My Music: The Quiet One

A month or so ago, I shared a demo of one of my original songs here on the blog. I have 2 other demos posted on SoundCloud (more are coming very soon), and I wanted to take the chance to talk about another one of those songs, “The Quiet One.” Like the first song I shared,…

My Music: “Can’t Let Go of This”

This past weekend, Harmony Avenue turned 5 years old! It’s crazy to think that the blog has been around that long, and I’m happy to have been able to stick with this in some form for all these years (excepting, of course, the 2 that I served a mission in Peru). As always, thank you so…

Throwback Thursday: “Tower of Sand” & “Sugar”

Taking it back all the way to 2007 and 2010, respectively, today’s Throwback Thursday post is double the fun. From a somewhat recent discovery of mine, indie singer-songwriter Chris Merritt, here’s not one, but two of his songs, “Tower of Sand” and “Sugar.” I first came across Chris Merritt while on my mission, of all places. He contributed a…

Holiday Song of the Day: “Something About December”

I’m having quite the Christmas music renaissance lately. After an inexplicable period of just not being ready for holiday tunes yet…I’m listening to it quite a bit the past week or so. (Enough that I’ll have a post coming in regards to some new favorite Christmas albums I’ve found. I think you’ll like it. I’ll…

La canción navideña del día: “Te deseo muy felices fiestas”

Ha pasado mucho tiempo desde que yo haya hecho algo en español en este blog, y ya vienen las fiestas navideñas, así que les compartiré algo de la Navidad ahorita. Hoy estaba buscando canciones navideñas en español, y encontré un álbum que Luis Miguel, el cantante de México bastante conocido, grabó en 2006. De eso…

Throwback Thursday: “Wuthering Heights”

Yes, I know it’s Friday. But I wanted to get a Throwback Thursday post out this week, and I suppose I could change the name of this post to “Flashback Friday,” but since the feature is called Throwback Thursday…oh, never mind. It’s the thought that counts, right? Getting on with things…here’s a song I recently…

Play List: Great Songs Called “Stay”

It’s been a wee bit, but I’m back with a new feature that I’ve been brainstorming for some time now. So, people on the Internet seem to love lists. I’d probably be one of those people. You just can’t resist a really fun list. (Hey, that could be a song lyric.) I’ve done quite a…

Throwback Thursday: “Still Fighting It”

I’ve attempted to “resurrect” this blog, in so many words, and return to regular posting, quite a few times now since my return from Peru. This will be yet another attempt, and I hope it’ll stick. I still do have lots of percolating, hopefully exciting ideas and music floating around my head constantly, so I…

Song of the Day: “To Build A Home”

So…16 days have passed by. Without a post. For shame, Brandon, for shame. This tonight, and an Artist Spotlight tomorrow. Plus I still have a lot of interesting things cooked up for later. For now…today’s/tonight’s Song of the Day? How about… “To Build A Home” by the Cinematic Orchestra (feat. Patrick Watson)! This is a…

My Music: Samson

Two posts today! Both of them kind of…ahem…involving me. (Cue “It’s My Party.”) Anyways, here is another YouTube cover I did recently. Once again, it’s a tender Regina Spektor ballad (and again one of my favorites of hers), this time off her second studio album, “Begin To Hope.” Those of you familiar with the song…

My Music: Somedays

Remember how I keep saying I’ve been wanting to post a cover or song or something by me that’s music-related for a while? Well, up until a few days ago, I hadn’t been able to get around to it. Finally, on…Friday? Saturday? whatever day it was, I sat down and went over a few songs…