Posts Tagged ‘ Dave Barnes ’

Shuffle

I know, I know. I missed last week, and I’m 19 minutes away from missing this Wednesday too. I’m sorry.

Instead of picking one song or artist this week, I’d like to talk about one of my favorite things, Spotify. At first, I thought it was just another Pandora knock off. But it’s not. It’s so much more.

I decided to pay for the premium package because I was spending so much money on music every month. I thought I’d give it a try, and see if having one subscription would keep me from buying so much. To my surprise, it really has worked. I only buy things that I really really want or artists that I really want to support. Otherwise, those random urges to listen to Dolly Parton result in a Spotify search rather than a $1.29 purchase. It is glorious.

I’d like to leave you with a playlist I made for an event that I helped plan last week. I was a bit nervous as never making a playlist for such an occasion. However, I am happy to report that I got a couple of compliments on the music and the event wasn’t so bad either. I’ve been listening to the playlist ever since, and if I do say so myself, it’s pretty good. It has a good helping of some of the best Nashville has to offer like Katie Herzig, Dave Barnes, Daniel Ellsworth & the Great Lakes, and a few more. Give it a listen and send me one of your favorite playlists. I’m always looking for new music.

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In my headphones

Artist: Dave Barnes

Song/Album: Stories to Tell

Date Released: March 13, 2012

Genre: Singer/Songwriter, Pop

How I heard about Dave: It was sometime in 2005 when I was avoiding writing a paper for Dr. Ruff. I was surfing this cool new site called Myspace. I ran across his site and have been listening ever since.

What I like: I was in a bad mood when I heard these tracks the first time, and only liked a couple of them. Upon getting plenty of sleep and adjusting my attitude, I’ve decided that I actually like every track. It’s a cd I can listen to all the way through with out skipping around.  His songwriting is just getting better, and I’m digging the more poppy sound for the most part.  I’m sure all of the songs will be a lot of fun to listen to live, too.

What I don’t like: The track “Mine to Love” has that cheesy Christian Pop vibe to it. It was actually the first track released on iTunes, so I’ve been able to warm up to it.  It doesn’t bother me anymore, but it’s still not my favorite.

Tracks to look out for: White Flag, Love Will Be Enough For Us, Seventeen, Stories to Tell, and Warm Heart in a Cold World

Here’s my favorite track from the album. If you like what you hear, head over to itunes, amazon, or spotify.

 

Christmas Extravagan za(s)

Being the youngest of 3 kids and last one at home for Christmas morning, we don’t really have too many Christmas traditions anymore.  I still get my Christmas pjs every Christmas Eve, but other than that, the last few Christmases haven’t been the same (as in traditions practiced not sentimental value).  However, one thing is quickly becoming a tradition for me: Dave Barnes Christmas Extravagan za.  I can’t believe he’s been doing this for 5 years now.  He just posted the newest video today.

Below are all of the videos with my favorite quote from each one.  It’s better than watching any Glee Christmas special.  I promise.

We would dance around like fairies–like wood nymphs.

I’ve thought so many times to myself when I’m lying awake asleep at night… does he have red bouogers?

You are a little liar and you smell like the devil.

Also, the whole argument with Santa.

Jack Frost let me give you a little lesson… If you come to my house this Christmas, I’ve got a little something waiting on you for, a knuckle sandwich.

I didn’t want to pick, so all of these win.

You better not look at the merchandise unless you are ready to pay the money, pay, pay the money.

Like oil and winiger.

I’m going James Bond on your face.

Watch the hips, Santa’s got the hips. Don’t look at hips, watch his lips.

What are your favorite lines?