Saturday, September 29, 2007

Long Time No Post

I'd like to apologize to my 3-5 readers out know who you are. I haven't been a very responsible blogger lately. I've been busy with work and havent been able to set aside time for a post.

So what I have been listening too? Some good stuff. A band that I still cant get enough of (even since my last post) is The Joggers. I'm trying to ween myself off of them but nothing is working. Their album has been a sta ple while traveling and while squeezing some time in for an occaisonal run. Their drummer is a bad ass, and both guitar players are always doing something unique on each song. Give the song below a listen, it should rock your socks off....if you're wearing socks. Otherwise, it will make you want to twist the night away.

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The Joggers-Since Youre Already Up.mp3

I also heard a few weeks ago the The Helio Sequence just finished their new album and currently has a release date of January 28th '08. It should be a good album to shake off some "holiday lbs" too. Below is the Harmonica Song from 2004's Love and Distance. You gotta love the "Life is a Highway-esque" (Tim Cochran) Harmonica Solo. Hopefully it will bring a smile to your face.

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The Helio Sequence- Harmonica Song.mp3

Also, how much has Apple spent on the Nano spots??? "1234" by Feist seems like its been playing in every commercial the point that it kind of takes the focus off the product. However, I've heard of lot of people ask the question: "whats that song in the new Nano commercial?". I would be willing to guess that there isnt a large spike in Nano sales just yet, but I would be interested to know how many times this song has been downloaded on Itunes? Maybe its to drive traffic to Itunes now, and by the time Christmas comes around, those kids (without Ipods) are nagging about wanting to take their music with them. Look who just solved the Apple model....or completely bombed in trying to do so.

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Either way, I do like this song but as whole, I'm just "so so" on Feist. I think she has a beautiful voice but I have to be in a very, very mellow mood to get into it. I like her more when shes with Broken Social Scene. If you havent downloaded it yet give it a listen up above.

As these albums if you like the songs....they're just samples, baby. (disclaimer).

Thursday, September 6, 2007


I love finding something unexpected that takes you by surpsise. Its a Breath of Fresh Air. for a few moments I feel like I've uncovered something know one else knows about. Then, minutes later I remember its not 1999. Nowadays, the second any artist releases an MP3 the entire album has been leaked, people have already reviewed the album, and its old news. Many of the music blogs I (admitedly) visit are like this.

I'm over the constant knowing of bands that arent known by anyone yet. It becomes more of a quanity vs. quality thing. That, and I have less free time than I used to. I've been trying to only focus on stuff that actually make my ears light up.

Last night I came across a band I'd never heard of via myspace. Its the Joggers. What grabbed my attention was the intricate guitar but the way they're were able to keep an upbeat, poppy sound.

I'm sure you can tell by these pics?

Give these songs a listen. The first is off their latest album (2005) With a Cape and a Cane. The second is a Yes cover. The third is a live song that I dont know the name of.

Joggers: White Madam.mp3

Joggers: Long Distance Runaround.mp3

Joggers: New Song (Live).mp3