Merry Christmas!

The last few days have really ignited my Christmas spirit. I’ve had a lot of fun shopping for my friends and family, and a lot of fun trying to figure out what they got for me. 🙂

On Saturday, I went to a Lynam show with my brother Rick. It had been a while since we’d seen that particular band together. We had a fantastic time…even if David did take a shot at me for wearing my Alabama shirt. Ha! I even got an early Christmas present from the band: David let me hear some of the new stuff they’ve been recording. It was definitely different than what I’m used to from them, but in a good way. I love the idea of them exploring the extremes of their creativity. ❤

L to R: Mark, Jacob, and David

In other news, Almost Kings has finished the writing/preproduction stage for their new album and will begin recording in January. I AM SO EXCITED!

I hope that all of my followers have a very Merry Christmas. I’ll be back in the new year!

Song of the Week: “Unstoppable”

In early 2013, I saw Almost Kings open for Sevendust. They ended their set with this track and front man Bryan Bozeman dedicated it to the Alabama Crimson Tide, who had defeated Notre Dame in January for the national title. I think it is fitting that this song again be applied to the Tide after their performance on Saturday against Missouri. Congratulations to the 2014 SEC Champions!!!!!

Almost Kings – “Unstoppable,” from the album Filthy Nice (2009).

Song of the Week: “Alabama Love”

There are two main reasons this is my choice for song of the week, besides the fact that I just love it and despite the fact that it’s four years old.

First, the Velcro Pygmies were mentioned on “College Gameday” two weeks ago, right before the Alabama/Mississippi State game.

Second, the Iron Bowl was this weekend. The Alabama Crimson Tide brought home the victory, and they are now on their way to the SEC Championship game and potentially, another national title shot. So I thought this track, which is dedicated to the Tide, would be perfect. ❤

Velcro Pygmies – “Alabama Love” (2010).