Monday, May 23, 2011

Justin Timberlake - SNL

As you may know or have noticed, I am not a huge pop music fan. I may know the words to a few Katy Perry songs that you can't help but get stuck in your head but if you check my music library you will find it void of any Lady Gaga, Black Eyed Peas or Ke$ha. However I make a huge exception for Justin Timberlake as I feel he is truly a talented artist with a great voice. I remember watching him on some music awards ceremony a few years ago where he played the piano and guitar incredibly well along with his usual dancing and singing and I was blown away. So when I heard he was giving up music to pursue acting until further notice I was pretty upset. I thought, well if he's going to stick to really good movies like The Social Network then maybe I can get behind it, but Bad Teacher and Friends With Benefits?? Really Justin? Watching his monologue on Saturday Night Live this weekend just made me even more upset. My roommate and I just sat through the whole thing yelling at him through the TV. He's just so good. Can't you do both Justin? Please?

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Friday, May 20, 2011

Andrew Belle - Static Waves Video and Ten Out Of Tenn Anticipation

Next Wednesday Ten out of Tenn is playing a show at Hotel Cafe in Hollywood, CA and you can bet that I bought my tickets weeks ago. I've always wanted to see a Ten out of Tenn show especially Andrew Belle. He along with Matthew Perryman Jones, Amy Stroup, Tent Dabbs and Katie Herzig should make for an amazing show.

And, since Katie will be there I can bet they'll play this in the set. Ooohh! I can't wait!

** UPDATE: I got sick and never made this show. Sad story.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The Johnny Cash Project - Ain't No Grave Video

There is something spectacular about an artist who impacts people with their art all over the world. People from all walks of life all united in a common love. One of those spectacular artists is Johnny Cash. The Johnny Cash Project as you will see in this video gave people all over the world a chance to contribute to the making of Cash's final music video. Hear their stories and watch the finished product as of a few months ago. You can still contribute to the project which I attempted to do but my artistry skills are lacking and I quickly got intimidated. I think I'll keep to drawing stick figures for now.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Brooke Fraser - Something In The Water (Official Video)

Brooke Fraser is easily one of my favorite artists. She is an artist who has branched out of her genre and is getting better at what she does with every album release. My favorite album by far is the most recent release titled Flags. Well worth purchasing the whole album! Here is the official video for my favorite track off the album, "Something In The Water"

and my other favorite from the album, "Betty"

Monday, May 2, 2011

Josh Garrels - Words Remain

I stumbled across this video last month and I keep going back to my Youtube favorites to watch it every few weeks. So it seems expected that I should share it with all of you. Something about this is so haunting and beautiful.