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FIVE stars

TO THIS SONG (the original is pretty awesome too)!

High-FIVE!

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                                              Pentacostal

(read more here about what this means).

pentacostal church!

                 Thunderbolt of Blasphemy

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Saw Pentatonix in concert with Renae during the summer of 2012…

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OUT OF THIS WORLD GOOD!

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Avi, Scott, Kirstie, Mitch, and Kevin, this is how many estrellas I give you:

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🙂

PS:

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My favorite artist playing a sweet Jimi Hendrix cover on an electric guitar, comedically monologuing about the trial & error approach to life philosophies in a way that is naturally and absent-mindly sexy, reaffirming one’s confidence and achievements despite past failures, making (relative) peace with his enemies, reaching out to his fans in a way that only he can, and all while wearing THIS?!

My blood pressure just spiked BIG time.

in a good way!

Oh, and just so you, he can also wear this while playing to the same crowd.

of 7,000 people (!) at the LA Staples Center

where he also recorded his ever famous and influential live album:

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If you looked up the word “Versatility” in the dictionary,

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you just may find John Mayer’s picture.

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🙂

*John’s ever evolving fashion through the years is a topic that has definitely caused some thought wrinkles in my brain.  Here is one little example.

And don’t forget about what Ms. Bedingfield so eloquently stated on the idea of fashion/music.

More to come on these ideas.

Much more.

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It is not requisite for Katherine to blog faster

than she has strength!

Check out the original scripture here.

Oh, and also, that was a Laura Jansen cover of the Kings of Leon song.

I like it a LOT.

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I don’t love it when people watch R-rated movies, but I’ve watched a few in my life.

Back to the original topic as explicated in my title:  I have another great blog post brewin’ about the topic of Mormons /R-rated movies/ Katherine.  But for now, let me just say this:

LDS leaders have long counseled it’s members to be selective about their choice of media.  They have even specifically cautioned to avoid R-rated movies.  However, as always has been and always will be, individual agency is acknowledged and respectedJust be smart, ok?   

(queue less formal voice here:)

But just so you know, I made a deal with Aphrodite.  If any of my readers watch R-rated movies, within 10 days she will strike you with a thunderbolt of blasphemy.  Plus why do you need to watch films anyways?  I know a GREAT blog you can read for entertainment, spiritual nourishment, and ugly pictures of a beautiful girl…

Oh, and one final thought.  After reviewing the video (all good writers review their work), I realized I mentioned I’m not a scientist.  Which I’m not for the most part.  But I still like the song, particularly when Natasha sings it:

Also, I was right about Potassium.

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🙂

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Lil Wayne’s Got Nothin’ on Me!

Lil Wayne wanted to know if this girl was down for a sing-off.

Know what she said?

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“Honestly, I’m down like the economy!”

Compare this (start at 2:24-3:00):

Lyrics here: 

To this (start at 1:02-1:43):

(I changed the gender pronouns.  I do that kind of thing a lot.)

Readers, what do you think?

PS.  Wayne, I love and respect you no matter what (not really, but just didn’t want to come off as judgmental and also wanted to soften this next part), BUT your body is a temple…why would you want to put graffiti on it?  Join the LDS Church and I’ll help you pay to get rid of those tats (but readers FYI you don’t have to do that if you want to become a Mormon-just thought I’d clear that up)…

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Singing songs about potentially unflattering subjects and STILL making great music…

(can’t choose a version)

AWESOME!

Read Lyrics Here: 

PS  I appreciate these songs for their honesty and even finding gentle humor in controversy.  However, I’m not into music that glorifies certain things, say immorality, drugs, violence, or suicide.  Fine line of propriety again.

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Give me one reason….. that I shouldn’t blog about the first thing I recorded in a professional studio!

I was just 18 when I recorded this.  It was a pretty cool experience at a time in my life when I needed expression and creativity (kinda like now!).  There is a tension, though, as I wanted to sound stylish and slur my words just a little, but then that is at the sacrifice of enunciation.  The Sophie’s choice of singing, I guess.  Take a listen:

Oh, and here’s the email that my guitar teacher, Frank Keim sent me.  I feel comfortable sharing his contact info because he IS still in business.

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I wouldn’t be the musician that I am today without him.  Truth!

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If you are looking like Bob Marley,

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I can’t take my eyes off of you.

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You-tubing cover versions of your all-time favorite song can be frustrating,

but it can also be awesome! 

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When I try to rap…

it kinda comes out like this (warning: a bit of profanity):

Just to compare to the original, here it is (this one is clean):

Good thing I have this INSANELY talented rapper to collaborate with:

(and this clip doesn’t even show half of what he can do…)

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More to come, but from the both of us: Dead Serious. 🙂

(and yes, I did just compare myself to Taylor Swift.  And no, this isn’t the first time)

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Just got to 5,000 views!

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I’ll drink to that (my glass is empty so fill it up with something…non-alcoholic please!) AND make a toast to my readers!  Thank you so, so, SO much.  And believe it or not, I still have lots to write about.  Live your own lives and tell your own experiences, of course, but still mosey on over when you can, okay?

Read Lyrics Here: 

Oh, and I copied Rihanna’s look once upon a time, remember?

P.S.  All those numbers add up to just over 5,000.  I promise.  And no, I didn’t add them myself.  And no I didn’t keep clicking my stats button waiting to get to that magic landmark.  🙂

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The only time this has ever happened, and WILL ever happen:

liking someone else’s version better than Natasha’s.

Blasphemy, I know.

Girl I’m still your biggest fan! And I still wanna share a stage with you.  Dead serious.

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A face without freckles…

face freckles

is like a sky without the stars. WHY WASTE A SECOND NOT LOVIN’ WHO YOU ARE?

#empowering, but not overly preachy/guidance-counselorish

# should I make Natasha Bedingfield a core belief?

#nearly every line is lyrical GOLD

#have done my own version-maybe will put it on the blog someday…

#fake eyelashes, yeppers

#I swear I have modest clothes! was at the Lake taking selfies…

#i could get more freckles if i stopped blogging and went outside…

Core Beliefs:  beauty, humor, kindness, expression, understanding, Christ

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This makes me SOOOO happy!

Renae told me about this and, um, the only way I could love this video more is if I was the bride and that beautiful man was singing to me.  Oh, and I’d probably get a dress with sleeves 🙂  And also girlfriend ‘s beautiful and seems very nice, but she didn’t need to spend so much time at the tanning bed….

Tori and her family know them from Chicago!

“as long as ur a thicky thicky thick gurl u know that’s it’s on”

*when he puts those wayfarers on, I’m a goner and my heart is his…

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Love it so much I’ll even be willing to look past the drug references at a wedding (weird)

Core Beliefs:  Kindness, Expression, Humor, Beauty, Creativity

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“Everybody loses, we all got bruises”

“It’s good to know you got a friend, you’re not alone in how you been. Everybody loses.  We all got bruises.”

*trudat!

*some literal, some not…

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(I got this the first and only time I went skiing)

*looks like it was filmed in Utah but actually Colorado

*I am doing my own version of this song with a guy friend in a couple weeks…stoked!

*this song reminds me of Heather and also a couple other cool people

Core Beliefs:  kindness, humor, beauty, expression, understanding, Christ

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Put Your Arms Around Me…

This is my signature song, yes it is!  Anyways, I am going to include 3 versions.  But they ARE ALL GOOD!   Compare/contrast if you like.  If you wish to comment, don’t worry about hurting my feelings.  I have thick skin when it comes to this, I feel confident in my version, and I would like your honest feedback so long as you are kind and constructive!     My ranking of them are as follows:

1)  Walmart Stripped Acoustic Version

2)  Katherine Version

*Did it all-guitar, lead and harmony vocals, no autotune (the shakers were added in electronically)…oh, and I obviously don’t have a ton of experience with youtube videos yet (this is my first and only one).  Start small, dream big!

3)  Album Version

“i know they’re easy words to say, but i mean it”

*so many ups and downs but nothing’s changed, that’s why you know I’m here to stay…

*I played this for Tori and Jared and when I did she leaned over and whispered to him “that’s our wedding song.”

*WHY isn’t this song more popular?  It’s SOOO GOOD!  I guess I am the missionary bringing it to the world 🙂

I WANT TO MEET NATASHA BEDINGFIELD SO BADLY!

Core Beliefs:  Christ, humor, expression, kindness, creativity, beauty, understanding

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