Mass Media Monday : Music, Art + Other.

On todays ‘Mass Media Monday’, I simply wanted to share some of my favorite finds on the web…some old and some new!

 //M U S I C:

Music is and always has been my first, true love—I could not imagine life without it. Period.

My taste has developed from being completely mainstreamed into quite an eclectic, unique, variety. But throw me into almost any live music scenario and I’m a happy girl (where I always go to find my “querencia”—without fail 😉 )

Here are a few of the tracks currently filling my ear buds:

#1: Ellie Goulding’s cover of “Life Round Here” (originally by James Blake)—the sexiest track ever. I loved the original (also, listed below) but the cover is just…agh…everything!

#2: Sam Smith’s–“Nirvana”, “Latch” (acoustic), “Money On My Mind”—Smith gained much of his popularity through Disclosures popular track “Latch”. He’s definitely a new favorite—love the tone of his voice and looking forward to more to come !

#3: Adele vs. Daft Punk—“Something About The Fire”. Kind of a throwback mash up…but this track never fails to make me happy.


#4: Lana Del Rey—“Gods & Monsters (Vil-Lage Remix).


#5: Lorde—“Ribs” (Lets Have A Sleepover Remix)



#6: Yuna  (Adventure Club remix)—“Lullabies”. This is a nostalgic song for me…I get lost in it. I saw Adventure Club live and that most liely plays a large part in the

#7: Tracy Chapman ( The Tailors Remix)—a classic, remixed/chopped & skrewed. Love, love, loveeeee it.

#8: Moon Bounce—“Shake”. I am in love with this track—a quirky, twisted beats paired with the most perfect sounding gentle voice.


//A R T S:

As a complete right-brained creative bat myself, I love art.

Whether through expressing my own creativity or having a look at the beautiful things others create, I try to frequent a few websites ( , in an effort to stay somewhat in tune with the happenings of the art scene.

Unfortunately, the U.S falls a bit short in supporting/funding the arts so one really has to go searching to find some of the most noteworthy! But art is literally everywhere…

Below are a few exhibits (I found interesting) & happening now:

#1: This first exhibit is “I have something to tell you” by Adrian Chesser—a Florida born photographer who was recently diagnosed with AIDS. He decided to photograph and capture the reactions of his loved ones as he revealed his diagnosis…




#2: Meet seven year old, Yung Lenox. He is a ‘hip-hop portrait artist’ and probably the raddest little guy ever…he recreates old school hip hop album covers—and has pretty impeccable taste for such a young in’.




#3: Evan Robertson is a graphic, print artist who has recently debuted a new series: “Obvious State”. His works of art recreate famous words found throughout classic literature. He was inspired most by the quotes he found himself underlining while reading—stating that he knew he had found a great quotation, “when it inspired my hand as well as my head”. His works are simplistic at first glance…black & white—but each has much more depth than initially meets the eye. I love how they can be perceived uniquely through each individuals interpretation.

“They slipped briskly into an intimacy from which they never recovered.” –F. Scott Fitzgerald
“Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.”–Omar Khayyam
“Have you ever heard the earth breathe?” –Kate Chopin
“Adopt the pace of nature; her secret is patience.”– Ralph Waldo Emerson
“It is sometimes an appropriate response to reality to go insane.” –Philip K. Dick
“How embarrassing to be human.”– Kurt Vonnegut

//O T H E R:

** This is a website devoted entirely to quite the mixed bag of quotes—many lovely, some profound/inspiring while other are a bit dark and mind-bending. As a lover of words and quotes I quite enjoy scrolling through this website, on occasion. I think this sites creator does a  pretty brilliant job in strategically displaying a variety of intellectual quotations.

For example… below are a few of the quotes I have saved having caught my attention—either making me think differently, more deeply about the world or just one I simply found amusing. …

  • “She was free in her wildness. She was a wanderess, a drop of free water. She belonged to no man and to no city.”

—Roman Payne, The Wanderess

  • “If you want to get laid, go to college. If you want an education, go to the library.”

–Frank Zappa

  • “Men marry women with the hope they will never change. Women marry men with the hope they will change. Invariably they are both disappointed.”

—— Albert Einstein

  • “If someone were to harm my family or a friend or somebody I love, I would eat them. I might end up in jail for 500 years, but I would eat them.”

—— Johnny Depp

  • “From which stars have we fallen to meet each other here?”

— Friedrich Nietzsche, excerpt from a letter to Lou Salomé

  •  “I and me are always too deeply in conversation.”

— Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra

  • “The mystery of life isn’t a problem to solve, but a reality to experience.”

—–Frank Herbert, Dune

  •  “Mondays are fine. It’s your life that sucks.”

— Ricky Gervais [x]

** & Lastly…Did you know that TIME Magazine recently declared 2014—“The Year of Mindful Living”.


As a total yogi, obviously—I’m completely into this. Read this Huffington Post article to learn more !!!

A very worthwhile and interesting read—for starters, the fact that the Time Magazine cover has stirred some controversy…It’s one thing to feature a young, fertile white girl on the cover of TIME and promote it as ‘mindfulness,'” wrote Joanna Piacenza, web manager of Tricycle: The Buddhist Review, in a HuffPost Religion blog post.It’s another to do it twice over the course of a decade.”

… And then the in-depth analysis of ‘the mindful revolution’ itself—exploring who is benefitting from partaking in “mindful living” (veterans & soldiers—especially those who struggle with PTSD, doctors & LeBron James !?). Hmmm…

Thats all for today! Have a great week.



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