Saturday, October 24, 2009

so turn it up and break it down

i know, i've been a bad blogger this month/year/decade. picked out a shiny new template here for semi-overhaul-ish purposes... i haven't figured out how to coordinate colors b/c i'm challenged like that, but orange will have to do (for now).

so, what else is going on? this week has been crazy; have had lots of work-work and non-work to deal with. new PC came in 2 weeks ago, so i need to get with the whole transferring files & installing le photoshop. monday was snow patrol & tues-thurs was all about the sounds. seeing them @ kimmel brought back good college/intern memories. oh, to be 21 again!

[the sounds - come on bring that beatbox back]

Monday, October 19, 2009

4 songs & a fight (but no ticket fees)

the sounds posted this blog recently:

Meet The Sounds and Pay No Ticket Fees!

We are taking over The Hollywood Palladium box office on Tuesday, October 20th from 3-4pm in order to offer you concert tickets at FACE VALUE...with no ticket fees.

Trying to keep ticket prices as low as possible is something we always try and work out with our promoters, so we worked out with our LA promoter, Live Nation, for you to be able to buy Wiltern tickets for our show on October 21st and 22nd without paying any of the extra ticket fees if you come and buy them directly from us!

Oh did we mention we will also be signing autographs and taking photos with those who come out? See you will be fun!

Are you coming to see us at Jimmy Kimmel Live that night? Come by early and meet us at the Palladium.

i already have my tickets (for both nights) waiting for me at will call, but anyone who is funemployed should go pick some up! yayyyy

let's waste time, chasing cars

hey, remember the time before snow patrol became "that band" with "that song" on grey's anatomy? srsly. like when run was like the most amazing depressing song ever? yea. oh, memories.

they're playing tonight @ the music box: henry fonda theatre and tomorrow @ the wiltern. i'm going to see them @ fonda tonight, courtesy of my friend irene. guess who's opening for SP btw? PWTs!!! weird. ahem. snow patrol will release two albums in november:

1. up to now: out nov. 10th, 2009. this double album features all their hit singles, cover versions, rarities and album tracks that span the band's amazing 15-year career. it'll include 3 previously unreleased songs (just say yes, dark roman wine and give me strength), songs from the two albums released on an indie label in 1998 and 2001, and 2 songs by the reindeer section (an indie supergroup w/ members of belle and sebastian, idlewild, mogwai and teenage fanclub. some covers and live tracks are also included.

Official Track List:
Chasing Cars
Crack The Shutters
Set The Fire To The Third Bar
Crazy In Love
Just Say Yes
Batten Down The Hatch
You’re All I Have
Hands Open
The Planets Bend Between Us (2009 Version)
Ask Me How I Am
Making Enemies
Run (Live at the Union Chapel)

Take Back the City
Shut Your Eyes
An Olive Grove Facing the Sea (2009 Version)
Give Me Strength
Signal Fire
Spitting Games
Open Your Eyes
Dark Roman Wine
Fifteen Minutes Old
You Are My Joy
Golden Floor
Starfighter Pilot
Chasing Cars (Live at the Union Chapel)

2. late night tales: out nov. 3, 2009. a compilation/dj set of songs mixed and selected by tom simpson and gary lightbody.

track listing:
1. "Observatory Crest" Captain Beefheart
2. "Midnight" A Tribe Called Quest
3. "Dark Lady" DJ Food
4. "I Walk the Earth" King Biscuit Time
5. "Canal Song" Iain Archer
6. "Ordinary Joe" Terry Callier
7. "It's All Gone Quiet" The Week That Was and Field Music
8. "Last Train" Allen Toussaint
9. "Fancy" Bobby Gentry
10. "That's Us/Wild Combination" Arthur Russell
11. "Eanie Meany" Jim Noir
12. "Half Asleep" School of Seven Bells
13. "Family Tree" TV on the Radio
14. "Hold On" Holy Ghost!
15. "Download" Super Furry Animals
16. "New Sensation" (INXS cover) Snow Patrol
17. "Next Train" Miracle Fortress
18. "Sweet Little Mystery" John Martyn
19. "The Happy Detective (Part 2)" Will Self

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

when it rains...

things to know:

- the graduate has a brand new song up for stream here on please comment/recommend/share the heck out of that link. we emo kids ♥ them!

- our friends over at kata kouture jewelry are having a warehouse sale on october 24 in carlsbad... here's what rhonda says:

saturday 10/24 kata kouture will be having a sale with macbeth footwear, spicy clothing, & keep a breast. itd be awesome if you came out to support and to do some shopping! :)

check out the flyer below.
- late night blogging and thinking about food plans for tomorrow make me hungry. you know what'd be great? a chipotle truck. i'm craving a burrito bowl something fierce right now.

- i've reintroduced myself to the concept of saving (money). i'll let you know from time to time how that shakes out.

- i have wandered off-track. ahem. the sounds have posted a tour update on their myspace blog. info about the opening acts, cali, jimmy kimmel & beatbox video preview (just a snapshot!) all await. did anyone get tickets to kimmel, anyhow?

Friday, October 09, 2009

i'm crying blood

could they please use this song on True Blood? I THINK SO. comment me with your favorite T.B. quote, kthx.

[vv brown - crying blood music video]

Crying Blood

VV Brown | MySpace Music Videos

Friday, October 02, 2009

LIGHTS (camera, action): the listening giveaway

freebie friday hath returned (albeit, a little late in the day-- cannot seem to get over this lame jet-lag business & work has been craaaazy).
canadian keytarist LIGHTS just finished up a string of tour dates opening for keane, and is kicking off a headlining tour to support the release of her new album, the listening which comes out next week on tues/oct. 6, 2009.

tour dates: ** supporting act: stars of track and field from portland, or.
10/2 – North Star Bar – Philadelphia, PA
10/3 – Sonar Lounge – Baltimore, MD
10/4 – Middle East – Boston, MA
10/6 – Mercury Lounge – New York, NY
10/7 – Webster Underground – Hartford, CT
10/9 – The Brillobox – Pittsburgh, PA
10/10 – The Shelter – Detroit, MI
10/11 – Grog Shop – Cleveland, OH
10/20 - Buffalo, NY- Mohawk Place10/21 - Covington, KY - The Madhatter
10/22 - Grand Rapids. MI - The Mixtape Cafe
10/23 - Des Moines, IA - House of Bricks
10/24 – The Pageant – St. Louis, MO
10/25 - Lawrence, KS- Jackpot Saloon
10/27 – Triple Rock – Minneapolis, MN
10/28 – Subterranean – Chicago, IL
10/30 – Hi Dive – Denver, CO
10/31 – Kilby Court – Salt Lake City, UT
11/03 – Troubadour – West Hollywood, CA
11/04 – Bottom of the Hill – San Francisco, CA
11/05 - Portland, OR- Hawthorne Theater
11/06 - Seattle, WA- El Corazon
i'm excited to say that i'll be seeing her perform @ the troub on november 3rd. join me!
to enter for your chance to win a LIGHTS prize pack-- includes a LIGHTS tee & a copy of her CD the listening, email me at emokidsbff(at)gmail(dot)com with the subject line "LIGHTS." i'll pick ONE winner at random (US residents, only) from all the entries. please include your full name and address in the body of the email. contest ends two weeks from today-- friday, oct. 16th. good luck!