Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness “Cecilia and the Satellite”

“For all the things my eyes have seen, the best by far is you.” I had planned an entirely different kind of music post for today, filled with cushy pop songs you’ve probably heard before. I was, literally, in the midst of writing that post when I saw Cecilia quietly tiptoeing around this morning. She…

BLOGAVERSARY 3.0!!!

Three years. Three years of obsessions, pop culture addictions, and enough lengthy librettos about English songstress’ and fictional characters to launch the expression “fangirl” onto an entirely different level. What can I say, other than, thank you. Thank you all for your support and your friendship, for coming back again and again, encouraging me and…

Album Review: Andrew McMahon – The Pop Underground

I See Colors When I Hear Your Voice Initially, the thought of Andrew McMahon trading-in his iconic piano for a full-on synthesizer sounds a bit blasphemous and ludicrous. The Piano Man is a legend around these parts; a lyrical genius in the eyes of many. Still, we remained profoundly hopefully when the announcement was made…

Music News (10/11/12)

As some of you may have already heard, this past month we received some very surprising news from Jack’s Mannequin and their frontman, Andrew McMahon. After seven years, the band has decided to go their separate ways. At this point in time, I’m still living in denial, telling myself that it has all been a…

Press Play Friday: All-Stars

The Best of . . . As BLOGAVERSARY week comes to a close, I thought for today’s Press Play it would be nice to look back at a few of our favorite featured artists from the past two years. Many talented musicians have taken the spotlight since the segment’s introduction – which featured Mumford &…

Album Review: Jack’s Mannequin – People and Things

“Keep your eyes on the road, on the Glass Passenger. He sings for a traveling band.” Debuting their third studio album, Jack’s Mannequin has once again, brought us back to a place we love and remember so fondly. It’s great to be here again, isn’t it? With a new, but delightfully familiar sound, People and…

Jack’s Mannequin “People And Things”

“We break with speed, That girl can read my racing thoughts.” Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Piano Man, Andrew McMahon and his super awesome posse of musicians, aka Jack’s Mannequin announced yesterday that their long-awaited third studio album, People And Things will be officially released on October 4th, 2011. While this enough to make…

Artist of the Month: Jack’s Mannequin – Dear Jack

Artist of the Month: Jack’s Mannequin wraps up today. Let’s celebrate this amazing artist! Dear Jack, Wow. It’s been a crazy month. We went behind the music in all cheesy VH1 fashion. We listened to your music (Parts 1 and 2). I might have gotten a little overdramatic as we examined your lyrics and listened…

Artist of the Month: Jack’s Mannequin – The Music Part 2

“I’m writing you a symphony of sound” No. You’re not seeing double. We continue Artist Of The Month with more music from Jack’s Mannequin. In part 1, we swam, were Bruised, lived in Dark Blue, and played with Hammers and Strings (Don’t you love my play-on-words?). Today we might go into the Caves or play…

Artist of the Month: Jack’s Mannequin – The Music Part 1

We continue Artist Of The Month with the music of Jack’s Mannequin. Part 1 A musician is more than an artist. A musician is someone who puts their heart and soul into their music. They create every detail. They compose a symphony of song. They write their own music. It’s not about money or fame….

Artist of the Month: Jack’s Mannequin

Jack’s Mannequin. Do I really need to say anything more here? “I consider myself a person like everyone else, and I take my time writing my records because I feel like it captures more of who I am. You have a much greater chance of hitting on themes and points…that could play into someone else’s…