Tag Archives: Bonnaroo

Keeping House: Marriage and moving in Athens, Ohio

21 Aug

Hello all!

As it’s been a hot minute since my last post, I thought I’d take tonight to update my loyal readers on what I have been up to since my move to Athens, Ohio.

Addam and I have moved into our own little home at 47 1/2 South May Avenue, and after a few weeks of lugging loads and unpacking boxes, it is finally starting to feel like home. We don’t have a lot of extra storage space, but we’ve made do with what we have, and it’s coming together quite nicely.

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Champagne Showers: VIP at LMFAO in MIA

15 Jul

After Bonnaroo and about a week before Addam and I left Miami, we had VIP tickets for an LMFAO show at the American Airlines Arena — where the Heat had just won the NBA championship one day prior.

Far East Movement opened for Redfoo and SkyBlu, who threw an AMAZING party and definitely knew how to party rock. Since we were VIP, Addam and I were so close we could practically reach out and touch the uncle/nephew duo, and when they showered the crowd with champagne, we could taste the bubbles! We had an incredible time, so I wanted to share some of the photos we took throughout the night.

PARTY ROCK!

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Check out this link to my YouTube Channel to view a set of videos I took of the performance.

“Yo, I’m runnin’ through these ho’s like Drano; I got that devilish flow, rock ‘n’ roll, no halo. We party rock, yeah, that’s the crew that I’m reppin’; On the rise to the top, no lead in our zeppelin.” —  LMFAO, Party Rock Anthem, Sorry for Party Rocking (2011).

Blogaroo: The Roo Experience

14 Jul

I know we’re about a month out from Bonnaroo, but I’ve been so busy with all the transitions in my life that this is the first chance I’ve found to update everyone about the amazing time I had there.

I’ll get to all of my life changes in a later post, but this one is dedicated to Bonnaroo 2012 and the bands that made the journey from Miami, Florida to Manchester, Tennessee worth the 14-hour drive.

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Blogaroo: Day 1: ALO

5 Jun

Now I wouldn’t be a very good vegan if I didn’t dedicate a blogaroo post to the Animal Liberation Orchestra.

ALO is a California rock band composed of Zach Gill (keys and vocals), Steve Adams (bass and vocals), Dan Lebowitz (guitar and vocals) and Dave Brogan (drums and vocals).

The group got their start in 1989, when Lebowitz, Adams, Gill and former drummer Matt West formed a band in junior high school. Calling themselves Django, the group recorded their first album, Contact, the summer before their senior year. The band continued through college, when the boys moved to Santa Barbara. West returned home after a couple of years, making room for Brogan.

The group is currently signed to Jack Johnson’s Brushfire Records. They have released three full-length albums for Brushfire, along with a number of independent releases.

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Blogaroo: Day 2: Flying Lotus

4 Jun

Steven Ellison, aka Flying Lotus, is an experimental multi-genre music producer from Winnetka, California whose debut album, 1983, was released on Plug Research Records in 2006.

While he’s uncredited, Ellison has produced bumper music for the Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim. He’s also remixed songs for fellow Plug Research artists, including Mia Doi Todd.

In January 2011 FlyLo won the 10th Annual Independent Music Awards in the short-form video category for MmmHmm. He will be collaborating with R&B singer Erykah Badu on new material for her next album and he is working on a  multimedia project with filmmaker Miwa Matreyek,  titled The Mapping of Countries Yet to Come. It is also rumored that Flying Lotus will remix one of Radiohead’s songs from The King of Limbs.

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Blogaroo: Day 3: Dispatch

3 Jun

Dispatch is a Boston-based indie/roots band that was active from 1996 to 2002. While the band took a decade-long hiatus, they’re back in action just in time for Bonnaroo. Following a 2011 national tour, the group released a self-titled EP containing six new songs. It was their first all-new release since 2000.

The band includes Brad Corrigan (vocals, drums, guitar, percussion and harmonica),  Pete Francis Heimbold (vocals, bass and guitar) and Chad Urmston (vocals, guitar, bass and percussion). Their music crosses several genres, including acoustic folk-rock, reggae and funk.

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Blogaroo: Day 4: Major Lazer

2 Jun

Major Lazer is a musical project by DJ/Producer Diplo. While it used to include Switch, he left the group last year due to “creative differences.”   Hype man Skerrit Bwoy was also involved in the project, but he left earlier this year to pursue religion.

Diplo and Switch met while working with M.I.A. In 2009 the duo recorded their first album Guns Don’t Kill People… Lazers Do in Jamaica’s Tuff Gong Studios. A number of musicians contributed to the album, including Santigold, Amanda Blank and Turbulence.

While involved in the project, Switch produced Beyoncé’s Run the World, which sampled Major Lazer’s Pon de Floor.

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