Some Music Stuff

I was contemplating a more serious post about religious freedom, but I have neither the time nor the energy for something like that. Maybe tomorrow when I work the evening shift and will have more time in the morning.  So, I will do a post about music even though I’m pretty sure I’ve said all of this before.

Right now, I am listening to less of the music on my phone and more music on Sirius. I’ve discovered that I really like the music they play on the 60’s station. I do spend a lot of time on the 80’s as well, but I stop on the 60’s a lot. I have also listened to a lot of 80’s and 90’s country recently. The 90’s country is a lot of my favorite music from when I was living outside Cincinnati. I didn’t really like a lot of the pop music in the 90’s so I gravitated toward country. Turns out I still like it.

As for the music on my phone – yesterday I emailed my wife a link to the website for merchandise from Jaret and Kelly and their new album. She responded with “Who are these people?” These people are the lead singers of my favorite bands Bowling for Soup and The Dollyrots. How could she not know this? I play the music a lot. A good portion of my personal music collection stems from BFS. Here’s a synopsis.

Head some BFS music. Loved it. Started listening to more.

Attended a BFS concert. Patent Pending and The Dollyrots opened. Loved both of them. Bought their music. Attended more concerts with some iteration of these bands.

Jaret from BFS and Ryan Hamilton from Smile Smile are good friends. They do some albums together as People on Vacation. It is really good music. I bought the albums.

Ryan does a solo album. I buy that album and see Ryan play a house party at a stranger’s house in Virginia.

Ryan starts a new band called Ryan Hamilton and the Traitors, First album is really good. They sign with a label and are now Ryan Hamilton and the Harlequin Ghosts. New album comes this month.

So now I have 5 bands I love all coming from randomly hearing a BFS song on the radio one day.

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On Challenge Day 7 They Write the Songs that Make the Whole Tater Sing

Challenge Day 7 asks me to name 10 songs I am loving right now. I would bet that unless you pay attention to my posts on Facebook, you probably don’t know these songs. That’s a shame because they are all very good. Do yourself a favor, click on the link and enjoy some good music.

  1.  Be Kind Rewind – Ryan Hamilton
  2.  Until the Sun Comes Up – Patent Pending
  3.  NSFW – Patent Pending
  4. Just Be Happy – Suburban Legends
  5. This Gigantic Robot Kills – MC LARS
  6. And I Think You Like Me Too– Bowling for Soup
  7. Journey to the End – People on Vacation
  8.  4 Letter Verb – Ryan Hamilton
  9. Get Weird – The Dollyrots
  10. Envy – Bowling for Soup

I keep thinking about writing something about each song, but I’m finding it hard to verbalize what I like about each song. I will say that what I like about them and the artists/band is that they are generally upbeat songs. Journey to the End is an exception but it is a great song. Also, I have met Ryan Hamilton, three members of BFS and Kelly from The Dollyrots and they are all nice, friendly people(or at least good at pretending to be nice, friendly people) and that does make me like the music even more.