|Detektivbyrån - E18|
(Mar 23, 2013 - 17:49)
| Proclivities wrote:|
I can't listen to this. It has no soul. Like a plastic children's circus.
I didn't know plastic children had their own circuses.
They do! The cotton candy is made out of real cotton - it lasts forever.
|thenewno2 - Hanging On|
(Sep 01, 2012 - 18:38)
|Everytime I've heard thenewno2 I have to stop what I'm doing to see who it is. I like!|
|Clinic - For The Wars|
(Jun 23, 2012 - 15:56)
| jbunniii wrote:|
He pronounces "wars" very strangely. You'd think he would have practiced it more if he was going to put the word in a song title.
I guess that's a hard word to sing from behind a surgical mask.
|Midlake - Young Bride|
(Jun 15, 2012 - 19:58)
| swanky wrote:|
POS! Depressing lyrics and everything.
Plane of symmetry! Port of Spain! Proceedings of Science!
(I quite like this.)
|Gotye - Don't Worry We'll Be Watching You|
(Apr 12, 2012 - 20:09)
| Phlegmaticman wrote:|
Gotye is suddenly all over the place.
I know, right? I'm glad he's getting the recognition he deserves. And you and I get to say we heard him first on RP.
|Lana Del Rey - Born to Die|
(Apr 06, 2012 - 19:26)
|Aw crap. I was hoping Bill wouldn't "discover" LDR. She's been overplayed everywhere else and I just don't think she's that talented or original. |
This song, for example, is derivative as hell. The lyrics are made up from phrases from other songs: feet don't fail me now, take a walk on the wild side, let me kiss you in the pouring rain, I can see but once I was blind. And, I'm pretty sure the melody of the chorus is straight from something by A Fine Frenzy.
|Sinéad O'Connor - Back Where You Belong|
(Mar 24, 2012 - 19:21)
| GT66 wrote:|
meh... Another it's-all-men's-fault song. Can women actually write about anything else?
Come down with me ,
when you need me ,
but for now I want you
to be happy .
Yeah, there's a lot of blame and anger there. Those women, always hatin'!
|Led Zeppelin - The Battle of Evermore|
(Mar 17, 2012 - 16:28)
|I have been listening to this since it was on the new releases rack at Record Town and I just now realized this was Sandy Denny. No wonder this is my favorite Led Zep song ever. Thanks, RP!|
|Ludovico Einaudi - Nightbook|
(Mar 02, 2012 - 19:52)
| nelsonha wrote:|
I like to listen to music like this when I'm writing code.
I like to listen to music like this when I'm playing the piano.
|Steely Dan - My Old School|
(Jan 29, 2012 - 17:10)
| treatment_bound wrote: |
That was great, thanks! (For some reason, I've been thinking Annadale was in Maryland. Now I know!)
|All India Radio - Fall|
(Jan 01, 2012 - 17:22)
| Deadwing wrote:|
My cats used to get the rips™ whenever I played The Police really loud. I think it was Sting's bass that got them going.
(The Rips is what your cats have when they start madly running through the house at top speed for no apparent reason)
That's awesome. We call our cats Rocket Pigs when they do that - one of them looks a bit like a tiny, furry pig. Rocket Pig One got very excited just now while this song was playing, but it was just because he saw a possum in the yard.
|Asaf Avidan - Painting On The Past|
(Dec 23, 2011 - 15:50)
| Giselle62 wrote:|
I like this guy—-he sounds like a feminist folk singer.
I thought this was Michelle Shocked, so yeah.
|Active Child - Hanging On|
(Dec 17, 2011 - 15:53)
|I am so happy to be hearing Active Child here. This song is just gorgeous. I love the layers.|
|Thomas Dolby - I Love You Goodbye|
(Dec 04, 2011 - 21:52)
|Like the time we stole a Datsun and drove all night to the everglades|
I guess Thomas couldn't pronounce "Atchafalaya."
|World Party - All Come True|
(Oct 21, 2011 - 19:13)
|I have always loved this song so much. When I hear it, I have to stop what I'm doing and just listen.|
|AC/DC - Highway to Hell|
(Oct 02, 2011 - 20:38)
|Man, I used to blast this on the 8-track, driving down the road in my Chevy Nova with all the windows open. /is old|
|Asaf Avidan - Your Anchor|
(Sep 02, 2011 - 17:02)
| jdw1959 wrote:|
Love it....gotta hear more from her
Asaf is kinda hot, too. Not crazy about the haircut, but the rest...yeah.
|Greg Laswell - My Fight (For You)|
(Sep 02, 2011 - 15:56)
| mandolin wrote:|
That's good, right?
Greg's voice is growing on me the more of his songs I hear.
|Joe Ely - You're Workin' For the Man|
(Aug 28, 2011 - 14:26)
| crockydile wrote:|
Cornflakes, cornflakes, cornflakes,cornflakes,cornflakes,cornflakes,cornflakes,cornflakes,cornflakes.
|Massive Attack - Paradise Circus|
(Aug 28, 2011 - 08:41)
| ianmoff wrote:|
Is this track used in the excellent BBC drama 'Luther'?
Must try and Shazam it next time it's on ;-)
Yes, it is! I just started watching Luther on Netflix this weekend and ended up watching 5 episodes, including 3 back-to-back just before I went to bed last night. Great show, great song.
|Guns N' Roses - Patience|
(Aug 13, 2011 - 18:46)
| cayenne wrote:|
When my husband and I got married 22 years ago, we had a pretty tight budget, so there was no money for a band. The place where we had the reception had a nice stereo system so I made some mixtapes. Mostly I just went through all our LPs and picked out the love songs and transferred them to a couple of Maxell cassettes. This song was one of them. The only other one I remember now is The Beatles When I'm Sixty-Four.
And today is our anniversary. Amazing.
|Younger Brother - Spinning into Place|
(Jul 15, 2011 - 22:45)
| fingerpin wrote:|
Who or what is reaching out at the bottom there?
Oh wow, I hadn't seen that hand. Now I know what I'm dreaming about tonight!
|Loch Lomond - Wax & Wire|
(Jul 10, 2011 - 11:05)
|Not necessarily. There is an implied "of" in the sentence. "Modesty forbids my naming the photographer." Also, you made a grammar mistake when you were trying to correct his grammar, when you wrote "forbid" instead of "forbids." And I probably made a mistake just now. |
I love the picture, fredriley!
Shouldn't that be "Modesty forbid me naming the photographer?
Perhaps folk here might be interested in a scenic pic of Loch Lomond, taken before a Spring storm. Modesty forbids my naming the photographer.
|Black Crowes - She Talks to Angels|
(Jul 09, 2011 - 10:22)
| michaele wrote:|
Does she have cancer? Or is she a heroin addict? Either way, she's probably dead by now. lol
I always thought she got migraines. Maybe she's recovered from them by now.
|Yes - Starship Trooper|
(Jul 01, 2011 - 19:39)
| Cynaera wrote:|
Okay, I have to respond to my earlier post because IT HAPPENED AGAIN! This song came on, the snow stopped, the sky went blue, and the temperature went up. This is just too weird. Is there a band called "No"? I can't help but wonder if just the word "Yes" can make good things happen...
Is there a band that can make it rain in Texas? Because I would listen to them so hard right now.
|Iron & Wine - Glad Man Singing|
(Jul 01, 2011 - 13:06)
| scootmagapril wrote:|
I like other I&W songs, but this one misses the mark for me. Also the vocalist's delivery in this song reminds me of Kenny Loggins, which makes it feel dated to me.
But Kenny Loggins is really Chuck Norris, so this is exactly like being sung to by Walker, Texas Ranger.
|Mumford & Sons - White Blank Page|
(Jun 18, 2011 - 15:11)
|I just bought this CD. The pros: it's consistently good. The cons: I've already heard about half of it, here on RP and elsewhere. Adele's 21, my last purchase, was the same way.|
|Guns N' Roses - Patience|
(Jun 11, 2011 - 17:58)
|When my husband and I got married 22 years ago, we had a pretty tight budget, so there was no money for a band. The place where we had the reception had a nice stereo system so I made some mixtapes. Mostly I just went through all our LPs and picked out the love songs and transferred them to a couple of Maxell cassettes. This song was one of them. The only other one I remember now is The Beatles When I'm Sixty-Four.|
|U2 - Until the End of the World|
(May 21, 2011 - 11:18)
|Last night, I dreamed that I was in an antiques store browsing through old magazines and I found one from 1977 with an article about Harold Camping. It turns out that he had predicted the end of the world once before, only this time it was because Jimmy Carter had been elected. Oh, and the magazine also reported on his famous rivalry with L. Ron Hubbard.|
|Meghana Bhat - Running|
(May 14, 2011 - 22:40)
| EssexTex wrote:|
This is making me really hungry.
I know, right? Is it wrong that I want some Paneer Makhani right now?
|Ludovico Einaudi - Divenire|
(May 07, 2011 - 20:27)
|I'm learning to play this on the piano. I think I am, anyway. It doesn't sound like this yet!|
|Tired Pony - Get On The Road|
(Apr 09, 2011 - 20:40)
| iam_overlord wrote:|
I'm thinking this song should have a music video with the man and woman looking up and past each other into foggy white light, while blossoms fall from cherry trees around them.
|Ray LaMontagne - How Come|
(Mar 02, 2011 - 14:18)
| MJMJ wrote:|
Feelin' alright, (uh oh)
Not feelin' too good myself, (uh oh)
Feelin' alright, (uh oh)
Not feelin' that good myself, (uh oh)
(not that there's anything wrong with that)
I owe ya a coke.
|Xavier Rudd - Home|
(Feb 02, 2011 - 16:40)
|Is her innocence intact?|
Or has it been stained?
Has the creature that feeds her taken it away?
Does anyone but me find that last line racist? Wouldn't the person who feeds her be her parent, and thus human and not a "creature"? Okay, it's just me then.
|Red Box - The Sign|
(Jan 29, 2011 - 21:40)
| brianbf1986 wrote:|
I don't know if it's me, but if you listen close to his voice you'll hear this extra tone on top of it that comes across really inauthentic to me. It may just be his voice, but it sounds like a nice bit of auto-tune may have been added to keep his voice in key, although it probably wasn't needed. I have a sensitive ear to this since I've done a bit of music production myself in the studio.
I'm not talking about T-Pain kind of auto-tune use, but the subtle pitch perfect use of it to keep a voice in tune. If that's so, a big two thumbs down, but either way, I won't vote a rating on this song.
Yep. I hear it too. For me, it's not so much the extra sounds you hear, as there are places where any unaltered voice would slide between the notes a bit, and he doesn't. There are tones I expect to hear that are missing because they've been autotuned out.
|Basia Bulat - Heart Of My Own|
(Dec 12, 2010 - 18:11)
| podunk88 wrote:|
I was there when this photo was taken. The location is The Top Of The World Highway in the Yukon and the time of 'day' was midnight and the time of year was late July. So it was getting dark. I don't think much was done to this photo to make it look the way it does because I took a bunch of photos with a good SLR camera and mine turned out similar, grainy and moody.
Cool. That's why it works - because it's how your eyes were probably seeing it, too.
|Strawbs - Lay Down|
(Dec 04, 2010 - 16:05)
|My husband just asked me who this was and when I told him "the Strawbs" he exclaimed, "those are rolling papers!"|
|Rubyhorse - Evergreen|
(Nov 09, 2010 - 14:39)
|Everybody thinks this sounds like a different band. Me, I thought it was the lovechild of Spoon and Dirty Vegas.|
|Yes - Roundabout|
(Nov 09, 2010 - 11:57)
|When I was a kid, I thought the lyrics were "Martians come out of the sky, and they stand there." Later, I thought it was "Martins come out of the sky and they stand there." For once, the real lyrics are more picturesque than the misheard ones.|
|Basia Bulat - Heart Of My Own|
(Oct 26, 2010 - 15:00)
| emmidad wrote:|
I like the song better than the cover art. Someone had to really be quick with the cell phone to snap that shot.
I know nothing about the history of this particular cover, but this style is a current fad. Photographers are taking pictures shot with their $5000+ DSLR's, running them through photoshop to add noise and desaturate the colors, and making them look like they came from a Kodak Instamatic and have been sitting in a drawer in your grandmother's house since the '70's. I usually kind of hate it, but it works here, I think. (The last Urban Outfitter's catalog, on the other hand...)
|Eagles - Midnight Flyer|
(Oct 20, 2010 - 11:58)
|When I lived in San Antonio, my mom, with her Southeast Texas accent, pronounced it San-TONE-ya, but I've never, ever, in real life heard someone call it San Antone. Only in songs. |
|William Shatner - Common People|
(Oct 11, 2010 - 21:57)
| drews wrote:|
Reminds me of an old trekkie joke...Why did Spock put his head down the toilet? To look at the Captain's log!
The joke I heard was "What does Star Trek and toilet paper have in common?"
There are two punchlines to this joke, by the way.
|Yoav - Club Thing|
(Sep 16, 2010 - 15:49)
| niadance wrote:|
I love Club thing. I adore his new album, foolproof escape plan with yellow bright smile, we all are dancing easy chair so many good songs.
Ooh, checking it out on Amazon now, thanks!
|Gorillaz - Feel Good Inc.|
(Aug 06, 2010 - 15:55)
|This was my ring tone for the longest time. I have a new phone on the way - I should make my new ring tone be Stylo for a while.|
|The Cars - Good Times Roll|
(Jul 30, 2010 - 11:40)
|Let them brush your rock 'n' roll hair? Huh. I never heard that line before. Or I did and thought I was mishearing things. |
|Gorillaz - Empire Ants|
(Jul 25, 2010 - 20:34)
|I like this so much, I bought Little Dragon's cd. For the most part, it sounds just like this song minus Damon Albarn. So, yeah.|
|Drive-By Truckers - Sink Hole|
(Jul 18, 2010 - 15:05)
| cc_rider wrote:|
Naw. Ribs. Right off the bone, greasy fingers and all.
Uh uhn, catfish caught in the river. You know, the kind with flavor? Fried up outside with some hush puppies. Damn, now you've got me craving catfish and I'm a vegetarian.
|World Party - Love is Best|
(Jul 02, 2010 - 20:52)
| Tana wrote:|
There is just something about Karl Wallinger music. Maybe it's one of those 'you get it or you don't' things. As for me, I get it.
|Gotye - The Only Way|
(Jul 01, 2010 - 21:07)
|This is such a good album. I wouldn't have heard of it if not for RP.|
|Appliance - Pacifica|
(Jun 29, 2010 - 17:47)
| tom_tom wrote:|
Sort of Yo La Tengo meets Sonic Youth. Nice combo.
I was certain this was Yo La Tengo. Yeah, I like it.
|Puscifer - Queen B|
(Jun 03, 2010 - 18:05)
| jagdriver wrote: |
She has fishing lures in her hair!
|Pete Townshend - And I Moved|
(May 13, 2010 - 13:40)
| LastChance wrote:|
I played the grooves off this when I was in high school. The whole album is brilliant, I agree.
|Peter Gabriel - Heroes|
(May 11, 2010 - 19:18)
|This is one of those songs that should not be covered. The original is perfect; everything else sucks in comparison.|
|All India Radio - Fall|
(May 11, 2010 - 12:27)
| Inamorato wrote:|
Liked it so much, I just bought the album.
How is it?
|Ween - Buenas Tardes Amigo|
(May 09, 2010 - 21:59)
|This is like a movie that only has one joke in it that's told over and over for an hour and a half. Ick.|
|Eels - A Line In the Dirt|
(May 01, 2010 - 12:38)
|The new Eels stuff is more depressing than the old Eels stuff, which, in itself, is depressing.|
|Moby - The Great Escape|
(Apr 30, 2010 - 10:16)
|I think this song is about jealousy, specifically about how a jealous person will smother anyone they're in a relationship with.|
|Spoon - Before Destruction|
(Apr 24, 2010 - 17:39)
| crockydile wrote:|
The producer of this song should have to pay reparations for my pain and suffering.
Nah. He just needs to pay the damn rent for recording this in my bathroom.
|Turin Brakes - Radio Silence|
(Apr 16, 2010 - 14:47)
| lysisphere wrote:|
The rating distribution looks like, a huh huh, huh huh, um, a .... huhuhuhuh
It does! A left-handed one, at that.
I'll bet someone rates this as a one and ruins it, though.
ETA: Also, I see that someone already rated this as a 4 and messed it up, unless we want to pretend it's a 6-fingered, left-handed one.
|Tegan & Sara - My Number|
(Apr 01, 2010 - 15:18)
| MojoJojo wrote:|
At the risk of being petty, I am compelled to point out that Koalas are not bears, as the lyrics would suggest. Marsupials, yes - they have that cool pouch thing goin like the kanagas. Sorry, it's just one of my many pet-peeves. I did kinda like the song, but the whole Koala thing pretty much killed it for me.
We had a docent at the zoo go off on us one time about Pandas. "They're not panda bears! They're just pandas! Not bears! Pandas!" Except she had this weird accent and called them "panders." Ten years later, it's still a family joke. We'll just randomly shout at each other "They're just panders!"
|Faithless - Evergreen|
(Mar 19, 2010 - 12:55)
| sub-arctic wrote:|
My brother and I went for a fishing trip into the outbacks of Lapland last summer. One of the CDs we had in the car was a Faithless album. After that I will always associate them with endless deserted gravel roads through the majestic scenery of mountains, lakes and vast forests in the midnight sun.
Nice. I have similar memories of a Hybrid CD and west Texas from a few years ago: Santa Elena Canyon, the Davis Mountains, and a tornado off in the distance.
I was compelled to google the singer. Her name is Zoe Johnston.
|Golden Smog - Lost Love|
(Mar 18, 2010 - 08:20)
| DaveInVA wrote:|
Sounds surprisingly like Wilco..
Jeff Tweedy of Wilco is the singer, that's why.
|Ebba Forsberg - Daybreak|
(Feb 21, 2010 - 10:42)
| brownbrown wrote:|
random connection - reminds me a bit of madruga "majesty" that RP plays sometimes. am i crazy?
You're exactly as crazy as me. That's what I thought too - I was convinced at first that this was a cover of a Madruga song.
|Moby - Everloving|
(Feb 14, 2010 - 16:11)
|Hearing Moby after the Blue Man Group reminds me of something my son said when he was about eight. This was about the time this album came out, or maybe a couple of years after. I was a big Moby fan; in fact, everyone in the house was. An Intel commercial came on the TV, I think for the Pentium IV chips, featuring the Blue Man Group. My son turned around and looked at me and said, "Mom! Look! Blue Mobies!"|
Edited to add: Okay, I see told this story before. It's official. I have become my grandpa.
|Muddy Waters - Got My Mojo Workin'|
(Jan 02, 2010 - 15:49)
|I made some mojo hand-shaped gingerbread cookies at Christmas. I know you're not supposed to eat your gris gris, but they were so tasty!|
|Manic Street Preachers - To Repel Ghosts|
(Dec 24, 2009 - 16:28)
| fuh2 wrote:| Sweeping
Getting Rid of a Ghost
You have a ghost in the house. And for whatever reason you and your family want it gone. There are many different ways that you can go about getting an unwanted spectre out of your house and out of your life....
Bells-Or, you can ring a bell in every corner, and in every room
How a clean freak gets rid of ghosts.
How a religious person does it.
For the hippies
Cleanse Your Home
Perfect for someone with allergies.
The Sea Captain, or a crazy person
Manic Street Preachers
This would be how we do it at my house
|Ratatat - Lex|
(Dec 20, 2009 - 20:09)
|I really don't get this band. It just sounds like a Casio and some drum loops. To my ears there's nothing original or compelling about it at all. It's just kind of cheesy.|
|Radiohead - Fake Plastic Trees|
(Dec 15, 2009 - 16:32)
|I didn't realize until just now that Radiohead used to sound sort of like Coldplay. I'm glad they got away from that before Coldplay came along.|
|Arlo Guthrie - Alice's Restaurant|
(Nov 26, 2009 - 09:16)
| Rza wrote:|
That doesn't even make sense.... since it is the OLDER brother who dislikes it...
dude, less LSD on your cereals too....
Is this four-year-old who is older than the eleven-year-old named Ben?
|Antje Duvekot - Scream|
(Nov 06, 2009 - 08:25)
| Captain_D0D00 wrote: |
Quick! Google metaphorgorific.
|Bob Dylan - Desolation Row|
(Sep 12, 2009 - 11:13)
| midreaming wrote:|
Any comparison of Bob Dylan to the way past has been Eagles needs a tap on the shoulder. If you think you might be in over your head you could be right, but just roll over. The baby pool isn't all that deep.
You're taking my comment way more seriously than I intended it. It was meant to be silly... I thought someone might laugh? (Calling me a baby is just weird. Where did that come from?)
|Ani Difranco - Amazing Grace|
(Sep 05, 2009 - 10:31)
| WonderLizard wrote:|
This is a terrific version. IMHO Ani does what Ani does best—imbues a mournful plea with subcutaneous rage, almost as if the prayer might not have been answered, or simply not answered soon enough. Sorta like Job, "So, what is it, Lord? Don't I rate?" Lord, "Sometimes, boy, you just piss me off..."
Great description. I am digging this.
|Bob Dylan - Desolation Row|
(Aug 31, 2009 - 20:00)
|Across the street they've nailed the curtains|
They're getting ready for the feast
They stab it with their steely knives
Yet they just can't kill the beast
Now at midnight all the agents and the superhuman crew
Come out and round up everyone that knows more than they do
How they dance in the courtyard, sweet summer sweat.
Some dance to remember, some dance to forget
Mirrors on the ceiling, the pink champagne on ice
And she said "we are all just prisoners here, of our own device"
Yes, I received your letter yesterday (about the time the door knob broke)
When you asked how I was doing was that some kind of joke?
|The Avalanches - Frontier Psychiatrist|
(Aug 29, 2009 - 22:16)
| jadewahoo wrote:|
I hear this song all the time on AM radio. Why do I need to hear it here on RP? All BillG does is play the same old tired and trite shite that every other station plays. This music always makes my tongue get stuck in my cheek.
Why are you here? I think you need to go kiss your cat on the top of its head, get off the internet, go listen to your refrigerator hum.
|War - Low Rider|
(Aug 29, 2009 - 16:11)
|I thought this was the COOLEST SONG EVER when I was a kid.|
|The Kinks - Waterloo Sunset|
(Aug 29, 2009 - 14:56)
|Ahhh, this has that old school stereo separation. Ray Davies sounds so far away. Wait, now he's sitting right beside me! Drat, he's far away again.|
|Gordon Lightfoot - The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald|
(Aug 20, 2009 - 17:15)
| jedley wrote:|
You're not getting it, dude. Try imagining it with a banjo, dobro and fiddle, recorded on an old wax 78 rpm, or played in a Dublin pub. It's a great ballad, in the noble tradition that goes back to the Rime of the Ancient Mariner.
If this is an ancient Irish folk tune, I'm the Queen of the Gypsies.
The Edmund Fitzgerald.
|Richard Shindell - Confession|
(Aug 20, 2009 - 14:28)
| DoctorHooey wrote:|
blue pill? I can only imagine...
The first time I heard this, the only blue pill I could think of was Dimetapp. Heh, that's the one that's been pulled off the market, at least in the blue version.
The lyrics remind me of Welcome to the Boomtown by David and David.
|Paolo Nutini - High Hopes|
(Aug 20, 2009 - 12:13)
He may not be the best singer, but he is kinda hot...check out his wiki
O hai, Paolo! You only sound like an old man.
|Patty Larkin - Do Not Disturb|
(Aug 16, 2009 - 19:46)
Michelle Shocked anyone??
Yeah, I thought the same. Sorta MS meets Lucinda Williams. Not bad, mind you.
I thought Michelle Shocked with lyrics by Suzanne Vega, myself.
|Pat Boone - Enter Sandman|
(Aug 02, 2009 - 11:27)
|Hahaha, I get it. Can we stop now, please? |
(Play William Shatner next time you get in one of these moods, Bill! Common People FTW.)
|Cracker - Friends|
(Jul 28, 2009 - 10:08)
|When I play this album, this is the one song I skip (but only because the next one is so freaking awesome. )|
|Lemon Jelly - Homage To Patagonia|
(Jul 28, 2009 - 08:58)
| MLavender wrote:|
Caugh this playing softly in the background....thought it was a remake of Fleetwood Mac's "Tusk"
I would swear there is a sample from Tusk in this, but google has not been helpful.
|Spirit - Animal Zoo|
(Jul 22, 2009 - 15:44)
|From the beginning, I was sure this was going to be Len's Steal My Sunshine, which would be weird to hear on RP. Glad I was wrong!|
|Grizzly Bear - Two Weeks|
(Jul 18, 2009 - 19:38)
| Jamunca wrote:|
This song is on heavy rotation in my car. Also, the video is, erm, interesting (if not creepy).
Wow, men made up to look like dolls. Creepy, but revolutionary.
|Django Reinhardt - Beyond the Sea|
(Jul 18, 2009 - 19:22)
|I'm watching the Tour de France with the sound turned down while I'm listening to this. It's an interesting combination, like watching a movie that's about more than it seems to be. It makes me want to watch The Triplets of Belleville again.|
|Fever Ray - When I Grow Up|
(Jul 18, 2009 - 16:18)
| AlexDinamo wrote:|
Slightly annoying voice... or is it just me?
Her voice is a bit annoying but in a compelling way. It makes me want to listen. I fell for her style when I heard her sing for Royksopp (that's not her in this video, btw).
|Bruce Springsteen - Growin' Up|
(Jul 18, 2009 - 16:14)
| MaryM wrote:|
I'm a sucker for Springsteen - Grew up in central New Jersey in the 70's - he wrote my theme songs - particularly this one
When they said calm down I threw up!!
That's cool. I grew up in NW Florida in the '70's and for better or worse (probably worse), Jimmy Buffet wrote my theme songs
blew out my flip-flop, stepped on a pop-top, cut my heal, had to cruise on back home
|Moby - Pale Horses (w/ Amelia Zirin Brown)|
(Jul 18, 2009 - 15:07)
| doctec wrote: |
I usually dislike things that Christgau likes, and vice versa, but I also love Moby's work*. I am so conflicted now. Should I pick this one up, or not?
*except for Hotel, which I thought was lame
|Grant Lee Buffalo - Dixie Drug Store|
(Jun 28, 2009 - 18:00)
|Interesting that this is GLB. He usually does a slidey thing with his voice that I don't like much, but this is great. I love the background vocals. They remind me of another song, but I can't put my finger on which song it is.|
|Phish - Sample in a Jar|
(Jun 28, 2009 - 15:28)
| vandal wrote: |
Somebody has been taking his B vitamins. Good for you!
|Steve Earle - Telephone Road|
(Jun 26, 2009 - 22:40)
| lathyris wrote:|
Cool, I live a stone's throw from Telephone Road! Pretty scummy little thing — I love it!
Ha, I'm just a couple of miles north of ya. I have a sticker in my garage that says "Keep Houston Ugly."
|Michael Jackson - Beat It|
(Jun 25, 2009 - 18:47)
|This!! This is what I want to remember Michael for.|
Edited to add: I remember listening to this at top volume (in my crappy Mazda RX3, remember those?) in the summer when I was 19. That means he was only 22 or 23 when this came out.
|Sheryl Crow - Redemption Day|
(Jun 17, 2009 - 21:16)
|There was a brief period in my life when I had a decent cd player in my car, but I hadn't yet discovered used cd's . (Also, I was broke.) I would buy a cd after very careful deliberation and then play.it.to.death. Now, when I hear something from one of those 6 or 7 cds, I'm instantly transported back to that time, with all the moods and hassles I was dealing with flooding back. |
RP has played songs from three of those tonight: Odelay, The Colour and the Shape, and this. I was listening to this very song when I made a major decision in my life, one that's affected nearly everything since. (It was a good decision.) I wouldn't take back the late 90's for anything, but I would never want to live through them again!
|Grizzly Bear - Two Weeks|
(Jun 14, 2009 - 18:50)
|This sounds like a weird cross between Peter, Bjorn and John, and Royksopp.|
|The Who - Sunrise|
(Jun 10, 2009 - 10:20)
|I thought this was John Frusciante. Also, it sounds like it was recorded in a tile bathroom. |
|Josh Ritter - Harrisburg|
(Jun 05, 2009 - 12:10)
|I was admiring this until this Josh started singing Papa Was A Rolling Stone. |
Where's my WTF smiley?
<— That'll have to do.
|Steven Wilson - Harmony Korine|
(Jun 05, 2009 - 11:20)
|Steven Wilson uses interesting chord progressions in this, even more than usual. They're refreshingly unpredictable.|
|Tori Amos - Welcome To England|
(May 30, 2009 - 14:43)
|I just figured out what bothers me about this song. It's that when she sings " 'welcome to england ' he said.... 'you;ve got to bring you're own sun, sweet girl...' " she pronounces it like someone from the southern US is saying it: "brang your own sun, sweet gurl." I mean, I've heard her sing with an almost British accent; why doesn't she do that here when the words are supposed to be coming from a British guy? Her pronunciation makes the song sound kind of cheesy, I think.|
|Danger Mouse & Sparklehorse - Revenge (feat. Wayne Coyne)|
(May 30, 2009 - 09:58)
| ziggytrix wrote:|
This sounds like Wayne did more than just the vocals. The production sounds like Flaming Lips, too, I think.
I thought of the Flaming Lips, too. Also, the production isn't as retroesque as other recent Dangermouse productions. It's nice to see he's not copying himself.
|Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody|
(May 23, 2009 - 20:49)
| demfrosch wrote:|
queen...shopping mall music.
What mall you been shopping at? Beyoncé is shopping mall music, not this.
|Suzanne Vega - Angel's Doorway|
(May 23, 2009 - 16:59)
| nmcvaugh wrote:|
For those interested, Ms. Vega had an editorial in yesterday's NY Times about music and 'group identity". The url is: http://measureformeasure.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/12/03/which-side-are-you-on/
Thanks for this! It was a fascinating read, and I'm going to go back and read the whole blog.
|Cracker - Darling One|
(May 23, 2009 - 15:00)
|There are certain artists I know I'll hear once a day on RP for better or worse, and Cracker is one of them. It's definitely a better thing in Cracker's case! |
|Damon Albarn & Friends - Niger|
(May 17, 2009 - 11:32)
|I laughed when I read the name of the artist. It's like, after Blur and the Gorillaz and The Good The Bad and The Queen he's run out of band names and he's reduced to using his own name. Or maybe he thought no one would recognize him in this work otherwise, because I never would have thought this was Damon Albarn. This is interesting.|
|The Be Good Tanyas - The Coo Coo Bird|
(May 16, 2009 - 22:40)
|Somebody else made the comment once that the lead singer of the Tanyas sings like she's sitting on a washing machine, and I agree, but I like it.|
|Kaki King - Gay Sons of Lesbian Mothers|
(May 15, 2009 - 16:00)
| Jelani wrote:|
Pregnant Sons of Unwed Mothers.
I think that's more apropos.
Gets a 2 for the stoooopid title.
Dude? It's an instrumental. She can call it whatever she wants, it will be apropos.
Now that I have that off my chest, I am chillin'.
|Cake - Mahna Mahna|
(May 10, 2009 - 15:49)
| MsJudi wrote:|
I can't help but see the Muppets (particularly Beaker).
This is the second song this weekend that's sounded like the Muppets! It makes me want to hear Queen Latifah singing "The Letter O." That was kind of awesome, too.
|Leon Russell - Out In The Woods|
(May 09, 2009 - 19:14)
| sharkartist wrote:|
Saw ol' Leon just a month or so ago. Shot this photo as he was singing this very tune. He's movin' a little slower these days but still has that signature sound. An excellent show ,,,and a classic tune!
Oh, yeah, great capture! And I'm loving the stereo separation on this song. It's delicious.
|Pork Tornado - Guabi Guabi|
(May 09, 2009 - 18:33)
| tovarisch wrote:|
This sounds like something the Muppets did....
I was just coming here to say the same thing. But which muppet does he sound like? WHICH MUPPET?!!?
(Also? Pork Tornado sounds like a vegetarian's worst nightmare. Could I just get the Soybean Tsunami instead, please? With the sweet potato fries? Thanks!)
|Bob Brozman - Down The Road|
(May 09, 2009 - 11:40)
| StickerSticker wrote:|
At first I thought it was an not-so-crazy down Squirrel Nut Zippers... Then I realized he's JUST as crazy!
I was sure that this was SNZ, who I think are overrated, but this is cooler - as long as I don't have to hear it too often.
|Nick Drake - Pink Moon|
(May 02, 2009 - 17:57)
| d00kie wrote:|
I saw it written and I saw it say
Pink moon is on its way
And none of you stand so tall
Pink moon gonna get you all
Its a pink moon
Its a pink, pink, pink, pink, pink moon.
I just had a thought, knowing Nick Drakes history, that maybe the pink moon was depression. I've heard people say that when they're depressed, it's as if a fog is between them and the rest of the world. Maybe Nick's fog was pink.
On the other hand, I once got so mad I really did see red, which was more like a pale pink, so maybe the pink moon is anger.
On the other other hand, depression is sometimes referred to as anger turned inward, so maybe it's depression after all.
On the other other other hand (what?), maybe I'm reading way to much into this.
|Silversun Pickups - Catch And Release|
(May 02, 2009 - 10:57)
|I was just listening to this song in the car. It's ALL SILVERSUN PICKUPS, ALL THE TIME! Yay! |
Everybody who likes this song should consider buying this CD. It's excellent. Lots of fuzzy guitar, and two songs with really nice string arrangements (including this one).
|Violent Femmes - Crazy|
(May 01, 2009 - 15:02)
|I will not hear this in my car. I will not hear this from afar. I will not hear this in my house. I will not hear this, nor will my spouse. I do not like this, Bill-I-Am. |
(Oh, and I can't stand the Shawn Colvin cover either. )
|Chicane - Autumn Tactics|
(Apr 29, 2009 - 17:50)
| Pyro wrote:|
It's probably these small computer speakers, but the high hat on the offbeat is just too much. It's almost DISCO...ack!
Wow, you need to treat yourself to some better speakers! This doesn't sound remotely like disco to me.
|Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody|
(Apr 24, 2009 - 19:39)
| bokey wrote:|
Okay y'all, show of hands- Who can hit the Freddy Mercury notes?
I can! But my face looks like this:
|MC 900 FT Jesus - Buried At Sea|
(Apr 24, 2009 - 18:52)
| marzipanic wrote:|
Our neighbors have a Plastic 900 FT Jesus on their lawn right now...
Then you should get a 1000 FT Santa Claus.
FWIW, there is a song on this CD called "Bill's Dream." I wonder what that's about?
|Fats Domino - Whole Lotta Lovin'|
(Apr 19, 2009 - 17:52)
|Oh, man, I have such a dirty mind; I shouldn't even listen to this song. I'm sure he didn't mean this the way I'm hearing it.|
|Autamata - Out of This|
(Mar 29, 2009 - 15:56)
|So, I have RP playing in the living room and on the patio and I'm in the kitchen with my windows open - my version of surround sound. When I heard the first "whoop" in this song, I was sure it was one of my neighbors outside. I thought "man, he's excited about that BBQ."|
|Wall Of Voodoo - Mexican Radio|
(Mar 28, 2009 - 16:27)
|I once bought a watch band made of iguana. Every time I'd look at my watch, I'd think "I wish I was in Tijuana eating bbq iguana." I had this song stuck in my head for three fekken years! It's what i get for buying a watch band at a grocery store called Fiesta.|
|801 - Tomorrow Never Knows|
(Mar 15, 2009 - 16:08)
| 07734 wrote:|
How can one band steal so many songs, retroactively?
Please excuse me, it's time to go eat a plate of shrimp.
|Phish - Birds of a Feather|
(Mar 14, 2009 - 19:27)
|So there are birds? A bunch of them, outside? Putting that white stuff on Christmas trees?|
|Annakin - I Feel for You|
(Mar 13, 2009 - 15:45)
|I heard the opening and I thought "Imogene Heap? Cyndi Lauper? Vienna Teng? Is that you?" |
I hope to hear more from Annakin. I'm not sure if I love it, or merely like it, yet.
|Electric Light Orchestra - Fire On High|
(Mar 07, 2009 - 13:06)
|The beginning of this sounds like it's from the soundtrack of an Ed Wood movie about Satan in outer space (Plan 9 meets The Omen or something.)|
|Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody|
(Feb 16, 2009 - 18:30)
|Okay y'all, show of hands...how many of you were singing along just now, or at least lip syncing? C'm'on, admit it! |
|Vast - Lost|
(Feb 13, 2009 - 16:15)
| joevicc wrote:|
We created a special site for discounts on digital downloads of our music. www.buyvastmusic.com is a site we created for people who learn about VAST from RadioParadise or YouTube. We only sell full albums of mp3s delivered as a .zip file. Its our way of saying thanks. So..ummm..thanks!
Awesomesauce. It's been purchased and it's going in the car with me tonight.
|Heather Nova - Island|
(Jan 24, 2009 - 18:57)
| lophrequa wrote:|
i do not like this song
She sings out of key and flat, and I find her painful to listen to. It would be a good song if sung by someone else.
|John Hiatt - Crossing Muddy Waters|
(Jan 17, 2009 - 10:56)
| lmic wrote:|
The final stanza is confusing - does she die after she leaves him?
I've always interpreted this song to mean that she died suddenly, not left him voluntarily.
|The Dandy Warhols - Love Song|
(Jan 11, 2009 - 10:07)
|This song is making me want to bounce around the house! I take back the mean things I said about the Dandies earlier.|
|Beethoven - Moonlight Sonata|
(Dec 24, 2008 - 22:01)
|Awww, I played this in fifth grade. This makes me want a piano again - a real one, slightly out of tune, with yellowed ivories and all that soul.|
|Sarah McLachlan - Building a Mystery|
(Dec 05, 2008 - 17:08)
| holborne wrote:|
I almost hate to break this news to you, pevend, but your ignorance is showing. Islam is a way, way younger religion than Christianity, by about 600 years.
No surprise, somehow, that you don't have any idea what you're talking about.
Well said, holborne.
I've always imagined that the ancient religion she alludes to in this song is Druidism.
|Rachael Yamagata - Accident|
(Nov 08, 2008 - 18:45)
| sirrus wrote:|
I had that once. Tinactin cleared it right up.
((I really am enjoying this. The lyrics aren't really making it through my wine fog, but I like Rachael's deep voice.))
|Foo Fighters - On The Mend|
(Nov 02, 2008 - 15:44)
| lathyris wrote:|
Nice! Foo Fighters! Not nice! Foo Fighters that is going to put me to sleep. Come on Bill, I just lost an hour of sleep because of the time change. How about playing some upbeat music?
Just for you, Bill played it again when the time changed the other way.
I am really enjoying this.
|Annie Lennox - Don't Let It Bring You Down|
(Nov 01, 2008 - 15:01)
|I was at the grocery store today and heard not one, but two, country artists covering alt-rock tunes. One of them sounded just like Carrie Underwood doing The Stone Temple Pilots. And now this - bleh. It has not been a good day for hearing cover songs today, at least for me.|
|Dr. Didg - Devon|
(Oct 18, 2008 - 17:59)
|This song sounds like it was written and performed by frogs. |
Not that that's a bad thing.
|Jimi Hendrix - Manic Depression|
(Aug 16, 2008 - 16:27)
|This has as much stereo separation as an original Beatles tune. I'm sitting outside on the patio and I have Jimi's voice and the drums in front of me, and his guitar behind me. It's a little weird - shouldn't the Jimi be in the same place as his guitar? Song kicks ass, though.|
|Prince - When Doves Cry|
(Aug 01, 2008 - 19:32)
| hiorgos wrote: |
Just muted the radio to listen to the street sounds until the end of this song..
|Lucinda Williams - Car Wheels on a Gravel Road|
(Jul 06, 2008 - 20:08)
is it me or is her twang in her voice fake? It sounds forced
No, it's a real accent. I've heard interviews with her and she talks just like she sings. She's from Lake Charles, Louisiana, and her accent is pretty authentic to there.
|Ben Harper - Faded|
(Jun 21, 2008 - 17:38)
For me the guitar is in the left channel also at the end of the song. Someone please educate me on how you know its supposed to be on the other side.
The stereo outputs on your receiver should be labeled L and R. You'll want to make sure you get the positive and negative correct on both ends, too, or your woofers will throw inward instead of outward. Otherwise, you'd be playing music for the little gnomes* that live in your speaker enclosures, instead of the people in your living room.
Personally, I don't think the L and R thing matters much unless you listen to classical music. In that case, it would sound like the orchestra seating arrangement was backward.
*I have gnomes. Don't you all have gnomes?
|Olivia Ruiz - J'traîne Des Pieds|
(Jun 20, 2008 - 19:52)
|Awwww, clarinet. I have soft spot for clarinet, no matter the language. (My name is Claire, but I don't understand ze French.)|
|Greg Laswell - Sing, Theresa Says|
(Jun 13, 2008 - 20:56)
|This ends up being a pretty cool song, but that fake dusty record pop stuff at the beginning is really annoying. No one's records ever sounded like that back in the day, seriously. That's just wrong.|
|Sixteen Horsepower - Hutterite Mile|
(May 31, 2008 - 19:28)
|I'm wondering if there is any particular meaning to the band's name. Did the first %something% of historical significance have 16 horsepower? The reason I'm wondering is that there is a Soul Coughing song called 16 Horses (on the x-files movie soundtrack). Coincidence? |
|Gaye Delorme - Sailor, Sailor|
(Apr 12, 2008 - 18:55)
I keep hearing "Single handed sailor" by Dire Straits in this.
I was thinking Dire Straits, too. Gaye's vocal phrasing and guitar are both slightly Knopfleresque. (Is that a word? It is now!)
|Cracker - Sidi Ifni|
(Mar 01, 2008 - 18:32)
...meets Graham Greene. Strong shades of Our Man in Havana, white crumpled jackets, dissipated diplomats, wasted embittered expats, crumbling colonial outposts...
You nailed it.
|The Cranberries - Will You Remember?|
(Mar 01, 2008 - 15:53)
I HATE CLOWNS. I REALLY, REALLY HATE CLOWNS.
This is sending me into post-traumatic stress disorder.
God, now I have to go to sleep.
Can't sleep...clown will eat me...
|The Band - Up On Cripple Creek|
(Feb 23, 2008 - 17:54)
They look pretty pissed off in that picture. Like they're about to smack the photographer.
which was the style at the time
|Gotye - Coming Back|
(Feb 23, 2008 - 12:26)
This would be great marching band fare.
Minus the vocals, this reminds me of European circus music. It's weird, but I like!
|The Smiths - Bigmouth Strikes Again|
(Feb 09, 2008 - 21:51)
I have to share this.
I was over in the gayborhood (I'm a straight female, need I say any more?) getting some coffee and I noticed a magazine. Like always, I flip the back page open and begin reading it from the wrong end. The first thing I see is an ad. It is two gay men, smiling on a motorcycle which is traveling away from a scantily clad bleached blond who is ubertan. The tag line? "Ditch the Bitch -- Make the Switch!!".
So funny. And Morrissey comes to mind (because he hates women, amongst all others)...
My teenage son was in the car with me when I was listening to the '80s station on Siruis, and he said, "I don't know, this stuff seems kind of gay..." and all I could say was "You're right! That was what was so cool about it."
|The National - Brainy|
(Feb 03, 2008 - 12:26)
|I heard a song from this cd (it may have been this one, I'm not sure) at the grocery store today. It's Muzak! I like it, though. |
|Tom Petty - The Last DJ|
(Jan 13, 2008 - 17:19)
Tom could never of siad it better....It pissedoff a lot of corporate monkeys. Now they try to sell us Itunes ,and Sirus radio and its all the same crap.Pop music today sucks more today than it did when I was young even FM has gone so Corporate... all I ever listen to is Internet radio anymore. And thats were I choose the music that I buy be old or new
Okay, I agree with you that conventional radio sucks worse than ever, but I-tunes (which I hate, but still...) is an alternative to the record store, not the radio. Remember those? With the snarky clerks who were going to go into the back room and make fun of you for buying a Tom Petty CD as soon as you left? And Sirius is actually pretty good. It's irrelevant that you have to pay for it. You have to pay for your radio somehow, whether it be with cash, by listening to commercials or by making donations, like with RP.
|Madeleine Peyroux - Blue Alert|
(Jan 13, 2008 - 16:59)
Me two ...
She may be a nut-case, but she sure can sing ...
Hmmm, you're not confusing Madeleine Peyroux with Amy Winehouse, are you?
|The National - Fake Empire|
(Dec 30, 2007 - 15:31)
That bit where the drum that didn't make any sense all of a sudden starts to make sense? You know that part?
Yes. Yes, it is.
That's really cool.
|Keane - A Bad Dream|
(Dec 30, 2007 - 15:18)
|This is nice, but every time I hear it, I think it's Travis. |
|Iron & Wine and Calexico - Prison on Route 41|
(Dec 29, 2007 - 14:43)
C&W - ugh! Just the sound of that horizontal guitar makes me think of songs about dead dogs, cheatin' wives, truckers, run-down bars, trailer-bound rednecks, and saccharine melodrama. As C&W goes this is just about listenable, but only just, though I dare say C&W fans think it's the bee's knees. 2 from the Nottingham jury.
I think you forgot a couple of clichés in there, Bubba.
Anyway, I wouldn't consider this country just because they used a pedal steel guitar, any more than the presence of a saxophone makes a song jazz or cellos make it classical music.
|Unkle - Be There (w/ Ian Brown)|
(Dec 16, 2007 - 18:35)
This is the first time I've heard the song with vocals. The version on the UNKLE album (Psyence Fiction) is called "Unreal" and is instrumentals only. Quite good
Thank you! I knew I owned a version of this, but I couldn't place it. I thought it was DJ Shadow sampling himself.
|Spoon - Eddie's Ragga|
(Dec 08, 2007 - 13:18)
|The end of this song sounds like the beginning of a Pink Floyd song. I'm not sure which one, though. |
|Luna - Speedbumps|
(Dec 05, 2007 - 21:14)
take the skinheads bowling, take them bowling
I heard Yo La Tengo, myself.
|I Monster - Heaven|
(Dec 05, 2007 - 20:31)
Adding this to my list of reasons I don't have a working tv.
You just have a couple of broken ones? That's cool.
|Talking Heads - Psycho Killer|
(Dec 05, 2007 - 19:13)
|It's a little known secret that this song is actually about my cat, Ricki. The original title was "Psycho Kitty."|
|Jethro Tull - Skating Away (on the Thin Ice of the New Day)|
(Dec 05, 2007 - 19:11)
|When I was in high school, I transcribed the lyrics to this and had them on my bulletin board.
So as you push off from the shore, won't you turn your head once more, to make your peace with everyone.
For those who choose to say, will live just one more day, to do the things they should have done.
|Paul Simon - Peace Like A River|
(Dec 02, 2007 - 13:35)
|When I was little and my dad would play this, I thought the lyrics said "you can't beat us McGuires." |
|Dirty Vegas - Days Go By|
(Dec 02, 2007 - 12:18)
I first learned of this song because of that commercial . . . does that make me a bad person?
Nah, I have a bunch of music that I bought because I heard it in a car commercial, before I knew about RP. It wouldn't have to be that way if terrestrial radio stations would play the good stuff.
|God is an Astronaut - Fire Flies and Empty Skies|
(Nov 30, 2007 - 15:24)
|I bought this cd a couple of weeks ago after hearing it here, and it was well worth the $23 (used!) price. The only negative thing I can say about it is that, at 45 minutes, it's too short. This is coming from someone who loves repetitive music, though.
The place I bought it from (via the Amazon link here, of course ) was also a record label, and they sent me three freebies. Some of it was even good!
|The Dandy Warhols - Godless|
(Nov 24, 2007 - 22:23)
|One day my mp3 player served up this song, then played "At the river" by Groove Armada. Horns played, I swooned, and on the seventh day, he rested.|
|The Dandy Warhols - Sleep|
(Nov 17, 2007 - 19:52)
|It's my Monday morning song!
And yes, I agree with what others have said - this is am amazingly good album.
|Los Incas - El Cóndor Pasa|
(Oct 10, 2007 - 19:32)
I was waiting for Simon's and Garfunkel's voices when realizing, this is a folcloristic version.
I was sure it was going to be DJ Shadow. Silly me.
|William Shatner - Common People|
(Sep 16, 2007 - 11:36)
|The first time I heard this on Sirius in the car, I almost couldn't drive, I was laughing so hard. Whoever suggested that William Shatner cover this was a genius!|
|Heather Nova - Island|
(Jul 07, 2007 - 16:53)
|I didn't think I liked Heather Nova much, but this is nice, sad as it is. |
|Amy Winehouse - Back To Black|
(Jun 02, 2007 - 20:14)
|Something about Amy Winehouse bothers me - maybe she seems like too much of a product. Does anyone else think she's made up to look like a Bratz doll?|
|Hooverphonic - Battersea|
(Mar 17, 2007 - 15:53)
did this band usto be called "Hoover" and have a song entitled 2wicky? or was that someone else?
This band did have a song called 2wicky, but they were still called Hooverphonic. Here's the album.(click here)
|Talking Heads - Burning Down The House|
(Dec 29, 2006 - 11:57)
|I am so glad Bill is playing energetic stuff like this today to keep me awake. I'm on my 4th 10-hour day at work in a row and I'm about to doze off and start drooling on my spreadsheet.
None of this-->
Lots of of this-->
|Steve Earle - Transcendental Blues|
(Dec 27, 2006 - 15:28)
Steve Earle - Transcendental Blues
Moby - My Weakness
I agree. I thought the only place Steve Earle ever followed Moby was on my iPod.
|Yann Tiersen - La Boulange|
(Dec 27, 2006 - 15:13)
Hang on during this playlist! Bring me home to America Bill, I dont speak French but I am diggin the ride.
Ah... I hear Dire Straights now... phew. The Eagle has landed.
Except that the members of Dire Straits are British
|The Dandy Warhols - Sleep|
(Dec 26, 2006 - 14:41)
|Trying to stay awake after staying up too late last night and coming in to work 2 hours early this morning, I did not need to hear this right now.
I love this song though, and this is an awesome CD.
|Los Lobos - One Time One Night|
(Dec 21, 2006 - 12:48)
|Wow, first The Smiths - Cemetry Gates, and then Los Lobos. This is dragging my brain back to my college days. My friends listened to The Smiths and I listened to Los Lobos (over and over). Thanks, RP!|
|Neko Case - Star Witness|
(Dec 15, 2006 - 13:37)
Neko might be pretty, but I had a nightmare last night that I lived in this room.
|Pearl Jam - Black|
(Dec 14, 2006 - 15:18)
|I always hated this song. I hate the way he talks about the woman as if she were a thing.
I'm sure it's just me. Feel free to hate on me, I don't care.
|William Shatner - Common People|
(Dec 12, 2006 - 12:23)
No, it stays ironic. And, ironically, it is also genuinely pretty good.
LMAO. Somehow I knew you, the Mr. 90%-of-everything-is-crap guy, would like this. And I agree with you!
|Hothouse Flowers - Don't Go|
(Dec 06, 2006 - 13:26)
This piano rocks! They should add emoticon for it.
A banana playing the piano! Yeah!!
|Mark Knopfler - Coyote|
(Dec 04, 2006 - 12:24)
|This song makes me want to get in my car and drive way too fast.
(pretend that's a car -->)
|The Raconteurs - Intimate Secretary|
(Nov 30, 2006 - 13:48)
Is this song supposed to mean something, besides that they've mastered the use of a rhyming dictionary? Please let me know if I'm missing something, here.
I take this song to mean that the narrator is overwhelmed by the absurdities of life, based on lines at the end of the verses like, "The other foot looks like it won't drop, the ringing in my ears won't stop."
Not too sure about the intimate secretary part, though.
|Ray LaMontagne - Empty|
(Nov 29, 2006 - 11:52)
|This song is so evokative. I can see the scenery and all the characters in this song with perfect clarity.|
|Camera Obscura - Shine Like A New Pin|
(Nov 26, 2006 - 18:12)
Last night I got up and prayed to Jah....
Dang, I was going to post about how we were singing this in the car on the way to my grandmother's house on Thanksgiving, but we weren't singing Camera Obscura, that's for sure!
|Muddy Waters - Got My Mojo Workin'|
(Nov 16, 2006 - 13:59)
|This is obscure, but didn't Mason Ruffner do this in the '80's? Hey, I wonder if RP has any Mason Ruffner....hmmmmm.|
|Lloyd Cole - Cutting Out|
(Nov 08, 2006 - 14:55)
|Yuck. It's like someone told him that his music wasn't relevent anymore and he said "I'll show you!" but missed the point.
Too bad it's so clunky - I like his other work.
|Fun Lovin' Criminals - Crazy Train|
(Oct 13, 2006 - 14:39)
|I thought this was Mark Knopfler and couldn't figure out why the HELL he did a cover of this.
Oh, I crack me up sometimes.
|Paul Simon - Peace Like A River|
(Oct 13, 2006 - 12:55)
|It is just awesome to hear this on RP. I stole my parents copy of this when I was about 12 and wore it out. I still have it somewhere. |
|Vienna Teng - Passage|
(Oct 11, 2006 - 14:14)
|In light of the current plane crash in NYC, this song is not cool. I'm sure I'll feel differently tomorrow, though. |
|A3 - Let the Caged Bird Sing|
(Oct 09, 2006 - 17:14)
What exactly is the 'body of a nun' like?
And what does it mean to have hands like a missionary?
(This song is pretty awesome.)
|Interpol - Hands Away|
(Oct 05, 2006 - 15:13)
|This is one of my favorites by Interpol. Sometimes RP sounds so much like my iPod, it's spooky.|
|Guster - The Captain|
(Sep 22, 2006 - 13:08)
|Has anyone else noticed that every time Bill plays a Guster song, he announces it? I just think he likes saying "Guster."
Guster, guster, guster.
|Steve Earle - Transcendental Blues|
(Sep 18, 2006 - 15:16)
I saw Steve Earle in a small theatre in Colorado just before the 2004 presidential election. While he was very fired-up, his singing was incoherent, and his internal rage made a mess of the show. He released his frustration with the current administration at his fans by repeatedly swearing at us, and calling us "fucking lazy" for not voting and not protesting.
I like Steve Earle's music. I am not a wealthy industrialist who has sold congress and the presidency and shipped Amercia's jobs to foreign countries.
I also share some of Steve's sadness and anger with the direction the US government has taken us, but I guess he didn't know that when he was yelling at me. I bet there were very few neo-conservatives in his audience, but he attacked us like he was performing at the Republican Convention.
And when he broke a string during "Jerusalem", I worried that the blood vessels in his lungs or brain were not up to the task, or that he might kill his guitar tuner.
Steve Earle could be a powerful voice if he would learn from the great revolutionary speakers that unified people rather than insulting them. It might also help if he would open his mouth when he sings.
Lighten up, man. I voted.
I saw him open for Los Lobos at a small place in 1990 (yeah, I'm old) and while it was an awesome show, he was one of the angriest people I've ever seen on stage. I don't remember what he was ranting about, but Bush's daddy was in office at the time, so pretty much the same thing as in 2004, probably. Time and jail haven't changed him much, it sounds like.
I'm glad to hear this, though. I've been thinking about this CD ever since Bill played Telephone Road this morning.
|Live - All Over You|
(Sep 18, 2006 - 13:37)
Yeah, that's why I downloaded Radio Paradise. So I could hear this song for the 100 billionth time. Hey, could you play a whole bunch of Metallica too? Thanks.
Exactly. Some songs just need to be retired from the radio, forever. I don't want to heat this any more, uh huh.
|Dire Straits - Tunnel of Love|
(Sep 18, 2006 - 10:34)
|It's my lunchtime, I'm starved, and I have to pee, yet here I sit at my desk trying to look busy so I can listen to the guitar solo at the end...
|Violent Femmes - Blister in the Sun|
(Sep 14, 2006 - 10:47)
|Back when the only radio available was commercial radio, I listened to a station that played this song constantly. I don't want to hear it any more!! |
|Hooverphonic - We All Float|
(Sep 11, 2006 - 08:24)
|This is nice, but we need to hear something else from Hooverphonic for a change. Please?|
|Live - Lightning Crashes|
(Sep 01, 2006 - 09:24)
Placentas go: "splorch".
That's the grossest line in Rock 'n Roll. Say, if placenta rhymes with magenta, what rhymes with splorch?
|Crowded House - Private Universe|
(Sep 01, 2006 - 07:32)
|I woke up this morning with a different Crowded House song in my head, so I rushed to work so that I could listen to RP and hear some more. |
|Van Morrison - It's All Over Now, Baby Blue|
(Aug 29, 2006 - 14:45)
Your not allowed to like this song if you were complaining about Dylan a few songs ago!!!!!!
Why? This sounds nothing like Dylan.
|Keb Mo - The Door|
(Aug 28, 2006 - 10:37)
|This is the first Keb Mo I've heard on RP. More, please! |
|Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds - Two Step (alternate version)|
(Aug 25, 2006 - 21:10)
I am forced to listen to it at work.
What do you mean by forced?
I don't know about mysteryplane, but I'm behind a huge firewall at work, and I can listen to RP because of its 20kbps Windows Media Player stream, or I can listen to Sirius radio because of the embedded player, or I can listen to my co-workers say inane things on the phone all day long and go slowly mad.
|Garmarna - Euchari|
(Aug 24, 2006 - 09:21)
I wanted to laugh really hard, until I realized I also thought it was Middle Eastern. Lovely, though!
My first thought was that she was singing in Elvish a la Lord of the Rings. Man, am I a geek.
|Del Amitri - Roll To Me|
(Aug 23, 2006 - 09:49)
Played too often on suckie radio everywhere..................................boring
too pop-ie for RadioParadise; discard
I agree. Where's the flushing-toilet emoticon?
|Tom Petty - Down South|
(Aug 10, 2006 - 15:18)
|This has the same tune as a Bob Dylan song, only it's kinda lame. Tom, you can do better than this!!|
|Dire Straits - Skateaway|
(Aug 08, 2006 - 15:19)
|I used to have this song in my head when I'd ride my bicycle to work about 10 years ago.
Nice to hear it again. This whole album is great, but I have to warm up the turntable if I want to listen. I think I might have to invest in the cd.
|Ryan Adams - Wonderwall|
(Jul 16, 2006 - 12:46)
|This is the only version of this song that I like.
Usually, the original is best, but Liam Gallagher's voice rubs me the wrong way. Paul Anka's take just made me want to barf. Somebody else covered this too, but I can't remember it, so it couldn't have been that great. But this is nice.
|Creeper Lagoon - Naked Days|
(Jul 10, 2006 - 13:58)
|Did he just sing "Dollar bills made of sadness..." ?
That's a cool line, but I'm afraid I heard it wrong. Maybe I should write a song with that line in it.
|Patti Smith - Summer Cannibals|
(Jul 06, 2006 - 15:17)
|I'd never heard this before. At the beginning I thought it was funny, but by the end: :puke:
Too much cannibal!
|Gnarls Barkley - Who Cares?|
(Jun 02, 2006 - 15:27)
Anyone got this album? Is it worth purrchasing?
Love it, love it! It's going to be the CD of the summer - I can tell already.
|Miss Chaos - Mama Cries|
(Jun 02, 2006 - 14:28)
|Just what I need to keep me from going postal at work. C'mon 5 o'clock!|