Friday, August 31, 2007

Adam and Jeremy: Mayor Wilder Answers Richmonds Questions Again and Again and Again...

I wonder who on Mayor Wilder's PR staff suddenly realized that all the bickering and strutting that the Mayor has been doing for the last two years (the Diamond, Performing Arts Center, School Board) has slowly but surely killed the Mayor's image... whoever it was should be congratulated for trying to actively reinvigorate the Mayor's image through more exposure. As many of you read earlier today in the Near West End News Mayor Wilder will be partnering with KISS FM (home of the Tom Joyner Show) to hold a monthly radio call in show "town hall meeting." The idea being people can call in and air issues one on one with the mayor... good idea the Governor does that on WRVA and it seems to of helped him... but that is not where the positive PR stops... the Mayor has also partnered with Richmond.com to answer direct emails from the public every other Tuesday, you can check out the link at Richmond.gov. Personally we think it is a great move to partner with media outlets like KISS FM and Richmond.com and if there is one thing we know the Mayor will not shy away from a media opportunity, but we just hope this is not too little too late for the Mayor's image.

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Adam and Jeremy Say: Dylan, Dylan, and yes more Dylan

So Columbia Records (home to Bob Dylan) is really going all out this fall to promote the music of Bob Dylan; The Legend (we are contractually obligated to hype Dylan every chance we get.) To coinside with the release of I'm Not There, the unique Dylan biopic, Columbia will be releasing several albums, digital singles, and DVDs... honestly it is more than we have time to tell you about so check out the run down on Variety's website.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Adam and Jeremy Say: Gorillas are good and Portman is good looking


Natalie Portman is teaming up with Jack Hanna and the Animal Planet for an upcoming "Saving A Species" series in October. We think its great that Portman can take time from doing killer sweet acting rolls and help preserve the planet. Chalk up another reason to be a fan of her and Animal Planet.

Adam and Jeremy Say: Richmonders Hate Fast Japanese People, or At Least Their Food.

Jeremy and I used to live in a one bedroom apartment over top of a sewing shop in Lynchburg VA (Google Earth That!) The aforementioned fact is not actually all that important in reference to this story but it gives me a jump off point... because right across the street from our apartment stood our favorite restaurant the Teriyaki House! THe Teriyaki House was one of a half dozen Japanese Express restaurants in Lynchburg that served delicious Chicken Teriyaki, Vegetables, Rice, and Yum Yum Sauce for under ten dollars... it was... amazing.

(Sorry about the image, but I don't actually have a picture of the place, and its not like a restaurant located in a defunct Philly Cheese Steak place has a website.)

Fast forward three years and here I am in Richmond VA where there are plenty of Japanese Steak Houses, but no Japanese Express places! How is it that Lynchburg a city of 68,000 people and 50 square miles can have half a dozen express joints in the city limits, but Richmond a city of more than double the population (193,000) and ten more square miles does not have one? Sure I can travel to Chester or Sandston or Midlothian or even Glen Allen and find sub par Japanese express but I can't get any in my home city... this is just silly. Now my research has only be of the phone book/web variety, but in all honesty I can't find a place that can whip up Teriyaki Chicken and vegetables in less than five minutes... Maybe Richmond has some sort of Bias against Fast Japanese Food... or maybe Richmond is just behind the curve... Five years ago when I was visiting Arizona you couldn't find a burrito restaurant to save your life in Richmond... sure there was lots of Mexican, but none of the burrito places like Chipotle, Moe's, or Baja Fresh that now litter our landscape... so maybe I just need to be more patient or maybe I need to continue to complain until some enterprising immigrants set shop off of Route 1 and makes me happy.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Adam Says: I May Not Be Superbad, but I Am Awkward, and I Love It!

So on Saturday I had exactly two hours to kill in the middle of Blacksburg VA so what do I do? I go to the movies... I go and see SuperBad (which by the way has been number one two weeks in a row now) at any rate I am not going to tell you if I liked it or what not I will just say if you liked 40 year old virgin or Knocked Up you should see it, but that is not the point of this particular post. The point is that I am a huge dork... so I neglected to mention that I was killing this time alone... ergo I saw the movie alone... so here I am watching this movie about awkward boys and their awkward attempts in relationships and suddenly I am buying into this movie way too much... not because its funny (though it is) but because it reminds me how much fun it was to meet girls and how much fun the whole awkward first conversation is, and the awkward first date; it was like dorky awkward nostalgia... I could be all alone here, but I found the whole gangley cumbersome ordeal to be totally exciting and it something I still look back on and think... "hey that was fun." Now I am obviously married so the awkward thing is just my social ineptness when placed in groups of people, and by the end of the movie I was actually thinking... "man it is kind of a drag that I will not get to do any of the awkward dance again." I will point out that I love my wife, and I will also point out that she and I had this discussion before I decided to share it with you... So at any rate I am bumming about it as I walk out of the theater and then I remember a conversation I had with someone once about how awful they thought dating was, how they couldn't stand the awkwardness and the unknown and then eventually the heartbreak so they wanted to get married so they would never have to do that again... now obviously I think that is a lame reason to get married, but two I think it is a lame way to view life... lets face facts... life is awkward and mysterious... we think we know what we want or where we are going but in reality we have no idea, and if we spend our whole lives trying to find a way to put an end to the awkwardness and the unknown we will never have a chance to slow down and enjoy any of our life... So I say take a cue from a bunch of juvenile movie makers... slow down and enjoy the awkward moments that life presents... so what if you act like a total dork around some girl or so what if blow some job opportunity because in your attempt to shake the bosses hand you accidentally knock over that expensive looking crystal thingy... life is awkward and mysterious and in the end that is what makes it so beautiful.

Friday, August 24, 2007

Adam and Jeremy Say: Rob Bell Will Brings Turkey and Questions About Hell to VA/NC.


So we here at A&J are super stoked about Rob Bell coming to both VA and NC in November, and we hope you are as well but you may not be so check out this interview with Rob Bell that surfaced online about a month ago. We should also mention that many of you may be a little skittish about spending time and money to go hear a preacher/author talk about faith and life, and we get that as well so feel free to read the article or Google Rob Bell or whatever to find out for yourself if he is worth checking out in person.


Adam and Jeremy Say: RATM 82407

Today at 7PM Easter Standard Time we will find out what that silly clock is counting down to.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Adam and Jeremy Say: Bat For Lashes Pakistans Number One Export.



Hey we told you about Bat for Lashes weeks ago but you refused to listen... now the haunting melodies and E.T./Goonies inspired video is all you can think about... sad really... well then here take your fix.

Adam and Jeremy Say: Christians Can Be Artists Too.

Jeremy and I are always heartened when we hear about people who not only share our "Christian" faith, but also share our love of the arts/culture and don't see a divide between the two. We just stumbled across this young lady; Esther Havens, who is a professional photographer/Christian... and the only thing that rivals the awesomeness of her art work is the awesomeness of what she has to say about her faith.

Esther Havens work and her heart have us really excited; check out her blog for more info... and if you want to see more of her work visit her Flickr account, and then if you really like what you see head over here and buy her work

Adam and Jeremy Say: Brand Spanking New Rilo Kiley Video for Silver Lining... You Know You Love it.

Say all you want about the new Rilo Kiley album, Under the Black Light, being over produced, or watered down or whatever... the one benefit of having your album released on a major label is the major label video money... and the more videos staring Jenny Lewis we can get the better; as far as we are concerned... here is the latest titled "Silver Lining."

Adam Says: The Braves Are Still In Richmond? Could Have Fooled Me.

After hearing the news that the Braves had signed a lease extension to stay at the Diamond for another three years my heart sank. Am I the only one who is sick of hearing about this whole thing? I may also be the only one who wishes they would just leave... I mean I love going to a Braves game once a year like the rest of Richmond, but if they left would we miss them? Now my worst fears have been realized as the Times-Disgrace outlines today in this article... for the next three years we are going to hear non-stop blabbering about the stupid Diamond... Oh I can't wait to hear another city official tell me how they are going to turn around the Boulevard... Seriously this is the quote for the article:
"Richmond plans to hire a consultant next month to run a nationwide search
for developers to transform the park and surrounding area along the Boulevard,
Deputy Chief Administrative Officer Harry E. Black said yesterday"

The only way you can transform the park and the area around it is to tear down the bus station.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Adam and Jeremy Say: What Can We Say? Its Dylan Man.

I'm Not There - Trailer

Posted Aug 20, 2007

A re-enactment of the life of musician, Bob Dylan, with multiple actors embodying different stages in the singer's life.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Adam and Jeremy Say: New Foo Fighters Aims Take On the Man... Or Something Like That.

Pretender the first single from the Foo Fighters new album; Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace; which comes to video game soundtrack near you September 25th



Seriously you know "fighting the power" is a cool thing when the FOO FIGHTERS are doing it... ah well.

Monday, August 20, 2007

Adam and Jeremy Say: RATM 82407

Adam and Jeremy Say: New Emery October 2ND

I'm Only a Man - The new album from Emery releases October 2nd... exciting? While you paitently wait for the second to come around skip over to absolute punk and hear the first single from said record, "Rock N Roll" (Cliche? Yes. Bad? Not so much)

Adam and Jeremy Say: Rilo Kiley Under the Black Light

Wanna hear the entier new Rilo Kiley album, Under the Black Light, before you buy it? Wanna know what German city you catch the L.A. foursome at next? Wanna be Jenny Lewis's friend? Well quick dude visit the official Rilo Kiley myspace page! and then go buy their new album which lands nation wide tomorrow.

Adam and Jeremy Say: Against Me! Via Ben Lee

From CMJ.com:

Against! Ben Lee
2007-08-20 16:39:26.977,
Story by: John Beardsley
Australian nice-guy-with-acoustic-guitar Ben Lee has covered the entirety of the recently released Against Me! album, New Wave (Sire), available to stream or download for free at his MySpace page or his blog. Apparently Lee became obsessed with the the album after checking it out because he "like[s] to keep [him]self up to date with what's going on musically in the world," and was struck with the cover idea on a plane ride from Sydney to Melbourne. Lee decided to go with Ben Lee Sings Against Me! New Wave for the title, although the reasoning behind that decision remains a mystery.

From A&J: And so the almost unexplainable rise of Against Me! continues...

Adam and Jeremy Say: Eddie Vedder Goes Roaring Into the Wild With Hot Punk Chick.

So this is the proverbial deal: Sean Penn directs movie about 24-year-old-man who dies of starvation in Alaskan wilderness (I don't really get the political significance but if Penn is involved there has to be some right?) So the movie needs music and so here comes Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam) who does the whole soundtrack. Exciting? So ostensibly all of that verbiage leads up to us posting the link to the lead single "Hard Sun" which feature Vedder duetting with Corin Tucker of Sleater-Keany Fame (that last "f" should not have been capitalized we know.)

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Adam and Jeremy Say: The Legend of Dewey Cox LIVES!



How appropriate that on the weekend that the boys who brought us the 40 Year Old Virgin and Knocked up are celebrating their latest success, Super Bad, we would post a trailer for their next hit...ugh... movie. Walk Hard is a spoof of music biopics, aka Walk the Line, Ray, I'm Not There (though we are totally stoked about two of those movies.) Whatever check out the trailer.

Friday, August 17, 2007

Adam Says: Goats

I know this video is old, but it is still the funniest thing the internet has ever produced...

FAINTING GOATS!

Adam and Jeremy Say: The Pope Himself Will Not Stop Us.

Despite Adam's somewhat blatant socialist slants we here at Adam and Jeremy are convinced that the freedom of speech and the freedom of religion are two of the cornerstones of this country (USA) that actually make it great (capitalism we have our doubts about (actually Adam has his doubts about.)) The point being we are greatly alarmed about what we are hearing come out of the latest meeting between the World Council of Churches and the Vatican in Europe. The two have grouped together to create a "conversion code;" or a set of guidelines to dictate what Christians can and cannot do in the pursuit of converting people of other faiths. The two groups have decided to create this code out of fear, it appears, fear that sharing ones faith in some countries (mainly Muslim and Hindu countries) is causing negative reactions and even violence (the 23 Korean Christians captured in Afghanistan are an example they are using.)
Obviously we must oppose anything the tries to limit our freedoms of speech and our freedom to practice our faith, and that on the surface was why we initially bristled at this story, but behind that there is a more spiritual cause for our concern. The Christian faith calls its followers to share their faith with others, but it also calls the believers to live without fear; placing their trust in Christ and Christ alone, and this code represents the antithesis of this teaching. Jesus Himself told his followers that people would persecute them, in fact ten of His eleven disciples were murdered for their relationship with Him, so there should be no surprise that people would be angry when a Christian share their faith with them, furthermore they should have full confidence that God is sovereign in the situation and whatever happens they have nothing to fear. It is preposterous to think that the Creator of the universe is in command of every aspect of your life but also think that men of a different faith are a threat to you.
Now don't get us wrong; we do feel that cultural sensitivity is important for Christian missionaries (and for that matter all of us regardless of faith). The Apostle Paul displayed this principal when he gave his message on Mars Hill; during which he spoke at length about the culture of the Greeks and then presented the gospel in the context of that culture. So don't feel like we are two American Christians that just want to run around the world tearing down mosques and screaming the gospel at people, because that is the opposite of what we are trying to say.
What it comes down to is this: people of different faiths will naturally be opposed to each other, and that is fine, but sometimes that opposition can become angry and even violent and that sucks but it happens. Christians however, cannot let the actions of some people deter them from helping to bring people across the globe to Salvation through Jesus Christ.

Adam and Jeremy Say: Shalom

Interesting article on Relevant's website about what boils down to the concept of world peace and the practicle steps Christians should be taking towards that end.

Adam and Jeremy Say: Jesus Loves Naked Vegetarians

"God's original plan was to hang out in a garden with some naked vegetarians." A few weeks ago Kira and I saw this bumper sticker on the back of some nondescript car, and we loved it, but we could not make out the website at the bottom of the sticker without running into the vehicle so instead I had to do some googling on line with only the catch phrase. What I found is this website for the Restoring Eden Organization/Foundation. Restoring Eden is this organization dedicated to environmental causes in the name of the Creator; which is an idea that may not be catching on too quickly in the Bible belt but my wife and I love it so we figure it is worth you time to investigate.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Adam Says: Cycle from Richmond to WIlliamsburg with MeadWestvaco

Not only is MeadWestvaco building that awesome new building down by the Federal Building in Richmond, but now they are making it possible for me to ride from Richmond to Williamsburg without being killed by large truks! Yesterday the Mayor and some other officials broke ground down by the canal on the Richmond half of the Capitol to Capitol bike trail that runs from Richmond to Williamsburg along Route 5, and all of this has come about because MeadWestvaco donated $300,000 to the project; which up until now had been put on the back burner as far as I can see. I think I will send the folks at Mead a thank you note, not just because I like to cycle, but because I have made that journey from Richmond to Williamsburg on my bike and not having to compete with SUV's and hotrodders is worth way more than $300,000 to me. Here is the press release from the City. (p.s. I would have forced the Mayor to take off those sunglasses, and I would have made them wear hard hats, but that's just my professional opinion)

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Adam Says: Edie Sedgwick/Seinna Miller Makes Me Sad


Despite the many negative reviews I watched Factory Girl last night with the wife and saw way more of Seinna Miller than I was prepared for.

Apart from that all I can say is that Edie Sedgwick is the sadest story I have come across in a long time.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Adam and Jeremy Say: Eisley Meet MAE... MAE Meet Eisley

The major label debut from Virginia Beach's own MAE hit today. Singularity marks their biggest project to date, which also means we can now expect to hear the phrase "sell out" any moment. Adam and Jeremy have been fans of MAE sense Embers and Envelopes but most of you probably didn't come on board until the Everglow... either way these guys have a unique sound that may or may not be watered down on the latest record... we are reserving judgment, but don't wait for us... head over to MAE's myspace page or purevolume page and take a listen to Singularity for yourself... oh and because this album is being released by Capitol you can bet that it will be in record stores everywhere.

Even more exciting for those of us here at the A and J compound is the release of Combinations the latest album from Eisley... seriously we could go on for days about the sibling connection or their haunting melodies, but honestly that will do you no good so we will just say that Eisley is good/great ... Combinations also good/great... visit their myspace page and hear the goodness and check out this video for Invasion; the albums first single.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Adam and Jeremy Say: Sticky Rice Fan Site - Love Letter to Fans or Evil Corporate Ploy?

While skimming over the RVA Magazine website today I discovered that Sticky Rice has a "fan site;" which may raise a few questions for some of you. First if you do not live in or around Richmond you may be asking "Sticky Rice? What?" so the easy answer is that Sticky Rice is a sushi/Asian food/bar place on main street that many Richmonders enjoy. However, that leads me to the next question, the very question I asked, "What is a fan site?" the answer there appears to be a site devoted to some topic of which people are fans... in this case the topic is Sticky Rice, but this is where it gets weired because I think Sticky Rice actually runs this site... so it's not like people who are fans made it; it's like people who are fans can visit it and find out what Sticky Rice thinks (which is not really a bad idea) and more importantly fans can sign up for the Sticky Rice newsletter (call me cynical, but I am betting that is the real purpose of this whole thing.) Even more troubling is that I am guessing some out side of the box thinker was visiting their favorite Hillary Duff fan site (the first "fan site" that pops up when you Google the term is actually for Hillary Duff... creepy) and thought "hey it would be cool if the bar I work at had it's own fan site!" and next thing you know "Sticky Rice Fan Site." Which is all well and good except that fan sites are also usually reserved for celebrities, and are usually created by actual fans... so this begs the question is Sticky Rice so famous in Richmond that it deserves it's own fan site? and if so why don't Sticky Rice's fans create the site? Like I said I can be cynical and I may be way off so don't put too much stock in this... however, if you need proof that something is fishy (pardon the pun) with this Sticky Rice Fan Site just look at this photo from the site:
From the looks on these peoples faces it is obvious that some one is holding them at Sticky Rice against their will... at gun point... while being forced to consume excessive amounts of alcohol... and being deprived of sleep.

Friday, August 10, 2007

Adam and Jeremy Say: Bob Dylan too much for any one man or and one band.

Bob Dylan is so legendary that it requires no less than seven actors and actresses to portray him in the upcoming bio-pic, and with names like Kate Blanchett, Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Michelle Williams, Richard Gere and Julianne Moore you know that its not just some unknown paying homage to the greatest musician of our time. So you knew when the soundtrack finally hit that it would take an equally impressive assembly of talent to pay homage to Mr. Dylan via music, and thus it is no surprise to find out that the soundtrack, which will hit stores October 30th will feature music from the likes of Eddie Vedder, Karen O, Jack Johnson, Iron and Wine, Sonic Youth, and Sufjan Stevens, among others... click over to Vinyl Fever's website for the whole scope on the amazing line up.

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Adam and Jeremy Say: Regina Spektor On Her Way To Richmond

Regina Spektor is coming to Richmond November 20th at Toad's Place! You bet we are excited. Ever since we heard that enchanting voice on the delightful Soviet Kitsch, her debut album, we were hooked. Honestly who can deny the beauty of "Us," and things only got better when she gave us Begin to Hope, her second album. Tickets for the Regina Spektor show are not available yet, but you can bet we will be checking back regularly... until then enjoy the beauty of "Samson"

Regina Spektor - Samson

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Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Adam and Jeremy Say: We Burned Past 200 Posts, And Had An Awkward Conversation About Rock Music.

Hey we just realized that we passed our 200th post this week... alas we did not notice and so did not prepare any hilarity for you... so check out our 100th post... we guarantee at least five "LOL" moments (we are not sure if we used the term "LOL" with or without irony... we forget which way is cool.)

So Adam had an interesting conversation after church Sunday with old pal Lil' Lee... we forget what band it is, but Lil' Lee is in some local band and has been for a while so his conversations with Adam usually revolve around music. On Sunday however the conversation did not go so well... It went kind of like this:

LL: Hey have you heard the new stuff from such and such a band?

Adam: Nope

LL: What about this other band?

Adam: Nope

LL: Well I know you have hear some such track from this other band?

Adam: Sorry

LL: You suck.

Adam: Yeah I know... I'm old.

As you might be able to garner from the conversation Lil' Lee and Adam have divergent tastes in music... actually at one point they were on the same wave length but then Adam got all caught up in that haughty-better-than-everyone indie rock rubbish; while Lil' Lee continued to rock out to the DIY screamo/punk/hardcore/whatever it is people here on MySpace these days... So to make Lil' Lee happy we give you this:

A While back Adam ran into Lil' Lee at Alley Katz for a show in which the band As Cities Burn was playing... while As Cities Burn is not and Adam and Jeremy approved band, they aren't bad so it is with guarded enthusiasm that we present the As Cities Burn Myspace page... On which you can currently here their entire new CD Come Now Sleep for free an entier week before it blows up shelves on Tuesday (forgive us but we are ex-DJays and some time we get caught up in the moment)... so got check out the myspace page and make Lil' Lee happy by supporting semi-professional Rock N Roll!

Monday, August 6, 2007

Jeremy Says:Meanwhile on the other side of the culture globe....

While adam was sitting in his comfy padded seat watching fiona and nickelcreek, I was kickin it old skool with the kids at the "christan metal" concert as I have been calling it for all my work people.
Disciple wrapped upped a three day youth Conference thingy at Redemption World outreach Center friday night, and I got to take my kid brother-in-law to his first hard rock concert.
Yes, I am now acting as a chaperone for the kids, but that doesn't mean I don't get to rock out. Plus, it beats going alone.
Sure, I may be old, but at least I'm not like all those other old guys.
Anywho, the concert was exactly what you would expect from a metal band that has revamped their image just a bit to not attract any of the real metal heads, but instead to be fun for "everybody" to bounce to. Yes, this is kinda a bad thing, but you gotta learn how to have fun reguarless.
Speaking of bouncing, there was a minor "moshing" incident that happend during the 2nd song, which was quickly broken up my church security.
Marcus(my tag along) got his first 10sec taste of the mayhem. The rest of the show, me and him enjoyed the non voilent head bang, and the ocational body thrust.
All in all, despite the downfall of today's youth to preserve the true "Rock Concert", we still had fun, and you should too.

Sunday, August 5, 2007

Adam Says: Nickel Creek and Fiona Apple Melt Face and Rip Out Heart of Richmond.

Friday night was fab... wait this not some ditsy gossip blog but seriously I was totally blindsided by Nickel Creek and Fiona Apple on Friday... I went to the show thinking I was going to see two bands perform, but instead I saw one super group get up on stage and blow my entire mind out of my skull and on to I64 somewhere... The amalgamation of talent was both exciting and unsettling... hearing the soulful vocals of Fiona against the folk tapestry that is Nickel Creek was amazing... their union proved that music can transcend labels... To sum it all up, You have not heard music until you have heard Ms. Apple perform the hit soul-pop of Criminal to the tune of a blazing blue grass ho-down.

Friday, August 3, 2007

Adam and Jeremy Say: Very Little, but Others Might Say More...

We were going to write a big long post the discusses work, work hours, laziness, materialism and greed, but that got way to tedious so let us sum-up our conversation:
Jeremy likes work... Adam does not.
Jeremy thinks work is part of Gods plan... Adam thinks that computers are the Antichrist.
Adam thinks work and life should meld together in harmony... Jeremy thinks he should not be lazy with his free time after work.
Both Adam and Jeremy think materialism is stupid.

Since that did not really pan out here are a couple of stories we found interesting/entertaining:

Sweetie I think 8 sounds like more than enough... don't you?
Arkansas couple welcomes 17th child



Kinder Eggs are so tasty...
Chocoholic squirrel steals treats from shop



Become Nun and enjoy giving... EVERYTHING!
Liquidating Your Life



The Origins of Rocking for Jesus... apparently not Peter, Paul and Mary.
I'd Like To Dedicate This Next Song to Jesus

If you don't laugh at this you have no soul.


Nickle Creek and Fiona Apple tonight... if you are not there I will

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Adam and Jeremy Say: Worship Music Is Not Always Bad.

"Worship" Music is what Christians call the music portion of their church services. It, like church population, varys greatly in style; some churches play old hymns on organs and pianos, while others play "Rock N Roll" sounding songs on electric guitars and drums, and everything in between. However, for the most part the only thing that makes any of this music worth noting is the extremly religious content of the lyrics. For the most part, especially in what people call modern worship music, the actual music itself is boring, and out dated. Hence the confusion for many non-believers in church services; here is a group of people getting really excited about what sounds like dollar bin soft rock, because they obviously are not drawn in by the spiritual message of the lyrics. Adam and Jeremy have long felt that though this is the rule with worship music there are some exceptions and one of those exceptions happens to be the song "Every New Day" by the ska band Fiver Iron Frenzy (who were popular in the mid to late 90's.) We could try to explain it but we would much rather you read the words for yourself, and then Itune'd the track...

Five Iron Frenzy
Every New Day
Our Newest Album Ever!

When I was young, the smallest trick of light,
Could catch my eye,
Then life was new and every new day,
I thought that I could fly.
I believed in what I hoped for,
And I hoped for things unseen,
I had wings and dreams could soar,
I just don't feel like flying anymore.
When the stars threw down their spears,
Watered Heaven with their tears,
Before words were spoken,
Before eternity.

Dear Father, I need you,
Your strength my heart to mend.
I want to fly higher,
Every new day again.

When I was small, the furthest I could reach,
Was not so high,
Then I thought the world was so much smaller,
Feeling that I could fly.
Through distant deeps and skies,
Behind infinity,
Below the face of Heaven,
He stoops to create me.

Dear Father, I need you,
Your strength my heart to mend.
I want to fly higher,
Every new day again.

Man versus himself.
Man versus machine.
Man versus the world.
Mankind versus me.
The struggles go on,
The wisdom I lack,
The burdens keep pilling
Up on my back.
So hard to breathe,
To take the next step.
The mountain is high,
I wait in the depths.
Yearning for grace,
And hoping for peace.
Dear God...
Increase.
Healing hands of God have mercy on our unclean souls once again.
Jesus Christ, light of the world burning bright within our hearts forever.
Freedom means love without condition,
without a beginning or an end.
Here's my heart, let it be forever Your's,
Only You can make every new day seem so new.

Adam and Jeremy Say: We Have Been Waiting 800 Years to See Beowulf.



Beowulf is coming to the big screen! Okay so for those of you who are not English majors Beowulf is consider the oldest Epic Poem written in "English..." The poem was written some where around 1100; meaning this film is about 800 years in the making... at any rate I am super stoked and can't wait to see it in November, and on a side note I really need to thank Ms. Gates, my 11th grade English teacher who originally introduced me to this piece... if not for her I may be scratching my head when others mention Beowulf as many of you are now.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Adam and Jeremy: Tegan and Sara, Yeah Yeah Yeah's, Bat for Lashes... How is that for an original title?


Band - Tegan and Sara - Song - Back In Your Head - Album - The Con
Yeah so they are attractive twin sisters that just so happen to be...... Canadian , but they certainly planned to be amazing musicians... as this track clearly proves.


Band- Yeah Yeah Yeah's - Song - Is Is - Album - Is Is
Hey the Yeah Yeah Yeah's are on tour... oh and this EP is ten times better than every other full length album Sheryl Crow put out combined and placed into a nuclear rocket.

Bat for Lashes highly anticipated release Fur and Gold has finally landed on American soil and you should go out and buy it TODAY... don't listen to me... listen to this guy... okay he may be a crack pot so listen for yourself and decide... the album is streaming on AOL; which is also has the 1990's for you listening pleasure. Oh I should war you... the album is kind of different... and by that I mean Bat for Lashes kind of sounds like some sort of medieval all girl techno-influenced band... which is way more "Goth" than your average Marylin Manson.

Adam and Jeremy Say: Rilo Kiley Under Black Light

The new Rilo Kiley disc, Under the Black Light, hits shelves August 21st, but you can preview Ms. Jenny Lewis' song bird like voice on the track "Silver Lining" right NOW over at Stereogum. Let it be stated that Adam and Jeremy are both a little skeptical of this more polished sound, but for Jenny we will reseve judgment until the 21st.