Summer Playlist 2015

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(Not sponsored. I just love the website) If you spend enough time with me, you’ll realize that I’m addicted to 8tracks. Its a website that lets people create playlists of music, and its gloriously FREE! I’ve been using it for the last year and half to discover new music and it’s fantastic. You select emotions or actions or artists or genres of music and it recommends playlists. Best of all, everytime a song comes on it provides links to buy the song on Amazon, iTunes, or view on Soundcloud or YouTube. Below are some of the songs I’m obsessed with at the moment, none of which I would have discovered without this flipping amazing site:
Most of the songs are Indie/Alternative/Chill, but theres a couple dancier songs as well.
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SONG / ARTIST
Desperate Measures / Marianas Trench
Madness / Muse
Falling In Love In A Coffee Shop / Landon Pigg
Mine / The Aquadolls
Put On A Light / Generationals
Gold Rays / Vinyl Pinups
Beware The Dog / The Griswolds
Geronimo / Sheppard
Set Sail / Charleston
Bloom / Pogo  (I have to stop and talk about this one for a second. Its like a DJs compilation of the all the disney songs to create something entirely new. The Sound of Music, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, and Snow White and a bunch of others. ITS AMAZING, and you can YouTube it HERE.)
Reflections / Misterwives
Run River Run / Run River North
Orange Sky / Alexi Murdoch
The Mother We Share / CHVRCHES
Just Another Girl / The Killers
Thunder Clatter / Wild Cub
Pumpin Blood / NoNoNo
Of Space And Time / City And Colour
In The Air Tonight / Fleet Foxes cover (Originally Phil Collins. BUT THIS GIVES ME CHILLS and Ic an only find in on Soundcloud (via Tumblr here)
New York State Of Mind / Joanna Wang cover (Originally Billy Joel. AGAIN WITH THE CHILLS. YouTube It HERE)
Sons and Daughters / Allman Brown and Liz Laurence
Home / Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
Shine / Elmo
High / Young Rising Sons
Get Out / Cassey Abrams
I’m Good / The Mowgli’s
Lether Jacket / Arkells
Sun Shy / Dresses
Paris / Magic Man
Shadow / Bleachers
Silhouettes / Colony House
Flashed Junk Mind / Milky Chance
Electric Loves / BORNS
Shut Up And Dance With Me / Walk The Moon (I’ve been a WTM fan for about a year now, so this isn’t new, but check out this video for some smiles.)
That’s all for the moment!
Until Next Time,
Amand

Concerts: Daydreams of Strange Times

​     September 20th was my first time in Philadelphia. Yes, I know, ‘but you live so close? How have you never been there before?’ Well, I’m actually equi-distant from Philly and NYC, and I’m more of an NYC girl, even though I go to school in Pennsylvania. So, last Saturday was my first time driving through (technically around) Philadelphia. My co-host Jordan and I (and her step-dad, awesome guy) went into the city for the Cage the Elephant/Black Keys concert at the Wells Fargo Center (Flyers arena for those of you who don’t know what WFC is). It was surprisingly easy to get to, and we had great seats:
     We were nearly in the middle of balcony across from the stage. Going into the concert, I really only knew the few Cage the Elephant & Black Keys songs that Jordan and I had played on our radio show, but I was still surprised at how much of the music I recognized.
     Now, the last time I went to a concert, it was All Time Low. There was no seating at that concert, and an abundance of high school students. This concert, I found, was entirely different. We had seats. I love sitting at concerts. Standing is nice if the song is particularly danceable, but for the most part I prefer to sit and relax. The other thing about this concert is that, with the exception of the two or three people sitting to our left, the entire stadium of concert goers seemed to be in their early twenties to late thirties. There were even a few middle-aged people there. I really love it when music speaks to more than just one age category. It makes it feel more real, somehow (and that’s probably why I’m still obsessed with music from the 70’s and 80’s).
     The bands were great. The lead singer from Cage The Elephant did quite a lot of crowd-surfing (and lost his shirt in the process. We didn’t complain,), and The Black Keys had a really great light show. Over all it was a successful evening, and I might even consider going to another concert so long as I can sit back and enjoy it. You can check out some more pictures from the show below.Enjoy!
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Jordan (right) and I in our seats getting ready for the show. Yes, my iPhone takes blurry pictures. Professional cameras weren’t allowed. 
I really liked the different colored lights that Cage The Elephant used throughout their set.
More of Cage The Elephant.
The Black Keys had an insane light set-up. Everything is blue here because this show was part of their Turn Blue Tour. Yes, I bought a t-shirt, and Yes, I will be wearing it frequently in the future.

Until next time,

Amanda