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Deal finding music....

Posted August 14, 2010

While I work on finding the deals and matching the coupons each week, I like to listen to music. Actually, I like to listen to music while doing just about everything, but especially while on the computer for hours at a time. I found a singer/songwriter tonight that I am really enjoying. The funny thing is that I listened to this singer back in the 80's as a teen when he was the lead singer of Men at Work, the Australian band famous for the song "Down Under". Now in his 50's, Colin Hay is still going strong and I am thrilled I discoverd his music...again.  The song I seem to keep playing over and over, while typing deals about Crest and Purex, is called "Waiting For My Real Life to Begin".  I am a sucker for acoustic guitar and soulful singing and he does both, beautifully. Click the link in the box to hear the song and enjoy!

Any favorite music you just can't seem to stop listening to?



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  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Aug 16, 2010

    I meant "lose" not "loose"

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Aug 16, 2010

    Nancy - her voice is beautiful! Thank you for sharing. My heart goes out to her - so young to loose her mom.

    NY Yankee - thanks for the link - I'll check it out.

  • New York Yankee Aug 16, 2010


    You can pick what songs you want to listen too.

    Though some songs might not be available, it's still pretty AWESOME!!!!!

  • Nancy Aug 15, 2010

    Ahhh, you bring back good memories indeed! Loved their music and his voice is still good too, thanks for sharing. Will have to pick up a CD or download and burn something from him.

    Lately, I can't get enough of a little 7 yr old girl named Rhema Marvanne. Yes, 7 years old, teeth missing and all as they do at that age :) She will blow you away with The Prayer and Amazing Grace. You can find her on youtube under her name.

    Background, she lost her Mom to ovarian cancer when she was 6, her Mom was a gospel singer. Her dad is Korean (at least in part) and on her CD that I bought through her website, she begins Amazing Grace as a bonus track, in Korean :) Her voice will give you chills, watching her sweet face and ease of her singing will leave you with your chin resting on the keyboard, that's a promise!

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Aug 15, 2010

    Thanks hitem! I did see the scrubs cast sing this song on a youtube video while searching for other Colin Hay music. I will check out the acoustic version of overkill. Thanks again!

  • hitem Aug 15, 2010

    I am glad you found Colin Hay's solo work. It is pretty incredible stuff. If you didn't see it when it aired on NBC, he did an great little cameo on an episode of Scrubs. As many fans of the show know, Scrubs has a lot of great music in each episode.
    Check out this youtube clip featuring an acoustic version of Overkill:

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Aug 15, 2010

    You could make the mailbox happy dance song famous like the pants on the ground song!

    Try this link for an opera piece that is sure to move you. Make sure you listen to the end - it's magnificent. The piece is Nessun Dorma by Puccini from the opera Turandot. Amazing music, amazing artist (Pavarotti).

  • t0tAlChA0s Aug 15, 2010

    I kind of like the "Mailbox Happy dance song". It's so spontaneous. You can make it up as you go along! hehe

    I listen to all genres. Depends on my mood really. People look thru my CD case (from ages ago) and it's from one extreme to the other. The only thing I can't seem to get into is Opera.