the new girl in town

Music Soul Child

Posted in music by Dani on December 14, 2009

Hell0, darlings! Yesterday, my friend and I drove around the city together in search of vintage sweaters as well as mouth-watering yet affordable food. While in

 her car, she played her brand new Priscilla Renae album entitled, “Jukebox.”

With catchy pop and techno beats along with Priscilla’s oftentimes hopelessly romantic sonnet-like lyrics, a music listener cannot help but bob his or her head and sing along to the tunes. This YouTube-based starlet reminds me of a cross between Corinne Bailey Rae and Ingrid Michaelson with a dash of Salt n’ Pepa and sass. In addition to Corinne Bailey Rae and Salt n’ Pepa,  I just love Ingrid’s music. Very Vh1. Haha.

Not only does she have an absolutely gorgeous voice brimming with charm, but she also: 1) writes her own songs and 2) plays the guitar! How cool is she?

While she currently has a hit music video out called, Dollhouse (The music video is super cute… totally digging the bright colors and Barbie-esque theme.), I really love her acoustic sets, like the video below, which is a segment of a mini-concert from a song off of her actual album, one of my faves, “Lovesick.” It is too adorable for words.

…and voilà! Isn’t she fabulous? Enough said posted?

Have a superb day evening, muffins! Write to you tomorrow! Haha.

Peace,

Dani

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Ukuleles Make Me (Very, Very) Happy

Posted in literature, music by Dani on November 6, 2009

Happy, happy Friday! For the past few weeks, my English Lit. class has been reading and discussing the Shakespearian play, “The Tempest” along with a series of casebooks in response to the piece of literature. After much contemplation,

I have decided to write my five-page essay on the character, Caliban in connection with “The Case of Feminism Criticism” by Ania Loomba, specifically referring to Angela Davis’ “The Myth of the Black Rapist.” I have several pages of muddled notes already, so hopefully that will make my paper easier to write.

Although I am not writing about the cheeriest topic, I hope to hammer away at the keyboard with Ingrid Michaelson’s album, “Be OK,” comprised of sweet-sounding voices, guitars, and ukuleles (!), in my ear. My favorite song is  “You and I.” It is too adorable. Yesterday, one of my classmates said, “Ukuleles are the happiest instruments ever.” I definitely agree. Speaking of ukuleles, you should check out Julia Nunes. I met her last year (and helped her assistant sell her tee shirts) at her concert.  She is simply splendid!  I really wish I could play the ukulele now…

“Dani, get thee in Shakespeare mode!” (To myself.)

I will be sure to let you know how my writing process for this assignment goes after I turn it in (with any luck, by tomorrow morning afternoon).

Until then, have an amazing weekend! I am sure that you totally deserve it.

One  (very, very) happy blogger,

Dani