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Wedding Mondays

It is becoming harder and harder to keep up with Yow Yow! these days! I think I just need one full day a week where I can just dedicate solely to blogging. If only… right? After a long work day, coming home and spending a few more hours on Yow Yow! is proving to be difficult. It’s almost 10:00 PM right now even and I was just on my way to bed until I had a change of heart. We haven’t done a Wedding Mondays post since almost the beginning of the month and I wanted to get in at least one today if I could. This Wedding Mondays video is v. special. Not only is it a blogger that I adore and follow, but it also takes place in Washington. (whoop whoop!)

Bethany and Cory’s wedding video is beautiful from start to finish. Goodness, the dress, that headpiece, Lake Cushman. I know you all will enjoy this video as much as I did! That first look is going to make you smile. To follow Bethany on her blog, click here!

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The First Two Episodes of The OC

This photo above is not from the first season, but we love Christmakah so much that it seemed like the perfect picture to include. Mandi and I were all set to have a night out yesterday in the city, but after settling in after a weekend of Thanksgiving festivities and a home cooked meal, we #optedinside for a viewing of the movie Dope and the first two episodes of The OC! Yes, the classic television series is now streamable on the CW Seed. We didn’t know what that meant either, but it worked and if we didn’t have an early morning today, we probably would’ve gotten through half the season. It’s been years since we fell in love with this series and now watching it when we’re much older and not pre-teens we seem to have noticed a few things we didn’t recognize before.

  • Seth and Ryan are the cutest best friends
  • As much as you kind of hate how dramatic and silly Marissa Cooper can be, you kind of love her. You root for her because she’s so troubled.
  • Summer was awful in the first two episodes. Terrible lines, terrible personality and she left Coop laying at the front of her door blacked out
  • Sandy Cohen was the best chracter on the show that was a parent.
  • Why does Seth think that he can sail to Tahiti on Summer Breeze?
  • The pool house is better than Seth’s bedroom. Ryan had it made.
  • Did we ever see the Cooper’s dog again after the first episode?
  • When Seth throws Ryan under the bus and outs him for his Chino past at the party – that was a lame thing for him to do.
  • “This is how it’s done in Orange County!” Classic.

Mandi is originally from Orange County and I just got back from there for Thanksgiving so we were having a moment, clearly.

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What We’re Listening To: Leon Bridges

2015 was the year of extraordinary music and full albums that I’ve just fallen in love with. Don’t worry, we’ll be sure to write a more comprehensive post about the artists and songs we got after as we get closer to the new year. I’ve been listening to songs from Leon Bridges here and there for awhile, but had become so distracted that I never actually got the whole album and added it to my Spotify. I’m a little embarassed to say this, but it was that performance of “Kevin” that he did with Macklemore last week at the American Music Awards that woke me up. After that, I spent the whole rest of the evening listening to “Coming Home.” With every song, I started wondering about how much better it would sound if I could just play it on my record player and not from my speakers. I absolutely adore Leon. It’s the kind of music that takes you back years and years beyond Mayer Hawthorne, beyond Raphael Saadique, and is so timeless. Leon is just 26 years old – a year older than me – and he sounds like he’s been doing this forever. The soul soundtrack is sometimes all I need/want to listen to right before I go to bed. And it’s the soundtrack I can imagine myself dancing along to with my s/o in the kitchen after a long night. So charming. Okay, we’re smitten – I guess you could say that we’re more than just a little excited about Leon.

Here are our favorites:

  • Coming Home
  • Better Man
  • Brown Skin Girl
  • Smooth Sailin’
  • Shine
  • Lisa Sawyer
  • Flowers
  • Pull Away
  • River
  • (basically the whole album)

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Hi, From Beat Connection

We’re not posting very much this evening or this weekend because it’s Thanksgiving week. I’m on PTO starting tomorrow and in an hour my auto-response for my work email is going to turn on. Been waiting a long time for that to happen y’all. I figured if there’s one thing that I could write about tonight while procrastinating packing my bags, it’s about Beat Connection – one of my favorite bands out of Seattle. These guys are like… my age? And they’re not bad. I actually just saw their show when they were here in SF earlier this month at The Independent. It was basically a room full of Seattle transplants. I didn’t get data on this, but you could just tell that the crowd was from Seattle and not from SF. I’m actually pretty excited for this group to blow up a little more. They released their album Product 3 last month and it’s all I’ve been listening to when I commute from South Bay to SF. I would tell you all of my favorite songs, but honestly – the whole album is good. Here’s a performance of Rosealene though it’s much better live.

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We Have to Talk About Bieber

Okay okay, I will admit that it wasn’t more than a couple of years ago that I just threw my hands up and said – “DONE WITH THE BIEBS!” I never got into his music when he first started out and for the longest time I was always on Team Selena and thought that his immature self was just dragging her down. However, we did kind of a 360 last week when “Purpose” came out and I found myself loving almost every song. That breakup with Selener did him some good. Meanwhile, her latest album “Revival” is kind of flopping and she’s whispering her performances to make it look like she’s a really good performer. Spoiler alert: she’s not, really. I will also admit that this is the first time that I’ve actually really enjoyed Justin’s vocals on his tracks. In the past, I always thought that I just enjoyed the beats of his songs like “Beauty and the Beat,” but he’s really showing what he can offer on his latest album.

Our favorites?

  • What Do You Mean?
  • Sorry
  • Love Yourself
  • I’ll Show You
  • Company
  • Been You
  • Get Used to It
  • No Pressure ft. Big Sean
  • Trust
  • All In It
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Remix of the Day

Disclosure ft. Lorde – Magnets (A-Trak remix)

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Justin and Jimmy’s Secret Handshake

More like the longest handshake I’ve ever seen tho.

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The Girlfriend Experience (TV Series)

The first time I ever wrote about “The Girlfriend Experience” was back in 2009. Back then porn star, Sasha Grey, was the lead actress in a film with this title. She played a call girl who was living a double life. I actually found this film to be pretty fascinating and no – it wasn’t at all a porno like people may be quick to think. It was done really well which is probably why Starz is now turning it into a television series. Above is the trailer and it’s very similar to the movie, but it will be interesting to see how each episode is played out. Both the tv show and movie are tied to Stephen Soderbergh who is the producer for the new tv series out next year: For comparison, the movie trailer featuring Sasha Grey is below:


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Performance of the Day

How adorable are the girls of Little Mix? I love watching their performances and on top of that, their new album is awesome sauce. The girl group visited BuzzFeed in New York this week to sing “Love Me Like You” and “Black Magic.”

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Song of the Day

Tinashe – Player

Okay so we’ve loved Tinashe ever since “2 On” and not much has changed. I’ve been listening to this song at least 10x a day and we love this music video that she did for the track. Below is also a really adorable interview she did with Jezebel in which she actually says “All of these guys in the industry are no good.” TRUTH!

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Song of the Day

Banks – Better

Banks. is. back. And oh my goodness this is so good. This is the leading single off of her new album and after getting a taste of this, we’re really looking forward to hearing the rest of it. I still get chills when I think about her first album “Goddess” and how I could listen to it over and over again. It’s still an album I don’t get tired of.

Sidenote: I met someone this past weekend who looked like Banks and just oozed of “cool girl attitude.” I was like, wow – how can I be you? I always feel like I’m stumbling upon little gems when we come across “cool girls.”

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We’re Talking Sushi

When I think about myself and my personality, I find it really amusing how heavily influenced I am by things I see on the internet or in social media. You know those targeted ads that you see on Facebook after you browse another website? I’m totally their audience. Kevin posted one article on my Facebook wall today about Anthony Bourdain about sushi and 15 minutes later, I found myself placing an order for takeout. Then, I watched this video from Eater that’s almost 4 minutes long of a girl eating sushi from chef Masa Takayama who is a 3-star rated Michelin chef – the only one from America. Real talk tho – I could probably eat sushi every day so this post dedicated to it means nada.

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Already Tomorrow in Hong Kong Trailer

I actually heard about this film a few months back, but this was the first time I’m ever seeing the trailer. When I was growing up Jamie Chung was the Real Worlder I aspired to me – mainly because she was Asian American and pretty tasteful when she appeared on the show in the San Diego season. I also have always loved Bryan Greenberg since his days on One Tree Hill. Who didn’t love Jake AMIRITE?! The two are actually engaged to be married in real life and while I’ve seen them in photos and stuff, I’ve never seen them working together so it will be kind of cool to see how their chemistry translates onscreen.

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Song of the Day

Alessia Cara – Wild Things

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