All posts tagged: music

New Year Old Tunes: Frankie Valli

New Year means new music . . . usually. Disclaimer:  If at any point you think to yourself ‘who is this uncultured child that only now discovered Franki Valli and Frank Sinatra?’ Let me explain that I have known who these people are since I was able to fake tap dance at the age of 8 to the finale on the movie Annie. So excuse you sir/maam for assuming I didn’t know. This year our top scientists have noticed a backtrack in the style of music*. From mixtures of rap and 20’s to remixes of our favorite songs into 50’s and 20’s sultry jazz, and even a flat-out rebirth of the classics, as proven in the #2 album on the hottest albums list:   * at no point were scientists actually asked to review the confusing system which is popular music* You could say it all started with the Great Gatsby, and that it’s been gradually rising. But I would like to believe that oldies really came back in style with a bang when Jersey …

Photo Essay: Behind the Table

Dupont Circle has a local farmers market everyday from around 9am to 2pm. Where all of the DMV dairy farms, produce, chicken farms, and others get together to share the love of organic everything. Usually people like to focus on the food, because what else would you be thinking about at a farmers market?  But I think that more often the actual farmers are sort of looked over. We tend to forget how awesome they really are, and the fact that they love their job with a passion which they inadvertently pass onto their customers. (I know the pictures are a bit tiny but you can click on them to enlarge the size) So heres a look behind the table at the workers: Musical Accompaniment Venezuela/Peaches In a Pickle Cutting the Cheese (yes I went there, you only get so many opportunities) Scramble With a side of Shiitake In Bloom At the End of the Day Tomato face An Ear for Basil Sorry if it ever got a bit corn-y, I think I have a …

Give them good grades . . . and maybe some cake afterwards

Sometimes studying will always be boring, some subjects will just never be interesting (sorry macroeconomics). If only you had that motivation that drives those try-hards in your math class, those lucky nerds, they don’t know how good they have it. Or maybe your not even studying, maybe your writing an essay (or a blogpost), and suddenly the clouds open up and lightning strikes you, giving you that all foreboded writers block. “Dear God Why?” you yell at the heavens. When it comes to studying I’m usually the first one volunteering to drive the struggle bus, I have the attention span of a goldfish, but only when I’m really not interested in the subject. However, I’ve found a solution, and it came to me like I believe most ideas come to people. I laid on the floor after an amazing dinner during final exams week, and played some music from a movie I had recently watched (if you must know, you nosy reader, the movie was Amelie), suddenly all of my questions were answered, as if …