How better to start a Thursday than with some drunk Jeff Bridges country tuneage? Not drunk. That’s only in movies. Not my favorite track from the record…actually, forgot I even owned this soundtrack when it magically appeared as song #109 in the shuffle. I come across some many Sondre Lerche, Train, Darren Hayes/Savage Garden, Jenny Lewis/Rilo Kiley, Lifehouse, MCR, etc that these small records get lost in the sea of musical madness. Refreshing. What else is hiding? Can’t wait to find out.
Sorry for not uploading more yesterday. Got royal fucked by everyone…the writers, producers, promos, researches, the directors…when your the middle man to some many different pieces of meshy solid foundation when the tower is built, eventually it shatters spectacularly. The broken shards didn’t cut as deep as I thought they would. I’m not the same man I once was when i started this gig a nearly a year ago. My heart is so numb. My feelings are now cold & distant. Hate feeling like this. Guess I should stop talking about it and keep getting fucked…only sort of action I’ve been getting at the moment.
It’s wing night and end of the office. Gonna rush home and watch it. I might post more today or I’ll cheat on you with meaningless work. Either way, I’ll be entertained. Here’s Oscar Winning actor & country singer Jeff Bridges with a classic.
The Great Gatsby is out. Soundtrack. Film. In two weeks the heavy ad/poster campaign around Hollywood will make way for new films and all will be forgotten until the DVD drops in the fall. The standout track from the soundtrack is Lana Del Rey’s “Young & Beautiful”. I’m sure you heard it. Now, check out the extremely creepy dark video with one of the coolest looking vintage devilsih orchestras I’ve seen in music video. There’s also her ugly face which appears countless times. You might be saying to yourself, “Whoa Justin, that’s harsh”. I’m fine but something about her lips just makes me cringe. I’d still fuck her tho…sway. So excited for Mr. White & Third man to release the record on Gold & Platinum Vinyl!
Directed by Chris Sweeney
A well done cover of one of my favorite movie soundtrack songs. Originally done by Frou Frou than made famous by Zach Braff in the final scene of Garden State. Watched it countless times back in 2005. Been a fan of Imogen Heap’s complicated one woman band since. Pretty sure this is the only song I have of Boys Like Girls on my Classic IPod. Pretty obvious that I looped it into the Garden State soundtrack roster. Those Pop Punk bands of the mid 2000s didn’t really make an impact on me. Yellowcard was probably the only one. AAR maybe? Not sure. When I think back it’s hard to keep track of all those insignificant era bands. All blended together. Screaming at frat parties. Luckily, one of their songs made an impact on me. Probably more that I can’t remember.
Our new/old Legal lady pissed me off yesterday. She made a big deal about a very minor thing that she didn’t catch nor couldn’t change. She fought with the whole idea of it all and ultimately said something infront of all the bosses trying to move the blame from herself. I moved the blame off me by saying that our photo lady…who I don’t like and consider a total worthless bitch…didn’t say anything to me. I looked at it earlier and looked fine. You’d think a national magazine would try to put celebrities in the best light. Anyway, expecting fallout. I’m increasingly feeling numb over the course each passing day. It’s like being stuck in a bad marriage/long term relationship. It’s been almost five years. Kind of want to see new ‘people’. Guess I have to get off my lazy ass & start filling out job offers. That would start.
In all my years with this company I’ve never reached this ‘rock bottom’ before. However, there’s nothing keeping me here except for me. The Alpha & The Omega. I’d feel safer if I was more financially stable. Working on that.
Wing Night tonight. Looking forward to shooting the breeze & instagramming pictures. Here’s to letting go…
BTW: Shoutout to my sister! It’s her birthday today. This song is dedicated to you!
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Music porn featuring some of the best artists & tracks of 1920s…I mean 2013. It’s new & vintage all at the same time. I prefer the second half. Thank you jigga. Can’t wait to pick it up on vinyl next Tuesday.
1. 100$ Bill – JAY Z
2. Back To Black – Beyoncé x André 3000
3. Bang Bang – will.i.am
4. A Little Party Never Killed Nobody (All We Got) – Fergie + Q Tip + GoonRock
5. Young And Beautiful – Lana Del Rey
6. Love Is The Drug – Bryan Ferry with The Bryan Ferry Orchestra
7. Over The Love – Florence + The Machine
8. Where The Wind Blows – Coco O. of Quadron
9. Crazy in Love – Emeli Sandé and The Bryan Ferry Orchestra
10. Together – The xx
11. Hearts A Mess – Gotye
12. Love Is Blindness – Jack White
13. Into the Past – Nero
14. Kill and Run – Sia
Cinemagram evolved over the weekend. Adding Vine’s sound technology to it’s glowing bag of tricks. As one of the apps rising original artists, the inclusion of music couldn’t be more wonderful to my resume. Click here to hear a glitchy, kind of awesome, rendition of ‘The Breaks’ Cinemagramed by me. Only major issue with this patch is sensitive shading. Impossible to expand or zoom in the image.
Wildstyle radio. My favorite channel in Vice City. Really had no time this morning to be song selective. Ran late. Just clicked over one and hit record. Hope you enjoy this rap classic. I sure am. Grooving in my seat as I write.
Visited Molly Malone’s for the first time to catch a friend of my sister’s band on Saturday night. Loved the venue. Jazz in Irish Pub? Better than you’d expect. I’m saving my words for our March/April Megapost that will highlight all the late showcase review including Vans, Sky & How 2 Dress Well, Plus (her friend’s band), the darling Brandon Coleman, and possibly THE KILLERS!
Check out the Molly Malone’s Pictures here!
Yeah, Thursday brings Wing Night & The Killers. Jealous? Gonna be a long night, but looking forward to jamming to all my favorite 2012 & past hits. Might be better to make The Killers it’s own post. What I’m trying to do is small shows with one big show every month. Killers will be in May & Fall out Boy in June. Summer is coming which means big showcases abound. My pocket will be feeling the heat. The Bowl seems like it will be a hot venue through August.
In some pretty awesome news, one of the venues’ co-owners I shot at during SXSW emailed me yesterday. They requested my raw photos of Airborne & Fritz to put up in the bar. Very humbling. Never considered myself a professional photographer. My tools are caveman at best. I take pictures because it simplifies the writing process. Why try to describe a rose when you can immortalize it forever on paper. One subject brings about endless meanings. You can’t blog without visuals and remain credible. To copy or fake this is not the way to blog. Gotta get personal.
In the 3+ years I’ve been doing this, I’ve gotten quite good at the photo aspect. Very happy at that fact. If anyone challenges me…all I have to do is point out one of my Flickr pictures does have 5,000+ views with countless more ranking in the thousands. Insert mic drop here.
Welcome to Monday. Here are the Breaks.
More from the super hyped ‘Great Gatsby Soundtrack’. Mind still blown off the hinges after experiencing The xx’s looming new audio for “Together”. Is yours? Digging the strings-electronic beat machine flows. Madding drums. Doesn’t even need the vocals.
…I have said a great many things regarding Ms. Del Rey. Hair Raising wasn’t one until now. If you haven’t heard her contribution to The Great Gatsby Soundtrack, then you’re in for a treat. ’Young & Beautiful’ is quite sweeping laced with dark undertones. If you see yourself as a dark spirit then you have anthem worthy of your Emo mindset. Lovers rejoice…
The Great Gatsby Soundtrack drops May 6th.
Harmonica Monday blues from one of my anime soundtrack favs. Wish I had a glass of moonshine by my side as I wrote this. Jazz, more often than one would figure, makes me feel better about my life. The passion felt in the high pitch metallic whistle blowing really calms all the ‘work hatred’ swelling in my heart. Made for a rebel heart.
Not sure why it’s taking me so long to write this post. Must be dry & out of words after yesterday’s SXSW megaposts. Spent my sick day with my computer on my lap, pounding out some encouraging concert memories. While watching bad TV. It wasn’t what I envisioned my SXSW write-up would be like. I’m okay with that. Was really going for a music/travel blog novelistic approach at first, but it’s been over a month since I said goodbye to Austin and needed to rid my system of it’s memories. So, I summed it best I could. My favorite part of everything was the Tips & Tricks. Wanna help anyone make the most of that festival. No more regrets. the shadowy beast known as SXSW is now officially behind me. Next time I’ll write it faster.
I’m feeling better. Need to get back up to 75%. All year I’ve been plagued by Ill health and it’s causing me to put a brake on my life. It takes longer for me to heal nowadays. So, the more rest I collect the more powerful I’ll be come the weekend. And I got some things planned up ahead.
Time for some blues…
This is amazing…
“I Can See The Green Light”
‘Gatbsy’ Soundtrack drops 5/7. Sample it here. Go here if the song gets pulled.
Oh yes. It’s a flashback! From an album that I unexpectedly bought yesterday while roaming around Target after work. Cheap CDs are my weakness. Bryan Adams’ ‘Icon’ was one of the five albums I picked up in my shopping spree. The other standout would be The Band Perry’s “Pioneer”. Bumped it on the way in…while stuck in traffic…and my first opinion is there huge of ferocity behind Kimberly’s voice. On every track. Like gasoline used to put out a fire. The slow songs are beautiful. The breakup songs are high octane. It’s a expertly made, highly produced, fresh country record. Makes me happy I can say that. Same feelings could be said about the rest of the country records (Luke Bryan/Blake Shelton/Bradley Gilbert) in my Car’s Jukebox. ’Pioneer’ will fit in quite nicely.
2013′s country records have…for the part…been following in this trend. Some of the best records so far. Their machine is quite consistent. Happy to be a country fan right now.
But back to Bryan Adams. A rush of nostalgia hit me when that breezy tambourine began to rattle during the listening party. ”I know this”, immediately popped in my mind while shaking my head. Followed by a smile. Made a major impact on my IPod’s top 25 since. Bryan Adams was one of the first artists besides Michael Jackson & 2Pac that made a major impact on my musical tastes. 1993′s ‘So Far So Good’ introduced this hoarder to this artist known as Bryan…few years after ‘Prince of Thieves’ catapulted him into film music history. Still recall sitting on my living room floor, fumbling around with my father’s CD player, trying to make ‘So Far So Good’ play. Complicated system of random buttons and switches. Took a few tries as my efforts were rewarded with ‘Summer of 69′ streaming for the first time. Played it loud. Over and over. The more I played it, the more of a fan I became. Now he’s one of my favorite artists of all time. Strangely, can’t remember where SFSG is hiding in our house.
Can’t wait for him to return to America on tour. You can bet I’ll volunteer to cover it.
Wow, wasn’t expecting to get mad deep. This track comes from the animated film – Spirit: Stallion of Cimarron. A film that is remembered more for the soundtrack than the actual final product. Mr. Adams deserves full credit for that. As Bryan offered a few original tracks to the record and was nominated for a Golden Globe for this track. Ultimately falling short to U2′s “The Hands That Built America” from Gangs of New York Soundtrack. You just been wiki’d. Enjoy a uplifting track that makes me feel like a child. And happy hump day.