What I'm Listening To Today

This is slowly turning into what Kylee and Heather are listening to today, as Heather is my guest again this week. Stef was SUPPOSED to contribute, but she's too busy listening to Britney Spears to know what is going on around her. Haha here is what Heather says about her pick!

I was going to blog about Bruce Springsteen this week in light of his new album coming out on Tuesday and him performing half-time at the Superbowl this Sunday but to be honest, I haven’t even heard the new album yet. I’ve been listening to most of his older stuff. So, maybe The Boss will be next week(if I’m invited next week ;P). This week, I’ve been listening to Adele’s “Cold Shoulder” quite a bit. I was lucky enough to see her and James Morrison (who is equally amazing) last Friday night and I fell in love. Her whole album is fabulous but this song just sticks and I find myself coming back to it. She is adorable and makes me wish I could sing. Hope you enjoy. And if you are really bored and want to play on YouTube, you should check out the high school band that plays a cover of the song. It’s sweet!

My pick for this week is by the Decemberists. I really love these guys. They come from Portland Oregon with quite an interesting style. Some of their more...for lack of better word...unconventional rock instruments include the hammond organ, the accordion, the melodica, and the stand up string bass. Some of my favorite songs are The Mariner's Revenge, Red Right Ankle, and this song, The Engine Driver.

That's all for today. And as always, if you wanna be a guest next week, email me at kybeetigerface@hotmail.com with your pick of what you are listening to!


What I'm Listening To Today

Today is going to be the best WILTT (I love acronyms) so far! I am asking for 2 guests this week. And they are the 2 people that most influence me as far as music goes. And lets be honest, pretty much a lot of other things in my life. Our first guest is my lovely beautiful girlfriend Manda.

Her pick for the week is a good one! My sister has been saying she would burn us the new Kings of Leon CD for oh, I don't know, 6 billion years!! (just kidding sissy!) and Manda bought it off iTunes the other day. Only By The Night is the 4th full album by Kings of Leon and is one of their best. It's my 2nd favorite followed by an album that I downloaded a few years ago which wasn't even really an album. But it had Molly's Chambers on it and then a few other live songs. Ahem... anyway, off track. haha : ) This song is called Use Somebody and is their 2nd single off this album. It's a great song, so I hope you enjoy!

Our second guest this week is my sister Heather. Here is what she has to say about her pick:
Kylee graciously picked me to be a guest on her “What I’m Listening To” Friday post and I’m stoked. (Secretly I wish I had my own blog but seriously, I do not lead an interesting life nor is anyone interested in what I have to say. I’M not even interested. Ha.) Anyhoo, for those of you who know me well know if I like a song, I tend to listen to it on repeat until me or the people around me are totally sick of the song. Just ask Josh Wells about Ryan Adams’ Wonderwall. Hours ok? Hours. The song I’ve been listening to on repeat for the last three days is Crack The Shutters by Snow Patrol. I haven’t really been a fan of Snow Patrol but this song totally won me over. I love, love, love it. Enjoy. :)

So I guess that just leaves us with my pick for the week. Broken Social Scene will now and forever remind me of this summer. As I said, Manda influences a lot of new music for me, and she totally gets credit for this one! We went to the BSS show this summer and I had a ton of fun! This is most definitely my favorite song by them! The album: You Forgot It In People. The song: Cause=Time

That's all for this week. If you have suggestions for me and want to be a guest, be sure to email me at kybeetigerface@hotmail.com!


Inaguration Day

Jaymee, be quiet, I know that I didn't do a "what I'm listening to today" on Friday. Shhhh I suck but it's fine.

Today though, I want to talk about the Inaguration of President Barack Obama. President Obama. My president. Finally. My mom is addicted to CNN, CSPAN, and MSNBC. So all weekend it's been on and there have been a billion people on TV talking about how they think it's going to go and what they're excited for. I haven't paid any attention until today. Because I wanted today to be special. And so far, it is. I'm only listening to it at work, occasionally toggling over to the live feed on myspace impact. (Sasha and Malia just got there! They're so cute!!) I am SO excited. Barack will be sworn in to office in a half hour. This is such a historical day and I find myself feeling today the same way I felt when they announced that Barack was the new President-Elect. I feel the need to make a difference. I want to be part of the change. The headquarters for Obama's Angels is right here in Salt Lake City, UT and I think today I will go onto their website and find some sort of service that I can be a part of. So many people talk about wanting a change and I really believe that now is our time to take advantage of our resources and make a difference. If everyone did just ONE thing for someone else, donated a can of food or an old sweater, volunteered for an hour...think of the impact that would have on our whole community. Here is a video, for your consideration...

So what is your pledge? My pledge is to cut down on my consumption. I have reusable grocery bags and I will start using them. You can buy them from almost any grocery store for like $2. And if you use them enough, you will be saving MUCH more than that. I will also make an effort to shut off lights if they're not being used and unplug electronics and chargers when they're not being used. I pledge to have a more positive outlook, and hopefully when other people see that, it will change their outlook to a positive one. This is our chance to make a difference. This is our chance to make a positive impact and make OUR America a place that we can all be proud of. (OMG, Barack just got there, people are going NUTS!) I heart the USA and today, my cup runneth over.


World, meet the Cool Cats.

This clip of Scrubs will go down as one of my personal favorites. You kind of have to see the whole episode to fully get it, or at least know a bit of the character's personalities. But either way, this is still amazing. Ha, so here it is. Enjoy. And you're welcome.

Ok so the lead singer's name is Turk. Here is his audition to be in the Cool Cats, earlier in the episode.

Again I say, you're welcome. : )


Aaaand I'm back

Well the past few weeks I got very wrapped up in the holidays and just didn't find much time to blog. Christmas was good. It was nice to have 5 day weekends for the past 2 weeks for sure! New Year's was SO amazing. Amanda and I drove down to Las Vegas and stayed in an awesome hotel just off the strip. We kissed for Salt Lake New Year's and then kissed about 20 times for Vegas New Year's. It was a big drunken party, just the way Vegas should be. I couldn't have asked for a better New Year with a better girl. Hope everyone's holiday was good!

So now let's get to it. What I've been listening to today.

GlassJaw has always been one of my favorite bands. I think they've got a really amazing sound. Since Daryl Palumbo has so many side projects, they don't put out as much music as I'd like to see. Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Silence was a great debut album. And then came Worship and Tribute. And I didn't even know what to do with myself. It's just a really great album written by a very talented guy and performed by a very talented band. Like I said, Daryl has a lot of side projects (including another of my favorite bands, Head Automatica) and some of the other guys have their own side projects as well. Justin Beck, co-founder of the band has a clothing line. Bassist Manuel Carrero and drummer Durijah Lang are both current members of the band Saves the Day. GlassJaw fans have been waiting for their 3rd album for many years, and I'm still super excited.

With that, I leave you with my pick for today. It's GlassJaw-Must've Run All Day from their 2nd album, Worship and Tribute. This is a video made my someone who is not affiliated with GlassJaw but I still thought it was pretty cool. Hope you like it!

Also, I wanted to try doing something fun. With every "What I'm Listening to Today" post, I'm going to add in what other people are listening to. If you have suggestions, leave them in a comment then check back in a week to see what I have to say about your pick! Today I'm featuring a song that my sister picked the day I started this. It's John Mayer's version of Free Fallin', originally by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. John has got a very bluesy/jazzy voice, so I think he does this cover very well.

So here it is. John Mayer covering Tom Petty's Free Fallin'.