Wednesday, 31 July 2013

BVJ Countdown - Day 67!

The sun is hot and that old clock is movin' slow,
An' so am I.
Work day passes like molasses in wintertime,
But it's July.
I'm gettin' paid by the hour, an' older by the minute.
My boss just pushed me over the limit.
I'd like to call him somethin',
I think I'll just call it a day.

Pour me somethin' tall an' strong,
Make it a "Hurricane" before I go insane.
It's only half-past twelve but I don't care.
It's five o'clock somewhere.


It's almost five o'clock!! Let the BVJ WEEKEND COMMENCE!!


-M.

Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Tell Them That It's My (Sexual?) Birthday?

So a couple of weeks ago I purchased the new Selena Gomez album entitled Stars Dance.



The first time I listen to a new album I like to have a long road and a good drive ahead of me so I can listen to the whole album nonstop and (in my opinion) the artist wants me to listen to it in order because that's why they set it up the way that they did. 

So the first song comes on and it is called 'Birthday'. I'm excited by this track name because my birthday is coming up and I'm always looking for cutesy songs to put on my newest birthday playlist.

Well the song starts and it's fun, exclamatory and bold, with pop bubbliness as well.

I think it's great! Love the party, poppyness of it! 

...and then all of a sudden there is random moaning...like hardcore, grunting, moaning, with interminglings of 'jazz it up' throughout..

and then it goes back to babydoll pink and bubble gum

and then back to the S&M, whips and chains back room of a club

It's crazy but just knowing that that part is coming up kinda ruins the song for me :(

Not exactly sure why it was included, maybe to signify that Selena is an adult now and isn't all about bubblyness?

Not sure but the two parts of this song sound like they belong in two VERY seperate songs. 

If you'd like to listen here it is :):


No hate on Selena, the rest of the album is really good, just this song kinda threw me :)

-M.


BVJ Countdown - Day 66!

Hey good lookin' what cha got cookin'
How's about cookin' something up with me
I'm free and ready so we can go steady
How's about keepin' steady company


Ahh childhood memories! I totally remember this song! Golden oldy! :)


-M.

Monday, 29 July 2013

BVJ Countdown - Day 65!

It was just an old worn out jeep
Rusty old floor boards
Hot on my feet
A young girl two hands on the wheel
I can't replace the way it made me feel
And he'd say
Turn it left, and steer it right
Straighten up girl now, you're doing just fine
Just a little valley by the river where we'd ride
But I was high on a mountain


This song reminds me of my Grandpa because he loves Alan so much. It also reminds me when my Dad was teaching me to drive around my neighborhood. Gotta love those memories :).


-M.

Sunday, 28 July 2013

BVJ Countdown - Day 64!

And all my friends say
I started shooting doubles
When you walked in
All my friends say
I went a little crazy
Seeing you with him
You know I don't remember a thing
But they say I sure was raising some cain
I was a rock star, party hard,
Getting over you comeback kid
Yay I must have did
What all my friends say
Yeah, Yeah, Yeah


Cannot get enough Luke Bryan in these posts! Had a girl at Sephora almost crying the other day because I was wearing a shirt with his name on it! 


-M.



BVJ Countdown - Day 63!

And it's a great day to be alive
I know the sun's still shinin' 
When I close my eyes
There's some hard times in the neighborhood
But why can't everyday be just this good


Uplifting song with a catchy tune :).


-M.

Friday, 26 July 2013

BVJ Countdown - Day 62!

I'm down here in Mexico
Sick as a dog
My head is poundin' in this border town fog
Down to my last dime and comin' apart at the seams
I'm messed up in Mexico
Livin' on refried dreams


I LOVE THIS SONG! Reminds me of childhood which of course I love! Just has a very twangy sound to it and Tim's old stuff rocks!!

Isn't he just so pretty!?!?!
Ok! So a while back I hit 100 blog posts, and just last night I got over 4000 views on my page! So in honor of that I'm doing a sneaky little blog giveaway (for my avid readers ;)). All you have to do is comment on this post with your favorite Tim McGraw song and you will be entered into the draw for a $50 iTunes gift card :). This giveaway will be over on the 6th of August :) (after BVJ of course!). I'll also be doing a bigger giveaway for that! 

Thanks for reading!

-M.

Thursday, 25 July 2013

BVJ Countdown - Day 61!

Can you feel the magic, can you sense from within 
The urge to do anything that you set to begin 
Can you feel the magic, that brings you Here For Gold 
On your journey - in your life - Just As Bold

Feel the Magic - Karac Hendriks

New artist who I finally found lyrics for. Sounds a touch gospel which I don't mind. Good message.


-M.

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

That's My Jam!

So about a week ago, I purchased the new Relient K album "Collapsible Lung", left it on my iPhone to just kind of cycle through and get some decent play in my vehicle.



Well it wasn't until a couple of days ago that I actually started to listen when it came on; other times it was just background soundtrack for my life.

One of the songs hit me though. The lyrics were fun, poppy ones intermingled with names of bands added in to tell the story of the song. Hearing names of bands/songs being referenced not in their musical sense but in the literal definition was very cool.

Here is an example of what I'm referring to:

Jane's addicted and Alice is in chains
U2 like to move me in mysterious ways
We're chasing waterfalls and wonderwalls
My Jewel, you were meant for me so save my soul
Add seven Mary three plus 98 degrees
Eve 6 times 311, that's you and me


Love these words! I just think it is really clever :)

And it's a collab with Owl City! Who hasn't loved them since this gem???



Thanks for listening to my love and appreciation of music! :)

-M.

BVJ Countdown - Day 60!

Wow!! 60 days of music blogging! Love that!!

I was haulin hay, I was feedin the hogs 
and that summer sun had me sweatin like a dog 
So I cooled off in the creek 
then it was back to work in the daggum heat 
I was cussin' out loud, thinkin bout quitin' 
Lookin' back now I'm sure glad I didn't 
Cuz just when I thought it couldn't get no hotter 
I caught glimpse of the farmer's daughter 

Farmer's Daughter - Rodney Atkins

Love this song! So country it's amazing. Just a fun, cute song :)


-M.

BVJ Countdown - Day 59!

But you don't know Jack,
Double shot, eighty proof, on the rocks,
Until you've lost it all.
And you can't go back
To your life, and your kids, and your ex-wife
With just a telephone call.
If you think it's just a bottle,
In an old brown paper sack
You don't know Jack.

You Don't Know Jack - Luke Bryan

I can honestly say that this is one of my favourite Luke Bryan songs. I love when songs tell a story, are deeper than just generic lyrics. 


-M.

Monday, 22 July 2013

Sneak Peek of the Lovebirds :)






Aren't these two like THEE most beautiful married couple ever!
Ok, I might be slightly biased!
But the ceremony was beautiful, (tears were shed) and everything went amazingly smooth!
Congratulations to Tracey and Kyle!
You guys show the world what true love and friendship is :).
Love you both!
-M.





BVJ Countdown - Day 58!

I think the world needs a drink
I think enoughs enough
She's been spinnin around so long i'd say She's pretty wound up
Calm down, Sit back, Relax
Tear up the contracts and save the ink
Yeah I think the world needs a drink


Love this song. Far too often people get too wound up and they just need to chill. I think BVJ needs a lot of drinks ;).


-M.

BVJ Countdown - Day 57!

I'll trade you 20 Margaritas for your moonshine
'Cause I like to have a party all the time
I'll trade you 20 margaritas for your moonshine
'Cause I hear that stuff can really blow your mind


Sounds like a song perfect for Big Valley! :)


-M.

BVJ Countdown - Day 56!

Well, way down yonder on the Chattahoochee
It gets hotter than a hoochie coochie
We laid rubber on the Georgia asphalt
We got a little crazy but we never got caught.

Down by the river on a Friday night
Pyramid of cans in the pale moonlight
Talkin' 'bout cars and dreamin' 'bout women
Never had a plan, just a livin' for the minute.


Well this was the only song from a BVJ artist that I heard at the wedding, so I figured it was apt to use! Love this song!!


-M.




Saturday, 20 July 2013

It's a Beautiful Day to Get Married!!

Well the day is finally here! The first of the cousins is getting married! My cousin Tracey and her fiance Kyle are joining as one! I can't wait to see them at the altar :). 

And of course being me, I had to make my own playlist (with input from our family, of course)

Wedding Jams :)

I Can't Fight This Feeling Any Longer - REO Speedwagon (My Mom and Dad's wedding song...from 1985! ;))
I Pledge My Love - Peaches and Herb - Mom thought of this one too!

These are just a few of the amazing wedding songs out there!

I gotta run and pick up my date! 

Can't wait until the big moment!

Love you both Trace and Kyle!!



-M.


Friday, 19 July 2013

BVJ Countdown - Day 55!

But my old man was a little bit more inclined to understand
'Cause daddies know, when to hang on and when to let go
He said, "Bein' addicted to love's a real bad habit
If you can't be good, son, be good at it"

Can kind of remember this song from way back in the day (because I'm so old right?). I definitely agree with parents having different perspectives on life and love. Kinda funny to see. :)


-M.

Thursday, 18 July 2013

BVJ Countdown - Day 54!

There’s no cowboy songs on the radio
It just ain’t western anymore
And Nashville you ought to be ashamed
It ain’t so grand on the Opry stage
They must be turning in their graves
Down at the Country Hall of Fame


Kind of digging this guys lyrics. I love these kind of songs because of the 'story' and the originality of them :). Very creative. Hopefully I get to see him!


-M.



Wednesday, 17 July 2013

BVJ Countdown - Day 53!

Tell me I was dreaming
That you didn't leave me here to cry
You didn't say
You don't love me anymore
It was just my imagination telling lies
Tell me that you didn't say goodbye

I'm in a state of confusion
I hope things aren't what they seem
If this is really happening
Just let me go back to dream


Strong song, awesome video, great message.


-M.

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

BVJ Countdown - Day 52!

'Cause she never lets it go to her heart.
She never lets it go that far.
When they start talkin'
She starts walkin'
Right back to my arms.
She can turn every head,
But she never lets it go to her heart.


I believe that loyalty is a huge deal in relationships, and in life in general. If you can be easily swayed away from something you had previously given your devotion to, then something is wrong there. Love this song. 


-M.



Monday, 15 July 2013

BVJ Countdown - Day 51!

My baby thinks he's a train
He makes his whistle stop, then he's gone again
Sometimes it's hard on a poor girl's brain, a poor girl's brain
I'm tellin' you, boys, my baby thinks he's a train


This song is funny because the boyfriend LOVES trains. I wouldn't doubt that he believes that he is one ;)


-M.



BVJ Countdown - Day 50!

This is the 50th Big Valley post!! Holy smokes!! It's coming quick people!! Can't wait!!

You can't buy back the moments that matter
You can't buy back the moments that matter
There's a big pot of gold at the top of the ladder
But you can't buy back the moments that matter


Slow down. Smell the roses. Hug the ones you love. Do what makes you happy. Leave the past in the past. Live in the now. 

That's all I have to say about that...(Forrest Gump ;))


-M.



BVJ Countdown - Day 49!

Cause sometimes our silly fights
May go well into the night
And we hit the sack
Back to back
Too ticked off to speak
We'd rather hold our grudges
Than be the one that budges
We'd go to bed
Buttin' heads and tuggin' sheets
But we never fall asleep
Without touching feet


So this song is quite fitting as the boyfriend has stated that we aren't allowed to go to bed angry. That rule actually makes sense to me. Air out your issues and then be able to rest. I just love the simplicity of these lyrics and the gesture that the song talks about :).


-M.



Friday, 12 July 2013

BVJ Countdown - Day 48!

Holy Cannoli Batman! 100 blog posts!! WHAT?!?!?!

Anywho! Back to the music ;)

Girls lie, too 
We don't care how much money you make 
What you drive or what you weigh 
Size don't matter anyway 
Girls lie, too 
Don't think you're the only ones 
Who bend it, break it, stretch it some 
We learn from you 
Girls lie, too 

Girls Lie Too - Terri Clark

Cannot get enough of this girl! Love this song. The video is kinda strange with the Jack Sparrow wannabe, but the tune is upbeat, fun and sassy! All of the things that scream Terri Clark!


-M.



Thursday, 11 July 2013

BVJ Countdown - Day 47!

I wanna know what it feels like to be king
I wanna know if children, they don't sing
I wanna know if birds should lose their wings
I wanna know if we do anything
I wanna know how we could makes ends meet
I wanna know when I should stomp my feet
I wanna know why history repeats
I wanna know how you turned out so sweet

I Want To Know - The Mavericks

Upbeat song with catchy lyrics. Love learning new songs because of these blog posts! :)


-M.



BVJ Countdown - Day 46!

Rain makes corn, corn makes whiskey
Whiskey makes my baby, feel a little frisky
Back roads are boggin' up, my buddies pile up in my truck
We hunt our hunnies down, we take 'em into town
Start washin' all our worries down the drain
Rain is a good thing

Rain Is A Good Thing - Luke Bryan

Given what the weather was like at last year's Big Valley, I'm not 100% sure that rain is a good thing ;). But if Luke says it is, then I'm sure he's right :).


-M.



Tuesday, 9 July 2013

BVJ Countdown - Day 45!

I want fireworks to paint the sky
A kiss to burn my lips
I wanna feel the touch that pounds my heart down to my fingertips
And twenty years from now it still won’t be as good as it will get
It might be a lot to ask for but I won’t take any less
Just because I won’t settle don’t mean I won’t settle down
I don’t need a love that I can live with
I want the one I can’t live without


I loved this song the moment I first heard it. Just the emotion and the resolution to not settle for what you think you deserve is amazing. You choose what you need and don't let a third party come into that :).


-M.

BVJ Countdown - Day 44!

Well, it's alright to be little bitty
A little hometown or a big old city
Might as well share, might as well smile
Life goes on for a little bitty while.


Because of recent events, I have realized just how 'little bitty' life can be. Love the ones around you. Don't be afraid to try new things that fit you. And don't, for a second, let someone else live your life for you! You are given permission to make whatever decisions you want to!


-M.

Sunday, 7 July 2013

BVJ Countdown - Day 43!

I'm rough around the edges
Got a crooked little smile
I'm real and I'm unedited
Unique as I am wild
I'm slightly left of centre
Honest to a fault, 
I'm a saint but mostly sinner

I'm perfectly flawed
Crazy, I guess
But I'd rather be a beautiful, original mess
Than another barbie doll
Rolling off the line
Oh I gotta be me, unapologetically
Flawed
Flawed - Jess Moskaluke
I love songs like this. People don't have to be Barbie dolls or 'perfect', we are all human. Don't apologize for being you. That's how you were made :)
-M.

Saturday, 6 July 2013

BVJ Countdown - Day 42!

I dare you to be original

I dare you to be remarkable

I dare you give- I dare you to lead

I dare you love- I dare you to dream

I dare you to keep the strength you hold onto

I dare you

I dare you to be you


Love the message of this song! Definitely words to live by everyday of your life!! I am just falling in love with this girl, her voice and all of her songs. 

Please try something new today ;). Not sure yet what mine will be but I'm gonna give it a good shot!!



-M.

BVJ Countdown - Day 41!

You're thinking 'bout the one before me
I'd never do you that way
Stop thinking 'bout the one before me
This is now that was yesterday

The One Before Me - The Derailers

The reason that they are in the past is because they weren't right for you. This song has meaning on my life. But then again the past is the past. Just gotta keep looking forward. :).


-M.
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