Paperman

If you were looking for something to melt your heart and make you smile . . . What did you think of Paperman? What was your favorite scene? Which Disney animated short is your favorite? Tell me in the comments! For more Kim the FanGirl follow the blog on Twitter @kimthefangirl and on Facebook

Album Review: Sara Bareilles – Kaleidoscope Heart

There is no second album slump for Sara Bareilles I’ve now had a week to process this. The lyrics are almost completely memorized. The melodies are now individually recognizable. And I’m trying to figure out which song is my favorite (This is proving rather difficult). I’m confident that I can give you an honest review….

Artist of the Month: Jack’s Mannequin

Jack’s Mannequin. Do I really need to say anything more here? “I consider myself a person like everyone else, and I take my time writing my records because I feel like it captures more of who I am. You have a much greater chance of hitting on themes and points…that could play into someone else’s…

Book Review: Water For Elephants

* “Hey! Don’t crowd, mister! Can’t you see an elephant or do I have to paint her red?” ** Side Note: Think of this as a Doc Jensen column. It might be long. It might take a side trip. But, it’s all worth it in the end.** When you go into your favorite Borders or…

Press Play Friday: Charlotte Sometimes

Sophomore artist Charlotte Sometimes is in the spotlight for this Press Play Friday “I want to make sure that whole emotional connection is in each and every word and in each and every note of my songs, because if that’s not there, then what’s the point in music? Music is supposed to transport you somewhere….

Press Play Friday: Freelance Whales

We’re bringing out the synthesizers for this Press Play Friday with Freelance Whales With any new emerging band, fresh from releasing their first album, you will always have to ask, “Are they going to stick around long enough, so we can see what they can really do?” For Freelance Whales, there is no doubt in…

Book Review: Looking For Alaska

For my first book review, we’re starting with an semi-oldie but a goody. Looking For Alaska is the 2005 Printz Award winning debut of author John Green (Remember him?). And I must say, that out of all of his novels, this has to be my favorite. The story is centered around Miles “Pudge” Halter who…

Press Play Friday: Civil Twilight

There is only one word to describe this band. Epic. “I’m trying to get people to surrender, to give them a sense of hope and acceptance with our music. I want to tell a story that transports you somewhere else.” –Steven McKellar Source: Civil Twilight.com The greatest thing to happen to a music lover, is…

Press Play: (500) Days Of Summer – The Soundtrack

No. You are not seeing double. Today, I need to give an honorable mention to the (500) Days of Summer soundtrack. When it comes to movies, the soundtrack is usually my favorite part. A piece of music can either make or break a scene. It can enhance the story and add additional emotions that you…

Press Play Friday: Fresh Music

For this Press Play Friday we get some new music This Press Play Friday we are going into the deep depths of iTunes to find some new music. While some bands are new and others are old, it’s all about discovering what you didn’t know was out there. First up, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic…

Press Play Friday: Bobby Long

Up & comer Bobby Long is in the spotlight for this Press Play Friday With his acoustic sound and sincere heartfelt lyrics, Bobby Long is quickly becoming one of my favorite artists of the past few years. The sound of his acoustic guitar and rough engaging voice make him a classic artist, which the world…

Press Play Friday: Florence + The Machine

On this Press Play Friday we get to know Florence + The Machine “I want my music to sound like throwing yourself out of a tree, or off a tall building, or as if you’re being sucked down into the ocean and you can’t breathe,” says Florence Welch. “It’s something overwhelming and all-encompassing that fills…