The Sweetest Taboo

I swear, I can’t not just post this…

This seriously blew me away…you go Glen Coco!!! I’m rooting for you.


A little pick-me up…

…at least for myself anyways…

After being semi-lucid through 2 power outages in my apartment
after spending almost 30 minutes in the cold scraping just about 3/4 of a good layer of ice off of my running car just to get to the first day of my internship on time
after spending the majority of my day in those “first-day orientation” type of days

I felt like I needed a nice pick-me up just to end my day on a better note than what it was this morning

One of my friends actually told me about this randomly, during some time in some school year….anywho…I kind of wish (and feel bad about) wanting to see this intentionally done in real life…:\

Song of the Day (6)

Soo…the happenings in my world today consisted of

-My favorite football team giving me a near heart attack
-My favorite football team winning today’s really important game
-A favorite overseas show starting up again (The Voice UK: Series 4)

and finally, some nostalgia…provided by the song below

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Song of the Day (5)

So, I actually stumbled upon this during a Youtube binge, and I must say…it’s a shame they didn’t even make it to The Voice of Holland finale after what they’ve been through all season…

Keep doing ya’thang guys…

Which now actually reminds me why I went on that Youtube binge.


A Celebration of Local(esque) Music

My first First Night event
My first First Night event

This rather unique New Year’s Eve celebration is turning into somewhat of a tradition for me (since this was my (third?) time going)… This is an event in Williamsburg VA called First Night, where folk (& other genres), and a lot local musicians/bands play for the public who pay a certain amount of money for a night filled with music (if that run-on sentence makes any sense……)

Act one of my First Night 2015
Act one of my First Night 2015

Every night is different for every person (depending on what and who they want to see). My night started out with a very local (and new) trio of middle-aged men. They pride themselves in vocal harmony, and are still building up their repertoire of songs, but I saw a bit of their performance for personal reasons…

Act two of my First Night 2015
Act two of my First Night 2015

After them, I scurried all the way across Williamsburg(/William & Mary) to catch a local Celtic band that’s a really popular hit on a night like this. This group (who all also happen to work at Colonial Williamsburg(?)) has played at this event for many years, and I’ve always made it a priority to see them.

Act three of my First Night 2015
Act three of my First Night 2015

Then after their performance, I actually stuck around, because my parents saw the next musicians playing and insisted that I see them for myself. Afterwards, I was not disappointed with this Appalachia/Celtic, husband/wife duo that rocked their set with funny stories, great songs and a song about a dog’s bathroom schedule…

Act four of my First Night 2015
Act four of my First Night 2015

And to finish out the night, I took my parents and cohorts to another building to see a local swing orchestra do their thing for a little while. And with this particular group, dancing happens…all the time…as in people just go to the open space in this building and dance away to the jazz that is played…

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First Night 2015
First Night 2015

So, ultimately,this is how I’ve been rocking in the new year [for the past few years]…Here’s to a fantastic 2015!!!