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Song of the Day

Oh Land – Cherry On Top

While I love Oh Land, she isn’t an artist that I follow consistently. While on my relaxing Sunday and reading blog news, I came across her latest music video for “Cherry On Top” which includes a pretty interesting story behind it.

Before she came to public attention as the ethereal electro-pop siren Oh Land, the Danish musician Nanna Fabricius was a small-town girl who dreamed of becoming a ballerina. She left home for Stockholm at age 15 to pursue those ambitions until a back injury ended her career. Still, she often dreams about her first creative pursuit. An actual dream, in fact, inspired her new music video for “Cherry on Top,” a twinkling ballad on her 2013 album “Wish Bone,” produced by TV on the Radio’s Dave Sitek. In it, she went into a dance studio — only to discover that she wasn’t a dancer, she was a piano player. The dream seemed an apt expression for the song, which, she explains, is about “taking off the blinders and seeing the world all around you.”

The video, which premieres here, is a dreamlike fantasia, shot at the Alvin Ailey Dance School and featuring a bevy of child dancers and the model Helena Christensen. In it, Fabricius plays a substitute piano teacher at the dance studio. By choosing that role, she says, she felt she was closing the book on her past. “Since I’ve stopped dancing I’ve had so many dreams about being a dancer and being in the classroom again,” she explains. “But this one was a personal breakthrough in a way, because even in my subconscious I didn’t consider myself a dancer anymore.”

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Orange is the New Black Season 2 Trailer

I absolutely could not get enough of this Netflix series last year. Kevin and I would spend so many of our Saturday mornings playing catch up on it and now we’re both pretty excited to see it return shortly. That cliffhanger at the end of last season – I already need to know what’s going to happen.

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If I Stay

I will watch anything with Chloe Moretz.

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Performance of the Day

I did a poor job of streaming Coachella this year and missed every single performance. I’m very grateful that some of my favorite artists on Twitter are reposting some of their performances though so that I can play catch up. This Disclosure x Sam Smith performance of “Latch” is a song that I never get tired of.

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Song of the Day

Atmosphere – Kanye West

Today’s Song of the Day is actually a song I listened to and discovered yesterday. The video is kind of confusing, abrasive, and so true to its name. It basically follows what I assume to be a very non-typical Bonnie and Clyde caring very little about everything. I could elaborate a little bit more with this description, but Noisey did such a better job with it that I’m just going to include theirs below.

At the Noisey office, we keep incessantly saying “turn up” to each other, to the point that the phrase has lost all inherent meaning, transforming into a phonetic formulation, devoid of context. Atmosphere has done something similar with their newest single “Kanye West,” taking the name of the biggest rapper in the known universe and turning it (up) into a refrain about giving a damn and a fuck. The video for “Kanye West” is a reminder that true love knows no borders, laws, or suspicions that your partner is using you to help knock over a bunch of convenience stores.

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The Worst Wheel of Fortune Contestant Ever

And by worst, I mean the saddest. And by that I mean I died of laughter the entire time and felt so so bad for this kid.

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Wish I Was Here

It feels like just yesterday we were learning about the news that Zach Braff was making a new film and funding it through Kickstarter. Well, we’re happy to announce that the movie was finally made and will be released in theaters this coming July. “Wish I Was Here” is kind of like the unofficial/official sequel to Garden State. We’re not really sure what the film is about, but it has that same indie/mysterious vibe that Garden State once had. Literally, the trailer gives nothing away.

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Begin Again

It’s kind of almost like The Voice sponsored a movie. How they got a pretty good lineup of actors/actresses is confusing to me. Would you guys watch this film?

The latest film from writer-director John Carney (ONCE), BEGIN AGAIN is a soul-stirring comedy about what happens when lost souls meet and make beautiful music together. Gretta (Keira Knightley) and her long-time boyfriend Dave (Adam Levine) are college sweethearts and songwriting partners who decamp for New York when he lands a deal with a major label. But the trappings of his new-found fame soon tempt Dave to stray, and a reeling, lovelorn Gretta is left on her own. Her world takes a turn for the better when Dan (Mark Ruffalo), a disgraced record-label exec, stumbles upon her performing on an East Village stage and is immediately captivated by her raw talent. From this chance encounter emerges an enchanting portrait of a mutually transformative collaboration, set to the soundtrack of a summer in New York City.

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Song of the Day

Kris Orlowski – Fighting the War

I’m feeling a little bit nostalgic for Seattle music today and featuring the latest video by Kris Orlowski that was also produced by Hollis Wong-Wear.

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Remix of the Day


AlunaGeorge – Kaleidoscope Love Feat. Dashius Clay (Kaytranada)

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Cover of the Day

Wow, I love how the intro to this cover begins. Even when I hear the original on the radio, I never get tired of hearing and singing along to it. I’m not sure what the significance of the stuffed animals is. Some may find it creepy. It’s a little bit adorable.

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Seth Rogen Describes Zac Efron

This is mildly inappropriate, but too funny to not share.

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DailyCandy to Shut Down in April

Earlier this week, I learned that lifestyle blog DailyCandy will be shuttering in April. While I don’t have all the time in the world these days to keep up with some of my favorite blogs, I am still sad to learn this news. Lifestyle blogs encompass so many topics ranging from health, technology, relationships, life, etc and cover much more ground than your standard fashion blogs. Another reason why I am partial to DailyCandy is because our former guest interviewee Suchin Pak was a correspondent for the lifestyle blog and regularly contributed to the site. Above is one of her segments on gadgets in technology that she was obsessed with at the time.

DailyCandy will surely be missed.

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#CandidlyNicole Gets Picked Up By VH1

Since the end of the first season for the web series, I’ve been wondering whether or not Nicole Richie would be returning. It was announced on Monday that VH1 has actually picked up the web series to be an actual television series starting Thursday, July 17th. The season will include 8 half-hour episodes and we’re more than thrilled because that is more than triple the time that we used to get with her web series!

In case you forgot about the funny…

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Sam Smith x Saturday Night Live

I missed last weekend’s episode of Saturday Night Live featuring Louis C. K. and Sam Smith so when I saw that YouTube videos had been uploaded of his performance, I had to watch it first thing in the morning. Sam Smith is such a talented musician. I remember listening to him over a year ago and wondering where he would be a year later. It’s wonderful that his music has brought him onto Saturday Night Live. The first single “Stay With Me” isn’t one that I have heard very much. “Lay Me Down” though was my entire early 2013. I remember just listening to the song getting ready in the morning and shouting his lyrics at my computer screen.

You guys, I’m like a really good singer.

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