Thursday, June 23, 2011

Bon Iver, Bon Iver

After considerable debate and discussion (mostly in my own mind) I've come to the conclusion that I really love the new self titled Bon Iver album.
I've never been this nervous for an album. For Emma was one of the greatest things I've eve heard in my whole life, and it made me scared to think of a second Bon Iver album. I don't love it as much as For Emma, but I still think its a great album, one of the best of the year for sure. . . . . . So, I highly recommend listening to it (not that my recommendation means anything).



Saturday, June 18, 2011

My favorite albums 1/2 way through 2011.

I listened to All Songs Considered: The Year's Best Music (So Far) pod cast earlier this week and it made me want to make my own list. These are the albums I've listened to the most so far this year. There are still some really great albums coming out this year. Bon Iver comes out Tuesday. I pre-ordered it, so hopefully I get on release day. I heard the Avett Brothers are almost done recording their new album too, so I'm sure the list will get bigger by the end of the year.
  1. Bright Eyes- The People's Key
  2. The Elected- Bury Me in Rings
  3. Radio Head- The King of Limbs
  4. Death Cab for Cutie- Codes and Keys
  5. Manchester Orchestra- Simple Math
  6. The Decemberists- The King is Dead
  7. Fleet Foxes- Helplessness Blues
  8. Iron & Wine- Kiss Each Other Clean
  9. Yuck- S/T

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Thirty Day Song Challenge Sucks

I'm sorry I started it. Its ruining my life. I even posted this post in the wrong blog, that's how bad is getting. I quit. I'm bowing out. I'm donezo. Sayonara.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Thirty songs. Day 6

Thirty Songs. Day 6. A song that reminds you of somewhere. This song reminds me of Sasquatch 2009.

Artist: Bon Iver
Song: The Wolves (Act I and II)
Album: For Emma, Forever Ago

Friday, June 10, 2011

Thirty Songs. Day 5

Thirty Songs. Day 5. A song that reminds you of someone.
So you would think this song reminds me of Christina (I guess it kind of does), but this song reminds me of my dad. Winter 2010 when I was home for the semester I would come down stairs and my dad would be listening to either this song or the Avett Brothers.

Artist: Rodger Miller
Song Little Green Apples

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Thirty Songs. Day 4

Day 4. A song that makes you sad. Let me rephrase that. . . A song that used to make you really sad.

Artist: Dashboard Confessional
Song: Screaming Infidelities
Album: Swiss Army Romance

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Thirty Songs. Day 3

Day 3. A song that makes you happy

Artist: Her Space Holiday
Song: Sleepy Tigers
Album: Sleepy Tigers

Monday, June 6, 2011

Thirty Songs. Day 2

Your least favorite song. This one is easy.

Artist: Nickleback
Song: Photograph
Album: Who cares what the name of this album is. How anyone could finish a complete Nickleback album is beyond my comprehension. Just listen to the first verse of this song and you'll understand why this song is so bad. My favorite bad line is, "what the hell is on Joey's head." Enjoy or should I say Don't enjoy?

Codes and Keys

How does Death Cab keep getting better? I was expecting to finally be disapointed with Codes and Keys, but it's great just like the other albums.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Maverick Chips

I've got four things.
1st: Yesterday was xTina's bday. It was a really great day. We ate blue berry pancakes with fresh squeezed OJ (not the football player/actor/murderer), hiked a mountain, ate fries, bought clothes and finished it with cake and ice cream. I can't believe it was our 3rd June 4th together.

2nd: Maverick has these new chips that are really good. They are only $1 a bag and come in lots of good flavors. Try all the flavors expect one called flavor explosion (I'm not sure that's the name, but its the only one that's not a normal flavor.). It's awful. I made me want to throw up (literally).
But yeah the other ones are good. I usually get the sour cream and cheddar or the sea salt ones.

3rd: Another good value (cha ching!!). Go to the MC market on campus at lunch and get the 79 cent corn dogs. You won't be disappointed (or maybe you will because they are corn dogs after all).

4th: There is a ton of good new music out there just waiting to be listened to. Death Cab, Danger Mouse, Fleet Foxes, The Elected, Iron and Wine, Cass McCombs, Radiohead, Manchester Orchestra, and some others I'm sure I'm forgetting. They all have new albums that are really good.

Thirty Songs. Day 1. Your Favorite Song

So I saw this 30 song challenge on Facebook, but I really don't want to post it on my wall so I've decided to put it on my blog.
There's a theme for every day.

Day 1: Your favorite song
Artist: Ryan Adams
Song: Come Pick Me Up
Album: Heart Breaker

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

I Like This Guy

Same Beam from Iron and Wine