Monday, August 21, 2017

Music Video Monday: An Unbreakable Sideshow

Welcome back to Music Video Monday. We have a somewhat spotty schedule here due to the totally shambles #PlatVnyl7. We are going to have a totally revised schedule on that. I am currently posting the nominees on the blog and picking winners at the same time. That should be interesting. #PlatVnyl8 may require helpers.

Our 3 videos this week come from different genres, though some critics would sloppily call this an all rock episode. We begin with one of my favorite Dance artists, Lights. She will be releasing a new album as well as an accompanying graphic novel/comic entitled Skin and Earth (drops September 22). The third single and video from the album is Savage. The girl proves that she can rock with the best of them.
Next up is a newbie. Jennifer McGill got her start with Mickey Mouse but her first full length album Unbreakable is no Mickey Mouse Operation. I love a singer who can beat the music into submission. This is the video for the title cut.
Finally, welcome to the sideshow, as in White Collar Sideshow.  The Ringleader, Herr Schwein, The Faceless Woman, and Leech have been serving up some great industrial music worthy of a Cult of Jester fan (as I am). I have been a fan for 5 years now. Their third album, Valley of The Skull, will be out next year. This is going to be a long four months. You can keep things under control with this video for Tombstones for Eyes.
That does it for this week. Time to get back to #PlatVnyl7. Until next time, I am Awaiting Your Reply. 

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Night Beat Rewind: July 2017 We are down to the final quarter for #PlatVnyl8 nominations. And I am still working on getting the final nominees for #PlatVnyl7. Things are starting to look like a car wreck. We have one month down and two to go. Unlike the weather here, things are really heating up. We begin with the singles released for the month.

The Singles Scene

  • Beacon Light - I'm In It 4.75 Emeralds
  • Bonray - Turn My Eyes 4.75 Emeralds
  • Brinson - White Gold ft Marz Ferrer 4.75 Emeralds
  • Cody Carnes - What Freedom Feels Like 4.75 Emeralds
  • E.P.I.C. The Band - Proclaim 4.75 Emeralds
  • Emily Irene Fertig - Devotion 4.75 Emeralds
  • Christon Gray - No Hesitation 4.75 Emeralds
  • J-Heir - Days of Heaven 5 Emeralds
  • Derek Minor - Astronaut 3.75 Emeralds
  • Needtobreathe - Count On Me 4.75 Emeralds
  • Needtobreathe - Waiting 4.75 Emeralds
  • Phil J - Too Much Sauce 3.75 Emeralds
  • Corey Paul - Pipe Dreams 3.75 Emeralds
  • Reconcile - Ain't No Way 4.50 Emeralds
  • Under 5ive - So Dangerous 5 Emeralds
  • Corey Voss - God Who Moves Mountains 4.50 Emeralds
  • The Walls Group - My Life 5 Emeralds
17 Singles in a Month. Now on to the albums. We begin with those which did not make the cut.

Missing The Mark

  • The Rock Worship - God Will Reign (Live)(Re-Release) 3.75 Emeralds
  • To Speak of Wolves - Dead In The Shadow 3.75 Emeralds
  • Zauntee - All Things Mixtape 3.50 Emeralds
From the flawed to the flawless.

Pure-Platinum Perfection

  • Brian and Jenn Johnson - After All These Years Instrumental 5 Emeralds
  • Nichole Nordeman - Every Mile Mattered 5 Emeralds
  • Seventh Day Slumber - Found 5 Emeralds

Semi-Precious Metals

  • Sho Baraka - The Narrative Vol 2: Pianos and Politics 4.50 Emeralds
  • Bright City - Hello Maker 4.75 Emeralds
  • Anthony Brown and Group Therapy - A Long Way From Sunday 4.75 Emeralds   
  • Life of Carter - Life of Carter 4.50 Emeralds
  • Stephen Christian - Wildfires 4.75 Emeralds
  • Joel Hanson - Let Me Tell You Everything 4.25 Emeralds
  • Le'Andria Johnson - Bigger Than Me 4.50 Emeralds
  • Shai Linne - Still Jesus 4.75 Emeralds
  • Manafest - Stones 4.75 Emeralds
  • Kevin Max - Serve Somebody 4.75 Emeralds
  • Natasha Owens - We Will Rise 4.75 Emeralds
  • Planetshakers - Legacy Part Two: Passion (Live In Melbourne) 4.75 Emeralds
  • Byron Popin - I Got Out 4.75 Emeralds
  • Benjamin Rae - Let Me Talk 4.50 Emeralds
  • Chris Sayburn - Saved By Grace 4.50 Emeralds
  • 12 Stones - Picture Perfect 4.75 Emeralds
  • Vineyard Worship - Vineyard Soul: We Are Ready 4.50 Emeralds
  • Corey Voss - Songs of Heaven and Earth, Volume 1 4.50 Emeralds
  • Anita Wilson - Sunday Song 4.75 Emeralds
July is in the Bag. I think that deserves some sort of celebration. Until next time, I am Awaiting Your Reply.         

Monday, August 7, 2017

Music Video Monday: Favor

Welcome to an all new edition of Music Video Monday, the first for August 2017, We are really starting to pick up speed here. We have three great videos for your viewing and listening pleasure. We begin our journey in the rap genre. First up is Beacon Light. This is the music video for his new single I'm In It.
Staying with the rap genre we now go to Reconcile and the music video for his new single Ain't No Way.
Wrapping up (sorry) this edition of Music Video Monday, we go to gospel music. Gospel Music and Rock have led the way to embrace the Word of Faith Message into its music, which is great, since it is Biblical. Deitrick Haddon is singing of Favor (That's Grace To You, my friends)

That does it for this edition of Music Video Monday. Until next time, I am Awaiting Your Reply.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Venus and Mars are Alright: The 2017 Platinum Vinyl Awards 3rd Qtr - Modern Worship

We have reached the final post for the 3rd Quarter Wrap. Modern Worship Led All Other Genres With 21 Entries. That would be enough for three years. There is always a lot of judging in this category. Let's not waste any more time.

Modern Worship

And that does it. The 3rd Quarter is officially completed. The 4th Quarter Beckons. As does the long neglected #PlatVnyl7. The pitfalls of being a one man operation. Until next time, I am Awaiting Your Reply.