Tunes On The Tube: February 5-11

Hi lovelies!

Ashley has reappeared into the blogosphere, and I don’t know about you, but I am so happy to see her! Her posts are always fun to read, and usually give me at least a couple good chuckles by the time I’m done reading. If you haven’t already seen T Swift’s manic Grammy dance moves or the Oscar edition of Between Two Ferns, I highly suggest you get yourself on over to Ashley’s latest post, where you can find them both.

While everyone and their mother were killing it at The Grammys on Sunday night, I was working on a big project for Creating With The Stars! My poor roommates have had to deal with a large piece of furniture taking up space in our dining area, along with the smell of primer and paint (don’t worry I keep the windows open when I prime!), since Saturday morning. And it won’t be back in our breakfast nook until this weekend, unfortunately for them. If you’re reading this, sorry Megans! (Yes, I live with multiple Megans.) My very exciting before-and-after major furniture redo will be up by Feb 21st, hopefully sooner. It’s still in the “during” stages, but I think it’s going to turn out great!

In the midst of Home Depot runs and priming and painting and spray painting and sawing and various other I’m-redoing-my-furniture-madness, I’ve managed to keep up with most of my shows, and I’ve got some awesome music for you this week. PRETTY LITTLE LIARS gave us Madi Diaz and Lianne La Havas (thanks, PLL!), and GREY’S (nine seasons in and I’m still watching) proved it still knows what’s up with a new track from Phosphorescent, along with some newish Grizzly Bear.

Tuesday, February 5th

PRETTY LITTLE LIARS: “Burn” by Madi Diaz (from We Threw Our Hearts In The Fire)

PRETTY LITTLE LIARS: “Gone” by Lianne La Havas (from Is Your Love Big Enough?)

Thursday, February 7th

GREY’S ANATOMY: “Song For Zula” by Phosphorescent

GREY’S ANATOMY: “gun-shy” by Grizzly Bear (from Shields)

Enjoy, and happy Tuesday!

xx Hannah

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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: 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 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: March 25-31

This week’s songs are brought to you by RINGER, THE SECRET CIRCLE, THE VAMPIRE DIARIES, and UP ALL NIGHT.  Let’s hear it for the lone comedy that managed to sneak into this week’s line-up!

Tuesday, March 27th

RINGER: “Year of the Tiger” by St. Vincent (from the album Strange Mercy)

Thursday, March 29th

UP ALL NIGHT: “Sleeping Angel” by Stevie Nicks

THE VAMPIRE DIARIES: “On Your Way” by Alabama Shakes (from the album Boys & Girls)

THE SECRET CIRCLE: “Homecoming” by The Duke Spirit (from the album Bruiser)

THE SECRET CIRCLE: “You Wish You Were Red” by Trailer Trash Tracys (from the album Ester)

Tunes on the Tube: March 18-24

As I predicted in last Tuesday’s post, all of the songs this week are from the same shows!  Don’t worry though, once the mid-season and summer shows start airing, my lists will change quite a bit.  For now, enjoy the stellar music that RINGER, PRETTY LITTLE LIARS and THE VAMPIRE DIARIES are using.  Most of it I’d heard before, but there are a couple new songs for me in the list below!

Monday, March 19th

PRETTY LITTLE LIARS: “Always” by Peter Bradley Adams (from the album Leavetaking)

PRETTY LITTLE LIARS: “Suggestions” by Orelia Has Orchestra (from the album Orelia Has Orchestra)

Tuesday, March 20th

RINGER: “Tightrope” by Joy Williams (from the EP We Mapped The World)

RINGER: “Smoke And Mirrors” by Gotye (from the album Making Mirrors)

Thursday, March 22nd

THE VAMPIRE DIARIES: “Can’t Go Back” by Rosi Golan (from the album Lead Balloon)