Tuesday, April 10, 2018

The Time I Met Damian McGinty

Hi guys!

Let me start out by saying, there were many different ways I could have titled this.

"The Time I Almost Passed Out At Damian McGinty's Feet"

"The Time I Acted Like A Six Year Old At Damian McGinty's Concert"

"The Time I Had A Complete Mental Breakdown At Damian McGinty's Concert"


So yeah.....

I still have no chill.


So my aunt is the nicest person ever!!! She offered to take me and of course, I was like YES!!

So yesterday, we got in the car and started driving and we stopped to get gas. And just before my aunt got out, she was like "I bought meet and greet tickets, you're going to get to me him."

She got out of the car and I had a complete mental breakdown.

I started laughing and crying at the same time. I was rambling to myself. The guy that walked by the car probably thought I was a crazy person...... (which I am, but he doesn't know that)

(Yes. Yes she is. Very crazy. You should have heard her when she was telling me this thing over the phone ~ Catherine). 

We get to the venue an hour early because my aunt thought there was going to be a lot of traffic. So we just chill in the lobby for an hour. And then we finally get into the venue.

(She needed that hour break. Considering the exercise her nerves were going to get, they probably appreciated the break). 

So this venue did not have assigned seating so we could sit wherever we wanted. And it just happened that there were two empty seats in the front row!!!!!  AAAAAAAAAAAA

(Fasten the seat-belts, everybody....) 

We sit there for a bit and then he walks onto the stage.  My aunt said she has never seen me smile so wide. I had the biggest Cheshire cat grin.


That's how close we were. *screaming again*

(I really wish I had been there just to see her face these next few minutes....)

So at the beginning of the meet and greet, he had a 15-20 minute Q and A. I initially was not going to ask a question, but then as he was answering another person's question, I was like, "Screw it, let's ask a question!!!"

So I raised my hand and he pointed to me and I said. "What's your song writing process?"
(*pats self on back*) (I'm so proud of her.)

He said he's actually never gotten that question before and it was a really thoughtful question. And then he answered. He said he does his best writing on planes because he doesn't do well on them, so to pass the time, he writes songs and records little voice memos of his ideas. I was taking notes :D :D :D

(She conveniently forgot to tell you that she was bobbing her head a lot and her aunt had to elbow her in order to get her to stop....)

So then he leaves to go out to the room where everybody can take pictures and get stuff signed.

We're in the line and i'm literally jumping up and down in place and my aunt told me 3 times to stop. I told her I was getting all the jitters out.

And then we get to the front of the line...

(Give her a second...she's dying again.) 

I walk up to him and he gives me the bestest hug I have ever had. I literally didn't want to let go.


Oh look its me!

(Yep. She's getting bold in her madness.) 

He signed my CD and he actually spelled my name right!!!!! (People spell it wrong all the time!)

(You forgot about the bouncing in the line part....)

And then he followed up on the question I asked him. He asked if I was a songwriter, and I said yes.
And then he gave some advice.

He said, "Work hard, and even if you fail, you can't give up because one day you will succeed."
And then he said,

"I look forward to performing with you one day."

(okay, she is literally melting over the phone into a puddle right now...not that I blame her in the least. I dare say I would have had the same reaction if I had been in her shoes. *goes to Lilah and hands her a hankie*)


And then we went to take a picture together and I almost tripped over his shoe, because I lost feeling in my legs.


Oh look there's my full face!

(The only reason why she is upright is because she's gripping the table.) 

He hugged me again and we walked back into the venue. And while we were walking back, I started walking sideways. My aunt was like, "Are you okay???" 

Me: No, no I am not.

(Gosh, I really wish I was there.....with a video camera...) 

We sat back down and sat for a half hour while he finished and then he went backstage. We sat for another half hour and then his guitar player and piano player came out and started warming up. 

And then he walked out.

(and she's melted on the floor again.....) 

Chesire cat grin came out again.

He sang a couple songs. He talked a bit before each one and told us the title before he sang it. He sang Caledonia (and mentioned her dearly beloved late George Donaldson, which immediately prompted "awwws" from the audience) and he sang the first couple of lines and then busted out laughing. His guitar player gave him a funny look and he couldn't help but laugh.

He made fun of his 14 year old so much, it was hilarious. He started singing Puppy Love and to make fun of himself even more, he started doing the moves he did when he was younger. I have never laughed harder.

(She's so shooketh that she forgot half the details again. Apparently, he also did the same thing with Breaking Up is Hard to Do, and Bye Bye Baby, ending each song snippet with "But enough about that". He included cracks about his costuming (like bell-bottomed pants, and earlier skinny jeans and leather jacket) that I found hilarious.) 

He debuted a new song that is not on his EP. He's releasing this song with his album next February. The song is called Salt Water. He sang through the first verse and chorus and I burst into tears. There were tears streaming down my face. My aunt surprisingly did not notice.

He started singing "I Want To Dance With Somebody" and we all got up and danced and it was really fun! Then he started the last song, which was his single "Slow Dance". We all were dancing and having the best time ever. He started twirling all the people in the front row, so I got to dance with him.

(Gosh, she's so CALM about it!! Let us take a moment to realize that she Actually. Danced. With. Damian McGinty. Now, I'm freaking out. Cause seriously, who can say that they Actually. Danced. With. Damian McGinty.)  

Oh my gosh, I danced with Damian McGinty.....



The concert was over.

(And the feels and the fangirling started anew....) 

So we got in the car and my aunt looks over at me and says, "you know you literally leaned over to me before every song and said you loved this song" And I said that I literally do not remember saying it at all.

And then we got home and went crazy on Facebook. Here is what I said...

"Lilah cannot even right now. Lilah met Damian McGinty tonight. Which has made Lilah talk in the third person. Lilah is not okay. She met Damian McGinty. This is weird now so Lilah is going to stop."

"Let it be known now that Damian McGinty is the best hugger ever"

"His eyebrows are even more magnificent in real life."

"I'm probably going to be talking about this for a while. I'm sorry in advance."

Then I went to go take a shower to calm down.

And came back and posted this.

"Its been an hour and I still have no chill."

(It's been 48 hours and she still has no chill. She literally has it BAD, y'all. It has taken us almost three hours to write this post out. I've never seen her this shook up EVER. She and I have been on the phone this whole time talking this thing out as we go, and if I had a dollar for every time she said "I've met Damian McGinty", "Okay", "I'm Cool", "Going to be Mature about this" or giggled, I would be a millionaire right now.) 

She's not wrong.......

If you have managed to get through all this, I congratulate you.

We really hope you enjoyed this post! Please send Lilah some chocolate, she's now in a bad concert hangover after writing this all out. Have you gals been to any concerts lately? If so, who was the artist? What is one artist that you are dying to see in concert? 

Lilah (and her impulse control, Catherine Hawthorn <3) 
  

Saturday, April 7, 2018

March Wrap-Up 2018



Hi guys!!!!!!

March was a very busy month, so let's get on with it!!!!




Blogging Things 

I posted 9 times this month! 


A lot of you guys liked the way I did this so I'm going to keep doing it! 

Thanks everyone!!

I regret everything.......

I had a lot of fun answering these! 

I had a lot of fun answering these too, except it took 1000 years....

MK and Catherine reveal what an insane person I am! 

My favorite song from Amelie the Musical

I wrote a song this month!!!!!

I learned how to make collages! If anyone wants me to make one for them, see this post! 


Bookish Things 

I read 27 books this month.........

Cinderella is Evil by Jamie Campbell 2/5 stars. 
It was okay. A little creepy..

Solving For Ex by Leigh Anne Kopans  2/5 stars
Math jokes galore.... I hate math. 

Capture by Rachel Van Dyken 5/5 stars!
I loved this one!!!!! There is some language in it and a scene........... But the rest was great!! 

The Girl In Between by Laekan Zea Kemp 3/5 stars
Creepy Sleeping Beauty ish tale. Modern day. 

Bellamy and the Brute by Alicia Michaels 5/5 stars! 
Have I mentioned how much I love Beauty and the Beast retellings? Because I really love Beauty and the Beast retellings. 

A Work In Progress by Staci Stallings 2/5 stars
Weird college based romance book.

Cinderella and the Colonel by K.M Shea 5/5 stars
THIS! I CAN'T EVEN! IT WAS AMAZING! *FANGIRLING*

Carousel and Other Short Stories by Sharon Haste 4/5 stars
Really thought provoking stories. Well done. 

In Between by Jenny B. Jones 4/5 stars
Small town. Adopted rebel girl. Faith. 

Summer Unplugged by Amy Sparling 2/5 stars
Spoiled brat gets her cell phone taken away. Goes to live with her grandparents and falls in love with the neighbor boy. 

Until Now by Cristin Cooper 3/5 stars
Cute. Wouldn't read it again. 

Boyfriend Contract by Melanie Marks 2/5 stars
I don't even remember what this was about??? It wasn't very good. 

Broken Fate by Jennifer Derrick 5/5 stars! 
This one was so interesting! Greek myth retelling about the 3 fates. It was really cool! 

A Spy Like Me by Laura Pauling 3/5 stars
A Gallagher Girls withdrawal book........I face palmed so many times during this. 

The Flirting Games by Stella Wilkinson 2/5 stars 
Nope. Nope. Nope. 

Saving Wishes by G.J. Walker-Smith 4/5 stars
So wonderful! I actually felt like I was on the island they are on (can't remember the name?) 

Shattered Rose by Tammy L. Gray 4/5 stars
College based book. Actually better than I expected. 

A Dance of Dragons by Kaitlyn Davis 4/5 stars 
Woaaaaaaah. Need the sequel! 

Promise You Won't Tell by John Locke 1/5 stars
If there was a rating less than one, I would give it. I can't even express how terrible this books is.

Taking the Reins by Katrina Abbott 4/5 stars
Horse book. Boarding school. Cute horse coach. *thumbs up* 

Breaking Rules by Tracie Puckett 4/5 stars
Cute romance. 

Prom Impossible by Laura Pauling 2/5 stars 
Bored. Would only re read in case of the apocalypse, and even then, I might not.

Sinful Cinderella by Anita Valle 2/5 stars
WOAH. SUPER CREEPY. HORROR MOVIE VIBES. ( I don't like horror movies!!!!!!)

UnEnchanted by Chanda Hahn 4/5 stars
Awesome! Grimm's Fairy Tales. Modern twist.

 The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater 4/5 stars
WOAH. WOAAAAAAH. WOAAAAAAAAAAH. (that's all I can say) 

The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater 
DNF'd it. Got about a quarter in and it got boring. And creepy. And so much language! (Ronan, wash your mouth out!!) The Raven Boys was really good though!!!!!! I need to talk to people about that one! Seriously email me if you've read it! catholicgirlstuff@gmail.com 

Fame, Glory, and Other Things On My To-Do List by Janette Rallison 4/5 stars
Pretty cute. 

Losing Charley by Casey Peeler 3/5 stars
It was ok. Wouldn't read again. 

And finally, we are done. Holy moly. 





Playlist for March 

I Wanna Get Better by Bleachers

Simple Things by Brooklyn and Bailey 

Morning in America by Jon Bellion 

Havana by Camilla Cabello 

Pompeii by Bastile 

New Rules by Dua Lipa 

Thunder by Imagine Dragons

Closer by the Chainsmokers

Symphony by Clean Bandit

Crying in the Club by Camilla Cabello 

All Too Well by Taylor Swift 

Common Sense by the Orchardist 

No Roots by Alice Merton 

Shut Up and Dance by WALK THE MOON

Have I Told You Lately That I Love You by Keith Harkin

Everybody Talks by Neon Trees 

Rosa by Keith Harkin 





Life Things 

  • I went ice skating for the first time this month. And proceeded to fall very many times. Ouch. MK was laughing at me. And she also tried to push me over. Many times. But then we painted silk at her house! So that was fun.
  • Holy Week happened. I'm still not fully recovered. I sang 5 days in row. My mom and sister said I sounded like a 40 year old smoker. 
but after Holy Week comes Easter!!!



And that concludes my monthly wrap up!!!!!! Also note! I will be on hiatus from Sunday to Tuesday. My aunt is taking me to go see Damian McGinty in concert Monday!!!!!!!  So I will catch up on blog posts and comments on Tuesday! 


Talk to me in the comments! What were some songs you listened to in March? 

Lilah


P.S. the spring picture at the top is supposed to be what the outside looks like...... But since Ohio can't make up its mind what weather is. Its snowing...... In April. uggggh 

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Collages

So guess who finally figured out how to make collages??





I went a little crazy...........

I made one for my self!




Would you guys be interested in me making collages for you or characters you may have? I would love to do it! 

I would need a description of characters though. Just let me know! 

Lilah

Friday, March 23, 2018

You're Not Right For Me

Hiii guys! 


I wrote another song!!!!!! 







Verse 1
I need to step back
and clear my head
I need to move on
and forget you


Chorus
I have to stop saying
I'll figure it out
I'll make it work
You're not right for me


Verse 2
I need to shake 
the dust off my feet
I need to leave this place behind
Our love wasn't meant to be

Repeat Chorus

Bridge
Now that I'm gone
Boy, do I feel free
Your pretty face was not
meant for me

Repeat Chorus



Hope you guys enjoy!
Lilah

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Times Are Hard For Dreamers





They say times are hard for dreamers
But they won't be hard for me
I've saved up everything I know
To take that step up beyond the lawn
Keep walking, until I see the station
And then see it go






Inside the train, up through the glass
My finger tracing
All of these towns I've never heard of racing past
Off the train at Paris, half a mile from Sacre-Coeur 
The city's waking up for me!
A sign says an apartment's vacant on the second floor! 
And suddenly I hold a key






I turn a lock, the rooms appear
And all it takes is one more step, and then I'm here! 
Just me behind my door! 
It isn't what I have, it's only what I have in store
That matters now, the past can only fade!
And everything I'll ever need is here
This is how my world gets made





They say times are hard for dreamers
And who knows, maybe they are
People seem stuck, or lost at sea
And I might be a dreamer
But it's gotten me this far
And that is far enough for me





Look out my window there's a view, of other windows
My own museum full of paintings I look through! 
Where everything is clear! 





It isn't where I am, it's only where I go from here
That matters now. And I am not afraid!
As everything I'll ever need appears
This is how my world gets made



This is for the dreamers.


(Song from Amelie the Musical) 

Lilah

17 Things About Me!




Hiiii guys!!!!

Gray tagged me for the 17 Facts About Me tag! Let’s get to it!

1. I am an evil person so I tricked my friends into writing this post for me :D :D :D

*Catherine and Mary Katherine enter from the wings and sit down with Lilah* 
 

Catherine: *picks up mic* The truth is, gals, she couldn’t think of anything interesting to put down for this post...So, she asked Mary Katherine and I since we apparently know her so well, LOL. 

Anyways, 8 things that I know about Lilah: 

2. She’s a soprano, and she sings in her church choir. And she loves it to death.
3. Details stress her out. A lot.
4. She hates washing dishes...even though she does them most nights. Quite possibly, that’s why she hates them….
5. She has Irish, English and Hungarian ancestry.
6. She is a bear to try and get out of bed in the morning. Quite literally, you have to strip the covers, and drag her out. And even then, that’s difficult.
7. She wears glasses over her brown eyes, and often wears her dark brown hair in a ponytail.
8. One thing that she want to do is travel all over the country/world. We still talk about those plans for that spontaneous road trip and the camper that she wants to fix up….
9. She has 2 sisters, 3 brothers (the plagues of her life), and 1 nephew. (And no, that is not counting me, as I’m the “adopted” sister.)

*Catherine gives mic to Mary Katherine*

Mary Kate:


10. She drinks her coffee with a little hot chocolate stirred in
11. She is a social butterfly, but doesn’t open up to most people
12. Typos are her mortal enemies.
13. She is almost constantly listening to music or humming
14. Loves crab legs and the ocean...sounds like she needs to be shipped off to the coast.
15. Has an adorable smile and looks especially cute in the more orange coral colored clothes.
16. At one point she pretended she was deaf to avoid a weird boy
17. She has never bitten her dentist...that I know of


These are really accurate.......

Thanks for helping me with the post guys!
Hope you all enjoy!

Lilah

Saturday, March 17, 2018

AMA Answers//////Part 2

Thanks MK........



Which of your songs is your favorite?

A couple months ago I would have said Him, but since I've changed. Its Tallahassee.


Which is your least favorite?

Why


One song on the radio that annoys you?

Anything by Nicki Minaj


One song that you love and sing along to every time it comes on the radio?

Every song I've ever heard............

Wanted by Hunter Hayes (are you shocked?)


Last musical you watched?

Hunchback of Notre Dame. I found it on YouTube.......


Musical you've never watched but really want to?

La La Land


If you could only pick one musical to see on Broadway, what would it be?

Anastasia!!!


Favorite musician?

Taylor Swift


Favorite book about a musician

P.S. I Like You by Kasie West (Honorable mention, Open Road Summer by Emery Lord)


Favorite song lyric?

You can go the distance, you can run the mile. You can walk straight through hell with a smile.
-Hall Of Fame


Favorite and least favorite genre of music?

Favorite-country
Least Favorite-Screamo


Last song you listened to?

I Got A Car by George Strait

Song you've been listening to a lot?

You Said You'd Grow Old With Me by Michael Schulte

Favorite music video?

Delicate by Taylor Swift

Are you listening to music right now?

Why yes, yes I am.

Favorite romantic song?

Can't Help Falling In Love by Haley Reinhart

Last song you cried during?

Not Today by Imagine Dragons

Favorite musical score from a movie that is not a musical?

Pride and Prejudice 2005

Most popular of your songs so far?

Him

YOU TOTALLY KNEW THAT SOLDIER SONG WAS GOING TO MAKE ME SAD, DIDN'T YOU EVIL CHILD. Admit it.

Yes, MK, you caught me. I posted it knowing it would make you sad. (sorry)

Would you rather gain fame on the internet/via video (like Lindsey Stirling) or on the stage/the radio?

I would honestly be okay with either.

Last song that made you laugh?

Never Ever Getting Rid of Me from Waitress

What is your song writing process?

I don't actually have a process. I'll get an idea and write down lyrics until I have a complete song and then I arrange them to sound lyrical.

What kind of snacks to you eat while writing songs?

I don't eat while I write songs........

All songs have an emotion behind them......which one is most common in yours?

Heartbreak.

Are you currently working on a song? Snippets?

Yes, I am working on a song. But I can't give you guys snippets because I want this song to be a surprise. I'm very proud of this song and its not even finished! (This is the song )

Do you work on multiple songs at a time or stick to one until its done?

Most of the time I stick to one song at a time.

What do you sing in the shower? (Come on. We know you do it)

Yes, I do sing in the shower. I don't have a specific song. I just sing what's in my head at the time.

A song you like in a different language?

Buchaille on Eirne by Damian McGinty

Favorite summer song?

Barefoot Blue Jean Night by Jake Owen

Road trip song?

Would You Go With Me by Josh Turner

Put yourself to sleep song?

Five More Minutes by Scotty McCreery

While you read song?

Epilogue from La La Land

While you study song?

We Were Us by Keith Urban and Miranda Lambert

Last song on playlist?

This one is from my Country Music playlist, The River by the Garth Brooks Tribute Band

Christmas song?

Sleigh Ride by Pentatonix

Religious song?

Pie Jesu by Celtic Women

Song that makes you want to dance?

Shut Up and Dance by WALK THE MOON

POWER SONG?

Fight Song by Rachel Platten

Instrumental song?

Epilogue from La La Land

Last musical you belted while walking around your house?

The Sound of Music

Name 3 cute musicians and whether you like their work or not?

Hunter Hayes: YES

Damian McGinty: YES

Calum Scott: YES

5 favorite musicians and your favorite of their songs?

Taylor Swift: All Too Well

Hunter Hayes: If It's Just Me

Damian McGinty: Slow Dance

Raelynn: Diamonds

Danielle Bradbury: Laying Low

Favorite Disney Song?

I Can Go The Distance from Hercules

Favorite Disney Love Song?

I See The Light from Tangled

A song with a color in it.... and do you love it or hate it?

Red by Taylor Swift  and yes I love it!!!

A song that means a lot to you right now?

Emoji of a Wave by John Mayer

What song describes your life right now?

I Wanna Get Better by Bleachers

Favorite music blog(s)?

I don't really follow any music blogs....... I don't even know of any music blogs. If anyone knows a music blog, let me know!!!

Musician that is a HUGE inspiration to you?

Hunter Hayes. He writes his own lyrics and music and they are just so amazing. He can make me feel so many emotions through all of his songs.

Why did you start writing music?

I started because of a TV show. I was watching Once Upon A Time and one of the characters died tragically.... and some of his last words were "Go find Tallahassee, even if it is without me." And through my tears, I thought "That would make a really good song lyric." Later that night, I grabbed a pencil and paper and my song Tallahassee was born. I realized that I really enjoyed writing songs and I kept doing it. And here I am today :D

If you could have a famous musician sing one of your songs, which musician and which song?

I would really like Kelsea Ballarini to sing I Was Wrong. I think she would sound amazing singing that. A girl can dream, right?

Favorite time of day to write music?

Ha Ha It's not daytime. 2 am is when I do my best writing.

What makes you want to write? What inspires you?

Random things will inspire me and make me want to write. I'll be having a conversation and the other person will say something and I will get song inspiration for that. Sometimes its other songs that give me inspirations. Sometimes its a place.

Take your favorite season and make a playlist for it... it has to be at least 5 songs long

My favorite season is Fall

Wake Me Up When September Ends by Green Day
Autumn from Titanic the Musical
Clair de Lune by Claude Debussy
Emoji of a Wave by John Meyer
Pompeii by Bastille
Sign of the Times by Harry Styles

What non-music things do you do to recharge your writer self?

I relax and read a book.

Disney song you hate/dislike?

Little April Showers from Bambi

Song with your age in the title?

What About 18 by Betsy Lane

You've heard of comfort food....what are your comfort songs?

Anything by Hunter Hayes or Taylor Swift will instantly comfort me and make me feel better.

Winter song that is not about Christmas OR a typical Christmas song?

Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy by Pentatonix

An unknown/lesser known musician?

Megan and Liz. My favorite song is Big Kids

A song with food in it?

Cake by the Ocean by DNCE

A song with an ocean/beach that you like?

Malibu by Miley Cyrus

Music you listen to while cleaning your room?

Usually my upbeat playlist. It gets me pumped and ready for cleaning!

Song for each of your top two favorite holidays?

Sleigh Ride-Christmas
Hosanna To The Son Of David-Easter

SPRING IS HERE What is a Spring song?

Do Re Mi from the Sound of Music

Your I'm Single playlist?

Someone Like You by Adele
Tonight I Want To Cry by Keith Urban
Dancing On My Own by Calum Scott
White Horse by Taylor Swift
I'm A Mess by Ed Sheeran

Your MK Cries Over Sad Soldier Songs So I Should Stockpile Them Just In Case playlist?
Why yes, MK, I have a couple :D

Letters From Home by John Michael Montgomery
If You're Reading This by Tim McGraw
American Soldier by Toby Keith
I'm Already There by Lonestar

Can you sing the theme song from Miraculous Ladybug?

Miraculous! Simply the best! Up to the test when things go wrong! 
Miraculous the luckiest! Power of love always soo strong! 
Miraculous!!!!!!!! 

And no, I didn't look that up :D


What movie/TV show theme songs can you sing?

I can sing the Girl Meets World one. All the rest  are instrumental.

Song not about relationships, boys, love or anything super serious or sad?

The Best Day by Taylor Swift

A Folk Tune you like?

Riptide by Vance Joy

Favorite Disney soundtrack as a whole?

Newsies :D :D

Songs that always get stuck in your head...even if you only hear a line or two?

Those Irish drinking songs you're always singing, MK.

Have you made a graduation playlist?

Not yet..

Workout Playlist?

New Romantics by Taylor Swift
New Rules by Dua Lipa
Titanium by David Guetta and Sia
Eraser by Ed Sheeran
Havana by Camilla Cabello


Wedding Playlist?

Photograph by Ed Sheeran
Can't Help Falling In Love by Haley Reinhart
I Won't Give Up by Jason Mraz
I Was Made For Loving You by Tori Kelly and Ed Sheeran
Wanted by Hunter Hayes
Have I Told You Lately That I Love You by Keith Harkin and Colbie Caillet
A Thousand Years

A song I like, but you don't?

Flatliner by Cole Swindell

A song I like but MK doesn't? 

Everybody's Got Somebody But Me by Hunter Hayes

Patriotic song? 

God Bless the USA by Lee Greenwood

A song that make you think of me? 

Angel Eyes by Love and Theft

A song from your favorite musical that you hate/dislike? 

The Bottom Line from Newsies

Favorite radio station? 

99.1 out of Dayton (its country) 

Do you have a special writing book? 

Yes, I have a book that I write all of my songs in

Do you have a song that reminds you of a certain book? 

In Case You Didn't Know by Brett Young will always remind me of Open Road Summer by Emery Lord because I listened to that song on repeat while reading it.

Do you have a song that reminds you of one of your OTPs? (please not Reylo. *gag*) 

Beautiful Mess by Diamond Rio  always reminds me of Percabeth.

(and Starving by Hailee Steinfeld reminds me of Reylo :D)

A song that you feel different about after seeing the music video and whether you stopped liking it or not? 

The music video for Delicate by Taylor Swift made me love the song even more than I already did!

What musician do you listen to the most? 

Hunter Hayes (I can't believe you even had to ask)

Rihanna or BeyoncĂ©? (you can't say neither) 

Rihanna.

Favorite song from the Greatest Showman soundtrack? 

A Million Dreams 

A song you would recommend to everyone? 

All Too Well by Taylor Swift

A song you don't like telling people about so you can horde it and make it "your song"? 

Seventeen by Marina and the Diamonds

If you were famous and going on an international tour....where would you travel to? 

Let's say it together guys.......Italy!

If you could pick one co-star for one week of the show......who would it be? 

Hunter Hayes!

Would you sing under your real name? 

Yeah, I would :D (can you guys guess my real name?, those of you who already know it, you can't guess)

Goals for writing music in 2018 and this next lap of blogging? 

I want to send a couple songs to a recording studio in 2018. And I hope to put more songs on the blog!

A song that make you want to go out and do something crazy/adventurous? 

No Roots by Alice Merton

Do you have any musical merch? 

Yes! I have a Phantom of the Opera tote bag. 

Do you want to do this, crazy? 

Too late to stop now......

A song that is super catchy, but you don't like because you don't like the meaning behind the words or just don't like it? 

Cheerleader by OMI. This song played constantly on the radio when it came out and I can't stand it!

A song you listen to while pretending you're listening to someone talk? 

Everybody Talks by Neon Trees

Do you have any clothes or jewelry with music-y stuff on it? 

Yes, I have a necklace that says "Life is Music"

Imagine you traveled to a new place and then dropped a new album inspired by your travels...where would that place be?

I would go to an island in the Mediterranean and write songs about it.

How big would you make an album you released?

12 songs.

Would you rather do albums or singles?

Albums

Listen to a song by Justin Bieber and write a paragraph long review on it?

(I don't want to do this......)

Love Yourself by Justin Bieber is actually better than I thought. His voice is definitely deeper than it used to be. I don't feel like a chipmunk is singing in my ear anymore. The song is awesome! I would totally put this on my playlist, in fact I wouldn't even realize it was Justin Bieber.

Something you learned from your old songs about song writing?

Just because you didn't write the whole song in one sitting does not mean you are a failure. It's ok to write a song in bursts.

Its snowing out right now.....what would you listen to?

Christmas music

A children's song you like?

Count Your Blessings by Bing Crosby

"The Sky and the Dawn and the Sun" or "Sleepsong" or "Noble Fair Maiden" are all Celtic lullabies....which would you sing to your children?

I would sing all of them!

If you should die from an overabundance of questions (you asked for it) what would like played at your funeral?

Please have Hunter Hayes personally come and sing to my casket.


I'M DONE. OH MY WORD I'M FINALLY DONE!!!! I FEEL LIKE I'VE BEEN ANSWERING QUESTIONS FOR YEARS!!!!!

These were great questions MK I had a lot of fun with them!

And if you guys actually sat there and read all of that, virtual cake for you!!!!!
Hope you enjoy!

Lilah

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