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My [Recent] Musical Obsessions: Sadly include weed and threesomes?

I like a variety of music, to say the least. Here’s what’s stuck on replay on my iPod at the moment. Disclaimer: the following songs/videos are super addictive, so don’t call me complaining when you can’t get them out of your head!

John Mayer, “Who Says”

I don’t smoke. But according to John, who says you can’t? He intermixes his defense of weed with one night stands and traveling to Japan of all things. It’s slow and oh-so-addictive, like every good John Mayer song should be.

Britney Spears, “3”

Since when is it okay to sing about your sexual encounters with three people? Apparently Britney Spears can pull it off. The beat is way too catchy. If this song had been about any other three things, I don’t think it would have had the same effect. I also really like the album design. Nice use of opaque tints! Oh, and there is no official vid for this song yet, so this is a satisfactory substitute for it, I suppose:

Italobrothers, “Stamp on the Ground”

Because I’m always looking for new workout songs, I have this newfound obsession with European Techno. Italobrothers are actually from Germany (misleading, I know) but this is a sweet song to run to. Also, be sure to check out my favorite part – the guys stomping in the background are absolutely insane!

Amanda Seyfried, “I Have A Dream”

Amanda Seyfried’s voice is just too good to pass up. And this song is so simple and beautiful. However, today I was informed that she uses vibrato WAY too much. And now that I noticed it, I guess it is too much. But I still love her voice, constant vibrato and all. This is actually a hidden track on the Mamma Mia! Soundtrack. Enjoy:

MSU Accafellas, “Happier”

Because no recent musical obsession is complete without some accapella. I found out last night that the Accafellas were almost in an accapella show on NBC! Pretty crazy. This is their version of Guster’s “Happier”, which is actually better than the original. Seriously.


Tyler Oakley’s Audience of 47,000

The implications of social media, like YouTube, never fail to amaze me. Check out some of Tyler Oakley’s videos below, and read on:

I interviewed Tyler Oakley for MSU Catalyst recently. MSU Catalyst is a student-run online publication devoted to publicizing the cool stuff that Michigan State students are doing with their lives. It’s supposed to offer resources, information, and inspiration other Spartans. Anyway, back to Tyler Oakley. Can you imagine reaching 47,000 people (and the number is growing as we speak) everyday? Just to update them on your life? Me either.

Click here to read the interview. Let me know what you think!