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Authors note: While reading this post, please listen to some of the samples I have laid out for you. I can assure that it will help to get my point across.
An acquaintance and I found ourselves in a discussion about the Grammys yesterday. She loves the award show and wanted to know my opinion on the album of the year, seeing as how I “looked like someone who knew something about music” (aw shucks). I had to tell her that I love music… so I DIDN’T watch the Grammys. Let’s just say that after that comment she wasn’t really interested in anything else I had to say.
Last week I was on an extended farewell tour of the Western United States. I am facing the specter of moving across the United States to Vermont for law school at the end of the summer. I spent most of my time in Portland but was able to make it to the beach for a day. On the way back to Montana I visited T. William in Ogden, Utah. A couple weeks before my 2,150 mile excursion I bought tickets to go see one of my all time favorite bands: Jimmy Eat World.
I’m going to be traveling to the hipster capital of the world Portland next week. I will be there visiting a high school friend, but I should have ample opportunities to try and track down one of my all time favorite bands The Cribs. Rumor has it that they are currently busy at work conjuring a new album. I want to ask them about the new album and how its feels to get back to their roots as three member band. Other than that I plan on trolling through record stores and avoiding Pabst Blue Ribbon.
My favorite holiday is fast approaching! Record Store Day is this Saturday April 16th. This is the one day out of the year we come together to celebrate our dying local record store. Your local participating record store may have live in store acts throughout the day. Be sure to go out and check to see who is playing. What makes Record Store Day special, besides the live acts, are the special releases. Bands come together and release a live concert or some rare b – sides. The complete list of releases can be found here. But I’ve gone through the list and picked the best new releases.
Its that time of year again. Spring break is right around the corner, which for many young people means an epic road trip. This post will be a short play list of suggested driving songs. I’ve also been able to drag up a seldom heard B side from the good old days of Death Cab for Cutie “Spring Break Broke.”
This week has been a slow music week. I don’t have any new releases clogging up my Itunes. In fact, all the new releases I am excited about won’t be hitting my local record store’s shelves till sometime in March (New Death Cab album, New Strokes album). Last week I listened to the White Stripes a lot, then the band announced they would no longer be working on new music together. So this week I’ve been appreciating Jimmy Eat World, figuring it would be a band that won’t be breaking up anytime soon.