Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Rediscover: The Morning Benders POP ETC

You know it's been a while since you've listened to a band when you look them up just to find out that they changed their name two years ago. Oops! Anyway, I first heard The Morning Benders (now forever/currently known as POP ETC) when I bought their album "Talking Through Tin Cans". I'm looking forward to rediscovering this band with their new name and new sound.
Learn more about The Morning Benders/POP ETC here.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Discover: Talisco

Why is it that artists from other countries will record entire albums in English and no one thinks a thing about it, but if an American recorded an album in a different language it would be totally weird? Maybe because most Americans are monolingual while the rest of the world is bilingual/trilingual? Anyway, I'm liking what I've heard from Talisco and I hope that you will too.
Learn more about Talisco here.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Five For Friday: Virginia Music Is For Lovers

It's my wife's birthday this weekend and what better way to celebrate than to dedicate this week's playlist to her! Happy Birthday, Jen! You're my best friend and I love you!
You should drop by her blog and tell her, "Happy Birthday!"
Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Rediscover: Joe Cocker

I love Joe Cocker's voice. So gritty and soulful! Not to mention he can still rock 40+ years later. Oh, and as an extra bonus, you get Leon Russell in this video too!
Learn more about Joe Cocker here.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Discover: Seasick Steve

Well, I'd better get started learning guitar so I can be this guy in a few years...
Learn more about Seasick Steve here.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Five For Friday: Music

Once again, it's FRIDAY! This week's playlist is all about music! Music about music! Music everywhere! Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Rediscover: French Kicks

If you haven't heard French Kicks, stop whatever you're doing and listen to them now. Their music will make your Summer even better than it already is. Good Music for just about any occasion; especially cooking or driving or walking (on the beach or just around town). Sadly, they are no longer a band, but at least they left us with a few albums to enjoy.
Learn more about French Kicks here.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Discover: Father Figures

So, this video is a bit longer than most that I post, but it's totally worth the watch. It's a three song performance from Father Figures for NPR's Tiny Desk concerts. These guys are ridiculous. They have described their music as Zombie Jazz, but I'm pretty certain that it can be enjoyed by the living and the undead alike.
Learn more about Father Figures here.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Five For Friday: Work

I have to work this weekend. Bummer, I know, but here are some songs to make money by! Hope you have a great weekend!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Rediscover: Listener

Listener is an explosion of energy and passion; honesty and brilliant lyrics. You'll probably either love this or hate it. I, for one, love it. 
Learn more about Listener here.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Discover: Vikesh Kapoor

If you're in the market for something new that sounds like Dylan's early work, Vikesh Kapoor is probably your best bet. Looking forward to discovering more from him.
Find out more about Vikesh Kapoor here.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Five For Friday: Independence Day

Ah... Independence Day... The holiday that marries mass alcohol consumption with excessive amounts of explosives like they were Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe. Stay safe out there and enjoy the heck out of your weekend!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Rediscover: Aqualung

I think I like doing the "Rediscover" posts on here the most because I get to go back through all the music that I've forgotten about and rediscover how much great music there is to go back to when I can't find anything recent worth listening to. That being said, it has to have been at least 6 years since I've listened to Aqualung, but I'll be digging his album out of my CD collection to listen to it this week.
Learn more about Aqualung here.