Heh, Owl City!

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Owl City… I’m amazed that I’m going to try this review without any outbursts of “THIS STUFF IS AWESOME!”

Oh, well, there.

I have three of his albums, Ocean Eyes (’09), All Things Bright and Beautiful (’11), and Midsummer Station (’12). Ocean Eyes contains Fireflies, which is a really good song, but my favorite is Embers from Midsummer Station. His music is something between electronic, pop and indie, and I can’t get enough of it. 🙂

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It’s That Time Again….

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Well, Christmas is in the air. I’ve got the chills when I’m in bed, even covered up in all the layers, and there’s Christmas music playing through the house. It’s definitely obvious when your band director gives you Christmas music to practice.

My family has had many a Christmas tradition, and I think my favorite one is the yearly Candy Cake “Bark.” We line up on the floor, each with a bag of peppermints or candy canes and a hammer, and bark Christmas carols while crushing the mints. It’s been fun, and when we’re done we clean up while mom puts together the actual candy. It’s delicious 🙂

Speaking of Christmas, the real reason I decided to post this is because one of the most recurring songs is the Christmas Can-Can, by Straight No Chaser. It’s a really funny song by an awesome a Capella group. I recommend listening to it if you get the chance.

Merry (early) Christmas!

-Zeph