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Monday Memos: Top 3 TV shows that left us to soon in 2014 & 2015

Hello people of the internet!!! On today’s ‘Monday Memos’ we’re going to talk about everybody’s favorite pastime…watching T.V.! January is an interesting time for T.V., because this is when new seasons premiere, new shows are added to the list of thing’s we’re obsessed with, and our hearts are broken when our fav shows are cancelled. So let’s take a look at some of the shows in 2014 & 2015 that were taken from us far too soon. Ready? Ok, let’s go!!!
crisis3) Crisis (NBC):
This high action drama was another show that had the potential to be so great. It told the story of what happens when the nation’s most powerful people’s children are kidnapped and held for ransom. We not only got to see the drama that the adults went through as they struggled with their parental love and civil duties, but we also got to see the drama that the kids went though as they tried to survive. This is a show that always kept its’ audience on their toes, so I would have liked to see how it would have continued.

2) Red Band Society (FOX):red band society
This show was able to perfectly balance, romance, drama, tragedy, and comedy in an amazing story of terminal ill teenager who live in a hospital. Even though the show only had a 13 episode run, they did a great job of developing their characters, and it’s obvious that we would have fallen even more in love with these characters as the series continued.
 
twisted 21) Twisted (ABC Family):
This was was another drama that always had us on our toes. This show told the story of a boy named Danny who returns to his hometown after 5 years in a juvenile detention center after being convicted of murdering his aunt. When he returns he reunites with his 2 childhood best friends and soon finds himself accused of committing another murder after a popular girl from his high school dies. In the rest of the season we get romance, lots of drama, and more questions about whether or not Danny really killed his aunt, and if he didn’t what secrets is his family hiding. It’s such a shame that this show ended before we could really dive into the story, and explore these complex characters.
 
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Monday Memos: Top 5 shows to binge watch this winter break

Hello people of the internet!!! On today’s ‘Monday Memos’ we’re going to talk about one of the past times that we all enjoy…binge watching! Whether you like Netflix, Hulu, DVDs, or anything in between you know that we love spending hours getting lost in our favorite shows. So if you want to know what shows you should watch this winter please keep reading. Ready? Ok, let’s go!!!

 

5) Beverly Hills 90210 (Hulu):Beverly-Hills-90210-beverly-hills-90210-2630447-745-543

This classic 90s teen drama is definitely one that all music fans should check out (if you’re not already a fan of it) because this is the show that is given the credit of creating the teen drama genre that brought us other favorites such as Dawson’s Creek, Gossip Girl and so many others. If you think Rosewood has drama just wait until you see what happens in Beverly Hills.

 

star trek4) Star Trek (Netflix):

If you’re into sci-fi then I’m sure you’re already in love with this groundbreaking franchise, with a new highly anticipated movie coming out next year this is the perfect time to get familiar with Star Trek. This show has great, complex characters, incredible action, and because there have been A LOT of movies, spin-offs, and even an aminated show then you know that this is a franchise that knows what its’ viewers want to see.

 

3) Digimon/Yu-Gi-Oh (Netflix, Crunchyroll, Yugioh.com): digimon yugioh

Whether you watched these shows as a kid, love anime, or just love amazing shows then you have to rewatch these shows this winter break. If you haven’t revisited the Digital World lately then you need to catch up before this franchise releases it’s newest movie next year (btw if you haven’t seen the 1st movie in the Digimon Adventure Tri series then you need to RIGHT NOW because it’s amazing). 2016 will also bring us a new movie that will follows the King of Games Yugi as he saves the world from evil…again (poor kid can’t get  break). Even though we don’t know a lot about this new movie yet, we do know that it takes place 6 months after the original Yu-Gi-Oh manga ends so now is a good time to dust off your deck and getting ready to duel.

 

2) Pretty Little Liars (Netflix):

pretty little liarsOk if you’ve ever seen this show then you know that you have to binge watch this show at least every other season to keep up with everything that has happened. Last season we found out who “A” was and honestly were left with even more unanswered questions. When we visit Rosewood again in 2016 we will time jump 5 years in the future, so needless to say you may need a few days to catch up again on all the romance, drama, and suspense (I don’t know if my feels can handle this again y’all).

 

1) Gilmore Girls (Netflix):gilmore girls

Needless to say the internet went into a frenzy when we found out that we were going back to Stars Hollow. Gilmore Girls had drama, romance, amazing characters, witty writing, and basically made everyone want to move to a small town. If you’ve never seen Gilmore Girls then you are missing a VERY important part of TV history and you need to hop over to Netflix right now and check it out (c’mon you’re on there all day anyway so go on and check it out).

 

 

 

 

 

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Monday Memos: 2015 Back To School Lookbook

Hello people of the internet!!! On today’s ‘Monday Memos’ we’re talking all about back to school fashion. This time I decided to split the looks into 3 categories (preppy, casual, and uniform). I tried not to include any pieces that might violate most school dress codes, but you can always substitute any of the pieces for more weather appropriate choices depending on what your school allows (or if you’re in college and can pretty much wear whatever you want…but you’ll probably end up leaving in sweat pants or leggings…anyways, moving on now). I also didn’t include any skirts, dresses, or shorts because schools can be really picky on these pieces. So now let get to the part that you’re all waiting on, the clothes! Ready? Ok, let’s go!!!

 

Preppy Look:

Preppy Look Self-Tie Bow Blouse from Forever 21

Self-Tie Bow Blouse from Forever 21:

I know that this piece is a little different than what are usually in these Lookbooks, but I just thought that it had a very cool prim and proper flair. Sorta like something Spencer from ‘Pretty Little Liars’ would wear.

 

 

 

Preppy Look Skinny Jeans from American Eagle

Skinny Jeans from American Eagle:

Skinny jeans really help add to this look and a bonus is that you can keep using these in the fall and winter so that means more money to buy other pieces (yay!).

 

 

 

 

Preppy Look Lace-Up Brogue Oxfords from Charlotte Russe

Lace-Up Brogue Oxfords from Charlotte Russe:

You just gotta love a good Oxford shoe, because it’s dressy but also comfortable so you can run from one side of the school to the other without worrying about breaking your ankles.

 

 

 

Preppy Look Big Mango Backpack from Amazon

Big Mango Backpack from Amazon:

 I just have to say that I LOVE this backpack. It’s perfectly dresses up any outfit, and is big enough to fit your books and even a computer. You gotta love a backpack that’s fashionable and functional!

 

Casual Look:

Casual Look Eyelash Lace-Trimmed Sweater Forever 21Eyelash Lace-Trimmed Sweater from Forever 21

Ok I know it’s probably still a little warm for a sweater, but this just looked so comfortable that I couldn’t resist adding it. The lace trim definitely dresses up the piece, and it goes great with so many different outfits that it will soon become one of your closet staples.

 

 

 

Casual Look Plaid Leggings from The Bethany Mota Collection by Aerpostale

Plaid Leggings from The Bethany Mota Collection by Aeropostale

Plaid is a great pattern to invest in because again you can use it in just about any season, so it saves money in the long run. Also, leggings are great on those days when you just don’t want to put any effort into you look, but don’t want anyone else to know that.

 

 

 

black easton boot

Easton Chunky Heel Combat Boots from Target:

Now what Back To School Lookbook would be complete without combat boots. You can use these boots for a casual look, edgy look, or anything in between. On another note, they’re also really comfy so this it’s a good alternative to sneakers, and combat boots are always in style.

 

 

Casual Look Hynes Eagle Backpack from Amazon

Hynes Eagle Backpack from Amazon:

Ok I have to say that I’m seriously OBESSED with this backpack, it’s just amazing! The Eiffel tower picture is really cool, and the bright colors really pop, so you will definitely get noticed in the hallways. The best thing about this backpack is it’s perfect for anyone who’s constantly on the go, because it will hold all your stuff without any fuss.

 

             Uniform Look:

Uniform Look White Short Sleeve Polo from American Eagle

White Short Sleeve Polo from American Eagle

I decided to add this category because it can really suck to have to wear uniforms, but just because you’re stuck wearing them doesn’t mean you still can’t look cute (on a side note accessories really help, just make sure you’re following your school’s dress code BEFORE you go shopping).

 

 

 

Uniform Look High Rise Jegging from H&M

High Rise Jegging from H&M:

Now I’m not 100% sure what the general dress code policy is on jeggings but they look like jeans so that should be ok…right? I would definitely recommend getting high waisted jeans if you can, because they’re perfect if you have to have your shirt tucked in, and high waisted anything is really hot right now so it’s a double win!

 

 

Uniform Look Converse All Star Hi Wonder Woman Sneaker from Journeys

Converse All Star Hi Wonder Woman Sneaker from Journeys:

Ok usually schools seem to be pretty relaxed when it come to sneakers, so this presents a really awesome opportunity to show off your individual style. On another note, if Wonder Woman isn’t your thing, this sneaker is also available with Superman and Batman prints so you’ll probably find something that you like.

 

 

Uniform Look Leaper Casual Canvas Backpack

Leaper Casual Canvas Backpack from Amazon:

I thought that this backpack will probably match most school uniforms, and it’s cute so your uniform won’t look so ordinary. Your backpack is another way to show off your individuality (unless you school requires clear backpacks), so if you’re forced to wear a uniform, this is definitely a good way to express your individuality.

 

 

 

 

 

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Monday Memos: Top 5 Halloween Candy…gotta love a holiday that is so sweet!

Hello people of the internet!!! On today’s ‘Monday Memos’ we are going to talk about one of our favorite events of the year…Halloween! And what makes Halloween so amazing you ask? Well besides the costumes, cool movies on TV, and haunted houses. The main thing that makes Halloween so much fun can be summed up in two words HALLOWEEN CANDY. Now even though you can have candy any time, for some reason Halloween candy always tastes just a little better (you know it does…don’t pretend you don’t steal, I mean “save” a few bags of candy that suddenly are “misplaced” the next day. So since candy is an awesome and very important part of our childhood (and possibly even longer if you happen to be that teen or 20 something year old who plans to go in your Olaf costume, #nojudgement), I thought that we could rank our Top 5 favorite Halloween candy. Please let me know if I miss any of YOUR favs. So, let the sugar rush begin!

 

5) Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups

You have to love a candy that combines chocolate and peanut butter. Never since jelly has peanut butter found such a perfect companion in an edible form. Another great thing about this candy is they’re small so you can easily take them with you on the go, and snack on them during your 2nd and 3rd nap during math class (remember you gotta keep your strength up between naps).

Reese's peanut butter cup

 

 

 

 

 

4) M&M’s

Now we move on to a candy that has produced some of our fav commercials. I mean who doesn’t love those cute little talking M&M’s! You have the grumpy red one, the sweet yellow one, and the sassy green one. You gotta love a candy that has personality! Also again this candy also has the benefit of being portable so you will never be hangry again (sometimes coffee just isn’t enough). Anddd M&M’s are educational, for example: if you have 3 bags of M&M’s and you eat 2 then you now have 1 bag of M&M’s…see you do use math in real life, now reward yourself with a bag of M&M’s, internet high five!

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3) Halloween Peeps:

This is the first year I’ve ever seen Peeps the shape of ghosts and other Halloween characters, and all I have to say about this is…IT’S ABOUT TIME!!!! I mean you get the deliciousness of peeps, with the fun of Halloween. Ok let’s think about this for a second. This candy is a marshmallow covered in sugar…sounds like a recipe for happiness to me. And the bonus is in a few months Easter is back, which means…MORE PEEPS! You gotta love your peeps.

 

halloween peeps

 

 

 

 

 

2) Candy Corn

Now y’all knew that we had to include this one on our list because honestly Halloween without candy corn is like Thanksgiving without the Turkey, Christmas without Santa, Friday without Rebecca Black (yes I know that joke was corny but you loved it). And again this candy has the word ‘corn’ in it, so that must mean that it’s part vegetable and thus healthy for you, so you would actually be hurting yourself by not eating it. Yup, that argument might just work.

candy corn

 

And Now!!!!!!!!!

 

1) Snickers:

Yes we have to crown this candy as our #slayqueen of the candy. I mean you have a beautiful marriage of chocolate, caramel, and you can argue that the peanuts in it make it healthy so that means you can have double the serving right? Right! Another great thing about this candy is it is the perfect companion for when you sit alone in the corner scared out of your mind because you watched a Pretty Little Liars marathon at 2:00 in the morning with the lights turned off. You gotta love that comfort food.

Snickers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Monday Memos: 2014 Teen Choice Awards Recap!!!

Hello people of the internet!!! On today’s ‘Monday Memos’ we are going to recap the 2014 Teen Choice Awards, which aired Sunday night (Sunday August 10th, 2014). The show was full of exciting performances, lots of cool awards that were given to our favorite stars, and of course, two hilarious hosts who kept who made the party even more fun. So if you missed the show Sunday night, or you just want to experience the fun again, then please read on to see why this year’s show was the best one yet!!! Our two hosts for the evening were two of our favorite TV/Film stars, Tyler Posey (most well known for his role as Scott McCall in the TV version of the hit 1980s film ‘Teen Wolf’), and Sarah Hyland (who stars as Haley Dunphy on one of ABC’s most acclaimed sitcoms ‘Modern Family’). When it was announced that Tyler and Sarah were hosting, I got really excited for the show. I knew that they were going to do an awesome job, but after seeing them in action, I found that they definitely exceeded my expectations. After the show’s opening performance, Tyler and Sarah instantly showed off their comedic talents with a hilarious opening monologue where the discussed how to open the show. Tyler suggested that they sing a song (and then he started singing Demi Lovato’s hit song ‘Really Don’t Care’, and began to attempt to break dance). After a lot of debate, they decided to open the show by presenting the first award. There were numerous other funny moments, such as Tyler wearing a hula girl outfit, and Tyler reuniting with his ‘Maid in Manhattan’ costar Jennifer Lopez. I thought that Tyler and Sarah made a great duo, and were really able to play off each other’s strengths. They definitely gave an unbelievable performance that will not be forgotten. Ok, now let’s move on to the awards!!!

 

Awards:

Choice Summer Song: Demi Lovato ‘Really Don’t Care’

This song has definitely been a huge hit and fan favorite for Demi this year. The track peaked at #4 on the ‘US Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs’, and the official music video for the track currently has 25,506,438 views, so it’s easy to see that this song is a fan favorite.

 

Choice Movie Actor in a Drama:  Ansel Elgort ‘The Fault in Our Stars’

Ok, we all knew that this one was coming because ‘The Fault in Our Star’ was arguably the most anticipated movie of 2014. Ansel certainly shined in this film, and proved that he is “on a roller coaster that only goes up my friend”…yes I couldn’t help it, I had to use that quote. ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ has quickly catapulted Ansel onto the A-list and with the impending release of ‘Insurgent’ (the sequel to the VERY popular and successful movie ‘Divergent’), Ansel’s star is only going to rise.

 

Choice TV Show Drama: ‘Pretty Little Liars’

Honestly any competition that ‘Pretty Little Liars’ is in they will win, because the show is popular, well written, full of talented actors/actresses, and able to captivate an audience week after week, season after season. If you have seen the show, then you know why it won, if you haven’t seen the show, then watch it and you will know why it won.

 

Choice Reality Show: Keeping Up With The Kardashians

After all of these seasons, The Kardashians’ are still able to entice viewers enough to watch the ever growing family’s every move. All of the members of the family have been able to use this show to launch themselves into the career of their choosing, and in doing so have set the standard for reality stars.

 

Choice Movie Actor in a Sci-Fi/Fantasy: Josh Hutcherson ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’

The Hunger Games has had such a large impact on pop culture, that it’s easy to see why the franchise would be nominated. Josh Hutcherson’s portrayal of one of the main male characters has definitely been a large reason as to why this franchise has done, and continues to do so well. Josh is also a fan favorite, who has grazed numerous teen magazines, and currently has 2.6 million Twitter followers…so needless to say he is a VERY big deal.

 

Choice Movie Actress in an Action: Shailene Woodley ‘Divergent’

Right now Shailene Woodley is one of Hollywood’s golden stars. Literally every project that this talented actress touches becomes a box office hit, so it’s easy to see why she won this award. Along with her incredible performance in ‘Divergent’, Shailene has also grazed numerous magazine covers, and causes fan mania everywhere she goes, 2014 has truly been her year, and with ‘Insurgent’ in its way there is no stopping Shailene.

 

Candie’s Choice Style Icon

Zendaya

Over the past few years, actress/singer/dancer Zendaya has certainly evolved within her sense of fashion, and has also proven that she is not afraid to take risks. He enviable sense of style has even landed her the role of spokes model for pop icon Madonna and her daughter Lourdes’ clothing line ‘Material Girl’. If the original Material Girl approves of her, who are we to disagree.

 

Choice TV Actress in a Drama: Lucy Hale

Three words for you…Pretty Little Liars. This show has seriously been gold for ABC Family ever since it first premiered, and there is no stopping this powerhouse drama. On the show, Lucy Hale has been able to develop her character of Aria into a complex young woman who we cry with, cheer for, and basically go on an emotional roller coaster for (yes it’s exhausting but we love it), it can be hard for many actresses to pull off a character such as Aria, however Lucy does so with ease.

 

Choice Movie Drama: The Fault in Our Stars

Ok, I think that when you hear the words “movie” and “drama” in the same sentence, you will forever think of ‘The Fault In Our Stars’. This film had audiences laughing, crying, and then crying even more. John Green was able to take the story of two young love struck teenagers with cancer, and turn it into a movie that inspired us to love a little deeper, value our friends a little more, and to never take anything (especially) life for granted. If this doesn’t scream ‘Choice Drama’ to you, then I don’t know what will.

 

Choice Female Web Star: Bethany Mota (you can learn all about Bethany by clicking on the blog post I wrote about her right here: YouTube Wednesday: Bethany Mota, the beauty guru who proved that positivity is always in style | celindareyesblog).

At just 18 years old, Bethany has taken the internet by storm and in doing so has set an incredibly high standard for what can be done with passion, talent, hard work, and a camera. Bethany has been able to forge her own career that has taken her from a teenager making videos in her bedroom, to a fashion/home decor designer, Red Carpet correspondent, upcoming guest host on the hit fashion reality competition ‘Project Runway’, and all around business mogul (not bad for a teenager who started making videos because she was being bullied by her middle school classmates).

 

Choice Male Web Star: Tyler Oakley

Much like Bethany Mota, Tyler Oakley has stated that he didn’t originally start his YouTube channel for fame, fortune, or recognition. Initially, Tyler began his YouTube channel in order to keep in touch with his friends after he went off to college. Tyler was able to expand these videos into a YouTube channel that contains various videos that cover fun and serious topics, fun TAGs with other famous YouTubers, and advice videos. Tyler has also expanded his brand into guest columnist spots on various popular websites, red carpet correspondent work, online apparel line, and advocate for organizations such as ‘The Trevor Project’ and ‘Kids Beating Cancer’.

 

Ultimate Choice Award: Selena Gomez

With a professional career spanning more than half a decade (over a decade if you count her ‘Barney & Friends’ years), Selena Gomez has demonstrated her strengths as an actress, singer/songwriter, and dancer. At just 15 years old, Selena began her career as the lead character of the highly successful Disney Channel show ‘Wizards of Waverly Place’, and this set off an avalanche of numerous other film projects that Selena would take part in over the next few years. At age 16, Selena released her debut album ‘Kiss & Tell’ with her band ‘Selena Gomez & The Scene’. The album was certified Gold, and produced the Platinum single ‘Naturally’. Selena has since continued her success within the music industry with the release of three more albums with her band ‘The Scene’, and 1 solo album under the name ‘Selena Gomez’. Selena has also collaborated with numerous brands such as: Borden’s, State Farm, Sears, etc., on various projects. She has also released her own clothing line called ‘Dream Out Loud’ through K-Mart. With such a long and detailed resume at the tender age of 22, it is easy to see that Selena is a bright star that succeeds at whatever she attempts.

 

Olay Fresh Effects Breakout Star: Odeya Rush

With appearances in various commercials, short films, the Disney film ‘The Odd Life of Timothy Green’, and hit TV shows such as: Curb Your Enthusiasm, and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Odeya is truly Hollywood’s most well kept secret…until now. In 2013 it was announced that she was cast in the upcoming Sci-Fi thriller ‘The Giver’, and since then has been cast in ‘Mary, Mother of Christ’, and a Goosebumps’ film based off of the popular R.L. Stein books. I definitely thought that Odeya deserved this award, because it is obvious that she is a star on the rise, who we will all be talking about in 2015.

 

Choice Music Breakout Group: 5 Seconds of Summer

With their breakout hit ‘She Looks So Perfect’, 5 Seconds of Summer exploded on to the music scene this summer, and won the hearts of music fans worldwide. The band originally obtained fame and recognition by posting cover videos of popular songs on YouTube, and touring with popular bands such as Hot Chelle Rae (in 2012), and One Direction (in 2013). However the summer of 2013 was the start of a golden era for this band, due to the success of ‘She Looks So Perfect’, and their debut self-titled album.  The band is currently (in 2014) on tour with One Direction, and are also nominated for an MTV EMA (Europe Music Awards), VMA (Video Music Awards), and the We Love Pop Awards. So yes, this is the band that everyone will be fangirling/fanboying over for a while!

 

Choice Female Artist: Ariana Grande

2014 has certainly been the year of Ariana, with multiple #1 hit songs, a highly successful TV show on Nickelodeon (even though the show did get cancelled this year, it still had great ratings when it was on), and a highly anticipated sophomore album , Ariana is showing no signs of slowing down. The young entertainer currently has  17.3 million very loyal followers (yeah that’s A LOT), and more or less the same numbers on all of her social media accounts, so needless to say the world loves Ariana Grande.

 

*There were a lot of other awards that were not given out during the show that I wanted to include, but then the blog would have been A LOT longer, so to see a complete list, please check out 2014 Teen Choice Awards – News.

 

Performances:

Demi Lovato ‘Really Don’t Care’:

Demi kicked off the show with her rendition of her hit song ‘Really Don’t Care’. She was dressed in a black leather jacket, and fitted black pants and top. Demi gave a very energetic performance which included a stage full of fun backup dancers that helped kick the show off on a high energy, fun vibe. Cher Lloyd appeared midway through the track (she is a featured artist on the song), and added even more energy to the performance. The crowd really seemed to love every minute of the number, and this performance definitely proved why this song won Demi ‘Choice Summer Song’ this year.

 

Magic! ‘Rude:

If you’ve listened to the radio this summer, then you know this hit song by ‘Magic!’. Rude has gone Platinum innumerous countries, as well as topping the charts all over the world. The band’s performance gave off a very relaxed vibe that perfectly matched the feel of the song. They also dressed in very casual clothing. You could really tell just how popular this band has become, due to the fact that they didn’t have to do very much to get the crowd involved and singing along to every word.

 

Rixton ‘Wait On Me’ and ‘Me and My Broken Heart’:

Next up we had a performance by the YouTube cover band turned Pop/R&B  hit makers Rixton (if you want to learn all about this AMAZING band, please click the link to read the blog post I wrote about them here: YouTube Wednesday: Rixton, the band you will be fangirling/fanboying about ALL YEAR!!! | celindareyesblog). Rixton performed their newest single (and title track of their upcoming album) ‘Wait On Me’. The band was able to get the crowd really excited for the new song, and definitely built anticipation for their upcoming album. They then really got the crowd excited when they dove into their hit single ‘Me and My Broken Heart’, which has been ALL OVER the radio this year.

 

Becky G ‘Shower’:

Although Becky G was a last minute replacement artist (after Rita Ora was not able to perform), she pulled off the number with ease. She went very 90’s retro with her look, by pairing a white crop top with high waisted jeans, gold high tops, and a long plaid kimono style shirt. She also had a backboard that showed different colored smiley faces with a gap between the two front teeth (which is a play off of the gap that Becky had between her two front teeth, that haters often make fun of online).Becky has had tremendous success with this new single, and is definitely on her way to becoming a HUGE name in Pop/Rap music. This performance of ‘Shower’ truly showed off the full range of Becky’s talents, by showcasing her singing, raping, and dancing skills. Through this performance, Becky was able to not only win over the affection of the crowd, but was able to show that she is already a very talented, hardworking performer that is able to adapt to nay situation that is thrown at her (and this is even more impressive when you consider the fact that she’s only 17 years old).

 

Jason Derulo ‘Wiggle’ and ‘Talk Dirty’:

Jason Derulo closed the show with an exceptionally well executed performance of his hit tracks ‘Wiggle’ and ‘Talk Dirty’. The number was action packed and full of energy that excited the crowd. Jason was accompanied with numerous backup dancers, and special effects such as a police car appearing on stage, and dancers dressed as police officers. I definitely thought that this was the perfect artist to close a show that was full of fun, nonstop action.

 

 

 

 

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Monday Memos: Action Item, the band all the cool kids are talking about this summer.

Hello people of the internet!!! On today’s ‘Monday Memos’, we are going to discuss a band that is quickly taking the music industry by storm. This band has already toured and worked with some big names in the music industry, and they are on their way to quickly becoming a HUGE name in the industry. I’ve been listening to this band’s music for years now, and their growth throughout that time is amazing. Now who is this band you say? Honestly you’ve probably already heard of them, but if for some insane reason you haven’t (drum roll please) it’s…Action Item (cool name right?). So if you’ve been a fan of this band for years, or you’ve never heard of them but want to , then keep reading…go on you know you want to!

 

Action item is a 4 piece band from New Jersey that consists of Brian Cag, Anthony Li, Dan Brozek, and David Buczkowski. They originally began as a 5 piece band with vocalist Joe Politz, and began posting songs on Myspace. They eventually parted ways with Joe, and Brian and Anthony began lending their vocals to the songs. In early 2008, they recorded the tracks for their 1st EP ‘The World And I’ (y’all can read more about that in the next paragraph). In the past few years, Action Item has opened for acts such as: Hot Chelle Rae, Andy Grammer, Allstar Weekend, Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez & Boys Like Girls. Action Item toured extensively on the east coast, and played the New Jersey date of the ‘Warped Tour’. In October of 2011, Action Item went on their ‘The Stronger The Love’ tour with fellow pop/rock bands Burnham, Hollywood Ending, and opening acts Days Difference and Katelyn Tarver. On January 4th, 2013 they toured in support of their latest EP ‘Resolution’, which charted at #9 on the Billboard Independent chart and #72 on the Billboard Top 200 chart. The tour included Pop/Rock band Before You Exit and Hello Highway, with special guests Max Schneider, Deleasa, and GOLDHOUSE. Action Item’s music video for “Last Day of Summer” reached #1 on MTV.com, and their latest collaboration with YouTube superstar Kurt Schneider (“Brave” – Action Item), which featured a new rendition of their song for their most recent single ‘Brave’. In late 2013, Action Item supported Hip Hop/Pop artist Jake Miller on his first nationwide sold out headlining tour.

 

Action Item release their debut EP ‘The World And I’ on May 20th, 2008. I really love this EP, because it the songs are full of energy and fun to listen to. ‘The World And I’ is definitely a great introduction to Action Item as a band. I really like their sound on this EP, because it is definitely reminiscent of early Fallout Boy infused with Papa Roach. I definitely suggest that you all pick up ‘The World And I’ (I mean it’s only $4.95 so c’mon…your favorite playlists will thank you trust me). On April 27th, 2009, released a 3 track acoustic album entitled ‘Acoustic’, which featured stripped down versions of ‘Dressed for the Weather’ and ‘Loved and Looked After’ from their ‘The World and I’ EP. ‘Acoustic’ also featured a demo track of the song ‘A Way With Words’. On June 26, 2009 Action Item released their ‘Boy With The Microphone’ EP.  The EP consisted of three versions of the track ‘Boy With The Microphone’, including the demo version of the song. The EP also contained the demo version of the track Atlantic

 

After two years of carefully crafting their songs, Action Item came back stronger than ever with the release of their first full album ‘The Stronger The Love’ on August 17th, 2010. I really loved that they experimented with their sound within the pop/rock genre for this album, resulting in a great and diverse record. One of my favorite tracks on the album is ‘Without You’, which has a very jazzy meets pop feel that is a fun addition to the overall record. Although most of the songs have a different feel to them, I really like that they’ve incorporated their original sound in tracks such as ‘Some Days’, which has a very throwback sound to their ‘The World And I’ EP. Action Item re-released their track ‘When Everything Falls Back Down’ (Action Item ft. Chelsea Kane – “When Everything Falls Back Down” – YouTube) on February 8th, 2011 as a duet featuring Chelsea Kane (formally Chelsea Staub who is also an actress and has starred on shows such as ABC Family’s hit show ‘Baby Daddy’ and Disney Channel’s popular show ‘Jonas’, etc.). I really love the themes of love, friendship, and the importance of being there for the ones you love that are present in this track. Also, I like the way that the two voices on the track blend perfectly with one another and produce a very cohesive track.

 

In 2011 Action Item released their ‘Learn To Fly’ EP with the lead single ‘Learn To Fly’ (Action Item – Learn to Fly – YouTube which was co-written and produced by Nick Jonas), which was released on August 4th, 2011. The single ‘Learn To Fly’ shows that the band is continuously cultivating their sound, and exploring the musical spectrum of genres (unfortunately I couldn’t find the rest of the EP on iTunes, but I really loved this single). They released a single entitled ‘Winter Rolls Around’ (Action Item – Winter Rolls Around [OFFICIAL VIDEO] – YouTube) on December 16th, 2011, which is the perfect for hanging out by a fire during the winter time with your favorite person and/or cup of hot chocolate.

 

On April 3rd, 2012 they released their love song ‘Marching Band’, which is the perfect track for the spring, because you know they say that love is in air and all that (it’s also a fun song to listen to if you’re in the “forever alone club”…it’s ok…be strong). On August 9th, 2012 Action Item released their next single ‘Last Day of Summer’, to accompany their EP of the same name (I couldn’t find this EP on iTunes either). ‘Last Day of Summer’ is definitely one of my favorite Action Item songs, because the track is high energy, fun, and the perfect song for summer (not just the last day!). The band’s latest EP ‘Resolution’ was released on January 1st, 2013, with the lead single ‘Brave’. I really enjoyed this album, because the tracks were diverse, making the album enjoyable and relatable from beginning to end. From the emotionally driven songs (Where We Left Off’, ‘Good or Bad’ Action Item – GOOD OR BAD [Official Music Video] – YouTube), to the high energy fun songs (‘Better Than Perfect’, ‘Lucky’, ‘Bad for You’), and the inspirational tracks (Brave’ and ‘Moments’), this album just gets better and stronger as it continues. Action Item’s latest single ‘The Start of Something’ was released on December 10th, 2013. This upbeat track has a much more alternative vibe to it than anything Action Item has released, but the track is a PERFECT addition to any spring/summer playlists you have.

 

If you haven’t already, I definitely suggest that you check them out. Currently, they are on a 4 date mini-tour in select cities, as part of their ‘An Intimate Night With Action Item’ tour, so if you are able to make it out to one of the remaining dates; I definitely suggest that you invest in tickets! If you love fun, energetic music that will make you laugh, inspire you too be great, and keep you entertained then Action Item is the band for you. Whether or not you’re a fan of Pop or Rock music, you will certainly become a fan of this band once you listen to them. I promise y’all that Action Item will quickly become your favorite new band.

 

Here are some links so you can stay in touch with Action Item:

YouTube: actionitemrock

Twitter: Action Item (ActionItemBand) on Twitter

Facebook: Action Item | Facebook

Website: Action Item

Instagram: actionitem on Instagram

 

 

 

 

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