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I Made You A Mixtape

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Hand-holding was awkward, being dropped off at the movie theater for your date – more awkward, but when he made you a mix tape – that was love. Because I live a soundtracked life (more on that here), and because I am a product of the 80s, every Wednesday I’ll make you a mix tape. Who says chivalry is dead? You’re welcome.

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Earlier this week I turn on the radio (somewhat rare for me now — admitted Pandora addict, right here), and I hear a baby rapper singing “I’m a 90’s baby, clearly.”

90s baby!  Rappers are 90s babies.  Yikes. And that baby rapper?  His name is Diggy Simmons – son of Rev Run.  Woah, when did I get old?

Sooo, in an attempt to make myself hip again – the current rap playlist:

Do It Like You, Diggy Simmons

Make Me Proud, Drake feat. Nicki Minaj

Dance, Big Sean

Drank In My Cup, Kirko Bangz

Lotus Flower Bomb, Wale feat. Miguel

Rack City, Tyga

Another Round, Fat Joe feat. Chris Brown

Pretty Little Heart, Robin Thicke feat. Little Wayne

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I Made You A Mixtape
February 29, 2012, 10:21 am
Filed under: Mixtape, Muzik | Tags: , , , , , , ,

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Hand-holding was awkward, being dropped off at the movie theater for your date – more awkward, but when he made you a mix tape – that was love. Because I live a soundtracked life (more on that here), and because I am a product of the 80s, every Wednesday I’ll make you a mix tape. Who says chivalry is dead? You’re welcome.

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This week I’m getting a little funky with the mixtape and adding a video element (yeah, 21st century!)

Ob-sessed with this cover of Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used to Know”, by Walk Off the Earth.  The entire band shares and plays one guitar throughout the song.  So cool.

I saw Lady Gaga live last year and I was blown away.  She’s an incredibly talented performer + also, she’s completely nuts.  My kind of show.

I actually got the chance to watch Radiohead perform live this week in Miami and it was awesome! Thom Yorke performs like a maniac, throwing his whole body into it.  … makes me think my dancing is not so bad after all.

Incubus puts on one of my favorite shows ever.  And Brandon Boyd rarely wears clothing.

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F.A.S.H.I.O.N.
February 1, 2012, 1:26 pm
Filed under: FASHION, Mixtape, Muzik | Tags: , ,

Every time I type the word “FASHION”, I hear David Bowie.  Am I the only one?

On that note, this week’s musical Wednesday is an homage, and mini portfolio to the FASHION ( … turn to the left) that’s inspiring me right now.

{If you miss my mixtapes, I’ll have a shiny new one for you next week, but until then – just press play.}

Images: 1 // 2 {heels: Manolo Blahnik} // 3 // 4 // 5



I Made You A Mixtape

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Hand-holding was awkward, being dropped off at the movie theater for your date – more awkward, but when he made you a mix tape – that was love. Because I live a soundtracked life (more on that here), and because I am a product of the 80s, every Wednesday I’ll make you a mix tape. Who says chivalry is dead? You’re welcome.

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Fresh Blood, Eels

She’s A Jar, Wilco

Fitz and the Dizzyspells, Andrew Bird

Stephanie Says, The Velvet Underground

It Will Rain (Cover), Boyce Avenue

Paradise (Cover), Tyler Ward

Your Winter, Sister Hazel

Colorblind, Counting Crows

Nothing Compares To You, Stereophonics

What if the Storm Ends, Snow Patrol

I Am Trying To Break Your Heart, Wilco

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Friday Link Love

But first a recipe …

White Chocolate/Chocolate Chip Cookie Bark

Last night my husband sprung (sprang? springed? Jerry Springer?) on me just how many office gifts he would need … by today.  After picking jaw up off of floor, I got to baking.  Everyone loves cookies.  And cookie bark with colorful sprinkles – biggest hit ever (or at least close.) 

And for the easy-peasy recipe:

What You’ll Need

2 Servings of Cookie Dough

1-2 Bags of White Chocolate Chips or Morsels

M&M’s

Assorted Sprinkles

The Details

Use either store-bought or throw together a quick batch of chocolate chip cookies (I love the Nestle Tollhouse recipe on the back of the chocolate chip bag.)  You are going to spread the cookie dough into a deeper dish baking pan, so you’ll likely need to make 2 batches or two rolls of the pre-made dough. Don’t forget to grease your cookie pan – I like a combination of parchment paper and baker’s no-stick spray.  Once the sheet of cookie dough (it will look like a rectangular cookie cake) has baked, pull it out of the oven, set it on the counter, and melt your white chocolate.  When melting chocolate, take it slow, 15-20 seconds, stir, and microwave for another 15-20, repeat until melted.  Then pour and spread the white chocolate over your cookie dough and immediately sprinkle with candy.  I used M&M’s and assorted sprinkles.  Cut or break into squares and serve.  Enjoy!

And while I’m gushing over color, Lurve Beyonce’s latest music videos – Countdown, Love on Top, and We Like to Party. Between Beyonce’s latest videos, and everything Gaga touches, I’m starting to thin (hope, pray, etc.), that the music video is not dead.  #Childofthe90’s

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I Made You A Mixtape

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Hand-holding was awkward, being dropped off at the movie theater for your date – more awkward, but when he made you a mix tape – that was love. Because I live a soundtracked life (more on that here), and because I am a product of the 80s, every Wednesday I’ll make you a mix tape. Who says chivalry is dead? You’re welcome.

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A random smattering of what I’m listening to today …

If It Makes You Happy, Sheryl Crow

We Are Young, Janelle Monae

Desperately Wanting (LIVE), Better Than Ezra

Details in the Fabric, Jason Mraz

Fix You, Coldplay

Add It Up, Andrew Belle

All in All, Lifehouse

She Will Be Loved, Maroon 5

Amy Hit The Atmosphere, Counting Crows

So Happy I Could Die, Lady Gaga

At The Stars (Cover), Howie Day

And a random one …

Hey Leonardo (She Likes Me For Me), Blessid Union of Souls

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I Made You A Mixtape

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Hand-holding was awkward, being dropped off at the movie theater for your date – more awkward, but when he made you a mix tape – that was love. Because I live a soundtracked life (more on that here), and because I am a product of the 80s, every Wednesday I’ll make you a mix tape. Who says chivalry is dead? You’re welcome.

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Listen to this playlist, in this order.  These songs will change your life.  Also, watch relevant Garden State clip (The Shins … “this song will change your life”).

Ho Hey, The Lumineers

New Slang, The Shins

Title and Registration, Death Cab for Cutie

Stay or Leave, Dave Matthews Band

Connect the Dots, The Spill Canvas

I’m Alright, Stereophonics

Backdrifts, Radiohead

Walking Down the Hill, Travis

Cinnamon, The Long Winters

The Sound of Settling, Death Cab for Cutie

Carousel, Iron & Wine

What If The Storm Ends, Snow Patrol

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