Posts Tagged: jams

Lady Jam: 110%, Jessie Ware

This song’s been stuck in my head for a couple of days now:

‘110%’ is catchy, but it’s also weird enough to be a little edgy. It exists in that dreamy middle space between a slow song and a dance song; in a way, it kind of reminds me of 80’s new wave. Jessie Ware herself is ridiculously gorgeous, and the woman knows how to wear a defined brow. What can I say, I’m jealous.
If you’re curious about her (she doesn’t seem to be very big in America yet), here’s an interview on HelloGiggles. I like that she mentions listening to and/or wanting to work with Burt Bacharach, Frank Ocean, Aretha Franklin, Kanye West, and Jackson Browne. It all makes sense, doesn’t it?

Not-Even-A-Lady Jam: Heart, Oberhofer

I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t really keep up with what the kids are listening to. I used to have a radio show in college (I know, what? I have a face for radio, but I also have a voice for print), so at least then I had some sort of an idea about what was going on. Now that I’m an adult, sometimes Alex will tell me about things or occasionally I’ll see something on a blog, but for the most part I just listen to Dr. Dog, St. Vincent, and New Order on repeat. So I have no idea if this Oberhofer song is really popular, but what I do know is that it made me cry when I heard it yesterday in my car! Is that too much to share with you guys? Probably, but you already know I operate on a highly emotional level at all times. I only have Sirius for another week, so then I’ll go back to really knowing nothing about music.

Do you love this as much as I do? I hope so! I’ve already listened to it about ten times. The album’s out on Tuesday, and you can see them on tour right now! I want to go when they come to town, but I will probably cry in public. Whatever. Won’t be the first time, won’t be the last.

A Great Way To Spend Some Time

For some reason, I’m kind of obsessed with Robin Thicke and Paula Patton’s relationship. They’re like my Jay-Z and Beyonce. Did you guys know they met in high school? And they’re still together? And he puts her in his videos/on the covers of his albums? I’m pretty sure Paula Patton might be in the running for title of Most Beautiful Woman in The World because, seriously, have you looked at her lately? I know I’m asking you a lot of questions. Sorry. So anyway, she’s insanely beautiful, and I think Robin Thicke is attractive but I’m not totally sure because every time I look at him I just see his dad.

If you’d like to look at a photogallery of Robin Thicke and Paula Patton, here you go, feel free to die of adorableness. Also, here’s his video for Love After War, in which Paula Patton refuses to ever wear pants and I start to feel uncomfortable because this is basically softcore porn.