Weekly Wrap Up

Seven things that moved me, grooved me, or improved me.

ONE: Interesting use of Advanced In-Vehicle Technology by Honda to integrate social media into the driving experience. Introducing car horn emojis.

TWO: Incredible read. This story is equal parts sad, inspiring, and hopeful. “A 22-Year-Old Entrepreneur Moves Forward After a Life-Changing Accident Left Him Paralyzed”

THREE: Need a gift for a copywriter in your life? This t-shirt is aces.

FOUR: And speaking of copywriters, this is pretty much the most brilliant website by one I’ve ever seen.

FIVE: I don’t know about you, but I’m sure ready for the weather to break. There’s certainly no shortage of things to do in my home state when it does. Here’s a great list of Ohio Festivals to check out.

SIX: I’m so incredibly proud of my nephew who took third place in his poetry division. He recited Kenn Nesbitt’s My Dog Lives On the Sofa . Cheers to schools that support poetry!

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SEVEN: Happy for new music from Aimee Mann. Her latest Mental Illness is definitely worth a listen. Spotify.

What moved, grooved, or improved you this week?

Until next time, be kind to yourself. And each other.

xo,
mG

Note: All opinions expressed here are my own. I have not received any compensation for writing this post.

 

Weekly Wrap Up

Seven things that moved me, grooved me, or improved me.

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ONE: “Come together, RIGHT NOW, over CLE.” Another fantastic video from Destination Cleveland showcasing my hometown. 🙌🏻

TWO: One more cup of coffee. And this rare, extensive interview with one of my heroes Bob Dylan. ☕️

THREE: Newborn babies named Romeo and Juliet born hours apart in S.C. How sweet. I hope the families keep in touch. 🍼🍼

FOUR: Sweet Moses Soda Fountain & Treat Shop is helping The Cleveland Orchestra celebrate its 100th season of concerts in a most decadent way. 🍫

FIVE: There’s a new friend on Sesame Street. Julia, A Muppet With Autism, Joins The Cast Of ‘Sesame Street.’ ❤️

SIX: Cleveland Metroparks and KeyBank announce hometown partnership. Hint: The darling elephant-shaped ZooKeys are coming back! 🐘🔑

SEVEN: Hometown proud. Perceptions of Cleveland continue to rise. Planning your summer excursions?  Consider Cleveland. We’d love to have you. 👍🏻

What moved, grooved, or improved you this week?

Until next time, be kind to yourself. And each other.

xo,
mG

Note: All opinions expressed here are my own. I have not received any compensation for writing this post.

Weekly Wrap Up

Seven things that moved me, grooved me, or improved me.

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ONE: Spoon’s new album Hot Thoughts is SO GOOD! Get on it.  🎧

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TWO: Cue the “I want to be the T-Rex” arguments. Boot, wheelbarrow, thimble ousted from Monopoly board game. 🎲

THREE: As a writer and copy editor, I LOVE the outcome of this legal case. ✍🏻

FOUR: Insanely talented musician and Cleveland native Nicholas Megalis brings us David Bowie + Pi in this mesmerizing mashup. 👨🏻‍🎤

FIVE: Kudos to Cleveland-based company Sherwin-Williams and their AoR McKinney for the latest installment in their “Color Chips” campaign. It’s visually stunning. 👀

SIX: According to WalletHub’s 2017 Happiest Places to Live,  Cleveland ranks 149/150, just above Detroit. Phffft. I demand a recount. 🙃

SEVEN: “Finally, a noble use of an iffy strategy.” Yep. This is clickbait I can get behind. 📚

Until next time, be kind to yourself. And each other.
xo,
mG

Note: All opinions expressed here are my own. I have not received any compensation for writing this post.

My Happiness

Maybe this will help someone. Maybe this will get me laughed off the Internet and out of town. I’m good either way. Really.

Let’s just say I’ve been supremely bummed since RSD as I’ve been unable to spin Elvis’ “My Happiness”, because 78 RPM.

Turns out, if I press both the 33 and 45 buttons, my TT spins at 78 RPM. I’ll let you do the math.

As you were. Or commence laughing at me. I’m good. Elvis’ sweet voice and every glorious pop and crackle are filling the room. My happiness…😍

Until next time, be kind to yourself. And each other.

xo,

mG

Note: All opinions expressed here are my own. I have not received any compensation for writing this post.

Drum Experiment (Bir de Benden Dinle)

1 song. 19 drummers. 19 different interpretations. This is Drum Experience (Bir de Benden Dinle). Here is Daru Jones’ approach. Difficult to tell where Daru ends and his drumsticks begin. I just love to watch him at work. Overflowing with heart. Overflowing with soul. Daru is an exceptional musician.

Check out the other interpretations here

Daru is Jack White’s touring drummer and so much more. Find Daru online:
Rusic Records
Facebook
Twitter

Until next time, be kind to yourself. And each other.

xo,

mG

Note: All opinions expressed here are my own. I have not received any compensation for writing this post.

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Music Can Help Heal

IMG_0049“Music is a vehicle. Let’s use it to get somewhere good.” ~ Kristine Jackson

And that’s exactly what Kristine does. This month, all proceeds from the sale of her latest single “Proud to Say,” are going to help with her 9 y/o niece’s medical expenses as she undergoes surgery for Trigeminal Neuralgia, a neuropathic disorder characterized by intense pain in the face.

Listen:

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Whether your support takes the form of a download, a prayer, or positive vibes sent to the Jackson family, it’s very much appreciated.

Until next time, be kind to yourself. And each other.

xo,

mG

Note: All opinions expressed here are my own. I have not received any compensation for writing this post.

Weekly Wrap-Up

Seven things that moved me, grooved me, or improved me.

First, a bonus: I love this holiday to-do list!
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ONE: Currently digging the new single “Enough to Go Around” by Kendra Ross. As Daru Jones perfectly stated: “Great song and needed for this time in the world.” R&B/Soul fans, give this a listen. .99 to DL from iTunes.

TWO: I’ve added a name to my Christmas card list this year. Maybe you will, too. 6-year-old girl asks for holiday cards for her last Christmas

THREE: 100 years of beauty in one minute flat. Amazing.

FOUR: Fascinating. DNA Confirms: Here Lieth Richard III, Under Yon Parking Lot

FIVE: My goosebumps had goosebumps. Did you happen to catch Keith Urban’s performance of It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’s World? (CMT Artists of the Year)

SIX: Marc Maron, one of the funniest dudes on the planet in my estimation, dishes on kale. I had a stomach ache from laughing.

SEVEN: A Grocery Store Surprises It’s Customers With Some Holiday Cheer. Lovely.

What moved, grooved, or improved you this week?

Until next time, be kind to yourself. And each other.

xo,

mG

Note: All opinions expressed here are my own. I have not received any compensation for writing this post.