Off Notes: For Lovers and Haters Alike

Happy Friday!

This weekend has something for everyone! For the lovers out there, Happy Valentines Day! To the not-so-in-love, Happy Presidents’ Day! To the bitter and twisted, Happy Friday the 13th! And welcome to another Off Notes weekly round-up of the best the musical internet has to offer. I’ve decided to dedicate this week’s post to the lovers and haters of the weekend’s most divisive holiday, V-Day. So read on for the most beloved and reviled things we’ve found on the internet this week!


What we’ve fallen in love and hate with on the Internet this week:

  • Hating on winter? These Norwegian musicians playing instruments made of ice might have you changing your tune! [Mashable]
  • And once your feelings towards winter have warmed, head out to Central Park in NYC this weekend for the Ice Festival featuring a Silent Disco. Maybe you’ll quietly meet the person of your dreams! [Central Park Conservancy]
  • Here are five reasons to love music even more. [Lifehack]
  • And to get your weekend started off on the right note—I have no memory of this amazing 2006 Gnarls Barkley x Star Wars mashup at the MTV Music Awards, and yet somehow I’m instantly nostalgic for this simpler, whackier time. [Youtube]

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