Dan Auerbach is a God!

Turn on the radio these days and you're likely to hear the same manufactured rock "hits" over and over (Nickelback and Fall Out Boy for example). To hear real music you have to search beyond what radio and MTV tell you to listen to. Early last summer I stumbled upon the solo album of Dan Auerbach (1/2 of The Black Keys). His album Keep It Hid quickly took the top spot on my best albums of 2009 list. The album is full of gritty soulful rock 'n roll that makes you feel like you're listening to a great classic rock album!

Listen To:

When The Night Comes (slow and dreamy... my #1 fave)

When The Night Comes (live for RS)

Heartbroken, in Disrepair (this song makes me want to dance and take my clothes off)

Whispered Words

The Prowl (this one also makes me want to dance and take my clothes off!)

My Last Mistake (this one makes me want to dance...clothes on)

Also check out The Black Keys if you don't already obsess over them!


stay tuned for my next blog attempt

10 Things I Love About Jessie Baylin

Jessie Baylin is an awesome singer/songwriter. I admit I only discovered her after hearing she was dating Nathan Followill (drummer for Kings of Leon) and decided to check her out. After listening to some of her songs on youtube I knew I had to have her album! Firesight is by far one of the best musical purchases I've ever made and she's always the first artist I reccommend to people! So for my first new blog I'm dedicating it to the things I love most about the beautiful/talented/awesome Jessie Baylin (yes I think I have a bit of a girl crush on her)! Listen to her now before her next album comes out so you can say you listened to her before she was huge all over the world!

10- She managed to not set herself on fire during the making of the video for "Was I On Your Mind" Any normal person would have third degree burns after that video shoot!

9- Her hair is the envy of every female that I know! (that has seen her!)

8- She always replies to her fans on twitter/myspace/facebook.

7- She's one of those girls that you want to hate for being so awesome but you can't hate her and really want to be her best friend!

6- Listening to Jessie is proven to lower blood pressure. (at least mine anyways)

5- Her wardrobe. She dresses amazing!

4- She's a good sport/has a good sense of humor when it comes to having a hot/sexy rock god fiance who is sought after by many women (not me...I'm a Caleb girl!). For example, joining facebook groups called "i want to pour syrup all over nathan followill and lick it all off"

3- Her voice is heaven.

2- Her lyrics are unique and creative.

1- "See How I Run" is my theme song at the moment. It's inspired me not to be afraid of all the big changes I have coming up in my life! (including moving to TN but I'm not stalking you Jessie! I'm moving there for an awesome job opportunity!)

These are just a few reasons to love Jessie Baylin! Check her out and I'm sure you'll have your own reasons!

Even my mom loves Jessie Baylin... She borrowed my car one day and came rushing in the house and asked me first thing (before she said anything else) "What CD is that in your car right now?" I had no idea so I made her tell me what the song was about. She said something about a guy from TN. So I said Tennesee Gem? That's Jessie Baylin. My mom replied (in a very dramatic voice tone) "I really like her!" I'm now down a copy of Firesight. Thank God for my ipod!

Check Out:

Was I On Your Mind (official video)

See How I Run (live)

Contradicting Words

Stay tuned for my next blog tentatively titled "Dan Auerbach you are a God"