Wednesday, June 30, 2010

band of horses.

right now, this band would have to be my absolute favorite. i actually came across them while using my favorite internet radio friend pandora, about 2 years ago (sidenote: grooveshark actually rocks my world more now..). if you haven't used pandora, which i'm assuming everyone has unless you're my grams and do not own a computer, use it..for real, use it right now. you'll find some amazing stuff.

anyway, band of horses...

they just came out with 'infinite arms' and are actually on tour as we speak (or type).

i'm going to be visiting the fillmore in d-town on september 29 to listen to these boys. and back home, you kcmo folk, don't hesitate to make an appearance at the blue note in columbia, mo on july 14...soon, very soon people.

to get you prepped, check out: laredo and nw apt. (as well as the others..those 2 are just my personal favorites.)

and if you really end up digging these seattle/carolina's boys look up their old stuff which as of now is all i've really been listening to.

'cease to begin' album (2007): is there a ghost & no one's gonna love you

'everything all the time' album (2006): the great salt lake & the funeral

my favorite at the moment from 'cease to begin' album: the general specific

favorite word count: 4..

i need a new word.

Saturday, June 19, 2010


i have found a new beer. yes, i have found this beer purely by accident and it was picked solely on looks. yes, I can be superficial. if a bottle is dressed nice, looks lovely and presents itself well, i'm a sucker for it.. i came across this beauty at my favorite liquor store down the street (sidenote: this place no longer cards me, i hope it's because they know my face and NOT because i look over 30..just saying), bittersweet liquors..nice name, i think. anyway, as i was passing the shelves and freezers full of marvelous and, i'm sure, very tasty beverages, i locked eyes with this beauty. the little hiker dude with his walking stick and dog about to embark on some adventure in the mountains won me over immediately. i knew that whatever that bottle possessed inside it would be, in fact, delicious. so i gave it a gamble, spent 7ish bucks and i'm happy to say that i am impressed! this delightful beer is called detour india pale ale from the crooked line made by the uinta brewing company in slc, utah. the crooked line is very new so there is not much info yet on the website, however they do have a long list of uinta beers (only made with 4 ingredients: barley, hops, water, and nice and simple) and they have a few organic beers that i can't wait to try. there's one made with pumpkin and also one made with honey!! should be interesting.

my take on the taste: the beer was only available in a 1 pint and 9.4 oz a little much, but no worries i finished her off. however, at 9.5% it can be a little tough. the taste, at first, was definitely sweet and smooth with a lot of spice and hops with a nice dry finish. out of the india pale ales i've had this would have to be in my top 3. like i said, i was impressed. they recommended drinking it with spicy ethnic foods, which i can imagine would be fabulous. i, unfortunately, drank it with salad..i don't necessarily advise doing that. 1) it's such a flavorful beer and think the flavors would even be better when paired with a spicy dish. and 2) i got drunk, fast.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

love him always.

ray lamontagne - carry me (album - one lonesome saddle)

this is my absolute favorite from his "One Lonesome Saddle" album. he has a couple albums that you can't get on itunes (suck)..thank goodness for youtube..i guess.

other self-released albums that are hard to come by:

green- this album is actually my favorite by far. be sure to listen to "write you a letter", "lead me on", 'i go all to pieces", and "so long away". superb stuff right there.

one lonesome saddle- this album is fantastic as well. there are 2 different versions that exist. listen to "down to the river" (my favorite on here), "shuckin the corn", and "crazy dreamers".

acre of land- great album, some of these songs are on 'one lonesome saddle' too. listen to "back on the mountain", "change your mind" and "big boned woman" (hehe, so fun).

lastly...there is one song of his that i truly love and it is not on an album. i've checked and checked, notta. it's called "i won't be around" and it definitely makes the heart feel.

he will at red rocks august 30th!! yesss.

Monday, June 7, 2010

the autumn film

the autumn film- because we are

i thoroughly enjoy them. next show is in denver at the bluebird theater 7/2/10, 8:30 pm...good thing for me :)

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

new stuff.

so. my posts probably give it away, but i absolutely love finding new music. this is going to be a new goal for me: find a new artist/band each week and write about them. also. my posts do not give this away, but i love alcoholic beverages, more importantly beer. second new goal for me: find a new beer/wine/etc. and write about it. ahhh, feels nice to have a purpose with this blog thing.