Thursday, June 24, 2010

Caught a show tonight in Cleveland at the Beachland Ballroom.

The main act, Delta Spirit, was great, but I became smitten with one of the opening bands---> The Romany Rye.

Kaylan and I got to talk to the bassist and guitar player after the show. Turns out the 4 band members are all from Arkansas and were together as a unit on their own before they met the lead singer.

It's really great stuff and I plan on recommending it to my peoples, ASAP.

Here's a video of "All the Boys"

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Sandra Bullock Adopts Baby; Leaves Jesse James.

good for her.

Honestly, the answer to why she was even married to Mr. Motorcycle man is unbeknownst to me. Louis Bardo Bullock is the new man in her life. And by man I mean infant. From New Orleans. Yes, she adopted a baby boy from The Big Easy.

Some people's reactions to this might go something like this; "WHAAAAA??"

But I think it's the perfect distraction from her less-than-perfect life. Just look at some other examples of celebs who adopted when the going got a little tough:

1. Sheryl Crow : following her spilt from Lance Armstrong and in the midst of finding out she had breast cancer, the singer adopted son Wyatt.

2. Ricky Martin : adopted twin baby boys... right after coming out of the closet. What better way to show the world that one daddy is better than no mommy ?!

3. Need I say it - Angelina Jolie : who even knows her kid-count these days? Let's just play it safe and say ALOT. And while one may argue that her life is not that 'tough' right now- she's with Brad Pit, ahem!- we can all agree that for quite some time it was not. coughBILLYBOBTHORTONcough.

So good work Sandy. You can now join the ranks of these fine celebrities and become a member in the Shit-Got-Outta-Wack-So-I-Adopted-a-Child-Club.

We loved your motherly role in The Blind Side, and we'll love your new role as a real-life mother to baby Bullock.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Music therapy

There are a few songs that I define myself by. Songs that I could listen to over and over and never get sick of. I think the true wonder of music is its ability to just completely cover up whatever you're feeling internally and kind of provide a sort of artistic form of Novocaine. Here's my prescription of choice:

1. Dave Matthews Band's "Crash Into Me"
This may be the best love song I've ever heard. It's pleading and simple; "lost for you, i'm so lost for you" is about as raw as you can get. There's something so simple in the delivery too; Dave doesn't scream or yell or show anger towards his unrequited love... he just oozes out sensuality. The vulnerability and honesty of this song makes you feel human to want to want someone so bad.

2. James Taylor's "Carolina in my Mind"
On long car rides home from summer vacations in the Adirondacks, James Taylor was right up there next to gas on must-haves for my family. Whenever I hear this I almost always feel a little homesick and nostalgic; like James Taylor is singing about a place we've all been, whether it's the Carolina's or not.

3. John Mayer's "Slow Dancing in a Burning Room"
The melody of this ballad from Mr. Meyer tugs at your heartstrings. It's so downcast and pulls you down into the dull drums, yet at the same time John sounds sort of sexy in his "we're going down together" attitude. it's the perfect tune to fall into after a huge fight with a significant other... when you know you've hit a wall and the relationship ending is inevitable. Your world might be ending, but it's a little better when you let John declare it.

4. Weezer's "Island in the Sun"
How can you NOT love this song?? It's sunny, bright, mellow, and radiates carefree love. One round of Weezer's uuber-chill tune and "we'll never feel bad anymore."

5. Neil Young "Heart of Gold"
Listening to this song makes me feel wiser than my 18 years. Neil has been around the block a few more times than me, but there's something strangely familiar when he sings "i want a heart of gold, and I'm getting old." When you feel like you've had your chances at love and start to worry about finding the one, Neil Young does a pretty good job lamenting for you. *Added bonus: the melancholy harmonica riffs = instant lamenting