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Top 6 Britney Spears Music Videos to Pump me/you up for a Client Presentation

Let’s get right to it.



“I’m a Slave 4 U” is a classic B. Spears music video. The choreography, the underwear over jeans, the sauna party. It makes me remember all the metaphorical and sometimes literal sweat that goes into the work and makes me feel like I can get it get it, get it get it.



“Oops! …I Did it Again” I made you believe you love these ideas. Oh baby, baby. Also, maybe I should wear a pleather jumpsuit to work? Wait, no. 



“Everytime” is for when I remember that none of this shit matters and everyone hates advertising, but then I remember that if Stephen Dorff can believably land the roll of Britney’s boyfriend in a music video, I can do anything!!!



“Work B**ch” is an anthem. It’s iconic. Please buy my commercial.



“Toxic” reminds me that if Britney Spears can do a back handspring through laser beams, I can sell a friggin’ ad campaign.



“Stronger” is my #1 pump-me-up favorite and personally, I think it’s highly underrated. Britney is a one woman machine, but in this video she shares the screen with a sleek metal chair with a mind of its own that’s essential to her choreography. It reminds me of the importance of teamwork and collaboration to get to the finished product and when in doubt, just crimp your hair and walk dramatically towards camera/into the meeting.

That’s all! Hail Britney!



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Confessions of the Dashboard Variety

Sad music makes me happy. Most people can’t wrap their head around that notion, but it’s true.

I started listening to pop punk in high school. New Hampshire. Early 2000’s. Wearing studded belts and sneaking out to go see Taking Back Sunday. Absolutely losing it when I heard Something Corporate play “Konstantine” during their opener for Yellowcard. Posting Dashboard Confessional lyrics in 90% of my AIM away messages and drinking shitty beer in cul-de-sacs with my friends while “From Under The Cork Tree” blasted through someone’s equally shitty car speakers. It ruled.


(16 year old, teen angst Madison in my sisters dorm room at Keene State College.)

After my first soul crushing heartbreak I found Chiodos. Woah. I remember seeing Craig and the boys play a tiny venue off Main Street in Nashua, NH. Feeling fucked up was the price of entry and every scream made my cold heart race and absolutely destroyed my ear drums.

When my parents decided to not be married anymore, I found Atreyu. Then came Senses Fail, Silverstein, The Used, Brand New, Thrice and my true love, UNDEROATH. My sister and I got sunburnt in parking lots every summer at Warped Tour and one time I wore a t-shirt that said “I Hate Myself and I Want to Die” to a Taste of Chaos which was… a bad look.

Then I met a boy who listened to Nirvana, The Shins, Led Zeppelin, Arcade Fire, The Stones, Radiohead… I fell in love with him and with Kurt Cobain and Thom Yorke and Elliott Smith and Stevie Nicks and all the rest. My musical taste shifted, but the sullen undertones never did.

I went through a hippie phase, a truly mortifying EDM-sunglasses-indoors phase and a whatever-my-then-current-boyfriend-was-listening-to-at-the-time phase.

And then I met Danae. Who I’m happy to report, is not a phase. I remember listening to Taking Back Sunday in her car and having it all come right back to me. I had stopped listening to pop punk, but just because I stopped listening didn’t mean all the bands I loved stopped making music. I was a poser and I had a lot to catch up on.

We got a job together at an ad agency, moved to Chicago in 2014 and discovered a little place called Beauty Bar and Emo vs. Pop Punk night every Sunday. Just like that, it was on.


(Me and Danae at Emo vs. Pop Punk Night @ the most beautiful bar in all the land.)

The last bunch of years have been concert after concert. Warped Tour, Riot Fest. You name it, we’re there. I still love all the classics, but my playlist has expanded a bit.

We’ve got the Chicago scene: Real Friends & Knuckle Puck.

The up–and-comers: Capstan, Moose Blood, Boston Manor, Turnover, Northbound.

And the hot list: The Story So Far, Have Mercy, State Champs, Mayday Parade, Neck Deep, Bayside, Transit + way more. Check them out!

The pop punk scene is alive and well. I came back for nostalgia and stayed because Chris Carrabba is an absolute angel on earth and we don’t deserve him.

Sad girls forever.


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The Last 16 Songs I Listened to ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

You know, in case you were wondering.

  1. Angeles- Elliot Smith https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQrhA6QtWOM 
  2. Exit Music (For a Film)- Radiohead https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8051Hipbmmw
  3. The Best Deceptions- Dashboard Confessional https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xiqXGEV1Bms
  4. Violence- Blink-182 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KpxFhvT_GME
  5. Colorblind- Between the Buried and Me https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CML76r97Xv8
  6. Alive with the Glory of Love- Say Anything https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFR5s96jGeg
  7. How’s It Going to Be?- Third Eye Blind https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Za5wwxsuvhw
  8. Creep- Ember Island https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uws8KdoDJs8
  9. The Bird and the Worm- The Used https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12dBCgAoRA 
  10. Smile- The Story So Far https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7FauV3MIUU
  11. Colder Quicker- Real Friends https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWq027KIPuM
  12. The Day is My Enemy- Prodigy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1AaKBbNGkk
  13. Welcome to the Black Parade (Steve Aoki Remix)- My Chemical Romance  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHbEl9mqzRs
  14. Mix Tape- Brand New https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHgAx7clkLk
  15. Death of a Bachelor- Panic! At The Disco https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R03cqGg40GU
  16. Hurricane- Thrice https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eC3xaEw9PSM

There it is. I’M OKAY (TRUST ME). ❤

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Happy Hump Day from Bill Clinton

This song rules. Nothing like a little saxophone to get you through to the end of the week. Have the GIF open while you listen for maximum LOL’s.

Get it, Billy Boy. ❤


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2014: The Year of “Disclosure”

For me, the measurement of an awesome song is one that I can listen to 50 times in one day and still want to hear it again. Something I don’t just listen to, but that I feel. Good music should make you feel something and Disclosure gives me all the feels.

This year it started with “You and Me” ft. Eliza Doolittle (Flume Remix) and then next was “Latch” by ft. Sam Smith and my year is ending with this gem, “Help Me Lose My Mind” ft. London Grammar. Granted, some of these songs came out in 2013, but they didn’t find there way to me until this year.

I heard this song for the first time while driving around with my friend Emily. She rocks and so does the music she plays.

Enjoy X Repeat

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Blank Space


I never thought I’d post a Taylor Swift song anywhere, ever… but this song rocks. Girl can write a fuckin’ song. If you need me, I’ll be listening to this on repeat. Feel free to join.

Get it, T. Swift.

“Blank Space” from Taylor’s new album, “1989” –> http://www.kiisfm.com/media/play/taylor-swift-blank-space-25485068/ 

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