Walking Their Trail to Dreamland

In September of 2010, Brandon Flowers of Killers fame put out a solo album called, “Flamingo.”

Earlier in 2010 the Killers announced they were going on hiatus, and I was a bit confused and surprised at this. Come to find out, his mother died of cancer in Feb. 2010. Then last year, Brandon Flowers appeared on a video as part of the LDS church’s “I’m a Mormon” campaign. These seemed to explain a bit of why the Killers may have taken a little break. And he was not the only one to work on side projects. Bassist Mark Stoermer and drummer Ronnie Vannucci both released their own albums and have been working on others’ albums. Never fear – they are planning on releasing another album this year. Continue reading

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The be all and end all

I do not know if you have seen this yet or not, but during the Super Bowl Samsung ran a commercial for their new phone and it featured Justin Hawkins from The Darkness.

 

There are a few things we can learn (musically) from this commercial:

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I bet it was a bumpy ride

A little over a month ago, my wife and I went to her parents’. While I was working on my computer (because that is often where I work), I was listening to music (also, because that is often what I do while I work). Most of it was generally folky, but there was some other stuff. Like Dispatch’s newest EP. Continue reading