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Fresh & Fruity - My 3-Day Juice Cleanse

Most of us are doing our share of spring cleaning, but I didn't want to stop with just my house. Mainly because I don't have a house, just a room. So I finished quickly and got bored. 
The people over at The Real Juice were having a fantastic deal on cleanses and I realized that I also want to clean my innards! 
And, people, it's as gross as it sounds. Take this quote from the handy guide The Real Juice sent along with my order confirmation and instructions:
"The toxins in your body come from the foods and beverages you consume as well as pollutants in the water and air. Combine those with a multitude of things found in over-the-counter and prescription medicines and you’ve got yourself a pretty stellar  toxin cocktail that you’ve been ingesting daily."
Yick. 
I was lucky enough to meet Shila from The Real Juice at an event focused around The Golden Globes, and she recommended a two day cleanse. I completed that back in February and I am hooked. The juices are s…

Last Wk in Pix - 2x2 Cali Life Doesn't Suck

It's been awhile since you've seen a 'Last Week in Pix' post, huh?  Get excited. I'm actually going to go back almost three weeks because - let's be honest - I've been slacking. 

Three weeks ago (almost) I went to a Hollywood mansion called Hancock Park Estate for a gifting suite. This was purely for work, promise. This place was pretty sweet, even if the event left something to be desired. 
Then, two weeks ago I went to not one...
not two...

not even three...
but four live shows, 

and here's the kicker: in just FOUR DAYS.  Lots of time in Pomona, but I also finally went to the Troubadour! See all the highlights from +The Postal Service , +Modest Mouse , Dinosaur, Jr/King Tuff and Little Green Cars over at +Miranda Enzor's blog The Good Groupie. Thanks for letting me be a #guestgroupie! 
I was exhausted by Friday. It definitely ignited my live show appetite, though, and I'm trying to figure out how to get to another show sometime soon. 
Oh, and…

Guest Groupie - The Postal Service & Modest Mouse

Everybody Everybody!
Make sure and head over to The Good Groupie and check out my post covering +The Postal Service and +Modest Mouse concerts at the +The Fox Theatre in Pomona, CA.




Music News That Keeps Me Up Nights - Rape and Racism

This week music news was a trip, and a few developments literally kept me up thinking too long and too hard about what the hell is wrong with musicians.

1) +Rick Ross and Rape
For anyone who is a victim of sexual assault, this is a tender issue. Hell, for anyone anywhere this is a tender issue. For weeks since the song was released, his remarks to the press have made him seem completely oblivious to the fact that the lyrics below could be eluding to anything rape-ish. 
Put Molly all in her champagne, she ain’t even know it
I took her home and I enjoyed that, she ain't even know it

Really, Rick? Really?  However yesterday after +Reebokkicked Ross to the curb, he issued a 'heart-felt' apology:
"Before I am an artist, I am a father, a son, and a brother to some of the most cherished women in the world. So for me to suggest in any way that harm and violation be brought to a woman is one of my biggest mistakes and regrets. As an artist, one of the most liberating things is b…

Streamin' New Tune Review - Yeah Yeah Yeahs & Fall Out Boy

guys. Guys. GUYS.  So much new music this week! And thank God for the Internet and the lovely people who agree to supply free streams of new albums. 
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Mosquito

The gents at Noisey.com supplied this stream with commentary of each song from Karen and the boys. As Ms. O mentions, this album has something for everyone. It's super psychedelic and all over the place. As each song changes you jump from church to the subway to a desert night. As usual, expect the unexpected from these guys, including a Guerillas-esque track featuring Kool Keith. All and all, this album is a trippy good ride. 
Faves: Sacrilege - Obvious, but this song is great. I wasn't sure at first, but the video tied it all together. The gospel choir at the end really is the perfect cap.
These Paths - The extraneous percussive sounds in this song are great! They make the track so visual.
Wedding Song - Goodness, this song is just so pretty. I love it - and not just because it sounds like something t…

New Tune Review - Cold War Kids, Yeah Yeah Yeahs

I apologize for the hiatus, things have been chaotic. But I'm back with a quick review of an album I'm playing repeatedly on Spotify:
Cold War Kids - Dear Miss Lonely Hearts
I like Cold War Kids, but - admittedly - I've never loved them. I'm always really in to their latest single but this is the first time I've dived into an album. It seems I picked the right one. The soothing mix of alternative rock, R&B, the unmistakeable vocals of Nathan Willett and a pinch of 80s electronica is the perfect recipe for an album full of earsnacks. 
In fact, it would be easier to tell you my least favorite songs on this album than to list my favorites. There's a clear theme to the album - much like Norah Jones' recent Little Broken Hearts. Though pretty consistent through most of the album, although I was slightly thrown off by the first track and lead single "Miracle Mile." The tempo is so upbeat and reminiscent of a drive down Wilshire on a sunny day, that…