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Music Video of the Week- Royal Blood

This week’s video comes from a band that I recently came across listening to random playlists in Spotify. And what a pleasant surprise they have been.

Royal Blood is an English rock duo that started back in 2013. Although, if you listen to their album, you will swear that there are more than two people in the band. Another cool thing about them is that their sound comes from a bass guitar and a set of drums. That’s it. They are like the White Stripes, but a lot heavier.

I’m not sure how he does it, but the lead singer/bass player creates some amazing and unusual sounds with his instrument. I’ve listened to their entire debut album and I’m quite impressed that they can create such great music with just two instruments.

So without further delay, check out this video for the song called, “Little Monster.” Enjoy!

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Music Video of the Week- Silverstein

I will admit and I’m not ashamed that I still listen to bands that were popular in the 2000s. If a song has good lyrics, real instruments and a great music video, then I’m always on board. One of my favorite bands from the 2000s was a group called Silverstein. A few months ago, I started listening to their music again and I was pleasantly surprised that they are still releasing new records.

In fact, this year, they will be releasing a new record called, “I Am Alive in Everything I Touch.” And I’m very excited about it. These guys have consistently made good albums without ever changing their style of music. Most bands these days decide to switch styles in order to sell more records but it usually just comes off looking desperate. Check out the new Nickelback video if you need an example of how sad it can be.

But yes, Silverstein has stuck to their guns and continue to make great rock music. That’s why this week’s video is from their new album and it’s called, “A Midwestern State of Emergency.” Enjoy!

Frank: The Strangest Movie I’ve Ever Seen

Recently, I’ve been watching a lot of odd movies. The type of films where you scratch your head and at the end, you wonder what you just watched. The last three weird movies that I have seen are The Babadook, Tusk and one of my new favorite movies, Frank.

This is Frank.

This is Frank.

Frank is a peculiar tale about a young man who joins a band with a very strange lead singer played by Michael Fassbender. (Even though you don’t see his face until the end.) Fassbender’s character wears a giant head throughout the entire film. All the time. Even in the shower. He never reveals his face. He is also a musical genius.

Here’s one of their songs. It almost sounds like a mixture of Radiohead and Jim Morrison.

The whole movie is about a band struggling to record an album while they also deal with new fame and a lead singer who is mentally ill. Each member fights to remain true to themselves while their lives and music evolves.

Would I recommend this movie? Sure, but it’s definitely not for everyone. I enjoyed the quirkiness and the dry humor. I also thought it had some really meaningful metaphors in it about the music business and people dealing with a mental illness.

Frank is on Netflix and it’s also out on DVD and Blu-Ray. If you’ve seen the movie, tell me what you think about it in the comments section!

Music Video of the Week- The Wonder Years

Life is full of highs and low. Valleys and mountains. Sometimes we’re on top of the world and sometimes we are in the deepest gutter. For the times where I feel like I’m stuck in a hole, I usually listen to this song by The Wonder Years called, “Passing Through a Screen Door.”

The song is about a guy who doesn’t seem to have his life together. One point in the bridge he talks about being 26 and not measuring up to his peers. The lives of others seem to be in order and seem to be productive. That’s something I can relate to on a very deep level.

You start to look around and ask yourself if you messed up somewhere along the way. Maybe you look back and see choices you’ve made and wonder where you would be if you choose differently. Maybe you’d have a wife, a family, a better job, a better place to live or just a better life in general. Maybe you’d be a better person.

The thing I love most about The Wonder Years is that their lyrics are so relatable. You can feel the real emotion coming through. The lead singer asks questions of himself and examines how he could have been a better person.

On the other hand, maybe we’ve made the right choices. Maybe we are exactly where we are suppose to be. Maybe our choices are leading us to something greater than we ever could have imagined. Maybe the other choices just weren’t for us. At least, that’s what I’m hoping…

So here is this week’s music video. Enjoy.

Music Video of the Week- Be Your Own Pet

It’s been a while since I’ve graced this blog with my presence. It’s been a busy two months, and unfortunately this blog was put on the back burner. However, the posts shall continue whether you like it or not.

Be Your Own Pet

Be Your Own Pet

This week’s music video comes from a band that I recently discovered even though they broke up a few years ago. Once again, I’m late to the party. It’s like high school all over again. Just kidding, I was never invited to parties in high school…

That’s neither here nor there. This week’s I have chosen the band, Be Your Own Pet. This punk/garage band came to us from the sweet dwellings of Nashville, Tennessee. Which is weird, because the lead singer is the only Ten I See. In other words, she’s attractive.

Anyways, here is there video for the song, Adventure. Enjoy yourselves.

Music Video of the Week- Taking Back Sunday

Taking Back Sunday is one of my favorite rock bands. Yeah, I know some people describe them as “emo,” but I do have a problem with that term. Technically all music is “emo” since all goods songs convey some sort of emotion. But that is neither here nor there.

Taking Back Sunday

Taking Back Sunday

Personally, I think Taking Back Sunday were in their prime when the album, Where You Want To Be came out. Yes, Tell All Your Friends was a great record, but for some reason I could relate and enjoyed WYWTB even more.

This week, I have chosen a live music video from these guys. The song is called One-Eighty By Summer and it just happens to be my favorite track from WYWTB, even though I thoroughly enjoyed every song from the record.

So sit back, and enjoy an amazing performance by one of my favorite bands.

What’s your favorite Taking Back Sunday song? Tell me about it in the comments.

Cheers.

Music Video of the Week- The Rocket Summer

Whenever I’m feeling kind of down and out, there is always one band I can count on to put me in a good mood and that’s The Rocket Summer. Not only is it great music, but I also have a lot of respect for the man behind it all, Bryce Avary.

The Rocket Summer

Bryce Avary from The Rocket Summer.

The Rocket Summer is a solo project started by Bryce Avery. He plays multiple instruments, writes and produces every song that is on his albums. He’s creative and always has a positive message within his songs, which is refreshing.

He has released 5 studio albums along with several EPs. This week’s video is from his latest album, Life Will Write The Words. The song is called 200,000 and is one of my favorite songs he has done. This video is also cool because you get to see Bryce play all kinds of instruments and see just how talented he really is.

Check it out.

Do you know of any artists similar to The Rocket Summer? If so, tell me about them in the comments.

Music Video of the Week- Rooney

This week, I’ve chosen a band that I’ve liked for a few years now. Named after the principal from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, (Ed Rooney) the band, Rooney is this week’s pick.

Rooney

Rooney

The cool thing about this band is there sound. I really enjoy there British invasion rock type feel. With their shag haircuts, catchy melodies and rocking guitars, this is one band you should definitely check out.

The video I have chosen is called, I’m Shakin’, off of their first album. Enjoy!

If you know of any other bands that are similar to this one, let me know about them in the comments!

Music Video of the Week- Macklemore

I don’t listen to a lot of rap music. Every now and then there is a song from the genre that I will enjoy. So, this week, I’ve surprised myself by picking an indie rapper by the name of Macklemore.

Macklemore

Macklemore

This guy released his first studio album back in October of 2012. I’m pretty sure that I’m a little late jumping on the bandwagon since his music video, Thrift Shop, has been viewed about 50 million times.

Here’s the video for Thrift Shop and I hope you enjoy it as much as I have. Good luck getting it out of your head.

Do you know of any artists similar to this one that I should know about? If so, tell me about them in the comments section.

3 Best Television Doctors of All Time

Television shows about doctors have always been pretty popular. Not only are they entertaining, but they also make it seem like being a doctor is a cool profession. What could be better than solving medical mysteries and making big money?

Now everyone thinks they can be a medical practitioner. However, learning how to be a doctor from television is a lot like learning proper fighting technique from wrestling. Both are extremely fake and you’re either going to your hurt yourself or someone else in the process.

the wrestler, Bret Hart

To prove my point, here’s an unnecessary picture of Bret “The Hitman” Hart.

I’ve decided to compile a list of the 3 best doctors to ever grace our television screens. If you disagree and or have someone else to add, please add your comment to the bottom so I can ignore it entirely.

3. Doogie Howser- This gem of a show aired from 1989 until 1993. This was your typical story about a genius 16-year-old who became a doctor after getting a perfect score on his SATs, completed high school in 9 weeks and was accepted into Princeton at the age of nine. But  for some reason, he had the lamest theme song.

Clearly the budget wasn’t spent on the opening of the show.

These days we know Doogie Howser as Barney Stinson on the popular show, How I Met Your Mother.

Barney Stinson

Which one of you ladies needs a breast exam? I’m a doctor.

2. Dr. Perry Cox- In case you haven’t read my post about how much I miss the show Scrubs, I absolutely loved Dr. Cox. The guy was an arrogant know-it-all, and way cooler than you and I will ever be.

Dr. Cox

Dr. Cox- What all doctors wish they could be.

Scrubs was on the air from 2001 until 2010. And in those nine years, I learned to love and hate the antics of Perry Cox. He treated everyone like crap, did hilarious rants, but was also a brilliant doctor. His narcissism and cocky attitude made me dislike him, but every now and then he would give you a gleam of hope that he was a good person.

However, there was one doctor with similar traits that always seemed to trump Dr. Cox. The number one TV doctor is…

1. Dr. Gregory House- Whether you watched the show or not, everyone has heard of Dr. House. Hugh Laurie brilliantly portrayed this self-hating, self-destructive, arrogant and cold-hearted doctor. And he did it all in an American accent. Impressive.

Even when the writing took a turn for the worse and the stories lines got ridiculous, I still tuned in because House’s character was just so engaging.

Sadly, the show aired it’s finale and we will no longer be graced with the presence of our favorite doctor. Unless you have different stations like USA, Fox, Bravo and the countless others networks that will most likely be airing the re-runs for years to come.

Who are some of your favorite TV doctors? Share them in the comments section.

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