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1st Song of the Day: “Can’t Help Falling In Love” by Ingrid Michaelson

15 Apr

It all is going to be okay.  Be ok.  Yesterday, our office went through a new regime change.  Game of Thrones style.  The queen is dead.  Long live the King.  The king had some issues with me with a handful of confusing aspects.  Which didn’t set a good foot in the right way with the office’s ruling princess.  It gonna be a challenging week.  But after 2 years…the office is finally united.  No more civil wars.

Anyway, Ingrid dropped her new album today.  On tax day.  Haven’t listened to it yet.  Planning on.  Might keep my mind off of the tragic day we’re about to cover.

Romantic love song / cover coming at you.

1st Song of the Day: “Name” by Goo Goo Dolls

14 Apr

I survived Vegas.  What happens there.  Stays there.  So, no spoilers from me.  Had a blast.  Left with little money that were traded for lasting memories.  Really needed the mind break.  Nothing like getting swindled by clever formulas & sexy bitches.  #goodtimes  Today’s song spawned from a song that my buddy Ross had on his many music mixtapes that mostly featured songs from movies / trailers.  “Long Way Down” by Goo Goo Dolls was featured on the Twister SDTK.  Which made me focus on ‘A Boy Named Goo’.  Then stumbled across this classic, “Name”.

Big thanks to the Vim Dicta for sponsoring our decent showcase review as much as they did.  Can’t wait to see them in a few weeks!

Loved having Mad Men back.  Last night’s episode was fantastic.  Welcome to Easter Monday.  Two more pretapes to go & a regime change born.

1st Song of the Day: “Viva Las Vegas” by Elvis Presley

11 Apr

Went with the classic.  The theme song for generations of party animals.  Should I say ‘Mad Men’ even?  We made it.  Another day.  Another life.  Just gotta make it 9+ hrs then adventure awaits.  Back to the sin.  A city that feels like my second home.  The…’Viva Las Vegas’.  Hope you enjoyed the Vegas week.  Been fun.  Been so tempted to change the music preferences in spotify that Vegas themed tracks were what I was all about the week of April 4th.  Might have one more in me on Monday.  I’ll keep y’all wondering…if I come back. hehe

No Spotlight Saturday.  We did post another showcase review last night.  Have you read about the Vim Dicta yet???  Truly recommend them.  The pictures were okay.  When I come back gonna try to hustle like Picksysticks.  He be busy!  Feel like Sam Smith is in my future.  Just maybe.

We made it.  Have a fantastic weekend readers.  I’m off!

1st Song of the Day: “Vegas Girl” by Conor Maynard

10 Apr

A little cheesy pop to kick-off Thursday.  One Day away from Vegas.  All I’m thinking about is what’s going to be THE song to start tomorrow.  Two choices.  One classic…might i say a Flashback.  The other from an album that made our 2013 Fav Albums list.  Siding with the former.

I’m a bit tired.  CBW isn’t to blame either.  Stayed up a bit longer to read Claremont’s “Nightcrawler” that my friend gave me.  Very 1990s X-Men in feel.  The homages to that time were a nice touch.

Nothing else to say.  Here’s a really bad song / music video.  The hook is the only thing that saves it.  But my god…no vegas in a song called Vegas girl? Cheap bastards.  Let’s get it…

1st Song of the Day: “Alone in Vegas” by Pusha T

9 Apr

Vegas week day 3, and we’re on our Ric Flair shit! Wooooo.  I’ve written alone in Vegas before too Push.  Spent a many Vegas nights in a hotel room, staring at the back…not so glamorous side…of city out the window.  I’ll never forget those teenage Vegas nights.  Made me the writer I am today.  Inspirational BLVD of broken dreams.  You will always be romantic.  Probably why I love returning?

Vegas isn’t fun for kids.  Kind of is now, but back then maybe 10…15 years ago.  All I could do was walk around, collect a coin cup, eat at a buffet, or spend my quarter & dimes in the various arcades.  I liked it.  Still not ideal.  21+.  That’s when the fun really begins.  Don’t waste any time before.  Go see the Grand Canyon or something.  Substantial experiences.

Comic Book Wednesday brings nothing really.  I have one book?  Hickman’s East of West, I believe.  We’ll see if we decide to travel.  WonderCon is approaching.  Saving my money for pointless figures.  Hint of Dr. Who SWAG.

More pretapes to prep.  It never ends.  King Push…take it away.

PS:  RIP Ultimate Warrior!  What weird timing…

1st Song of the Day: “Vegas” by Calvin Harris

8 Apr

Day 2 of Vegas Week kicks off with an classic Calvin Harris.  The track came out way before Mr. Harris hit the spotlight with “We Found Love”.  This is a EDM track for EDM lovers.  Bouncy.  Repetitive.  Bit of annoying. Keeps your body in motion for almost 6 minutes.  No lows.  All highs.  Way before perfection.  If you’re in Vegas, recommend bumping this anthem.  Make you look cool to the outsiders.  You can find Calvin at a nightclub around the city now & then.  Vegas is EDM’s second home in the US because Miami is the leader.  Everyone knows this..

New Music Tuesday brings you new albums from Black Label Society, Emmylou Harris, Patton Oswald’s Comedy Record, James Durbin, Eric Hutchinson, EMA, and many more,  Kind of a slow week for mainstream hits…but you should always try new things.  That you should.

Guess what?  Our first showcase review since February drops Thursday!  Petaped goodness.  Two more to go.  Until then…let’s keep dreaming of Vegas! Calvin press those buttons.

1st Song of the Day: “Vegas” by Sara Bareilles

7 Apr

I’m in Vegas mode!  Despite the fact I’m five days off from my weekend excursion.  Boo!  I’ll get there.  So, as you can probably expect due to my lack of effort, I will be featuring Vegas themed tracks-songs-artists through Friday.  Today’s track is a song I featured before in our lost blogger days.  One of my favorite tracks from Sara.  She doesn’t perform it much anymore…still, captures the lofty ideals of someone who needs to just get away.  Something she did quite recently that became the theme of her 2013 critically acclaimed ‘Blessed Unrest’.  Spontaneous things always start as a “little voice”, don’t they?  Anyway, great life transitional track.

So much TV, so many flicks, that made for a fun weekend.  Yes, including Wings.  Did pass out all day Saturday much to my dismay.  Still fun to recover.  We all need a break.  That’s why we travel to Vegas.  Happy Monday!


1st Song of the Day: “Don’t Drink The Water” by Brad Paisley (feat. Blake Shelton)

4 Apr

Made it to Friday! Weekend coming soon after this long day retires.  Been in a major country mood, like many of my previous blurbs can backup.  All the ACM promos has got me dreaming of tight cutoff jeans dancing in line dance.  “Don’t Drink The Water” by Brad & Blake really is a twangy track that works for that kind of party.  With red solo cups.  If you’re not big into the genre…this is a track that might make you laugh.

Nothing else really.  More work, movies, final four, hustlin’, friends, and handling my business.  Got Capt. America on my mind.  Only thing I want to do.  Should be amazing!

Here’s some country.  Yee-Haw!

1st Song of the Day: “Come With Me” by Shai

3 Apr

Have to admire my taste in music on days like this.  It all started by listening to yesterday’s Ginuwine track, followed in the path of some related artists, then rediscovered one of my favorite albums of 1995.  When I was in 5th grade I was bumping this shit.  Kind of amazing, right?  Didn’t really get all the sexual innuendo…or did I?  Shows I had so much soul at a young age.  Bit of a brag.  Nonetheless, the past 7 hours or so has been mostly me geeking out over this album & especially Shai’s starting track on ‘Blackface’.  The lyrics came rolling back into my mind.  That chest needed a nice whamp.

Not much to say.  Wing Night tonight.  Uploaded our entire 100+ photo set from Betty Who’s Troubadour Showcase on Tuesday.  You can click here for Betty or Here for Cardiknox & Zak Waters.  My set really captures how ominous the low lights at the Troubadour can be.  One of the major things I love about my Nikon 9500.  It’s low ISO capability.  Quite happy with the Zak Album overall.  Write coming soon?  *crosses fingers*

Here’s an R&B classic music video.  Da Dum.

1st Song of the Day: “Differences” by Ginuwine

2 Apr

The opening act last night for Betty Who did a cover of Ginuwine’s “Pony” that was alright.  Got the crowd interacting a bit more.  Just made me want to go way back…back into time…this morning.  “Differences” is a R&B staple that was played many times during my youth.  The chorus gets me everytime.  Hard decisions.  Chose it over “Same Ole G”‘s catchy Timbaland words & the killer beat of “What’s So Different”.  100% classic Ginuwine.  Think I made the right choice.

Made a drastic change in my driving mood by bumping country & Alt radio yesterday & this morning.  Have been bored by my CDs.  Same rap song.  Same crappy EDM single.  Needed a refresher.  Go Country plays the best shit.  Aldean, Moore, FGL, Bentley, Miranda, Hunter, Blake, etc.  Mainstream music that makes me second guess not coping a ticket for Stagecoach.  Luke Bryan & Aldean are both headlining.  Same batch of Artists as 2012.  Gonna be one hell of a party.  Then Muse showed up on Alt 98.7.  When are they gonna drop something new?

All the pictures from last night’s late-night adventure came out fantastic  Will be posting them soon.  Whenever I catch a break in my jumbo schedule.  Still have four concert write-ups to turn out in the next few weeks.  Wanna publish them every Thursday until May.  Which means, gotta start prepping.  Axe meet grindstone.

Big shoutout to Picksysticks for last night’s festivities.  Owe him big, like always, for keeping me from getting bored in my life.

“Differences” by Ginuwine…hit it!


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