Song Of The Day: 5/5/12 (Love Song)

Today’s song of the day is Sara Bareilles’ “Love Song” another old song that I’ve been hearing a lot of, all of a sudden. I love this song and Sara Bareilles as an artist. She is so talented and I hope to continue to hear a lot more great stuff from her, in the future.

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Song Of The Day: 5/3/12 (Rize Of The Fenix)

Today’s song of the day is “Rize Of The Fenix” by Tenacious D, from their new album of the same name, which  will be out May 15th.  This is their first album since 2006’s “Pick Of Destiny”. Their first album (self-titled), which came out back in 2001, was so great and it brings back lots of memories. I hope the new album is just as good. What about you, are you down with the D?

Song Of The Day: 5/2/12 (The Sea)

Today’s song of the day is Corinne Bailey Rae’s beautiful and sad song, “The Sea” about her husband who died about 5 years ago from an overdose. I have never quite felt for an artist like the way I feel for Corinne when I hear this honest and heartfelt song about the loss of her husband. Listen to the lyrics and see if it doesn’t touch you. I simply LOVE Corinne. I’ve been listening to her since she came out. She is a true artist and makes such beautiful and moving music. Her first album was magnificent and then came her second album and it was possibly even better. I hope she has a long career ahead of her of more great music, like she’s been making. Can’t wait for her next album!!!

Song of The Day: 5/1/12 (Live Your Life)

I have just discovered a great new female artists. Her name is Yuna. She’s been active in the music industry for about 4 years now and has had a couple albums. Her new self titled album “Yuna” is really fantastic. I just listened to it for the first time, earlier today and it’s rare that I like an album right off the bat, but this album pretty much blew me away. Today’s song of the day is the single “Live Your Life”. What do you think? Check the album out ASAP. It’s a great little gem.

Song Of The Day: 4/30/12 (Sixteen Saltines)

I’ve been listening to Jack White’s new, debut solo CD, “Blunderbuss” a lot this past week, since it came out and it’s pretty awesome!!! This is real Rock & Roll, from deep down. The album is not only rocking, but also quite experimental, with even a little Ragtime style piano thrown in. It’s Blues/Rock, but so much more. The more I listen to the album, the more I really appreciate it. I’ve always liked The White Stripes and I must say he is just as good by himself. He was the main creative force behind The White Stripes, so this is basically the same exact thing, but with just himself. Today’s song of the day is the song “Sixteen Saltines” from the album. The whole album is great, but I really like the songs “I’m Shakin'” & “Trash Tongue Talker”. Have you heard the album? What do you think?

Song Of The Day: 4/29/12 (Do The Hippogriff)

I’m a huge Harry Potter fan and I just finished watching the final Harry Potter movie again, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2”. I’ve been re-watching all of the films, 1 weekend at a time, for the last couple months. I wanted to see all of them one last time before I put them and the books away for 7 years or so, in order to forget as much about the stories as possible, so when I re-read them, they will be like new. It’s been 13 years since I read the first book and it’s been quite a journey. So tonight, in honor of the best saga ever told, I would like to share a fun song from the 4th movie, “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” called “Do The Hippogriff” by the fictional Rock band, The Weird Sisters. Harry Potter, goodbye……for now, friend……

Song Of The Day: 4/28/12 (Bambi)

Been listening to a lot of Prince lately, so I wanted to share one of his songs for today’s song of the day, but it turns out a lot of Prince songs aren’t available on Youtube. I guess Prince is strict about that. The song I picked, that I was actually able to find, was one of his early hits, “Bambi”. Get funky with it and check it out!!!

Song Of The Day: 4/25/12 (Riders On The Storm)

The other day, one of my friends committed blasphemy and said that today’s song of the day, “Riders On The Storm” by The Doors was a horrible song!!! I couldn’t believe that he actually thought that. It’s funny though, ever since he said that, I’ve been hearing it a lot on the radio. I absolutely love this song. It’s so cool and chill.

Follow Me On Spotify!!!

Spotify is an amazing music subscription service that puts millions and millions of songs at your finger tips, instantly. It’s like Pandora Radio, but better because you can choose exactly what you want to listen to (artist, album, song) and not be forced to listen to what Pandora thinks you want to listen to, but if that’s what you want, Spotify also has their own Pandora style radio stations as well.

I’ve used it basically since it first became available in North America, back in July 2011. It started in Europe first and was such a huge success there, it’s now spreading worldwide. It’s also a great place to share music and playlists with your friends. Recently, they have also added really cool music apps that help make the music listening experience even cooler. There is a Rolling Stone app, a Billboard app, a last.fm app and a bunch of other really cool and useful apps.

I’ve explained how exactly the service works, from the free to paid options in a previous post, so I wont bore you with those details again. If you would like to learn more, you can read the previous blog post at the link below:

https://volume11blog.wordpress.com/2012/01/11/try-spotify/

Or you can go to:

http://www.spotify.com

Anyway, on to the purpose of this post. Join Spotify if you already haven’t and enjoy the expansive universe of music available. If you have already joined and/or when you do, follow my Spotify account and check out what I’m listening to and take a listen to one of my MANY playlists. Hey, you never know I may even start doing special Volume 11 playlist just for you guys.

Keep in mind one of the flaws with Spotify is how it tracks your listsens. It puts up a list of your most listened to artists, albums and songs, but it can be very inaccurate. Right now it says my most listened to artist is currently Common, but I’ve been listening to far more Phil Collins, Matchbox Twenty and Grateful Dead, as of late. Also whatever music you actually own and is loaded into your computer, will automatically be loaded in to your Spotify library, but since artists like The Beatles, Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin aren’t on Spotify they and other non-Spotify artists won’t be tracked, even if your listening to your own Beatles CD’s through Spotify. Otherwise you would see The Beatles and Pink Floyd on top of my listens list a lot. Anyway, follow my Spotify account by clicking the link below and then clicking Add To Favorites when you get to my account. Once you are following me, message me, so I can follow you back. We can start a great little community.:

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Song Of The Day: 4/21/12 (Don’t Let Me Get Me)

Today’s song of the day is “Don’t Let Me Get Me” by P!nk. I’ve been hearing this song a lot, on the radio, lately. It’s good to see that P!nk is still making music and is still successful. This song is from her album “M!ssundaztood” which had a bunch of great songs on it. Probably her best album. It was her second album, but her first one was more of a Pop/R&B album and on this album she took more of a Pop/Rock approach and she has stayed with that style ever since and has had great success with it. She is currently working on a new album.