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little epiphanies

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Holy moly, my band’s going on tour with Lake Street Dive in less than 2 weeks!

midnightmoxie:

VERY EXCITING NEWS! 
We’ll be opening up for our buddies in Lake Street Dive on the Midwest leg of their big tour. 
March 1st-7th. Nashville, Louisville, Cincinnati, Columbus, Chicago. 
TOTALLY CANNOT WAIT!

Holy moly, my band’s going on tour with Lake Street Dive in less than 2 weeks!

midnightmoxie:

VERY EXCITING NEWS!


We’ll be opening up for our buddies in Lake Street Dive on the Midwest leg of their big tour.


March 1st-7th. Nashville, Louisville, Cincinnati, Columbus, Chicago.


TOTALLY CANNOT WAIT!

Real Stories of Love
Valentine’s Day gets a bad rap.  Every year, the Hallmark-haters and angry single folks gang up on the holiday with, really, some excellent complaints.  
It’s the same issue we face with every holiday.  The enjoyment of [insert holiday here] is very nearly ruined by the bombardment of advertisements that use [insert holiday here] as a vehicle to sell whatever thing, no matter how far they’re stretching to relate it to [insert holiday here].
It’s like Easter or Christmas, except now it’s all tied in with how your love life is going, and that is a very touchy subject.   
If you’re single, you may not want to hear about all of the fun things you could be doing, if only you could find someone to love.  If you’re in a relationship, you may not want to hear about all of the fun things you should be doing, just because you’ve found someone to love.
Which is why I totally get why people hate Valentine’s Day.  It’s alienating for people without dates, and it asks too much of people with dates.  
But if you can clear your head of all the cloying jewelry ads and take it back to basics, it may be the best holiday ever.  This is a whole day to celebrate lingerie diamonds chocolate LOVE.  
And that means every kind of love, past and present.  
So make a valentine for your mom.  Drink champagne by yourself, because it tastes really good.  Play with your dog.  Take a moment to remember the awkward moments before your first kiss.  Remember how it felt to have a physically painful high school crush.  The kind where the dude makes one comment about how you have nice handwriting and, after your heart splinters into a million tiny pieces, you write down exactly what he said on a secret page in your notebook and then tell everyone you know about how he’s probably in love with you.
Enjoy today in whatever way makes you happiest. 
What got me thinking about the lovely side of Valentine’s Day was, unexpectedly, Google.
Google teamed up with This American Life host Ira Glass to make today’s Valentine’s-themed doodle, which celebrates love in a really nice way.

The message stamped onto each candy heart matches the real story that plays when you click on it.  From funny and awkward to sweet and poignant, each story encapsulates one of the many ways we experience love.  It’s really, well, lovely.
The stories on Google’s site can all be listened to in under five minutes, but if you like ‘em, there’s more where that come from in the “Valentine Sampler of Radio Stories” on This American Life's own site.  

Real Stories of Love


Valentine’s Day gets a bad rap.  Every year, the Hallmark-haters and angry single folks gang up on the holiday with, really, some excellent complaints.  

It’s the same issue we face with every holiday.  The enjoyment of [insert holiday here] is very nearly ruined by the bombardment of advertisements that use [insert holiday here] as a vehicle to sell whatever thing, no matter how far they’re stretching to relate it to [insert holiday here].

It’s like Easter or Christmas, except now it’s all tied in with how your love life is going, and that is a very touchy subject.   

If you’re single, you may not want to hear about all of the fun things you could be doing, if only you could find someone to love.  If you’re in a relationship, you may not want to hear about all of the fun things you should be doing, just because you’ve found someone to love.

Which is why I totally get why people hate Valentine’s Day.  It’s alienating for people without dates, and it asks too much of people with dates.  

But if you can clear your head of all the cloying jewelry ads and take it back to basics, it may be the best holiday ever.  This is a whole day to celebrate lingerie diamonds chocolate LOVE.  

And that means every kind of love, past and present.  

So make a valentine for your mom.  Drink champagne by yourself, because it tastes really good.  Play with your dog.  Take a moment to remember the awkward moments before your first kiss.  Remember how it felt to have a physically painful high school crush.  The kind where the dude makes one comment about how you have nice handwriting and, after your heart splinters into a million tiny pieces, you write down exactly what he said on a secret page in your notebook and then tell everyone you know about how he’s probably in love with you.

Enjoy today in whatever way makes you happiest. 

What got me thinking about the lovely side of Valentine’s Day was, unexpectedly, Google.

Google teamed up with This American Life host Ira Glass to make today’s Valentine’s-themed doodle, which celebrates love in a really nice way.

The message stamped onto each candy heart matches the real story that plays when you click on it.  From funny and awkward to sweet and poignant, each story encapsulates one of the many ways we experience love.  It’s really, well, lovely.

The stories on Google’s site can all be listened to in under five minutes, but if you like ‘em, there’s more where that come from in the “Valentine Sampler of Radio Stories” on This American Life's own site.  

(To be clear, I’m Robin.)

(To be clear, I’m Robin.)

Christmas Tree by King Stitt


If you want to get pumped about the holidays, this is your jam.  King Stitt is positively overflowing with enthusiasm on this track.  

You’ll be screaming, "Nice nice nice!" for days.

"You and Me Song" by The Wannadies

Sweet nostalgia for your Throwback Thursday.

Macaulay Culkin Is In A Pizza-Themed Velvet Underground Cover Band Called The Pizza Underground
Everything amazing is happening all at once, and it’s all pizza-themed!!!
In real life, cheek-slapping child star Macaulay Culkin and some of his friends have started a Velvet Underground cover band that changes all of the Velvet’s song lyrics to be about pizza.  This is real, and you can listen to it here.
Meanwhile, Queen Beyoncé was spotted wearing an entire pizza-themed OUTFIT.  I love her and think she can do no wrong, but it is a super weird outfit.  I’m not saying I wouldn’t wear it, but it is VERY weird.
While we’re on the subject, if you’ve never seen the Bea Arthur, Mountains, Pizza blog, please do so now.  It’s one of my favorites.
That is all.

Macaulay Culkin Is In A Pizza-Themed Velvet Underground Cover Band Called The Pizza Underground

Everything amazing is happening all at once, and it’s all pizza-themed!!!

In real life, cheek-slapping child star Macaulay Culkin and some of his friends have started a Velvet Underground cover band that changes all of the Velvet’s song lyrics to be about pizza.  This is real, and you can listen to it here.

Meanwhile, Queen Beyoncé was spotted wearing an entire pizza-themed OUTFIT.  I love her and think she can do no wrong, but it is a super weird outfit.  I’m not saying I wouldn’t wear it, but it is VERY weird.

While we’re on the subject, if you’ve never seen the Bea Arthur, Mountains, Pizza blog, please do so now.  It’s one of my favorites.

That is all.

WILL & JADEN SMITH DO THE BEST THING EVER

Just try not to be charmed by Will Smith.  Are you trying?  It’s hard, right?  No, it’s impossible.  

Here’s why.

He starred in one of the most beloved TV shows of my childhood, wearing some of the best early-90s outfits of all time, then went on to do a number of really good movies (I haven’t seen Hitch, but whatever happened there, I forgive him), and made a rap album that I loved in fourth grade and still love now.  

Like many celebrities, he broke up with his first wife to marry a fellow actor, but he made it better with his version of Just the Two of Us, which he dedicated to his son, Jaden.

It didn’t work out with me and your mom
But yo, push come to shove
You was conceived in love

Will Smith achieves the perfect balance of effortless cool and delightful goofiness, his kids are awesome, and dang, he looks good in a suit.

When I heard that he’d gone on a British talk show with his son, Jaden, and performed the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air theme song, I was intrigued.  When I heard that both DJ Jazzy Jeff AND Alfonso Ribeiro (aka Carlton) made guest appearances, I freaked.  

If this video doesn’t make you happy, you’re a robot.  I was clapping and laughing out loud BY MYSELF.  Just wait ‘til the end.  Oh, it is good.

(source: Consequence of Sound)

Another gorgeous shot from the ZooBorns site.

Another gorgeous shot from the ZooBorns site.

Diagram of one of my TMBG faves.

Diagram of one of my TMBG faves.

Cool little video from a recent recording session with my band doing backup.

midnightmoxie:

Recording backup for Tremolux. Look at those dials movin!

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