Happy Monday!

I have been blogging a little less lately because I have been reading a lot more! Sooo I thought I would talk about the books I’ve been devouring and who/what inspired me to read them.

For the past two years I have been REALLY into Young Adult Dystopian novels. A dystopia is an imagined place or state in which everything is unpleasant or bad, typically a totalitarian or environmentally degraded one (opposite of Utopia)…sounds awful huh? Somehow it’s not. My interest in these types of books started with The Hunger Games which after I saw the preview of the movie I ran out and read immediately! Then from there Goodreads was a HUGE help in finding similar books and also booktubers (YouTube book reviewers). I love this genre in comparison to others because it’s the most exciting and also because most of the worlds created in these stories are very realistic and believable. It’s like what you are reading about in these books could actually happen. My favorite book from this genre that I have read so far is The Host by Stephanie Meyer (review to come) Veronica Roth’s “Divergent” (my review) and Lauren Oliver‘s “Delirium” (review to come). I highly recommend you head to your nearest Barnes & Noble…like NOW…go straight to the Teen Fantasy & Adventure section and read your heart out!

Here are some books that I recently read that I thought were worth sharing =)!

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Indie Music Heartbeat’s 2012 Christmas Mix!


Hey guys! So last year I did a “25 Days of Christmas” post-a-day thing and this year I had a really hard time finding indie Christmas music that I didn’t post last year…so I decided to forgo that idea this year. Instead I made a mix of the songs I posted last year (in case you weren’t following IMHB then, you can have a listen!) mixed in with some new ones I found! I hope you like it! Merry Christmas/Happy Birthday Baby Jesus and thanks for being awesome!! Happy Listening!!

PS: I made this mix on YouTube so it will automatically skip to the next track when you start listening!


Pen and Self – The Uglysuit

This song is so incredibly beautiful! What a good find! I have literally been racking my brain for an hour trying to figure out what other song the opening of this one reminded me of…and FINALLY I have an answer! It reminds me of Good Morning Fire Eater by Copeland mixed with Birds by Deas Vail (in the YouTube video start at 0:51 and see if you hear the similarities too!). Of course it’s a song all it’s own but it definitely has a familiar sound. Ahhh I feel SO much better now. It really drives me nuts when a song is on the tip of my tongue and I just can’t remember the name or artist!! Okay I’ll shut up now, please listen to the song below (I recommend to turn it up super loud and close your eyes, it’s just so beautiful! Enjoy!


Hey Guys! So as you’ve heard, CISPA is the new SOPA. CISPA or Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act CISPA would permit any private company/website (Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Pinterest, and Google) to give away any and all personal information it’s collected on you when asked by a government agency. This data would then head to the Department of Homeland Security. They won’t even let YOU now that your personal information has been shared with others (sounds pretty violating to me!)! Luckily President Obama made a statement saying that he will veto the bill if it gets to him! But it is still up to US to make sure it doesn’t get that far! Please help out and go to the links below!!




Also click HERE for more information and to find your reps!!

No Interruption – Hoodie Allen

Hoodie Allen is back again! And if you’re like  “back again?” then you need to stop what you’re doing and read this!

Ok where were we? Oh yes..new Hoodie Allen! So since the end of the summer Mr. Allen has been cooking up his first retail EP called “All American”! This EP will drop April 10th! The first single from “All American” is “No Interruption”. The music video for the song (below) was posted to Hoodie’s YouTube account today.

I really think this song has a great sound AND a great video. I am definitely excited to hear the rest of the EP when it comes out! I hope you like it too! If you do like it, be sure to grab it from Itunes here. Hoodie Allen has made a few previous mixtapes (which are awesome) and put them online for FREE, this is the first record he has ever put on Itunes, so let’s help him out =)! And if you really like Hoodie Allen and his new EP check out his All American Tour dates here…too bad he isn’t coming to FL :/.

As always happy listening =D!

Did You Know 2011- Welcome To The Social Media Revolution

Sooo for those of you who don’t know, I work for ClearChannel Radio and LOVE it! Today our GM pulled us into a room and presented this really really cool and interesting video full of random facts about Social Media and how it has basically taken over. Call me a nerd but the video gave me goosebumps! I think it is really cool how we are a whole new generation and Social Media is our main platform for doing pretty much everything! Please check out! 🙂

YouTube Covers Week: Mike Tompkins

Now this is a whole other kind of covering music, and a very impressive one at that! Mike Tompkins creates and covers music using ONLY his voice and mouth…pretty cool! You may have heard of him from Perez Hilton ..that’s where I first heard of him. Anyways he is extremely talented! He went to college for Audio Engineering which allows him to produce, record, and mix all of his music/covers. He covers more mainstream music..not quiet indie BUT I think that you all should check him out anyways.  Below are some of my favorite covers he’s done. Make sure to check out the rest on his YouTube channel!

Mike’s YouTube Channel

Mike’s Website

Like Mike on Facebook



YouTube Covers Week: Anna Scouten

Unfortunatley I can’t find too much information on this next YouTube-er but I do really enjoy her cover of Elliot Smith’s “Between the Bars”. She also participated in the “here on out” sessions which is a medium for Montreal based bands and artists to show case themselves. Check her out!

Anna’s YouTube Channel