites to listen to that i’d recommend checking out, if you’re curious on the gaming channel they have as well, you can always find it listed within the description or on their channel page, hope you find one you like, if you do manage to check it out!!

All The Love ❤ ❤

Lexa