In The Taste Tent: Christine Rivera
Christine Rivera of Galaxy Taco will be in the Taste Tent at the Music Tastes Good Festival, Sept 29-30. Visit Rivera and she might give you the secret to the perfect tortilla. Not really! Her food secrets are mostly confidential. However, she will have an all-access pass to excellent food that she might share with you.
Friday Favorite Video: The Bamboos
What's not to love about this video by The Bamboos? The piano intro, the vocals, the horns, the lighting - it's all great. The thing that I may love the most is that the singer, Kylie Auldist, rocks the dress and tennis shoes. It's is the perfect song for getting ready to go out with friends and get lit up. I do like the ritual of playing music and putting on makeup. This is going on the makeup ritual playlist.
Food Truck Love: Mad Dumplings
If I had more free time, I would visit every food truck in America. A picture says a thousand words and all of Mad Dumplings pictures say "Yum." The pictures of the food from Mad Dumplings of Irvine, California have just about convinced me to get on a plane. They are going to be at the Music Tastes Good Festival on September 29-30 with other food vendors, chefs, and bands.
Friday Favorite Music Video: Calling All Captains
I'm not a helicopter mom. I'm more of a progressive mom who wants their kids to learn how to do things so they can function in life when I'm not with them. Still, l worry about how disconnected my middle kid has become since getting a cell phone. How is she going to know how to make conversation when it's a real person in front of her instead of a screen? What if the power is out and she can't look up crafty ideas on Pinterest? She's going to miss out on so much in life unless she starts looking up once in awhile. The video by Calling All Captains is about a similar subject - missing out by being disconnected from people.
Friday Favorite Video: Youth Fountain
Relationships are difficult for everyone. Even the best relationships hit a few bumps in the road. When we're young, we want to find our soulmate and put your lock on a bridge. It's super romantic, right?! By the time you're in your mid-40s, you are running away from the slightest hint of commitment like the chick in this video by Youth Fountain. I would find some bolt cutters before jumping into the water but that's just me. Tyler Zanon made the following comment about the song: “Rose Coloured Glass is being able to look back on toxic relationships, learning from the past and ultimately growing from them”. Seriously though, I have learned that bolt cutters can come in handy.
Friday Favorite Video: Active Bird Community
Who doesn't want to be a superstar for at least one day? One day out of life to be celebrated. One day to be chosen as someone's number one. So today this video is my number one. I love the song. I love that mint bicycle that matches the mint guitar. I love that brown jacket with the feathery/furry collar. In fact, I think I had a very similar jacket that I loved in 1996. Alas, I wore it out and it fell apart. The beauty of this video is that it won't wear out from watching it too much. If you'll excuse me, I have a video to watch and adore.
Friday Favorite Video: DBMK
This is an accurate video of my sleeping habits, except that I don't write on mirrors with lipstick. I love lipstick too much. However, I do feel like there's a rock band in my room keeping me awake. My boyfriend says that it's YouTube and I have the volume turned up again. That's how I get turnt up these days. Anyway, check out this video by DBMK.
Friday Favorite Video: Shallow Pools
The summer is slipping away and I haven't been to the beach yet. There's still time to have fun in the sun. Whenever I see the Shallow Pools video, it reminds me of everything fun- glitter, confetti, swimming, retro dresses and staying up late writing about what a jerk that one dude was. Then you shake off that heartbreak and go to the beach or the bar next to the beach. There are still good times to be had this summer. Start your good time by watching this video.
Friday Favorite Video: Red Wanting Blue
This song is about something that we all want: friendships that stand the test of time. So many people don't have connections to people like we used to before social media took over our lives. Really, we all want a few good friends to go for bike rides while wearing flashlight helmets. I didn't even know I needed a BFF and a flashlight helmet until now. Thanks Red Wanting Blue for reminding us that friendships are still important. I'll be following you on Twitter until we go for that bike ride.
Friday Favorite Video: Petal
Petal's video for "Better Than You" is joyful and happy. If I were going to have a talk show, I would want ice cream involved. We just got a karaoke machine at my house so maybe it could happen. Also, the streamers would make both my cat, Manny Pacquimeow and I extremely happy.
Friday Favorite Video: Good Friend - "D.L.B"
If you're like me then you need a boost of energy. The band, Good Friend, is not an energy drink or a cup of coffee but they are helping me to get through the day. They're going places and living the dream. I'm living vicariously through them for today and probably the rest of the summer. We all need a friend like Good Friend - full of energy and adventures.
Friday Favorite Video: Lina's Cover Of "Ooo Baby Baby"
I wasn't sure which video to post today. My boyfriend said to post this video of Lina because I've played it a bazillion times for two weeks. Her voice is absolutely beautiful. She totally slays it. On. Every. Take. The bloopers are hilarious. If you're wondering what they are singing in between takes, it's Rihanna's "Bitch Better Have My Money." I'm keeping my fingers crossed for the official Lina/DeAndre/Izik version.
Friday Favorite Video: Loah
"Nothing" by Loah is a great song. You'll like it if you're into empowerment, self-confidence and becoming your true self. If you're still in doubt about watching the video, my cat, Manny Pacquimeow, loves this song. He's very confident about his taste in music. Watch the video and you'll feel like conquering the world. Empower yourself.