Music Monday – The Village Idiot – IdiOlympics!

We have some exciting news! For the past month we’ve been working with the awesome people at The Village Idiot Pub in Cocoa Village, on a little side project.

On Monday, September 7th, the Village Idiot will be throwing the first ever IdiOlympics! A day of fun events, team competitions, and lots and lots of beer over at the River Front Park in Cocoa Village. If you haven’t signed up yet, get over to the Pub and sign up your team by no later than the 6th then sleep well my friends. It starts at the crack of noon!

Where do we come in?

As we all know, Misti has her fingers on the pulse of the local music scene so with a wave of her magical conductor baton, she has arrange an day of some kickass music. Here is the lineup:

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The Mondo Tikis are a three piece from Cocoa Beach that are fun and flavorful and put on a good time. Jim Pacelt is also part of The Seagullmen and Jon Woodward is in The Wilderness. These guys breathe music so you know the passion is there for the taking. 

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Jacie is just so stinking adorable! She has a great voice and can jam on the guitar in a cute dress. You can buy her music on iTunes! I see this girl going places one day so see her here while you can! 

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The Dull Blades are a duo that have been around for a few years now and just get better and better every time I see them. They sound like a breed of The Strokes and The White Stripes. Raw talent here. Anthony on the drums has always been in the music industry and it is pretty rad seeing him on the other side of the recording booth. 

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Andy Harrington (Heliophonic) is just ridiculously talented. He has played in many bands but lately he has had his solo project, which is mind blowing. I know he is also working on a visual aspect to his man made solo album that I am dying to see. His music is deep and soul whispering. I can’t think how else to describe it. It is a breed of Radiohead and The Pixies if I had to pick. He oozes talent. 

  
Tone Egan is super fun. He is the type of musician you want to just keep in your pocket and hear him sing and play like all the damn time. You will never get sick of it. His voice always reminds me of Cake but he has such versatility and a range of dynamics. I love his shows. They are always coupled with an interesting event which is refreshing here when everything seems to be the same old, same old night life. He tends to shake things up with a crew, such as spinning a wheel or rolling a dice for which musician plays next. Very fun! 

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Jacie Madison

Dull Blades

The Mondo Tikis

Andy Harrington

 
Here are the FAQs of the event:

  
 
Facebook Event Page

Music Monday – Long Distance LoveĀ 

  
1) Otis Redding – Thousand Miles Away Listen

“I want my share, baby give it to me. Ooh, but you’re a thousand – I can’t get it from ya.”

2) Billie Holiday – We’ll Be Together Again Listen

“Your kiss – Your smile – Are memories I’ll treasure forever – So try thinking with your heart – We’ll be together again.”

3) Billy Joel – You’re My Home Listen

“Well I’ll never be a stranger and I’ll never be alone. Whenever we’re together, that’s my home.”

4) Deer Tick – These Old Shoes Listen

“Oh, I will take these old shoes to get to you. Yes, I will take these old shoes to get to you.”

5) Bill Withers – Ain’t No Sunshine Listen

“Ain’t no sunshine when she’s gone – It’s not warm when she’s away – Ain’t no sunshine when she’s gone – And she’s always gone too long – Anytime she goes away.”

6) Postal Service – Brand New Colony Listen

“I want to take you far from the cynics in this town – And kiss you on the mouth – We’ll cut our bodies free from the tethers of this scene, Start a brand new colony.”

7) Blink 182 – I Miss You Listen

“Don’t waste your time on me you’re already – The voice inside my head (I miss you miss you)”

8) The Velvet Underground – I Found a Reason Listen

“Oh I do believe – You’re all what you perceive – What come is better that what came before.”

9) Nick Cave – Far From Me Listen

“You who are so far from me – Far from me – So far from me – Way across some cold neurotic sea – Far from me.”

10) Beatles – Across The Universe Listen

“Limitless undying love which shines around me like a million suns – It calls me on and on, across the universe.”

11) Proclaimers – I Would Walk 500 Miles Listen

“When I’m lonely yes I know I’m gonna be – I’m gonna be the man who’s lonely without you. When I’m dreaming yes I know I’m gonna dream – I gonna Dream about the time when I’m with you.”

Music Monday – Breakup Mix

  It’s Monday. I’m not feeling it. I am dedicating a playlist to those of you who are going through a breakup. Music always helps me heal. I have been single for about 8 months, so I did not just go through a fresh break up. I am living the single life and am fairly content most of the time. I just felt like being an asshole and making a breakup playlist, also because I seem to be a pro at failed relationships. Enjoy. 

Disclaimer: I made this playlist prior to the consumption of caffeine, which is when my soul at it’s darkest. Had I made this list post caffeine, I would have made my mix about rainbows and shit. 

1) Death Cab For Cutie: Your New Twin Sized Bed Listen

You look so defeated there lying in your new twin size bed. With a single pillow underneath your single head. I guess you decided that that old queen was more space than you would need. Now it’s in the alley behind your apartment with a sign that says it’s free.

2) Cold War Kids: First Listen

Cheated and lied, broken so bad. You made a vow, never get mad. You play the game, though it’s unfair They’re all the same, who can compare?

3) Tegan and Sara: Where Does The Good Go Listen 

“Where do you go with your broken heart in tow? What do you do with the left over you? And how do you know, when to let go?”

4) Old 97s: Valentine Listen

Heartbreak, old friend, goodbye it’s me again – Of late, I’ve had some thought of movin’ in – Of all the many ways a man will lose his home – Well, there ain’t none better than the girl who’s movin’ on.

5) Elliott Smith: Somebody That I Used To Know Listen

I know you don’t think you did me wrong – And I can’t stay this mad for long – Keeping ahold of what you just let go – You’re just somebody that I used to know.

6) Trampled By Turtles: Drinkin’ In The Morning Listen

It’s comin’ home to you But still you’re gone –  When I get home – You’re runnin’ down town again. And girl I’m lonesome – Like the whistle On a Sunday mornin’ train

7) The Clash: Train In Vain Listen

When we were close – I’ll remember these things the most – I see all my dreams come tumbling down – I won’t be happy without you around

8) Owen: The Ghost of What Should’ve Been Listen

What I wouldn’t do to be a ghost like you, to be somewhere new. To leave everything, The way you left everything that reminded you of me.

9) Morrissey: You Have Killed Me Listen

As I live and breath, You have killed me, You have Killed me. Yes I walk around somehow, But you have killed me. There is no point in saying this again, But I forgive you.

10) The Descendants: Pep Talk Listen

It’s not the end of the world Since your baby left you – It’s gonna be okay – You don’t need her anyway.

11) The Coral: Dreaming of You Listen

Up in my lonely room – When I’m dreaming of you – Oh, what can I do? I still need you, but I don’t want you now.

12) The Cure: Pictures of You Listen

If only I’dthought of the right words, I could have held on to your heart. If only I’d thought of the right words I wouldn’t be breaking apart all my pictures of you.  

13) Sia: Elastic Heart Listen

And another one bites the dust. But why can I not conquer love? And I might’ve though that we were one. Why not fight this war without weapons? And I want it and I wanted it bad. But there were so many red flags. Now another one bites the dust – And let’s be clear, I trust no one

14) The Avett Brothers: Do You Love Him? Listen

I do love you, I do feel you, Each day and night – But I can’t tell right from wrong, or fear from insight. But you always knew everything and that is what is clear. Do you love him? Do you love him? Do you love him, my dear?

15) Greg Laswell: Comes and Goes (In Waves) Listen

This one’s for the lonely, the one’s that seek and find – Only to be let down time after time. This one’s for the torn down, the experts at the fall.!Come on friends, get up now, you’re not alone at all

Music Monday-90s & 00s Nostalgia Mix

  
1) Nada Surf – “Blizzard of 77” Link

2) Silverchair – “Tomorrow” Link

3) Elliott Smith – “Miss Misery” Link

4) Nirvana – “Heart Shaped Box” Link

5) Veruca Salt – “Volcano Girls” Link

6) Sunny Day Real Estate – “In Circles” Link

7) Cursive – “Martyr” Link 

8) Billy Bragg – “To Have and to Have Not” Link

9) Soul Coughing – “True Dreams of Witchita” Link

10) Beck – “The New Pollution” Link

11) Bloodhound Gang – “The Bad Touch” Link

12) Smashing Pumpkins – “Tonight, Tonight” Link

13)  Beastie Boys – “Intergalactic” Link

14) Radiohead – “Idioteque” Link

15) Bjork – “Army of Me” Link

Music Monday – The Cook Trio

 
The Cook Trio played a gypsy jazz style at Paddy Cassidy’s in Cocoa Beach on Saturday. I feel like I am in a prohibition style venue and should be sipping on an old fashioned when they play. They are incredibly talented and I love the little introductions before each song. 
 
  

Hot Pink was at Dog and Bone British Pub in Cocoa, Florida on Saturday. Hot Pink played a lot of fun covers and put on a vibrant show. James, the vocals, almost makes me think he gets possessed by the musicians he covers. He really gets into it! 

   
 

  

Music Monday-Summer Romance Mix

  

1) Tom Waits
– “Ice Cream Man” Listen

2) The Ataris – “Boys of Summer” Listen

3) Belle and Sebastian – “A Summer Wasting” Listen

4) Raveonettes – “Summer Ends” Listen

5) The Drums – “Let’s Go Surfing” Listen

6) The Like – “June Gloom” Listen

7) The Kooks – “Seaside” Listen

8) Billie Holiday – “Summertime” Listen

9) The Cure – “Hot Hot Hot” Listen

10) Elvis Presley – “Summer Kisses, Winter Tears” Listen

11) Glass Animals – “Pools” Listen

12) The Avett Brothers – “If It’s The Beaches” Listen

13) Conor Oberst – “Cape Canaveral” Listen

14) Talking Heads – “Swamp” Listen

15) Mungo Jerry – “In The Summertime” Video

16) Roger Miller – “In The Summertime” Video

Music Monday – Everymen 07/09/2015 Cocoa Village Show at Dog and Bone British Pub

This was my first time seeing Everymen at a live show. They are a fun-loving sideshow punkrock band from Lake Worth, Florida and tour outside of Florida often.  I remember coming to a show once but it was over and I missed everything. Everyone looked like they had a great time. Before the sweat, blood and music started, I asked everyone why they came tonight to see Everymen.

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“The first time I saw them they spit whiskey and lit it on fire, then did the limbo with the standup bass while he was still playing. It is always a good live show with interaction with the crowd. Yeah! What what. But seriously, that guy over there, his cornrows are so cool that I want to lick the skin between the braids.” –Elisha

“They are always shirtless. I don’t really like them.” –Scott

“The standup bass guy is amazingly hot.” –Michelle

“Because they’re all amazing and I want a cuddle fest with them. Their music is amazing and they are great guys.” –Rosie

“The first time I met them, they played at a house party and played ‘My Milkshake Brings All The Boys To The Yard’ and they just bring everyone to the yard!” –Carrie

“They’re some of my good friends.” –I forgot who said this.

“They…..” phone rings and walks away. –Logan

“I have nothing better to do.” –Austin

“Facebook bonding.” –Daniel

“My friends are fans so I came to see their fans. They always put on a good show.” –Bryan

“They are awesome. They breathe fire and ride unicycles. They are a sideshow band and nice guys.” –Andrew

“I come here every Thursday.” –Mike (Totally saw him dancing and enjoying himself later)

“You told me to come.” –Jan

“Just ‘cuz.” -Gus Papa Jems

“My girl is here.” –Christian

“It is the last show of the tour and I know it will be amazing.” –Leah

“They play awesome music and have an amazing presentation. They all take their shirts off too. ” –Natalie

“To see my brother Mike D off. So, brews and hugs.” –Wolfy

“I love them. They are so unique and put on a good show. I always make sure to see them when they are here. I love their story.” –Tracy

“Because I fucking love them.”-Aubrey

“Becca made me and they are peaceful loving awesome dudes who bring out a great crowd. I get to listen to great music while I work.” –Andy

” A show at Dog N Bone is always a good time. Free show and no charge for ladies to drink upstairs. Threaten me with a good time!” –TJ

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Reid gets hit in the face with a mic, “Shit happens at shows.” –Reid

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While they covered TLC’s “Scrubs” in an elbow to elbow packed venue, I realized that every single person there was having a good time. My body was getting misted with their sweat and my gin and tonic spilled on my feet with each bump from the crowd. EVERYONE had a huge smile on their face. These guys have been away from home and on tour since the beginning of June. They are very interactive with the crowd. People sing in their mics and they crowd surf while rocking out. Blood, bangos and beards. It was a gnarly and rowdy good time. They stopped mid song at one point to break up a fight. Reid got a battle wound but went right back to rocking out and having fun.

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By the end of the night, their shirtless sweaty bodies glistened under the smokey dim lights. Yes, they are all babes. The girls were right. Everyone was soaked in beer and sweet and wacking eachother with pool noodles.  I walked away with their vinyl and a huge smile. So, now I know: Why would anybody go to an Everymen show? To have a great fucking time!

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Everymen Website

Facebook aftermath: 
Watch a video clip from the show!