tiny desk concerts that make me feel in a big way

OKAY: It’s my twice-weekly attempt to distract you from the misery of the world!! TODAY’S ATTEMPT involves my second favorite intimate artist concert series, the NPR Tiny Desk concerts (BBC Radio One’s Live Lounge sessions is #1–sorry, that’s it).

The following collection of videos makes me feel many types of ways, and each of them bigger than the last. These lil intimate performances make you connect more with your favorite songs as you see watch the artists bring them to life right in front of you, without lights or smoke machines or backup dancers or giant jumbo-tron screens.  Just instruments, their voices, and a whole LOT OF KNICKKNACK-Y THINGS ON THE SHELVES.

also,

DON’T WORRY: I AM NOT IN ANY OF THESE VIDEOS!

And now, here we go:

OF COURSE SHE’S FIRST, Florence + The Machine:

This is honestly one of my most favorite Tiny Desks of all time; their energy is insane and I love it. They’re really doing shit no one else is doing:

Harry Styles. Need I really say anything else?:

Watching Leon Bridges perform is like looking directly into the past–it’s kind of nuts:

This was my first time seeing/hearing/experiencing Anderson .Paak and I was hooked after:

We love a Maggie Rogers moment–a little slower, a little softer, a singer-songwritery moment:

First of all, I love how many instruments are crammed into that tiny space. Second of all, I’m not the biggest Mac Miller fan ( respect the craft, the flow, the vibe) but I really love the performance of these songs:

A bit of a random choice because I’m not really a Paramore stan but I like their vibe, I love Hayley’s voice, and it’s cool to see a band keep their edge in a softer environment:

I feel like I was way more about this because i was binging “Derry Girls” (see 26 shows to make that self-imposed quarantine fly by), which uses a lot of The Cranberries and I was on a Tiny Desk wormhole later that day:

I LOVE CORINNE BAILEY RAE! I mean just look at the joy exuding from her face in this thumbnail:

H.E.R. is one of the most effortlessly cool performers of our generation and I am all about it. I love her juxtaposition of the intimacy with the shield of her dark, dark sunglasses:

 

So.

Did you feel in a big way? Which made you feel in the biggest way?  For me its a three way tie between Florence + The Machine, Tank and the Bangas, and Harry Styles. The smallest? Probs Paramore but I just enjoy Hayley’s voice so much.

Til the next time I shove shome pop culture in your face,

 

-chasertheprince

 

 

****I do not own the rights to legit any of the above****

YOUTUBE ME

You’re bored. You’ve watched every show I’ve recommended (good taste, huh?).

You’ve pulled twitter down to make that schraeewPOP sound, only to discover you’ve read every tweet tweeted.

You’ve actually made it to the real end of all the Instagram stories you’d ever care to watch and you truly only skipped like 7.

You’re looking hopelessly through the very depths of the entirety of the internet for something, anything to entertain you.

Well, as per usual, I can help!!!

Below is a compilation of videos of me doing various things from all around the YouTube.

We’re talking freshman in college chase, LA chase, ABBA chase, HRH chase, inexcusably un-brushed hair chase, and so much more. It’s not all pretty, let me be the first (and last!) to tell you.

So without further ado, a lil chasertheprince youtube playlist for you:

Did I deserve a Tony for my role of Sarah Palin? Yes.  Did I receive one? Fuck no. (p.s. follies…RIP😢)

Wanna watch me sing about money while looking sort of like western depictions of Jesus Christ? YOU’RE IN LUCK!

My first show in LA and I sing about avocados? Am I a millennial icon?  YES.

Watch me almost impossibly accurately capture the entitlement of KGIII while channeling my real estate background to understand how I’m the lowest key worried about losing trillions of dollars worth of land that we bought with 6 BEADS and disease!!!!!!

Watch me kind of awkwardly wax-on wax off-style flail my hands while singing with un-brushed hair, mind you, as Ciara like actually knows what she is doing in our *VERY* FIRST* collab in an ACM@UCO classroom.

One thing that the females in general and this video’s chase  have in common would definitely have to be starting off very flat.

And finally, a lil Beatles from the dopest band of performance majors ever assembled @ ACM, Band 6. Here’s “Hey Jude”.

 

We’re all Judes and we all need to, you know, not make this time so bad (so inspiring, truly). I mean it’s bad enough on its own so none of us need to make it any more bad. (should i become a motivational speaker?)

So, wash your hands. Distance yourself from most everyone else. Check on your friends, check-in with yourself.

And most importantly, take the sad, sad song that is 2020 and make it better for yourself, for your neighbor, for me, etc. and I’ll do the same.

 

-chasertheprince

 

***note: i only own the rights to The Avocado Song and literally nothing else***

O come O come Emmanuel

One of my favorite recordings we’ve done for our Christmas CDs is “O Come O Come Emmanuel” hands-down:

Carlee’s voice is so insanely good and takes you to a place where you’re really saying okay people Mary and Joseph need a place to STAY they’re having a BBY and he’s THE KING OF THE WORLD.

You know what I mean?

So that’s more exciting for some of you than it is for others.

Below are more links to listen wherever/however you stream music!!

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APPLE MUSIC

GOOGLE PLAY MUSIC

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Enjoy! Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays! All the things! And all the happiness to you and yours this season!!

 

-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:

NO BAD DAYS

“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

NO BAD DAYS X CHASERTHEPRINCE

NO BAD DAYS is officially out on ALL platforms!

I wrote this song a few years ago because I was so fed up where I was with life at the time. Everything seemed so mundane, routine, and every morning felt like a carbon copy of the one previous–coffee, shower, work, class, home. I was having a succession of bad days until one day I decided that the concept of a “bad day” was complete and utter bullshit.

There is absolutely NO such thing as a “bad day”. There are bad moments, for fuqqing sure, but those are fleeting. That’s what’s important to remember. There were moments in that day that were really good–when you saw the sunshine, the taste of coffee, that funny moment in your head, that funny moment you shared with someone you came into contact with, hearing music, seeing and/or talking to a loved one, that exceptionally good avocado toast, etc.

Those moments add up, people! How can you have had a bad day if the bad part was really only a small percentage of the day? Those bad moments, they really fuqqin sucked but it’s up to you to ensure your day isn’t completely ruined by some shitty slivers of your time. Now, I’m not saying you can’t acknowledge the fact that whatever just happened was total shit and sucks, but after you’ve acknowledged it, release it.

Just let those fleeting bad moments fly right on by.

Below are some links to “No Bad Days”, click it, save it, play it, and kiss all those bad vibes goodbye.

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Give it a listen, tell me what you think! Create a “good vibes” playlist and add this baby to it and listen every time some shit goes down in your life and remember, there are no bad days, only bad moments.

 

-chasertheprince

 

 

******I own some of the images above and I don’t own the other ones, just FYI******

PRE-SAVE ‘NO BAD DAYS’ TODAY!

Click HERE to pre-save my newest single, “No Bad Days”, out everywhere June 24th!

(which is coincidentally my 9-month birthday) so it’s going to really be a very good day.

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(or you can also click here) (or HeRe ) (or hErE)

Wherever you click, just click HERE and pre-save “NO BAD DAYS”–you won’t regret it.

 

 

-chasertheprince

“Plastic”–Stream my L8ezt single

My newest single, “Plastic” takes a look @ our dependence on one of the most versatile and important inventions of all time–plastic. It’s just too fuqqin good, you know?

Dial this hit up on any of these streaming platforms (& many others) and reconsider some of that single-use planet-murdering plastic that we just can’t seem to live without.

Enjoy!

 

 

-chasertheprince

PLASTIC!

Plastic is………..unfortunately, one of the most effective inventions….ever.

it keeps its shape, its durable af and it lasts {litter}ally thousands of years (see what i did there).

Here are some unfortunate facts about one of the greatest inventions ever: courtesy of OceanConservancy.org

  1. Use of plastics has surpassed all other man-made materials except steel and cement.
  2. Global production of plastic increased from 2 million tons in 1950 to 380 million tons by 2015, a growth rate 2.5 greater than that of the global economy. Half of that amount was produced in just the last 13 years–IN THE LAST 13 YEARS YOU GUYS.
  3. If this global trend in production continues, humans will have produced 34 billion tons of plastic by 2050, four times more than we have made to date. Close to half—46% of that (a whopping 12 billion tons)—is expected to be discarded in landfills or the natural environment.
  4. As a material, plastic is long lasting as shit, durable as shit, and doesn’t degrade worth shit. This is one of the reasons it’s so useful when it comes to human health and food safety–especially in the developing world. But this also means that plastics accumulate in the natural environment and landfills, leading to what some guy named Geyer and his coauthors call a growing concern of a “near-permanent contamination of the natural environment.
  5. Six different types of plastic (polyethylene (PE), polypropylene (PP), polystyrene (PS), polyvinylchloride (PVC), polyethylene terephthalates (PET), and polyurethane (PUR) account for 92% of all the plastics ever made and 42% of that has been used for packaging, generally with a lifespan of less than 1 year before being discarded.
  6. There are only 4 ways to handle plastic at the end of its life: recycled, destroyed or converted to fuel or energy through incineration or pyrolysis, disposed of in managed waste systems OR discarded where it ends up in the natural environment. :/
  7. The highest recycling rates are in Europe (30%) and China (25%) whereas the United States has had a relatively dismal rate of 9% since 2012. ***cue Miley’s banger, “WAKE UP AMERICA” ********
  8. A whopping 79% of all the plastics ever produced have now been discarded. Only 21% of plastics are still in active use.

You guys, if those numbers don’t mean anything to you,

 

So let’s start today because we can’t rewind the clock and work a lil harder to save this fuqqin planet.

Here’s how:

  1. Stream my new single “Plastic” as soon as it drops @ 12:01 am EARTH DAY
  2. recycle
  3. CUT DOWN ON THE SINGLE USE PLASTIC! Bring reusable shopping bags to the store, buy fruit whole and cut it up yourself (no need for those plastic containers), bring your own cup to Starbucks, and PICK UP and properly discard random pieces of trash when you’re out and about!
  4. Keep streaming my new single, “Plastic” out everywhere April 22. Hell, buy the damn thing on iTunes.

 

-chasertheprince