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Throwback 90s Music

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My Throwback 90s Music Soundtrack

Making this list was really hard to do. The struggle was hard! I couldn’t limit myself to just 10 songs like my other soundtracks, but at least I didn’t exceed 15. I’m a Gen X gal and thinking up this list brought back a lot of nostalgia.


“Hunger Strike” by Temple of the Dog
Soundgaurdern and Pearl Jam together. Bliss.

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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Soundtrack

Harry Potter Chamber Secrets Soundtrack

Harry Potter & the Chamber of Secrets

Here’s another book soundtrack for you all. I’ve been rereading Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, and with that I’ve thought of making a little soundtrack from my music collection.

Black Dove by #ToriAmos

(๐ŸŽง “They don’t know that you’ve already lived on the other side of the Galaxy” ๐ŸŽง) Such a magical song. Love Tori Amos too. ๐Ÿ’—


#DeadSouls by #NineInchNails

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My Throwback 90s Women in Music Soundtrack

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My Throwback 90s Music

Last month I made a playlist of some of the 1980’s music that I listened to. I was going to do a list of all the music for the 1990’s too, but that decade is harder for me to put into one playlist. I have one playlist on my iTunes music but many playlists for the music from the 1990’s. It’s mostly because my music taste started to really expand due to my high school and community college years. So here is one of my playlist from the 1990’s.

Women in Music

Here’s some of my favorite female performers that I really liked during the 1990’s.


Because of Lilith Fair

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Lilith Fair was a concert tour and travelling music festival, founded by Canadian musician Sarah McLachlan, Nettwerk Music Group’s Dan Fraser and Terry McBride, and New York talent agent Marty Diamond. It took place during the summers of 1997 to 1999, and was revived in the summer of 2010. It consisted solely of female solo artists and female-led bands. In its initial three years, Lilith Fair raised over $10M for charity.
-from Wikipedia

Water is Wide by Indigo Girls, Jewel and Sarah McLachlan

I was already a fan of a lot of these female music performers, and thanks to this festivals I found some other performers and bands to listen to.


Only Happy When it Rains by Garbage

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Wazzup Wednesday’s – Apr 13th

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Wazzup Wednesday’s

A Wednesday post of a few things I liked throughout the week.

Wazzup Tori Amos

BFP20 - Tori Amos

On January 22, 2016, Tori Amos Tweeted that she will be remastering her 3rd album, Boys For Pele, for it’s 20th Anniversary. And in another tweet to go along with that announcement, added this statement:

“The newly #remastered #BoysForPele, released later this year, will include unreleased material + #bsides, club #remixes, & more. ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŽน๐ŸŽ‰ #BFP20
– Tori Amos

BFP20 - Tori Amos

Now I don’t think she’s forgotten about promising this remastered edition. She’s had posts on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. But if you’ve been under a rock or oblivious of these media stuff like I have, then this is new. I didn’t realize that this was the 20th anniversary until this post on Tori’s Facebook page. In that post she reposted @NickKBlamo about how he snagged a Boys For Pele promo window board.

So now it’s been almost 3 months since the anniversary and I’m greatly anticipating these unreleased material for Boys For Pele. In the meantime, here’s a video from MTV’s Unplugged concert in 1996.


Wazzup Action Movies & Superheroes?

Deadpool movie poster

This year there is 8 Superhero movies that I know of that is being released in 2016 (2 of are already in theaters, 6 of them are Marvel or DC Comics).

That’s an awful lot to keep track of for this year, not to mention the other big movies that are being released. So here’s a list of those Superhero movies and others that have and will be released this year. (Plus I made another list on IMDb.com)

The DC Comics movies are:

  • Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice
  • Suicide Squad

Marvel movies are:

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TBR Tuesday & My Library Splurge

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TBR Tuesday

It is National Library Week here in the U.S. So today I went to one of my local libraries (there’s a county and state library). I ended up leaving with 4 books, which was fine because I’ve been working on finding books on the Overdrive.com library. So now I have 19 library books. I would have gotten more but my local library didn’t have that much options for new Adult books. It seems that they’ve been receiving new books for Children and Young Adults.

National Library Week

My Library Splurge

The majority of the selected books here are New-To-Me Authors, so any sort of feedback on these books would be most appreciated.

Here’s some of those books from those 19 library books I collected today.

From my local library:

Library Books

  • Not So New In Town by Michele Summers. Looks like this is book 2 of a series. From the back cover, the description didn’t seem like a series so hopefully it will be a Stand-alone book.
  • The Great Christmas Knit-Off by Alexandra Brown. I’ve had her on my TBR list for quite some time now.
  • Maybe in Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid. So silly me. This book looked good on the library shelves. I brought it home and realized that I already have it on my kindle thanks to Netgalley. Oh well, now I can compare the two I guess.
  • Keep Me Posted by Lisa Beazley. Another oops. A Netgalley book I forgot I had. But now now I can compare it to the Hardcover book.

From Overdrive.com:

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Rewatching Wizard of Oz

Wizard of Oz

Rewatching Wizard of Oz

I’m rewatching this for two Blogathon: Once Upon a Time X and Beyond the Cover Blogathons.

But first I watched the Documentary and I highly recommend seeing it.


The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: 50 Years of Magic

The documentary is Hosted by Angela Lansberry. It’s now an old film because it’s from 1989, but it’s still very much worth watching.

There’s lots of fun facts about the movie – like The Lion costume weighed 90 pounds! And there’s also lots of interviews, including some from Judy Garland’s children (Liza Minnelli doing all the talking). And Angela Lansberry did a nice job talking about the movie too.

I watched it on the TCM channel because Judy Garland is their Star Spotlight of the month.

A documentary that I highly recommend seeing (along with this 1939 movie too).


Wizard of Oz (1939)

Wizard of Oz

10 out of 10 All Stars

1939 Fantasy/ Adventure movie. Based on the story by L. Frank Baum. Starring Judy Garland, Margaret Hamilton, Jack Haley, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr, Frank Morgan, Billie Burk and Clara Blandick.

Short Synopsis: A young girl (Judy Garland) wonders what life would be like away from her home, meanwhile a “Twister” of a tornado comes through and takes her and the house to Munchkin Land in Oz.

My Thoughts: I have lost count to how many times I’ve watched this movie. “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” is my favorite song and it’s one that I sing to my nieces and nephews for lullabies. The story itself is simple and yet so magical. I always wished that I could be Dorothy (and not just because of those Ruby Slippers). This is a favorite of mine.

I do plan on reading the book this year. I am not sure how accurate the movie is to the book, but according to the documentary that I watched, the filmmakers worked pretty hard in giving the movie justice to the book. The documentary also mentioned that 14 scriptwriters and 2 directors were involved in making this movie.


Play by Play of the Songs and movie

“Somewhere Over the Rainbow.” – Dorothy.ย Dorothy pondering where her place would be in her new home with Auntie Em.

A note here about this song. In the documentary it is said that the filmmakers were thinking of not even having this song in the movie. This song is sacrilege! It’s great! And these filmmakers didn’t even like this normal Kansas girl image. Thankfully they kept both. Thankfully for Judy too because she won the Oscar for Best Juvenile Actress.

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