In honor of my favorite upcoming holiday, Thanksgiving, I would like to tell you about the one thing that makes you sleepier than a stomach packed with turkey. Allow me to introduce Marcony Union’s “Weightless” also known as the most relaxing song in the world.
Sound Therapists and Marcony Union, a ambient music trio hailing from England, compiled the song using specific rhythms, tones, frequencies and intervals to relax the listener. The study, created by the bubble bath and shower gel firm Radox Spa, showed that “weightless” worked within the deepest levels of the brain. Activity was visible not only in the sound processing areas of the brain but in the areas associated with emotion.
Leading UK brain specialist Dr David Lewis states, “‘Weightless’ induced the greatest relaxation – higher than any of the other music tested.”
This song was so relaxing that drivers are advised against listening to it in their cars – there’s a chance they can fall asleep at the wheel.
That is what I call results. Therefore, I believe Marcony Union’s “Weightless” is the audio equivalent to tryptophan in Turkey.
Okay…so studies show tryptophan isn’t the sleep inducer we assume it is. Nevertheless, I’m going to continue believing the myth and deny the fact that my sleepiness is cause by unhealthy amounts of carbohydrates and fats.
But either way you get my point right?
WARNING: please do not listen to this song while driving or operating heavy machinery. Thanks
Beyonce (aka Queen B) is a diva. We all know this. She even made a song just to make sure we didn’t forget.
Since her polyester army fatigue sporting days (“Surivor” era), Beyonce continues to develop into a multi-talented, respectable and inspirational woman. Now, as Beyonce becomes a mother, the entire world is eagerly waiting to see what her future holds. It’s obvious, however, that this diva, even with a baby on the way, isn’t planning to leave the spotlight anytime soon
In addition to the gift of her new amazingly addictive album ”4,” Beyonce gave us the bonus of spanking new music videos to go with her best singles. Together, these videos have given me 4 more reasons to love her and have become 4 of my favorite Beyonce videos.
What are your Beyonce 4?
Your 4 favorite videos
Your 4 favorite live performances
Your 4 favorite red carpet looks.
“Repping for the girls who taking over the world
Have me raise a glass for the college grads”
Every year since I was a child I never really paid attention to November 1st. To me, November 1st was always marked as the day after Halloween. I notice this strange phenomenon even more because I’m older.
The day after Halloween is the day when anyone walking the streets dressed as a bunny is instantly labeled insane. The day when eating 10 pounds of chocolate is no longer okay. The day when cobwebs on your ceiling and door just make you an insanitary person.
Halloween is one of my favorite holidays and always has been. So I raise the question of whether or not the spirit of Halloween can extend throughout the year. The spirit of Halloween is the spirit of play, of being a kid, of getting scared, of spooky-ness for the sake of spooky-ness. Can these things play a part of our daily lives?
I believe they can. I believe the spirit of Halloween is something we all need every once in a while to remind us that getting excited over M&Ms and/or cat ears is perfectly normal. That creativity is good. That acting like a kid and having fun is good.
In honor of the day after Halloween and Halloween spirit in general, here is a short collection of my favorite Halloween videos that I find entertaining anytime during the year.
P.S. Because my computer hates me/ I am technologically challenged this post is now brought to you 2 days after Halloween. However, the same challenge applies today, next week and for the rest of the year!!
Add a little Halloween spirit to your everyday life. Start with that bag of candy sitting at your desk
Unfortunately, my lack of sleep has greatly affected my memory (i.e. I no longer have a memory.) So I forgot to share my amazing-ness with the world earlier today. Nevertheless, I am now here to let you know about the electro-soul flavor of my new favorite group: Little Dragon. Its name deriving from the “fuming tantrums” lead singer Yukimi Nagano used to throw in the recording studi0, Little Dragon is a Swedish electronic band formed in Gothenburg in 1996. More than 10 years later, the swedish-Japanese Nagano and her close high school friends, Erik Bodin (drums), Fredrik Källgren Wallin (bass) and Håkan Wirenstrand (keyboards), continue to garner attention from all around the world.
I first discovered Little Dragon by searching for the vocalist in SBTRKT’s “Wildfire.” The female vocalist’s soulful, bluesy voice was unlike anything I’ve ever heard. I found that it came from the petite Nagano. The rest, as they say, was history.
But enough from me…check Little Dragon out for yourself
Your Night Owl (hoot hoot)
Fueled by my aspiration to become a DJ (yes, it will happen…really), I am often hunched over my computer searching through the endless pages of videos in the hopes of finding something that doesn’t suck. This week not only did I find something that doesn’t suck, but I found music that I really like and am really excited to share with you.
The electronic artist Girl Unit ( actually just one, male artist) hails from London, England and is an emerging artist in the dubstep and future garage scene. There is little information about him and his history. The only information I could collect states he is the latest act to diverge from the group Night Slugs. Anything else about his origins remain a mystery.
Regardless, Girl Unit’s music is the perfect combination of dirty south, crunk, and dubstep with a subtle twist of house. It was enough to catch my attention and I’m hoping it is enough to catch yours too.
So enough from me. I’m gonna start you off with Girl Unit’s first release “Wut” and let you get addicted (just like I did) on your own.
My life is insane. I have too much to do and no time to do it. If only if I had eight arms or no desire to sleep or no addiction to Facebook….
But sadly that is not the case, and I never have time to stop and think.
At lease until I saw the music video for Kenna’s “Freetime.”
This video was simple and very well made. Though roughly 4 mins of watching a bunch of people’s feet sounds like something out of my darkest nightmares (I hate feet by the way), I was presently surprised. It was one of the few things in life that could actually get me to stop everything I was doing. One of the few things that could get me to stop and think.
But my explanation is unnecessary. You’ll understand when you take a short moment to use some of your free time to watch this video. Trust me you won’t be disappointed
<3 Your busy bee,
There’s nothing like a really good remix.
An already amazing song made better? Who could ask for more?
The Knocks (Ben “B-Roc” Ruttner and James “Jpatt” Patterson) are staking their claim in the music industry and making a name for themselves after years of tirelessly working out of their home studios. Centered out of New York’s Lower East Side, the Knocks have taken their high-energy sound world wide.
They’ll be knocking at our doors this Saturday, October 8th for Free!!!! Visit the official Facebook event page for more information!
Here’s a small collection of my favorite remixes by the knocks
With the emergence of spotify, pandora and mp3s in general, many people neglect the simple luxury of watching a music videos. So here is my pick of the day:
Always one of my favorites, Kanye’s full length version of “Runaway” proves that music videos can provide a cinematic experience as well as some good music
(add popcorn and comfy chair if needed.)
Music – like fashion, slang, television and anything else worth mentioning – constantly moves in a circular motion. The totally rad and dope music styles popular in the 80s and 90s are popping up in today’s hottest music. Many artists even venture further into the past, taking cues from music styles from the 70s through the 40s.
So here is a small collection of some of my favorites, made by some of my favorites <3
Word to your mother
With school back into full swing, I have very little time to indulge in the things that make me leap for joy just because they are. This includes swing sets, personified junk foods (see Doki Doki Yummy Chums), and the shuffle setting of my ipod. I call these things my favorites.
Recently I picked up a new favorite to add to my list, a music video to be exact. The roughly 9 min long music video / mini movie ”Our Deal” (created by Drew Barrymore and Best Coast) to be even more exact.
At first I ignored this video and just listened as it played in the background. But the second time, when I had fewer distractions, I actually watched it and was instantly drawn in.
I won’t speak to much about this video and let you watch it on your own. I’ll only say it’s a simple story, a classic that never gets old and can never cease to be moving. Not to mention, the soundtrack provided by Best Coast (also on the favorites list) fits perfectly in a way I can’t understand or deny.
But, enough commentary from me. Watch it for yourself.
<3 your favorite BUC staff member
P.S. Just kidding, every one of the BUC staff is amazing.