Thursday, September 1, 2011

John Mayer Battle Studies Winter Tour Video

This video of JM is a favorite of mine. We first saw it on the Battle Studies Spring Tour 2010. He had it playing on the huge screen behind him during "Edge of Desire" - his last song of the night. It was a fitting end to the show.

I think it gives a look into his true personality. The “real” John Mayer if you will. It shows him doing what he loves most: playing music. Sure, he’s been in the tabloids a lot, he’s had many relationships, but I’d like to focus on his incredible talents - the reason he’s in the spotlight in the first place.  

This video shows him in a really down-to-earth way and he seems like the kind of guy I’d like to meet. And tour with. 

Be meeting you soon John.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Song of the Moment #3

Next Girl by The Black Keys is one of the most bad @ss songs I’ve ever heard. It’s such an incredible blues song, I’ve never heard anything else like it - besides other Black Keys songs! His voice is so soulful and the guitar riff is simple yet awesome! Combine it with the drums and BAM you’ve got Next Girl. I love his effects... I’ve got to find out what pedals he uses for that sound - it’s so cool!
This song is on my top 10 list of favorite blues songs.
If you love this song, here are more Black Keys songs I suggest:
She’s Long Gone (another amazing blues song!)
Howlin’ for You (yet another great blues song.)
Tighten Up (more of a rock song but no less amazing.)

Sunday, November 7, 2010

New York City

Last week I went to New York City with Marjorye and my mom - it was beautiful! I'm in love with the city. We went to upstate New York too, as you'll see in the photos. We went to Central Park, Central Park Zoo, the MET, the Empire State building, the Statue of Liberty, saw Wicked, etc. We packed the days! 

The weather was awesome, I finally got to wear the WD-HAN beanie Marjorye got me!

The food was delicious (of course), you can walk into any deli and get the best sandwiches. Mmm...

Below are some photos of the trip, enjoy!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Cal Henry's Song of the Moment - #2

I was introduced to this song on the way to Busch Gardens and I had my friend play it over and over until we got there!
The song is by a British band called The Zutons and they are awesome! This song is so catchy. It’s got great vocals and a funky sound - the chorus is sweet! 
I know I’ve used exclamation points to end every sentence but that’s how excited I am about this song! This is tied for my favorite song of the year, even though it didn’t come out in 2010.
This song’s about a girl who did some pretty bad things but he misses her ginger hair and the way she likes to dress... he can’t get over this chick! 
So without further explanation, I give you, Valerie by The Zutons.

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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Cal Henry’s Song of the Moment - #1

Here’s a song that you wouldn’t think is a nice, peppy, happy-feeling song by the title and subject matter - but it is!

Listen to this and tell me if you don’t feel like dancing, singing along or bobbing your head.

WARNING: this song contains language not suitable for all ages.

The song is called “F**k You” by Cee Lo Green and it’s my favorite song of the year so far!

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Sunday, October 10, 2010

CDs vs. iTunes?

This is a tough question, because there are definitely plus points to CDs and plus points to buying music online. One great thing about iTunes is that it practically saved the music industry by allowing everyone to buy music online at a very low price. It’s much more ethical than sites created to steal music from artists who worked extremely hard to create it in the first place. Without iTunes coming up with a solution there was no exchange and everyone was unhappy.

When you absolutely can’t wait for the music I can understand and recommend buying online, like I did with Third Eye Blind's album “Out of the Vein” and Mark Knopfler's “The Ragpicker’s Dream”. (Both great albums by the way!)

Now, there’s also something about going to the store and buying a CD from a band you love, going home and playing it loud! Reading the lyrics, notes from the band, looking at the pictures, etc. That’s the one downside to iTunes and buying music online. I know you can buy the album and get the liner notes that way (but you can’t get them with every album for some reason) but I personally like having the physical copy of the album.

All in all, I love that I can go to the store and buy the album and I love that I can buy it at home or wherever I am with my computer.

Which do you prefer?

- Cal Henry