Juice: "Workin' on Lovin'"

Juice: "Workin' on Lovin'"

you should be "Workin' on Lovin" Juice!

Fresh of the release of their new single “Sugar,” which you can listen to here, I sat down with the Ben and Rami from the band Juice to discuss their upcoming plans, their new project, and what it’s been like working on it all while gaining popularity. Their new EP “Workin’ on Lovin’” you is set to release June 15th!

Of course, I had to ask them how the guys of Juice formed. Ben, “friends first who shared a passion for music” and much like so many other bands before them, they formed in college and entered into a battle of the band's competition. After doing this they began nurturing their talents and pooling together their varied instrumental abilities and their musical journey began.

As per usual, I had to ask who their biggest musical influences are. When listening to their new project, which has yet to be released, there is a definite R&B and jazz feel to it. When I asked Ben and Rami what their influences were for their new songs, and just, in general, their responses seemed to fit in perfectly with the feel of their new stuff. Rami and Ben both had varied inspirations that included R&B and Jazz. However, they varied in their specific choices, for example, Rami takes a lot of his inspiration from Deangelo, while Ben draws his influence from Stevie Wonder and the Beatles.

After discussing their musical influences, I wanted to move on to their real-world influences and talk about how they’ve grown since the release of “Coconut Girl.” I also asked how they think they’ve grown and if they’ve noticed a considerable difference in their creative process since then. Ben thought that “maturity as artists and growing together and going through new phases of life” was definitely a large part of how they’ve grown and that they’ve started “getting more concentrated”. He also pointed out that “being out of college is a big jump in life and now we’re pursuing music full time with new emotional experiences”

The band has been working on their newest project, “Workin’ on Lovin’” with producer Jonny K, Rami explained that working with Johnny has provided a “harder rock collaborative environment”. In this environment, the band is encouraged to get together and “Sit back and express ourselves and focus our energy”. In regard to their creative process, there was one thing that Rami thinks always rings true: “bass and drums together and you’ve got yourself a song”.

The day before the release of their new EP “Workin’ on Lovin’” the guys will be playing at Mercury Lounge in New York. This is anticipated by the band to be a great night full of good energy since the last time they performed at this venue it was a sold-out crowd. Since it’s the day before the release of the EP Ben and Rami are positive they’ll be playing some new songs from the EP at the show.

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50 Quotes from the Best Vines

If you're picturing the vines in your head, you're doing it right

In 2017 we had to say goodbye to one of the best websites to ever roam the internet: Vine. In case you have been living under a rock since 2013, Vine was -(sad face)- a website and app that took the internet and the app store by storm in Winter 2013. It contained 6-second videos that were mostly comedy- but there were other genres including music, sports, cool tricks and different trends. Vine stars would get together and plan out a vine and film it till they got it right.

It was owned by Twitter and it was shut down because of so many reasons; the viners were leaving and making money from Youtube, there was simply no money in it and Twitter wanted us to suffer.

There's been a ton of threads on Twitter of everyone's favorite vines so I thought I'd jump in and share some of my favorites. So without further ado, here are some quotes of vines that most vine fanatics would know.

1. "AHH...Stahhp. I coulda dropped mah croissant"

2. "Nate how are those chicken strips?" "F%#K YA CHICKEN STRIPS.....F%#K ya chicken strips!"

3. "Road work ahead? Uh Yea, I sure hope it does"

4. "Happy Crimus...." "It's crismun..." "Merry crisis" "Merry chrysler"

5. "...Hi Welcome to Chili's"

6. "HoW dO yOu kNoW wHaT's gOoD fOr mE?" "THAT'S MY OPINIONNN!!!.."

7."Welcome to Bible Study. We're all children of Jesus... Kumbaya my looordd"

8. Hi my name's Trey, I have a basketball game tomorrow. Well I'm a point guard, I got shoe game..."

9. "It's a avocadooo...thanks"

10. "Yo how much money do you have?" "69 cents" "AYE you know what that means?" "I don't have enough money for chicken nuggets"

11. "Hurricane Katrina? More like Hurricane Tortilla."

12. "Hey Tara you want some?" "This b*%th empty. YEET!"

13. "Get to Del Taco. They got a new thing called Freesha-- Free-- Freeshavaca do"

14. "Mothertrucker dude that hurt like a buttcheek on a stick"

15. "Two brooss chillin in a hot tub 5 feet apart cuz they're not gay"

16. "Jared can you read number 23 for the class?" "No I cannot.... What up I'm Jared, I'm 19 and I never f#@%in learned how to read."

17. "Not to be racist or anything but Asian people SSUUGHHH"

18. 18. "I wanna be a cowboy baby... I wanna be a cowboy baby"

19. "Hey, I'm lesbian" "I thought you were American"

20. "I spilled lipstick in your Valentino bag" "you spilled- whaghwhha- lipstick in my Valentino White bag?"

21. "What's better than this? Guys bein dudes"

22. "How'd you get these bumps? ya got eggzma?" "I got what?" "You got eggzma?"

23. "WHAT ARE THOSEEEEE?" "THEY are my crocs!"

24. "Can I get a waffle? Can I please get a waffle?"

25. "HAPPY BIRTHDAY RAVEN!" "I can't sweem"

26. "Say Coloradoo" "I'M A GIRAFFE!!"

27. "How much did you pay for that taco?" Aight yo you know this boys got his free tacoo"

28. *Birds chirping* "Tweekle Tweekle"

29. "Girl, you're thicker than a bowl of oatmeal"

30. "I brought you Frankincense" "Thank you" "I brought you Myrrh" "Thank you" "Mur-dur" "huh...Judas..no"

31. "Sleep? I don't know about sleep...it's summertime" "You ain't go to bed?" "Oh she caught me"

32. "All I wanna tell you is school's not important... Be whatever you wanna be. If you wanna be a dog...RUFF. You know?"33. "Oh I like ya accent where you from?" "I'm Liberian" "Oh, my bad *whispering* I like your accent..."

34. "Next Please" "Hello" "Sir, this is a mug shot" "A mug shot? I don't even drink coffee"

35. "Hey did you happen to go to class last week?" "I have never missed a class"

36. "Go ahead and introduce yourselves" "My name is Michael with a B and I've been afraid of insects my entire-" "Stop, stop, stop. Where?" "Hmm?" "Where's the B?" "There's a bee?"

37. "There's only one thing worse than a rapist...Boom" "A child" "No"

38. "Later mom. What's up me and my boys are going to see Uncle Kracker...GIVE ME MY HAT BACK JORDAN! DO YOU WANNA SEE UNCLE KRACKER OR NO?

39. "Dad look, it's the good kush." This is the dollar store, how good can it be?"

40. "Zach stop...Zach stop...You're gonna get in trouble. Zach"

41. "CHRIS! Is that a weed? "No this is a crayon-" I'm calling the police" *puts 911 into microwave* "911 what's your emergency"

42. "WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY? "

43. *Blowing vape on table* * cameraman blows it away* "ADAM"

44. "Would you like the spider in your hand?" "Yea" "Say please" "Please" *puts spider in hand* *screams*

45. "Oh hi, thanks for checking in I'm still a piece of garrbaagge"

46. *girl blows vape* "...WoW"

47. *running* "...Daddy?" "Do I look like-?"

48. *Pours water onto girl's face" "Hello?"

49. "Wait oh yes wait a minute Mr. Postman" "HaaaAHH"

50. "...And they were roommates" "Mah God they were roommates"

I could literally go on forever because I just reference vines on a daily basis. Rest in peace Vine

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5 Things To Do ~Before~ You Study Abroad

Take a breath.


Studying abroad is an amazing opportunity for a few college students out there. It's an experience many have sworn by as a turning point in their academic careers, and a time many memories were made. However, as you make the choice to study abroad, or as you prepare for your trip, remember there are points you should remember before you do so.

Now, I haven't studied abroad yet, but as I have been preparing I have been taking cues from friends and their experiences as I prepare for my own. As I wait, the date I leave is approaching quickly. It's easy to get lost in the whirlwind of preparing for the trip, and the dreams you have for it, so these are a few points I hope remember:

1. Appreciate the people who helped you along the way.

More than likely, you haven't planned this all on your own. You've had help and support from teachers, family and friends. Take the time to appreciate them, and what they have done to get you to have this amazing experience. You'll be glad you did, and so will they.

2. Be realistic

It's easy to get lost in the dream of going to a new country for an extended period of time, especially if you've never done anything like it before. No doubt, the experience will be great, but make sure to be realistic in your dreams for the experience. That way it will live up to your expectations, and anything above and beyond will be icing on the cake.

3. Remember why you're doing this.

It's self-explanatory, but when you study abroad, make sure you actually study. The reason you're doing this is more than just seeing the world, but to learn from it. Keep up with your studies so you gain all the more from the experience.

4. With that said, remember to have fun.

Don't stay in your room all day either. It will probably be a while before you have another opportunity like this, so explore when you can. Spend weekends with classmates traveling the area, and seeing the places you know from your textbook.

5. Try new things.

Try new foods, explore new cultures, and get out of the bubble of familiarity you've always known. There's a big world out there, and it's time to see it.

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