Song of the Week

Song of the Week: “Think of You”


(credit: Lauren Dukoff)

I’ve had this song on repeat all last week after I learned that Reeve Carney of the band Carney would be starring as the love interest in Taylor Swift’s new music video “I New You Were Trouble.”

Last winter while getting food with friends in town Reeve joined us for dinner. All I knew about him was that he was an actor and just came from rehearsal but as the night went on my friends and I learned that he was the lead role in Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark. We were eating dinner with Spider-Man!

He told us that the music producer of the play happened to catch a show his band, Carney, was playing and wanted to cast him as the lead. He was incredibly humble considering he was also tapped to open for U2 and was working directly with Bono and The Edge.

Days after that dinner I saw his name everywhere — a feature in Rolling Stone, billboards, etc. I must admit I’m pretty thankful I didn’t know who he was during most of dinner because I might have interrogated him and turned dinner into an interview segment. Anyway, once learning he would be in Taylor Swift’s new video I decided to listen to his music and was reminded how much I love “Think of You.” A simple sentiment, Reeve’s raspy vocals and delicate yet powerful strums of the guitar showcase the song’s beauty.

Features Videos

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Hope you’re all having a great St. Patty’s Day! What better way to celebrate than some Irish music? Here’s a few tracks to get you through the day. What songs am I missing?

Dropkick Murphys “Wild Rover”


The Pogues with Joe Strummer, Kirsty McColl, David Byrne and more. “Thousands Are Sailing”


U2 “Sunday Bloody Sunday”


Michael Londra “Danny Boy”



U2 Live At Giants Stadium Tonight!

I’ll be attending U2’s concert tonight at Giants Stadium with some friends and covering it as the night unfolds on Twitter if you’d like to follow along. I’ve heard only incredible things about their live show and am so psyched my friend was able to get tickets! Muse is opening so it should be quite a night.

Feel free to follow my updates on Twitter and let me know if you’d like a full blog writeup as well!

Watch below as U2 perform “City Of Blinding Lights” during the opening show of the North American tour in Chicago at Soldier Field September 12. (It’s a bit far, but the sound quality is pretty good.)



Win Tickets to see U2, Elvis Costello and Sheryl Crow

This week is contest frenzy at You Sing, I Write! While I already have a winner to the Ragged Magazine contest from earlier this week, (congrats to Colleen who responded with the correct answer — Switchfoot was the first band I interviewed for the blog) there are a few more contests going on you may be interested in entering.


Kijiji, eBay’s free, family-friendly, local classifieds site, is giving away tickets to the U2 concert next Wednesday at Giants Stadium. Residents of New York and New Jersey can enter by taking the following steps:

1. List an item for sale on Kijiji New York, Kijiji Hudson Valley or Kijiji Newark.
* Include a brief description of the item, as well as why you are willing to sell it for a chance to win the tickets.
* Also include a photo, if possible.

2. Follow Kijiji on Twitter (so you can be notified via direct message if you win).

3. Send a tweet with the link to your Kijiji post and the hashtag #kijiji.

For more information and complete rules click here.

Elvis Costello and Sheryl Crow

Infiniti has secured a handful of exclusive tickets to the Sundance taping of Elvis Costello and Sheryl Crow on September 21 in New York City. Visit:

1. Simply upload a picture of you and your Infiniti on Facebook to be eligible.

2. Just Tweet @InfinitiNews why you love your Infiniti.

Full contest rules are here.

Good luck! Be sure to let me know if you win.

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Musicians Take Over Television

It’s been quite the week for avid music fans and television lovers. U2 has been a guest on The Late Show with David Letterman all week and they have managed to get every person in the room on their feet throughout their performances (watch below). I’ve been to a TV show taping before and it’s definitely not conducive to live musical performances, but Bono’s energy is so captivating.

Their latest album, No Line On the Horizon was released yesterday and has been receiving mixed reviews. However, like every U2 album, it’s the lyrics and fitting musical accompaniment that make the greatest impact. Currently, Amazon is having a special MP3 deal for the album where you can purchase it for $3.99. For fans trying to pinch their pennies, check it out here. And to reminisce about how far they have come, listen to snippets of all their albums over the years on their Web site here. Watch the performance from Monday night on Letterman below.


Meanwhile, country pop songstress Taylor Swift will have a major role on this Thursday’s episode of CSI. I keep seeing the previews and it looks very intriguing. The recent Rolling Stone cover girl has certainly had an impressive past year and by the looks of it, her popularity has only just begun. With her first headlining tour coming up this summer, you can bet this girl is here to stay.

Watch the preview of Thursday night’s CSI episode below.


Grammy’s Tonight!

Tonight is the most important night of the year for many musicians — the 51st Grammy Awards! Who do you think will walk away with the most awards? Here‘s a list of all the nominations.

One of the most anticipated award each year is Best New Artist, this year’s nominees include:

* Adele

* Duffy

* Jonas Brothers

* Lady Antebellum

* Jazmine Sullivan

Tough choice! Be sure to tune in tonight on CBS at 8 p.m. for the results as well as performances by U2, Radiohead, Coldplay, Paul McCartney, Justin Timberlake, Rihanna, Katy Perry, John Mayer, B.B. King and many, many more! I’ll be updating the results throughout the show on Twitter, so be sure to follow me if you’re not yet!