Classic iPod makes a cameo! Got bored of all the stuff on the ‘Touch’.
Him in She & Him put out an album last year. This was a wild track that fits perfectly if you are sitting on a bench feeding ducks. Be sure to pick up some bread on the way to Starbucks. When left with an option to lose yourself in the wild…always say yes.
New Music Tuesday will be ruled by Katy Perry’s ‘Prism’. No way to escape the pop beast. Had a listen to it over on her website yesterday…it’s streaming for free…and wasn’t blown away by it. Can tell it will be another radio monster that will infect your eardrums till 2014. It’s pointless to fight t. You can either buy it nor or wait until music video #5 appears or she’ll have a breakup and release it with 5 more catchy tracks. I’ll be listening to Andrea Bocelli’s live concert soundtrack — ‘Love in Portofino’. Didn’t make it to his bowl show this year. This will do instead.
Prepping for two birthdays and our final October showcase. There will be a very slim chance to get my camera into the showcase due to how the artist is a bit of a dick. Debating whether to sneak in my new powerful Nikon or do some training with my iPhone 5. I’m betting I’ll get some amazing crowd shots, but nothing close. The equation is tricky because Staples is a fort. But, I am suppose to be Mr. Guerrilla. I’ll figure out something…that I will.
Join me on the bench because I’m bumping some mellow M. Ward just for y’all.
No words from me after all because didn’t feel good all weekend long. Still reeling from it. Opted for GTAV, bad TV, and comfy couches/beds. Did make it out for the LA Kings game Saturday. It was a fantastic game. Got kind of nervous. Those Dallas Stars really put up a fight until we destroyed them in the 3rd. Made for a nerve racking experience to say the least.
Anything else worth mentioning? Not really. Was afraid I was about to be ‘wacked’ by the bosses on Friday. Obviously, I wasn’t because I’m here writing these words. And Yeezus Saturday…if he doesn’t postpone. That’s all. Here’s a lovely track to start off the day.
It’s Mumford & Sons nor Dave Matthews. This is AI vet Phillip Phillips with a cut from his debut studio LP. It’s a okay track. Bit whiny. Full of thunderous guitar rage that builds & builds to a pleasurable conclusion. I didn’t care this morning. Just wanted something I haven’t posted before. So, yeah. Country, folk, blues for another Thursday morning. The rest of my day is all about making sure I get all the weird things on my Emmy checklist knocked off. Meetings. Pokemon. We’re at the edge of preparations. Not too worried on the outside. Internally, way different story. My fear of being rusty and ill-prepared is really making me over think all the normal prep I used to do. All I doing too little? Will it effect our award show battle? Can I keep this cold at bay until Monday? Sometimes you gotta let the fear creep into your system so you can smash it to a million little pieces. Or be consumed & destroyed. Fun.
Comic Book Wednesday was fine. Big batch of comics added to the collection. Won’t get to them for awhile because of my busy work schedule & my lust for GTAV. Spent the final hours of Wednesday actin’ a fool around Los Santos. Going on sprees of rage of reckless abandonment for public safety. Love playing stories but with only 20 minutes the rager is the only option for fun & excitement. Having a blast.
Wing Night tonight. Probably not gonna stay long. Maybe? See where the night takes us. As you can tell my mind is elsewhere. Don’t mind me. Just extremely focused on the day job. Feel free to ditch us for a few days. No exciting things till maybe Tuesday? I won’t hold it against you. Stick to the twitter tho. Having a blast with Vine. Here is some P.P. to get you rollin’. For I am a fool, and this is my dance.
Beat. Stayed up watching The League till late. Didn’t end Comic Book Wednesday until almost ten which always pushes my sleeping schedule into Concert Mode. < 5 turnaround. Wing Night Thursday is another long day…well, unless I bow out early. Always an option. Not for this former ‘Yes Man’. Fun will be had. I’ll rap more words tomorrow. Got Thursday Night Football to look forward to. Just turned off some my lady readers…#sports.
Wasn’t blown away by Ne-Yo ‘RED’ last year. Did have some groove worthy-catchy tracks like “Miss Right” included on his huge 17+ deluxe track listing. How could it not? 1 out of 17 are pretty amazing odds especially if you’re a fan of Ne-Yo. Do recommend the Deluxe over the Standard. That’s a given. Few extra bucks hooks you up with the whole package. Not just the part of the cake that is fully cooked. Plus in this package you get his catchy Calvin Harris “Let’s Go” collabo. Not sure why I’m trying to convince you to buy a now old record. Well…all music is new music if you’ve never heard it before. “Miss Right” won’t disappoint. Classic Ne-Yo while you drink your coffee.
Pity I’m still lost for words even after four days. Nothing going on. Could get real personal? Naw. Like keeping the book closed on those random thoughts because there isn’t really much to say. Guess I could talk about the Miss Right in my life. Wouldn’t that be too cliche? But there ins’t one. Sorry. Dating randoms. Exploring options. Mostly, having fun. Nice. Committed relationships are future Just’s problem. Feel sorry for the sucker. Here’s the only Miss Right I need at the moment. =P
Feeling Anti-Civil Wars. Which includes pumping my ear drums with some screamo-hard rock-rage in the form of Pierce The Veil. Really dig this record. Just what I need to replenish my rage gauge. Don’t get enough here because prefer indie rock & rap…helps when they showcase something every day. But like I always say…i listen to anything that gets me moving. Try not to head bob by 2:45. Triple dog dare you.
Felt lazy yesterday afternoon. Always have to rest on Tuesday because the next three days in my schedule are full of long lights & good times. Tonight, Comic Book Wednesday returns. Gonna pick up all I have missed over the past couple of weeks. The next big week is August 13 where almost all my favs — Star Wars, Killjoys, Batman 52, etc. drop. Not sure what I have laying in my pull list. Hawkeye’s Annual #1 tops the list. Nerd swag.
Sunset Music Fest happens this weekend. Guessing that is our next showcases? Some really amazing rock n’ roll to be had. Hoobastank is playing Whisky on Friday night & I’m going. Always wanted to see them. But the Saturday showcases…might crash it. Like a rock star. Who knows?
It’s the super long brutal Work Wednesday. Got my armor on. Let’s do it.
These new 1st Song profile pictures are some of my favs over the course of our history. Really shows how special & diverse my CD collection is. Accepting the fact I’m probably not the worst music hoarder. Some of those other sites on the net don’t discriminate which means their collections bountiful. Makes me a bit jealous. Gotta believe in the ones that brought you to the dance…like your favorite Pokemon? For this morning I draw out my Level 99 Mumford & Sons performing their special attack from the Red Rocks showcase.
Surely one of the beautiful songs I’ve ever heard in my entire life: live, on record, live & on record. Still remember Marcus’ voice cutting through the 2012 October night. Giving me chills pondering back upon it. If you’ve never experienced them, their Red Rocks DVD…out now!…is the closest to actually be in a seat in front of the brothers. Really magical song & album. Truly. The CD of Red Rocks is perfect if you like Mumford & Sons & wanna get into their music. Like a pre-greatest hits cut. You’ll miss bits in the translation, but works. Still so much left on the bone.
Debating whether or not to defy my astrological monthly prediction & actually travel to Zion with big sis at the month’s end. It told me not to travel till September & focus on work. Part of me wants to say: “Fuck you & I need a break”. However, if it is true…which ranks at about 80% most months…then i’m in for a really amazing $$$ month. One that will put me ahead. So what do you choose? Life experience or prepping for the future? Have sided with the later over the past four years because I’m on adulthood doorstep. In everything: $, love, family, etc. No matter how hard I hold onto my youthful innocence. Gotta take some steps. My mind will be made up by Monday, right now…gonna go with the flow just a bit longer. The answer will appear close to me sooner than later.
Tonight’s gonna be crazy. Gonna push forward.
Friday! Brought to you by Stagecoach Weekend Headliner — Lady A. Wish I could be there for an encore performance of last year. Saldy, got other plans. That was one of the craziest weekends of 2012 featuring all your favorite country artists. Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, The Band Perry, & Steve Martin’s performances still hold up in my mind. You can relive the picture highlights here. One of my biggest blogging regrets was not writing up a megapost of that battle. It would’ve been erased by Google like all my B4M memories, but still. This year’s card left me underwhelmed. To all those crazy country souls…my only advice is to wear a mask & take claritin because that hayfever is a bitch to recover from.
I’ll mark Lady A from list one of these days. Update y’all later.
Still don’t know what to make of last night. I felt off. Should’ve saw it coming. My astrology predicted it back on April 1st. Yeah, I was surprised too. Weird Voodoo. Bad mojo. Cool Runnings man. Bobsled. (haha, coolest line I’ve written in days) Can’t say I’m disappointed in myself, but no one to blame except me. *sigh* Such potential. Moving on.
Excited for the weekend. Long day looming. Here is a song to get it started. Cheers to Friday!
Something sweet to celebrate this Thursday morning. Yesterday was too crazy. They didn’t finalize the elements of our show’s weekend show until 5pm on Tuesday afternoon and much of the pieces were news ones that were being featured yesterday & today. Did as much as I could on Tuesday. All I could do was let the pieces fall where they may. Did repay you all with a laundry list of great new music. Recall that?
Absolutely loved Strangeland. Pity, didn’t give it enough attention. That’s why it didn’t find it’s way on last year’s Top 25. Makes for nice breaks in my 13,000+ shuffle. Can you imagine listening to Sea fog on a beach? Wind howling in the early morn. Watching the lifeguards train. Seagulls calling. You sitting on the beach or at a cafe. Sipping your coffee. Close your eyes. For this song will take you there. It’s meant to.
The version below is a live performance they did for KCRW more than a year ago. Just as haunting as it sounds on record. Pity I missed them live last year. I’ll knock them off my Concert Bucket List eventually.
Drawing a blank. Means that this post is slowly coming to an end. Wing Night tonight. Then, more Cheers.
I’ve been pulling a nightly marathons all week. For a show that began before my conception, still holds up very well. All the footage feels dated…many of the references too. Gets my recommendation.
Special Birthday shout-out to KW. May it be great. Now here’s some Keane.
First big SXSW post is down. Not really. Day 1 was the second smallest day at the festival. Wasn’t able to spell check any of it, so still have that ‘overthinking college student after turning in a last minute final paper after an all night bender’ sort of mentality…full of doubt. The one noticeable evolution, that I’m very proud of, is the placement of the photos. New thing for our WordPress articles despite being commonplace back on Blogger. The wordpress format is the most the challenging thing about writing a showcase review. Spend so much of my time clicking back & forth from the visual & text tabs that it messes up my authorial flow. Getting better at it. Moving forward I’m gonna write the post then make it pretty.
From a blogging standpoint, shows major growth on my part. Self review: A+ for effort, C- on content.
Big day ahead: Comic book shop with my friend than Sky Fierr– Frier– Fierrea? (Check the briefcase!) Oh, Sky Ferreira at the Bootleg. Knew it started with a ‘F’. Rolling with Pixie. He seems driven to capturing a very happy Sky compared the ‘over it, Taylor Momsen kind of attitude’ he saw at SXSW. Excited to see the 50 sides of the up & coming artist. Curious how High Highs will do. Children of Indie Pop Not sure how long I’ll stay. Gonna be a long one. Report to drop tomorrow with pictures uploading in the evening. Unless something goes wrong.
Nothing else to report. Happily. Here’s Kenny Chesney’s mellow country song — “El Cerrito Place” from his latest ‘Welcome to the Fishbowl’. Gonna have the hook — I’m looking for ya baby…all night long — stuck in my head all day.
Rascal Flatts’ uplifting title track from their latest venture is showcased with the story of a irresponsible man slowly realizing he’s doing more wrong than good. Slowly, Charles Esten of Nashville fame, you are redeemed. Yes, a literal video boarding on preachy. The production value, however, can’t be topped. Look how pretty it is.
This video premiered yesterday thus marking the one year anniversary of the record’s release.