a decade of moments

2009 – I DABBLED IN ORANGE & I LOVED THESE ROCK & REPUBLIC JEANS

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2010 – I MET SARAH PALIN LMAOOO

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2011 – “PLEASE DON’T GET ME FIRED” – THE DRAMA TEACHER TO ME BEFORE MY LAST PERFORMANCE ON THE BMCHS STAGE

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2012 – COLLEGE & LOSING MANY THINGS INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO: BANGS

2013 – I WON GREEK GOD

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2014 – I LOST HOMECOMING KING AND CRIED MY WAY THROUGH EUROPE ABOUT IT (what’s a king to a god?)

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2015  – I GRADUATED UCO, I GOT MY REAL ESTATE LICENSE, I STARTED @ ACM, AND STILL, THIS IS THE MOMENT OF ALL MOMENTS:

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2016 – THE YEAR I WENT LOCALLY VIRAL & FOLLOWED RIHANNA THROUGH TX

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2017 – PLEASE USE THIS FOR MY FUNERAL UNLESS OTHERWISE INSTRUCTED

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2018 – LOOK AT HOW GOOD OF A MUSE I WAS FOR @REALPICS

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2019 – WHAT EVEN HAPPENED THIS YEAR

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TUNE IN FOR 2020 LOOKS THAT’LL KILL, okay?

Also, here’s a lil something to take you out of 2019 (done by the person with the most talent in the family, Carlee). Raise those glasses, bitches.

 

 

-chasertheprince

chasertheprince’s 2019 WRAPPED by Spotify

It’s that time of year again!!  You know, the thrilling season of tapping through everyone’s Spotify year wrapped! It’s a really cool feature, and while I personally do not use Spotify to stream music, there is no denying it’s got style.

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Plus I love finding out which of my friends is a top 40 radio regurgitator, a total festival floozy, an indie individual, a ‘wow I didn’t realize you were such a hardcore hero’, a ‘points for the most obscure!!’, or an ‘omfg my top five are all Celine Dion’—-you know what I mean, the fun part. (Important note: I love it all, from the regurgitator to the floozy and from the individual to the obscure heroes and of course the die-hard Dion fans!!) 

The “WRAPPED” series for artists is also very cool and dives into your audience, letting you know where your music was played, where it’s been played the most, where your audience has grown the most, etc. It’s all really cool insight so, you know, I guess that’s their way of making up for paying artists $0.0034 per play.

2019 wasn’t a musically prolific year,but the 📀📀📀 i dropped was 🔥🔥🌞😄🔥🔥♻️.

I continued to put out songs with a bit of whimsy, a dash of satire, and a whole lot of personality.

Songs like:

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‘PLASTIC’ , released Earth Day 2019. If you haven’t given it a spin yet, I encourage you to do so–if only to think “turns out plastic ain’t so fantastic’ each time you reach for a straw or some other needlessly single use item and opt for a more planet-friendly option.

OR like:

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“NO BAD DAYS”, which came out on my fifth month birthday (June 24) and urges people to remember that there really is no such thing as bad days, just bad moments. Let those fly by as the come and don’t let them outweigh all the good from your days. Life is too short, people!

AND like:

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I covered a song from “Hamilton” and released that on September 15, a day King George III would remember fondly as the day the British took Manhattan. Anyway, I digress. “YOU’LL BE BACK” was really, really fun to sing and perform and I think that comes through in the record. So I’m glad I did it.

With those new additions and the solid gold hits of 2018 I’d already released, chasertheprince‘s Spotify 2019 WRAPPED  looked a little like this:

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Listen, I am not sitting here pretending to be wowed that my songs were streamed 1,200 times on Spotify alone. I am sitting here legitimately wowed that you guys streamed songs about Seahorses and Avocados 1,200 times on Spotify alone!!

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But in all seriousness, I am actually so happy and impressed that Spotify subscribers from FORTY TWO nations around the globe have given at least one of my songs a spin. How cool!?!!! 42!!

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Also, I’d like to pause here in this moment to give a huge shout out to those BADASS bitches in NEW ZEALAND!! I mean a 200% growth in my audience (from probably 0 to 2 but hell yeah)–that means we’re talking real GROWTH over here, people!

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Anyway, I really appreciate all of your support for my lil ditties about avocados, seahorses, plastic, and kicking that concept of a bad day (ESP YOU, NZ!).

It’s cool that with little advertising there’s a niche, niche, niche, niche market for this kind of weird shit.

I’m already cooking up some exciting stuff for 2020, I’m just not sure when I’ll feel like dropping it.

 

stay tuned

 

(and thanks for sticking with me thus far)

 

–chasertheprince

LIZZO x SISTER ACT 2 & HOW THEY KILLED ME

FIRST OF ALL, WATCH THIS:

Was that not one of the greatest award show performances you’ve ever watched ever in the entirety your life?

Let me tell you something, when the producer came through and said “Lizzo says take off your robes” my wig consequently flew off as well. I was like “gO OFF bitch!!”

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Now, I’m a relatively brand new Lizzo fan…like within the last month. This is the first video I’ve ever watched of her performing live and the fact that she perfectly referenced my most favorite movie of all time throughout “Juice”…Like I have no words, are you serious?!?!

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AND she did it so well. It was subtle enough that it wasn’t overkill (though if she literally reenacted the entire movie on stage I probably wouldn’t think that was overkill either). She got the “La”s! She got the dancers! She got the chorus! She got the Holi Spirit!

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To be honest, I’m not a big movie fan in general and since I a) don’t have cable and b) forgot my parent’s AT&T Uverse password so I couldn’t tune in live on the app and c) didn’t explore another option bc I wasn’t that concerned, I wasn’t planning on tuning in. Then, this random girl I met once named Raina texted me about it bc she knows my undying love for Sister Act 2 and award shows, so I went to Twitter, found the video and all I could literally do was smile so hard from ear to ear.

That’s my favorite part about live award show performances–they have a chance like no other to get viewers to have an experience through the screen, to connect with not only the song but also the artist.

Praise Lizzo. Praise Whoopi.

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This one goes into the archives along with Florence + The Machine’s 2010 VMA “Dog Days Are Over” performance, Lady Gaga’s 2009 “Paparazzi” performance, Kendrick Lamar’s 2015 (?) Grammys performance, and so many more.

Whoopi approves, I heard.

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-chasertheprince, Lizzo fan, Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit stan