Wednesday, February 04, 2009
I'm experimenting with posting videos. I thought I'd try this one of my 3 year old son playing Christmas songs on his new guitar. This video was taken right after he opened the box. He had been sick for about a week up to this point which makes his voice higher and scratchier than it normally is. This all of course leads into his screamo version of Jingle Bells. I don't know where he comes up with this stuff.
Monday, January 05, 2009
I've put together my annual mix of my favorite songs from the last year (2007, 2006, 2005 can be found here). It's an imperfect process. I try to get a group of songs together that make a good mix and that I like a lot. I only did one song from each album so there may be a song that's my second favorite song of the year but it didn't make the cut because my first favorite song is on the same album.
I feel like there aren't many new artists on my mix this year or rather artists making their first appearance on one of my yearly compilations. I'm not sure if that's due to the fact that I've been very busy (new baby, renovating old building, starting a business) or if I've missed some good stuff that came out. I hate when I discover music that I love only to find out that it came out in the previous year and I just missed it. If you want a copy let me know. I have a distribution list and I'm only about 1/3 of the way through printing them up and sending them out.
Ray LaMontagne - Meg White
Tilly and the Wall - Pot Kettle Black
She and Him - Why do you let me stay here?
Bon Iver - Skinny Love
Hayes Carll - Girl Downtown
Dr. Dog - 100 Years
The Dutchess and the Duke - Out of Time
Gentleman Auction House - ABCDEFGraveyard
Gnarls Barkley - Run (I'm a Natural Disaster)
Langhorne Slim - Colette
Love as Laughter - Bonnie and Clyde
Theodore - One Good Fall
Okkervil River - Lost Coastlines
The Ting Tings - That's Not My Name