Wednesday, November 29, 2006

The Sweet Escape

It's getting closer and closer and the more I think about it I realize just how far away I'm going to be in Australia. I've been away from home before, but never that far and never for more than a month without out seeing some sort of family. This will be four and a half months. I guess thats why I'm going home as much as I can now to get that family fix.

Now I was upset that I was going to miss my annual trek to SPAC to see Dave Matthews Band with the rumors of them returning to the capital region while I was Down Under, but now they have announced their first tour dates and guess what...they are going to be in Sydney when I am. So now add Dave, John Mayer, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers while I'm down under...hopefully I'll have the money to feed my habit.

Currently listening to the latest Gwen Stefani "The Sweet Escape" streaming for free on before it drops on December 5. Check out "Now That You Got It" and "Breaking Up".

Til Later

Monday, November 20, 2006

Girls Like Boys

So the latest band that I can't stop listening to on my iPod is this group called Boys Like Girls. Their self titled debut Boys Like Girls includes songs such as "Five Minutes To Midnight" and "Dance Hall Drug". The first single to be released is "The Great Escape" and the first video is "Hero/Heroine". You can check out the video for "Hero/Heroine" on their Myspace page The guys are from Boston and have a little bit of a All American Rejects (who they are going to be opening for on the Tournado Tour)/Jimmy Eat World sound to them. After coming together late last year the boys were quick to hit the top of the unsigned acts charts on They have toured with Cute is What We Aim For... and Butch Walker among others. They are currently signed to Columbia Records.

These guys really know how to rock and you should definitely get your hand on their album. I have yet to see them live, but as soon as I do you can bet you will read about it here.

Currently Listening to: Boys Like Girls - "Thunder"

And so it begins...

In just under four months I will again be packing my bags and moving again to my next destination. This time around I'll be heading down under to Sydney, Australia. There I will be taking classes at the University at Sydney and doing all the travelling and exploring that my wallet will allow. I plan on using this blog to keep in touch with everyone and share my adventures and pictures. I also am going to blog about some of my favorite established and up and coming musical artists. Keep checking back for details.