So I was minding my own business, Thursday night, when I decide to get a hearty meal to celebrate my last class of the semester. That said, I decided to even go to bed early and just relax. Little did I know, Beyoncé had big plans that night. I happened to wake up at 5 AM to a couple texts, mostly along the lines of “BEYONCÉ.” I just knew something big happened.
I checked my handy dandy Internet to find out that Beyoncé released a new surprise album with no prior warning or notice entitled “BEYONCÉ” on iTunes. Not only was it an album, it also contained 17 FREE music videos! I didn’t even flinch and purchased the album on command. Then I spent the next couple of hours watching the music videos and listening to the songs all being amazed how she could keep such a big secret for so long! I guess she’s called Queen B for a reason!
All the videos are amazing, unique, and have spectacular quality. One of my favorite songs on the album is called “XO” and it’s also one of my favorite videos just because of how organic it feels. Beyoncé never disappoints and it’s why she’s my favorite artist out today. I definitely need to see her in concert!
Check it out below:
So I’m a day late with my Music Monday so I decided to make a Music Tuesday today. It has been so bright and sunny out lately so I thought it would be fitting for today’s Music Tuesday to be dedicated to Beyoncé and her song in the H&M commercial “Standing On The Sun.”
Beyoncé is the new face of the swim line at H&M, which happens to be my favorite clothing store. Her commercial for the line is glorious to say the least. It involves her dancing and frolicking around on the beach. If only I looked that great on the beach. Instead, I look like a beached whale that gets awkward and gangly. But I digress.
Unfortunately I don’t wear bikinis so I can’t get any clothes from the line but I can admire from afar, in the least creepy sounding way possible.
This past weekend I had to work on my Spanish final project with my group. We decided to use our project to highlight the issue of violence, specifically in Chile in the 1970s. None of us are artists in the slightest but we somehow managed to make our paintings look slightly recognizable.
The pictures deal with the kidnapping of innocent people, the holding of political prisoners, and the glimmer of hope for people during the time. This has been the focus lately in my Mysterious Stories Spanish course and it has definitely been interesting since I have previously talked about the same subject matter in some of my Political Science courses. Hopefully we get a good grade!
Our three paintings
So last week at our weekly RA staff meeting, I was bestowed with the honors of being RA of the Week and RA of the Month. So, basically, this makes me RA of the universe. To celebrate my new reign, I decided to get snacks and drinks for my residents and held an impromptu event in my room.
Since I’m now royalty, I decided to treat myself to caviar from Whole Foods. I was expecting it to taste bitter and terrible but it was actually quite delicious. So I spent all Friday night doing homework, listening to Lana Del Rey, and eating caviar. If that’s not luxurious, I don’t know what is.
Since Beyoncé became the spokesperson for Pepsi I have been a Pepsi aficionado. So basically just for like two months. Although I like Pepsi far more than Coke, I’m not much of a pop drinker in general. But, since Beyoncé’s face is supposed to be on Pepsi cans, I can’t pass up the opportunity.
Last week Beyoncé released her new Pepsi commercial and it just might be one of the best things I’ve ever seen. It features her in different costumes from her past music videos and having a dance-off with them in a dance studio. It also features her new song “Grown Woman” which I can’t wait to hear in full.
Today I decided to switch things up and instead of doing a Music Monday post, I decided to do a Movie Monday post. Today’s movie is “Gatsby.” The movie is coming out later this year and stars Leonardo DiCaprio as the title character. It is based off of the book of the same name. The trailer came out and it looks amazing!
Something I’m looking the most forward to regarding the movie is the soundtrack. It’s supposed to feature Beyoncé doing a cover of an Amy Winehouse song, Lana Del Rey, Jay-Z, and Florence and the Machine. Jay-Z is producing the soundtrack so I can’t wait to hear it. The trailer for the movie features some of the songs from the movie and so far it all sounds amazing.
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So at this week’s RA staff meeting, yours truly was named RA of the Week. So basically,
in my mind, this makes me the King of my residence hall for the rest of the semester. I’ve decided to make Kim Kardashian my Queen and we’ll rule forever. I even wore purple today, the royal color, for the occasion. I also got a little bulldog stuffed animal as a prize but I have to give it to whomever wins next week.
In order to celebrate my new royal title, yesterday I invited my residents in my room to get candy and extra Red Bulls I had. I had a great turnout and I plan on banishing all of those who did not attend from the kingdom. So, in reality, I feel like Beyoncé in this video. Kate Middleton better watch out because I’m coming for her throne!
After a 7-year music break, Justin Timberlake is finally releasing his third studio album tomorrow and I’m pretty excited. I wasn’t always a fan of Justin but when “Sexyback” came out, I was hooked. His first single “Suit and Tie,” although it took time to grow on me, is great! It makes me feel classy when I listen to it and I like to sing and dance along to it in the car. I can’t dance as well as him but I’m getting there!
Justin has been all over SNL, Jimmy Fallon, and other shows to promote the album, which has gotten me really excited. He even performed a new song each day last week on Jimmy Fallon. And after listening to the full album on iTunes yesterday, I can’t wait to buy it! It’s a lot of R&B and Pop sounds, which I love. There are also rumors that he’s making a volume two to this album as well so I can’t wait!
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So I get bored easily so one of the things I take my frustrations out on is the Starbucks on campus. Normally at Starbucks when you get a drink they ask you for a name on the cup so they can give you the correct drink on the other side of the store. So since I’ve caught on that you don’t have to provide your real name, I’ve been taking this opportunity to adopt a plethora of new identities!
My favorite go-to identities are Barack Obama and Beyoncé but there are others I use as well. It’s always so funny to hear “Venti water for Barack Obama” and it’s hilarious to see people’s reactions when they hear the name and see me walking up to get my cup. I keep running out of ideas but I can’t wait to use more identities in the upcoming weeks!
My latest identity!
So I missed my usual Music Monday so I thought I’d make a Music Thursday! And there’s not a better way to celebrate my first Music Thursday without highlighting the video of one of my favorite artists: Lana Del Rey. Lana released the new music video to her song “Burning Desire” and of course it’s amazing. But I wouldn’t expect anything less from her.
The video features clips of the new Jaguar F-Type car since Lana has a partnership with the company as their spokesperson. It also features Lana standing on a stage and just singing, which is what I love most about the video. Sure it’s not the most exciting and riveting video, but it’s rare these days that you find a singer that can just stand and sing without all of the frills and whistles.
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