ON THE LATEST EDITION OF HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Velle—a soulfully jazzy performer and violin music teacher, who just so happens to be performing at the Green Door this Friday (April 28th)—metaphorically stop by the blog to kindly give us all some recommendations from the top shelf of life's important categories. Because there is no better way to find out if a person is your people than finding out what that person likes, right? Right.


NOW ONWARDS WITH THE LIFE TIPS…

WHAT IS THE ONE ALBUM (OR EP OR SONG) THAT YOU THINK SHOULD BE THE VERY NEXT MUSICAL THING THAT EVERYONE PRESSES PLAY ON THE NEXT TIME THEY FIND THEMSELVES THINKING “WHAT SHOULD I LISTEN TO NOW”?

Ok ok, I'll start by tooting my own horn, which is truly very hard for me to do. I would love for you to listen to my album, 'Velle, The Right Time'. It's actually a sweet ep - great for driving, and I'm not done paying it all off :) Yes it's true - musicians "pay" to have their stuff recorded.

And secondly you should pick up Lindi Ortega's new Ep

…and JJ Shiplett's new album "something to believe in" because my brother Daniel plays with him, and he is also engaged to Lindi.

WHAT IS THE ONE MOVIE OR TV SHOW THAT YOU THINK SHOULD BE NEXT IN EVERYBODY’S NETFLIX QUEUE (OK, DOESN’T HAVE TO BE NETFLIX, WE’RE ALL INTERNET ADULTS HERE AND KNOW HOW TO FIND ANYTHING ONLINE, ONE WAY OR ANOTHER)?

  1. Suits
  2. The Colony
  3. iZombie (seriously I can't even believe I'm binge watching this right now, I can't even believe I'm telling you....shush, it's filmed in Seattle!)

I (AND BY “I” I MEAN “THE PERSON THAT IS READING THIS”) AM GOING TO THE BOOK STORE (OK, PROBABLY AMAZON) TO FIND THE VERY NEXT BOOK THAT I WILL BE PUTTING SOME EXTREMELY VALUABLE ‘ME-TIME' ASIDE FOR. WHICH BOOK WOULD YOU GET, IF YOU WERE ME (AND, I SUPPOSE, YOU HADN’T ALREADY READ WHAT YOU’RE ABOUT TO SUGGEST)?

The Snowden Files... are you noticing the conspiratorial behaviour yet? If you buy my album you might hear hints of that in my writing ;)

WHAT IS THE ONE WEBSITE (OR JUST ANY OLD INTERNET THING: APP, GIF, SERVICE, YOUTUBE VIDEO, WHATEVER) THAT YOU WOULD GET REALLY DOWN IN THE DUMPS ABOUT IF IT WERE TO SUDDENLY GO AWAY?

I'm not an apps fan - everything you need is on "google" and then when I can't find it on google, I usually call my Mom.

AND FINALLY… PLEASE GIVE ONE COMPLETELY UNAIDED RECOMMENDATION THAT YOU THINK EVERYONE SHOULD START DOING / USING / WATCHING / EATING / THINKING / QUITING / ETC-ING TO MAKE THEIR LIVES A LITTLE BIT MORE BETTER / BEARABLE.

  1. Greens Plus baby - changed my life. Drink it everyday, sometimes twice a day - you will never get sick!
  2. Kefir - I was making my own - but now I just buy it - so good for the gut and tastes like a milkshake
  3. Kombucha - I was making that too - but now I have a special supplier (My Step-Mom)

I WILL NEVER EVER QUIT COFFEE - or should I say CAWFEE - I'll stop yelling now. Did I mention I have a song called coffee time? You can hear it on my soundcloud or my website


OK folks, there you have it. Things that Velle thinks you should consider incorporating into your day/life. Before you turn off your computer and go ask your step-mom where all your kombucha is, go have a poke around Velle's website + Soundcloud + Facebook page - and don't forget that she will be performing at Green Door this Friday, so make sure to grab a ticket in advance at Snowdrift Cafe.

I'll leave you with a video of Velle and her band performing… and I guess we'll internet see you back around these parts for some more HIGHLY RECOMMEND Q&A's with even more people swinging by our little mountain neighbourhood in the very near future.

Or maybe we'll see you back here for some Q&A's with folks that are already here. Or maybe for a musical coffee or beer or a never ending handful of ear candy. But until then…

FOLLOW / HOLA

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