Sounds of Sunday | Julia Nunes

I have loved Julia Nunes for a very long time. I went to one of her living room concerts, hearing her perform live made me cry and she signed my shirt. Anyway, she came out with a new album last year and I just got it. It’s called Some Feelings and it’s amazing. Here are two songs from the album for your listening pleasure. Make Out is my favorite song of the moment. I listen to it at least three times a day. If you want more to listen to, Fondly Enough and Don’t Feel are also really great. Don’t Feel has a really cool music video.

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Make Out – Julia Nunes from the album Some Feelings

Something Bad – Julia Nunes from the album Some Feelings


Sounds of Sunday | We The Kings

This week’s Sounds of Sunday features We The Kings, a pop-punk band from around 2010-2011 that I used to listen to. I just started listening to these few songs again and I really enjoy them. They’re still around, but I haven’t heard anything of theirs that’s newer. I’m just sharing the older stuff. Enjoy.

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We The Kings – Say You Like Me from the album Sunshine State of Mind

We The Kings – Skyway Avenue from the album We The Kings

Sounds of Sunday | NSync Christmas!

When I was a teenager, I was a big NSync fan. I went to concerts and watched all the specials. Their music still makes me happy. So it’s the perfect time of year to share their Christmas album, titled Home For Christmas. It’s probably still my favorite Christmas album, cheesy as that may be. I had Home For Christmas on a recorded tape for a long time until I was able to afford the CD.

And as a little Christmas bonus, Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon’s SNL skit Wrappinville can be found after the songs. You’re welcome.

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NSync – Merry Christmas Happy Holidays from the album Home For Christmas

NSync – I Never Knew The Meaning of Christmas from the album Home For Christmas

SNL Skit – Wrappinville ft. Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon

Sounds of Sunday | My Chemical Romance

My Chemical Romance disbanded in 2013 but I still love them to pieces. Their albums Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge and The Black Parade are definitely on the list of my most favorite albums. And the first song below, I’m Not Okay is probably one of my favorite songs of all time. The video is pretty great too.

I don’t go to a lot of shows, but I was listening to MCR at a time when I did go to shows occasionally. I actually saw them in concert with The Used (I also love The Used) during their Taste of Chaos tour in 2005. Ten whole years ago. It was a great show, and it was the first time I ever went to Kansas City. Which is funny to me since now I go all the time.

So here are two of my favorite My Chemical romance songs, they’re both singles from their early album Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge.

I’m Not Okay (I Promise) – My Chemical Romance from the album Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge

Helena – My Chemical Romance from the album Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge

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Sounds of Sunday | Carl Poppa

Today I’m sharing something a little different. It’s still music, but it’s much more hilarious than anything I’ve posted before. In honor of tonight’s mid-season finale of The Waliking Dead, today’s song is Bad Lip Reading’s Carl Poppa. If you haven’t watched any Bad Lip Reading videos before, I highly recommend them. Some of my favorites are More Walking (and Talking) Dead Part 1 and The Hunger Games.


Sounds of Sunday | Adele

Nicole loves Adele. She’s been listening to her album 21 for a couple months on Sundays as she cleans the house. So for today’s Sounds of Sunday post, I thought I would share my favorite songs from that album, and as a bonus, an old cover of me singing Someone Like You recorded way back in the summer before I met Nicole.

Enjoy and don’t forget to be awesome,


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Adele – Don’t You Remember, from the album 21

Adele – Turning Tables, from the album 21

Someone Like You – Adele cover by Carly

Sounds of Sunday: Christina Perri

So I really love Christina Perri. I think her songs are just lovely and powerful. A little hard to pick just two songs to share, but I went with Human and A Thousand Years. I’m also really partial to Arms and Jar of Hearts. And basically all the songs she’s ever put out, really.

Funny story about A Thousand Years, it’s very important to the history of me and my wife. Totally cheesy, and totally ridiculous that it’s because she had the Breaking Dawn soundtrack when we first started dating and we used to listen to it together. Go Twilight. I think she went to the midnight premiere of Breaking Dawn Part 1 with her friends, and I know we saw Breaking Dawn Part 2 together. You can laugh at us, it’s okay. Funny how the most beautiful of songs can be inspired by something as silly as a vampire/human love story.

Anyway, here’s the music. Enjoy!


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Human – Christina Perri from the album Head or Heart

A Thousand Years – Christina Perri from the album The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1

Sounds of Sunday: Keep Breathing

Today I am featuring two beautiful songs from two lovely singer songwriters, two of my favorites, Ingrid Michaelson and Sara Bareilles. I heard both of these songs while listening to Sara Bareilles radio on Pandora while in the shower this week, because I do that, and thought they would both be perfect to share here.

Keep Breathing – Ingrid Michaelson from the albums Be OK and Girls and Boys

Islands – Sara Bareilles from the album The Blessed Unrest

Sounds of Sunday: Sick of Sarah

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What can I even say about Sick of Sarah? I love them. Their album 2205 is one of my favorite albums of all time. It’s old, from 2010, and I didn’t start listening to them until 2011, but it’s so great. They’re a rock band from Minneapolis by the way. They are also one of a very small number of bands I have seen live. I went with a friend right around this time in 2011 to see them about 3 hours away in St. Louis. Totally worth the drive, it was a great show. I hate that I haven’t kept up with them and I don’t know they’re new album, but I’m sure it’s just as awesome. It was released in June of this year.

And how cool is this snippet from their website?

Sick of Sarah is currently on tour in support of their new Anthem EP.  The band has partnered with Torn Labels Project, an advocacy campaign promoting anti-hate and anti-bullying through knowledge, music, and art to make this a tour with a mission.

Money raised for the campaign will be spent towards publications and educational groups in schools as well as to support other underfunded programs that help young people stay away from drugs, violence and self-harm.

And now, the music. It was hard to choose my favorites, but here they are. The album is available on Spotify, I would encourage you to check it out!

Giving Up – Sick of Sarah from the album 2205

Overexposure – Sick of Sarah from the album 2205

Sounds of Sunday: Halloween Playlist

This week I’ve done something a little different and made a whole entire playlist of songs I find are appropriate for Halloween. Now, I have to say this list is not comprehensive of every song I think is cool around this time of year, but it is unique in that it includes songs that don’t scream Halloween at you. No Monster Mash or Thriller is basically what I’m saying. The playlist was made on Spotify and if you don’t already use it, you can sign up for free to stream music anytime and make playlists and fun stuff. I honestly haven’t used it in a really long time but I found some favorite music on there that I had forgotten about when I opened it to do this post. If you don’t feel like investing in a whole playlist, I of course am including a few YouTube vids of two songs from the list here for you to listen to as well.

Happy Halloween!

Click here to listen to the whole playlist on Spotify, which includes the following songs:

  1. Love Me Dead – Ludo
  2. Shankill Butchers – The Decemberists
  3. Buried A Lie – Senses Fail
  4. My Chick Bad – Ludacris
  5. Sadie – Alkaline Trio
  6. 9 Crimes – Damien Rice
  7. Dead – My Chemical Romance
  8. Barracuda – Heart
  9. Radio – Alkaline Trio
  10. Sumthin Wicked This Way Comes – TLC

And for your viewing pleasure:

Love Me Dead – Ludo

9 Crimes – Damien Rice