This week's newsletter is our gift to your dad.   Please send it to him.   Better yet, listen together!                               

                                  


 

 Father's Day 6.19.11 

bird in the hand

 

jeff yoder 

GET  DAD  BACK  TO  WHERE  HE  ONCE  BELONGED

                     


 
 val head down
                                              A Music Experience - Our Gift to Dad   (see below)
 
 
(a note from Val) 
 
My dad taught me a few things I'll never forget:  Don't drive when the red engine light is on. The pavement is most slippery when it first starts to rain.  Don't run with the lawn mower to get the job done faster - you'll just have to re-do it. Don't go out drinking the night before your first day of summer work at dad's office. Don't bug your siblings in the first hour of a nine hour car ride. The best way to peel a sunburn. Tricks to perfectly parallel park on the first try. How to windsurf. And the biggest thing: to immediately stop all bad behavior when we heard the words "If I have to stop this car..." There were 5 of us under the age of 7.  I was oldest. We'd be loose in the station wagon, no seat belts, dad driving 85, a porta crib set up in the middle seat, it was hot, nothing to do ...  you know the scene - and I knew those words were aimed at me.  

 

But the best thing my dad taught me - and he didn't PREACH it - he LIVED it - was to have a passion and lose yourself in it.    His is sailing.    Mine is music. 

 

He always wanted to share his passion.  We couldn't always partake.  "Who wants to crew with me for the Wed race?"  "Here, I'll show you how to winch the sail..."  I feel badly that I couldn't always jump on board - I often visited with a new baby in tow or a quick two day turnaround ...  But I ALWAYS noted the joy on his face after winning a race or taking his boat out of winter storage each spring. The thrill in his voice if you asked him about sailing carried a child-like exuberance.    

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This Father's Day I'd like to share my music passion with the dads of the world. We've created a music experience below to introduce him to a ton of new music - to get him up to speed - and back to where he once belonged -  the music scene.  

I hope you go there with him. So today after he's opened the sweater and the tie, you can politely ask him to come sit with you. Pull up this newsletter.  Valslist has done the work for you. We've shopped it and packaged some of the best new music - hand picked for dad.  Watch the music videos together and share.  Show him how to use Valslist.com and Pandora.com - 2 easy music discovery tools.  A great gift to bridge the gap and make him sound really cool at the water cooler tomorrow.

 
NOW GIVE HIM A BEER, A LAWN CHAIR AND SOME EAR BUDS.   HAPPY FATHER'S DAY.


Yours, 

 

Val Haller

 

Founder, Valslist.com

 

                                               

 

 

 

 

 

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY

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A Music Experience to Introduce You to 

New Album Releases

New Artists to Know

 

 

WELCOME BACK TO THE MUSIC SCENE 

 

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 MY MORNING JACKET

 

Similar Vibe:  CSNY

New Album:  Circuital  (genre: Alternative  released 5.31.11)

 

listen / download

 

My Morning Jacket - Circuital (Live from VH1 Storytellers)
My Morning Jacket - Circuital (Live from VH1 Storytellers)

 

 

 

BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION

 

Similar Vibe:  Bad Company

New Album:  Black Country Communion 2  (genre: Rock  released 6.14.11)

 

listen / download

 

Black Country Communion- Man In The Middle
Black Country Communion- Man In The Middle

 

 

PLAYING FOR CHANGE

 

Similar Vibe:  Booker T. with world vibe

New Album:  PFC 2: Songs Around the World   (genre: world   released 5.31.11)

 

listen / download

 

Groove In G | Playing For Change
Groove In G | Playing For Change

 

DAWES

 

Similar Vibe:  Jackson Browne

New Album: Nothing Is Wrong  (genre: Alternative  released 6.7.11)

 

listen / download

 

Dawes-Time Spent in Los Angeles
Dawes-Time Spent in Los Angeles

 

 

 SONDRE LERCHE

 

Similar Vibe:  Paul Simon

New Album:  Sondre Lerche  (genre: Pop  released 6.7.11)

 

listen / download

Sondre Lerche - Domino
Sondre Lerche - Domino         

 

 

ROBBIE ROBERTSON

 

Similar Vibe:  John Mellencamp

New Album:  How to Become Clairvoyant  (genre: Rock  released 4.5.11)

 

listen / download

Robbie Robertson - He Don't Live Here No More - David Letterman 2011
Robbie Robertson - He Don't Live Here No More - David Letterman 2011

 

 

SAM ROBERTS BAND

 

Similar Vibe:  Paul McCartney

New Album:  Collider  (genre: pop  released 5.10.11)

 

listen / download

The Fox Uninvited Guest with Sam Roberts - Twist the Knife
The Fox Uninvited Guest with Sam Roberts - Twist the Knife

 

 

SARAH JAROSZ

 

Similar Vibe:  Bonnie Raitt

New Album: Follow Me Down  (genre: Singer/Songwriter   released 5.13.11)

 

listen / download

Sarah Jarosz - Come on up to the house
Sarah Jarosz - Come on up to the house

 

 

 

FOSTER THE PEOPLE

 

Similar Vibe:  Hall & Oates

New Album:  Torches   (genre: 5.23.11   released 5.23.11)

 

listen / download

Foster The People - Pumped Up Kicks
Foster The People - Pumped Up Kicks

 

  

 

EDDIE VEDDER

 

Similar Vibe:  Pearl Jam with bluegrass 

New Album:  Ukulele Songs  (genre: Rock  released 5.31.11)

 

listen / download

 

Can't Keep - Eddie Vedder
Can't Keep - Eddie Vedder

 

  

 

CITY AND COLOUR

 

Similar Vibe:  Sting

New Album:  Little Hell   (genre: Alternative   released 6.7.11)

 

listen / download

 

City and Colour - We Found Each Other In the Dark (Sugar Beach Session)
City and Colour - We Found Each Other In the Dark (Sugar Beach Session)

 

 

 

ZACH HECKENDORF

 

Similar Vibe:  The Fray

New Album:  The Cool Down   (genre:  Rock  released  5.24.11)

 

listen / download

Zach Heckendorf featuring Curtis Halle,
Zach Heckendorf featuring Curtis Halle, "For What its Worth" LIVE at Red Rocks 2010

 

 

OKKERVIL RIVER

 

Similar Vibe:  Springsteen meets Bowie

New Album:  I Am Very Far  (genre: Alternative  released 5.9.11)

 

listen / download

Okkervil River -
Okkervil River - "Wake and Be Fine" (Official Video)

 

 

 

MEAT PUPPETS

 

Similar Vibe:  Led Zeppelin

New Album: Lollipop  (genre: Alternative  released 4.12.11)

 

listen / download

 

Meat Puppets - Sam
Meat Puppets - Sam

 

 

 

 

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2011 by The Smithereens  (Rock   4.5.11)    LISTEN

 

Here We Rest by Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit  (Rock  4.12.11)  LISTEN

 

 Dust Bowl by Joe Bonamassa  (Blues  3.22.11)  LISTEN

 

The Cold Still by The Boxer Rebellion  (Alternative  2.8.11)  LISTEN

 

Golden Greats, No. 1 by The Soundtrack of Our Lives  (Rock  3.22.11)  LISTEN 

 

Give Till It's Gone by Ben Harper  (Rock  5.13.11)   LISTEN

 

Mississippi Mile by John Oates  (Blues Rock  4.11.11)   LISTEN

 

Ugly Side by Blue October  (Alternative  5.10.11)  LISTEN

 

Celebration, Florida  by  The Felice Brothers  (Rock  5.10.11)  LISTEN

 

  

  

 

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