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Hi! I'm Andre. I'm a senior double major in Political Science and Spanish at Butler and I'll be graduating in 2014.

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Posts Tagged “music monday”

Music Monday: Because I’m Waggyyyyy

I was browsing the Huffington Post last week and I found the best video ever. I’ve previously documented how much I like the song Happy by Pharrell so you should’ve seen the face of happiness (get it?) I had when I saw that someone made a puppy version of it!

My favorite type of dogs/puppies have to, hands down, be Dalmatians. I deeply admire how pretentious they are and the fact that their spots add character to an otherwise boring breed. But the fact that they possess spots changes everything!

Now I’ve been inspired to rewatch 101 Dalmatians since I don’t remember paying it much attention as a kid. But while I do that, enjoy this puppy music video.

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Music Monday: Arctic Monkeys

As all my friends know, I’m extremely picky over my music choices. I even only have 5 artists on my iPod! One of them being the Arctic Monkeys. I only discovered them last year despite them being formed in 2002. Needless to say, as soon as I heard them, I loved it!

Their latest album, called AM, is my favorite of their albums. It’s very hip hop influenced, which I like, and is also really dark, which I also enjoy since it makes me feel edgy. Yes, I’m easily influenced into liking things if they make me feel edgy…. Don’t judge me!

They recently covered “Hold On, We’re Going Home” by Drake and I really enjoyed it. I thought they pulled it off well considering the song is a different genre but also put their own spin on it.

Here it is:

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Music Monday: Bangerz Tour

I recently found out that Miley Cyrus will be coming to D.C. this year for her Bangerz Tour! As the massive Miley fan I am, I just have to attend! The only thing holding me back is the fact that I can’t find anyone here that wants to go. I am still determined to go. I also need to find tickets.

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In case I can’t make it to the concert, I decided to watch Miley’s Unplugged MTV special. She performed country inspired versions of her current hits and at one point even brought Madonna out to perform with her. The special served as an homage to Miley’s Nashville roots.

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My all time favorite Miley acoustic performance is her cover of Lana Del Rey’s “Summertime Sadness.” Lana is one of my favorite singers and I think Miley did her justice!

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Music Monday: DC Livin

Today’s Music Monday is dedicated to the song “Chillin” by Wale featuring Lady Gaga. Since I’m in D.C. this semester, I’ve been trying to expand my musical selection to artists from the D.C./Maryland/Virginia area. The funny thing about this music video is that a lot of scenes are places I’ve visited or seen while here so it’s nice that I’m already starting to recognize things despite only having been here a week!

Yesterday I got to see a ton of sights as I went with my roommates shopping around the city in Georgetown. We went to a ton of stores but I ended up only getting something from Ralph Lauren. The great thing about having roommates that are from the area is that they know where everything is!

The only downside to yesterday was the cold and the fact that there was construction on the subway so it made every trip ten times as long. Fortunately for us, we just so happened to catch the subway right when it was approaching so it ended up working out!

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Music Monday: Snow Won’t Stop

So all on the news, there is nothing but talk about the snow and cold. I even had a hard time trying to shovel the driveway because the snow was so frozen! I basically needed a pickaxe! I’ll have to try for round two later! I shoveled enough to get out the driveway so I could go grab Starbucks. Needless to say, I got stuck trying to drive back into my driveway and had to shovel myself out. Twas embarrassing.

In honor of the never ending cold, I’ve decided to dedicate today’s Music Monday to Sevyn Streeter and her song “It Won’t Stop.” It helps that I like the song and it’s awkwardly appropriate for the weather.

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Music Monday: You Can Call Me King K

So in my previous post, I talked about how I’ve been reading Pitchfork on a daily basis. Just to briefly recap, Pitchfork is this site that reviews independent music. One of the artists I discovered because of Pitchfork is a singer called King Krule.

King Krule is an artist from the UK and his stage name is inspired, ironically enough, by my favorite Elvis song “King Creole.” His music style is very indie rock with some downtempo and electronica elements as well. I first heard of him after the singer Lorde tweeted about him but I didn’t pay him much mind until I saw a good review on Pitchfork that made me decide to check him out and I found that I really like his music! Pitchfork strikes again!

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Music Monday: Butler War Song

So I’ve been spending my first day home from Butler YouTubeing Butler videos, lame I know, and have been catching up on all my Butler news in social media. I’m getting Butler withdrawals already! I’ve also probably been getting the Butler Blues (no pun intended) since I’m not going to be on campus next semester because of my internship.

While on my YouTube spree, I stumbled across this precious video of the dearly departed Butler Blue 2. The video shows him waking up when the Butler war song plays and it’s very funny. But who can blame him? It’s a catchy tune!

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Beyonce Monday

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:

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Alternative Music Monday

So I’ve been getting really into alternative music lately, probably because of my new hipster lifestyle, and I’ve been discovering all of these new bands and artists because of it. Pandora Radio has also helped with this respect too. Slowly but surely my alternative music selection has been growing in my iTunes library.

One of the bands I’ve discovered are the Arctic Monkeys. They’re a group from the UK but have a lot of American influenced music styles. Their latest album is hip-hop inspired, which I love, and their music makes me twerk. So it’s basically all I’ve ever wanted in a music group.

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Miley Music Monday

So I post about her enough that I felt like Miley Cyrus deserved her own Music Monday. She has probably been the most talked about celeb of the year and she’s probably my most talked about person in my life as well. I always have to update everyone in my classes on her latest antics and try to mimic them too. Although, I twerked before Miley tried it.

Over Thanksgiving Break, a video cameo out of a guy mimicking Miley’s “Wrecking Ball” music video on Chatroulette and it’s pretty hilarious. It does get creepy at times but that’s what makes it so funny. And if I ever were on Chatroulette I don’t think I’d be able to watch his whole performance but, nonetheless, he found someone to.

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