January 29, 2008

9 Indie Songs to Aid Winter Depression

I'm sorry that I don't know how to link to MP3s in my blog. I'll learn someday. For now, use whatever peer-to-peer program or music website you prefer to check these out. It'll help get you through at least a few days.

1. "Mansard Roof" by Vampire Weekend - This is a new find for me. I like the pop simplicity and they seem familiar but without sounding like a rehash of other bands.

2. "The General Specific" by Band of Horses - Here we go again. Another Band of Horses song. Are you on the wagon yet?

3. "Outta Sight" by Chromeo - Not from the 80s but fun enough to seem like it belongs back there.

4. "West Coast" by Coconut Records - Trust me. You would like the song even without knowing it comes from Jason Schwartzman's band. Still, knowing that is cool too, right?

5. "Titanic Vandalism" by The Go! Team - From their newer album. More horns more cheers. Yay!

6. "Violator" by White Williams - I like the out of tune guitar in the beginning. I like the electronic noises. I like his voice.

7. "Safety Bricks" by Broken Social Scene Presents: Kevin Drew - These guys are hard to pinpoint. They definitely aren't catchy. But, for me, they are addicting. I like about 99% of everything they do.

8. "Spring and by Summer Fall" by Blonde Redhead - New album. Good song. Great band.

9. "M79" by Vampire Weekend - Harpsichord? Strings? Reggae-like beat? Yes, please.

I hope these songs bring a smile to your face. Let me know what you think.

January 18, 2008

Kirby Heyborne Slums with Thrillionaires Tonight

LDS Film Festival Features ... Me

Today, at 2:30 pm, a short film I have a lead role in will premiere at the LDS Film Festival. It's a part of a series of three short films on faith. My really really good firend Matt Mattson is also in it and plays the part of a blind guy. Matt isn't even blind in real life! If you don't have anything else going on, come check it out. Tickets are $6 and out short will probably screen at 3pm.

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January 9, 2008

A Picture is Worth a Thrillion Words

Some pics of me and my fellow Thrillionaires.

Come see the improv group some friends and I started. We are called The Thrillionaires and are performing now at Covey Center for the Arts in Provo. We don't have a website yet but here is the venue's website: www.coveycenter.org