On another note, I was driving to work and as usual, a great song came on just as I got there. I didn't have time to listen to the whole thing, so I popped inside and looked it up on YouTube:
Granted, the video is something a fan put together, but I thought it went with the song perfectly. Five Finger Death Punch (the band that wrote this song) might not be your usual cup of tea, but when they can come up with something as beautiful as this song, I figure they can't be that bad. Of course, I'm a fan of their other stuff too so maybe I'm a little biased.
Then I stumbled on another Far From Home video (yeah, I get caught up in YouTube way too easily) and of course I had to check this one out:
Since I play piano, this one caught my attention right away. I'd never heard of Jake Oken-Berg before, but I'll probably look up more music by the talented fellow. He definitely knows how to tickle the ivories and sing some soulful words.
Last but not least, if you haven't signed up for the INSANE contest Beth Revis is hosting titled the Epic Contest of Epic. You will not believe how much stuff there is to win, and the grand prize is...well, I can't even describe it adequately enough, so you need to rush over there and get your entry in. If you haven't been following Beth on her journey as she sees her debut book Across The Universe published, you've been missing out. In less than a month, this awesome story will be in the hands of the masses, and it couldn't have happened to a nicer author. Beth is so cool, incredibly talented, and I'm really happy for her. Now get over there and enter the contest. You'll kick yourself if you miss this opportunity.
Oh, and any other great songs/books/artists I'm missing out on? Fill up the comment boxes, ladies and gents!