I've been listening to a lot of instrumental music lately along with revisiting some old CDs again after a long time. This week I would recommend you take some time out and listen to:
Recommendations: Week of 4.06.09 Green Day - Dookie Caspian - The Four Trees Death Cab for Cutie - The Open Door EP Saxon Shore - The Exquisite Death of Saxon Shore Silversun Pickups - Swoon Mono - Hymn to the Immortal Wind Manchester Orchestra
Red Hot Chili Peppers
If you've been waiting to check a band out or just havent found the right song that caught your attention, check out the list and give these songs a listen. These are some of my favorites songs or have been my fav at some point by the respective bands.
The Gaslight Anthem - The '59 Sound The Appleseed Cast - The Road West
Bon Iver - Skinny Love Death Cab for Cutie - Grapevine Fires Deas Vail - Shoreline Gavin Degraw - Just Friends Guster - Lightning Rod Jeremy Larson - A Neutral Conclusion Mae - Skyline Drive Lydia - This is Twice Now
Motion City Sountrack - Broken Heart OneRepublic - Prodigal Radiohead - Fake Plastic Trees
Panic at the Disco - When the Day Met the Night
Reign of Kindo - Just Wait Story of the Year - Sidewalks Taking Back Sunday - Ghost Man On Third
This Day & Age - Second Star to the Right Thrice - Whaler Under the Influence of Giants - Stay Illogical Yellowcard - Five becomes Four
Jeux d'enfants. Its a french movie. And I think the actress, Marion Cotillard, is really pretty, so another reason to watch it!
Synopsis: As adults, best friends Julien and Sophie continue the odd game they started as children -- a fearless competition to outdo one another with daring and outrageous stunts. While they often act out to relieve one another's pain, their game might be a way to avoid the fact that they are truly meant for one another.
Another really good movie I saw recently was Let The Right One In from Sweden. The movie is around two 12 year old kids. Really interesting to say the least.
Synopsis: Oskar, a bullied 12-year old, dreams of revenge. He falls in love with Eli, a peculiar girl. She can't stand the sun or food and to come into a room she needs to be invited. Eli gives Oskar the strength to hit back but when he realizes that Eli needs to drink other peoples blood to live he's faced with a choice. How much can love forgive? Let The Right One In is a story both violent and highly romantic, set in the Stockholm suburb of Blackeberg in 1982.
John Mayer's In Your Atmosphere is a really great song, makes me think a lot. Been listening to a lot of John Mayer lately, that man is a genius at what he does. Also been listening to a lot of Kings of Leon, John Frusciante, Chairlift, Bon Iver. Pretty interesting stuff compared to what I usually end up listening to.
1. Reign of Kindo
2. Jack's Mannequin
3. Jason Mraz
4. Good Old War
5. The Kooks
7. Sigur Ros
8. Fall Out Boy
9. Death Cab For Cutie
10. John Legend
11. Gavin DeGraw
14. City and Colour
16. Panic at the Disco
17. The Living End
19. Jet Lag Gemini
20. Rookie of the Year
Honorable Mention (in order)
Rap/Hip-Hop: 1. T.I.
2. Lil Wayne
The Academy Is
The All-American Rejects
Best Thing to happen:
Gators get to play in the National Championship Game and kick Oklahoma's ass.
2008 was an awesome year over all. We all have our ups and downs. Had a great time with Dad and Yash when they visited Gainesville, went through my worst break-up, had a kick ass birthday (thanx Juhi) and had an awesome Fall semester full of concerts, football games, alcohol and more (-->Olga) This has been a great year for music, and all I wanna say is keep it coming!
I freaking love the new JM EPs. The Glass Passenger is prob going to be one of my top 5 of 2008, if not #1. Anberlin is a close second, maybe only behind Good Old War and The Reign of Kindo albums. So much good music in the recent months. Not to mention Sigur Ros and Rookie of the Year.
Cant wait for the new Copeland, Snow Patrol and Fall Out Boy. Def going to be a great fall semester with college football on tv 2-3 nights a week and all this good music out, I'm sure there are tours to follow. What more can you ask for.
Just checked the JM tour dates, and kinda bummed Fun isnt playing in Orlando, but I'll def still be going. Good old War and Reign of Kindo tours should come here.
So far this is what I think I wanna go to.
Oct 17 Jack's Mannequin
Nov. 7 Anberlin / Coldplay (gotta pick one) DAM!
Dec 3. Jason Mraz.
BTW, I got row 15 tix for the Florida - Miami game! Thats Insane!!! So excited for it.
I'm taking my MCATs on sat. Kinda nervous about it. But I'm excited to be done. After the test I get to go to the Florida - Maimi game. Gators are gonna kick some ass, prob not as hard as Hawaii's but still...
I'm not really a blogger, but I feel like I shld def do it more. Not sure how people even get to read these posts after they arent on the Home Page under Latest Blog Posts anymore. But anyway... It's been more than 2 and half months since I broke up with my gf of 2 and 1/2 years (or I shld say she broke up with me). So I think I'm ready to be with someone again, and I really like one of my friends Ani. Hope it works out like I want to. She's amazing!
It's my last semester in college, donno where the 4 years went. They were def the best I've had. Now getting ready to apply to med-schools and stuff.
I don't understand the hype related to Radiohead's new album or Radiohead in general. Since when has psychedelic music become the new Pop? Maybe it's because I didn't grow up listening to them, but I just don't get it.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying they are bad musicians at all. I respect what they do and their work, and I happen to like couple of their songs too; I just don't think they compare to some of the other bands/artists that are talked about on the same level as them.
I hope all the press they are getting is because of the specifics of the way they are releasing the album or by their die hard fans themselves, cause otherwise, I don't get why people are eating it up
EDIT: I just got their Discography, and wow! How wrong was I? They are awesome...