Tunes On The Tube: November 6 – 19

It’s almost Thanksgiving, and to celebrate, I’m giving you 2 weeks of Tunes on the Tube!  (Really I just wasn’t able to put together a post last week, but we can pretend it’s a Thanksgiving gift, right?)  I’m staying home this weekend and have the house to myself, and I’ll definitely be jamming out to some of these as I bake my Thanksgiving desserts.  Where is everyone going for the holiday?  Are you spending it with family or friends (or both)?

Thursday, November 8th

THE VAMPIRE DIARIES: “Smother” by Daughter (2012 single)

THE VAMPIRE DIARIES: “The Light” by The Album Leaf (from 2006’s Into The Blue Again)

GREY’S ANATOMY: “Gold” by Wake Owl (2012 single)

GREY’S ANATOMY: “Australia” by Conner Youngblood (from Sketches pt. 1)

GREY’S ANATOMY: “Passenger” by Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes (2012 single)

Monday, November 12th

GOSSIP GIRL: “Super Rich Kids” by Frank Ocean (from 2012’s channel ORANGE)

Tuesday, November 13th

PARENTHOOD: “I Don’t Want Love” by The Antlers (from 2011’s Burst Apart)

PARENTHOOD: “Para” by Calexico (from 2012’s Algiers)

PARENTHOOD: “Full Moon Rising” by Neil Halstead (from 2012’s Palindrome Hunches)

PARENTHOOD: “You Ain’t Alone” by Alabama Shakes (from 2012’s Boys & Girls)

COVERT AFFAIRS: “Are You Listening” by Kopecky Family Band (from 2012’s Kids Raising Kids)

Thursday, November 15th

GREY’S ANATOMY: “And Still, The Darkness Comes” by Aron Wright (2012 single)

GREY’S ANATOMY: “You Could Have It (So Much Better Without Me)” by Miss Li (from 2011’s Beats & Bruises)

Happy Thanksgiving!!

xx Hannah

Shazam’d! Friday – November 9th

Remember back when Ashley and I started this blog and I was all, “I’m gonna post every Sunday with my favorite Shazam’d songs from that week” and I did for a while, but then I stopped posting and it seemed like I’d just stopped Shazaming altogether?  Say it ain’t so!  Ok, it ain’t so.  I never stopped Shazaming, I just stopped blogging about it every Sunday because posting from my laptop at home has become a bit of a nightmare.

Since work has been hectic-city today, I’m taking a 10-er (that’s a 10-minute break for everyone without a day job.  Actually I think a 10-er is supposed to refer to a $10 bill, but I’m re-purposing it for the uses of this post) and I’m giving you what everyone should want on a Friday afternoon: weekend listening!  So ignore my giant run-on sentence and my over-eager use of the hyphen today, and get to listening!  And let me know if there’s anything you especially love and want more of (I’m a major people pleaser).

“Baby I’m Bad Weather” by Toussaint Morrison (from Toussaint Morrison Is Not My Boyfriend)

“Another Life” by NO (from Don’t Worry, You’ll Be Here Forever)

 

“Koop Island Blues” by Koop (from Coup De Grâce)

 

“Lullabies” by Yuna (from her 2012 self-titled debut album)

 

“Life’s A Beach” by Django Django (from their 2012 self-titled debut album)

 

“I Forget It’s There” by Lay Low (from Farewell Good Night’s Sleep)

 

“Harvest Moon” by Poolside (from Pacific Standard Time)

 

“Lonesome Dreams” by Lord Huron (from Lonesome Dreams)

 

“Concrete Wall” by Zee Avi (from Ghostbird)

 

“Sweet Nothing” by Calvin Harris featuring Florence Welch (from 18 Months)

 

Also, to help you access all this music in one fell swoop, I’m creating two Spotify playlists – one for my Shazam’d songs, and one for the Tunes On The Tube.*  Follow them if you like music.  If you don’t like music, don’t follow them.  Oh and my full name is Hannah Cornforth so you can find me easily on Spotify.

*On second thought, I’m creating ONE BIG playlist combining the Shazam’d and Tunes On The Tube songs.  Efficiency, people.

Happy Friday everyone!

xx Hannah

Tunes On The Tube: October 30 – November 5

Keeping it short and sweet this week, with a couple tunes from two of my favorite shows. Enjoy!

Thursday, November 1st

THE VAMPIRE DIARIES: “Happening” by Olivia Broadfield (from her album This Beautiful War)

Sunday, November 4th

REVENGE: “Paradise Circus” by Massive Attack (from their album Heligoland)

xx Hannah

Design Spotlight: Emily Henderson

I know it’s been all music, music, music with me since the blog started, but I really do have other interests.  Promise.

To prove it, I’m sharing some STUNNING work from my absolute favorite, never-gonna-love-any-designer-as-much-as-I-love-her interior designer, Emily Henderson.  She won season 5 of HGTV’s Design Star and now hosts her own show on HGTV called Secrets From A Stylist.  Added bonus: she’s from Oregon!  Yeah home state pride!

Here are a few of my favorite rooms from her design portfolio:

This has got to be one of my all-time favorite living rooms. I mean, look at that tufted beauty of a couch! That coffee table! Those colors!

I love Emily’s use of purple in this space, and her unexpected use of wood for the pelmet boxes (those awesome boxes hiding the curtain rods).

I mean. That staircase. No words.

Love the combination of turquoise walls with the red in the curtains and the rug. And that leather ottoman is SO gorgeous.

So many things to gush about in this room! The bold green paint that only goes 2/3 up the wall… the chairs at the foot of the bed… the beautiful pink headboard which lends a bit of old world glamour… and of course the gold bull head above the bed! If it were up to me, I’d put various animal heads in every room of my house (I currently have a cardboard bull head in my bedroom).

I am a huge fan of cowhide rugs and how they instantly make a space feel more homey/warm/inviting/polished/beautiful. Pair one with a stunning dark blue sofa and fun red cross art, and I never want to leave. As Liz Lemon would say, “I want to go to there.”

As if the spaces above aren’t beautiful enough, there are hundreds more photos available for your perusal/inspiration on Emily’s website.  Everything above was pulled directly from her portfolio.  She also keeps a blog on the site, which is super funny and informative and full of design and DIY tips and pictures from her life (looks like she has a gold bull head of her own!).  It’s a fun read, and I dare anyone not to love her after checking it out.

On a completely unrelated note, I hope everyone on the east coast is staying warm and dry, and my prayers are with everyone affected by Superstorm Sandy.  I may not love the constant heat in Los Angeles, but at the end of the day, I know how lucky I am to still have a home to go back to every night.  Stay safe, NY!

xx Hannah

Tunes On The Tube: October 23 – 29

Yesterday morning I had a conversation with my mom on the way to work that went a little something like this:

Me: “Mom, is it weird that I kind of wish I was in New York right now so I could hole up in my apartment and watch TV or movies or read books or something and not have to be in LA in the gazillionth week in a row of 85 degree weather???  And yes I know it’s a hurricane, but still.  They’re getting out of work and they have an excuse to stay inside all day.”

Mom: “It’s not weird, but there are a lot of people in the city being evacuated you know… you wouldn’t necessarily get to stay in your apartment.”

Me: “I know, but I still wish I was there.  I want something other than sun for once.”

Yes, I realize the power is going out everywhere and there are fires burning down houses in Queens and Sandy is a very real, very dangerous threat that is costing lives on the east coast.  And I also realize that chances are my power would be out if I was in NY and thus the whole notion of movies and TV being a draw is ridiculous.  I am constantly praying for the people affected by Sandy and I do not take the storm lightly, lest you think I have an image in my head that it’s all fun and games in NY right now.

I just can’t handle one more day of 80+ degrees WHEN IT’S ALMOST NOVEMBER.  I would love some weather.  Any weather.  Just something other than sun.  I mean seriously, people, when am I going to get to break out my sweaters and boots and scarves and warm layers?  I want fall!!  This 3 month-long heat wave has got to stop!  And no, I don’t count a few days in a row of 70 degrees as fall.  Especially not when it immediately warms back up to the 80’s (or 90’s, like it was on Sunday).

Dear Lord, please give Los Angeles the season of Autumn.  Amen.

Another reason I’d like it to cool down?  Because using a Saturday to stay inside, bundle up on the couch, and marathon season 3 of Deadwood just isn’t as appealing when it’s hot and sunny outside.  Who am I kidding, it’s still appealing because I’m always up for TV marathons.  What I meant to say was, it’s not as acceptable when it’s hot and sunny outside.  I worry about what people think, y’all.  I don’t want my roomies judging me for Deadwood-a-thons in the middle of Octo-summer.

Regardless, I have still managed to keep up with most of the past week’s shows, and I’ve got some pretty awesome tunes for you to check out.  If you’re on the east coast and still have power, they’re all good for some rainy/hurricaney day listening.  And if you’re anywhere else, they’re good in any weather condition, really. 🙂

Tuesday, October 23rd

PARENTHOOD: “I Need You By My Side” by Michael Kiwanuka (from his I’m Getting Ready EP)

PARENTHOOD: “Dark Parts” and “Sister Song” by Perfume Genius (both from Put Your Back N 2 It)

PARENTHOOD: “Guiltfree” by Bootstraps (from their self-titled debut album)

PRETTY LITTLE LIARS: “Who Are You, Really?” by Mikky Ekko (from the EP Reds)

Thursday, October 25th

GREY’S ANATOMY: “Home” by Daughter (from their EP The Wild Youth)

GREY’S ANATOMY: “I’ll Never Forget You” by Birdy (from her self-titled debut album)

GREY’S ANATOMY: “Forever Drunk” by Miss Li (from her album Beats & Bruises)

THE VAMPIRE DIARIES: “Too Close” by Alex Clare (from his debut album The Lateness Of The Hour)

THE VAMPIRE DIARIES: “Keep You” by Wild Belle (from their self-titled sophomore EP)

THE VAMPIRE DIARIES: “Ho Hey” by The Lumineers (from their self-titled debut album)

Sunday, October 28th

THE GOOD WIFE: “Folk Bloodbath” by Josh Ritter (from his album So Runs The World Away)

REVENGE: “For You” by Angus and Julia Stone (from their album Down The Way)

xx Hannah

Tunes On The Tube: October 19 – 22

This week’s Tunes On The Tube is going to be much shorter than usual (and much, MUCH shorter than last Friday’s monstrosity).  Only two picks for you – one from REVENGE and one from SWITCHED AT BIRTH.  Hope you enjoy!

Sunday, October 21st

REVENGE: “The Heart Has Its Reasons” by Azure Ray (from their EP As Above So Below)

Monday, October 22nd

SWITCHED AT BIRTH: “Battle Cry” by Kyler England (from her album Electric Hum)

xx Hannah

Tunes On The Tube: October 2 – 18

Are you all as happy as I am that Ashley’s back?  Because I’m really happy!  Girl can write.  Plus she’s hilarious and can cook.  Basically she’s an awesome blogger and even if I didn’t blog with her, I would still read her blog.

Now I know her excellency the queen of blogging said that I’d be here on Tuesday with a new Tunes On The Tube, but y’all, I had some computer issues working against me.  Seems I can’t blog from my laptop at home anymore, because it’s old and slow and it takes me 5 minutes to type one sentence.  Not even exaggerating.  So I tried and tried and tried (and then tried some more) to bust this baby out for you on Tuesday night, but my computer would not cooperate.  Then Wednesday our internet went down at work (a very common occurrence, thanks to the WORST INTERNET EVER from Verizon) so I couldn’t use my lunch hour to blog it out.  And guess what happened when I came on yesterday to finally do it?  Our internet went out again.  Seriously.  Which means today is the day.  You’re finally getting alllllllll of the music from the last 2 1/2 weeks of TV.

By the way, was I the only one blubbering like a baby during GREY’S ANATOMY and PARENTHOOD last week?  Especially PARENTHOOD.  That show gets me like no other show on television right now.  If you haven’t watched it, you’re missing out.  It’s the most real, poignant, emotionally true, well-acted, well-written, well-directed show currently on any station, network or cable.  If you’re not already watching it, go buy season 1 now.  Or ask for it for Christmas.  And then prepare to fall in love!

Also, best song this week is from PARENTHOOD (surprise, surprise).  It’s the Little Daylight remix of Edward Sharpe’s “Man On Fire” and it is gooooooood.  Check it out below and if you love it, download it for free!

Thursday, October 4th

GREY’S ANATOMY: “All I Want” by Kodaline (from The Kodaline EP)

Monday, October 8th

SWITCHED AT BIRTH: “Re-Arrange Again” by Erin McCarley (from her album My Stadium Electric)

Tuesday, October 9th

PARENTHOOD: “Man On Fire (Little Daylight Remix)” by Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros

PARENTHOOD: “Shed Their Fear” by Yael Meyer (from her album Everything Will Be Alright)

PARENTHOOD: “Heartbeat” by Kopecky Family Band

PARENTHOOD: “Flowers In Your Hair” by The Lumineers (from their self-titled debut album)

HART OF DIXIE: “Even If It Breaks Your Heart” by Eli Young Band (from their album Life At Best)

Thursday, October 11th

THE VAMPIRE DIARIES: “Twice” by Little Dragon (from their 2009 self-titled debut album)

THE VAMPIRE DIARIES: “Wait For The Morning” by Amy Stroup (from her album The Other Side of Love Sessions)

Tuesday, October 16th

COVERT AFFAIRS: “Porcelain” by Lucy Schwartz (from 2011’s Keep Me EP)

Thursday, October 18th

THE VAMPIRE DIARIES: “Ungodly Hour” by The Fray (from their self-titled 2009 album)

xx Hannah

I’m Back. With Food.

Hey blog-type friends! I haven’t posted in (more than) quite a while and I decided that really needed to change. Good thing Hannah is pretty rad- I have been a pretty awful blog partner.

I have been pretty busy at work, but the BIG bonus is that I get to cook a few times a week for her and her family. I wanted to share some of the favorites so far- starting with a SUPER easy pasta recipe.

Prosciutto, Garlic and Arugula Pasta:

Ingredients:

Angel hair pasta (I used 1/2 box for 2 people, with a small amount leftover)

6 oz. prosciutto

1/2 tbsp. minced garlic

1/4 cup Olive Oil

Juice from 1 lemon

Salt and pepper to taste- I use red pepper for a solid kick in the face

Arugula (if you so choose)

Favorite (bold) cheese

Directions:

Start by boiling the water

Chop up your prosciutto into small pieces

Combine garlic and olive oil in the pan for a couple of minutes.

Add chopped prosciutto to the pan and turn heat to low/simmer- stir frequently.

Drain the pasta after about 7 minutes.

As soon as the pasta is drained- add to the large pan with the olive oil and prosciutto. Stir until all the pasta is coated. If the pasta isn’t coated add more olive oil, or lemon juice.

You can chop up some tomatoes and throw those in there- otherwise, this is the time to stir in the arugula. Make sure the pan is over a very low heat. Red pepper flakes also give this dish the BEST kick.

Cheese- a potent, robust cheese is BEST! Asiago or Parmesan work beautifully. Shred that stuff on top and serve!! I added some grilled broccoli on the side.

And that’s it!! Enjoy 🙂

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I will be back on Wednesday with another EASY and delicious recipe!

Hannah will have 2 very awesome music posts for you tomorrow!!

 

Have a great Monday night!

Tunes On The Tube: September 25 – October 1

Hopefully 4 days is ample time to fully digest all of the music I shared with you last Friday, because you’ve got more music coming your way.  Right.  Now.  Leave it to GREY’S and REVENGE to bring out the catchy indie tunes in their season premieres.

GREY’S has gone a little soft, reusing music from past seasons and depending too heavily (in my opinion) on certain songs to really drag out the emotional responses from its audience.  That being said, I still watch it (I think it’s an “I’ve watched it this long, I might as well stay until the end” type thing), and it still elicits the intended emotional responses from me.

REVENGE is one of my favorite shows music-wise, and I think its music supervisor is one of the best in the business right now.  I’m constantly discovering amazing new music as I drift through the dark side of the Hamptons, and my pick this week is no exception.  Except I already knew Chromatics.  But they’re really good and a lot of people don’t know them, so my guess is that most of REVENGE’s audience discovered something new on Sunday.

Here they are, folks – the first songs from the new fall season.  Let me know what you think!

Thursday, September 27th

GREY’S ANATOMY: “Feels Like The End” by Mikky Ekko

GREY’S ANATOMY: “Without You” by One Two

Sunday, September 30th

REVENGE: “Into The Black” by Chromatics (from the album Kill For Love)

xx Hannah

Tunes On The Tube: August 7 – September 24

You guys.  I suck at blogging.  Or at least blogging consistently.  I think about posting all the time (seriously, everything I do I think “this is so fun/interesting/educational!  I should post about this!” and then I get home and turn on the TV and cannot be bothered to lug my computer from the bedroom to the living room to write a blog post whilst watching said TV.  I know laptops aren’t generally “lugged” around, but in my case, that’s exactly what I have to do, because my computer is old and has no battery (that’s right – there’s a big empty space where the battery should be) and has to be plugged in in order to use it.  So the computer stays plugged in to the outlet next to my bed, and rests next to my pillow ready for use.  But only when I’m in bed.  Not when I’m in the living room thinking about blogging.  And thus, I think about it constantly but hardly ever do it.

Sorry about that.

Since I haven’t given you a new Tunes on the Tube in quite a while, today is a special Friday deluxe edition encompassing 6 weeks of TV music, just in time for weekend listening.

Tuesday, August 14th

PRETTY LITTLE LIARS: “No Such Thing As Time” by Elenowen

Tuesday, August 28th

PRETTY LITTLE LIARS: “In My Veins” by Andrew Belle (feat. Erin McCarley)

PRETTY LITTLE LIARS: “The Backpack Song” by Bear Attack! (from the album Shapes)

Wednesday, August 29th

SYTYCD: “Run Boy Run” by Woodkid

Tuesday, September 4th

COVERT AFFAIRS: “Blower’s Daughter” (Damien Rice cover) by Scala & Kolacny Brothers (from the album It All Led To This)

Monday, September 10th

SWITCHED AT BIRTH: “Shake, Shake, Shake” by Bronze Radio Return (from the album Shake! Shake! Shake!)

Tuesday, September 11th

COVERT AFFAIRS: “Cutty Love” by Milo Greene (from their self-titled debut album)

Tuesday, September 18th

COVERT AFFAIRS: “Silent Machine” by Cat Power (from the album Sun)

Enjoy!

xx Hannah