Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: Fetty Wap featuring Monty "My Way"

Doesn't look like there's a video for this one yet. So it may be that there will be an update for this song. Mr. Wap has 3 songs in the Top 40 this week.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

August 2015 Media Update

Last Thing I Watched: I started watching The X Files towards the end of the month and I watched a bunch as the evening turned from July to August. The one that I was PROBABLY watching when it hit midnight was one called "Shadows" which was about a poltergeist! Scary stuff. But also hilariously outdated 1993 technology.

Last Thing I Read: The last TWO things I read were actually reading out loud. Lila and I are working our way through Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone and we've both been enjoying that.

And then, to help my wife get to sleep last night, I read to her a page or two from the book she's reading: Grey by E.L. James, which is Fifty Shades of Grey from the perspective of the guy in the book instead of the girl.

Last Thing I Listened To: I am ashamed to say that I don't know what exactly was the last thing I listened to in July. I know that I finished Bookends by Simon & Garfunkel and then turned on the Sirius XM. And then I finished driving to meet the wife and kids for dinner. And then I drove the kids and myself home. But I don't know what was playing as we pulled up to the house. So this is the last thing I definitely remember hearing. I remember being kind of blown away by its rawness.

Tommy James and the Shondells "Hanky Panky"

Things I'm Seeing on the Internet: I'm going to talk about two things that I've been seeing a lot of because the first one is super depressing for a number of reasons.

Lots of people are still really invested in the Cecil the Lion story, where a dentist went to Africa and shot and killed what was, apparently a beloved lion with a name and everything. I have to admit I don't know all the details of this story, but hunting for sport seems pretty silly to me.

 The other thing I've been seeing all over Facebook is this sketch from Key and Peele where teachers are treated to SportsCenter-esque attention. I haven't watched it yet (I intend to watch it right after posting) but I love pretty much everything K&P put out, so I have high hopes.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Throwback Thursday: 1967

I mean, there's not much more to say about this album that hasn't already been said.

Here's a link to when I wrote about this album last year

1. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
2. With a Little Help From My Friends
3. Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds
4. Getting Better
5. Fixing a Hole
6. She's Leaving Home
7. Being For the Benefit of Mr. Kite
8. Within You Without You
9. When I'm Sixty-Four
10. Lovely Rita
11. Good Morning Good Morning

There weren't any videos from the album, but here's a fun fan-made video

12. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)
13. A Day in the Life

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: The Weeknd "Can't Feel My Face", "The Hills"

Two songs by The Weeknd are in the Top Ten this week. The first, "Can't Feel My Face" has been here for a couple of weeks now, but the second (and actually, I believe the older song), "The Hills" is just entering with the most recent chart. Here they both are!

In fact, I'm sure that "The Hills" is older. It has an actual video, but "Can't Feel My Face" doesn't, yet!

Monday, July 27, 2015

Doomtree Off In the Deep Tour Dates Annoucement!

Very excited to see this tour announcement! If you live near one of these locations, you should go! It's a great show at a great price!

Sunday, July 26, 2015

New Countdown: One Take Tiger

This recording happened in one sitting. In fact, I'm still experiencing that sitting. I haven't stood since I sat down to do this recording. What a weird thought.

Anyways. I think we have another great show on our hands. I hope you enjoy it. Hopefully while simultaneously sucking the marrow from this fast-fading summer!

Countdown #256

Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness
Cold War Kids
Elle King
The Hives
James Bay
Mumford & Sons
Of Monsters and Men
twenty one pilots
X Ambassadors

Friday, July 24, 2015

Music Video: Doomtree "Generator"

After hinting at it last night with a series of mysterious Instagram posts, Doomtree released a new music video today. It's for "Generator," one of my favorite songs on All Hands. Watch it below.

Also, they are apparently releasing new tour dates on Monday, so watch doomtree.net/events to find out when they'll be coming to a town near you.