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My name is Bekah and I am a sophomore here at Butler. I am an Art + Design major and love sewing and being creative. I also love dancing (I'm on dance team!), eating cereal, and shopping at Target.

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LAHWF

Happy Thursday to all! I am quite fond of YouTube, and I have recently been really into a channel called LAHWF.

LAHWF (Losing All Hope Was Freedom) is run by a man named Andrew Hales. Hales, with the help of his friends, performs social experiments and films them for his 531,000 subscribers. His videos range from holding people hands, to whispering “needy” things to people. He also has a video where he tells strangers corny jokes, which is great, because I sometimes do that!

All of his videos are really funny and awkward because no one knows how to react to the strange things he does. Basically, I have started living vicariously through Andrew Hales.

In other news, I got recognized for my blog by a stranger in Starbucks the other night. It was super exciting and was the second time I’ve been recognized by someone. #InternetFamous #OnMyWay

Also, tomorrow afternoon is an acoustic concert in Holcolm Gardens for Peace Week. I mentioned on Monday that it is Peace Week, and what sounds more ideal than listening to some tunes whilst sitting in the beautiful place that is Holcolm Gardens? Nothing, that’s what. The concert is from 3-5 p.m. Be there or be square.

Have a great end to the week and thanks for reading :)

Holding People’s Hand

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Whispering Needy Things to People

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Music Monday: Passenger

Happy Music Monday, all! As you may or may not know, this week is Peace Week. When I think of peace, I think of calm. Since it is Music Monday, let’s talk about calm music. Let’s talk about Passenger.

Passenger (his real name is Mike Rosenberg) is a one man Indie-pop/folk band from Brighton, England. Passenger originally consisted of Rosenberg and four band mates, but they broke up in 2007 after only recording one album. After the breakup, Rosenberg decided to keep the name “Passenger” and pursue a solo career.

Passenger released his first solo album, Wide Eyes Blind Love, in 2009, and has since released Flight of the Crow, and All the Little Lights. Passenger has an incredibly unique voice, and all of his music is pretty mellow. His lyrics are also really good! His most popular song is “Let Her Go,” and he has also recorded a mash-up of “No Diggity” and “Thrift Shop” with Ed Sheeran. It is rockin’. My favorite song of his is “I Hate” because it is about all of the dumb things that people do. Not very peaceful, but it is very clever.

Have a wonderfully peaceful week, and thanks for reading :)

“Let Her Go”

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“No Diggity/Thrift Shop”

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“I Hate” *There are a few choice words in this one. You’ve been warned.

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Music Monday: Coeur de pirate

Happy Music Monday, all! I hope everyone had a fabulous Easter weekend and is ready to finish the semester strong! Only four weeks left. Yikes.

Today, I would like to talk about Ceour de pirate. Coeur de pirate (her real name is Béatrice Martin) is a Canadian singer and songwriter. She sings almost all of her songs in French, but she does have a few English songs. She released a song in English called “One for Me” under the name Pearls, and also did a sick cover of “Wicked Games” by The Weekend.

Her cover of “Wicked Games” is one of my favorite songs because it is far better than the original. Her voice is so pure sounding, and it is a little chilling and creepy. Unfortunately, the song drops the f-bomb throughout, so I can’t post the video on here, but I will post a link to it below!

Since I loved “Wicked Games” so much when I heard it, I looked up some other songs by her, but they are all in French so I don’t understand what she is saying. Fortunately, she is rumored to be working on some English music, so I can love her even more once it is released.

Here’s the link to “Wicked Games.” Seriously, check it out. Have a great week, and thanks for reading :)

“One for Me”

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“Ensemble”

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Music Monday: Justin Timberlake

Happy Monday everyone, and welcome back to school! The weather today is a little dreary and everyone most likely has the back-to-school blues, so allow me to cheer you up by discussing Justin Timberlake on this wonderful Music Monday.

I’m not sure if you were aware, but Justin Timberlake IS ON FIRE!!!! It all started on March 9th when the singer-turned-actor-turned-singer hosted Saturday Night Live, marking the fifth time he hosted the show. I usually don’t watch SNL because I feel like it truly isn’t that funny anymore, but this episode was pretty great. The opening monologue included other great celebs who had appeared on the show at least five times before, such as Steve Martin, Alec Baldwin, Tom Hanks, and Paul Simon. As if that weren’t a great enough start, Timberlake was also the musical guest for the evening. Well played NBC, well played.

Look at that dazzling smile.

The following week (March 11-15), Justin appeared on every episode of Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, starring in skits and promoting his newest album The 20/20 Experience. While on the show, Timberlake flawlessly performed several songs from his album and sang the History of Rap Part 4 with Jimmy Fallon.

If that wasn’t enough, JT’s album comes out tomorrow. This album is his third studio album as a solo artist, and is considered his “comeback” since his last album was released six years ago. It has already been rumored that he will release another album in November. #Unstoppable. I have only heard the songs he performed on SNL and Fallon’s show, but from these few songs I heard, I have concluded that Justin Timberlake is indeed the most soulful white man you will ever encounter.

In fact, Justin Timberlake is most likely one of the most talented men you will ever encounter. It has been scientifically proven that there is nothing he can’t do. He can sing (very soulfully), he can dance (incredibly well), he can act (he’s hosted SNL five times, duh!), and he got married earlier this year. Oh, and not to mention, he is an incredibly handsome dude! I’m not saying he is an Oscar worthy actor, but he is extraordinarily talented musician and performer. Seriously, just look at the past week he has had and try and tell me that he is not incredible. You can’t, you just can’t.

Have a great week and thanks for reading :)

The History of Rap Part 4

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Music Monday: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Happy Music Monday! I hope everyone is having a smashing spring break! This music Monday is devoted to Macklemore.

Macklemore (his real name is Ben Haggerty) and his producer Ryan Lewis make hip-hop/indie rap music, and have been doing so since 2008. Haggerty started out his career in 2000 as Professor Macklemore and released an extended play, then dropped the “professor” and began making music as just Macklemore. He struggled with substance abuse for a few years, but after becoming sober in 2008, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis teamed up for the first time.

Since beginning his music career, Macklemore has released one mixtape, three extended plays, and two albums, all on independent record labels. Although he has such a large body of work, he didn’t really become super famous until his song “Thrift Shop” got popular in late 2012. The song has over 150 million views on YouTube and just so happens to be one of my favorite songs at the moment. My favorite song by him is probably “Same Love.” This song is about marriage equality, making Macklemore the first hip-hop artist to sing of such a thing, which I think is incredibly cool. I don’t usually like rap or hip-hop music at all, but I love that Macklemore’s songs actually are about legitimate things and have humor in them.

He will be playing at Purdue University on March 23 and at Indiana University on April 17. Click on the date for ticket info for each!

Two of my favorite songs by Macklemore, “Fake I.D.“and “Thrift Shop”, have a few choice words in them, so I can’t really put them on here. Click the name of the song to view those! “Same Love” is down below!

Have a great week and thanks for reading :)

“Same Love”

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Music Monday: The Grammy Awards

Happy Monday, all! Last night was the 55th Grammy Awards. Unfortunately, I was not able to watch the show due to dance team practice and several meetings for my sorority. Sigh. Since I missed out on the show, I took to the Internet to see some coverage of the night’s festivities.

Adele won again this year (no surprise there) for best pop solo performance for “Set Fire to the Rain.” Sadly, Fun. beat out Ed Sheeran for song of the year with their song “Some Nights.” Fun. also won for best new artist. The Black Keys won best rock performance for their song “Lonely Boy,” which makes me happy. Mumford and Sons unsurprisingly won album of the year for their sophomore album, “Babel.”

Other exciting musicy events in the evening included Taylor Swift throwing shade at her ex Harry Styles. Taylor opened the show with her song “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.” She used a mocking British accent during the speaking portion of the song where she says her ex calls her and says, “I still love you.” Seriously, Taylor? He’s Harry Styles. Don’t mess with him.

My favorite aspect of any awards show is the fashion. There were some good dresses and some bad ones. The most talked about outfit was Katy Perry’s. She wore a mint green Gucci dress with a very revealing neckline. Judging by pictures I have seen, her dress seemed to distract everyone who spoke to her last night.

Ellen DeGeneres distracted by Katy Perry's dress

If you did get a chance to watch the award show, I certainly hope you enjoyed it. Have a great week, and thanks for reading :)

Music Monday: Ed Sheeran in Concert

Happy Music Monday, friends! As I mentioned in my video from Friday, I saw Ed Sheeran this weekend. I have mentioned Ed Sheeran many a times before in my blog, so obviously I am a big fan. The concert was stupendous and I already want to see him again.

Ed Sheeran, being spectacular.

He had two openers: Foy Vance and the Rizzle Kicks. Foy Vance was from Ireland, and he reminded me a bit of James Morrison. He had a very soulful voice and I really enjoyed his music. Rizzle Kicks, a hip hop duo from Brighton, England, came on next. I don’t usually like rap music too much, but I loved these guys. They were super fun, and their song “Mama Do the Hump” was incredibly catchy.

Ed Sheeran came on shortly after and he was fanfrickintastic! He has an incredibly flawless voice and sings like an angel, but he can also rock out a bit. When he was singing “You Need Me Man I Don’t Need You,” it turned into a ten minute song in which he broke out into “Thrift Shop” by Macklemore. I freaked the heck out when he started singing “Thrift Shop” because I am borderline obsessed with that song, making that my favorite moment of the concert. My other favorite moment was when he sang “Wake Me Up.” This is my favorite song by him, and he told the audience he wrote and recorded it when he was drunk, which kind of makes me like it more. Here’s a video I took of the beginning of “Wake Me Up,” and here is a link to a recording of when he sings Thrift Shop (it comes at the two minute mark!). The sound on my recording of that song was quite jank, so I thought a different video would do it justice.

If you ever get the chance to see Ed Sheeran live, for the love of God please do it!!! Have a fabulous week and thanks for reading :)

“Wake Me Up”

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Music Monday: Imagine Dragons

Happy Monday everyone! I hope everyone is enjoying their day off. This Music Monday is devoted to Imagine Dragons.

Imagine Dragons is an American alternative rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada. Fun fact: the group’s name is an anagram, but no one other than the members of the band know what it means. They have three extended plays and one album titled Night Visions. The band’s most popular song, “It’s Time,” holds the record for the longest run on the 2012 Alternative Top 10 charts, so that’s pretty neat. When I first heard this song, I liked it, but I didn’t love it, ya feel me? I was curious though, so I looked up more songs by the group. The more I listened to the band, the more I liked them.

My favorite song by Imagine Dragons is “Radioactive.” I absolutely love the music video for this song because it is really strange. The video entails strange stuffed animal things fighting each other in a wrestling match. I’m not entirely sure what it has to do with the song, but it makes me like it so much more. Here are a few songs for you to check out. Have a great week and thanks for reading :)

*Another fun fact: Imagine Dragons is playing at the Egyptian Room downtown on February 28th. Check out ticket info here!

“It’s Time”

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“Radioactive”

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“On Top of the World”

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Music Monday: AlexisCarboMusic

Happy Monday everyone! Hopefully everyone is having a wonderful first day of classes. Before I recommend some music, how ’bout some quick music news! Have you heard that Destiny’s Child is getting back together? Heard of Justin Timberlake releasing new music? Both of these artists are back on the music scene after being quiet for several years. Hopefully their reappearances will not disappoint!

I am particularly excited about this Music Monday post because I am sharing with you the musical stylings of Alexis Carballido. Alexis is one of my dear friends, and she just happens to be an incredibly clever musician.

Alexis writes her own songs and makes mash-ups of other artists’s songs and posts them to her YouTube channel. All of the songs are kind of quirky and very clever and unique. She also plays guitar or ukelele in all of them, so yeah, she’s kind of a big deal. My absolute favorite of her songs is “The Awkward Song” because as I have mentioned before, I am a tad awkward. Here are a few of my faves, but be sure to check out the rest of her videos! Have a great week and thanks for reading :)

“The Awkward Song”

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“Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Mashup”

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“A Beyonce Love Song”

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Music Monday: Of Monsters & Men

Happy Music Monday everyone! I spent a great deal of my day yesterday listening to, and downloading, new music. I went on an Of Monsters & Men downloading rampage, and nothing has ever felt so right! It all started when I decided to begin an Of Monsters & Men Pandora station. As always, Pandora was nailing every song, so naturally I started downloading like a crazy person!

Of Monsters & Men is a six person, indie folk/indie pop band from Iceland. The band gained notoriety in 2010 after winning Músiktilraunir, their native land’s battle of the bands competition. After winning the competition, their song “Little Talks” became number one in Iceland as of 2011. Since then, their music has spread world wide, and I had the pleasure of encountering a number of their songs yesterday.

In case you hadn’t noticed by the pattern of music I suggest weekly, I am all about indie, folky, weirdo kinda tunes, and this band fits the bill. If Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros had a love child with Florence + the Machine, I feel this is what that child would sound like. I have put some of their songs below, so give them a listen if you would like! Have a great rest of break, and thanks for reading :)

“Little Talks”

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“Mountain Sound”

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“Love Love Love”

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