Category Archives: Lifestyle

Studio Sounds: Young the Giant – Crystallized

Band: Young the Giant

Genre: Alternative/indie rock

Origin: Irvine, California

You can preorder their newest album Mind Over Matter on iTunes, which comes out on January 21st. Click here for their upcoming tour dates.

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The 2014 Oscar Nominations Are Here!

“Rush” star Chris Hemsworth and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences president Cheryl Boone Isaacs announced the 2014 Oscar nominations this morning. The 86th Academy Awards will be held on March 2 at Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California, and will be hosted by the fabulous Ellen DeGeneres.

“American Hustle” and “Gravity” have both earned a total of ten nominations including the coveted award for Best Picture. “12 Years a Slave” follows with nine nominations. (more…)

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Because it’s Wednesday & We All Need Hump Day Inspiration

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This morning as I was driving into work this song by Baz Luhrmann came on the radio. I haven’t heard it since high school and it instantly brought a smile to my tired face.

For those of you who aren’t familiar with Everybody’s Free To Wear Sunscreen, here’s a little background: In 1997, columnist Mary Schmich wrote an essay for the Chicago Tribune giving much-needed life advice to youths. The advice from this famous essay serve as the lyrics to Luhrmann’s song.

Take an extra five minutes out of your day to listen to this song. It’s some of the best life advice I’ve ever heard. Of course, never take anything for granted. I hope this gets you through the rest of your workweek.

Happy Hump Day, everyone!

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Coachella 2014 Lineup Announced – OutKast, Muse & Arcade Fire Headlining!

Hey, music and festival lovers! The Coachella 2014 lineup has been announced! Headlining the first night of both weekends is OutKast who will be reuniting for the festival. Rounding out the headlining acts are Muse and Arcade Fire.

Coachella is holding their three-day music festival over the two weekends of April 11-13 and April 18-20. Tickets go on sale tomorrow January 10th at 10AM PST (buy them here). General admission tickets for the entire weekend starts at $375. As a head’s up, register for Weekend 2 as tickets for Weekend 1 are in limited supply. (more…)

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Studio Sounds: John Newman – Losing Sleep

Band: John Newman

Genre: Pop

Origin: Settle, North Yorkshire, England

Pre-order his new album Tribute on iTunes!

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All Hail Queen Bey!

The morning of Friday, Dec 13th all Beyoncé fans round the world woke to an epic surprise. As if she couldn’t set the bar any higher than she previously had, Beyoncé released her fifth, self-titled “visual album” on iTunes complete with 30-second previews of each song’s very own music video plus three bonus videos. The album features 14 new tracks with collaborations with Jay Z, Drake, Frank Ocean and more.

Beyoncé said in a press release of the new, completely unexpected album:

“I see music. It’s more than just what I hear. When I’m connected to something, I immediately see a visual or a series of images that are tied to a feeling or an emotion, a memory from my childhood, thoughts about life, my dreams or my fantasies. And they’re all connected to the music. I didn’t want to release my music the way I’ve done it. I am bored with that. I feel like I am able to speak directly to my fans. There’s so much that gets between the music, the artist and the fans. I felt like I didn’t want anybody to give the message when my record is coming out. I just want this to come out when it’s ready and from me to my fans.”

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2014 Golden Globes Nominees Announced!

Award season is upon us! The Golden Globes are the award show that pretty much kick off the winter awards season. This morning Olivia Wilde, Zoe Saldana and Aziz Ansari woke bight and early to announce this year’s nominees. The 71st annual Golden Globe Awards will be held on January 12, 2014 and are hosted once again (yay!) by Amy Poehler and Tina Fey.

Leading the nominations are 12 Years a Slave and American Hustle, which earned seven nominations each including Best Picture honors. In the television category, Breaking Bad, Downton Abbey and Brooklyn Nine-Nine were the most nominated. Meanwhile, last year Homeland was one of the top-nominated TV shows and this year didn’t earn a single nomination, nor did Claire Danes or the rest of the cast.

Woody Allen will be honored with the Cecil B. DeMille Award for “outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment.”

Full list of the 2014 Golden Globe nominations: (more…)

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Studio Sounds: Wild Belle – Another Girl

Band: Wild Belle

Genre: Indie rock, reggae, pop

Origin: Chicago, Illinois

Click here to follow Wild Belle on Twitter!

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United States of Pop 2013 – Living the Fantasy

It’s that time of year again when DJ Earworm releases his United States of Pop mashup video including the 25 most popular songs from 2013. This year’s title is ‘Living the Fantasy’ joining songs like Lorde’s Royals with hits from Justin Timberlake, Robin Thicke, Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Rihanna and many more.

For a look back at last year’s mashup ‘Shine Brighter’ – click here!

What do you think of Living the Fantasy?

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Adam Levine Named People’s ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ of 2013

Say hello to People’s newest Sexiest Man Alive, Mr. Adam Levine! The Maroon 5 heartthrob  takes Channing Tatum’s place as Sexiest Man for the next year. Adam Levine seems like an obvious choice with his rugged, yet polished look, amazing style and swoon-worthy personality. However, Mr. Levine didn’t really see it coming. (more…)

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Studio Sounds: Icona Pop – All Night

Band: Icona Pop

Genre: Dance, electro-house

Origin: Stockholm, Sweden

Click here to follow Icona Pop on Twitter!

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Studio Sounds: Jhené Aiko ft. Childish Gambino – Bed Peace

Band: Jhené Aiko

Genre: R & B

Origin: Los Angeles, California

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Meet the New Mr. Christian Grey

Meet Irish actor and model Jamie Dornan. It was just announced Dornan will be replacing Sons of Anarchy star Charlie Hunnam as the role of Christan Grey in Fifty Shades of Grey. Check out the gallery below for some images of the former Calvin Klein model and Once Upon a Time star. (more…)

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Win a $2,200 SINGER22 Shopping Spree!

Shopping SpreeGuess what?! It’s our tenth birthday and we want to celebrate with you! Through the years our customers have been so loyal to us and we want to show you how much we appreciate your support.

We’re giving away a $2,200 SINGER22 shopping spree to one lucky winner. How do you win? Here are the rules: (more…)

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The Clueless Outfit Generator is Now a Reality!

We don’t think we’ve ever met a girl who isn’t completely envious of Cher Horowitz’s infamous outfit generator from Clueless. Let’s get real: a computer database that easily puts together matching outfits without even having to try anything on? Come on. It’s a dream come true! (more…)

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