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Those of you who have been waiting to catch Switchfoot on MTV2 again after all these years (I believe the last time a Switchfoot music video aired on MTV, it was "Stars"), fear not! Your chance will arrive soon.
"Mess of Me" was aired last weekend on the MTV2 Rock N Jock Countdown last weekend at No. 8, and this past Saturday, it was No. 5. According to management, it will be airing again tomorrow at 8 am ET/PT.
Oh, by the way, if you happen to be tuned in at that time, FUSE TV's No. 1 Countdown will be airing at 11 am ET/8 am PT. We've been voting like mad, and hope "Mess of Me" will reach No. 1 this week. Keep VOTING today, and we'll see the results tomorrow!
If anyone can watch it or DVR it, let us know how "Mess of Me" does. It's been No. 2 for the past two weeks, falling just short of the top spot, which belongs to Adam Lambert currently.
Let us know, either via comment or @reply us on Twitter.
Thanks everyone! Our efforts are starting to crack this thing open. "Mess of Me" is sitting on the very outskirts of the Billboard Alternative top 10. We're almost there!
The Denver Post reviewed the Switchfoot show in Ogden Theatre the other evening. Here's an excerpt:
Anyone old enough to remember the days of AOR — and obviously you aren’t if you don’t know it stands for album-oriented rock — probably didn’t attend the Switchfoot concert Friday night at the Ogden. That’s a shame, because the alternative pop-rock band did what few bands have since Pink Floyd wished we were here: They played their latest release live from beginning to end. That’s right, tracks 1 to 12, in order.
The point of playing the whole thing, lead singer Jon Foreman explained, is that “Hello Hurricane” is a progressive package. As once was the case with the rock albums of days gone by, the San Diego-based band — named for the surfing term that refers to riding waves alternately with your regular (left) foot and then your “goofy” (right) one forward — wrote the songs as a progression, using the storm as a metaphor for life. “We wanted it to play like a hurricane,” Foreman said as he introduced the final song from the disc, “Red Eyes,” a lullaby laced with jaunty mandolin that showcases Foreman’s strong vocals. “Past, present and then the aftermath. You can choose the way you react as things are happening in life. You can choose the way you treat people after the storm.”
The truth is, I hadn’t been that enamored of the happy-grunge sound of “Hello Hurricane” — or not nearly as much as I was of previous efforts “Learning to Breathe,” “The Beautiful Letdown,” or “Nothing is Sound” — at least, not until they played it like this. There’s a lot to be said for hearing music the way a band intended, and this is a ballad-heavy set that benefits from the progression.
The review gets better, so be sure to catch the rest of it HERE.
Please also go to Switchfoot's Myspace page, on the sidebar (like pictured above) to see a list of stations already playing "Mess of Me" and phone numbers to call in and request the song with! Your calls are INSANELY IMPORTANT!
HERE are some request links you can do online if you can't reach a phone. Please be SURE to fill out a few of these links every day, especially the ones at or near your area! It is our collective efforts that will ensure the success of this and any future Switchfoot single.
All the station links posted below are guaranteed to have played the song at least once.
WJSE (Atlantic City)
KNXX (Baton Rouge)
WKQX; Text: 99161 (Chicago)
WWCD (Columbus) TEXT "request" and then your song 68683
KCCQ; Text: 55981 (Des Moines)
WGRD (Grand Rapids)
WPLA (Jacksonville, Florida)
WTZR (Johnson City)
KXTE (Las Vegas, NV)
KROQ; Alternate Link (Write-in request); text 25767 (Los Angeles)
KYSR (Los Angeles)
WEQX; Alternate Link(Manchester)
WBRU; Survey (New England)
WRRV (New York)
KEDJ (Phoenix) Text: 91039
(At lunch 12N - 1P)
(at 5 PM)
WXDX (Pittsburgh, PA)
WRXL Alternate Link (Richmond)
KCXX; Alternate Link (Riverside)
XTRA (San Diego)
KBZT (San Diego)
KITS (San Francisco)
Sirius Alt Nation
KPNT; Alternate Link; Text: 48258 (St. Louis)
WWDC (Washington D.C.)
WPBZ (West Palm Beach)
KILO (Colorado Springs)
WTPT (Forest City)
KCLB (Palm Springs, CA)
KXRK (Salt Lake city)
KIOZ (San Diego)
WLZX (Springfield, MA)
Format: HOT AC
WRXP (New York)
OTHER ONLINE SUPPORT
- 91x (San Diego) Christy Taylor's REALLY BIG Countdown
- WRRV Buzz Cut
- 98.7 (Los Angeles) Badass 8
- TVU Live
- NEW WLUM Milwaukee
- Alternative Addiction: What we need to do is,
- Fill-in vote "Mess of Me" in the box, after voting for one of the artists already in the countdown.
- Request the song here. Scroll down, then simply press the "request" link.
- The Christian Rock 20 Poll. (NO. 1!)
- RadioU's Top Ten Most Wanted. We still have the top spot! Well done! Let's keep it that way!
TAG RADIO X/Gatineau-Ottawa
RADIO X Network
ENERGIE 2 SIRIUS
2dayfm (thanks David!)