Happy Monday! I hope that everyone had a fantastic weekend. If you’re anything like me, then you probably spent the weekend anticipating May to go by quickly, so June can come on in and summer fun can begin! Don’t get me wrong, May is cool, but I just really need summer to get here…like right now! But as I’m waiting for the weeks to breeze on by, I can at least enjoy the summery vibes of Classixx new release “All You’re Waiting For” featuring Nancy Whang.
That’s right! Today, the Los-Angeles-based production duo finally uploaded a new track to their soundcloud and it features the fun vocals of Nancy Whang.
Check it out. It’s all that you’ve been waiting for.
Ah, summer is slowly fading away. September starts next week, and shortly before I even notice it, the Fall weather will start creeping it’s way into the DMV (DC.MD.VA.) But don’t get me wrong, I especially love everything about Autumn. I enjoy going apple picking with my mom, I enjoy sipping hot apple cider, buying sexy layered looks, and I love the fact this is my last semester in undergrad.
So, the changing of the season is a good thing for me, but that doesn’t mean I’m not going to miss summer. Even though I didn’t have time to hit Virginia Beach or Ocean City, I still enjoyed the summer weather. And man, I can’t even begin to fathom how awesome the music was this summer. So many great summery mixes were released, and a good majority of them ended up right here on this blog. I couldn’t be selfish, I had to share the great music with my beloved readers.
Of course when you think of summer time, the first thing that often comes to mind are those sunny days on a beach, and if you’re lucky to take a trip, you’re probably aiming for a Caribbean getaway. And if I had to bet a popular destination this year, I would say that Jamaica seems like a good choice.
We already know that the Jamaicans dominated track this year at the Olympics, and Jamaica is a very popular topic amongst us women with natural hair (we are obsessed with raw Jamaican Black Castor Oil.) Not only is Jamaica popular for getaways, track athletes, and oils that make hair grow quick, but it’s a popular destination/theme amongst a lot of musicians this summer.
The most recent song titled “Jamaica” is by a Sydney based group Van She. “Jamaica” is the group’s first single off their EP Idea of Happiness and today they released the official music video for their summery single.
Another summery tone called “Jamaica” is by Theme Park and it has more of an indie rock sound. Theme Park is an alternative band from London, and their hit single was titled “Jamaica,” but has a different meaning/vibe then Van She’s version of “Jamaica. The original is a nice chill track, but the remix by Gigamesh is quite a delight.
I love the original, but I’m more into the remix by Gigamesh. Sounds epic.
The theme of “Jamaican” has been pretty big this summer, but one track that truly captures the Caribbean spirit comes from the courtesy of a label I greatly admire, French Express. They’ve got so many great artists on their label, and a lot of the tracks from French Express end up making their way into a lot of great mixes.
One of the songs that I’ve heard over and over again on a variety of mixes by different producers and DJs is a caribbean infused track by Jonas Rathsman called “Tobago.” The track just inspires me to get up, dance, but at the same time I could totally see myself laying on a beach somewhere sipping on a Mai Tai (one of my favorite drinks.)
Now even though summer is coming to an end, there is still one track that I’ve been listening to for years no matter what season it is. Whether it’s rain, snowing, or a sunny day, I always find myself listening to Island Breeze (Trentemoller Remix) by Pashka featuring Ijeoma. Such a timeless song that allows me to close my eyes and escape reality…the evening sun, gently kissing my face.
Check out the track below and let the lyrics and the sounds caress your mind, body, and soul.
For the first time in a very long time, I actually have a social life. Not quite sure what happened, but I’m pretty sure it has to do with the fact that summer is here, I’m about to graduate college, and I actually have transportation. I mean of course you can easily get around in the DMV via train and bus, but having a car does make it easier for me to get to folks outside of moco.
Summer is basically here and I’ve already kicked it off by doing some fun things. I saw Reggie Watts in concert, Miguel Migs @ U Street Music Hall, and I even went Rock Climbing @ Earth Trek in Rockville, MD. Let me just, rock climbing was amazing! It basically cost 25 bucks to climb three different walls, but it was still a blast. I’m not terrified of heights, so it wasn’t super scary. I definitely plan on going again this summer.
Every weekend has been a blast so far and I’ve really enjoyed hanging out with my good friend. I’m also anxious to hang out with my boyfriend this weekend and give him a tour of D.C. Nothing crazy, just hitting the zoo, the museums, maybe dancing a little, and of course grabbing some frozen yogurt (I got him hooked on it.)
My goal is explore D.C. as much as I can, but this summer isn’t just limited to exploring Washington, D.C. I plan on going on some road trips, visiting the beach, playing paintball, laser tag, and going to some amusement parks. I’m going to try to have as much fun as possible, even working on some film and photography projects. I just want to capture every single moment and create some Facebook worthy pictures to remember the summer.
If I can actually save up enough money then I would even go on a cruise at the end of the summer. But that isn’t set in stone yet, so for now it’s all speculation. But at least I’m trying to piece together my plans and come up with a great summer filled with exploration and trying new things. So if you notice sometimes I don’t blog for a few days, then it’s because I’m out and about exploring the DMV and the East Coast. But don’t worry, I’ll still come back and share my experiences with you guys. Especially when I find good music.
Cheesy, but the perfect song to think of summer….lol
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I know it’s been a few days since I’ve blogged. I’ve been finishing up my final projects for my classes and so far I’ve gotten an A in Business Writing and an A in Music Appreciation. It’s been a great semester and I’m ready for my two summer English classes to begin. It’s been a lot of fun being in school but I’m anxious to graduate, just have to get through summer, fall, then I’ll be out in Spring 12′.
I try not to think about school too much and focus on the more important things at the moment. Such as LA Noire coming out on Tuesday, the PSN is finally back on, and so many great summer movies I have to see. I’m a huge 1940s(as well as 1930s) fanatic and enjoy that entire gangster noire theme. I love the way they talked during that time period and the effortless style. My style isn’t really 1940s but I do plan on buying some vintage pieces and having an artistic flair. I’ve been focusing really hard on becoming the woman I’ve always wanted to be and have devoted time to discovering my style.
Summer is a great time for me to mold myself into the appearance I want to broadcast to the world, especially since my hair is finally growing back out and I’m losing weight because I actually can focus on running and I’m not distracted by men. It’s interesting to see how a lot of the thick and fabulous divas have decided to shape up and take on a new appearance. Raven Symone, Jordin Sparks, Jill Scott, and Jennifer Hudson have all had these dramatic weight loss stories and they look wonderful! Now whether they did it all natural or had a little surgery, I’m not sure but it’s great they did something they believed in. There’s nothing wrong with being thick and fabulous, but after awhile you get tired of being the same size for years and never exploring what it feels like to be smaller.
The feeling of going into a store and finding your size right off the back or picking up a small shirt and being able to fit it, is a great feeling. I’m not quite there yet but I can wear a medium, it’s just I have very thick legs so it’s the hardest region for me to lose weight in, but I have all summer and fall to get the job done. Summer is a great time to find yourself and go through a transformation physically, spiritually, and mentally. It’s the time to find love or possibly a hot summer fling, a time to get in great shape, travel and see new places, and a time to see the summer blockbusters.
There are so many great movies coming out this summer and Thor and Priest already intensified the anticipation, especially with so many great previews. Thor was actually pretty good! The guy from Thor reminds me of the lead singer of Kings of Leon, except the guy from the movie is ten times hotter. That is one very attractive man if I may say so….mmhmm. But I digress, Thor was a good movie and Priest was good as well, but I’m looking forward to Green Lantern, Transformers:The Dark Moon, Captain America, The Hangover II, and X-Men First Class. I’m a huge fan of mutants and superheroes, some days I wish I had powers…that would be um…very cool!
Even though that’s very impossible(unless scientist aren’t telling us something) and I’d never pretend to be a real life superhero like those guys in Seattle, I do however love Marvel and DC comics. It’s hard for me to pick one because I love Green Lantern and I’m a huge fan of Iron Man and X-Men. But if someone forced me to chose, I’d probably say Marvel because of X-Men and all the very cool mutants. I’m really looking forward to X-Men First Class, Transformers, Hangover II, and Green Lantern, not to mention how attractive Ryan Reynolds and also Chris Evans from Captain America. What can I say, I’m down with the swirl. I would talk about about my opinion but I plan on writing an article about this for another site, so I will be sure to send you guys the link to it.
I’m so pumped up about all these great summer movies and I’m happy the Playstation Network is back on. I’m going to get off of here and work on my book for awhile, then spend the night playing Ps3. I can’t wait to get LA Noire and play it all week, every day, all day, I’m going to be such a fiend! Games and movies are the best things ever created! I’m so excited about the great movies coming out and I gladly admit that I’m a geek. I go on these rants in conversation about video games and superhero movies, not to mention my passion for Always Sunny in Philly and house music. I’m a witty person and don’t always like to be so serious, it’s my personality and not some attempt to make people like me. I could care less if anyone liked me or my humor, I’m doing what I want because it makes me happy.
I can’t associate with men that don’t have a good sense of humor, it’s not fun always being so serious and trying to maintain this prestigious image. Turn off the serious button and attack life with laughter, you might even have to invest in a lightsaber but the battle can still be won. Stop being so serious, it’s not cool, especially if you’re trying to get to know me on a personal level. It’s an automatic turn off. It’s okay to laugh…geeze! So that’s a notice to any guys out there reading my blog and who have been getting to know me or want to know me, I can’t stand it when you’re always so serious and look at me like I’m weird when I have the outlandish jokes on simple scenarios. It’s my personality, I’m Jasmine McGee and you either love me or hate me. Geeze maybe I should date a comedian or a sarcastic geek, then there would be a happy median between intellect and humor. Hmm…just a thought.