Today is Earth Day, peeps! So to celebrate, go out and recycle, plant a flower, or anything to show appreciation for Mother Earth. I personally have a love/hate relationship for Mother Earth depending on the weather but ultimately she and I are homies so I’ll make sure I do something special for her.
Today’s Music Monday is dedicated to Jack Johnson. Besides being a musician, he also actively campaigns for Save the Earth initiatives such as keeping beaches clean and for climate change. His “You and Your Heart” music video features a lot of nature images and truly showcases how beautiful the world can be if we take good care of it.
So today’s Music Monday is dedicated to Lana Del Rey. I’ve been listening to her music all day since the weather has been dreary and she has awkwardly depressing music so they go hand in hand.
The song for today is “Summertime Sadness.” It’s partially because it’s a good song and the other part is because the summer means I’m closer to having to go out into the real world which basically means the end of my youth. But on the bright side it means I won’t have any homework! The music video features Lana being dramatic, as usual, and jumping off a cliff but somehow surviving. I don’t really understand it but I love it anyway.
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!
Tagged: album, beyonce, bulldogs, butler university, hiatus, indianapolis, iTunes, jay z, jimmy fallon, justin timberlake, music, music monday, pop, r&b, review, sexyback, snl, suit and tie
In honor of seeing Oz The Great and Powerful on Saturday I decided to dedicate today’s Music Monday to Mariah Carey‘s song for the movie, “Almost Home.” It’s a very understated song, which I like about it, yet it still shows off her vocal ability. I also chose it because I’m home for Spring Break so I thought the title was slightly fitting.
As I stated in my previous blog post, I loved the movie! The music video features clips from the movie between clips of Mariah singing with a very powerful wind machine, I might add. The song isn’t in the movie but is the very last song played in the credits, which is disappointing since it’s a great song!
Tagged: almost home, american idol, bulldogs, butler university, indianapolis, james franco, mariah carey, music, music monday, nicki minaj, oz the great and powerful, pop, song
Yesterday, one of my very generous residents made pancakes for the unit! I never had chocolate chip pancakes before nor had I eaten pancakes in years so I was extremely excited to be able to eat some. Needless to say, I had two and they were delicious. And, unfortunately, I ate them extremely quickly because I had to rush to church and I got a stomach ache because of it. They were so good that I think I’ll visit IHOP sometime soon to celebrate my newfound love!
Making the pancakes!
This made me decide to make today’s music monday dedicated to Rihanna and her song “Birthday Cake.” No, my birthday isn’t any time soon but it had the work “cake” in the title so I thought it was fitting. This is one of my favorite songs and let’s just say that I sing this song at the top of my lungs when I’m alone in the car.
Tagged: birthday cake, bulldogs, butler university, chris brown, ihop, indianapolis, music monday, pancakes, pop, radio, rihanna
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.
Tagged: beyonce, born to die, bulldogs, burning desire, butler university, cars, commercial, f-type, indianapolis, jaguar, kim kardashian, lana del rey, music monday, music thursday, paradise
As previously documented, Beyoncé is the reason why I wake up in the mornings. Also, since she is the Super Bowl Halftime performer, I thought it would be appropriate to make her the Music Monday selection for today. I’ve been listening to her music all week to prepare for the festivities on Sunday and let’s just say that she’s the only reason I’m watching the Super Bowl at all this year.
The video I decided to pick is for “Upgrade U,” which is one of my favorite songs/videos by her. Not only is she so beautiful in it, but it’s a catchy song! My favorite parts of the video are at the beginning with the baby aligator and toward the end when she imitates Jay Z. Now all I can do now is wonder what songs she’ll perform at the Super Bowl. HOPEFULLY it’s a new one!
Tagged: 2013, beyonce, beysus, bulldogs, butler university, commercials, halftime, indianapolis, jay z, madonna, music monday, new orleans, san francisco, super bowl
Today is the first day of classes which is exciting! I only have one class today so I don’t feel stressed or anything and that’s actually good since it’ll get me adjusted to having to go back to classes already! I have Peace Studies today and I’m super excited for it since I’ve never taken a Peace Studies course before so I’m curious as to what to expect. I have a friend that took the course before and loved it so I’m hoping to have a similar experience!
I also start my internship at the state Democratic Party today as well. I’m also excited to see what I’ll be doing, meting my co-workers, and getting real world experience. It’s also a busy day for me as well because I am on duty in my building today and I have a unit meeting for my residents tonight! So I’ll definitely have a lot of running around to be doing!
Last night, as I was minding my own business about to go to bed, I decided to go online just to check on the news for the day. While I was on Twitter, all of a sudden I saw KimYe trending. KimYe is short for Kim Kardashian and Kanye West and is their celebrity couple name. And if you know anything about me, you’d know that Kanye is my favorite rapper/singer and Kim is my favorite person in existence. When I clicked on the trend, to my surprise, I found out that she is pregnant with Kanye’s child. The joy I felt was beyond words and needless to say this baby is a New Year’s miracle.
I got unnecessarily too excited about this news and started texting everyone in my phone expressing my excitement. Sure it was 1 AM but this was earth shattering news so it was urgent! Everyone I talked to was just as excited as me, or at least pretended to be. Now I will make it my number one goal to babysit this baby.
Tagged: baby, butler university, justin bieber, kanye west, kim kardashian, KimYe, music monday, new year's, new year's eve, pregnancy, pregnant, twitter
So I was really hoping the world would end on Friday and really hoped the Mayans were right but sadly they were incorrect. I only wanted the world to end just so I could brag that I went through the apocalypse in the afterlife but I guess I won’t get to do that just yet!
Inspired by the (not so) end of the world, this week’s Music Monday choice is “Till The World Ends” by Britney Spears. The video takes place in a sewer system during the apocalypse on Dec 21 and is basically an underground nightclub. Hey, if there’s nothing else left in the world, why not dance!? That’s basically the whole plot of the video so enjoy!
Even though the world didn’t end, at least I can say I survived the apocalypse!
Tagged: apocalypse, britney spears, bulldogs, butler university, calendar, indianapolis, mayan, mayans, music monday, pop, y2k