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Music Video of the Week- Billy Talent

This week’s video comes from a band that I really don’t know much about, called Billy Talent. They are a Canadian punk band that formed back in 1993.

To be completely honest, this song showed up on one of my Spotify radio stations and I’ve been jamming out to it ever since. These guys have some pretty good material from what I’ve heard from them.

Anyways, here is there video called, “Try Honesty.” The video is a tad bit creepy, the lead singer gets really intense and the guitar player has some amazing hair. I have no idea how he gets to stay so perfectly.

That’s neither here nor there, so just enjoy the music my friend.


Music Video of the Week- Further Seems Forever

Back in May, I posted a music video from one of my favorite bands, Dashboard Confessional. I talked about how much I enjoyed the acousitc guitar and the heartfelt lyrics from Mr. Chris Carrabba.

Further Seems Forever

Further Seems Forever

However, a few weeks ago I learned that Carrabba was getting back together with one of his earlier bands called Further Seems Forever. Unfortunately, the band only recorded one album with Carrabba at the helm and it was called The Moon Is Down. If you’re into Dashboard’s work, I think you’ll really enjoy this album. I’ve been playing it non-stop lately.

Further Seems Forever will be releasing a new album with Carrabba back on lead vocals on October 22. The new release is called Penny Black and will hopefully have some good tracks on it. I’ve got high hopes and expectations.

This week, I’ve chosen the first single off the new record called, So Cold. Hope you like it.

Do you know of any other great bands that are similar to Further Seems Forever? If so, please share them in the comments section so I can check them out.


Music Video of the Week- The Avett Brothers

This week’s music videos comes from one of my favorite bands, The Avett Brothers. Today, they are releasing their new and highly-anticipated album, The Carpenter.

The Avett Brothers

These guys are truly a rare find in the music scene. They have a unique sound and know how to rock a stage with just a guitar and a banjo. If you ever get lucky enough to score tickets to one of their shows, do not miss it. They are one of the greatest live bands you will ever witness.

So this week, I chose to post the lyric video for their first single off the new record called, “Live and Die.”

There new album is coming out today, so definitely check it out. You won’t be disappointed.

My Labor Day Playlist

Since it’s been a while since I’ve done an original post and I’ve slacked off on the music videos every week, I figured I would combine the two together in one big post to blow your mind. A mega post if you will.

So today is Labor Day, and to celebrate all you hard workers out there, I’ve decided to throw a list together of my favorite songs about working. So whether you work as a waitress or a business man at a fortune 500 company (which 99% of my readers do), I hope you will relate and enjoy this wonderful list I have thrown together.

5. Jimmy Eat World- Work- This song doesn’t actually talk a lot about working, but I thought the title was appropriate for the day.  It’s more about wanting to escape and get away. So if you have thought about quitting your job, leaving your town and starting somewhere new, then I dedicate this song to you. Also, if you’re young and working a crappy job, then this song is also for you.

4. Loverboy- Working for the Weekend- Let’s be honest, we all look forward to Friday and the weekend. This song puts that emotion into an 80s pop song. So all you hard workers out there, enjoy what’s left of your weekend!

3. Bob Dylan- Maggie’s Farm– If you have a boss that you strongly dislike or a job you hate, then this song is for you. If you’re not a fan of Mr. Dylan, then you should definitely check out Rage Against the Machine’s cover of this song. It’s fantastic. But, I’m a fan of Dylan’s version, so check out his video.

2. The Beatles- Hard Day’s Night- If you’ve been “working like a dog,” then let The Beatles cheer you up with their catchy tune. I know there are a ton of people who have to work ridiculous hours and I don’t know how they do it. But I have a great amount of respect for them. Here’s to you.

1. John Lennon- Working Class Hero- I won’t even pretend to know exactly what Lennon’s message was with this song, but I believe it was not to become so consumed in your job that you forget what’s truly important. Don’t sacrifice your character, integrity and beliefs just so you can be one of the “folks on the hill.” I could be wrong, but that’s what I get from it.

So there you go. 5 great songs, to help you celebrate Labor Day. Hope you enjoyed. If you know of any other great songs that you think should have been included, then tell me about them in the comments section!


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