sunday songs: Brooke Fraser

One of my new favorite YouTube videos is this one by Flight of the Conchords. Piper is also a big fan. She loves to get up and dance to the song in it.

Upon seeing it for the first time, the voice of a female vocalist stood out to me quite prominently. She’s the first woman who appears in the song with long dark hair and only a hint of a lateral lisp.

I then came to find out that I wasn’t the only one to notice her voice either. My sister was so interested that she somehow found out the name of this woman and then looked to see if she had any other music. It turns out that she does. Her name is Brooke Fraser, and I have indeed heard her before. I’d seen this video over at the Rockstar Diaries blog.

But it doesn’t end (or start?) there. This was also not the first time I have heard Brooke sing. Anyone ever heard of Hillsong UNITED? Turns out she’s written (and sung) songs for them.

Suffice it to say, she makes me happy. Happy listening, and have a blessed Sunday.

we like music!

Piper has been really into music lately. I noticed that she would turn her head to listen to the theme music from the BBC series Larkrise to Candleford which I recently finished watching.

This morning the little missy was being a little cranky pants which no amount of toys, clapping, or tickling could appease. But then I played a video from one of the blogs I frequent which featured music by The Black Keys, and she went from meltdown to glee! She shook her hands, kicked her feet, and started “singing.”

Needless to  say we scrambled to find if we had anything by the Black Keys on our computer (sadly only one song). Joe had 3 cds, but my computer has decided it no longer wants to rip music. Such a bummer, but oh well!

I think I will spend the weekend experimenting with the different music we have to see what she likes. So far she doesn’t seem to really be a fan on Fleet Foxes. Sad times. Maybe on monday I’ll have a list of things she likes and dislikes!