Archive for March, 2010

Seriously, Twilight fans…

I know that some of you really do think the Twilight stories are romantic, and Edward is dreamy, and Jacob is hot.

But there’s a word for Twilight: RIDICULOUS.

People who love Twilight, or at least people above the age of fifteen who love it, make me question if they have seen a for real love story (or read one for that matter).

So, I thought I might give a few suggestions of ACTUAL romantic movies that are about more than teen angst, a suicidal girl, and a guy that doesn’t own a comb

Frank would be so proud

I’m going through a bit of a jazz phase. I think it’s a combination of spring being on its way and a recent break up. Jazz just sorta combines sadness with humor and then elevates to romance with silliness. It’s hard not to appreciate all sides of the emotional ride with jazz.

Some really great artist (which I know have been around forever) are just now coming to my attention. Jamie Cullum especially…

Jamie Cullum is a part of the “contemporary jazz” department. He’s got the raspy voice of a smoker far beyond his years (31). If you just really need to smile, he’s got the tracks. Try out “Twentysomething” and “I Think, I Love” for starters. He also brings a lot of energy to the jazz scene, being so young and with a foot in the pop genre door. I’m sure hardcore jazz listeners won’t be so thrilled about Jamie, but the warm vocals and rocker attitude make him a perfect intro to spring.