Sunday, February 22, 2009

Dream Show

Blog Assignment: Pick your dream show line up. 3 bands (opener, mid, headliner), 4 genres (Rock, Hip-Hop, Jazz, and a genre of your choice)... up first, the rock concert…

I think having a Classic Rock concert to choose three bands for was quite difficult, I mean I think most of them are quite influential therefore they all should be headliners. Like one giant concert with all of them performing with each other and just rocking out and having a good time. But to go along with the project we’ll narrow it down…so here it is…
Our opener would be Aerosmith. I think I personally fell in love with Aerosmith’s lead singer Steven Tyler when he was featured on the Lizzy McGuire show on the Disney Chanel when I was younger. He can sure belt out those Christmas songs and this is kind of weird but I think he is quite the hottie!
The Rolling Stones is one of my personal favorites! I think you can see the impact these rockers have made just through the style of modern, hip kids today. I mean how many kids are sporting The Rolling Stones gear? The tongue is absolutely legendary (I just bought two Rolling Stone shirts)! Their fame came from changing from a blues group to reinventing itself as a rock band not afraid to experiment with different instruments.
Our headlining band would be none other then the legendary Beatles. We are talking the John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr Beatles, not anyone else! Even if you never went to a Beatles concert, even if you didn’t live at the time of the biggest Beatles craze, even if you think you don’t know who The Beatles are…you probably have hear one of at least one of their songs, if not more!

Opening hip-hop artist would be Missy Misdemeanor Elliot. A five-time Grammy winning artist really can’t get much better as an opening band. Missy has so many popular songs that people of a pretty wide age range know. She also has worked with some bomb rappers, like Timbaland...I think he would be making a guest appearance at this concert too.
The mid artist would be the late Tupac Shakur. I honestly don’t listen to Tupac music that often but how sweet would it be to bring him back for this huge hip-hop concert? I think we could have a lot of fans and non-fans across the U.S. showing up for this.
Headliner would be one of my favorite hip-hop rap artists is Snoop D-O-double-G! I saw him this summer at a concert and my excitement was beyond belief. He wore this ridiculous denim onesie. Like just disgusting…but no one cared because it was Snoop. You almost thought it was a cool outfit, I said ALMOST, just because he was reppin’ it. Snoop’s voice and style is very different from most artists in this genre. Never yelling but always carrying a smooth flow from line to line. And he has mixed beats with some of the greatest artists ever…I could talk about my boy Snoop forever…

Creating a jazz concert was quite difficult for both Nicole and myself but I think we figure it out. We would have the opening band be Waterloo West Jazz, a band from Waterloo, Iowa. They are a group of jazz musicians that are local to our area. They even have a song called “Omaha,” check it out!
The mid we picked was Lalah Hathaway, a modern R&B Jazz singer. She was a featured artist for the Omaha Jazz festival. I personal prefer singing with jazz music and her soothing voice definitely adds to her sound.
The headliner would be Miles Davis. We picked Mr. Davis’s smooth beats because he is named one of the most influential artists of the 20 century. He is known for his less-is-more playing style. Much of this style is added to modern jazz and many artists credit him for their style. Waterloo West Jazz even credits him to their group’s influence.

Our last concert would be bands of famous pop females. We think this concert would really be all about the girl power (maybe the Spice Girls can drop by) and the love of the music.
First at our kick butt concert would be Christina Aguilera. When we were old enough to start realizing we didn’t necessarily like all the bands our parents did one of our first favorites was Christina Aguilera. She has definitely transformed as an artist and we have loved every step of the way. But for this concert we pick Christina after the “dirty” album but not completely nixing it.
Our next artist would be the ever popular Cher (there’s no Sunny here)! Her very different sound (a little like a man’s voice) and style (sometimes you just wonder where she gets these outfits) just makes you want to like her. I mean, I totally “Believe there’s life after love…”
And our finale would conclude with one of the most popular singers for not just the past few years but decades, introducing…Madonna. We want Madonna to perform songs from every stage in her career; she was amazing no matter when it was. I don’t even know if we need to explain this further other than this concert would be unbelievable!

So that’s our concert picks. We hope you all would want to rock our at our bomb concerts!!

Peace love and Girl Power!!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009


YEAAAA!! A long awaited birthday...I'm finally 21!!! WHOO WHOO! Yesterday (Feb. 3rd) was my 21st birthday which equals the greatest day ever. I went out at midnight on Tuesday morning to Homy Inn. It was fun to go out with a few friends and just act like an adult. On my birthday my 8 am class was sweet is that? Later that night I went to a concert...again so sweet. I wouldn't want a birthday party any other place in the entire world. I went with a few friends to the Automatic Loveletter (obsessed with them for sure), Friday Night Boys, and A Cursive Memory concert. It was a blast! I met Juliet, the lead singer for Automatic, and she sang Happy Birthday to me. I then proceeded to get on stage and hug EVERY member of her band. It rocked. I meet all the bands after and it was a seriously the best birthday ever. I made so many new friends and honestly wouldn't want to celebrate any other way. If you want some more details of the night let me know...I have some real funny stories! Like about the guy that wanted to put me in his pocket!

Peace love and birthdays are the best...especially your 21st!!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

A Rocket To The Moon

My new favorite album in the past couple months would definitely be Greetings from... by A Rocket To The Moon. The album hit my iPod and hasn't stopped blasting out of my iHome and iTrip (which by the way might be the best invention EVER!). Their sound is classified as American Pop/Alternative Pop but each person has their own exact definition of how they would classify this music. I first heard of A Rocket when they went on tour this fall with Cute Is What We Aim For. My first impression was hearing them live at the concert and they have had my heart ever since.

The album isn't crazy dance music you hear in the club or the kind that makes you want to try a new dance move you saw in some hip hop video but is the kind of music that makes you reminisce about the past. They just seem to totally captivate how every boy or girl feels growing up. Like when we all feel unsure about life especially when we are crushing on some hottie. The vocals by Nick Santino are calming and give you a sense of reassurance. It makes you feel like someone out there knows how you feel and might be feeling the same way. What's even better about the vocals is that they are in a range most of us non-singers can actually sing too.

Caution: When driving please BE CAREFUL! The beats make you tap your fingers on the steering wheel and it's highly possible to get lost in the guitar parts throughout the songs. I have to remind myself to open my eyes, stop swaying my head around and actually focus on the road. The lyrics are super catchy and lines get stuck in your head but not to the point of annoyance. It's like they pop in your head when it pertains to a situation your's kind of crazy how it works actually.

Like I said the songs relate to this pivotal point in life when you are trying to figure out who you are and what you want to do in life. Life is actually getting hard, I'm growing up and I have responsibilities, I actually have to act like an adult but A Rocket lets me think of how my life use to be "take me back to the person I use to be...OMG how ridiculous were we." The album definitely makes me drum along and sing like...well, like I'm actually a good singer. The lyrics make you think about your life and past experiences, stories of people you had crushes on, or just crazy times you had with your friends that summer when you had nothing to worry about yet. If I didn't sell you already check them out for yourself...

And if you're in the Omaha area they are coming with 3OH!3, The Maine, Family Force 5, and Hit The Lights on April 9 so you should come!! Even if you're not in the area you should come, it's worth it. Hit me up if you want to go.

peace love and download Fear of Flying!!


I'm officially a Blogger! I am very new to the Blogging world and never thought I would be part of it too! I just began setting up my Blog and never imagined the excitement that it includes! I added a column of links to websites of venues/bars/clubs/coffee shops that my friends and I like to hit up (as I write this I am sitting in Aromas, a coffee shop in Old Market that kids like to study my link and check it out. They even have a table counter...pretty sweet). Then I previewed the page to see if it would work. I clicked the first link and... it did! It popped up in a new tab and I seriously got really excited, yea this sounds a little weird but it was a great feeling. I feel so official.

So now I am learning about Blogging and my new page. I like figuring out all the crazy things I can add and do on here. But if anyone wants to share some cool information you have please do because I am pretty sure I don't know it yet. Just make sure it's clear so I can follow, don't throw out all these Pro-Blogger words cause right now I am pretty step by step. But I love learning, about anything really, so if you want to teach me something please do. If you just learned something cool in class, work, or in life in general throw it at me, I love when people give me useful random information.

So that's my first Blog! YEA! I am going to discover more Blog info. and again throw out all the info. you have... Have a wonderful Super Bowl Sunday!! And stay tuned...

Peace love and I'm a BLOGGER!