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Wild Child

I am making it a homework assignment to blog.

I want to stay committed to this because I love the feeling when we get a ton of views and when friends tell me “I read what you posted last night!” It makes me feel like wow, my life IS kinda cool. Ya know?

Before I moved to Austin, my brother lived here, and he would always tell me how excited he was for me to get here cause he just KNEW that I was going to love it. Based on my taste of music, fashion, hobbies, and so on. He thought I’d fit in well with this “hip” culture.

When I got here last year, I was so overwhelmed with the Austin lifestyle and new school and people, it took me a while to adjust. I always felt like I was left out on something going on the city and I wanted so badly to be in this loop of music and the spots to get the best cup of coffee and coolest dog parks and such.

The first Austin band that I started listening to was Wild Child. I saw one of their videos on my news feed on facebook, clicked on it, and instantly fell in love. It was so many sounds, with such genuine lyrics. Unlike anything I had ever heard before. I thought it was so cool to listen to something constantly that none of my friends back home knew of. And to listen to words that people my age, in my own city, wrote. I could relate so well.

This was the first I had ever heard of them. The song Pillow Talk is similar to much of their other music because if you were to just listen to the lyrics and analyze them, it’s really depressing. But they pair their harsh words  with the happy sounds of a ukelele and catchy melodies. Which to me, is life itself. Life gets shitty, alot, but it’s the little happy things that  cover these dampers up, and get us to move on. And keep on living.

Everyone in Austin will tell you they’ve seen Wild Child perform a million times. Which is probably true, but this doesn’t make me any less excited whenever they announce a new show. This past Friday they played at one of my favorite Austin venues, Moody Theater. 

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This place just makes me feel so classy and chic. With the greatest view when you look off the balcony, and the music sounds so clear and beautiful inside.

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Kelsey, you have the most mesmerizing voice. And YOU, only you, could pull off that dress. Keep doing what you’re doing.

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IMG_1279Another Austin band, Holiday Mountain, got on stage with them to perform their new single, Crazy Bird. Let me tell ya, this song is my jam. It’s more pop-y than the rest of their new album, but it only takes one listen, just one,  to find yourself playing it every time you get in the car.

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Things started to get a little wild when Ben Kweller got on stage. One thing led to another, and soon it was a dance party. I looked around and half the crowd had left my side to get on there with them. IMG_1283

Friday night was beautiful. They sounded remarkable and they looked so happy. Watching a band you love have fun, makes it more worth it to continue to support them. I’ve been listening to their new album The Runaround on repeat since it came out on spotify last week. And I am not nearly close to being sick of it yet. GO LISTEN.

I end this post with a photo of some sunflowers I took at the store yesterday. I’ve been obsessed with yellow lately, and I seized this photo opportunity mainly because yesterday was so rainy and gloomy, walking into the grocery and seeing this at the entrance put a huge smile on my face.

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“Could you imagine a place where fields and flowers made of space and stars like your eyes, shine both day and night.”   -Wild Child 

xoxo,

(still not completely in the Austin music scene but has accepted that no one will really ever be),

Nadeen Abou-Hossa

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There’ll be Love wherever you go

My first time to Austin city limits —Jacqueline
My second time to Austin city limits— nadeen

Friday started off great with sunshine and a full bagel breakfast sandwich.
When finally ready, yes it takes SWEET time to get ready for a festival, nadeen, her boyfriend Brian and Trent and I biked down through the beautiful city to zilker park.
Friday afternoon was a beautiful picture, sunshine, in the grass listening to the beautiful sounds of local natives, and then dancing our butts off at vampire weekend. They blew our socks off! Literally I rubbed holes in mine!!

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Then muse started, Brian’s dream and things got steamy…

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Welp those are all the photos from Friday because we had one phone… Mine, and I left it at the park Friday night, just hanging out in the grass it slept.
Saturday morning started to a great start with a phone call from my phone saying it was found! (Secretly enjoyed not having it… Shhhh)

Saturday we saw: grimes, passion out, Kendrick Lamar, and I’m sure I’m missing someone in here… Then the cure! The cure brought it for the new weather! It got so chilly we needed sweaters, luckily we looked in advance.
Kids with their technology these days…
OHH and Brian got a Venezuelan flag! (EAsily recognize able, thanks b! )

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Sunday: the best and final day. As some of you may heard… The second weekend Sunday got cancelled, so I am incredibly sorry to those who missed it.
The weather could not have been sweeter
The day we saw: MS MR (MS is so awesome!), Noah and the whale, not did they surprise me, but the last song had the 4 of us dancing around together in a circle, and I wondered why I couldn’t be that happy every day, then we saw some grouplooooove which we were definitely feeling. Followed by franz Ferdinand and finally PHEONIX.
I have to say… I am incredibly tired of PHEONIX, BUT I FELL IN LOVE. We were sooooo impressed, we laughed, we danced, we cried, and had a really really really good time.
Jk about the crying…. But I may have shed one. the weekend couldn’t have ended any better!

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A disposables post will be soon to follow!
In the meantime we all crunch to come up with our Halloween costumes over the next couple weeks!
Any ideas for us?!?

—Jacqueline, approved and added by nadeen

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