Thursday, September 8, 2011

Cold War Kids!


Every now and then I get on band 'kicks' where I just can't stop listening to one band. My most recent attachment is 'Cold War Kids'. If you like alternative music, Indie Rock, or just some good tunes to listen to then you should definitely check these guys out. They add a new taste to the alternative theme.

Cold War Kids are an American Indie Rock band from Long Beach, California. Band members are Nathan Willett, Jonnie Russell, Matt Maust, and Matt Aveiro. They started in 2004 in downtown Fullerton in Jonnie Russell's apartment above a restaurant called Mulberry Street. The band relocated to Whittier, California and began recording their first demos, which Monarchy Music released as the Mulberry Street EP in spring 2005. Between tours, the band released two more EPs:With Our Wallets Full, Up In Rags, in 2006. In summer 2006, Cold War Kids signed toDowntown Records and released their debut LP Robbers and Cowards that fall.

Check them out! Give them support and long live music!

Back On The Horse

Well, I have finally situated myself in my new home and have decided to start my blog back up! I've missed the community so much and all my followers. While I am back I've decided to change up the format slightly.

So keep your eyes out for daily updates and lots of feeds!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Scoobies For Boobies!

          Cancer is bad. Breast cancer is the worst. Since it's October I want everyone to take a minute and see what they can do to help win the fight against breast cancer. Here are two very good organizations that should appeal to everyone!

Scoobies For Boobies
"Scoobies for Boobies was created in 2008 by a group of like minded - Subaru loving women to promote awareness in the community and to raise money to fund research for a cure. Money raised is donated to the American Cancer Society's (ACS) "Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.

So whether you love Subarus, own a Subaru or simply want to buy an awesome wrist band make sure you check you their website!

Shirts For A Cure

"The Syrentha J. Savio Endowment (SSE) was established by punk-rock photographer Mark Beemer in 2002. SSE provides financial assistance to underprivileged women who cannot afford expensive breast cancer medicine and therapy. The Shirts For A Cure Project (SFAC) was launched by SSE to give voice to the social concerns of punk bands and their many fans as well as to raise awareness about breast cancer prevention.
When a band donates a shirt design to SFAC, the design becomes exclusive to SSE. We sell the shirt and use the proceeds to help women fighting breast cancer. If you would like to support our cause please take a moment to peruse the more then 150 shirts we offer. All shirts are printed on 100% pre-shrunk cotton unless otherwise stated. For a donation of $12 (plus shipping and handling) you will be helping someone who is in need as well as receiving an exclusive shirt from your favorite band."

If cars aren't your thing then band tees have to be! Make sure you check them out and find your favorite bands exclusive shirt!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Neon Trees - Good Stuff

        Neon Trees is a rock band from Provo, Utah. Formed initially by neighbors Tyler Glenn and Chris Allen, the band made its first home in Provo, eventually adding Branden Campbell and Elaine Bradley to the lineup. Although a well known band in Provo, the band didn't receive nationwide exposure until late 2008 when they were chosen as openers for several of The Killers North American tour dates. Not long after, the band was signed by major record label Mercury Records and released their first full length album,Habits, in 2010. Their first single "Animal" has climbed to #1 on the Alternative Rock Chart.

       The band first started playing under the name Neon Trees in late 2005 with five original members. The band's name originates from the lighted trees outside of a restaurant, seen in California. The band became well-known throughout Provo and Salt Lake. They released an EP called Becoming Different People in 2006 during the time of their first tour through California. The EP featured promising songs like "Snap the Flash", "Sister Stereo", "Modern Romantics".

      The band released its debut album at Mercury/Def Jam, Habits, on March 16, 2010."Animal" was chosen as the lead single and was featured as the Free Single of the Week on iTunes in March 2010. They performed the song on Jimmy Kimmel Live on March 23, 2010 and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on May 14, 2010. The song has also been featured on a commercial for Las Vegas. 

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


       With Halloween and Halloween parties on rapid approach it's time to start thinking about costumes. There are some key points to remember when it comes to picking out your costume so that you can have a truely unique and good time(add alcohol).

  • What is everyone else going to be wearing? You don't want to show up to a party or a gathering and be the 15th Freddy Krueger. No one will remember you and it'll be slightly awkward.
  • Are you going for laughs? If so try to really stand out, don't go as an indian with a arrow in his head but something that people will relate to and enjoy (Chris Brown and Rhiana?)
  • Or simply be that one guy who doesn't dress up. It's up to you. But, C'mon.

       Post your ideas or what you're going to be! Also, help me choose between Doug Funny and Dr.Horrible.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Android App Of The Week: Shazam

          The application I'm reviewing this week is available on both the Android market and the I-Phone market. Shazam is a simple to use app that listens to any song that is playing via radio,computer, other phone etc and gives you the name of the song, the artist, album, release date and a bunch of other goodies.
       My personal experience with Shazam have been nothing short of awesome. It has never not been able to ID the song that I was listening to and it does it in such a quick time(depending on my current network). There has only been one issue with Shazam and that is you can only 'tag' or ID 5 songs a month for free. If you want to do more than that then you have to buy it for 5$.

         Try it for free and post back your feelings/results.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Best Flash Game Ever?

          Now that I finally have internet back(Feels like forever xD) I'm going to bring this amazing flash game to you! It's one of the most addicting games I've played and you're going to love it. You better love it. Are you ready?
          Here it is!

        You are a little bunny that has to hit winterbells in order to keep gaining height and getting more points. Every bell you hit gives you more points! The flying doves DOUBLE your score, however, sometimes going for them is too risky later in the game!
       It's pretty easy to get a hang of after a little bit depending on your mouse sensitivity and whether or not you're using a commodore 64. The only downside to this game is most definetly the music. It will drive you insane after about 1 minute of listening to it.
      Try to avoid crying,raging and swearing when you're really high and you miss that one bell. It will make you sad. :( Here is my best score so far. Make sure to post your thoughts and/or score in the comments here! Thanks!

                                 Ignore the poor resolution and WoW(quit long ago) that was my old computer.