Monday, March 8, 2010

Women & Music & More Music

Since today is the International Women's Day, it's a good idea to give some thanks to a woman, right? So today my thanks go to Shannon Eileen of Happiness Is... blog. Shannon has just recently posted about a song that I happened to get hooked on from the very first sound - "Black and Gold" by Sam Sparro. She is a musician herself, so it's only natural that she would have a great taste in music. I'm feeling thankful for this maybe seemingly small thing, because it's not often that I feel such connection with both the melody and the message in a song right away, she happened to post about it at the very right time too. I was once again reminded that no happiness in the world really matters when you don't have anyone to share it with.

And speaking of heartfelt songs, I cannot not mention my super good friend Mark's new band Wooden Wires - they've just formed it about 6 weeks ago for the UK's Channel 4 competition and made it to the final 20 (out of 1500+ entries). Now it's up to the public to decide who makes it to the final 10. So if you want to make me feel even more thankful, I'd appreciate it if you could stop by to check out their music and help support a friend HERE.

I guarantee you'll feel the beauty of this song if you watch Mark's band partner Dom playing the acoustic version of one of their songs:


  1. Oh thank you girlie! You're the best. I love that you got hooked on Black & Gold too - isn't it amazing? What a sweet song from Wooden Wires. I'm off to vote!

  2. Shannon, I got totally hooked! Lately I've just been getting into oen song and having it on repeat and stuck in my head for days... "Black and Gold" is my new such song! It happened with "Bonny" and their other track too before after listening to each a few times haha Thanks for the support!!! xoxo

  3. really nice sensitive...
    i cant agree more with you Julia....if you have people to share things with then you can feel the hapiness...

  4. WAAOOOOH !!!
    Great Great Great!!!
    Ok, cool Guillaume...
    Thanks again Julia for opening my eyes and ears on good musics that I had never heard before..
    I have voted for Wooden Wires as soon as I have listened the song!
    And Sam Sparro title 'Black and gold' is amazing too!!
    Next time do it in two or three different posts, I'm exhausted.. ;)

  5. .. I really love 'black and gold' , just everything about the song , the melody just takes you in ...and you can't get out of it ..
    'wooden wires' sounds really wonderful , I liked the deep lyrics of song ..I think we will hear about them more ..I really wish them luck ..
    ..Julia ,I hope you had a wonderful day because I know how much you celebrite it there ..
    have a nice evening and thanks for your words ..

  6. No happiness in the world really matters when you don't have anyone to share it with... so true Julia. Besides, how can someone claim happiness if he/she is alone?

    Have a great day! xoxo

  7. Love it! Some women artists I love include Tori Amos, Dar Williams, Indigo Girls, Dixie Chicks, Bjork...they all rock & speak loudly for women everywhere.

  8. Black and Gold is pretty sweet. Just played it for my b/f and he's a big fan too! Shannon is awesome, no surprise she has such great taste in music!

  9. black and gold is one of my favourite songs. love this

    xx lue

  10. Oh such great music -thanks for the introduction x

  11. Haha Guillaume, thanks! Glad you enjoyed :)

    Ellinelle, thank you! Really apprecaite you taking the time to check them out!

  12. Looks like I'm too late to vote :(
    But it's an honor for them to even make it that far.
    I loved listening to this track.


I appreciate you taking the time to connect and share your thoughts, so thank you for your comment! And while you're at it... Why not tell me what you're thankful for today? ;-)