Thursday, November 12, 2009

Empire State of Mind and other songs

Another post that has nothing to do with veganism. I do have posts in the works for food related stuff, like Nature's Path granolas and the Higher Taste goodies and eventually I'll talk about Dominex products but I haven't gone to New Seasons in a really long time so I haven't been able to pick up their stuff....

Oh, first! Good news, y'all!! Peppermint Crunch Junior Mints are back for the holidays!!! I was at Target and had gone to pick up a favorite chocolate bar (Chocolove's Almond and Cherry Dark Chocolate) and then realized I had heard that the vegan holiday Junior Mints were back, so I went to the Christmas section of candy and lo and behold, there they were! I was so psyched, I got two 99 cent boxes of them. Yum!!

Ok, so back to music. I was picking up my friend Amanda and noticed she had Jay-Z's newest cd. Her domestic partner had checked it out of the library, lucky for me, so I grabbed so I could download it while at the coffee shop. I've become a big fan of the song, Empire State of Mind. Give it a listen:

Every time Alicia Keys sings "in Neeeeew Yorkkkk" it makes me happy. Love it.

Then there's the new Lady Gaga song, Bad Romance. I saw it for the first time when I came across a post on that broke it down into 20 stills. It amused me and Lady Gaga continues to amuse me with her ridiculous outfits and songs that don't seem catchy at first ("Paparazzi" is a prime example of this. The first time I heard this I was, like, people like this, really?! But now when I catch it on the radio I don't change the station, I sing along.). I also started liking her more after seeing her performance on Saturday Night Live. I think it was the second performance and she started out by singing a song while in some crazy mechanical circles that moved around her body and then she sat down at the piano and sang. I wasn't crazy about the song she sang at the piano but I thought she did well and it seemed so out of character for her. 

After watching the video a second time when I was looking at Mercury's Blogtown, I've become a bit attached. It's just so entertaining: The shoes she wears! Her multiple outfits! The crazy makeup/head get ups! 

Check it:

What are you listening to/enjoying?


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Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

Shit! I used to love Junior Mints, I need to try the Peppermint Crunch Junior Mints!