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Hey everyone,

Long time no updates. I need to get back into blogging on a regular basis. It starts today.

Anyways, I have joined a new band since the last time this was updated. It is the side project of Idiot Pilot’s Daniel Anderson, links and the video for our second single “How Far You Go” are below.

We are The Ghost And The Grace.

TGATG:
www.theghostandthegrace.com
www.myspace.com/theghostandthegrace

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Yesterday I formally submitted paperwork to the State to form my new company: Northern Alliance Management.

About Us:
Started in Early 2009, Northern Alliance Management works with emerging talent from the Pacific Northwest. NAM’s goal is to help assist artists in the development and management of a long-term career in the music industry. Our priority is to deal with, and meet, the needs of our artists, be they business or other wise related, so they can have the room to create and perform. Some of the services offered are World-Wide Representation, Direct Artist Management, Tour Management, and Publicity and Promotion.
Currently I’m in talks with local and regional talent about representation and I am also actively scouting for talent to add to my roster. More information will be coming shortly as well as a website where you will be able to get everything you need to know as well as be able to submit materials for consideration.

These are my picks for the top non-local/major release, albums of the year. The albums appear in no particular order:

Kanye West- 808’s and Heartbreak
Eagles Of Death Metal- Heart On
Sebastian Grainger and The Mountains- Self Titled
Justice- A Cross The Universe (Live Album/DVD)
Lupe Fiasco- The Cool
N.E.R.D.- Seeing Sounds
The Black Keys- Attack And Release
MGMT- Oracular Spectacular
Beck- Modern Guilt

The following are my picks for the top local albums of the year. They are in no particular order:

The Love Lights- Young Lions
The Mission Orange- Seasick
The Oregon Donor- Somethings
Black Eyes & Neckties- Apparition!
Wallpaper- On The Chewing Gum Ground
The Nextdoor Neighbors- Magic Vs. The Machine
Wooden Wings- Swan Songs
Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band- Weepy EP
PWRFL Power- PWRFL POWER

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Eagles of Death Metal (EoDM) is an American band formed by Jesse Hughes (AKA The Devil/Boots Electric) and Josh Homme (AKA Carlo Von Sexron/Baby Duck.)

“Wanna Be In LA” from Heart On (2008) Directed by Liam Lynch:

Background on Post Title:
A couple of friends and I went to see EoDm a few weeks back. After the show the girl we were with was taken backstage to “Party,” my other friend and I were denied at the door. Thus I can say with all honesty, Boots Electric Stole My Girl.

boblog

Bob Log III is an American lo-fi, Slide Guitar, One Man Band. During performances, Log wears a blue full-body suit and a bubble-mask motorcycle helmet wired with a telephone microphone which allows him to devote his hands and feet to guitar and drums. Bob Log’s version of quick Delta blues closely resembles the sound that Bob Log and Thermos pioneered in the duo, Doo Rag. The major differences are: greater emphasis on guitar showmanship, and drumming -one man band style-with his feet.

More info at: www.myspace.com/boblog111 or www.boblog111.com

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Kanye West’s “808’s and Heartbreak”

Yesterday I received my copy of Kanye West’s “808’s and Heartbreak.” The packaging on the Limited Edition version (I think they all might be “LE”) is super fresh. Mr. West and his art team created a winning combination of modern design, style and color. Along with the 3 Fold Album Jacket comes an 8 Fold (16 Page) foldout including the albums lyrics and info as well as a Mini-Poster of Kanye on one side in his “808” Suit and on the other a photo of him and his mother, the late Mrs. Donda West. The design is an Instant Classic.

All that and I haven’t even gotten to the music yet. This departure from the usual cocky and overbearing West shows a softer side of him as a human and artist. Mixing his signature 808 drum settings with live orchestration and heavy synth the album is a nice change that may be overlooked by and miss-communicated to the normal listening public. Must listen tracks include the single “Love Lockdown” as well as “Amazing” feat. Young Jeezy (which includes my favorite line so far: I’m exhausted, barely breathing, holding on to what I believe in, no matter what you’ll never take that from me, my reign is as far as your eyes can see.) and “Robocop.” The only weak spots I have found so are are the final track “Pinocchio Story” which is a Live freestyle and the overtly long drum outros on a couple of the tracks.

Packaging: A+
Music: A-
Overall: A

Thoughts?

“Transliterator” is off of DeVotchKa’s 2008 Album “A Mad & Faithful Telling.” The video of the song above was recorded at The Triple Door in Seattle, WA as part of a KEXP program. DeVotchKa gained recognition for there work on the the soundtrack to the 2006 Independent movie “Little Miss Sunshine.”

Sneak A Peak.

It’s Finally Coming!

C.R.E.A.M. by Wu Tang Clan from there debut album 36 Chambers.

Wu Tang World Wide Coming At Ya!