Tunes On The Tube: August 7 – September 24

You guys.  I suck at blogging.  Or at least blogging consistently.  I think about posting all the time (seriously, everything I do I think “this is so fun/interesting/educational!  I should post about this!” and then I get home and turn on the TV and cannot be bothered to lug my computer from the bedroom to the living room to write a blog post whilst watching said TV.  I know laptops aren’t generally “lugged” around, but in my case, that’s exactly what I have to do, because my computer is old and has no battery (that’s right – there’s a big empty space where the battery should be) and has to be plugged in in order to use it.  So the computer stays plugged in to the outlet next to my bed, and rests next to my pillow ready for use.  But only when I’m in bed.  Not when I’m in the living room thinking about blogging.  And thus, I think about it constantly but hardly ever do it.

Sorry about that.

Since I haven’t given you a new Tunes on the Tube in quite a while, today is a special Friday deluxe edition encompassing 6 weeks of TV music, just in time for weekend listening.

Tuesday, August 14th

PRETTY LITTLE LIARS: “No Such Thing As Time” by Elenowen

Tuesday, August 28th

PRETTY LITTLE LIARS: “In My Veins” by Andrew Belle (feat. Erin McCarley)

PRETTY LITTLE LIARS: “The Backpack Song” by Bear Attack! (from the album Shapes)

Wednesday, August 29th

SYTYCD: “Run Boy Run” by Woodkid

Tuesday, September 4th

COVERT AFFAIRS: “Blower’s Daughter” (Damien Rice cover) by Scala & Kolacny Brothers (from the album It All Led To This)

Monday, September 10th

SWITCHED AT BIRTH: “Shake, Shake, Shake” by Bronze Radio Return (from the album Shake! Shake! Shake!)

Tuesday, September 11th

COVERT AFFAIRS: “Cutty Love” by Milo Greene (from their self-titled debut album)

Tuesday, September 18th

COVERT AFFAIRS: “Silent Machine” by Cat Power (from the album Sun)

Enjoy!

xx Hannah


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British Imports – The Music of Dan Croll and Joe Banfi

Hello from our almost month-long hiatus!  I don’t know about Ashley, but August was the most hectic month I’ve had in years.  I went to Oregon for my 28th birthday…

…and my 10 year high school reunion…

Then a couple weeks later, entertained the lovely Elisa, one of my best friends from Australia who’s now doing great things with a Christian organization in Birmingham, Alabama.  I treated her to the true Hollywood life (because of course every day is like this in LA!) with a visit to the set of REVENGE (yes, that is Victoria Grayson’s chair)…

…and Regina Spektor at The Greek (amazing!!!!!!)…

…and finally we embarked on a road trip up to Napa for some much-needed R&R.

But of course I wasn’t done after Napa.  A week following Elisa’s departure, I headed up north again to see my favorite band, Mumford & Sons, at their Gentlemen of the Road Monterey Stopover.

They were of course brilliant and the drive was worth it, but after a month of driving and flying and hosting and being hosted and hotels and motels, I am happy to be back in LA with no travel plans for the foreseeable future!

Which brings me to my latest music discoveries, now that I have time to blog again.  Both are British (of course, because I am me and love England and wish I could live in London and am slightly obsessed with all music from that part of the world).  Both were brought to my attention by Communion Records weekly newsletters.  Thank you, Communion, for continuing to expand my music library!  If you like Mumford & Sons, Bon Iver, Phillip Phillips, Fleet Foxes, or Ray LaMontagne, you will like Joe Banfi and Dan Croll.

I dare you to deny the soulful rasp in Banfi’s voice:

 

Or the joyous swell of Croll’s “Home”:

 

Also, in honor of the recent London olympics and my love for all things British, here’s a beautiful hand-painted side table which I will someday attempt to recreate.

If I lived in NJ, I might just drove over to the seller’s house and pick this baby up for $115.  You can buy this beauty on Etsy at Suezcues.  You’re welcome.

xx Hannah