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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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’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.
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.
Last night were the American Music Awards and they were highly entertaining. I didn’t watch the red carpet because
I wasn’t interested I missed it but I was able to catch the main show. I was looking forward to all the performances, including those by Ariana Grande, Justin Timberlake, Lady Gaga, and Imagine Dragons.
Of course my favorite performance was by Miley Cyrus who had quite the performance. No, she didn’t twerk. Instead, she just performed on stage with a giant animated cat behind her and it was highly entertaining. At one point the cat even started crying and did Miley’s signature tongue out pose. Unfortunately they made everyone wait for Miley to perform at the end of the show so occasionally I got bored and did homework or other things but it ended up being a great show.
Here’s a clip of Miley’s performance:
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So I’ve been inspired by my lack of being able to not spend money to become a hipster. I feel like shopping and, life in general, would be so much cheaper if I became one! …Except when I shop at Whole Foods…. To embark on my new hipster lifestyle, I’ve decided to start listening to The Beatles.
Now, I know what you’re thinking. “But everyone likes The Beatles.” Which is true, but I feel like it’s a hipster thing to do to like something everyone else likes just to be a hipster. It makes sense in my mind…. They also make perfect study music so they’ve been getting me through the day. Now I have “Eleanor Rigby” on repeat. It’s my favorite song of theirs.