|Anita Lipnicka - Car Door|
(Aug 22, 2012 - 16:55)
| Byronape wrote:|
Well, now we know who Lana Del Ray is trying to sound like.
I actually came here because I thought this was Lana Del Ray, and that I would have to reevaluate my opinion of her.
|SuperHeavy - Common Ground|
(Jan 06, 2012 - 15:24)
|Fun tune, good energy. I don't get all the hate here, but maybe I have a special weakness for fiddle solos.|
Edit: Ah, I didn't realize this was a "supergroup" or how mediocre the rest of the album is. I still like this track, though; I can't believe it got pushed onto a bonus track to make room for some of those other snoozers.
|Johnny Cash - The Man Comes Around|
(May 27, 2011 - 17:54)
| flyboy wrote:|
3. Why are species going extinct left and right but I have yet to know of a new species evolving in the last 1000 years. (I'm not talking about little differences that don't inhibit cross species breeding.) This trend means we had more species before than we do now. Why would that be the case given the evolutionary theory?
Not sure the wisdom of reopening this discussion, but this illustrates the biggest problem in thinking behind denial of evolution IMO.
Someone else pointed out that evolution takes place over millions of years, which is true but I think it's easy to think of this as "a thousand, a million, what's the difference?"
Suppose that I'm trying to convince you that the sun rises and sets — a phenomenon that takes place over 24 hours. The "show me evolution over 1000 years" is the equivalent of expecting to see noticeable movement of the Sun over a period of 90 seconds.
In short, if you expect to see evolution in action, you really have a phenomenal misunderstanding of timescales involved.
And yes, species are going extinct at a far greater rate than new species are appearing. Human activity is on the way to precipitating one of the more massive die-offs in planetary history.
|Namaste - Havana Blues|
(Apr 28, 2011 - 10:39)
|I like this song fine, but it makes me wonder why I hear this all the time and the sampled S&G song (which I see now has a much higher rating) so rarely.|
|Natalie Merchant - Motherland|
(Mar 28, 2011 - 15:15)
| pcicatar wrote:|
For me, this has always been the lack of entry point for her music - I can't understand what she's singing! She has a perfectly fine speaking voice but, as soon as she adds a melody, Natalie begins to sound as if she's hearing impaired.
She has a very peculiar singing voice, but I've never had trouble parsing her lyrics, and I tend to have that problem with a lot of singers. I do think that her voice was clearer back in the Maniacs days, though. I think it's a common thing with singers, that they accentuate the distinctive parts of their sound as time goes by.
|Animals - House of the Rising Sun|
(Mar 04, 2011 - 16:57)
| FrankMc wrote:|
I can't imagine "Saving Grace" sung to the melody, however.
4 words: Blind Boys of Alabama
Also on RP:
|Neil Young - Old Man|
(Feb 17, 2011 - 01:38)
|I bought this album when I was 21. I'm not quite an old man now, but I'm definitely heading there.|
Sometimes I wish I was 21 again. Hearing this song — and remembering that it really was "a paradise that makes me think of two" — reminds me that I really don't.
But maybe my 20s sucked more than most.
|Explosions in the Sky - Your Hand in Mine|
(Jul 14, 2010 - 02:18)
|Holding hands allows players to maintain a close distance without requiring line of sight, so they don't need to take their eyes off of the opposing line. It's adding tactile sense to gain a competitive advantage.|
If you think this is somehow "fruity" or "soft" I invite you to consider the examples provided by some of the ancient (ie. Roman or Spartan) battle formations, in which men packed themselves close and communicated largely by touch in order to prevent gaps in their shield lines; the end result was generally the swift and brutal evisceration of any opposing force that did not maintain such discipline.
But of course your comment and accompanying emoticon clearly demonstrate a rugged manliness superior even to that.
You can't honestly believe their holding hands there in preparation for a defensive play! Grab your own hand friend and get a grip on reality.
|Vienna Teng - In Another Life|
(May 11, 2010 - 12:11)
|The line about "marveling at the bounty our days contain" always makes me push back from my desk, look around at my air conditioned office and the work that I generally enjoy, and consider my good health and comfortable life and astoundingly small chance of being brutally oppressed or consigned to die, and really appreciate how fortunate is my lot next to what passed for normal through most of human history.|
I think the world could use more music that has this effect.
|Matthew Ryan - Dulce Et Decorum Est|
(Mar 25, 2010 - 15:16)
|I like the song, but never noticed the title before. I'd heard the story of Wilfred Owen, but this was new to me:|
On 4th November he was shot and killed near the village of Ors. The news of his death reached his parents home as the Armistice bells were ringing on 11 November. It actually makes me kind of angry at the song now. It's a nice ditty, but it doesn't justify the title it appropriated.
|The Who - Love, Reign O'er Me|
(Jan 28, 2010 - 18:22)
|Very happy to hear this follow The Rock, at last. This had been bugging me for the last few months.|
|Guster - Ruby Falls|
(Sep 23, 2009 - 11:14)
Guster - Ruby Falls
Fleet Foxes - Your Protector
The Wailin' Jennys - Arlington
Wow, that's the three songs that prompted my last three album purchases. It's a good morning on RP.
|Eliza Gilkyson - Is It Like Today|
(Aug 13, 2009 - 17:29)
|Props to WP for a good song, but their performance of it just kind of breezes through without leaving much of an impact. (I think Dylan does this a lot, too. Leonard Cohen prefers to destroy his poetry with cheesy instrumentation, but I digress.) To me, this cover gives the lyrics more room and more weight, which is just what they needed.|
|Apocalyptica - Unforgiven|
(Aug 13, 2009 - 13:02)
|Wow, 1997. I didn't even know Apocalyptica had been around that long.|
Unfortunately, it shows, both in their playing style and recording quality. This entirely lacks the richness and texture that marks their more recent work (and is the main reason IMO for anyone to do Metallica covers — Metallica has written some songs with great layering and texture but I've always found their sound surprisingly thin for "heavy metal".) If Apocalyptica hasn't re-recorded this, they really should.
|The Decemberists - The Crane Wife 3|
(May 28, 2009 - 11:55)
|The beginning of this song sounds like the Home Depot jingle. (It's not, is it?) I'm having a hard time getting past that.|
|Van Morrison - Brown Eyed Girl|
(Mar 12, 2009 - 15:40)
|Is there any way to substitute the real version of the song for this bowdlerized version? Apart from being turned off by the very reminder of 50s-era "morality" (heaven forfend that our racist, sexist, jingoistic culture be threatened by a love song that mentions sex!) the substitution is really noticeable on a purely technical level — there's a very distinct shift in tone when the switchover happens.|
Other than that, I like the song.
|Glen Hansard & Markéta Irglová - If You Want Me|
(Jan 28, 2009 - 22:57)
|I agree with some of the other comments in a general way — I liked the movie, but found that many of the songs don't stand on their own as well as I'd expected.|
But this has been the exception for me. This is the one song I've heard in isolation that I've really liked on its own merits.
|RPWL - Masters Of War|
(Jan 05, 2009 - 13:36)
|Post-Waters PF in a world where Gilmour writes more inspired lyrics but plays less inspired guitar. Plenty good for me.|
|Santo & Johnny - Sleep Walk|
(Nov 26, 2008 - 15:30)
|Funny to read about all the happy memories associated with this song — I really only know it from 12 Monkeys, so it fills me with apocalyptic dread. Great song, though.|
|David Gilmour - So Far Away|
(Nov 07, 2008 - 14:50)
|Blah. Not bad, but disappointing knowing what Gilmour is capable of.|
David Gilmour is like this plutonium-powered super guitar machine. Put some crazy unstable power source in front of him (like Roger Waters) and he turns out the most incredible sound you've ever heard. But then Waters decided that the proper form of self-expression for plutonium is an uncontrolled detonation out in the desert somewhere, and ever since then there doesn't seem to be anything that can properly power the Gilmour machine. So he idles along in low-power mode, most of his systems dark.
Maybe someday we'll discover another way to generate the power necessary to run the Gilmour machine at full power. One can only hope...
|Carbon Leaf - The Boxer|
(Sep 04, 2008 - 17:09)
| prairiedogj wrote:|
this is Green Day, had they grown up in the Maritimes.
|Johnny Cash - Hurt|
(Apr 30, 2008 - 14:08)
|I love this song, but what's up with the distortion near the end? I've heard it on every version of this song; it sounds like someone turned up the gain too far at some point during recording or mastering.|
|Pink Floyd - If|
(Jul 19, 2006 - 13:19)
|I didn't realize it was Pink Floyd, and thought "cool, here's a band to check out."
I never liked their pre-Meddle stuff that much, but I guess I hadn't heard all of it...
|The Who - The Rock|
(Jul 11, 2006 - 12:20)
|I think this song segues so well into Love, Reign O'er Me that it always seems abrupt to me when it just ends. I think RP should play the tracks joined. Maybe that's just me, though...|