Saturday, January 30, 2010

Congratulations to Jerome and Kristi Fontamillas!

This just in from New Zealand!



:)

More Parachute stuff coming soon, hopefully.

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Canadian friends, "Mess of Me" is starting to finally get play in your country! Here is a list of stations that you can request from! We'll try to have links and request lines up by Monday, so you can join the rest of North America in supporting Switchfoot!

CKBW/Bridgewater
CHXX/Quebec City
TAG RADIO X/Gatineau-Ottawa
IGNITE 107/Winnipeg
CFOX/Vancouver
RADIO X Network
ENERGIE 2 SIRIUS


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And, as always, be sure to help out in the States! "Mess of Me" is starting to slowly heat up again! Let's do it. Also, Footsoldiers, new mission coming on Monday!

SUPPORT



Please also go here 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.

Format: ALTERNATIVE

WWWX (Appleton/Oshkosh)

KRAB (Bakersfield)

KNXX (Baton Rouge)

WBTZ (Burlington)

WKQX; Text: 99161 (Chicago)

WWCD (Columbus) TEXT "request" and then your song 68683

CIMX (Detroit)

WKRK (Detroit)

KFRR (Fresno)

WGRD (Grand Rapids)

WXNR (Greenville)

WMRQ (Hartford)

WXXJ (Jacksonville)

WPLA (Jacksonville, Florida)

WTZR (Johnson City)

KFTE (Lafayette)

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)

WRFF (Philadelphia)

KEDJ (Phoenix) Text: 91039
(At lunch 12N - 1P)
(at 5 PM)
SURVEY

WRXL Alternate Link (Richmond)(Richmond)

WZNE (Rochester)

KRZQ (Reno)

WDYL (Richmond)

KCXX; Alternate Link (Riverside)

XTRA (San Diego)

KBZT (San Diego)

Sirius Alt Nation

KZBD (Spokane)

KPNT; Alternate Link; Text: 48258 (St. Louis)

WSUN (Tampa)

KFMA (Tuscon)

KMYZ (Tulsa)

WPBZ (West Palm Beach)


Format: ACTIVE

KQXR (Boise)

WLFE (Burlington)

WFTK (Cincinnati)

WXQR (Greenville)

KILO (Colorado Springs)

WYBB (Charleston)

WRUF (Gainesville)

KMRQ (Modesto)

WJRR (Orlando)

KCLB (Palm Springs, CA)

KIOZ (San Diego)

WFXH (Savannah)

WBSX (Wilkes-Barre)

WIYY (Baltimore)

WFXH(Savannah)

WLZX (Springfield, MA)


Format: ROCK

WQBK(Albany)

KUFO (Portland)


Format: HOT AC

KQKQ (Omaha)

KUCD (Honolulu)


Format: AAA

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.

THEN

- 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!

- Steelroots

Friday, January 29, 2010

"Always" music video debuts in Japan; watch a clip of it

For up to date (most of the time) news and original opinions before they hit the update, follow us on Twitter!

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Space Shower TV was set to debut the video today at some point. For those of you who can't wait to see it, here's a brief clip.



^Montage. Again. I've got to say, I was a little disappointed when I saw it, but we have to look at things from a different perspective. I wrote this on the official message boards, but I thought I'd copy it again here, for any who are interested in reading my long-winded thoughts:

Ok, first off, I totally completely agree with you all. I think real music videos should be made, because honestly, montages aren't the most interesting videos in the world... BUT, Daughtry did manage to create a mega single with a montage of "Home." It's not the best option, but it works and serves its purpose.

I appreciate everyone's fervor in the matter, but we need to be smart about these sorts of things. Let's look at things from a different perspective:

- Switchfoot is a new act on Atlantic, so it's understandable the label doesn't spend too much on a music video right away. In this period of recession, money can't be thrown around, so it needs to be spent wisely and effectively.

- The band has been busy touring almost non-stop, and whatever time they have off, they would want to spend it with their friends and family. I'm glad the boys are doing what they're comfortable doing, so we should take that into account as well.

- "Always" isn't a proper international single release. It's only being worked in Japan. Also, a full-on music video would cost money, and that wouldn't be smart if the plan is only to work the song in Japan and to Christian markets in the US. Japan hasn't really seen much from Switchfoot, at least in the recent past. So a montage would be a nice reintroduction into what the band is like these days, what they look like, etc. (Oh look, the singer dude plays piano now!) that sorta thing, y'know? Christian music television is small and primitive, and honestly, I think that's money better spent elsewhere.


I'm sure once "Mess of Me" becomes a hit (and we all know it will right? ;) ), things will fall into place, and perhaps an actual music video will be made, with more funds. Sure, it's tough seeing Hawk Nelson or Skillet getting an actual music video and Switchfoot not, but patience will win out in the end. In the meantime, we need to support the guys and make this album their biggest one yet.

Bottomline, the Switchfoot boys are smart. I'd trust them.


^Discuss! Who's excited to see the rest? Who's kinda just "meh" about another montage video? Comment below please!

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The New Zealand Herald did a story on Switchfoot in advance of their appearance at the Parachute Festival. Here's an excerpt:


With their new found freedom they went about creating what Foreman describes as "a career defining album" and the result is Hello Hurricane which was released late last year.

They went on a musical journey, writing well over 100 songs and recording 90 of those, which is why they already have the next two albums ready to go. "We couldn't have done that if we had a major label breathing down our neck, and paying for a studio by the hour, so it was a really great situation for us. And challenging, with no net to catch us."

He describes the bands previous albums as "city scapes, with high rises, lots of traffic, and a lot going on" whereas Hello Hurricane is more like a "sonic landscape that we wanted to be wide open".


Read the rest here

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Chris Carrabba, from Dashboard Confessional fame, tweeted this:

- Loving the newest Switchfoot album.

Awesome! Our friend Joe also said that this tweet was posted on Carrabba's Myspace too, and the reaction there has been pretty positive!



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SUPPORT



Please also go here 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.

Format: ALTERNATIVE

WWWX (Appleton/Oshkosh)

KRAB (Bakersfield)

KNXX (Baton Rouge)

WBTZ (Burlington)

WKQX; Text: 99161 (Chicago)

WWCD (Columbus) TEXT "request" and then your song 68683

CIMX (Detroit)

WKRK (Detroit)

KFRR (Fresno)

WGRD (Grand Rapids)

WXNR (Greenville)

WMRQ (Hartford)

WXXJ (Jacksonville)

WPLA (Jacksonville, Florida)

WTZR (Johnson City)

KFTE (Lafayette)

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)

WRFF (Philadelphia)

KEDJ (Phoenix) Text: 91039
(At lunch 12N - 1P)
(at 5 PM)
SURVEY

WRXL Alternate Link (Richmond)(Richmond)

WZNE (Rochester)

KRZQ (Reno)

WDYL (Richmond)

KCXX; Alternate Link (Riverside)

XTRA (San Diego)

KBZT (San Diego)

Sirius Alt Nation

KZBD (Spokane)

KPNT; Alternate Link; Text: 48258 (St. Louis)

WSUN (Tampa)

KFMA (Tuscon)

KMYZ (Tulsa)

WPBZ (West Palm Beach)


Format: ACTIVE

KQXR (Boise)

WLFE (Burlington)

WFTK (Cincinnati)

WXQR (Greenville)

KILO (Colorado Springs)

WYBB (Charleston)

WRUF (Gainesville)

KMRQ (Modesto)

WJRR (Orlando)

KCLB (Palm Springs, CA)

KIOZ (San Diego)

WFXH (Savannah)

WBSX (Wilkes-Barre)

WIYY (Baltimore)

WFXH(Savannah)

WLZX (Springfield, MA)


Format: ROCK

WQBK(Albany)

KUFO (Portland)


Format: HOT AC

KQKQ (Omaha)

KUCD (Honolulu)


Format: AAA

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.

THEN

- 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!

- Steelroots

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

More Japan Switchfoot news; National Post interviews Switchfoot;

For up to date (most of the time) news and original opinions before they hit the update, follow us on Twitter!

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We have some "Hello Hurricane" news from Japan, courtesy of LOBH:

Hey fans in Japan! Hello Hurricane was released in Japan today, with the inclusion of two bonus tracks - "Lucky Man" (The Verve cover) and "The Sound" (Acoustic). My friend Yuko from Japan says the songs are FANTASTIC. She also said the album has a sleeve note, description (3 Pages) and the Japanese translation of all songs.

Also, Yuko wrote in to inform us that Jon, Tim and Chad are going to be broadcasted on radio show, February 4th. More information on this is posted right over HERE. I, however, don't know a word of the Japanese language, so perhaps some friends could translate for us?
(Thanks Yuko!)


^I bought a copy, and it's currently in shipping process. Once it arrives in the mail, I'll try to do either a video blog or a picture blog/review for you all! :)

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The National Post interviewed Jon Foreman and Drew Shirley. Here is the video:



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Bethedrum.com is asking for donations for Haiti. In return, you can get an assortment of exclusive songs, including a live track from Fiction Family! Check it out.

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CHARTS

"Mess of Me" is still stuck at No. 16. We need to keep requesting!

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SUPPORT



Please also go here 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.

Format: ALTERNATIVE

WWWX (Appleton/Oshkosh)

KRAB (Bakersfield)

KNXX (Baton Rouge)

WBTZ (Burlington)

WKQX; Text: 99161 (Chicago)

WWCD (Columbus) TEXT "request" and then your song 68683

CIMX (Detroit)

WKRK (Detroit)

KFRR (Fresno)

WGRD (Grand Rapids)

WXNR (Greenville)

WMRQ (Hartford)

WXXJ (Jacksonville)

WPLA (Jacksonville, Florida)

WTZR (Johnson City)

KFTE (Lafayette)

KROQ; Alternate Link (Write-in request); text 25767 (Los Angeles)

KYSR (Los Angeles)

WEQX; Alternate Link(Manchester)

WBRU; Survey (New England)

WRRV (New York)

WRFF (Philadelphia)

KEDJ (Phoenix) Text: 91039
(At lunch 12N - 1P)
(at 5 PM)
SURVEY

WRXL Alternate Link (Richmond)(Richmond)

WZNE (Rochester)

KRZQ (Reno)

WDYL (Richmond)

KCXX; Alternate Link (Riverside)

XTRA (San Diego)

KBZT (San Diego)

Sirius Alt Nation

KZBD (Spokane)

KPNT; Alternate Link; Text: 48258 (St. Louis)

WSUN (Tampa)

KFMA (Tuscon)

KMYZ (Tulsa)

WPBZ (West Palm Beach)


Format: ACTIVE

KQXR (Boise)

WLFE (Burlington)

WFTK (Cincinnati)

WXQR (Greenville)

KILO (Colorado Springs)

WYBB (Charleston)

WRUF (Gainesville)

KMRQ (Modesto)

WJRR (Orlando)

KCLB (Palm Springs, CA)

KIOZ (San Diego)

WFXH (Savannah)

WBSX (Wilkes-Barre)

WIYY (Baltimore)

WFXH(Savannah)

WLZX (Springfield, MA)




Format: ROCK

WQBK(Albany)

KUFO (Portland)


Format: HOT AC

KQKQ (Omaha)

KUCD (Honolulu)


Format: AAA

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.

THEN

- 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!

- Steelroots

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

"Always" getting released in Japan very soon?

For up to date (most of the time) news, original opinions before they hit the update, and Switchfoot support opportunities, follow us on Twitter!

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According to a report from LOBH, the "Always" video is getting added to a Japanese tv station's playlist. Here's the link

The info translated:

Label: WARNER MUSIC JAPAN
Director: CHAD BUTLER
Sale day: 2010/01/27


^Sweet. Chad's a pretty decent producer, so I'm excited to see what came of this.

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CHARTS

"Mess of Me" is still stuck at No. 16 on Mediabase's Alternative chart. Request it!

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SUPPORT



Please also go here 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.

Format: ALTERNATIVE

WWWX (Appleton/Oshkosh)

KRAB (Bakersfield)

KNXX (Baton Rouge)

WBTZ (Burlington)

WKQX; Text: 99161 (Chicago)

WWCD (Columbus) TEXT "request" and then your song 68683

CIMX (Detroit)

WKRK (Detroit)

KFRR (Fresno)

WGRD (Grand Rapids)

WXNR (Greenville)

WMRQ (Hartford)

KUCD (Honolulu)

WXXJ (Jacksonville)

WPLA (Jacksonville, Florida)

WTZR (Johnson City)

KFTE (Lafayette)

KROQ; Alternate Link (Write-in request); text 25767 (Los Angeles)

KYSR (Los Angeles)

WEQX; Alternate Link(Manchester)

WBRU; Survey (New England)

WRRV (New York)

WRFF (Philadelphia)

KEDJ (Phoenix) Text: 91039
(At lunch 12N - 1P)
(at 5 PM)
SURVEY

WRXL Alternate Link (Richmond)(Richmond)

WZNE (Rochester)

KRZQ (Reno)

WDYL (Richmond)

KCXX; Alternate Link (Riverside)

XTRA (San Diego)

KBZT (San Diego)

Sirius Alt Nation

KZBD (Spokane)

KPNT; Alternate Link; Text: 48258 (St. Louis)

WSUN (Tampa)

KFMA (Tuscon)

KMYZ (Tulsa)

WPBZ (West Palm Beach)


Format: ACTIVE

KQXR (Boise)

WLFE (Burlington)

WFTK (Cincinnati)

WXQR (Greenville)

KILO (Colorado Springs)

WYBB (Charleston)

WRUF (Gainesville)

KMRQ (Modesto)

WJRR (Orlando)

KCLB (Palm Springs, CA)

KIOZ (San Diego)

WFXH (Savannah)

WBSX (Wilkes-Barre)

WIYY (Baltimore)

WFXH(Savannah)

WLZX (Springfield, MA)




Format: ROCK

WQBK(Albany)

KUFO (Portland)


Format: HOT AC

KQKQ (Omaha)


Format: AAA

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.

THEN

- 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!

- Steelroots

Monday, January 25, 2010

Jon Foreman: What's in a Word?

For up to date (most of the time) news and original opinions before they hit the update, follow us on Twitter!

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Check out Jon Foreman's latest Huffington Post treasure:

Communication is a pregnancy of sorts. In a speaker's mind, a thought is conceived, then spoken, heard, and then ultimately gives birth to new thought in the listener's mental landscape. For example, when I say "tree," a picture builds in your imagination, a new life-form within your mind; a platonic idea of oak or maple appears out of nothing within your thoughts. This mental icon represents your understanding of the word. (Incidentally, this apprehension is independent of the speaker's intentions).

In many ways, words are metaphors pointing to the objects they represent. The word "tree" is not a tree; it is simply a placeholder for the real thing. Our understanding of the world is built upon a deeper set of presuppositions. Meaning demands meaning. Reason demands reason: 1+1=2, only when we agree upon the meaning of these symbols. The same is true for words. Words are our framework of meaning. Every one is a metaphor reaching to something beyond it's simple spelling and articulation.

Words have incredible power. Words create worlds. The words we use define ourselves and the world around us. They shape our reality. Our words determine our ideologies.

In India there is a group of people who have been oppressed for over 3000 years. They are called the Dalit. They are relegated to the worst jobs, cleaning sewers and removing the bodies of dead animals from the roads. Even the cows, whose bodies they clean from the side of the road, are treated with far more respect. Over the coarse of time, the identity of the Dalit people group, (also called the "untouchables"), has been stripped of all dignity. "They have been oppressed not just economically or even physically, but also ideologically," states Jean- Luc Racine and Josiane Racine, who goes on to say that ultimate freedom will come when the Dalit's define themselves in a new way. According to the Racines the question becomes, "Which new identity will sustain the emancipation process?"¹

Words are the keepers of history. If the Dalit's handle of "untouchability" feels too foreign to our American ears, let us examine a few race-driven words within our own borders. These are words that I feel uncomfortable even putting into print. Nigger. Wetback. Red Neck. Cracker. Chinks. Spicks. These words are pregnant with incredible potency. These words do not have a history of tolerance, of acceptance, or compassion. No, these words tell the story of oppression -- of an American landscape of racism and mistrust. Without our past, these words have no negative connotations. Yet within our historical landscape of slavery and shame, these words have powerful implications.

Words are the foundation upon which we build our lives. This holds true even for wonderful words like Love, Light, Justice, Honor, Truth, Joy, Peace, Redemption, Happiness, or Beauty. These are beautiful words, yet they are words we know only in part.

We've seen glimpses of these entities on our planet, but only for a moment. How can we know the full meaning of justice on a planet where cruel power has the final say? How can we know peace against the backdrop of increasingly sophisticated war machines?

Today, thousands of six-year-olds around the world are hungry, wondering how they will get their next meal. Tragedy. Right now, thousands of innocent girls are being forced into prostitution. Tragedy. This very hour, millions of people are dying because of a lack of access to clean water. Tragedy.

Tragedy. Tragedy. Tragedy. And yet, if these are the simple facts, how can we call it tragic?

Hans Urs von Balthasar says that tragedy is dependent upon a belief system. "The meeting of these two words,'tragedy' and 'faith' is deeply significant, for what is broken in the tragic presupposes a faith in the unbroken totality."² Hope is believing in a world that does not exist yet, a concession towards the kingdom of the heavens. To hope is to believe that life could be better. It is ultimately our belief in this "unbroken totality" that allows for the potential of tragedy. For without this hope, tragedy is no longer tragedy -- it's simply expected. Without a belief that allows for a better world, the tragic is fact.

So we are given a choice at the edge of these two worlds. The choice between despair or hope. To be in despair is to deny that tragedy is tragedy. To be in despair is to disbelieve in the tragic and redefine it as acceptable, immutable, unchangeable. To hope is to call injustices and corruptions exactly what they are: tragic. Against all odds, against all that we know about this world, we could choose to hope for a better one -- to hope for love, for peace, for a form of contentment and solace that we have never fully realized. We choose to speak these worlds into being.

To create is to cosign the Maker's checks. In the Abrahamic beliefs, (Judaism, Christianity, and Islam) the Maker speaks things into existence. Light, darkness, day, night, water, land, plants and animals... these are spoken into being. In the Hindu scriptures, there is a similar creation story, in which the verbal command comes from Vishnu, "Create the world." In all of these belief systems, the Word has tremendous power. The Christian account of the creation makes virtually no distinction between God and Word in the beginning. John 1:1 states, "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God."

The artist is a bridge between despair and hope. The artist, more than anyone else is responsible for the re-creation, re-definition and re-thinking the world around us. Every poem, every song, every painting has tremendous possibility. Each of these creations could be a letter of resignation to The World That Is or a window into The World That Is Not. Each poem/painting/song could be a vehicle to a new reality, one in which the artist plays a part no matter how small. The artist paints a world into existence. The canvas, the paint, the brush--these known quantities of existence and reality are tools for stepping into the unknown. The notes of the song are a bridge from what is to what is not yet.

I don't write songs when I'm happy. When I'm content, I take my wife out to dinner, I go surfing. I hang out with my friends and play ridiculous cover tunes when I'm happy. But when I'm depressed, I turn to look for something beyond this life. When I'm lonely and nothing makes sense and the world has lost it's flavor I search for notes and words that usher in a transcendence that soars high above the tragedy. I look for to song to understand the present tragedy in the context of a hope for a better world. I look for words that remind me of a bigger story, for songs that acknowledge the tragedy and move beyond it. I look to artists who give me windows, words that provide for a new life to be birthed within me.

Is it escape? Is it a coping mechanism? Maybe a bit, but I feel that it is much more than that. The song becomes a hopeful defiance. A declaration that the injustices and absurdities of our postmodern existence are not the final downbeat. Music becomes a confession of disbelief in the world that surrounds me. A refusal to believe that these tragedies and horrors are the ultimate end. A refusal to accept the oppression of the Dalit's as anything other than tragic. A nonacceptance that the starving six year old is anything other than tragic. The song is written in defense of a world beyond this one, in defense of Truths that seldom make it to the front page of the newspaper. Words create worlds.

¹ Dalit Identities and The Dialectics of Oppression and Emancipation in a Changing India: The Tamil Case and Beyond -Jean-Luc Racine & Josiane Racine
² The von Bathasar reader p. 92


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Check out the latest Daily Foot entries:

Winnipeg, Manitoba



New York, New York



Kitchener, Ontario



Toronto, Ontario



Montreal, Quebec



^Looking really good, these pictures are!

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CHARTS

"Mess of Me" is still stuck at No. 16 on Alternative... let's push it ahead! The time to act is NOW. Paramore's "Brick By Boring Brick" is gaining ground steadily, while Slipknot's "Snuff" is slowly pulling away. Let's keep it going Footsoldiers!

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SUPPORT



Please also go here to see a list of stations already playing "Mess of Me" and phone numbers to call in and request the song with!

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.

As such, I'll be posting the request links still every day, just to have them available. But please request with discretion. Thanks everyone! Also, all the station links posted below are guaranteed to have played the song at least once.

Format: ALTERNATIVE

WWWX (Appleton/Oshkosh)

KRAB (Bakersfield)

KNXX (Baton Rouge)

WBTZ (Burlington)

WKQX; Text: 99161 (Chicago)

WWCD (Columbus) TEXT "request" and then your song 68683

CIMX (Detroit)

WKRK (Detroit)

KFRR (Fresno)

WGRD (Grand Rapids)

WXNR (Greenville)

WMRQ (Hartford)

KUCD (Honolulu)

WXXJ (Jacksonville)

WPLA (Jacksonville, Florida)

WTZR (Johnson City)

KFTE (Lafayette)

KROQ; Alternate Link (Write-in request); text 25767 (Los Angeles)

KYSR (Los Angeles)

WEQX; Alternate Link(Manchester)

WBRU; Survey (New England)

WRRV (New York)

WRFF (Philadelphia)

KEDJ (Phoenix) Text: 91039
(At lunch 12N - 1P)
(at 5 PM)
SURVEY

WRXL Alternate Link (Richmond)(Richmond)

WZNE (Rochester)

KRZQ (Reno)

WDYL (Richmond)

KCXX; Alternate Link (Riverside)

XTRA (San Diego)

KBZT (San Diego)

Sirius Alt Nation

KZBD (Spokane)

KPNT; Alternate Link; Text: 48258 (St. Louis)

WSUN (Tampa)

KFMA (Tuscon)

KMYZ (Tulsa)

WPBZ (West Palm Beach)


Format: ACTIVE

KQXR (Boise)

WLFE (Burlington)

WFTK (Cincinnati)

WXQR (Greenville)

KILO (Colorado Springs)

WYBB (Charleston)

WRUF (Gainesville)

KMRQ (Modesto)

WJRR (Orlando)

KCLB (Palm Springs, CA)

KIOZ (San Diego)

WFXH (Savannah)

WBSX (Wilkes-Barre)

WIYY (Baltimore)

WFXH(Savannah)

WLZX (Springfield, MA)




Format: ROCK

WQBK(Albany)

KUFO (Portland)


Format: HOT AC

KQKQ (Omaha)


Format: AAA

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.

THEN

- 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!

- Steelroots

Thursday, January 21, 2010

New Switchfoot TV Episode 42!

For up to date (most of the time) news and original opinions before they hit the update, follow us on Twitter!

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Andy Barron is a genius.



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(from http://www.latenightwithjimmyfallon.com/)

Also, be sure to catch Switchfoot's performance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, if you missed it:



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New Email, with some exciting news!



Don't forget to tune in tonight to see Switchfoot perform on Late Night
with Jimmy Fallon. Turn on your local NBC channel at 12:35 / 11:35 cst.
For more information on the show, please visit
http://www.latenightwithjimmyfallon.com/



Thanks to everyone who has come out to see us in Canada, we are having a
blast. We have 3 shows left so make sure to get your tickets now!

January 13 - Vancouver, BC @ The Commodore Ballroom - SOLD OUT
January 15 - Edmonton, AB @ The Starlite Room - SOLD OUT
January 16 - Calgary, AB @ Macewan Hall - SOLD OUT
January 17 - Saskatoon, SK @ Louis' Pub - SOLD OUT
January 18 - Winnipeg, MB @ Garrick Centre - SOLD OUT
January 21 - Kitchener, ON @ Elements
January 22 - Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Theatre
January 23 - Montreal, QC @ Studio JPR

Click here for all show and ticketing info.

SWITCHFOOT IN JAPAN
We are very excited to let you know that Switchfoot will be performing 2
acoustic shows in Japan next month. We look forward to announcing more
dates in Asia later this year, but can't wait to come over in February.

Feb 3 @ 8:00pm
Nishiazabu 73
Misty Nishiazabu 4-5F
2-12-5 Nishi-Azabu
Minato-ku, Tokyo
http://www.seven-three.com/top.html
*need to be 20 or older to attend

Feb 4 @ 7:00pm
Tower Records Shinjuku
Flags 7-10F
3-37-1 Shinjuku
Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
http://tower.jp/store/Shinjuku/



MESS OF ME @ RADIO
'Mess of Me' is climbing into the Top 15 on the
Billboard Modern Rock Chart. We want to thank you for
requesting it, and to keep up the great work. Let's get 'Mess of Me'
into the Top 10! Click here to see a list of stations playing the song.


THE BEST YET - LIVE DVD
Our new live DVD - 'The Best Yet - Live' - is available to purchase for
only $16.99. Featuring 12 songs, this DVD was shot in Nashville in 2008
during our Music Builds Tour. Please see track-listing below:

1. Stars
2. Oh! Gravity
3. Gone
4. We Are One Tonight / Shadow Proves The Sunshine
5. This is Home
6. This is Your Life
7. American Dream
8. Dirty Second Hands
9. On Fire
10. Awakening
11. Meant to Live
12. Dare You to Move
Click here to purchase!


NEW SHOWS ADDED
The following show has been added to the Hello Hurricane Tour and goes
ON SALE this Saturday January 23 at 10am local time. FOTF presale is on
Friday Jan 22 at 10 am local time.

Feb 23 - Albuquerque, NM / El Rey Theatre

Please see a complete list of ALL tour dates below:
Feb 15 - Saint Louis, MO / The Pageant
Feb 16 - Chicago, IL / House of Blues - Chicago
Feb 18 - San Antonio, TX / Tri-Point
Feb 19 - Houston, TX / Arena Theatre
Feb 20 - Corpus Christi, TX / Concrete Street Amphitheatre
Feb 21 - Abilene, TX / Abilene Civic Center
Feb 22 - Tulsa, OK / Cain's Ballroom
Feb 23 - Albuquerque, NM / El Rey Theatre
Feb 25 - Colorado Springs, CO / Black Sheep
Feb 26 - Denver, CO / Ogden Theatre
Click here for all show and ticketing info.

Click here to learn how you can help with Haiti.

As always, thanks for listening!
- Switchfoot

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SUPPORT



Please also go here to see a list of stations already playing "Mess of Me" and phone numbers to call in and request the song with!

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.

As such, I'll be posting the request links still every day, just to have them available. But please request with discretion. Thanks everyone! Also, all the station links posted below are guaranteed to have played the song at least once.

Format: ALTERNATIVE

WWWX (Appleton/Oshkosh)

KRAB (Bakersfield)

KNXX (Baton Rouge)

WBTZ (Burlington)

WKQX; Text: 99161 (Chicago)

WWCD (Columbus) TEXT "request" and then your song 68683

CIMX (Detroit)

WKRK (Detroit)

KFRR (Fresno)

WGRD (Grand Rapids)

WXNR (Greenville)

WMRQ (Hartford)

KUCD (Honolulu)

WXXJ (Jacksonville)

WPLA (Jacksonville, Florida)

WTZR (Johnson City)

KFTE (Lafayette)

KROQ; Alternate Link (Write-in request); text 25767 (Los Angeles)

KYSR (Los Angeles)

WEQX; Alternate Link(Manchester)

WBRU; Survey (New England)

WRRV (New York)

WRFF (Philadelphia)

KEDJ (Phoenix) Text: 91039
(At lunch 12N - 1P)
(at 5 PM)
SURVEY

WRXL Alternate Link (Richmond)(Richmond)

WZNE (Rochester)

KRZQ (Reno)

WDYL (Richmond)

KCXX; Alternate Link (Riverside)

XTRA (San Diego)

KBZT (San Diego)

Sirius Alt Nation

KZBD (Spokane)

KPNT; Alternate Link; Text: 48258 (St. Louis)

WSUN (Tampa)

KFMA (Tuscon)

KMYZ (Tulsa)

WPBZ (West Palm Beach)


Format: ACTIVE

KQXR (Boise)

WLFE (Burlington)

WFTK (Cincinnati)

WXQR (Greenville)

KILO (Colorado Springs)

WYBB (Charleston)

WRUF (Gainesville)

KMRQ (Modesto)

WJRR (Orlando)

KCLB (Palm Springs, CA)

KIOZ (San Diego)

WFXH (Savannah)

WBSX (Wilkes-Barre)

WIYY (Baltimore)

WLZX (Springfield, MA)




Format: ROCK

WQBK (Albany)

KUFO (Portland)


Format: HOT AC

KQKQ (Omaha)


Format: AAA

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.

THEN

- 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!

- Steelroots

BREAKING: Watch Switchfoot's Performance of "Mess of Me" on Late Night With JImmy Fallon!