Monday, February 10, 2014

Do you hear the sweet sound of love in the air?

Having trouble finding the right gift for Valentines day for the music lover in your life? Let me help you out a bit! Music Lovers Gifts of Etsy, is a great place to start. Also check out my Valentines Pinterest board! And finally don't forget to play the best of the best when it comes to love songs <3 div="">
Sheet Music Valentine
Vinyl Valentine
Sheet Music Roses
Guitar Valentines
Mixed Tape Mug

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Break Up Playlist

There is a song for any moment in your life. Music is probably the only thing that keeps me going some days. So this is going to be my first installment of playlists! Break Ups are the worst, regardless if you are the breakup-er or the breakup-ee. It just flat out sucks to lose someone that you once help so close to your heart. Luckily for every person lost there is another person out there, falling in love is one of the greatest feelings you can experience in life. You should do it as many times as possible, whether it's falling in love with the person you've been with for 20 years already and you've lost your loving way, or falling in love with a new romantic interest.

So break so plates, scream into a pillow, and name call as much as you want, without further delay here is my Break Up Playlist.

  1. Irreplaceable - Beyonce
  2. Since You've Been Gone - Kelly Clarkson
  3. You've Lost That Lovin Feelin - The Righteous Brothers
  4. Love Stinks - J. Geils Band
  5. Tracks of My Tears - Smokey Robinson
  6. You'll Think of Me - Keith Urban
  7. Cry Me a River - Justin Timberlake
  8. Separate Ways - Journey
  9. You Oughta Know - Alanis Morissette
  10. Foolish - Ashanti
  11. So Sick - NeYo
  12. Take A Bow - Rihanna
  13. End of The Road - Boys 2 Men
  14. Deuces - Chris Brown
  15. Again - Janet Jackson
  16. Puke - Eminem
  17. Used to Love U - John Legend
  18. Hate (I really don't like you) - Plain White T's
  19. We are Never Ever Getting Back Together - Taylor Swift
  20. Little Goodbyes - Shedaisy
  21. Love You - Jack Ingram
  22. My Give A Damn Is Busted - Jo Dee Messina
  23. Never Ever - Ciara
  24. Pray for You - Jaron & The Long Road to Love
  25. Shake it Off - Mariah Carey

Monday, April 22, 2013

New New New!

Snazzy new blog, new web address and new store! I hope your excited for what's coming!

Follow us on Instagram @damnthemanrecords we've got vintage products and vinyl of course. ;)

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Childhood Nursery Rhymes

When I was a child we spent countless summer days reciting nursery rhymes and playing games with lyrics that we didn't know where they came from or their true meanings. It's funny when you do things or watch things that you did as a child but as an adult, it seems to give you a different perspective completely. (like your favorite Disney movie, i don't know if any of you have gone back and watched one of those but you probably should. They have a whole different meaning now!) I've done a little bit of reach to discover what seems to be the meaning of some childhood favorites:

Ring around the rosie
A pocket full of poise
Ashes, ashes
We all fall down 

This song is thought to be derived from the black pledge era. It supposedly refers to the rose red rings that would appear on ones skin, how people would carry flowers in their pockets to keep away the stench of death that surrounded them, the ashes that would fall from the sky due to the vast amount of bodies that were being burned in the streets and finally falling down, meaning the dead people falling down around you. (or as one site stated falling to hell)

There is also a site that states this meaning is all made up and in fact the song has no actual meaning at all.

Sources: here, here and here

Rock-A-Bye Baby (Husha-Bye Baby)

Rock-a-bye baby in the tree tops
When the wind blows the cradle will rock
When the bough breaks the cradle will fall
And down will come baby, cradle and all

This song was a bit harder to track down a meaning. They all pretty much stated that it came from the way Native Americans would rock their babies in the tree branches.  No where could I find why they would fall out though, I am going to speculate that being that a bough is the main branch of the tree. As the baby grew it would eventually be too heavy to rock in the tree so it would break and they would fall out. 

Sources: here, here

London Bridges

London bridges is falling down,
Falling down, falling down,
London bridge is falling down,
My fair lady

This song was very easy to find the meaning of, it of course has to do with the London bridge, apparently over the years the bridge has been destroyed and built back up again with a stronger substance. The whole song goes through all of the different substance used to build the bridge back up.

Sources: here

Thats just a few of the many crazy nursery rhymes out there, are there any others that you have come across to have weird or interesting backgrounds?

Sunday, April 1, 2012

William Beckett: Moving from Band to Solo

If you have been around the Indy music seane then you've heard of The Academy Is... , and if you've been following William Beckett from his way younger days, then you've even heard of Remember Maine. If you haven't, well I suggest you get with the program old man! (yes, that was a bad attempt at referencing star trek: deep space nine) Sadly both of these bands are no more, but they had many many followers in their high points. I personally went to every Texas show The Academy Is... put on (even drove to Ohio once to see a show with them and Cobra Starship), and was heart broken but excited when William released the news on his blog that they were heading in separate directions. For me The Academy Is... was much more than just a band, I know that many of you that are fans of them feel the same way. Their music spoke to us in a way that only a song can do.

All of the members of TAI are indeed moving on to being come awesome at new projects and endeavors. 

Adam Siska has joined up with Say Anything who just release an album (review at a later date)
Andy Mrotek has started his own project (The Animal Upstairs) which you can listen to here (review to come later)
Mike Carden has . . . well honestly, i'm unsure of what he is up to, but i'm sure it will be something musically genus :)
Michael Guy Chislett has recently done work with the band NO

*Now onto William Beckett*

I was very excited for his transition to a Solo career! My best memory of an Academy Is... concert is after one of his shows in Austin, TX my friends and I chatted with him regarding my favorite song Down and Out. Personally the lyrics of that song speak to me regarding my childhood battles. (I have met many fans that have taken to this song, but speaking to him about it made my day!)

One of my favorite thing about many talented artists is their ability to move from one project to another without noticing a hitch in their giddy-up. To me this shows that their real love is in making music and not just wanting to be a "celebrity." I also love how diverse artists can be with their many talents (such as Jack White). William has a "Shy Guy" personality, if you have ever met him in person you probably have noticed this. He is very down to earth, meaning he is easy to walk up and talk to. There are many artists that when they were small time they would take the time to say hi to as many fans as possible, but when they make it big they are all of a sudden to good to talk with fans anymore. Yes I realize that they become busier with fame but even at meet and greets they become stuck up. William however has never been this kind of artist, he has always kept his down to earth demeanor. 

I also think that he is one of the best song writers, defiantly in my top 5. (Just made you curious who else is in there huh? That is for another time of course) From what i've heard of his new work, he does not disappoint. You can pre-order his new album here, with many awesome bundles. Also don't forget to be a member of his Society here! And finally he will be going on tour next month so you can see if there is a date near you here

OHHHH I almost forgot!! If you haven't been able to watch StageIt, here is link where you can catch what this girl uploaded. :)) If you know of any other links feel free to put them in the comments <3 

CD Covers incase you are interested in buying anything from any of the bands mentioned: