Wednesday, December 28, 2011

ReCasting American Horror Story

BY: Lauren Miller

So I'm sitting here watching E! News they had a 20 second little story about my favorite tv show "American Horror Story" getting an entirely new cast next season.

*Spolier Alert*

For those who don't know the "American Horror" season ended with the entire Harmon family, expect for Mrs.Harmon's bastard twin fathered by ghost & potential anti-Christ Tate, dieing for various reasons.

From the beginning of the show I predicted that the horror house would end up killing the family both mentally and physically. It seemed like the only nature way to end the season (or potentially the show). But what I assumed would happen in the next season is that a new family would move in and not only would we follow their story, but also we would continue to follow the stories of all the spirits left in the house.

But according to E! News this afternoon we will see a whole new cast next season. According to series creator Ryan Murphy some of the actors are in talks to come back to the show as different characters. Say what? How can they come back as different characters when there's so much left to be explored in the inner character relationships. Mostly Tate. I want to know what will happen with Tate being stuck in the house for eternity with Violet. I want to know if Dr. Harmon can help him. I want to know if Tate will change or if he will just get worse out of spite for Violet's dislike of him.

If you're a watcher of "American Horror Story"let's talk. What do you want to see out of next season?

Coming next week: Review of the new season of "Pretty Little Liars." (I feel like I've been waiting an eternity for this new season).

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Mid-Winter's Eve Hop Giveaway

Hey readers!

We're here again for the annual Mid-Winter's Eve Blog Hop Giveaway! This year I'm giving away a super awesome mark. gift package.

As some of you may know I began selling mark make up this fall to help try to fund all the stuff that I try to cover and do for this blog. Not only have I made a little extra cash, but I've also become a part of an amazing family of women and I've found another thing that I really love to add to my list of passions. I know our giveaways are supposed to be catered to something a book lover would love, so I figured what better than a little beauty package.

Here's a picture to wet your taste buds.
So what's in this package: 1 beauty bag, 1 set of nail polishes, 1 super flip (this product will change your make up life!), one Celebrate scented, sparkly brush, and (the best part) one set of Itty Bitty Pretty Earrings.

To enter do one or more of the following tasks. Each task will get you one entry into the contest (do all four and you'll have four entires!). At the end of the hop I will randomly select one person to win this super awesome prize.

Here's how to enter:

1. Follow @tuneintol on Twitter.
2. Tweet the link to this blog from your Twitter OR post the link on your Facebook (
3. Tweet the link to my mark eboutique from your Twitter OR post the link on your Facebook(
4. Leave a comment below telling me any question you have about make up or beauty.

Once you've done one or more of these tasks email me a (put Blog Hop in the subect line) telling me what tasks you've completed.

Make sure to check out all the other fabulous giveaways here.
Happy Hopping! And Good Luck!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Miley Covers Bob Dylan

What I love about Miley is being able to hear and witness the growth in her voice and artistry. I hope if she comes out with a new album that she does more of this acoustic, calm, folky stuff.

Listen and let me know what you think of this song in the comments. And make sure to pick up the Bob Dylan tribute album when it drops in January.

New Cover From Ariana Grande- Last Dance

This is amazing. Enough said. Just listen. stop reading.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

This Picture Is So True

I love how Facebook has become a mini Tumblr news feed. So many funny, true, ironic pictures.

What are you asking santa for for Christmas?

An Allstar Weekend Christmas

Check out this lyric video for Allstar Weekend's Christmas song "Christmas Kisses."

New Christmas Song Alert

Check out this lyric video for Madisen Hill's "Come Home to Me On Christmas." This song is quite lovely and a nice addition to any holiday play list.

Check Out This New Holiday Song From Young Statues

Your holiday playlist should be ever growing this year. It seems like everyone and their mother are coming out with Christmas songs. And I love it. Here's another song to add to your Christmas playlist. It's called "I Don't Care What's Under Your Tree." It's from the 12th Annual Arbor Christmas Compilation.

Check out the song here.

What's your favorite Christmas song? Leave me love in the comments.

Need a New Phone?

This post brought to you by LG DoublePlay™. All opinions are 100% mine.

I don't know about you, but for me cell phone usage is all about texting and social networking. If I'm not texting I'm on Facebook. If I'm not on Facebook I'm Tweeting. If I'm not Tweeting, well you get the idea. This new phone from LG can make all of that a lot easier for all of us.

The LG DoublePlay™ has awesome features such as dual customizable touch screens and a full QWERTY key board. This phone allows you to do multiple tasks at once. For example you can surf the web while checking on your Facebook friends.

This phone also comes with the super awesome 5 megapixel camera with LED flash and 720p HD video recorder. Both of which can record all the moments of your life and instantly upload them to Facebook.

Another feature about his phone is the ability to send and receive texts from a computer or tablet.

Want access to aps? This phone features Android 2.3 and thus has access to the Android market.

Does this all sound good to you? Check out the LG DoublePlay™ from T Mobile and start enjoying the awesomeness of this phone today.

How many hours do you think you spend texting or social networking on your phone per day?

How do you think the LG DoublePlay™ would change the way you text or interact?

Leave me love in the comments.

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Saturday, December 17, 2011

I Was Enchanted to Smell You

By:Lauren Miller

I am pretty boring when it comes to trying new perfumes. Ever since I saw the girls on Laguna Beach (or was it The Hills) use Daisy by marc Jacobs. It's the perfect mix of flowery, girly, subtle, sexiness. Not too strong, not too light. As the three bears would say this scent is just right.

So I've become very skeptical of other scents. Especially celebrity endorsed scents. I can't help but think of this Hannah Montana episode when thinking of celebrity endorsements.

For Taylor Swift, however, I caved. I stepped out of the marc Jacobs aisle and tried Wonderstruck by Taylor Swift.

There are two things that I really love about this perfume.

1. Packaging. Sure quality of product is super important, especially when considering a beauty product, but in my world there is something to be said for a product that just looks good on a shelf. Let's be honest, if this perfume sucked this bottle would still look super cute in my bathroom. Sure it would be an expensive little decoration, but at least it's not a total loss.

2. Probably the most important part of a fragrance...the scent. Overall the scent is delicious. But what really impressed me with this scent were the end notes. What I've noticed is that when you live hard (working 8 hour days, running from school to internship to concert, etc) and you don't have a lot of time for a reapplication of the fragrance the smell can lessen over time to the point where I can't remember if I actually put anything on. But with Wonderstruck I was STILL smelling fresh and sweet and romantic hours after application. Huge plus in my book.

This was definitely one of those way to be random posts. But I will say that Wonderstruck is an amazing and beautiful perfume. If you're still looking for a gift for a girlfriend, sister, friend, mom, really any female in your life head to your local Macys, Bon Ton, Boscovs, or any related make up retailer and pick up Wonderstruck.

What's your favorite perfume or cologne? Leave me love friends!

Did you miss David Guetta & Usher performing 'Without You' on the ellen show?? Check it out here!

Did you miss David Guetta & Usher performing 'Without You' on the ellen show?? Check it out here!

Ariana Grande Happy Holidays Video

Check out this new video from Ariana Grande's YouTube page. She definitely became one of my favorites in 2011. Love her.

Jonas Fans Rejoice- The Jonai Have A New Song

This song was leaked at some point today. The song is called "Dance Until Tomorrow." Before you get too excited it has yet to be confirmed whether this song is actually new or just unreleased. Until then we can't be 100 percent sure if the Jonas Brothers are really back.

What do you think of the song? Leave us love in the comments!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Before You Exit- O' Silent Night

Here's a song to add to your holiday play list. You may remember Before You Exit from our interview with them in October. Check it out here. You're sure to be seeing them a lot in 2012 (their new ep is slated to come out March 2012). Start your new band obsession early with this awesome Christmas song!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Download Now: Put Your Hearts Up By: Ariana Grande

You may know her as Cat from Nick's hit series Victorious, or you may have no idea who she is. Either way Ariana Grande is sure to catch your heart with this super cute song & her first single. The song features some sampling from the 4 Non Blondes song "What's Up."

I've been raving about Ariana's voice for awhile because unlike some tv actors and actresses who sing, this girl really can SING. If you don't believe me check out some of her covers on YouTube and you'll see just how talented this girl really is. In the meantime splurge a little $1.29 on her new single "Put Your Hearts Up." At the very least it's sure to put a smile on your face. :D

Photos From Selena's Perfume Photoshoot

Check out these beautiful pictures posted from Selena Gomez's most recent photoshoot for her fragrance.

My Girl Friday EP Sampler

Have you checked out the ep sampler My Girl Friday released a 6 minute album sampler after hitting 6,000 likes on facebook. Check it out here:

Their new ep American Kids will be released on December 27th on iTunes. Make sure to check it out!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

A Special Night with Demi Lovato- An A Plus in Comebacks

By: Lauren Miller

Everyone loves a good comeback. There's just something about over coming obstacles and becoming "brand new" that just appeals to most Americans. In this case I am most Americans.

Since the begining I've been rooting for Demi. She honestly is one of the most talented, if not the most talented, females to come out of Disney. For once I wanted a true, natural talent to rise above the Disney stigma and show that there really is talent on Disney.

When she went into Rehab last year I was devestated if only for the fact that she was becoming the average Disney starlet. I had little hope for an actual comeback. I figured she was just a one hit wonder.

With her new tour and album I think Demi has broken that mold.

What I really like about Demi's comeback- and what I think will make it successful- is the fact that she is taking it slow. She dropped Sonny, she's not doing her Target clothing line, right now it's all about the music. And even there she's taking it pretty slow and small. For her tour she choose to only do a handful of dates in very small venues. But these shows still had the impact of a full on tour.

This tour I sprung for the Emerald VIP so I could attend Soundcheck. It was really cool seeing Demi in this personal, laid back setting. She was just walking around stage hugging fans, answering questions, she even let a fan sing with her on stage. So cool. Oh and did I mention the unicorn hat. So funny!

By the time it was show time I was so ready to see what Demi had come up with. During soundcheck the stage looked really plain, so I didn't really know what to expect. 

That was the cool part about her tour and stage set up. She did so much with so little! The costumes were literally the cutest things ever. My favorite were the disco ball motorcyle helmets her dancers wore towards the begining of the show. The simplicity and smallness was almost just what she needed- Demi needed to comeback and prove that she's still the super talented, great girl we knew and loved from the Disney Channel and the fact that she went to rehab shouldn't change our minds about her talent.

I also really appreciated the moment during "Skyscrapper" when the people in my section held up signs that said things like Stay Strong Demi and We Love You Demi. The extreme amount of support the fans showed her that night really showed how strong her bond is with her fans. And in return she offered feelings of love and support back to her fans who may be dealing with situations similar to what she was dealing with when she entered rehab.

This show just really showed me how important it is to have an artist like Demi in pop culture today. She serves as such an awesome role model for young (and older) girls. I'm really glad that she chooses to share her battles with the world because there are serious so many young people out there who are experiencing what she went through. By sharing and trying to help this just shows such an awesome level of maturity in Demi.

I can't wait to see Ms. Demi on tour again- hopefully it will be sooner rather than later.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Exclusive Interview with Ryan of My Girl Friday

Q- What makes My Girl Friday different from every other band out there?

A- I would say the biggest difference is the country "twang" our band is developing.

Q- What song of yours would you recommend to someone who hasn’t listened to your music before?

A- Go listen to "Down By The Water".. It's our brand new single off of our upcoming record, "American Kids".

Q-Where do you get inspiration for the songs?
A- We get inspiration through many different things.. Actual life experiences, a situation people can relate to, other musicians we admire, etc.

Q- What has been your biggest challenge so far as an artist?

A- I would say getting our music out there for people to hear. There's 7 billion people in the world, we want everyone to give us a listen. This is probably a challenge for every artist at some point in their career, haha.

Q- Who is someone you would like to tour with?

A- Well, we love touring with our friends in The Summer Set. But I think I speak for the whole band when I say we would love to tour with Eric Church, Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, and other country stars. That would be a blast.

Q- Out of all the songs you've recorded/written which is your favorite?

A- My personal favorite is a song called, "Rolling Stone". It's on our upcoming record that is going to be released at the end of the year. It's a song about traveling and finding out where your real home is. It gets pretty deep, so you'll just have to listen yourself, haha.

Q- What do you hope you’re doing with your music/accomplishing in a year?

A- In a year, we hope to grow tremendously as a band. We would love to be on some beneficial tours and maybe have a full length record out... We have some stuff in the works, so we'll see what happens!

Q- Do you have any advice for someone who wants to pursue a career in music?

A- It's a long and difficult road to travel down but if you really, really love it, don't give up. Your dreams will come true.

Q-If you could change one thing about the music industry today, what would you want to change and why?

A- I would probably change the way that the "politics" sometimes work. I believe, if you're good song writers, good musicians, and people enjoy your music, you should get recognized. I don't think an artist's success should be measured by how much money they have behind them. That's just my opinion though, haha.

Q- What’s something your fans don’t know about you?

A- Oh boy, I don't know. I think fans pretty much know everything about me, haha. That's weird...

Q- When writing a song what comes first the lyrics, the tune..etc?

A- I would say the lyrics usually come first. We get the idea of the song, jot down some words and form a melody. Then we bring in acoustic guitars and write, write, write...

Q- What t-shirt in your closet best describes your personality and why?

A- I don't really have a t-shirt that best describes my personality, but I do have a jean jacket in my closet. And I think it describes my personality because when I put that jean jacket on, my cowboy boots and Levi jeans, I feel right at home... "I should've been a cowboy..."  Toby Keith says it best...

Q- What’s your favorite thing about the holiday season?

A- FOOD!... and family of course... But mainly food...

Q- Any upcoming plans in the works for you we should know about?

A- The biggest thing right now is our new record called, "American Kids" will be released at the end of the year! So stay tuned for that!

Q- What’s your favorite flavor popsicle?

A- Orange. I like orange everything.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Hey Monday Announces Holiday ep

According to their Facebook the ep will be available on December 6th. The tracks are Shafted, Mix Tape, For Christmas, Without You, and Oh Holy Night.

I can't wait. I for one love new Christmas music!

Taylor Swift Christmas Ornaments

This just popped up on my Facebook news feed and I thought I'd share with my fellow Swifties. Check out these super cute Taylor Swift Christmas Ornaments available now at I think my Christmas list just got longer!

A Special Night With Demi Lovato Soundcheck- Fix a Heart

I can't even with this girl. So amazingly talented. I feel blessed to have been able to attend a show on her current tour and further to be able to participate in her soundcheck.

More videos, pictures, and a review are coming soon. Youtube & photobucket are being very annoying lately with uploading stuff.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Backtage at at Taylor Swift Concert From 60 Minutes Overdrive

Taylor Swift on Responsibility as a Role Model

Last night 60 Minutes did a special Taylor Swift. I'm still looking for the entire video because I was busy watching the AMAs so I couldn't watch. But I've found a few bits of the interview. This video bit was especially interesting. Here Taylor talks about how she views her role as a role model. Very cool.

Let me know if you agree with her statement about musicians on the radio raising the next generation. Let's chat!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

American Music Awards Post #1

Was anyone watching when Joe Jonas was talking on the pre AMA's show? I'm pretty sure he confirmed the the Jonas Brothers would be making music again this year. When asked what was going on with the Jonas Brothers he said that they were focusing on the solo stuff for now, but that they might be working on music early next year.

I'm a happy Jonas fan right now.

Watching the AMAs? Tweet at me @tuneintol and we can talk AMAs!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Graffit6 & Teen Wolf

Anyone here a fan of Teen Wolf on MTV? Graffit6's song "Calm the Storm" was featured on the super hot show. Check out the awesome song below.


Basically if you need a new playlist for this Friday afternoon it's all right here. Graffiti6 is guaranteed to be your new favorite band with their awesome sound, cute members, and adorable cover art.

Let me know what you think below!

F You

Here's a cover and a song that I absolutely love. F**k You is one of those songs no one can mess up. Check out Graffiti6's cover of Cee Lo Green's F**k You.

Yes, Another Adele Cover

I've had enough of Adele. I know it's like a cardinal sin to dislike Adele, but I'm just not a fan. Which means I'm just not a fan of covers of Adele either. There are very few that I can actually stand to listen to all the way through. But this one is an exception. Check out Graffiti6's cover of Adele's "Rolling in the Deep" and if you like what you hear check out their new ep Green Month now available on iTunes for free!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Selena Gomez & The Scene Hit the Lights Video Teaser

Can I Got To Monte Carlo, Please?

By: Lauren Miller

Lately I have this new thing it's called "buying movies with the intention to watch them, but school gets in the way so I actually watch them several weeks later." Short title, no?

I had been wanting to see Monte Carlo since it came out this summer. This being Selena Gomez's second big screen movie and I being a total lover for Selena this was high up on my must see list. No matter how much I love her I was very skeptical of this movie. Just one read through of the synopsis and this movie sounds like a cute knock off of the Lizzie McGuire movie. But I think one thing that is truely different and unique about this movie is the style in which it is put together.

I'm a huge fan of old time, romantic comedies. I love Breakfast at Tiffanys and Gigi era type movies. Monte Carlo  just has the same air as these movies. The movie was cute and tasteful and a joy to watch. Sure the plot isn't worthy of an Oscar, but for a chick flick it was such a joy to watch. The thing that I really loved about this movie was the incorporation of values and organizations that Selena supports in real life. The whole movie was about love, adventure, friendship and a little mischief, but in the end there were little lessons to be learned from the characters. Like taking chances and straying from plans, appreciating what you have not what you have not, and the importance of volunteering and helping those less fortunate. If any other movie had made such obvious use of lessons as a part of the movie I would have thought it was cheesy, but because of what I know about the actresses in the movie this little lesson plug is super appropriate.

Overall this move gets a B. Now, where's the sequel?

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Yours Truly - Paradise Fears

Sanctuary - Paradise Fears

Paradise Fears Interview

Vampires + Band + Comic Books= A New Comic Series

In today’s world, basically everything is debatable. Constantly there are debates about music, politics, religion, college football, burritos, and nearly everything else. What’s the one thing that’s not debatable? The enormously grand popularity of vampires. Yes, you read that right.

So when a major record label decides to sign a band comprised of vampires for its next big thing, a slew of other majors step up to the plate as well – signing bands consisting of zombies, werewolves, and any other creatures you can think of.

Such is the world of PERFECT TEETH. Paper + Plastick Records’ latest and greatest foray into the world of comics sees writers Matt Anderson and Vinnie Fiorello (P+P owner) taking shots at popular culture and the music industry. Perfect Teeth is the name of the vampire band, and not only does the group exist in the comics, beginning with introductory issue Perfect Teeth #0, but it exists in real life, too – sorta.

Fiorello, Stephen Egerton (Descendents, ALL) and Jon Snodgrass (Drag The River) met up and recorded a song “by” Perfect Teeth, which will be released later this month. Perfect Teeth #0 is a conjunction release between P+P and Viper Press, and the Peter Wonsowski-illustrated comic can be downloaded for free here.

The introductory issue also comes in a limited physical form, which can be purchased here. These are limited to 200 and at $3 each, are expected to move quickly. Fiorello and Anderson are available for interviews.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Book Review: Ana's Story

            I was a little apprehensive to read Ana’s Story being that it’s written by the conservative president’s daughter, and I being a pretty firm liberal. I kinda wondered if Jenna would have the same problem stringing together words that her father seems to.
            However, I’m always up for new things, and the hype around the book drew me in. In the end, I was glad I decided to set my political party aside and read Ana’s Story.
            The book tells the story of a young girl named Ana, who has a rough life to say the least. Some days I think my life is rough, but never again will I have this misguided thought. Compared to Ana, I seem to have yet lived.
            Just about everything and anything that can go wrong in a person’s life seems to plague Ana. She is orphaned early on as a result of her parents dieing of aids, an illness that has also stricken Ana.
            After the death of her father, and moving in with her abuela, Ana is sexually assaulted by her abuela’s boyfriend and beaten by her abuela.
            Looking for greener grass Ana moves in with yet another family member only to be thrown into another cycle of abuse.
            Searching for yet another place of solace Ana inhabits an orphanage and then a home for HIV/AIDS sufferers.
            By the end of the book Ana’s story had me. It astounded me at how she could be so optimistic with all that she had been through.
Some days I’m so pessimistic and emo it’s amazing I even get up in the morning, and my biggest problem is stress with school and such. However, never again will I look at my life as such a burden. I want to try to be more optimistic, like Ana.
The one thing I didn’t like about the book was that it ended. I wanted to continue to read Ana’s story; even though there’s no more to tell since the book followed her up to her life currently.
The book seemed to end abruptly. I wondered what the point of the book was if it had no ending.
But the point, as Jenna has said in many tv interviews, was to inspire and educate. It was to inspire kids to help kids like Ana who were facing unbearable odds. It was to educate kids on the kind of life children like Ana were living.
One of my favorite parts of the book was in the back of the book Jenna provided readers with resources where they can direct their new found motivation and education.
This book worm says: this is THE must read of the year, five out of five stars. Invest the $4.00 in the book and already you’ll be making a difference, a portion of the proceeds from the book will go to the U.S. Fund for UNICEF.
Quick idea, since this is a Halloween post. Visit to easily make a difference this Halloween. 

Saturday, October 29, 2011

The Downtown Fiction @ The Recher 10/27/11

I know the video quality is horrible, but still if you wanna watch at least the audio isn't that bad. And maybe, just maybe, you'll get the essence of seeing a The Downtown Fiction set live from these videos.

Nick World Wide Day of Play

This video is a little old, but this was still one of the coolest events I've ever attended. Also it's never a bad time to remember to get out and get active! ;)

Support her!

I saw this girl at a little bar on Broadway when I was in Nashville. This girl had a really awesome vibe and she was really talented. Now she's coming out with a new ep and she's trying to sell a few on Kickstarter. And you should check her out. Here's the link to her kickstarter. Let me know what you think! 

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Check Out This Cool Project For a Recording Studio in DC

Viva Go-Go Studio Applies for Funding From the Pepsi Refresh Project

(Washington DC)- Viva Go-Go Studio needs your help to gain funding from the Pepsi Refresh Project this fall! The funding will allow Viva Go-Go Studio to open in the Washington DC area. It will be a recording studio to create a place where children and the community can learn to record music and learn about different types of music genres.

The Pepsi Refresh Project grants funding to the top submitted ideas each month. The winning ideas will help better communities around the world with projects in a variety of categories including the arts, music and education.

Washington DC was the birthplace of Go-Go music. The Viva Go-Go Studio plans to use the local resources of the Go-Go genre and involve local Go-Go musicians in the project. The Viva Go-Go studio however, will not be limited to Go-Go music. All musicians, rappers and singers will be invited to use the recording studio.

By providing a place where community members can enhance their talent and learn about music, the Viva Go-Go studio will encourage the musical arts and Go-Go to grow in the metro DC area.


To learn more about the Pepsi Refresh Project and Viva Go-Go studio, visit or follow @VivaGoGoStudio on Twitter.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Product Review: John Frieda Full Repair Shampoo and Conditioner

By: Lauren Miller

So apparently I'm making this blog a product review blog. Concerts have been slow, my money is low and I need a way to keep this blog alive and kicking so I figured why not review a few products. I received a free beauty bag from Target the other day. It was packed full of all types of hair and skin care products and it came in the cutest little make up bag ever.

My favorite product in the entire bag was this John Frieda Full Repair Shampoo and Conditioner. Let me put my hair into perspective. I haven't gotten it cut in FOREVER. My ends are split like crazy and on top of that I color my hair a lot. Although I don't use a lot of heat styling. There still is a lot of damage going on in my hair. So much so that it was starting to feel really rough and prickly on the ends.

While this shampoo & conditioner isn't a miracle cream (I definitely need to get my hair cut soon) my formerly straw like hair feels silky smooth and healthy from root to tip. On top of that the product smelled so absolutely delicious. It wasn't quite to the yummy smell of Aussie's Australian wonderfulness, but something about this shampoo had a clean, professional, nice smell to it.

This shampoo comes with a little price tag to it. It comes in at about $8.00 for 8.45 fluid ounces. But for once I really do think that you will be paying for quality with this product.

I give this one 4 out of 5 stars. The only improvement would be price and size of bottles. But I guess that's what couponing is for.

Are there any products out there that you wanna see my review? Let me know in the comments below and I will check them out!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Tuesday Throwback

Today I was playing the new Just Dance 3 for Wii and I noticed that they had "Hit Me Baby (One More Time)," which I played and which consequently led to me listening to Britney Spears for the rest of my night. It's amazing what all she has done for pop music and the female lead singer. She may be dumb as a box of rocks, but the Britney brand is absolutely intriguing. Here's one of my favorite Brit Brit songs "Lucky." Sometimes it's fun when life imitates art imitates life.

Share your thoughts on Britney or any pop star. Let's get a little, fun throwback playlist going!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Help TWLOHA Win Big!

Check out the press release below to learn about To Write Love on Her Arms & make sure to vote for them to win $1 Million Dollars from Chase.

October 3, 2011 - To Write Love On Her Arms joined twenty-four other charities in Round One of the American Giving Awards presented by Chase, a voting contest on Facebook to honor the past winners of Chase Community Giving. Voting is open from until next Wednesday, October 5th at 12pm EST. All charities have been divided into five categories, allowing one from each group to continue on to Round Two, starting December 2nd. Each charity that continues on will receive $125,000 and the chance to win $1 million dollars at the end of Round Two. TWLOHA has already received support via Twitter from Miley Cyrus, in addition to Perez Hilton, Christina Perri, Switchfoot, and Anberlin. Please help TWLOHA continue on to Round Two by liking the American Giving Awards presented by Chase Facebook page and voting for TWLOHA, here:
 At TWLOHA, they often talk about being a bridge to help. Taking the first step to talk to a friend about something painful is scary, as is packing a suitcase to go to a treatment center for the first or fifth time. They exist as a safe passage offering hope and encouragement along the way. Winning the American Giving Award will allow TWLOHA to strengthen that bridge, to take their message of hope and help on the road to more places and in more creative ways than they've ever been able to do before, such as:

- Investing in building an interactive platform that will allow people to contribute directly to treatment and recovery in their local community.   

- Providing more widespread counseling scholarships for people with little or no insurance, alleviating the stress of a financial burden that often accompanies treatment and recovery options.

- Expanding the vision by taking HEAVY AND LIGHT - an evening of songs, conversation, and hope - on the road. There is a unique kind of community that happens when people gather in a room with songs and honest stories that resonate. Nights like this can change a perspective for people, and that shift could be the beginning of change or even a life saved.

- Strengthening the launch of the brand new high school campaign The Storytellers, a way for high school students to bring the story of TWLOHA and message of hope to their own campus through organizing and engineering community events.

To Write Love on Her Arms is a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for those struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide. TWLOHA exists to encourage, inspire, inform, and also to invest directly into treatment and recovery. Since its start in 2006, TWLOHA has donated over $850,000 directly into treatment and recovery and answered over 160,000 emails from over 100 countries. 

For more information, please visit:

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Demi Lovato- Skyscraper Dancing With The Stars Results

Video Credit Goes to AwesomeArtistsLive

Allstar Weekend- Blame It On September On Regis and Kelly

Video Credit Goes to AwesomeArtists Live on Youtube.

Just a Little Recommendation

If you love books and haven't checked out the site yet, then you are very behind on the times my friends. Amazon may be the place to buy cheap, used textbooks, but Bookperks is the place to go to get great deals on new books. The great part is that many of these books are signed or come with other special goodies. For example right now there's a deal to get Kendra's new book Being Kendra signed for $24.99. 

There is even an opportunity to earn rewards if you get your friends to sign up for BookPerks (That's probably where you come in!). If you want to check out BookPerks for yourself comment or email me ( your email address and I'll get an invitation sent to you! 

Nww Video From the Band Lydia

Check them out on tour this fall!

Oct 06            The Conservatory   Oklahoma CityOK
Oct 07            Emo's AustinTX
Oct 08            Jack's Patio Bar       San Antonio, TX (with All Get Out)
Oct 09            The Loft        DallasTX (with All Get Out)
Oct 11  Back Booth  OrlandoFL (with All Get Out)
Oct 12  1982 Bar       GainesvilleFL (with All Get Out)
Oct 13 Vinyl AtlantaGA (with All Get Out)
Oct 14 Sector 7G      AugustaGA (with All Get Out)
Oct 15 Blind Tiger   GreensboroNC (with All Get Out)
Oct 16 Talking Head Lounge        BaltimoreMD
Oct 18 Jammin' Java          ViennaVA
Oct 19 North Star Bar        PhiladelphiaPA
Oct 21 Middle East Club    CambridgeMA
Oct 22            Ollie's Point AmityvilleNY
Oct 23            Maxwell's     HobokenNJ
Oct 25 Grog Shop Cleveland HeightsOH
Oct 26  The Pike Room at The Crofoot   PontiacMI
Oct 27 Beat Kitchen            ChicagoIL
Oct 28            Blue Moose Tap House     Iowa CityIA
Oct 29            7th St. Entry            MinneapolisMN
Nov 01 University of Colorado: Club 156            BoulderCO
Nov 03 Launchpad  AlbuquerqueNM
Nov 04 Martini Ranch        ScottsdaleAZ
Nov 05 The Roxy     Los AngelesCA

Taylor Swift Wonderstruck Commercial

LAST CALL Announce Upcoming Tour Dates with Born Without Bones, Pentimento, Young English

Ever Want To Be In A Music Video?

Here's your shot! Check out this press release from Hawthorne Heights:

We're working on a video for our song "OCEANS" and we need YOUR help.  "OCEANS" is about missing a loved one who has been deployed.  We want to include videos from YOU, our fans.  Send us a short video of you holding up a picture of your friend or family member that's deployed and tell us a little about them and how you miss them.  If you happen to be deployed, send us video of you holding up a picture of your family or loved one back home.

-All videos must be shot in HD (iPhone and Android video cameras work good enough for this)
-Videos must be shot horizontally (vertically shot videos will not be used)
-Videos must be shot against a solid and plain background
-Film yourself for 30 seconds - talk for 15 seconds about your loved one and say nothing for the remaining 15 seconds.

Email your video to:

By submitting your video, you give us permission to use your voice and image as part of this video and promotions for our song "Oceans" and our album "Hate".

Thank you!

Hawthorne Heights

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Let's Get Out And Play

BY: Lauren Miller

Saturday Nickelodeon is having an initiative to help try to get kids more active by blacking out their programing for a few hours in the afternoon to encourage kids to get out and play. In addition Nick is also hosting a World Wide Day of play right in the heart of DC and guess who will be there covering it for you guys?

I know a lot of you don't live in the DC Metro area or have access to the area so I want to try to bring as much of the National Play Day experience to you as I can. Starting at 8 am I'll be live tweeting from my personal Twitter @laurenmarkrep. Make sure to follow me on there if you wanna see all the fun. And if you're at the World Wide Day of Play event make sure to come find me! I'll have tons of Tune Into L rubber bracelets to give away!

Avery- Go Screw Yourself Official Music Video

Everyone Needs A Little Advice, Even Me

I'm not very good at ask for advice...or help...or really asking for anything at all. I'm what I like to call dangerously independent without a chance of turning it around. But I'm also addicted to Pop Culture and Reality TV and Celebrities. So whenever a book by one of my favorite stars comes out, I'm there buying it whether I'm interested in the subject or not. 

Lo's book, however, I was extremely excited for. I even sat through a live chat she held during the release week for the book. Of course it took me awhile to get around to reading it (thank god for all those rainy, crappy days that gave me a lot of time to read).

What I really liked about Lo's advice book was that I never once felt like she was talking down on me. Some advice books have that feeling of talking to a psychologist or my mother. While I love motherly advice and maybe a shrink wouldn't be such a bad idea, it's sometimes nice to get advice from someone my age. Yeah sure I could go to my friends for dating advice, but some stuff is just too darn embarrassing. I don't want to look like a complete relationship failure to my friends. I'd rather they think I'm just a strong, independent girl who doesn't need a man.

What I also liked was how easy to read her book was. What will be nice in the future is how good of a reference or refresher book this will be because it is set up in a way that you can easily find advice on whatever you're having problems with. Maybe you need help finding better guys. Or maybe you need help figuring out what type of girl you are. Or maybe you just need a really good Mac & Cheese recipe. (Seriously, there's recipes too!)

If you're looking for a good girl book and a nice fun, light read Lo Bosworth's first book effort is a must read!

Check it out and let me know what you think below. Also, if you need advice make sure to email questions, concerns, etc to I'm trying to start a little advice column here at Tune Into L and I need questions! 

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Such A Disadvantage

BY: Lauren Miller

So today I had my first full weekend day off of the new school semester. And for once I didn't have a concert planned. While it would have been smart of me to plow through some reading. Or maybe clean my room. I did neither of these things. Instead I sat and finished Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone for the first time, ever (seriously). I'm not even lying. I've never read the Harry Potter books before. And really I've only seen bits and pieces of all but like the first three movies. I know, how am I a kid of the nineties, right?

When I was younger I was one of those children who wasn't aloud to read Harry Potter. And really I had no real interested in the books. Nor did I have an interest in the movies until one day a few months ago when I had nothing better to do but sit down and watch a bit of the Harry Potter weekend on ABC Family. Like I said I only caught maybe three movies, but damn were those movies great! The imagination that not only J.K. Rowling needed to create the stories and the scenes and the people, but that the watcher (and reader) needed to sink their eyes and minds into these stories is incredible. Seriously, I hadn't been in such a state of wonderment towards a story in such a long time.The same goes for the books, which is definitely why I spent an entire afternoon in Hogwarts. But I feel like something was missing.

I have this rule to never see a movie based on a book until I read the book unless the book is something I absolutely know I'm never going to read. I feel like I want to create my own characters and scenes and such in my head with the aid of the author's pen, not Hollywood's lens. I find it interesting and an exercise for the imagination (woah, deep phrase there!) to imagine said things with my own imagination. In the end I find it fun to compare my vision with the movie's vision. But, of course, for Harry Potter I was at a disadvantage for my imagination. While my images were much more cartoony than the live action movie, the characters of Harry, Ron, and Hermione looked very much like Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, and Emma Watson. I just feel like I was at a disadvantage for reading this book. Hopefully after I get through books two and three I will finally enter some story line territory that will be new to me so I can still have a little bit of fun with imagining my own Hogwarts adventures, as told by J.K. Rowling.

And hopefully I can be a little more proactive for this Hunger Games series!

Does anyone else not like seeing a movie before they read a book? Let me know below!

Monday, August 15, 2011

New Brag Book Post!

Check this out! Our friend Jordan Tolmie had the opportunity to meet Pat Monahan from Train when she was in Pittsburgh!

"I got to meet Pat Monahan, from Train, when I stopped in Pittsburgh PA on August 6th. My family and I literally ran into him and another guy from the band in the streets as they were walking back to their hotel that afternoon. and later that night was a baseball game with a free Train concert when they came on the field with fireworks."

We Own The Night Tour Episode #3

Taylor Swift Speak Now Tour- Every Girl's Dream

BY: Lauren Miller

On August 3rd I had the opportunity to go to Taylor Swift's latest tour the Speak Now tour. Now I'm not the biggest fan of Taylor Swift, but I respect her for what she does and the music that she creates that speaks to so many people. So when she decided to come to town I knew I needed to see her live. I wanted to see all the hype for myself- live and in person.

One word comes to mind when I think back to my show in August and that word is girly. The physical aspects of Taylor's show were just completely unbelieveable and so intricate. They all were straight out of a fairytale story book. With every set and costume change it was like Taylor was giving us the physical representation that she imagines when writing every song. There was confetti snow for Back to December,  there was a beautiful wedding scene for Speak Now, there was a rickedy shack for Mean, there was a magical looking tree for her acoustic set, and there was a floating balcony for Love Story. You can see from some of my pictures just how magical and beautiful the show was.

Now for the reason why people go to concerts- to hear music. Taylor exceeded my expectations in this aspect. I never really thought she was that good of a live singer. Sure she does a heck of a lot better than I would ever do, but she's still never struck me as the best singer ever. But she definitely proved me wrong. Her voice live was just the same as her voice on her albums.

There's only one thing I could think of that I would change about this tour. Everything was pretty much perfect, but I would have liked to have heard some of her older songs too. I know that this was the Speak Now tour and that she was touring to support new album, but it would have been cool to hear a few more of her first and second album songs. While she did play Our Song from the first and Love Story from her second as someone who had never seen her before I would have loved to have heard maybe a medley of a few old songs.

There's still a few dates left on the North American leg of Taylor's Speak Now tour. If it rolls into your town and you love fairy tale endings and pretty dresses definitely hit up this girl's tour and see why everyone falls musically in love with this girl.


BY: Lauren Miller

Yeah, that's right I said part 3. I officially saw the New Kids on the Block & Backstreet Boys tour three times this summer. I went into the first show not knowing anything about the NKTOB (except that Donnie Wahlberg is a hottie) and let's be honest I was always much more of an N'SYNC fan. But I went into the first show because my girl Ashlyne Huff was opening for them. I ended up loving the show so much that I had to see it in DC and Hershey as well.

The Hershey show was one of those bitter sweet moments. It definitely felt like the ending of my summer I was so sad when the show started because I just did not want this pop music experience of a lifetime to be over.

I know you've all read my praise for the NKOTBSB tour twice before so we'll make the review part of this blog simple and say these boys are amazing life. Their show has an unmatched energy and they have a way with connecting and making the whole crowd fall in love with their respective bands all over again.

The two things you haven't read a review of are Midnight Red and Matthew Morrison- the new openers for the second half of the tour.

Midnight Red was up first and let me tell you these guys were cute. I actually saw one of the guys walking around outside before the show and I thought he was an out of place band boy from one of the shows I usually go to (actually I was hoping he was Donnie Wahlberg’s son or something). These boy seriously looked like Allstar Weekend or something and then they broke into choreographed boy band music. It was like heaven. But heaven only lasted for so long. The guys only got to play a 2 or 3 song set. And apparently they did a meet and greet, but I didn’t find out about it until after the fact or else I totally would have met these guys!
Next up was Matthew Morrison, you may know him as Mr.Schuester. I wasn’t sure what to expect from Matthew’s set. I don’t really watch Glee and honestly I didn’t even know he did music. His set was a little corny. It was a little too show tuney for me. I know that boy band music is essentially corny and lame in its own right, but this was just a little too much for me to handle. It’s not like Matthew was bad because he certainly had a voice, his set just wasn’t for me. Maybe for a Glee fan this set would have been awesome, but for me it fell a little flat.
Of course the main act New Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys did not disappoint. I think in this case third time was definitely the charm. I had the perfect seat. It was right behind the VIP seats right near the end of the cat walk. The best part was when Donnie came out during tonight and danced and walked right in front of me and I got to hold his hand twice! The second best part was when the Backstreet Boys came out from the sides and Brian and Howie both walked right near where my seats were.
This was also the show where I finally got to see the end of the show. For the past two shows I would go out and see Ashlyne at her Meet and Greet, but at this show I finally got to hear and see Don’t Turn Out the Lights live and in person as well as the encore.
If my instinct is correct I believe these boys will be touring together sometime in the future (if you check the tweets between the New Kids and the Backstreet Boys it seems as though something is in the works). If so not only should you expect more pictures and videos from future shows, but you should also check out a show. You won’t be disappointed and your money will be well spent!

New Tour Alert!

Pop Punk's Not Dead's new tour line up just came out and wow! This is going to be an awesome tour! Check it out: New Found Glory, Set Your Goals, The Wonder Years, Man Overboard and This Time Next Year.

Check out the dates below:
Oct. 6 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst

Oct. 7 – Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues

Oct. 8 – Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee

Oct. 10 – Dallas, TX @ Trees

Oct. 11 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s

Oct. 12 – Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s

Oct. 14 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade

Oct. 15 – Orlando, FL @ House of Blues

Oct. 16 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution

Oct. 17 – St. Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Live

Oct. 19 – Charleston, SC @ The Music Farm

Oct. 20 – Charlotte, NC @ Amos’ Southend Music Hall

Oct. 21 – Richmond, VA @ The National

Oct. 22 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory

Oct. 23 – Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live

Oct. 25 – Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom

Oct. 26 – Syracuse, NY @ Lost Horizon

Oct. 27 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues

Oct. 28 – New York @ Best Buy Theatre Times Square

Oct. 29 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom

Oct. 31 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Zoo

Nov. 1 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues Cleveland

Nov. 3 – Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre

Nov. 4 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues

Nov. 5 – St. Paul, MN @ Station 4

Nov. 6 – Iowa City, IA @ The Blue Moose @ Tap House

Nov. 8 – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant

Nov. 9 – Kansas City, MO @ Midland Theatre

Nov. 10 – Denver, CO @ Odgen Theatre

Nov. 11 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Grand @ The Complex

Nov. 13 – Seattle, WA @ The Showbox @ The Market

Nov. 14 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom

Nov. 16 – San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom

Nov. 17 – Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues

Nov. 18 – Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues

Nov. 19 – Las Vegas, NV @ Hard Rock Cafe

Nov. 20 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues San Diego

Wanna Be In A Music Video?

Drive A is looking for people to help them shoot their new video for The World in Shamble this week.

Check out all the info below & if you go make sure to share any awesome stories you have!

WHO: YOU (Ages 16-25)
WHAT: Drive A music video shoot "The World In Shambles"

WHERE: Location TO BE ANNOUNCED (In the Greater LA Area)
WHEN: Thursday 8/18/11 from afternoon to evening

WHY: Because Drive A needs your rock star worthiness to grace the screen with us!

1. Email by TUESDAY 8/16/11.

2. You will receive a release paper to sign via email upon RSVP & the location of the shoot.

*NOTE: Shirts with brand names can not be allowed on camera. Please NO CLOTHING WITH BRAND NAMES SHOWING.