Sunday, February 14, 2010

The 14th is upon us

Happy Valentine's Day, my blogsters!
...Or if you're completely opposed to this holiday, then forget I said anything. :)

So do you like V-Day or is it just an annoying Hallmark holiday? Are you better off if you're in a relationship or single on February 14th?

Want to know the seven things to never tell a single person? Head on over to Linda Lou's post about it. She's actually pretty really 110% spot on.

Cheesy love songs that you secretly love? This one's pretty bad. Not to mention it's a stalker's checklist. But it's still somehow cute.

Fallin', fallin', fallin'...

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Hi, remember me?

I'm that girl that neglected her blog because her classes have been neglecting her.
My bad, guys. My bad.

I'm back. Now that all the Grammy nonsense (and that really awk Taylor Swift/Stevie Nicks duet) is over with, let's talk about some news that dropped today... Crossroads Fest 2010!!!!
You guys have to check out that link. This is Eric Clapton's massive gathering of the best guitarists for a huge one day festival. This year it's June 26th (my brother's birthday!) and the lineup is out of this world. Seriously, all of you guys that live in Chicago/are going to go, I'm so jealous.

Extra noteworthy:
-Allman Brothers (!!!!!!!!!!!!)
-BB King
-Jeff Beck
-Clapton himself
-Steve Winwood
-ZZ Top

(I'll just close my eyes when John Mayer approaches the mic because I cannot stand that guy.)

This concert benefits Clapton's addiction treatment center in Antigua-- Crossroads Centre. If you haven't read Clapton's autobio, go pick it up. It's seriously fantastic and he talks about the Crossroads Centre.
Want to relive the power of Clapton & Winwood? Go here to watch some vids and get a recap.

What other guitarist(s) would you like to see at the festival?
For me: DAVID GILMOUR!!!!!! Jimmy Page? Santana?

Monday, February 1, 2010

Call me crazy

Okay guys, call me temporarily crazy... but there were two performances I actually liked last night on the Grammys.

Good things:
1. Lady GaGa & Elton John's medley of "Speechless" and "Your Song" - I thought this was really cool. And I'm the first to profess my hatred of Lady Gagme. But for whatever reason, this performance got me.
2. Beyonce's "If I Were a Boy" and "You Oughta Know" (Alanis cover) - I gotta rep my hometown girl. But really, this performance just rules:

Now onto the bad:
1. The autotune was crampin' my style.
2. The winners. I mean, really?
3. Taylor Swift & Stevie Nicks. I had known about that for a few days (Stevie was supposed to be a "surprise") and Stevie is my girl crush, but ohemgee. That was bad. I think the general consensus was that Taylor was off key for "Rhiannon" and couldn't really get into it, but yeah. I don't know. I don't think those two voices are meant to sing together. Just really awkward for me. But Waddy was holdin' it down alright! :)