Monday, November 9, 2009

Switchfoot on Myspace Music Feed; Jon Foreman on Project Rhythm Seed; "Yet" on Vampire Diaries

BE SURE YOU ARE ALWAYS CALLING YOUR LOCAL ROCK RADIO STATIONS TO REQUEST "MESS OF ME!" If your city or town doesn't have a station that's playing "Mess of Me," refer to this list, and call a nearby city and help out!

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Also, don't forget, there will be another Ustream performance today, 6:15pm Pacific/9:15pm Eastern. Be sure to be there!

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Switchfoot's interview on Myspace Music Feed is here! Check it out:


The MySpace Music Feed: Carrie Underwood and Switchfoot

The MySpace Music Feed | MySpace Video


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Also, Project Rhythm Seed has posted their full interview video with Jon Foreman. Dig it.



And, here's the acoustic performance of "Mess of Me" by Jon Foreman. I chuckled at the bridge part, but he got better as the bridge went on.



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Here's a link to a video of the episode of Vampire Diaries which featured Switchfoot's song, "Yet." Watch It. What are your thoughts? I felt like it was an awkwardly placed song, granted I don't really know the context of the scene. Any Vampire Diaries fans out there who want to set me straight?

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The official "Mess of Me" video is now available for purchase on the iTunes Music Store. Go buy it now!

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Last night's show was the first of the "Hello Hurricane" tour! Here are a couple short videos from the show:

Your Love Is a Song



Enough to Let Me Go



Now, for a full recap from Spin Magazine:


Here is the new Spin Magazine article in full:

So much for taking the easy road.

Recently, the five members of Switchfoot decided to start every night of their new U.S. tour by playing their Nov. 10 release, Hello Hurricane, in its entirety. But backstage before Sunday night's sold-out tour opener at San Diego's East County Performing Arts Center, the decision was becoming an anxiety-producing reality.

"This is the most challenging thing we've ever done," admitted frontman Jon Foreman. "I mean, we're starting our shows with nearly 50 minutes of music people haven't heard yet."

From the moment the lights went out and Foreman ran into the packed theatre using a bullhorn to sing the first lines of "Needle and Haystack Life," the hometown crowd clearly didn't mind.

The band ripped through every song on their new record, in order, stockpiling a few firsts along the way. On the new album's title track, guitarist Drew Shirley started the song on vocals, the first time he'd ever been mic'd during a live performance. And multi-instrumentalist Jerome Fontamillas busted out the quintet's first accordion solo ever during their rendition of "Yet."

Not to be outdone, Foreman and younger brother Tim occasionally traded their guitar and bass, respectively, for turns on the xylophone, timpani, harmonica, and mandolin.

"This is the first time I've been nervous in a long while," Foreman confessed to the audience between songs. But the capacity crowd sang along, clapped in time, and cheered just as strongly to album unknowns as they did to the recently released singles "Mess of Me" and "The Sound."

The frenzied fans were rewarded for their enthusiasm in the second set, which included at least one selection from each of the band's seven studio albums.

Fan favorites like "Only Hope" and "Meant To Live" allowed the devoted crowd to really show their love of the music by singing along without any guidance or prompting. At one point, Foreman even turned the mic and let the sea of fans take the lead.

The show ended with Foreman jumping to the floor of the venue and sharing vocals with the audience on "This Is Your Life." As a spotlight followed him around the room, fans of all ages circled the singer, hung on, chipped in a line or two, and became part of the show.

"You can really feel the love," Foreman grinned. "You can cut it with a butter knife."

Set 1: (Hello Hurricane)
"Needle And Haystack Life"
"Mess Of Me"
"Your Love Is A Song"
"The Sound (John M. Perkins' Blues)"
"Enough To Let Me Go"
"Free"
"Hello Hurricane"
"Always"
"Bullet Soul"
"Yet"
"Sing It Out"
"Red Eyes"

Set 2:
"I Dare You To Move"
"Chem 6A"
"Only Hope"
"Learning To Breathe"
"Stars"
"Oh! Gravity"
"Meant To Live"
"This Is Your Life"


To see more photos and view the source article, go here

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Also, in random (or not so random...?) news, Hurricane Ida is set to pound the Atlantic coast of America this week... actually, it's being predicted to land on Tuesday! Coincidentally, an Atlantic Records cd called "Hello Hurricane" is coming out on that day as well... Coincidence much? or...?

Google News

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Be sure to check out Bleah's latest FootColumn! Thanks Bleah!

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VOTING

Don't forget to take the time to vote! Remember, remember to request "Mess of Me" on your local rock stations. It's slowing down a bit, but we can help the single to keep going!

- 98.7 (Los Angeles) Badass 8 We were No. 7 last night. We need to continue to put pressure on and get higher! The station is starting to spin the song more... VOTE.

- 91x (San Diego) Christy Taylor's REALLY BIG Countdown Keep requesting each day to keep it on the countdown! We were no. 1 last night. YES!

- RadioU's Top Ten Most Wanted. We still have the top spot! Well done! Let's keep it that way!

- We need to get "Mess of Me" on to KROQ, in order to get this single off the ground. Go HERE to request it! Keep it up friends! Don't slow down, WE NEED THIS. Keep going.

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Again, go here to see a list of stations already playing "Mess of Me" and phone numbers to call in and request the song with!! This is our time to shine, friends!

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