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Jam of My Life: Jessie Ware “Wildest Moments” Ft. A$AP Rocky

This. All of this. Life changing.

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Long live the Discman!

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No joke, when I snapped this shot he was LEGIT changing the batteries. I’m fairly confident when I say that you would only see this on the Stuy Town Oval. LONG LIVE THE DISCMAN!

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My 2012 Super Bowl

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Yes, I’ll admit it right now: I didn’t watch the big game last night. I caught some of the first half at a noodle shop but the second half was all mobile (thank you NFL mobile app for ruining my night). But that’s beside the point, because my night was not about the beloved Patriots. No, you did not read that incorrectly. In fact, if you look above you right now on the screen, you’ll put two and two together.

Still confused?

It’s Fred Armisen, and he was the man of the hour. You may know him as that guy with that show that makes fun of hipsters in Portland, or perhaps the dude who always plays Obama on SNL. But did you know he’s a musician? Cause I didn’t…but I was pleasantly surprised. Dude could shockingly play well. Not the best singer, but that almost made it better and more hilariously absurd.

Anyways, I’m not really sure what the point of this post is. I’m currently sitting in an airport terminal waiting for my flight to sexy Ohio to leave and need something to kill time. I guess it’s to tell you all that I’m not a diehard Patriots fan? Or maybe that I really am turning into a God awful hipster because I spent my night watching a Fred Armisen concert at Union Pool? I just don’t know. All I know is that he is going to try and play shows there every Sunday. Tickets are only $8 and it’s totally worth it.

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Riding solo at the Beirut concert

So operation “Riding Solo” last night was a success (well, except for the fact that a trio of 5’8″+ undergrads decided to shimmy their way right in front of me and proceeded to smoke out of a Crayola marker. Creative, but highly annoying.)

Honestly though, other than the fact that I’m vertically challenged so I’m pretty much fucked at whatever concert I go to, I had a really amazing time. Beirut is like a mix of Devotchka and Morrissey…they’re awesome. I also really enjoyed the fact that I didn’t have to talk to anyone/socialize and I could just enjoy the music.

If you have a second, you should definitely Grooveshark some Beirut today. It’ll get you motivated for the weekend. Promise.

Or you can just enjoy the hipster view of the show:

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Or the actual, real life view of the show:

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Taking a trip to Beirut tonight!

And by Beirut, I don’t mean this:

or this:

but this:

I’m a sucker for a band with a horn section, so I’m heading to Terminal 5 to check out one my faves: Beirut. The only issue is the fact that I’m going to see them by myself. So this begs the question: is this the epitome of singledom, loserville, or adulthood? I turn 25 in a few days so I’m trying to convince myself that this is what “growing up” is all about (seeing concerts by yourself and shit) but I can’t shake the feeling that this is just me being a big, single loser. Since I can’t decide, and I don’t really want MMango’s opinion (cause I already know what he’ll say), I’m throwing it out to you all.

Singledom? Loserville? or Adulthood?

You decide.

 

MMango: As family, and to your face, I believe that you’re really moving into Adulthood. This is a big step, it shows a lot of confidence and dedication. Now as a blogger and behind your back.. someone slap an L on her forehead cuz this bitch is a LOSER!

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Beatboxing flute player makes the panties drop

I can’t tell if it’s his skills on the flute or his enticing facial hair…but I’m totally into this guy:

 

(And by into, I mean officially creeped out. His fuck me eyes are downright terrifying)

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Mash up Wednesday

Some pretty unbelievable mash ups from Norwegian Recycling to get you through hump day:

 

Happy listening.

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Latest track from “Watch the Throne”.. Otis

Jay-Z and Kanye West have released their 2nd single off the “Watch the Throne” album, set to release August 5th (August 1st on iTunes). Their first single H.A.M. (Hard as a Motherfucker), has secured its way into my vocabulary on a regular basis:

“I went HAM on that client call today”

“I’m about to go HAM this weekend”

“I’ll have the HAM and cheese please and hold the mayo bitchhh”

Well their new single, called “Otis” features a great sample from Otis Redding (you know the sittin’ on the dock of the bay guy), while Jay and ‘Ye exchange verses. First listen I’m on the fence, but after a few more, I’m starting to enjoy. Take a listen for yourself and let me know what you think! Listen here

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New Music Obsession: Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears

So I took a little trip to the Big Apple BBQ yesterday and I have to say, it is/was the most unbelievable NYC summer experience. Tons of great food (which I couldn’t actually enjoy because I decided to stuff my face with Artichoke pizza at 3AM…but it smelled DE-LISH); lots of craft brews; and some stand out musicians. One band that I mashed potato’d to was Black Joe Lewis and The Honeybears.

First of all, it’s the most electic group of gentlemen. You have one guy that kind of looks like Jesus; another that looks like a lost member of NKOTB (that’s New Kids on the Block); another that sort of resemblse Tobias Funke; and a killer horns section that make you want to not stop grooving.

Anyways. I’m obsessed and feel like you should be too. Enjoy some of their tracks below. And if you start a fire under your desk from your fast feet, I’m not responsible.

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