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My week in music

Last week I had the food fortune to attend two great concerts.

On Monday, Adrienne (aka @Full_of_Moxie) and I saw Ms. Lauryn Hill at Brooklyn Bowl.

Lauryn Forgive the photo quality–the lighting proved challenging. I really wanted to get a shot of her cute outfit but…it was not to be. Continue reading

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Twitter Spotlight: @RageMichelle

I’m a new follower of Rubber Shoes in Hell, but its author @RateMichelle and I have followed each other on Twitter for a bit.

I mean, look at this bio! Clearly I was intrigued enough to follow. No regrets.

RageMichelle

OneChicklette: Your favorite qualities in a love interest

@RageMichelle:  Sense of humor is such a boring answer, even if it’s true, so I’ll say that I most appreciate them having their own pillow.

OneChicklette: Your chief characteristic (one word)

@RageMichelle: Neurotic

Michelle

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Kanye in Concert

I surprised myself with how much I wanted to see Kanye’s Yeezus tour. Usually I just joke about him in between enjoying his songs.

I found that very, very funny.

Kanye’s most recent release Yeezus didn’t appeal to me as much as, say, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy which I adore. But still, I emailed a few friends about buying tickets. They weren’t cheap–one of my sources had access to good seats for face value: $185. No takers. Continue reading

A Weekend Full of Tickets

You know how I love to nap on weekends. And blog. And go to restaurants. And nap some more.

This past weekend, I really didn’t do much of those things. I thought I’d be cranky about the change to my comfy routine, but instead I really enjoyed myself.

On Saturday, I had brunch with my buddy Walt from Bowery Collective at The Wren. We talked about Whiskey Washback.

Then my friend Melissa and I saw Kanye West at Madison Square Garden. It was my second time seeing the Yeezus tour. More on that soon.

Kanye

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Just my luck

It was time to be measured. Or rather, to have my tumor measured. Just a routine MRI albeit one with contrast (ew).

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“Headphones with music or earplugs?” Carlos the tech asked.

“Headphones today, I think,” I said before adding, “but nothing too loud because I will definitely doze. Lite FM?”

Somehow I didn’t care about sounding like an old, old lady.

“You got it.”

Once all of the adjustments had been made, Carlos popped some giant headphones over my ears and pushed me into the tube.

The first song? Only one of the world’s worst songs.

It’s well-established that I loathe Train.

I was spared from Pitbull audio abuse only by virtue of the soft rock format. THANK GOODNESS.

Now I wait to see the doctor (October, darn it!). I’ll let you know but assume that the freeloader in my arm is still 8 cm.

Twitter Spotlight: Austin Hartley-Leonard

Update: Fresh Lemonade is available here.

My friend Elle turned me on to Broken Anchor. One listen and I was sold.

Broken Anchor is the brainchild of Austin Hartley-Leonard. Conveniently, there’s a sampler available free for download on the Broken Anchor web site. That should tide you over until Fresh Lemonade, the band’s first full-length release, is available in August. I pre-ordered here because I’m so hooked on what I have heard so far.

Austin kindly answered my probing questions before embarking on a summer tour.

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OneChicklette: Your favorite qualities in a love interest

@BrokenAnchor1: Makes me laugh

OneChicklette: Your chief characteristic (one word)
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Twitter Spotlight: Kim Windyka

Kim Windyka and I have talked on Twitter for so long that I feel like we’re already friends. But somehow we still haven’t managed to meet.

Kim recently completed her Masters degree and is now working in Marketing Communications. She also writes and blogs. This post on Nashville was a favorite.

KW

OneChicklette: Your favorite qualities in a love interest

@kimlw: a great sense of humor, total honesty, old-fashioned manners, a killer smile, good hair

OneChicklette: Your chief characteristic (one word)

@kimlw: ambitious

OneChicklette: What you appreciate most in your friends

@kimlw: their listening ears & constant support!

OneChicklette: Your idea of happiness

@kimlw: A few scenarios come to mind: drinking whiskey, eating a cheeseburger and dancing at a rock show, doing the crossword in a coffee shop on a sunday morning, and wandering around a city i’ve never been to.

OneChicklette: Your idea of misery

@kimlw: Doing math. While sitting in the snow. 

OneChicklette: Your favorite fictional character

@kimlw: Jordan Catalano, hands down.

OneChicklette: Your favorite thing to eat, and also to drink

@kimlw: to eat: cheese danish. To drink: chai latte.

OneChicklette: Five tangible things you can’t live without

@kimlw: family, coffee, music, the internet…and pizza? no, a place to live. that’s more important than pizza. 

OneChicklette: What’s the number one item on your bucket list? (question via @SaraLang)

@kimlw: write and publish a book.

Pisa

OneChicklette: Who do you know via social media that you’re dying to meet in real life?  (this question came via @floridagirlindc)

@kimlw: a bunch of people! the first ones that come to mind are @howveryheather, @SaraLang, @scottmuska, @GraylinSample, @PaigeCoop, @NYC10021, @tammy, and of course, @1Chicklette!

@OneChicklette: What is your most under appreciated tweet? (this question came via @MikeKelton)

@kimlw: I thought “lady in the streets, freak in the tweets” was pretty clever.

OneChicklette: A question I should ask the next participant

@kimlw: Describe the best trip you’ve ever taken.

OneChicklette: Random shout out 

@kimlw: Right now, i’m all about this dating site called coffee meets bagel. Get into it!

Guest post: Defeating the Earworm

As I fly back from Dallas, check out more thoughts on music from @AestheticsGirl

It crawls into your head and takes control of your brain—the earworm

Unbidden by you, you walk to the car with some random song jangling about your head. You hum along to it in line for coffee garnering strange looks from the fellow caffeine hounds, and in many instances the lyrics pop out of your mouth without you even realizing it happened.

The earworm has you. Earworms are tough to kill and can last for days despite attempts to get that song out of your head.

In fairness, not all earworms are bad.  The Black Keys “Lonely Boy” has spun itself right round my brain a few times and actually helped to give some pep to my mood.  The right earworm can be used to put some extra strut in your step.

The majority of the time though it feels like the earworm is going to drive you insane.  Listening to music doesn’t always help, it might be a stop gap measure, but then as you’re brushing your teeth at midnight, boom, it’s there again and you’re brushing to the rhythm of “Conga.”

The best way to defeat the earworm: get another earworm playing in your head to push the first one out.

For me, I start to recite Sir Mix-A-Lot’s “Baby Got Back.”  It’s one of the few songs that I know all the lyrics to and it is infectious enough to override any other songs playing in my head.  Also I kind of like saying “my anaconda don’t want none unless you got buns hun”—that line will forever amuse me.

What’s your earworm defeating song?

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