Listen, readers, if you’re going to roll w/ me, I’m going to need you to know my peeps. The fact that these “peeps” don’t actually know that they are in fact “my peeps,” doesn’t matter ONE iota to me. I’m a groupie of the following four fantastic folks - and I just really need to bring you into the loop.
In no particular order…
1) RYAN BINGHAM: My favorite singer of the moment.
Never heard of him? You’ve been missing out, buddy…
This 30-year old singer sounds like what I would think the Marlboro man would sound like if he could sing. For such a young age, his voice is weathered like Ray LaMontagne after three packs of cigarettes and a bottle of whisky. He sings country + bluegrass-y music, but he’s not over-produced Nashville, and he doesn’t seem to polarize anti-country music folks.
He’s also more than a little attractive, if you ask me. (Although, he is no Slick.)
Ryan won an Academy award for the music he wrote for Crazy Heart, and Slick + I have been big fans of his ever since we saw the movie. In my humble opinion, some of his best tracks are: “Southside of Heaven,” “The Weary Kind,” “Long Way from Georgia,” “Country Roads,” and “I Don’t Know.” It’s the kind of music you want to listen to while getting ready for bed or driving home after a long day at work. If you hear some of his stuff + like it, check out his new CD with his band, The Dead Horses, called Junky Star.
2) ASK MISS A: My favorite advice-giver.
Andrea Rogers, a.k.a. “Miss A,” is the editor-in-chief + publisher of the national lifestyle e-magazine AskMissA.com.
AskMissA.com provides heartfelt – rather than commercial – content for women’s well-rounded lifestyle interests – political and social issues; art and cultural events; charity galas and volunteer opportunities with nonprofits; women’s organizations and networking events; art and literature; design and entertaining; local fashion and beauty.
Readers turn to “Ask Miss A” for advice + recommendations on everything from style to self-help, and are assured to get an answer that is heartfelt with a touch of Miss A’s Southern charm and sass. AskMissA.com tosses aside the superficial and shallow to deliver sensibility and substance with style through authentic, informative and witty editorial voices of women-in-the-know across the United States. AskMissA.com informs, inspires and entertains an audience of more than 70,000 unique monthly visitors.
And, I’m a newly-inducted contributing writer for AskMissA.com! Check out my Valentine’s Day post about Norman Love Chocolates! I’ll be posting several times a month, along with some other fabulous Atlanta women, so check back frequently!
Read w/ Caution: Once you start reading TMR’s blog…you won’t be able to stop! (Don’t say I didn’t warn you…)
4) CHUNK HANDLER: My favorite “person” to follow on Twitter.
As I’ve made very clear over the past year and a half, I’m kinda obsessed with Chelsea Handler. So, it’s expected that I’d be a fan of her dog, too. In fact, he’s my favorite celebrity dog – for sure. What a cutie pie!
Here are some of my favorite of Chunk’s recent tweets:
“I just saw a cloud that was shaped exactly like a cloud.”
“I zone out therefore I aren’t.”
“Remember that movie where Arnold Schwarzenegger was pregnant? “Junior” I think it was…that was pretty underrated.”
“That skateboarding bulldog pisses me off for whatever reason.”
(I’ll bet he was watching The Puppy Bowl on Animal Planet last night, too!)
Congratulations, everyone! You are now officially in the know.
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