Thursday, April 19, 2012

Puttin' on the Dog - May 12th

It's no secret that I prefer the company of the four-legged furry variety over most humans. I have two rescues at home, and I always want to encourage others to help out the many different groups around Atlanta that help homeless animals. Here's a music event that does just that! Featuring the District Attorneys. You can get more info on tickets and scheduling from the New Leash on Life website.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012


Uggggh. I don't get where all this music that's landing in my email inbox is going. As in, do people play instruments anymore, or is everything an electronic remix now? Seriously, I'm gettin' a little teary-eyed over here thinking about the fact that the majority of music I hear now can only be classified as a rip-off. Sigh.

>>I'm sorry, I don't know what to say about this except that I could have done without subjecting myself to it. Sometimes I wish I did drugs so I could understand the hype. E4RTH has a tune out there called "It's Where We Live" that you can check out here. It's pretty reminiscent of some of the music I posted yesterday. It has an African feel to it. I like that beat, but I can do without all the other noise. I hate being in my car and listening to a song that has police sirens in it. Anyone else?

>>I got a submission from BeBe Boohgz (yet another person who takes someone else's music and doctors it...), and as I listen to it, I'm so offended I'm deciding not to post it. Maybe it's my old age. Maybe it's my love of the English language and using it with more class than what my poor ears are currently experiencing. I don't know. Either way, I'm not going to post it. I'll tell you the name of it, and you can Google it if you want. Kanye West ft Arie Dixon & DJ Khaled - "Way Too Cold TheraFlu" (JACKED) I also think Kayne West is a pompous jackass.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Blondfire Burns with "Hide and Seek"

No doubt these Blondfire kids are from L.A. When I'm listening to them, I'm reminded of the one time I visited there (I sported Pumas back then). While test driving one of their other songs, I feel it's a bit like a female-fronted MGMT, a band on a wagon that I could not force myself to jump on. I'll high-five 'em for their new single, but I ain't cray cray about ALL of Blondfire.

Listen to Hide and Seek.

Inbox Dump, April Edition

>>It's Tax Day! Well, it is for all you procrastinatin' slackers out there, at least. Google Play is having a sweet little flash sale on some albums (there's some old school Weezer in there!). Also seen: LCD Soundsystem, The Black Keys, and David Bowie, among others. I'm about to go digitally stock up. Only $2.99! Uh oh, iTunes, you might have some competition.

>>Got this sweet little musical treat in the gmail: Viceroy's remix of St. Lucia's "Closer Than This." Hey, if you're gonna tempt me with album art that makes me think I'm on a boat (like Lonely Island-style), I'm gonna listen. I feel like this ditty is the love child of The Sounds and Youth Group (wouldn't you love to witness THAT conception?!). You can listen here.

>>Sweetwater Brewery is holding their annual 420 Fest April 20-22 in Candler Park. If you're a noodler, you'll make fast friends at this event. And by noodling, I'm not refering to catching you a big ass catfish, either.

>>If you're interested in broadening your cultural horizons, head on over to this square of cyberspace and listen to Los Miticos Del Ritmo's version of "Another One Bites the Dust." Is it just me, or is does this make you think of sitting in a Latin restaurant being served by people in lederhosen?

>>Summer's coming (and, it's gonna be a scorcher!) might be road-tripping because you like spending lots of money on gas. If that's true, Zimmer can help you out with the soundtrack for your next roadtrip. So sweet of him! Try out "Desert Drive" here.

>>Lastly, William Beckett will be performing at the Masquerade on May 25. I am WAY too old to be hittin' these all ages shows, but I thought I would mention it because he is, after all, my most prized guilty pleasure. And, it's only $10 to get in. I mean, really...listen to this: