Monday Morning Tunes: James Morrison

After our last couple of Monday Morning Tunes posts reached well into the outskirts of obscurity, I thought I would give you something a little more well-known and maybe more appealing to a wider audience. I aim to please.

It is not often that I listen to a band or singer/songwriter and deem their entire collection of music a must-listen. There are always throw away songs, or if they have been at it long enough, entire throw away albums. Those do not exist in the world of James Morrison. Everything that James Morrison has put out, three albums since 2006, are absolutely phenomenal.

I am convinced, through the weeks I have spent listening to all three albums on repeat, that there is never a bad time for James Morrison. Never. Sure, most of his songs deal with being hopelessly, desperately in love that the Earth itself just may spin out of control by the end of a song, but they have really great, catchy choruses and melodies that make you nod your head and mouth the words (or sing the words if you have a really great voice, a terrible voice that you won’t let hold you back, or if you’re alone) regardless of the mood you are in.

James Morrison is for good days, bad days, grey, sulky days, days when you feel like dancing, days where you play video games for hours on end and play the same three albums on a loop the entire time (yeah, I am totally speaking from personal experience here), and days when you desperately need to tell someone you love them with everything you are. Especially for days like that.

You have to think about who James Morrison is as a human when you find out that he put out his first album, Undiscovered, in 2006, when he was just 21 years old.

He was undiscovered then, but it didn’t take long for him to take the UK by storm with his soulful music of a heart lived fully, influenced and inspired by his mother’s record collection consisting of legends like Stevie Wonder, Van Morrison, and Al Green.

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day from Kermit the Frog #MuppetsMostWanted

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

In celebration of the greenest day of the year here is a fun little greeting from everyone’s favorite green frog.

Muppets Most Wanted St Patrick's Day

Muppets Most Wanted opens in theaters everywhere on March 21st!

For everything Muppets Most Wanted check out You can also follow the Muppets on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram @TheMuppets.

What are you doing to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day?

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New #Maleficent Poster + Follow @Maleficent on Twitter

It has been a couple of months since we last heard anything about Disney’s upcoming Maleficent. If you have been waiting with bated breath for news, then check out the new poster of Angelina Jolie as Maleficent.


Unlike the first movie poster we saw, this look at the long-perceived evil villain from Sleeping Beauty lies on a light background and gives us a much more detailed view of how the character has come to life.

In other Maleficent-related news, you can now follow the official @Maleficent Twitter account.

Maleficent is due out in theaters May 30th.

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