Thursday, September 30, 2010
Thursday, September 23, 2010
iTunes Weekly Freebies... Jack Johnson, Eric Clapton, free episodes of Castle and Cougar Town, and lots more!
It's been one of those weeks so I'm in a bit of a rush -- no recaps today, I'll merely say that a few of these require no explanation, and the others are all pretty good as well.
Jack Johnson -- "At Or With Me"
Eric Clapton -- "Run Back to Your Side"
Group 1 Crew -- "Live It Up"
Lost in the Trees -- "Walk Around the Lake"
Javiera Mena -- "Hasta la Verdad"
Free TV includes episodes of Castle (winner of the Devastate Boredom Seal of Approval!), Cougar Town, Raising Hope, Detroit 1-8-7, The Event, and Lone Star.
Don't miss out! These will be available until Tuesday.
And a more regular posting schedule should resume in the next day or two as well!
Thursday, September 16, 2010
iTunes Weekly Free Media... Bostich+Fussible, Dondria, country music video controversy, and free TV!
For free music this week you'll find:
The Gracious Few --"Closer" (Straight rock. If you liked the 90's rock groups Live and Candlebox you'll be psyched about this one, because members of both bands have gotten together to form The Gracious Few.)
Dondria -- "No More" (Gospel-tinged R&B. Smooth and catchy... plus, they were discovered on YouTube. Gotta love it!)
Billy Currington -- "Pretty Good at Drinking Beer" (This country music video generated LOTS of controversy on the comments wall... some people love it and for others it apparently single-handedly ruined the country genre. All I'm going to say is... the video features beer pong. React as you will.)
Bostich + Fussible -- "I Count the Ways" (This is the Cancion de la Semana, but its in English, and awesome. Upbeat, alto vocalist, and there's.a.tuba. This one gets the coveted Devastate Boredom Seal of Approval.)
For free TV this week you can snag full episodes of TLC's reality bridal show Four Weddings, the premiere of Disney XD's A Pair of Kings, and the pilot episode of Terriers, a new FX detective show from the producer of Ocean's Eleven.
These selections will be available until Tuesday. Go download!
Friday, September 10, 2010
Josh Ritter's most recent email newsletter began like this:
We hope this newsletter finds you all well - and that a free mp3 download of new, exclusive and never-heard-before recording from Josh will make your day even better.
Um, YEAH IT WILL!! ;P
To kick off the tour of Europe, we're excited to share with you Josh, dueting with the amazing Dawn Landes, on the song "500 Miles" - a cover of the famous folk song written by Hedy West. It was recorded at Dawn's studio in Brookyln, NY with the help of Josh Kaufman (of The Hounds).
You can download your free mp3 HERE. We hope you enjoy!
Um, YEAH WE WILL!! :D
Hurry and go get this one! I feel like I'm constantly babbling about how awesome Josh Ritter is, so rather than rehash I'll just link back to a previous post (you'll find the scoop on more free downloads from him there too). And, just in case your clicky-finger isn't working too well today, I'll reiterate... Josh Ritter is fabulous.
Now go download.
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Free Music Madness -- 50 free downloads from Urban Outfitters! Arcade Fire, The Clientele, and more!
Urban Outfitters has two playlists available for free download right now -- LSTN #10, available until Oct 31st, and LSTN #11, available until December 31st.
The newest, LSTN #11, is super exciting because it includes awesome tracks from Arcade Fire and The Clientele, both of whom I like a lot, but all in all it's 50 free downloads, so you should be able to find something awesome. The bands include Deerhunter, Pavement, Of Montreal, and Broken Social Scene, among a ton of others.
Let me know if you come across a new (or old) favorite! :)
Friday, September 3, 2010
This was tooo funny not to share. And I mean, Lost is gone but not forgotten, right??
1. Gather ingredients
2. Point gun at ingredients and shout “HOW DO I MAKE A SANDWICH OUT OF YOU?!?!?”
3. Breathe heavily through your nose as though you were about to hit ingredients
4. Give up and make the sandwich yourself, and eat it bitterly
1. Make separate sandwiches, one with peanut butter and one with jelly
2. Take a bite of the peanut butter sandwich, declaring it the best
3. Take a bite of the jelly sandwich, declaring it the best
4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 ad infinitum
5. Follow peanut butter or jelly sandwich into grave danger
1. Throw the jar of jelly at wall, sneering “I don’t need no sandwich”
2. Call the mascot on the jar of peanut butter lots of clever nicknames
3. Huff and puff and stomp around and grumble a lot
4. When no one’s looking, make perfect, even, symmetrical peanut butter and jelly sandwich and sit in a corner, enjoying every bite
1. Sit idly by, believing that the ingredients will find a way to make a sandwich out of themselves
2. Lose faith and make the sandwich anyway
3. Realize that you were the instrument by which the ingredients chose to make a sandwich after all
4. Run around the room and grab everyone’s knives, insisting that their sandwiches will do the same in time
1. Make sandwich
2. Eat sandwich
3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 ad infinitum
1. Procure 23 milligrams of uranium-20
2. Set hadron supercollider to eight megajoules
3. Program a sandwich-making macro using Cobol or Visual Basic
4. Act all tough-like
1. Eat sandwich
2. Call the sandwich “brother”
3. Place peanut butter slice over jelly slice
4. Spread jelly on the other slice
5. Spread peanut butter on one slice
6. Take two slices of bread, a jar of peanut butter and a jar of jelly
1. Steal someone else’s sandwich
2. Claim you coerced them into making the sandwich for you all along
3. Say you’ll tell them everything if they make you another sandwich
4. Stare at them all creepy-like
1. Lay out plans for one of the most intricate, fascinating, and delicious sandwiches of all time
2. Just as you start making it, get shot
1. Mmmmmmm, peanut butter
Thursday, September 2, 2010
Sweet! Once again Lollapalooza is offering a free subscription to Spin music magazine! I signed up for this offer last year, and have been really enjoying the magazine.
GET 1-YEAR OF SPIN FOR FREE
Ok, I'm not sure how I missed this one before, but I'm pretty excited about it! Amazon has a free download of Vanguard's Summer Sampler, and boy is it worth snagging! There are eight tracks:
Blue Giant -- "Blue Sunshine"
Jesca Hoop -- "Feast of the Heart"
Isobel Campbell (formerly of Belle and Sebastian) -- "Come Undone"
Stacy Clark -- "Don't Take What's Mine"
Trevor Hall -- "The Lime Tree"
Stephen Kellogg and the Sixes -- "4th of July"
Indigo Girls -- "Shame on You"
The Robert Cray Band -- "Chicken in the Kitchen"
The song "The Lime Tree" from Trevor Hall is actually one that I stumbled across ages ago and fell in love with, so I'm glad to get to share it with y'all for free now... and its cool to see a free track from Jesca Hoop also, since I saw her in concert four years ago when she opened for Josh Ritter. She was quirky and entertaining, and it's fun to "run into her" again here.
Now go download!!
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
iTunes Weekly Free Music... American Bang, Senator & The New Republic, Luisa Maita, and Master Shortie
Alrighty, the weekly iTunes freebies are:
"Intermission" from Senator & The New Republic (pleasant but I can't decide if I like it, or if I feel absolutely nothing towards it whatsoever. Thoughts?)
"Wild and Young" from American Bang (upbeat and catchy rock)
"Bringing It Back" from Master Shortie (music video -- hip hop/rap... this one generated some pretty heated "I love it!" "I hate it!" comments on iTunes, so you might need to check it just to form your own opinion. The music video involves psychedelic floating Rubik cubes if that helps...)
"Lero-Lero" from Luisa Maita (jazzy, sensual latin balad -- iTunes makes an Astrud Gilberto comparison in their review and it is SO TRUE. Definitely download this one!)
Let me know what y'all think!