Friday, December 25, 2009

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

broken bells

James Mercer from The Shins + Danger Mouse = Broken Bells

Check out this song from the album to be released March 9.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

honourable mention, fun video

best of 09'

River of Brakelights - Julian Casablancas
Demon Host - Timber Timbre
Summertime - Girls
History - Lightning Dust
Stick To Yr Guns - The Cribs
The East Coast - The Daredevil Christopher Wright
Broken Rifle - Evening Hymns
Train Song - Feist + Ben Gibbard
Home - Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
Island, IS - Volcano Choir
Young Adult Friction - The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
Queen Drums - Young Galaxy
Big Bird In A Small Cage - Patrick Watson
Silver Moons - Sunset Rubdown
Stars - The xx
Primitive Man - Fruit Bats
When They Fight, They Fight - Generationals
Hen Of The Woods - The Cave Singers
Dinosaurs - The Maccabees

Download these songs.

a note about music

I read in some academic journal one day that music, and any other form of art has the ability to conquer consumerism. To be above the laws of supply and demand. The argument is that unlike other products that are consumed, ie. your clothes are last season and you need that new plasma tv or is forever. You buy an album once, and it can be listened to again and again. It might burn out, fade out, but it won't ever be gone forever. Yes the medium might change (from vinyl to tape to cd and back to vinyl), but the album can be played over and over again. So in other words, music can be compared to other things that offer us enjoyment that we can't purchase like friends and lovers. I like that thought. Moral of the story: treasure your music player, because it will introduce you to flings, one night stands, soul mates and best friends.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

megan bonnell

my first post is dedicated to my friend megan bonnell and her beautiful music. listen and love.

anaheim - megan bonnell