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July 8, 2014

#SOTD June Playlist

June flew by! I celebrated my 2 year anniversary with my dream boat boyfriend. He made me a gourmet steak dinner and bought 15 year old Macallen Scotch. (oh yeah its true love)

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Also in June I celebrated the birthday of my teenage best friend. A friendship that began in an acting class and has lasted over 10 years is quite the accomplishment.  Then my sister brought into the world niece number 2, a sweet as pie little darling baby. I took on a new freelance client. And have you ever had a fresh strawberry donut? I never had till this past month! So yeah, June was not boring or slow by any means. How is it already the 8th of July?  I have some playlist catch up to do.

Well here were the musical highlights of June!

My favorite stay cool, blue toned, lounge music with slow motion smiling faces of beautiful people is New Navy. The band is from Sydney, Australia and their disheveled  hair with well styled blazers makes momentary elevator tunes sound modern and summer time champagne toast ready.

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Are you like me and miss a good band that plays a mean guitar and bangs it out on their drums. Tired of another indie rock pop group that sounds like a FUN or FOSTER THE PEOPLE remix. Oh and doesn’t sound surf wave, or stoner, or like they are stuck in their garage.  It’s a tall order but I think I found the band for you… New Madrid! Based in Georgia,  I’ve been discovering lately that the state houses a lot of great non-country sounding bands.

Oh Rico Gagliano from Dinner Party Download gave me a brunch suggestion…

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I ended the month with the song Texas and Tennessee from my hands down favorite band, Lucero. They never stops touring or playing, and I would LOVE to catch them play in Memphis, Nashville, Louisville… you get the idea. I’ve seen Lucero more than I can count on one hand. But never in their own habitat, which I imagine is just anywhere in the south.  On June 30, I got some news that I could have taken badly and thrown my plans into a tail spin. Instead I’m embracing the change, as I will see Texas and Tennessee!

 

February 19, 2014

Video Tasting of Epic Protein Bars

The Good , The Bad,  And The “This Ain’t No Slim Jim”

I decided to get a little more serious with my YouTube channel in 2014. Aiming to post weekly videos and becoming more a part of this community I watch on fairly regular basis. I’m not a beauty guru. Honestly I’m not sure what my channel is focused on except what interest me, just making videos I’d want to watch. Like a first impression video tasting of epic protein bars. I saw a deal for Epic Protein Bars on Fab.com, and I really loved the concept for the bars along with the packaging. But I wasn’t ready to whip out my Panda Debit Card to purchase the sample box quite yet. So I went to YouTube to see if there were any people recording a video tasting epic protein bars. And there were none, which discouraged my potential purchase.

By the time I found some bars at Whole Foods, it had been 4 months since I first saw them on Fab.com. I checked again, and there were some videos on Epic Protein Bars. But none I could relate to, or being tasted by someone that wasn’t a manly man/athlete that would automatically love the unleashed animal flavor. I needed a lady, a girl that wasn’t too frilly with a dash of sass and adventurous style to tell me this was the epic protein bar of her dreams.

Considering I didn’t find this girl, I decided to become her. Wrangling my friend Liz* in this tasty adventure, she agreed to not only try epic protein bars on camera with me, but she would film it with her amazing camera. And let me tell you, her set up produces videos WAY better than my Samsung Galaxy S4 videos. We had a lot of fun making this video, and I’ve been having a lot of fun doing YouTube videos.

I know my quality isn’t epic, but sometimes you just have to try until you can get the right equipment. If you wait till everything is perfect to even start a project, one might never start. Because there is always an excuse as to why it won’t be right this time. Sure my videos are too long, because I don’t have an editing system. The lighting is awful, because I’m shooting on my phone. But I have 5 more followers than I did on January 1, and I feel that’s 5 more people I get to make smile over my ridiculousness. My mom said I was born FUN, like I just have a sense of FUN about me. I love that, and there are times to do things exactly right and times just to have fun. YouTube is fun, and well so was making this video tasting of Epic Protein Bars.

[ visit Liz’s Blog at www.casualconcern.com ]

February 19, 2014

LA ART SHOW 2014

Los Angeles Art Show Vlog

 

I’ve been developing a YouTube channel that is a funnel for my interests, another outlet to share my thoughts and be expressive. My goal is to have a lot more art and music related content posted on the channel, a part from the silly Tag Videos and Haul purchases. An example of this was my Vlog of attending the LA Art Show a few weeks ago, well a solid month ago.

The show was an incredible visual stimulation overload. By the time we left, I was almost completely desensitized. Seeing pieces and galleries we had missed on our four hours of art absorption on the way out, I felt only the slightest tug at my art heart strings saying “turn around and see what you missed” . The LA Art Show CAN NOT be done right in one day. Even if you give yourself enough time to not be rushed, you end up skimming over pieces because something else grabs your attention more. You miss just being with each piece, and taking in all it has to tell you before your brain burns out.

While watching back at the pieces I filmed, I realized I have a strong affinity for mixed media and repurposed art. The structural and three dimensional aspects of the pieces that really grabbed my attention were so well constructed. The artistry was balanced with this technical craftsmanship that was awe-inspiring. Yet there were post modern paintings executed with classic techniques and touched upon today’s society, making them rich social artistic commentary on the world we live in today. There was so much I didn’t get on camera because I was shy. I’m getting better putting myself out there in public, and I just need to remind myself it’s for the greater good of sharing the art and the experience.

Hope you enjoy my LA ART SHOW experience!

More details on the pieces filmed after the jump.

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