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Basically my music idol.


Dance So Good.

What’s been new?

I’ve found myself blogging less about little things since I started doing these “100 things that make me happy” blog posts. I felt the urge to write one today though since a lot has been going on.

When is there not a shit ton of things going on in the music world in my life? On May 3rd the ladies and I finally piled into Jenns car for a road trip to Burlington where Wakey!Wakey! was playing. We first discovered Mike Grubbs music while he was on One Tree Hill. Since then his stuff has been on repeat on our iPods. If you’ve never heard of him that I can sum it up in a few words. He’s got one of the most mesmerizing voices which he accents by playing the piano and having a violinist, electric keyboardist, guitarist and drummer in his band. His music actually has depth, unlike a lot of what is on the radio these days. It saddens me that not many people know about him. I feel like everything this man touches turns to gold.

So we roadtripped, with our pile of food in the backseat, across the border and to University Mall where we shopped. Then we stopped at Applebees for dinner. As we sat down I turned and noticed Mike Grubbs sitting at the bar right next to us. Small world. Then we headed to the venue for what would be one of the best shows of my life. The opening band Pretty and Nice damaged my ears. Then came Wakey!Wakey! who played a super intimate show, interacting with the crowd in between every song, and sounding even better than the CD(if that’s possible). We had the chance to meet Mike after the show and I was blown away by what a down to earth and hilarious guy he is. It’s so fun to meet artists like him when so many others(who have even smaller careers) have egos the size of Burlington. That being said, his band remains in my Top 5 and I’m so excited to get the chance to see him again.

I’ve also been overwhelming myself with new music lately. I got The Wombats CD which is incredibly cute. I love British artists. They just know how to make music. I also found myself addicted to Hey Rosetta!, Adele, Mother Mother and Cage The Elephant. Nothing makes me happier than discovering new music. One day my computer will implode from the amount of music I listen to. On top of that Steven Tyler, my music idol, came out with a brand new songs and I immediately purchased it. I was devastated to find out that Aerosmith had broken up back in September but if he’s still making music then a part of me just got a bit happier.

Other than that Summer is FINALLY here. I’ve spent the last few days lying out in the sun. It’s a great excuse to finish a good book. It seems that in the winter I watch too many movies and in the summer I read too many books. I keep running from book store to book store filling up my book shelf and I really need to start reading them before I get more. I’m currently finishing up Portia De Rossi’s autobiography “Unbearable Lightness.” I’ve been addicted to biographies lately. I’ve finished up 4 in the last two months and I plan on going to get Steven Tylers within the next two months as well. I also picked up Shania Twains new one for Jason yesterday which Id love to read this summer at some point.

Schools almost over which means one week of exams and then CUBA. I’ve already started to put things aside for the trip. In 11 sleeps I’ll be on the beach surrounded by absolute silence. I need this more than anything right now. I’ve been struggling with stress for the last 3 weeks to the point where I feel physically and emotionally drained. That’ll teach me to ever take anything that needs a prescription. All it does is fuck with the body. It’s been a struggle but I’m very slowly gaining control and my parents and Jason have been there every step of the way to help me get through it. It’s not a fun feeling believe me.

I’m moving along on my 101 goals in 1001 days list. I’ve decided to post an updated version of what’s been completed once I’m done my 100 Things That Make Me Happy list. I also plan on blogging more once that’s done with.

30 Day Music Challenge: Day 1

Mel posted this on her blog and I just had to go ahead and copy her.

Day 01 – Your favorite song:

This is difficult considering music is essentially the soundtrack to every single thing that I do. I could easily take a song from Hedley, Josh Groban, Something Corporate, etc but in the end my love for music stems from one song. I grew up on Aerosmith. My first memory of music was that band so naturally my favorite song comes from them as well. To some degree I always hoped and prayed that I would fall in love with someone as deeply as the words to this song.

Favorite song? I Don’t Wanna Miss a Thing by Aerosmith

Sweet Emotion.

I’m currently sitting here watching American Idol auditions for the first time since Simon & co left the show. My main reason? Steven Tyler. I’ve lost interest in the show over the years but I’m finding it hard not to watch when one of my music idols who’s featured every week to give advice.

I grew up on Aerosmiths music. I can say, without a doubt, they are my favorite band of all time. What’s hilarious is I’ve always been drawn to incredibly unique voices and I know I can give Steve Tyler 100% of the credit for that.

I was heartbroken when I found out this summer that they had played their last ever show in Vancouver, the day AFTER I left to come home. They were my very first concert, 7 years ago at the Bell Center and a good reason that music has become my #1 passion in life. I’m sad I’ll never see them play again but their music will always bring me back to my childhood and put a smile on my face.