String heavy music has always pleased my ears. Chalk it up to the years I spent on the violin. I came across Lindsey Stirling while clicking through America’s Got Talent videos on YouTube. I watched her rise in popularity and he subsequent crash and burn in the finals. To be honest, I wasn’t sure how someone can traipse across a stage like a deer and still play notes properly on a violin. They can’t. Since then though, she’s built her music career and I’m loving her work. I had her self titled CD in my wishlist for a few months and since nobody took notice I just went ahead and bought it yesterday.
I’m upset at myself for waiting to buy it. The entire album isn’t very musically complicated but it’s a great listen and with the dubstep undertones (is that such a thing?) I’ve been jamming to it for hours. Quite a few of the songs are set to video on her YouTube channel so definitely check her out.
It’d been a while since Jeremy and I made it out to a theater and the reason we went at all last night was because my studio movie grill groupons were expiring. Great reason, I know.
We chose to watch Warm Bodies, a film my friend Rachael has been raving about for a while. I hadn’t even thought about it until earlier in the day when I was going to give Rachael some groupons and realized they were set to expire that night!
What a serendipitous series of events that led us to watch this somewhat silly but completely lovable movie on opening night!
No spoilers! Just a general overview ahead!
The plot follows a zombie teenager as he winds up dealing with the fact that he is in fact not simply a mindless eating machine. He must deal with having emotions and introspection which eventually leads him to connect with the living and change the fate of the undead.
At first I could only think “weird” when I thought about zombie romance (and this is coming from a seasoned Left 4 Dead 2 player) but the way it evolved throughout the story made it more than palatable. I won’t ruin it more for you! Go check out the movie!! :)
Icona Pop — What can I say about this duo? They’re intense, they’re young, they’re promoting heavy bass, wild lyrics and a excellent set of remixes of their track I Love It. Listen and Rock out.
Election Day has come and gone and we have kept our president the same. Most of my friends are rejoicing, most of my coworkers are depressed and life goes on. I decided to go to boot camp where I totally screwed up my left elbow! This made me feel better this morning. :) It’s President Elmo on the phone with the pentagon.