Brendan James Finds Warm Relief In Arizona

Brendan James checked in with fans on his blog at MySpace (@brendanjames) on Saturday (December 13) on the latest stop of his MTV SoundTracker Tour in Arizona. The singer songwriter tells readers:

warm!

Now this is what I’m talkin about. What better part of the country could there be to rest a soar throat? Thank god for Arizona weather.. And for some great best western hospitality. I’m almost all better, and lookin forward to the last few shows of an amazing tour. Anybody out there know of any cool outdoor activities we could get into while hangin in AZ? .. Somewhere around Tucson and Phoenix??

peace out from the sunny southwest

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Brendan James A Changed Man After Kentucky Stay

Brendan James updated fans on his blog at MySpace (@brendanjames) on Monday (December 8) on the latest stop of his MTV SoundTracker Tour. The singer songwriter tells readers:

Yeeeehaww, 2 and a half days in Kentucky, and I’m a changed man. Been watchin rodeo, drinkin 4 roses, hangin out with a bunch a cardinals. Highlights of the week so far have been partyn into the night after the show at Phoenix Hill Tavrn, forgetting my piano at the venue (that’s a first), chillin at the Hyatt (who have been so very accommodating) and of course finding two more great vintage stores to sift thru with my band. (Who r all convinced they should have been born in the early sixties).
We’re about to hit some Louisville distilleries, then hit the road to Alabama.

Buttercups being a trooper

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Brendan James Performs At NYSE Christmas Tree Lighting

Brendan James checked in with fans on his blog at MySpace (@brendanjames) on Saturday (December 6), after performing at the New York Stock Exchange’s 85th annual Christmas tree lighting on Broad Street the previous day. The singer songwriter tells readers:

As you know I had the honor of performing at the 85th annual NY Stock Exchange on Thursday. It felt so good to be able to share the stage with Gavin DeGraw and Aretha Franklin. The weather was perfect (well, when I went on) and there were thousands of people filling Wall Street, I had never seen it like that. I sang “Oh Holy Night” and “Happy XMas/War is Over”

I thought the John Lennon song was appropriate given the current climate of the stock exchange…

“So this is Christmas and what have you done? Another year over, and a new one just begun”

I’m looking forward to our new year beginning, I feel like we have some good coming to us. Back to that day, we got the true rock-star treatment (Thank you Chris O’Donnel) Due to the high security of the NYSE We were pretty much stuck in our dressing room for a large part of the day, I’m not gonna lie, some wackiness ensued after the first 2 hours, lets just say some interesting phrases were thrown up on the Hang Man Board. Luckily Steve, our page for the day, came and took us on a grand tour of the building including getting to go out and see the trading floor. You wouldn’t think it would be a big deal but once you were in there It was really unbelievable to think that the whole world is effected by what was going on that very second in that very room. I got nervous I was gonna trip on a plug and shut the whole thing down.

I’m on the road right now, but I’ll try to get on tomorrow to tell you about Hamilton College and everything else going on!

Peace and Love

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Brendan James & Few Others Outside The White House On Election Night

Brendan James and his band were in Washington, DC on Tuesday (November 4), making their way to the White House as news broke that Barack Obama had been elected the 44th U.S. President. Brendan was disappointed to see only themselves and a few other people there during such a big moment in U.S. history. “I don’t know what that means,” he said. “It can’t be a good thing.” Watch the footage, as part of the video taken during Brendan’s MTV Soundtracker Tour 2008, below.

Brendan James Visits mVids

Brendan James stopped by TV Guide’s mVids to talk with Nikki Boyer about his new album ‘The Day is Brave’. The singer songwriter also talked about how he got started in music, his struggle to get heard starting out in New York City, the songs ‘Green’ and ‘Hero’s Song’, and how his music landed on the same album with Bruce Springsteen and Pearl Jam.

The interview at YouTube has since been removed.

Brendan James Outside Blender Theater In New York

Brendan James posted footage from outside the Blender Theater at Gramercy in New York City ahead of his October 7th gig at the venue. The NYC singer songwriter got to stay at their apartments ahead of the hometown show, and will be returning to the venue on December 21st for “our big end of the year party.”

Video at ilike.com has since been removed.

Brendan James Rocks The Vote

Brendan James updated fans on his blog at MySpace (@brendanjames) on Wednesday (October 8). The New York City based singer songwriter tells readers:

I had to tell you, Its been fun rocking my ‘rock the vote’ t-shirt the last few days.. thanks to the ‘rock the vote’ people for driving their big ass bus to meet up with me in Columbus.. I’ve always believed in voting, especially for this election. I think young people are going to play such a huge role in the future of this country, so its an important one to say the least. – The last time I did Rock the Vote I was in Texas and every time I was trying to film my commercial someone interrupted with a loud sound check, I thought I was being punk’d I’ll see if I can upload the video to here, but you can see it if you YouTube Brendan James, rock the vote. Worth a good laugh!!

Brendan James Rides Buttercup Into Alabama

Brendan James’ latest video clip features the singer songwriter and his band checking in while driving into Alabama in their tour van. “When I started off touring with Chris, months ago, I could handle him, I could tolerate him,” Brendan said while sitting behind his keyboard. “Now, he’s driving me a little crazy.” They then revealed the van’s name – Buttercup.

The clip at ilike.com has since been removed.

Brendan James Rents A Ram

Brendan James checked in while on tour in Alabama, showing off their temporary tour transportation – a Dodge Ram. Enterprise Car Rentals gave them the truck while their van was being worked on. “We’re in a big pickup truck in Alabama, and I love this moment,” Brendan said.

The clip at ilike.com has since been removed.

Brendan James At Virginia Wal-Mart

Brendan James documenting his visit to a Wal-Mart in Virginia, joined by his band and showing off their new camera with the help of mirrors. They then checked out some bikes before signing off. “As you can see from some of my crazy new vids.. I’m havin a great time out here,” Brendan wrote in a MySpace blog update on Monday (September 29). “Our new van (after a quick trip to a mechanic in Alabama) is gonna do us wonders in these next few months. We love her already, and has been aptly named.. Buttercup. Yep, Buttercup. You’d have to ride in her to understand :-) … I will upload some videos in the next few days so you can meet her!”

The clip at ilike.com has since been removed.

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