Long before Joshua Tillman moved to Hollywood and took on the persona of Father John Misty, he was drumming for a little band known as Saxon Shore. Saxon Shore is a small post-rock instrumental 4-piece band that had the ability to put on some pretty insane shows. I remember seeing them my first year of college in Ball State University’s student center cafeteria. They left quite the impression, but I hardly heard from them again after that show. After he left Saxon Shore, he moved to Seattle, and began pursuing his solo career. Luckily for Joshua, Damien Jurado got his paws on one of Josh’s tapes and asked Josh to join him on a small tour, in which he was mostly not cared for. It was after that tour he joined up with his most promising musical venture to date, Fleet Foxes. Two masterful albums, a stunning EP, a few tours, and many praises later, he left the Fleet to re-pursue his solo career yet again, but this time with a new name, a new attitude, and a totally new sound. Even though Fleet Foxes seem to still be only growing by the minute in popularity, Joshua felt Father John busting from every pore of his body and couldn’t wait any longer to release him to the world. So he packed his things, moved down to Hollywood, and as a result, we are now blessed with Fear Fun. Continue reading “Father John Misty Review: A Fox Less His Fleet, But Not Less the Music”
This year’s Academy Awards was all about the magic of the movies. Perhaps inspired by the likes of The Artist, Midnight in Paris, and Hugo, The Oscars wanted to cash in on some sort of nostalgic virus that seems to be going around Tinseltown these days. Hey, let’s get Adam Sandler to talk about his inspiration for getting into the movies, and making timeless classics like Jack and Jill and Grownups. There was just a lot of sappy reminiscing to go along with all the circle sessions that have become a Hollywood standard.
Sure we are a music blog, but we figured one more day deviating from the formula wouldn’t be so bad, so here are our favorite movies of 2011, since we like those too. Movies are a little harder to decide on since we are unable to see many of the best movies since most of the best movies come out during the holiday season to limited audiences. There was also movies each of us enjoyed but the rest of us didn’t get a chance to see like Hanna, Warrior, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, and Moneyball, so these movies either missed everything all together or landed on our just missed lists. Continue reading “Top Ten Thursday: Best Movies of 2011”
When it comes to Christmas music, I try to hide away when I’m not in department stores or putting up the Christmas tree. It’s not because I’m a Scrooge; I just find Christmas music a bit too sappy and most songs are naggingly catching, wringing in your head like a bad migraine. Continue reading “The Best Worst Christmas Song of All Time”