Well this only took 5 apps and 45 min to edit while bored on the bus from NYC to DC but I think it turned out kinda cool for an iPhone edited movie. The song is “Great Unknown” by The Damnwells.

Apps Used (In Order)
1. iMotion HD
2. 8mm
3. iTunes Music Store (for the song)
4. Video Sound
5. SquareReady for Video
6. Instagram

No ones gonna rescue you
‘Cause no one has a fucking clue
"Let’s Be Civilized," The Damnwells

I continually forget how great The Damnwells are until I randomly listen to a song by them and go on a hardcore binge. Their latest album is perfect with it’s mix of distorted guitars, gravely vocals, sweeping acoustic guitars and killer lyrics. It’s like gettin a right hook to the ear courtesy of Alternative Americana. Here’s “She Goes Around.”

I just read that Lucy Rose is currently on tour. Hospital schedule permitting, I need to find tickets. She is amazing. Here’s a live performance of “Night Bus.”

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Matthew Mayfield has been one of my favorite singer-songwriters for months now and I continually get blown away by his tracks as I delve deeper into his repertoire. This time around it was track “Maybe Next Christmas” off the similarly titled EP. It’s use of repetition is perfect and brutally honest, if not biographical lyrics makes it the kind of song almost everyone can relate to.

Doing some karate in the garage with Rocky, TumTum, and Grandpa. #rockylovesemily #lightuptheeyesboys #imadethismaskoutoftheeconomist #threeninjas #DIYninjacouture (at Lord Voldemorts Lair)

Doing some karate in the garage with Rocky, TumTum, and Grandpa. #rockylovesemily #lightuptheeyesboys #imadethismaskoutoftheeconomist #threeninjas #DIYninjacouture (at Lord Voldemorts Lair)

I literally can not get enough of Norway, ME EP. Aunt Martha is amazing. Here’s “Blue Buildings”

So I stumble around…

Craft Beers

  • Liz: Where are ya?
  • Me: En route. Order me the craftiest beer they have. If you're unsure just ask for whatever beer would portray Anansi the spider in an all-beer rendition of Aesop's fables.
That moment when you step your drinking game up because you’re closer to 30 than you are to 20 and handles of booze in the freezer is no longer socially acceptable. #howtodrinklikeanadult

That moment when you step your drinking game up because you’re closer to 30 than you are to 20 and handles of booze in the freezer is no longer socially acceptable. #howtodrinklikeanadult

"A singer-songwriter from Australia putting out good music? How shocking!" said no one ever. 

This time around it’s indie-folk artist Hudson who has released two EP’s that I’m aware of. This track, “One & One” comes off the latter of the two, The Undertow EP. Hudson’s voice might take a bit to get used to, at least it did for me. The first time I heard this track, I liked it well enough but by the 3rd time through, I realized just how good it was. 

This live acoustic version of Aunt Martha performing “Fifteen Countries” is absolutely fantastic. This has to be, far and away, one of my new favorite songs from one of my new favorite artists.

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I was listening to Twin Forks - EP today and thought, “This sounds like a grown up Dashboard Confessional.” Lo and behold, Twin Forks is the side project of long time Dashboard frontman Chris Carraba. Here they are with “Something We Just Know.”

YES! Finally some new music from Margot & The Nuclear So and So’s and it happens to kick ass. The new single, “Hello, San Francisco” seems to find Richard Edwards taking things back in the Dust of Retreat/Animal! direction as opposed to the last two albums which seemed to be a bit heavier and more electric guitar driven. Either way, I’m pumped for them to have a new album out and be touring again.

Here’s New England singer songwriter Tim Noyes better known as frontman for and occasionaly entirety of the band Aunt Martha. I’ve mentioned them before relatively recently so not too much to say other than that the Noyes writes some killer lyrics. Here he is performing “Steal Back.”

Mordor? Mars? Nevada Desert? I shot this with my iPhone from the plane on the way home from Las Vegas this past weekend. Much like Mordor, one does not simply walk into Vegas… 

Mordor? Mars? Nevada Desert? 

I shot this with my iPhone from the plane on the way home from Las Vegas this past weekend. Much like Mordor, one does not simply walk into Vegas…