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Free Music Friday : Burgers For Lunch Edition

// August 28th, 2009 // Comments Off // Totally Free Music!

Yeah, I know. I’m running out of “edition” titles. Today, I’m eating at Poe’s Tavern. Hands down the best burger I’ve ever had. If you are ever in Charleston, SC you owe it to yourself to head out to Sullivan’s Island and get a taste. They have great fish tacos as well!!!

Also today, I have a very cool track from Peter Bradley Adams. This is off his new album Traces coming out September 22. I featured Peter earlier this year (maybe last year) and I got more comments about his music than any other… ever. So I’m excited to share with you this great new track called “For You”. Thanks to Sarathan Records for hooking us up with this. Sarathan Records is also the home of War Tapes another band we featured last fall who I’ve heard quite a bit on satellite radio lately.

Peter Bradley Adams  “For You”

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Next is a band called Moving Mountains. The album “Pneuma” is a collision of emo-rock glory, math-y dynamics, waves of complex melody and epic atmospherics… the track 8105 encompasses all this and more.

PneumaMoving Mountains
“8105″ (mp3)
from “Pneuma”
(Deep Elm)

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The Growlers tap the raspy old school rock vocal style of Bob Dylan while overlaying them on the smooth guitar-esque riff style of Chris Isaak and The Doors… I know, two different worlds. But this is classic and good stuff. Kick back and enjoy…

Are You In Or Out?The Growlers
“Old Cold River” (mp3)
from “Are You In Or Out?”
(Everloving)

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And finally we have a solo piece from Mac Powell the vocals behind Third Day. This is from a compilation called The Daraja Children’s Choir of Africa. Great story about kids and hope and sharing… read about it here.

The Daraja Children's Choir of AfricaMac Powell
“Mighty to Save” (mp3)
from “The Daraja Children’s Choir of Africa”
(IMI)

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Lego Animation : Looking Through The History Of NES

// August 24th, 2009 // Comments Off // Technology

Yes, I was a NES kid. Loved it. Very impressive Lego animation looking back on the NES.

Free Music Friday : You Name It

// August 21st, 2009 // Comments Off // Totally Free Music!

It’s been a long week. I’ve been sick, pulled my back out (yes, I’m older than you think) and can’t get caught up with all the work I need to get done… so sad, eh? Nope! Friday is here and it’s time for free music so it’s all good.

Also had a few requests to link to the band’s website/myspace pages… done (when possible).

It’s been one of those up and down weeks like Emo music… it’s evil, it’s awesome.. whatever. This is from a compilation called Emo Is Awesome Emo Is Evil 2. The band is Sounds Like Violence and the track is “You Give Me Heartattacks”.

Emo Is Awesome Emo Is Evil 2Sounds Like Violence
“You Give Me Heartattacks” (mp3)
from “Emo Is Awesome Emo Is Evil 2″
(Deep Elm)

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So I saw this release by Andrew W.K. and thought this should be loud, off the wall anthems and decent… WRONG. Let’s talk about classical/Jazz improvisations. No joke, this guy is a classically trained musician and shows his skills on his first solo release on his new imprint label. Well done A.W.K.

55 CadillacAndrew W.K.
“Begin the Engine” (mp3)
from “55 Cadillac”
(Skyscraper Music Maker)

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Found this track and thought it started nice… then heard the soulful raw voice of J. Tillman pop out in front of the mix and knew I had to share. It’s folky alternative and very hard to describe. It’s got a lot of depth and well.. just listen.

Year in the KingdomJ. Tillman
“Earthly Bodies” (mp3)
from “Year in the Kingdom”
(Western Vinyl)

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If you have a band with the word jetpacks in it you automatically get included on here. Introducing We Were Promised Jetpacks and their profound song title “Ships With Holes Will Sink”. I’m not making fun, you know I like it a little bit to include it! Indie rock with a little bit of angst thrown in.. enjoy.

These Four WallsWe Were Promised Jetpacks
“Ships With Holes Will Sink” (mp3)
from “These Four Walls”
(Fat Cat Records)

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New Weezer & Radiohead Tracks Leaked

// August 17th, 2009 // 1 Comment » // Music & Entertainment

Looks like Walmart accidently leaked the new Weezer single. It’s the same Weezer we’ve grown to love. Check it below.

And since we are talking about leaks… Radiohead is giving away a new track that leaked last week. The track is called These Are My Twisted Words and be downloaded free here

Think Social Media Is A Fad?

// August 15th, 2009 // Comments Off // Technology

The stats presented in this video are amazing and will blow your mind. The medium in which we socialize and connect continues to evolve at record speed.

I think most won’t doubt the growth and/or use but seeing these stats remind us that the times are (have) changing.

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Free Music Friday : Heading To Atlanta Edition

// August 14th, 2009 // Comments Off // Totally Free Music!

I had no clever name for this week’s Free Music Friday and I’m heading to Atlanta this weekend with four of my good friends. We’ve decided to all have a mustache for the trip.. why? I don’t know. Bonus track at the bottom in honor of the ‘stache. On with the music.

I’m an absolute fan of this band right off the bat. Any Day Parade (from their own description) is Swaggering Jangly Punky Alt. Country — I couldn’t have said it better myself. I’ll have more from these guys in a few weeks.

Broken LampsAny Day Parade
“Broken Lamps” (mp3)
from “Broken Lamps”
(Mint 400 Records)

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Between The Trees is another new band I’ve yet to learn a whole lot about. The production is clean pop/punk with some heavy focus on piano and melodies… cool track.

The Story and The SongBetween The Trees
“White Lines & Red Lights” (mp3)
from “The Story and The Song”
(Bonded Records, Inc)

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Straight off the indie turnpike is a band called Fairmont. Really dig this track and think you will as well.

Wait & HopeFairmont
“Tuesday Night Danbury” (mp3)
from “Wait & Hope”
(Mint 400 Records)

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And for the road trip this band… Al’s Mustache. Great name for a band. Great punk attitude in the track. Enjoy and share the music.

Al's Mustache 7"Higher Giant
“See You Later, Chopstick” (mp3)
from “Al’s Mustache 7″”
(Black Numbers)

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Michael Jackson Would Be Proud

// August 13th, 2009 // 3 Comments » // Music & Entertainment

No explanation is needed for this. Absolutely Amazing.

How Can I Stand Here…

// August 10th, 2009 // 1 Comment » // life, Music & Entertainment

standingI’ve heard this song a million times and today some of the lyrics hit me good. Nothing amazing, nothing out of the ordinary but maybe that’s why they seem so relevant.

You are the strength, that keeps me walking.
You are the hope, that keeps me trusting.
You are the light to my soul.
You are my purpose…you’re everything.

How can I stand here with you and not be moved by you?
Would you tell me how could it be any better than this?

Those are from the Lifehouse song “Everything”.  Check it out on Amazon.

If you have a few minutes I encourage you to turn off the lights, close your eyes and just let the video below play.


Free Music Friday : Proud Of Myself

// August 7th, 2009 // Comments Off // Totally Free Music!

Checking in with some new tunes.  As usual it’s a mix of stuff! I like this mix of tracks so that is why I’m proud of myself. Are you proud of me? It’s cool. Enjoy!

Andy Yorke is a great singer/songwriter who has resurfaced after leaving the band Unbelievable Truth in 2000. He walked away from music vowing to never return… however the music had other plans.
SimpleAndy Yorke
“Rise and Fall” (mp3)
from “Simple”
(Chocolate Lab Records)

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And to continue to show my weak spot for Norwegian girl bands this week I’ve got a new one called Sissy Wish. Really don’t know a lot about them but the track is cool.

Beauties Never DieSissy Wish
“DWTS” (mp3)
from “Beauties Never Die”
(Afternoon Records)

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CYNE is just that hip/hop that flows, feels good and doesn’t beat you down. Very cool track that has potential to break the scene.
Water For MarsCYNE
“Pretty Apollo” (mp3)
from “Water For Mars”
(Hometapes)

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This track from Men Without Pants has been out for over two years but is starting to surface on some of the indie stations. Very catchy song.
Men Without PantsMen Without Pants
“And The Girls Go” (mp3)
from “Men Without Pants”
(Shelly Bay Music LLC)

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