Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Out with the old, in with the new

The station that brought you Christmas carols all day, every day since mid November through December is no longer in existence. Love 94 went off the air earlier this week. Some of you may remember the station for playing smooth jazz such as Kenny G, John Mayer, Norah Jones, etc. The station is now replaced with pop station 93.9 FM-MIA that plays upbeat music from era's of the 70's, 80's, 90's and today. The station has decided to play commercial-free music for its launch.

This week I've tuned in to the station a couple of times and enjoy it very much. Thus far, they've played a broad selection of music from Nelly Furtado, Timbaland, Diana Ross, Human Leage, Chris Brown, Rhianna, Will Smith, Ace of Base, Gloria Estefan, Outkast, well you get the gist of it. Basically the new station is a better version of 97.3, without Delilah's annoying voice and the self help talks. And if you aren't into the pop dance music, then this is not the station for you. But I'd still recommend checking it out; it'll take you back in time with some of the songs being played.


New Years Resolutions

It's been a slow couple of days in the blogosphere with the Christmas Holiday and all. My sincere apologies. Expect more updates in the upcoming year.

Speaking of the new 09 year, its the ending of the '08 year and I can't believe just how fast this year went by. Some things have changed, some have stayed the same. I hope to make next year a much better one with bigger and better changes. Goals I will hopefully set and meet. So with changes in mind, come the New Year resolutions. Some of mine include: eating healthier, exercising (i think a lot of people add this one to their list), maybe running my first 5k, and so forth. There are a lot more resolutions running through my head which I will not list right now, as I'm still brainstorming.

Now, what do you have in mind for your New Years resolutions? I'd love to hear what some of you are contemplating about.

Be safe and drink & drive responsibly on the 31. Happy New Year to all!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Music or a Movie

Friday: Head out to Jazid and check out Locos Por Juana. Formerly known as the group (and side project) called Xperimento have now come together to make the new sound that is Locos Por Juana. The group's unique sound of Latin-rock, funk, and cumbia have snagged them their first Grammy Nomination. Not a Latin Grammy nomination, but the Grammy! The show will go on this Friday, Dec. 19, at 11 p.m. The band's frontman will be autographing copies of the band's title single. No word if c.d.'s will be sold at the venue, but most band's do sell their own stuff at shows. Believe me you will not be dissapointed with these guys. Jazid is located on 1342 Washington Avenue. No word on a cover charge but if there is it's normally only $5-$10. Ages 21+ with ID.

If you're looking for a more laid back place where you can enjoy free jazz, then Van Dyke Cafe on Lincoln Road is the place for you. Dine, drink, and enjoy jazz in their upstairs room. The music is free all you have to do is either purchase a drink or a plate or you're welcomed to just standing around the bar and watching the band. Friday's show begins at 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. with their once a month twilight series. Musical guest include Ira Sullivan & The Inter/Outer Continental Quartet and musical guest Rose Max goes on from 9p.m. - 1 a.m. I advise that you get there early, as space is limited and the waiting list can take a while. Van dyke is located on Lincoln Road. For a calendar of events and information visit thevandykecafe.com

Saturday: Grab a blanket and make your way to Peacock Park for a movie under the stars. There will be a showing of Miracle On 34 Street showing at Peacock Park in Coconut Grove at 7 p.m. Admission is free and they will provide the popcorn. The park is located on 2820 McFarlane Road.

If any of you make it out to some of these events I'd love to hear about it. Feel welcome to share the experience. Have a good weekend!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Upcoming Events

It's been a busy 2 weeks with final exams and the Holiday season that I haven't had much time for updating. It's finally the middle of the week - Happy Hump Day! - and I couldn't be any happier that Friday is only 2 days away. Anyway, here it is...

If you're bored this Sunday and want to enjoy the beautiful weather we've been having, make sure to check out The Outdoor Antique Collective Market this Sunday, Dec. 14 on Lincoln Road Mall. I know,I am like a 75 yr old woman and love attending these sort of events way to much, but you never know what neat things you can find. Besides, Lincoln Road has so much to offer like restaurants, street performers, crazy SoBe people that make for interesting people watching, shops, and beautiful Miami weather. Also, the Farmers Market will most likely be happening, as it normally is every Sunday. You can enjoy/purhcase fresh fruits, juices, flowers, and much more. For more on the Antique Market go to www.antiquecollectiblemarket.com

If you're a Dolphins fan and won't be out and about on Sunday make sure to tune in for the Dolphins game at 1:00 p.m. when they play against San Francisco 49ers. And if you aren't a fan, well then you should still tune in. Why? Because we've gone from being in last place and only winning 1 game last season to being in 1st place this season. Catch it on Fox and watch the Dolphins make it 9-5.

This just in: Langerado Musical Festival has just announced their concert line up. Musical guests include: Death Cab for Cutie, Dashboard Confessional, The Faint, Cold War Kids, Ryan Adams and the Cardinals, Flogging Molly, Devotchka, Gym Class Heroes, Snoop Dog, and last but not least and the only reason I'd most likely attend is MUTE MATH (my fave!). Tickets go on sale this Friday at noon. For more information on artists, ticket prices, and dates you can go to www.langerado.com