A collection of musically themed musings by Brendan Bush in Burlington, VT

Daytrotter comes to Vermont

Filed Under: Live Shows
Written by Brendan
Wednesday July 27, 2011

Exciting news from Daytrotter today — they are bringing their Barnstorming 5 tour through Charlotte, VT on August 28. The tour features White Rabbits, Deer Tick, We Are Augustines, Blood Orange and Doug Paisley. I saw White Rabbits a couple years back and definitely recommend their show.

But I recommend this more than anything for the venue and the experience itself — the show is being held at The Old Lantern Barn in Charlotte. The folks at Daytrotter are true pioneers of the music industry, and if the success of their Daytrotter Sessions are any indication, this is bound to be a special evening.

Tickets can be purchased here (it’s a little bit convoluted of a system, but they explain it well enough).

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Trying out Spotify

Filed Under: Wicked Good Music
Written by Brendan
Friday July 22, 2011

For those of you not in the know, Spotify is a service that essentially lets you listen to almost any music you want to for free, in any order that you want, and share it all with your friends. While I’m still playing around with it and feel pretty ambivalent right now (I’ve never really been into the internet music listening services like Pandora or Grooveshark), one cool feature is putting full playlists out there for anyone’s listening. Well, anyone with Spotify that is.

Unlike other services, like 8tracks, which randomize the order of songs in your playlists to get around some sort of licensing issues, Spotify plays them in the order you choose. What better way for me to share my Favorite Music compilations…

Without further ado, for those of you with Spotify, here are links to those playlists. For those of you who haven’t checked it out, you can request an invitation here.

Favorite Music 2006
Favorite Music 2007
Favorite Music 2008
Favorite Music 2009
Favorite Music 2010
Favorite Music 2010 B-Side

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Wow

Filed Under: Random Thought
Written by Brendan
Wednesday July 20, 2011

Just came across this video of the Muppets performing “Sure Shot” by the Beastie Boys. Absolutely incredible:

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Ticket giveaway: U2 w/Arcade Fire in New Brunswick, Canada

Filed Under: Live Shows
Written by Brendan
Monday July 11, 2011

I have to admit, I’m doing this more out of laziness and disdain for craigslist than out of sheer goodwill & generosity (also, shameless promotion).  Regardless, the end result is the same.  I bought two tickets as well as camping & parking passes to see U2 & Arcade Fire, but things fell through, and I’m not going to be able to use them.  Can you?

I’m giving away two General Admission tickets, two camping passes for the campground right beside the venue, and a parking pass for the U2 360 Tour (with opener Arcade Fire) July 30 in Moncton, NB, Canada.  The campground opens 2 days before the show, if concert tailgating is your thing.

On Monday, July 18, I’ll pick one random winner from a hat.  Here’s how to get your name into that hat (up to 4 entries per person):

  1. Enter a comment to this post using your real name and an actual email address that you can be reached at (your email address will not be published, and will be used only to contact you if you win).  (1 entry)
  2. “Like” the On Permanent Rotation facebook page, then come back and reply to your initial comment (To reply to your initial comment, click the ‘Reply to this comment’ link directly underneath your inital comment), letting me know you’ve “Liked” this blog. (1 entry)
  3. Invite your facebook friends to “Like” On Permanent Rotation as well, by posting a link to your facebook wall.  Once at least 1 of your friends has “Liked” On Permanent Rotation in response to your invitation, post another reply to your initial comment with the name of that friend. (1 entry)

If you do all 3 of the above, you’ll also receive 1 bonus entry, for a total of 4.  Please note: you MUST follow the order above, and for #2 and #3, you MUST reply to your initial comment from #1 (using the “Reply to this comment” link directly under your initial comment).  This is the only way I’m going to be able to keep track of people.

UPDATE (7/19/11): Thanks to everyone who entered.  The winner of the ticket/camping package is Rose Mary Garrett of Prince Edward Island.  Congrats, Rose Mary, and have fun at the show!


Note: All photos are copyright © 2010 Brendan Bush unless otherwise noted. You are free to copy, distribute and transmit them as long as proper attribution is given, in accordance with this Creative Commons policy.