Thursday, February 26, 2009

Great Expectations

The Gaslight Anthem, easily my favorite new band of the past few years just released the video for "Great Expectations," their third single off of The '59 Sound.

Picking up the album on iTunes gets you an exclusive track, a fantastic cover of Robert Bradley's "Once Upon a Time."

It's bands like this that make me wish that I had the patience to stick with the guitar for more than a few weeks at a time.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009


I like bananas because they have no bones.

War Child: Heroes

I can not encourage everyone enough to get a copy of War Child: Heroes. The concept is simple: One musician picked another to cover one of their songs. That's it. A portion of the proceeds goes to War Child, a charity that provides humanitarian assistance to children in devastated regions.

Even better is that Amazon has the mp3 version of the album on sale this week for $3.99. It's an amazing deal and a good cause.

Here's the link to Amazon's listing: War Child: Heroes

01. Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat [Bob Dylan] - Beck
02. Victoria [The Kinks] - The Kooks
03. Atlantic City [Bruce Springsteen] - The Hold Steady
04. Transmission [Joy Division] - Hot Chip
05. Straight to Hell [The Clash] - Lily Allen featuring Mick Jones
06. Sheena Is a Punk Rocker [Ramones] - Yeah Yeah Yeahs
07. Call Me [Blondie] - Franz Ferdinand
08. Live and Let Die [Paul McCartney] - Duffy
09. Superstition [Stevie Wonder] - Estelle
10. Wonderful/Song for Children [Brian Wilson] - Rufus Wainwright
11. Do the Strand [Roxy Music] - Scissor Sisters
12. Search and Destroy [Iggy Pop] - Peaches
13. Take This Waltz (Toma Este Waltz) [Leonard Cohen] - Adam Cohen
14. Running to Stand Still [U2]- Elbow
15. You Belong to Me [Elvis Costello] - The Like
16. Heroes [David Bowie] - TV on the Radio