no credit - jake bugg

no credit – jake bugg

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Okay so I don’t deserve any credit finding this guy, but my summer music crush is Jake Bugg (currently playing while I write this). I’m not really even sure why I like him, because I strongly dislike country music, but honestly he’s probably a little more blue-grass and rock n’ roll.

My wonderful roommate (the lovely person who introduced me to this artist) saw him in concert this summer, so I…

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i’m a dad

i’m a dad

So it has been brought to my attention by my roommate that I’m a dad. Apparently, liking NPR podcasts and talk radio makes you like very dad-like. But seriously, I love NPR podcasts. My two favorite are the TED radio hour or the pop culture happy hour. I’m not really sure what turned me on to this odd habit, but it’s almost as bad as listening to book on tape (…oh wait I do that too).

Anyway, if…

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Who Said the Good Ones are Gone?

Originally posted on Aish al Harja?:

These are a few photos from my recent visit to Al Balad, a historic district in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

I wanted to write an elaborate post describing my love for this part of my hometown, but I feel that the photos tell better tales than I could.

The buildings are, at the very least, a hundred years old. The architecture is distinctly Hijazi.

No, I am not a…

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new politics

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Okay, so my roomies and I went to a concert last night, the Monumentour. Headlining Fall Out Boy, Paramore, and New Politics. To be honest, I was mainly it it for, as my roomies joked “the opener for the opener,” New Politics. Honestly, you’ve probably heard one of their songs “Harlem” is one of their more famous ones, but I really started to listening to them when I was abroad last fall. My…

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