By far the most fun version/remix of “Sail” I have heard yet. DevilDriver hooks it up with some gnarly guitar fuzz. Random fact, the band’s name refers to bells Italian Wiccans used to drive evil forces away.

+ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=torc9P4-k5A
+ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DevilDriver

This film score composer is fulfilling me. Pretty amazing the volume and quality of his works. Danny Elfman has scored nearly every Tim Burton movie and, not surprisingly, chills with Johnny Depp often. My kind of crew! Enjoying this theme from “Alice in Wonderland.”

+ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xyspn61ccyE
+ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim_Burton

Holy sh*t another Gotye song that matters: “Hearts A Mess”. Spooky love lyrics again though. I’ll take what I can get.

"Pick apart
The pieces of your heart
And let me peer inside
Let me in
Where only your thoughts have been
Let me occupy your mind
As you do mine

Your heart’s a mess
You won’t admit to it
It makes no sense
But I’m desperate to connect
You can’t live like this”

This is officially one of the top songs I discovered this year. It makes me feel right.

"Wake up, you never looked so glum
Tell me how do you know they can’t hear us coming
It’s easy for me I got a head start running away
Keep up for your disease spread quick so
How did you learn to be sick, so cunning
It’s easy to sing, but you just keep on humming along
Did you hear that? I got a real bad feeling”

+ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oolwsWexSzQ
+ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melvins

Stand back and watch the air get heavy. This is a dark, funky track. The compressed production on this seemingly live cut makes it punch. Rock on Stevie Ray Vaughan!

+ “Voodoo Child (Slight Return)”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sF2ZqlPNuqU
+ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voodoo_Child_(Slight_Return)

"Black Water" by The Doobie Brothers is absolutely one of my favorite songs of all time. Makes me move and groove every time!

+ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=km4-eKvv3EM
+ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Water_(song)

Dark and inspirational. This jam is a great blend of southern rock, outlaw country, and bluesy gospel. “Whipping Post” by The Allman Brothers Band is a gem among oldies. Hear that organ roar!

+ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BkLCWrRFBPs
+ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whipping_Post_(song)

"Numan, whose signature sound consists of heavy synthesizer hooks fed through guitar effects pedals, is considered a pioneer of commercial electronic music." He influenced the likes of Nine Inch Nails, Depeche Mode, and Radiohead. His more recent albums, released decades after his peek in popularity, are absolutely stunning. I recommend "Splinter (Songs from a Broken Mind)" or "Pure" by Gary Numan.

+ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXjM7jqv5dY
+ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gary_Numan

Happy Birthday cutie! (at Charlotte, NC)

Yeah rock climbing! Adventurous exercise with some cool peeps. (at Inner Peaks Climbing Center)