Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Things That I'm Really Excited About

So far this summer has been pretty BORING and disappointing. So to cheer myself (and maybe you?) up, here's a list of some of the things that I'm really excited about this summer.

1. Tonight's episode of Pretty Little Liars
Pretty Little Liars season two started back up last Tuesday and it was awesome! PLL is one of my favorite shows, seriously. I fell in love with the books sophmore year and was so excited when I found out it was becoming a show. The show and the series actually have a lot of differences, but it's still really good, so I don't mind. Now its like two versions of the same story! I just can't wait to see what happens.

2. Summer movies
SO many awesome movies are coming out this summer that I'm excited for. I read about Emma Roberts' new movie, The Art of Getting By, and I knew I would want to see it. It came out a couple of days agao, so hopefully this week I'll be able to go see it. Freddie Highmore is in it and he's a really interesting person; also he was in Charlie and The Chocolate Factory and August Rush. Definitely, going to be a new favorite of mine haha. And of course Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows part two comes out in 24 days! It's sad because it's I'pretty much the end of my childhood. I've been watching the movies and reading the books since first grade! It's pretty crazy. But hopefully, J.K. Rowling will hear the hearts of children all over the world breaking, and continue the series or something...just saying. There are SO many more...but not enough time/space to write about them here.

3. Vans Warped Tour
Vans Warped Tour is a music festival that runs all summer long. It usually hosts pop punk and rock bands, as well as some ska, reggae, and rap groups. I went for the first time last year and it was so amazing. It lasted all day and I didn't get home until almost two in the morning. It's a great festival to go to even if you don't listen to alot of the bands going, because the people are great too.

I'm applying for schools only in New York and hopefully I will be going up there to visit schools and learn the city more. It's one of my favorite places in the world! Maybe even get to take some classes to help prepare me for all that is the fashion world.

What are you excited about this summer??
-Assata xx

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Joe Jonas "Gone Solo?"

Details April 2011 Issue
              It may be a while before another Jonas Brothers album drops, but this Jonas Brother is still very much on the music scene. Joe Jonas has officially launched his solo career with his single "See No More". Co-written by Chris Brown, "See No More" is the tale of a young man who is struggling with a harsh break-up. (Could he be hinting at his previous break-up with Twilight star Ashley Greene?. It's a possibility.) "See No More" was released June 13 on iTunes, and is quickly climbing the charts. (Personally, I am loving the new sound. It is reminiscent of the original up beat Jo Bro albums that are still getting plenty of radio time on my iPod).
              Contrary to Nick Jonas' blues and classic soul album, Joe Jonas has turned towards a more uptempo and electronic sound. Despite these creative differences, Nick Jonas remains supportive as usual towards his older brother. Nick said to MTV News: "Joe's record's really coming together nicely. It's been kind of a process for him to create it, and he's taking his time, which I think is important. But it's really a quality record. I listened to it in the car, and I was just loving it." (aww, Nick Jonas always was the sensitive sweet brother).
              So what can we expect in the future from Joe? People magazine reports that his solo album will be released in September of this year. However, Joe Jonas has recently been debuting some of his new tracks in concert. In Chicago, during his very first solo performance, Joe Jonas played never before heard tracks "Fast Life" and "Love Slayer". According to concert goers, these songs were very well received! Joe Jonas also made a "Jonas Brother first" when he had female dancers join him on stage during his performance. (*jaw drop*)
             Could there be another Jonas Brothers album in the future? Yes! (thank the Lord above) 
Last Friday on The View, Nick explained the guys were all "just taking some times to do some individual projects and enjoy that journey that each of us are on. We'll come back and do something together soon." In the mean time, the true Jonas Brothers fans will wait patiently and reminisce on the good ole' days.

                                                                            - Jazz

Songs on My Summer Playlist

Hey guys, summer is just starting and its the PERFECT time to make playlist for longs drives or for that time in the middle of the afternoon when you've got the house to yourself, or just for hanging with your best friends. Here's some songs that are on my summer playlist...

Island in the Sun - Weezer
 This song is so sweet and suttle. Its the perfect example of summer: too short, isolated, and soon to be a distant memory. This song is literally summer in three minutes and twenty seconds. The melody and the music is so sweet, but the message is very sad; just like summer, the sunshine and the time to relax is really nice, but its depressing because you know its going to be over way too soon and you'll be back to reality.
Best lyric: "On an island in the sun, we'll be playing and having fun. And it makes me feel so fine, I can't control my brain."

Summer Hair = Forever Young - The Academy Is...
This song is so infectious! Its  a song that I'm always going to connect with feeling young. Words cannot express. It's one of my favorite TAI songs and I could (and have) listen to it over and over again.
Best lyric: "Don't you wonder why, suddenly we're all running out of time?"

Summertime - DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince
 This is pretty much the ultimate summer song for EVERYONE! Its so relatable to anyone's summer experience: chilling out with your friends, being with family, summer romances, the list goes on. And the video reminds me of my past summers because I did always play outside with my friends and dress nicer because I didn't have to wear a uniform, and spend more time at family gatherings and just didn't have a single care in the world.
Best lyric:"School is out and it's a sort of a buzz, but back then I didn't really know what it was. But now I see what have of this, the way that people respond to summer madness."

Summertime Clothes - Animal Collective
It's a very fun and kind of silly song. It reminds me of playing around with my cousins in the yard all day long and being content with the fact that that's all I would be doing. Despite the unbearable heat, we'd be ok with playing until it got dark and then going back in the house and continueing to play and be silly. This song is amazing because it reminds us each of the best times of our lives.
Best lyric: "Walkin' around in our summertime clothes, know where to go where our bodies go."

No Such Thing - John Mayer
This song most reminds me of summer because I listened to it on repeat during the summer after freshman year. I got the cd from the library and I was suprised at how much of the album I knew. While at home by myself, I would play this cd on repeat. Then when I when to Europe, I played in on my ipod over and over.
Best lyric:"I just found out there's no such thing as the real world, just a lie you got to rise above." 

What's on your summer playlists??
-Assata xx