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New Tunes Tuesday: Taylor Swift – Picture to Burn

Posted by dockane On July - 22 - 2008

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Okay folks, we’re experiencing a dearth of “right out of the box” great music these past few weeks. Sure there is plenty of stuff coming out, but nothing has struck a chord with me until I heard this song today from Taylor Swift. If you’re a country fan, you might know it already, but if you’re listening to Top 40, it’s just now burning up the charts.

New Tunes Tuesday: One Block Radius (OBR) – You Got Me

Posted by dockane On July - 8 - 2008

Today’s New Tunes Tuesday hit is currently going for adds on Top 40 stations across the US. So, if you’re in some of the bigger markets you might be hearing this track “pop” a bit over the next few weeks. I think it might have potential on a number of other formats as well, including stations slanted toward R&B and HipHop as well as some of your more open satellite stations. I also think it’s got some potential on Alternative at some point. Anyway, I thought it was worth listening to here on New Tunes Tuesday, so I’m happy to share. I really dig the monster chorus!

One thing I love about music is finding something that is totally new to me. Sometimes I’m on the cusp of the new stuff, sometimes I’m behind the curve a bit. So, depending on how close you keep your ear to the ground, you may have already heard some of these tracks that I’m going to introduce to the rest of the audience this week. While looking for a new place to live this week, I popped my head in a Border’s for a quick half hour break. Searching for a new place to live can be mind-numbing, and the break was much needed.

New Tunes Tuesday, John Mellencamp – “My Sweet Love”

Posted by dockane On June - 24 - 2008

John Mellencamp — “My Sweet Love”

Swing those hips baby, its John Mellencamp, swaying the house with this great track from his new album “Life, Death, Love and Freedom” Backing vocals are courtesy of Little Big Town’s Karen Fairchild. I would swear that’s Kurt Neumann from BoDeans on guitar. Great song. Nuff Said. I love Mellencamp.

Pick it up wherever you buy your records, cds, itunes, etc. these days.

Three things you need to know about this record and John as an entertainment career wannabe:

  1. He’s a legend.
  2. He’s a legend. (that’s not a typo)

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You bet your Casey-Kasem, Rick-Dees lovin’ asses it is.

Without a doubt, radio is still is among one of the more powerful mediums for introducing the majority of people throughout the world (don’t forget media exists outside the US, folks), to new music, news about musicians and bands on tours, and general entertainment industry revelry. Its almost always free, and accessible just about everywhere humans tend to populate.

(Heck, even my phone, a Sony Ericsson, is a phone/walkman. So, I can get radio on my cell phone, and I didn’t have to pay a friggin’ dime more for the privilege, unlike other carriers who offer a fancy download plan that, in my opinion, just serves to add yet another monthly bill to your cash outlay.)

Anthony David – “Words” featuring India Arie

Today’s “New Tunes Tuesday” brings us this beauty by MySpace star Anthony David. If you’re a fan of Mr. David, then you’ve no doubt heard this song before as its been around for a bit. Of course, that doesn’t always mean the rest of us have heard it, and given the amazing ability of the Apple music department to pick super-ass hits no one ever played on radio, I feel I’m somewhat safe in “introducing” this one to readers here today. It’s a really great song, that I’m sure you’ll enjoy! His album Acey Duecey drops June 24, 2008. Pick it up whereever you by your records, cds, itunes, etc. these days.

Friday’s Music Industry Writer’s Link Roundup

Posted by dockane On June - 13 - 2008

This week’s music business link round-up features a few new blogs and one you’re probably quite familiar with, I’m sure. So without further adieu, here are some of what I thought were great reads from around the blogosphere this week:

Fellow music-crazed writer, Heather McDonald over at wrote a bevy of posts this week about a number of topics that might be of interest to you, including: the first part in a series about Long Lost Record labels, this year’s In The City music expo/conference/jam in the UK that offers a good excuse to hop on a plane and visit Europe this fall, and an interesting story covering feedback from users of Sonicbids.

New Tunes Tuesday, The Fratellis – “Mistress Mabel”

Posted by dockane On June - 11 - 2008

The Fratellis – “Mistress Mabel”

Okay, so today’s New Tunes Tuesday is a day late, but what the heck, this song is super cool anyway. This’ll be a new feature around here. . .all sorts of music will be featured. It’ll be a genre-busting specialty show of sorts, that’ll aim to keep you up on some of the new stuff being released every week in the world of music.

Three things you need to know:

  1. They’re Scottish
  2. They won the BRIT award for Best British Breakthrough Act in 2007



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