Music Monday: Rebelution – Meant to Be

Music Monday: Rebelution – Meant to Be

it feels like life is taking over, it feels like its meant to be
and it feels like life is taking over, it feels like its meant to be
cause I can see the sunrise on my way
I can see the road rise to meet me
I can feel the earth underneath my feet
and I can see the stars on top of me
and I say don’t ever come down, come down, no
I need your light now, right now

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Woogie Weekend

Woogie Weekend

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Woogie Weekend was by far one of my favorite music festivals I have EVER been to. Normally I’m a little apprehensive about attending debut festivals, as this typically means the event organizers don’t have all the “kinks” worked out yet, but The Do LaB used to throw their signature event Lightning in a Bottle at this very venue, Oak Canyon Park in Orange County, before the festival outgrew it, so I had a feeling they knew what they were doing. Plus, it was only an hour away and tickets were less than $130 for a 3-day pass so you can’t really say no to that!

We got to the venue on Friday evening and I was immediately thrown by the event’s laid-back logistics. In a time where hyper-security, wristbands, and strict rules are the norm at music festival (which ironically are supposed to be about freedom), it was refreshing to feel like I was actually part of a community, not a herd of cattle with security monitoring my every move. Woogie Weekend had all the vibes a festival should have without the pretentiousness you normally find at big events like Coachella, EDC, or Hard- everyone was just there to have a good time and BOOGIE (isn’t that what music festivals are for?). I’m a dnb head, and there weren’t very many artists I cared about seeing at the show, which I think actually made it more fun because I had the freedom to romp around, champagne bottle in hand, without being tied to set times. With no shortage of deep house beats, production and entertainment definitely lived up to what you’d expect from The Do LaB – three stages, a slip n slide, and camp dance parties until dawn. Of course, it wouldn’t be a “hippie fest” without morning yoga sesh’s, acai bowl stands, and trippy art installations. If you’ve heard anything about Woogie Weekend, you probably heard about the rain. Luckily(?) we were one of the few people there who actually had work on Monday so we had to cut out a day early and missed all the flooding.

There’s no doubt in my mind that Woogie Weekend that will become an annual event for me. To The Do LaB: well done!

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Top 15 Jack Johnson Songs

Top 15 Jack Johnson Songs

I have a lot of obsessions. Rebecca Minkoff bags, sunglasses, Ripcurl bikinis, Flash Tattoos, and Rainbows Sandals, to name a few. But the one obsession that trumps all the other obsessions is definitely Jack Johnson. There’s just something about his cozy, chilled-out acoustics mixed with brilliantly poetic lyrics for which my eardrums have an insatiable taste. His melodies create an atmosphere reminiscent of a lazy rainy day on the coast, perfect for soaking up those special moments in life with the ones you love. I am so excited that I get to see Jack Johnson live tonight that I compiled a list of what I consider to be his top 15 tracks. Please note that trimming down his expansive discography to just my top 15 was no easy task as I adore every piece of music he has ever written. Regrettably, I did not include any tracks from his newest album From Here to Now To You (for which he is currently touring) because I am a sucker for the mellow vibes of his first five albums. Even if he plays just a handful of this selection tonight I will be one happy chica.

Inaudible Melodies (Brushfire Fairytales, 2001)

Cocoon (On and On, 2003)
Sleep Through The Static (Sleep Through the Static, 2008)
Wrong Turn (Sing-A-Longs & Lullabies, 2006)
Bubble Toes (Brushfire Fairytales, 2001)
No Other Way (In Between Dreams, 2005)
Constellations (In Between Dreams, 2005)
Flake (Brushfire Fairytales, 2001)
Taylor (On and On, 2003)
Breakdown (In Between Dreams, 2005)
Turn Your Love (To the Sea, 2010)
F-Stop Blues (Brushfire Fairytales, 2001)
Never Know (In Between Dreams, 2005)
If I Had Eyes (Sleep Through the Static, 2008)
Good People (In Between Dreams, 2005)

What is your favorite Jack Johnson song? Share with me in a comment below!

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