Monday, January 31, 2011

This Song is Kinda Cool

Check out this song by Crystal Bowersox (yes, the one from American Idol) and let me know what you think. Is it a keeper or not so much?

Nick Jonas Les Miserables Update

 
Image Credit: Dave M. Benett/Getty Images

FINALLY! For those of us who didn't see Nick's live performance or the one night only film showing, PBS will be showing the 25th anniversary of the musical on March 6th.

The performance will also be available on DVD February 22nd.

I Don't Even Know Who Bob Marley Is...

 
...And I'm still kinda digging these songs.

Ok, that's not true. I know who Bob Marley is, truth is I only know like zero songs by the Reggae legend. Never did I really expect myself to be listening to Reggae in my spare time. Much less did I ever think I'd be posting about it, but I seriously kinda like these guys.

The band is Lionize and they're a somewhat local band, from the Montgomery County, Maryland area. I came across them from an email blast from Earshot Media. At first I honestly looked over it and thought eh that's not really my thing, but then I thought about it and decided what is my thing? 

If I'm really going to try to write about and report on music shouldn't all genres of music be my thing? 

Or at least shouldn't I be able to look at all genres in an objective manner?

So I gave their soon to be released album Destruction Manual. Honestly I've been looking for good study music for a long time and I think I finally found it. I can't listen to top 40 or like Honor Society while I'm studying because those songs get me off track and make my mind wonder or my feet move and then I accomplish absolutely nothing. These songs, however, have just enough going on that I don't get put to sleep, but not too much going on that I get distracted or off track. 

A little bit about the band. There new album Destruction Manual comes out February 8th. 

" This twelve-song LP calls to mind classic reggae and rock albums with a decidedly modern spin. The band's foundation on drums and bass are LaMel Randolgh and Henry Upton who hint at a rock-and-roll version of Sly and Robbie joined with the classic scorching Hammond organ and key sounds from Chris Brooks and the commanding guitar and vocal work of Nathan Bergman. Reggae heavyweights David Hinds and Selwyn Brown of Steel Pulse lend their vocal talents on the track ‘Killers and Crooks’ as well as stalwart guitar work from Tim Sult of Clutch who also lends his talents throughout this record."

The band will be on all of this year's Warped Tour dates, so make sure to check that out. 

For more info check them out at www.lionizemusic.com or www.facebook.com/lionizemusic.

Check Out This Video From Mayday Parade

Watch this awesome behind the scenes video of Mayday Parade and live performance video of "Get Up" off their ep Anywhere But Here (hey that sounds like the title of my life!).

Be ready for some new music on March 8th from the band when they release an all new EP. In addition to this ep they're currently working on writing for their new LP.

And if you're in the New Jersey area during Bamboozle, make sure to check them out at the music festival.

Preorder Ocean Grove's EP

Check it out Garbo, Jack, John, and Ryan are releasing their much anticipated ep Little Record February 15th.

They have some really cool preorder options including a package that includes an autographed lithograph.

Check it out here.

Get Your Tickets To Katy Perry's California Dreams Tour!

Get Your Tickets To Katy Perry's California Dreams Tour!

Happy Birthday Justin Timberlake!

I thought this video was only extremely appropriate for today!
I <3 Nsync!

What's your favorite Justin Timberlake affiliated song?

Pad That Resume

Apparently Shakespeare is a very thought provoking class. Maybe not for the reasons it's suppose to be, but at least I'm thinking, right?

Today in my class a few upperclassmen were talking about how all the things they've done in the past three years have had to do with building their resumes. And how they haven't really had a lot of fun these past few years in college.

In high school, I was that kid. Trust me. Every AP class, every extracurricular, even down to the books I read I considered in relation to how they would help build my resume and help me get into my dream school.

Then college and turning 20 happened and I realized what's the point of life if you're doing stuff and not having any fun? Seriously? I know everything in life isn't supposed to be fun and I know sometimes you have to cut out some of the fun to take care of responsibilities, but really where's good in always being stressed and having no fun ever? Or waiting to have fun until you're successful and too old to enjoy it?

As I'm in what is hopefully my second to last semester of college (ok, of my English Bachelor's Degree...probably not of college forever) I'll admit a lot of the things I've done are things that would look great on a resume, or at least the type of resume I'm trying to build. I've run a few state street teams...one of which is definitely for a girl who went to the school where I'm looking at completing my second bachelors at, I've held two jobs, and, oh yeah, I've created this site from the ground up! But they're things that I enjoy!

Maybe I haven't done enough to secure my future. Maybe I'll get out into the real world and find that I'm screwed when put up against these kids who stressed all their lives about resume padding, but at least I'll know my journey was fun, right?!?

I kind of have no idea where I was going with this blog, but we'll go with this: The moral of the day is find some fun in your life!

Exclusive Interview with Skyler!

I know you've all been waiting for this. So here's our exclusive interview with Skyler! Check it out and let me know what you think! 


And make sure to check him out on the web at:

  • www.skylertunes.com
  • www.facebook.com/skylertunes
  • OR www.youtube.com/skylertunes



How would you describe your sound to someone who hasn't heard of you or listened to your music?
It's a mixture of pop, rock, and country. I get compared to Taylor Swift a lot. I've been called the "guy version of Taylor Swift."

What makes you guys different from every other singer out there?
I have gluten allergy. So I can't eat bread...it sucks... 

What song of yours would you recommend to someone who hasn’t listened to your music before?
All of them. If you're more into catchy pop/rock songs, listen to "Hold My Hand." If you want a great driving song, "This Dream (Nashville)" is for you. If you like a countryfied acoustic tune with some fiddle, listen to "Stephanie." Looking for a great love song? "Any Stupid Thing" is yours. Want a great Tom Petty/Bruce Springsteen inspired rocker? Listen to "It's Just the Night." 

Do you write all your songs? Where do you get inspiration for the songs?
Yes and girls.

What has been your biggest challenge so far as a musician?
Getting the music out there. 

What has been your favorite show to play and why?
I loved playing at Higher Ground in Vermont for the first time. It was my first show in the Green Mountain State, we packed the room, AND there was a blizzard. How could it be anymore fun? 

How do you get pumped up for a show?
Do some vocal warmups with the other members of the band. Just hearing the harmonies always gets me excited. 

What’s your favorite and least favorite thing about performing?
Favorite: playing for the fans. Least favorite: packing the van afterward. 

Who is someone you would like to tour with?
Taylor Swift. 

Out of all the songs you've recorded/written which is your favorite?
I love them all! 

What do you hope you’re accomplishing musically is doing/accomplishing in a year?
More fans, more music, more fun! 

Do you have any advice for someone who wants to pursue a career in music?
Work harder than everybody else. 

What has been your weirdest experience with a fan?
I'll get back to you on that one... 

Who first inspired you to go after your dreams of music?
The Beatles. 

What’s one quote or lyric that inspires you most?
"Timing is Everything" 

What’s something your fans don’t know about you?
I love Thai food. 

Any upcoming plans in the works for you we should know about?
Working on a new EP as we speak! 

Anything else you’d like to include about your music?
Go out and enjoy it for yourself! 

What t-shirt in your closet best describes your personality?
My "rock man" t-shirt from Urban Outfitters. 

What is your ideal date?
February 9, 1964.

If you could have one super power what superpower would you want?
Teleportation.

If you could live in any fast food restaurant what would it be and why?
Q'doba. It's one of the few fast food places where I can eat. 

What drives you to keep pushing for more?
My Subaru Forester. 

Who 1st inspired you to go after your dreams?
Myself. 

What do you wish someone had told you eventually learned on your own?
Most musicians are really unreliable.... 

What’s your favorite flavor popsicle?
The red, white, and blue popsicles.

See Camden: 1st Studio Update!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

It's Been Awhile


Get ready for a new interview coming at you tomorrow! It's been awhile since we've had a new interview, but I think this one is well worth the wait!

So what can you look forward to?

If you're a fan of singer songwriters & talented, young people you will love Skyler! While most of us were chilling on the playground in elementary school, Skyler played his music in front of peers and teachers. He's only continued to work hard from there.

"By 9th grade, he had released his first full-length, all original CD. There have been many other stops: four more original CDs before high school graduation, 20 professional and repertory theatre productions, over 250 gigs, and a year at Berklee College of Music." Wow!

Wanna learn more about this up and coming talent? Tune in Monday night for our interview with Skyler.

Before then make sure to check out his music at: www.youtube.com/skylertunes, www.facebook.com/skylertunes and www.skylertunes.com!

It's Written In The Stars! Tinie Tempah's about to disturb the US!

It's Written In The Stars! Tinie Tempah's about to disturb the US!

Check Out This Band- New Hollow

I remember watching them on that performance from the Grove and I thought they were really cute, but I kinda forgot about them until I came across this really cute music video for their song Boyfriend. The fact that they're only 16 makes me feel a bit like a cradle robber, but hey their songs are catchy and they're cute guys! So enjoy and let me know what you think!


And are there any bands or musicians that you enjoy that you feel too old for?

Friday, January 28, 2011

Black and Yellow, Black and Yellow

Check out this really cool dance a bunch of Steelers fans put together to Wiz Khalifa's song Black and Yellow.

Check out This Video From Kimberly Caldwell Desperate Girls & Stupid Boys

Watch the third trailer for The Decemberists' The King Is Dead!

Watch the third trailer for The Decemberists' The King Is Dead!

Need A Good Party Song For This Weekend?

The boys in The Downtown Fiction might have one for you!

Check out their remix of I Just Wanna Run! It's pretty hot and the perfect song for getting your GTL on with!

Any Teen Writers Out There?

This is so cool. Apparently Harper Teen is planning on publishing a book called The Carrier of the Mark by Leigh Fallon, which they acquired on the site inkpop.com!


For those who have never used the site, inkpop is a site that allows teens to post their unpublished work on a site run by Harper Collins. Fellow writers read and rate the posts and the higher a person's post is rated the more likely it is that the post will get read by someone at Harper Collins.


It's a really great opportunity for young writers to get their stuff out there, heard and potentially published!


In an email announcing the publication Fallon says about her experience with getting published "When I received my review from HarperCollins,  I was over the moon thrilled with it," said author Leigh Fallon."There were also a lot of very real revision recommendations. I took everything that the editor had said and started working on revisions. I was in the throes of those revisions when I got an email from Erica, an editor at HarperCollins. She wanted to work with me on revisions if I was interested." 


So cool. Congrats to Leigh Fallon on the publication. 


For those interested visit inkpop.com for more information about posting your own work. Who knows, you could even see yours truly on the site!

Gary, From Teen Mom, Singing Amazed for Amber

Check out the video here on TMZ.com. Is Gary just looking to extend his 14 hours of fame since Teen Mom is currently off the air?

Don't worry Gary, we haven't forgotten about you!

What are your thoughts on the Teen Moms? Should their time in the media be over? Are you over the Teen Moms?

Cameron Quiseng Boy Genius

Allstar Weekend Would Date a Fan

Or Cameron is just getting off at looking at a cute girl...I mean what? ;)

Zach Porter Being a Spaz

Thursday, January 27, 2011

If Only You Knew

So the first week of classes is coming to a close and I've already broken that "I'm only going to blog Friday through Monday" thing. Opps. What can I say. I'm addicted to talking to you guys. 


In one of my classes this week, my Shakespeare class, a few of us got to class a little early and this one kid was talking about this New Media class I was trying to get into, but couldn't take because I hadn't fulfilled the prerequisites. He was talking about his ill perceptions of blogging, bloggers, and tweeting. He said something to the effect that he doesn't like reading other people's opinions. Then another classmate spoke up saying how all bloggers are like sketchy looking male sexual predators who write from their parent's basement in spiderman pajamas.

I didn't say anything at the time- and I know I'll be preaching to the choir by chatting on here, but oh well. I thought about what he said the past few days and it's really remarkable how wrong he is. I can't even count the number of awesome experiences I've had, great people I've met, remarkable opportunities I've had, and awesome people I've met because of this site.

Contrary to the popular stereotype my work doesn't allow me to sit in my parent's basement. Nine times out of ten my work involves me going out to cover shows, or to interview bands, or to promote bands. While I may be sitting in my room in my parent's house in my pajamas right now writing this blog, this is the exception not the norm.

When I tweet from the blog account my tweets don't consist of "I ate frosted flakes." I try to make them as interesting and as thought provoking as possible. My tweets are more about what music I'm obsessed with at the time or a way to ask you guys questions to hear your opinions.

His thoughts and words made me wonder if he had ever actually read a blog or website before. I don't feel like what I say is bull. From the feedback I get from you guys- I must not be the only one with this opinion.

Maybe one of these days I'll give him one of my promo cards and see if he really thinks blogs are pointless. My work might not be as important as the work of the president or a teacher, but to me it's important, fun and fulfilling. What more can someone ask for in a job?

Finally a Commercial That Understands Me

And this is why I don't try to kill bugs myself.

Scared Straight Scared Me

I finally remembered to watch Scared Straight on AE. For those unfamiliar it's this show where they take a group of trouble kids who steal, do drugs, underage drink, and other deviant things. They put these kids in the hands of inmates in some of the toughest prisons to scare them straight.

Check out this preview clip below:



This was from epiosde I watched where a group of girls went into a female prison. Many questions were raised during this show like why is a 13 year old doing drugs and having sex? Why was the other 13 year old being such a smart ass to the scary prison lady who actually looked like a man? Why was that 17 year old dressing like a prositute in an all womens jail? I mean really. The way children are raised now a days is just appalling!

After watching only one episode I would definitely recommend the show, but I'm not 100% sure why. I seem to have some sort of obsession with jail shows, but it's definitely an interesting experience. It's kind of like intervention where in the beginning you're like what the heck why are these kids so stupid and then by the end you're crying and hoping they turn their lives around.

Scarred Straight airs Thursdays at 10:00 and 11:00 on A&E.

4 American Boys in Europe....Here Comes Trouble

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Selena Gomez and the Scene Covering The Backstreet Boys! So Good!

See Camden Video From Their First Show!

Don't forget to follow them on twitter @seecamden, @seecasey, @seerickb, @seecamdenst...and maybe follow their lovely Maryland Street team at @seecamdenstmd?

Action Item is Going on Tour With Emily Osment and Drake Bell!

Check out the dates at facebook.com/actionitem I'll probably be hitting up the Baltimore show since that's during my spring break. Will I see you there?

Tickets go on sale this weekend. Emily will also be having special VIP tickets for fans who want to meet her! Check out www.officialemilyosment.com for details on that!

 

If Only Snow Was Really This Cool

They're a little out of order, but they're still freakin hilarious! Who's hoping for a snow day this week? I know I am!














Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Check Out This Awesome Bruno Mars V Day Package!

It's so super cute and I hope someone gets one for me for Valentines Day. Oh, who am I kidding I'll just end up getting one for myself!

Oscar Nominations Came Out TODAY!

I personally loved how James Franco was talking about his Oscar nom to the Today show and had to go to class right afterwards. I felt his pain! 


Check out the nominations list below and let me know what you think. Was anyone snubbed in your eyes? Is there anyone you're really rooting for? Sound off and I'll let you know my predictions and wish list later this week!


And does this list make anyone else feel like they haven't seen any movies this year?



Best Picture
"Black Swan," Mike Medavoy, Brian Oliver and Scott Franklin, Producers
"The Fighter" David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman and Mark Wahlberg, Producers
"Inception," Emma Thomas and Christopher Nolan, Producers
"The Kids Are All Right," Gary Gilbert, Jeffrey Levy-Hinte and Celine Rattray, Producers
"The King's Speech," Iain Canning, Emile Sherman and Gareth Unwin, Producers
"127 Hours," Christian Colson, Danny Boyle and John Smithson, Producers
"The Social Network," Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti, Michael De Luca and Ceán, Producers
"Toy Story 3" Darla K. Anderson, Producer
"True Grit" Scott Rudin, Ethan Coen and Joel Coen, Producers
"Winter's Bone" Anne Rosellini and Alix Madigan-Yorkin, Producers

Actor in a Leading Role
Javier Bardem in "Biutiful"
Jeff Bridges in "True Grit"
Jesse Eisenberg in "The Social Network"
Colin Firth in "The King's Speech"
James Franco in "127 Hours"

Actor in a Supporting Role
Christian Bale in "The Fighter"
John Hawkes in "Winter's Bone"
Jeremy Renner in "The Town"
Mark Ruffalo in "The Kids Are All Right"
Geoffrey Rush in "The King's Speech"

Actress in a Leading Role
Annette Bening in "The Kids Are All Right"
Nicole Kidman in "Rabbit Hole"
Jennifer Lawrence in "Winter's Bone"
Natalie Portman in "Black Swan"
Michelle Williams in "Blue Valentine"

Actress in a Supporting Role
Amy Adams in "The Fighter"
Helena Bonham Carter in "The King's Speech"
Melissa Leo in "The Fighter"
Hailee Steinfeld in "True Grit"
Jacki Weaver in "Animal Kingdom"

Animated Feature Film
"How to Train Your Dragon" Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois
"The Illusionist" Sylvain Chomet
"Toy Story 3" Lee Unkrich

Art Direction
"Alice in Wonderland"
"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1"
"Inception"
"The King's Speech"
"True Grit"

Cinematography
"Black Swan," Matthew Libatique
"Inception," Wally Pfister
"The King's Speech," Danny Cohen
"The Social Network," Jeff Cronenweth
"True Grit," Roger Deakins

Costume Design
"Alice in Wonderland," Colleen Atwood
"I Am Love," Antonella Cannarozzi
"The King's Speech," Jenny Beavan
"The Tempest," Sandy Powell
"True Grit" Mary Zophres

Directing
"Black Swan," Darren Aronofsky
"The Fighter," David O. Russell
"The King's Speech," Tom Hooper
"The Social Network," David Fincher
"True Grit," Joel Coen and Ethan Coen

Documentary (Feature) 
"Exit through the Gift Shop," Banksy and Jaimie D'Cruz
"Gasland," Josh Fox and Trish Adlesic
"Inside Job," Charles Ferguson and Audrey Marrs
"Restrepo," Tim Hetherington and Sebastian Junger
"Waste Land," Lucy Walker and Angus Aynsley

Documentary (Short Subject) 
"Killing in the Name"
"Poster Girl"
"Strangers No More"
"Sun Come Up"
"The Warriors of Qiugang"

Film Editing
"Black Swan"
"The Fighter"
"The King's Speech"
"127 Hours"
"The Social Network"

Foreign Language Film
"Biutiful," Mexico
"Dogtooth," Greece
"In a Better World," Denmark
"Incendies," Canada
"Outside the Law (Hors-la-loi)," Algeria

Makeup
"Barney's Version," Adrien Morot
"The Way Back," Edouard F. Henriques, Gregory Funk and Yolanda Toussieng
"The Wolfman," Rick Baker and Dave Elsey

Music (Original Score) 
"How to Train Your Dragon," John Powell
"Inception," Hans Zimmer
"The King's Speech," Alexandre Desplat
"127 Hours," A.R. Rahman
"The Social Network," Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross

Music (Original Song) 
"Coming Home" from "Country Strong," Music and Lyric by Tom Douglas, Troy Verges and Hillary Lindsey
"I See the Light" from "Tangled," Music by Alan Menken Lyric by Glenn Slater
"If I Rise" from "127 Hours," Music by A.R. Rahman Lyric by Dido and Rollo Armstrong
"We Belong Together" from "Toy Story 3," Music and Lyric by Randy Newman

Short Film (Animated) 
"Day & Night," Teddy Newton
"The Gruffalo," Jakob Schuh and Max Lang
"Let's Pollute," Geefwee Boedoe
"The Lost Thing," Shaun Tan and Andrew Ruhemann
"Madagascar, carnet de voyage (Madagascar, a Journey Diary)" Bastien Dubois

Short Film (Live Action) 
"The Confession," Tanel Toom
"The Crush," Michael Creagh
"God of Love," Luke Matheny
"Na Wewe," Ivan Goldschmidt
"Wish 143," Ian Barnes and Samantha Waite

Sound Editing
"Inception," Richard King
"Toy Story 3," Tom Myers and Michael Silvers
"Tron: Legacy," Gwendolyn Yates Whittle and Addison Teague
"True Grit," Skip Lievsay and Craig Berkey
"Unstoppable," Mark P. Stoeckinger

Sound Mixing
"Inception," Lora Hirschberg, Gary A. Rizzo and Ed Novick
"The King's Speech," Paul Hamblin, Martin Jensen and John Midgley
"Salt," Jeffrey J. Haboush, Greg P. Russell, Scott Millan and William Sarokin
"The Social Network," Ren Klyce, David Parker, Michael Semanick and Mark Weingarten
"True Grit," Skip Lievsay, Craig Berkey, Greg Orloff and Peter F. Kurland

Visual Effects
"Alice in Wonderland," Ken Ralston, David Schaub, Carey Villegas and Sean Phillips
"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1," Tim Burke, John Richardson, Christian Manz and Nicolas Aithadi
"Hereafter," Michael Owens, Bryan Grill, Stephan Trojanski and Joe Farrell
"Inception," Paul Franklin, Chris Corbould, Andrew Lockley and Peter Bebb
"Iron Man 2," Janek Sirrs, Ben Snow, Ged Wright and Daniel Sudick

Writing (Adapted Screenplay) 
"127 Hours," Screenplay by Danny Boyle & Simon Beaufoy
"The Social Network," Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin
"Toy Story 3," Screenplay by Michael Arndt; Story by John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton and Lee Unkrich
"True Grit," Written for the screen by Joel Coen & Ethan Coen
"Winter's Bone," Adapted for the screen by Debra Granik & Anne Rosellini

Writing (Original Screenplay) 
"Another Year," Written by Mike Leigh
"The Fighter," Screenplay by Scott Silver and Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson; Story by Keith Dorrington & Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson
"Inception," Written by Christopher Nolan
"The Kids Are All Right," Written by Lisa Cholodenko & Stuart Blumberg
"The King's Speech," Screenplay by David Seidler

Back in the Saddle Again

Last week I had the amazing opportunity to see one of my favorite artists Ashlyne Huff at two different radio events. One was at Q102 in Philly and the other was at Z 104.3 in Baltimore. As a street teamer for Ashlyne of course I try to go to as many of these events as I can to help show support at these radio stations and they provide a great photo op! I'm never hot and sweaty at these events like I am at shows!


I figured I hadn't done one of these concert diaries in a while, so I'd start with one that was worth it.


The first radio visit was on January 19th at Q 102 in Philly. I hadn't really been to Philly a whole lot and I hadn't really listened to Q 102, but I was off work and it was close enough to drive to so I went with my friend Christina. The whole ride up was pretty interesting. neither one of us knew there was a way to take back
roads all the way to Philly, but we did. I drove on some sketchy electric bridge, drove past a Wizard's Layer, and were probably this close to being killed by Freddy or Jason.


We got to the station right on time. They let us back to this little theater. Ashlyne and her new guitarist Chris were set up on the stage to perform. Maxwell, Q 102's night DJ, was present to talk to Ashlyne. He asked her a few questions fans had asked on Twitter. It was really funny how she knew who everyone was just by their Twitter names. He asked my question about what her favorite book she read lately was. Then she performed two songs acoustically, White Flag, her current single and Whatever, her next single. Afterwards she met up with fans for photo ops. She loved the white flag I made for the radio appearances. She said it was a work of art. (aww!) There were only 4 fans in the studio watching. The one girl skipped a little school to see Ashlyne (I said I woulda done the same thing!). Then we were kicked out of the studio so they could do a little more interviewing.


We were sad that we didn't get to see Ashlyne a lot at this location, but we knew we were gonna try to see her two more times the next day so it really didn't matter that much.


After we got kicked out we hit TGI Fridays before driving down the road to DC.


Our next event was Fox 5 News in DC. We stuck out major at this event! We decided to stay in a hotel in DC to save gas and time. We got up early to get our free continental breakfast (Danon Light and Fit yogurt is delicious!) and watched the station for a few to see if they would talk about Ashlyne. We weren't sure if we should actually go down to the station to try to meet her or if we should stay in our hotel room so we could actually watch her performance. But in the end we decided to take our chances and go down to the station. Which was a waste, but makes for a funny story!


We got down to the station and the security guy at Fox 5 let us in only to laugh in our faces and tell us we were basically not going to be meeting Ashlyne today. Bummer! But at least he let us hang out in the lobby to watch her performance (yes, that's where I recorded the video of her performing on tv! haha!). We waited in the lobby with some girl who was probably there to interview for an internship or something. She probably thought we were nuts, but that's alright because she ended up loving Ashlyne's performance! She said Ashlyne reminded her of Ke$ha. I told the girl that her music may be a lot like Ke$ha's, but her personality is 100x better!


After the performance was over we left the studio and drove around it like five times trying to see if we could see Ashlyne leave. We saw a limo go into the parking lot, but we never saw it leave. After like 10 minutes of waiting we decided we should just head up to Baltimore because we weren't going to be seeing Ashlyne.


When we got to the area where the radio station was we had a lot of time to kill. So we hit up some weird Burger King- that oddly had pretty decent service and we hit the mall to promote. Being a good Street Team leader I printed out some flyers for See Camden and Ashlyne Huff for the weekend just in case there would be any good places to promote. We put flyers all over that darn mall. We put flyers in the Giant, we put flyers in the bathrooms, we put them all over the walls. Hopefully someone saw them and looked up Ashlyne or See Camden!


It was finally 1:45 so we went up to the radio station and little did we know what all they had planned for us. We ended up staying at the station for a full three hours. They had pizza and sodas and they had this cute little stage set up where Ashlyne performed White Flag and the Whatever song. The people from the radio station were like in awe that we had come down for this little radio station event. It was kind of funny. Obviously they didn't know us.


We had these little white flags that the Ashlyne Street Team leader made and Ashlyne was giving them to all the radio DJs and making nicknames for everyone. Like her's was Ashdizzle and I was Laurizzle. After Ashlyne's performance the radio people were asking Ashlyne all kinds of questions and they even quizzed us on Ashlyne facts- which we got right of course. After the Q&A we ended up talking about horrible jobs somehow and Nashville and all kinds of random stuff. Somehow we ended up recording commercials for the radio about Z 104.3. That was bizarre and I felt very awkward doing it, but oh well.


Oh and Ashlyne sang Happy Birthday to me because my birthday was the following weekend! It was really cool. The whole room of radio people sang. Check out the video I posted last week. I can't even really put into words how awesome it was!


Then we got to listen to White Flag on the radio! Z 104.3 played the song for the first time. It was the first time I had heard it on the radio and it was Ashlyne's first time as well!


After hearing White Flag we said our final goodbyes- hoping that we would be seeing her again very soon on tour. My fingers are still crossed on that one!


The End!

Hopefully I'll try to keep up with these concert stories this year! I've have a lot of fun shows coming up and I'd love to share my experiences with you guys! 

Download of the Day

Taylor Swift's Back to December music video is officially available on itunes today! This video is seriously the cutest Taylor Swift video ever and it really makes me wish it really could snow inside. Like little flurries, not a big blizzard or anything. Maybe Taylor is planning something like that for tour....hopefully!

Ashlyne Huff Performing White Flag on Fox 5 in DC

Monday, January 24, 2011

Amazing! I can't stop watching this @RunnerRunner video

http://www.fan2band.com/sl/capitolmusicgroup/runnerrunner/249963_45_5107

Woah! Is That Really Amy Winehouse?

Last time I saw her in the media she was stumbling around looking like a crack addict. Now she's looking great, normal, and healthy. Good for her! At least rehab has done someone good *cough Lindsay cough*


There Needs to be a Tour for Hope

For us unlucky souls who live on the east coast and cant' see this amazing concert!

Seriously...Selena, Jonas and Allstar in one show! That's amazing! Are any of my readers going to the show?

Ashlyne Huff Listens to White Flag on the Radio For The First Time

This is the video from inside the studio...so you can hear the DJ a little better.

Please request White Flag at your local top 40 radio stations!

This Is Kinda Old News, But I Love This Song...

And I loved the preview of the video that premiered last night on ABC Family even more. I can't find a good video of the video that I can embed (check out www.fm97.com for the preview), but here's the song.

The song is What the Hell by Avril Lavigne. That's right...Avril is back!

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Expect This To Be A Great New Semester

Someone wise in the writing crew of Greek wrote that line. After Casey and Rusty had rough fall semesters both academically and personally they entered their Spring semesters with full force. That's what intend to do today.


Last semester I lost some focus and interest in school. I stopped enjoying my major and I found new interests in this blog and going to shows and just goofing off and doing whatever. This semester I want to go into the semester with a new perspective and really try to kick ass academically because I have some new goals that I know I can't achieve without a higher GPA. (The new goals include attending Belmont University in Fall 2012 aka Moving to Nashville, TN!) 


So how this effects readers of this blog. Starting January 24-the end of the semester in May I will only be blogging on Sunday, Monday, Friday, and Saturday. If you see new blog posts on any other day I give you full reign to call me out on it- or it might be a prescheduled post. Hopefully this won't effect your opinions of this blog and I promise to continue to bring you awesome content even if it's just four days a week!