“Not While I’m Around” — Jamie Cullum

27 08 2010

Once again, one of those songs I just kinda feel.  Originally from the musical “Sweeney Todd”, one of my favourite and awesomest musicians of all time, Jamie Cullum covers this song.  What I like about his version is that he makes it almost a pop ballad love song, contrary to the musical where the little kid sings it to Mrs. Lovett (I remember her name but I don’t remember the kid’s… oh well).

Here’s a live version of Jamie playing the song.  I haven’t had the chance to see him live before because tickets always seem to be sold out whenever he comes to Vancouver but one day!  One day…

“The Luckiest” — Ben Folds

26 08 2010

It’s just one of those days where you wake up thinking of a song and have to listen to it.  In my case, I started listening to Ben Folds’ “Landed” and then reluctantly started to listen to “The Luckiest” before just getting up and playing and singing it on the piano.  Since no one really reads this blog, I don’t feel so weird typing this out: I serenaded my then-boyfriend with this song way back when, and now it reminds me of him and how ironic the title is now.  I was far from being the luckiest but I thought I was at the time.  Sigh.

I’m not a very lucky person, I’ve found.  But I’m lucky enough to have a group of close friends and to be able to play piano and express myself through writing and music.

Maybe that’s all I need.