|Little Feat - Mercenary Territory|
(Aug 12, 2011 - 19:34)
|You must... you must... click through to purchase this album right NOW!! Confucius say, Many more tasty treats in store for you!! |
Great song, great sound!! Didn't know this song.
|Little Richard - Rip It Up|
(Jul 10, 2011 - 15:23)
|Yyyyyyeahhhh... and I'm sure Miss Molly truly enjoyed a good game of soccer! lol |
talk about gutter minds. Chances are "gonna ball tonight" was related to "going to a ball tonight" and "having a ball" as in "having a blast"
gonna ball tonight = gonna rock tonight.
|Mari Boine - Vuoi Vuoi Mu|
(Jul 10, 2011 - 13:15)
|I heartily second that request! Bill, please? |
I do wish the emoticon o' puke would disappear from the library.
|Tracy Chapman - Smoke And Ashes|
(Jul 08, 2011 - 08:15)
|One of the funniest mis-heard lyrics ever, for me anyway, "Only smoking hashish, baby..." This from a stoner with whom I used to work.|
|Pearl Jam - Black (Live)|
(Jul 06, 2011 - 19:13)
|Wow... all this angry commentary... and I just came here to say that I love/hate this song - love it because it's really the prettiest PJ song I've ever heard (not this live version; the original) ; hate it because even after 13 years of marriage to me, my husband still gets misty-eyed hearing it because it reminds him of a past love and an ancient (in my eyes) pain. I have nothing to add to the farmer/soldier theme! |
|Hem - The Fire Thief|
(Jul 06, 2011 - 17:56)
|Thank you, Bill and RP, for once again exposing me (!!) to an artist whom I most likely would never have heard anywhere else, which is saying a lot since I have satellite radio in my car, cable music channels at my disposal at home (most of them *oughtta* go in the disposal!) as well as apple TV for streaming web music (always on RP!). I clicked through the link to buy the mp3 cd on Amazon. First time I've ever downloaded an mp3 album - I own many hundreds of "real" CDs and it's hard to make the switch, but hey - ya gotta get with the times at some point! (I mention this only because I like to remind listeners that RP gets a lil monetary compensation whenever listeners click through to Amazon or iTunes from the RP website) Thanks again!|
|Pink Floyd - Shine On You Crazy Diamond|
(Jan 25, 2011 - 08:32)
|I live in St Petersburg FL, where two officers were killed in the line of duty yesterday, serving a warrant. I'm not sure if this song's lyrics are exactly 100% appropriate, but in my head I liken them to the "crazy" drive that it takes to put your life on the line, every single work day. And they certainly are "diamonds." May they rest in peace, and "shine on" in the hearts of their loved ones.|
|K.D. Lang - Hallelujah|
(Aug 30, 2010 - 09:36)
|My husband and I both work from home (!!) and he just made me turn off RP. I kind of agree... love the song but not this version. And I like k.d. well enough, but this is just so... well... sleepy!! I actually prefer Jason Dreadlocks Whatshisname from American Idol's version to this one! Of course Jeff B. does it best... although I like Leonard Cohen's original as well. |
|Jackson Browne - Fountain Of Sorrow|
(Aug 30, 2010 - 09:27)
| DDB61 wrote:|
I think "Bright Baby Blues" was my personal fav from his early years. Running on Empty marked the end or an era.
I totally agree, with both sentences. I was too young to pick my own music at the time of this album's release, but fortunately had two older sisters who put me in touch with the "folkies" of the time, Bonnie, Linda, Little Feat, Jackson... and a great little group named Brewer and Shipley, which can be heard on occasion right here on RP! Thank you, older sisters!
|Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers - Lover's Touch|
(Aug 24, 2010 - 16:39)
| Cynaera wrote:|
This cinches it - I'ma get the CD. I haven't heard a single song from it that I don't like. Petty is like fine wine - he just gets better with age. Not too many rockers can do that.
I've been asked by the Urban English Coalition to inform you that it's "Imma." Two ms, no apostrophe. Said if you don't believe it, just go to Amazon and enter 'Imma' - just one word - in a search under the music category. Dude, er, I mean, Yo, Bro, if you're gonna walk the walk, ya gotta talk the talk.
|Ray LaMontagne - Beg Steal or Borrow|
(Aug 24, 2010 - 09:58)
|Et tu, RP? I don't think I've ever been critical of anything I've been exposed to here, in fact I've "discovered" HUNDREDS of groups and sounds that otherwise I probably never would have been. But GOOD GRIEF this SONG is getting more airplay on EVERY music source I use - XM Radio, local cable tv digital music, than anything in recent history, and now... RP. I used to kind of enjoy Ray (I think I like the *idea* of him much more than the reality) but I beg you, please don't overplay this or I'll have to come steal every copy of it you have and my husband will have to borrow a LOT of money for my bail... ha ha... thanks...|
|Alabama 3 - Woke Up This Morning|
(Aug 24, 2010 - 07:56)
| twcarlin wrote: |
Definitely! Which came first? No time right now to do the research... but I loved this video of Christopher Walken as I've never seen him before! That dude can MOVE!
|Blondie - Heart Of Glass|
(May 04, 2010 - 19:47)
|I try so hard to be positive, but... NO NO NO NO NO NO!! NO Blondie earworms, PLEASE!!!! |
|Patty Griffin - Blue Sky|
(May 04, 2010 - 19:41)
| Jeff09 wrote:|
Florida's left coast....you may have something there, but have to consider Pensacola etc. on the Gulf (vs the rest of the left).
Yeah, especially now, with the oil spill of the century about to come ashore. I don't have many resources to help, but I do plan to get my hair cut (it's loooong) and donate it through the organization that is collecting human and pet hair through salons and invdividual donations to help absorb oil. Yikes. This situation terrifies me. Let's build more platforms, though!!!
|Patty Griffin - Blue Sky|
(May 04, 2010 - 19:37)
| Egrey wrote:|
It's time for me buy this album off Itunes.
No, no, no, no, no. Support RP!! Click through to Amazon to purchase either the "hard copy" cd or the digital version!!
Oh, sorry... mea culpa... you can purchase itunes downloads through RP as well... sorry... but I KNOW you meant that you were going to click through RP to get to itunes, right? ;-)
|Fiona Apple - Criminal|
(May 04, 2010 - 18:04)
| fredriley wrote: |
Uh, gee, it's so nice that RP listeners are so evolved that they can appreciate true musical genius in such a young lady, rather than going on about her being "steamin' hot!!" But the real point I wanted to make is for those of us in the USA, no luck on watching the video on youtube... This was the message I got trying to click through (I must admit, I've never seen the video...) This video contains content from Sony Music Entertainment, who has blocked it in your country on copyright grounds. I really hate Sony.
|Euphoria - Little Gem|
(May 04, 2010 - 17:51)
|I really, really like Euphoria. I wish the world liked them as much as I do... it's always an indicator when you go on Amazon (don't forget to click through to Amazon via RP!!) and the CD is available for $1.28 in "very good" condition (which is usually good enough, from a good seller). Although it is an improvement; last time I checked you could get it for $.01!! Somebody must have caught on...|
|Neil Young - Powderfinger|
(May 04, 2010 - 17:30)
|Love Neil Young. Prefer the album version to this live one. But I actually prefer the Cowboy Junkies' version over any of Neil's! Blasphemy? Listen and tell me then. She makes us feel that she *is* that young man standing on the dock, with the rifle to her eye.|
|The Derek Trucks Band - Down In The Flood|
(May 04, 2010 - 17:14)
| sirdroseph wrote:|
Yea, this is a good cover and it takes chutzpah to cover the great Zep!
Uh, not a Zep song, but an obscure Dylan song. Chutzpah nonetheless. I love this!! And I love that he and Susan Tedeschi met relatively late in life and are living happily after bluesy after.
|Roger Miller - King of The Road|
(Apr 29, 2010 - 18:59)
| spicytomato wrote:|
My father and I loved listening to this song together. He used to smoke "stogies" too.
This was one of *my* dad's favorite songs, too. He had a sad life, but when he sang he transformed into a happy guy. This song will forever hold a very special place in my heart, and in my iTunes library. I miss my dad, and this song will always bring a lump to my throat. :( But it's a "good" lump. :)
|Chris Isaak - Cheater's Town|
(Apr 06, 2010 - 19:11)
|Wow, ya know, it occurs to me that this guy deserves some kind of award for maintaining a depressive style of songwriting for SOOO long. Unlike most artists, who eventually find love and either write great love songs or are no longer interesting (Melissa Etheridge? Elton John?) THIS guy has apparently never ever ever been dun right. He's good-looking, talented, intelligent... He shoulda hooked up with Phoebe!! (Obscure reference to his guest appearance on Friends) |
|Namaste - Havana Blues|
(Apr 06, 2010 - 17:16)
|You can download the mp3 at mp3fiesta dot com. Apparently it's also on a compilation called Smooth Jazz Cafe, Vol 5., which I didn't find on Amazon but didn't check iTunes or elsewhere...|
|Shivaree - Goodnight Moon (Live at KCRW)|
(Apr 06, 2010 - 17:12)
|The entire studio album on which this song originated is great, too. Support the artist *and* RP - click on thru to Amazon and buy it! The album is I Oughta Give You a Shot in the Head for Making Me Live in This Dump. You can pick one up used, from 24 cents plus shipping! My favorite song on IOGYASITHFMMLITD is definitely Cannibal King, the album opener. And you'll recognize Bossa Nova, although you won't know you do from the name alone! Yummy!! |
|Cowboy Junkies - Lay it Down|
(Apr 01, 2010 - 19:22)
| romeotuma wrote:|
Yes, this is a very smooth song... love it...
Yeah, it's all fun and games til' "he shot his dog in an open field"... That kinda killed the buzz for me.
|Jude Cole - First Your Money (Then Your Clothes)|
(Mar 27, 2010 - 11:44)
| parrothead wrote:|
I must bring your 2002 comment up to the 2008 level. I could not agree with you more. Jude is one of the most undiscovered talents of the 90's. I have all of his CD's and they stay in rotation at my place or should I say at all of my places.
Wow, I thought *I* was the only person alive who had all of Jude's CDs! I saw him in concert once, many many moons ago, at The Bayou in Washington, D.C. I love his music and every one of his albums. He was the producer for an interesting start-up band Rocco DeLuca and The Burden... looks like they have a new album, which he did not produce. Too bad Jude is probably best-known in pop culture for being a close friend of Kiefer Sutherland's!! I'd love to see him release another album. Of course, like a lot of other singer-songwriters, personal pain makes great fodder for tunes (old-school, pre-Yes I Am Melissa Etheridge, anyone?); maybe he's too happy to write miserable songs any more. Anyway, really happy to hear him here. He, Bonnie Raitt, Jonny Lang, and Patty Griffin are the only artists I'd pay these days' ticket prices to see in concert. Thanks, Bill!!
|Squirrel Nut Zippers - Blue Angel|
(Mar 18, 2010 - 13:39)
|How funny! The Navy flying team the Blue Angels are doing (deafening!!) practice runs over my house right now, preparing for their big weekend show just across the bay at MacDill AFB in Tampa. I read in the local paper that they got their name from a bar... the "famous Blue Angel nightclub," in 1946!|
|Gomez - Miles End|
(Mar 18, 2010 - 13:35)
| Tana wrote:|
Many people point to Bring It On, their first, as their best, but my husband and I got seriously addicted to Liquid Skin. Once you're acclimated, try Abandoned Shopping Trolley Hotline, which has some variations and expansions on other material, along with Getting Better, done for a commercial but a nice step out. And catch them live if you ever can. We did last Friday night and it exceeded all expectations by far. New album 3/31/09, on Jimmy Fallon that night.
Thanks, Tana! I, too, am familiar only with their more recent releases. I took your advice and clicked through to Amazon to purchase the Bring It On AND Liquid Skin CDs! Appreciate the recommendation!
|Stevie Wonder - As|
(Mar 17, 2010 - 13:00)
| bbryan wrote:|
Stevie would get a kick out of this thread...
I agree, and am amazed that the commentary is still so heated after mystercy's DECEMBER 2008 comment!! This is just silly.
"I'm going off to check your grades, your attendance record, and your locker cleanliness before I report you to the PRINCIPAL for having an OPINION, missy! "
|Stevie Wonder - As|
(Nov 11, 2009 - 17:54)
|Righteous reply, rebeccagrad! |
I never understood the appeal of Stevie Wonder. Predictable arrangements, marginal vocal skills, weak aesthetics, and uninteresting lyrics. There's the nostalgia factor, but that's way over-rated. Pop music is about freshness, and this just isn't.
Stevie Wonder will always be a god, no matter what, because of the following albums. Songs in the Key of Life, Talking Book, Innervisions, and Fulfillingness' First Finale. If you listen to those 4 albums and still come back here and stand by your comment above, I can only conclude you are missing a soul. And I know we're all supposed to let each other have opinions and stuff (which with almost any other artist would be totally fine), but Stevie is like the weather. His greatness just is. No matter what musical crimes he perpetrated in the 80's, those 4 albums alone should be required study by every music lover and musician.
|Stevie Wonder - As|
(Nov 11, 2009 - 16:58)
|I love, love, love this song. Put your "freshness" in the bread box. |
|Ludovico Einaudi - Primavera|
(Nov 11, 2009 - 16:44)
|So good that on first listen (tonight) I went straight to Amazon through the RP link and bought the CD! Can't wait to get it and hear more. As usual, RP has "turned me on" to new music that I would never hear otherwise. Thank you!|
|Sheryl Crow - Home|
(Aug 23, 2009 - 18:44)
|Love Sheryl, love her work... this song is one of my fav heartbreakers. For something the same but different, give a listen to "The Difficult Kind" from The Globe Sessions... at the time that came out, I sure could relate. Played it on the way to work, every day, and sang along LOUDLY. |
|Nick Drake - Road|
(Aug 04, 2009 - 17:36)
|Reading these "comments" as it's the first time I've heard the song though I have been aware of his work for several years...|
It's really sad when human beings with their amazing communication skills and vocabulary have to fling the "f" word around and insult one another's opinions and tastes.
What makes me even more sad is "discovering" an artist, like Nick Drake, like Kristy MacColl, like Danny Gatton, only to find out they've passed on... What do you think they'd make of these attacks that are supposed to pass as "comments"?
|Beethoven - Moonlight Sonata|
(Aug 03, 2009 - 09:34)
Wow, Mellow Monday goes on til after noon EST, to give the Californians a chance to shake off the weekend, eh?
But how's a person to get any work done with all this awesome ambience?
- Go to the Playlist to "discover who the heck *that* is" (not in this case, of course!)
- Click through to Amazon to purchase...
- On to Wiki to learn more about the artist... etc...
- Email a friend to tell them to log on to RP IMMEDIATELY,,,
Good thing I work from home! Got the candles burning, the cats are all singing Kumbaya...
|Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water|
(Jun 22, 2009 - 10:52)
|I borrowed lyrics from this song for my daughter's high school graduation card...|
Sail on silver girl... sail on by
Your time has come to shine
All your dreams are on their way
See how they shine!
Oh, if you need a friend,
I'm sailing right behind, like a bridge over troubled water
I will ease your mind...
Still gives me goosebumps. Sigh.
|Buena Vista Social Club - Chan Chan|
(May 27, 2009 - 09:20)
| Wizzuvv_oz wrote:|
I was in a hotel in Austin just last weekend where you could actually check out vinyl from their collection (turntable in the room—kinda wacky but nice). I listened to this album before a concert I went to. I sure dig this song. 8
cubaninlondon upload some more Cuban stuff if you can.
Wiz, could you please tell the name of the hotel? My husband and I lived for a great musicful (just made that word up) 18 months a few years ago and would like to go back to visit for a weekend and go to the Continental Club, Chuy's, etc. Could use a funky hotel recommendation, pref down on South Side...? Many thanks!
|Steve Stevens - Sadhana|
(Mar 27, 2009 - 09:12)
| FrankMc wrote:|
The Wood and Steel album is really nice. Looks like it may be hard to track down; looks like it isn't listed on Amazon.
Sure it is - in multiple volumes. It just isn't linked to the RP page, for some reason.
I have vols 1 and 2; imho Vol 2 is better although they're both great. Especially love "Ava's Eyes," Richie Sambora's love song to his daughter.
|Steely Dan - Bodhisattva|
(Aug 09, 2007 - 11:07)
|Just rediscovered this song via hubby's iPod two days ago... and realized that I never knew what the heck they were saying! He explained the word and its meaning to me - very cool - gotta wonder if Bodhi Miller is named after the Zen concept. Our next two kitties' names will be Bodhi and Sattva, for sure! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bodhisattva
|Crosby Stills & Nash - Helplessly Hoping|
(Oct 25, 2006 - 08:11)
This is one of those songs that gives me goose bumps. Me too, me too! Got them right now. Was reading your note when I noticed them.
|Tom Waits - Long Way Home|
(Oct 20, 2006 - 09:57)
|Love Tom - great songwriter - check out Norah Jones' version - way less brillo-pad-ish! |
|Patty Griffin - Change|
(Oct 20, 2006 - 06:49)
|I love Patty Griffin. I love all of her work. Please play more of it... this is the only song I think I've ever heard here. How about "Rain," or "The Long Ride Home," both from the stellar 1000 Kisses? Or anything else from any of her albums!!|
|Dave Brubeck Quartet - Take Five|
(Oct 02, 2006 - 08:37)
|Classic. Beautiful. Timelessly elegant.
My husband can never remember the name of this song; it's become a running joke over our 8-year marriage - every time it comes on the radio, I say, 'Ok, honey, what's this song called?' "Um.... don't tell me, don't tell me...."
|White Stripes - We're Going to be Friends|
(Oct 02, 2006 - 08:30)
|Buncha haters, just 'cuz someone actually crafted an innocuous, harmless little ditty.
Jack Johnson borrowed this song for his Curious George soundtrack and it worked perfectly. Check out his version sometime.
|Gooding - First Lullabye|
(Sep 14, 2006 - 07:19)
|Follow-up to previous message: Received the CD in the mail yesterday and listened to it on the way to work this morning - made the commute across a traffic-clogged 7-mile bridge almost enjoyable. Thanks, RP, for turning me on to an artist I surely never would have discovered otherwise. Best 80 cents I've ever spent! |
|Gooding - First Lullabye|
(Sep 06, 2006 - 06:48)
|Unbelievable... I just bought this album 'used' on Amazon after hearing it for the first time here (follow the link from RP - it benefits the station) for less than 80 cents!! Made my day. |
|Filter - Take A Picture|
(Apr 24, 2006 - 10:03)
|So... with all the reviews below being pretty positive, why the 6.1 rating?? I like this song, don't care for Filter in general but this one is fun.|
|Thelonious Monk Quartet with John Coltrane - Epistrophy|
(Apr 18, 2006 - 09:14)
It's not that simple for me. Some jazz I really like and some (like this, which, to my ear, gives up melody, harmony, pleasantness for the sake of virtuosity) grates on my nerves like nails on a chalkboard. However, some rock (eg: AC/DC and their decendents, which gives up melody, harmony, pleasantness for the sake of, uh, screaming) does the same.
Love jazz. Hate this.
|Procol Harum - A Whiter Shade Of Pale|
(Mar 31, 2006 - 13:06)
Sorry folks, but I really despise this song. I don't think it's pretty. It just drones on and on, repeating the same two verses over and over. The musicianship, or lack thereof, is truly dreadful.
I don't like it either. I don't "get it."
|Elton John - Amoreena|
(Mar 31, 2006 - 11:32)
Early Elton John/ Bernie Taupin is magic. Why do artists have to lose that edge? Wealth?
I think it's happiness that causes good artists to go bad. Look at Melissa Etheridge!
|Elton John - Amoreena|
(Mar 31, 2006 - 11:16)
"How much I miss my lady..."
Cut the guy a break. He didn't write the lyrics - Bernie Taupin did. Elton writes the music. And this song is from a great period in his career. Would love to hear "Take Me To The Pilot" sometime soon...
|Robbie Robertson - Somewhere Down The Crazy River|
(Mar 24, 2006 - 09:13)
anyone know any other songs like this?
Love the atmosphere. Love Manu Katche's drumming. Love the production.
The Neville Brothers 'Yellow Moon' is similar
|The Byrds - My Back Pages|
(Mar 24, 2006 - 08:42)
5:26 am - The Byrds - My Back Pages
5:22 am - The Pretenders - Back On The Chain Gang
It's like deja vu all over again... only in reverse!
|Cat Power - The Moon|
(Mar 24, 2006 - 07:46)
That's Mabon "Teenie" Hodges on guitar. He co-wrote "Take Me to the River" and "Love and Happiness" with Al Green. A legendary rhythm guitarist and a staple of the Memphis soul scene in the '70s. Obviously, alive and kicking, er, picking.
Um... Johnette is/was the lead singer for Concrete Blonde? I don't know this incarnation but recognized her voice immediately. Makes me wanna hear something from Mexican Moon.
|Joan Osborne - Do I Ever Cross Your Mind|
(Mar 24, 2006 - 07:37)
Joan Joan Joan ??? What happened to your career? A Grammy nominee. Your first CD was brilliant! Still is one of my all time favourites. Then nothing for 8 years? Then a lackluster sophomore release? Then again nothing for a while. Know there has got to be a story there somewhere.
Boy, my thoughts exactly. LOVED 'Relish' - now this??
|Neil Young - Powderfinger|
(Mar 23, 2006 - 08:36)
|Haunting song. Really a period piece, that we may not be able to relate to here in comfy USA any more. Would be nice followed by the Cowboy Junkies' version... |
|Subdudes - Late At Night|
(Mar 15, 2006 - 08:32)
|I loved this so much I went to Amazon and ordered the CD... interesting that the "used" prices are all the same (or more!) than the "new" price... an indication of its popularity, I suppose! |