Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Friday, October 15, 2010
Rachel: How is the tour going for you guys?
Kim: It's good.
Matt: It's awesome actually!
Rachel: How is it living on a bus?
Kim: This is kind of our normal life where going home is strange now. We're only home like three months out of the year.
Matt: I mean a lot of it's different, a lot of it is doing shows where we fly in and fly out on a daily basis. It gets pretty stressful, but doing the bus...the bus ain't bad!
Rachel: What other bands inspired you guys? What inspired you to start making music?
Kim: It wasn't like we were trying to start a band, I just wanted to learn how to play drums and Matt had a keyboard he wanted to figure out. In Brookyln the scene we're in it's a combination of artist, musicians, and people who are just down to party. Coming from that background it was very easy to start. I mean we got forced to play our first show. We weren't trying to start a band.
Matt: But I think in the end it was more inspiration from friends then like "Oh hey there's this big band" or whatever. A lot of it was bands that we loved and we loved to see. They were doing rad stuff. We were really just messing around and that was really what inspired us. It was just a close nit music community in Brooklyn that we just fell into by accident.
Rachel: You guys are so fun and energetic. How do you keep those qualities while performing all of the time?
Kim: Well, we get to play all the time. (laughs)
Matt: As tired as you can be or whatever, the second we go out to play, to have a bunch of people super stoked is what helps. Whatever bad situation I may be in I snap out of right when I get on stage. We love what we do and we don't take any of it for granted. Kim and I write exactly what we want to hear in music. You need to do what you love.
To learn more about Matt and Kim visit their site at Mattandkimmusic.com
Posted by Rachel Gonzalez
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Songs like "A Thousand Miles" (Vanessa Carlton) talks about the distance between two lovers and doing everything in the young protaginist's power to go back to her dearly beloved.
"Love Drunk" (Boys Like Girls) expresses the resentment of an ex and the lack of attention of the relationship which led to major heartbreak-issues we as teenagers seem to deal with a lot.
I personally have never appreciated the life lessons these songs seem to provide us with until just a few years ago when I was really down in the dumps, and then I realized that all the answers I wanted were right in my Ipod.
Wether you're dealing with heartbreak, being incredibly angry with the world, feeling rather lonely, or just want to jam to something fun, music is incorporated to each and everyone of our lives every single day.
Friday, August 13, 2010
Saturday, August 7, 2010
ABC Family’s new series Pretty Little Liars, which is based off of the novels written by Sara Shepard, is a new breed of television shows; mixing Nancy Drew with Gossip Girl. The show has brought a new Tuesday night activity to the table and viewing parties have become the new trend.
Alison DiLaurentis (played by Sasha Pieterse) was the It Girl and leader of the popular clique at Rosewood Day. That is until she went missing…
Spencer Hastings the boyfriend stealing honor roll student (played by Troian Bellisario), Hanna Marin the newly skinny popular girl (played by Ashley Beson), Aria Montgomery the English teacher’s pet and Daddy’s little girl (played by Lucy Hale), and Emily Fields the swimmer girl who has no use for boys (played by Shay Mitchell) have found themselves observed by a secret stalker, who calls him or herself “A.”
When the girls start finding messages with threats to tell about Spencer’s stolen kisses with her sister’s fiancé, Hanna’s bulimia, Aria’s English teacher slash boyfriend and cheating father, and Emily’s homosexual tendencies, they start to think that these secrets, which only Alison knew, may be not-so-subtle-hints that Alison’s back in town.
That is until full year after Alison’s disappearance when the new girl, Maya, moves in to the house that Alison lived in when she went missing. A certain backyard renovation may stir things up when Alison’s body is found. In order to save their reputations and their lifestyles, the pretty little liars have to determine who “A” is and get him or her to keep their secrets.
To find out more about the Pretty Little Liars you can read Shepard's novels, watch the show, or visit their official site: http://www.prettylittleliars.com/tv/
Friday, July 30, 2010
While all these are going on, there is something going on with Ashley and Ricky which is breathtakingly surprising. Also, Jack moves into Grace's guesthouse which makes
Madison very unconfortable.
The next few episodes for the rest of season 3 will make everything clear about what Amy feels about all these and if she will ever forgive Ben and go back out with him and what will happen with everyone else.
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
At the theme park, visitors are able to go to various places such as Ollivanders (where one can purchase a wand) or the Hogwarts Castle where you can tour Dumbledore’s office. Tourists can also ride on a fearsome new attraction at this park called Dragon Challenge. This is a ride that involves two roller coasters that each has their own dragon as a theme: a Chinese Fireball or a Hungarian Horntail. Much like the Dueling Dragons ride that was housed in Islands of Adventure until it was closed, the roller coasters intertwine with each other as if the two dragons are fighting it out.
This is a sequel to the Harry Potter adaptations that will have people talking for a very long time.
Saturday, July 10, 2010
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
The main art of Stephanie Meyers is the ability to describe emotions teens tend to feel which is why the book targets most high school students. The skill both authors possess is the ability to engulf readers into their imagination which is the reason they deserve top spot. And their writing inspired more than just movies but fashion fads like nerdy glasses and colored contacts. Twilight has become everything from party themes to heart racing conversations. It's the hot guys, dramatic scenes that draws teens in for more. For many, its something to look forward to and line up at the theatre for.
Friday, July 2, 2010
And let me be clear here its not all about the girls being disrespected and what not. Not every guy wants all these girls all up on him! What happened to the old days where we would ask each other for a dance ? We shouldn't assume that everyone wants our booties. Like seriously, sometimes its better to save the embarrassment. AWKWARD !
Dancing can be fun without being seductive and ridiculous. If you like dancing like that I'm not bashing you. Just don't dance with me...
Monday, June 28, 2010
I've played the cello now for nearly two years and I can honestly say it is unlike any other instrument. I used to play the piano and I was constantly told to "feel" the music--a concept I had never really understood. When I began playing the cello, I was finally able to grasp this concept. The cello becomes like an extension of my body, in which every note I can feel. The beauty in the instrument is thus truly revealed.
Photo taken by Katelyn Chesonis.
Friday, June 25, 2010
They're Silly Bandz. First sold exclusively online in 2008, BCP Imports' Silly Bandz now occupy the shelves of 8,000 stores in the U.S. and are on Amazon's list of best selling toys and games. These inexpensive and colorful rubber bands can be found in a variety of shapes, from dollar signs to butterflies to guitars. They've swept across the U.S. and can be now found on the wrists of children everywhere.
I first came across them while volunteering in the Religious Education program at my church, where I worked with 2nd graders. The kids would come in with both arms covered halfway to their elbows with these rubber bands and trade them. Those who didn't have any marveled over their classmates. Not long after, my little sister came home with a few Silly Bandz of her own and pleaded that we buy some more.
I personally didn't find them of much entertainment or collecting value. The coolest part of them was the fact that you could stretch them out and they still retained their original shape. I have to admit, some are a little cute, like the elephant or dolphin. They're still not something I would spend my own money on. However, celebrities have been swept into the craze as well. Sarah Jessica Parker and Mary Kate Olsen are a few of the more fashion-forward fans.
Just like Pokemon cards, Tamagotchis, and Neopets, Silly Bandz will probably fade away into just a childhood memory for most. But for now, they're a thriving and harmless trend.