Newton Faulkner

February 11, 2009 at 10:57 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , )

I HAVE MOVED

I have transferred my blog over to blogspot for convenience purposes. Please follow me there and update your links to

http://tunes-etc.blogspot.com/
My cousin Jeff Gardner showed me this group  a couple of weeks ago and I have since become a big fan.  Their lyrics are clever and their tunes are catchy.  It’s one of the few albums I enjoy listening to start to finish.

Newton Faulkner – Gone in the Morning

Dream Catch Me

Here’s a link to their website.

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The Guess Who

October 25, 2008 at 12:28 pm (Classic Artists, Music) (, , , , , , , , , , , )

I’ve decided I’m going to start featuring a few of of my favorite bands and artists young and old.

When I hear “The Guess Who” I am instantly in our family’s yellow boat cruising through some beautiful canyon at Lake Powell.  Most of the folks of my generation will know the song “American Woman” through the cover version done by Lenny Kravitz.

Here are some songs that you can now confuse your friends with these songs by using the statement (that sounds more like a question) “Guess Who sings this.”

The Guess Who – American Woman

These Eyes (I think Benton Paul should cover this one.  What do you guys think?)

She’s Come Undone

The Guess Who – Laughing

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Heeeeeere’s Jamie Lidell

June 5, 2008 at 2:29 pm (Music, New Artists (new to me)) (, , , )

I know I’ve totally been a slacker in the blog department (which is why Karie will likely be starting a family update blog at some point) but, I decided I’d take a minute today and post a couple new songs. Just to get back in the habit of it.

Check out Jamie Lidell if you’re looking to funkify your music collection. His music feels a bit like a throwback to me, a little funk, a little soul, and a little bit of that “I can’t hold still while this song is on” type of music.

This was the first song that got me interested in Jamie about a year and a half ago when Karie and I went on our trip to California. Since then he’s released some new tunes which are also a lot of fun.

The song that recently helped me rediscover his tunes is called, “Another Day.” The video is a bit strange, but all in all is pretty fun.

I’ll be curious to see if anyone can name the Michael Jackson music video which seems to have had at least some influence on this video…

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Indie Music (Female Singers)

April 16, 2008 at 4:33 pm (Music, New Artists (new to me)) (, , , , , , , )

I’m certain that one of the counselors in our bishopric would immediately take away a man card from me for this next post. He gave me a hard time for liking American Idol, so I’m pretty sure he wouldn’t be impressed with a post all about Acoustic/Indie-type female singers. We’ll go for it anyways though. I’m not sure what it is but there’s just something about music that is more about the lyrics and mood, than all the production and dance floor ready stuff. I’ve never been partial to (though part of me enjoys) the typical female pop star. It all sounds the same, they just plug in a new powerful voice and pretty face and there’s your new pop star. These artists don’t fall into that category for me. They all have unique and recognizable voices with character. They have the kind of voices that you hear for a couple of second and can say, “Oh (insert name here) sings this!” Let me know who your favorite is.

Katie Herzig

I only recently came across Katie Herzig, and she’s grown on me fast. Her music feels like summer, and is bound to relax you.

Priscilla Ahn

I had a buddy introduce me to her, but that was over a year ago. She has a clear voice and her songs are smart. She’s releasing an album her in the next month or two so look for her to become popular soon.

Tristan Prettyman

Karie and I saw her about two years ago when we went to see Ben Taylor in Park City. It doesn’t translate on her albums but when we saw her live she sounded like Joni Mitchell was singing Jason Mraz type tunes. Her new Album comes out this week, and I think it will be her coming out party. She’s great and is primed for pop success.

Feist

A bit different, but I love it. Her lyrics are creative and her sound is unique.

Debra Fotheringham

She’s a local artist here in Utah, and we discovered her music when we went to see Benton Paul (Who also is amazing) at a house show in Provo. She’s very skilled on the guitar, and again is awesome live. She has a song called “You Are Truth” that in my opinion would be a hit if Norah Jones had it on an album. Debra sings it well, the only reason I say that is Norah already has a following so people would pay more attention to it.

Missy Higgins

Watch out for Missy Higgins. Again it’s only a matter of time before she pulls a Colbie Caillet and is all over the radio here.

Ingrid Michaelson

She’s already made it, but you should check out some of her other tunes, because she’s actually pretty good all around.

Regina Spektor

She’s had a period of success already. She, like Feist is very unique, and her lyrics are amazing. She’s extremely creative you won’t be disappointed.

Nellie Mckay

She’s another Norah Jones type singer. Only most of her tunes are very sarcastic and dark. You’d never know it unless you listen to the lyrics though. She has a couple good positive songs, but for the most part her songs are cynical.

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We’ll give this a try…

February 16, 2008 at 1:33 am (Music, Travel Log) (, , )

Well, hello internet!  I am a first time blogger and to be quite honest, I’m a bit nervous about this whole thing.  There’s something intimidating about putting your thoughts, and opinions out there for everyone to read. I’m not sure how to start or what to say, but this seems like a good way to brush up on my writing skills, which are a bit rusty.  I figure I ought to have a point to this and try to write about something I know about, but nothing wasn’t an option. So I’ll go with the next best thing and keep most of my comments geared towards music.

Any one who spends any amount of time with me knows I have an addiction to finding new music.  It started for me in high school, when I would stay up at night with a pen and paper in hand ready to write down any new artist, albums, or bands I liked from VH1’s Insomniac music videos. Another favorite source for this was those infomercials usually hosted by Hermins Herbit, Debby Boone, or some other former star of 70’s a high schooler like me would have never heard of. This was back in the days of napster, and burning CD’s was a very novel idea. (I felt like an old person writing that)  Since then We’ve seen the invention of iTunes, iPods, Myspace, Youtube, and many other alernative ways of finding music, or discovering it for yourself.  This is perhaps my biggest hobby and if I could make a living out of it I would.  So from time to time when I find music I like or there’s a certain song I like I’l write about it here, maybe post a link for you so you can tell me what you think about it.  We’ll just have to see what this evolves to.  

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