The Littlest Soapbox

August 31, 2010

Taylor Swift’s New Album, “Speak Now”, Coming Out October 25, 2010

Filed under: Music — mikecgannon @ 4:50 PM

It’s now available for pre-ordering, including several gift packages at the Taylor Swift Online Store.

In case you missed it, here’s her new single from this album, “Mine”.


August 30, 2010

End of Class = Catharsis

Filed under: General Interest,Music — mikecgannon @ 10:16 AM

Last day of my Economics class, which entails the need for some catharsis after a couple days of prepping for and stressing over my final.

Fortunately, Nickelback fills that need nicely.

Happy Monday!

August 20, 2010

Treehouse Raising

Filed under: General Interest,Music — mikecgannon @ 7:45 AM

In a move inspired by pure genius, my friend is building a treehouse to give to his girlfriend as a present for when she comes to visit at his place. As such, my friend is having an Amish-style “treehouse raising” all day today, so I’ll be pitching in for a couple hours before work.

Here is some appropriately-themed music from The Saw Doctors.

August 16, 2010

Old Crow Medicine Show – “Wagon Wheel”

Filed under: Music — mikecgannon @ 9:26 AM

August 6, 2010

O Fortuna

Filed under: Music — mikecgannon @ 10:30 AM

Classical music’s answer to Enter Sandman.

Happy Friday!

July 25, 2010

Know What Rocks? Bluegrass

Filed under: Music — mikecgannon @ 1:12 AM

I don’t care if the above is a contradiction of terms, The Infamous Stringdusters is where it’s at.

And on that note, I’m heading to bed.

June 1, 2010

New Releases of Note May Edition

Filed under: Books,Film,General Interest,Music,New Releases of Note,News & Politics — mikecgannon @ 5:34 PM

Seeing as it would be counterproductive to go back over ALL the significant releases that happened last month, but that there were still some excellent titles put out that deserve to be highlighted, I’ll be giving you my top ten list for May releases. Here they are, in no particular order.

Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi: Allies, by Christie Golden

Blood Oath: The President’s Vampire, by Christopher Farnsworth

Rush Limbaugh: An Army of One, by Zev Chafets

The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest, by Stieg Larsson

A Wizard of Mars, by Diane Duane

What Washington Can Learn From The World of Sports, by George Allen

The Grand Jihad: How Islam and the Left Sabotage America, by Andrew McCarthy

The Father of Us All: War and History, Ancient and Modern, by Victor Davis Hanson

Hamlet, with David Tennant and Patrick Stewart

Hang Cool Teddy Bear, by Meat Loaf

April 23, 2010

The Daily Fix 4/23/10

Filed under: Books,Film,Music — mikecgannon @ 11:26 AM

Carolyn See over at the Washington Post beautifully demonstrates the high art of sarcasm in her piece, which is less of a review and more of a subtle demolition, on Paolo Giordano’s The Solitude Of Prime Numbers. She closes with this:

There’s no arguing with this depressive emotional position, besides growing up. We all have to die, and that means in the end that the depressives are right. I’m just wondering about the thousands upon thousands of Europeans who (presumably) subscribe to this position, and have turned, by their adulation, this whimpering cub into a literary lion.

Fans of Young Adult Fantasy will be interested in Melissa Marr’s new book, Radiant Shadows.

Crazy Heart, the film starring Jeff Bridges, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and Robert Duvall (who won Best Supporting Actor this year for his role as a bartender in this film), is out on DVD this week. I haven’t seen it, but the soundtrack is phenomenal. Anyone who likes old school country and bluegrass would be justified picking up a copy.

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