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jakeklock:

We made our wedding site into a fancy illustrated story. The parallax scrolling only works on a computer though. Do people still use computers? Whatever, just click here to see how I met my girlfriend!

jakeklock:

We made our wedding site into a fancy illustrated story. The parallax scrolling only works on a computer though. Do people still use computers? Whatever, just click here to see how I met my girlfriend!

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The Story of Brandy and Jake

Hey 365MP followers! 

It’s because of this blog that your dear blogger gal is finding herself gettin’ hitched. Check out our animated illustrated website of our story—don’t worry—there’s music involved!

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OMG you guys. I am so in like with UK band OnlyReal right now. Great track called “Cadillac Girl”. I dig. 

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Good day for a little Magnetic Fields. “I Think I Need A New Heart.” Love it.

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Do Cute Kids Like Radiohead? - “Paranoid Android” - You Review #09 (by noisey)

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Good day for some Little Comets. Fall song of the day “Violence”. Dig. 

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Don’t forget! I’m going to start posting the 365 at the Misplaced Music tumblr: 
So hey. Let’s throw down some local music love for Minneapolis band International Karate. Cause…yeah. The new album is pretty great. 
Oh, and did we mention it’s name your own price this weekend? Awesomeness!

Don’t forget! I’m going to start posting the 365 at the Misplaced Music tumblr:
 

So hey. Let’s throw down some local music love for Minneapolis band International Karate. Cause…yeah. The new album is pretty great. 

Oh, and did we mention it’s name your own price this weekend? Awesomeness!

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Public space project by Canadian design collective Daily Tous Les Jours makes a giant musical instrument out of color-coded swings.

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It’s not October 1 yet, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a lot of work going on behind-the-scenes as I prepare to fully join Misplaced Music.org! Click here to follow MM on Facebook. Here to follow MM on Tumblr. 
And here to follow MM on Twitter. I’m not gonna lie…Misplaced Music is a pretty awesome way to discover local music all non-profit style, but whatevs.

It’s not October 1 yet, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a lot of work going on behind-the-scenes as I prepare to fully join Misplaced Music.org!


Click here to follow MM on Facebook.

Here to follow MM on Tumblr. 

And here to follow MM on Twitter. 


I’m not gonna lie…Misplaced Music is a pretty awesome way to discover local music all non-profit style, but whatevs.

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Listening to my first stack of music for Misplaced Music and Ben Rosenbush & The Brighton has the honor of being my first cd. Click here for a sneak peek at Misplaced Music's upcoming tumblr blog. It’s not totally done yet, but it’s still pretty awesome. 

Listening to my first stack of music for Misplaced Music and Ben Rosenbush & The Brighton has the honor of being my first cd. 

Click here for a sneak peek at Misplaced Music's upcoming tumblr blog. It’s not totally done yet, but it’s still pretty awesome. 

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I said I wasn’t gonna do it. I wasn’t going to post a day 366. But I’m sorry, having your picture next to Prince’s on The Current’s homepage? And the sitting a row away from Brother Ali on your flight to NYC the next day? Awww yeah. Priceless.  

I said I wasn’t gonna do it. I wasn’t going to post a day 366. But I’m sorry, having your picture next to Prince’s on The Current’s homepage? And the sitting a row away from Brother Ali on your flight to NYC the next day? Awww yeah. Priceless.  

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Brandy

Looking Glass

Alright, so here’s the deal. I’m gonna lay some major nerd down on alls y’all right now. 

My parents were obsessed with this song.

Okay, maybe obsessed isn’t the right word, but let’s just say that my parents thought it was imperative that we played this song during all of my important life events, you know like birthdays, every single prom when my date came to pick me up (there were four, and yes, it was embarassing), when I left for college, you know “moments”. 

Anyway, as I grew older, this once mortifying experience soon became kinda sorta endearing. Whenever I’d hear “The Brandy Song”—as I affectionately called it—I’d turn the radio up a little louder or nonchalantly dance around in the department store and enjoyed the simple surprise of 2:55 seconds devoted, well, to me. And to this day, I can’t help but absolutely smile with I hear this song because of all of the memories associated with it. 


I’m actually smiling right now
as I type the post for this final song of the day!


Everyone should have their very own “Brandy Song”. So, today I’m turning the tables and dedicating my song to all of you


Song of the day is “Brandy (You’re a Fine Girl)” by the Looking Glass.


Much love to you all. I’ll see you guys October 1 at Misplaced Music and 15 Minute Conversations. And of course, periodically right here at the good ol’ 365MP. 


Cheers,
Brandy 

aka The girl who writes this blog. 

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365 Music Project: The Next Chapter.

Dear readers,

Today is the day! It’s the last day of the 365 Music Project.


It’s also the moment you’ve been waiting for.

Where I share what will happen next with the 365 Music Project!



I can’t even describe to you what this day feels like. I am elated, sad, excited, reminiscent, thankful, happy, and joyous. I wish everyday felt like today. 


While I’ve enjoyed my time with all of you during the 365 Music Project, after much consideration, I think it’s also important to respect the integrity of what a 365 project is, so I share with you that I am letting the 365 Music Project formally come to it’s close. 

Now, before you guys all send me weepy emails (which I’ve appreciated BTW, so thank you for the kind words), I promise that 365MusicProject.org and everything associated with it will still remain. Heck, you guys might even see me post on here from time to time.  

But.

In the heralded and cliched—yet surprisingly fortuitous words of Minneapolis’ own Dan Wilson— “every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.” So, it’s with that, that there are a couple of new projects I’m incredibly excited finally share with you!


The first
is music! 


That’s right! I am staying in music—and specifically local music. I am very excited to share with you that I will be signing on as Program Director and Blogger for Misplaced Music. I am elated to partner with Peter Wannemacher and continue doing exactly what I’ve been doing with the 365 Music Project—just not as frequently (girl needs a life, yo). 

A little background on Misplaced Music: they are a local, non-profit organization in the Twin Cities dedicated to preserving and sharing local music. They’ve been around for the past seven years+, but I bet you haven’t heard of them. So, I hope that together we get to change that and support local music. 


The second
is another year-long art project called 15 Minute Conversations.


One of the things I learned during the 365 Music Project is that everyone has a story and experience to share, it’s just that they need someone to ask. We are in a time in history where people have lost the ability to just converse and learn from one another. To put down the phones and have real moments.

So. I want to see what happens when I attempt to have one, 15-minute conversation with a stranger each week. I encourage you to follow 15 Minute Conversations here and join in this journey with me. 



As of today, I am taking some time off. About a month, exactly. I’d like to have time to reflect on my experience of the 365 Music Project, do some background work for Misplaced Music and 15 Minute Conversations, and spend some time on my personal life (see above: girl seeking life). 


So. Let’s plan to rendezvous back at the 365 MP corral on October 1. And together, we will start the next phase of our journey together. 


 

But don’t take my word for it. 
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365 Music Project blog celebrates a year of new music discovery

Thanks to Andrea Swensson and the folks over at MPR Local Current for featuring the 365 Music Project on my final day! Click here to read my interview with Andrea.

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And that’s all she wrote (for now).

There are a lot of people—whether they realize it or not—who have made the 365 Music Project possible. It is because of their friendship, support, and inspiration that this project exists. 


As the 365 Music Project draws to a close, I’d like to take a moment to thank these people: 


Nick J—For all the fantastic music talks and relentless encouragement I needed to restart the project. Thanks for always listening to my epic stories and reminding me I’m a cool gal—even when I really, really want to forget it.

jMatt K—For that one conversation on that one sunny afternoon. Thank you for reminding me why it’s important to put good in the world. You are an inspiration to the already inspired.

Bryan—For being exactly what I needed to hear exactly when I needed to hear it. I will never forget your kindness. I promise. 

David, Peter M., Tony, Al, Stuart, Norman, and Jake—For inviting me into your worlds and allowing me to share them with mine. 

Peter W—For the opportunity to work with Misplaced Music and your constant support that the 365MP was doing good things for the local music scene. 

Andy—For always being “that one friend” everyone should have. I am so thankful to have you in my world. You will do great things. I know it.

Latha and Marion—For being the confident, intelligent women I aspire to be. Thank you countless times over for your love and support. You are the epitome of beauty.  

Charlie and Corey—For honestly being the coolest, nicest guys to me. We need more guys like you out the world. ‘Nuff said.

Lola—For being the best damn muppety dog in the world and Violet, for being the second. We will go on more walks now, I promise. I think you’re going to have a job title with the next project.


365 Music Project followers—
For following the blog. Honestly, I have no idea why you do it, but I appreciate it. You have all been so wonderful and kind to me—there are no words to express my love towards you! Thank you for teaching me the lessons I didn’t know I needed to be taught and for making this project what it is. Without you, it is nothing. 
 

Twin Cities music writers, bloggers, photographers, and everyone who works behind-the-scenes—For everything you do. Paid or not, you are an important part of the local music scene. It’s easy to forget your contribution to the local scene, but it is significant. I hold much respect for you all. 


Twin Cities musicians and beyond—
For allowing me to post your songs, for the shows, the cds, the conversations, the high fives, the hugs, the emails, the sleepless nights creating music that I can listen to during mine, for time on the road away from your families and friends, the sacrifices you make, for everything. I thank you for sharing your talent with us, truly. 




Thank you all for being so good to me this past year! You’ve shown me countless ways that kindness prevails. This has been one of the most humbling and exciting periods of my life. Thank you for opening your hearts and minds and letting me share my life with you.


Much love to you always,

Brandy
aka The Girl Who Writes this Blog 

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