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Saturday, February 25, 2006

hey you listen

Read this: Google To Digitize National Archives Footage
"Google today announced their pilot program to digitize the entire video content of the National Archives and make it globally accessible for free on Google Video. The history of the world should be universally accessible and this is definitely a great step towards making sure that our history is not lost, and that everyone has equal and easy access towards such information. Google has provided some sample videos from the National Archives, such as the 1969 moon landing."


That is awesome. Not only is THAT awesome, but check this out:

Google Introduces Page Creator
"Google has introduced an AJAX web-publishing application called Google Page Creator. The app is great for getting whatever photos, information, files you want published, and it doesn't have to be in the typical blog format. The published site is hosted at the gmail user page. There are several templates and page formats to work from, and as far as I can tell, everything is WYSIWYG. The published HTML is very clean, but it does have some leftover fragments from editing pages repeatedly. If you want to be precise, you can manually edit the HTML. There is a Google Groups page available for the service. It took about 30 seconds to get a rudimentary page online."


I love Google. Everything they do. <3


ANYWAYS, on to the music. I've never been too big of a Motion City Soundtrack fan. I love their music and everything, but something always just turned me off to them. But, I listened to one of their older songs, "Mary Without Sound" and it was awesome. Maybe I'll give them another chance. :D

Anathallo's new CD 'Floating World' is going to be AMAZING. Everyone needs to go out and buy it. Just do it. okokok <3 I'm seein' them live on March 9th. Can't wait.

I listend to the old Taking Back Sunday demos (Pre-Tell All Your Friends) again recently, as well. They are amazing. I can't wait for their new album, I've liked everything they've released so far. :D

Also, my Face First CD (Pre-Houston Calls) should be coming any day now. I still can't believe I finally FOUND the CD. :D Also, my 'A Collection Of Short Stories [IMPORT]' should be coming soon, too. Can't wait to hear the Piano Version of "Coversations With The Wind". Then, I'm pretty sure my Houston Calls collection will be complete. :D w00t!

Also, a good friend of mine's band was going to open for Further Seems Forever in Calgary, Canada. Now read this, straight from the band:
"Imagine you leave Fort Lauderdale at 6 AM fly to Houston. Run to your plane and fly to Calgary Canada. You arrive only to deal with a Power tripping Immigration lady who freaks out about a minor problem with the way you filled out a form. The promotor tries to reason with her and her boss for an hour and she won't budge. She files papers to have you removed from Canada or go to jail! She also informs you that you are banned from Canada for 1 year under penalty of arrest and a $5,000 fine if you try to return. She escorts you and your band members to a flight to Denver and then we wait 4 hours to catch a flight to Fort Lauderdale. We arrive home at 5 AM twenty four hours after the nightmare started. We apologize but it was out of our control. We are going to fight the ban and try to make up the shows."

WTF? Canada sucks. It is final. REAAAALLY really gay.

Reminder to myself to buy more of the Instant Live CD's from Copeland. <3

Listen To: Mae

Monday, February 20, 2006

Verly Interesltings

So, there's a new Fall Out Boy studio recording. It's called "Snitches And Talkers Get Stitches And Walkers". And it's so weird. It doesn't sound like Fall Out Boy at all... Sounds like they're trying to make some skate punk. Okay, so it's not THAT bad, but it's different. ;D Okay, so after a few listens it rocks. :)

Some By Sea's new CD 'On Fire! (Igloo)' is comin' out soon. I HIGHLY suggest you give it a listen. It's really really awesome stuff. The CD tops out at nearly 70 minutes long. Think high quality indie with a Cello. :) I adore it.

I picked up Rushmore Academy's 2005 release 'If The Cigarette Smoke Doesn't Kill You, The Hairspray Will' a few days ago. It is amazing. :D High energy Pop-Punk with a synth. Put New Found Glory, Kitty Kat Dirt Nap, Houston Calls, and Day At The Fair in a blender and you'll come out with Rushmore Academy. Go buy this CD. It rules.

Also, there's a really interesting review of a Panic! At The Disco show. Haha, it makes me laugh. If all works out, I'll get to see these guys live soon and I'll give a 'yay' or 'nay' on that review when I get back. ;)

Also, looking back a few years, check out the band Slow Coming Day. Check out the song 'A Part Of Me Died'. You'll thank me later.

Hmm... I think that's about it. ^_^ Enjoi!

Listen To: The Weakend

Sunday, February 19, 2006

It's been a while

You know, it had really been a while since I listened to the old school stuff that got me into music. Stuff like Styx, Queen, the Eagles, Boston, and most importantly Chicago. I stuck in a Chicago cd yesterday and fell in love with them all over again. How could I have gone so long without listening to this band? I was in my car on the way home from work just singing at the top of my lungs to this stuff, it's so good! In my humble, but very valid opinion, Chicago is in their prime was the most talented band that has ever been...

Listen to: Chicago

=]

I love being in love. <3

Listen To: Copeland and Day At The Fair

Saturday, February 18, 2006

A Bit Of News

So, Jack's Mannequin is coming into town on March 22nd. That's exactly one week before the Copeland / Cartel / GAD / TSL show. But, read that again. Jack's Mannequin is coming to Denver. It's unreal. I need to buy tickets NOW. ^_^ Unsure as of right now as to who is supporting Andrew, but who cares. :) I'm pumped. So, here's my concert schedule for March:

8th - A Thorn For Every Heart, Hit The Lights, Boys Like Girls, and Keating
9th - Anathallo
14th - The Academy Is..., Panic! At The Disco, Acceptance, and HelloGoodbye
22nd - Jack's Mannequin
29th - The Starting Line, Copeland, Cartel, and Gatsby's American Dream

That's an insane month. And the week after the Copeland concert is another amazing concert:

April 5th - Matchbook Romance, The Early November, Chiodos, Amber Pacific, and We Are The Fury

Yes. Matchbook, The Early November, Chiodos, and Amber Pacific? FETCH yes. :) It's gonna rule. I also picked up "Stepping Stone Vol. 1" which has a Copeland song on it, so I can scratch that off the list of CD's that I don't own that have Copeland songs on them. The end.

Listen To: Chiodos

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Hit The Lights New Song

Listen to Hit The Light's new song, Bodybag, on their PureVolume page. Their new album hits stores April 11th. And it will rule.

Listen To: Rushmore Academy

Saturday, February 11, 2006

Ev Angel

My Ev Angel (Pre-Copeland) CD FINALLY came yesterday. :) I'm pumped. It's excellent. And that means I'm only missing a few Copeland CD's:

-Copeland/The Pale Split EP
-Maybe This Christmas Tree
-Take Action Vol. 3
-Stepping Stone Vol. 1
-From Brooklyn With Love


Listen To: Stars Hide Fire

The Egad Star

Heya, kids. I'm working on a lil project with a good friend of mine (a neighbor from the north - Canadia). Check it out and let us know what ya think. ^_^

http://www.purevolume.com/theegadstar
http://www.myspace.com/egadstar

Listen To: Anastasis

Friday, February 10, 2006

New Anathallo Song

Everyone go check out Anathallo's new song over at their MySpace site. Their new album, Floating World, is due out on February 28th. It will rock your world. I'm gonna drive all the way up to Boulder to see them live. w00t!

Listen To: Bedlight For Blue Eyes

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

okokokaya

Everyone listen to Just Surrender. Nonono. Don't listen to them. Just go out and buy their CD, If These Streets Could Talk, and THEN listen to it.

Listen To: I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business

Monday, February 06, 2006

Back in the day...

Back in the day, I was not the music junkie I am now. In fact, I really didn't enjoy music much at all. Crazy? I know. Well, things have obviously changed. I not only attribute this to my older sister and her cool 90's bands, my younger brother and his cool and sometimes not so cool every-type bands, my friends, especially Jackard24 and JOJOFACE, but also to a handful of really awesome songs.

What are the first songs you can ever remember getting into? For me, don't laugh, "I saw the sign" by Ace of Base, was a big one. The first song I can ever really getting into though is "Bohemian Rhapsody," by Queen of course. The Beatle's "Hey Jude," Queen's "We are the Champions" and "Another One Bites the Dust," and The Eagle's "Hotel California" were also some major factors in my "conversion." :)

Point being... old music is pretty cool.

Listen to: Queen, Chicago, The Eagles, or Journey. :)

Saturday, February 04, 2006

yo foolios

Emily is gonna hop on board and help out with this music blog! yayayayayayayayay ^_^ Awesome.


Also, everyone go out and buy Kelly Clarkson's CD, Breakaway. She's extremely talented. Good, good stuff. <3

Listen To: Amber Pacific