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I drove across parts of four southern states on vacation right before Christmas. I wanted to sync my phone with my car for music listening purposes, but also wanted my battery to last the whole day, without the hassle of car charging. So, I diligently sought my kind of music via FM radio.

I soon discovered that my kind of music was not four different states’ kind of music. I love alternative. They love oldies, country, gospel, and talk radio. I eventuality found what appeared to be the only popular\alternative station in the entirety of the deep south. Fortunately, and oddly, it seemed to follow me along on my journey. Over the four days I traveled, I kept hearing two songs I fell in love with.

The first was. Lizzo’s Good As Hell . I loved everything about it. The sound, the lyrics, and the way it’s such a girl power anthem. I think a woman can be feminine and cool…and strong. Strong is always good. Especially when it comes with a giant dose of self-confidence. For me, that’s what the wonderful Lizzo is doing here. Encouraging us all to be, and stay, strong and confident, with a side of fun nails and hair tosses. At the moment that’s my favorite song. The version I’ve linked to above features Ariana Grande and is very cool.

The other is Dance Monkey by Tones and I . Such a fun song, which has become my second favorite for now. It’s really great to drive to. The beat and sound make me happy. That’s a major criteria for me about music. If it makes me happy just to listen to it, then it’s a valuable part of my day.

For music lovers there are songs we like, songs we love, and songs we can’t do without. Then there are the ones that are all of these, and also vital for long road trips. New music to lead us on our journies to new and exciting adventures.

Twitter has brought me musical magic again. This time actually from my favorite musical. Wicked has these Out of Oz Studio Sessions performances that I hadn’t really checked out. When “No Good Deed” sung by Jennifer Nettles was right there as I scrolled along, I clicked Play.

I’m not a country music fan, generally, but I’ve heard Jennifer Nettles belt out more traditional songs enough to know I was in for a treat. She has an amazing voice and wonderful control of it. Her rendition of “No Good Deed” is perfection. I keep going to YouTube to watch the video. That won’t stop anytime soon.

Jennifer Nettles — No Good Deed

I came across this little gem on Twitter and tried to post it directly from there. That did not go well. So, dear Purple Koalaers, I deleted it, dug the video up on YouTube, and am making another attempt. So sorry for the typical glitch and repost.

So. It’s Dick Van Dyke singing Chitty Chitty Bang Bang in a restaurant, which has made my day. I only saw the movie once, a long time ago, but somehow bits of this song creep into earworm status to this day and I find myself singing what I remember of it. That is powerful entertainment.

Dick Van Dyke is a national treasure. He’s still got it. All the its. 

I’ll paste in the link at the bottom too, in case of further glitchiness.

Dick Van Dyke Singing Chitty Chitty Bang Bang In a Restaurant

This gorgeous video is titled Memories of Paintings. It was created by Thomas Blanchard. I have to say after watching it that he is a very talented and visionary artist. Perhaps unique. I don’t know, because I’ve never seen anything like it before and have no idea how unusual it may be. What I do know is that it is the most innovative, beautiful, and graceful use of paint imaginable. The swoop and swirl, blending, remixing, and changing of colors all set to lovely music make up a visual experience I know I won’t be satisfied to see just once. Amazing art.

http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/watch-and-be-hypnotized-by-the-flow-of-moving-paint

Hearing X Ambassadors’ song Renegades on the radio is one thing…enjoying a great song. Seeing the official video is another thing entirely…being inspired. The extremely challenged athletes featured are absolutely incredible. Their physical strength alone is remarkable. Their grace, humility, and courage serve as an unspoken challenge to those of us who do not face the realities of their daily lives. I know I’m now much more aware of the need for gratitude and grace when faced with adversity.

X Ambassadors Renegades Official Video

I got Ryn Weaver’s The Fool album on a whim, while browsing my Amazon Music app. It can be a good place to discover new music, if you’re patient enough to go through stuff like New Music and Recommended For You, sometimes even $5 Albums. I got lucky when I bought this one.

Ryn Weaver has an interesting style and beautiful voice. Both are showcased in this video Ryn Weaver — The Fool ( Acoustic) . I glanced over some reviews that compared her to Heather Nova and Florence Welch of Florence + the Machine. I have to agree. She has that vibrato thing going too, though in a unique way.

This video is also cool because of the setting. It looks like an empty pool, which makes for unusual acoustics…pristine and expansive at once.

I like the album, but find some of it more produced than I typically care for, at times coming off as almost experimental. I wish I had an entire album of these unique acoustic versions. I see that there are more than one video on YouTube recorded in the same place, so I’ll have to dip into them more when I have a chance. No pun intended, believe it or not!

Ryn Weaver — The Fool (Acoustic)

This Vine is just too cute. I keep watching Winter the lamb come dancing down the hall when called, and it makes me smile every time. I’m not sure I’ve heard of a lamb as a pet before, but after seeing this I think it must be fun. I’m not likely to jump on the internet cats bandwagon, but just had to spread the lamb love.