20 Oct 2018
I just read an article that said that Danity Kane was about to have another comeback and while that news doesn’t speak to me that much, I ended up getting nostalgic for old Danity Kane. The girl group had such a great run. They were talented. They put out bops. And they had an incredible friendship growing up in front of the camera. Everything was good until it wasn’t. Don’t we say that about everything though? The comeback will only consist of Aubrey’s new face, Shannon, and Dawn so unfortunately, it’s not quite the same.
While we wait for the comeback, I just want to post videos from their earlier (best!) days instead.
20 Oct 2018
Can we talk about how this was the funniest commercial I caught all week? Spotify released an ad featuring Camila’s bop “Havana” and what was supposed to be fun and upbeat was downright terrifying. It was so scary for children seeing this ad that it had to be pulled entirely. If you get frightened easily, maybe don’t watch it. I, on the other hand, found this to be really entertaining and am still laughing over this days later. Why they turned this commercial into something scary, I’m not sure. Maybe it had something to do with Halloween? Either way, I’m glad Spotify can include a little humor.
A Spotify spokesperson had this to say about their ad: “We acknowledge the ruling from the ASA and regret any distress the ad may have caused the complainant,” a Spotify spokesperson said of the ad. “It was created as a tongue-in-cheek horror parody – intended to be a humorous ad that demonstrated just how catchy some tracks can be. We take our responsibilities as a marketer very seriously and continue to be mindful of the ASA’s guidance on the effective and appropriate targeting of advertising campaigns.”
I’m going to think of this commercial every time I hear this song.
13 Oct 2018
This video took such a turn! Since my dad was allergic to cats and dogs as kids, we never had pets. The one thing that I could get away with though was Sea Monkeys. I had ordered them through the book fair at school – I know, not a book, but it counts as some sort of activity. Kevin and I followed the instructions to make the sea monkeys come alive and at first we found it fascinating. Within the week though, we watched these weird creatures multiply, die, and then sometimes attack each other. As a kid, this kind of scared me so the Sea Monkeys didn’t stick around that long and they had to go. Learning more about the history of the creator though was super interesting and not what I imagined.
10 Sep 2018
Are you guys ready for something random? I recently just got back from Vegas about a month ago and while we were there, Tommy, Leslie and I caught Mashmello at a daytime pool party. The following night we found ourselves at a local dive bar watching non-stop American Ninja Warrior. To see these two things combined into one could not be more perfect.
Also do we think that that is really Marshmello or someone else wearing his costume? I’ve been wondering this the entire time.
08 Sep 2018
I know this video won’t sit well with people so full disclosure now, if this makes you feel uncomfortable, you don’t need to watch it. I watched this short doc this week and found it fascinating. The New York Times does a good job with these. This viewpoint and world could not be farther from my own views and beliefs, but Kevin and I often watch these docs so that we can have a better understanding and a more well-informed awareness. Things like this remind me that these viewpoints exist in more than just documentaries and profiles of individuals. They live deeply in social media, in jabs that masked as jokes, and in those that are in our close circles. I remain curious just to understand where these views stem from.
05 Sep 2018
There are certain moments in life where you hear something that you’re never gonna forget. I just recently re-introduced Kevin to music and had played Maggie’s “Give a Little” to him in the car. As much as I love this song, I’ll never forget watching the moment that Pharrell discovered Maggie, essentially leading the world to discover Maggie. It’s somewhat of a lengthy clip, but it’s worth watching. You can see the exact moments where he is absolutely stunned by her in different parts of the song. Not long after this, Maggie released more songs and then did the festival circuit. She was becoming a fan favorite, but this is where she started. I love moments like these.