3 Albums You Must Listen To Now: And 1 that’s too over hyped!)

Sure, we don’t live in the age of The Beatles or Fleetwood Mac, but that doesn’t mean that there is still amazing music being made. While I’m a bit of a snob when it comes to music, I’m not the kind of snob that thinks there is no modern music that could ever trump The Beatles or Led Zeppelin. Honestly, I like new music just as much as the old stuff.

However, I’m going to shift my focus off the classics and focus on the new stuff. There are some amazing albums that have come out in recent years, and I’d be mistaken if I didn’t say that some of the best albums have come out this year! But I’d also be very much mistaken if I said that there weren’t garbage albums coming out as well.

Here are three of my must-listen albums and one album that I absolutely hate that doesn’t live up to the hype.

Midnight in a Moonless Dream – The Buttertones
This album is somewhere between a punk album and a spaghetti western soundtrack (one of their previous albums sounded straight out of a Tarantino film) with full saxophone solos cutting through the rest of the music. They are definitely influenced by older music (think crooners, jazz, and old-school punk), but their sound is unique and different. This has been one of my favorite albums to come out in 2018.
Apricot Princess – Rex Orange County
If you like jazz, you might like this album too! Rex mixes pop and jazz sensibilities to create a uniquely angsty and sweet sound. Rex is a young guy, so a lot of what he sings about can be related to by everyone.
He doesn’t complicate his music with difficult-to-understand vernacular, his music is raw and sounds more like a conversation than a piece of high art.
Awesome Wave – Alt J
If you want to talk about it different, then Alt J is an example of how music is changing. There is nothing quite like it. Honestly, I think that you really ought to give this album a few listens before you decide how you feel about Alt J.

And the one album that doesn’t live up to the hype:

Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino – Arctic Monkeys
I have been hearing this album all over the indie stations and quite frankly, I don’t understand why. I think that Turner was trying to pull a Father John Misty on us all with this odd concept album, but it didn’t quite translate beyond the single “4 stars out of 5”. In all, don’t believe the hype surrounding this album… That being said, I’m still going to see them on the tour. I’ll just take the opportunity to get a beer when they play anything new, haha!

There’s nothing worse than shitty music!

Have you ever been to a concert and the opening bands suck? Or worse, the band you initially went to see sucked too? In my opinion, there’s nothing worse than bad music, especially when you’re looking to experience music in the moment.

I’m Davey, and I’m obsessed with music. I’m obsessed with good music, bad music, and what makes them so darn good or so darn bad.

I myself am not a musician, however I’ve grown up around music all my lie. My family members are all musically inclined. I can carry a tune, but music was not the talent I ever wanted to pursue.

I’d say that having opinions are probably my most natural born talent. I love to debate and to discuss things. Since music is one of my favorite subjects, I naturally love to debate music and talk about all the finer points of everything that surrounds music and the people who make it.

My friends have started to get a little annoyed with me so I figured I’d create a blog to find an outlet for my incessant rambling about music and what not.

This brings us to where we are today. I hope you enjoy my blog and if I hate on your favorite album that you don’t send me death threats hahaha.

A case of People Pulling The Strings in Music Training

First and foremost we are musicians with an interest in playing harmonica. Doug is an accomplished harmonica and guitar player and he has over 30 years of experience as a professional musician and music teacher. John and Doug met in 1995 when John began taking harmonica lessons from Doug.

We have been partners since 1996 and we formed this company and web site to give harmonica players a resource for information about harmonicas and a place to save lots of money on instruments, instruction, and accessories. We are striving to make our site the most complete and comprehensive harmonica site on the web.

Some of the things we are particularly proud of include a trip to Austin, Texas for a Dell Computer convention to teach 800 Dell employees how to play harmonica in 45 minutes! We think it is a record. Interest in our web-based business has generated interviews and articles in: INC Technology Magazine, The Washington Post, and Baltimore Magazine, and Freemerchant.com. We even made a commercial for Compaq Computers which you can view here.

As always, we are available by e-mail to answer any questions you may have – just send your e-mail to John Watts or Doug Puls. We also suggest that you join the HarpTalk and/or the GuitarTalk discussion groups.

These groups are some of the best tools on the web for learning more about playing both harmonica and guitar, offering free advice from professional musicians just for the asking! Sign up forms for each group as well as links to harmonica web rings are below.

Thanks for visiting, and we hope you come by often!

John Watts and Doug Puls
Owners, Coast to Coast Music

3 things you always need to get a fuckbuddy

When you’re single and want a girlfriend or boyfriend, you go through a series of steps, developing the relationship until it becomes a fully fledged love fest. This takes time, effort, and mutual attraction, among other things, but when you want to date someone, that’s generally how it’s done.

Fuck buddies, though, are a different animal. You can head out for the night with the intention of bringing someone back to your place, but you could very well end up crawling into bed alone. You could also head out for the night with your boys (or your girls) with the intention of getting turnt out of your mind but end up skipping out early with someone you just met. Finding a fuck buddy just seems to happen.

To give you an edge over the competition, there are three things you need to find a fuck buddy, each of which is detailed below.

  1. Luck

As previously mentioned, fuck buddies can be found whether you’re looking for them or not. You don’t even have to be out on the town to find one; fuck buddies can potentially be found wherever you look.

Your friends can be fuck buddies (although that may not be the best option for you), your classmates can be fuck buddies, your coworkers can be fuck buddies, and total strangers you just locked eyes with can be fuck buddies.

Fuck buddies can be found at times you wouldn’t expect: having just ended a long-term relationship, a kind-hearted friend can become your best buddy between the sheets. The person you’ve sat next to all semester finally introduces themselves, and before long, you’re in bed with them post-romp.

You definitely can find a fuck buddy when you set out to bring someone home for the night, but for the most part it’ll happen out of the blue. Sitting at the bar chatting with a friend, your eyes may wander and end up landing on someone; when you lock eyes and she (or he) smiles back, you may have just found who you’re looking for.

  1. Mutual Attraction

Unfortunately, you can’t sleep with everyone you want. That girl (or guy) you just locked eyes with may be cute as hell, but they won’t leave with you if they don’t think you’re cute as hell too. When on the hunt for a fuck buddy, you’ll need to find someone who is interested in you as well; this doesn’t mean that you have to have the same interests or anything like that — if each of you think the other is totally bangable, then that’s pretty much the only box you need to check.

Remember, fuck buddies are meant strictly for sex; beyond having a great time in bed, you don’t owe each other anything. What does this mean? Well, it means that you need to treat them like buddies you sleep with, not as a boyfriend or girlfriend; technically, they’re on a rung below your friends, and barely above acquaintances. If you friend with benefits is hitting you up for something other than sex, they’ve strayed off the delicate path, and maybe it’s time you cut them off.

But back to the point; if you want to bring that girl home with you, she’s gonna need to think you’re hot too. When out on the prowl, look your best and try to stand out — you serve much better chances of going home with someone if they can easily pick you out among everyone else at the bar, club, concert, or wherever you are. We’re talking about casual sex relationships here, so you don’t have to keep an eye open for your dream partner. If you find someone cute, give it a try and approach them — for all you know, they’ve had their eye on you since you walked in.

  1. Guts

We all have regrets, but it’s great if you can avoid them; they eat at you, keep you up at night, and add unnecessary stress to you life. While you don’t go home and pout when you can’t find a fuck buddy, you may look back on who your targets were and wonder what would’ve happened if you’d approached them. What kept you from finding a fuck buddy? In all likelihood, it was a lack of the guts to do it.

Approaching someone with the intention of sleeping with them later can make anyone nervous, but once you’ve done it, those nerves go away. If you can muster the courage to walk up to that girl/guy, you’ve taken a big first step in finding a fuck buddy.

The first step is always the hardest, but once you’ve passed that stage, it gets easier. Thoughts run wildly through your head, wondering what in the hell you’re going to say to this person, but once you walked up to them and they warmly welcome you, mentioning they’d been wondering when you’d come over, it all seems to fall into place.

Whether you’re happy with the single life or you’ve recently broken up with bae, a fuck buddy may be all you need to set things right in the world; they’re great for stress relief, they’re great fun, and the lack of commitment enables you to focus on other things that may be more important to you, while getting some action on the side. Fuck buddies are great for situations where you’re busy most of the week but have a slot here and there for some good old ‘fun’.

When on the search for a fuckbuddy, there are three things you need: luck to find her (or him), they’ve gotta think you’re hot, and last but definitely not least, you need the guts to approach them. Life is really weird, and you’re going to meet a lot of people; a vast majority will want zero sex from you, but there are a few out there who do — when you see them, make you move.

Also, if you’ve got a smart phone, one of the easiest ways to get a fuckbuddy is to simply join a fuckbuddy dating site such as MeetBang.com – if you want to learn more about how to set up a fuckbuddy relationship properly, than check out the video below!