Hear This-Phil Wickham unplugged

Phil Wickham,

We need you to make an acoustic version of Children of God*. 

Please and thank you,

CS Woman

*I wrote this post 3 weeks ago and to my great delight I found out that Phil Wickham recorded a new acoustic album-Acoustic Sessions.



Hear This…one more thing

Last week I featured MuteMath.  In my search for clips, I stumbled upon the realization that their drummer has quite the cult following.

I’m not a percussionist, so I can’t fully appreciate the awesomeness that is Darren King, but I thought I’d feature some of his jams and some of my favorite songs from MuteMath that feature his skills.




Hear This-Monument of Love

The incremental rise of chocolates and strawberries in the grocery store serve to remind us that V-day (and my birthday) is almost upon us.

In the cacophony of saccharine sentiments during this time, it’s nice to have reminders of a lasting love.  It’s one thing to see bright-eyed, twenty somethings profess their declarations of affection, but it’s another thing to hear the stories of love that has stood the test of time.

MuteMath has some amazing songs about lasting love on their cd Vitals. The two songs that stick out to me are Light Up* and Monument.

I love the lyrics and the melody of Light Up.  In the song, the author is making a petition that in relationships, you need to “stick it out” even if the sparks have faded. For me, this song reminds me that love is choice. Specifically, I like the following lines:

Sometimes we just have to walk through the fire (the fire)
Just to see once more what has never shined brighter (shined brighter)

Don’t say enough, we’re not out of love
We just grew up having to find out that/Hearts go astray, sparks slip away
But I have to say, I still light up for you/For you, I still light up for you

Don’t let the tears undo the years/That got us here we traveled all this way (all this way)
And no matter how we sort it out/Know I’m for sure that you’re the one for me (the one for me)

*Since I’m loving the remix version of this song, I’m posting that here.

And Monument, specifically the video, chronicles a real-life narrative of a couple who embodies commitment. It’s a touching story and it is a reminder that lasting love is possible.

So, whether you are enjoying this season with a romantic someone or a platonic one, I hope that you are encouraged during this season and I hope that you have a Happy Valentine’s Day!


Hear This…

As a former music major and lifelong music enthusiast, I will admit that I’m a music snob. So, it’s always a pleasure to find a Christian musician who not only has “uplifting” content but is actually a good musician and lyricist too.

Meet Josh Garrels.

I realize that I might be a little late to the party, but I’m grateful that a friend tipped me to this guy.  And if you haven’t heard of him, you’re in for a treat.

Merry Christmas

Who doesn’t enjoy a little Christmas music during this time of year?  So…enjoy some timeless classics from a very talented group…Pentatonix.

I hope you have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! If you’re traveling, be safe.

Hear This-Pentatonix

Just in time for Christmas,  one of my student workers, introduced me to Pentatonix. (I work in education.) They are amazing.  Enjoy!

-And don’t forget to check out band mate Kevin Olusola. He’s got some serious skills of his own.

Hear This-Heartbreaker

I don’t know what they have in that British water, but there are some great artists from “across the pond”.

Meet Alice Russell.

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Laura Mvula: Sing To The Moon

Honestly, I’m not sure how I discovered Laura Mvula.  It might have been through the “suggested music” feature in Rhapsody, but I’m glad that I did.  She’s a crazy talented British import to these American shores.

Style: If you’re a fan of Emeli Sandé or pop/rock with souring orchestral elements,  you’ll like her.


Hear This-Teach Me To Know

The Lone Bellow: The Lone Bellow

The Relevant Podcast never fails to supply me with a continual roster of amazing artists. The band, The Lone Bellow, is no exception to that list.

One of my favorite songs from their self-entitled album, The Lone Bellow, is “Teach Me To Know”.



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Paper Route: The Peace of Wild Things

I’ve mentioned in my About page that I’m a fan of the Relevant Podcast.

I’m always guaranteed a laugh and I’m often introduced to great new music.  Paper Route is no exception.  They have quickly become a regular on my Rhapsody playlist.

Style: They have an indie/folk/rock/pop vibe.

I haven’t seen them live, but I’d think they’d put on a good show. 🙂

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