Thursday, March 5, 2015

Hot Fiya- OMI "Cheerleader"



Amid the sea of Snap Chat stories and Sam Smith haircuts emerged one song that rose above the rest during my weekend visit to Cortland. OMI's ode to his own, personal cheerleader got the party bumpin' early and often. This was by far the most popular song with the youngsters- though the 20 or so frat bros moshing in the corner to Drake's "Know Youself" (I WAS RUNNIN.... THROUGH THE 6.... WITH MY WOES) definitely gave it a run for its money. 


-fresh (@danye33)

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

The 2 Man Weave Podcast #20 with Miggs





Miggs and I welcome his new dog Darla into our podcasting trio in the latest edition of The 2 Man Weave Podcast. I re-cap my 28 hour trip home from Cortland, which includes an impromptu stay at a Comfort Inn Suites and 60 mile tow job courtesy of AAA. We also dive deep into The Walking Dead, breakdown Philly's "shady" trade and stick a fork in the #DressDebate once and for all.



@danye33 / @NickMiggs 

Friday, February 27, 2015

A How-To Guide For Watching "House of Cards" And Not Spoiling It For Your Friends


*This article was originally published on February 18th, 2014. Different season, same rules apply*

The highly popular political drama House of Cards returned to rave reviews on Valentine's Day- when they released chapters 14-26 of Francis Underwood's quest for the Presidency of the United States at 12:01 am on Netflix. Surely it was a better present than one typically receives on the Feast of Saint Valentine, but unlike that box of chocolate that was gone before morning, this particular box of Cards gets eaten at a different speed depending on your availability and appetite. Below I've posted a "how-to" guide for enjoying, and discussing, the blackest heart in the White House.

What makes House of Cards different than normal TV shows?

House of Cards is a Netflix original series which, unlike typical television series that air new episodes once a week, makes a season's worth of episodes available for streaming at the same time. This makes for great binge watching sessions, but also makes discussing the show, especially in online forums, virtually impossible.

But isn't having access to all the episodes at once a good thing? 

It is a good thing, it just has some bad side effects.

Since everyone gets to consume the show at their leisure, its difficult to have conversations about it with friends or followers until you've both completed the series. But that hasn't stopped people from taking to Twitter to post their initial reactions to various happenings without any forewarning.

So the real issue here is spoilers?

Yes! If you're reading this post, then chances are you're already painfully aware of our society's impulsive instinct to post every thought, reaction or question to some kind of social networking site the second it crosses our brain. We saw it with Game of Thrones infamous "Red Wedding" episode and we saw it for pretty much the entire final season of Breaking Bad. If something big happens on a major television show, the internet is going to be buzzing about it. But what happens when that bee stings the masses at different times? What you get is chaos. From the time you start that first episode, up until the time you finish the season, you must treat your timeline like a mine field.

So you're saying its never going to be okay to tweet about House of Cards?

That's not what I'm saying at all- what I'm saying is, be mindful to those who weren't able to sit motionless on their couch for thirteen straight hours last weekend. Give it a little time to marinate. If you would like to tweet about a major event that happened in the show (character death, revelation, pregnancy, etc) give the public at least two weeks to catch up. Though in all fairness, a month seems more appropriate.

If you want to tweet about something that doesn't directly affect the plot (nudity, sex scene, epic one liner) then by all means go right ahead. Like I did, with the lovely Kate Mara's brief ass shot in the first episode of season two.


Okay so no tweeting about major plot spoilers- got it. But what about real life conversations?

When it comes to real life convos you must make it perfectly clear what episode you're on before mentioning anything that has happened so far in the show. I'm not exaggerating when I tell you that 50% of all human interactions I've had since about 10 am on Friday have started off with "So what episode are you up to in House of Cards." Tread lightly, because any overzealous, premature spoilers could lead to the completely justifiable loss of a friend.

So you're advising something like a real-life Scarlet Letter, only instead of having to wear a "A" for adulterer on your chest, you should be forced to publicly display what episode you're up to? 

That's EXACTLY what I'm advising.


-fresh (@danye33)

tl/dr: Don't spoil House of Cards on Twitter, always make sure your friends are as caught up as you are before talking about the show. 

A Dress Divides A Nation


This is a picture of a (hideous) white and gold dress. If you don't agree we can't be friends. Sorry. 

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Awesome 90's Songs You May Have Forgotten- Blessed Union of Souls "Hey Leonardo (She likes me for me)"



15+ years later and still song still brings the heat! Takes me right back to middle school summers listening to z100 on the way to the pool. Of course once I got to the pool I'd procrastinate and meticulously scope out the perfect possible moment when all the other kids were distracted, then quickly take my shirt off and pray that no one noticed my man boobs as I jumped in. Fun times!

"The things that we're afraid of, are gonna show us what we're made of in the end"

-fresh (@danye33)

Cleveland Browns Unveil New Logo




Aaaaand I haven't been this disappointing since Sandy Cohen kissed Rebecca Bloom behind Kirsten's back in that skeevy hotel room circa Valentine's Day season 2 of The O.C. 

-fresh (@danye33)

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Horri-Bull News, D Rose to Undergo Potential Season Ending Knee Surgery


Derrick Rose is heading back to the IR for the third time in as many seasons. The team announcing Tuesday night that the 2011 league MVP will go under the knife to repair a torn meniscus. Rose complained of right knee pain earlier in the day, and an MRI later confirmed his worst fears.

Rose missed the entire 2013 season and made it just ten games into the 2014 season before another right knee injured derailed his comeback campaign.

He was averaging 18.4 ppg and 5 apg for the 36-21 Bulls. Look for journeyman Aaron Brooks and Kirk Hinrich to play an increased role in his absence.

Chicago plans to reevaluate Rose's status post-surgery.

-fresh (@danye33)

Thursday, January 29, 2015

The 2 Man Weave Podcast #19 with Joseph Stevens, Super Bowl XLIX Edition



Friend of the Weave Joe Stevens takes some time out of his 26th birthday to preview Super Bowl XLIX on The 2 Man Weave Podcast. Joe and I go full-nerd while breaking down Deflate-Gate, toss shade at Bill Nye and reminisce on Patriot teams' past. We also talk about what it feels like to fall off the Facebook grid, rank the best types of snow days and give a definitive blueprint on what is and is not acceptable when planning your post-college birthday parties.



@danye33  / @joe_turner00  

Want to hear your question answered on-air? Fire an e-mail to dan.chiavetta@gmail.com. No topic is off limits. 

Dave Matthews Band Announces 2015 Tour Dates


Summer is still a season away, but Dave Matthews fans can finally come out from under the table and stop dreaming- the band has released their 2015 summer tour schedule. The North American tour will span 47 shows across 39 venues, and for the second year in a row each performance will feature both an acoustic and electric set. Things gets underway with a trio of shows in the Lone Star State in mid-May and wrap up in Phoenix September 13th. 

Tickets for the general public go on sale February 13th at 10 am. 

May 13: Austin, Texas
May 15: Dallas
May 16: The Woodlands, Texas
May 19: Rogers, Arkansas
May 20: Southaven, Mississippi
May 22: Raleigh, North Carolina
May 23: Bristow, Virginia
May 30: Atlanta
June 2: Orange Beach, Alabama
June 3: Tuscaloosa, Alabama
June 5: Cincinnati, Ohio
June 6: Burgettstown, Pennsylvania
June 9: Wantagh, New York
June 10: Holmdel, New Jersey
June 12: Hartford, Connecticut
June 13: Mansfield, Massachusetts
June 26-27: Camden, New Jersey
June 30: Des Moines, Iowa
July 1: St. Paul, Minnesota
July 3-4: Saratoga Springs, New York
July 7: Clarkston, Michigan
July 8: Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
July 10: Charlotte, North Carolina
July 11: Virginia Beach, Virginia
July 14: Bonner Springs, Kansas
July 15: Maryland Heights, Missouri
July 17-18: Noblesville, Indiana
July 21: Toronto
July 22: Montreal
July 25-26: East Troy, Wisconsin
July 29: Tampa, Florida
July 31-Aug. 1: West Palm Beach, Florida
Aug. 28-29: Englewood, Colorado
Sept. 1: Vancouver
Sept. 4-6: George, Washington
Sept. 9: Stateline, Nevada
Sept. 11: Mountain View, California
Sept. 12: Irvine, California
Sept. 13: Phoenix



-fresh (@danye33)

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Bo Burnham "Song From God's Perspective"



This video is from Bo's 2013 straight to streaming release "What," and it's one of those songs that smacks you right in the face and makes you start questioning everything about your life. I've been listening to a lot lately and I can honestly say it's the perfect balance of funny, smart and beauty. There might not be a smarter man in show business. 

-fresh (@danye33