PLEDGE DRIVE: The time to help in keeping alive

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It is that time of the year where I have to bring this upbut it is that time that I have to renew my web domain once more, and I am asking for your help.

Before I talk about putting up the digital “tip cup”, let me just say that I enjoy doing what I do on my website, being able to do music and video reviews, news items of interest, and music reviews. My website has never been a means for outside advertising, although had I done that, I almost think those other links would get more hits than my actual website. I don’t post links to an older woman who looks like she smokes 40 packs of cigarettes a day and ooh, look how beautiful she appears today. I don’t offer celebrity rumors to you for the fact that I don’t care for them, and you probably know more than enoughts sites or blogs to read that kind of ephemera. If you have come to my website to find out about music or some of the food-related things I post, I am thankful you continue to make this place a regular stop of your internet travels. I would like to do this for one more year and come summer of 2016, we will see. A part of me wants to try something new and no, I’m not going to try knitting or macrame, I don’t have those type of skills. Trying something new means perhaps a new method of what I’ve been doing for the last 30 years as a writer, and that may mean to try it in a new forum, to do something in a new way. I have a year to decide but I’m leaning towards wanting to try something else other than my “norm”. Thus, let me speak about the “tip cup” for my site.

What I am placing is a “tip cup” of sorts. If you enjoy the type of coverage that I feature here at and would like for it to continue, I am looking for your donation to continue the website for another year. If you are able to “give a tip” to, you can do so via PayPal by clicking here. Your private information is secure when you donate via PayPal, and you are also able to make a donation even if you are not a PayPal member. The deadline is September 30th.

While it would be nice for me to run advertising on my website, is ad-free for a reason, and I’d like to keep it that way. The music I cover is the music I would like for you to listen to and discover for yourself, and pass the information along to those who you think would be interested. This website is about the music I like, support, and listen to on a regular basis, within as many genres as possible. I don’t pick and choose just to make random choices, these are my musical habits, and I share that on a regular basis. If the website is unable to be renewed, all donations will be refunded, no questions asked. If you are able to make a donation, I would be very appreciative.

VIDEO: Oddisee’s “Belong To The World”

Belonging to the world, can anyone belong to a world> Oddisee says yes, and he says so not only in musical form, but in visual form, so check out his forms. This is from his project called The Good Fight, released this past spring and if you haven’t had the opportunity to hear anything from it, watch the video and than consider getting the album.

VIDEO: Vedo Stone’s “To The Marshes (Acoustic)”

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At the beginning of July I shared with you a song by artist Tedo Stone. Now that we’re at the end of the month, Stone is offering up another song for you just in time, and this time it’s a video.

It’s for his album coming out on September 18th called Marsher, which will be on This Is American Music so here at This Is Book’s Music, I give you the clip for “To The Marshes”. Unlike the audio I presented in early July, it’s a more calmer version of the song, as it’s done acoustically.

The Love List Presents: Tedo Stone from The Love List Presents on Vimeo.

Tedo Stone performs "Marshes" at the Stave Room at American Spirit Works in Atlanta, GA.

VIDEO: Motherfucker’s “Confetti”

If you’ve been to Athens, Georgia, you might have said “this down is full of motherfuckers” but now there’s valid proof to this: a band called Motherfucker. Not only that, but these ‘fuckers are ladies and they don’t care what you think, as long as you are impressed by what they do. They’ve done an album called Confetti (Sick Room), released yesterday (a review is forthcoming), and Erika Rickson (drums), Erica Strout (guitar), and Mandy Branch are ready to show you what they and their music is about.

FREE MP3 DL: 404WILL’s “What Have I Done?” (EP)

You may know 404WILL is ill, and he is ill again with a brand new release, appropriately titled What Have I Done? but in this case, you can hear exactly what he has done. This 3-song (yes, just three) is a pre-cursor to what he’s preparing for an album to be called #ALLIWNTD (“all I wanted”) so hear what this guy has to offer and then prepare yourself for what he’ll have around the corner.

AUDIO: Moving Panoramas’ “One”

Moving Panoramas’ new album is recorded, mixed, and mastered, which means it’s done, but you’ll have to wait just over two months to hear it. It’ll be out on Modern Outsider but they’re sharing a song for you to listen to, its title track, so listen to “One”.

Most of their upcoming concerts are in their home turf of Austin, Texas but they do have a show scheduled for Dallas so if you’re in or near the area(s), please make a point to attend:

August 1… Austin, TX (Yellow Jacket)
August 8… Austin, TX (Red 7)
August 28… Austin, TX (Mohawk)
September 1… Austin, TX (The Palm Door)
September 19… Austin, TX (Hotel Vegas)
September 26… Austin, TX (Cheer Up Charlie’s) (Record Release show!)
October 1… Austin, TX (Mohawk)
October 2… Dallas, TX (Three Links)

AUDIO: Dwongo featuring Ding Dong and Mad-x’s “Gas Shuffle”

Looking for a new dancehall track to turn the remainder of the summer into a non-stop party? Then may I introduce you to “Gas Shuffle”, a new song by Dwongo that also brings in Ding Dong and Mad-X. It has a dubstep vibe to it too but dancehall always evolves into something and then something else.

SOME STUFFS: Minden share song from their double single

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Minden are a Portland band who are gearing up to bring you into their fanbase. They’re going to release not only just a single, but it’s a double single. It will be out this Friday and if you like your style of pop with nice intricacies, you’ll want to take a listen to one of the songs on it, called “Saint”. The song can be downloaded for free, while supplies last, so I highly suggest you should get it because I feel you’ll want to return to it for the rest of the summer and the year, if not the decade. It’s that good.

SOME STUFFS: New EP from P.So The Earth Tone King & 2 Hungry Bros. is out

Officially released today by HiPNOTT Records is Feast Of Legend, the latest from P.SO The Earth Tone King where he teams up with The 2 Hungry Bros. THe EP also features help from Tanya Morgan, Substantial, Likwuid, and Kevo so there isn’t too much to be overdosed with, enough to keep you satisfied but hungry for seconds.