Jive Monkey Playlist: 5/26/17

CHEEZE is an indie band that I’ve been wanting to get into for a while now. I’ve heard Singer Dalchong feature with artists like Yesung, Reddy, G2, Bily Acoustie and The Ade.  Although the band originally had 4 members and debuted in 2011, the male members have all gone their separate ways leaving Dalchong to continue solo.  Here’s to looking forward to a long, and hopefully sunny weekend, with tracks that is sure to bring sunshine into your life.

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Jive Monkey Playlist: 5/19/17

It feels like the weather has been playing games with us all Spring with deceptively sunny skies but with a chill in the air or just plain rainy weather.  With Memorial Day weekend almost a week away, I’m not looking forward to the hot, humidity of summer but the warmer weather definitely makes me feel like going outdoors to play.  Here’s a jumpstart to your summer plans with some upbeat summer tracks.

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Jive Monkey Playlist: 5/12/17

I know that Psy just released his latest album this week, which I’m still listening to and processing, but I decided to dial it back to the 90’s for this week’s playlist.  It’s no secret that I was a K-Pop child of the 90’s and I still rock out to old school K-Pop.  However, there is something to be said for songs that are timeless and groups that can reunite and make new music that sounds fresh.

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Jive Monkey Playlist: 5/5/17

Happy Cinco de Mayo!  Happy Children’s Day!  I’m not sure if Spring came quite late this year in the Northeast.  The weather has definitely been temperamental as the temperatures keep going up and down.  However, there have been enough sunny days this week, at least in the mornings, to allow me to order iced cappuccinos and affogatos.  Generally, the sunshine has been putting me in a good mood and has me replaying this week’s playlist song.

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Jive Monkey Playlist: 4/28/17

Ever since his unexpected appearance on Infinite Challenge in 2015, HYUKOH (and specifically, the band’s leader, Oh Hyuk) has become a household name.  They just recently released their latest album titled “23,” which is a reference to Oh Hyuk’s age and probably when he produced most of the songs on this album.  It’s not unlike how Adele titles her albums after the age in which the songs on those albums are about.  And yet, HYUKOH has their own unique sound in all of its “indie rock-ness,” for lack of a better word.  I think as much as his songs are about life, its struggles and growing up, sometimes I am surprised by the lyrical depth of his song, especially those songs in which he is expressing a stream of consciousness.

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Jive Monkey Playlist: 4/21/17

I’ve been trying to do better about promoting more female artist for these Friday posts.  I realize that sometimes my attention is easily swayed when I see new music by a male idol group I like but after listening to the plethora of other songs on my phone’s playlist and I find that I kick myself for not posting about that artist, especially female artists.  However, that doesn’t mean that I’m just going to post about any female artists.  Certainly, it’s got to be a song I love and I love it even more if its female singers who are projecting a strong powerful image.

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Jive Monkey Playlist: 4/14/16

This is my second favorite time of the year.  (My favorite being Fall when the leaves change colors.) I don’t know why but every year I get excited around the Spring Vernal Equinox because ti means the promise of warmer weather.  And then, it’s usually followed by disappointment because the weather is still so frigid.  But finally, I can shed my winter layers in favor of cute Spring dresses as I skip along sunny pathways instead of icy ones.  And to me, it also represents the chance of something new and exciting in the near future.

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