OMG you guys. I am so in like with UK band OnlyReal right now. Great track called “Cadillac Girl”. I dig.
It's not your fault your music sucks.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
aka The girl who writes this blog.
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,
aka The Girl Who Writes this Blog
Today is the last day that I’ll be posting a song of my own volition, as I’ve got a special one lined up for my last day of the 365 Music Project tomorrow.
I think it’s fitting for a variety of reasons. The feeling of moving forward and seizing new opportunities, the nod to the local band, a high five to the lessons I’ve learned during the blog, and that, well, this song just means something to me at this moment, dammit.
Second-to-last song of the day is “In Response” by Peter Wolf Crier. Such a tremendously beautiful album from a fantastic local band. #Love