Sunday, December 04, 2005

Just wanted to let everyone know that on December 13th Epic Records is releasing Day's new EP cd Live From...
"The seven-song disc was recorded in various parts of the country this past summer, when Day was touring in support of his gold-selling sophomore album STOP ALL THE WORLD NOW." The cd features all live recordings and has him playing with a full backing band.

Go to the Howie Day website and you can preorder the cd.

Saturday, December 03, 2005

Now back to Howie Day. Concert dates are up for the month of December. Once again there are no locations close enough for me to go to, so if anyone does get so see one of the shows please let me know how it was. The only show already sold out is in Lowell, MA, but there are still tickets available for all the others.

While i'm on the topic of other good artists, I thought I would inform everyone that Martin Sexton has a new holiday cd out! It's called Camp Holiday and you can listen to clips on his website.
It sounds amazing. If you've never even heard his music I also reccommend you download some quickly, Sexton has an amazing voice and his songs are awesome. My personal favorites are "Over My Head," "Glory Bound, " and his cover of Prince's "Purple Rain."

Friday, November 25, 2005

I know its a little off topic but I wanted to tell everyone about a new artist that my friend Nicole introduced to me, called Citizen Cope. He is another great songwriter, with unique songs that are unlike most of what you hear on the radio today. I haven't had a chance to hear his whole new album, The Clarence Greenwood Recordings, but it's definitly on my list of cds to buy. I would reccommend everyone give him a listen. If you want to check out his website and you can even preview a clip from his new video for the song "Son's Gonna Rise," one of Nicole and my favorites.

Thursday, November 10, 2005

I think one of the most interesting things about Day is how he created the illusion of an invisible orchestra in his first album. To do this Day created a "lo-fi" recording system; a multi-track recording system where he could record something on one tape player and then using a second tape, record himself playing along to the first one.

With only an acoustic guitar and a series of delay petals Day, by himslef, can contol the backbeat, melody and extra percussion of each song he writes. Day credits singer/songwriter Joseph Arthur with inspiring him to use looping in his live performances. This way Day can build each song he performs live on stage and even finish writing half written shows right infront of his audience.

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Even though all of his lyrics are unique, I thought I'd give you a taste of some of my favorite ones. And if anyones like me I know that lyrics from your favorite songs make an appearence in away mesages, so if anyone wants to steal them feel free.

lately i’ve been thinking
lately i’ve been dreaming with you

and when she breaks down and makes a sound
you’ll never hear her the way that i do
and when she says she wants someone to love
i hope you know that she doesn’t mean you

Make me fall down
Make me get up
And if i'm alright
Make sure i'm scared to death.

And she knows what she wants...
And she came here to take it...
How perfect it could be, you and me.

Thursday, October 27, 2005

Finally, found the concert dates for the end of October and November. If anyone goes to any of the shows make sure you let me know how they are. Sadly, they're too far away from me and I won't be able to go to any.

And as you can see I added a poll to the blog, so vote so I can see what your favorite songs are.

Monday, October 17, 2005

For anyone that doesn't have one or any of Howie Day's cds, I searched Amazon and found some great prices for them. I also noticed that in the same search they had offers for Matt Nathanson and Jason Mraz cds and those are two other artists I highly reccommend you give a listen.

I also found another great website. Howiefan has concert dates (none for November yet), lyrics, discussion forums and even lets you submit your own Howie pictures.