Posts Tagged ‘jack moore’
Brewed Southern Pecan coffee this morning. The house smells like pecan pie.
New tracks in the jukebox this week. I’ve also posted links to all the jukebox songs within the post for anyone pulling the blog on feed. Unless it says differently these are all linked from Soundcloud.
Precious Bryant passed away this weekend. The Music Maker Relief Foundation has a nice article about her on their website. Check out Fool Me Good from her 2002 release of the same title over in the jukebox.
The featured vid this week is Green Lights by Eastern Rift off their new EP Left of the Mark. You can check out more stuff from the band on their Facebook page or over on their Reverbnation page.
And we are live!
Halloween 2012 is officially underway at our house. Kahuna just left with the girls and I’ve had my first band of trick-or-treaters. Steve (my Captain America coffee cup) and I were going to give away candy here but I can’t find him.
6:47 – Huh, I pictured Batman a lot taller…
6:52 – There are Hershey bars in the candy bowl…
Listening to Haley Bowery and the Manimals – Halloween – Check out the track over on their Bandcamp page.
7:08 – okay, Jason is not as creepy when he is under five feet tall…
7:14 – Oh, how cute..a little bitty pirate. And a pirate princess…
7:20 – The ‘Bit has wandered in claiming sore feet. Sigh, when that wins out over candy you know they are growing up.
7:26 – Huh, a ninja pirate…
From Jack Moore - @Jack_Moore7 – “Love how neighbours try out do each other on Halloween. Soon they’ll be putting severed heads on spikes tower of London style…”
7:31 – Kahuna and Scooter the firefly fairy (sigh, the little cat costume was so cute but she wouldn’t wear it) returned home with a full pumpkin. Ohh, a frosty coupon, lots of chocolate, lots of gum that will go into the ‘Bits bag, pretzels…wait, who gives away pretzels for Halloween?
7:38 – Pretzel mystery solved. They are neat little bat and pumpkin shaped pretzels. Oh, Oh SCORE! Scooter has a gummy eyeball!
7:41 – Whoa, Skittles as far as the eye can see. We will be tasting the rainbow for days.
7:46 – Alas, my candy is gone. All I have left are two lonely little eyeballs and a jolly rancher.
7:52 – Okay, candy sorting and eating have commenced.
I’ll sign off with a little Halloween tune from Have Gun Will Travel called
The Living Dead Blues -
It has been a little hectic around here and suddenly it is Friday and where did the week go?
The Young Electrics are playing at the Olympics! If you get a chance, pop over to Twitter @Young_Electrics and send them congratulations.
Kit’s Awesome Vid of the OLYMPICS
Freddie Mercury and Monserrat Cabelle – Barcelona
Whoa…Hi to all the new people!
Yes, yes. I know most of you are only here hunting for Loki…or donuts…or Loki and donuts but still…HI!!
GamingHUD is your source for all things E3 this week. Well, it is my source but you all are welcome to join in and check out all the new and soon-to-be released gaming stuff. I am looking forward to the whole Smart Glass thing because trying to search for movies on netflix with the game controller is a huge pain (grin) but I know most people are waiting for news on their particular favorite game or franchise. Dean and Aldath are living on energy drinks, coffee and sheer willpower this week so they won’t miss a minute of the conference.
I’ve started packing for vacation which basically means I am hunting for Scooter’s shoes. I think they are sentient and actually hide themselves when I am not looking but so far I have been unable to prove this.
I have been sort of following the Diamond Jubilee. By following I actually mean reading Jack Moore’s tweets and watching an occasional vid but whatever.
Then I found this. I have no words.
Kit’s ‘So Awesome It Blows Awesome Out of The Water’ Awesome Vid of the Day
Grace Jones – Slave to the Rhythm – Live at the Diamond Jubilee
Well, I saw the UPS truck and was all “YES!!! My IRON MAN LAMP IS HERE!!!
But it wasn’t. Behold my bum-med-ness. Scooter and I are drowning our sorrows in chocolate soy milk and popcorn while we watch the new Spiderman movie preview. Which I will share here in a minute. After I…clarify a few things.
I am not a dude. Seriously, not. a. dude. You would think the descriptions on the blog of my epic frankenstein-scar-of-baby-having would clue people in but apparently, not so much.
I do not want to see pictures of any of you all in your underwear. I am not telling you not to take the pics ’cause I would never harsh anyone’s “hey, look at me rockin’ my jockeys” vibe — just PLEASE don’t send them or link them to me.
I will not put your ad up on the blog. Stop asking. Well, unless you are the awesome Daniel Logan and want me to toss a thing up about your gear biz ’cause I would be super willing to do that in exchange for a few pictures of Jack‘s cat.
Okay, enough grumbling. Have a movie preview vid:
2011 was an exceptional year for music and I am so happy I was able to listen to so much of it. I can’t do ‘Best of’ list since I just can’t chose which was the best but I do have a few favorites I want to toss out before the year is done.
- Favorite Albums -
Closer to You by The Coronas
Mergers and Aquisitions by Have Gun Will Travel
Keep Your Devils Around by American Scarecrows
Revelator by the Tedeschi Trucks Band
- Favorite New (to me) Band(s) -
The Amends, Arliss Nancy and Gypsy and the Wolf
- Favorite New Singer(s) -
Jake Smith (aka The White Buffalo), Charlie Spraggs and Leslie Craig
- Favorite Song(s) -
Shook Up by Viv and the Revival, Wild Hearts by American Scarecrows and Break Me by Steve Carlson
Favorite Music Vid – This was so, so very hard to pick.
Also check out:
High points (music-blog-wise) for me in 2011 include Twitter (how did I live without for so long?), Daniel Logan and Jack Moore (again, how did I live without for so long), StageIt and Reverbnation, Ninebullets Radio and the daily posts, pics and videos from The Coronas while they recorded their new album in LA.
No list of mine would be complete without a quiet ‘thank you’ to Virgil Dickerson of Suburban Home Records. In May of 2007 he put up a free sampler cd of SHR bands on eMusic and I snagged some tracks. I had already moved to mostly blues and some indie in my music but finding those bands tipped the scales for me. Nearly five years later almost all the music I enjoy comes from small labels like SHR.
Got a 2011 list of your own? Toss it in the comments section as I am always looking for new bands to squee over.
Kahuna went off and got a Twitter account. Once I determined he had not been replaced by an alien pod-person I gave in, bit the bullet and picked up my very own account.
OMG..it is so beyond awesome I cannot even find the words!!!
Translation – this is kind of cool – I wish I had picked one up sooner.
Twitter is this vibrant mix of messages. You see everything from what your favorite author bought at the grocery store this morning or how many teeth some actor had pulled at the dentist, to bands giving away free mp3s, scheduling shows or complaining about the weather. People rec (or re-tweet as it is called) stuff they like so it reaches a larger audience. You follow people and sites and they follow you. I thought it would be overwhelming but the data is organized so it is easy to choose how much info to absorb, how fast the data flies past and how many people I want to follow. It is lots of fun but the best part has been finding new music.
Jack Moore (@Jack_Moore7 on Twitter) from Gypsy and the Wolf is following me and when I went to look around the band website and listen to their music I found this:
Kit’s Awesome Vid of the Day – Good Man – Gypsy and the Wolf, feat Gary Moore
This video is just so good. I love how you start out following it one direction and wind up somewhere completely different by the end.
New band, nifty new icon links in the sidebar if you feel like following me, so yeah, score one for Twitter.