The Colorado Sound S7 EP46 DEC 2013

chris at ob hmls sunday june 16 2013WOW … I’m freaking blown away now … seriously.  Sunday – Dec 15, 2013 – unique page views for the month = over 6000 and counting.  Until now, the best month ever (launched March 2009) was 2227, this past May …the entire year 2012 = 15,473.  The Colorado Live365 has also been enjoying the best listener metrics of the past several months … already we’re at 424 streams launched and 232 total listening hours logged.  In November we only did 320 streams launched /76 TLH (total listener hours).  HUGE improvement.  Funds raised so far = $665 / $1200 goal by March 1.

Lots to cover in this week’s post – and a rare two video pick Sunday.  Also, something new in the playlist section I hope will be entertaining.

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT.

As posted in Westword this past week …

The Denver Public Library is seeking local music for a flagship program it’s preparing to launch this spring called Volume Denver. “We were talking about how we really wanted to do something to get some content that you can’t find at Walmart or the other big box stores,” says Joan Hansen of the library’s Collection Development team. “There’s a great music scene in Denver, and we thought we could probably find a lot of bands who were interested in having the exposure and supporting the library, so that’s what we’re trying to do.”

Ideally, the library would like to launch the site next spring with a healthy selection of local music for cardholders to have access to. The site will be browsable by artist or album, with detailed information about each act and links to the individual websites. With 647,078 CDs checked out from the Denver Public Library system last year, an estimated 400,000 cardholders and over nine million visits to the library’s website alone in 2012, the potential for exposure for the scene to new listeners is obviously immense.

You can get more information about it by emailing Joan Hansen at colldev@denverlibrary.org

HELP:

  • Listen to The Colorado Sound Live365
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  • Make a donation to keep The Colorado Sound Live365 streaming the Best in Colorado Music 1960-today.  The goal to keep it on the air from now til March 31 is $1200.  Donations can be made by sending to thecoloradosound@gmail.com (PayPal) or by using Fundrzr.  Advertising/underwriting opportunities do exist across all my platforms.

FAN FAVORITE/BEST OF 2013

Best of show airs Dec 28-Jan 3.  Best of post will be published Dec 29.  Don’t forget to vote for your favorite artist, record, and video.  Polls close on Dec 20th.  All links take you straight to the appropriate poll.  Only those records/videos released/published between Nov 1 2012 and Oct 31 2013 were considered for “fan favorite/best of” consideration.

Best Video 2013
Best Female Vocal Performance 2013
Americana / Alt-country / Bluegrass
Blues / Rhythm & Blues
Folk / folk-rock / singer-songwriter
Indie / New Alternative
Jazz / Instrumental
Pop / Adult Contemporary / Crossover
Rock / AAA / ALT / AOR
Urban Contemporary / EDM / Hip Hop / Reggae / Soul

VIDEO PICKS OF THE WEEK: 

Xiren enters 2014 with a new song and new video that will no doubt, as this past year, emerge at year’s end as one of the “best of.”  In the almost 13 years since I first heard Bullets & Rainbows, Xiren has managed to stay current with contemporary music and video, and he’s definitely emerged as one of  the best (if not the best) music video artist/producers in Colorado right now.  This really is his strongest work to date, and with it he makes a pretty powerful statement that he’s ready for a much bigger stage to showcase his work on.  

In a rare treat — just as I was getting ready to publish today, Jeremy Lawton posted a couple of new videos of BHTM at Red Rocks, that he mixed the audio on… just too damned tasty not to get one in this week.  🙂

PLAYLIST S7 EP46 DEC 2013

IN COLORADO MUSIC HISTORY  (D) the Jekylls “Mele Kalikimaka” from A Very Jekylls Christmas EP (2013)
Opie Gone Bad “It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas (w/Jim Dalton)” from Opie Gone Christmas (2011)
Rob Drabkin “Down to Fate” from Little Steps EP (2013)
Wendy Woo “Hold On” from Live (2013)
Toad In the Hole “FireGirl” from APT 203 (2013)
Dave Preston “Shine” from Come Alive (2013)
Halle Tomlinson “Falling Snow” from Falling Snow (2013)
String Cheese Incident “Walk This Way” from The String Cheese Incident (1997)
Fox Street Allstars “Baby Don’t Fight It” from Welcome to the Mighty Pleasin’ (2011)
Mike Clark & the Sugar Sounds “Good Love” from Round and Round (2013)
(D) AdrienneO “Take It In” from Take It In (2014)
Star Jaguar feat. Erin McKeown “The Jailer: Part 2” from The Jailer: Part 2 (2013)
Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra “Beauty and the Beast” from Sharks And Manatees (2012)
Dianne Reeves “Let It Snow” from Christmas Time is Here (2004)
Chris Daniels & the Kings “Cool Yule” from Stealing the Covers (2008)
Bad Brad & the Fat Cats “I’d Like to Stay (f/Larea Edwards)” from Eyes on the Prize (2013)
OneRepublic “Counting Stars” from Native (2013)
Fierce Bad Rabbit “Matter of Time” from Maestro & the Elephant (2013)
(N) Matt Skinner Band “I’ll Keep Loving” from Native Stranger (2013)
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band “Colorado Christmas” from The Christmas Album (1997)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters “Please Don’t Tell Her” from Beautiful World (1997)
Cassie Taylor “No Ring Blues” from Out Of My Mind (2013)
(D) Yawpers “Sister Mary” from SpokesBuzz Compilation IV (2014)
Signal Path “Wolf Cry (feat Relic Secure)” from Habitats (2013)
Brad Goode “All Fall Down” from Chicago Red (2013)

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