I've been traveling for the past week or so, still am in fact, and that means that today's Monday Mix blog will be a little less sexy than previous editions. So, I added that picture of The Wanton Looks to spice things up a bit.
I'll be back home tonight, so I will update this entry then, including the weekly sections for NEW FACEBOOK FRIENDS and VIDEO OF THE DAY along with whatever thoughts are floating around in my head at the time.
NORMAN MUSIC FESTIVAL - WOW. JUST WOW.
I do want to take this time to say thank you to everybody involved with the Norman Music Festival, from the cab drivers and the hotel staff at NCED to the wonderful and generously accommodating staff, all of the wonderful venues and stages, and especially to all the performers. In a word - WOW. I will be reviewing the entire festival tomorrow. Same bat time. Same bat channel.
Specific thanks go to the team behind NMF5, Steven White, Jen Teagarden, Kyla McMoran and all their staff and volunteers; Jonathon Fowler of Fowler Volkswagen; Lacey Lett of Fox-TV's Great Day Green Country; Abby Kurin, Jill Simpson and all the amazing people involved with The Buffalo Lounge and the Oklahoma Film & Music Office; Ryan Lacroix & Grace Gordon of The Oklahoma Rock Show on The Spy FM; Brian Horton of Horton Records, Ryan Lindsey of Broncho, Cody Clinton, Desirae Roses, Paul Buchanan, Jesse Aycock, Wink Burcham, Beau Roberson, David Broyles, Rob Crissinger (who initially introduced Jivewired to Larry White), and yes, a ton of thanks and eternal gratitude to Mr. Larry White who introduced me to everybody all weekend and really championed on behalf of Jivewired.com - THANK YOU!
It was also great to meet Wayne Coyne and his wife Michelle. Yes, sometimes I get to be a fan, too.
I had so much fun, in fact, I absolutely cannot wait until Norman Music Fest 6, and I am hoping Jivewired will be a part of next year's event in some capacity.
There is no best way to say thank you to Norman Music Fest for so much stunning wonderfulness. But I am honored, and humbled to have been included in a weekend that was both surreal and ridiculously fun
I have often pointed out that the subtag for Jivewired.com is Friends. Music. Life. - with "Friends" being the most important part of the entire equation. This past weekend in Norman did everything possible to prove that. Thank you, everybody.
THIS WEEK'S NEW FACEBOOK FRIENDS
I am going to get a little serious here and ask that you check out To Write Love On Her Arms (TWLOHA).
Hope is Real. Help is Real. Your story is important.
Jivewired.com LLC supports To Write Love On Her Arms (TWLOHA,) a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury and suicide.
Starting this month I am going to make a personal donation of $5 for every band that purchases a Jivewired Press Kit. This is not a monthly promotion - this will go on as long year after year after year.
To Write Love on Her Arms began in Orlando, FL in February 2006 as a (written) story, the true story of five days spent with a friend who was denied entry into a drug treatment center. The story was a look at those five days, and the t-shirts were printed and sold initially as a way to pay for the friend's treatment.
Beyond treatment, TWLOHA believes that community is essential, that people need other people, that we were never meant to do life alone.
- The vision is that community and hope and help would replace secrets and silence.
- The vision is people putting down guns and blades and bottles.
- The vision is that we can reduce the suicide rate in America and around the world.
- The vision is that we would learn what it means to love our friends, and that we would love ourselves enough to get the help we need.
- The vision is better endings. The vision is the restoration of broken families and broken relationships.
- The vision is people finding life, finding freedom, finding love.
- The vision is graduation, a Super Bowl, a wedding, a child, a sunrise.
- The vision is people becoming incredible parents, people breaking cycles, making change.
- The vision is the possibility that your best days are ahead.
- The vision is the possibility that we're more loved than we'll ever know.
- The vision is hope, and hope is real.
You are not alone, and this is not the end of your story.
You can Facebook Friend To Write Love On Her Arms at http://www.facebook.com/towriteloveonherarms and I urge you to do so.
And if you can make a donation, every single dollar raised helps.
If anything, buy a t-shirt. They're pretty fancy, and there are a number of cool designs.
Here's living proof:
(Wayne Coyne of Flaming Lips with Jivewired CEO and TWLOHA Supporter Michael Canter)
For even more information, go to http://twloha.com
ABOUT THE MONDAY MIX:
The Monday Mix airs from 12:30PM to 5:00PM CDT each Monday and is designed to help you get through that brutal after-lunch, energy-sucking span that kicks off every work week. This particular show will be a mix of old, deep album cuts and new indie music with a lot of genre crossover. No Adele. Sorry.
What else does The Monday Mix do? Well, it helps you discover new indie music by combining some really great under the radar tracks with more established songs that were, once in fact, under the radar as well. The hope here is that the culture shock of discovering your next favorite band won't be so enormously imposing if we surround the new stuff with some of your old, familiar friends.
Jivewired supports independent musicians by paying royalties for airplay on Jivewired Radio. Please help us support indie artists by listening to our station and by purchasing indie music. Thank you.
The links on the radio player will give you download options if you really dig on the music and some of the songs are offered for free.
To listen, just press play on the radio widget to the right or use this link to open in a new window that will allow you to listen when you navigate away from this page:
Launch Jivewired Radio
MONDAY MIX PLAYLIST FOR 30 APRIL 2012:
001. Hipster Kids/Sexy Beards by Dr. Pants
002. Bear by Grace Woodroofe
003. Sunglasses by Crown Imperial
004. Dog Days Comin' by Desi & Cody
005. Our Day Will Come by Amy Winehouse
006. Look The Other Way by Justin Townes Earle
007. Hold On by Alabama Shakes
008. Black Tiles by Wild Flag
009. 86 Me by The Wanton Looks
010. Noc-A-Homa by Black Lips
011. Record Store by Broncho
012. Feeding Line by Boy & Bear
013. Forty-Eight by The Paul Benjamin Band
014. Miss K. by Deer Tick
015. Gettin' Tired by Shannon Labrie
016. Gon' To Lay You Down by Wink Burcham
017. Without You by Jesse Aycock
018. Jilted by The Puppini Sisters
019. In Sleep [Live] by Lissie
020. Fuel [Live] by Ani DiFranco
021. God Put A Smile On Your Face [Live] by Coldplay
022. Already In Love by Exene Cervenka
023. Black Candles by Crooked Fingers
024. Elevator by Crown Imperial
025. One Of These Days by Foo Fighters
026. Roll Like A Big Wheel by Joan Osborne
027. Little Talks by Of Monsters & Men
028. Land Of Hope & Dreams by Bruce Springsteen
029. In The Dead Of Summer by Desi & Cody
030. Cease & Persist by El Ten Eleven
031. So American by Portugal. The Man
032. Balnce by Future Islands
033. Only For You by Heartless Bastards
034. Soul Meets Body by Death Cab For Cutie
035. Still Yours by Markeisha Ensley
036. Be Careful What You Ask by Phillip Zoellner Band
037. Smile by Lily Allen
038. The Sun Ain't Shining No More by The Asteroids Galaxy Tour
039. Orange Blossoms by JJ Grey & Mofro
040. Sometimes by Jesse Aycock
041. Just Say When by Brandon McHose
042. Traitor by OK Sweetheart
043. You Can Keep 'Em by Ali Harter
044. Bottled Up In Cork by Ted Leo & The Pharmacists
045. Burning For Love by Vandevander
046. I Got Some Devil by The Paul Benjamin Band
047. Until You Remember by The Tedeschi-Trucks Band
048. Sure Thing by St. Germain
049. Protocol by Gift Of Gab
050. QueenS by THEESatisfaction
051. King Without A Crown [Live] by Matisyahu
052. Somebody That I Used To Know by Gotye [feat. Kimbra]
053. Come Visit Me by The Rosebuds
054. I Feel That Too by Jesse Baylin
055. La Grande by Laura Gibson
056. Hours by Tycho
057. A Warm Breeze by Thee Oh Sees
058. My Mind Is Ramblin' by The Black Keys
059. Little Lilly by Widespread Panic
060. Beachside by Kings Of Leon
061. Sex On The Regular by Miniature Tigers
062. Barton Hollow by The Civil Wars
063. Oh So Blue by Beau Roberson of Pilgrim
064. Palm Trees & Trailer Parks by The Dustin Pittsley Band
065. Fall Fast by Sage Flower
066. Soft by Washed Out
067. Serpents by Sharon Van Etten
068. Old Fashioned Morphine by Jolie Holland
THIS WEEK'S VIDEO OF THE DAY ALL Y'ALL
Orange Blossoms by JJ Grey & Mofro
HEY! If you made it this far into the article, I sincerely thank you. Just one more thing, if I may.
I have a new twitter account that is less Jivewired and well.... more me, and I'd like you to follow. Mention that you read the blog as well and I'll send you something really groovy. Follow me on twitter: @JivewiredCEO -- I'll even make it easy for you, here is a direct link -- @JivewiredCEO - I'm not sure but I think all you have to do is click on that underlined thingy and it will teleport you directly to my twitter account. I love technology.