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In the News…

Fashion

- Alexa Chung has made her Instagram private after several of her followers left comments for her on this picture saying that she was too thin. She responded, “Ok everyone thanks for the teen angst discussions. People are different sizes. I’m not trying to be thinspo for anyone.” [Source]

- Rag & Bone will launch a handbag line this fall. [Source]

- Nicki Minaj will develop her own fragrance. [Source]

- This photo of two models kissing in Urban Outfitters’ latest catalog has stirred up some controversy with the One Million Moms (OMM) Organization.

“The content is offensive and inappropriate for a teen who is the company’s target customer.” And they’re asking supporters to boycott the retailer: “Tell them you will also no longer shop at their stores if you hear this type of advertising continues.”

Whatever, man. There’s always some organization that brings up this issue every month. [Source]

- Marchesa may be launching a contemporary line very soon. [Source]

Music

- I’ve been waiting for this album, but I don’t have to wait much longer since Metric’s “Synthetica” will be out June 12. [Source]

- After debuting Tupac’s hologram at Coachella this past weekend, Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg are now considering taking it on tour with them. [Source]

Television

- Zooey totally sold me on the iPhone 4s in this commercial. It was the tomato soup.

- NBC will stream the entire 2012 Summer Olympics in London. I get that it’s popular these days, but it’s gonna be on NBC all day every day. [Source]

- MTV’s Teen Wolf will return in June for their second season. [Source]

Seattle

- The Seattle Center will partner with Coca-Cola and name them the “official beverage” of the space and will celebrate them at their Next Fifty event. [Source]

- Congratulations to The Stranger writer, Eli Sanders, for his Pulitzer on feature writing! So much of my Seattle news comes from this blog so I think credit should be given when deserved. [Source]

Other

- Tru Blood stars Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer are expecting. [Source]

- Angelina Jolie’s engagement ring from Brad Pitt is reportedly worth $1 million dollars. [Source

- Kanye West apparently broke up with Kim Kardashian via text. [Source]

- Dick Clark has passed away after suffering a heart attack. He was 82 years old. [Source]

- Victoria Beckham’s birthday cake…is not a real cake. It’s fruit. [Source]

 

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Metric to Release LP

In an interview with SPIN Magazine, frontwoman Emily Haines revealed that Metric would be releasing an LP slated for Spring 2012. The last time I truly listened to Metric was probably back in 2009 for at least several months consistently when their album Fantasies came out. I actually heard one of their singles the other day in this video of Victoria Justice and Avan Jogia dancing and singing along to it and I had that “wait – where have I heard this before?” moment. I spent the next four minutes trying to listen closely to the broken lyrics in the song and then googling it to figure out the source and then was amused when I found out that it was one of my favorite bands! How do you forget things like that?

Today when I read this interview with Haines, I was reminded of my friend Veronica because she once told me that she was going to make a list of 100 of her favorite albums. However, an album would only count if she liked every single song on it. If she liked an entire album except for one song, it would not make the cut. So I remembered today that I wanted to do a similar list like that after reading this interview because Metric’s Fantasies really was one of those albums for me.

Gosh Veronica must have told me that two years ago I think.

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In the News…

Fashion.

- Matthew Williamson’s collection for Macy’s is now out and it is packed with beautiful party dresses and prints for the spring/summer. View and purchase the collection here.

- J. Crew will open their first International store in the UK at the end of the summer. [Source]

- Last season, Miu Miu’s appliqued dress made on the cover of nearly every magazine. This season, it is Prada’s entire Spring collection that has earned 48 covers. [Source]

- FOX News makes a huge deal over a J.Crew ad in which creative director Jenna Lyons is painting her son’s toenails pink. [Source]

Music.

- Incubus will release their new album “If Not Now, When?” on July 12th. [Source]

- Glenn Beck has been using Metric’s music and Emily Haines is weirded out. [Source]

- Taking Back Sunday’s new self-titled album will be released June 28th. [Source]

- My favorite former boy band member Jeff Timmons of 98 Degrees has decided to join the Chippendales dance crew at the Rio in Las Vegas from May 12 thru June 5. [Source] The little girl inside of me is swooning.

- And in case you haven’t heard yet, Nicki Minaj will be touring with Britney Spears this summer. [Source]


LCD Soundsystem will be releasing their final show on DVD. [Source]

Television.

- Nickelodeon has renewed iCarly for a fifth season. [Source]

- ABC is cancelling All My Children and One Life to Live. [Source]

- AJ Cook is planning her return to Criminal Minds full time again. [Source]

Movies.

- Cannes has announced their film festival line up. [Source]

- Ellen Page, Jesse Eisenberg, Penelope Cruz, and Alec Baldwin have signed on for Woody Allen’s new film set to be shot in Rome this summer. [Source]

- Monte Carlo starring Selena Gomez, Katie Cassidy, and Leighton Meester with an appearance by Cory Monteith. I don’t think anyone actually believes that all of them are supposed to be just graduated seniors.

Seattle.

- Moe bar will be streaming live coverage from Coachella this weekend for free! Still not the same experience, but it’s the thought that counts. [Source]

- This Saturday is Record Store Day! Tons of record stores in Seattle will be having special events including band signings and special band performances. For the full schedule, check out The Stranger here. Also, a new record store called Spin Cycle is opening TODAY on Broadway at 321 Broadway on Capitol Hill.

- Yogurtland’s opening is tentatively planned for this weekend! [Source]

Other.

- A man is auctioning off a jelly bean that looks like it has an imprint of Kate Middleton’s face. [Source]

- NBA  has fined Kobe Bryant $100,000 for his offensive slur at a ref. [Source]

- Seann William Scott has checked out of rehab. [Source]

- Catherine Zeta-Jones is currently being treated for bi-polar disorder. [Source]

- Scarlett Johansson has moved in with Sean Penn. [Source]

- Emma Roberts is covering the May issue of Seventeen Magazine. [Source]

- Harry Potter actress Bonnie Wright is engaged to Jamie Campbell Bower. [Source]

- A two-year old boy was given sangria instead of orange juice at a Florida Olive Garden. [Source] rookie mistake

- Learn how to be a jetsetter with Refinery 29’s useful infographic. [Source]

- The world’s oldest man, Walter Breuning has passed away at age 114. [Source] Damn.


Hooray. This is the longest In the News…posting I have ever made.

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Song of the Day

Metric – Stadium Love

Last year Metric was my summer soundtrack and I really miss it. Next week their new song “All Yours” will be released for the Twilight Saga: Eclipse soundtrack.

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Out on the Town: 3/21

Metric (one of my favorite bands!) is playing a show tonight at Showbox at the Market. It’s already sold out, so I can’t really tell you to go…but if you already have tickets, have a great time! I’ll get my chance to see them someday.

And here’s an acoustic version of Help, I’m Alive. This song is fantastic…

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Deck the Hall Ball 09

Thank you 107.7 THE END for reminding us that Seattle music festivals don’t have to suck and also don’t have to be super scene wannabe either (cough cough KISS 106.1)

Your lineup is amazing and I would like to applaud you.

Get ‘em MUSE! (headliner) and who else…?

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Song of the Day

Metric – Help I’m Alive (The Twelves Remix)

because it’s just that good…

to listen to this song and other amazing remixes by The Twelves click HERE

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It’s a music post!

My taste in music has gone through many phases. Let me just break it down for you.

Age 0 – 3 – – – – That Barney ish and the theme song to every children’s show. Let’s throw in.. Blossom. That’s not a kids’ show but it will do

Age 4-6 – – – – – Rap. I kid you not. My brother and I used to rap the songs to lyrics. Okay that’s a lie, maybe he rapped the songs and I was the chorus that the female usually sang. Mariah Carey, 112, Ginuwine, Tupac, Biggie, Mase, Blackstreet,

Age 7-9 – – – – – – Spice Girls and your typical pop, mainstream radio.

Age 10-13 – – – – – Britney, Christina, Mandy, Jessica, N’Sync, Backstreet Boys, M2M, BBMak lulz.

Age 14 — – – – – – –  John Mayer and the electronica phase of C89.5, Kaskade, ATB, Paul Van Dyke

Age 15-18 – – – – – – Indie and local Seattle bands – Danger Radio, The Scene Aesthetic, Daphne Loves Derby, This Providence, Gatsby’s American Dream, Forgive Durden

Age 19 – DJ’s and remixes as well as everything above.

Today, I wouldn’t really know what to call the music I listen to. I would say  I listen to a mixture of all of my previous phases, but that doesn’t mean I’m not expanding my library still because I am, so with that I’m going to introduce you to two different artists/dj’s who are both similar and different!

First is Pretty Lights.

Derek Vincent Smith, a producer from Colorado, combines electronic music and simple beats often times accompanied with a drummer to create “soulful music.” He juxtaposes collages of beautiful vintage samples against backdrops of futuristic synthesis and dirty broken beats, creating a sound that can snap your neck while simultaneously shedding your tears.

To listen to Pretty Lights, view his Myspace here

Second is The Twelves!

Yay! Thank you Hudson for introducing me :)

This dynamic duo pair from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil are receiving quite a bit of attention for their remixes! Word on the street is that they have amazing sets and currently their songs are playing all over the clubs in Brazil. I hope they come to the US soon cause I would love to see them!

To listen to them visit their MySpace!

Listen to Metric’s “Help, I’m Alive” remix first!

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Bumbershoot Update

Just Added

The Black Eyed Peas. Metric. Soul Savers featuring Mark Lanegan.

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Song of the Day

Metric – Grow Up and Blow Away

This isn’t a new song but it’s one that I always find myself returning to.

“I will grow up without you if I have to, just tell me when.”

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