A couple of months ago, I went to see Anberlin and Switchfoot at the Best Buy Theater. Needless to say, it was amazing!
I’ve written about Anberlin before, but this post is mainly about Switchfoot. They are by no means a new band, in fact, they’ve been around for years. I knew about two of their songs, but I was blown away by their performance. They truly know how to entertain a crowd and they sound absolutely stunning!
Their current album, Vice Verses is a well crafted work of art! I’m not big on buying whole albums, mostly because I never like enough songs to justify paying for the entire thing – but I preview the album and I found myself clicking buy song after song until it made more sense to pay for the entire album than each individual song.
Some of my favorite songs are:
- The War Inside (track 3)
- Restless (track 4)
- Dark Horses (track 8 )
- Vice Verses (track 11)
- Where I Belong (track 12)
- Needle and Haystack Life (track 13)
- Always (track 20)
- Red Eyes (track 24)
You can now understand why I had to buy the album, I could keep adding songs to this list, but then I might as well just include the complete track list. Go to iTunes or amazon and have a preview of the songs. You won’t be disappointed. Promise!
I recently blogged about Adele and that she is awesomeness personified. Well, my favorite musical television show did a mash-up of two of her songs and it was so dope!
Santana (Naya Rivera) and Mercedes (Amber Riley) sang this mash-up with the Troubletones, and they KILLED it. I mean after making it their (well, you know…), they murdered it, skinned it, and ate it for dinner. Yes, people – it was that good!
I’m going to stop talking now and just let you play the video.
For those of you that have been living under a rock…Ms. Adele is a British superstar that has banged out hit after hit for the last 3 years. I loved her last album, 19. But her latest contribution to the world, 21 is what I needed to write about.
Her voice has this smooth, sultriness to it.And if you’re not careful, you might slide into a lull that causes you to tell your job, your friends and your family to go hell so you can enjoy her all to yourself. And she’s so amazing, that no one would even blame you.
Went to a concert with Ceecee and our respective sisters last night. Pretty awesome if I do say so myself! If you don’t know, now would be a good time to brush up on who these two bands are.
Aside from the fact that the band members are HOT, they can really belt it out.
Whereas Anberlin’s music has a subtle Christian message about hope and love and perseverance, SotY is full-out power.
Anberlin has matured so much over the years and I am glad to know they were signed by Universal Republic last year!!
Story of the Year is an amazing performance band and deserves a label that can market them well. Hopefully that will happen soon!
To learn more about Anberlin go to: www.anberlin.com
To learn more about Story of the Year go to: http://www.myspace.com/storyoftheyear
The new Kanye West song.
This song resonates with what this nation as a whole is going through, not to mention our individual struggles with the influences we hold over our friends and acquaintances. Power is a drug that ends up corroding your thoughts and eventually causes your descent from grace. It makes you forget that you are not the be-all-end-all. Power lulls you into a false sense of confidence that you can do no wrong.At least until you fuck up and then there’s no where to go but down.
Having power is fun, but it is indiscriminate and will turn on you in the end for someone more capable of wielding it.
Loving loving loving this song! This is classic Usher, before “Yeah” to those days when he was U.S.H.E.R. R.A.Y.M.O.N.D.
Sometimes, a song can express exactly how I’m feeling. This song is a few years late, but at one point I knew what it was like to feel like the world was ending…but only for me. The script has written an excellent song. Not their first by no means, but a recent favorite of mine.
To learn about The Script: http://www.thescriptmusic.com/us/home/
This song is so catchy and I love the pop/R&B feel of it. It’s not new at all now, but it is definitely on my ipod #1 songs playlist!
This is my new ipod “on repeat” song. Its not as addictive as “Yeah” and is not a smash hit, but the chorus is just so freaking cool!
I truly believe that we’ve been lax in our standards when it comes to how many syllables there should be to make something a word. First it was “ella” (two syllables) now its just “O”.
This song is in her movie Obsessed with Idris Elba and Ali Larter. Everyone was great in it except Beyonce…she needs an acting coach, although I will say she was good as an angry black woman…so, yes, even if she needs to brush up on her skills, she did a good job.
Sorry about the video, she never made one for it.