Monday, October 20, 2008

going private....

hi all...

i've decided to make this blog private. my intentions for this blog was never to spread free music to simply anyone and everyone who jumped on the internet....the original intent was just to have a means to share the music i was listening to lately with friends and family without having to meet up with them all the time (although i wish i could).

i'm gonna leave this blog the way it is today (maybe minimize the appearance some) and leave it at the link you see. so for future posts i'll be creating a new blog.

starting today my posting blog will be at:

please send me an email so i can get you an invitation to the new blog.

also, if anyone is interested in being another author for the blog, let me know. it would be kinda nice to have others posting albums. i will, however, have to get some feeling about your musical tastes and whether or not they agree to the blog's general status.

thanks for listening.....


Thursday, October 16, 2008

coming soon

i haven't posted in well over a month....i've got some GREAT ones on the way. stay tuned.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

bnat - ryan adams country collection

you may not tell it from reading this blog but i am a fan of country music. honestly, i would almost call myself a closet fan of country music. i actually really, really, enjoy it. however, i rarely listen to it with others and even less will talk to others about it. i've gotten quite a bit of razz in the past from people who think country music has no value. now, let me say that A LOT of country is nothing more than pop with a twang. and pop has very little value. there are times, however, that i enjoy listening to stupid music. it can be relaxing to turn my brain off while listening to music. country does that for me more than almost any other type of music.

ok, having been through that bit lets talk about the task at hand, ryan adams. if you haven't heard of ryan adams by now something is missing in your musical life. now, whether or not you would categorize this as actual country music, alternative country, folk or what-not, it has qualities of country music that feels much more deservedly worthy of the country name. for crying out loud, the guy just produced willie nelson's album songbird. willie nelson.

you've probably noticed that it has been on and off here as far as the posting here. that's partly due to laziness but mostly due to the fact that i haven't really had anything new to post. not having anything new to post is mostly due to the fact that i have been listening to primarily ryan adams for the past month or so. obsessed? maybe. entranced? definitely. ryan has often been called the modern bob dylan. that's bull. he's way freaking better than bob dylan. dylan was a revolutionary and a genius but ryan adams' versatility would make dylan dry up like a weed at the ultraviolet greatness that is david ryan adams. he has so much music to choose from it has kept me busy for the past month and i feel like i'm just getting started. and i sure have enjoyed it. if you're interested in hearing more ryan adams feel free to email me with a request for tunes. wherever you get it, get it. holy crap get it. 

  1. chin up, cheer up
  2. oh my sweet carolina
  3. let it ride
  4. dear john
  5. answering bell
  6. everybody knows
  7. i see monsters
  8. carolina rain
  9. please do not let me go
  10. tears of gold
  11. easy plateau
  12. strawberry wine
  13. the hardest part
  14. when the stars go blue
  15. pearls on a string
  16. elizabeth, you were born to play that part

Monday, September 1, 2008

the republic tigers - keep color [2008]

nice little band here. they will be travis' support band for the uk leg of their upcoming tour. not quite the band travis is yet but for an american indie band from missouri they sure do have potential....enjoy.

  1. buildings & mountains
  2. golden sand
  3. feelin' the future
  4. weatherbeaten
  5. air guitar
  6. the nerve
  7. contortionists
  8. fight song
  9. made concrete
  10. give arm to its socket
  11. stranger to the eyes of a child-man
  12. cast on, cast off

Thursday, August 7, 2008

patrick park - loneliness knows my name [2003]

sorry for the's been a crazy couple of weeks. it ain't over yet. i probably shouldn't even post this as my last final of the summer is looming large over my head. oh well, my brain needs a small release and this'll do. economics is driving me crazy. i can see why musicians enjoy living such free lives. stupid school. [apology for the rant]

here's an album i've been enjoying quite a little bit lately. patrick park has a nice songwriting ability (as some of you probably heard on the best of summer post). this is his first major release and i must admit, i was a little disheartened [pissed actually] that i hadn't heard of him sooner. his music fits right into the style that is tickling my fancy right now (i.e. ryan adams, ryan adams, ryan adams, etc.). this album makes great use of strings, slide guitar, harmonica, pan flute and even brass intruments! great job patrick...also, he released an album just last year so if you enjoy this 'un, drop me a line for the new one as well. since i already posted "something pretty" on best of summer i'll post two other yummies. love. 

  1. thunderbolt
  2. honest skrew
  3. songs of guns
  4. nothing's wrong
  5. your smile's a drug
  6. something pretty
  7. silver girl
  8. desperation eyes
  9. past poisons
  10. bullets by the door
  11. home for now
  12. [hidden track]

Thursday, July 17, 2008

bnat - best of summer [2008]

summer greetings to all. i am proud to introduce my summer mix. i have collected many songs that i feel fit well into the summer feel this year. some are new, some are old, all are fan-freaking-tastic. i am excited for this post. i'm sure you'll recognize some of these songs from recent posts...that's because there hitting my playlists this summer so they make this one too. some of you arrested development fans will recognize track six from a couple episodes :) michael jackson is a part of akon's latest released (which isn't actually released yet) but i love mj so he makes the cut. and check out ryan adams "dear john" which is a cover of his song from jacksonville city nights but favors the guitar more than the piano in this version. i hope you enjoy. 

special thanks for my friend jake @ postfontaine for this AMAZING album art!! guys a genius!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

guggenheim grotto - happy the man [preview]

this album is not actually released yet. i, for one, cannot wait until it IS released (sept. 5th). until then we'll have to deal with a couple of early releases from these guys. their first album "waltzing alone" (posted previously) is in my top five albums of 2006. 2008 is an AMAZING year in music so far. i can't wait to see what will happen. if the album sounds anything like these songs there's no doubt it will be up there with guillemots, travis, and coldplay for the best albums of the year. anywho, check it. on the song, "fee da da dee" they enlisted the help of jenny lindfors for the female vocal in the bridge....really does it for me. awesome. awesome. awesome. btw--i CAN'T even tell you what i went through to get these....there's still no official release. it was messy :)

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

gotye - like drawing blood [2006]

this isn't the greatest post i've ever done but this guy, gotye, is definitely worth a listen and worth following for the future. he's some aussie phenom who has a pretty natural knack for songwriting. reminds me a bit of ed harcourt actually....very versatile. this is his second album,"like drawing blood". his first is pretty good but a bit more electronic than this. plus a couple of these songs impress the crap out of me. check out "hearts a mess" (especially around the 2:50 mark), and "learnalilgivinanlovin"....that's a mouthful...

  1.  like drawing blood
  2. the only way
  3. hearts a mess
  4. coming back
  5. thanks for your time
  6. learnalilgivinanlovin
  7. puzzle with a piece missing
  8. a distinctive sound
  9. seven hours with a backseat driver
  10. night drive
  11. worn out blues

Monday, July 7, 2008

the ting tings - we started nothing [2008]

i wanted to get this one posted because it probably won't be too long til you hear this album on american radio and then, almost instantly, it will drive me crazy. for now, it's still a goodie though. the first time i heard the song "that's not my name" it seemed a little annoying to me but i still thought it was catchy. it caught on and now i sorta enjoy it. you might too...

  1. great dj
  2. that's not my name
  3. fruit machine
  4. traffic light
  5. shut up and let me go
  6. keep your head
  7. be the one
  8. we walk
  9. impacilla carpisung
  10. we started nothing

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

happy birthday to me...

no. not yet. not today. but good news about my birthday will hopefully pump up more than one of the bnat readers. travis' latest album, ode to j. smith, will be released on the date of my birth, the twenty-ninth day of september in the year two-thousand and eight (sept. 29, 2008 for all the non-english speakers). this having been reported by "". i'm stoked. needless to say. 

also, travis released a small sampling of the greatness in the form of a three-track ep titled j smith. this is not an official single but still very good travis. because some of you are wondering, yes, i am among the select few with a precious copy of this delightful ep. email me for the link since i don't feel like posting it, probably because i feel special being special to have it. here's the three songs though to sample. and you can't buy this album so....hhmmm....

enjoy :)

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

guillemots - red [2008]

hi folks. i'm happy to do this post. happy because i will now introduce the best album of 2008 so far (travis will release ode to j.smith sometime in the fall, then we'll decide for sure). happy to introduce the greatest sophomore success since 1997 and "the man who". for anyone who is fans of the music posted on this site, this band will fill serious voids in your recent music library. they may be the most original band to come out of the uk in the last five years. this is not ordinary music, by any means. well, WELL, worth downloading. 

also, if you like this, check out their first release, "through the window pane". amazing. the album starts out with this gorgeous slow strings piece. paul mccartney, praising the originality, said it was "a very brave way to start an album" and stated his admiration for the tracks "beautiful orchestration."  check out "get over it", "falling out of reach", and "clarion".  you're welcome :)

  1. kriss kross
  2. big dog
  3. falling out of reach
  4. get over it
  5. clarion
  6. last kiss
  7. cockateels
  8. words
  9. standing on the last star
  10. don't look down
  11. take me home

Sunday, June 22, 2008

adem-takes [2008]

i posted an album by adem a while ago. great artist. i saw him with badly drawn boy last march and then began to listen to more of his stuff. i haven't really been doing this blog long enough to get too many new albums from artists previously posted so this one makes me kind of excited. we've been together in this blog world for about 8 months now....(tear)....thanks guys. i've enjoyed it. and you, will enjoy this album. booyaa. check out the pinback cover, loro, and the low cover, laser beam.

  1. bedside table (bedhead)
  2. oh my lover (pj harvey)
  3. slide (lisa germano)
  4. loro (pinback)
  5. hotellounge (dEUS)
  6. to cure a weakling chile (boy girl song) (aphex twin)
  7. tears are in your eyes (yo la tengo)
  8. starla (smashing pumpkins)
  9. gamera (tortoise)
  10. unravel (bjork)
  11. invisible man (the breeders)
  12. laser beam (low)

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

natalie imbruglia - white lilies island [2001]

i am not ashamed. i am secure in my manhood. i am not ashamed. i am secure in my manhood. should i say it one more time? i am not ashamed. i am secure in my manhood. glad we got that over with. in case any of you were wondering i'm not ashamed of this post. i'm also not ashamed to admit that back when i was in high school when this album came out i had a HUGE faarreaking crush on natalie imbruglia. so that was like 80 percent of the reason i bought it. i also had a thing for chick voices. really soft ones--i am not ashamed--and her's is amazing. sure, i may have been the only guy around with a 1200 watt stereo blasting imbruglia through two 10s. but it's ok because i am not ashamed and i'm secure. and she actually has a lot of talent and some of this music is very impressive. not just poppy. really actually good stuff. check out "satellite", "wrong impression" and "do you love".

  1. that day
  2. beauty on the fire
  3. satellite
  4. do you love?
  5. wrong impression
  6. goodbye
  7. everything goes
  8. hurricane
  9. sunlight
  10. talk in tongues
  11. butterflies
  12. come september

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

flight of the conchords - flight of the conchords [2008]

great album. freaking great show. if you haven't seen it. contact me immediately.

  1. foux du fafa
  2. inner city pressure
  3. hiphopopotamus vs. rhymernoceros
  4. think about it
  5. ladies of the world
  6. mutha uckas
  7. prince of parties
  8. leggy blonde
  9. robots
  10. boom
  11. a kiss is not a contract
  12. the most beautiful girl in the room
  13. business time
  14. bowie
  15. au revoir

Thursday, May 22, 2008

ryan adams - easy tiger [2007]

i've been putting this off. just not enough time to do everything. this album is incredible. a while back i posted probably ryan adams best album in "gold". if this doesn't challenge the title of best than it certainly comes in a close second. it's much different of an album and has so many great songs. nothing beats rolling down the windows and blasting these songs during a 75 degree dusk. seriously, all around this album is incredible, well, maybe just avoid track four but the rest are awesome. awesome.

  1. goodnight rose
  2. two
  3. everybody knows
  4. halloweenhead
  5. oh my, whatever etc.
  6. tears of gold
  7. the sun also sets
  8. off broadway
  9. pearls on a string
  10. rip off
  11. two hearts
  12. these girls
  13. i taught myself how to grow old