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Monthly Archives: July 2017

Sleep Deprived Music Review: Butterscotch

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Apparently Butterscotch is the first female beatboxing champion. Also, she was a finalist on America’s Got Talent. I didn’t see her on the show. I found her on Bandcamp over the weekend.

The Scotch Tapes, vol. 1-3 are available on Bandcamp. She also has a few new singles available that are not on this album.

I enjoy listening to her voice. Also, not every song is exactly the same. She doesn’t sound like every other singer in the world. She still does beatboxing but I think she’s trying to expand and do new things. Some of the songs are a little jazzy. Some are a little more like R&B.

Butterscotch does a great cover of Sade’s “Cherish the Day.” It’s amazing. I also like the songs “Lovesick,” “Orbit” and “The Drift.” “Orbit” is too short. I wish it were longer. Both “Orbit” and “The Drift” songs are jazz-influenced. She could probably do a whole album of jazz and it would be a beautiful thing. Butterscotch is really in her element with jazz – maybe even more than beatboxing.

There’s nothing wrong with this album. I have no complaints really. I was just imagining myself in the studio yelling, “You know what this song needs? More beatboxing!” It’s not true though. If it needed anything, the album needs more jazz. I’m looking forward to hearing what she does next.

 

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#WeekendCoffeeShare: Pretty Little Liars and Reading.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you

  • that nothing exciting happened.
  • that I almost finished reading a book. I have about sixty pages to go.
  • I’m trying to figure out how to get my pdf books to load onto my Kindle App. It seems like it should be really simple. Maybe something is wrong with the files because it is not going well at all.
  • I spent some time listening to music to review. I’ll probably post something this week but I’m not exactly sure what it will be.
  • I ate an inside out grilled cheese sandwich. It was pretty good.
  • I didn’t drink very much coffee. I did drink a slushy though. It was delicious.
  • There were some new episodes of  Pretty Little Liars on Netflix. I can’t stop watching it.
  • I did not go to the Potterfest in Kent, Ohio this weekend. Maybe next year. . .

 

 

Posts from last week

Satisfaction: Weekly Photo Challenge

The Midnight Queen: #bookreview

Sleep Deprived Music Review: Lake Street Dive


Satisfaction: Weekly Photo Challenge

Satisfaction: WPC


Collage: WPC

Collage: WPC 


Sleep Deprived Music Review: Lake Street Dive

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The album that I’m in love with this week is Side Pony by Lake Street Dive. NOT drive people! D-I-V-E!

The band members are  Rachael Price (lead vocals), Mike “McDuck” Olson (trumpet, guitar), Bridget Kearney (upright bass), and Mike Calabrese (drums).

 

It’s jazzy, bluesy and a little old school R & B. It’s everything that I’ve been looking for lately. It will make you wish you had someone to dance and be nostalgic with besides the cat. My cat is not into dancing or nostalgia.

I was looking in the section of artists similar to Alabama Shakes on Spotify. This band is not exactly like the Alabama Shakes. Sometimes bands similar to other bands are not exactly the band that you are looking for. Sometimes you hit the jackpot.

I love the Rachael Price’s voice. Musically, they are pretty excellent and darned near perfect. They met at the New England Conservatory in Boston. So yeah, they know what they are doing.

 

The album cannot go on forever. I wish that it could. It can be put on repeat and that will have to be enough.

Everyone should go listen to this album immediately!!

Lake Side Drive on Spotify

 

Lake Side Dive on Twitter

 

 


The Midnight Queen: #bookreview

 

 

 

Have you ever wished that you could have the ability to use magic? In The Midnight Queen by Sylvia Izzo Hunter, Gray Marshall once had magical powers. The powers disappeared after an incident at his university forced him to leave school and work at a Professor Callender’s estate as a gardener.

Gray befriends Sophie, one of the daughters of Professor Callender. They both discover that events leading up to their current situation are not what they seemed.

I thought that the characters were interesting. There was a clear sense of who they were. The characters that were supposed to be likable were and the characters that were supposed to be villains were definitely despicable. The only character that I wasn’t sure about until the very end was Mrs. Wallis, the housekeeper. She has a lot of secrets and I always wondered if she was plotting against Gray.

While reading this book, I really wanted Gray to overcome the challenges that he faced. On a side note, I kept picturing Gray as a redhead instead of having sandy blonde or brown hair.

The only thing that threw me off a bit was the spelling of certain words, like magic, which were spelled a little differently. By the end of the first 100 pages, I was finally used to it.

I would recommend this book for those who are thirteen and up. There is one section where Hunter discusses a honeymoon.  However, it is not graphic or explicit by any means. I think that if you enjoy fantasy or books about magic, then you will enjoy this book.

I would give The Midnight Queen four out of five stars.

*I received this book from the Blogging for Books program in exchange for this review. The opinions are still my own.

 


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