Wetting your whistle. This shirt up for order later this month to support @fijikindeproject

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2 weeks ago |

Was encouraged by Farshid this morning even though he is thousands of miles away in a prison cell with a broken foot without medical attention. #iran

Was encouraged by Farshid this morning even though he is thousands of miles away in a prison cell with a broken foot without medical attention. #iran

2 months ago | Tags: iran

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2 months ago |

"The Burden" now available online. Order at www.fathom33.com. || view page to read about the artist as well as the meaning behind the shirt.

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2 months ago |

The $500 album

And the winner is…

Out of 91 albums, the best of the lot, purchased on eMusic is Black Bear by Andrew Belle. andrewbellemusic

His album was hands down a standout. He was heads above the rest and deserves the title of “The $500 album.”

Congrats Andrew on such a great record, this one has staying power and will be in rotation for years to come. A big thanks to eMusic for giving me $500 to their store to do this social experiment.

In the next post I’ll finally be able post my top 10 albums of 2013. Any guesses who might be on it?

2 months ago | Tags: Andrew belle 500 album best album emusic top ten of 2013 the voice black bear

Top 2 - do or die

I’m looking to find the one $500 album, not the two $250 albums, but if I were, these would be it. Both are such amazing albums and I recommend that everyone check them out. Andrew totally changed his style for this record and I agree with his new direction 100 percent. Citizens, on the other hand, created a style of music I didn’t know I needed - I have bought multiple copies of this album only to give it away to friends.

59. Andrew Belle’s Black Bear, ‘13 
4. Citizens’ self-titled, ‘13

3 months ago |

Top 4 - difficult decisions.

At this point these albums feel like friends… And how could you cut down three of your closest friends? Well, you have to if you want to find out “the best friend.” At this point each album is worth $125 each, so that’s not bad.

77. Icon For Hire’s Self-Titled, ‘13
59. Andrew Belle’s Black Bear, ‘13 
4. Citizens’ self-titled, ‘13
1. Cold War Kids’ Dear Miss Lonelyhearts, ‘13

3 months ago | Tags: 500 album icon for hire andrew belle citizens cold war kids

Top 7 - staying power

One if these will be my $500 album. Any guesses?

Notice these albums all have a ‘13 by them. These albums are fresh and have the staying quality which means they will be stand up records that will be talked about for years to come. These are classics that each band should be proud of making.

77. Icon For Hire’s Self-Titled, ‘13
62. Ben Rector’s The Walking In Between, ‘13
59. Andrew Belle’s Black Bear, ‘13 
6. Paramore’s self-titled, ‘13
4. Citizens’ self-titled, ‘13
2. Surrogate’s Post-Heroic, ‘13
1. Cold War Kids’ Dear Miss Lonelyhearts, ‘13

3 months ago | Tags: icon for hire 500 album ben rector Andrew belle paramore surrogate cold war kids emusic

Top 14 - an elite club

At this point it’s about weeding out the good ones from the greats. To me these were albums that stayed on constant rotation throughout this experiment and you are beginning to see the best float to the top.

85. The Spirit That Guides Us’ Don’t Shoot, Let Us Burn, ‘08
77. Icon For Hire’s Self-Titled, ‘13
76. Shad’s Flying Colours, ‘13
74. Jars of Clay’s Inland, ‘13 
64. Canopy Climbers’ Distances, ‘11 
62. Ben Rector’s The Walking In Between, ‘13
59. Andrew Belle’s Black Bear, ‘13 
57. Norma Jean’s Wrongdoers, ‘13 
48. Garden & Villas’ Self-titled, ‘11 
27. Lights’ Siberia (Acoustic), ‘13
6. Paramore’s self-titled, ‘13
4. Citizens’ self-titled, ‘13
2. Surrogate’s Post-Heroic, ‘13
1. Cold War Kids’ Dear Miss Lonelyhearts, ‘13

3 months ago | Tags: emusic 500 album elite albums

Top 23 - the second cut is just as bad

I’m dropping down the weight by removing the majority of EPs and various other albums that I felt needed to be “lost.” Of course these are all good albums, but we need to get down to the one album worth $500.

85. The Spirit That Guides Us’ Don’t Shoot, Let Us Burn, ‘08
83. Doug Burr’s O Ye Devastator, ‘10
82. Sainthood Reps’ Headswell, ‘13
80. The Out_Circuit’s Pierce The Empire With A Sound, ‘08
77. Icon For Hire’s Self-Titled, ‘13
76. Shad’s Flying Colours, ‘13
75. Norma Jean’s Birds And Microscopes And Bottles of Elixirs And Raw Steak And A Bunch Of Songs, ‘10
74. Jars of Clay’s Inland, ‘13
65. Over The Rhine’s Meet Me At The Edge Of The World, ‘13 
64. Canopy Climbers’ Distances, ‘11 
62. Ben Rector’s The Walking In Between, ‘13
59. Andrew Belle’s Black Bear, ‘13 
57. Norma Jean’s Wrongdoers, ‘13 
48. Garden & Villas’ Self-titled, ‘11
47. Relient K’s Collapsible Lung, ‘13 
40. Canopy Climber’s Miles, ‘13
27. Lights’ Siberia (Acoustic), ‘13
24. Lights’ Siberia (Deluxe), ‘12
18. Josh White’s Achor, ‘10
6. Paramore’s self-titled, ‘13
4. Citizens’ self-titled, ‘13
2. Surrogate’s Post-Heroic, ‘13
1. Cold War Kids’ Dear Miss Lonelyhearts, ‘13

3 months ago | Tags: music blog top albums 500 album emusic

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