Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Put it in your ears: week of 2/9

Raise your hand if you still like Hootie and the Blowfish.

Seriously? Just me?

I freely admit it: I have been a faithful H. and the B. fan since 1995. They hooked me with songs like "Hold My Hand," and after that I just couldn't resist the sweet folk-ey sound.

To this day I still find comfort listening to the Blowfish after a hard day of Nirvana- and Pearl Jam-grunge.

This weeks picks are a selection of the forgotten carols of Hootie and the Blowfish.

Put this in your ears:
Running From an Angel
I Go Blind
Hold My Hand
The Christmas Song

Monday, February 2, 2009

Put it in your ears: 2/2

It's my buddy Cade's birthday today... or yesterday... or tomorrow, so this week's picks are dedicated to him.

Cade is one of my bigger musical influences, as strange as that may seem. He's the reason I love Weezer so much, he has turned me on to the world of indie/crazy music, and he even inspired me to learn guitar. When it comes to musical influence, I'd put him right up there with my oldest brother and MTV's Real World.

So Cade, I hope these picks make you proud.

Put this in your ears:
Wave of Mutilation - Pixies
Renegades of Funk - Rage Against The Machine
Red Rabbits - The Shins
White Winter Hymnal - Fleet Foxes
Across the Sea - Weezer