I hope everyone has a wonderful and exciting week ahead of them.
I hope everyone has a wonderful and exciting week ahead of them.
Q: How did your friends and family first react when you told them about your mission to go across the country and pursue The Buried Life?
A: Dave- "The first reaction was a fairly positive one I think, when we said 'hey guys, we’re going to keep on doing this,' and continued to do it for three years with no funding. Jonnie and I were in Montreal going to school, and we had no money. Jonnie’s got a story of going to buy a yam for $1.39 and not being able to afford it, so he had to get the smaller yam for 55 cents, which was not nearly as appetizing (laughs). But we’ve had really great support from our friends and our family. Our friends have always been extremely supportive, and
we’ve kept The Buried Life alive by throwing events in our home town, Victoria. We threw parties where our whole community came out and supported us and allowed us to keep this project going."
Dress- Wet Seal
Coin necklace- Charming Charlie
Beaded cuff- Charming Charlie
Messenger bag- Pac Sun
I came home to the finalized transcript of my chat with Jonnie and Dave of The Buried Life, so I can finally start on the story I've itching to write up! I encourage all of my aspiring-journalist blog pals (and I know there are a good bit of you!) to create an account on http://collegepublisher.com/ and take advantage of the wonderful writing opportunities they make available to young journalists. If I had created my account a month earlier, I could have participated in a conference call with Ben Gibbard of Death Cab For Cutie. Totally kicking myself at the moment! College Publisher will present its members with interactive opportunities each and every month, so be sure to regularly check the site for updates!
I don't know if anyone else is as much of a Michael Buble fiend as I am, but I have a completely irrevocable crush on him. He isn't your typically "sexy" guy, but his boy-ish looks and charming demeanor make up for any apparent faults. Plus, his voice! I could honestly go on for hours, but I won't. Buble's video for "Haven't Met You Yet" makes me smile and, yes, sometimes tear up. With my current relationship issues, the song gives me hope that there is someone perfect out there. I just haven't met them yet :) Watch it below- I dare you not to crack at least a little smile.
And with that, I leave you! I'm off to the library to score some more CD's to put on my iPod and grab a quick cappuccino before math. Lord knows I'll need it...
Hailing from New York City, James possesses a cool, casual air and flawless voice that is hauntingly similar to that of Maroon 5's Adam Levine. Being a huge fan of Maroon 5 and the gang, I was instantly turned on to Jame's soulful style and intent on hearing more. Turns out, he has a Youtube channel, complete with acoustic covers from the likes of Death Cab for Cutie, The Fray, Train, and even Lady Gaga. His original song below, "As I Am," embodies the slightly jazzy and soul-infused sound that I crave.
Check out the rest of James' great covers on Youtube. Also, be sure to follow him around the web on:
Luckily for me, my school day flew by in a whirlwind of returned tests, pop quizzes, and smiles. Why the smiles? The much-anticipated meeting with my English professor went surprisingly well; so well that I'm not required to write a second draft of my argumentative essay- I'm done! Such a heavy weight has been lifted off of my shoulders with this good news. Now I won't be up to my eyeballs in parenthetical documentations, bibliographies, and MLA citations, whew! My only current worries are finding a decent, compatible roommate for the fall at GCSU and getting fit for my Spring Break trip in a month. A month! I can hardly believe I'll be at the beach with my friends, wading in the ocean, in a month's time while the snow is still melting around town.
The Fratellis' Costello Music has been keeping me great company for the past week or so, and I'm undoubtedly a self-proclaimed fan. What I would give to see them live! My favorite song is "Whistle For The Choir," a soft ballad that contrasts the album's typically incessant, upbeat melodic tracks. Give it a listen, I love the soft strumming of the guitar.
I hope everyone has a wonderful week, stay warm! :)
Striped sweater- American Eagle
Boots- Herstyle? Yup.
I honestly didn't feel like putting much thought into an outfit only to be seen in a library, so I played it safe with soft, muted colors.
All in all a productive day, right? I'm feeling so! I came home to my warm room, had dinner with my boyfriend, and just wrapped up watching The Devil Wears Prada with him. Leighton watching a "girl's movie?" Absurd! In all honesty, however, he admitted he "got into" the movie which put a smile on my face. He made me promise that no matter what path my journalistic adventures send me down, that I wouldn't wind up in Andy Sachs' shoes (unless they were Blahniks, of course...), to which I eagerly agreed :)
I began listening to Fall Out Boy in the summer of 2005, mere weeks before entering high school. Not only were their songs catchy, but the words and crafty metaphors completely consumed me. I had never listened to music for the actual meaning and connotation of the lyrics prior to that summer, yet all of a sudden my world had changed. I spent hours with my trusty headphones, devouring and interpreting the lyrics. They were truly "the therapists pumping through your speakers, delivering just what you need." The following spring I connected with two girls through their music; one of which I'm proud to call one of my best friends to this day. When our peers ridiculed us for our love of the band, we had each other to laugh it off with.
I cannot possibly begin to describe all of the stories, inside jokes, and friendships made due to Fall Out Boy. I'll never be able to hear the words "Bedussey", "duck hunt", or "Bad Twin" without laughing hysterically. My friends and I will continue to "panda wave" even though it's complete nonsense. Every time someone at school shouts "hey, Chris!" to someone, I will still chuckle to myself.
Today is not a day to be remorseful or sad, but a day to celebrate my youth. To reflect upon the wonderful high school memories I made in singing crowds full of unity rather than in the back seat of a car. Fall Out Boy honestly taught me to live out loud, and that it's okay to be the underdog. They've finally grown up, and then again so have I. I'm not ashamed of the way the songs and the words own the beating of my heart. Why? Because believers never die.
Love this photo! Thanks, Tumblr.
Lastly, music time!
Urban Outfitters has done it yet again, blessing us with another week's worth of catchy tunes to thrive on. Could the beginning of a busy week start any happier? I think not.