Saturday, December 6, 2008

The Best Yet: Switchfoot releases their best hits album

For all their achievements, including a half-dozen acclaimed albums and more than twice as many signature chart singles and album tracks, Switchfoot has yet to release a 'greatest hits' anthology.

For the first time, 'The Best Yet' pulls together Switchfoot's history representing all six albums they recorded on the indie re:Think Records and Columbia, where their 2003 breakthrough broke the platinum barrier.

"These are songs that we would like to play for someone who has never heard of Switchfoot," says Switchfoot member Tim Foreman. "There is quite a wide musical journey expressed in that list, and we're very proud of that part of our history as a band. Beyond that, we've been digging into the vault to find rare video content for the deluxe edition, so that the hard-core fan that does decide to buy it won't be disappointed."

The 18-song collection 'The Best Yet', featuring one newly-released song, "This Is Home" (from the summer 2008 movie soundtrack of Disney's The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian), will be available at all physical and digital retail outlets starting November 4 through Columbia/Legacy, a division of Sony BMG, and Credential Recordings, a division of EMI Christian Music Group.

In addition to the songs, the Deluxe Edition of 'The Best Yet' features 14 videos, including not only its huge MTV/VH-1 played hits, but also rare and never before released for sale videos, "The Blues", "Happy is a Yuppie Word" and "Company Car".

The release of 'The Best Yet' follows (by two weeks) Switchfoot's conclusion of the groundbreaking 23-city "Music Builds" Tour. A portion of the funds raised during the tour benefits Habitat for Humanity affiliates located in the tour cities.

Switchfoot - Jon Foreman (vocals, guitar), his brother Tim Foreman (bass, backing vocals), Jerome Fontamillas (guitar, keys, backing vocals), Drew Shirley (guitar), and Chad Butler (drums) - have maintained a strong commitment to social and humanitarian causes ever since their ascendance into the rock pantheon. Since the band's inception, they have been actively involved in such projects as DATA, Bono's 'One' Campaign, Invisible Children, Habitat for Humanity and To Write Love on Her Arms. They also founded the Switchfoot Bro-Am, a surfing and music benefit-event

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Prospekt March! EP

The modern world, eh? Time was when you’d get an album, preceded and followed by a couple of singles, and that’d be that.

Now, with labels desperately trying to figure out how to keep their clients’ wares afloat, you get ‘leaks’ (some deliberate, some not), streams, downloads, covermounted singles, bonus discs, download-only singles, singles, albums, special edition albums, albums and singles. ‘Prospekts March’ — billed as “an EP of eight previously unreleased tracks” — comes hot on the heels of a single release of ‘Lost!’ and will simultaneously be teamed with the album and released as ‘Viva La Vida Prospekts March Edition’. Cripes!

In truth, of the eight previously unreleased tracks, one is a not-massively-adventurous reshuffle (the Osaka Sun mix of ‘Lovers In Japan’), another a 48-second long incidental piano piece, another the version of ‘Lost!’ that features Jay-Z on autopilot (ie, still quite amazing) but is on the flip of the single. So they don’t count.

The opener is ‘Life In Technicolor (ii)’, which takes ‘Viva…’’s opening almost-instrumental and adds a typically bombastic melody, plus a chorus whose words (“Now my feet won’t touch the ground!”) are reprised as the title of the stripped-down, acoustic guitar-led closing song. And in-between? Well, there’s a positively garagantuan, only slightly Eno-ified stadium filler entitled ‘Glass Of Water’, featuring such deep and meaningful musings as “Dream that you could see your future/Inside a glass of water/The ripples and the lines”; a vaguely dance-y, ever-so-vaguely funky “experimental” effort called ‘Rainy Day’; and the title track, which tries oh-so hard to be a bit, y’know, strange, before the inevitable arrival of synth strings (buoying a ‘Wish You Were Here’-aping line in the guise of, “We’re just two little figures in a soup bowl”) and the even more inevitable arrival of – you guessed it — a life-affirming™ chorus.

All of which is far more complicated than it needs to be, a hefty bout of smoke and mirrors ultimately intended to add some mystery to the Coldplay campaign and re-ignite interest in ‘Viva La Vida…’ which, at the time of going to press, is residing in the lower regions of the Top 40. Will it work? Is ‘Prospekts March’ a stroke of marketing/brand reigniting/whatever genius? Lord knows. But can someone do me a fucking favour and please figure out the best way to do all this shit, so we c
an get back to reviewing actual music rather than all these crazy little projects?!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Band of the Week

This weeks band of the week is the

Mary Onettes

The Mary Onettes are that mix of a non sell out rock band and a all guy orchestra. You can tell from the beginning that this is more that one person singing their songs. If you ever listen to them live, they sound the exact same as they do on the track. With songs such as "Pleasure Songs" the band slows things down. They just released a new single entitled "Lost" which gives a more rockish feel to them

Friday, October 31, 2008

Check this out!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008


This weeks band of the week is a simple choice for me to make. I have listened to them a lot lately, and their name is Mainstay. They are a christian rock band taking on the sound of switchfoot mized with a little bit of Newsboys. Their hit singles such as "Become Who You Are" and "Believe" struck christian radio stations like a lightning bolt. Their not to heavy and not to light which adds to their music ability.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Band of the Week

This weeks band of the week is 


The rock/pop band corners their music and lassoes it. Taking a handful of what is going on in America's society, such as 9/11 attacks. They have smash hits like "Superman" and the one every girl knows, "100 years" There popping country sound electrifies somebody when you hear a happy peppy song, but calms you down when you listen to a "walk in the night song"

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Lost! official video

Official video for Lost! by coldplay

New SpringWidget

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Band of the Week

This Week:


Orba Squara is a one of those peppy kind of bands. Sweet bitter acoustic guitar sounds like the kinds in little kids games. The band has one song that everybody knows, but at the same time does not. The song is "Perfect Timing". People know it for the song on the "iPhone" commercial. The catchy guitar songs, soft and quiet melodies make this band one of those bands that is good to relax while listening to

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

new ipods

Look at the new ipods

Friends, Romans, Countrymen

Lately I have been hanging with Stu and davis... I see davis about everyday since we have classes together and we carpool together. Stu on the other hand, has been really "bright" lately. by saying that I dont mean he has been acting gay, but he is still in the "summer stu" phase. It has been really neat and sometimes akward like the stuff weve been doing together. Like shopping for mum supplies, hangin at church, a bunch of stuff. Fun Fun

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Monday, September 8, 2008

Apple to Release new stuff on Tuesday (10th)

On Tuesday Apple Inc. will be holding a press conference for new products. But what the heck is next? You have the best computer in the world, the best phone in the world, the best mp3 player in the world. There is not much you can do.

Rumor has it that it will be about the iPods. Lowering the ipod touch prices is a 90% guarantee. Maybe new ipod nanos? I dont know. But I am excited

Friday, August 29, 2008


High School is so much cooler than middle school. You have a lot more freedom than before at all. Its really neat. A lot bigger and alot more people. Pretty insane though

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

A New Song... kinda

I have been listening to a song lately. It really challenges the way i think about life and what not. "God put a smile upon your face" by Coldplay. It challenges the mind of the christian in my prospective. Listen to it and you will know what i mean.

Friday, July 25, 2008


This second month of summer has been really hectic. I've had constant basketball events, I worked at a Vacation Bible School that I had never even heard of until a couple days before. I have been to museum's on some days, six flags the next. Then on monday I have to go on a mission trip,and  don't get me wrong, I totally want to go. I'm pumped! I have to come home early to go to Orlando for Disney World (sweet) Then I have orientation for school, blah blah blah. I'm so not ready. It's like one big traffic jam. 

Saturday, July 12, 2008

I got Tickets

I did it. I did it. I got tickets to see one of the best band's in the world. On November 19 at American Airlines Center, I will see the one and the only COLDPLAY. I can't believe it. Me and a couple good friends are going. Its going to be incredible

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Very Disappointed

Well, Switchfoot, my absolute favorite band in the world, released a song today from their new album. I HATE it. Wait.... timeout. I dont hate it.... I very much dislike it. Me and one of my good friends were talking today about it and he had this to say. "It is lyrically and musically dry." I agree. There is another reason I am disliking it right now. It is going to be in the new Narnia movie..... And so they are being promoted by Disney... That is never a good thing. I am afraid they are going to be sell outs and all the little kids that watch...... let me rephrase this. They will be the next Jonas Brothers (yuck) or Hannah Montana. (double yuck) Please.... Disney, dont ruin another good band....

Tuesday, April 29, 2008


Viva La Vida is a fantastic name for an album. Today, Coldplay just released a new single off their album entitled "Violet Hill".
Its fantastic.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Ever had one of these feelings?

The feeling you get when you think your doing something really old and mature and crap, but then realize your just like a bunch of dogs trying to fit in and play poker? It's just not natural at all. Then afterward you feel really stupid?

Friday, March 28, 2008

Spring has sprung

A couple of days ago, spring sprang.

Jon foreman released his new album "Spring" off his 4 set EP. Once again, its gorgeous.
I love the tree on the covers, watching them grow. Its really fantastic.
Way to go Jon

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Another one

Wow... Switchfoot out a new music video for the song:

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

New movie out today

Well, I was suprised to see that this movie came out today. I knew i would come out eraly but I didnt think this early. I saw this movie twice and I absolutely loved it. I just rented it today and I am about it watch it now.

I Am Legend
This was such a good movie. I highly recommend it to anyone who is looking for action, suspense, and just even a good movie.

Friday, March 14, 2008

New music video by Switchfoot

This is a new video by Switchfoot. Its for the song:
"Happy is a Yuppie Word"

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Walking in a bipolar land

Well.... today it snowed, and of course that was the highlight of my day. It was a freezing 20 degrees outside and i loved every minute of it.

Friday, February 29, 2008

Very important

I just realized the most important thing in the world. Steve Jobs, the CEO of Apple, has the same birthday as me. That is absloutely amazing. I feel amazing that I found this out. Thank you to the unofficial apple weblog ( for this info. I feel so happy

Thursday, February 28, 2008

MY birthday

Well, last sunday was my birthday. (yay) I have to say that it was a fun experience. I turned 14 on february 24th. I got an 80gb ipod classic (silver) I absolutley love it. I also got money and iTunes gift cards. Pretty good bday

Saturday, February 9, 2008

My EARLY birthday present

Well, I finally got my big birthday present, and I have to say that it is amazing. The new Ipod Classic is a breakthrough in ipods. I have a silver 80gb and I love it

And There it is

A gorgeous 2.5 inch screen going both ways.
Cover flow, 7 hours of video, 20,000 songs. Man, way to go Apple for making a great new ipod

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

"Winter EP"

Jon Foreman has made his second EP out of 4, and I have to say. Its amazing. Jon, I dont know how you do it, but you do it. I have only heard the best about your EP's. Anywhere I go to read a review, they are all good. Thanks for listening people

Friday, January 25, 2008

Davis is an idiot

Davis Loose is an idiot. He thinks just because he got a new hunk of plastic, (the new rumor phone) and has a full keyboard, he is at the top of the world. Sure its cool, but its just a phone. Grow up Davis!!!!!!!!!

Monday, January 21, 2008


This clip from cloverfield is amazing. Its not the best part of the movie, but its great

Sunday, January 20, 2008

New York Giants pull out a doozy

Well, no one gave them a shot, but they upset everybody. At 9:23 central time, Tynes (#9) kicked a 47 yard field goal, and the giants beat the Green Bay Packers 23-20 in overtime. Tynes had missed to of his previous field goals, comes in and makes the game winner.

This is a huge win for the Giants, because they advance to Super Bowl 42 in Arizona. They will face the New England Patriots, who defeated the San Diego Chargers 21-12. On February 3rd, these two teams will face off for the Lombardi Trophy.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Coldplay "X&Y"

The X&Y album is an awesome work of masterpiece of guitars, piano, and drums. Coldplay has done an amazing job of working with our minds, and illustrating the interesting fathom we call life. Their hit single "Fix You" shows that when you are broke, you can always be fixed.


Oh man.
Its final semester exam time again.
Yesterday I took the English exam. It was pretty easy, but some of the parts, like the vocabulary part, were pretty dang hard. See. with exams, the teacher give you alot to study, and usually that helps. When you see something on the review, and its the hardest thing to find, you get bamboozled. (my awesome word of the day) Then the part that was the absolute hardest, ends up being on the test.

Well, I can only study so much.

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