Some quick thoughts on Band Aid 30

So there's a new, reworked version of "Do They Know It's Christmas?" that's been recorded to help in the fight to stop the spread of Ebola in West Africa--and it just happens to coincide with the 30th anniversary of the first version of the song, which was the work of Bob Geldof and Midge Ure … Continue reading Some quick thoughts on Band Aid 30

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Artist to Watch: Kate Miller-Heidke

I can't believe I haven't written an Artist to Watch post on Australian singer-songwriter Kate Miller-Heidke until now.* My wife and I saw her open for Ben Folds in Montclair, N.J., in April 2010 and instantly became huge fans of hers. Miller-Heidke's third album, Nightflight, has deservedly received very positive reviews from a number of … Continue reading Artist to Watch: Kate Miller-Heidke

Artist to Watch: Passion Pit

As someone who uses Pandora as a tool for new music discovery and listens to WXPN, the great radio station operating out of Philadelphia's University of Pennsylvania, and to the emerging artist channels on XM Radio, I sometimes hear a band I like and think to myself, "You know, I wish I blogged about them … Continue reading Artist to Watch: Passion Pit

New music review: Ben Folds, Keane

Well, today marked my first listening to new songs by two of my favorite artists, Ben Folds and Keane. Ben Folds announced via MySpace the debut of a video for "Hiroshima," the first single off his upcoming CD, "Way to Normal" (Sept. 30, 2008). The half-assed, stop-motion video is quirky and funny...but the song? Well, … Continue reading New music review: Ben Folds, Keane

Movie Review: “Iron Man” (short version)

I saw "Iron Man" last night and since I don't have a lot of time this weekend, I'll sum up my review in two words... F'n awesome! Seriously, I thought it was better than any of the "Spider-Man" movies. And definitely stay THROUGH the end credits...if you are a Marvel Comics fan, you will love … Continue reading Movie Review: “Iron Man” (short version)