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Walk Off The Earth – Somebody That I Used to Know (Gotye Cover)

There’s not much to say here, this is one of the best covers I’ve heard in 2012. My little (not so little) brother showed it to me, and I’m so glad he did. I used to show him all of the good music when we were younger, and now more often than not he ends up showing me all the good tunes. So cheers to covers and 2012! And a big thanks to Dean Hefnawy.

Enjoy!


Wilco, Nick Lowe & Mavis Staples rehearse “The Weight”


Monarchy – You Don’t Want To Dance With Me (ft. Britt Love)

I have got to keep my distance
The pounding of my heart can’t be disguised
I feel electrical resistance
Oh how I want your touch, I want your touch

Hold all the crazy inside yeah
Don’t want to have to rewind no

How do I get you to feel what I feel for you
I will hold on to you like a fool till my hands go blue
But you don’t want to dance with me
You don’t want to dance with me

I had pictures of you lying
Underneath the cotton sheets with me
I can see this dream is dying
Give back your magic touch, your magic touch

Hold all the crazy inside yeah
Don’t want to have to rewind no

How do I get you to feel what I feel for you
I will hold on to you like a fool till my hands go blue
But you don’t want to dance with me
You don’t want to dance with me

Stop don’t make your decision
On just this chance you disqualified me
You stole my true ambition
Got nothing left to gratify me

How do I get you to feel what I feel for you
I will hold on to you like a fool till my hands go blue
But you don’t want to dance with me
You don’t want to dance with me”

Wow! I couldn’t have connected more with this track.  I think everyone has felt this way at one point or another, you know that feeling where your tugging and tugging and all you get is dead air.  Some times we spend too much time tugging on those things that just aren’t going to tug back and we get lost in the effort.  I am learning that its important to be a little selfish and worry about your self before you get so caught up in others, so on that note I am going to go out into this beautiful weather that we are having in Cali and have a little me time.

Press play and hopefully you can have some time to be alone with yourself as well today…Enjoy!

Monarchy – You Don’t Want To Dance With Me (ft. Britt Love)


Kilian Martin: A Skate Regeneration

Patrick Watson – Fireweed


Dragonette – Fire In Your New Shoes ft. Kaskade

Its the beginning of a new year and it feels really good already, this New Years weekend was really long, and lots of fun don’t get me wrong but I was ready to get going with 2012! What better way to start off 2012 but with the seductive and kick ass Dragonette, this song explains exactly how I feel right now, there is definitely a fire that’s gettin’ me moving in every way possible.

While I light a fire in your new shoes If you should smile and look so surprised While I light a fire in your new shoes Let’s hope that your soles don’t burn to the floor
 
I light the fire
I light the fire
 
Buttons are busted we’re decorated We make an ornament with gold and silver plating So whats the latest we raise a fever We’re just all red inside that’s all to see here” 

A lot of people seemed in a daze on this first Monday of the new year, almost as though they didn’t know what to do with themselves.  I suggest to those of you that don’t know how to get the new year started to press play on this jam and get that fire growing inside of you until your burning in the right direction!

Enjoy!!

Dragonette – Fire In Your New Shoes ft. Kaskade




Sigur Ros – Saeglopur (ENiGMA Remix)

It’s New Years Eve, I can’t believe how fast this year went by, not sure if anyone else feels this way, but it seems like every year is going by quicker and quicker.  That’s why I am grabbing 2012 as hard as I can and flying FU*&^ING higher then I ever have and I suggest you do the same.  For some reason I feel everything right now, my senses are better then they have been in years, and I think 2012 is going to bring some pretty amazing and great surprises upon us.

This track seemed pretty damn close to perfect for New Years Eve.  All I want to do is dance tonight and I can’t wait to see what the New Year brings.  If your one of those people who thinks the world is ending soon, your sadly mistaken because its only beginning.  I am so pumped for tonight and this track just keeps pumping me up the more I listen to it, so on that note I have to go Doll myself up for this beautiful night.  Press play on this baby and get your pre-partying started.

Happy New years everyone from all of us at EMPT, we wish all of our fans a healthy and amazing 2012!!!!

ENJOY!

Sigur Ros – Saeglopur (ENiGMA Remix)


Danger Mouse – Two Against One (feat. Jack White)

Worth repeating…

Make no mistake I don’t do anything for free
I keep my enemies closer than my mirror ever gets to me
And if you think that there is shelter in this attitude
Wait til you feel the warmth of my gratitude.

One, I get the feeling that it’s two against one.
One, I’m already fighting me, so what’s another one?
One, The mirror is a trigger and your mouth’s a gun.
One, Lucky for me, I’m not the only one.

And if it looks to me like you in your reflection
Plan to add your own fight to this dimension.
Then tell it that this ain’t no free-for-all to see,
There’s only three
It’s just you and me against me.

One, I get the feeling that it’s two against one.
One, I’m already fighting me, so what’s another one?
One, The mirror is a trigger and your mouth’s a gun.
One, lucky for me, I’m not the only one.
Lucky for me, I’m not the only one.

And if your foot’s on to sick a thousand “yes men”
Brand or brake into the middle of this little plan…
Then there’s your plan to hear me say,
That I won’t play around the way, anyway
I plan to plan around them.

One, I get the feeling that it’s two against one.
One, I’m already fighting me, so what’s another one?
One, the mirror is a trigger and your mouth’s a gun.
One, lucky for me, I’m not the only one.
Lucky for me, I’m not the only one…”

Danger Mouse – Two Against One (feat. Jack White)

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Nancy Sinatra – You Only Live Twice

You only live twice or so it seems, one life for yourself and one for your dreams…” 

Everybody is always talking about what they’re going to do, what they want to become. Every year we have resolutions, new plans and countless ambitions. We have these grand fantasies about the things we’d like to do sexually, we dream adventurous but take a moment to think about how many of these thoughts and ideas come actually come to fruition. What happens to those inspiring thoughts? For many of us they come and go, usually written off as something you would never dare do or whatever other lame excuse we can come up with. Then we wake up from our dream life, come back to “reality,” go to work, settle for the easily accessible, go home to our girlfriends/boyfriends and hold back on those fantasies and live out that second life…

You drift through the years and life seems tame…”

How often do we take advantage of the limitless nature of the universe? Sadly nowhere near enough. I could write a few books on this but what I’m trying to say is life the dream, I’m not talking about any standardized 1980’s bs rockstar interpretation of what the dream is supposed to be. I’m not talking about the ever ambiguous American Dream, I’m saying live your dream and do it now.

You could spend an entire lifetime waiting for that dream life to come true, waiting for the so called right person to live out your fantasies with, etc. Good things don’t come to those who wait, that’s a load of crap. Good things come to those who wait while diligently working for the things they want. So don’t sit around, actively pursue the things you want and love, forget the consequences – “And love is a stranger who’ll beckon you on, don’t think of the danger or the stranger is gone.”

We all live two lives but we don’t have to, make your life simpler and consolidate those thoughts baby. Reality is malleable, just look at all the marvelous technology around you as an example, someone thought of a wallet sized computer/phone before it became real. The same applies…

This dream is for you, so pay the price
Make one dream come true, you only live twice…”

Nancy Sinatra – You Only Live Twice


Kid Cudi – Falling Star (R3K Remix)

Not only am I a huge Kid Cudi fan but this remix is F*&ing Filthy, and again for all of you that don’t know that term it means too great for words..I’ll be using this word a lot when I think something is amazing! So now that we have that clear lets move on to what makes this track crack…I love remixes and the beat of this track caught my attention immediately upon the first 2 seconds.  Not only that but the title caught my attention as well, and I know this might seem a little corny but I actually saw a falling star for the first time in years last night and it made me catch my breath because I know for my own self I am going to own 2012!

A falling star fell from your heart
And landed in my eyes
I scream for love
As it tore through them
And now it’s left me blind

I have been building a lot of perspective lately and I think our dreams and wishes are built from the love that we have for ourselves, its so important to have love for ourselves and remember to catch our breath every now and then…I don’t want to go to deep because I really could right now so press play and rock out to this one, its killer!

Enjoy!

Kid Cudi – Falling Star (R3K Remix)

 


Marvin Gaye – Sunny (Mercury Edit II)

I’m watching the sun set over my neighbors house in Connecticut. It’s gorgeous and never ceases to amaze me. I’d say that winter sunsets are one of the few reasons I enjoy winter. Everything else — the cold, the ice, slush — I could do without. But the sunsets are just so much more colorful and full of range. It’s a reminder that the short days we’re experiencing in a familiar, but new, temperature, are really just that. Short days. There’s so much more to be done. And there’s so little time until the warmth comes back.

If you’re like me, you’ll probably want to play this song as the sun is setting. Wherever you are in the world, it’s easy to enjoy this classic remade into something even more toe-tap worthy. So sit back and enjoy the visuals, and the music. This cold is only a part of the bigger picture of that which is warmth.

Marvin Gaye – Sunny (Mercury Edit II)

BONUS:

Boney M – Sunny