Thursday, February 6, 2014

Long time, no see!

Oh hey, Internet. Didn't see you there.

So out of the blue, I remembered that I started this blog in 2008. Oops. I've been thinking a lot lately about writing more, and there's no sense in letting this perfectly good blog go to waste. So here I am. :)

Saturday, March 15, 2008

OK, so I took a few days off. But rather than post an mp3, I'm going to take this opportunity to shine the spotlight on someone who, I'd be willing to bet, has a very bright future ahead of her.

I can't remember who first told me about a video of "some girl on YouTube playing 'Toxic' on a ukelele". It might have been Jonathan Coulton's blog that linked me there originally. Or maybe no one told me, maybe it was just one of those stream of consciousness YouTube searches I do sometimes, just clicking from link to link and seeing what I find. But at any rate, somehow I managed to stumble upon Sweetafton23. Every video has just been better and better, and now she's started posting her own original compositions as well, which are outstanding.

I'm honestly the tiniest bit jealous that a high school student has so much talent and potential, and that there's an outlet like YouTube for exposing that to the entire world - who knows what could have happened if there had been such an outlet when -I- was in high school, singing my heart out in the choir and still dreaming big...? But anyway, this isn't about me, it's about her.

Here's her latest original song video, "Road Trip". Enjoy - and if you do, go rate it on YouTube and watch her other songs! :)

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

I am Dentyne Ice's target audience

Call me a tool if you want to, but everytime I see that damn Dentyne Ice commercial, I start singing this song. I know zilch about the band or anything, but I like the song.

Ben's Brother - Kiss Me Again (Stuttering)

Download "Beta Male Fairytales" on Amazon

Monday, March 10, 2008

Sunday, March 9, 2008

No clever title, haha

The only time I saw Wolfmother play live was last summer at Pointfest. They were the 2nd to last to perform - and they kicked so much ass as to not be believed. I can't wait until they come back to the States, because I WILL be there.

Wolfmother - Joker & The Thief

Download Wolfmother's self titled album on Amazon

Saturday, March 8, 2008

I've got to ramble on

Might as well do this now while I've got a chance to. Husband and in-laws and I are going on a road trip today, oh joy. I have my Supernatural playlist burned onto three CDs, which is PERFECT roadtripping music, as I discovered last weekend when I drove to Alton, IL. BUT since it's all classic rock, I seriously doubt the in-laws will go for that. Which sucks large. Whatever.

I also just downloaded Nine Inch Nail's new one, "Ghosts I-IV". So we'll probably listen to that, I guess, since it's all instrumental. If they don't like it, they can just suck it! For real.

So anyway, here's the first track from Ghosts I, enjoy! (And for heaven's sake, pony up the $5 and get all 36 gloriously DRM-free tracks -- Trent's a nice guy, he deserves your fiver!)

Nine Inch Nails - Ghosts I - Track 1

Download "Ghosts I-IV" here

Friday, March 7, 2008

There's just too much light eminating from my halo

Ah, Spiraling. My fandom of the band began waaaay back in (I think) 1999 or so - when they were called You Were Spiraling, and I saw them open for They Might Be Giants at Mississippi Nights. I loved them, but in a mistake I regret to this day, I didn't head over to the merch table and pick up their album, "Delusions of Grandeur" (now long out of print).

Cut to about a year later, when my brother's friend Matt (he of the campus T-1 connection and the Moxy Früvous mp3s) managed to acquire all but two tracks from "Delusions of Grandeur" through the magic of Napster, and thus they passed through my brother to me.

I've listened to those songs for years now, and then on a whim while Googling for You Were Spiraling, I came across and realized that this was my band! They'd lost the "You Were", but Tom, Bob and the boys were still rockin' New Jersey with the sweet sweet synthesizers I'd loved all these years!

They've been back to St. Louis twice since then, in '05 and '06, and I've seen them both times. They are a band that I really really REALLY wish would make it big, because they're so nice and they deserve it! Here's hoping that when they release their new album, "Time Travel Made Easy", that they come back to St. Louis - I'll definitely be there!!!

Here's the song that won me over and stayed with me for nearly a decade now - from "Delusions of Grandeur". :)

Spiraling - This Is The Road

Check out the Spiraling store here and find out what you've been missing!

AND here's their video for "A Face For Radio", from their "Challenging Stage" EP. Head over to the series of tubes and let SpiralingBob know how much you like it!!! :)