Lyrical Inspiration Tuesdays 09 – Arctic Monkeys

Do you ever hear a song and just instantly think, “That is SOOOOO cool”?  That’s exactly how I felt about “Do I Wanna Know?” by The Arctic Monkeys, the first time I heard it, and the feeling still remains to this day.  I just think this song is SO cool.  I love the riff.  I love the lyrics.  I love everything about this song.  I think I love this song so much that I would probably include it in my top 20 songs of all time.

arctic monkeys - Do I wanna know? - Lyrical Inspiration Tuesdays at Superflash Creative.

 

I’m not quite convinced that I made the right font choice on this graphic… honestly, I made it in a bit of a hurry, after having a bit of red wine with dinner.  I might have to come back to it at some point.  My font choice for this one was Bellerose and Rochester.  Fonts that I normally really enjoy, but I don’t think it conveys the coolness of this song!

Either way – hope you enjoy the tune!  Come back for more lyrical inspirations next week!

 

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Lyrical Inspiration Tuesdays 08 – Twin Shadow

Today marks two months of Lyrical Inspiration Tuesdays posts here at Superflash Creative! Yay! I’ve loved this project so far.  It’s a great way for me to get a little bit creative in a quick and easy way… and to explore some new tunes!  I was feeling a little uninspired to write this blog, so I posted a status on Facebook asking for my friends’ current and all time favourite songs.  30+ replies later, I have a playlist of all kinds of new tunes, including the one below:

twin shadow - lyrical inspiration tuesdays at Superflash Creative

 

As I began listening to the songs that my friends suggested, Twin Shadow‘s song, “To The Top” instantly jumped out at me.  I love the 80’s ballad throwback sound of this song.  It sounds like it should be in St. Elmo’s Fire, or a Chicago b-side’s album or something, and I love it!  I’ve listened to it a few times and it definitely makes me smile!  Have you made any musical discoveries that you’re excited about lately?

Fonts used in this graphic are Little Trouble Girl and KG Skinny Latte – which I actually suggested as a font pairing in my Favourite Fonts for Fall post a couple of months ago.  I think they look pretty cool together!

If anyone’s curious about the playlist I made with all the new music recommendations, you can find it here at Spotify! I’m looking forward to adding more songs to this list as more suggestions roll in!

Lyrical Inspiration Tuesdays 05 – Maroon 5

In today’s installation of Lyrical Inspiration Tuesdays… I bring to you Maroon 5.  Maroon 5 is one of those bands that I got *super* into when Songs About Jane came out, and then I kind of lost touch with them aside from the single – but I’m completely loving them again with the release of their new album, V.  Maps was their first single released on this album, and I think it’s one of the catchiest songs of 2014.

Also – I am totally loving the font and colour combo for today!  If you’re curious, the fonts I used are Ostrich Sans Inline and CK Carolyn.

Got a song suggestion for a future week?  Leave a note in the comments, or send me an email!

Maroon 5 - Maps - Lyrical Inspiration Tuesdays at Superflash Creative.

Free Thanksgiving Printables!

Here in Canada, it’s Thanksgiving weekend!  I’d say Thanksgiving is probably my favourite holiday – not just because it’s my birthday weekend, but also because I think it’s awesome to have a day of the year that’s specifically dedicated to giving thanks.  This year in particular, I’m thankful for a lot of things – my family, first and foremost… my new job that I love, being in Canada… and so very much more!

So, I decided to create a printable for you and your families to share what you’re thankful for!

I'm Thankful For... free printables at Superflash Creative!

 

These printables are configured to print on an 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper – there are two files – one that says “I’m thankful for…” and one that is blank.  You can use the blank one as a place card, or a note, or … well whatever you like.

To get the printable, surf on over to the Superflash Creative Facebook Page – click like, and then click the “free downloads” button in the tool bar – you’ll see all the free printables I’ve offered over time, and if you click back at any time, you’ll be able to see all the new content that’s added as well!

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Lyrical Inspiration Tuesdays 04 – Royal Wood

This is my birthday week, so for this week’s Lyrical Inspiration post, I decided to showcase my absolute favourite musician – Royal Wood.  I can’t even put into words how much Royal Wood’s music means to me – I haven’t identified with music so deeply since my teenage obsession with Our Lady Peace.  His newest cd, The Burning Bright, is one of the best albums I’ve heard in my entire life – you can read my review of it over on the Singles and Pairs blog to see why I feel so strongly about it.  But if you don’t feel like reading a full review… here’s one of my favourite songs from the album:

Royal Wood - Lyrical Inspiration Tuesdays at Superflash Creative

 

“White Flag” is one of the stand-out, rocking tracks from the album, and it is amazing to see live.  I’ve seen Royal in both full band and acoustic performances – each have their own unique flair.  I highly recommend seeing him live if you ever get the opportunity!

 

Got a suggestion for a future song? Email it to me!

Lyrical Inspiration Tuesdays 03 – City and Colour

This is the third installation of my Lyrical Inspiration Tuesdays – a weekly feature where I’ll feature one of my favourite songs and present a quote and a video from it for you to enjoy.  Got a suggestion for a future song? Email it to me!

This week – it’s “The Girl” by City and Colour.

The Girl by City And Colour - Lyrical Inspiration Tuesdays at Superflash Creative

 

City and Colour is the stage name of solo artist Dallas Green, who happens to be my friend Amber’s favourite musician.  While I can’t say I share her complete love of City and Colour, this is the one song that I constantly get in my head.  City and Colour recently announced an upcoming collaboration with Pink, that will be released under the name You + Me, and it sounds really intriguing!

Anyway… without further ado, here’s The Girl:

 

And, as an added bonus, here’s an acoustic cover version of this song by Sarah Blackwood of Walk Off The Earth:

Lyrical Inspiration Tuesdays 02 – Rebel Emergency

If you missed the blog last week, you’ll notice a new weekly feature around these parts – Lyrical Inspiration Tuesdays.  Each week, I’m going to dig through my mp3 archive (and songs that you send me!) to feature some quotes from my favourite songs – both popular and obscure, old and new.

This week, we’ll pop into the archives to visit Rebel Emergency (AKA Panic and the Rebel Emergency).

They Said by Rebel Emergency - Lyrical Inspiration Tuesdays at Superflash Creative

I first fell in love with this band back in 2005, with their cd Captured By a Vision.  Their rock sound, infused with a bit of reggae was music to my ears .  They were also super entertaining to watch live, and I remember going to dozens of their concerts that year alone.  This is a sweet little love song from that album, that was later remixed to go on their 2009 release.  Hope you enjoy it!