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Friday, May 06, 2011

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So many apologies for being absent this week - - I'm finding it's tough to balance a full time job, side gigs, teaching, and sleeping every once in a while. But I WILL be better!

This morning's post comes to us from Frank Ocean, the unfairly handsome singer from the Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All hip-hop collective in Los Angeles. He self-released his album Nostalgia, ULTRA in February after being completely ignored by the major label that signed him (cough cough, Def Jam). Way to be, Frank. Pick it up if you like this track - it's great.

The song, "Strawberry Swing", will probably sound familiar if you bought Coldplay's 2008 album "Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends". But it's better here. Frank's voice glides over the backgrounds more deliciously than Chris Martin's ever could. The impending doom of the alarm clock at the end of the song breaks the dream perfectly.

67 and sunny in Chicago today...this is the perfect soundtrack.

"Strawberry Swing" - Frank Ocean
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Happy Friday! And don't forget to enter the giveaway. 5 more days til I send out a little package of treasures to one of my fabulous readers!

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