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Day 294: The Rest Of Your Life by Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs

2 May

Hey guys!

Sorry I haven’t posted in a couple of days… it’s been a crazy weekend! I’ve been partying, “The Room”-ing it, chilling with Seattle peeps, and seeing concerts, so I haven’t had much time to update!

Unfortunately, I’ll have to keep this short tonight, mainly because I have to pass out soon, but I wanted to share a really neat song off of Holly Golightly & The Brokeoff’s new CD No Help Coming.

While I was in Portland yesterday, I got to preview this CD for a little while, and I was totally digging it. It’s folky, bluesy, and all sorts of awesome!

I hope you enjoy “The Rest Of Your Life”, and check out their CD out now! (also, I’ll be posting longer tomorrow!)

Day 292: Windowsill by Arcade Fire

28 Apr

I wanted to feature this song today because it literally encompassed my feelings in song-form. Sort of.

You see, today was one of those strange bipolar weather days, where the sun would peek out for a good ten minutes before hail rained down. Rain to sun to hail to rain to clouds to sun to rain. All day long.

And as I was walking through campus, doing whatever I normally do on Thursdays, I had the undeniable urge to find a CD that could compliment the strange weather pattern… making it more realistic, I guess.

I try to turn to bands that I’ve trusted with this task before, so it only took me a few seconds to realize that Arcade Fire’s whole Neon Bible album is incredibly effective for this type of day. But what really convinced me was the presence of the song “Windowsill.”

The song is incredibly somber, but it’s grandiose and beautiful while still remaining terribly melancholy. With Win Butler’s graceful voice moving through the difficult lyrics, and the background instruments (specifically that string part towards the middle), I can’t help but feel like this song is an escape for not only me but for the band itself (see the lyrics “I don’t wanna live in my father’s house no more…”). It expands and increases it’s intensity while still remaining full of plea.

With the weather changes that just mess with the population of our little city, “Windowsill” is not only an escape, but it falls with the rain, just in a different way. I feel like I can imagine looking through the window of a hectic world onto like a green pasture, so free from all this craziness. I guess I’m just strange like that.

But regardless, it perfectly encapsulated a moment in time today, and I couldn’t help but feel a little empowered by this song. The world just sort of melted away around me, and all that was left was me and the rain/hail/clouds/sun. It was a beautiful feeling.

I hope you can enjoy this song the same way. Here’s “Windowsill” by Arcade Fire

Day 283: HEY HOMIES! by the Aquabats

12 Apr


I love this song. Seriously, not only is it my alarm clock in the mornings, but it’s also just the happiest song ever.

Plus we don’t need no thugs. Unless those thugs was giving out hugs.

They bring up a pretty strong argument!

By the way, I know I have posted The Aquabats before, but I’d like to remind all you guys that they are awesome. Their new CD just came out recently (Hi-Five Soup! click here to see it on iTunes) and it’s full of feel-good songs that fit perfectly with the impending summer season. I personally love “In My Dreams” and “Radio Down”…. just a few of the awesomeness that is ska-punk kids music for adults.

If you get a chance to see them live, please go. Please please please go. I’ve seen them twice, and I’m just waiting for them to come closer to me so I can go again. And don’t hesitate to dress up (no one else does).

So don those capes, put on those masks, and enjoy the life out of “Hey Homies!”

Day 278: [BELATED] Let’s Duet by Dewey Cox

20 Mar

Sorry for the late post! I’ve been quite busy for these past few days, but I’m definitely going to find time to update more tomorrow!

Tonight, I watched Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007), which is one of those cheesy spoofs of Johnny Cash’s life… but this time with hilarious comedians (including John C. Riley, Jenna Fischer, Paul Rudd, Tim Meadows, and many others)!

Anyways, this song always cracks me up… but be forewarned: it’s quite dirty if you read between the lines!!!

Enjoy “Let’s Duet” by Dewey Cox.

Day 262: What You Know by Two Door Cinema Club

3 Mar

It’s time for me to really go to bed, but I love this song so I want to feature it:

“What You Know” by Two Door Cinema Club is one of those songs that is not only getting a lot of attention lately, but it gets lodged in my head HARD CORE. I can’t get it out of my head, and I hope you guys enjoy this as much as me (haha that’s what she said… goodness I’m so tired!)

Anyway, enjoy “What You Know” by Two Door Cinema Club!

Day 168: Doncamatic (All Played Out) by Gorillaz feat. Daley

29 Nov

Hello everyone!

Man oh man this week is already off to a crazy start! For us college students, it’s dead week… aka the week where everything falls apart.

Yes, I’m crazy stressed, but I always like to remember that this blog is there for a reason! In the midst of all this chaos, there is still some cool stuff out there.

Like, for example, Gorillaz’s new single “Doncamatic (All Played Out)” feat. Daley. At first, I reeeeeeallly didn’t like this song… it’s weird, and not the Gorillaz-norm (and, if you know me, I’m a huge fan of Gorillaz).

But, after I saw the music video, I couldn’t shake the rhythm out of my mind! It’s fun to sing along to, and fun to just groove out to!

Plus, the video makes me smile. As a big fan of the ocean and an ex-marine-biologist-wannabe, the underwater theme just made me smile!

So I hope you enjoy “Doncamatic (All Played Out)” by Gorillaz feat. Daley. And sorry if this song gets stuck in your head for days. I can’t get it out of my head!

Into the Fire by Thirteen Senses.

10 Nov

(Margasaur edit: Once again, the lovely Ridemus filled in for me, but again I was unable to approve it. So as an added bonus for today, check out this blog post! Also, snaps and claps for Ridemus!)

Whats up guys? Ridemus here again. If this is your first time on the site, be sure to check out the about page at the top for more info on my project! Also, sign the guestbook (also located in the top)!

“Come on, come on. Put your hands into the fire.”

Hey guys, its Ridemus here again. Whats up? I’m filling in for Marga today because her computer all but exploded. Lets all have a moment of silence for her broken computer…well thats long enough. Anyway, hope she can get it fixed.

(Sorry, short post today. Its late.)

Anyway onto the post. For the longest time, one of my favorite songs has been the song ‘Into the Fire’ by the Thirteen Senses. Great band. Great song. Its amazing! Thirteen Senses is a band from the United Kingdom and they rock! They have a few great songs but one of my favorites is ‘Into the Fire.’ Its a great song that talks about how you should take chances when you have the opportunity or you miss the chance and will regret it later in life.

Check it out guys. You wont regret it!

Here, all you have to do is click these blue words. Move the cursor…almost…almost…click here —> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfEcDZn71bs

Ridemus Out!

Day 115: Ole Black And Blue Eyes by The Fratellis

12 Sep

Hello there! If this is your first time on the site, be sure to check out the about page at the top for more info on my project! Also, sign the guestbook (also located in the top)!

Does anyone remember The Fratellis? They had one hit a few years back: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XlMfV7A3V00&feature=related

Yeah, while they may be considered a one hit wonder band, they are actually a really talented band that deserves some recognition.

For example, their song “Ole Black And Blue Eyes” is catchy and fun to sing along to! Plus, the video is so strange that it makes me smile when watching.

S0 check out “Ole Black And Blue Eyes” by The Fratellis! (and check out the band! They’re really good!)

Day 39: The Electric Love Letter by Langhorne Slim

28 Jun

Hello there! If this is your first time on the site, be sure to check out the about page (located under the title) for more info on my project. Also, please sign the guestbook!

How is your night tonight? Mine is going pretty okay… relaxing before another night of work tomorrow. But as for now it’s only positive!

So today I discovered my love for the actor Jay Baruchel (aka the “She’s Out Of Your League” guy), and I watched a really great movie he stars in called “I’m Reed Fish.” It’s a quirky, indie rom-com about a love triangle in a very small town. While it’s a little odd, and features one of my least favorite actresses ever (*cough*ALEXISBLEDEL*coughcough*), it is really adorable and beautifully filmed.

Check it out! (click here to watch the preview)

Now, the song I featured today was no where near this movie at all, but the movie reminded me of another indie rom-com that I love… “Waitress”!

This movie is adorable, featuring Keri Russel, some of the most amazing looking pies ever, Nathan Fillion, and the song for today! (check out the preview for “Waitress” here!)

I consider Langhorne Slim folky, and this song just reinstates that idea for me. But regardless of this, I never fail to smile every time I hear it. It just makes my day :)

So I hope you enjoy it too! (And check out both those movies! They’re grrrrrrrrrrreat!)

Day 30: Strawberry Swing by Coldplay

19 Jun

Hello there! If this is your first time on the site, be sure to check out the about page in the top right hand corner for more information on my project.

Hey everyone! How is your day?

Today was another sitting-around-and-doing-nothing kind of day, so I’m ready to get out and feel alive. Seriously.

But anyways, today I bring you another music video.

First of all, Coldplay is one of my favorite bands. Say what you will about them (specifically you, 40-Year Old Virgin), but they are not only gorgeous, but just a pleasure to listen to. Their album Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends was my favorite album of the year, and it took it’s place as my all time favorite Coldplay album.

Within it lies 10 of the best songs ever written, including the one for today’s blog: “Strawberry Swing.” It reminds me of summertime and makes me want to go on a journey… or help people.

The video is also one of the most gorgeous creations ever. What they can do with a little chalk, a superhero costume, and a beautiful song!

Enjoy “Strawberry Swing” by Coldplay:

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