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I’m new to these guys.

So far I really like what I’ve heard.

My main reason for posting this is to let you know that they have done a full album of cover tunes, and it’s completely free.

Click here to download it.

If you want to look at the tracks and get individual ones, go here.

I don’t know many of the songs on it, but they’re good anyway.

They do cover The Cardigans’ Lovefool from ’96’s Romeo + Juliet.

It’s great.

I’ve listened to other stuff on their myspace, and I have to say I’m an instant fan.

They remind me of a more broken down Shins.

If you any of that sounds appealing to you, get the free cover album and see what you think.

Official Site.


Sheena really likes finding good sticks.

I do not know why.

Maybe she’ll ellaborate?


p.s. New Harry Potter trailer. Oooo.

Ben Folds has a new album coming out on September 30th.

It’s called Way To Normal.

I’m really hoping that’s not a grammatical error.

Although I don’t think he’ll ever top the Ben Folds Five days, I think I’ll always be a fan.

Here’s a performance from Bonaroo of a new song:


lets try this again:

1: I think we can handle one little girl. I sent two units, they’re bringing her down now.
2: No lieutenant, your men are already dead.

come on. it’s really easy.

Speed Racer

As shocking as it is to say this, I loved this movie. I honestly don’t have much to complain about. Yes, the dialog was cheesy, and I didn’t like Christina Ricci at all, but I think both of those were things that were done the way they were on purpose. I mean, have you seen the cartoon? Visually, this movie was amazing. It was the perfect balance between the real world and a cartoon world. The plot was actually pretty cool, and the characters were all great, especially the little brother and the monkey. Hilarious. But the best part: the racing. I was on the edge of my seat. It was seriously intense. And the cool things the cars could do… oh, man. It was like watching amazing fight scenes done with cars. While racing. I just can’t get over how shocked I am at what a fun time I had watching this movie. And it’s clean. I can recall maybe three or four curse words in the whole movie. There were tons of kids in the theater, and I can’t remember a moment where I thought maybe they shouldn’t have seen/heard something. And even if they couldn’t necessarily follow the plot (not that it was all that hard), visually this movie has so much going on that any kid would get a huge kick out of it. I just don’t have enough good things to say about this movie. It was definitely a very pleasant surprise. I recommend checking it out.


This Saturday is the Birmingham stop of the Church Basement Roadshow.

I am excited about it.

My friend Bobby was at the Kansas City stop. He said it was a really good time, and very funny.

I don’t know a whole lot about what’s going to happen, but I think I like it better that way.

If you’d like to go, give me a call/email/comment and maybe all parties interested can meet for dinner beforehand.

Just FYI, the event was originally $10, but a church in the area took care of the expenses so that it would be free for everyone.

So, what’s your excuse now? That’s what I thought.

Starts at 7pm at the Disciples Fellowship Abbey (2970 Lorna Rd.).

More information here.

See you there.


Two posts in one day! I know, I know!

But, I just found out about this, and I am PUMPED.

Stokin’ the Fire

August 22 and 23.

It’s a bbq festival! But that’s not all!


Manchester Orchestra is playing!

Oh man.

And the Whigs.

AND it’s at Sloss Furnace, which is cool just by itself.

This will be awesome.

$25/weekend, $15/sat.

Who’s coming with me?


I go to Apple Movie Trailers on a daily basis.

I saw this trailer a few days ago.

It. Looks. Awesome.

I’ve been hearing about Watchmen for some time,
but I’ve never read the series.

I did some research on the story. Mostly here.

Now I want to see (and read) it even more.


Yes, this is a pretty funny video,
but I also think this guy is really interesting.
I would like to be friends with him.


1: I think we can handle one little girl. I sent two units, they’re bringing her down now.
2: No lieutenant, your men are already dead.