Song Crush: Broken Bells – “Holding On For Life”

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I’ve been harboring this secret for about ten years now, so I think it’s about time to come clean…
I think I might have a crush on James Mercer.

He’s like a good-looking science fiction author, or an 11th grade history teacher, or the guy you’re not supposed to publicly admit to finding attractive, because all of your friends will automatically wrinkle their noses and respond, “Really?!”

But all weird crushes aside, we need to talk about Broken Bells. What isn’t a secret is the fact that whatever Danger Mouse touches turns to gold, but seriously, I can’t get “Holding On For Life” out of my head.

Give it a listen and let me know what you think:

These Times, They Are A-Changin’

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I felt like beginning this post with, “We’re not dead!” would’ve been a bit too melodramatic, but in case you haven’t noticed, Tour Death had fallen off the map for a minute (or six months).  I hope the sleepless nights of scheming, planning, record hunting, and wannabe web designing paid off, because we just unveiled this sweet new site! YOW!

As always, thank you for reading, listening, storytelling, high-fiving, bookmarking, sharing, and contributing your thoughts to this website; music and creativity simply cannot exist in a vacuum.

Back from the Dead!

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We’re alive! Well, sort of. We’ve been assured that we haven’t contracted the bubonic plague (although, that’d make for a pretty pretty exciting story, right?). As it turns out, food poisoning is pretty wicked business. Thanks for bearing with us, we’ll be back in action soon.

xo

TD

Tour Tools: Iggy Pop’s Epic Rider

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Iggy Pop is famous for a number of things: fronting The Stooges, using peanut butter as body paint, inspiring electric eel-like dance moves, pioneering the stage dive, writing timeless songs, playing a fictional overprotective dad on The Adventures of Pete & Pete…but as of today, we can add “composing epic tour riders” to the list.

The Stooges‘ tour rider, which combines one part practicality to one part off-the-cuff stream of consciousness, is as funny as it is functional.

Keep reading to see the complete rider…

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Song Crush: The Black Keys – “Gold…”

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The intro of The Black Keys‘ latest single, “Gold on the Ceiling” reminds me of The White Stripes‘ “Blue Orchid” for all the right reasons. MORE DISTORTION!!

I can’t deal with how much I love this song.

Famous Friends: Russell + Ginger Spice

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So, there might’ve been a time when I knew all the lyrics to “Wannabe.” Cut me some slack, last week seventh grade was weird.  As it turns out, Russell Brand is also into girl power. After meeting Ginger Spice at the Olympics closing ceremony, Brand openly admitted that what he (really, really) wants is a piece of Geri Halliwell. Congratulations, lovebirds!

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