Category Archives: Music I Like

A good week

T’was a good week.

Skating on the River and The House of Blues Gospel Brunch have now been checked off the bucket list with much satisfaction.

 Brunch- delish. Music- awesome.  Skating- pure adolescent fun.

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Weekend Update: Lolla-Style

While The Man Repeller congregated to see Queen Bey this weekend in New York.

A much less public, but much more repellant blogger ( me) was lucky enough to be in an even better American city (IMHO) at the three most glorious days in the music world ( again IMHO)– Lollapalooza

Not that I wouldn’t sell my soul to see Beyonce, but this weekend was just absolutely spectacular.

Taking in the sweet sounds of Ellie Goulding, Emeli Sande, Alt-J, Phoenix, The Killers, Heartless Bastards, Tegan and Sara, Lana Del Rey, and Mumford and Sons all within a 72 hour time span was not only completely exhausting, but more importantly the most surreal experience of my life.

I think the words that were most frequently uttered from my lips were

“This is not real,” or the less eloquently put, “OH MYYYY GOSSSSHHHHHHHHH!!!!!”

One might also consider the incoherent blubbering of emotion as I cried without tears through roughly 15% of the time at the festival into this hypothesis, but I’m going to go ahead and limit my scope at OMG.

A musical analysis of the weekend will be coming tomorrow after I recollect my thoughts and attempt to start acting like a functioning human being that is capable of existing outside the gates of Grant Park.

A “fun analysis” will never be written because, well, you just had to be there.

What I will be providing now are some pictures to provide a teensy idea of what Lolla is all about.

Or if you are the only person who reads my blog (Kyra) the photos are here so that we can laugh simultaneously from our beds in different cities.

*And a super special shout-out to the Jones family. Y’all make my heart sing.

BEOW BEOW BEOW BEOW BEEEOOOWWWWW*

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Can We Talk About This: Flo @ Glastonbury

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So… yeah… ummm pretty much perfect. Just thought I would share.

What I would give to run into Flo at a festival, or jump into her arms like Alana from Haim is doing, or hold her hand like her charming brother J.J, or really even just see her firey red hair again. Eeeeeeeek. Too good, y’all.

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Song of the Summer

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I’m absolutely in love with this song and with Andy Williams, despite his somewhat recent passing. Mr Big actually turned me on to it after watching the episode a few days ago where he and Carrie dance in his empty apartment before he leaves for Napa.
‘Moon River’ may be 40 some-odd years old and I doubt MTV or anyone else for that matter will declare this the song of the summer. But it is MY song of the summer. It doesn’t necessarily relate to me. There is no significant other in my life, let alone one crossing rivers for me. But guys, listening to this song (on repeat) has opened up my ears to a whole new genre of music and talent. I’ve always been inclined to listen to older music, but not necessarily this style. What happened to music, voices, lyrics, men like this? Really?

Just another example of how I am meant to be born in a different era. I have decided as of 3 seconds ago, that if I can’t have the 19teens and 20’s, my next choice would be the 1950’s…. I think there’s a generational cycle theory in there somewhere.

Anyway, if you haven’t heard this song. Listen. It will bring tears to your eyes.

Also check out that smile…eeeeee!

FAVORITE LYRICS

Oh, dream maker, you heart breaker
Wherever you’re going, I’m going your way

Two drifters, off to see the world
There’s such a lot of world to see

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Shake It Out

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Shake It Out

I’m opening my show on KLSU with this song today. Sorry for the spoiler alert, but I cant resist sharing my undying love for Florence + the Machine with you. This is her performance at Hackney Weekend in the UK last weekend. The theme for today’s show is Hackney + the other concerts I have blogged about this week. Expect music from the likes of Florence, Emeli Shante, Jack White, Deadmua5, Coldplay, The Flaming Lips, and somehow I’m going to try and squeeze a little bit of Rihana in there.

On the show I typically play music straight from youtube videos of performances so I’m sure the recordings are live and also because its more fun for me to watch. But sadly my listeners cannot watch the videos and don’t get to see the majestic dance moves and attire of Ms Florence Welch and other artists I include on the show… cause you know that’s just how radio works.

Anyway, I’m going to try from now on to include at least one video on the blog per show. Knowing me I’ll probably go overboard on this so you can probably expect more than one (hehe).

Click on the Published by bbcradio1 link at the bottom of the video to see more from Hackney Weekend.

And if you want to make me really happy listen to 91.1 KLSU Baton Rouge from 11am-1pm today for more jams! And if you want to make me ecstatic comment on the post below and let me know what you thought/think about the show or just anything to let me know that someone out there is reading this blog!

They’re just human

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I promise you a week in my life does not typically include seeing two of today’s best live bands preform near/in my home town, but hey, I guess I just got lucky. And let me tell you, I am not normally a lucky person. I mean who runs into the top-hatted unicycle-riding monkey-boy she was friendly to once on a weekly basis? This girl.

Back on track though. The Flaming Lips preformed at the Varisty yesterday at 1:30 and man were my lips flaming. What does that mean, you ask? I don’t know. What I’m trying to say was that they were good. Rul good.

They were trying (and did) break the world record for the most shows played in 24 hours. It was previously held by Jay-Z, but he can’t have Beyonce, their baby, and the record.

The show was short, only 30 minutes actually, but I forgive them a) because they are world record holders now b) because what they did play was very very good and c) Wayne Coyne wore his fuzzy gloves.

I’m definitely hoping to see them again soon for a full on show. I have not mentioned this, but I am a DJ at the local college radio station here called KLSU. The show is called Fest Furr All, much like this blog. So if my ramblings have enticed you please please please tune in 11-1pm on 91.1 in Baton Rouge and you can hear some Flaming Lips!

We’ll be glowin in the dark

So I saw Coldplay on Monday night. That’s worthy of a first blog post right? It was my fourth time seeing them and despite any of my worries, they did not disappoint. Rather, THEY WERE AWESOME! So you’ve heard it hear first: If you think you have outgrown Coldplay, or are too cool for them now, you are wrong. Just really really wrong.

They were so good in fact, that I thought, “Self, its about time you stop procrastinating on this blog because this experience deserves a blog post g-dangit!” So that is what I did. Posted on this here blog.

Anywho, I have been told that a very important step in blogging is deciding what you want to blog about. I have finally decided what that is, so I guess I will share it with y’all ( I say y’all. Get over it).

I am a student-athlete at NCAA Div. 1 university in the SEC. As you can imagine my schedule is basically non-stop. I love it, but it leaves little time for much else.

However, I want to write. I love to write. And I know that one day down the road if I want to get paid the big bucks to write I need to be writing right now.

Say Write again. Write.

Don’t fret though, the words I write here will not be written simply for writing’s sake. There is a point to all this. I want to use this blog as an escape from my monotonous daily schedule. Despite what my coaches, and sometimes even I think, there is more to me than sports and school. I love music, I love fashion, and I love learning about plain-ole random stuff. So that’s what this blog is going to be about.

Stick around because there should be more Coldplay pic n’ vids, vids n’ pics comin your way once I figure out how that works…