Summer Playlist - 10 Days of Music

Day 9 and Day 10

I've done it again! So sorry for the lack of routinized blogging. I've been busy walking all over New York City and driving all around upstate New York to visit the lovely Young Lifers at Saranac and Lake Champion. Internet was scarce and cellphone reception
was even scarcer.

So I'm going to do a little combination post, adding Days 9 and 10 together to make a wonderful music medley. And the final artist are..... ?

Katy Perry and Lady Gaga!

Just kidding. Though both of these ladies did get their start on the same show that brings our next two artists to the limelight. "So You Think You Can dance" has uncovered quite a few interesting musicians in seasons past, and these last few episodes prove this year is no exception.

First let's discuss Christina Perri's debut single "Jar of Hearts" that has brought this waitress Top 40 success. It was used for a contemporary dance several weeks back, and was such a crowd-pleaser, that she was asked to perform during an episode of "So You Think You Can Dance." Click here to view the performance.

The 23 year old L.A. waitress just might have hit it big. More information on Christina Perri:

The second artists I loved, almost instantly, was Florence and the Machine. I had heard a pervious hit by this band titled "Kiss With a Fist" which has a definite it's-summer-time-let's-rebel sort of beat. But I simply can't get her song "Cosmic Love" out of my head - so that's what I'm featuring. Click here to view the music video.

According to their website, Florence is from south London, writes her own music, and found her voice while enrolled in art school. More information on Florence and the Machine: