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Starting the year off right?

Yes, in so many ways. There’s much to talk about, and this is going to be a busy year. I am going to make a strong effort to write at least one blog a week, more when I have the time.

This blog will remain mainly a political blog, since that is what mainly drives me, but I thought this year we should start with a good song.

So here is Rill Rill, by Sleigh Bells. Very catchy little tune. Happy New Year!!

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Breathe Owl Breathe – Own Stunts

For your musical enjoyment on this fine Friday.

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros…

Last night I went to the Best concert I may have ever been to and I’ve been to a concert or two. It was at the Wonder Ballroom in Portland and on stage was Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros. If you get a chance to see them live GO!! You can thank me for telling you later. Oh, and in the meantime you can download their album, or pick it up at your local record store. Perfect CD to whined down the summer with.

Here is a little piece of the bands personality.

Spring time = Spring time Music

I LOVE music. Always have. Growing up in the country meant no cable t.v. and that, to this day, is okay with me. In the winter it’s a little harder to not totally veg out on a tube of nothingness, but on beautiful days give me some good music, and turn it up.

This weekend in Portland has been amazing. 70 and sunny is a rare beast this time of year, so soaking up as much Vit D as possible is what the doctor ordered. When relaxing in the sun I enjoy a good beverage and some good tunes, so I thought I would write a blog on some good spring music to tap your feet to.

Here they are in no particular order. And know this list could go on for days and will continue soon.

1. Picked it up today. Freelance Whales – Weathervanes. The catchy radio hit Hannah is a good start, but the album as a whole fits the spring bill to a tee.

2. Likely to be one of the greatest albums of the year, Jonsi – Go. Check out this awesome video for Go Do. It just makes you feel ALIVE.

3. Next up, Broken Bells – Broken Bells. I am sure you have heard the song the High Road. It’s a great song. Overplayed on the radio, but great. I highly suggest picking up their entire album. It’s sure to get you settled into spring and ready for summer.

4. Last but very much not least. A local CD I picked up last summer Friends, and Friends of Friends Vol. 2. It’s a compilation of Local Artists and favorite Artists of the Tender Loving Empire record label. Though Shoeshine Blue is one of my favorite bands, I couldn’t find any good videos. Here is Boy Eats Drum Machine – La La La La La .

Let the music play!! Get out there; attend a few good shows this year, buy some CD’s from local Independent Stores, and throw back a few with friends.

Summer here we come.

The Blow…The Music not the Movie

Not sure where I heard The Blow for the first time, but I’m glad I did. I’m not a fan of all there music, but they have some good catchy tunes.

My two favorites: True Affection and Come on Petunia (sadly I couldn’t find a video).

Hope you Enjoy.

What do you think?

Music Never Dies Part 1

It’s always interesting to discover good new music that isn’t new at all.

I give you the Stars.