The boyfriend and I enjoy entertaining and having friends over. My favorite part of the week is our tradition with a few of our closest friends. Every Friday night, we host pre-dinner happy hour and argue decide which new restaurant we want to try. In preparation of having people over, I have to set the mood (of course). I have begun creating a weekly playlist that is enjoyed every Friday night by me and the friends. So, set the lighting, burn a few candles, and listen.

February 8, 2013
flavor of the week: warm bodies

"Too... much..." -R
You know that feeling you get when the movie you are watching is good because the soundtrack is perfect? 

You: "Yes, I know exactly what you are talking about!"  [Insert sarcastic tone here.]

I got this feeling when watching 'Warm Bodies' this past weekend. I have to admit, this film was a little dull at first, but once Feist began to play, I knew it was going to be a good one. It is not that the soundtrack introduces new artists, but the combination of songs and the mood when the songs begin to play. The soundtrack is fresh and sometimes humorous. I have selected my favorites for this week's playlist and threw in a few extra (you're welcome). Enjoy and happy Friday!

January 27, 2013
flavor of the week: absofacto

Left: Brian Konicek | Right: Jonathan Visger

Absofacto is a brilliant pop experiment created by Jonathan Visger with the collaboration of Brian KonicekIn an interview with I Spy Magazine, Jonathan states that Brian and he keep their creations between the two of them. No one is able to hear their music... not even their friends. When Johnathan was asked about the origin of their name he said, "I chose the name because I wanted something a little bit open ended and intangible but that also felt familiar – that way the music could fully become the meaning over time. I ran across ‘absofacto’ in some argument on the internet, where this person was trying to act really smart and said ‘absofacto’ at the end of their statement. They used it as if it just meant ‘absolutely factual.’ Something about them trying to sound really intelligent while not only getting the meaning of the word(s) wrong but also misspelling ‘ipso facto’ and combining them into one word …the sheer wrongness of it stuck with me.”

Jonathan is also a member of the band, 'Mason Proper', which is conveniently included on this week's playlist. I hope you enjoy Jonathan's pop experiment along with the other killer bands below!

To read the full article from I Spy Magazine, click here.

January 22, 2013
flavor of the week: peter & kerry
 London's Peter & Kerry began as a impulsive side project. Both being solo artists, they became close friends through a year of record label activities and decided to collaborate. Even though neither one had done a full collaboration in the past, they wrote their first EP, 'Clothes, Friends, Photos' within just a few days. After it's release they have received press from blogs, magazines, and radio stations. I hope you enjoy my two favorites songs by Peter & Kerry, "The Shadows" and "Knees".


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