Saturday, March 29, 2008

A Long Time Ago, In a Galaxy Far, Far Away...

Well, actually it wasn't a long time ago. And it was still in the state of Virginia....Commonwealth? Anyways, a while ago I uploaded the first link to a song on my other blog to see if I could and it was the song below. Because the song title is incredibly appropriate! The test I'm running now is as follows. We're looking for a little blue play button to appear in front of the song title. If all goes to plan, you should be able to click it and stream the song. Other blogs have this (see section on the side called "Blogs That Are Better Than Mine" or something like that...) so it might not be new, but I think it's pretty cool.

Beastie Boys - Just a Test from Hello Nasty

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

For the Ladies...

Well, Hello There!

All of a sudden it's almost the middle of March. I think someone stole the lion and rushed us on to the lamb!! That's ok. Weather is so crazy these days. Why do I always default to talking about the weather? It's like I'm a character in a play by a novice playwright.

But that's not important right now.

HERE'S what's important!

It's Women's History Month this month. I guess the ladies had better start making the most of it before the month is over! I'll do my part with a special surprise....


Mostly, I'm writing this because in the interim that I didn't have a hard drive (furthermore known as the Silent Quarter) I got a bunch of CD's by female artists or bands with female singers. So, I'm going to post one song from each of those and then match that with old favorites of mine.

Here we go!

Recently acquired

Rilo Kiley - Breakin' Up from Under the Blacklight

Grace Potter - Big White Gate from This is Somewhere

Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings - Humble Me from 100 Days, 100 Nights (this would have been a good submission for the Envy Contrast Podcast this week...)

Amy Winehouse - Tears Dry on Their Own from Back to Black

Kimya Dawson - So Nice So Smart from Juno (Soundtrack)

Paramore - Born For This from Riot! (Warning: This might be a bit too pop-punky for some of you. It's a good song and they reference a really good Refused song, but I just wanted to warn you...)

Old Favorites

Carole King - I Feel the Earth Move from Tapestry

Dar Williams - Alleluia from The Honesty Room

No Doubt - Hateful from Burning London: The Clash Tribute

Billie Holiday - Strange Fruit from Pretty much any Billie Holiday CD you can get your hands on

The Supremes - Where Did Our Love Go? from Motown 1*s...and also probably any Supremes CD you could get your hands on...

Dance Hall Crashers - He Wants Me Back from The Old Record

So, I'll be able to post music again and that means that I'll hopefully be posting MORE! Woohoo! Bye guys!

Monday, March 3, 2008

The Beginning and the End

So here's the first four and last five tracks of the CD I sent to Australia for the Contrast Podcast CD swap. If this means absolutely nothing to you, then keep paying attention to the Contrast Podcast in the next couple of weeks...

1. Foo Fighters – Stranger Things Have Happened
2. Carbon Leaf – One Prairie Outpost
3. Pash – Cosmopolitan
4. Strike Anywhere – Chalk Line

17. The Living End – Second Solution
18. Frenzal Rhomb – My Pants Keep Falling Down
19. AC/DC – Let Me Put My Love Into You
20. Reggie and the Full Effect – Laura’s Australian Dance Party
21. Reggie and the Full Effect – Take Me Home, Please

(mp3's will go up as soon as I get time to do it...promise)

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Doug Roberts

So a good friend of mine from high school turns out to have been writing songs for a bunch of years and now his debut album is coming out. His name is Doug Roberts and I just wanted to leave a quick note saying, "Hey, go to his myspace page and take a listen. It's really good stuff."

His CD Slightly Out of Tune is available by contacting him at He says it should be available on places like Amazon and iTunes soon, though.

He's an incredibly nice guy, so don't hesitate to leave him a message if you like what you hear!

That's it. Have a good day!