Intro to 2014 Mix

chubbyjones meets snowpoohcalypse

Somehow we’ve managed to make it to the last weeks of February so it’s about time my intro to 2014 mix made it to the blog. I’ve been busy searching for jobs, accepting a new job (I start next Monday!!!) and finding some sweet jams to bring some warmth to the icy snowy mess we’ve been dealing with this winter.

Another task on my to-do list for today will be to finish version 3 of my week 8 couch to 5k podcast for you all. I am signing up for the Brooklyn Color Run taking place July 5th, so if you’re in the area and want to run with me, let’s turn this mother out!

And now…some jams:

The Chicago Venue Menu Podcast – Episode 1 (Concerts April 2nd – 8th)

Mia Casette Tattoo

Welcome to the Chicago Venue Menu podcast! As a music-lover, podcast maker and concert-goer, this is something I’ve wanted to do for a very long time. In the future, I hope to release these every Friday and will be making these available via iTunes in the next few days. Eventually, I’ll be bringing on special guests to join me and share their picks for the upcoming week in Chicago concerts. If you’re a publicist or band that wants to get in touch, feel free to reach out to me at iamchubbyjones (at) gmail (dot) com.

Stream or Download here: Chicago Venue Menu Episode 1

Monday April 2nd Picks:

Kasabian @ The Vic Theater (3145 N Sheffield Ave Chicago, IL 60657)

Nada Surf & An Horse @ the Metro (3730 N. Clark St. Chicago, IL 60613)

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Mood Music

As I’m waiting impatiently to receive the “yay” or “nay” phone call from the company I am most excited about working for, I have realized just how stressful all of this really is. The idea of not having a full time job with benefits lined up has turned me into one seriously crazy bitch. The worst feeling: I can’t seem to stop myself.

Every time the phone rings or every time I see the little email wheel spinning to tell me I might be getting a new message, my stomach does flips until I see the phone call is a wrong number and the email is just the same press release I’ve gotten three times over each day for the past week. Needless to say, my usual smile and laugh has been replaced with some minor doom and gloom but some major growls.

Peggy SuePeggy Sue (formerly Peggy Sue and the Pirates) have an album dropping today, Acrobats (stream at Spinner), which suits my mood pretty well but also seems to match the vibes of some of the other artists I’ve been into lately, such as Radiation City and Dark Dark Dark. It is moody, yes, but not quite angry and not dark to the point of feeling as though all is lost.

I’ll enjoy this for now, but I’m really looking forward to when I can comfortably be happy singing “All I Want for Christmas is You” again.