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why wasn’t I this cool when I was a kid?!

Posted in Music by yoshi on October 6, 2011





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drum lessons and brunch in williamsburg…

Posted in Because I'm Fat, Music by yoshi on September 25, 2011

Woohoo! After all the stress I’ve had to put up with with losing my iPhone (actually, more like someone STEALING it from my desk at work), I was happy and excited to attend my first drumming session at BANG! The Drum School in Williamsburg and let loose – yea, I know you’ve all seen their ads plaster around Bedford Ave!

When it comes to playing the drums, I’m oooookay for having learned on my own, but I thought it was about time to take lessons and learn how to read music sheets and know the fundamentals of percussion.

Because I took piano for almost 13 years, reading music was just peachy, a bit different obviously, but not too bad! My instructor, Phil, was awesome, he said we could skip ahead to the harder stuff since I was able to catch on quickly – yayyyyy!!! I learned some rock beats and one fill lol.

Looking forward to my next lesson, gotta put in the practice so I don’t lose what I just learned! I bought a little practice pad and some sticks… if I get better, maybe I’ll invest in an electric set, or I’ll just jam out in the music room at work =D

I left my bike with Omar and Louise, so after class, we all went to have brunch at Colette – STARVIN MARVIN! We sat in their newly extended garden area and devoured fish tacos, season fries with a side of aioli, and I had their baked french toast topped with plums – OMGAAAHHHH YUM! Oh also ordered a bloody mary for myself… which Louise helped me finish =X

New Warpaint “The Fool” Music Videos…

Posted in Music by yoshi on September 20, 2011

After being introduced to Warpaint when I interviewed them for the Keds Whitney Summer Fridaymusic sessions, I fell in love with the band and their music. They’re not your typical “chick” band, they actually create GREAT compositions – no, really just listen for yourself!

Also, their drummer Stella is BAD ASS – one of my favs, Teresa the lead guitarist is a sweetheart and has a voice of glass AND plays drums, Jenny Lee (Sossamon ahem) is a SICK bassist AND performer, and then there’s Emily the lead singer… she’s got a solid voice but I hope her personality has changed since the last time I met them… =X

Here are some music videos from their album “The Fool” dropping 9/26 – next week!

L-R: Teresa, Emily, Jenny Lee, Stella and friend... **this was an interesting photo... the main singer, emily (blonde girl not looking), was a bit of a diva and didn't want to take a pic if it was for Keds... WTF right?

EPIC drum solo by Stella – just fast forward to about 6:30 and after if you don’t wanna listen to the whole song…

Janet Jackson – Someone to Call My Lover…

Posted in Music by yoshi on August 24, 2011

Just because I love this song and music video…

INCUBUS Taping for the Late Show!

Posted in Events, Music by yoshi on July 23, 2011

A few weeks ago I won tickets to see Incubus at the Ed Sullivan Theater (ahem Mayka), they were taping for the Late Show and I got to invite 3 friends!

The bf, Sandy, and Louise met me out front and we were greeted with a long line. Not having to wait TOO long, we were all ushered inside and the four of us got front row in the balcony! The theatre was a lot smaller than I expected, I wanna go back to an actual taping of the live show one day =)

Some of you may or may not know, but I was a super duper hardcore fan of Incubus growing up (hehehehe). Their music allowed me to explore outside my hip-hop comfort and get in touch with my “grungier” self in high-school, then helped me get through a lot of BS with a certain ex during my first few years of college =)

Turns out, my iPhone takes better pics than my Ricoh for concerts like this lol… enjoy!

IF NOT NOW, WHEN?

ALBUM IN STORES NOW!

oops – I don’t know how to edit… lmao

CREEP: You – featuring NiNa Sky

Posted in Music by yoshi on May 18, 2011

erin posted this up on their mademe blog and i have to say, the art direction and cinematography are enchanting. shot in black and white, the video somehow extends further than color – the song itself is powerful with CREEP’s musical composition. have a look!

bravo nicole and nat, and well done to all the production team!

CREEP: You [ft. Nina Sky] from Thalia Mavros on Vimeo.

Director: Thalia Mavros
Cinematographer/Editor: Danilo Parra
Associate Producer: Danny Scales
Visual FX: Giuseppe Furcolo
Make-up: Alejandro Calvani
PAs: Eric Frankel, Elise Carlson
Special thanks: Ashley McGee & 184 Kent
thaliamavros.com

Eliza Doolittle… no, not that one.

Posted in Music by yoshi on April 3, 2011

in love with eliza doolittle’s swag and voice….

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