Music makes the world go ’round. Here’s the five tunes that are rocking the Bonus! crew as we run this town.

Say Hey (I Love You) by Michael Franti & Spearhead – Uptempo beat, sparkly piano, and just straight happy lyrics. I dare you to not bob your head.

Winter Song by Sara Bareillis and Ingrid Michaelson – Switching it up, great down tempo soft song that makes winter pass by. Make some hot coco and curl up with someone special. Also an amazing video.

Slow Show and Fake Empire by The National – I love this band, as mentioned before. That’s the official Fake Empire video, which is Thom’s fav. The Slow Show (my fav) video is unofficial, set to Godard’s famous “Masculine-Feminine”. The band is coming to D.C. in June, and trust Bonus! will be there.

Going On by Gnarls Barkley – Crazy cool song, crazy cool video. Favorite lyric – “The touch and feeling of free / is intangible technically / something you have to believe in”. I try to live up to this song in my daily life. The message; see what needs doing, do it, come what may. Be committed, don’t wait on the sidelines.