Rock and Roll

The Deftones & Incubus!

Last night, my best friend, Kacie, accompanied me to see The Deftones and Incubus in concert. I try and see Incubus anytime they are in the state… they are one of my absolute favorites!! We hung out with various friends we ran into down there and I sang and danced my adoring heart out the entire time.

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I stole the picture of Brandon off some poor soul’s page on Instagram. I love hanging out in the lawn for shows but that doesn’t get me good pics so yeah, I totally stole this one. He’s just so beautiful…

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It was a blast as always!

Thanks for reading!

Love, GK

Third Eye Blind in Ft Lauderdale

Tonight, my two friends Kacie and Chelsea and I rocked out in Ft Lauderdale at Club Revolution to Third Eye Blind.

The show was amazing!! Those boys have definitely still got it! I was able to bribe a security guard and scored my friends and I prime location spots directly next to the stage! [dusts dirt off my shoulder]. If there is one thing I’m good at it’s making the most of opportunities at rock shows. Our view was perfect and our experience amazing! Another special skill of mine: taking impeccable concert photos!

Below are a few shots from the show!
Thanks for reading! Love, GK

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Sans Excitement

For my second day at my new job at the radio station, I paired a crisp white button-up with my grey pencil skirt. Not a huge departure from yesterday’s look but I’m experiencing a work-appropriate shoe deficit and didn’t have a lot to work with. I knew I had to correct this issue so guess what I did on my lunch break today. Yeah, man! Shoe Shopping!!

I know. Nothing exciting. But at least I managed to snap some crappy pics and keep up with my daily threads posts!

I wore my hair in a low, loose bun for most of the day.

Thats all for today. I’m wiped. I’m still adjusting to waking up before noon now.

Thanks for reading! Love, GK

Rock & Roll History lesson :: October 9 :: Today would’ve been the 72nd birthday of the late John Lennon. It is also the 37th birthday of his son, Sean Ono Lennon. Happy Birthday, John. You are missed! and Happy Birthday, Sean!

How ’bout these apples?

I had written myself a prescription for some intensive retail therapy and today I had my rx filled. After meeting up with a client/friend/ex-coworker for lunch at (the absolutely delicious and addicting) Dales, I hit up a thrift store where i made some major scores.

– A pair of amazing royal blue suede heels: $5
– An adorable zebra print cardigan: $3 (you all know just how much I love cardigans and zebra print!)
– White and Royal Blue horizontal striped sweater: $6 (it’s really a dress and really quite too thin to be qualified as a sweater-dress and surprising large for a size 4 dress…)

I stopped by TJMaxx after the thrift store score for a bump on my bargain-finding high but left empty handed. I found myself in houndstooth heaven and pined over a Steve Madden bag but decided against buying it. (I have the feeling I’ll regret it. I might actually go back tomorrow for it.)

Driving toward home, I decided I was definitely not going to stop at Marshall’s or Ross. Nope. Just heading home. So of course I turned into the plaza, parked and strutted into Ross looking for more discounted deliciousness. I found it.

In Ross I found a completely adorable, floral print, long sleeve dress, on clearance, for $8.49. Perfect for fall! (It’s hard to describe but pics will be posted as soon as I get a chance to rock this baby.)

I also bought at Ross… … Bright. Red. Jeggings. I never thought I’d say that but I did. I had contemplated red jeans in the past but completely scoffed at jeggings. However, all I could think of was how awesome they will look paired with the huge, size “4”, not-so-sweater [dress] and those blue heels! So i took the plunge and bought the jeggings.

Anyway, theres my shopping tales of the day. Here’s what I wore today (and yesterday):

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Red shorts from Forever21, Beatles T and my Apple sunglasses from ASOS.

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I thought the Apple Shades and The Beatles T went well together (and not just because of the color).

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Yesterday, I was pretty bummed. I wasn’t well, missed an [open] audition I was really psyched about and had to call out of work. I loafed around the house miserably all day, moping, so my fabulous Mom made me (and the rest of the family I supposed) chocolate cupcakes!!

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To hide my unpretty for the day, I threw on a fedora and faux specs for the pics. The flower clips in my unwashed, messy bushel of hair make it actually look done. (Curly hair really has its perks.)

That’s all for today. I’m lazily posting from my iPhone again so please excuse the poor quality pics and whatever weird typing issues that may reveal themselves post publishing.

Love, GK

I’d also just like to add that today in rock & roll history, Jim Morrison was arrested for a bogus indecent exposure charge he’d been facing as a result of a March 1, 1969 show in Coconut Grove (Miami) show. He died in Paris on July 3, 1971 before the case had gone to trial. -No need to google, I just know this shit.

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2012 Grammy Awards

Last night, the 54th Annual Grammy Awards were held at the Staples Center in Los Angelos. The Grammys are one of my favorite awards shows because I am obsessed with, live, breathe music. Now, the Grammys really only cater to a fraction of my musical tastes because only a fraction of the music I enjoy is commericla enough to be recognized by the mainstream media outlets (Which is more than perfectly fine with me. I HATE when something I love so much (especially a band) is polluted and ruined by bandwagon fans. Now, thats not to say that I hate when bands “sell out” and find success in the mainstream. I’m a girl who wants her cake and to eat it too I guess… Enough of this tangent.) But at least the Grammys can usually deliver a few great, memorable performances and of course, my favorite, the perfect outlet for fabulous fashion! Shall we then?

MY FAVORITE LOOK OF THE NIGHT:

Rihanna at the 2012 Grammy Awards

Rihanna, for me, looked the best on the red carpet. I love everything about this from the plunging neckline to the Louboutins. Her amazing, wild hair and makeup complete everything that is fabulous about this look.

BEST DRESSED

Kate Beckinsale, Kelly Rowland and Queen Adele all looking fab at the 2012 Grammys

One of my biggest Girl Crushes is Kate Beckinsale and at the Grammys, she looked amazing! I also loved Kelly Rowland; her gown is gorg and her hair is fierce. And Queen Adele is the winner of the world looking amazing and classic.

Jajjie J, Corinne Bailey Rae and Kelly Osbourne

Jessie J looked like my Mirror-Ballgown Dream come true! I love this! Corinne Bailey Rae, one of my favorite female musicians, looked totally gorgeous and completely awesome all at the same time. Kelly Osbourne looked so elegant! (and I love her)

John Legend, Most of Kings of Leon, Common

Guys were looking swagertastic last night as well.

Ok, she’s bat-sh*t crazy, but I have to give credit to Lady Gaga.

Lady Gaga at the 2012 Grammy Awards

She may be to good to walk the red carpet, but I love that she looks like a citizen of The Capitol (THE HUNGER GAMES!!!!!!!). Who else but Gaga can pull off a full body veil and a golden staff? Not Nicki Minaj, thats for damn sure. And come on, she’s hanging with Sir Paul McCatney…

***Can we please take a moment to recognize how brave it was of Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton to sit next to her… those poor, pimple love-fools.***

WORST DRESSED

Katy Perry and Taylor Swift

Katy Perry, I am so disappointed. WTF is this anyway? First of all, your dress doesn’t have to match your hair. Second, this looks like a bridesmaid gown from 1978. Taylor Swift annoys the crap out of me anyway, this gown makes her look like some 80s Hong Kong call girl.

Alicia Keys, Carrie Underwood, Fergie

I’m not even sure why I hate this look on Alicia Keys, but I do. She wearing the same Christina Louboutin heels as Rihanna (go back and look.), but with Rihanna’s long gown, the little toes sticking out awkwardly doesn’t stand out so much. I’m also not digging the gold amour protecting her neck and chest. Carrie Underwood looks winder than a double-wide trailer. (Now even her fans can understand why I hate this gown.) Everyone kept talking about how “daring” Fergie was for wearing this. First of all, it’s screaming for attention. Second, if she was so damn daring she wouldn’t have selected rib-high granny panties to wear underneath (yeah, we know you’re looking for that all day tummy control Fergie). And Finally, this color combo only reminds me of Halloween, which is my favorite holiday and somehow appropriate for how scarey this is. Ugh.

ABSOLUTE WORST DRESSED

Nicki Minaj's most recent desperate cry for attention

You. Are. Not. Gaga, Bitch. This is not a “statement”. This is, yet another, desperate cry for attention. We may have been shocked by Madonna’s ‘Like a Prayer” when it came out but this is not shocking. This is not thought-provoking. This is stupid.

Every award show and it’s given red carpet has a few attendees that just make me question: “Why the f*ck are you here?” From now on, I will have a special part of each red carpet post specifically for this: WTFAYH?! The Grammys presented me with at least three of these attendees:

WTFAYH? Why The F*ck Are You Here, Rebecca Black, Paris Hilton and Snooki?

ON WITH THE SHOW!

Performances

Jennifer Hudson, Bruno Mars, The Beach Boys with Foster the People and Maroon5

Of course, at every oppertunity, somebody mentioned Whitney Houston.. ok.. then we had to watch Jennifer Hudson do her best impression of her. Bruno Mars gave, what I thought, was an incredible performance! The Beach Boys performed with Foster the People and Maroon5, performing with Maroon5 being their first mistake. They’re clearly… aged. And where the hell was John Stamos?!

Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj,Taylor Swift.

Ok, Katy Perry’s performance in a very unflattering costume was pretty horrid. I hate to say it because I love Katy but the dopplerganger opening with “E.T.” and then this new, very angry song about moving on… go over-eat ice cream and talk about your ex with girlfriends… And Nicki Minaj. Um….. Waste. Of.Time. Every moment of Nicki’s performance, complete with a completely stupid and completely unnecessary video of “Roman”, all I could think was that that time could have (and should have) been given to Paul McCartney… I’m just sayin’. Taylor Swift… what is this elaborate, hillbilly set? I don’t get you… and you’re f*cking lame. Oh, I’m sorry, am I being ‘mean’? Maybe it’s because everything you do is horrible… and Beyonce had one of the best babies of the year…

Rihanna performs with Coldplay and cuddles with Katy Perry in the audience.

Rihanna’s performance with Coldplay made me totally go “wtf?” when it started… then I started asking “Where the hell is Coldplay?” Chris Martin finally showed up and the performance was… eh… But Rihanna and Katy Perry cuddling in the audience was way adorable and more entertaining to watch than her performance.

Adele's performance at the 2012 Grammys

Queen Adele was breath-taking, mind-blowing, tear-jerking and over-all incredible, as usual. I can’t say how much I love this woman. She is so freaking amazing and I can listen to her albums from start to finish and enjoy them every time… especially when I want to cry for a bit or belt my lungs out (alone. by myself. so nobody gets hurt.)

Paul McCartney performed twice at the 54th annoual Grammy Awards

Oh Paul. SIR Paul McCartney. I can not express how much I love this man either. I share this love with so mnay and thats one of the things I find most beautiful about him. Paul first performed a song from his new cd “Kisses on the Bottom” but then took the stage again with Bruce Springdstien, The Foo Fighters and others who had b=performed earlier in the night. He performed, the impecible, Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight/The End… I died.

***Look how awesome Dave Grohl looks! (Love that man too!)***

WINNERS

Adele is the 54th Annual Grammy Awards' big winner

And the winners are: Adele. Adele. and Adele. … She swept the damn show. I was so happy every time they called her name and every time she accepted it was adorable and gracious and so classy.

Adele cleaning up at the 2012 Grammys

and some other people won too… INCLUDING, the hilarious, Louis C.K.! Yepp…

Grammy Winner, Louis C.K.

Thats about it! Below is a complete list of winners from last night’s show and untelevized awards.

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54th Annual Grammy Award Winners

(I couldn’t help it and made bold my favorite winners!)

Album of the Year: “21,” Adele

Record of the Year: “Rolling in the Deep,” Adele

Song of the Year: “Rolling in the Deep,” Adele Adkins & Paul Epworth

New Artist: Bon Iver

Pop Solo Performance: “Someone Like You,” Adele

Pop Performance by a Duo or Group: “Body and Soul,” Tony Bennett & Amy Winehouse

Pop Vocal Album: “21,” Adele

Alternative Album: “Bon Iver,” Bon Iver

Rock Song: “Walk,” Foo Fighters

Rock Album: “Wasting Light,” Foo Fighters

Rock Performance: “Walk,” Foo Fighters

Hard Rock/Metal Performance: “White Limo,” Foo Fighters

R&B Album: “F.A.M.E.,” Chris Brown

R&B Song: “Fool For You,” Cee Lo Green, Melanie Hallim & Jack Splash

R&B Performance: “Is This Love,” Corrine Bailey Rae

Traditional R&B Vocal Performance: “Fool For You,” Cee Lo Green & Melanie Fiona

Rap Album: “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy,” Kanye West

Rap Performance: “Otis,” Jay-Z and Kanye West

Rap Song: “All of the Lights,” Jeff Bhasker, Stacy Ferguson, Malik Jones, Warren Trotter & Kanye West

Rap/Sung Collaboration: “All of the Lights,” Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi & Fergie

Dance Recording: “Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites,” Skrillex

Dance/Electronica Album: “Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites,” Skrillex

Musical Theater Album: “The Book of Mormon,” Robert Lopez, Trey Parker & Matt Stone

World Music Album: “Tassili,” Tinariwen

Latin Pop Rock, Rock or Urban Album: “Drama y Luz,” Mana

Tropical Latin Album: “Last Mambo,” Cachao

Banda or Norteno Album: “Los Tigres Del Norte and Friends,” Los Tigres Del Norte

Regional Mexican or Tejano Album: “Bicentenario,” Pepe Aguilar

Country Solo Performance: “Mean,” Taylor Swift

Country Album: “Own the Night,” Lady Antebellum

Country Performance by a Duo or Group: “Barton Hollow,” The Civil Wars

Country Song: “Mean,” Taylor Swift

Jazz Vocal Album: “The Mosaic Project,” Terri Lyne Carrington & various artists

Jazz Instrumental Album: “Forever,” Corea, Clark & White

Improvised Jazz Solo: “500 Miles High,” Chick Corea

Large Ensemble Jazz Album: “The Good Feeling,” Christian McBride Big Band

Blues Album: “Revelator,” Tedeschi Trucks Band

Folk Album: “Barton Hollow,” The Civil Wars

Pop Instrumental Album: “The Road From Memphis,” Booker T. Jones

Bluegrass Album: “Paper Airplane,” Alison Krauss & Union Station

Americana Album: “Ramble at the Ryman,” Levon Helm

Reggae Album: “Revelation Pt. 1: The Root of Life,” Stephen Marley

New Age Album: “What’s It All About,” Pat Metheny

Children’s Album: “All About Bullies… Big and Small,” various artists

Producer of the Year, Non-Classical: Paul Epworth

Remixed Recording, Non-Classical: “Cinema (Skrillex remix),” Sonny Moore

Gospel Song: “Hello Fear,” Kirk Franklin

Gospel/Contemporary Christian Performance: “Jesus,” L’Andria Johnson

Gospel Album: “Hello Fear,” Kirk Franklin

Choral Performance: “Light & Gold,” Eric Whitacre

Classical Contemporary Composition: “Elmer Gantry,” Robert Aldridge & Herschel Garfein

Producer of the Year, Classical: Judith Sherman

Orchestral Performance: “Brahms: Symphony No. 4,” Gustavo Dudamel

Opera Recording: “Adams: Doctor Atomic,” Alan Gilbert, conductor

Spoken Word Album: “If You Ask Me (And Of Course You Won’t),” Betty White

Comedy Album: “Hilarious,” Louis C.K.

Compilation Soundtrack Album For Visual Media: “Boardwalk Empire,” various artists

Score Soundtrack Album For Visual Media: “The King’s Speech,” Alexandre Desplat

Song Written For Visual Media: “I See the Light,” Alan Menken & Glenn Slater

Historical Album: “Band on the Run (Paul McCartney Archive Collection – Deluxe Edition),” Paul McCartney

Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalists: “Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me),” Jorge Calandrelli