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Songs about Beards, Thunder Basketball and Woodward, OK

It only took 30 seconds of watching their video for me to decide I HAD to meet these guys.

These guys I refer to are the brothers who created the incredibly catchy song about my favorite NBA team and the most famous beard in the nation, “Beard Like Harden“!

For my first interview of the Summer Adventure I hopped in my Moms jeep the morning after OKC Thunder vs. LA Lakers Game 5 and headed to Woodward, Oklahoma.

In the 18 years I lived in Oklahoma I never made the three hour drive down country roads to the town of Woodward, so today I was in for a treat. A new adventure AND an interview with the artists that brought me my new favorite song!

Adventure it was. This is not like a “hop on one highway and be there in 3 hours” kinda drive, it’s more like a “blink and you’ve missed the next road that you were supposed to turn on because they all have 15 signs and they all look the same” kinda drive!

Yes I realize it’s ironic that I can maneuver around Los Angeles with the worst traffic in America but finding my way through the Oklahoma countryside was nearly impossible!

Although the roads were a little difficult to maneuver it was a beautiful drive that took me past the rows and rows of giant windmills (alternative energy, yeah we’re hip in Oklahoma!)

It also took me past many of the animals that make up the majority of the population in Oklahoma… yes, cows… and no I did not tip any!

Three hours later I arrived to meet Chris and Daniel Castor to talk all about “the Beard”, the sweet dance moves in the music video and how the “Beard Like Harden” sensation all came about!  Check out the interview here:

The video for their new original hit song, Came to Play,  is now on YouTube and the song is available for download on iTunes.

Looking forward to keeping in touch with these hometown celebrities to see what they come up with next!

How to: Throw the Perfect Music Festival Party

If you live in or around southern California, this past weekend there is no avoiding the word “Coachella” in all aspects of your life, filling up your Facebook and Twitter feeds, advertised on Pandora, most likely over half of your friends are there!

So if you’re not there, it’s kind of a lame weekend… unless you decide to throw your own “make your own Coachella party” at home, which is exactly what I did!

Those few friends left hanging around Los Angeles this weekend joined up at my house for food, drinks, music and glow sticks!

Things you will need:

  • Glow sticks, in the form of necklaces, bracelets, whatever you can get your hands on!
  • Music, I think this one is pretty obvious!  I used the “Coachella 2012” station on Pandora, but you can set it to whatever Music Festival theme you’re going for (EX: SXSW, EDC, WMC)!
  • Food and drinks (menu below)

Since traditional music festivals involve camping out, on the menu were “sophisticated substitutes” for traditional camp fire foods including:

Each day this week I will post a recipe from the party so that you’ll be well prepared to throw your own perfect music festival party!  Happy Camping Ya’ll 🙂