Giveaway : Hanson Tayfarer Sunglasses & Window Cling

Last year I randomly received a package from Hanson.net with a pair of Tayfarer sunglasses and a window cling. Come to find out I was the street team member of the month. Since I have prescription sunglasses I can’t wear the sunglasses and I don’t see myself putting the I ♥ Hanson cling on my car anytime soon. So instead of these items continuing to collect dust, I’m giving these two items away! Rules / Etc. 01. Comment below with which item you’d like to have and to make things fun why you love Hanson! 02. Winner will be drawn at random on July 5, 2011. I will contact the two winners within 24 hours via e-mail. Make sure the e-mail address given when commenting is one you check regularly! 03. Contest is open to residents of the United States only!

Spring Mini-Mix : 2011

Spring has sprung and it’s already beginning to feel like summer in Kentucky. Seriously, it’s supposed to be almost 90° today! Yikes! I miss when it felt like Spring for a longer period of time rather than jumping right into hot, humid weather. Some of these songs don’t necessarily remind me of Spring but these are a few of my favorite songs at the moment. 01. Death Cab for Cutie – “You Are a Tourist“ “And if you feel just like a tourist in the city you were born then it’s time to go. And define your destination there’s so many different places to call home” I am so excited that DCFC is putting out a new album this year! I’ve purchased the iTunes Pass where a new song is released every couple of weeks until the release date. I love when artists do unique things like this for their fans. And I love that they made the video for this song live and in one take. 02. The Traveling Wilburys – “End of the Line“ “Well it’s all right, even if you’re old and gray. Well it’s all right, you still got something to say. Well it’s all right, […]

Summer Mini-Mix (2010)

01. Rooney – “I Can’t Get Enough” [ iTunes ] I tell you yes, you tell me no, I ask you why, you never let me know, you close your eyes, I hold you tight, but it’s no surprise, I’ve got nowhere to go. When I think of Rooney I think of summer, and this is a danceable summer song that everyone needs! **For fans of Phantom Planet, The 88, and OK GO 02. Court Yard Hounds – “The Coast” [ iTunes ] Blue skies, green waters, white birds in the air, brown skin, blue collar, and the wind blowing in my hair. Another great summer song that everyone needs! **For fans of Dixie Chicks and Sheryl Crow 03. The Swell Season – “Young Hearts Run Free” [ *free* download ] Young hearts to yourself be true; never get hung up when love really don’t love you. I recently saw this band live and I was blown away by their performance, needless to say, their albums have been on heavy rotation. This is a cover from the 70’s that they’ve modernized quite a bit. **For fans of The Frames and the movie “Once” 04. Neon Trees – “Animal” [ iTunes […]

Summer Songs : 2009 Edition

Happy 4th of July! To celebrate I wanted to pass along a few of my favorite songs that I’ve been playing a lot this summer. A few new songs as well as an oldie. I hope you enjoy! 01. Alexi Murdoch – Blue Mind “So watch your time turn to sand, let it spill quietly from your hands. Oh, and the time is at hand when all things under the sky. Go free of time, no time is passing you by. Got no time and I am drifting.” After seeing “Away We Go” only a couple weeks ago Irediscovered my love for Alexi Murdoch. “Blue Mind” is one of my favorite songs off of his debut full-length album Time Without Consequence. 02. Phoenix – Lisztomania “So sentimental not sentimental no. Romantic not discussing it, darling I’m down and lonely. When we’re the fortunate only? I’ve been looking for something else. Too late too late too late she’ll be late too late too late. So go slowly discourage distant from other interests. On your favorite weekend ending this love for gentlemen only. That’s where the fortunate only. No I gotta be someone else. These days it comes it comes it comes […]

Cardinology

“I know it’s not a game but it feels like losing when someone you love gets up and walks away. I’d fix it, I’d fix it, I’d fix it if I could.” – Fix It I’ve been a fan of Ryan Adam’s for a few years now, and I was extremely excited when I found out he was releasing a new album this year. Sometime last year there was talk of a boxed set of bootlegs and unreleased songs, most of which can be found online. Even though that would be cool, I’m glad to have new music. I’d still buy the boxed set if it was ever made available. I’ve been more of a fan of Ryan’s solo music rather than when he teams up with the Cardinals…at least until now. It took listening to “Cardinology” a couple times before it really clicked with me. In terms of albums this is probably my favorite that he’s released. Sure, there are other songs I love much more than the ones on Cardinology but they vary by the album, this is the first album of his that I really like every song. Does that make sense? Probably not. If you’re not […]

Seven Songs

After being tagged by Patrick I thought this might be fun… “List seven songs you are into right now. No matter what the genre, whether they have words, or even if they’re not any good, but they must be songs you’re really enjoying now, shaping your summer. Post these instructions in your blog along with your 7 songs. Then tag 7 other people to see what they’re listening to.” In no particular order: 01. “Blankest Year” – Nada Surf This song came on randomly about a week ago and I have been listening to it non-stop – it’s such a catchy song. 02. “Moorestown” – Sun Kil Moon I recently saw Mark Kozelek (the lead singer of Sun Kil Moon) perform and this was one song that stuck out from the show. Most of their music sounds like this – it’s the perfect music when you want to unwind. 03. “Medicine Wheel” – Aimee Mann I’m having a hard time getting into Aimee’s new album “@#%*! Smilers” but this song is an exception because it’s classic Aimee. 04. “Firecracker” – Ryan Adams “Well, everybody wants to go on forever. I just wanna burn up hard and bright. I just wanna […]

Narrow Stairs

I think Death Cab for Cutie’s (DCFC) new album Narrow Stairs is going to be one that has to grow on me. I took the time to sit down and listen to the album with no interruptions and it’s different. It’s not that I hate it by any means, however, a few songs on the album are very different from their normal style. If it wasn’t for Ben Gibbard’s familiar voice I would have never guessed “You Can Do Better Than Me” or “Your New Twin Sized Bed” was a DCFC song. In saying that, the album has redeemable qualities. “I Will Possess Your Heart” is 8:45 of pure joy, and I especially love the video that came with my iTunes purchase. “Cath…” is also a favorite of mine. “Bixby Canyon Bridge” has been on repeat today. I can’t help but to be lured in by this beautiful song. “All the way from San Francisco As I chased the end of your road ‘Cause I’ve still got miles to go. And I want to know my fate If I keep up this way. And it’s hard to want to stay awake When everyone you need, they all seem to be […]