From the press release announcing the tour:
From the press release announcing the tour:
The band, matt pond PA performs “Take Me With You” at Musica in Akron, Ohio on November 14, 2015. matt pond PA is touring right now for their “The State of Gold” Tour.
Interview with the band Captain Kidd. They tell me how they came up with their song “Mesmerelda,” reveal the original concept for the “Freaky Love” music video and more.
Captain Kidd is:
Almost ten years ago, I discovered a band that I absolutely love to this day. That band is My Morning Jacket. The first time I heard of them was from the soundtrack to the film “Elizabethtown.” The song that My Morning Jacket had on that album was “Where to Begin” and I was mesmerized by it the first time I had heard it.
As I always do whenever I find a new love in music and movies, I went searching for more on My Morning Jacket. I found more reasons to love this Alt-Rock band from Louisville, Kentucky. Some of the band’s well known songs are:
Off The Record
My Morning Jacket’s seventh studio album, “The Waterfall” is released tomorrow, May 4, 2015.
Here’s a preview of the album:
I’ll admit it, when Taylor Swift first came on the music scene back in 2006, I did not care for her. I honestly thought she was s bit annoying. My annoyance increased when Taylor performed with music legend, Stevie Nicks at the 2010 Grammys and botched up “Rhiannon.” It wasn’t until I moved to Las Vegas in April 2011 that my opinion of Taylor started to change. On May 22, 2011, I went to the MGM Grand on the Las Vegas Strip to see the white (red) carpet arrivals for the 2011 Billboard Music Awards. That day I saw more celebrities in one day in Las Vegas than I had ever seen in my thirty-three years living near the east coast. One of the celebrities that took the time to greet the fans was Taylor Swift. The one thing I noticed about Taylor during this first time seeing her in person was that she was very gracious and generous with her fans. Taylor stayed signing autographs and taking pictures with her fans for good amount time.
The next time I would see Taylor was at MGM Grand again on April 2, 2012 for the Academy of Country Music Awards. This time I took some amazing pictures of her.
Taking these pictures of Taylor Swift was an amazing experience and to this day remain to be some of my favorite celebrity pictures that I have taken. The biggest reason for this is that I captured Taylor interacting with her fans and not posing for the press. At one point, I used one of these pictures to make a project for my Tumblr photo blog, Celebrities’ Innermost Thoughts.
I started taking notice of her music when “I Knew You Were Trouble” was released because I liked the video for the song.
Released on her birthday in 2012, this video has almost 200 million views.
When “Shake It Off” was released two months ago, I was hooked on the song instantly.
Taylor also has a great sense of humor as demonstrated when she was on BBC’s The Graham Norton Show with John Cleese last week.
Welcome to a long overdue “Music Videos to Watch.” I have been so busy with work that I have been lax on this blog but anyway here are some videos that I currently repeatedly watch.
Wisin featuring Jennifer Lopez and Ricky Martin “Adrenalina”: This video is sexy and features one of my celebrity crushes, Ricky Martin, who looks super sexy in this video. There is a Spanglish version of this song under Ricky Martin’s discography on iTunes. In the Spanglish version, Ricky sings the chorus in English.
Lady Gaga “G.U.Y. – An ARTPOP film”: This video is almost 12 minutes long and features four songs by Gaga, “ARTPOP”, “Venus”, “G.U.Y.” and “MANiCURE”. The video was shot at Hearst Castle in San Simeon, California and features cameos of Andy Cohen and the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. The video is a masterpiece and is worth watching.
Neon Trees “Sleeping With a Friend”: Following the success of their sophomore album, “Picture Show”, Neon Trees are back with their first single off their forthcoming third album, “Pop Psychology”. “Sleeping With a Friend” video has a 80’s vibe to it and lead singer, Tyler Glenn, who recently came out as gay, embraces his inner gayness in this video.
As a movie and music buff, I like to buy soundtracks to movies so I know what music to expect in the movie. In many cases, most of the best songs on soundtracks were not played until the end credits started. If the soundtrack is mostly composed music with one or two songs on the album, the song(s) are definitely going to during the credits. Take, for example, “Love Song for a Vampire” by Annie Lennox was on the “Bram Stoker’s Dracula” soundtrack and it did not play until halfway through the movie’s end credits.
Here are some more examples of end credit songs:
Ever since late 2005 when their freshman album, A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out, came out, I have been a devoted fan of Panic! At The Disco. The evolution of the band from their debut album to their upcoming fourth studio album, Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die, which is to be released on October 8, is evident in the P!ATD’s first two singles off of their forthcoming album.
The first single off of P!ATD’s new album is “Miss Jackson.” The video was shot in Barstow, California. The song itself is a masterpiece but the video adds to the song.
“This is Gospel” is the second single off of Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die and it is amazing!! Brendon Urie, lead singer of Panic! At The Disco, is sensational in this video. Urie is quite a showman as evidenced from his performances of the song “Nearly Witches” during the Vices and Virtues tour.