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Desk Jams

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I protested podcasts for a long time. I protested talk radio for a long. And then I learned NPR has a plethora of podcasts solely based on music: All Songs Considered to World Cafe to First Listens and even Live Concerts. I’m addicted.

Then I came across a series of theirs they’ve had around for a few years now: Tiny Desk Concerts.

The premise: a band comes into their HQ and records a few songs with instruments at someone’s desk. The finished product: a spin on songs you never knew imaginable. And the best part? The artists/bands participating are the ones you want to see and hear. I nearly flipped out from Adele’s, The Civil Wars¬†and the Blind Boys of Alabama. If you need a little moving break during the 9-5, you don’t have to leave your desk. (Good news for winter, whenever it decides to roll around).

I listened to this Passion Pit one at least 4 times today.

 

Time to Cry

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I generally view myself as a Tin Man. Just a gal completely covered in steel. Hollow inside. Though I show my true colors every now and then. These video finds put me on the brink of tears today. Carley actually cried at my desk after watching the first one.

The Power of Words: I love the way good copy can just strike a chord and punch you in the gut. Well done. And they have accents? Europe continues to be way cooler in their campaigns and I’m running out of reasons why I shouldn’t just pack a bag and move to work with companies like this. Via Celia, the gal who knows I love a good word.

Google Chrome’s Coffee: I will never tire of Google Chrome ads that make you want to weep. These things are like reality rom coms. And I for one will never get enough of them. Via AdWeek