Ritz Brits

It's called the Ritz for a reason.

All in the Family December 11, 2009

My brother is a genius when it comes to music and has introduced me to some amazing bands, so he deserves an entire post dedicated to his influence.  I even have a playlist on my Zune dedicated to music he’s given me.

He loves classic rock, and I have a modern, eclectic taste for punk, dance, and rock.  But we agree completely on one thing:  Muse is the greatest band of all time.  We’ve practically worn out their new album, The Resistance.

If you haven’t seen it, check out the music video for Uprising.  Spoiler alert:  evil teddy bears take over a playdough town.  I still laugh everytime I see it.  But not even teddy bears and playdough can mock Matt Bellamy’s voice and Chris Wolstenholme’s bass that you will never get out of your brain.

Our favorite concert DVD is the Live 8 benefit concert from 2005 featuring the likes of Paul McCartney, U2, Razorlight, Scissor Sisters, and many more.  My favorite moments are when Johnny Borrell of Razorlight performs Somewhere Else in his furry plaid hat, and when Bono joins Paul in a Bono-y rendition of Sergeant Pepper.  And I’m not even a huge Beatles fan.

Reggie and the Full Effect now takes up residence in my Zune thanks to Jordan, and I’ve discovered the magic of Dream Theater.  Fatal Tragedy is an epic masterpiece that makes almost 7 minutes fly by that is faintly reminiscent of The Eagles.

He also gave me the Them Crooked Vultures album, heralded as “the greatest super group ever” by Rolling Stone Magazine.  Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters, Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age, and John Paul Jones of Led Zepplin came together to create an album of pure rock greatness.


October Playlist

  1. With This Ship — The Basics
  2. Percussion Gun — White Rabbits
  3. The Missionary — The Brothers Martin
  4. Into Your Dream — Foreign Born
  5. I Got You — Train
  6. Welcome All Again — Collective Soul
  7. Ready for the Floor — Lissy Trullie
  8. Solar Midnite — Lupe Fiasco
  9. Shooting the Moon — OK Go
  10. Communication — The Brothers Martin
  11. A White Demon Love Song — The Killers
  12. Satellite Heart — Anya Marina
  13. The Golden Age — The Asteroids Galaxy Tour
  14. Edith — The Hot Melts
  15. Wake Up — Arcade Fire
  16. Back Against the Wall — Cage the Elephant
  17. Wild Young Hearts — The Noisettes
  18. Never Forget You — The Noisettes
  19. I Want You To — Weezer
  20. Fireflies — Owl City
  21. Being Bad — Bitter:Sweet
  22. Ooh La La — Goldfrapp
  23. The Scene is Dead; Long Live the Scene — Cobra Starship
  24. Bad Fever — The Asteroids Galaxy Tour
  25. Don’t Upset the Rhythm — The Noisettes
  26. Drones in the Valley — Cage the Elephant
  27. When They Fight, They Fight — The Generationals

That’s Not My Name

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No one seems to be able to remember my name.  I was called Christie (my mom’s name) by most of my family growing up.  I was Bridgette for half of high school.  I have been told by several people that I look like a Melissa.  I got e-mails for Brandy at my old job.  I’m known as Tiffany at my new job.  The only people who get my name right are the mid-life cris-ers who call me Britney Spears to show me that they still watch MTV.  (Of all the celebrities in the world, why do I have to share a name with her?!)

My name is, in fact, Brittany.  I was christened “Ritz Brits” by my childhood best friend, which may be one of the more clever nicknames I’ve been given.  My other choices were Sky Poodle and Tookie Lunch.  (Don’t ask.)

That being said, my theme song is That’s Not My Name by The Ting Tings.   Its the kind of song that makes you want to get up and dance… and remember someone’s name.

They call me quiet girl, but I’m a riot… getting glammed up and sitting on the fence, now.

Well, I will always love getting glammed up, but I’m not sitting on the fence anymore.  I’m going to write about everything that moves me (which is usually fashion and music).  I love finding and (making everyone I know listen to my) new music, and devouring fashion magazines.  The mall is my natural habitat, so here I am to share it.