THUMPERS

An album for a sunny day.

As strange as it is that it’s been in the 40’s and 50’s the last few days AND as much as I (and others) would LOVE some more snow, it is quite beautiful out there. This album’s been keeping me company all day:

THUMPERS released their debut album last year and yes, it is available for free to stream on Soundcloud but, if you’re like me and you can’t stream music from your phone or iPod touch or something…you need to purchase it to enjoy it anywhere, anytime. So, don’t let the fact that you can stream this bad boy for free stop you from buying it!

I honestly didn’t know until today that THUMPERS was a collaboration between only two fellas! These boys, John Hamson Jr and Marcus Pepperell, are from London and have been making music together since they were in their teenage years. Surprising that their rich melodies and celebratory sound only comes from Hamson Jr and Pepperell, right? Well, they actually recruited many of their friends to add body and a sense of fullness to this entire album. This record a group of sing a longs packed into 11 songs of celebration.

Who Wouldn’t Order 9 Glasses of Wine at Once?

I went out for dinner at the lovely Uptown Cafe in Butte, MT last night with two lovely lady friends of mine. We each wanted to try a different glass of red wine so we ordered one glass per person but each of us tried a different kind of wine. However, this was not clear to the waitress and she brought US EACH ONE GLASS OF EACH KIND OF WINE. Do the math. That means she brought 9 glasses of wine to our table. NINE! Our table was wine only because there was only room for wine. Each of us slugged through two glasses and the third was left behind because we just couldn’t handle them all. Needless to say, it was the hardest I’ve laughed in a while. I don’t think I’ll ever forget the image of our waitress walking towards us with a tray of wine. 9 glasses of wine.