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Friday, December 21, 2007

Merry Christmas from James Walsh (Starsailor)

A Little Holiday Cheer from James Walsh of Starsailor

Monday, December 17, 2007

My Buddy And Me

On this, the day we learned Dan Fogelberg sadly passed away, I thought I'd pass on a new artist who, like Dan, may have been unfairly pigeonholed into some sort of "soft-rock" category- but has so much more depth than that. Actually, BUDDY, as he calls himself, is a native Oregonian who does, proudly, I assume, call his music "Wimpycore." With a sincere, Ben Gibbard-like voice and extremely infectious lo-fi indie melodies, BUDDY is part of that Hotel Cafe crowd in LA (Cary Brothers, Ian Ball, etc) and is truly an artist to watch in 2008 (all you have to do is hear SALT POINT from his '05 EP- just try getting it out of your head). He recently put out his first full length, ALTERATIONS AND REPAIRS. Thanks to my "buddies" for turning me on to...BUDDY.

Remembering Dan Fogelberg

Dan Became The Symbol For Easy Listening Pop In The Late 70's,Early 80's. But His Roots Was The Singer-songwriter Movement Of The Early 70's And He Had Some Great
Songs. "Sounvenirs" As A Release Of Note.

From The 80's Windows And Walls Here's "The Language Of Love"

Tegan's Top 10 Songs of 2007 and Why

The New Pornographers - Challengers
This is a great record. I listened to it in my bunk in Europe this summer night after night.
My favorite lyric is " no matter the mess you are, you're mine okay". Breaks my heart.

Jim Ward - Quiet EP
I honestly believe Jim is a genius. His voice gives me goose bumps. "I find it hard to turn you off when you're not here". Probably sums up my past addict behavior better than even I could.

The National - Boxer
I love every song on this record. I was so late on the National. I feel intense guilt about this. I intend on being a super fan to make up for it.

The Blow - Paper Television
True Affection and Parentheses are two of my favorites off this record. Genius. Sweet in a way I can't ever possibly be.
I listen and pretend I'm someone different.

Northern State - Can I Keep This Pen?
We've been touring around North America with Northern State for months now. I asked them to tour with us specifically because I think this record is so important. I think they are 3 of the most talented women in our business. They put on a great show and they made one of the strongest offerings of 07 in my humble opinion.

Bonde do Role - With Lazers
I saw a special on these guys up in Canada. They have great energy and I think this is an amazing first record.

Against Me - New Wave
I am a huge stalker fan of this band. I love this record. Not just because I sang on it and Butch Vig produced but because
I think Tom is an amazing writer. One of a kind. He's going to change our generation.

Bat For Lashes - Fur and Gold
This record haunted me this summer. The song Prescilla would get stuck in my head for days on end. It drove me absolutely nuts. In a good way.

The Killers - Sam's Town
I don't know if this came out in 07. But if it didn't...it should have. I listen to this record daily.

Junior Boys - So this is goodbye
Same goes for Junior Boys so this is goodbye. I'm pretty sure I was late to this party too. But I love them.
I love this record. It gives me stomach pains. It is so the record we listened to every night on the way home from the studio when we were making the con.

Grace Potter Submits Her Top 10 Albums of All Time

James Brown, 'Sex Machine'

The Band, 'The Basement Tapes'

Bob Dylan, 'Blood on the Tracks

Rolling Stones, 'Sticky Fingers'

Led Zeppelin, 'Led Zeppelin IV'

Neil Young and Crazy Horse, 'Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere"

The Who, 'Who's Next'

George Harrison, All Things Must Pass'

Radiohead, 'The Bends'

Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, 'Time the Revelator'