Back to Basics With Fashion and Music

Back to Basics With Fashion and Music

The Nightcap

Nightcap for 2018-6-28


“Without music, life would be a mistake” ― Friedrich Nietzsche.

Want to Write a Hit Song?

At some point, most young boys dream of learning to play an instrument. Usually, it’s because they appreciate a band or style of music so much that they want to emulate such raw talent. Or they are navigating a cacophony of turmoil and preadolescent emotion – and music is their only outlet.

Or they just want to learn because “chicks love a man who can play guitar.”

If you are in that small population that has a longer attention span than a gnat, and you carried through with your decision to learn a musical instrument, first – good on you! Second, you probably figured out something pretty quickly:

Almost every popular song ever written relied on the same 4 chords, and every song is really just a different combination of those chords. It’s not necessarily something that the untrained ear can pick up on right away, but once you hear it, you can’t NOT hear it.

This band shows you exactly how this pattern has unfolded throughout pop history and, though wildly entertaining, we must warn you it might be a bit disheartening.


Moms have been getting crap for YEARS for having the audacity to trek around town in yoga pants and a hoodie. It’s always kind of been the metaphorical equivalent of “letting yourself go” (because apparently schlepping around whiny toddlers through Target when you’re fueled solely by 3 hours of sleep, coffee, and tears of desperation require high-heels and a skirt).

Well, look who is laughing now? With the blatant fashion shift in recent years to athletic gear and sporting apparel, it would appear these moms were onto something all along.

That’s not to say that showing up for a job interview in spandex shorts is a good idea (unless that job was for a personal training position or maybe a Richard Simmons impersonator). However, it’s nice to know we can finally leave the house without putting pantyhose on and not be judged for “giving up on life.”

Spearheading this fashion shift is none other than Lululemon and Under Armour. On behalf of all women and men who like stretchy pants, we salute you!

Shocking Political Upset

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a 28-year-old Bernie Sanders campaign organizer with no electoral experience, beat Rep. Joe Crowley, a top-ranking Democrat in Tuesdsay’s congressional primary in New York. Ocasio-Cortez joins Morning Joe to discuss.