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Colbie Caillat

This song makes me happy. Today is Monday. It’s spring.

I don’t know too much about Colbie, but I do know I like this song. I’m not sure if she has a CD, but she needs one.
Check her out on her myspace page. She’s apparently pretty popular around here.

Update: She’s so popular, I got a DMCA notice and an email from the RIAA. For this reason, I am removing the track, until the copyright holder grants me explicit right to post this song:

Dear Mr. Gulledge:

I am contacting you on behalf of the Recording Industry Association of America, Inc. (RIAA). The RIAA is a trade association whose member companies create, manufacture and distribute approximately ninety (90) percent of all legitimate sound recordings sold in the United States.

It has come to our attention that your website,, is offering a sound recording by the artist known as Colbie Caillat, which has not yet been commercially released. This recording is owned by one of our member companies and has not been authorized for this kind of use. We request that you immediately stop offering this unlicensed sound recording.

You should understand that this letter constitutes notice to you that you may be liable for the infringement of our member’s recordings. This letter does not constitute a waiver of any right to recover damages incurred by virtue of any such unauthorized activities, and such rights as well as claims for other relief are expressly retained.

We await your immediate confirmation that you have removed the infringing sound recording from your site. We may be contacted at RIAA, 1025 F Street N.W., 10th Floor, Washington, D.C., 20004, Tel. (202) 775-0101, or e-mail


Traci Crippen

Online Anti-Piracy


Fear not, You can still hear this song on her myspace (linked above) or download it from here (at a higher bitrate, even):

I believe she posted it herself, so I don’t think this song will be going anywhere =)
Download it while you can!!

UPDATE!: 08/08/2007 Colbie’s online marketing agency sent me mp3s and CD’s and other promotional material and said I could post this online again!


Jackson Browne
“The Pretender”

Browne’s first wife, Phyllis, committed suicide in the spring of 1976. During that time, he wrote the album “The Pretender”. The record climbed into the Top 10 upon its fall 1976 release, going platinum in the spring of 1977.

This song is about a man who gives up his dreams and lives a life of routine monotony in order to accumulate money. He is the pretender.

This recording is from a live performance Jackson gave in 2005. It’s simply stunning.

From the Album: Solo Acoustic, Vol. 1

Josh Fix
“Pretty Things (Always break your heart)”

I love the composition and the melody in this song. Josh is coming out with another CD this year. Be sure to check him out.

From the Album: Steinway the hard way

Gary Jules
“Falling Awake”

I first heard Gary’s music while watching Donnie Darko. I keep coming back to this song every couple of weeks — It was time to finally post it. Check out Gary Jules’ website. On second thought, don’t go to his website. He doesn’t really update it.

From the Album: Gary Jules

Carly Comando

Listening to this, one would find it hard to believe that the artist sucked at sightreading. Carly admits cheating her way through piano lessons because she has perfect pitch. She says she writes off the top of her head.

If you’re an avid youtuber, you’re probably asking yourself “Where have I heard this from? It’s familiar!”.
That’s because its from This youtube video made by Noah.

The video encompasses photos from
January 11, 2000 – July 31, 2006. 2,356 Days. A work in progress.


Israel Kamakawiwoole
“Somewhere Over the rainbow & What a wonderful world”

This week is all about cover songs that I’ve liked over the years. We start out on one of my favorites. “Somewhere Over The Rainbow / What A Wonderful World” by Israel “Bruddah Iz” Kamakawiwo’ole. He was called “The gentle Giant” by his friends in Hawa’i. I first heard this song in the movie Raising Arizona. That was a long time ago.

Here is a youtube video of the performance.

From the Album: Facing Future

Jason Mraz
“One Love”

This is One Love. Maybe you remember this song. It was first sung by Bob Marley. You can find this song on the “Gap Favorites” CD. That is, if you can still find one. Stacy introduced me to this cover tonight. I had never heard it before. It is pretty dope.

By this way, Today’s post is #100. Congrats to me for making it this far without quitting.


Sarah McLachlan
“Last Dance”

Sarah started Lilith Fair – a fact that I had forgotten. At each Lilith Fair venue, one dollar for each ticket sold was given to a women’s charity in that community.

If you listen closely, you’ll hear a high-pitched “bendy” instrument. It’s a saw. A soccer game I attended last year included a performance by an artist who played the National Anthem on a saw. Here is a picture I took of that performance.

From the Album: Surfacing

Indigo Girls
“Love Will Come to You”

I heard this song for the first time in 2000. I have loved it since. These two girls are amazing musicians. You should listen to more of their work. These girls are all about girl power.

From the Album: Rites of Passage

Greg Laswell
“Girls Just Want to Have Fun”

I’ve listened to this song a few times since Easter. I’ve been wanting to play it, but needed a good time to do so. This ends girl power week, and better way than to post a song about girls having fun? :)

I might have to continue this trend and post songs about girls. We’ll see. I have a day to mull it over.


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