>> Saturday, February 27, 2010
So, due to a heated argument about song title simile's, I have had New Radicals stuck in my head for the last 24 hours. So, to celebrate one of my all time favorite bands, and my second favorite record of all time, (sadly, their only release). I give you the only two songs from the album to get serious airplay before the band broke up. This is a onehit wonder record, by choice only. Gregg Alexander, the not-so charismatic front man, decided that he wanted to go back to behind the scenes and produce, giving up the band, mid-tour. I check the interwebs every couple months to see if he has resurfaced, but outside of a random track 8 years ago, he has remained quiet. Anyways, I hope you enjoy.
"You Get What You Give" by New Radicals
"Someday We'll Know" New Radicals
>> Friday, February 26, 2010
50 Things To Do Before You Die- A Revised Bucket List
After watching a marathon of The Buried Life I am inspired to revisit my bucket list. I think last time I looked at the list like a what you must do to really live a life… as for what I wish for my little sister. I’ve done so many things on my first list already! Now I need to make some ambitious goals. So this time around I’m really challenging myself. I kept in mind that old mantra, if nothing was impossible what would you do? So here it is my own buried life list…
1. Own a cupcake shop
2. Become a published author
3. Have my own art studio
4. Drive in a car by myself… and not have a heart attack…and not kill anyone
5. Run my own non-profit or charity to support education
6. Pay for a strangers dinner
7. Go to the Superbowl
8. Get a song dedicated to me live at a concert
9. Own a piece of couture
10. Paint a mural in a community space
11. Swim with dolphins
12. Do a photo shoot totally naked
13. Learn to snowboard
14. Learn how to surf
15. Mother a child
16. Sing on stage and not suck
17. Design a t-shirt and put it on Threadless
18. Become fluent in another language (not my half-ass Spanish & Italian)
19. Buy a beach house
20. Build a tree-house
21. Hang out with Zach Gilifinakis
22. Facilitate an AFSP chapter
23. Make someones dream come true
24. Live in a foreign country for more than a month
25. Buy a house
26. Work for or better yet own a vineyard
27. Reenact my own Elizabethtown roadtrip
28. Visit the Historic Site for MLK Jr.
29. Be in a movie (not just an extra)
30. Be in the audience at SNL
31. Dance while drinking Sangria in South America
32. Have my own Etsy shop
33. Get tattooed by Corey from LA Ink
34. Own a pair of Manhola Blahniks or Jimmy Choos
35. Give up soda for good
36. Make yoga and meditation an everyday activity
37. Learn how to Hula dance
38. See Jack Johnson play live while in Hawaii
39. Meet Adam Duritz
40. Meet Drew Barrymore and possibly get a job at Flower Films
41. Get a PH D
42. Join a book club
43. Go on a spa vacation
44. Take a sommelier course
45. Learn to Burlesque dance
46. Get out of debt
47. See the Eiffel tower in person
48. Go see a roller derby match- or better yet, join a team!
49. Learn to play the harmonica and...
50. Have a big party thrown for me in my honor
>> Thursday, February 25, 2010
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>> Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Below you will see the albums ranked in their new order with the original ranking in parentheses. You will also see my original introduction for this list, as well as each original review listed as they were back when first posted. I have put my updated thoughts from March in a lovely shade of lilac.
Everything I added about fun can be said about this record too. It is still as complete of a record I have heard all year. Still listen to it all the time. Mostly on my way home from work when I need to rock out a bit.
Another big gainer on the list. As I wrote 3 months ago, this is a novel of a record. It builds and stories in ways that, I, as a pseudo writer only dream to do. I expect this to keep climbing, slowly, as it is a record that cannot be listened too, too often, without wanting to slip into a depression coma. And that is a very good thing. It is an impactful record.
Songs that hit: Bear. Kettering. Epilogue. Two. Shiva.
The final album to make a big jump. And I think this is probably where it belonged all along, and if I had found the record earlier, it would have been at least this high. Beautiful, deep, introspective record.
Songs that hit: All. Sincerely.
It sounds like standing up too fast. A musical head rush.
- Choir Of Young Believers – This is for the White in Your Eyes
- Fanfarlo - Reservoir
- Fruit Bats - Ruminant Ban
- Owl City - Ocean Eyes
- The Civil Wars – Live at Eddies Attic
- the dodos – time to die
- The Tune-Yards – Bird-Brains