Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Komen for the Cure-DFW, October 16

Hey everyone! I have started a team for the Dallas Komen for the Cure Walk/Run on October 16. If you are in the DFW area and are looking for a team to join, you are more than welcome to join mine: "Paint the Town Pink". If not, or you cannot come out that day, I would appreciate it (if you can) if you would help support and fundraise and help my team:

Join the fight to end breast cancer!

As the world's leading breast cancer organization, Susan G. Komen for the Cure® is committed to ending breast cancer forever. On October 16, 2010, I will join thousands of others playing a part in the annual Komen Dallas Race for the Cure®. It’s a 5k run/walk event to raise money for breast cancer.

My goal is to raise at least $200 this year. Please make a donation to help me reach that goal. Online donations are simple, and the donation page is secure. Please go to my fundraising page to make a tax-deductible donation. If you prefer to write a check, you can mail your donation to me(let me know if you'd like to do this) Please make your check payable to: Komen Dallas Race for the Cure and write my name in the memo.

The deadline to have my donations collected is by November 12, 2010. By making a donation on my behalf, you are supporting local breast cancer education, screening, treatment, and outreach along with international research that will someday lead us to a world without breast cancer.

Thank you for your support of this cause.

ashley rosenberg

Monday, August 30, 2010

Music Monday

This week on Musiqtone, be sure to check out the Pop Can for an interview with Tyna Q. MGMT is featured in the Premiere Box, and there is an awesome Rooney V-Log up as well. Check out The Early Strike's video for The Real Man Show in Musiqvision and meet Jenette McCurdy at the Musiqtone Blog. Also, check out my review for Esmee Denters' album, Outta Here. Be sure to vote for your favorite Indie song, alt rock act, and summer song on the homepage as well.


David John added a new song to his Sound Cloud

The Downtown Fiction’s video for I Just Wanna Run premiered on MTV

Jimmy Eat World released a new song

Aron Lyrd released an album


10 Years releases Feeding the Wolves

Abigail Washburn releases City of Refuge

Alan Moore releases Unearthing

American Bang releases American Bang

Louis Armstrong releases The 25 Greatest Hot Fives and Hot Sevens

Atom Smash release Love Is In This Missile

Patti Austin release Every Home Should Have One

Gene Autry releases Back In The Saddle Again-25 Cowboy Classics

The Bartley Brothers release Hit The Road

Big Pokey release Warning Shot

Bill Frisell releases Beautiful Dreamers

Buck Owens releases All Time Greatest Hits

Katie Cadence releases On The Wings Of An Angel

Cam’ron and Vado releases Gunz n’ Butta

Carl Broemel releases All Birds Say

Casting Crowns release Until The Whole World Hears Live

Cephalic Carnage releases Misled By Certainty

Stanley Clarke release Modern Man/I Wanna Play For You

The Clientele release Minotaur

Scott Colley releases Empire

Comeback Kid releases Symptoms+Cures

Cory Morrow releases Brand New Me

Celia Cruz releases Mis Favoritas

Miles Davis releases Bitches Brew

Issac Delgado releases L-O-V-E

Devils Brigade releases Devils Brigade

Disturbed releases Asylum

Dorrough releases Get Big

Dr. Elmo releases Dr. Elmo: Blue Grass Christmas

Fabolous releases There is No Competition 2: The Grieving Music Mixtape

Jandy Feliz releases Jandy

Film School releases Fisson

For Today releases Breaker

Frank Sinatra releases September of My Years

Gerald Levert releases The Best of Gerald Levert

Jarrod Gorbel releases Devil’s Made a New Friend

Heart releases Red Velvet Car

The Hives release Tarred and Feathered

Israel Houghton releases Love God. Love People

Roy Jay releases Fairfax Avenue

Jenny and Johnny release I’m Having Fun Now

The John Henrys release White Linen

Jonathan Butler releases Faith, Love, & Joy; Great Spiritual Inspriations

Stuart Jones releases Touched By Angels

Kirk Whalum releases Everything is Everything: The Music of Donny Hathaway

KRS-One & True Master release Meta-Historical

Leaves Eyes releases Njord

Lil C releases H-Town Chronic 4

Linkin Park Tribute releases String Tribute to Linkin Park

Lyfe Jennings releases I Still Believe

Vera Lynne releases We’ll Meet Again-The Early Years

Rebecca Martin releases When I was Long Ago

McGuffey Lane releases 10

Nils Petter Molvaer releases Hamada

Murderdolls releases Women and Children Last

Nosound releases Sol29

The Other releases New Blood

Papa Roach releases Live Greatest Hits

Perry Lee and the Upsetters release Sound System Scratch

Philip Selway releases Familial

Chico Pinheiro releases There’s a Storm Inside

Polock releases Getting Down From the Trees

Quest for Fire releases Lights from Paradise

Calvin Richardson releases America’s Most Wanted

Roberto Fabbriciani releases A. Clementi: Works for Flute

Paul Robeson releases Ol Man River-His 25 Greatest Hits

Ryan Bingham & The Dead Horses release Junky Star

Sammy Kershaw releases Better Than I Used to Be

Antonio Sanchez releases Live in New York

Boz Scaggs releases Moments and Other Roads

Jaques Bart-Schwarz and Stephanie McKay release Rise Above

Secret Agent 23 Skidoo releases Underground Playground

Shadowgarden releases Ashen

Brian Simpson releases South Beach

Stereoside releases Stereoside

Street Dogs release Street Dogs

Ten Kens releases For Posterity

Terrible Things releases Terrible Things

The Autumn Offering releases The Autumn Offering

The Goo Goo Dolls releases Something for the Rest of Us

The Graduate releases Only Every Time

Richard Thompson releases Dream Attic

Tiesto releases Kaleidoscope Remix

Tristania releases Rubicon

Jai Uttal and Ben Leinbach release Bhakti Bazaar

Chucho Valdes releases Chucho’s Steps

Richie Valens releases La Bamba

The Weepies release Be My Thrill

Jonalee White releases Sugar

Woe is Me releases Number(s)

The World Alive releases Deceiver


La Roux announces US Fall Tour Dates

The Summer Set, Stereo Skyline, Mod Sun, and Austin Gibbs announced The Travelin’ Show

Black Veil Brides announce a Headlining Tour with William Control

The World Alive and Miss May I announce a new tour

All Time Low and A Rocket to the Moon announce a My Small Package Tour

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Green River Ordinance, Switchfoot, and Goo Goo Dolls at Superpages Center in Dallas

Though August in Dallas is unbearably hot, my friends T, L, and I went out to Superpages Center to see the Goo Goo Dolls, Switchfoot, and Green River Ordinance a few Saturdays ago. My friend, A actually saw Green River Ordinance randomly at an airport when she was coming to visit me earlier this summer. She noticed the name on their cases and we googled them and saw that they were a local DFW band. I kind of forgot about them until I realized they were opening for this show. Switchfoot caught my interest at a low point a few years ago while I was in high school. Last year, I went to an album preview party for their newest album, Hello Hurricane, and really loved the sound. I have always listened to the Goo Goo Dolls; never finding a song that I did not like of theirs. This was definitely a concert that I had to go to.

Each of the bands are similar and have pieces of each other in them; they can all be classified as rock bands, with different infusions. They are all inspirational, but Green River Ordinance and Switchfoot have more of a religious touch to their music. Switchfoot is a bit edgier than the other two, and Goo Goo Dolls have more of an imaginative or fanciful hint to their music.

Green River Ordinance is a five piece rock band from Fort Worth, TX. Along with the slight religious infusions to their music, they have just a tiny bit of country rock in their music as well. We only caught the last two songs of their set (Goodbye, LA, and Come On), but even after hearing just those songs, I wanted to hear more. Next time, I will be sure to be there for their whole set.

For more Green River Ordinance, check them out on their Official Site, Myspace, Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, and Last FM.

Switchfoot is a five piece band from San Diego. Though their beginnings were more in Christian rock, they have evolved into an alternative rock band with an edge and religious, inspirational undertones. The songs, Meant to Live, and Dare You to Move first attracted me to this band. The songs helped inspire me through high school, and I really began to love their sound and ideas around their songs. Their set, of course was inspirational, but it also showed how much they loved and appreciated their fans. During Dare You To Move, John went out into the crowd; not just to the first through rows, but actually up to the second half of the amphitheater, singing to everyone in the crowd, shaking hands, giving hugs, and making everyone feel like he was there for them. You could tell that they really love their fans and really enjoy playing their shows and their music. Their set included some of their older hits, and songs from their newer albums such as Stars, The Sound, and Mess of Me.

For more Switchfoot, check out their Official Site, Myspace, Facebook, Twitter, iLike, iTunes, and Youtube.

The Goo Goo Dolls have always been one of my favorite bands. They've been together since 1986, starting in Buffalo. Their music is inspirational rock; it lets me dream, but keeps me grounded. Their music is real, and easy to relate to. They put on a great set, switching the singing up between Johnny and Robby for certain songs which put a different spin on the show. During Black Balloons, a bunch of balloons were released from the crowd creating a really neat, almost chilling effect as the song went on. The set included older hits, newer hits, and sneak peeks from their new album, Something for the Rest Of Us which will be released this week. They played favorites like Broadway, Name, Iris, and Slide, as well as The Sweetest Lie, Smash, and Not Broken.

For more Goo Goo Dolls, check out their Official Site, Twitter, Facebook, and Myspace.

For more videos from this and other shows, check out my Youtube Channel.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Random inspiration from the gym

I posted this on my personal blog, but I really wanted to share it on this blog too. Hopefully it will help some of you and inspire yall as it did for me.

"Earlier today, I had my health evaluation session so that my trainer could evaluate me for my training program. I won't go in to how that was, but my trainer is a really awesome guy and I'm really looking forward to all of this.

While he was working with me, my trainer started talking to one of the guys working out at the gym who he used to train. The conversation that transpired was one of the most inspiring things that I've heard in a while. I don't mean to preach or push religion or anything on anyone, but a lot of this had religious undertones which though our religions differed, our beliefs on this were the same and I wanted to pass it on. Again, this is not to preach or push a belief on anyone, but it was a really inspiring and interesting way to look at taking care of yourself and your body.

Your body is the ONLY thing that you were given when you were brought in to this world. Everything else, you acquired in some way. Gd, or whatever higher power you believe in, or whatever GAVE you the body you have. This is the only thing that you are truly responsible for that is yours. Take care of your body, keep it healthy. You were given this responsibility. It was the only thing you were given-how will you feel when your judgement day comes and you couldn't take care of the one thing that you came into this world with? Be healthy in your mind, body, and soul-don't cram yourself full of toxicities. Strip away cars, clothes, everything else-this really is all you have. It feels awful to have to limit yourself because you don't feel comfortable in your own skin, with your own body to do those things that you want to do. You were born with everything you need to make you happy-your heart, your brain, your soul, and your body. These are the real things that have helped you move and grow in this world, so take care of all of it-it's really all that you've got.

I encourage everyone who reads this to pass it on. Stay healthy, stay happy-enjoy yourself and the company of those who mean the most to you and who respect you. Rid yourself of all overdone toxicities in life and live it to the fullest."

Thursday, August 26, 2010

The Body as a Fashion Accessory

My friend, Leah posted this on her Tumblr and I really wanted to share it with everyone who reads this.

The Body as Fashion Accessory

i finally found this website after years of looking for it. i ran across it when i was in the 8th grade and fell in love with it it made me love being who i was and not be ashamed of being who i was


What do full-figured women have that underweight women lack?

Curves, of course.

There could be no better indication of the media establishment’s conspiracy to suppress true, feminine beauty than the nonsensical (and highly suspect) fashion rules that it imposes on plus-size women—i.e., that they “skim over,” “cover up,” “disguise,” and “hide,” their curves.

Could the conspiracy to suppress true femininity find a more obvious means of expression? It is Orwellian doublethink at its worst.

And what is the result of following such rules? Plus-size women end up hiding their most attractive features.

Think about the implications of such a directive:

Hide what makes you beautiful.

Could anything be more insidious?

It would be like gagging the Mona Lisa to “cover up” her smile; or “skimming over” the Ode to Joy in Beethoven’s Ninth.

Not only should fashion work in harmony with feminine curves, but the greatest goal of fashion should be to function as a “frame for the female figure,” whereby it accentuates and draws attention to the beauty of the womanly curves, directing the eye towards the soft, natural contours of the womanly figure, just as a great frame leads the eye into the beauty of an exquisite painting.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Me Talk Pretty One Day [book review]

Me Talk Pretty One Day is one of the most unique books that I have ever read. I did not want to put this down, and I'd read it again in a second. This novel is a collection of short stories all by Drew Sedaris. They are autobiographical, each story telling about a different time in his life and the trials and tribulations that went along with it. They are told in a quirky yet bluntly honest manner, where he unabashedly reveals many truths about his life. His anecdotes may not be personally easy to relate to for every single reader, everyone can appreciate the awkwardness, the joy, the discovery, and the experiences that shape life and gave purpose to the stories.

Every story does have a common theme that comes out in different ways throughout. Never try not to be yourself; don't let people change you. Mostly because they can't, and you can't not be yourself no matter how hard you try not to, or how much someone tries to change it

Monday, August 23, 2010

Music Monday

Keep on voting for your favorite Indie Act, Breakout Artist, and Teen Music Act on Musiqtone. Check out Katy Perry's video for Teenage Dream at the Music Lounge as well as other hot videos.


AP Magazine released a free download of Facedown Records Summer Sampler; get it here


Al Jolson releases Performance 1932-1949

Antony and the Johnsons release Thank You Your Love

Apocalyptica releases 7th Symphony

Arch Enemy releases Black Earth

The Atlas Moth releases A Glorified Piece of Blue Sky

Bad City releases Welcome to Wasteland

Barb releases Barb

Bathory releases Bathory, Blood Fire Death, Hammerheart, and Twilight of the Gods

Behemoth releases The Apostatsy and Demigod

Belleruche releases Clockwatching

Bizzy Bone releases Crossroads 2010 and The Celebration

Blackhawk releases Greatest Hits Live

Blind Guardian release At The Edge Of Time

Blu releases Her Favorite Colour

Borknagar releases The Olden Domain and Quintessence

The Boxer Rebellion release Union and Exits

Brian Wilson releases Brian Wilson Reimagines Gershwin

Kate Bush releases Aerial

Cactus releases Live, Loud & Proud

Isobel Campbell and Mark Lanegan releases Hawk

The Capstan Shafts release Revelation Skirts

S. Carey releases All We Grow

Catalinas release Fun Fun Fun

Challengers release Sidewalk Surfin’

Margaret Cho releases Cho Dependent

City of Fire releases City of Fire

Clay Walker releases Top 10 and Christmas

Gabriele Coen releases Awakening

Coil Sea releases Coil Sea

Jerry Cole releases Hot Rod Dance Party

Paul Collins releases King of Power Pop

Cotton Jones releases Tall Hours in the Glowstream

The Dandy Warhols release The Capitol Years 1995-2007

The Dashing Suns release Really Like You

Dead Confederate releases Sugar

Sarah Jezebel Deva releases A Sign of Sublime

The Devil Wears Prada release Zombie EP

Disturbed Tribute releases String Tribute to Disturbed

Dave Douglas and Keystone release Spark of Being: Expand

Mason Douglas release My Wild Heart

Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters release Spread the Love

Eels release Tomorrow Morning

Marty Ehrlich and Hankus Netsky release Fables

Cesaria Evora releases The Essential Cesaria Evora

Fantasia releases Back to Me

Fennesz, Daniell, and Buck release Knoxville

Fitz & The Tantrums release Pickin Up the Pieces

For All Those Sleeping release Cross Your Fingers

Gappy Ranks releases Put the Stereo On

The Golden Dawn releases Power Plant

Grass Widow releases Past Time

JJ Grey & Mofro release Georgia Warhorse

David Guetta releases One Love (2010)

Guido’s Orchestra releases Live From the Heart of Europe

Steve Gulley and Tim Stafford release Dogwood Winter

Steve Hackett releases Spectral Mornings

Happysad releases Na Zywo W Studio

Billie Holiday releases The Lady Sings

Lena Horne releases The Essential Lena Horne-The RCA Years

Ill Bill & Muggs release Kill Devin Hills

Ill Blue release Bellion/Dragno Pop 12’’

Imboqodom releases The Metallic Year LP

Ion Dissonance releases Cursed

Jimmy and David Ruffin release I am My Brother’s Keeper

John Coltrane releases The Definitive John Coltrane On Prestige and Riverside

Spike Jones releases Strictly for Music Lovers

JP, Crissie Hynde,& The Fairground Boys release Fidelity

Kataklysm releases Heaven’s Venom

Katatonia releases Night Is The New Day

Kerrie Roberts releases Kerrie Roberts

Land of Talk releases Cloak and Cipher

Brad Laner releases Natural Selections

Lang Lang releases Lang Lang Live in Vienna

Jon Langford and Skull Orchard release Old Devils

Dylan LeBlanc releases Paupers Field

Linkin Park releases The Catalyst

Little Big Town releases The Reason Why

Barbara Lynn releases It Ain’t No Good To Be Good

Magic Kids release Memphis

Malevolent Creation releases Invidious Dominion

Man Ray releases Summer 88

Henry Mancini releases The Essential Henry Mancini

Manowar releases Battle Hymns and Sign of the Hammer

Maple Bee releases Chasing Eva

The Marsalis Family releases Music Redeems

Mass releases Angel Power

Dannii Minoque releases The 1995 Sessions

Lana Mir releases Lana Mir

Mirah releases Gone Are The Days

Paula Morelenbauma & SWR Big Band release Bossarenova

Charlie Musselwhite releases The Well

NeverShoutNever releases Harmony

Ne-Yo releases Beautiful Monster/Champagne Life

Nils Lofgren releases I Came To Dance

No Age releases Glitter

Pacifika releases SuperMagique

Patti Page releases Performance

Axel Rudi Pell releases Crest

Katy Perry releases Teenage Dream

Katy Perry Tribute release Piano Tribute to Katy Perry

Press Play releases NY2LA

Ra Ra Riot releases The Orchard

Randy Rogers Band releases Burning The Day

Rhythm Rockers releases Soul Surfin

Rickolus releases Youngster

Ricky Skaggs releases Mosaic

Sabbat releases Dreamweaver and History of a Time to Come

Klaus Schulze releases La Vie Electronique 3

Scofield/Metrople Orchestra

releases 54

Sex Pistols release Great Rock N Roll Swindle

The Showdown releases Blood in the Gears

Buedi Siebert releases Pyramid Call

Soap&Skin releases Lovetune for Vacuum

Sonny Rollins releases The Definitely Sonny Rollins On Prestige, Riverside, and Contemporary

Marty Stuart releases Ghost Train, The Studio B

The Sword releases Warp Riders

The Tallest Man On Earth releases Shallow Grave and The Tallest Man On Earth

Tamar Kaprelian releases Sinner or a Saint

Terrapin Pond releases Hello All Stations

John Tesh releases Grand Piano Romance

The Pack releases Wolfpack Party

The Young Punx releases Mashpop and Punkstep

Thelonious Monk releases The Definitive Thelonious Monk on Prestige and Riverside

Thom Starr & The Galaxies release Anthology

Johnny Thunders releases Sticks & Stones-The Lost Album

Randy Travis releases I’ll Fly Away

Trigger The Bloodshed releases Degenerate

Tumans Water releases O Zeta Zunis

Usher releases Raymond V Raymond

Townes Van Zandt releases Texas Troubadour

The Vaselines release Sex with an X

Venom release At War With Satan, Black Metal, and Welcome to Hell

Vindicator releases The Antique Witcheries

Dale Watson releases Carryin’ On

Wednesday 13 releases Weirdo A Go-Go

Wildbirds & Peace Drums releases Rivers

Hank Williams releases Hillbilly Hero

Wilma Lee & Stoney Cooper release Songs of Inspiration

Wine-O releases Wine-O

Brittney Wright release The Beginning

Y’Anna releases the Promise

Patent Pending releases a new Single

Tauvy released a demo version of Blind on his Myspace


Saves The Day announces US Headlining Dates

Hey Monday and Cartel announced a Headlining Tour with The Ready Set, This Century, and We Are The In Crowd

You, Me, and Everyone We Know announces a Headlining Tour