chromeo

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I am mildly obsessed with Chromeo. Their tunes are so smooth. The song Jealous is from the album White Women which is available now! Order here: http://smarturl.it/WhiteWomen If these guys are coming anywhere near you, I would highly recommend seeing them in concert.

music

roadtrip playlist

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When you roadtrip, it is essential to make a playlist. Last year I was introduced to this awesome thing called 8tracks. It’s an app and website that allow you to create your own playlist and listen to other people’s. You can search or explore playlists based off of mood, key words, artists or titles.

Check out the playlist Matt, Pat and I will be rocking out to this weekend. After 142 we have 9 hours and 22 minutes of pure bliss. This playlist is really going to set the mood right for our weekend.

Enjoy!

tunes

turn it up!

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I don’t know what is is about this playlist that buzzfeed just published, but it is incredible. These are the songs that you need in your life for the Summer of 2014. Make sure to check these tunes out. If you are heading on a road trip, add them to the list. You’re having a lull in the office? Turn these tunes up! Check out this list here. Keep in mind, it’s kind of a pain to Youtube all of these songs, but in the end it will be worth it.

Happy listening!

summerfest

in DC?

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Over the weekend, there was an awesome summer kick off festival called “Summerfest DC”. Now, as you know I come from Wisconsin which is home to actual Summerfest. Summerfest back home is a BFD. In fact, it’s a big deal all over the place. Milwaukee holds the world’s largest music festival in the world. Yes, you read that correctly, Milwaukee holds the WORLD’s LARGEST MUSIC FESTIVAL and it is pretty spectacular! For 11 days, Milwaukee is flooded with people from around the world to nibble on cheese curds, drink Wisconsin beer and to jam out to their favorite music. This outdoor music festival is unlike any other. It’s incomparable.

This weekend, I had the pleasure of hitting up Summerfest DC. Yes, there was music and it was a kickoff to summer event but it wasn’t comparable to (my) Summerfest. DC Summerfest is THE official kickoff of the summertime season in our Nation’s Capital on Saturday, May 24th. Upon arrival we were handed a  tasting glass to enjoy more than 100+ Craft Beers and ciders all afternoon. That sounds good, but that’s not it along with the beers and ciders came wine. There were also unlimited tastes of 20+ wines, of all varieties! And because you get rather hungry when consuming a lot of liquids, food trucks were available for our munching. Thankfully Summerfest DC also offered live music all day and outdoor games, like bags (also known as corn hole).

Like I said, they are totally incomparable festivals but I am happy I have been able to attend both. If you live in the District and haven’t been to Summerfest DC yet, be sure to make it next year. Likewise, if you live in Wisconsin (or the surrounding area) check out Summerfest.

stir crazy

hi, it’s not Friday

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I am going stir crazy. Every time I look down at the clock it appears that only MINUTES have passed. Ladies and gents, this is no way to spend a work day. I have a feeling other people are getting a little stir crazy, too. Take a minute to gather yourself. Get up and walk around; get the blood flowing.

Okay, good you’re back! I hope your little stroll was most enjoyable. Now, put your headphones on and listen. These songs will get you through the rest of the day! Good luck and Godspeed!

stop, hoodie time

party with your friends

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A boy from Brooklyn makes all his dreams come true. Every time he walks out on to that stage, thouhoodie-allen-tickets_11-21-13_3_51f17ce1c9c04sands of eyes are locked on him. He begins to rap and the crowd goes wild. The crowd is thrilled. We are sharing one of those moments with each other. It’s that moment when he stops and holds to mic out, for everyone to rap to his lyrics. That’s the moment. It’s defines everything, and you know what for this guy it happens at every one of his shows. If you haven’t guessed by now, I am talking about Hoodie Allen.

Last night I had the opportunity to attend my third Hoodie show. Just like the first, it was incredible…absolutely breathtaking. This guy, puts on a show like nothing I’ve seen before. I try my hardest not to like him as much as I do, but I can’t help it. I love what he stands for. I love the beats, granted the lyrics are getting a little shotty, but over all he remembers his fans (especially the ones who were with him when he had nothing) and he’s gracious.  I remember standing in a room with maybe 200 other devoted fans the first time I saw him take stage. This time there were easily thousands (2,200) of people dancing with me and singing along at his sold out show. I am amazed at what he has done and where he will be going with his music career.

Like he said last night to all of his loyal fans who have been with him since the beginning, this one’s for you (sidebar, I thought he was going to go old school, no he went two years ago when he was just getting big– I wish he would have played Long Island Iced Tea for all the fans from the beginning, instead he played one of my favs, take a listen)

hello, friday!

cue the music!

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For some reason this Friday seems so much more glorious than most. For me, it was a short week, but there was still a sigh of relief when Friday finally rolled around. My goal for today, is to get you through the day! Make it to the weekend– you’re only a few hours away.

So, in honor of this #FunFriday let’s listen to some of tunes that come to mind when we think of this special day of the week. In no particular order, check out the songs below– you can thank me later.

If there is a song I missed, let me know and I would be more than happy to add it!