Tag Archives: Phoenix

Snaps for a Snapshot

Who: Chrissy Teigen

Wearing: Temperley London

Where: DirecTV’s Super Saturday Night party in Phoenix, Arizona


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Yow Yow! Off Duty

I meant to write this post before I left, but then time got ahead of me and I completely forgot altogether. There haven’t been any posts this week because I’ve been hard at work with my day job and traveling for the first time with my company. I don’t talk about what it is that I do on Yow Yow! because I generally like to keep my blog life and my work life separate. However, I will say that I work in recruiting and I attended the Grace Hopper Conference in Phoenix this week celebrating women in tech!

It was the first time that I had ever been to anything like this and I found it to be not only a really positive event, but truly inspiring. It’s incredible to be amongst many talented women each expressing their passion for tech and striving for success for themselves. The conference is filled with sessions and talks throughout the couple of days, but also a career fair every day for three days. It was the most exhausting thing that I have ever been a part of, but I loved telling people what we do and seeing people come to our booth to let us know how much they love our product!

I also happened to collect the most swag that I have ever obtained at an event. It was awesome. Pouring it all out when I got home felt like Christmas. A very tech Christmas.


So my job is at its peak season currently which means Yow Yow! posts will be few and far between unfortunately. I didn’t receive a press pass for Treasure Island next weekend and am realizing now how tough it is to build up Yow Yow! in the Bay with a full time job. I think I’ve always known that. I wish I could have both, but I am very fortunate and lucky to have my job and I wouldn’t choose to have it any other way.

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Song of the Day

Phoenix ft. R. Kelly – Trying To Be Cool (Remix)

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Holiday Matinee’s December Mix Tape

pic cred: Holiday Matinee

Every month I am always looking forward to Holiday Matinee’s monthly mix tapes! It’s actually a pleasant surprise because even though I know the mix tape is coming, I’m never sure when it will be posted and that’s really exciting for me because they make the best mixes. This month’s tape includes a recent track by Tennis, a Phoenix cover of 1901 by Birdy and that Phantom Planet Christmas jingle below! Listen to the rest of it here. I’m sure it will be the perfect soundtrack to whatever you’re doing this late/or this morning (depending on when you read this post) because I’ve already gone through it at least six times without thinking about touching my Spotify!

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In the News…


– Now everyone can look like Terry Richardson with these frames! umm too bad they’re $290. [Source]

Joe Zee’s television series All on the Line has been picked up for a second season by Sundance. [Source]

– Did Urban Outfitters rip off an Etsy designer? [Source]

– Take a peak inside designer Erin Fetherston’s beautiful apartment. [Source]


A Tribe Called Quest will be releasing their film in a number of theaters for several dates. [Source]

Transformers 3 has released their soundtrack. [Source]

Kanye West will perform a free show in Manhattan in June. [Source]

Dom’s “Family of Love” EP will be released August 9th. [Source]

P. Diddy has decided to change his name to “Swag.” Is that to indicate that he is free? Easy? I don’t know. [Source]


Kerry Washington will be acting as “Olivia Pope” in ABC’s new series “Scandal.” [Source]

MTV is footing a new pilot called “Married Young.” Stop it… just stop it. [Source]

Scott Mccreery is the new American Idol. [Source]

VH1 makes plans to bring back “Pop Up Video.” More music – less trashy reality television shows please! [Source]


Ed Westwick will portray Tybalt in a new Romeo and Juliet film. [Source]


Joan Jett paid a visit to the students of Scriber Lake High School who are all at risk of dropping out. Jett took this time to urge these students how important it was to earn a high school diploma and pursue their dreams. [Source]

– A new service in Seattle called “I Have Munchies” will cater to all of your late night needs. [Source]

Seattle is one of the nation’s safest pedestrian cities in America. [Source]


Tom Hanks gave the commencement speech to Yale’s Class of 2011. Students were encouraged to wear silly hats. [Source]

Sofia Coppola and longtime boyfriend Thomas Mars (frontman of Phoenix) are getting married this summer. The couple have two kids together. [Source]

– In case you missed it, Kim Kardashian got engaged to Kris Humphries. [Source]

Spiderman’s Andrew Garfield and Shannon Woodward have split. Not-so-secretly celebrating… [Source]

– The Kardashians need your help in deciding the title for their new novel. wut. [Source]

– The before and after shot of the damages left by the Joplin, Missouri tornado. [Source]

– Apparently it’s Asian Pacific American Heritage month so Buzzfeed rounded up a bunch of celebs that we may have not known were actually Asian. I didn’t know either of these things. [Source]

– A new study shows that those that immerse themselves in cultural activities ie) playing an instrument, attending concerts, taking trips to the art gallery – turn out to be healthier! [Source]

– Roughly 81% of the music in your iTunes library will never get played. [Source]

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Song of the Day

Phoenix – Run Run Run

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How do you Bonnaroo?

Missing this festival is sad, very sad indeed. I’m never going to be able to fly down to Tennessee for it because I will always have finals during this week. I know my Seattle U friends are in the same boat as well. Here’s what we missed out on :(

And for a better recap, just click here

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Capitol Hill Block Party becomes more legit!

3 days – 3 stages – 50+ bands

tickets go on sale Friday, May 21st and 3-day passes are only $60!!

Rumored bands: MGMT and Phoenix?


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If I could be talented in one thing it would be singing. No, it would be singing and dancing. I understand that that is two different talents, but they go hand in hand so just go with me here on the logic. I’ve already done a previous post on the wonderous PS22 Chorus. Do these kids go to school? I feel like all they ever do is film videos of themselves singing covers of songs. I don’t have a problem with it, but a girl can be curious. Here are the children performing one of my favorite songs by Phoenix – Lisztomania.

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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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Jack’s Mannequin News

Andrew McMahon’s DVD, Dear Jack, a documentary that follows his journey of leukemia will be released tomorrow.  For more info, read my post about it here

I love him? I’m so happy to hear that he is returning on tour.

New Tour Dates With Weezer, Phoenix, Manchester Orchestra, Fun, Vedera And More
Jack’s Mannequin will launch into winter supporting Weezer on their upcoming tour and then kick off a headlining run to start 2010. More dates will be announced for the headlining tour soon. Please visit JacksMannequin.com.
Tue Dec 1 2009 (w/ Weezer)Chicago IL Aragon Ballroom
Wed Dec 2 2009 (WRXP Show w/
Manchester Orchestra and Phoenix)New York NYHammerstein Ballroom
Thu Dec 3 2009 (w/ Weezer)Milwaukee WIEagles Ballroom
Sat Dec 5 2009 (w/ Weezer)Toronto ONTAir Canada Centre
Mon Dec 7 2009 (w/ Weezer) Boston MAAgganis Arena
Wed Dec 9 2009 (w/ Weezer)Fairfax VAGeorge Mason University
Thu Dec 10 2009 (w/ Weezer)Selinsgrove PASusquehanna University

Fri Feb 5 2010 (w/ Fun & Vedera)Seattle WA – The Showbox SODO

Sat Feb 6 2010 (w/ Fun & Vedera)Portland ORRoseland
Sun Feb 7 2010 (w/ Fun & Vedera) Spokane WAKnitting Factory
Tue Feb 9 2010 (w/ Fun & Vedera)Salt Lake City UTIn The Venue
Thu Feb 11 2010 (w/ Fun & Vedera)Sacramento CASacramento State University
Fri Feb 12 2010 (w/ Fun & Vedera)Las Vegas NVHouse of Blues
Tue Feb 16 2010 (w/ Fun & Vedera)San Antonio TXThe White Rabbit
Wed Feb 17 2010 (w/ Fun & Vedera) Dallas TXHouse of Blues
Fri Feb 19 2010 (w/ Fun & Vedara) Kansas City MOThe Beaumont Club
Sat Feb 20 2010 (w/ Fun & Vedera)Minneapolis MNFirst Avenue
Wed Feb 24 2010 (w/ Fun & Vedera)Indianapolis INEgyptian Room
Fri Mar 5 2010 (w/ Fun & Vedera)Norfolk VAThe Norva

I’m so there!

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Song of the Day

Phoenix – 1901

Hudson told me about this song months ago. I heard it on the trailer of “New York, I Love You,” and Gregg Gillis included it in his new mix last weekend!

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