As I stated in my last Music Monday post, last week was going to be a killer in terms of time management, and I was not wrong. We did make the trip up to Tennessee to visit my oldest son's college, and now, almost everything is lined up and in place. We're just enjoying our family time until he moves on the 24th. I have already made plans to be off work that weekend, as it is move-in weekend for the Freshmen, and I would not miss this for the world.
I may not have been able to blog, or visit much this past week, but I did manage to finish reading 50 Shades of Grey. And yes, there will be a review of sorts coming up. So come back soon if you're into that sort of thing. I am trying for tomorrow, but who knows? It may be Thursday instead.
Also since my last post, Randy Blythe was released from jail and has returned home. According to a tweet from Slipknot, Lamb of God will indeed be performing at Knotfest. If you live in either of the Knotfest cities, I urge you to go to the shows - the lineup is pretty amazing and if you ask me, this fest needs to go on the road :) And speaking of fests, last night was the last show of this summer's Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. I am still having withdrawals from the show I attended three weeks ago. I am really looking forward to next year, though!
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Ryan Bingham - Heart of Rhythm
I fell in love with Ryan Bingham's music when he first caught my attention in Crazy Heart as part of Bad Blake's band. Bingham wrote the song "The Weary Kind" with T-Bone Burnett, and it won both a Golden Globe AND an Oscar for Best Original Song. Quite a feat for such a young musician! That particular song was sung by Bridges in the movie, but the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack features Ryan Bingham's version. It is also on 2010's Junky Star.
His new album Tomorrowland is out September 18 (a GREAT birthday gift for yours truly, BTW!), and the first single, "Heart of Rhythm" was released last Tuesday. If you are not already familiar with Ryan Bingham's music, you are really missing out and should acquaint yourself with it ASAP....