April 27, 2010
The Something Corporate Greatest Hits album is out today. I’m not usually a fan of Greatest Hits, I think there needs to be a minimum number of releases. I think they’ve had 3 full lengths and an EP. At least, that’s what I have. If you include Jack’s Mannequin, they you have enough.
Not saying I don’t still love SoCo. I didn’t go through and make my own Greatest Hits like I did for Blink and Fall Out Boy. You can’t even ask me to pick a favorite. Ok, maybe you can, and it would obviously be Konstantine. But after that, it’s a log jam of songs. I have to pick a song to post, and Konstantine will fill your day (and if you know me, has likely filled a few). I’m going with Watch the Sky because it might be my next favorite, and it’s not the most common. I’m not even sure it was released before this album. (Looked it up, it was a British bonus on North).
April 25, 2010
This is my upbeat song to start the week. Seems like a lot of these kids are just solo acts and just find a band to preform. I don’t mind, just seems like there are a lot of them and they have a band name rather than just using their name.
The video was a little odd, no? It said Pete Wentz was in it (no surprise, the band is signed to Decaydance). Maybe he was one of the creepy hoodie guys with the eyes.
March 25, 2010
February 3, 2010
I think the first Lady Gaga song I heard was Just Dance. I’m usually not a fan of pop like that, since so much of it is the exact same regurgitated stuff in a different package, I figured she would be no exception.
Then I noticed a lot of people, who wouldn’t normally be into that sorta thing really liking her.
Then I saw this video of what happened when she had a soundboard failure and gained a whole new level of respect for her. One of the things that drives me nuts about popular music these days is it has completely lost the ‘show must go on’ attitude, I need not mention all the lip singing scandals in recent years.Â When they tried to pull her off the stage she said, “I promised them a 30 minute set, and I’m not stopping.” That is awesome, more artists should follow her example. It’s good to see a popular artist that really understands this.
Then I saw this video of a performance before she became Lady Gaga. You can’t ignore that talent. She knows how to play and man she can sing. That video knocked me over. In a same respect this is a more recent videoÂ with an acoustic performance of Poker Face.
And most recent was this video with Elton John at the Grammy awards. It’s fantastic and I can’t in any fair mind call it anything else.
The evidence of her talent is overwhelming, you just can’t ignore it. But I can’t get into her normal pop style. It’s just not the kinda thing that sounds good to me. I feel like she isn’t playing what’s right for her… but I guess she wouldn’t get the audiences she does if she did anything else.
I guess I’ll remain a fan of her side stuff, because it is fantastic.
February 2, 2010
iTunes had multiple gems this weekend, but I wanted to spread them out. You can’t help but enjoy FM Static.
I’m not sure if I knew this or not but FM Static started as a Thousand Foot Crutch side project. I probably won’t remember even after writing it here.
There is an official video, but embedding is disabled. You wouldn’t want people to easily experience the best quality you have to offer, they might get hooked and buy it.
January 31, 2010
January 31, 2010
January 22, 2010
I saw this video of Haley (from Paramore) singing Say It Ain’t So with Weezer. I don’t usually care for the shakey crowd videos with bad sound. It did however make me want to find the video for the song.
They are so young! I shouldn’t be surprised. I was in elementary school when this album came out.
January 22, 2010
I’ve been anxious for this album since I heard the first track. It came out this week and I grabbed it from Amazon MP3. It’s as excellent as I had hoped. I’ll have to listen a few more times. I’m going with posting Stand Too Close here. It caught my ear out of the songs I hadn’t heard already. Meaning Your Words Destroyed My Planet and A Lifeless Ordinary are also in the running for best of the album.
It’s been a while since I’ve been excited for an album, but this is a good month. I think Tuesday brings The Wonder Years and new The Rocket Summer in about a month.
Also, I’m trying something new. Links to Amazon where you can get what I’m talking about. I’m not a big fan of the limited options for the links. I’d like the one I have here in a horizontal flavor.
January 12, 2010
This one has taken a while to catch on. I heard it again last week and it got stuck in my head for the weekend. Then it was in the opening to the 2nd episode of the Chuck premiere.
January 6, 2010
I should have posted this yesterday. I forgot and I was punished by this song being solidly stuck in my head when I woke up this morning.
I was never really a Train fan. Meet Virginia was one of those songs that was on the radio so much it convinced me I liked it. I know they had other singles, but none jump to mind. Still, I’ll call this a solid comeback. At least a comeback to me, I can’t say for sure if they ever left.