The Listening Suite – 2-Step Edition

Happy New Year! The first episode of The Listening Suite is dedicated to 2-Step/UK Garage music. Click here for the podcast: The Listening Suite: 2-Step Edition by Calandra Branch on Mixcloud Here’s tonight’s playlist: Watertight – MJ Cole Ryff Like Me – MJ Cole All Good (MJ Cole Remix) – De La Soul Sweet Like Chocolate – Shanks…

The Listening Suite – The Beats Edition

Welcome to The Beat Edition of The Listening Suite. Click below to hear the podcast: The Listening Suite – The Beats Edition by Calandra Branch on Mixcloud Here’s tonight’s playlist: Moan of Moon – DJ Racy A.J. Wandering Star – Portishead Chant of a Poor Man – Leftfield You Can’t Hide From Your Bud – DJ Sneak Sliding…

The Listening Suite – Thanksgiving 2013 Edition

Welcome to the Thanksgiving 2013 Edition of The Listening Suite. Click below to hear the podcast: The Listening Suite – Thanksgiving 2013 Edition by Calandra Branch on Mixcloud Here’s tonight’s playlist: Slipping Jigsaws – Baby Mammoth Mr. Quicke Cuts the Cheese – DJ Food After – dZihan & Karmen Invocation – The Dining Rooms Sand – Max Melvin Not Again…

The Listening Suite: The Soul Edition

Welcome to this week’s edition of The Listening Suite! This episode explores three genres: (Classic) Soul, Neo Soul and Future Soul. Special thanks to Karen Parker, Doug Ramsay, Ray Garraud and Jua Howard for their continued encouragement and support of the Liner Notes Lounge and the Listening Suite! Here’s the playlist: Soulfinger – The Bar-Kays…

This and That This Week: MortarNBrique

http://mortarnbrique.wordpress.com/2012/04/02/the-mommie-in-me-calandra-branch/

ImageGood morning Team “This and That With Calandra”!!! Happy April! Welcome Spring!

I am excited to announce my newest project…Beginning TODAY, April 2, 2012, I am honored to be part of the MortarNBrique team! MortarNBrique, a wonderful blog co-founded by powerhouses Tonya Giddens and Jill Monroe, is “a collective group of experiences, telling our individual stories to a listening audience.” I will be contributing a weekly column entitled, “The Mommie in Me.” I am SO excited about this challenging assignment.

Please check out my first post HERE and don’t forget to subscribe to MortarNBrique! And thanks to all the supporters of This and That With Calandra. Without This and That, there would have been no Mommie in Me! I am ever grateful for such wonderful opportunities to write and share.

Smooches, Y’all!!

Urban Decay FOTD – Last Call

Yes, it’s been quite a while since I posted a blog about makeup. I’ve been busy talking about music and other fun things, but I decided to go back to beauty for a minute. First of all, FOTD=Face of the Day, for those of you who are new to the makeup lingo! So…I’ve been “collecting”…