Feb/March Favorites: ‘Suits’ Season 8 Finale & MARINA’s “Orange Trees” Music Video

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As you may have noticed, I skipped over February Favorites because I decided to combine it with March’s Monthly Favorites post now that I’m a bit less busy.

Here are the highlights from this Monthly Favorites podcast!

Favorite News Articles

Meghan Markle’s NYC Baby Shower

Lilly Singh Is Going to Host Late Night!

Favorite Music

“Fast Lovers” by Lemaitre

“Love Me” by Felix Cartal & LIGHTS

“Overcome” by Uppermost

“Tied Up” by LEISURE

Favorite Celeb Instagrams

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Favorite TV Episodes

Suits, “Harvey”

Bob’s Burgers “Every Which Way but Goose”

Grown-ish, “Body Count”

Miracle Workers

Favorite YouTube Videos

April is showering.

 

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Spring 2019 Carnival Fun Playlist

The weather is finally getting warmer in NYC, and I cannot wait until it’s consistently 60-70° F out!

Springtime brings the gorgeous weather, pretty flowers, and fun outdoor carnivals and fairs. I’ve created a spring playlist with a carnival theme for your spring enjoyment. From Ferris wheels to carousels, let’s take a ride with these ten carnival-themed songs:

1. Fairground, Leo Kalyan. “Lose your cares in the afterglow, and spin me around, round.”

2. Carousel, Skylar Spence. This tune will have you “spinnin’ like a carousel.”

3. Round & Round, Selena Gomez & The Scene. Don’t go getting dizzy on me now.

4. Mannequin, Britney Spears. Don’t “scream your lungs out” on that ride.

5. All That’s Left, Manila Killa ft. Joni Fatora. “When we go ’round and ’round on this carousel.”

6. Carousel (Bobby Green Remix), Melanie Martinez. Go ahead, just dance your way through spring with this beat.

7. Merry Go Round, Kacey Musgraves. Doesn’t Kacey go so well with a beautiful spring day at the carnival?

8. The Real Thing, Phoenix. “Turn the eternal carousel on.”

9. Reforget, Lauv. But whatever you do, don’t let your “head [spin] like a carousel, over and over.”

10. All Stars, Martin Sloveig ft. ALMA. A spring anthem.

Happy Spring!

 

Fan Art Fridays: ‘Alita: Battle Angel’

Happy International Women’s Day!

Yeah, it’s been a while since I’ve done a Fan Art Fridays, I know.

I saw the new film Alita: Battle Angel, based on the Japanese manga series by Yukito Kishiro Battle Angel Alita, in theaters a few weeks ago. I’m usually not one to jump at the opportunity to see an action movie in theaters but this one seemed interesting, and even though I hadn’t read the manga, there was something drawing me to it. (I also had a promo code to buy the tickets but that only influenced 25% of my decision to see it).

Although Alita is a fictional character, I think she’s perfect to feature for a Fan Art Fridays post that falls on International Women’s Day. I think it’s really important for literature and film to feature strong females such as Alita to inspire young women to become leaders and fight for what’s right.

I love this fan art I found by sonny only on ArtStation because it shows Alita’s soft side as she watches a butterfly fly away off of her hand. But don’t be fooled—Alita unleashes her BAMF mode when necessary.

View the original fan art on ArtStation.

January Favorites: Nancy Pelosi v. Government Shutdown & ‘Masked Singer’ Premiere

January 2019 was sooooo bad. Thankfully, the world of pop culture kept our spirits high during the first month of the new year.

Listen to me ramble on about it over on Soundcloud!

Here are a few highlights from the podcast (yes, I’m trying to get comfortable calling it that now):

Favorite News Articles

Nancy Pelosi is our hero for putting an end to the worst government shutdown in history.

DJ Driis (Idris Elba) is playing at Coachella 2019

Favorite Music

“1999 (Young Fanco Remix)” by Charli XCX & Troye Sivan

“Who I Am” by Toro y Moi

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Nov/Dec Favorites: ‘Legendary Christmas’ & ‘Crow’ Animated Film

Just a heads up: You’re going to see and hear more of me in 2019.

Enjoy this audio version of a combined November and December 2018 favorites!

Below are links to a few highlights:

Favorite News Articles

Ellen Pompeo: “I don’t see enough color.”

Brussel sprouts disguised as Ferrero Rocher chocolate Christmas gift prank

Favorite Music

“Lush” by Fancy Feelings

“Sail Away” by Møme feat. Ricky Ducati

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2018’s Best in Music

Alrighty, it’s about that time of year where I look back at the songs, artists, and albums that got me through the last 365 days.

I feel like all the artists in 2018 were putting in overtime (looking at you, Uppermost)! Like, damn! So many amazing musical projects came into fruition this year.

Here are the best in music for 2018:

1. “Midnight Summer Jam”, Justin Timberlake, Man of the Woods. Is it even possible for JT to make an album that isn’t good? I don’t think so.

2. “blazed”, Ariana Grande ft. Pharrell Williams, sweetner. Ariana killin’ it as usual, and Pharrel just adding some extra pizzaz.

3. “Count to Five”, Rhye, Blood. I could literally listen to Rhye until I die.

4. “Mona Lisa”, Sabrina Carpenter, Singular: Act I. What kind of person would leave a girl like Sabrina hanging like that?

5. “LA Girls”, Charlie Puth, Voicenotes. I’m not from LA, but Charlie kinda makes a girl wish she were.

6. “Crybaby” Paloma Faith, The Architect (Zeitgeist Edition). Thank you, Spotify Chromecast tutorial, for introducing me to Paloma Faith.

7. “Dreams”, Uppermost, Given by Nature. So enchanting.

8. “Atoms”, Uppermost ft. Birsen, Perseverance. When Uppermost does the most in 2018 😉

9. “Damn (what must a woman do)”, Christine and the Queens, Chris. Idk man. I just don’t. Sigh.

10. “I Want You”, Elohim, Elohim. You tell him like it is, girl.

11. “Couples Retreat”, Jon Bellion, Glory Sound Prep. I bet Jon’s wife melts like chocolate whenever she hears him sing.

12. “Ride or Die”, The Knocks ft. Foster the People, New York Narcotic. Such a feel good tune, and overall album.

13. “walk from here”, lovelytheband, finding it hard to smile. Those guitar chords get me every time.

14. “Towel”, The WLDLFE, I’m Not Worried Anymore. So glad I discovered these guys this year.

15. “When We Drive”, Death Cab for Cutie, Thank You for Today. Death Cab, hitting you with a big bag of emotions since 1997.

16. “All the Work”, Amber Mark, Conexão. Definitely want to see this girl perform live someday.

17. “Change Your Mind”, Miike Snow, 50 Shades Freed Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. What are we supposed to do now that all the films have been released and there are no more soundtracks coming?! 😥

18. “Glitter”, Keys n Krates ft. Ambré Perkins, Cura. Ugh, this album shines “like glitter.”

19. “Something”, Henry Green, Shift. Keep the slow jams coming, Henry.

20. “Happy Without Me”, Chloe x Halle ft. Joey Bada$$, The Kids Are Alright. Can’t wait to see what these girls put out next. So. Much. Talent!

Happy New Year 2019!