Okay, so a few months ago I heard California Wives song Tokyo and I thought it was a cool, upbeat track but nothing I’d really be interested in listening to more than a few times…maybe I was in a bad mood that day (very rare but possible) but I’m sticking with my original opinion. Cut to a few days ago when I heard the Different Sleep remix of this song for the first time. It has a much heavier baseline with synthy, muffled vocals that I couldn’t get it out of my head. It’s been on heavy rotation since then. I knew nothing about this Different Sleep character so I did a little research ie. I looked intently at the side bar on his SoundCloud. It turns out Different Sleep, a.k.a. Rafa Alvarez, is a 19-year-old artist from San Diego who is currently living in Chi-city and going to school.

A 19-year old student is mixing this hot fire on his study breaks? Alright, I can dig it.

It should be noted that the Vagrant Records label is one of my favorite labels out there right now and I’ll be posting A LOT about the things that their artists are coming out with.

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Hello friends old and new,

Yes, I did just use a Bon Jovi lyric as the title of my inaugural blog post. No, I’m not regretting it…yet. I wouldn’t say that I’m a fan of the Jovs but I heard that song again the other day and the words seemed relevant to the way that I’m feeling about starting this whole venture. I’ve been encouraged to blog by friends and family for years but now the timing feels right. It’s now or never!

For starters, let me introduce myself. I’m Jenna, a young professional who manages to live a busy, rock-star lifestyle in beautiful Oregon despite an always hectic work week. I’m passionate about the things that interest me and I’m excited to share it all with whoever will listen or, in this case, read it.

Music is a huge part of my life. As a self-proclaimed “music junkie”, few things make me as happy as live music which is why I go to a show in Portland at least once a week and on some of my favorite weeks, every single day. When I’m not seeing my favorite artists live, I’m finding new music online and I’ll be posting my favorite new jams on here for you. Music will be the main focus of this blog but I’m also here to share my expertise as a unique girl with her own sense of style, an amateur iPhone photographer, a foodie (not my favorite word) and drinkie (yup, that happened), and an all around fan of the Portland scene and any other scene I get to be a part of when I travel.

I hope to share my amazing life experiences, make you laugh, and most importantly help you discover new things that will make you happy. You can read about it here first or you can Wait and Scene.

Welp, see you later,

-Jenna

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