What a week, with it came the end of summer and the beginning of autumn and a whole bunch of other stuff. Thankfully it doesn't feel like autumn quite yet here in Boston. I am keeping my fingers crossed for another Indian Summer. I also need to apologize for the lack of posting. My blog was going all sorts of crazy, some html got messed up and I couldn't post anything. If you are reading this post, it means I got things working again. It also means that next week I will be doing double time to catch up so stay tuned for some great songs from bands you've never heard of before. I am really excited to share them with you and was deeply disappointed this week when I couldn't get the word out. Here is some other stuff that happened this week worthy of a mention.
John Vanderslice solidified his reputation as an all round stand up guy and awesome musician with the release of his new EP, Green Grow the Rushes. This is being offered for FREE on his website along with a bunch of other free songs. It is definitely worth listening to. I've been enjoying it and I have always loved his lyrics. "Come to me now, you are warming weather."
Justin Townes Earl on the other hand, was arrested, entered rehab and postponed the rest of his tour. He was touring in support of his latest album, Harlem River Blues, just released on September 14th. It happens to be an outstanding album from a man who is turning out to be a timeless classic, his last album Midnight at the Movies, won countless awards and is worth checking out as well. Hopefully he gets it together so he can continue making the music we love. You can get a free download via his website as well.
Then there were two big videos of the week that everyone was talking about. The first being OK GO's "White Knuckles", which received over a million hits in it's first 24 hours online (As I write this it has almost 4 million hits). It premiered on The Ellen Show and features shelter dogs doing some impressive tricks. Supposedly they did it all in one take, making it even more impressive. While I am not a huge fan of the band, no one can deny they have an extraordinary talent for making incredible videos that always bring something new to the table. Not to mention they are helping to raise money for dog shelters so they deserve a big tip of the hat for that.
And finally there was the Sleigh Bells video for "Infinity Guitars" which also features a dog but what got people talking about this video was the pile of guitars on fire. Always keeping it interesting.
And that takes care of this week's jibber jabber. Enjoy the weekend.