Saturday, January 29, 2011

The Universe is Huge

The universe is so big we can't even comprehend it's size. No one even knows for sure how big it is. When you see Earth in comparison to the estimated size of the universe, you realize how small and insignificant our entire planet is. This is weird considering how seriously we take everything. Little things in our community, country, and world seem so important to us. We are so focused on what is here in front of us. Our world is so big most people will never experience even a fraction of what it has to offer.

Imagine the possibilities out there. We have developed so much from culture to technology just on our little planet. If we have done all of this, there must be so much more out there. There must be planets and life like ours out there that we don't even know about. I think given the size of the universe, just about anything is possible. Anything dreamed up in the wildest science fiction stories can be possible in the universe.

It's a lot to think about. Who knows what we will learn over time with advancements in intelligence and technology.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Top 11 Songs of 2010

Why 11? Because it was hard to narrow it down to 10, and hey, you get one bonus song with 11 so that's better! Rules of this list:

- Super popular songs will not be included even if they might be considered to be one of the top songs. If it was really popular, you have already heard it, so you don't need me to tell you.

- No artist repeats. Even if an artist has more than one good song, only one of them will appear on this list.

- All of these songs are recent, but it is possible some may have been released before the year 2010.

These are my top favorite song of the last year. Some of these I have talked about in this blog. Some are songs from Youtube videos or tv.

1. Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros - Home

2. Matisyahu - One Day

3. Fitz and the Tantrums - Pickin' Up the Pieces of Love

4. G-Eazy - Alone

5. Phantogram - Bloody Palms

6. DNC - Jungle Flames

7. Diddy Dirty Money ft. Skyler Grey - Coming Home

8. Swedish House Mafia - Miami 2 Ibiza (Static Revenger Remix)

9. Nice Peter - No Homo

10. Andy Samburg ft. Rihanna - Shy Ronnie and Clyde

11. Asher Roth - G.R.I.N.D.

If you liked these songs, please leave a comment!

Also check out the 10 Best songs of 2011.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

New Band to Check Out: Fitz and the Tantrums

I recently saw the New Years Eve special called Live From Daryl's House which is a series of shows that feature different bands and artists performing live in a jam session format.  I discovered a few new bands from watching and one of them is Fitz and the Tantrums.  They are a band with an oldies style sound.  I have said before that the oldies sound is something you don't hear anymore which is unfortunate, but every now and then a band gets it right.  This is one of those bands.

Their lead singer has an amazing voice, even live, as you can hear by watching the live performances.  He just came out of nowhere it seems.  He has a the presence of someone who you would think would be very famous right from an early age.

Pretty much all their songs are good.  I haven't heard anything from them I didn't like.  It's rare to hear a band for the 1st time and immediately like their songs.  Again, this is one of those bands. 

Here's is one of their singles called Moneygrabber.  It has a lot of energy and a catchy chorus.  If you like this, you will probably like all their songs.  Enjoy!