Hey, a friend of mine was just playing a podcast that previews this year's Bonnaroo acts in the car the other day, and Fitz and the Tantrums came up. Thanks for the heads-up!
@autojim I missed my shot, but considering it's at $27K now, I might get another opportunity at $33,333.
Okay, dunno who actually made this donation, but thank you, Kickstarter, for making dreams into realities.
@mrgoldenbrown Count me among the ones who didn't know about that show (don't follow Facebook or Twitter or the P&S website, so thanks for mentioning it on the forums); that said, I no longer live in Boston-ish, so I haven't been keeping an eye out.
Admin hat on: In the abstract, I don't care too much if one such thread is created, but I don't want to establish a rule or a precedent here. Go ahead, but I reserve the right to crack down if we start getting so many threads about non-JoCo shows that it makes it hard to read about the cruise :P
ETA @Angelastic: Whoa, blast from the Vanilla 1.0 past! Remember when these forums used to look like that?
As some (or all or none?) of you know I'm an oboe player and have experienced much joy (and frustration) in the classical genre. I figured I'd follow on @srdwonie's coattails and add a few of my favorite off-the-beaten-path pieces to just sit back and enjoy or put on in the background.
Sibelius: Symphony No. 2, Symphony No. 5, Finlandia
Dvorak: Serenade for Winds, cello and double bass
Grieg: Piano Concerto
Dohnnanyi: Suite in f# minor
Mozart: Quintet for Piano and Winds in e-flat - Mozart wrote a letter to his father stating that this one one of his best works!
Beethoven: Quintet for PIano and Winds in e-flat
Ludvig Thuille: Sextet for PIano and Winds
Joshua Rifkin: The Baroque Beatles Book - Wonderful take of some Beatles tunes set in the style of Handel- perfect for the music geek in all of us!</>
Kalinnikov: Symphony No. 1 in g minor - played this at Brevard Music Center back in HS and fell in love with it
Wilhelm Peterson-Berger: Four Pieces From "Frosoblomster"- walked into a Borders Books a few years back and hear this gorgeous music- from a recording called Swedish Orchestral Favorites
I've read some comments online comparing JoCo's newer stuff to Ben Folds Five, but judging by the new BF5 album cover, I wonder if Ben Folds has been listening to a lot of JoCo.
I just picked up the new full-length album Blak & Blu by Gary Clark Jr.
Here's a preview:
And here's a really great bootleg recorded last summer.
Clips from all 25 tracks from TMBG's Nanobots have appeared on Amazon.de. Is it March 5th yet?
Update: The same clips are now on YouTube in one convenient video:
Hi friend,Just wanted to let you know that in celebration of One True Thing's OFFICIAL release next Tuesday, June 18, I'm playing a special Stageit show online! I'm really excited and hope you'll join me.For those of you who don't know, Stageit is a live online performance that artists broadcast directly to fans, often from our living rooms. Laptop to laptop. You get the intimate experience of hearing your favorite songs acoustically, the way they were written. There's a chat box where you can make requests and talk to other viewers. It's pretty much the coolest thing I've seen in a long while, and the last one was a TON of fun!WHEN: Tues, June 18, 8:30pm ESTWHERE: www.stageit.com/tylanmusicPRICE: Pay what you want!Something else I want to share: Not only is Stageit an interactive, fun way to offer my songs in a stripped-down, intimate fashion and to get to know you all better, but it is helping me to stay afloat as an independent artist, and most important, to keep writing new songs. Ever since I started this solo project, it has been very challenging to find the time to write. Between touring and running almost every aspect of my business myself (including trips to the post office, answering emails, stuffing envelopes - everything!), I have had precious little time to devote to the actual art of making music. Stageit shows give me a way to press pause on my hectic touring schedule and to fund my career without having to resort to a time-consuming day job. I have nothing against day jobs, but I do know from experience that they further erode my ability to keep writing and performing. My vision is for these Stageit shows to become a monthly modern "salon" that is exciting and dynamic and also helps to sustain me continuing to make new music for you! So if you haven't bought your ticket yet, try it out! You can pay whatever you want. Every ticket sold and every tip you throw into the virtual tip jar helps me directly and powerfully to keep on doing this. And I promise, it's really FUN.I'm also offering some pretty cool rewards for the top tippers, including a signed copy of the *original* lyrics to Young James Dean from my notebook circa 2003! You can also get a live acoustic concert in your house or via Skype. There's lots of other cool stuff too. I hope you have fun with it. I hope to see you on Tues June 18, 8:30pm EST! With gratitude,TyThat link again is:http://www.stageit.com/tylanmusic