Posts tagged Music

Miley played “Fitzpleasure” during a costume change at her show Saturday night because even Miley gets the magic that is alt-J.

If you’re constantly hungry for new music, like me, then maybe this will help satisfy. All the new shit I could find on SoundCloud. Additional recommendations are welcome.

UPDATE: Did not realize that in posting this a giant picture of me would appear. Apologies. Also, hello. Also I kind of miss my long hair…

Throwback Thursday

When I was a figure skater, from ages five to thirteen, I had Olympic dreams. I mean, obviously. No little girl goes into figure skating without dreaming of one day competing in the Olympics, no matter how farfetched or insane, (which in my case, it most definitely was, despite any illusions of grandeur I might convey) and certainly not a girl born in the mid-eighties and coming of age in the nineties during the heydey of figure skating. I was obsessed with the Winter Olympics and obsessed with all the household names, especially the skaters. I had the same blades as Tonya Harding, worshipped Kristi Yamaguchi, and once got a hug from Scott Hamilton. When I started to get more serious with my skating I was training with my coach six days a week. But by the time I was twelve I had definitely figured out I had no future prospects as an Olympic figure skater — some people just have that talent, some people don’t — and spent my last year skating just enjoying it. I wasn’t a bad skater, per se, but I wasn’t a future Olympian. And anyway, I was in middle school, being social and hanging out with friends and wanting to play team sports with my peers, which is eventually why I quit skating.

I loved figure skating though. I’ll never forget my last solo routine — I wore a black velvet leotard with blue sequin trim and an open back and I skated to the main title from Forrest Gump. You know the song when the feather is floating? That one. That was my music. Because of course it was. 

Yes.

I know nothing about this band called Xylos except that I love just about every song I can track down. This one especially.

I can’t stop listening to this on repeat. #YACHTROCK4LYFE

Michael Bublé (Holiday)

I would love to get some stats on the Pandora station for “Michael Bublé (Holiday).” For example, my family listened to this lovely online service and this specifically chosen channel for possibly eight hours today. Yes, EIGHT. I had no idea there were so many renditions of “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas” but apparently there are an infinite amount. So what I would like to know is how what are the songs most frequently played on this Pandora radio station and what is their algorithm and how often do people listen to this station and how frequently and at what point does one go legally insane from perhaps TOO much Michael Bublé (Holiday)? Also PS it is technically Christmas Eve on the East Coast MORE BUBLÉ!!!!!

The Ultimate Photo Recap of Beyoncé's Beyoncé

Michelle Collins wrote the funniest piece on the new Beyoncé album of the week — no — OF THE YEAR. YOU MUST READ IT.

The only End of Year list I ever really care about…

The only End of Year list I ever really care about…

popculturebrain:

First Listen: Lorde pulls a Beyonce and drops a surprise new song | PolicyMic

OMG TOO MANY SURPRISES I’M GETTING SURPRISE-RELATED ANXIETY!

under-radar-mag:

James Murphy has revealed thatLCD Soundsystem will release one last record, a live album of the band’s final performance at Madison Square Garden.

YES

under-radar-mag:

James Murphy has revealed thatLCD Soundsystem will release one last record, a live album of the band’s final performance at Madison Square Garden.

YES

New releases/new artists that are upbeat and great for writing — if, like me, you write to music you could also dance to — lots of electronic synthpop type stuff. To be updated frequently.

St. Lucia's 'Elevate' Gets Electropop Remix - Song Premiere | Music News | Rolling Stone

This remix is AWESOME.

#nowplaying in preparation for tomorrow night’s Prince vs. MIchael Jackson Silent Disco