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Jillian’s on Fremont Street

I raced as fast as I could down the highway, trying to find my way in safely. I had never graced Neonopolis with my presence, but I had to trust my gut. Unfortunately, I made one of many mistakes that night: I parked in the parking garage. But I was too excited about the upcoming live show to worry. We were present for the Las Vegas date for The Academy Is… ’s fall tour, Sleeping with Giants, with my niece Cassandra. We had arrived so early that I hoped we wouldn’t end up sleeping with giants. On the corner of…

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Top 10 Albums That Inspired Me

This was a meme a while back. These are the albums that had an impact on and/or influenced me over the years. I kind of wanted to build on why I chose them as the original meme didn't allow you to explain yourself. Unforgettable with Love I've written in the past about how much this album means to me. I love this album so much. It's a part of the very fiber of my being. No Strings Attached I'm not going to lie. *NSYNC literally saved my life. I was in a very dark place when "I Want You Back"…

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Cover Me!

My favorite covers of songs made popular by other artists. "After the Love Has Gone" - Jay R"Ain't No Mountain High Enough" - Dionne Bromfield featuring Zalon"Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now" - Spice Girls featuring Luther Vandross"American Woman" - Lenny Kravitz"Baby I'm Yours" - Arctic Monkeys"Betcha, By Golly Wow" - Sugababes"Cupid" - Amy Winehouse"Jolene" - Sophie Ellis-Bextor"She's Out of My Life" - 98 Degrees"So Sick" - Fall Out Boy"Sound and Vision" - Franz Ferdinand"Sukiyaki" - 4PM"Teenage Dirtbag" - Girls Aloud"You Got It All" - Britney Spears"You Know I'm No Good" - Arctic Monkeys

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Seven Sins of the Sisters: The Companion Mixtape

The mixtape I made for Seven Sins of the Sisters. The Fallen by Franz Ferdinand20 Dollar by M.I.A.Overrated by Siobhan DonaghyWonderwall by OasisMixed Up World by Sophie Ellis-BextorMy Song by Mutya BuenaIf I Ruled the World by Nas featuring Lauryn HillHuman by The KillersPoster of a Girl by MetricDown and Out (Piano Rendition) by The Academy Is... featuring Sheldon MillerOh My God by Mark Ronson featuring Lily AllenInvincible [HAARP Version] by MuseBonus Track: Mixtape by Butch Walker

end of the year mixtape for 2012 featuring roisin murphy

The Year of Living Dangerously

2012 was a very strange year for me. I had high hopes, but there were several events that made it a very trying year for me. As part of my annual end-of-year wrap-up, these are the top ten tracks of 2012 for me. I think the tracks say a lot about my state of mind, and how the year ended up for me. ABC by The Jackson 5Ghetto Baby by CherylBetcha By Golly Wow! by SugababesPrimitive by Róisín MurphyBarely Breathing by Duncan SheikBeat of My Drum by Nicola RobertsA Love Bizarre (Edit) by Sheila E.Pandora by Róisín MurphyMemory of You…

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Little Lady Love: Music from and Inspired by The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter

The official soundtrack for Little Lady Love: A Moving Storyboard. "Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up)" by Florence + The Machine"Dreamboat Annie" by Heart"The Earth Shook the Devil's Hand" by Sophie Ellis-Bextor"Together) by The Raconteurs"With Every Heartbeat" by Robyn"Take a Bow" by Muse"Everything is Everything" by Phoenix"Little Lady Love (About 2 Remix)" by Sugababes

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A Swimming Pool to Remember

My end of the year mixtape, which was culled from my "Top Track of 2013" list on last.fm. Lay Down in Swimming Pools by Mutya Keisha SiobhanA Belle to Remember by Hayley KiyokoPrimitive by Róisín MurphyCabaret (featuring Drake) by Justin TimberlakeOn the Metro by Girls AloudSomething New by Girls AloudBeat of My Drum by Nicola RobertsUnder the Sun by CherylLove Will Tell Us Where to Go by Bridgit MendlerGhetto Baby by CherylBlurred Lines (featuring T.I. & Pharrell) by Robin ThickeToo Close by Alex ClareHurricane by Bridgit MendlerGraffiti My Soul (Ten Version) by Girls AloudDiamond Rings (featuring Emeli Sandé) by Chipmunk

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Saying goodbye to 2014 with my annual end-of-the-year mixtape. G.U.Y. by Lady GagaCabaret (featuring Drake) by Justin TimberlakeLay Down in Swimming Pools by Mutya Keisha SiobhanBarely Standing (featuring Datsik & Sabi) by DiploGust of Wind by Pharrell WilliamsLove Will Tell Us Where to Go by Bridgit MendlerExpress Yourself (featuring Nicky Da B) by DiploOn the Metro by Girls AloudSomething New by Girls AloudPrimitive by Róisín MurphyGush by Pharrell WilliamsCaught in a Moment by Mutya Keisha SiobhanWondaland by Janelle MonáeBlack City Parade by IndochineDon’t Hold the Wall by Justin Timberlake

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The Long and Winding Road: A Global Wanderlust Mix

When I built this mixtape, I challenged my followers on Twitter to inspire it. We agreed on the theme of traveling and wanderlust. Enjoy! it's a small world For obvious reasons, this is the best opener for a mixtape about global wanderlust. We become cynical about the themes as soon as it invades our ears. The idea behind is archaic and dated. But the spirit of the song will always ring true, from 8 months to 108 years. Besides Kris told me to open the mix with it lol. We Gotta Get Out of This Place - The Animals "Now…

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You Better Work! A Fashion Show Mixtape

I created this mix for my niece, who was putting on a fashion show through her school. She asked me to make her a mix of "anything upbeat and not overplayed on the radio." Aphrodite - Kylie Minogue The Beat Is - AlphabeatBiology - Girls AloudBrutality - Urban Voodoo Can't Fight This Feeling (Original Version) - Junior Caldera vs. Sophie Ellis-BextorCapture Me Burning - The Slants Castor - Daft Punk Cherry Lips (Go Baby Go!) - Garbage Chewing Gum - Annie Crazy Chick (Kardinal Beats Remix) - Charlotte Church Day & Night - Billie Piper DJ - Amanda Blank Fallin'…

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Come & Get Your Black Heart

2016 has been a crappy year. Lots of good things happened to me, but my personal joy was overshadowed by everything going on in the world. I wish I could ignore everything that did happen (presidential election results, Aleppo, the spike of celebrity deaths, Orlando, among many other things) but that's not how I was built. I have heard it put forward that everything that happened in 2016 is the new normal, and 2017 will be more of the same. I hope I'm prepared! It's been a doozy. On that note, here are my top 10 tracks from 2016. Good…

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