Switchfoot – Fading West

I have finally been able to watch Switchfoot’s Film “Fading West” courtesy of Netflix. I have been waiting and wanting to see this film since it came out. (see previous Music Monday) It was an awesome film; so inspiring to see what they have experienced through their family life, travels, surfing and music. It makes me excited as I’ll be taking a surfing class 2 weeks from now. Super pumped now. haha. I loved seeing where they got their inspirations for their music. One of my favourite parts was when they were the the Kuyasa Kids choir in South Africa. Just seeing them partner up with these kids in previous years and now to come and visit them again was so touching. It also helps they sing my favourite song together. hehe.

If you get a chance, I highly recommend this film =D Here is a recent music video for Switchfoot’s “When We Come Alive”.


Music Monday – Hans Zimmer

I have mentioned Hans Zimmer previously in my Inception movie blog. Hans Zimmer is a German-born composer known for many of his movie scores. D and I really like a lot of his movie soundtracks such as Inception, Pirates of the Caribbean and The Batman Trilogy (Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, and the Dark Knight Rises) to just name a few. As you can tell, we are drawn to the very epic soundtracks. It pumps you up wanting to go and take on the world. hehe. I’ll just a share a few favorite of ours from the movies mentioned above. He has composed scores for many different movies which will be shared in another future blog post.

Pirates of the Caribbean – One Day

The Dark Knight Rises – Why Do We Fall

Batman Begins – Corynorhinus

Fun Fact of the day with D – In the Batman Begins’ Soundtrack, all the track names are species names of bats. If you take the first letter of each track from Track #4 – #9, it spells BATMAN. Isn’t that neat.



Music Monday — Switchfoot Part 2.

With their new CD , Fading West, being released last week, I figured I blog about it while it’s still new. This new CD goes along with their Fading West Film that they have been promoting. This film follows the band around looking for musical inspiration and the perfect surfing locations around the world. I am interested and hoping I will be able to watch this film one day.
Here is the trailer to their film.

Back to their new CD,  they have posted their new songs on their youtube page which I have been listening to non-stop. Hehe, I know it’s a pretty good CD when I have found a few songs I like. Some of my favourites have been: When We Come Alive, Who We Are, The World We Want, Let it Out and Love Alone is Worth the Fight. I will most likely buy the CD the next time I am at Blessings.

Here are the first two videos they have for their songs Love Alone is Worth the Fight and Who We Are.

Movie Night

At D’s house watching a movie on Sunday nights have become quite the regular occurrence. So on the first Sunday of 2014, I find myself sitting in front of their fireplace and watching a movie with D and his dad. We are watching Inception, a favourite of D and mine. We have probably seen this movie 4-5 times. I remember the first time watching this in theaters with my friends from high school, we had such a long discussion afterwards, trying to figure out the movie and it’s ending. I don’t want to give details away for those who haven’t seen it, but I can say that I discover new ideas and theories about this movie after each viewing. I will also say the soundtrack is phenomenal, I can listen to it for hours. We are half-way through the movie already and it is building up to the end. Love it!

Here are 2 of my favourite tracks on the soundtrack. It is “Time” and “Dream is Collapsing” by Hans Zimmer.

Hope you are all having a great weekend and are staying warm!!