Journal

  • Selections for 2008: Top 10 Albums (Plus Honorable Mentions!)

    24 Dec 2008, 16:36 by doshite

    My selections for the year two thousand eight. I was AWOL for about four months this year and thus, missed a lot of albums and time to catch up on what I missed earlier. Despite that, I think oh eight was a much better year for music than last and I'm excited to see what all the new talent of this year will bring for the next. Alright, have at it!

    1. Justin Nozuka - Holly
    Justin Nozuka is my favorite artist this year. I was introduced to him thanks to a good friend who’d happened to catch ‘After Tonight’ on VH1’s You Oughta Know. Finally, I stumbled across ‘Holly’, and it ended up being my most played album this year. On top of that, I even got to see Justin live in Tokyo, Japan, further cementing for me how talented he truly is. The album is written entirely by Justin, save for one co-written song, between the ages of 15-17 (the album was also released independently). The maturity of his lyrics and the range and depth of his vocal skills impressed me. …
  • Ray LaMontagne concert review

    26 Oct 2008, 06:38 by eibmaverick

    Fri 24 Oct – Ray LaMontagne
    I went with a good friend and fellow music-lover to see Ray LaMontagne’s concert in Dallas on Friday night. We got to the venue with plenty of time to spare, so we walked around and had some dinner at a nice Italian place downtown before returning to the Majestic Theatre. We found our seats as opening act Leona Naess was a song or two into her set. She was a good opener for Ray, and her Sarah McLachlan-like voice and folksy low-key songs and melancholy lyrics made for a compelling performance. I may have to check out some of her albums.

    Ray LaMontagne and his backing band took the stage just before 9:15 PM and launched into the upbeat “You Are the Best Thing”, the first track on his brand new album Gossip In The Grain. Naess joined the band for the fourth song, providing backing vocals on “I Still Care for You”, just as she did on the album version. In all, he played 7 of the album’s 10 songs, plus “Roses and Cigarettes”…
  • The Music of Grey's Anatomy, Season 5

    30 Sep 2008, 12:28 by hdsander