|Broken Bells - The High Road|
(Jun 16, 2011 - 18:31)
| annie_fannie wrote: |
listen to TV on the Radio's Will Do some time and see if that one reminds you of that same Everlast song...
|Ray LaMontagne - Beg Steal or Borrow|
(Jul 24, 2010 - 20:38)
| sfearll wrote:|that's exactly what I was thinking, too.
God, that's so true
This sounds like something Joni Mitchell would wright.
I've been hearing this on KXT in Dallas all week and had this the same thought immediately...
|George Harrison - What Is Life|
(Oct 15, 2007 - 14:19)
Can monkeys operate a computer or why are there always #1 #2 #3 on songs that there is No way any human with two ears can rate that low?!
It IS perplexing! 'Cuz I'm bettin' that most monkeys love this song, too!
|Jenny Lewis & The Watson Twins - The Charging Sky|
(Sep 24, 2007 - 11:49)
I really like this stuff. It's poppy and light, but addresses a truly disturbing topic. In that sense they're similar to the Cardigans; not in their sound but in using a lighter-than-air pop presentation for some mighty bleak sentiments. Listening to either one tends to make one contemplate serial murder and/or suicide. I like it a lot. But then I'm a bit of loner, keep to myself, real quiet guy, never would've expected... oops, I've said too much... hey, stay out of my basement!
Wow, how'd you find a house in Austin with a basement?
|James Blunt - Shine On|
(Sep 24, 2007 - 11:20)
People really have a hate on for this guy.
Only because they believe they should. Must maintain that "I'm too cool" position.
If he were an unknown and this were his debut album, I'm sure there'd be more positive feedback.
|Ry Cooder & Manuel Galban - Echale Salsita|
(Sep 17, 2007 - 08:53)
"One ton tomato
I eat a one ton tomato..."
-Michael Nesmith, 'Elephant Parts'-
Not to mention Raul (Dana Carvey) and Jorge (Patrick Swayze) and their SNL Latin American singer's rivalry...
"Two tons of fan mail
That's what I get, I get two tons of fan mail
Two tons of fan mail
I get two tons of fan mail."
"He had an eye job
I tell you, he had an eye job
I know a doctor
Who swears he had an eye job."
|The Wailin' Jennys - Arlington|
(Sep 14, 2007 - 20:17)
|1. My high school was called Arlington, in NY state.
2. By pure coincidence, I graduated from University of Texas at Arlington.
3. And I like this song. I'm 3 for 3.
(although I have no idea what the title's connection to the song is...)
|Buck Owens - Act Naturally|
(Sep 11, 2007 - 15:49)
Supposedly Paul heard this song and immediately thought of Ringo(seriously)
I would believe that, 'cause it sure made me do that!
|The Shins - Spilt Needles|
(Sep 11, 2007 - 15:38)
To me, the words music and understand simply don't go together in any way. Music transcends understanding and has nothing to do with intellect. I guess there's music theory, but even that seems like it's an ifintesimal part of what music actually is. . And as far as liking certain music or not, that definitely has nothing whatsoever to do with understanding.
So right, you said it! Music is about feeling, which is often hard and sometimes impossible to "understand". I don't even understand some of my own sometimes.
|Stevie Wonder - I Wish|
(Sep 07, 2007 - 21:55)
|One of those great songs for which I know almost zero lyrics...how can that be? Funny, but I shall go look them up and hopefully, I will still like the song.|
|Van Morrison - Tupelo Honey|
(Sep 07, 2007 - 21:27)
|Never been a huge fan, but I do feel this one. I guess because I feel him feelin' it. Authentic.|
|Toad The Wet Sprocket - Walk on the Ocean|
(Aug 28, 2007 - 11:17)
One of my favorite songs of all time. And I bought the CD just because I thought the band's name was cool.
The name of the band comes from a Monty Python bit called Rock Notes (a rock music newscast). A snippet...
"Rex Stardust, lead electric triangle with Toad the Wet Sprocket has had to have an elbow removed following their recent successful worldwide tour of Finland. Flamboyant ambidextrous Rex apparently fell off the back of a motorcycle. "Fell off the back of a motorcyclist, most likely," quipped ace drummer Jumbo McCluney upon hearing of the accident. Plans are already afoot for a major tour of Iceland.
|Madeleine Peyroux - Between The Bars|
(Aug 24, 2007 - 15:12)
|Not buyin' it. These lyrics coming from her? They're Elliott's. They do not seem generic and universal to me, where anyone could take them up and sing them.|
|The Cardigans - You're The Storm|
(Aug 22, 2007 - 15:53)
I have since come to find out why.Because my countrymen are a bunch of jello brained monkeys who stare at the TV because it's easier than living.
If you have young daughters, then you'll have an idea, whether you like it or not. I actually think Kelly's got a gift for singing; she just got caught in the machine. As she tries to break free from Clive Davis, maybe she can meet some new people or a decent band or songwriters and find something more interesting to do.
|Foo Fighters - Everlong|
(Aug 22, 2007 - 12:13)
|What are the thoughts on their recent acoustic/live CD Skin and Bones? I got excited and bought it, but I don't think I like it very much. Knowing zero about production, I just don't think it sounds great. On some songs, I am distracted by audience noise (chatter, cough, sniff). And their performance just seems kinda nonchalant. For me, the live cuts should really capture great atmosphere and mood, special, stand-out performances.|
|Bruce Springsteen - Tenth Avenue Freeze Out|
(Aug 20, 2007 - 09:31)
i thought he said "tell the devil to freeze hell."
Hee hee. Me, too. Actually, I always thought it was, "tell the devil you can freeze out..."
|The Shins - Australia|
(Aug 20, 2007 - 08:54)
wow, I thought I liked the Shins...
wow, and I thought I DIDN'T like the Shins...
|The Beatles - Let It Be|
(Aug 14, 2007 - 15:12)
|This song is one of probably two songs in this universe that just make me so happy to be alive...while making me cry at the same time...
(the other one being Here Comes the )
|The Bad Plus - Flim|
(Aug 11, 2007 - 08:37)
|I like it. I'm imagining what might happen late at night in the studio after everyone's gone home and the instruments are left to themselves...|
|Mike Montiel - After The Gunfight|
(Aug 10, 2007 - 16:06)
|Say Say Oh play mate
Come out and play with me.
And bring your dollies three,
Climb up my apple tree.
Slide down my rainbow,
Into my cellar door,
And we'll be jolly friends
Forever more. More. More 123 444!
|R.E.M. - Pretty Persuasion|
(Aug 09, 2007 - 15:02)
|I remember a college acquaintance dragging me to their show at the Bronco Bowl in Dallas Fall '84. Had no clue who they were. Just some random band with another long-haired singer, it looked at first. But I was sold by the end of it. I've not necessarily been a huge fan all these years, but I do appreciate that event as my first live modern music experience.|
|The The - The Whisperers|
(Aug 09, 2007 - 14:10)
|Well at least tell me what his restaurant is called, then I can sneak in, in a beard or something.
It's called The La Trattoria.
You mean La Trattoria.
The La Trattoria means The The Trattoria.
Interesting. Look I have to go to the La Bathroom, and I'll be back in a sec.
|Sarah McLachlan - Blackbird|
(Aug 09, 2007 - 08:37)
|I like her natural, casual style on this. Just hanging out on the back porch or by the fireplace sharing one of her favorites with friends.|
|Electric Light Orchestra - Can't Get It Out Of My Head|
(Aug 06, 2007 - 12:23)
|Oh no! I have to crack up when I hear this song. I love most of ELO. Discovery, especially. But this song is the pits for me personally. When I was 15, I washed dishes in a country club and our temperamental chef played this cassette in the kitchen over and over, day after day, hour after hour. I would hang my head over the pots and pans, thinking how ironic the song title and hoping someone would break a plate just for a little audio variety. If we were heard complaining, serving spoons would come flying at our heads with great speed and accuracy.
|The Doors - Riders On The Storm|
(Aug 06, 2007 - 11:29)
Hate them all - Ug! Esp. with all the CheeseMaster 2000 solos! Sheesh!
The CM 2000? Hmm, didn't realize it was around pre-Paul Shaffer... who knew?
|Split Enz - I Got You|
(Jul 31, 2007 - 14:17)
|Remember getting this song in my head back when it came out in '79 or '80 and how hard it was to track it down without knowing the song/band name. I'd walk up to the record counter person at Caldor's and hum it out. Even after identification by MTV or radio, seems like it was still hard to find a lot of the new music I wanted to buy back then. Not like now, just type in a known lyric or two and then download it instantly. Still amazes me sometimes. It's almost TOO easy... |
|Fleming & John - Delusions of Grandeur|
(Jul 30, 2007 - 15:15)
|Album cover gives a good indication of the singer's vocal style, doesn't it? Just what I would expect her to look like! Not sure what I think about the song. It got my attention, but...|
|Charlie Parker - Bloomdido|
(Jul 27, 2007 - 15:11)
|I never thought I'd ever come to like jazz. Or martinis. And now I like both. And they taste great together! |
|Tom Waits - Heartattack And Vine|
(Jul 27, 2007 - 13:33)
Best appreciated with a fifth of scotch. It's a dirty job, but somebody has to do it now that our hero Tom has taken the pledge.
It would take a fifth of scotch for me to appreciate. I'm trying, but...
|James Horner - Sing, Sing, Sing|
(Jul 27, 2007 - 13:18)
|My musical time-travel intinery would definitely include a stop off here... Hearing this played live and dancing at a hall back when this was new and pop. Can only imagine the excitement! |
|Madrugada - Hands Up - I Love You|
(Jul 24, 2007 - 15:07)
They must wake up really early in the morning ..... madrugadores
Madrugada...the blue hour before dawn.
|Led Zeppelin - Thank You|
(Jul 24, 2007 - 09:24)
|The "If the sun refused to shine..." verse was probably the most quoted in my high school yearbook as students' senior quote or dedication to their sweetheart. After that, "what a long strange trip it's been" was probably next in popularity.|
|Pete Yorn - Life on a Chain|
(Jul 23, 2007 - 12:33)
|This is one of only a few CDs that I have bought when it was released without any real familiarity with the artist/music. This one was based purely on reviews and recommendations. Thankfully, it worked out!|
|The Smithereens - Blood And Roses|
(Jul 23, 2007 - 12:09)
|Saw them a week ago at the Glass Cactus at the Gaylord Hotel. Billed it as promoting their recent Meet the Smithereens release, so I expected more of a tribute show, but they really stuck to their own songs and hits. They played a string of Beatles' - "Don't Bother Me", "I Wanna Be Your Man", and "Hold Me Tight". A highlight was a cover of the Who's "Behind Blue Eyes", Smithereens-style. Some surprising twists and turns, such as blending A Girl Like You and 60's peace anthem Get Together. Sure got me dustin' off the CDs and enjoying them again! |
|Led Zeppelin - What Is And What Should Never Be|
(Jul 20, 2007 - 11:24)
|After my kids saw School of Rock, I played a few of my fave LZ songs for them, including this one. Since then, I've noticed them digging through my LZ CDs to put songs on their MP3s. I feel so proud when I can get them off top 40 for a while...|
|Van Morrison - Sweet Thing|
(Jul 20, 2007 - 10:22)
|I appreciate him as a songwriter, but vocal performance just must not be his priority. There is something to be said for being distinctive. I just can't crank it up and really enjoy it.|
|Waterboys - Fisherman's Blues|
(Jul 20, 2007 - 08:34)
|Wow, I have listened to and loved this song on my GWH soundtrack for so long. Not sure why, but I never took time to find out more about the band and their music. Glad this one popped up today. Interesting insights from everyone.|
|Led Zeppelin - Immigrant Song|
(Jul 17, 2007 - 13:33)
|Jack Black pays tribute to this song in School of Rock. Amusing scene. His crazy enthusiasm for classic rock really makes that movie.|