Tunes On The Tube: November 20-26

Soooooo…. did everyone have a good Thanksgiving?  I was little miss productive and used my half day on Wednesday to spray paint a couple lamps and then cover a boring beige lampshade with black and white ribbon.  Keep your eyes out for a couple before and after posts with my new gold lamps!  Then of course I made three different desserts for Thanksgiving, because I was off sugar and gluten for a month and Thanksgiving was my first cheat day and I wanted to eat all of my favorite sweet treats so I had to make them.  “Them” being chocolate cheesecake, sour cream lemon pie, and mint fudge.  All three were huge hits at the Thanksgiving dinner I attended, and the multitude of young children there realllllly loved that mint fudge.  The adults were really digging the chocolate cheesecake, and the sour cream lemon pie even won over a few non-lemon-loving friends.  I’ll definitely be posting recipes for all three before Christmas, so get ready to develop some serious sugar crushes in the near future.

Other than my baking spree, I saw three movies this weekend, my favorite of which was Cloud Atlas.  I know it’s gotten mixed reviews, but this movie lover can’t get it out of her head and is already planning on seeing it again (yes I just spoke about myself in the third person… and no I can’t promise it will never happen again).

And of course one of the best Parenthood episodes ever aired last Tuesday and I haven’t been able to get it out of my head either.  This season is taking a brilliant show and somehow making it even better.  If you’re not watching the Braverman clan, you are seriously missing out on the best hour of television every week.  With the best music.  See for yourself:

Tuesday, November 20th

PARENTHOOD: “Being Alone (feat. Robert Francis)” by Love On A Real Train (from their self-titled debut album)

PARENTHOOD: “In The Dark” by Josh Ritter (from The Animal Years)

PARENTHOOD: “The First Time I Ran Away” by M. Ward (from A Wasteland Companion)

COVERT AFFAIRS: “Heave” by The Maccabees (from Given To The Wild)

Oh and you’ll notice I slipped a song from COVERT AFFAIRS in there too (from the scene where Auggie and Annie finally kiss!  Yay!).  I haven’t listened much to The Maccabees up until now, but I have a feeling they’re going to be on a constant rotation on my iPod this holiday season.

Now, let the Christmas countdown begin!

xx Hannah

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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

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


Tunes On The Tube: July 31st – August 6th

Welp, COVERT AFFAIRS has done it again… seriously, their music supervisor is the BOMB DIGGITY.  For proof, please see below.

Oh and JANE BY DESIGN has got a good one this week as well.

Tuesday, July 31st

COVERT AFFAIRS: “Me And Jane Doe” by Charlotte Gainsbourg (from her album IRM)

COVERT AFFAIRS: “World Without End” by A.A. Bondy (from his album American Hearts)

JANE BY DESIGN: “Where You Go” by The Young Romans (from their album Tiger Child)

Enjoy!

xx Hannah


Tunes On The Tube: July 17-23

Hello all!

Tuesdays have really become one of my favorite nights of television (especially now that Mondays no longer hold the allure and intrigue of THE BACHELORETTE… team Jem forever!!), and that’s due in large part to USA Network’s awesome spy drama COVERT AFFAIRS.

Piper Perabo (you might know her from a little movie called COYOTE UGLY) plays Annie, a young, beautiful CIA operative who is incredibly gifted when it comes to picking up foreign languages and convincing operatives from other countries that she is little more than a pretty blonde American tourist (albeit an incredibly intelligent one).  Annie’s best friend at The Agency is Auggie, a blind ex-military hottie who lost his sight in the armed forces and was recruited by the CIA for his ridiculous tech skills.  He’s like “Marshall” from ALIAS but with some serious sex appeal.  Annie and Auggie have been besties since he showed her around her new work digs, but now of course she has developed feelings for him, and he of course is off to propose to his girlfriend who’s in the peace corps and also happens to be the sister of one of his fallen military buddies.

In addition to being extremely addicting, COVERT AFFAIRS consistently has amazing music.  They used Florence And The Machine’s “Dog Days Are Over” in the pilot episode, before anyone knew who Florence Welch was, and since then they have continuously used up and coming artists to great dramatic effect.  I have loved The Lumineers for a while and was excited to hear their song “Stubborn Love,” which is one of my favorites, used in last week’s episode (as Auggie goes off to propose to his girl and Annie stands by and watches him go, realizing she may have just lost her only chance at the love of her life).  It’s a good scene, y’all.  And “Stubborn Love” only makes it better.

Joining COVERT AFFAIRS in today’s lineup are PRETTY LITTLE LIARS (those ABC Family shows really know how to pick ’em) and my favorite song/dance from last week’s SYTYCD.  Even if you hate dance (in which case I would ask, are you possibly The Evil Queen?), I urge you to watch Sonya Tayeh’s beautiful routine below – it really is breathtaking.

Tuesday, July 17th

PRETTY LITTLE LIARS: “A Night Like This” by Caro Emerald (from Deleted Scenes From The Cutting Room Floor)

COVERT AFFAIRS: “Stubborn Love” by The Lumineers (from their self-titled debut album)

Wednesday, July 18th

SYTYCD: “3326” by Olafur Arnalds

Until next time!

xx Hannah


Tunes On The Tube: July 10-16

New Tunes!  New Tunes!  Check it out:

Tuesday, July 10th

COVERT AFFAIRS: “Long Live The Fallen World” by Young Galaxy (from the album Invisible Republic)

Wednesday, July 11th

SYTYCD: “Turning Page” by Sleeping At Last (from The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Soundtrack)

SYTYCD: “The Lovecats” by The Cure

SYTYCD: “Unchained Melody” by The Righteous Brothers

Enjoy!

– Hannah