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

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Cal's Favorite Guitar Album(s) of the Moment #2!

Hello again everyone! Here's the second of many of my favorite guitar albums:

This one is by a bluesman who's been around since the 80's. I only just started listening to his music after I heard a cover of the song "Back Door Slam" on youtube. It just so happens to be one of the greatest blues songs of all time. No lie. Pure truth. After hearing it-, I was hooked.

This guy even has his own Fender Signature Series Strat! And rightly so! After you hear this album, you'll agree too. :)

The album is: The Robert Cray Band / Live from Across the Pond. Track listing is: Phone Booth, Poor Johnny, Our Last Time, Right Next Door (Because of Me), 12 Year Old Boy, I Guess I Showed Her, The Things You Do to Me, I Was Warned, Twenty, Bad Influence, The One in the Middle, Back Door Slam, Time Makes Two and I'm Walkin'.

This two-disc collection shows Cray at his best at the Royal Albert Hall in 2005.

My faves are: Phone Booth (when he starts his second solo, stops and says "It's freezin' out here" and then continues soloing - wow!), Poor Johnny, (of course) Right Next Door (Because of Me), 12 Year Old Boy, Back Door Slam (one of my favorite blues songs) and I'm Walkin' (a fantastic song to end the CD with).

There you go, enjoy! Play it loud when you're driving, when you're at your house, everywhere!

Until next time,


Cal's Favorite Guitar Album(s) of the Moment

Hello all! I've been thinking of posting every so often an album or song that I really dig. I've been thinking of maybe doing a top 3 but for the first ever "Cal's Favorite Guitar Album(s) of the Moment" I will post 1 of my all-time favorite albums. It's by one of my favorite guitarists (he's in my top 3).

The album of the moment is: Dire Straits / Making Movies. The Track Listing is: Tunnel of Love, Romeo and Juliet, Skateaway, Exspresso Love, Hand in Hand, Solid Rock, Les Boys.

If you haven't heard it, go buy it right now. Seriously. If you have heard it, lay back and play it loud.

I will also post my top 5 or so favorite bands/in a perfect world they would be in a band. Check back every so often for posts regarding that. Exciting!

- Cal