Posts Tagged ‘ipod’

The Vettes pretty much rock my face off

Filed under: Uncategorized — Hope on September 9, 2009 @ 12:46 am

So Ok, not that they are desperate for the publicity, but I thought I’d give a shout out for my acquaintance Rachel, lead singer of The Vettes…I use the term “acquaintance” because we’re definitely not besties or anything, but my brother introduced me to her a couple years back at one of her concerts and we kept in touch a bit via cyberspace. Anyway, I’ve been listening to them on my ipod nonstop the past few days….the “T.V” Ep I bought like a year ago.

If you haven’t heard of The Vettes…it’s one of the best examples of awesome chick rock, which is funny because the band is all guys, minus the lead. The Vettes consist of 4 brothers and the one sister… Rachel. Their last name is actually just that cool.

I definitely recommend them..especially if you like No Doubt’s earlier work. They have a bit of a poppy 80′s sound to them..with the synthesizer and what not. What really stands out to me about them is their awesome stage presence. Rachel definitely lets her wild side out and doesn’t hold much back. You can definitely expect to see her dropping to the ground at least once, her long hair flying to and fro and her to be covered in major bling.

“Give ‘em What they Want” is my favorite song by them…so far. (It touches on the reality of famous young girls who try so hard to give the public what they want that it turns to self destruction.) Rachel wrote her song “Kill Me Now” out of  frustration when all of her 21 year old friends were getting married and having babies…pretty funny. The Vettes have just released their full album entitled “Walk like Models”, which includes songs from the Ep as well as a song with the album title. And it’s now available on itunes. I’m pretty sure  I saw an itunes commercial with an instrumental version of “Give ‘em What they Want” on television about a year ago also. That was pretty exciting. Since then they’ve gotten more of the publicity they deserve, but perhaps not enough! You rock my face off Vettes!

Let’s Get Hype!

Filed under: Uncategorized — Hope on June 23, 2009 @ 1:16 pm

I’m not exactly consistent with my exercising, but when I decide to  I love to do it with music…it’s the only way to do it really. About 2 or 2 & 1/2 years ago I made a mix called “Kick Ace!” that I pretty much use every time I need exercise music, usually when I dance around inside rather than go running. I’m not the type who likes to hold an ipod while I run really. My workouts change, but I usually do ab work, push-ups sometimes, and I always dance around like crazy however I feel moved to. I also have a hula-hoop that I love. ;) Anyway, I’ve decided to share Hope’s workout mix with you all. There are a few songs I don’t really like as much as I use to, so I usually just skip through them…keep in mind this was two years ago and #’s 9-11 are more cool down songs. ENjoy.

1. I Like the Way You Move by: The Bodyrockers

2. Intergalactic by: The Beastie Boys

3. Dance Dance by: Fall Out Boy (one of those I don’t like so much anymore)

4. The Rockafellar Skank (Funk Soul Brother)  by: Fatboy Slim

5. I Just Wanna Live by: Good Charlotte

6. I See You Baby (Shaking that …) by: Groove Armada

7. Jerk it Out by: The Caesars

8. Alive and Amplified by: The Mooney Suzuki

9. You Only Get What You Give by: The New Radicals (which has long been one of my all time faves and is also my phone ring )

10. Beverly Hills by: Weezer

11. My United States of Whatever by: Liam Lynch

12. Float On by: Modest Mouse

13. Love and Memories by: O.A.R.

14. Sexy Back by: Justin Timberlake featuring Timbaland

15. London Bridge (Oh Snap) by: Fergie

16. Black Horse and The Cherry Tree by: KT Tunstall

17. Ain’t No Other Man by: Christina Aguilera

18. SOS (Rescue Me) by: Rihanna

19. Lady by: Lenny Kravitz

Anyone want to rate my workout mix?

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