Thanks to Laura for sharing this wonderful twist on the Frozen craze – watch it now, before it gets taken down! The chorus is the best part, by far.
Just because the year’s over doesn’t mean we’re safe from the earworms that defined our year – those dudes at the thrift shop, that chick on the wrecking ball, the techno beats that wake us up and get us rocking. Having a Spotify account this year made me so much more hip as I could listen to these songs as they came out. What will 2014 hold? Dare I predict… a lot of Beyonce?
This is my latest jam – for sunny mornings, rainy afternoons, days when I’m missing camp and our own game of cups (ours involves passing it down the line at increasing speed – take that, Anna Kendrick!). I love the musical background and her voice. Learning to play this is my next musical adventure – stay tuned to see how it goes!
As we’re all getting back into the flow of work, I hope you find something you can be excited about – even if it’s only halfway as thrilling as this kiddo thinks this song is. My favorite part: her big sister laughing in the background. Love it.
More later – life has been mega busy but good, now that I’m over my latest cold and dug out of last week’s giant snowstorm!
Every day, I check the marquee of the Orpheum Theatre on my way to work. Whose tour bus will be blocking my door this week, I wonder? But for the last few days, I looked up with an extra smile because I was actually going to see the band whose name was displayed – it was time for me to have some FUN.
It was surreal to actually be inside the theater for the first time – it felt like walking into Mary Poppins’s bag, like “how could this large space possibly fit in the downtown Boston that I know?” The opener was underwhelming, the beer was $13, but the seats were good and FUN. was amazing. They rocked the house, even if they did play a little too much new stuff for my fellow fans’ taste – it’s rare to find a band that sounds as solid in person as in the studio. They also brought the Boston charm for encore #1 (photo courtesy of the lovely Katie Catano).
My favorite part was just how much they enjoyed playing, and their newfound fame. When they held their mics to the audience to let us sing “SO WE SET THE WORLD ON FIRE, WE CAN BURN BRIGHTER…” the looks on their faces were of mild disbelief and sheer joy. This is my absolute favorite part of live music – seeing the face of an artist who clearly is still wondering “What did I do to deserve this, to get all these people to pay ME to sing to them, and to have people who not only like my words and tunes… they love them so much that they know them by heart?” If that isn’t the point of getting famous in the first place, I don’t know what is.
Here’s their megahit – trust me when I say it’s even better in person.
I might be a little late to the party, but I am obsessed with this 2012 pop mashup. From the paths of the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp to Logan Airport to the streets of Boston and NYC, this is what 2012 sounded like – and I loved it all.
What was your favorite song of 2012? Let me know and you could see it here some future Monday!
Here’s your daily dose of awesome, with a good song to go with it from my friends at The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp.