|Thievery Corporation - Radio Retaliation|
(Aug 01, 2012 - 18:29)
|Love this. Can't believe it's so rarely played here. I've seen Thievery Corporation three times. ...and I'd go again. They absolutely rule!|
|Antje Duvekot - Vertigo|
(Apr 12, 2010 - 09:55)
|I just love this song. It's sweet and the lyrics are fresh and evocative.|
|Poe - Terrible Thought|
(Jan 26, 2010 - 12:30)
|Love her voice...but only because she sounds like and seems to imitate Chrissy Hynde.|
|Nerina Pallot - Damascus|
(Jan 07, 2010 - 11:18)
|Another thin, reedy voice reaching for the notes it's just not meant to hit. 1|
|Robinella - Down the Mountain|
(Dec 03, 2009 - 23:43)
|Far too much steel guitar, twang and fiddle in tonights playlist....|
Sometimes this station slays me.....other times, like tonight, its just plain murder.
|Grant-Lee Phillips - Humankind|
(Nov 22, 2009 - 23:58)
| Sloggydog wrote:|
Grant lee phillips is a guy who was the lead singer of Grant lee buffalo whose similar name was more coincidence than anything as they are named after the protagonists of a famous battle. I also like the song and to the bloke who thinks this is all just too depressing i think you'll find that if you get your news from a more reliable and informative source than fox news then we all have good reason to feel pretty depressed about the state of human nature from time to time.
if you get your news from a more reliable and informative source than fox news then we all have good reason to feel pretty depressed about the state of human nature from time to time.
fox news is part of the cause of the woeful state of human nature...or perhaps it's more a product of the misguided human.
|Geoffrey Oryema - Makambo|
(Sep 24, 2009 - 15:12)
| fredriley wrote:|
This man has the smoooooooooooothest voice I've heard for some time. He could be singing the Ugandan telephone directory for all I know or care, but the depth and smoothness of his voice is like balm for the brain :). 7 from the chilled-out Nottingham jury.
I so agree. I have three of his albums and they are all so beautiful and haunting.
|Ani Difranco - Amazing Grace|
(Sep 05, 2009 - 10:34)
|She took the goosebumps out of one of the most powerful spirituals ever written. Big Zero.|
|Santana - Samba Pa Ti|
(Jun 18, 2009 - 22:35)
|This just might be my favorite song in the whole world! I love every single note.|
|Lucinda Williams - Real Love|
(Apr 13, 2009 - 21:20)
| teadye wrote:|
I always give her another chance when I haven't heard the song before but I just don't get what people find in her. I think she's just awful. The voice grates, the accent is phony-baloney and the songs themselves are third rate. I would give her a zero if I could because I run to turn the music off when she comes on.
My thoughts exactly....she annoys.. a horrible noise.
|Lucinda Williams - Little Rock Star|
(Mar 28, 2009 - 12:59)
|I cringe everytime I hear a new song of hers introduced to RP's playlist. I just don't get the appeal to her. Musically, vocally it's just plain lacking if not downright annoying.|
|Leonard Cohen - Tower of Song|
(Feb 25, 2009 - 07:38)
| mgkiwi wrote:|
Fuck, life is depressing enough without listening to this self indulgent tosser. Can't get my head around this twat - someone please explain LC!
It's all about the lyrics. He has written some of the most profound and beautiful lyrics I've ever heard. He's a singing poet.
|Ellis Paul - Home|
(Feb 10, 2009 - 14:56)
|I thought it was tender and aching. Beautiful.|
|The Pretenders - The Wait|
(Jan 12, 2009 - 20:59)
|"Up the Neck" is the best song from this album but didn't get radio play...and I see it's not in RP's catalogue. Someone add it!|
|Faithless - God Is A DJ|
(Jun 17, 2008 - 22:57)
I'm with you. In fact, if Bill just replaced every damn James McMurtry song (which seem to get played at least once per day) with a Faithless one, I'd truly be in radio paradise.
If Bill just played any techno based song more often..this would be truly Radio Paradisio.
|Run C&W - Papa Was a Rolling Stone|
(May 20, 2008 - 19:31)
Humor is fine in music(Weird Al, Frank Zappa). The problem with this or Senor Coconut is that they kill the songs they do! It's like Draino in my Pepsi...totally unpalatable.
Why does humor keep music from being real? I can think of a ton of songwriters and musicians that would have a word with you on that.
|Jesse Cook - Cri|
(Mar 24, 2008 - 18:24)
|I love this more every time I hear it. Anybody know how the rest of the album sounds? This song may be enough to sell it to me, though.|
|John Lennon - Instant Karma!|
(Mar 20, 2008 - 03:41)
Actually, Lennon died for Jodie Foster...
Lennon didn't die for Jodie Foster....(that implies self-sacrifice and complicity). Lennon died because one mentally ill person needed his 15 minutes though he only gained eternal infamy ...whose name does not even deserve to be mentioned ever again. Unfortunately , the number of the generally untreated, dismissed and over-looked population of the mentally ill continues to grow under our nations sad policies on mental health (they don't contribute positively to society, so why house, treat or contain them ?).
Soapbox, sorry...but that one single delusional act robbed the world of one of the greatest.
|U2 - Please (Live From Rotterdam)|
(Mar 20, 2008 - 02:44)
|I can't understand the dissing of Bono or U2...nearly every song of their's contains at least a line or two of perfect and powerful poetry. Not to mention cool guitar.|
|Youngbloods - Get Together|
(Mar 20, 2008 - 02:41)
|The voice, the lyrics....one of the top 50 songs ever, in my book. I wish more of todays lyrics spread the message of love for ALL mankind so prevalent (and influential to me and most of my generation) in the music of that era. And....it stills sounds great!|
|Joe Henry - Civilians|
(Mar 20, 2008 - 01:44)
|The lyrics are great...insightful...reminds me of some of Leonard Cohens material.|
|Patti Smith - Dancing Barefoot|
(Mar 19, 2008 - 01:37)
We (insert various emo emo emo emo emo shit)...
No thanks, Patti. All that money and fame sorta precludes the tortured artist notion, to me.
You're sadly uninformed. Try getting her newsletter. She's an artist. Money and fame don't erase the past ...or even the present. Even the monied and famous have their pains. Get real. Or buy some empathy somewhere.
|The Beatles - A Day In The Life|
(Mar 19, 2008 - 00:57)
I wonder what the planet might have been like without them?
Definitely a better place because of them.
|War - Slippin' Into Darkness|
(Mar 13, 2008 - 23:23)
I'm disappointed that "The World is a Ghetto" isn't on the RP playlist.
Hear, hear! That's a great one, too.
|Metric - Rock Me Now|
(Mar 10, 2008 - 23:08)
this is just so damned weird.
the strange lyrics and speaking, the playful childlike melody, and the haunting background vocals.
I love it!!!!!!
|Snow Patrol - Set The Fire To The Third Bar|
(Mar 07, 2008 - 08:19)
Yes, I am little surprised it is Snow Patrol. However, I still don't like it.
Snow Patrol is mostly for teens I think
I saw them last summer and there were very few teens in the crowd. Looked mostly like the 30's crowd. Excellent concert, by the way.
|Chick Corea & Bela Fleck - Mountain|
(Mar 04, 2008 - 21:54)
|As I listen to this....all I see is black teeth and blank stares. Bela Fleck doing blue grass is like trying to make crumpled tin foil smooth and creaseless.|
|Peter Himmelman - Fly So High|
(Mar 04, 2008 - 21:42)
|Love Peter Himmelman...but this is his worst album. Still...I met him after a concert once...he was gracious and kind....actually reflecting the persona behind his lyrics. Kinda nice to know his art is authentic.|
|It's A Beautiful Day - White Bird|
(Mar 04, 2008 - 21:39)
Went to a Foreigner show at the Oakland Colosseum and could not bribe or sneak in as it was sold out, and our friend with Bill Graham froze us out.
So ended up the parking lot smoking opium, and went to
Berkeley and saw David Lafalme and say I did not move in four hours.
He was better than any band I saw growing up in the Inner Sunset in the 60's.
Next door to the Haight for neophytes.
He was better than the stones or steve miller at their peak.
Maybe it was the opium. Still...I love this song. A beautiful classic.
|Kila - On Taobh Tuathail Amach|
(Feb 24, 2008 - 00:20)
|You're making it easy to finally go to bed. The music is lacking a bit of the usual soul tonight.|
|Patti Smith - Glitter In Their Eyes|
(Feb 21, 2008 - 21:21)
|If anything is "derivative" about Patti Smith...it's in how others "derive" from her....and have since the '70's. She's the original punk rocker...and has evolved into so much more.|
|John Lennon - Instant Karma!|
(Feb 16, 2008 - 23:10)
Usually I have a snappy comeback to the Lennon fans, but between a towering hangover and the pithiness of your comment, I got nothin. Nicely done.
Still think the Lennon solo stuff is overrated, though.
well, someday your soul will be on a higher plane. If you listen to the likes of him enough, you'll get there sooner.
|Supertramp - School|
(Feb 15, 2008 - 01:10)
|this is definitely one of their lesser songs. now don't y'all want to go investigate some of their deeper music? they still create....and it's even better than this was.|
|Jump - Education|
(Feb 15, 2008 - 01:05)
|musically they are a teensy bit lacking...but lyrically they are at the top.|
|The Beatles - I'm So Tired|
(Feb 15, 2008 - 01:01)
I'm still so tired of the Beatles
tired of the beatles? then either you are an unschooled younin'...or a totally devoid of soul humanoid. they rule .open your heart and mind.
|The Beatles - I'm So Tired|
(Feb 15, 2008 - 00:58)
...it's just cruel to play this when i'm having to work through the night tonight...
eternal empathy...that is the beauty of the Beatles.
|Elvis Costello - Deep Dark Truthful Mirror|
(Feb 15, 2008 - 00:56)
|anything elvis does is genius...he brings out the best in the original or the remake. true artist, he is.
sometimes the discomfort is all about the growing. and at that he is a genius.
|The Smashing Pumpkins - 1979|
(Feb 15, 2008 - 00:46)
Would be such a great song, but the singing is nasty. :puke: "WEEEeeeeee...."
The whiney, crying sound is irritating like Barry Manilow music.
Don't get me wrong... take that whiiiiiiine out and the song itself is phenomenal. But who told the singer that the whine sounds great? "Yeah... make it more whiney, like a kid who dropped his ice cream... that's it! More! More!"
Sorry... no flames. Would love the song if it wasn't for that.
come on...we all dropped our ice cream at some point..thats the point...the whine...we didn't MEAN to drop our ice cream....such is life and sometimes it sucks as a direct connection to even our accidents. and then....sometimrs it rules too.
|English Beat - Mirror In The Bathroom|
(Feb 15, 2008 - 00:37)
Is ska just reggae for white folks?
ska was once the hope for the melding of two cultures: everything that was, at one brief moment in history and art ...attained. and yet Ska held and demanded promise for the future,,,..though now everything that was hoped for is now lost in the muck. ... with the the hope now feeling hopeless. It's hard to see the difference.yet ..jah still rules.
|English Beat - Mirror In The Bathroom|
(Feb 15, 2008 - 00:20)
No, it's ska, for all folks.
When people see some things as beautiful,
other things become ugly.
When people see some things as good,
other things become bad.
Being and non-being create each other.
Difficult and easy support each other.
Long and short define each other.
High and low depend on each other.
Before and after follow each other.
Therefore the Master
acts without doing anything
and teaches without saying anything.
Things arise and she lets them come;
things disappear and she lets them go.
She has but doesn't possess,
acts but doesn't expect.
When her work is done, she forgets it.
That is why it lasts forever.
beautiful.hope you try to publsh.
you sound worth listening to.
|David Gray - Dead In The Water|
(Feb 15, 2008 - 00:04)
|love his early stuff...but this is just using formula here. he should forget about the money and go for the art ...like he used to.|
|Paco De Lucia - Concierto de Aranjuez|
(Feb 14, 2008 - 23:58)
|this reminds me of the first time i saw live ballet. she was a former Russian prima ballerina..which should be capitalized. she was exquisite. made grown men cry.....i know... i witnessed it. almost like the best sex you ever had.|
|Radiohead - House Of Cards|
(Feb 14, 2008 - 23:27)
I listen to RP at work 8 hours, and at home while awake. I love the mix no matter what. Ok, some stuff I don't care for, but the majority is great, I have found so many new bands, and won't ever listen to commercial radio again.
If Bill wants to play it, I'll give it a try.
thumbs up. bro! I feel the same way....with the one exception being when he's in his humorous mood...senor coconut just doesn't cut it. maybe he should try more zappa for more humor. Its the ultimate humor plus good...no excellent.... music.
ok...i have to give a nod to weird al on that....he's his own genre and master, too.
|Snow Patrol - Shut Your Eyes|
(Feb 14, 2008 - 23:14)
|there are the artists...and there are the admirers, these are the artists... i saw them live. |
|Prince - When Doves Cry|
(Feb 04, 2008 - 13:56)
|RP needs to expand their Prince playlist...and use it more often! need some uploads?|
|Señor Coconut and His Orchestra - Humo En El Agua (Smoke on The Water)|
(Feb 02, 2008 - 11:04)
|oh my god, really great songs get played once a month here...but THIS gets played every couple days? RP...look at the amount of sucko barfo votes this gets and realize people turn to other stations while this is on....don't you get that this is absolutely a horrible song????|
|The Reindeer Section - Cartwheels|
(Jan 29, 2008 - 12:17)
|sounds like snow patrol on downers....and now that I've read the prior comments...I see that it is snow patrol!|
|Massive Attack - Angel|
(Jan 24, 2008 - 21:39)
tis good indeed...but massive attack, morcheeba, portishead...which way do i go? Guidance needed.
massive attack, thievery corporation, dirty vegas, bliss....all good.
|The Waifs - Sun Dirt Water|
(Jan 21, 2008 - 13:23)
|tired of this really annoying song, RP. It just doesn't merit the amount of airplay it gets.|
|R.E.M. - Losing My Religion (live acoustic)|
(Dec 09, 2007 - 08:34)
I thought I heard Stipe say this song (and the term "losing my religion") was about someone losing their temper and not really a song about religion. I believe he said it was either an old southern term or an old afraican-american term - I can't recall.
Actually, this song is about unrequited love....or at least that was the press when it was first released. That makes sense if you listen to it knowing that was how it was written. It doesn't really make sense if you apply the words to actually losing faith in a god-being. Great song...no matter the version or significance to the individual listener.
|Hem - Hollow|
(Dec 03, 2007 - 08:32)
|who ever told this chick she could sing?|
|Andy Stochansky - Paris|
(Nov 29, 2007 - 22:42)
|I love the sound of the song; I love the tried and true formula of the song....but I have absolutely no respect for artists that make a living imitating someone else.
A really good vocalist would try to find his own voice rather than exploit the money and fame to be found sounding like a superstar. Its even shadier than being an Elvis impersonator. At least we know Elvis's songlist; with this guy, the casual listener might actually believe he is listening to some obscure Bono recording. I HATE being duped! Though...at least the song was decent. Reminds me of Celine becoming a superstar totally imitating Barbra.