Saturday, October 11, 2008

Definitely A Hutchhead

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Me loving some Eric Hutchinson' goodies nowadays. Isn't everyone? :)
Check original post way way back...

You Dont Have To Believe Me by Eric Hutchinson

Friday, October 10, 2008

Candy and Pepper

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With an incredible and talented ensemble, The Apples in Stereo unfolded their mind-blowing music to the world since mid-90's. This band is quite successful but its really odd I have heard of them just recently. Im also awed how versatile this band is. Apparently, 'Signal in the Sky' was featured in one of the Powerpuff Girls' epi. That's a good thing right?+/-

The Apples in Stereo

The Apples in stereo is an indie pop band, from Denver, Colorado, co-originators of the innovative Elephant 6 Collective, a group of bands that initially included Neutral Milk Hotel and The Olivia Tremor Control but also includes Elf Power, The Minders and Beulah. The Apples in stereo currently consist of Eric Allen (bass), John Hill (rhythm guitar), John Ferguson, Bill Doss and their new drummer as of 2006, John Dufilho, while lead singer/guitarist Robert Schneider writes the most of the band’s music and lyrics. Their debut release was 1995’s Fun Trick Noisemaker (with Jim McIntyre on bass). John Hill also plays for Dressy Bressy. They are best known for their bright, catchy lyrics and 60s pop/rock sound that often provokes comparisons to The Beatles, Electric Light Orchestra and The Beach Boys.

It's the same old drag
Oh you know you don't need none of that.
Same Old Drag
Energy
Signal in the Sky

Let It Glide

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Honestly its a breath of fresh air for me when a song is just implying random and simpler stuff. No pretensions, no heartache issues and dont even get me started about the-ruling-the-whole-world-plan. Its ok to be innovative but letting our guards down once in a while doesn't hurt either.+/-

Still Time

Still Time, based out of San Luis Obispo, California, has just begun to attract the ear of audiences around the world. Since forming in 2004, Still Time has grown from a hugely popular local band to a group that has captivated listeners worldwide with their energetic grooves, all through a grass roots and word of mouth process.
Combining elements of classic rock, folk, jazz, and reggae, Still Time has enjoyed sharing their eclectic style on stage with such bands as Ziggy Marley, Robert Randolph, Mad Caddies, Steel Pulse, Pepper, Ozomatli, ALO, One Republic, David Lindley, Strung Out, and The Expendables, rocking audiences of 4,000+ at their largest venues.
The recent success of Still Time is a testament to the potency of their talent. It is proof of their ability to not only create great music, but to bring together people from various musical backgrounds to enjoy a positive, high energy show.

We won't stop believing
We'll be young always
We know when it's time
To be working on a twelve pack instead of 9 to 5
9 to 5
Power of Now

Just Speechless

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Hip Hop Violin by Paul Dateh and Inka One

watch vid below.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

If I Were A Boy

I'll repent later for opting to post a famous song but for now...

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If I Were A Boy by Beyonce

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Love not Hate

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Its not with the name people. That's all I can say.+/-

Starfucker

Starfucker is an indie pop/indie electro band comprised of Sexton Blake's Josh Hodges, Junkface's Ryan Bjornstad, and Mr. Fredrick's Shawn Glassford. Starfucker is a name that is not so much a rejection of the seriousness in the music industry, but a commitment to the playful spirit of their music; an understanding between three multi-instrumentalists in an ethereal galaxy of drums, drum machines, keyboards, guitars, turntables, and a live performance powerful enough to transcend the guilt of actually having fun at a live show. Their self-titled debut came out on September 23rd, 2008 via Badman Recording Co.

All my life
There you go
Oh please stay
Just this once
Anyway

Rawnald Gregory Erickson the Second
German Love

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Its Better On the Dancefloor

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Treasure Fingers- Cross the Dancefloor (Chromeo Remix)

And She Said, Go Funk Yourself

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I sometimes marvel how an artist isn't push commercially when all the right ingredients are there. Nikka Costa has been around long enough to be equated to the likes of Joss Stone and Amy Winehouse. Why do others compare anyone in soul/funk genre to Amy Winehouse? Tamer, grittier, fatter and the list goes on and on... I enjoy Winehouse' sound but cmon.+/-

Nikka Costa

Nikka Costa is an American singer whose music combines elements of funk, soul, and blues, among other genres. Though she is relatively unknown in the United States, she has achieved impressive commercial success overseas. Nikka Costa is releasing her next album, "Pebble to a Pearl" this Oct 14. "Stuck to You" however is available via itunes.

Pebble To A Pearl -- the latest radiant gem by the gifted singer-songwriter and performer Nikka Costa -- is far and away her most direct and convincing musical statement yet. If this is Costa’s most pleasing album to date -- and it clearly is -- then it’s exactly because the woman singing to us so powerfully has finally found the creative freedom to first and foremost please herself.
If you a star I be your milky way
If you a bar I drink up everyday
If you the town I be the talk
If you the talk baby I be the walk

If you wanna dig I be your gold baby
If you wanna live I be your old age
You be the time I be the clock
You be the tick I be the tock

If you wanna race I run like crazy
If you wanna ride I drive ya daily
If you a beach I be the sand
You wanna give I be your hand
Stuck to You
Cry Baby
Everybody Got Their Something
Like A Feather

This Song Never Gets Old

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Lady Gaga - Just Dance (DJ Barletta Crunk Remix)

Alesha Dixon

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Alesha Dixon

Well you know her... Winner of BBC1's Strictly come Dancing with 4.5 million votes, the fille from the N.E.R.D. video 'She Wants to Move', and the one who told Lily Allen to be quiet (oops) will be releasing her debut album 'The Alesha Show' on the 17th November. Apparently she's very gorgeous and I'm saying this sans jealousy. But is her music worth listening to?+/-

The first single entitled 'The Boy Does Nothing' is written and produced by Brian Higgins (Xenomania - Girls Aloud, Sugababes) and is set for release 10th November. Alesha has collaborated with a stellar cast of hitmakers including Steve Booker (Duffy 'Mercy'), Underdogs (Jordin Sparks 'No Air'), Redzone (Rihanna), Stephen Lipson and Soulshock and Carlin.

Hey boy
How you been?
The Boy Does Nothing

The Unsung Hero

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Will I Stay by Colin Munroe

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

ALL I DO IS PARTY

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MSTRKRFT feat N.O.R.E.- BOUNCE (A-Trak Remix)

I Miss KT Tunstall

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Tracing influences from Pete Doherty and Red Hot Chili Peppers and blaming Ewan McGregor(!) and Jake Gyllenhaal, Amy Macdonald, a pasty Scottish songstress enamored my euphony obsessions. If you may want to know, I was stuck on KT Tunstall' songs for a long time. Besides being Scottish, Amy also brings forth skillful folk-rock songs with substantive lyrics blended with powerful vocals. Check her out, 'This is the Life' will give you 3 minutes of exquisite thumping moments.+/-

Amy Macdonald

Inspired, adolescent Amy picked up one of the guitars her dad had lying round the house. He never played them; he'd never been in a band and had only 'mucked about' on the instrument with his pals when he was younger. And Amy just taught herself how to play the thing. There were no genetic influences, nor even lessons. Just a good ear and few chord patterns found on the internet. And a huge, burning, raging desire to write and play songs.
And you're singing the songs
Thinking this is the life
And you wake up in the morning and your head feels twice the size
Where you gonna go? Where you gonna go?
Where you gonna sleep tonight?
This is the Life
Poison Prince
Mr Rock and Roll

Headfirst Slide Into Cooperstown On A Bad Bet

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I will never end up like him
Behind my back, I already am.
Keep a calendar, this way you will always know.
Headfirst Slide Into Cooperstown On A Bad Bet by Fall Out Boy

Rachael Yamagata

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I've been posting morsels of Rachael Yamagata but never got the chance to post her singly. Wonder why. Anyway, I just gotten hold of her album (Nope, i didn't obtained it illegally). The album is said to be recorded in two parts. The nine tracks on Elephants are darker and more vulnerable than the five gritty, defiant rock songs on Teeth Sinking Into Heart. Taken together, the two halves present a complete timeline of the emotions that revolve around complicated relationships and the accompanying fallout. One thing I've noticed is her songs are angst-waxed even when she's whispering. Yamagata actually came into music because she kept falling in and out of relationships and needed a creative outlet for the emotions.+/-

Rachael Yamagata

Rachael Yamagata (born on September 23, 1977 in Arlington, Virginia) is a singer-songwriter. She plays piano and has a dark, smokey alto, garnering frequent comparisons to Fiona Apple. Her first full-length album, Happenstance, was released on June 8, 2004.
Yamagata became the vocalist for the Chicago funk-fusion band Bumpus, spending six years with them while writing and recording three albums and touring the country. However, she began to write songs which took on a style that conflicted with the funk vision of the band. In 2001, Yamagata decided to take those songs and pursue a solo career. Boosted by such support, she returned in 2008 with Elephants...Teeth Sinking into Heart, an eclectic release that featured both intimate material and PJ Harvey-inspired rock.

Listen to the stand-out tracks of the album.
Do you want to be my sidedish friend
'Cause I'll miss you if you go for good, Yeah
We can stay together 'til the very end of time
Sidedish Friend
Elephants
Faster
Brown Eyes

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Heya...

Sooorry about the lack of updates. School has been tough lately. Workloads are pouring constantly in front of my face.

Also, im announcing the change of this blog's name. Pretty impulsive? No. I have been thinking of doing this, but never got the chance. I didnt really give a damn bout the name of this blog, because I was more focused on what Im bringing you. So, what do you think?

To my affiliates, I would really appreciate it if youll modify to the new name. Thanks.

That's it for now. See ya!