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Music: Tommy’s Playlist

Lumineers in ears... Ticket in hand. I'm LA bound baby! SOA Tuesday... Life is good... (heading home from Utah 5/26/13)
Lumineers in ears… Ticket in hand. I’m LA bound baby! SOA Tuesday… Life is good… (heading home from Utah 5/26/13)

Folks keep asking about what Tommy’s listening to lately. We thought we’d hook you guys up with a pair of YouTube playlists and suggestions of some of his modern and classic favorites. Check it out:

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New Music

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Mona: Goons, Lean into the Fall, Lines in the Sand
Awolnation: Sail
Muse: Panic Station, Uprising and Madness
Lumineers: Big Parade, Stubborn Love, Ho Hey, Submarines and Slow It Down
Of Monsters and Men: Little Talks
Lyrics Born: Changed My Mind
Phoenix: Lisztomania
Imagine Dragons: Radioactive and Demons
Knife Party: Fire Hive and Bonfire
Excision: Execute, Sexism, X Rated
Capital Cities
Daft Punk: Get Lucky, Doing it Right (pretty much everything from Random Access Memories, Alive 2007)
Dog Blood
Alt J: Breezeblocks
American Authors: Believer
Atlas Genius: If So
Biffy Clyro: Black Chandelier
Deadmau5
Skrillex: Bangarang

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Classic Tunes

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Green Day: Brain Stew
Franz Ferdinand: Take Me Out
Metallica
U2
INXS
Men At Work
Van Halen
Duran Duran
The Rolling Stones: Sympathy For The Devil (Pretty much all Stones, favorite album is Some Girls)
The Doors: The End, LA Woman
Led Zeppelin: Ramble On, In The Evening
Pink Floyd: The album Dark Side of the Moon

Coachella 2013

Tommy’s a big fan of the Coachella Music Festival and tries to go every year. Here’s some fun and FAQs from 2013!

Question: what bands are on your agenda for today? #Coachella2013
Answer: LUMINEERS! WU TANG… SOCIAL D… CHILI PEPPERS… And so much more

Question: Looks like you had a great ass time!! Who would you say, was the best live at Coachella??
Answer: Phoenix, Lumineers and Dog Blood!!

Question: did you see vampire weekend at Coachella?
Answer: Yes!! great show

Question: Did you rough it out there (at Coachella) in a tent, Tommy?
Answer: Tommy don’t rough it

Question: what was the best part about Cochella this year?
Answer: Meeting the Lumineers

From Tommy's Twitter: Coachella2013
From Tommy’s Twitter: Coachella2013
From Tommy's Twitter (at Coachella 4/19/13): I come in peace...
From Tommy’s Twitter (at Coachella 4/19/13): I come in peace…
From Tommy's Twitter (4/19/13) Awesome here. Too bad I don't smoke weed anymore!
From Tommy’s Twitter (4/19/13) Awesome here. Too bad I don’t smoke weed anymore!
From Tommy's Twitter (Coachella 4/19/13): I'm fuckin TRIPPIN'!!!!
From Tommy’s Twitter (Coachella 4/19/13): I’m fuckin TRIPPIN’!!!!
From Tommy's Twitter: Go hard! Go hard! Go HARD!! #coachella2013
From Tommy’s Twitter: Go hard! Go hard! Go HARD!! #coachella2013
Femmes! (4/20/2013)
Femmes! (at Coachella 4/20/2013)
Rocking with The Femmes (at Coachella 4/20/2013)
Rocking with The Femmes (at Coachella 4/20/2013)
4-20! Gimme your weed and your bitches! Fuck it... Just gimme your bitches! #highonlife (4/20/2013)
4-20! Gimme your weed and your bitches! Fuck it… Just gimme your bitches! #highonlife (4/20/2013)
#coachella2013 RED TENT! To my brothers out there, holy shit there is some serious talent up in here!! #bitches!
#coachella2013 RED TENT! To my brothers out there, holy shit there is some serious talent up in here!! #bitches!
Major Lazer said SHIRTS OFF FUCKERS!!!
Major Lazer said SHIRTS OFF FUCKERS!!!
Get your hands up! Get your hands up! (Coachella 4/20/2013)
Get your hands up! Get your hands up! (Coachella 4/20/2013)
From Tommy's Twitter: In response to a fan asking: Can u just angle the camera just a tad lower plz?!
From Tommy’s Twitter: In response to a fan asking: Can u just angle the camera just a tad lower plz?!
From Tommy's Twitter (Coachella 4/20/2013): This place is sick!!!!
From Tommy’s Twitter (Coachella 4/20/2013): This place is sick!!!!
Coachella 2013: LOVE The Lumineers... Amazing live!! (4/21/2013)
Coachella 2013: LOVE The Lumineers… Amazing live!! (4/21/2013)
From Tommy's Twitter: With Jeremiah Fraites and Stelth Ulvang of The Lumineers... Incredibly cool guys! #coachella2013 (4/21/13)
From Tommy’s Twitter: With Jeremiah Fraites and Stelth Ulvang of The Lumineers… Incredibly cool guys! #coachella2013 (4/21/13)

Tommy’s Coachella Videos:

Music

Question: What was your very first concert?
Answer: Vanhalen Fresno CA 1979

Question: Favorite kind of music? Favorite band?
Answer: Classic Rock, The Rolling Stones (and Zeppelin and The Doors – Favorites from them: Doors-The End and LA Woman… Zeppelin-Ramble on and In the Evening)

Mick Jagger

Question: Top three albums ever?
Answer: Rolling Stones: Some Girls; Zeppelin: 2; and Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon

Question: Favorite Zeppelin song?
Answer: “Ramble On”

Question: What were your favorite 80s bands?
Answer: INXS, Men At Work, VanHalen and Duran Duran

Question: I noticed you follow @thisistherealJT (who happens to be on now) Do you 2 know each other?
Answer: Met once!

Question: 3 favorite all time drummers – go!
Answer: John Bonham, Stewart Copeland and Neal Pert!

Question: So who’s ur favorite current band/artist?
Answer: (from fall 2012): Im digging Awolnation right now…
(answered again on 2/23/13): I’m a classic rock guy, but as far as the new stuff goes I’m digging Muse a lot right now.

Question: Favorite concert you’ve ever attended?
Answer: U2 at the LA Forum was pretty sick!

Question: Favorite country artist?
Answer: Willie

Question: Do u like Country Music?
Answer: I like Jason Aldean and Dirks Bentley

Question: What’s the best concert you’ve ever been to?
Answer: Pink Floyd!

Question: Are you a Green Day fan?
Answer: Brain Stew!!!

Question: Any love for #MetalMusic?
Answer: Metallica count?

Question: Any new music recommendations? (2/10/2013)
Answer: Check out a song by Lyrics Born called ‘Changed my mind’ I dig it… check out City and Color’s ‘Grand optimist’ mellow but cool… Also LOVE STP’s acoustic of Plush… That’s awesome

Question: What’s your favorite song at the moment?
Answer: Anything from Muse or The Lumineers. (Panic Station, Uprising and Madness by Muse) and (Big Parade, Stubborn Love, Ho Hey, Submarines and Slow It Down by The Lumineers). Also Lisztomania by Phoenix, acoustic version of Plush by Stone Temple Pilots.

Question: All my life I was blind, I was blind but now I see
Answer: Stop it!! freakin’ LOVE The Lumineers And thats my fav song

Question: what are your thoughts on ed sheeran
Answer: Only heard one song. I liked it.

Question: have you listened to imagine dragons?
Answer: Yes I like Radioactive

Question: Are you repeating Coachella next year?
Answer: HELL TO THE YES!

Question: read any good books lately?
Answer: Just read Keith Richards book… very cool

Comment: Knife Party crushing my headphones right now!!! This shit is dope!

Question: have you listened to Bonfire By Them? It’s the shit…
Answer: Just bought it… thx (he also likes Fire Hive)

Question: DO YOU LIKE IMAGINE DRAGONS
Answer: I like Radio Active and Demons

Question: what (music) DO you do then? 🙂
Answer: Right now? Knife Party, Excision, Capital Cities, DaftPunk, Dog Blood, etc.

Question: So, you’re like an electronic music and dubstep lover now?
Answer: YES!!

Question: Daft Punk! Lemme guess, your favourite song is Get Lucky?
Answer: Nope… Lose Yourself To Dance. the entire album kills it tho! Daft Punks ‘Doing it right’ is off the hook!!!! Get it now… Thank me later
Question: ‘ll have to give it a listen…………….. but I’m pretty much stuck in the classic rock era LOL
Answer: I was trapped there until I went to Coachella this year. You’re missing some GREAT stuff

Question: do you like Taylor swift? Lol
Answer: Yes shes very talented

Question: Omfg. Have you listened to ANY other song that isn’t by Daft Punk recently!!?
Answer: Some Deadmau5

Question: listen to any skrillex?
Answer: Bangarang!

Question: if you were able to, would you go to a Rolling Stones concert?
Answer: In 1972 preferably