Tag Archives: music

Sweet Charity! What Did You Say?

Sweet CharityHey! Check out the Pioneer Theatre blog for my latest entry on Sweet Charity, the closing musical of the 2013-2014 season at Pioneer.

And enter to win tickets to see the very cute, whimsical comedy with a lil’ Bob Fosse dancing! I think the chances are pretty good!

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TORC 9: (I’m) Try(ing to be like) – P!nk

Track on Repeat Craze #9: P!nkTry / Truth About Love album.

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Okay, I love this video.

Okay, this video came out like six months ago… I still love this video.

And I totally want aspire to be buff like P!nk. Damn, girl! Wait, can I pull off that phrase? Well, either way, damn, girl! Awesome. That is all…

Spinning in the 6-disc player:

1. Diana VickersSongs From a Tainted Cherry Tree
2. P!nkTruth About Love
3. Sandi ThomSmile… It Confuses People
4. Missy HigginsThe Sound of White
5. The Band PerryThe Band Perry
6. Uh Huh HerNocturnes

Emily Wells ‘dancing for Stoker

Sorry, it’s been a while since I’ve posted. I blame Sundance – sleepless nights and work a plenty. But, of course, never too sleepy or busy to catch Emily Wells at least once…

See more Emily Wells and hear the new song >>

Loops with Emily Wells – Kilby Court

Emily Wells played Kilby Court last night! It. Was. Awesome.

Local band, Daisy and the Moonshines opened it up for Emily and Dark, Dark, Dark. If you’ve never seen Emily play live – it’s something you cannot miss. Just ask Jeremy, my friend who I completely guilted into not flaking out. I don’t care if you just worked after having to babysit drunkards all last night! Yep, that’s what I said to him… well, okay, not exactly. But hey, guilt works.

More Emily Wells after the jump >>

TORC 8: “Set Me On Fire” – Missy Higgins

Track on Repeat Craze #8: Missy HigginsSet Me On Fire / The Ol’ Razzle Dazzle album.

It’s been TWO YEARS! TWO. Years! … since Missy released a new album. TWO LONG YEARS! More than that! Well, anyway, as you can tell, I wanted to hear it immediately – yay Missy Higgins SoundCloud.

Set Me On Fire” was recently released as Missy‘s second single from her third album, The Ol’ Razzle Dazzle… in Australia. Oh hey, there’s also a video that came out fresh with it:

Her first single… in Australia: Unashamed Desire.

In the US, “Hello, Hello” was released as her first single a little bit ago.

There’s definitely a difference in this third album, produced by also-Australian, also-awesome musician Butterfly Boucher and not-Australian, but also notable Brad Jones. Actually, Butterfly Boucher also has a version of “Unashamed Desire” on her new album.

So, to me, there’s an underlying sadness about Missy’s album. Okay, okay, true… all of Missy’s music is strongly heart-felt and deeply emotional, but there’s something different about this one. I could roll up in a ball rocking back and forth in a dark corner of a room somewhere and just play this album whispering the lyrics quietly to myself…. but, it’s okay. ‘Cause, hey, isn’t good music supposed to do that? I also find a sense of maturity in this new album… growth, perhaps… or maybe age. My friend and I were just talking about our achy joints today – that kind of age. With age comes wisdom? All right, now, I’m just rambling…

Spinning in the 6-disc player:

1. Diana VickersSongs From a Tainted Cherry Tree
2. GlorianaGloriana
3. Sandi ThomSmile… It Confuses People
4. Missy HigginsThe Sound of White
5. The Band PerryThe Band Perry
6. Uh Huh HerNocturnes

I need to get the that Ol’ Razzle Dazzle (album)… yes, a physical CD of it. I’m old school like that… or maybe just old. Aw man, this post is so depressing… [[fin]]

Gloriana at the Labor Day Music Festival – Salt Lake!

Gloriana played the Labor Day Music Festival this year at the Gallivan Center, downtown Salt Lake.

None of my friends knew who they were… *sigh* but I managed to find a couple to bear some country with me! And, of course, they were the very last band to go on stage. I guess they were the most popular? And, apparently, Love and Theft was also decently well-known. I felt like the other bands were all locals. See more photos at my Tumblr.

The festival bad, but these need definite improvements:

  • number of food vendors
  • better merchandise – ugly…probably why no one bought it and they were trying to sell it off at discounted prices in the end
  • more information on their website – like… a schedule? what to expect? etc.
  • better signage for the entrances/exits

Here’s hoping for next year…

Geek Sew Your Own MP3 Pouch and Belt

My friend Brooke is a total craft nerd. A few weeks ago, I stayed with her while down in Los Angeles for a unexpected work visit. We. Geeked. Out.

Brooke recently helped me with an embroidery project at work. A bit before then, she told me about her latest impulse nerd buy – an embroidery machine complete with the muy expensive software. While I was in LA, she was even taking the accompanying class that came with purchase. Commitment, yo.

Well, after a hard night out on the town, we’d retire back at the house and… EMBROIDER! Alright, I’ll confess: I occasionally geek-out craft nerd style, too.

How to Make a MP3 Belt after the jump >>