I’ve been a big fan of OK Go’s videos from the very beginning. First the choreographed dance in the backyard, then the treadmills: I ate it all up. And now they’ve got me hooked again! I’m having a major dorky moment. Crushing hard on these guys right now:
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Last night, Shawna and I were up until 1:30 watching youtube videos of everything from “funniest cat video” to “talking dogs” — it was just one of those nights. Don’t tell me you can’t relate. And it reminded me of the above home video that I had been wanting to share with you all.
This was the spontaneous and hilarious after-dinner entertainment at Marina’s place one night. I wish all dinner parties ended like this. (I apologize for the somewhat shaky camera…this dancing kitty had me busting at the seams. And I still laugh every time I watch it!)
Thank you, Marina, for the expert choreography. And thank you, cat, for those effortlessly cool moves.
Just bought myself tickets to see Raphael Saadiq in concert! The show isn’t until December, but I am so SO excited! I was introduced to his music by my best bud, Shawna, who described him as “the happiest music to walk around the streets of New York to”. And I happen to agree. He’s got such a wonderful retro sound that I just can’t help bopping along.
Here’s a sampling for your enjoyment:
I convinced my boyfriend to join me (I’ll be making sure to upload Saadiq’s album to his iphone so that he is well-versed by the time the concert rolls around), and we decided that it would be a little treat to ourselves in honor of our (HOLY SHNIKEYS) FOUR YEAR ANNIVERSARY, which is on December 17th. I honestly can’t believe that it’s been four years!! To be fair, I guess I’m jumping the gun…we’ve still got 2 months till we hit that four-year mark. But still. L’chaim to us, honey!
And happy Friday to everyone! Thanks for the 3-day weekend, Columbus.
Inspired by Billy’s post.
The first CD:
The second CD:
It was a great Hanukkah for the Einhorn kids that year.
And while we’re on the topic of music, let’s not forget about the one time I called into a radio station, STAR 98.7 for you Los Anglinos (woot woot!), and actually got through! After several efforts and many busy signals, I just kept calling. And then I heard a ring! My excitement at having gotten through was immediately interrupted by a charismatic man’s voice, “Alright caller, what do you wanna hear on your commute home?” And then my mind went blank, the response that I diligently rehearsed in my head was gone. Nothing. So here is what followed:
Me: Hi! Um, okay. That Gloria Estefan song, you know, the one that um…goes like, (sung) “1-2-3-4 come on baby say you love me. 5-6-7 ti-imes.”
DJ: (pause) Ok.
I don’t know what’s more mortifying, the fact that I genuinely wanted to hear that song, or that there was an over-excited 6th grader singing the hook to Gloria Estefan’s “1-2-3” on STAR 98.7 during rush hour.
I came across these pictures last night, and it reminded me how great this concert was.
I wouldn’t be my father’s daughter or my brother’s sister if I didn’t like the band Keane. So going to this concert was somewhat of a family obligation. Actually, the reason I was able to go to this concert at all was because of a family boo-boo. After a series of extended travel plans and several standby lines later, my brother missed his flight back to the city and was thus left with a pair of unclaimed tickets to the May 27th SOLD OUT Keane concert at Radio City Music Hall. I guess I could go. I mean, I am a really busy person, but I’ll try to clear my schedule. Actually, Season 5 of LOST is over, so, look at that, my Wednesday nights just opened up! Brother, I will go in your stead. And I’m bringing Shawna.
Having gotten word from my father (who saw the concert in L.A. a few weeks prior) that the opening bands were missable, Shawna and I decided to have a nice and leisurely pre-concert evening. So to Happy Hour we went! Hitting up our favorite HH spot, Pianos, on the lower east side, we indulged in their $5 burger and nachos (seriously you guys, it’s a great deal!) and some gin & tonics. Then off to Radio City, getting to our seats just in time for the show to start. This was only my second time ever at Radio City, and the grandiosity of it is something to behold. The lobby alone is magnificent — beautifully decked out in art deco style with a grand spiral staircase and pointy glass chandelier. It’s hard for me to adequately explain how magnificent it felt to be standing in the lobby of Radio City, but I just remember thinking it feels important to be here.
Once inside the theater, I was immediately taken by the lead singer’s voice. He is incredible – his voice sounding as crisp and pure as it does on the radio. Only kinda familiar with some of their songs, I’m more of a fan by association (sorry dad), I was actually surprised to find how many songs I knew without realizing it! It was a great concert. Not only were the songs catchy and beautiful, but Keane kept me entertained with their boundless energy and verve while the frontman, Tom Chaplin, bounced all over the stage often leaping into the side pews and mugging for his adoring fans. (Their second encore of Queen’s “Under Pressure” being a highlight of the evening). I’m not gonna lie, it was pretty fun to scream and holler and pretend I was a bigger fan than I actually am, but by the end of the night, truth is I couldn’t get any of their songs out of my head.
I’ve been really digging their music lately, and I now have the Pandora “Keane station” bookmarked at work. To listen to all the songs from their set list, click here. Their song “Try Again” is my current favorite. Enjoy!