The Daily Blend’s September Top Ten 2018

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Hi friends! I’m alive! That is, I’ve come back from the worst city in Illinois and am currently in the best city in Illinois. It has been a very long summer, and I have oodles of new music for y’all. I wish I could say that this blog is solely based off of my music choices in September, but unfortunately, I’m not that creative and a good portion of this music is stuff I enjoyed over the summer as well. Also, a bunch of new albums just came out as this blog is being published, so while you all read this post, I’ll be listening to new albums to rave or rant about in about a month. 🙂

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Pride Playlist Picks

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Hi sisters happy pride month : – ) 

Here’s the tea – this year will mark my first time attending pride and I ! am ! ready !

As a very bisexual gal with a very queer friend group, this month is important to me.  

I’m beyond excited to attend my first pride and be surrounded by my people. With that being said, here’s my top pride playlist picks

1.) Bloom – Troye Sivan

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The Daily Blend’s April Top Ten 2018

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Wassuppppppppp everyone! IT’S FINALLY NICE OUTSIDE, WHAT A CONCEPT! I am so excited that it is finally warm and also that new good music is being released! This month’s edition of my music library is full of new releases, both released this month and this year. Keep reading if you’re wondering if certain albums made it on the list. Also, PS, sorry for this being later than I usually do this blog; not only has April been a good month for new music, but also it has been the busiest month of my entire year.

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Meditations: Concert Feels

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And there he was… in all of his elderly glory. A tall, slender figure dressed all in black and sporting a haircut that would raise an eyebrow if worn by anyone else, snuck onto to the center of the stage under the cover of a blinding light show.

Now carrying his signature black Fender Precision bass guitar, the old man crept up to the center stage microphone, which by this point in his career was an action as common as brushing his teeth or wiping his ass.

As the light show fizzled out, he took a moment to shoot a quick look to each of his musicians; all of which reciprocated with a nod of assurance that they were prepared to carry out their holy duty.

He smiled, inhaled, and then –

Roger Waters, a man who I have idolized for nearly a decade at this point, and who up until now had only existed to me through his music, was now just a stadium’s length away from my face; which at this point was drenched in tears.

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The Daily Blend’s March Top Ten 2018

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Yo, people of the internet! I am BACK for the month, and I’m so excited for this blog. March is one of my favorite months of the year, and this year’s March just happened to be an amazing month for music!

With everything that is played on my show, you all probably think I have way too much happening in the skull area of my body. So, I want to give everyone a little insight as to what’s going on in my brain, without having to look at the “Recently Played” section on my Spotify. The solution I came to was to tell everyone about the hidden (and not so hidden) gems in my music library for the month. Some of the music I post will be at the top of charts, some of the music won’t be your style, some will be a band’s biggest hit that I’ve just been happening to listen to a lot, and some will be completely unknown to you!

So, to start it off, here’s just a couple of my favorite artists for March, a little bit about them, and some song suggestions:

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In Defense Of Pop Music — Pop Music Isn’t Boring, You Are

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You can learn a lot about a person from their favorite music. For example, if you look through my March ‘18 Spotify playlist, you can learn that I’ve been repressing my latest existential crisis with excessive partying. Shuffling through Marina and the Diamonds, Are You Satisfied? to Tyler, The Creators, I Ain’t Got Time! to Lorde’s, Liability, and back around to Charli XCX’s I Got It, clearly I’ve been on a rollercoaster of highs and lows this month.

A lot of that stems back to being in a creative rut. The hard part about being a visionary with absolutely no talent is feeling the need to create and put out into the universe, but not feeling confident enough to actually put out the work. It’s a cycle of feeling frustrated that I’m not expressing my creative needs, creating something to express it, hating it, throwing it out, and then going back to phase one of frustration. And instead of sitting myself down and forcing myself out of this rut, I’ve just been becoming bff’s with four lokos.

luv feeling like im 16 again < 3

But my current love-hate relationship with creating music isn’t the point of this post. Going back to my first statement, you can learn a lot about a person from their favorite music.

Over the past weekend I hung out with a new group of people, just to find out that they all completely despise any form of pop music. Including Lorde and Charli XCX. tragic.

I love pop music. Pop girls especially. A pop girl could breathe and I’d be like ‘okay, wig

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Best Battle Royal Game On Mobile?

 

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Battle Royal games such as Fortnite, PubG, and H1Z1 have been the most popular games right now on consoles and pc. However, there is a game very similar to them but on mobile. It’s known as Rules of Survival which is available to on iPhone and android carriers, and on pc as well.

This game is very addicting that me and my friends play it every chance we get, sometimes during class, when the class is dragging. Some of the features it has are:

  • Various game modes: Solo, Duo, Squad and Fireteam, Zombie Mode, Ranked, Custom, and Gold Mode (for more coins). Gives you the option to play either with friends or alone when all your friends are either in class or working.
  • 2 Big Maps: Ghillie Island and Fearless Fiord. Fearless Fiord being the bigger map to hold up to 300 people on it which makes it harder for people to stay alive
  • Customizable Characters: has many options for you to customize your character whether male or female with various clothing options and for you to customize weapons among other things
  • Speaker and microphone enabled so you can speak to your teammates however far they may be
  • Ranking/Statistics system which the game keeps track of your K/D ratio, kills, wins, losses, assists, Top 5, among other things
  • Loot crates to spend the coins you earn in game for clothes and camouflage

It is a very enjoyable game yet highly addicting, so I can recommend this game if you’re into the Battle Royal type video games, and at times are bored in class or got nothing to do to pass the time.

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The Daily Blend’s November Top Ten 2017

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Hey all! Wow, has it been a busy month. I’ve been SO busy with homework, my job, this (my other, unofficial, job), and every possible other thing you could think of. BUT I have found time to get some new artists, songs, and albums into my music library. I’m going to be honest though, there definitely are a couple people that I listened to A TON in October that I continued to listen to in November. And that’s okay! We all have those artists that we always go back to no matter what. Continue reading “The Daily Blend’s November Top Ten 2017”

Trash Talk: Bring In The Trash

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Feeling Trashy? 

Welcome to Trash Talk with Miki and Mikey! Trash Talk is your weekly venting session. Miki, Mikey and some occasional guests will let out their thoughts and frustrations on that week’s topic. We like to explore different interesting topics that anyone can relate to. Our teaser episode was an introduction for listeners to get a glimpse of who we are. Mikey brings all the bad puns and dad jokes and Miki is here to call out the bullsh*t.

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23 Unorthodox Ways To Spend Your Thanksgiving Break

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And now for something completely different.

Thanksgiving break is a magical time for the students of the University of Illinois at Chicago. Those two long days off that we are granted for this holiest of holidays are for many an opportunity to finally return home after several months of intense studies and reconnect with their families.

This break is also an exciting time for families of freshmen in particular, who get to see that wide eyed and enthusiastic little kid they dropped off at the beginning of the semester return as an unrecognisable bearded freak.

Sometimes though, this break can be very overwhelming to those who want to get the most out of their time away from the shackles of this intellectual prison. The thought of even losing a minute of their finite break shakes them down to their very core.

So, out of the goodness of my heart; I have compiled a list of not one, not two, but 23 unorthodox ways of spending Thanksgiving break. Fair warning though traveler, for some of the items on this list may be seen by some as “purposefully silly” and they “shouldn’t be taken too seriously because they’re jokes”… Continue reading “23 Unorthodox Ways To Spend Your Thanksgiving Break”