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Tune In Tuesday Cover Edition

Tune In Tuesday is a weekly feature in which bloggers get to showcase another one of their loves, music! This feature was originally created by Ginger over at GReads! but you can now find it here at Kate’s Tales of Books and Bands. If you would like to participate in this weekly feature, make a blog post showcasing a song (or a few!) and link up at the bottom of this post by clicking the cute blue guy! While you’re here make sure to check out all the other awesome blogs that have decided to participate!

Hello and welcome to the first week of Tune In Tuesday: Cover Edition! For those of you just tuning in, for the month of September us Tune In Tuesday-ers are going to be showing off our favorite cover songs! I am incredibly excited for this fun feature and I hope you all are as well. For the most part, Tune In Tuesday will run exactly the same. You make up your post, share a song or two, come back here to link up at the bottom of the post, and then visit everyone else’s posts to see what they are sharing. The only thing that is different is the fact that we are featuring covers of our favorite songs this month.

Cover songs have quickly become a favorite of mine. I just absolutely LOVE it when I can enjoy an original song for what it is and also enjoy someone else’s take on it. There have been moments where I absolutely HATE an original song but then an artist I love does something different to it and I can’t seem to stop listening to it. There have also been moments in which I thought I liked an original version of a song until I heard an amazing cover of it and realized I couldn’t be more wrong. I’ve put together a few of my favorite covers below for you to listen to. I hope you enjoy!

Be My Baby by Hey Ocean! (Original by The Ronettes)

This is one of those songs in which I really can’t decide which one I like better! Seriously, both versions are so good!

Strawberry Swing by Artist Vs. Poet (Original by Coldplay)

Okay, don’t hate me. I love Coldplay, I absolutely do BUT this is one of those instances where I like the original just find but I happen to like the cover more. Artist Vs. Poet does some really fun, awesome covers one of my other favorites being “Mean” by Taylor Swift!

Blurred Lines by Addie Hamilton (Original by Robin Thicke)

This is another strange case. I absolutely loathe the original version of this song. Robin creeps me out like no other and I always rush to change the station every time it comes on. However, I absolutely adore Addie’s version of it. Her voice has that hint of raspiness in it and I feel like it just fits this song so well!

I Wanna Love You by The Maine (Original by Akon)

I like the original just fine. BUT I just happen to love The Maine something fierce so when they first came out with this cover, I went psycho and listened to it over and over again for weeks straight. It’s just so good, regardless of the somewhat dirty lyrics.

Lollipop by Framing Hanley (Original by Lil Wayne)

*The actual song doesn’t really start until about 2:15*

There is just something so awesome about this cover. I think it’s this whole “opposites attract” thing. It is so crazy-weird to see a rock band sing a rap song but in this particular case, it turned out to be pretty amazing.

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Tune in Tuesday is hosted by the lovely Ginger @ GReads so you should head on over and link up! It is a great way to bounce from blog to blog and discover what others are listening to! I love music but there is so much out there that I haven’t heard of before. That being said, feel free to leave a link to your Tune-In Tuesday post!

This week’s band is one that I am sure has been featured on other Tune-In Tuesday posts from others before. How could they not be? They are so full of awesomeness. Listening to their music makes my heart flutter, I kid you not. I love everything about the music that they create. The lead singer’s voice, the lyrics, the EVERYTHING. So by now you are probably thinking to yourself, “who could this band possibly be?” Well to answer that question my lovelies, I’ll give you this response, “Augustana of course!” Guys, this band brings a smile to my face every single time I hear their music but this song in particular really does it for me. So good!

Augustana: Sweet and Low

Now for the Teaser Tuesday part of this post! This awesome meme is hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Teaser Tuesday asks you to take the book you are reading, flip it to a random page, and share two sentences (no spoilers though!). Sounds easy enough, right? Well it is, plus it is a great way to see what others are reading!

It has actually been a long time since I have done a Teaser Tuesday post so I decided this week was as good as any to start that back up again. Being the ever-proficient person that I am (trust me, that’s a joke), I am reading two books at the moment so I have a few teasers for you! Enjoy and please leave a link if you have a Teaser Tuesday post to share with me!

“It was totally psycho!” added Scott. “We put the mouse in an empty cage with the goo. The mouse went and sniffed at it…stuck its nose in the stuff. And then, like, the stuff oozed and swelled up, and right before our eyes…another mouse. This is totally jacked up, man.”

Sue’s Fingerprint by Andrew D. Carlson, pg. 8

Coyel pointed towards Gonstower. “They call us Witches. But long before that, the Creators named us Keepers. It’s what we are. Keepers of the Four Sisters–Earth, plants, water, and sunlight. And as a Keeper, you can’t deny that all are floundering. If we don’t act now it’ll be too late.”

Witch Song by Amber Argyle, pg. 24 (e-book)

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Tune in Tuesday is hosted by the lovely Ginger @ GReads so you should head on over and link up! It is a great way to bounce from blog to blog and discover what others are listening to! I love music but there is so much out there that I haven’t heard of before. That being said, feel free to leave a link to your Tune-In Tuesday post!

This week’s song has been a favorite of mine since 6th grade. To really understand why my love for this song came to be, I feel that I should share a certain story with you. Okay, picture me, an extremely awkward, shy, little 6th grader with one HUGE crush on a totally great guy. He was cute, nice, funny, and in my eyes, perfect. The only thing was, is he was a total rocker-guy. At this point in my life I was all about boy bands and country music so rock music had not been introduced to me. So in my attempt to seem more appealing to him I started listening to Banana 101.5, our areas “Rock Radio.” Every day when I’d get home from school I would turn that station on and do my homework while also paying close attention to all the rock songs. One particular day I heard a song that changed everything. Instead of listening to this music for some guy’s attention, I soon found myself listening to Flint’s Rock Radio Station because I actually liked their music. That is all thanks to a wonderful song titled “Scars” by a little band named Papa Roach. This song helped broaden my musical tastes so much! My ears are a little sensitive to really hardcore, rock metal, but anything close to the awesomeness of Papa Roach is just wonderful to me. Hope you enjoy!

p.s. To close out this little rendition of “Katelyn’s trip down memory lane,” I feel that I should state that I did not win the heart of said rocker-guy….which is okay because he is kind of freaky now!

Papa Roach: Scars

Now for the Teaser Tuesday part of this post! This awesome meme is hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Teaser Tuesday asks you to take the book you are reading, flip it to a random page, and share two sentences (no spoilers though!). Sounds easy enough, right? Well it is, plus it is a great way to see what others are reading!

This week I am currently reading to great novels! I recently received Between by Cyndi Tefft and The Childe by C.A. Kunz. I am really enjoying both of these books! Hope you like the teasers!

“I don’t know how much time we’ve got, but I love you this moment and I’ll love you forever. The angel promised that love would redeem me and I don’t know how, but I know that it will. So I will not count the days if you’ll promise me the same my love.”

Between by Cyndi Tefft, pg. 61 (e-book version)

“Get a grip Cat. First I have a scary as hell dream and now there’s a large bird that chases off dark figures. Next I bet I’ll start seeing werewolves and vampires.”

The Childe by C.A. Kunz, pg. 39

Tune-In Tuesday (10)/ Teaser Tuesday (7)

Tune in Tuesday is hosted by the lovely Ginger @ GReads so you should head on over and link up! It is a great way to bounce from blog to blog and discover what others are listening to! I love music, all types of music but there is so much out there that I haven’t heard of before. That being said, feel free to leave a link to your Tune-In Tuesday post!

My Pandora stations have been so awesome the past few weeks, I just had to feature a band that has been popping up lately. They were formally known as The Workday Release and are now called The Wandering Tree. As for the name change goes, not so sure I like it PLUS it can really confuse fans (such as myself)! I just figured they dropped off the face of the earth but no, they are still kicking it! I just can’t tell what I like more, the lyrics, the voice, or the melody of the song; it all freaking rocks to me! Ok, enough rambling for now (it is late & I am sleep deprived, sorry!). My FAVORITE song by them is called Love in a Box. This song was from back in the day when they were still called The Workday Release. I just adore it to pieces, and I hope you do too! Leave a comment telling me what you think.

The Workday Release/The Wandering Tree: Love in a Box

 

Now for the Teaser Tuesday part of this post! This awesome meme is hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Teaser Tuesday asks you to take the book you are reading, flip it to a random page, and share two sentences (no spoilers though!). Sounds easy enough, right? Well it is, plus it is a great way to see what others are reading!

I decided to be a stellar book club goer this week & actually finish our chosen book before the meeting! Our book of choice is Sean Griswold’s Head by Lindsey Leavitt. By the time you are reading this, I will most likely already be done with the book. Yeah, it’s that good! It is so much more than I could have ever expected. Here is a little snippet that I hope you’ll enjoy! Leave a comment letting me know what you think!

*The following is a journal entry that the main character, Payton, is writing about Sean Griswold*

“A. Hair

1. Very blond, like a little kid’s/ Light bounces right off of it. White, almost.

2. Soft. Like fuzz on a duckling. Not that I’ve touched it! But I might need to, once I get further into my research.

B. Size

1. HUGE.

2. Is that mean? It’s bigger than most heads, slightly off proportion from the rest of his body. He’s gotta have a strong neck.

3. Big enough that I have to crane my neck to see around his dome.

C. Things it could fit into

1. Toilet-yes.

2. Batting helmet-heck no.”

Sean Griswold’s Head by Lindsey Leavitt, pg. 18

Tune-In Tuesday (9)/ Teaser Tuesday (6)

Tune in Tuesday is hosted by the lovely Ginger @ GReads so you should head on over and link up! It is a great way to bounce from blog to blog and discover what others are listening to! I love music, all types of music but there is so much out there that I haven’t heard of before. That being said, feel free to leave a link to your Tune-In Tuesday post!

This week I was drawing a complete blank! There are just so many great bands out there that deserve their moment of spotlight and I just didn’t know who to choose! I finally settled on a guy I got to see in concert this past winter. The concerts main act was The Summer Set. This was the only band I knew anything by! Other bands/performers such as The Downtown Fiction, Mod Sun, and The Friday Night Boys were great opening acts that I have now become huge fans of. However, the one performer I didn’t get to see much of due to my awesome ability of being late..all the time, was Austin Gibbs. What I did get to see of his performance was pure love though. He had such a different type of sound. His voice was raspy yet clear at the same time. His singing seemed to come to him so effortlessly and easily. I could gush on an on about this guy but all you really need to know is 1) his voice is awesome 2) the lyrics rock and 3) if you ever see him in concert beware of his mustache, nicknamed “El Capitan” which seems to have a personality all its own. And yes, I am 100% serious about #3. I would love to hear what you think of this performer so please leave a comment and as always, enjoy!

*I couldn’t choose just one video so there will be two this week*

Austin Gibbs: I Like The Ones

Austin Gibbs: All By Yourself

 

Now for the Teaser Tuesday part of this post! This awesome meme is hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Teaser Tuesday asks you to take the book you are reading, flip it to a random page, and share two sentences (no spoilers though!). Sounds easy enough, right? Well it is, plus it is a great way to see what others are reading!

This past week I got Bone Dressing by Michelle I. Brooks in the mail. Guys, I am L.O.V.I.N.G. this book! I was thinking it was going to be an extremely creepy book but I actually find it to be funny, mysterious, and a super enjoyable read! The book follows Syd along with her new friends Beau, Sarah, and T.J. as she “dresses” in the bodies of her past lives to try and outrun evil that is chasing her down. Let me know what you think in the comments section!

*This is a bit longer than two sentences (the main character likes to go off on long rants and I just couldn’t cut one of them in half!) but I just had to use it! It gives you a general idea for the story and shows off the surprising amount of humor*

“So let me if I have this straight,” I said, wrinkling my nose and pointing at Sarah, “You, are some grade-school, past life elevator operator working the control panel of the entire entourage of my past lives kind of like a TV programmer, or Sulu in Star Trek-my own personal pint-size paranormal navigator.” My gaze and hand shifted to Beau. “Mr. Wonderful over here is the male lead in this comedy of errors otherwise known as my life, uh, lives. Furthermore, in that capacity, he also serves as the damn cruise director.” Finally, turning to T.J. I wrapped things up. “And Fluffy is the transcendental doorman, mmm, doorcat-that or maybe some kind of furry, four-legged bouncer-a roller coaster ride attendant, there to help get you on and off the ride, buckle your seatbelt, and remind you to keep your hands and feet inside the ride at all time? Does that just about sum things up?”

~Bone Dressing by Michelle I. Brooks, pgs. 82-83~

Tune-In Tuesday (6)/Teaser Tuesday (5)

Tune in Tuesday is hosted by the lovely Ginger @ GReads so you should head on over and link up! It is a great way to bounce from blog to blog and discover what others are listening to! I love music, all types of music but there is so much out there that I haven’t heard of before. That being said, feel free to leave a link to your Tune In Tuesday post! The band I am featuring this week is 3oh!3. They are awesome to see in concert! I love how fun and energetic they are. You can tell that they enjoy what they do. Their lyrics are bit on the edgier side and they feature a few choice-words that I DEFINITELY do not use in everyday life but I can’t help but love them. If I am in need for a quick pick-me-up, I just turn on some 3oh!3 and I will instantly be in a better mood. The song I chose for this week is one of their less famous ones, but I just love it! Please try to enjoy these total goof-balls do what they do best!

3oh!3: Electroshock

Now for the Teaser Tuesday part of this post! This awesome meme is hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Teaser Tuesday asks you to take the book you are reading, flip it to a random page, and share two sentences (no spoilers though!). Sounds easy enough, right? Well it is, plus it is a great way to see what others are reading!

I am slowly making my way through Entwined by Heather Dixon (and I am absolutely adoring it). This fairy tale will take you through twists and turns as the twelve dancing princesses use dancing to cope with the tragic death of their mother.

“Azalea found herself forgetting about the wind and the cold, and dancing in a graveyard or even in mourning, about how wearing stiff boots hurt when she danced, and instead felt the familiar thrill flutter through her chest. The warm flickery bit. All the girls smiled now.”

~Entwined by Heather Dixon, page 63~

Tune-In Tuesday (5)/Teaser Tuesday (4)

Tune in Tuesday is hosted by the lovely Ginger @ GReads so you should head on over and link up! It is a great way to bounce from blog to blog and discover what others are listening to! I love music, all types of music but there is so much out there that I haven’t heard of before. That being said, feel free to leave a link to your Tune In Tuesday post! The band I am featuring today, is one of my favorites. There For Tomorrow is a band that I first discovered at Warped Tour. At that time they were a small band playing one of the smallest stages of the concert. BUT their show was amazing. Their sound is definitely on the edgier side but I love it. I remember them all being so full of energy that just watching them play made my whole day. Now you can find their music as the soundtrack to a Cartoon Network movie, Ben 10 Alien Swarm! Take a listen & enjoy!

*The guys of There For Tomorrow, Kati, Me, Kari*

There For Tomorrow: Pages

Now for the Teaser Tuesday part of this post! This awesome meme is hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Teaser Tuesday asks you to take the book you are reading, flip it to a random page, and share two sentences (no spoilers though!). Sounds easy enough, right? Well it is, plus it is a great way to see what others are reading!

This week I am reading Act of Redemption by C.C. Cole. It is a quick, captivating book, with a kick-butt main character!

Shevata shook her head. “No. I’ve already met my ultimate doom, and for you, there’s no escape. Your creation is an abomination, as was my own.”

~ Act of Redemption by C.C. Cole, pg. 41~