What happens when you combine a computer-less week with a needy Shih Tzu and a busy week at work? Answer – A severely neglected blog and an irritated blogger. The fact that it’s perfect weather outside complete with Autumn like breeze and sunshine is so not helping. Still, I made a commitment, and my PIC Sarah is living it up in Cincinnati with a big ol’ helping of Skyline Chili, so here I am…and you know what this week could use more than anything? A better soundtrack.
Here are a few of my current addictions in no particular order:
1. This is War – 30 Seconds to Mars: Aside from any excuse to see Jared Leto in eyeliner, this new record is stellar. I find a new favorite song everyday. Right now, that song is “Hurricane”, an interesting blend rock with a little Kanye West mixed in for good measure. You can also check out the first single “Kings and Queens” which the band used thousands of voices recorded around the world to create the chorus at the end of the song. And Elijah Wood can suck it…
Hurricane Featuring Kanye West
2. 70s classic rock – Not sure if it’s just the mood my iPod is in or if it’s the nonstop weeks of Supernatural watching, but I can’t seem to get enough Classic Rock this week. Check out Styx’s “Renegade” and Kansas’ “Carry on My Wayward Son” for a taste of the good stuff.
Gratuitous Supernatural plug with “Carry on My Wayward Son”
3. The onslaught of new country bands in the past couple of weeks has actually brought some potentially interesting prospects. I have listened to The Band Perry’s single “If I Die Young” approximately 873 times over the past week and I still can’t get enough. And though I pushed pretty hard for JB Rocket I will concede to Naomi Judd and Big Kenny as to the genius of Steel Magnolia. Their new single “Just By Being You (Halo and Wings)” is epic. And then there’s Jaron and whatever the unnecessary end of his name is since it isn’t a band name and it’s not an album title. “Pray for You” is quirky and fun, but the rest of the album isn’t half bad either.
“If I Die Young” Official Music Video