Friday, August 13, 2010


This morning I might be obsessed with Pearl Jam & Eddie Vedder and I couldn't be happier. :)

Thursday, August 12, 2010


This just in - The new Stars CD (The Five Ghosts) is AMAZING.

Purchases so far on Amazons $5 list...

Belle and Sebastion - If You're Feeling Sinister
Ziggy Marley - Conscious Party
Stars - The Five Ghosts

I'm sure I will buy more throughout the month ;)

Wednesday, August 11, 2010


Dear Stephen


Love, my bank account. $5 Albums (through the end of August!).

First dl of the day (and free no less for dling the mp3 downloader!)...
Liam Finn & Eliza Jane - Honest Face

1. I love Liam Finn
2. I love this song

Tuesday, August 10, 2010


I haven't posted something good in a while and I'm feeling pressure to post this morning goes nothing. Every Monday (or in this week's case - Tuesday) I will put my itunes on shuffle and write down the first 20 songs that play in hopes that anyone reading this will find something new that they like.

Band/Artist Name - Song Title - Album Title


1. Eels - Going To Your Funeral [Part 1] - Electro-Shock Blues
2. Stand - Blues Traveler - Four
3. Red Red Wine - UB40 - They Very Best of UB40 1980-2000
4. The Daydream - Tycho - The Daydream/The Disconnect (BEAUTIFUL music)
5. Book of Numbers - The Mae Shi - Hillyh
6. Run - Leona Lewis - Spirit (Yeah yeah, I like Top 40 also...)
7. Used to Love U - John Legend - Get Lifted
8. Let Her Cry - Hootie & The Blowfish - The Best of Hootie & The Blowfish (1993-2003) (One of my favorite songs of all time)
9. Don't Dance - Hot Chip - Made In The Dark
10. I can Transform Ya - Chris Brown - I can Transform Ya
11. Bus Stop Boxer (Live At Town Hall) - Eels - Live At Town Hall
12. Second Chance - Liam Finn - I'll Be Lightning
13. You Are The Blood - Sufjan Stevens - Dark Was The Night
14. You Were So Far Away - Kate Nash - My Best Friend Is You
15. I'm Yours - The Script - The Script
16. Not Ready Yet - Eels - Oh What A Beautiful Morning
17. Phoenix Cylinder - Tycho - Sunrise Projector
18. Angels - Robert Randolph & The Family Band - Colorbling
19. Lifetime - Maxwell - Now
20. My Boy Builds Coffins - Florence + The Machine - Lungs

Wow - If anything this just shows me how all over the place my music taste is! Top 40, Rap, Indie, Early 90s, R&B, etc...

Anyway - with that being said listen to Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova sing Falling Slowly because it makes me want to cry every time I hear it, in a good way :) - Oh, And if you haven't seen the movie Once then you are seriously missing out. The music is awesome, sang by the 2 main characters, and I believe won a couple awards at the sundance film festival. I love it.

Friday, August 6, 2010

This is how you do it.

There are so many ways to find new music, one I've already touched base on (starbucks picks of the week), but one of my other favorite ways is the "Suggestions" box on youtube. The whole "you like this song? well, you might like this song too!" - Youtube, my love, you've given me a good suggestion once again.

I was listening to Noah & The Whale when I stumbled across Laura Marling (who reminds me very much of Sia). Her sound like very folky and I would probably categorize her with the likes of Ingrid Michaelson, Regina Spektor, Pricsilla Ahn, and Diane Birch. From what I've read she is big in the London folk scene AND Tom from Noah & The Whale is a member in her band, which is pretty cool.

Anyway, Ghosts is my favorite song I've heard of hers so far and the video is pretty nifty too. Here are a couple other one's that aren't too bad...
Night Terror
My Manic & I (also, I love this video)
New Romantic

I'm also noticing that most of her songs are pretty depressing, but her voice is damn beautiful, I think I can look past that.

On a totally different note: Thank you so much for the Tunng CDs :)

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Missing shows, Stalking, & Finding new tunes.

I was supposed to go to the Spoon/Arcade Fire concert with my coworker, Diane, this Friday, but after some unfortunate circumstances (ie: $100 "improper passing" ticket from some douchebag cop on 395 on the way into work yesterday...) I won't be able to make it. Maybe I will have her write something short about it next week. Celebrity post, D? :)

(Note: Last night in my spin class they played You Got Yr Cherry Bomb and they NEVER play good music in my work out classes....I think it was a sign that I am missing something huge =/)

On a different topic, I have found some more new music! Yay! But is anyone surprised?? Haha. There is an art student in LA, Jeff Thomas, who is the artist, creater, and master mind of a well known set of comic/cartoon characters Pon&Zi....well, at least well known to geeks like me.

Anyway, point being, I was checking out his DeviantArt page and reading up on him (yes, he's somewhere between 19 and 21 and I might semi stalk him...) and I came across 2 new bands I decided to take a listen to: Noah and The Whale & Faded Paper Figures.

Noah and The Whale is definately something I would consider "Indie Rock" - I will have to listen more to get a better description. Here are a couple songs to wet your buds.
Give A Little Love
Blue Skies

Honestly, why is it that every band I find and like are from the UK? I need to move to London at this point. I'm seriously debating it if nothing more then to expand my music collection.

And the 2nd band was Faded Paper Figures and from giving them a little wikipedia stalk I've read that they are "known for their electro-organic sound often compared to bands like Weevil, The Postal Service, Belle and Sebastian, and Morrissey". I can't attest to Weevil or Morrissey, but I enjoy The Postal Service & Belle and Sebastian.

Aaaaannnddddd....this just in, listened to a few of their songs on youtube and I officially love them, a lot more then Noah and The Whale (then again, their sounds are totally different). Here are some songs for you to jam out to at work today.
The Persuaded
Metropolis - this song is pretty great and the music video is silly and I like it a lot :)
New Medium

I have entirely too many CDs that I want to buy (everything Tunng & Faded Paper Figures), which doesn't bode well for my broke ass.

(On another note: I've stopped posting pictures because it f's up the spacing in my this looks like a novel, my appologies.)

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Legwarmers recap....

Another legwarmers concert has come and gone and, of course, it was AWESOME.

I might have been a little overzealous with the rock star kicks (for some reason my drunk mind thought all rock stars do is kick...a lot) - but my costume was grand and got many a compliment.

Some of the great songs they played that night were...
1. The Bangles - Walk Like An Egytian
2. Nena - 99 Red Balloons (probably 1 of my FAVORITE 80s songs!)
3. Bonnie Tyler - Total Eclipse of the Heart ("I f**king need you moreee then ever!")
4. Europe - Final Countdown
5. Madonna - Material Girl

There were plenty of others, but those are the few that stand out in my mind. Point being, if you like fun and aren't really afraid to make a fool of yourself you should probably go to this concert sometime.

Also, if you don't want to dance and just want to stand like an idiot, because you don't like fun, in the middle of the floor don't stand anywhere near me. The stage in front of the band is for dancing and having a good time so get the stick out of your butt. No, I don't have a problem with you in my general area. I have a problem with you not realizing that YOU ARE AT A LEGWARMERS CONCERT and people are going to dance, namely me. And you're going to get run into, it's all in good fun so back off.