- Memphis May Fire "Alive in the Lights" What will be written on your tombstone? You sat behind a desk. You had no backbone. What will be written on your tombstone? You sold your soul, grew old alone. Would you prefer that I become a lifeless, hollow shell such as yourself? Would you prefer that I give up my dreams and lose all hope just like everyone else? Don't you see the lives that have been saved? Listen closely, the highways call my name. Don't you see this is my everything? It may not seem right to you and you might not approve but it's real. This is the only thing that makes me feel. ...yep, about sums it up

If it’s soggy, it must be the northwest.

I sure reached back into the ancient vaults this week.

  1. Genesis
  2. Rush (still going after all these years)
  3. Camel
  4. King Crimson, 80’s Lineup

  5. Silversun Pickups (not old, and very awesome)
  6. Spock’s Beard (yep, that Spock)
  7. Steve Hackett (Guitar player from Genesis, still playing)
  8. Gentle Giant
  9. Alain Caron (bass player extraordinaire)
  10. Scorpions (I think they are on their last tour)

Give a shout if you remember any of these bands.

Zooey Deschanel & M. Ward

She & Him – Volume 3

On Sundays I reflect on bands whose music I enjoyed last week.
Maybe this can help your music discovery?

Soundtracking top ten: 20130512
She & Him, Indie Duo, NEW ALBUM OUT- Volume 3, awesomz
Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Alternative Rock
Caspian, post-rock
MONO, amazing symphonic sounding post-rock from Japan
Tristeza, post-rock, lovely guitar work
Ingrid Michaelson, Singer-songwriter extraordinaire
Maybeshewill, post-rock + energy
Lady Antebellum, Country Pop, you need them now
Memphis May Fire, Hardcore/Metal/Emo – really great
The Album Leaf, Former guitarist for Tristeza, post-rock, beautiful stuff

As you might gather…I was POST-ROCKING this week. Beautiful mostly instrumental stuffs.

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This post is being brought to you from the sunny northwest.
I didn’t post yesterday because…it was near 80 in the Seattle area.
And because we were celebrating Mother’s day a week early. My mom was up from Arizona, so my wife and mum got flowers and will get other stuffs today.
That was why I didn’t post yesterday.

And…I realize that I am using up over 50% of my novel writing efforts doing my daily themed blog posts, which are fun…but, I need to slack off on those and focus back on my second draft editing work. Back to work as a writer/author.

But for now: Soundtracking Sunday.
These are the artists which grabbed the majority of my listening time this week:

  1. David Bowie the new album is pretty awesome, the old stuffs too
  2. Schuyler Fisk Sissy Spacek’s daughter, really nice voice, good songs
  3. Taproot ca-ca-ca-calling but I can’t hear you, that song & Poem, rock on
  4. Opeth my weekly dose of progressive metal, this week a sprinkle of growling, 😀
  5. Dar Williams she’s…well, she’s fantastic
  6. The Jezebels love them, such good songs, I especially love their live album
  7. Botch now defunct, but when you need some hardcore, they are a good choice
  8. Broken Social Scene ever changing line-up, usually some lovely stuff
  9. Battles get lost in “Mirrored”, this is what rock may sound like in 15-20 years
  10. Daughter debut album with Elena Tonra. Deliciously dark, here’s their cover of “Get Lucky” marvelous

Great week ahead with new music from She & Him.
Hope it is sunny and nice where you are located. Consider working on your novel/memoir out in the sun today.

On Sundays I reflect on bands whose music I enjoyed last week.
Maybe this can help your music discovery?

Soundtracking top ten: 20130428
Mount Moriah (Americana / Alt-Rock)
Deerhoof (Art/Experimental Rock)
Tool (Progressive Metal / Art Rock)
The Joy Formidable (alt-rock / Shoegaze, and Welsh!)
Two Door Cinema Club (Indie-rock synth-pop)
Brandi Carlile (Folk-rock singer-songwriter)
Wild Belle (Indie Rock)
Opeth (Progressive Metal)
Birdy [Jasmine van den Bogaerde] (musician) (Singer-songwriter)
The White Stripes (Garage Rock)

Oh, and I decided I like the new Daft Punk single “Get Lucky”

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Another soundtracking WP blogger:

On Sundays I reflect on bands whose music I enjoyed last week.
Maybe this can help your music discovery?

Soundtracking top ten: 20130421
Sarah Jaffe (singer-songwriter)
Porcupine Tree (progressive rock/metal)
St. Vincent (Indie Art Rock)
Sarah Jarosz (Bluegrass)
Buke and Gase (Experimental Indie Rock)
The Thermals (Indie Punk Rock)
The Summer Set (Powerpop)
The History of Apple Pie (Dream Pop/Shoegaze)
Lady Lamb the Beekeeper (Indie Folk Rock)
The Appleseed Cast (post-rock)

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