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August AND September Love Affairs

Good gawd, I can't believe it's September October!  I missed my window to post my September favorites before the second half of the month, and knowing I wasn't going to have too much time to indulge in new interests I figured I may as well combine the two months.   I actually may do this every two months from now on, as this next month is kind of crazy (in a good way).  Onward to my non-fashion favorites!

Black Label Society
I 100% forgot about these dudes.  They're a metal band I first became aware of in college but I haven't listened to them in I'm not even sure how long!  I was driving home one day with a friend (who loves metal) and he mentioned them in passing and I immediately quit making my hand "fly through the air" out of the front seat window and looked at him and went, "Black Label Society?!  I legit forgot about them...they're awesome!"  He agreed and kept talking, but I was fixated on them and immediately interrupted to go, "BUM DUM DUM DUM BUM BUM BUM BUM," which is the intro to "Fire it Up".  Ever since I've been playing them a lot.

Fiona Apple
I loved, loved, loved Fiona Apple since she came out in the late 90s.  My ballet teacher even tried to have us do floor warmups to her debut album, but that was in vain.  That said it somewhat introduced me to Fiona Apple!  I know the Tidal album back and forth and got pretty into her second album.  I've somewhat cut out though a little bit after that and couldn't get into her newer stuff.  I gave her 2012 album a try this month (The Idler Wheel is Wiser...) and I was surprised at how good it was.  I figured she was nosediving into more and more obscure sounds and whatnot, but I thought this was a really fun album!

Straight Outta Compton
I'm not really a movie person!  But for the second time this summer, let alone year, let alone more than that, I found myself in a movie theater!  One of my PA best friends who moved to LA was visiting family here in Colorado (confused?).  August in some ways was a great month but in other ways it beat up my psyche a tad.  So on the last day of August I found myself playing hooky in the afternoon and in a theater with one of my besties ready to watch the NWA story, and that was just what the doctor ordered!  Ice Cube is one of my favorite musical artists and I like NWA in general, so I was pretty stoked to see a biopic on them.  Honestly, I wasn't as wrapped up in this movie as I thought I would be.  But it was good!  Ice Cube's son did an amazing job as portraying him.  There were moments where I literally had to catch myself remembering that it wasn't in fact Ice Cube on the stage, and it wasn't just because of the striking resemblance but body language and facial movements.  Um, can we do a moment on the guy that played Snoop Dogg though?  No offense to him but that was giving my flashback to the awful Aayliah movie where none of the actors looked like the famous people they were portraying!

Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp
Confession: I'm not IN love with the movie or the Netflix series.  But I like it.  Strongly.  I love all of the actors.  Michael Ian Black is a longtime favorite comic of mine and Ken Marino playing Mark Orlando on Burning Love is one of the best comedic performances that I've ever seen.  I could honestly keep going and give praise to the whole cast, but I'll stop.  That all said, there's something about this kind of humor and the flow of the plot lines that don't make me laugh out loud.  But mentally I always get the humor and find it clever and borderline genius.  For whatever reason, it just doesn't tickle my funny bone enough to make me crack up.  Weird right?  Does anyone else ever find something to be mentally hilarious though they're not actually laughing, or am I alone in having layers to what I find funny?  Also...Elizabeth Banks in these rainbow jeans...as if I needed another reason to want these jeans!  (PS-her plot line was by far the weirdest, though she was awesome in it...)

Concerts Seen:
The Kills, Baby in Vain, The Foo Fighters, Hall and Oates.

Frequent Spotify Artists:
Black Label Society, The Talking Heads, Hall and Oates, Fiona Apple, The Beastie Boys, The Jesus and Mary Chain, the Descendants, Violent Femmes,  and Iggy Pop + The Stooges.

What have you guys been into the past few months??

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  1. Wow, I want to know Black Label Society now! I usually loved going to the cinema, but now I don't go anymore... but would love to, at least once more this year! The year is flying! By the way, I loooved the rainbow jeans, suuuuper cute, I really would love to wear them! I know you have been busy, I will miss your outfit posts in case you don't post them, but I know that the end of the year is really crazy!
    DenisesPlanet.com

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    1. Thank you!! Let me know if you check out Black Label Society! XO

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    2. And, no worries...I'll be posting outfit pics ;)

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  2. Great post!
    xx
    Mademoiselle Coconath
    http://mllecoconath.com

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  3. My husband and I watched the White Hot series on Netflix too! I never saw the original, but thia was pretty funny and definitely worth the watch. I have not seen Straight Outta Compton yet! I've heard so many good reviews.

    amandabrezovsky.com

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  4. I NEED to watch Straight Outta Compton one of these days! I heard it's freaking fantastic, and while I'm not a fan of R&B or rap, I love the history behind the people making the music. It's amazing <3

    xx Bash | Hey Bash | bloglovin'

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  5. I really need to check out Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp. I have been meaning to watch the Netflix series for ages now. And your description of it has piqued my interest. :)

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  6. I really want to see Straight Outta Compton- such a cool thing to have Ice Cube's son playing him!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  7. So fun to read this and catch up! I watched some of Wet Hot American Summer, didn't love it either, but loved Paul Rudd. I forgot about Fiona Apple!

    Http://Leftbankgirl.blogspot.com

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    1. It was a strong like but not quite love, right? Glad you liked this post! XO

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