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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Steve McQueen

M83 Do I need to say much more? If you didn't have a chance to see M83 on their most recent tour...here is a taste of what I heard...truly incredible. GOOSEBUMPS. everywhere. Via @nprmusic: M83 In Concert http://n.pr/QhNZj4

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Breathing Out/Hoping to Breathe In...Local Natives

 It's been a minute since I posted anything to this pathetic excuse for a music blog...but Local Natives got me inspired. This song speaks to my life...
We're all just hoping to breathe in....

"Waiting for My words to catch like I'm trying
To strike a match that's soaking wet
See through skull
See through skin
Leave all the lights on
Can't see out
But they see in

Stare down my nose, watching
The color drain from my eyes
Cold cereal and TV
Before I go to sleep

Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh...

You're breathing out
Hoping to breathe in
I know nothing's wrong but I'm not convinced

No, I know, I know how far it's gone myself
Maybe I'll believe it from somebody else
No, I know, I know how far it's gone myself
Maybe I'll believe it from somebody else

Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh...

You're breathing out
Hoping to breathe in
I know nothing's wrong, but I'm not convinced
I can let it happen, just let it happen
Just don't think so much, don't think so much"

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Ty Segall is NOT a game

Ty Segall puts everything on the table, with each thrash of the guitar, and the straight forward direction of his lyrics. Everything is magnetic, and you can help but gravitate to his sound. "I am not a game", comes in with a vengeance with the first few chords of the organ riding in like a freight train..."I am not a game" is unpredictable, and a little spastic (what else would you expect?).

It's simplicity is unforgettable. Each time it stops, I find myself robotically starting it over--each reset is like the first time I heard it--and I am still amazed.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Beth Ditto's Picture Perfect World

Could this be a dream come true? All my Portland bands, are releasing new albums? Could this be Portland screaming for me to return home? Oh, probably not, but who the HELL cares..on May 22, dance-punk trio Gossip will return with a new full-length for Columbia, titled A Joyful Noise. The record was produced by Brian Higgins of Xenomania (Kylie Minogue, Pet Shop Boys, Girls Aloud, Sugababes). Dancing queen Beth Ditto said she "spent the whole year listening to ABBA" while recording. Check out the lead single, "Perfect World".

The band currently has no plans to tour in the US. But..BD will be the face of her very own MAC cosmetics collection--it's incredible. Any curvy girl who strips down into her girdle, in every live performance, is not only empowering but worthy of idol worship.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Port of Morrow

James Mercer is back, at his finest...in my favorite Portland based band--The Shins. In 2007 I winced every night away with the Shins, and now with the completed 4th studio album, I am hoping to create a new soundtrack for 2012. 'Simple Song' is the first single of the much anticipated album, and it has a little bit of the 60's nostalgia, mixed with the classic Shins pop aesthetic.

Hear it here first:

Album Release Date: March 20th, stream it on ITunes starting March 13th

Sunday, March 4, 2012

I feel so CLOSE to you right now, it's a force field...

...I wear my heart up on my sleeve like a big deal.
I am notorious for wearing my emotions in plain sight. This heart on your sleeve mentality, has it's good and bad quality's. It shows people utter joy, and also despair. It's one part of my personality that sometimes I wish I could turn off, but it's also the part of me...that I love the most. There is simply no questioning where I am at moment to moment, and I know that freaks a lot of people out.
Like an open book, you can read the exact page I am...and in this moment I am head over heels made about the new Calvin Harris song, 'Feel so Close". Yes, you heard it here first. I am crazy, mad about...a dance song.
Remember the good times in your life, and grab the one you feel close too...and don't let them go!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Now, that the damage is done...I never miss it at all.

Time seems to slip away before we even have a second to grasp it. Along with all the music I have been, indulging in a lot of meditating. I've been focusing on 'ego', and all the crazy self-centered emotions that come along with it. Letting go of all the hurt, jealousy, and everything that falls into that category is so difficult to let go of. Time seems infinite, and letting go of it is taking a little more time than I am wanting.
While I am waiting, I will keep meditating...and these amazing podcasts are helping me along the way...
Download for free on Itunes
Temple Buddist Center at Unity Temple-By Janet Taylor