A bit behind but you must check out Part 9 of the Young Blood Chronicles that finally brings to life the villain of the saga. Who was Courtney Love. Kind of easy to assume based of the album tracks. Unless it’s really Elton? Hmm. We’re reaching the end people. Fire off those blasts.
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Dance. Dance. Dance.
Can’t stay long because I have to setup pretapes despite the fact I get the feeling we’re not gonna be needing our Horz & Verts. Rather be prepared than left with my head in the dirt. Spent the weekend prepping for SXSW. My camera is escorted back as I sit at this prison for the next five days. As you can tell it’s starting to hit me. Our representative will be capturing all the moments I miss & I will share them when he returns! Just hopes he has fun. Same with our friends over at Picksysticks. Can’t wait to see their spoils of concert warfare.
I’m gonna try to stay busy here. This is a start. Kick it!
Ha ha. Artist name like a popular car. Makes sense…you’re in for a hellva ride. The new Buzzworthy-’Spotlightable’ Jetta made my ears take notice this morning. All I wanted to do was leave, so I could go home. Filled with romantic lyrics that visualize midnight memories. What I took from it was this…can’t wait to end this 13 day work streak in a few hours. Get back to my couch, sleep, wake up, and sleep again.I have much research & planning for SXSW that I’ll be making spreadsheets till the sunlight raises.
My phone is blowing up with multiple photos ready to showcased from last night’s 311 intimate show at the Roxy. My coworker Steven invited me last minute. Said yes, because I can never say no to an impromptu showcase. He absolutely loved it. Me, so-so. Have never been a huge fan of 311. Just glad I got to see more concert because of missing SXSW next week. Gonna compensate here in LA in response. So, yeah. Gotta be selective with last night’s shots. All iPhone shot. So, expect some gems.
With that…have an amazing weekend readers! Buckle up because your riding into it with Jetta & her buzzworthy cut — “Feels Like Coming Home”.
The Sweds finished second in the Olympics Men’s Hockey Finals this weekend. This morning, however, they place first in our songs hearts with a track from The Royal Concept. ”D-D-Dance” will make you dance like a hipster. Magically HRGs will appear on your face & flannel on your skin. Enough to make you lose yourself.
Weekend was sociable to say the least. Rolled with my various teams. Listened to their dramas. Drank till we were satisfied. Gonna do catch up & write a little something tonight. For I’m back on a 13 day straight work schedule. Here we go, for the final time.
Yesterday felt like Monday. Today feels like Thursday. Except it’s Wednesday. Hump day. Featuring new comic books. Don’t have much to pick up today. Might grab two comics that I’ve been putting off. Who knows? I’ll deal with that after the work day wraps. Seeing how thinking further ahead doesn’t do me justice. Minute by minute. Day by Day. I caught up on handful of titles before bed. Batman 52. Saga. Both were good in their own right. Just got to wait till they come back from their mini-breaks.
This is the first time that I’m showing Matt & Kim love in our morning musical warm up. Love this song. Reminds me when I saw them live at the Bowl many moons ago. They rocked. That they did. An incredible live experience that you should all go hunt down. The two bring so much energy, along with their juvenile punk rock sense of humor. Maybe their jokes got a bit mature since then? Not sure. Haven’t been following. ”Daylight” should really be on any travel playlist. Enough rock to not make a car ride boring. Plus, intriguing lasting lyrics that define life’s moments. Bump. it. loud.
This is Kim + Matt’s “Daylight”.
Strange music never sounded so good. B4M Fav Tech N9ne joins up with King Kendrick, Mayday, and the siren Kendall Morgan for the visuals for “Fragile”. The best track from Tech’s 2013 venture. Haunting with Lamar proving when he’s the lyrical shit.
The director cut version of music video includes a story to go along with that epic performance piece. Gritty. Like a rose raising from the concrete…something like should happen more.
Directed by Anthony Devera
Heart beats in sync, lights reflecting off windows, and flashes of raindrops pouring from the sky are all I hear from the sweeping, organic, background Synthpop as it pulsates around Nina Yasmineh’s haunting vocals. That’s how I see “Ghost”, the new single from the B4M fav, when I close my eyes. This track is the follow up to her glowing buzzworthy ’7 Years’ EP that blew me away last year.
“Ghost” captures the fleeting moments born from fantastic memories. Love affairs. Crazy nights. Saying goodbye. And hopelessly fighting to no avail. Those open wounds…illusions…or ghosts. (For lack of a better word.) Nina Yasmineh’s single speaks for all of you.
Expect the music video to drop on Friday (Valentine’s Day). I’m quite curious to see what visuals Nina has chosen to interrupt her Lorde / Sky Ferreira / Birdy shade of pop. Wei’ll be sure to share it when it goes live! Until then, here’s some instant satisfaction from another ghostly siren.
Had to rush out the house because I was far off my self-imposed schedule. But this was the song I was planning of screen-grabbing off of Spotify. Because, despite how cheesy & manufactured it is, “Save The Best For Last” is one of those winter Love Songs that sounds good on V-Day weeks like this. Romantic to the hard ‘C’. Full of meaning. Honestly, it always takes me to a lush-forest winter wonderland whenever I hear it in passing. Should make it on everyone’s V-Day playlist.
I’ll be preparing my own for the occasion. For Love Songs are my business…possibly. Expect more tracks as we work towards 2014′s appointed love day.
Spotlight Saturday was another success. Have a few bands planned for this weekend too. Spent most of the time writing while listening to the various unplayed Vinyl gathering dust under my staircase. ’Good Kid, Maad City’ sounded heavenly.
That’s it. Quiet life right now. Enjoy this romantic classic.
NYC’s very own Matt Butler found us by his connection to B4M fav — Spinn. So it was only fitting to show some west coast love to this former frontman of Reckless Sons who is now flying solo. His debut album — Reckless Son — has a very fitting Springsteen influenced cover while paying tribute to the Reckless Sons in name. Fresh start.
“Halfway by the River” is the first single from his 2014 effort. It’s infused with a beat that could be the soundtrack for my very NYC alcohol fueled summer nights. Running down the boardwalk. Never sleeping. Feeling everything. Laughing till it hurts. Matt’s lyrics tell that wild story swiftly leaving no doubt that this was influenced by high octane evenings. Love everything about it. Especially the way it just fades out, like a movie.
Matt will be releasing a new cut every week up to the album’s release date. So, stay tuned to his Facebook & Soundcloud for more musical updates. I dig what I hear. Just turn it up loud and capture the night with the Reckless Son — Matt Butler. This is “Halfway By The River”.
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In an homage to all things 80s, Neon Trees leave the Picture Show & do a time warp of their own in the colorful visuals for their Pop Psychology (out in April) cut — “Sleeping With A Friend”. The hook is catchy as hell. Can’t player hate.
Directed by Brian & Brad Palmer