Tuesday, February 23, 2010

good happens

Countrymouse and I had a somewhat lazy afternoon, something we don't usually do.  Don't get me wrong... we goof off plenty and have lots of unproductive days, but we usually delude ourselves that we really are doing something more worthy.  On Saturday, we watched a movie and a half (ish).  The half movie was Adventureland.  It was so bad, we turned it off after about 30 minutes. (Although, my 16-year old son liked it.)  Luckily, we had another, New In Town. (Thank God for Netflix).  This is a romantic comedy starring Renee Zellweger and Harry Connick, Jr.  A nice way to spend the afternoon.


I really did like the movie, but I loved the soundtrack.  (For a list of the tracks and a sampling, click here.)  Probably my favorite track is "Another Country" by Tift Merritt (but I always like her stuff) followed by an offering by Elizabeth and the Catapult (love them too) entitled "Race You" and you can never go wrong with T. Rex ("20th Century Boy"). Another song, "Life is Good" by Brittini Black caught my attention.  I had never heard of her before, so I checked her out. She wrote the songs for her album Good Happens, on which you'll find "Life is Good", because...
"With all the global issues we're dealing with and the negativity in the news everyday, I wanted to put out an upbeat record so that I could get out there and help people focus on the good that happens all around us everyday...its there, but sometimes we just don't see it. I want my music to help make people smile, even if it's only for the few minutes that they're listening to my songs".
If you've read some of my other posts, you know I firmly believe we are responsible for what we think and that each of us has the ability to change our thinking when it gets off course.  This lines right up with that philosophy. I admire Brittini's motivation and the fact that she was ready to put her money where her mouth is.


Life really is good... even in the dark times.



Hope you find something good to smile about today.

1 comment:

  1. This post is YOU. I often have trouble forming my thoughts into coherent sentences.... eight thoughts fighting to come out at once, you know me, but this post introduces, no, reinforces the essence that is you to your readers. All that you have been through and you are rising above and learning from it, not dwelling in it.....

    You brighten my world.

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