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Profile: unclehud

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White Stripes - In The Cold, Cold Night
(Aug 29, 2014 - 03:57)
 jimmunn wrote:
This is kind of annoying, isn't it?
 
Only because I can't come to her in the cold, cold night.  Otherwise it's at least an 8.

Geoffrey Oryema - Makambo
(Aug 28, 2014 - 10:59)
From Google Translate (because I always read the lyrics).  Google said "Zulu detected" but gave a rather fractured translation.

The Ngicelu Xolo
I hate
The Ngecelu love, ah oh
Yiningathi earth
What We Funu fellowship? ah oh
The Ngicelu Xolo
I hate, ah oh

Shu bones Bespoke
Africa, World decomposition
People are Nkohla weight and
World decomposition
risk
Sudan, Rwanda, Angola, Malawi, Liberia, Zaire
Stop the killing
Phansingo violence
South Africa: war is never good
Phansingo violence

 

Frank Zappa - Peaches en Regalia
(Aug 28, 2014 - 03:47)
 Chumbawamba-1984 wrote:
Really? I was to put a 10, but I could not find the NEG (-) sign to put in front, so it is a ONE since there is no ZERO.
Probably a touch of humor from Mr Zappa, not even sure.
 
"Probably a touch of humor from Mr. Zappa."  Chuckle, chuckle, guffaw!

Frank Zappa - Peaches en Regalia
(Aug 28, 2014 - 03:45)
Ht Damn!  Peaches for breakfast!

Poe - Hey Pretty
(Aug 27, 2014 - 16:34)
Great guitar work, nice hooks, well-produced, and a voice that strikes me perfectly.  10, baby.

Kathleen Edwards - Goodnight, California
(Aug 27, 2014 - 14:47)
Damfinesong.  Her voice gives me the good kind of goosebumps.  Killer guitar and harmonica, too

Zombies - Time of the Season
(Aug 27, 2014 - 14:22)
... it's the funky "percussion" -- including the vocal sigh -- that rivets me to the speakers.  A 9 to be sure.


And that comment {#Arrowd}  is a jewel!

Choir Of Young Believers - Sedated
(Aug 27, 2014 - 12:13)
 dingleberry wrote:
Pope Paul
Pope Pa - a - aul ! 
 
chuckle, chuckle!

Ryuichi Sakamoto - Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence
(Aug 27, 2014 - 12:02)
 zair99 wrote:
...who's Larry?
 
Curly and Moe's brother.

Chorus of Tribes - Into Morocco
(Aug 27, 2014 - 07:37)
 coffeeadikt wrote:
Showing my age a little bit here, but this reminds me of the music to the first stage of Earthworm Jim for the Super Nintendo (and that's a good thing)  {#Smile}
 
Now, knowing my age and assuming things from lots of other post whores on RP, that comment is pretty funny.

Stevie Ray Vaughan - Riviera Paradise
(Aug 27, 2014 - 07:35)
Never heard this before today, and it's been my loss for all these years.  Dude could play.

Down Like Silver - Wolves
(Aug 27, 2014 - 06:52)
 Duc1098 wrote:
This is one of those songs that makes me stop what I'm doing, turn up the music and be transported.
 
Yes, hearing this for the first time today.  Had to stop what I was doing to identify it and comment.  To call it "haunting" seems trite, but my mind refuses to offer up any synonyms.

Pete Yorn - Crystal Village
(Aug 27, 2014 - 05:43)
 lsfeder wrote:
This songs brings back memories of a woman I will never be with again...
 
Sympathies, but sometimes it's for the better.  A least that's what they tell me.

Charlie Parker - Bloomdido
(Aug 27, 2014 - 00:04)
 Byronape wrote:
So, do I rate this song based on how much I like it, or based on my perceptions of the influence and importance of Charlie Parker.  I want to rate this a 9 just based on the musical mastery shown here, but I have never been able to get into this kind of make-it-up-as-you-go jazz. 

I want to like it, I really do, but I just can't get into it.  I'm rating it a 6 because Charlie Parker does not deserve anything less.
 
Don't rate it based on anything except how you like it; how it makes you feel.  Other people's opinions are based on ... well, who knows what motivates other people?  Why does Charlie Parker "deserve" a minimum score of 6?  Because hipsters from NYC thought so in 1958?

With all due respect, Byronape -- and I've read lots of your posts -- you should just say what you feel and ignore hipsters whether they be from NYC, SoCal, Liverpool, Hamburg, or eastern Mali.

Me?  This style makes me laugh internally, because it makes me feel good and flies in the face of 6 years worth of formal music education.

Elbow - Jesus Is A Rochdale Girl
(Aug 26, 2014 - 23:32)
 zepher wrote:
Rochdale Girl --->
 

A frequenter of Romeotuma's hotel room / mega-church?

Pink Floyd - Time
(Aug 26, 2014 - 18:06)
 coloradojohn wrote:
There is no denying that this just JAMS...And we were young and Life was long...and then one day we turned to find that umpteen years had got behind us...and thank God, I found RP!  Rock on, Eternal Masters, as it was in The Beginning, is Now, and Ever Shall Be, Amen...
 
Did you mean ...

You are young and life is long and there is time to kill today
And then one day you find ten years have got behind you
No one told you when to run, you missed the starting gun 

Yeah.  Zackly. 

Henry Mancini & His Orchestra - The Pink Panther Theme
(Aug 26, 2014 - 18:03)
 rdo wrote:


 
<jealous>

Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros - Get Down Moses
(Aug 26, 2014 - 17:17)
 ChicoCyclist wrote:
I tried PSD three times in a row and ended up on this song.  Sorry, Bill, but three strikes and you're out. Off to Pandora for the rest of the day.  Hear you tomorrow...
 
Hope the door didn't hit you ....

Grand Funk Railroad - I'm Your Captain/Closer to Home
(Aug 26, 2014 - 16:56)

 pcc wrote:
 deepwoodskev wrote:

Monotonous and repetitive. Blah.
 
Yes
 
No way, fellers!  We played this song all week long at basketball camp in 1969.  We played only this song, cause the B-side on the 45 wasn't good, we had no other records, and basketball camp was in the NC mountains out of AM radio range.  All week long, baby!

And you know what?  I still love it!  Cheesy beach break and everything!  Makes my smile very big.

Nirvana - Polly
(Aug 26, 2014 - 13:52)
 nagsheadlocal wrote:
Released 20 years ago. Man, that qualifies it for "classic rock" radio formats.

I need a drink . . .  
 
chuckle ...

edit five minutes later:  A weekly radio show in my old hometown (Stonehenge, WREK-FM) only plays "rock and roll" that's 40 years old.  Once you recover from the realization that a lot of your faves are indeed 40 years old, you can enjoy the show.

Chinawoman - Go
(Aug 26, 2014 - 13:43)
Go! 
To the smell that calls to you 
Where the animal leads you 
Even when you don't know 
Why you ought to go

 
Love it!

Harry Manx - Further Shore
(Aug 26, 2014 - 13:28)
OK, I give up.  What is a "further shore"?  Perhaps more importantly, should I ask my doctor if it's right for me?

Norah Jones - I Don't Wanna Hear Another Sound
(Aug 26, 2014 - 07:38)
 black321 wrote:
She's cute, but I still don't think she's sexy.
 
Check your pulse.

Steely Dan - Midnight Cruiser
(Aug 26, 2014 - 06:36)
I am another Gentlemen loser, 
Drive me to Harlem or somewhere the same 
 

Becker and Fagan: composers as good as Lennon and McCartney (puts on Nomex suit ...) who surrounded themselves with first-rate musicians.

The Derek Trucks Band - This Sky
(Aug 25, 2014 - 19:29)
 scottfennimore wrote:
 Dickie Betts may also be smiling from the comfort of his own living room since he is still alive.

tkelley wrote:
Dickie Betts and Duane Allman are smiling somewhere in the cosmos.  So so beautiful.  Must see these guys live somewhere.

 
 
Chuckle, chuckle.  Yeah, Dickie kinda is.  Perhaps the original poster meant Butch Trucks?

The Derek Trucks Band - This Sky
(Aug 25, 2014 - 19:25)
Happy, happy, joy, joy!  

All of us cry
While we should be dancing
This sky where we live 
Is no place to lose your wings
So love, love, love

Amen, brother! 

U2 - Bullet the Blue Sky
(Aug 25, 2014 - 15:59)
"One hundred, two hundred ...", and all the while, that guitar screams and wails, and the drum kit hammers steadily, "... pounding on the women and children, who run, into the arms of America."

801 - Tomorrow Never Knows
(Aug 25, 2014 - 07:26)
 OHMish wrote:
What is the purpose of this cover?
 
Art.  Interpretation of two composers' work by admirers.  In a way, similar to any bar band playing a ZZTop classic, but with the intent to perform it from a different perspective.  

They laid in with the psychedelia, eh?  Successfully so?  Yes, to my thinking.  Not so much to yours, I gather. 

Ryan Adams - New York, New York
(Aug 24, 2014 - 18:01)
 rdo wrote:
New York is a great city ---- a shining glorious beacon to the world.  I recall in this video the twin towers are in the background.  Now the new Freedom Tower is done.  The memorial is quite moving and beautiful as well.
 
Yes indeed, it's a helluva town.  The reflecting pools at the WTC Memorial are now finished.  Saw them last week for the first time and was stunned into silence.  Yes, I knew they represent the footprints of the Towers, but man, oh, man.

The pools are magnificent structures with "Infinity Pool" waterfalls on all four edges and much smaller shafts in the center descending out of sight.  (They're smaller, but still HUGE.)  They're underneath the incredibly tall new WTC Tower ... well, it's really something, brother.

As the Acela trundles me into town on Monday mornings, I see the new Tower standing head and shoulders above everything else.

Note to haters: freedom and liberty are impossible to stop.

Deep Forest - Sweet Lullaby
(Aug 24, 2014 - 17:29)
 The_Walrus wrote:
Strange that they should have a woman gargling on a record?
 
Really?  So THAT'S what this is!!!  I thought it was little Swiss girls yodeling in French or German with Yanni on the Pan Flute!   {#Ask} 

Ludovico Einaudi - Andare
(Aug 24, 2014 - 17:25)
 triviagal wrote:
This sounds a lot like my cousin saying "I'll teach you piano.  Just play these two notes over & over & over again.  Then play these other notes over & over again."  (Wow, that's really hard!  NOT!)  "Now we'll put in a little other monotonous filler & we can put people to sleep."  Ho-hum. zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

That's been done: Tenacious D.  Don't forget the bendy thing.

Ludovico Einaudi - Andare
(Aug 24, 2014 - 17:18)
 fredriley wrote:
<snip>

What is it about the sheer hatred Einaudi generates on this board? How can such simple music be so greatly offensive to RP listeners such that the red mist descends and bile pours from keyboards? Surely at worst it's 'elevator music'? I honestly want to know: what is it about Einaudi that gets on your tits so much?

I like the guy, but he's definitely not "rock and roll" -- even when the genre is stretched as far as Bill can pull.  That's the only possibility I can imagine: it's not rock and roll, so many listeners have little (or no) patience with it.  "Get that shite off my speakers and put on some Clash, whydontcha!"

(And for the record, the first time I heard Mr. Einaudi -- here on RP -- I thought, "Somebody's re-done a Debussy piece?")

Barnaby Bright - Castle Rock
(Aug 24, 2014 - 17:06)
 dirtbagpook wrote:
Nice sounding ditty. Of deception and death. Tsk, tsk. 
 
Yes, riveted me from the get-go.  Damn.  

Sheryl Crow - Redemption Day
(Aug 24, 2014 - 16:07)
 Rmike wrote:
Amen....
 
tipper wrote:
A much underated artist who has unfortunatley fallen prey to the music fashion halfwits and the ipod (i only hear half the music) generation.
Play her music on a decent system and forget all the gender and personality issues.
 
Actually, the "gender issue" is one of the reasons I enjoy Ms. Crow's music.  I find her voice ... well ... sexy.

Poe - Haunted
(Aug 24, 2014 - 15:51)
Jayzoos!  Her voice puts me to the red line immediately!  (In a good -- no GREAT way!)  

Talking Heads - Once In A Lifetime
(Aug 18, 2014 - 01:37)
Maybe it's just me, but I SWEAR there's vinyl pops in this and I think it even skipped!  Heavenly to hear those sounds again.

Peter Gabriel & Friends - Burn You Up, Burn You Down
(Aug 18, 2014 - 00:34)
 worldbeatboy wrote:
hi everyone.  i'm new to RP.  i know, i know…  i'm late.
but saying hi from london, ontario, canada.  

painting my office in my house today.
kinda cool to know i'm not alone….
 
Glad you could join us.  We enjoy a wide variety of music here.  

Fleetwood Mac - Tell Me All The Things You Do
(Aug 17, 2014 - 22:48)
Surprised that I haven't already corrupted this thread with my usual comment:  This was when the band was GOOD. Before her-name-shall-not-be-mentioned turned them into utter crap.

I vote 10!  Because you'd be hard pressed to find such tasty guitar work in anything today.

Don Henley - The Boys of Summer
(Aug 17, 2014 - 17:02)
Dear brother,
 
You were definitely a boy of summer.  Remember this from our crazy week in Key West?  The three of us miss you, and quietly celebrated your birthday Friday.
 
Love,
Hud 

PS:  Thanks, Bill.

Portishead - Glory Box
(Aug 17, 2014 - 17:00)
I can honestly admit that no matter how many times I hear this, I will be stopped dead in my tracks.

Cake - Love You Madly
(Aug 17, 2014 - 16:34)
Dear Cake:  I love you madly.

The Slow Show - God Only Knows
(Aug 17, 2014 - 13:13)
 Emwolb wrote:
God only knows why I originally gave this a "7"...moved to an iffy "6"
 
After hearing it today, and God only knows why, I interpreted the lyrics as -- perhaps -- a soldier returning from war, and imagining what to do about a loyal wife.  (Must be because I watched Clint Eastwood's Flags of our Fathers again last night.)
 
Today this is a 9. 

God is an Astronaut - A Deafening Distance
(Aug 17, 2014 - 13:04)
Dayum!  Had no clue anyone would respond in detail.  (Although the "clever clogs" seems a bit harsh for those of us that don't sit home watching TV all evening.)
 
Nice to know (or think) that NASA agrees about non-carbon life forms.  Maybe they have jobs available for folks like me.
 
=== Egregiously egotistical response below ===
 
As for escaping the UAE, let me assure you that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is definitely NOT part of the United Arab Republic.  It is a Kingdom organized after WW2 through violent tribal assimilations by the Saud family, and adamantly adheres to Muslim law.
 
Women must be covered head-to-foot and may not be in public unless accompanied by an adult male.  (Non-Muslim women must also abide by this -- it's law.)  Men are not allowed to wear shorts above the knee.  Alcohol is illegal.  So are movies and all pork products. (Bacon, ham, sausage, BBQ ribs, chitterlings, pulled pork sandwiches, all outlawed!)  The internet is so censored that I had to spoof my IP address to watch Georgia Tech football.  And we were adjacent to the Red Sea, so there was none of that "It's a dry heat" nonsense.
 
Would I change things?  No.  It was an incredible experience; I didn't die; and -- all humor aside -- the connection to Radio Paradise and its frequent poster-children kept a little light glowing throughout those 5 months.  (Thank you, Bill & Rebecca!)

Pixies - Greens and Blues
(Aug 17, 2014 - 12:39)
 akdavey wrote:
It's like seeing an old friend you used to party with and  ... woosh ... yer ready to go to your old bar and smoke the ol' pack of cigarettes, drink the same pint of beer, swing by that taco joint for a late nighter and wake up and do it all over again.
But wait, the old friend turns out to be kind of a dick and you forgot that part where he likes flying saucers. Nobody smokes anymore. Drinking gives you heartburn and the taco joint is now a TJ Max.
That's how I feel about the Pixies' new album. 
 
Chuckle, chuckle.  That's funny!

Eels - Climbing To The Moon
(Aug 17, 2014 - 12:05)
 fredriley wrote:
<snip>

Eels should be jellied and not heard.
A bowl of jellied eels

 
Does one eat jellied eels cold or warm?  Honestly, neither way sounds appetizing -- and the photo isn't helping.

Peter Gabriel - Come Talk To Me
(Aug 17, 2014 - 10:51)
 MsJudi wrote:
What's a little astonishing to me, given the innuendo I hear in this song, it was written to his daughter.
 
That's what I've read also, but "come talk to me" applies in many other relationships.  YMMV.  Shiite and Suuni, perhaps?

Joe Cocker - Darling Be Home Soon
(Aug 17, 2014 - 10:13)
It's not the version I heard in high school, but still a killer!  For years, I wanted my voice to have his rasp.  My vote is a 9.

Annie Lennox - Don't Let It Bring You Down
(Aug 17, 2014 - 09:59)
 steeler wrote:
Lacking the notes of desperation and despair that permeate Neil's version.

Missing emotion.  
 
Au contraire.  Ms Lennox's voice has two gears: powerful and fragile.  This song's all sung in the subdued delicate gear that makes me think of a woman teetering on the edge of a nervous breakdown.

Seems to me that she's singing encouragement to herself: "Face front; chin up! Don't let it bring you down, it's only castles burning,"

King Crimson - One Time
(Aug 17, 2014 - 09:52)
 LowPhreak wrote:
If it doesn't have Bruford, it's not Crimson. Pat's a good drummer but nothing like Bill.
 
Hahahahaha!  I felt the same way years ago when Alan White replaced him on the Yes personnel sheet.  Mr Bruford has a much wider talent than "drummer".

By the wa, I finally came to appreciate Mr White, and saw them plat last month at an open-air venue in Boston.  Vurrrry niiiize.

Eagle-Eye Cherry - Desireless
(Aug 17, 2014 - 09:47)
Well, I think it's a nicely played mute trumpet.  Exactly how you/re supposed to wield that instrument.  So there.

Cowboy Junkies - Floorboard Blues
(Aug 17, 2014 - 09:44)
"Snoozefest" is how I usually categorize this band, but this song made me sit up and listen.  Great lyrics, eh?

Chrissie Hynde - Dark Sunglasses
(Aug 17, 2014 - 09:40)
 ScottN wrote:
Certainly wins "Best Album Cover" award.  Very good song on a very good album.  Glad to hear that Chrissie still brings it!
 
"Best Album Cover?"  I'll agree with that.  The woman's still got vocals, attitude, and whatever else it is that makes me grin.

The Derek Trucks Band - I Know
(Aug 17, 2014 - 09:34)
Great tune from a spectacular album!

Neil Young - After the Gold Rush
(Aug 17, 2014 - 05:29)
F***ing spectacular.

Businessgypsy, if you ever need an extra driver ....

Younger Brother - Ribbon On A Branch
(Aug 17, 2014 - 05:16)
 calle01 wrote:
Another one for the dying old boring and depressed listeners on RP???
 
Maybe, but it's also a good one for us old listeners that are happy, coherent, and living a life that embarrasses our grown children.

Buena Vista Social Club - De Camino a La Vereda
(Aug 17, 2014 - 04:45)
 stunix wrote:
Its August 2011 and I'm back in the Hotel National in Havana, the evening lightning has passed and there is a nice cooling breeze coming from the sea.  My 3rd Cuba Libre is going down and so are the cigars.   Scuba diving again in the morning, then out to Old Havana for some cruzing in a Lada (or a 3 wheeler).  you can keep your yank tanks, the ladas have the fun.   Beautiful country and people.
 
I've heard the same from a lot of my international friends that have visited Cuba: a lovely place stuck in a time warp, full of friendly, generous people and beautiful scenery.

Makes me wonder if that's because they've been spared the American influence of "money-over-all-things". 

Pink Floyd - Run Like Hell
(Aug 17, 2014 - 04:29)
 hschlossberg wrote:
My god -- I love Pink Floyd -- but this song from this overplayed, over-rated album is driving me f'ing crazy today!!!
 
Can't quite go that far, but this is a stale tune from, perhaps, their least-visionary album.

Mark Knopfler - Don't You Get It
(Aug 17, 2014 - 04:12)
 ch83575 wrote:
Amen to that.  Worst lyricist ever, just play your guitar dude.  Maybe let somebody else write the lyrics from time to time.
 
Maybe you missed the lyrics to this very song: "I don't wanna dream your dream."  He really doesn't care what you think; he's dreaming his own dream.

Zero 7 - In the Waiting Line
(Aug 16, 2014 - 20:28)
I hereby proclaim my deep and unwavering love for this configuration of Zero 7. 

Air - Talisman
(Aug 16, 2014 - 20:26)
Air, Zero 7, Hooverphonic; all great bands I discovered here.  Ironic that 35 years ago those bands would have driven me batty in 90 seconds.  Or maybe no so ironic -- 35 years gives plenty of opportunity to change.

My Morning Jacket - I'm Amazed
(Aug 16, 2014 - 20:04)
 hippiechick wrote:
Like this song, even though it took me a long time to even understand what they were singing
 
The "Lyrics" button can help with that.  (Sorry, I'm in a terribly snarky mood this evening.)

The Avett Brothers - Head Full Of Doubt - Road Full Of Promise
(Aug 16, 2014 - 19:58)
 FrankDebbieCote wrote:
lol; I'm glad I don't sound like that when I've been drinking. 

Love reading the comments section.  
 
How do you know what you sound like when you're drunk?  Got a YouTude or Vimeo?

Soha - C'est bien mieux comme ca
(Aug 16, 2014 - 14:31)
 ChrisVIII wrote:
Same here, the accent is also something I can't get over in this case. And the lack of energy in the voice, I just feel like shaking her to wake up ^^
 
Do you feel the same way about Boston accents?  Long Island accents?  Brit/Aussie?South African?  Accents from my beloved South Carolina? 

And, good sir/ma'am, her voice has plenty of energy, it's just the "simmering beneath the surface" kind of energy that took me years to recognize.  Glad I finally did, though! 

Tom Waits - Alice
(Aug 16, 2014 - 14:22)
 fredriley wrote:
Try some of the other Islay malts. All, with the exception of the luscious Bunnahabhain, are intensely peaty, but vary considerably in style within that peatiness. Ardbeg has already been mentioned, but my favourite is Lagavulin. A tour of Islay malts is a stimulating experience, but bad for the head and the wallet. Don't ever call malt whiskeys "Scotch" in the hearing of a Scots person, though - that label is only used for blended whiskeys, if at all.

Tom Waits as Laphroaig is a good analogy. Peaty, smoky, rough on the throat, fantastic if you're in the mood for it, rough as a scabby dog's arse if you're not. A great street poet but a voice that is an 'acquired taste', to put it mildly. Worth acquiring but you have to work at it.
 
Well, well, well, fredriley!  I got introduced to Islay single malts ten years ago by my local alcohol purveyor who asked, "Would you like to sample a Scotch that tastes like seaweed?"
 
I scored a bottle of Caol Ila for really cheap ($50US or so) and proceeded to discover it was almost hallucinogenic.
 
Unfortunately, Caol Ila has gotten frightfully expensive, and I am rationed to Laphroaig and Bowmore.  Will try the Lagavulin, based on your esteemed opinion.
 
To which I would add, "Would you like to sample a Scotch that tastes like Tom Wait's voice?"

Van Morrison - Cleaning Windows
(Aug 16, 2014 - 14:11)
 floydoftherocks wrote:
this makes me feel like i'm pooping in reverse.. {#Moon} {#Cry}
 
Got pics or a YouTube?  I'm thinking this would be extremely difficult ... and that you must have been practicing for such a very long time.

Moby - The Perfect Life
(Aug 16, 2014 - 13:46)
 Proclivities wrote:
Do you mean seeing a marching band whose members have taken LSD, or observing a marching band after having taken LSD?  The former seems sort of fun, the latter seems like it might be a little uncomfortable...or even scary.
 
Chuckle, chuckle.  As a former 1st trumpet in high school and college marching bands, I agree with your assessments.

The Beatles - Flying
(Aug 10, 2014 - 15:02)
 gjr wrote:
why did we make a song like this?  because we're the bloody beatles dammit and we can do whatever the hell we want!!

i like it 
 
"... and we can do it excellently!"

Rosanne Cash - A Feather's Not a Bird
(Aug 10, 2014 - 09:01)
 WonderLizard wrote:
For my money, along with Lucinda Williams, Patty Griffin, Sean Colvin, and Mary Chapin Carpenter, one of the very short list of most thoughtful and insightful singer-songwriters around these days.
 
Most definitely a list of all-stars, gender not withstanding.

Björk - Big Time Sensuality
(Aug 10, 2014 - 08:30)
All y'all be crazy.  
 
This song rocks and Ms. B-Jork is a hottie.  (And I'm serious about both proclamations.)

Death Cab for Cutie - Doors Unlocked and Open
(Aug 10, 2014 - 07:32)
 Jota wrote:
You can 'lock' a door after opening it.
 
Of course you can!  But maybe that song is "Doors Are Locked and Open" by Birth Cab for Homely.

J.J. Cale - Cajun Moon
(Aug 10, 2014 - 06:32)
 Cynaera wrote:
I love J. J. Cale - so laid-back and groovy....{#Sunny}

 
Amen, sister!  Please let him know that I boogie woogie to his music all the time!

Luna - Beautiful View
(Aug 10, 2014 - 06:29)
Why I love RP, reason #4:  This tune is from 1996 and I've never heard it before.

Cloud Cult - When Water Comes to Life
(Aug 10, 2014 - 06:23)
 GypsyD wrote:
I do not often rate or comment on the music of RP, but I know that I listen from 6AM to 6PM for a reason. This song is one of them! Sometimes I get 'bored' with the playlist, but I know that they can only play so much in 24-7, without duplicating.

snip
 
Well, a tip o' the hat to you for listening 12 hours a day!  Beats the living daylights out of commercial radio, eh?  (And this band is one of the special things about RP!)

Serafina Steer - Night Before Mutiny
(Aug 10, 2014 - 06:20)
replies to several comments below ...

Been gone a while, and this was the first tune I hear upon return -- a solid nine, so if you find that dime in your purse, start a fund for the music education program you need.

I've read the Rings trilogy twice and still don't get the rampant devotion from so many.  Perhaps I'll save up my dimes for some more English Lit classes.  

For what it's worth, CS Lewis non-fiction did hit the spot with me 35 years ago in a college religion class; but that's religion, not Lit.

The Who - I Can't Explain
(Jul 12, 2014 - 22:08)
Thrash those drums!

Rusted Root - Send Me On My Way
(Mar 03, 2014 - 11:56)
 TerryS wrote:
 Yes indeed, I'll be adding this to the playlist for New Orleans to Memphis next week. 
 
Depending on your route, that drive can be Jackson and a big bunch of nothingness.

Fever Ray - When I Grow Up
(Mar 03, 2014 - 11:40)
 gjr wrote:
i wonder if i recorded the same piece of garbage.....would RP play it?  (clipped)
 
Since I think it's marvelous art, and suspect you would change it drastically during your taping sessions ... it might become garbage in your hands.

Give it a shot.

John Lennon - Jealous Guy
(Feb 24, 2014 - 11:43)
 mhbrowne wrote:
I really don't like this song. Isn't that my prerogative? I'm a music lover. I just don't like John Lennon's solo music.
 
You know, I don't usually write negative stuff, but I have to say that Mr. Lennon's strength was lyrics -- not melodies.  But that's my useless opinion, ain't it?

Traffic - Many A Mile To Freedom
(Feb 13, 2014 - 12:20)
One of the best chillin' albums of all time.  Used to blast this in the car, riding with the top down through the north Georgia mountains.

Younger Brother - Ribbon On A Branch
(Feb 13, 2014 - 09:09)
9 ----> 10 on this cold, grey snowy morning.  (Bill:  Killer sets since I got to work 4 hours ago.  How do you do it, man?)

David Bowie - Ashes to Ashes
(Feb 13, 2014 - 08:51)
 oldfart48 wrote:
twice in 4 hours is twice to many times, bowie sucks. blows and pretends to have talent.
 
Yes, the rumours allege rather strongly that Mr. Bowie has both blown and sucked in his private life.  I submit that he has boatloads of talent, however.

Blackfield - Zigota
(Feb 13, 2014 - 08:47)
Wow!  Thrash metal on RP?  (maybe; work interfered there for a few minutes ...)   Diggin it, brothahs and sistahs!  Este es un siete a la momento.

Stephen Stills - So Begins The Task
(Feb 13, 2014 - 08:17)
Godlike.  Harmonies?  Yes; vocal and instrumental.  Lyrics?  To me; heartrending.

Sophie Zelmani - If I Could
(Feb 13, 2014 - 08:14)
 fredriley wrote:
Is it just me, or is the CD cover ever so subtly alluring and erotic? Something about it gets me just there {#Hearteyes}. Which I can also say about this song, which is just so sweet and poignant and affecting. 8 from the enamored Nottingham jury.
 
I ain't just you, sir.

Laura Marling - Rambling Man
(Feb 13, 2014 - 08:13)
 rdo wrote:
I have bought a few hundred CDs as a direct result of listening to RP.  Other stations I could name?  The number would be zero.  I remember having XM radio for two full years and listening during my various commutes about DC.    I never heard one song that made me want to buy the CD.  RP is revolutionary.  This song is so special, so extraordinary, words cannot describe....

 
Two excellent points, and heartily I agree with both:

1)  RP encourages me to buy new music (take THAT, you idiots at  RIAA), which I buy through RP links, and

2)  RP is revolutionary while respecting the long lineage of rock and roll.

 

PS:  This song is an easy 9.  Her voice is fab.



Cloud Cult - Running With the Wolves
(Feb 13, 2014 - 08:08)
 stevendejong wrote:
One of those guys that write a decent song and should have hired someone to sing it.
 
Respectfully, couldn't disagree more.  The sincerity in his voice 'makes' the song.

Eurythmics - Love is a Stranger
(Feb 12, 2014 - 14:37)
Her voice is marvelous, innit?

Eddie Vedder - Light Today
(Feb 12, 2014 - 13:49)
 midreaming wrote:
 this is worth checking out - The Molinere Underwater Sculpture Park is a collection of ecological underwater contemporary art located in the Caribbean ocean off the west coast of Grenada, West Indies and was created by British sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor

 
There are a few underwater sculpture installations by Mr. Taylor, actually, including one at David Copperfield's private Bahamian island.  Check out the gallery:  http://www.underwatersculpture.com/  and click on 'projects' for location info.

Bucket list? Youbetcha.



Paul Simon - Under African Skies
(Feb 12, 2014 - 13:38)
Funky tone on the bass; sounds just like the powerful pulsing of love in the veins.

Nina Simone - Feeling Good
(Feb 12, 2014 - 12:26)

Snowflake drifting through the sky, you know how I feel ...

additional lyrics by unclehud, who votes this as 9 without hesitation



Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On
(Feb 12, 2014 - 12:05)

Released in 1998?  I remember snickering to this as a teenager ... "let's get it on, baby" ... and my kids were teenagers in 1998.  Wow!  Maybe I was kidnapped by aliens and subjected to time-travel experiments.

Quick check on Wikipedia says released in June (or maybe August) 1973.  Also says Mr. Gaye died in 1984.



Robin Trower - Day of The Eagle
(Feb 12, 2014 - 11:36)
Oh well.  Brain just turned to jello.  Again.

Little Feat - Spanish Moon
(Feb 12, 2014 - 10:39)
 DD gypsyman wrote:
This was the soundtrack to a party that lasted my entire sophomore year in college.
 
Chuckle, chuckle, chuckle.  Indeed, it also contributed mightily to my 1.8 GPA one semester.

Caro Emerald - Black Valentine
(Feb 12, 2014 - 09:22)
 kcar wrote:
That hat is 

1. a manta ray decoy
2. a solar thermal collector
3. a parasail.

But I like this song and love Caro.  

4. sexy as hell.

Are black valentines what one sends to an ex-spouse?



Pernice Brothers - There Goes the Sun
(Feb 12, 2014 - 08:44)
http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/gmd/grad/solcalc/

Joan Osborne - The Same Love That Made Me Laugh
(Feb 12, 2014 - 08:24)
This song is killer-diller!  On the subject mentioned below, I saw her last month as a member of Trigger Hippy -- and would do so again in a New York minute.

The Slow Show - God Only Knows
(Feb 12, 2014 - 07:17)
God only knows why I like this song, but I do.   As markthecarp said below: " ... it's too close to being one of those "there but for the grace of God go I" things."

José González - Stay Alive
(Feb 12, 2014 - 06:11)
Saw this movie last night, and give it a hearty recommendation -- making it the first Ben Stiller movie I do not despise.  You must, of course, suspend belief in reality, but that's Mr. Mitty's forte and an essential element of most movies.  Scenery is extraordinary.

The Beatles - Hey Bulldog
(Feb 07, 2014 - 12:43)
These guys had serious range.  Contrast this simple pop/bubblegum against Revolution Number 9.  And this was the beginning of their psychedelic period!

God is an Astronaut - Remembrance Day
(Feb 07, 2014 - 11:27)
 Highlowsel wrote:

Nah...these days God would be an astronaut for the Chinese.  And this doesn't matter.  It doesn't matter if the baton gets passed (back) from West to East.  So long as the species keeps advancing it's all good.  Now if only we could find a way to stop warring amongst ourselves...like kids on the beach fighting all while ignoring the grandeur of the ocean.  You'd think we could develop a wide appreciation of how small we are against such a firmament and so go exploring it together arm in arm. 

Maybe someday.  (Good tune, too, by the way.  Heh)

Highlow
American Net'Zen

 
Well said, Highlowsel.  " ... like kids on the beach fighting all while ignoring the grandeur of the ocean."  I'm stealing that.

Sarah Jarosz - Run Away
(Feb 07, 2014 - 11:20)
 Randomax wrote:
my wimberley, tx. neighbor!
 
Tell her I said "Hi!" in a most respectful, non-creepy way.  Her voice is amazingly clear.

J.J. Cale - Ride Me High
(Feb 07, 2014 - 11:14)
The master of simmering funk.

Ben Harper - Skin Thin
(Feb 07, 2014 - 11:12)
You are right on, Mr. Harper; life is skin thin, ain't it?  Now that I'm grown up, I truly understand that we'll not make it out alive.

The Clash - I Fought The Law
(Feb 06, 2014 - 13:19)
 joelbb wrote:
I was a young radio listener when the original of this song came out.  Everybody liked it then, a major hit.  Rockin' bands like the Clash (and their  fans) ALWAYS have loved it, esp. the short drum riff in the middle.  I'll bet it's still being covered 25 years from now.
 
As long as there is law, there will be bad boys (and girls) who fight and lose ... and then sing this song proudly.

KT Tunstall - Hold On
(Feb 05, 2014 - 15:08)
Women in boots = Yowza!   Living in Boston through the winters has that going for it!

Sade - No Ordinary Love
(Feb 05, 2014 - 13:48)
Seriously:  I am unaware of a sexier voice.

Tori Amos - Space Dog
(Feb 05, 2014 - 13:33)
 kurtster wrote:
rather hear Tori than Smashing Pumpkins, so there ...
 
Amen, and again I say Amen.  I do find these hater comments witty, however.

Stevie Wonder - I Wish
(Feb 05, 2014 - 13:11)
"You nasty boy!"

Ben E. King - Stand By Me
(Feb 05, 2014 - 13:10)
 bseib wrote:
Who's credited for playing the velcro?   {#Think}
 
Chuckle, chuckle.  Sounds like it's a guira.  http://www.lpmusic.com/products/guiros/professional-guira/

Derek and the Dominos - Have You Ever Loved A Woman
(Feb 05, 2014 - 12:41)
 oldfart48 wrote:
JUST BECAUSE HE HAS A BUCK OR TWO,  WILL NEVER STOP THE BLUES ! aside from loosing a kid, even.
 
Gotta agree with you on that one, oldfart48.

Neil Young - Throw Your Hatred Down
(Feb 05, 2014 - 12:18)
 daigoro wrote:
Neil can't hold Skynyrd's jockstrap. Few bands can.

 At least that's what this California boy thinks.

Every one is entitled to their opinion.  I'm a Georgia boy, with the Southland in my heart no matter where my bourbon glass is resting, and hold the opinion that Neil Young writes and rocks to the highest level.  And I mean globally, my Cali friend.

Say hello to Hank Moody for me!



DJ Schmolli - God's Gonna Cut You Down
(Feb 05, 2014 - 12:11)
 old_shep wrote:
So I could just steal an original Monet and stick some clip art on it and sell it as my own?
 
Yep.  Give it a try.  God will probably cut you down.

Arctic Monkeys - Fireside
(Feb 05, 2014 - 11:21)
 LPCity wrote:

I swear the left sign wave is slightly larger than the right one.

That would make the signal Amplitude Modulated, as in "AM Radio". 

Yesterday, during my ten minutes per month of listening to non-npr broadcast radio, I managed to hear this!  'Twas a bit shocking, to be sure.



Loreena McKennitt - Kecharitomene
(Feb 05, 2014 - 11:06)
 diannemck56 wrote:
A bit of trivia for you---Tal Bergman, Joe Bonamassa's current touring drummer plays percussion on this tune.  {#Drummer}
 
Thanks.  Ms. McKennit's music is crazy different from Mr. Bonomassa's, making me quite impressed with Mr. Bergman's range.

Yello - The Rhythm Divine
(Jan 30, 2014 - 11:25)

Dame Shirley Bassey



The Black Crowes - Good Morning Captain
(Jan 30, 2014 - 09:00)
Have I already told you guys how good this is?  Yes, I suppose I have.  YEEEHAW!  (<---- seriously loud rebel yell.)

Led Zeppelin - The Rain Song
(Jan 29, 2014 - 13:38)
 On_The_Beach wrote:
I don't know, is there a better Zep song than this?
Just so, so good.
 
I'll say that it's one of the top ten rock songs of all time ... and it really doesn't rock, does it?

Poe - Wild
(Jan 29, 2014 - 11:50)
Thank heavens for all recorded samples of Poe's lovely voice.

Kathleen Edwards - Goodnight, California
(Jan 29, 2014 - 09:19)
Her voice, wrapped in the big reverb, is particularly haunting.  Easily worth a 9.

Neil Young - Cinnamon Girl
(Jan 29, 2014 - 08:03)
Simple, but still capable of raising goose bumps.  (Especially the jangly guitar solo after the end .... thanks, Bill, for letting it play through.)

Kathleen Edwards - Back to Me
(Jan 16, 2014 - 18:49)
Scorched Earth Syndrome.

Greg Brown - Just A Bum
(Jan 16, 2014 - 18:16)
ArseneFurst wrote:
These lyrics stopped me in my tracks. I'm an alcoholic, sober now for seven years but still living with the fear described here. 
 
I feel the same fear, ArseneFurst.  Sometimes life seems like a tenuous pile of pick-up-sticks and they're getting pulled out awful quickly. 
 
Congrats on 7 years.

Emmylou Harris - Red Dirt Girl (w/ Mark Knopfler)
(Jan 16, 2014 - 07:25)
A sadness that comes from authenticity in music and lyrics.

Cake - Long Line Of Cars
(Jan 16, 2014 - 07:15)
Social comment about automobile pollution?  Long line of cars, all because of you/me, keep the 'fire' burning, accept a little grey?  Just a suggestion on this gloriously grey New England morning.

Cocosuma - Servant
(Jan 16, 2014 - 07:06)

{#Arrowd}  Re the Stryken photo below:  The successor band for Wyld Stallyns from Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure.

As for Cocosuma, I really dig the chill of jazzy/trance/lounge or however critics currently pigeonhole this genre.  I vote 8 on first listen.



Sheryl Crow - Redemption Day
(Jan 16, 2014 - 07:00)
Comfort music.  GOOD comfort music.  8--->9

The Doors - L.A. Woman
(Jan 15, 2014 - 16:29)
This song is freaking amazing. Y'all get that?  It's freaking amazing.

The Cult - She Sells Sanctuary
(Jan 15, 2014 - 16:26)
Just an observation:  Why doesn't this song have a gaggle of comments complaining about "commercial and overplayed"?  I just find that funny-ironic-weird.

Moby - The Perfect Life
(Jan 15, 2014 - 16:24)
I am SO in the mood for this soaring, overblown orchestration, and the descant soprano solo flying above it all.  Vurrry niiiize.

Elliott Smith - Somebody That I Used To Know
(Jan 15, 2014 - 08:29)
 TimeWaster wrote:
Nice, but I prefer the Gotye original.

{#Drummer}

 
They don't have the same lyrics ... at least not as posted on RP.  I adore the Gotye tune, and will listen to this one a bit more carefully next time.

The Pretenders - Private Life
(Jan 15, 2014 - 08:17)
 WonderLizard wrote:
Maybe it's the name. Have you considered maybe "That_Warm_and_Fuzzy_Guy"?

 
Chuckle, chuckle.

That_SOB:  I'm in line right behind you, buddy.  And this song illustrates why: passion and a voice that flies straight to my soul.



Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young - Helpless
(Jan 06, 2014 - 23:26)
 Cynaera wrote:
All I can do when I hear this song is sit and let the emotion wash over me. It's so sublime, so ethereal, so absolutely perfect... I can breathe now. {#Meditate}{#Sunny}

 
What she said.

Goldfrapp - Drew
(Jan 06, 2014 - 23:23)
Wow.

Dengue Fever - Kiss Of The Bufo Alvarius
(Jan 06, 2014 - 22:48)
Languorous!  9.

Leon Russell - Back To The Island
(Jan 06, 2014 - 22:00)
Late 70s on leave, hanging with friends in Mount Pleasant and Isle of Palms.  Watching the sun go down.

Buddy Guy - I Just Want To Make Love To You
(Jan 06, 2014 - 21:34)
Yowza!  Mega-funk!

Porcupine Tree - Halo
(Jan 06, 2014 - 11:16)
 Gajdzin wrote:
The drum tabs are here: http://www.songsterr.com/a/wsa/porcupine-tree-halo-drum-tab-s15089t4

Nice snare drum displacement in the second half of every measure. I'll give it a try in the practice room tonight.
 
Thanks for the link.  I'd never seen drum tabs, so I've learned my 'something new' for today.  I can easily hear the snare drum displacement, though: he whacks, then doesn't whack again when you expect it.  It's delayed, not omitted.  Cool!

Megafaun - Real Slow
(Jan 06, 2014 - 08:39)
 LPCity wrote:
Stand in line.
 
I'm in line with you ....

Breeders - Drivin' On 9
(Jan 06, 2014 - 08:22)
 oldman wrote:
Your phone has more power than the "portable computers" available back when this song came out.
It was a challenge to make very simple driving games back then, Carmageddon was still a few years away.
Hang on while we dial up Compuserve if you had a PC, AOL (I think) if you had a MAC. 300 Baud modems were king
Thems was the days
 
Yeah, acoustic modems.

Blaudzun - Another Ghost Rocket
(Jan 05, 2014 - 21:37)
You're a ghost rocket and they know who you are.

Bonobo - Change Down
(Jan 05, 2014 - 21:28)
Music = 8.

Comments below get votes above 8, or so sayeth my glowing red sex-o-meter.  (You guys crack me up!) 

Boy & Bear - Back Down The Black
(Jan 05, 2014 - 21:06)
Mesmerizing cover art.  

Michael Kiwanuka - Home Again
(Jan 05, 2014 - 20:59)
 sirdroseph wrote:
Is this guy related to the dude on the Giants?
 
NY or SF or Yomiuri?

The NY Giant grew up here (Boston); the singer grew up in London, so I think, "Nope.  Not related."

Ella Fitzgerald & Joe Pass - Nature Boy
(Jan 05, 2014 - 20:58)
 Catecaneverall wrote:
the tennest of tens I ever gave... her voice is just hmmmmmmmmmmmmm....
 
"The tennest of tens" ... yessir, you said it! 

Jeff Beck - Goodbye Pork Pie Hat
(Jan 05, 2014 - 20:49)
 ddbz wrote:
FANTASTIC, this song has just about everything in it funky, jammy, rocky, spacey, how cool.
 
Yeah, baby, this is the real deal!  Recorded in 1976.  Were you born?

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Something Good Coming
(Jan 05, 2014 - 15:12)
 AndyJ wrote:
This song seems so very appropriate at this time of the year....

This year is gone and done.
It wasn't good.
It wasn't fun.
I'm hoping to see a better one.
 
Amen, brother; you and me both.

Afro Celt Sound System - Mojave
(Jan 03, 2014 - 03:09)
 lambyrossberg wrote:
Does this song ever bloody end!
 
Don't know.  Let's listen with an open mind, and find out.

Beck - Earthquake Weather
(Jan 02, 2014 - 18:50)
Love it.  
 
As for the Isley Bros guitar rip-off, nah.  The tone's nearly identical, but the notes/melody is significantly different.  So, if he "ripped off" settings for the fuzz, treble, bass, reverb, and what-all-else is in there, well then EVERYBODY'S ripping off someone else in some fashion.

Spirit - It Shall Be
(Jan 02, 2014 - 18:08)
Spirit always brings the goods: lyrics, melody, and this one has saxes, brass, and claves!  Thanks, Bill!

Tom Petty - Runnin' Down A Dream
(Jan 02, 2014 - 17:18)
One of the best driving songs ever written.  Imagine if Charlton Heston had this blasting during Ben Hur.

Broken Bells - The High Road
(Jan 02, 2014 - 17:02)
 rdo wrote:
I AM DANCING........IN MY UNDERWEAR......
 
PSD -- PSD -- PSD !!!!

U2 - Beautiful Day
(Dec 31, 2013 - 13:08)
I'm breathing ... it's a beautiful day!

Kenny Loggins - Angry Eyes (live)
(Dec 31, 2013 - 12:29)
 EricLee31 wrote:
ok, that's hilarious

Yeah, it is. 

I know the guy had talent, but thought it was all fluff until I heard this -- studio or live version.  The band cooks, the vocals are tight, there are jazz influences, the beat is steady and driving, and the lyrics are ... well, they're still a little like cotton candy, but not completely.



Rolling Stones - Honky Tonk Women
(Dec 31, 2013 - 12:20)

Wikipedia says this song went 4 weeks as the Billboard Hot 100 top single starting 23 August 1969 -- followed by Sugar, Sugar from the Archies. 

There's your proof that drastic changes were happening in the world's music during the late 1960s.



Blondie - One Way or Another
(Dec 31, 2013 - 12:12)

Debbie Harry

From the June 2013 cover of Fabulous magazine.  (UK -- the Sun)



Sonny Boy Williamson - Bring It On Home
(Dec 31, 2013 - 11:32)
 Giselle62 wrote:
everything sounds so good to me right now, must be menopause meds.
 
Chuckle, chuckle.  "Hot flash" takes on a new meaning, eh?

Ray LaMontagne - Forever My Friend
(Dec 31, 2013 - 11:29)
 hippiechick wrote:
This guy must have the best publicist south of Katy Perry. His music is everywhere, on tv shows, commercials, playing every time I drive in the car listening to xrt...he gets around. (Personally I am not that impressed.)

 
Neither was I, at first.  Now that I'm over his breathy voice -- a trait I adore in female vocalists, but not in males -- I get a sense that he's trying to bring out something deep.  And if you're trying to sing about something deep, you need the instruments to stay safely and quietly behind the vocal tracks.

That, and my younger son and his wife gave me this CD for Christmas last year and it reminds me of them.



Melody Gardot - Who Will Comfort Me
(Dec 31, 2013 - 11:08)
 BlueHeronDruid wrote:
Who is is she wants to comfort her? Lloyd? Lard?
 
Me.  She wants me to comfort her.  That is, I want me to comfort her.

Modest Mouse - Gravity Rides Everything
(Dec 31, 2013 - 11:07)
 MojoJojo wrote:
Is there another kind?  (edit: in response to "drunk folk music" comment.)
 
The wobbly guitar tone seems to emphasize the drunkenness feel doesn't it?  Whaddaya think: whammy bar, or handling the playback reel on the tape drive?  (C'mon, they might have used magnetic tape in 2000.)

Badly Drawn Boy - Once Around the Block
(Dec 31, 2013 - 11:03)
 Proclivities wrote:
I believe this song is in a very rapid (170bpm +/-?) 6/8 time, not 5/4.
 
Yes.  Either 3/4 or 6/8.  It has a waltz rhythm: 1-2-3--1-2-3--1-2-3 etc.  (or 1-2-3-4-5-6--1-2-3-4-5-6)

Cake - Long Time
(Dec 31, 2013 - 10:52)

These guys are GREAT! Slap that vibra!

 

vibra slap



The Doobie Brothers - Toulouse Street
(Dec 31, 2013 - 10:43)
Robinson dorm, 1975, first day meeting my roommate Billy the Kib, and he pulls out this album.  Good things followed ....

Massive Attack - Angel
(Dec 31, 2013 - 10:36)
 MsJudi wrote:
Funny little story.

I was out to dinner on Mother's Day with my hubby, our daughter and her SO, my mother, and her hubby. The restaurant was loud and busy, but this song came on over the speakers, very softly. My daughter and I looked at each other, smiled and nodded: it's one of our favorites. A moment later, my Mom's husband sniped loudly, " What the hell is that noise they're playing, all I can hear is the bass!" Megan and I just looked at each other and laughed.
 
Gotta love it when your kid and you share special moments like that.  The universe aligns for a few seconds, as the ties that bind grow a little stronger.

Dixie Chicks - Truth No. 2
(Dec 31, 2013 - 10:30)

When these women were banned from country radio, I went out and immediately bought every CD they had released, even though I had never heard of note of their music.  The next day, I was in love with all of them. Still am, in a non-creepy, non-stalker, no-restraining-order-needed kind of way.  I mean, how sexy can you get?

Sing me something brave from your mouth
And I'll bring you pearls of water on my hips
And the love in my lips
All the love from my lips

(Yeah, I know they didn't write it; they sing it like they mean it, though, and that's what I value.)



Elvis Costello - Spooky Girlfriend
(Dec 31, 2013 - 10:20)
 SusanHiddenPoet wrote:
Great song until ...

"And if she won't her mother will do
Cos when she does as she's told"

Then it lost me.

 
The two lines you quoted belong to different couplets, I think.  He wants a spooky girlfriend, because he's ..... ahhh ..... err .... he's got tastes slightly out of the ordinary (and don't we all in some way?). 

I don't think he's espousing "in the real world" gender inequality.



JJ Grey & Mofro - 99 Shades Of Crazy
(Dec 31, 2013 - 09:46)
 spotcheckbilly wrote:
This is my upload! Hopefully more songs from this great album will make the playlist.
 
Thanks, bro.

Paul McCartney - Every Night
(Dec 31, 2013 - 09:24)

"You never give me your money ..."

Sir Paul put out two killer albums (McCartney, Ram) when the Beatles disintegrated.  Sweetness and light and full of good vibes.  This tune, from McCartney in 1971, is ever so wonderful, innit?



Led Zeppelin - Your Time is Gonna Come/Black Mountain Side
(Dec 31, 2013 - 09:04)
This song was (these songs were) the "breathe for a moment" opportunity, starting Side 2 of this groundbreaking album.  Then you crank it into Communication Breakdown, with your air guitar arms flailing all over creation ....

Mark Knopfler - What It Is
(Dec 31, 2013 - 08:56)
 mdnlsn wrote:
This song was used as an intro theme for the now-defunct CBC radio show "Dispatches" in Canada. Once a song has been used that way, I can never shake that sense when I hear it. So, please never use great songs as theme songs!
 
With all respect, are we supposed to use the crappy songs?

Son Volt - Drown
(Dec 31, 2013 - 08:44)
Asked this on another thread:  Can anybody identify the amplifier pictured on the album cover?

Robbie Robertson - Showdown At Big Sky
(Dec 30, 2013 - 10:43)
Ha, Ha, Ha!  "Showdown at Big Sky" = last year's ski trip with my old submarine buddy.  Gigantic place, and deserted except for the testosterone-saturated gondola ride to the summit.  (We tried our best to contribute a bit to the gondola atmosphere.)

Buffalo Springfield - On The Way Home
(Dec 30, 2013 - 10:33)
Sweetness -- as in heartache-sweet.  Killer romanticism.    "But you know me, and I miss you now."

José González - Stay Alive
(Dec 30, 2013 - 10:29)

Thanks for the impromptu movie review, Bill.  Walter Mitty's life has always seemed incredibly similar to my own, and I wondered how Mr. Stiller would treat such sacred material.

edit two minutes later:  I note the album includes music from "and inspired by" the motion picture.  I guess that's music cleared for inclusion in the film that didn't find a spot after the final edit .... ?



Bob Dylan - Gotta Serve Somebody
(Dec 27, 2013 - 12:29)
Christian or not, you're still gonna have to serve somebody.

Yes - Long Distance Runaround & The Fish
(Dec 27, 2013 - 11:35)
Stared at this album art for hours on end while listening through the headphones.  (also enjoyed BTO's "Not Fragile" when it came out a few years later.)

Porcupine Tree - Mellotron Scratch
(Dec 27, 2013 - 11:32)

for the young 'uns, from Wikipedia:

The Mellotron has a similar behavior to a sampler, but generates its sound via audio tape. When a key is pressed, a tape connected to it is pushed against a playback head, like a tape recorder. While the key remains depressed, the tape is drawn over the head, and a sound is played. When the key is released, a spring pulls the tape back to its original position.

 

mellotron guts

 

Sorry, theirs got scratched; blame it on a careless roadie.



Cake - Arco Arena
(Dec 27, 2013 - 11:12)
 conglif wrote:
Well, that and a Vibra-Slap, which contrary to popular belief is NOT a sex toy (...or IS it?).

 


vibra-slap

"Slap" the ball into your palm, and a bead in the upper cowbell-looking-thing "Vibras" like a rattlesnake's tail.



Rolling Stones - Country Honk
(Dec 27, 2013 - 10:44)
 grant wrote:
Brilliant musical discombobulation.  A delicious mess of sonic southern fried chicken and waffles smothered in maple syrup.
 
Frankly, I think they did this with a large helping of sarcasm to accompany the chicken and waffles.

Eilen Jewell - Dusty Boxcar Wall
(Dec 27, 2013 - 08:35)
 Businessgypsy wrote:
clipped ... (about diversity in the US)...
Spending a week in New York City does not scratch the surface. Come visit for a month or two and bounce around the country. You'll be amazed - and you're always welcome.

 
Amen, Businessgypsy.  New York is not the same as Atlanta; neither are the same as Miami, nor San Francisco, nor Chicago, nor New Orleans; and nowhere in the world is like Houston.

Lest we forget, the vast majority of our nation is comprised of small towns and rural areas.  (I'm looking straight at you, South Carolina, my beautiful schizo homeland!)



David Bowie - Starman
(Dec 27, 2013 - 08:17)
 lemmoth wrote:
One of the greatest rock-and-roll albums ever made IMHO.  Not a single throw-away song on it!
 
Amen.  Mick Ronson's razor-sharp guitar .... like tigers on Vaseline.

Chinawoman - Keep in Mind
(Dec 27, 2013 - 07:59)
 Wizzo_oz wrote:
Hmmm...
I have to find someone to ask.
Do I like this?
 
Yes, you do.  A lot, actually.

Richard Thompson - Turning of the Tide
(Dec 24, 2013 - 04:42)
 Hasan wrote:
There's kind of a jarring clash between the cheerful peppy music and the pathetic, sordid imagery in the lyrics. No?

No kidding.  But, silly me, I detect a touch of sorrow in the lyrics, too.

Agnes Obel - Fuel to Fire
(Dec 20, 2013 - 11:03)
 kcar wrote:
I'd love to know what the Program Manager was doing half the day, apart from obsessing over songs being a minute too long. Maybe...standing on the balcony getting high? 
 
We were listening as much as possible, since any on-air faux pas would be the responsibility of the Station Manager (generally) and the Program Manager (for selecting the faux pas knucklehead as a DJ).

Rolling Stones - Sympathy For The Devil (live)
(Dec 20, 2013 - 10:35)
Poor donkey.

Morrissey - It's Hard To Walk Tall When You're Small
(Dec 19, 2013 - 11:08)
 warderblu wrote:
Why is this song weird???

The song is clearly about ex-Smiths Drummer Mike Joyce ("Ringo" a la Ringo Star) who took both Morrissey & Johnny Marr to court to win back some $$$$$$$ because he felt he wasn't paid right during his time in The Smiths. Joyce won the case to Morrissey's dismay.

"walking tall when your small" refers to Morrissey feeling that Joyce is a hypocrite & pathetic. How can he walk around and be so proud when he lied & cheated in court just for some cash.

(FYI - Not my viewpoint but Morrissey's)
 
bump .... because I was wondering.  Significance to 7 dollar signs?

Neil Young - Walk On
(Dec 19, 2013 - 11:06)
Superb.

George Harrison - What Is Life
(Dec 19, 2013 - 10:31)
 treatment_bound wrote:
I've reprinted a few snippets of my IMDb review for the Geo. Harrison documentary below.  I didn't get any responses to my questions there, but I'd love to hear some input from the Radio Paradise rank and file---please chime in, one and all:

  >>what was the TV talk show (which had to be from the U.K.) and what were the circumstances surrounding George's litigation against Ringo?  

what was the song and where was the studio shown late in the movie where Paul and George were singing on a track?  

what was the final resolution of his film company, which produced a few gems among several films up through 1990?<<

This is from a forum on beatlesbible.com, so who knows if there's any truth in it ....

Ringo recorded a George song called I'll Still Love (aka When Every Song Is Sung) on his 1976 album Ringo's Rotogravure with George's blessing, who couldn't make the sessions because he was recovering from hepatitis. On hearing Ringo's version, George was "not pleased" (either with the quality of the recording, arrangement or mix – it's not entirely certain) and threatened to sue. There was an exchange of letters between their lawyers, and the dispute settled before court papers were filed (explaining why it's not entirely clear what George's problem was).



Geoffrey Oryema - Makambo
(Dec 19, 2013 - 10:18)
 zitherica wrote:
this is... wow. 
 
I agree.

Trigger Hippy - Turpentine
(Dec 19, 2013 - 09:08)
Yeehaw!  Tickets for their Boston show just after the new year!  Joan Osborne with some serious guitars and a pounding drummer!  Again I say, yeehaw!

The Ramsey Lewis Trio - Wade in the Water
(Dec 19, 2013 - 08:03)
 wossName wrote:
Why am I thinking of "I heard it through the grapevine"?
 
I have no idea.

Rolling Stones - Stray Cat Blues
(Dec 17, 2013 - 12:42)
"Stones do Delta Blues."  Not badly, either.  I still prefer their Street Fightin Man style, as I think they were much better at urban blues.

Tom Waits - Little Drop of Poison
(Dec 17, 2013 - 12:21)
 Stingray wrote:

clipped:

Still OK - just not really for me!

 
OMG!  An example of evolution .... ?

Andrew Bird - Fake Palindromes
(Dec 17, 2013 - 12:15)
Is this song about Miley Cyrus?  (No; written eight years ago when Ms. Cyrus was, like, 6 years old or something.)

Younger Brother - Happy Pills
(Dec 17, 2013 - 11:09)
 hayduke2 wrote:
kid stuff    -  totally sesame street bouncy puppet music
 
Funny comment, because my kids enjoy this a lot.  They're 31 and 30, and married.  All of us, including the daughters-in-law, still like Sesame Street, too.

The National - Humiliation
(Dec 17, 2013 - 10:02)
unclehud wrote:
Statistic geek update, about 2 weeks and unknown number of plays later: 16 ratings, average = 5.2. (Plays in the last 30 days = 3.)  Five posts on two separate dates since earlier post.
Found the lyrics and emailed 'em in, so perhaps that will provide license (and forgiveness) for two or three more of these geeky posts.   {#Wink}
 

Update #2:  now 74 ratings.  That means 58 new ratings which -- in themselves -- averaged 6.86, to improve the past 5.2 rating to  its current of 6.5. 

(Days since last update = 139, or an average of 2.40 days between ratings.   Plays in last 30 days = 3, or an average of 10 days per play; unknown number of plays since last update.  Song comments since last update = 6, but only 5 unique, since 1 seems to be a duplicate.  Average of 27.8 days between song comments, but this is a misleading statistic as comments are posted on only 4 unique dates in the past 139 days. 

Can one assume posted comments will cluster on "play dates"?  Perhaps.  One cannot accurately assume the inverse: that "play dates" are limited to comment dates.)



Joan Osborne - St. Teresa
(Dec 12, 2013 - 13:06)
 Keef wrote:
If you like Joan check out some songs off of Trigger Hippy's upcoming album here http://triggerhippy.net/
 
Got tickets for their Boston show.  Can't wait!

James Taylor - Fire And Rain
(Dec 12, 2013 - 11:04)
Released in 1970.  Last century.

Regina Spektor - All the Rowboats
(Dec 12, 2013 - 10:04)
 RoelantSiekman wrote:
Where on earth did she come from? This is great stuff! (9/10)
 
I don't know, man, but she's amazing, right? PS: I think she came from Moscow.


Stevie Wonder - Pastime Paradise
(Dec 12, 2013 - 09:51)
 1wolfy wrote:
I'd rather sit here listening to this fine tune than get on the 405 south...oh wait...now I can do both...see ya
 
Yeah, baby!  Nothing like the RP app coupled with an unlimited data plan, eh?

Vince Guaraldi Trio - Cast Your Fate To The Wind
(Dec 12, 2013 - 09:33)
 window wrote:
The accusation that he did it for the money is an insult to his artistic intent and integrity.  Maybe he played in this style because he enjoyed it.  Not everyone has to make bleeding-edge, culturally challenging music or artwork.  Some artists will gladly paint murals in schools and hospitals their whole career, and there is absolutely no "shame" in that.

 
Didn't mean he did it for the money, nor did I intend any other derogatory meaning!  My song rating should have dispelled that idea.

I meant it was a shame that so many people will stereotype him as the "Snoopy guy" and never hear anything else he did.  I sincerely hoped that he earned enough money from the Peanuts music to make up for whatever stereotyping he had to personally endure.  Lots of musicians only get paid by the session or gig, and never see much of the proceeds from their work if the music hits it big.  (Google "Clare Torry" for an example.)

OK, then; let's hear the James Gang version!

Neil Young - Long May You Run
(Dec 12, 2013 - 09:15)
Neil: Long may you run.

Sarah Slean - Euphoria
(Dec 12, 2013 - 09:13)
 TerryS wrote:
Cute, eh?
 
No, she's not cute.  A five year old singing, "Annie Get Your Gun" is cute.  A lolcat photo is cute.  Ms. Slean-Wood is not cute.  For another of my opinions, I think she sings really well.

Bering Strait - Porushka-Paranya
(Dec 12, 2013 - 08:37)
 Geecheeboy wrote:
Heard this here, bought it for my mother, who served 18 months in Yekaterinburg Russia teaching English. She really enjoyed it for a time. Now she has Alzheimers and no longer knows it. Why do I put my business in the street? I don't know. Maybe because you are my community, an extension of my family.

 
Sorry about your mother, but glad you felt comfortable sharing it here.  Will be down to visit the family soon while sneaking out for Charleston Race Week as often as possible.  You know, some folks think that's a gorget rather than a crescent moon.

As for this song ... I kind of liked it, and it blended nicely into the Harry Manx that followed.  Shows a thematic parallel from around the globe.



Younger Brother - Train
(Dec 12, 2013 - 08:13)

Based on overwhelming positive reviews, I've splurged on three Younger Brother CDs:  Vaccine (this one), Last Days of Gravity (with the scissor monster on the cover), and Flock of Beeps (not on RP).  Of course, I used the RP link into Amazon ...

Thanks, y'all!



Zero 7 - Give It Away
(Dec 12, 2013 - 07:46)
Lead-off hitter on my "chill" playlist.  On-base percentage is pretty high.

The Clash - Rock the Casbah
(Dec 12, 2013 - 07:37)
 kcar wrote:
... clipped ...    How was Honolulu? I'd love to go to Hawaii for a coupla weeks if I could find places that aren't too built up. 

OFF TOPIC

Hawaii was fabulous from 1978 to 1983.  Oahu had almost nowhere that wasn't urbanized, but you could find solitude with a 30-to-90 minute hike through the jungle and bamboo.  Maui had mega-resorts that cultivated an artificial "away from everything" feel, wide-open whaling town Lahaina, and KNUI radio.  Kauai has the still-wild Na Pali coast trail.  Big Island was my favorite, because it has a built-in functioning volcano and was touristy only along 3 or 4 blocks in Kona -- but kcar, that was 30 years ago, my friend. 

Today, for example, the entire island of Lanai is owned by Larry Ellison (Oracle dude) who uses it for cruising his superyacht and supporting a few high-end resort hotels.  Back in the day it was entirely a Dole pineapple plantation with a worker population of maybe 1,000.

The USS Arizona is still sunk in Pearl Harbor, I am sure, and is a not-to-be-missed experience.  Budget three hours, including transport, and you will leave with new insight on war.



Over the Rhine - Fever
(Dec 12, 2013 - 07:19)
Own 3 Over the Rhine CDs, but lost interest four or five years ago.  This cut isn't on them, but illustrates the primary reason I bought them.  Her voice is special, no?

Allman Brothers - Dreams
(Dec 11, 2013 - 17:11)

Pull myself together,
Put on a new face,
Climb down off the hilltop, baby,
Get back in the race.

Dammit.  Hung up on dreams I’ll never see.  Yes, again.



The Lemonheads - It's a Shame About Ray
(Dec 11, 2013 - 15:37)
Is that Ray on the cover?  About to get run down by a maroon Checker cab?  It's a shame.

Edie Brickell & New Bohemians - Circle
(Dec 11, 2013 - 15:31)
 Catalytic wrote:
My former wife and I were just planning our wedding when this album came out and we loved it so much together. Times change, people change, but this music will always make me think of happier, simpler times where the world was full of possibility. {#Cry}
 
I can identify on the painful music catalog thingy.  Yes, times change and people change, but the world is always full of possibility.

Badfinger - No Matter What
(Dec 11, 2013 - 15:19)
For some reason -- drunken stupor, probably -- I had this at a 3.  That was a mistake.

The Heavy - Short Change Hero
(Dec 11, 2013 - 14:39)
Flashback!  I thought the intro was album scratches .....

Jimi Hendrix - Red House
(Dec 11, 2013 - 14:30)
 Papernapkin wrote:
If your fav list is made up of mostly dead people, maybe it's time to find new music.

 
No, it's just a reminder that we are (I am) old.  There are quite a few new artists on my iPhone, but they're outnumbered by Stones, Doors, Zep, Beatles, Humble Pie, Mountain, Greg and Duane, Little Feat, Ella, Coltrane, Miles, Frank, Bing, Mozart, Brahms, ..... and Jimi eff'in Hendrix.

How simple-minded to believe that music by dead people no longer has value.



Big Brother And The Holding Company - Piece Of My Heart
(Dec 11, 2013 - 13:54)
"Didn't I make you feel like you were the only man?"    Sweetheart: look at me, smile, and I will KNOW it.

Desmond Dekker and the Aces - Israelites
(Dec 11, 2013 - 12:49)
Parents thought this was vaguely Biblical.  I suppose it is.

Bobby 'Blue' Bland - Turn on Your Love Light
(Dec 11, 2013 - 12:15)
 apd wrote:
Are my speakers busted or does this track have a crazy stereo mix? Sounds like Bobby is singing from my back-up hard-drive, way over on the left of my desk.
 
Your speakers are probably OK.  Bobby Blue used to appreciate the acoustics of back-up hard drives, and would often ask recording studios to bring in special 48Tbyte units to get that extra oooomph in the bass registers.

The Be Good Tanyas - Light Enough to Travel
(Dec 11, 2013 - 07:41)
 rdo wrote:
Back when I did carouse with me droogies, I avoided bars with bouncers.   Where there is bouncers, there's fights.  Too much testoserone.
 
Learned that lesson in the Navy, when, I confess, I often found myself in "Tanya's" predicament.

10,000 Maniacs - Like the Weather
(Dec 10, 2013 - 15:27)
 Paradise_999 wrote:
I like this Voice!!!
 
Natalie Merchant.

Richard Shindell - Transit
(Dec 10, 2013 - 14:25)

This gets a 10 simply because he's woven a mundane story into a parable with melody.

In they all went, like sheep to the slaughter
Bankers and carpenters, doctors and lawyers
And in they all went, families in minivans
Ashcroft Republicans, weekend militiamen



Elvis Costello - Stick Out Your Tongue (w/ The Roots)
(Dec 10, 2013 - 13:23)
Enjoying the drummer: mucho restraint while still laying down a solid, funky groove.

Climax Blues Band - Couldn't Get It Right
(Dec 10, 2013 - 13:19)
 bluejay08003 wrote:
I tried dialing the bitrate down to 32k but it didn't match the AM radio aesthetic I remember for this song.    clipped ....
 
chuckle, chuckle, chuckle

Anna Lena & The Orchids - Six Wheels
(Dec 10, 2013 - 12:59)
 citybiker wrote:
A well coached voice singing lyrics written by someone else and trying to apply overproduced musical noise to create a track. On par with a lot these days

 
Ding!  Ding!  Ding!  We have a winner!              (Is this emo?  I just can't tell any more.) 

And I kind of apologize, because this sounds exactly like Anna Lena and the Orchids, even though, like dwhayslett below, I have never heard them before.



Suzanne Vega - Angel's Doorway
(Dec 10, 2013 - 11:22)
 meinthecorner wrote:
Correction: all- too-common...if you want to get technical, get it right in you r own delivery, uncle. Just sayin'...
 
Thanks; I didn't do well in 7th grade typing -- too many girls prepping to be secretaries in that 1968 class, providing challenges to a boy's concentration.  Still shows; what with the four-finger-hunt-and-peck and right thumb for the space bar.

Miles Davis - Nature Boy
(Dec 10, 2013 - 11:08)
 bachbeet wrote:
Miles seems to always do such cool songs.
 
'Cause he WAS cool; anything he attempted came out cool.  From his obituary in the NY Times: "Other trumpeters play faster and higher, but more than in any technical feats, Mr. Davis's influence lay in his phrasing and sense of space. 'I always listen to what I can leave out,' he would say."

Billie Holiday - Gimmie a Pigfoot (And a Bottle of Beer)
(Dec 10, 2013 - 09:05)

Horns are WAILING!  Gotta find me a pigfoot so I can be as cool as Billie ....

for fredriley:  Note that she explicitly requires you to "check all your razors and your guns."  Even back then, the USA was a mighty dangerous place!  {#Biggrin}



Ray Charles - What'd I Say (Parts I & II)
(Dec 10, 2013 - 08:37)
Rated this a 9 despite only 25 words in the entire song.  Boogie-woogie!         Edit two minutes later:  'Lyrics' button says its an instrumental!  chuckle, chuckle, chuckle ....

Cake - Frank Sinatra
(Dec 10, 2013 - 07:32)
 Kanuffen wrote:
 
I think you got your request.  I see things, the webpage responds to clickies, but I hear nothing.

Talking Heads - Crosseyed And Painless
(Dec 10, 2013 - 07:16)
"Crosseyed and Painless".  Wonder where that title came from?  Boogie music that dances very close to the definition of disco ....

Moby - The Perfect Life
(Dec 10, 2013 - 06:39)
Nelson Mandela's funeral this morning:  Heads of State from around the globe celebrate the life of a man who was jailed for over 27 years because he would not relinquish his beliefs of equality for all people.  A perfect life?  Maybe, maybe not, but far closer to one than my own.

Cult with No Name - You Know Me Better Than I Know Myself
(Dec 10, 2013 - 06:38)

Especially touching this morning, as the first snow of the season begins in earnest; a sky full of small flakes whirling in a madcap dash to meet the Earth.



Serafina Steer - Night Before Mutiny
(Dec 09, 2013 - 21:45)

{#Arrowd}  (down a few, to the movie poster)

Daniel Craig and Eva Green together in a second movie???  This I gotta see; their chemistry as James and Vesper was quite good.

updated February 12, 2014:  The Golden Compass is beautifully filmed, the sets and scenery are outstanding, and there are countless well-crafted steampunk devices.  It wasn't my cup of tea however, as fantasy movies in the manner of Lord of the Rings just don't get my blood going.  For what it's worth, Ms. Green has about 5 minutes screen time, Mr. Craig has perhaps fewer, and they share no scenes.



Pink Floyd - Us & Them -> Eclipse
(Dec 09, 2013 - 21:38)
Rating this 9 pulls the average down.  It really is that good.  How many consecutive weeks on the Billboard 100?  Yeah; a lot.

The Wailin' Jennys - Devil's Paintbrush Road
(Dec 09, 2013 - 21:14)
Devil's Paintbrush:

Devil's Paintbrush 

The Cinematic Orchestra - To Build A Home
(Dec 09, 2013 - 21:05)
 plaid wrote:
My wife of 8 years and I recently separated and now this song I usually love is killing me.{#Sad}
 
It happens, unfortunately, and I'm sorry it happened to you.  Not much else one can say, really, so I'll just say again that I'm sorry it happened to you.

Thievery Corporation - Radio Retaliation
(Dec 09, 2013 - 19:41)
 ralphf wrote:
Agreed. Also, as a middle-aged white guy (and Gawd-Dang proud of it!), I gave this an 8 (and Gawd-dang proud of it!).  
 
Another middle-aged white guy who LOVES this band, voted it a 9, and suggests that "inebriation" rhymes equally well.

Jethro Tull - Bouree
(Dec 09, 2013 - 19:37)
OK, Bill, this is good and I've rated it at 9, which it truly deserves.  

Now, why can't we hear Thick as a Brick once in a while?  You play the entire 2nd side of Abbey Road .... and Brick is just as remarkable.  (Maybe you do, and I'm not on-line at that moment, errr, I mean over those 40 minutes.)

Shannon McNally - Down and Dirty
(Dec 09, 2013 - 19:22)
 Toke wrote:
And where she got my e-mail address from I don't know.....but as you said zepher... she knows what she wants....
 
chuckle, chuckle, chuckle.  Gotta admire a man with dreams!

Avicii - Wake Me Up
(Dec 09, 2013 - 19:14)
Never heard this before.  (RP, npr, and pretty much nothing else.)  Quite a treat to read all the wildly polarized opinions below.  Y'all crack me up!

Statistic geek in me notes 57 votes/ratings of "1".  Makes me wonder what song in the RP library has the largest number of "1" votes/ratings.

Big Country - The Travelers
(Dec 09, 2013 - 15:52)

In re, below:  "7th century AD is relatively recent history."

Sorry, dude, I'm an American; 1776 is ancient history to me.  7th century AD is so old it makes my head spin.  (Weren't dinosaurs around then?)  {#Wink}



The Beatles - I Am The Walrus
(Dec 09, 2013 - 15:32)
 kcar wrote:
There was a small cottage industry focused on deciphering Beatles and Bob Dylan songs back in the day.  

 
Amen, and goo goo g'joob to you.



Joni Mitchell - For The Roses
(Dec 08, 2013 - 19:18)
 dig wrote:
This is good... Right?
 
Yes, it is; VERY good, to be more precise.

King Crimson - Walking On Air
(Dec 08, 2013 - 18:28)
 rcurrier wrote:
Fripp and company manage to stay 5 or more years ahead of everyone else. 
 
Word.  This is spectacular.

Cat Stevens - Where Do The Children Play
(Dec 08, 2013 - 17:07)
 Hasan wrote:
I was 16 when this came out.

Abraxas spoke to me.   Let it Bleed spoke to me.   Ummagumma spoke to me.  Chicago Transit Authority spoke to me.  Woodstock spoke to me.  Band of Gypsies spoke to me.   Stand Up spoke to me.  Disraeli Gears spoke to me.  Zepp II spoke to me.   Live at Leeds spoke to me.   Morrison Hotel spoke to me.   ELP spoke to me.   Lizard spoke to me.   Gasoline Alley spoke to me.

No room for Cat Stevens in that crowd.  He was simply too thin, pallid and shallow.  Still is.

 
Well stated, and still is.  I was a little older than 16, and if a girl liked Cat Stevens, I looked for a new girl.  That part is still true, too.

The Cure - A Forest (tree mix)
(Dec 08, 2013 - 15:17)
 daveinnj wrote:
worst song ever. took me 5 minutes to find the login so I could post this comment, so that's how much I dislike it. It's like a band of monkeys firing mis-chord after mis-chord.
Uggggg...
 
Yeah, maybe, but those monkeys are keeping a tight beat .....

Other Lives - Dead Can
(Dec 08, 2013 - 15:06)
 BillG wrote:
Nope. It's just a straight average. For this one it's 6.19266 — rounded to 6.2
 
(Perhaps his comment was sarcastic; as in, "This song is the pinnacle of human musical achievement!  How can it possibly have earned a 6.2 average?"  Personally, well, er, ummmmm, no comment on the song or its rating.) 

Tame Impala - Elephant
(Dec 08, 2013 - 14:56)
 Zep wrote:
What is a "radio station?"
 
(muttering/growling) "All you young punk whippersnappers that have never listened to a real radio.  Why, back in my day ....."

(It's not that far-fetched, people.) 

Tame Impala - Elephant
(Dec 08, 2013 - 14:51)
 lily34 wrote:
i read the lyrics, too. i'm still unsure as to what they mean...
 
I have no clue, but I like them anyway.

Cardigans - My Favourite Game
(Dec 07, 2013 - 06:14)
 fredriley wrote:
The video to this is seriously frightening and exhilarating - it got my heart pumping in more ways than one {#Hearteyes}
 
Dear fredriley:  Merry Christmas from yer man Jools!  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUkMzshkVy0 

(... and I guess you get that tone from your Les Paul if you play it next to your knee.)

Goldfrapp - Thea
(Dec 07, 2013 - 05:37)
OK, is she wearing -- like -- a wool skirt suit, pearls, and pumps?  Is this just anther costume?

The Beatles - For No One
(Dec 07, 2013 - 05:21)
While I really, really, really like this cute little melody, the lyrics are perhaps the biggest downer ever.  So ... doesn't that prove unequivocally that the Beatles (and Lennon and McCartney) tapped into the depths of our souls and were therefore the best songwriters in the history of the planet?

QED

Elton John - Rocket Man
(Dec 07, 2013 - 04:40)
 RabbitEars wrote:


 
vurrrrry niiiiiiiize.  Thanks!

Tracy Chapman - Smoke And Ashes
(Dec 07, 2013 - 03:40)
Sometimes, a big hit is a big hit because it's good.

Bruce Springsteen - Brilliant Disguise
(Dec 07, 2013 - 03:39)
Maybe it's just tonight, but, baby, that's a powerful song.

Thievery Corporation - Simple Histoire
(Dec 07, 2013 - 03:28)
 handyrae wrote:
Makes me wish I were under a palm tree, by the beach somewhere with a cold drink in my hand.
 
Naaaah, man!  Screaming down a double-black with no one in sight, just enough light to see the bumps, and this blasting in the earbuds.

Peter Gabriel - Don't Give Up
(Dec 07, 2013 - 02:46)
 RabbitEars wrote:


 
Please shed some light.  This looks like the opening line to a good story.

Peter Gabriel - Don't Give Up
(Dec 07, 2013 - 02:45)
 testpilot wrote:
Oh.... and you're so sure of it because you've been through all the possible hardships one can imagine, or...?  {#Smile}
 
.... because my brother shot himself at age 31.

It's A Beautiful Day - White Bird
(Dec 07, 2013 - 02:36)
Yes, It's a Beautiful Day, but there will be snow instead of rain on this (not quite) winter's day.  Thank you, David LaFlamme for imagining a violin in 'rock and roll'.

Genesis - The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway
(Dec 06, 2013 - 23:25)

In today's Daily Mirror (London):  "Phil Collins announces comeback two years after retiring from music.  The One More Night singer, 62, said: 'I've kind of missed that creative stuff, so I'm trying to get back into writing.' "

Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass - Zorba The Greek
(Dec 06, 2013 - 15:51)
 PLC wrote:
I used to drive past night club lines with the windows open booming Herb Alpert out of my factory installed car stereo...  How they smirked. Well who's laughing now cool people! 
 
Chuckle, chuckle; BIG chuckle .....

Led Zeppelin - Rock And Roll
(Dec 06, 2013 - 15:39)

OFF TOPIC!   Sailors, here's a video set to this tune: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYKTXsRLY9Y

Appropriate that rating this song with an 8 will bring down its average.



Blackfield - My Gift Of Silence
(Dec 06, 2013 - 15:32)
 Krispian wrote:
Dystopian album cover
 
Yeah; wonder where they found THAT?

Led Zeppelin - What Is And What Should Never Be
(Dec 06, 2013 - 15:23)
 kcar wrote:
clipped ....  I really liked the way "Forrest Gump" used the frenzied climax of Skynyrd's "Freebird" just as Robin Wright was on the edge of throwing herself off a skyscraper--it gave the piece a scary edge that it hadn't had before. 

 
It did, didn't it?  It was a song of the times -- excess, intoxication, flaming cigarette lighters, and craziness in general.  I suppose it still is, although we're  ... ahem ... a little older and our party habits are a little less excessive.  Of course, I only speak for myself.



Janis Joplin - Move Over
(Dec 06, 2013 - 14:48)
Sing it, girl!

Cowboy Junkies - Flirted With You All My Life
(Dec 06, 2013 - 14:43)
 Geecheeboy wrote:
I thought she was singing "Deb."  Then I clicked on the lyrics link. Sweet Jesus. I am so shallow.
 
Chuckle, chuckle, chuckle ..... because I did, too.

James Brown - Papa's Got A Brand New Bag
(Dec 06, 2013 - 14:38)
Yay!  (growling) "Hey babe; wanna dance?"

My Morning Jacket - Gideon
(Dec 06, 2013 - 14:18)
 docuplate wrote:
Cool owlbum cover art...
 
Surgical team removing the city?  Cool, yes, very.

Robyn Hitchcock - Balloon Man
(Dec 06, 2013 - 14:13)
 mandolin wrote:
...i have absolutely no clue what this song's about, other than taking it at nonsensical face value...
 
Tripping, man.  I mean, like, maybe.  Including the laughing and crying parts.  Perhaps.  Oh hell, I have no idea what it's about.

Van Morrison - These Dreams Of You
(Dec 06, 2013 - 14:06)
Whew doggie!  How 'bout them lyrics?  All them horns puttin' me in a '9' frame of mind.  So real and so true.

Elbow - The Fix
(Dec 06, 2013 - 12:14)
Man, am I a sucker for witty lyrics.  I vote 8.

Ungar, Mason & friends - Ashokan Farewell
(Dec 06, 2013 - 11:22)
 Sasha2001 wrote:

I'd like to send a shout-out to all the Southern Governors who would like for us to believe that the Confederacy stood for noble things and how tourists to those states should pay homage to that misunderstood time.

Oh, and I'd like for all the ghosts of slaves and all the ancestors of slaves to simply forget that bit of nastiness that led up to the Civil War.  I was all a misunderstanding.


....................................................................................................................................
(Apologies for the long post; Mandela died yesterday and I'm in a strange mood today.)
 
 ....................................................................................................................................

Sasha2001, with all respect, no one should ever forget slavery and the "bit of nastiness" our nation went through to eliminate that affront against humanity.  We should also constantly remind ourselves that it took another 100 years before basic Constitutional rights were provided to the descendants of slaves.

But I am a son of the Southland, so please allow my differing viewpoint.  Not saying it's right or wrong; just different.

I do not own slaves; neither did my parents nor my grandparents (decent records not available beyond them), nor any Southern governors since 1865.  Do not stereotype Southerners, and (my god!) avoid applying the broad brush of racism to all of us.

The stance taken by the South in 1861 was to support slavery -- no attempt to dodge that.  The raw fact is that most Southern plantations could not operate profitably without free labor.  If slavery was illegal, the Southern economy was doomed to fail, as clearly demonstrated for 75 years after the War.

Was all this "nastiness" a complete loss?  No; emphatically no!  Look up "state's rights", "nullification", "voter eligibility", and "separate but equal" for examples of how we have moved forward.   You can also credit advances in weaponry to this war: repeating firearms, more accurate artillery, steel (iron) warships, and the invention of submarines.  (Even if you oppose war, those advances are a fact.)  And personally, I believe this war solidly cemented the Union for ever and ever until the end of time.

As for tourism, many of the battlefields from the War between the States are now US national parks and landmarks -- that is, operated, maintained, and staffed by 21st-century employees of the United States of America.  I hope they believe, as I do, that these locations are significant to our national history.  Americans on both sides shed blood, lost limbs, and died.

I have visited several of these battlefields and am always overwhelmed by the imagined cacophony and confusion of a life-and-death battle contrasted against the pastoral quiet of the present-day rural settings.  If you have the opportunity, I encourage you to visit one, too.  They are holy places, consecrated by the blood of those who helped form my nation as it is today.

Who knows?  Was our painful struggle necessary for the end of apartheid and the now-universal concept of human rights?

With love from the heart of Yankeeland, unclehud



Michael Franti and Spearhead - Yell Fire!
(Dec 05, 2013 - 13:43)

(smirks, then heaves a flaming bottle of gasoline into the conversation ...)

I've learned one thing from living in Boston: Americans hold our 'Founding Fathers' in a state of reverence, when they actually preached and practiced armed revolution against the lawful government of the day. 

The only difference between freedom fighters and murderous insurrectionists ... is your perspective.



Neko Case - Wild Creatures
(Dec 05, 2013 - 13:18)
Interesting question: Would you choose to be the king's pet, or the king?

Air - La Femme D'Argent
(Dec 05, 2013 - 13:05)
 monbaron wrote:
Sans rancune, from Europe...

Bonne nuit
 
Merci, mon ami.

Air - La Femme D'Argent
(Dec 05, 2013 - 12:55)

From Google Translate:  La Femme D'Argent = Woman Money.

(I wrote and deleted; wrote and deleted; wrote and deleted; and finally just gave up.  Woman Money.)



Beth Orton - Concrete Sky
(Dec 05, 2013 - 12:01)
 hippiechick wrote:
Ugh. This album reminds me of when my husband was on a ventilator with West Nile virus. I spent hours listening to this, among others, since it had just come out. 
 
Hope he's well now.  West Nile virus; there's not many in the US who've had that -- just over 37,000 in the 13 years from 1999 to 2012 -- and there's no real medicine to treat it.

Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah
(Dec 04, 2013 - 14:00)

Sorry, but this song  -- by any artist -- makes me chuckle:  Well, it goes like this: the fourth, the fifth, the minor fall and the major lift ...

I must've heard that a million times in music composition and performance classes.  Therefore, in the spirit of RP commenters numbering in the thousands, I must add, "This tune is SO derivative ...."



Audioslave - Hypnotize
(Dec 04, 2013 - 13:34)

Bill is cooking with gas this afternoon!



Quicksilver Messenger Service - Pride Of Man
(Dec 04, 2013 - 13:28)
Far out, man.  (Still, after all these years, it's far out.)

Jim White - Handcuffed to a Fence in Mississippi
(Dec 04, 2013 - 13:19)

"my TransAm is missing!  I guess no more kissing the girl who loves my car."

You gotta be kidding!  That's like, mega-witty!

(edit three minutes later:  Didn't see the quoted words in the lyrics page.  Did I imagine them?)

Sun Kil Moon - Gentle Moon
(Dec 04, 2013 - 13:17)

reply to this comment from bindi, September 12, 2005:  I would really, really love to hear someone making negative comments about this or any other song offer an alternative - what is it? Freebird? Smoke on the Water? Let us know where you are coming from.

..........................................

That is freaking hilarious!



Son Volt - Live Free
(Dec 04, 2013 - 13:06)
Anybody recognize the amp in the background on the album cover?

Dire Straits - Ride Across The River
(Dec 04, 2013 - 12:47)
This entire album is inextricably tied up with memories of a long-ago Christmas week with pre-school sons.  Warm, pleasant memories ...

Punch Brothers - Rye Whiskey
(Dec 03, 2013 - 15:13)
Reminds me of the style throwdown in the theme for TV's Justified -- performed by Gangstagrass.  Both are great examples of happy, hippie, barefoot dancing music.

Spirit - Aren't You Glad
(Dec 03, 2013 - 14:30)
 bachbeet wrote:
clipped  I think there was some kind of connection between Jimi and Randy but I don't remember what it was.  I just remember hearing of something like Randy jamming with Jimi. etc.
 
According to some sources, Jimi wanted Randy in the band but was overruled by his (Mr. Hendrix's) manager.  Mr. California died in 1997 at age 45, saving his then-12-year-old kid from a riptide off the Molokai coast.

Southern Culture On The Skids - Voodoo Cadillac
(Dec 03, 2013 - 04:50)
The only thing I dislike about this band?  Their name.  Southern culture is NOT on the skids.  It's firmly entrenched in dirt track racing, rural schizophrenia, shotguns and bourbon (taken together), and college football -- as it has been for 100 years.

Just ask William Faulkner.

Cold Mailman - Pull Yourself Together and Fall in Love with Me
(Dec 03, 2013 - 04:45)
wow. good!

Junkie XL - Reload (w/ Dave Gahan)
(Dec 01, 2013 - 21:19)
Hey, hey, hey!  This is groovin'!

Paul Simon - Late In The Evening
(Dec 01, 2013 - 21:16)
 Hippostar wrote:
OMG!  I love smoking J's too!  This guy totally gets me.  He's so awesome because he talks about getting stoned in song.
 
(chuckle, chuckle.)  Yeah, in 1980.  It was scandalous.  Really, it was.

Norah Jones - The Long Way Home
(Dec 01, 2013 - 19:42)
A very spare orchestration, done to show of this woman's vocals -- and she's just getting better with age.  Looking forward to hearing her for the next 25 years.

Doyle Dykes - Jazz in the Box
(Dec 01, 2013 - 19:32)
 mrdak wrote:
Goot Lawd {#Good-vibes}
 
Zackley!

Dire Straits - Single Handed Sailor
(Dec 01, 2013 - 19:13)
 markohmark wrote:
Wow. There are 12 years worth of comments on this song.....
Must be one of the mainstay songs of RP.
 
Bill likes Mark Knopfler.  Rightly so; technically excellent; lyrics are superb; and he plays several different styles.  This one's a 9, even after hearing it ten million times.

Ane Brun - These Days
(Dec 01, 2013 - 19:04)
This is why I listen.  Thanks Bill!

Godbox - Meltdown
(Dec 01, 2013 - 19:00)
Like it a lot; can't find lyrics anywhere ... and hope that creepy fish head critter isn't a people-eater.  Sheesh!

Pixies - Monkey Gone To Heaven
(Nov 25, 2013 - 10:58)
Any interpretations on this lyric?
 
If Man is five, then the Devil is six, then God is seven

Rolling Stones - You Can't Always Get What You Want
(Nov 25, 2013 - 10:35)
.......  a lesson I seem to learn over and over again.

Rebecca Zapen - Colorado
(Nov 25, 2013 - 08:34)
Colorado?  Sounds more like Appalachian North Carolina or Kentucky hillbilly.  Of course, that means I like it a lot.

Warren Zevon - Lawyers, Guns And Money
(Nov 25, 2013 - 08:32)
I didn't know the man, but I bet he never was "... the innocent bystander, and somehow I got stuck".

Mogwai - Get To France
(Nov 22, 2013 - 14:39)
 CarpePotus wrote:
Anyone else hear a similarity with Justin Hayward's "Forever Autumn"?
 
Dear CarpePotus:

Dude, that screen name will find you on the wrong side of Big Brother (NSA) when they finally get around to snooping this thread. 

(And nope, can't say I hear any similarities with the once-upon-a-time Moody Blue.)

Sincerely,
unclehud  

Kaki King - First Brain
(Nov 22, 2013 - 14:04)
First Brain:  what the Earth Leader will be called in the year 2525 when we have (finally!) evolved into a intellectual society.

Violent Femmes - Gone Daddy Gone
(Nov 22, 2013 - 13:52)
 aelfheld wrote:
Yeah, it was.  Just because too many were whacked out of their gourds to realise it at the time doesn't change the fact it's dreck.
 
I just love it when people complain about other folks being "whacked out of their gourds".  Makes me wonder if they're jealous.

Widespread Panic - Little Lilly
(Nov 22, 2013 - 13:42)
Once upon a time, a very involved father was discussing the high school 4x400 meter relay team with his sons, who comprised two of the four relay team members ......

Son #2: "Yeah, it's funny that Billy runs faster when he's stoned."
silence for a few seconds 
Dad:  "Billy smokes dope?"
Son #1: "Yeah; couldn't you tell by all the Widespread Panic he listens to?  Come on, Pop, that's serious stoner music."
again, silence for a few seconds
Dad: "Yeah, sure, um, of course."
 
Later that night, Dad buys three Widespread Panic CDs off the web.

Bob Marley - Is this Love
(Nov 22, 2013 - 13:34)
 BobMcboyle wrote:
That feeling of boredom is in your mind, it ain't coming from the song. You need to say 'in dependence upon this song I experience a feeling of boredom, not everyone experiences this - some people experience pleasant feelings - therefore I can't say the song itself is boring, only that I experience boredom.'
 
Chuckle, chuckle.  You guys crack me up.

Nik Kershaw - Wounded
(Nov 22, 2013 - 13:25)
wooooooohoooo for the horns!

Leonard Cohen - Boogie Street
(Nov 22, 2013 - 12:38)
 fredriley wrote:
Sounds about right. I know nothing about Bourbon, but following your analogy I'd figure Leonard Cohen to be the singing equivalent of a good Islay malt such as Lagavulin - deep, smooth, and medicinal, which stays in your sense centres for a long time after drinking.
 
And Islay single malts already have a smoky taste.  (My liquor store cashier-buddy recommended Caol Ila a few years ago by saying, "You gotta try this; it tastes exactly like seaweed."  Been a big fan ever since.  I sincerely believe it's hallucinogenic.)

{#Arrowd} By the way, Bozo: Hall and Oates will never make the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame because they've never released any rock and roll. 

Joan Osborne - Shake Your Hips
(Nov 22, 2013 - 12:10)
Joan:  I'm doing the hip shake, baby.

Stevie Wonder - You Haven't Done Nothin'
(Nov 22, 2013 - 12:03)
(where are my green-glitter platform boots?!?)

Mr. Wonder is DA MAN. 

Dar Williams - I Am the One Who Will Remember Everything
(Nov 22, 2013 - 11:52)
 ccjemmett wrote:
Curious monkey line is one of the best ever

anywhere 
 
And it's not in the 'Lyrics" page! .........  off to search 'le net du inter' .........   and I'm back with the missing lines, from Ms. Williams' official page, http://darwilliams.com.s16062.gridserver.com/

But I say, on the wheel of time,
Scour the Earth and find the
Orphans of forgetting, all the orphans of forgetting,
Give them stars for math and praise for good play,
Here’s a Band-Aid, happy birthday,
Yes of course I did remember,
I remember everything.

Oh come over here, kid we’ve got all these books to read,
With the turtles and frogs, cats and dogs who civilize the centuries,
And in a world that’s angry, cruel and furious,
There’s this monkey who’s just curious,
Floating high above a park with bright balloons.

I am the one who will remember everything.
I am the one who will remember everything.
I am the one who will remember everything.
I am the one who will remember everything.
Everything… 

The Band - Life Is A Carnival
(Nov 22, 2013 - 11:37)
 skyguy wrote:
I could've sworn this was Little Feat
 
Me too.
 
From Wikipedia:  Musical notation for this song is printed on a wall behind Levon Helm's grave in Woodstock, New York.

J.J. Cale - Crazy Mama
(Nov 22, 2013 - 09:14)
 TerryS wrote:
What's that top-hat hanging on?
 
The raccoon's knee.  All us Southern gentlemen put our nice hats there when we sit -- if our host hasn't offered to hang it for us.  (Ball caps are so redneck that we don't even take them off when going indoors.)

Booker T. & The M.G.s - Green Onions
(Nov 22, 2013 - 09:11)
Anybody hear the NPR blurb on these guys two days ago?  It was a plug for a new book: Respect Yourself, by Robert Gordon.  Interesting mix of racial cooperation in the midst of big-time segregated Memphis in the 60s.  

A couple of great friends got married in Memphis a few years ago, and their wedding reception was held at the old Stax studios.  Paid all my respects in 15 minutes and spent the next 2 hours cruising through the place.  Unforgettable.  (Gibson factory in downtown is also a "don't miss" music treasure.)

Emancipator - When I Go
(Nov 22, 2013 - 08:33)

"You are nourishing," that's what he said.

Holy cow, what a great pickup line!  (Just curious if our RP sisters think that's too slick or too cheesy.)



Dick Dale - Miserlou
(Nov 22, 2013 - 08:11)
 ce wrote:
To me, the really scary thing about the bullet-in-the-face bit was that it was FUNNY.
Especially the first time I saw it. It immediately worried me that I found it funny, even if it was from the surprise/shock in the scene.
And it is even more scary that we get used to this.

Great movie, though, even if it seems to be an ode to violence and not much else, it's performed very well. (Am I contradicting myself now?)
 
My ex (not ex at the time) encouraged me to watch this movie, but cautioned me about the bullet-in-the-face storyline because of some bad-Karma personal shit back in the day. 
 
I had the same reaction you did: "This is pretty funny; does that mean I am morally twisted?"  After watching the remainder of the movie, I decided there was a LOT of morally ambiguous stuff in there -- and that was the entire point of the movie.  So, no; neither you nor I am unusual in that respect.
 
It is an ode to violence and not much else, but so is a lot of visual entertainment these days.  What does that mean about our planet?  Got me.  I'm just wiggling to Dick Dale. 

The Derek Trucks Band - Down In The Flood
(Nov 22, 2013 - 07:55)
Have I already said how much I like this song, this album, and this artist?  Yeah.  So what.  I'll say it again:  THESE GUYS ROCK.

Henry Mancini & His Orchestra - The Pink Panther Theme
(Nov 22, 2013 - 07:15)
Thank you, BillG!!! 

Music, film, and a worldly innocence that are no more.  (All three are sorely missed in my household.)

Led Zeppelin - When The Levee Breaks
(Nov 21, 2013 - 14:13)
Didn't like this back in the day, but now really appreciate the Gonzo drumming and jangly, penetrating guitar tones.  These guys were pretty good, eh?

Owiny Sigoma Band - Harpoon Land
(Nov 21, 2013 - 12:05)

Harpoon Land = Boston




     Harpoon Land = Boston



Caro Emerald - A Night Like This
(Nov 21, 2013 - 09:14)
{#Arrowd}  Thank you, Businessgypsy! 

I'm headed out in a few minutes for Martini & Rossi and a few lemons; can I get anybody something?

The Beach Boys - Sail On Sailor
(Nov 21, 2013 - 07:27)
Beach Boys?!  Learned my 'something new' for today.  Humbling really, since a skipper played this as departure music for every single sailboat race one season.  Got sick of it after 5 or 6 races, then started digging it when I really listened to its purity of melody and lyric.

Sinead Lohan - To Ramona
(Nov 20, 2013 - 18:23)
Lindsey's mom?

John Lennon - Nobody Told Me
(Nov 20, 2013 - 17:57)
You know, he really loved Yoko.  It was obvious then, and it's still apparent.  Why did everybody had to give him so much shit about it?

God is an Astronaut - A Deafening Distance
(Nov 20, 2013 - 17:44)
 Byronape wrote:
 unclehud wrote:
What's to say there aren't living beings that require an ammonia atmosphere, use sulfur for metabolic energy, communicate through touch or telepathy, and would explode in gravitational fields less than 4G?  (Cell phone pun for those not paying close attention.)  It's quite plausible that they would absolutely assume a form completely "alien" to Earthlings.  Why, oh why, must it possess general human characterisitics?

While I agree 100% with your arguement, there are some reasons why "intelligent" life would generally be considered to have a humanoid form.  

Think about the traits that make humans (argueably) superior to other life on this planet.  
 
With all respect, sir, I was talking about intelligent life developing on other planets; planets with characteristics very different from Earth, and planets far from our solar system.  If life forms developed on a planet with an ammonia atmosphere, significant solar radiation from their multiple suns, and gravity 4 times the strength of Earth's, they would be starkly different from us.  My hypothesis is: there is a possibility that life could form on those planets; if so, it certainly wouldn't follow any of our commonly-held assumptions about essential traits for life on Earth.  In fact, if life has formed under those crazy-ass conditions, us humans may have a hard time actually identifying it as a life form.

Alt-J - Bloodflood
(Nov 20, 2013 - 17:06)
This continues to impress me each time I hear it.  Already gave it ten, however.

The Who - Won't Get Fooled Again
(Nov 20, 2013 - 17:03)
 govna wrote:
Man, I gotta get me one of those machines that go "BA BA BA BA BA BA BA ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba BA BA BA BA BA BA BA BA ba ba ba ba  BA BA BA BA BA  BA ba ba ba BA BA BA BA BA BA BA BA BA BA BA BA BA BA BA ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba  ba ba ba ba..."  

...because it sounds awesome. 

 
You are so, so right.  And then Mr. Moon attempts to destroy his drum kit.  ROCK AND ROLL!

Death Cab For Cutie - I Will Possess Your Heart
(Nov 20, 2013 - 16:55)
like this a lot.  another really good stalker tune: Neil Young, The Loner

Tame Impala - It Is Not Meant To Be
(Nov 20, 2013 - 16:46)
vurry nize.  9.

Joe Cocker - Delta Lady
(Nov 20, 2013 - 16:34)
 garyalex wrote:
According to the song ID this was the ninth song added to the playlist.
  
I like your thinking, but that's an assumption.  As of today, there is a "6" and a "7", both from Joe Cocker, but no "8".

-
(Nov 20, 2013 - 16:30)
Somebody rated this a 5.  (Not me, but I get it; hyuk, hyuk.)

Joe Cocker - The Weight
(Nov 20, 2013 - 16:29)
 Zep wrote:
song id = 4
 
Yep, Zep.

-
(Nov 20, 2013 - 16:27)
Deleted?

Radio Paradise - DJ Break
(Nov 20, 2013 - 16:26)
You gotta pay the bills.

The Beatles - Cry Baby Cry
(Nov 19, 2013 - 09:22)
 gjr wrote:
my own internal debate - if i could take one album and one album only to that desert island - which would it be?  the white album with all of its completely wild variances and total range of music types OR abbey road the brilliant masterpiece????

somebody please help......the internal debate will rage on........
 
The White Album is actually two discs, therefore a larger quantity of music, and one can completely sidestep the "quality" debate.

Sinéad O'Connor - You Made Me The Thief Of Your Heart
(Nov 19, 2013 - 09:07)
 On_The_Beach wrote:
Well, she's good, but she's no Miley Cyrus.
 
 Chuckle, chuckle.

Tori Amos - Silent All These Years (Live w/ Leonard Cohen)
(Nov 19, 2013 - 08:42)
 Ballzak wrote:
What was that little slice of poetry before this track?  It doesn't seem to be listed in the track list.  Or was that a part of this song, by Leonard Cohen?
 
Yeah; all that.  Sounded like Mr. Cohen, so that's an easy assumption, but the words stopped me cold.  Whoooooeeeeee, baby.  Will be googling them for the next few minutes.

edit 4 minutes later:  Thanks to stargazer1907 on YouTube ...
 
"I've heard of a man who says words so beautifully that if only he speaks their name, women give themselves to him.  If I am dumb beside your body while silence blossoms like tumors on our lips, it is because I hear a man climb the stairs and clear his throat outside our door."

PS:  I think it's referring to me. 

Goldfrapp - Jo
(Nov 19, 2013 - 08:39)
Ethereal; and I'm in the mood for ethereal this morning.

Third World - Feel A Little Better
(Nov 19, 2013 - 07:40)
Motown meets Montego Bay?

Eels - I Like Birds
(Nov 19, 2013 - 07:28)
 nagsheadlocal wrote:
Inexcusably dim.
 
"That's like, your opinion, man."

Ray Charles & The Count Basie Orchestra - Feel So Bad
(Nov 19, 2013 - 07:27)
Bill, you're right; this came out pretty well.  In fact, I was thinking, "I'm a big Ray fan.  Why haven't I heard this before?"  Answer: Because it isn't real.
 
While I consider myself far from a Luddite, it's getting kind of scary that electronic contrivances mimic reality so well.  Video games, movie special effects, and 'new' music from dead people.  My grandchildren will be living in a fantasy world.

Janis Joplin - Me and Bobby McGee
(Nov 19, 2013 - 07:15)
Dripping with emotion that sounds sincere.  Has always made me stop and stare into space.

Neil Young - Harvest Moon
(Nov 18, 2013 - 12:56)
Beautiful.  Absolutely beautiful.

ZZ Top - I'm Bad I'm Nationwide
(Nov 18, 2013 - 11:18)
We bad, we Nationwide.  BIG GRIN!!!!

(I suppose this is never going to appear on an insurance commercial?) 

The Derek Trucks Band - Sweet Inspiration
(Nov 18, 2013 - 11:12)
Lordy, Lordy, Lordy, I am so much closer to heaven when this plays!

Young-Holt Unlimited - Soulful Strut
(Nov 18, 2013 - 11:09)
Love the horns ...

Bruce Springsteen - Streets of Philadelphia
(Nov 15, 2013 - 15:58)
Breaks my heart, and I think that's what he was aiming for.

Pink Floyd - Welcome To The Machine
(Nov 15, 2013 - 14:16)
 ThePoose wrote:
Did you buy a guitar to punish your ma?
 
A bass.  And a bigass amp/cabinet.

Forgive me, but I think this may be their best album.  Maybe Animals.

Loreena Mckennitt - The Dark Night Of The Soul
(Nov 14, 2013 - 22:33)
Bill:  This is fabulous.  Thanks.

Tito & Tarantula - After Dark
(Nov 14, 2013 - 21:38)
 SiMama wrote:
Can see Salma slinking across the bar room floor with the snake....yowza
 
Yowza is an understatement.

Bill Withers - Use Me
(Nov 14, 2013 - 20:49)
The funky train has arrived!  That growling piano gets my hips moving .....

The Head And The Heart - Lost in My Mind
(Nov 14, 2013 - 16:56)
 Webfoot wrote:
I'm seeing them open for Neko Case at the local amphitheater in September! I can't wait.
 
How was it, Mr. Duck?

Alanis Morissette - Thank U
(Nov 14, 2013 - 16:55)
 mediamarv wrote:
I thought this was a recent release... hearing it often on WNCW in NC, which we can get clearly here in Greenville, SC. As the pull down menu says, "quite likeable."
 
Listened to WNCW often while driving to visit my son and his wife.  I could pick it up for about 3/4 of the drive between ATL and CLT.  And "Thank U" can easily be described as a recent release -- when compared to Buddy Holly, Mozart or early Stones.

The Staple Singers - I'll Take You There
(Nov 14, 2013 - 16:09)
Sweetheart, your voice always take me there .....

Bonnie Raitt - Write Me A Few Of Your Lines
(Nov 14, 2013 - 16:07)
Damn, girl; you soundin' mighty fine!

Norah Jones - Even Though
(Nov 14, 2013 - 15:21)
Wow!  Another new one!  You go, Bill!

801 - Tomorrow Never Knows
(Nov 14, 2013 - 15:07)
 maximinimalist wrote:
I had this in vinyl once upon a time. Thanks for playing. In my opinion it really captures the spirit of the original. Not an easy song to cover.
 
You had this in vinyl?   (jealousy rears its ugly head ....)  This is MAGNIFICENT!

Snow Patrol - Shut Your Eyes
(Nov 14, 2013 - 14:34)
Quiet, yet driving and insistent beat drives this beautiful melody deep into my heart.

William Shatner - Common People
(Nov 14, 2013 - 13:51)
This guy has had an incredible life, hasn't he?  And now he gets to hang out with Kaley Cuoco.

The Wailin' Jennys - Long Time Traveller
(Nov 14, 2013 - 13:41)
Sigh.  (Southern boy thinks about his childhood in the sun and woods ... and other things that are gone, never to return.)

Robin Trower - Bridge Of Sighs
(Nov 14, 2013 - 13:25)
"I can name that tune in 3 bell tinkles ..."

Bob Marley - Sun Is Shining
(Nov 14, 2013 - 13:01)
 joelbb wrote:
How many times will you Reggae dweebs listen to the same tune/rhythm/sentiments and say "It's just as terrific as the last 1,000 times I heard this same piece dressed up as though it's new work".   .... clipped ....
 
They're stoners, dude.  They may not realize they've heard it before.

Marc Broussard - Home
(Nov 14, 2013 - 12:49)
 Businessgypsy wrote:
considerably clipped ...

I've often wondered if the lyric "boy named Cope" refers to Citizen Cope. Anybody?
 
From http://soultrain.com/2011/07/22/sound-check-marc-broussard-seasoned-to-perfection/

“I was at an after party for Citizen Cope in New York,” Broussard recalls, “and he hired this girl from Atlanta to do some of the catering. She made a gumbo with chicken and sausage and shrimp; now that’s pretty sacrilegious coming from where I’m from! You don’t do chicken, sausage and seafood in the same gumbo. It’s just not cool!”


No kidding; chicken doesn't belong in gumbo. 

Marc Broussard - Home
(Nov 14, 2013 - 12:43)
I'm grinning like a village idiot without a village!  (<---- stolen from below)  More whiplash guitar!  Love, love, love!

John Hiatt - Alone in the Dark
(Nov 14, 2013 - 12:17)
Love that whiplash guitar!

Leftover Cuties - Poker Face
(Nov 14, 2013 - 11:55)
Lots of songs with zero or few comments these days.  I suppose Bill is opening up the playlist .... and kudos if that's the case!

Israel Kamakawiwo'ole - Ka Huila Wai
(Nov 14, 2013 - 11:40)
Aina Aloha, bruddah.

Pearl Jam - The Long Road
(Nov 14, 2013 - 11:37)
 mirish wrote:
That's probably the worst song I have ever heard.
 
You know, that comment just makes me shake my head.  Overuse of the superlative -- even with the qualifier "probably" -- is literally destroying our civilization.  (See what I did there?)

Canned Heat - On The Road Again
(Nov 14, 2013 - 11:31)
Back in the day ..........  if you were wondering, you could ask someone about Hot Tuna.  If they were knowledgeable, you invited them around back of the barn for a smoke.

The Beatles - I'm So Tired
(Nov 14, 2013 - 11:22)
 gjr wrote:
id give you everything ive got for a little peace of mind...............
 
Amen, brothers and sisters:  I'd give you everything I've got for a little peace of mind.

Joe Walsh - Rocky Mountain Way
(Nov 14, 2013 - 11:00)
To my submarine buddy living in Denver:  No "medicinal" need required now, right?  (green with envy)  Don't leave the ladies crying!

To Joe Walsh:  You're welcome in my house at any time for any reason. 

John Prine - Paradise
(Nov 14, 2013 - 10:38)
 oldfart48 wrote:
frackin' a
 
Chuckle, chuckle.  For the comment, not for fracking.

Leftover Cuties - One Heart
(Nov 13, 2013 - 14:19)
Like the trend of female singers bringing back torchy vocals.

Yes - And You And I
(Nov 13, 2013 - 13:44)
And you and I climb, crossing the shapes of the morning;
And you and I reach over the sun for the river;
And you and I climb, clearer towards the movement;
And you and I called over valleys of endless seas.

Now THAT'S poetry!

The Kinks - Waterloo Sunset
(Nov 12, 2013 - 21:08)
 drife wrote:
Abba, who is Abba?
 
He's got brothers named Dabba and Doo.  I think they're related to Fred Flintstone.

John Martyn - Glory Box
(Nov 12, 2013 - 20:47)
 unclehud wrote:
.... and will order his entire catalog (through the RP links, of course) as soon as I get a mailing address again.
 
Well, I ordered his entire RP catalog except "And" which costs $1,196.18.  Wonder what Bill's cut is on a $1,200 cd?  Not enough I'll bet. 

John Martyn - Suzanne
(Nov 12, 2013 - 20:34)
Well ...... first!

Made a promise to buy Mr. Martyn's RP catalog through the Amazon linky thing, and here's what came up for  this cd, "And":

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
And John Martyn | Format: Audio CD

5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Available from these sellers.
1 new from $1,196.18

 Not sure I can afford a $1,200 cd right now, so I'll buy the others and wait for the PowerBall to hit me.


Radical Face - Welcome Home
(Nov 12, 2013 - 12:33)
 Godzillamouse wrote:
{#Headache} gruesome!
  
Is the singer being welcomed home from war?  Of course that's gruesome -- it always has been and always will be -- and might explain the vivid lyrics.
 
(Unless you were labeling the entire listening experience as "gruesome".)

Mozart - Eine Kleine Nachtmusik - Allegro
(Nov 12, 2013 - 12:13)
 gjr wrote:
the 18th century "beatle"
 
18th century Mick Jagger.  His music sounds vigorous and sensual to me.  Probably had groupies chasing him all the time -- in a courtly manner, of course. 

Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody
(Nov 12, 2013 - 12:01)
Really?  REALLY?         (Yeah, it is a good one, innit?)

Greg Brown - Not High
(Nov 12, 2013 - 11:11)

Like it, and like the cover art.  For the record the (next to) last comment was made in 2004.



Gin Blossoms - Hey Jealousy
(Nov 12, 2013 - 10:56)

No listener comments on this song yet. Why not be the first?

OK, sure.  Interesting change in tone.  I like it, but that may be because the 'original' is worn out.



Frank Black - Hang On To Your Ego
(Nov 12, 2013 - 10:53)
 ottojschlosser wrote:
What does Brian Wilson think about this, I wonder?
 
Once I stopped chuckling, I began to wonder the same thing.  You suppose he's flattered?

Erik Satie - Gnossienne No1
(Nov 12, 2013 - 09:41)
Anybody see irony when comparing this music against the album cover's venue: Theatre du Vaudeville?

Joni Mitchell - Cactus Tree
(Nov 12, 2013 - 08:51)
Her 70th birthday was 4 days ago.  Still a helluva woman.

Tom Waits - Chocolate Jesus
(Nov 12, 2013 - 08:46)
Sort of off topic: I love post-Halloween, because I buy lots of chocolate on sale, and it pairs very well with bourbon and Islay Scotch.

So, is that kind of buzz called a 'chocolate Jesus'? 

Boy & Bear - Lordy May
(Nov 11, 2013 - 12:36)
 Sasha2001 wrote:
 Ha, Ha! Why am I laughing at such a disturbing image.  
 
Do you also watch The Walking Dead?  That might explain it.

U2 - The Unforgettable Fire
(Nov 11, 2013 - 12:34)
 Krakus wrote:
End of my innocence and entrance to reality, i.e. joining USMC...
 
Today's Veteran's Day.  Thanks for your service.

James Horner - Sing, Sing, Sing
(Nov 11, 2013 - 12:24)
Irony: "Sing, sing, sing" has no lyrics.

edit five minutes later ... It was written by Lois Prima in the 30s and has a few lyrics.  (Click here.)  Wikipedia lists 31 movies with this tune, dating from 1935 to 2011, a handful of video games, at least 30 TV shows, a few plays, 7 songs that sampled it, and a Mexican TV commercial for Foster's lager.  This one's been around the block.

Simon & Garfunkel - Cecilia
(Nov 11, 2013 - 12:03)
Nice to hear one that made the "keeper" portion of an ancient Top 40.  (hope that makes sense.)

Badly Drawn Boy - Logic Of A Friend
(Nov 11, 2013 - 10:52)
 fredriley wrote:
A nice number, and well worth a 7. What's always intrigued me is: does BDB ever take off his woolly hat? He must sweat buckets at gigs.
 
Don't know if he ever takes it off, but here are two reasons he may leave it on most of the time:

1) It is cold wherever he is from.  Snow is forecast here for tomorrow morning, as an example, and lots of folks have been wearing knit caps for about a week.  (There are green plants on the album cover, though.)

2) He is bald and chooses to hide it.

Sting - Desert Rose
(Nov 06, 2013 - 22:52)
 annieb63 wrote:
Still think Sting is a genius even though I hear he's a jerk.
 
Sting is a musical genius.  I also like Mozart's music, but I hear he was a jerk, too.

Air - All I Need
(Nov 06, 2013 - 21:21)
Man!  Is this great, or what?

Cranberries - Zombie
(Nov 06, 2013 - 21:02)
OK, now there are zombies in my head.  Where's that Walking Dead DVD?

Moby - The Perfect Life
(Nov 05, 2013 - 20:37)
Yeah, all I need is a perfect life .... (come on, PowerBall!)

Arcade Fire - Here Comes the Night Time
(Nov 05, 2013 - 17:27)
Record companies think we're incredibly stupid.  The name of this album/CD is "Reflektor", yet someone felt compelled to add a sticker letting us know it is "featuring the single Reflektor".

Gee, thanks.

Live - Lightning Crashes
(Nov 05, 2013 - 17:21)
 sbegf wrote:
I am in no way a musician...I listen...but really...placenta?  Is it really called that? 
 
Yeah, it is.  

Don't be confused; it's the straight-up Webster definition of placenta.  (Click on the "Lyrics" and see how the song lays out several tragedies.)

Jerry Garcia - Bird Song
(Nov 05, 2013 - 17:02)
I own three of his neckties.

Cowboy Junkies - Come Calling (his song)
(Nov 05, 2013 - 17:00)
 oilydwarf wrote:
I find this band relentlessly monotonous, particularly her voice, but also the tunes.  Is it just me?
 
Nope.  She doesn't sound excited by her own music, so I find it difficult to be excited by it, too.  A woman friend claims this is the sexiest band ever in the history of the Earth, however.  

(It takes all kinds to keep the world spinning.)

Beck - Loser
(Nov 05, 2013 - 08:01)
I'm a winner; things are gonna change, I can feel it.               <------ Scary, ain't it?

Otis Redding - Hard To Handle
(Nov 05, 2013 - 07:42)

Commitments, Crowes, Otis, Mule ...... all do this well.  Maybe it's because the song is so good it's hard to screw it up.



Les McCann & Eddie Harris - Compared To What
(Oct 26, 2013 - 10:26)
That's PRECISELY the right amount of cowbell ....

The Beatles - The Inner Light
(Oct 26, 2013 - 10:07)
 gjr wrote:
ok - so lennon rejected "isnt it a pity" but this was good enough for a b-side on a single??

anyone? anyone?  bueller? bueller? 
 
Depends; how brightly lit is your inner light?  This was pretty revolutionary once upon a time ....

Marvin Gaye - What's Going On
(Sep 30, 2013 - 23:25)
 cc_rider wrote:
So good it makes me cry a little. Damn.
 
Yeah.  So many years have passed and we still don't know what's going on.

Vampire Weekend - Obvious Bicycle
(Sep 30, 2013 - 22:50)
 contractor07 wrote:
"Step" and "Ya Hey" are by far the best 2 tunes on the album, no idea why this got on and those 2 did not, makes no sense {#Headache}
 
Possible reason:

1) LRC voting. (Click on the LRC/Upload tab for details.)
 
2) Bill and Rebecca preferred this one.  It is their radio station, after all.

The National - Fireproof
(Sep 30, 2013 - 21:45)
 shplody wrote:
Say 10 songs on an album, 5-9 plays each... what is (10 x (5+9)/2)/31?   {#Rolleyes}

There's no reason for any song to get 9 plays a month on RP... none.
 
I just love it when people tell Bill and Rebecca how to run their radio station.  (Or, more accurately, when they tell the comment board how Bill and Rebecca should run their radio station.)

The Who - Baba O'Riley
(Sep 30, 2013 - 21:39)
"Let's get together, before we get much older ...."

A line I often shout at my TV screen when certain people appear there ...  like Sigourney Weaver, Marisa Tomei, Meg Ryan, Helen Hunt, and others.  Unfortunately, it's getting close to the point where I cannot get a whole lot older.

The New Pornographers - Moves
(Sep 30, 2013 - 21:19)
 Hippostar wrote:
Anyone else hear the drummer miss a snare hit around 2 1/2 minutes in? 
 
Unless you're the composer, or are following along with the composer's sheet music, you do not know if he 'missed' anything.

Kathleen Edwards - Goodnight, California
(Sep 20, 2013 - 06:52)
 Tippster wrote:
You're killing me.  A friend of mine was just killed today in Egypt: http://news.sky.com/story/1128530/sky-news-cameraman-killed-in-egypt



 
Please accept my sincere sympathy.  War and violence are just stupid, ignorant reasons to take the lives of others, especially when the casualties are uninvolved in the underlying issues.

Antje Duvekot - Sleepy Sea of Indigo and Blue
(Sep 20, 2013 - 05:27)
 oneyet wrote:
I'm not sure why ,but this song gets me annoyed.
 
I'm not sure why either, but perhaps it's for the same reason I am entranced by it:  Ms. Duvekot's 'little girl' voice.  I'm a sucker for women with similar voices.  Does this make me a pervert?

Eagles - Seven Bridges Road
(Sep 20, 2013 - 05:12)
 jmkate wrote:
Everyone singing along raise your hand!
 
unclehud raises hand, singing lustily, until he realizes this is not the a capella version.  "It's still good, but not as powerfully done as the boys did back in the early days", he thinks.

Manu Dibango - Dikalo
(Sep 20, 2013 - 05:03)
In a recording studio back in 2006, laying down tracks for this song, some hepcat played his sax so hot it probably melted!  I vote 9 on first listen, because this saxophone guy blows in the best possible interpretation of the term!

Madness - One Step Beyond
(Sep 20, 2013 - 02:46)
 dwhayslett wrote:
I did not know this song was about basketball.
 
Chuckle, chuckle.

Patty Griffin - You'll Remember
(Sep 20, 2013 - 02:06)
"Maybe one day you'll remember ..."

Sweet Patty:  Maybe one day I'll forget, but I doubt it.

Hem - Half Acre
(Sep 20, 2013 - 02:04)
Her voice, filled with clarity and sweetness, couples with a confident clarinet to raise goosebumps.  I vote 9, looking wistfully out the window ...

The Police - Walking On The Moon
(Sep 20, 2013 - 02:01)
 drictor wrote:
Back in college, a long time ago, walking home after lining up a date with a girl I was infatuated with — this summed it all up!  Still reminds me of that day.
 
drictor:  Your comment and location brought a pleasant little tingle.

For me, this song is a tiny camper-trailer parked in the US Navy lot in Driggs, ID, so smoke-filled I'm surprised we didn't die from lack of oxygen, as we anticipated how tonight's flurry will look in the morning -- when the lifts opened at Grand Targhee.  We stayed in those trailers a lot during the winter of 1978-1979, skiing one of the least-well-known powder factories in the US of A, talking about neutron cross sections of absorption and listening to the Police.

Hope tourists haven't ruined the Valley .... 

Gotye - Smoke And Mirrors
(Sep 20, 2013 - 01:45)
Here's why I love RP and why they get some of my hard-earned money:

Bill played a nice tune from Alt-J (2012) a little while ago, then followed with songs from Dire Straits (1979) and Quicksilver (1968), then this sharp little ditty from Gotye (2012) -- which, by the way, is easily a 9.

Who else will play this variety?  Seriously?  Who else?

The Who - Love, Reign O'er Me
(Sep 19, 2013 - 18:23)
Still raises goosebumps.

Steely Dan - Doctor Wu
(Sep 19, 2013 - 17:27)
"All night long we would sing that stupid song,
and every word we sang I knew was true."


These guys were masters of the art.

Supertramp - Goodbye Stranger
(Sep 19, 2013 - 16:56)
One of my fantasies: Walk into a music store, pick up a Strat and plug it into something, then rip this guitar solo note for note.  "Yeah, baby, I'm a badass."

Caro Emerald - A Night Like This
(Sep 19, 2013 - 13:10)
Schweet!  I vote 8!

Pacha Massive - Pachangueando
(Sep 19, 2013 - 12:10)
To all the ladies in the world: "Would you like to dance?"

Noir Désir - L' Enfant Roi
(Sep 19, 2013 - 11:48)
This is great!  And I must have thought so earlier, since I've already voted it 8.  (Thanks for the translated lyrics!  Ain't they speakin' da truth?)

Rachid Taha - Barra Barra
(Sep 14, 2013 - 04:14)
 MirageRF wrote:
Foreign language songs are a tough sell.
I give it a "1" just to discourage the concept.  If I spoke the language, i doubt I'd find the rhythm very appealing, maybe a "4" tops.

Maybe a little too "eclectic?" 

Thanks for the input, Bill.  
An Algerian tune from the movie "Blackhawk Down."  I'd give the movie a low score as well.  {#Neutral} 
 
It's only a foreign language to those who grew up speaking something different.

Mr. Taha lives in France, so I'll classify this as 'French rap' music.  You're free to retain the 'Algerian' label if you'd like.

Beck - Everybody's Got To Learn Sometime
(Sep 14, 2013 - 00:00)
 Bakaretsu wrote:
Overplayed
 
"That's, like ..... your opinion, man."

And not mine.  Not even close.

The Dandy Warhols - Bohemian Like You
(Sep 12, 2013 - 12:45)
 Hannio wrote:
So that is what passes for witty these days?
 
Yep.  And 13 years ago, too.
Neil Young - The Loner
(Sep 12, 2013 - 12:05)
Neil ROCKS!!!!!  and I'm down at the end of the  car .......
The Wailin' Jennys - Storm Comin'
(Sep 12, 2013 - 11:07)
 mikemayday wrote:
These are some really submissive lyrics. These girls should stop propagating misogynist stereotypes.
 
Really?  Interested to hear how you interpret them.
Harry Manx - I'm Sitting On Top Of The World
(Sep 11, 2013 - 11:39)
The big grin on my face is thanks to the crazy, wacked-out guys singing background!

Emerson Lake & Palmer - From The Beginning
(Sep 11, 2013 - 11:36)
Yeah, man.  A masterpiece.

Muddy Waters - Baby Please Don't Go
(Sep 10, 2013 - 06:43)
What an incredible acceleration in tempo and attitude: Peter Gabriel's soul-wrenching Blood of Eden, to Roxy Music, to Muddy Waters jiving blues!

Bill, you sure know how to mix it up! 

PJ Harvey - We Float
(Sep 10, 2013 - 06:18)
Man oh man is this good!  Grim lyrics and eerie melody, then the bass plugs in and everything seems to be fine.  I vote 8 ...

Catherine Wheel - Sparks Are Gonna Fly
(Sep 10, 2013 - 05:50)
Sparks are flying around here, baby!

Madeleine Peyroux - Blue Alert
(Sep 10, 2013 - 02:06)
Yowza!  With witty lyrics, too!  I vote 9!

I'll never understand why some people decide not to like this because it sounds like Billie Holiday.  Is it not possible to enjoy artists that paint similarly?  Actors that glower similarly?  Vegetables that taste similar?  Jeans that feel similar?  Ski runs that provide similar thrills?

Jeez-o-man what a tough crowd.

Rusted Root - Ecstasy
(Sep 10, 2013 - 01:59)
  Lazarus wrote:
Frantic melody; frantic guitar playing; we be dancing like bowlegged gypsy muleskinners...  love it...
  
Does this mean you -- plural -- are "living in a world of ecstasy" in the raves taking place in your churches/hotel room?  {#Eek}  

(And I'm doing great at this moment, thanks.  It's a beautiful day in the Kingdom!)

Traffic - Walking in the Wind
(Sep 10, 2013 - 01:24)
These gentlemen conveyed so much within their spare arrangements.  Perhaps because of the 'space' in their music, one finds the ability to really appreciate each musician's skill and contribution to the whole.  Each of their albums still sounds good today.

Stated another way, the bass work in this ancient piece is a fabulous example of early funk/ska/reggae, and isn't it nice that the drums and piano don't overwhelm it? 

Stevie Ray Vaughan - Cold Shot
(Sep 10, 2013 - 01:05)
I am a HUGE fan of this sort of thing.  Sloppy, funky blues, with a wicked backbeat .... could it possibly be better?  (Yes.  With spicy pulled pork barbecue, beers on ice, and a slow sunny afternoon under the oak tree doing the tailgate thing just before the Yellow Jackets kick off.)

Mano Negra - Sidi H' Bibi
(Sep 10, 2013 - 00:45)
 prickelpit96 wrote:

Even if they would do, it would be forbidden in your country. ;)

 
I'll assume the smiley face means your comment is joking, as I believe the USA leads the world in porn production, among many other industries where we are world leaders.  (I'm a US citizen installing wireless and fiber networks at the brand-new King Abdullah Seaport.)

I own two Flash albums from 1972, which I bought because it was Peter Banks and they had "superb art" on the album covers.  CDs will never be able to match the LP's 12-inch format for displaying art on the jacket..
  
The Mano Negra album cover would indeed be forbidden in Saudi Arabia.  Which is why I'm still staring at it 15 minutes after the song has ended.  And will save it as a "favorite" on my browser.  (Saudi is starting to mess with my head.)

Garbage - Special
(Sep 09, 2013 - 23:53)
 calypsus_1 wrote:
Garbage "Special" and "Keep Breathing" acoustic on French Television January 1999:
I'm living without you
I know all about you
I have run you down into the ground
Spread disease about you over town

.....  clipped  .....
  
A "new" feature here -- I noticed it only a few months ago -- is the Lyrics link located dead center above the song comments.

In the past, I have appreciated others who searched, found, and copied lyrics here; I think lyrics are important part of a song.  Calypsus and a few others were often providers of those lyrics, and I just as often provided a thank you (or the lyrics themselves) as part of my comment.

Now, one of the many staffers in the RadioParadise Office Megaplex provides lyrics for us.  Thanks for this feature, Bill, and please pass the thanks down your chain of command to the appropriate 24-7-365 pool of lyric-searchers!

Cowboy Junkies - Bread And Wine
(Sep 09, 2013 - 22:42)
THIS is Cowboy Junkies?  It's got movement and motion .... which is a nice change .... and that wickedly seductive voice.

Eels - Blinking Lights
(Sep 09, 2013 - 13:27)
 Stingray wrote:
Eels are good, but this song....?
 
.... this song is perhaps better than E's usual "good" material.

Indigo Girls - Share The Moon
(Sep 09, 2013 - 13:08)
Glorious lyrics.

Raymond Kane - Popoki Slack Key
(Sep 09, 2013 - 13:05)
Shaka, ma bruddah.  Dis is da kine.  Mahalo!

Ramona Falls - Proof
(Sep 09, 2013 - 12:56)
 JIan wrote:
Yeah, it's 7:45 pm here.
 
..... according to the lyrics, it's noon on the equator.

Delerium - Silence (Featuring Sarah McLachlan)
(Sep 09, 2013 - 12:23)
 Shesdifferent wrote:
One of my favorite songs.....I still say (despite my arguments with other RP members) that RP plays better music at night....when I am usually NOT listening.
 
Solution: move 8 time zones away from where you currently live.  Marrakech?  Honolulu?  (I do not recommend King Abdullah Economic City.)

King Crimson - Eyes Wide Open
(Sep 09, 2013 - 12:09)
Anybody that says they can't dance to this isn't really trying.

God is an Astronaut - Remembrance Day
(Sep 09, 2013 - 12:07)

If God is an astronaut, then he's out of work these days.  Which is really a sad statement, since NASA worked peacefully at the pinnacle of civilization's accumulated knowledge.



Sam Phillips - Holding on to the Earth
(Sep 09, 2013 - 12:02)
 ziakut wrote:
Well put...but I didn't see it as that at first. I thought it was a close up of female genitalia with her head sticking out of it. Thanks for the relief Frater_Kork. Whew! I know...I'm a sick bastard. What else is new?
 
You guys crack me up.

U2 - Love Is Blindness
(Sep 09, 2013 - 11:59)
"ACHTUNG, BABY: Love Is Blindness"      <------- next warning label from the US Surgeon General..

Crosby Stills Nash & Young - Deja Vu
(Sep 09, 2013 - 11:50)
 jocelynsart wrote:
Listened to this album of my Mom's many many times - loved it
 
jocelynsart, I just love comments like yours ........ that make me feel so old.  My only salvation is that I heard it when it was new, and man, did it blow my mind: "We have all been here before," in hauntingly perfect harmony.

Rose Windows - Wartime Lovers
(Aug 30, 2013 - 11:11)
Holy tabula rasa, Batman!  First?

The Beatles - I've Just Seen a Face
(Aug 30, 2013 - 10:14)
Rapid-fire rhyme that carries the epitome of romanticism ........ (deep sigh) ..... yep.  True Love.

Ramona Falls - Proof
(Aug 30, 2013 - 09:44)
 Shesdifferent wrote:
Thumbs up....why don't I hear this stuff during the daytime on RP?
 
Yeah, it's 7:45 pm here.

Alpha Yaya Diallo - N'Dare
(Aug 28, 2013 - 11:37)
Pret-ty schweet, with a funky underlayer.  Nice!
Yes - Starship Trooper
(Aug 28, 2013 - 11:17)
Imaginative lyric, constantly changing meter, superb technical skills, badass drums, even more badass guitar, and you can dance to it if you really want to.  10 without a moment's hesitation.
Younger Brother - Train
(Aug 28, 2013 - 07:42)
 westslope wrote:
Sounds even better with headphones.
 
Yes, absolutely! ---------^  (especially if it's really loud ...)

Alt-J - Taro
(Aug 28, 2013 - 07:30)
You know what?  These guys are really, really, good.

Robbie Robertson - Somewhere Down The Crazy River
(Aug 28, 2013 - 07:23)
 Stratocaster wrote:
Really, this was 1987?  Shit, where do the decades go?
 
I'm not sure, but they might go somewhere down the crazy river .....

Cynaera was right: this song is spooky and erotic ... sweltering and funky like a humid summer night with Spanish moss in the trees and a big old moon shining down.

The Civil Wars - 20 Years
(Aug 27, 2013 - 10:34)
They're not speaking to each other.

Hot Tuna - Water Song
(Aug 27, 2013 - 02:50)
Bliss.

Steely Dan - Don't Take Me Alive
(Aug 27, 2013 - 02:10)
 oldsaxon wrote:
Every time I hear a tune off any SD album I think, "This is my favourite". I do believe that says a lot for the band.
 
I feel the same way.  Says a lot, really.

Apollo Four Forty - The Man with the Harmonica
(Aug 26, 2013 - 04:16)
 Gatlinburger wrote:
EXACTLY!  I've been listening to 'Supertramp's' "Crime of the Century" since 1974, when it first came out , I believe, or shortly thereafter.  Granted, the harmonica was/is probably the best part...  Someone tell me that this isn't a BLATENT RIP-OFF!!!
 
This is not a blatant ripoff.

This album is remixes of Ennio Morricone movie soundtrack tunes.  The "Man with the Harmonica" was the theme song for Once Upon a Time in the West, filmed in 1965 according to IMDB.  (Apparently Gatlinburger and I both failed to read prior comments before posting.)

So, it appears this song predated Supertramp by 8 or 9 years, although the remix may indeed have been arranged to mimic Supertramp's soundscape.  If you're suggesting Supertramp ripped off Signore Morricone, well, I completely missed that interpretation of your comment.

John Martyn - Glory Box
(Aug 26, 2013 - 04:11)
 dig wrote:
Why have I never heard of this guy? What is wrong with me?
 
What is wrong with you?  The same thing that is wrong with me.  I found out about him through RP a few months ago, and will order his entire catalog (through the RP links, of course) as soon as I get a mailing address again.

For the record, I love, love, LOVE the Portishead version -- 'cause she needs a reason from me, baby -- but this is exquisite. 

John Martyn - Glory Box
(Aug 26, 2013 - 04:11)
 dig wrote:
Why have I never heard of this guy? What is wrong with me?
 
What is wrong with you?  The same thing that is wrong with me.  I found out about him through RP a few months ago, and will order his entire catalog (through the RP links, of course) as soon as I get a mailing address again.

For the record, I love, love, LOVE the Portishead version -- 'cause she needs a reason from me, baby -- but this is exquisite. 

Miles Davis - One for Daddy-O
(Aug 25, 2013 - 14:53)

Mister Davis could blow the lights out.  And doesn't this just sashay down the street thanks to that steady bass line?



Peter Gabriel - Blood Of Eden
(Aug 25, 2013 - 14:07)
Always brings tears ......

Stephen Stills - Song Of Love
(Aug 25, 2013 - 13:35)
 railroadwail wrote:
I know I'll be echoing a lot of other RP listeners when I say, "what an awesome" record.  Manassas was simply great and all too short lived.
 
I know I'll be echoing a lot of other RP listeners when I say, "what an awesome" record.  Manassas was simply great and all too short lived.  (Echo ... get it?)

Guitar work is stellar: lead, rhythm, solos, slide, and even that twangy guitar buried in the background with the Hammond B3.  And an AWESOME album cover.

Donovan - Barabajagal
(Aug 25, 2013 - 13:19)
 Alpine wrote:
Man, sounds like you folks are hearing more then what I hear on these two little Dell speakers.
 
.... or the two micro-speakers on my iPhone.

Pete Townshend - Let My Love Open The Door
(Aug 25, 2013 - 10:59)
 ce wrote:
Ah, so that's where I know it from!
This song immediately triggered "good film-vibes", but on the actual film my memory drew a complete ... Blank.
 
IMDB says this song is in each of these soundtracks:

   Hit and Run (2012) 
   Take Me Home Tonight (2011)
   Red Dog (2011)
   Old Dogs (2009)
   Dan in Real Life (2007)
   Jersey Girl (2004) 
   Along Came Polly (2004)
   Mr. Deeds (2002)  
   Grosse Point Blank (1997) -- really?  1997??
   Look Who's Talking (1989)

... most of which would qualify for "good film-vibes" in my judgment.

Patsy Cline - Crazy
(Aug 25, 2013 - 10:34)
Wikipedia says Ms. Cline hit #2 with this tune in 1962.  This, and Frank Sinatra, and Dean Martin, make me wonder if casual love affairs were as commonplace 'back in the day' as they were in the '60s, or as everyday as they seem to be now.

Anybody else wonder about that stuff?

(The song's a 9, minimum, but nobody wonders about that.)

Thievery Corporation - Liberation Front
(Aug 24, 2013 - 11:45)
Schweet! Dance party!
David Bowie - Lady Grinning Soul
(Aug 24, 2013 - 04:30)
Yes, she will be my living end.  That's who I'm searching for ...

Ben Harper - Alone
(Aug 24, 2013 - 04:20)
 Chumbawamba-1984 wrote:
Please excuse my ignorance, this live version rocks and I never listened to it before. Thanks to RP and to the listener who uploaded it.
 
I was also ignorant until now.  This afternoon Ben Harper's light shone brightly upon my brain.

Eric Burdon & War - Spill the Wine
(Aug 18, 2013 - 12:47)
Are you really playing this on Radio Paradise?!?!  Yes, you are!!!  Dancing, whirling, jumping and singing!

Spill the wine!  Dig that girl! 

Bonnie Raitt - Spit of Love
(Aug 16, 2013 - 02:37)
Her voice and my ears were made as a matched set.

Uncle Tupelo - Still Be Around
(Aug 16, 2013 - 02:00)
I am always amazed/humbled/reassured when a poem or song captures something I thought was mine alone.

Younger Brother - Ribbon On A Branch
(Aug 15, 2013 - 02:01)
 stahlwerk wrote:
clipped:

Edit: Apparantly it was done by Storm Thorgerson, who did most of Pink Floyds album covers as well. He died last month. :-(

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Storm_Thorgerson
  
The cover's set and lighting reminds me of the flaming handshake on Wish You Were Here.  But you're spot on about the scary Scissor Monster; and it's about to pounce on that unsuspecting guy -- could he be the Younger Brother?

shouting:  "Look out, mister! The Scissor Monster is lurking just around the corner!!"

The Amazing Rhythm Aces - Third Rate Romance
(Aug 15, 2013 - 01:17)
 LaurieinTucson wrote:
Wow!! Not only have I not heard this for ALMOST 40 YEARS, I haven't even thought about it. Yet I know all the words.
 
Me, too.  "Yes, I have, but only a time or two."

Cracker - Euro-Trash Girl
(Aug 15, 2013 - 01:14)
HAHAHAHAHA!  Went to Europe for 3 weeks (France, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, UK) in the late 1990s with my twenty-year-old sons, and this was our theme song!
 
Thanks for the warm memory, Bill and Rebecca!

Lucinda Williams - 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
(Aug 13, 2013 - 03:18)
Her rough, gritty voice is perfect for this, and quite pleasing in general.

k.d. lang - Coming Home
(Aug 11, 2013 - 20:49)
 laozilover wrote:
god I love this woman's voice!
  
me, too

Elton John - Mona Lisas And Mad Hatters
(Aug 11, 2013 - 10:46)
 laozilover wrote:
The first lebbenty-jillion times I heard this song, it was Buckshot LeFonque's rendition!  I should fo shizzle upload it!

Buckshot Lefonque on Amazon
 
Bump because I think this is funny.

Miles Davis - The Pan Piper
(Aug 11, 2013 - 10:28)
Stunning.  Miles was one of a kind.

Talk Talk - The Rainbow
(Aug 11, 2013 - 10:25)
That screaming guitar and squealing harmonica are truly amazing!

Kenny Burrell - Chitlins Con Carne
(Aug 11, 2013 - 04:45)
Sucker for the blues.  Sucker for jazz.  Combined, they slay me.

Cloud Cult - The Mission: Unexplainable Stories
(Aug 11, 2013 - 01:48)
I want to dislike this guy and his music (my issues) ....... but I just cannot.  The music is well-composed and "Mr. Cult"'s voice strikes a strange resonance in my soul.  A resonance that surfaces even as I repress with all my will.

Joni Mitchell - You Turn Me On I'm A Radio
(Aug 11, 2013 - 01:43)
 Lazarus wrote:
Like an e.e. cummings poem, this song is an extended metaphor...  how many separate radio phrases can you find in it?  Is this merely clever, or does Joni Mitchell have a point to make about life in the seventies (and eighties)?  What is it?

Listen to Joni perform this song on her record...  how does her delivery approximate the sound of a radio announcer?  What effect does this have on the song?
 
Was going to write something like, "Joni, I am your radio and you turn me on, too," and then say something similar to our friend's quoted post.  But he beat me to it, and without a single reference to his churches, hotel room, or dancing!  (Make me worry if something's happened in the US that hasn't made the 'edited' news here.)

Lazarus, I hope you're having a good day wherever you are right now.  I certainly am.

U2 - Beautiful Day
(Aug 11, 2013 - 01:29)
 peregrin8 wrote:
It is, indeed.
Especially with that song {#Sunny} 
 
Yes, my friend, it is indeed a beautiful day in the Kingdom.  Glad it's beautiful where you are, too!  (And no one I know confuses Switzerland with Sweden.)

The Police - Message in a Bottle
(Aug 10, 2013 - 23:57)
 hencini wrote:
I've always liked the Spanish part at the end of this song: "Sin de nada-- eso es..." 

Doesn't make any sense, but it sounds cool.  
{#Shifty} 
 
Hahahahahaha!  Now dat dair's funny!
Manu Chao - Bongo Bong
(Aug 10, 2013 - 23:03)
(Beavis and Butthead voice) Heh, heh, heh, he said "bong".

I like it ...... and vote 7!

Josh Ritter - Kathleen
(Aug 10, 2013 - 22:32)
Well, I never really had a strong liking for this guy's music and I'm afraid that applies to this song as well, but the lyrics struck me dumb this morning. Wow.

Now, if Willie Nelson or somebody with a gravelly voice covered this ... zowie!

Peter Gabriel - Red Rain
(Aug 10, 2013 - 22:29)
Thanks, Bill, for a wonderful string of tunes to wake me up this morning

My appreciation for your playsets and depth of music library has risen even higher (who would have thought that possible?) over the past few months. Maybe it's your programming for time zones that are 7-10 hours away, or maybe this gig has shifted my mind and soul more than I realize, or maybe it's just randomness and dumb luck.

Doesn't really matter why .... thanks, man.  You and Rebecca are appreciated.


Neil Halstead - Seasons
(Aug 10, 2013 - 22:17)
A local art museum -- the Spruill Center for the Arts -- had, for several years, this crashing wave painted as a mural on the barn wall facing the road to and from my home.  Made me listen to this with an especially open mind.

Incubus - Aqueous Transmission
(Aug 10, 2013 - 22:11)
This is one of my favorites of all time. It showed up on my computer after a Napster episode as an mp3 without any identifying information, and I fell in love with it.  Took a couple of years before I discovered it was Incubus.  Got a couple of Perry Farrell tunes the same mysterious way, and they rank way up there, too.

The frogs are terribly relaxing for me -- they're familiar, since I grew up in the middle of nowhere -- but Bill, there's a lot more frog croaking than you allow us to hear ... 


Led Zeppelin - Friends
(Aug 10, 2013 - 07:55)
 I'm tellin' you, now
The greatest thing you ever can do, now
Is trade a smile with someone who's blue

You know it's true, and it's very easy to do.

Willie Nelson - Angel Flying Too Close To The Ground
(Aug 10, 2013 - 07:51)
No one plays guitar like Willie.

Joni Mitchell - Cactus Tree
(Aug 10, 2013 - 07:47)
She is an extraordinary composer and performer.  This is proof.

Tom Petty - Time To Move On
(Aug 09, 2013 - 22:36)
These days, for some reason or another, it seems like it's always time to move on.

Natalie Merchant - Carnival (Live)
(Aug 09, 2013 - 22:11)
An example (rare, in my opinion) where a 'live' recording contains those few extra sparks that can make it special.
 
The funky instrumental underpinnings get the hips moving and the shoulders swaying, and Ms. Merchant (the c--t described below) has an opportunity to loosen her vibrato voice and flow with the stream  ............ 


Emmylou Harris - Red Dirt Girl
(Aug 09, 2013 - 07:57)
What started as a pleasant little hymn to "a little southeast of Meridian", quickly turned into something serious.  Should have known; Ms. Harris can draw tears from me like no one else.

Snow Patrol - Run
(Aug 09, 2013 - 07:13)
 Segue wrote:
Plodding
 
Disagree.  I'd call this ponderous.

Elton John - Where To Now St. Peter
(Aug 09, 2013 - 06:04)
Guitar has a tasty phased and panned tone here.  THANKS for the old Elton.  He and Bernie were the bomb.

Eagles - Hotel California (live acoustic)
(Aug 08, 2013 - 21:36)
"Hell Freezes Over"    I get it!  Hyuk, hyuk, hyuk.

Jethro Tull - Up To Me
(Aug 08, 2013 - 18:29)
 calypsus_1 wrote:

Original Jethro tull by ~Kissa21
©2007-2010 ~Kissa21

This is this was 1968
 


The origin of grunge clothes, hair, and beards.

The Clash - Rock the Casbah
(Aug 08, 2013 - 17:43)
Freshly discharged, but still hanging in Honolulu, practicing and playing with an Estonian soccer club on the fields immediately behind Waikiki canal.  This was their theme song, and they sang in comically broken English and twisted lyrics.  Good times.

Allman Brothers - Stand Back
(Aug 08, 2013 - 17:34)
F-N-A.  The Bros rule! 

"If I ever see that woman walking down the street, I'll just stand there, and try to move away slow."  I know what you mean, man.

Rolling Stones - Gimme Shelter
(Aug 08, 2013 - 15:52)
Hot damn!

No matter the years, the power of this song remains undiminished.

Marvin Gaye - Inner City Blues
(Aug 08, 2013 - 15:47)
What's going on?  Still a very relevant question.

The Beatles - In My Life
(Aug 08, 2013 - 13:35)
.                                                                                                                            What can one say?  They changed everything.

Serafina Steer - Night Before Mutiny
(Aug 06, 2013 - 07:42)
 Carl wrote:
In the second verse, does anyone else hear different lyrics from the published ones (which are also on her website)? I keep hearing, "You don't close your reading book before sleep, you fell asleep…," followed by something like, "you fell into the deep…" Definitely not hearing, "And you'll be swallowed, you'll be swallowed | Not broken down but eaten up whole," as the lyrics state. It sounds to me like she published something somewhat different from what she recorded—not that that's a crime or anything, but I'd like to know what these haunting lyrics really are saying.
 
You are correct, Carl.

What do these lyrics mean?  I don't care; as I am happily swept into mindlessness when this woman sings and plucks her harp.

The Guess Who - No Sugar Tonight
(Aug 06, 2013 - 03:46)
"Eclectic radio" indeed.  Bravo!

The Doors - Break On Through
(Aug 06, 2013 - 03:35)
 Spiderwoman wrote:
How did people feel when this came out? I wasn't alive. I always wonder. Cause I'm crazy about it. Were people running around pulling their hair out, utterly bowled over?
 
In small town South Carolina, probably the entire Southland, this anthem to drugs and sex was absolute proof that rock and roll was an instrument of the devil.  "What do you THINK it means?  Light My Fire?  On Her Satanic Majesty's Birthday?  Break On Through to the Other Side?  Of course it's evil!"

Lots of us teenagers began questioning everything the Establishment had told us, looked at each other conspiratorially, and started doing 'evil' things to decide the truth for ourselves.  Those who cared to protect their reputations did our experimenting miles down the dirt roads weaving through the piney woods.  (I still prefer my intoxicated time to be outside in the woods and mountains.)

Thank you, WBBQ-FM, for having the guts to play tunes like this despite what it must have done to your advertising revenue. 

Shotgun Tori - Be Brave
(Aug 06, 2013 - 03:05)
Such a pretty little song covering lyrics that are grim or outrageously funny depending on your point of view.  I vote 8 on first listen.
 
(Hey Mayans? What up?)

Spirit - Animal Zoo
(Aug 06, 2013 - 02:46)
One of the nicest segues I know: the car sputters along, carrying us to the Animal Zoo.

Fever Ray - Keep The Streets Empty For Me
(Aug 06, 2013 - 01:06)
Love her freaky-creepy voice!  Love!  Love!  Love!  (shows restraint and does not post emoticon)  I mean, like, she's levitating those letters between her hands, man!

The Kinks - Celluloid Heroes
(Aug 06, 2013 - 00:54)
 rdo wrote:
Everybody's in showbiz, doesn't matter who you are......................
 
That line was funny 40 years ago, but I'm astonished at how it has come to be more real in this era.

Mike Doughty - I Hear The Bells
(Aug 06, 2013 - 00:38)
"Well, I have snost and lost" gives it an automatic 7; earwig hooks kick it to an 8. 

The Who - Behind Blue Eyes
(Aug 06, 2013 - 00:36)
A rock'n'roll staple like this catches me in one of two ways ... when I have time to really listen, it's great; for this morning, it's comfortable background music that flows easily across the synapses and doesn't disrupt conscious thought.

Back in the day, would have never figured The Who as "comfortable background music".

Big Head Todd & The Monsters - Broken Hearted Savior
(Aug 06, 2013 - 00:13)
 hayduke2 wrote:
I never gave BHT&tM any time to listen, but this is wicked cool, sounding along the lines of Bad Company
 
Me too.  Must've been too busy raising kids through the early 90's.  Got an mp3 from unknown source: Sister Sweetly (live) with a killer background vocal solo that raises goosebumps.

Thanks for the CD recommendations, coloradojohn.

Antonio Vivaldi - The 4 Seasons: Summer
(Aug 05, 2013 - 11:25)
 PhoenixArtDj wrote:
Bill You Magnificent Bastard! -You really need a tip jar on the homepage where we can tip a buck or two for laying Vivaldi in between contemporary and classic rock.
 
He's got one.  It says, "Like what you're hearing? Send support now."

The Moody Blues - Procession + The Story In Your Eyes
(Aug 05, 2013 - 11:16)
From the ashes we can build another day ...

Ray LaMontagne - You Can Bring Me Flowers
(Aug 05, 2013 - 10:54)
 easmann wrote:
There are a number of techniques that can be used during the mix in the recording studio to "place" instruments or singers within the stereo soundstage (forward/back, left/right).    .....  clipped  .....
 
Yep, thanks, but know all those from multi-tracking with multiple and/or stereo mikes back in the day.  Got my giggles from sitting still and wiggling the stereo mike all around. Playback was a hoot.

The effect I'm curious about is how the guitar sounds "right there" so close and clear.  Maybe it's a complete lack of effects.  Maybe I haven't heard an electric guitar lately that didn't have some combination of reverb / distortion / flanger / synth / digi / midi /wah-wah / fuzzbox / compression / phase shift / sustain / godknowswhatallelse.

Thanks for the answer; it is so well-put together that I know you put a bunch of effort into it! 

Dire Straits - Industrial Disease
(Aug 05, 2013 - 01:56)
Never found them boring, because I listen to the lyrics and admire the technical expertise on display when he plays.  This is one of my favorite anthems of post-WWII western civilization.

Hello!?!?  This is boring?
 
I'm not surprised to see you here.
You've got smokers cough from smoking,
brewer's droop from drinking beer.
I don't know how you came to get the Bette Davis knees,
But worst of all young man you've got Industrial Disease!


Ali Farka Toure & Ry Cooder - Bonde
(Aug 05, 2013 - 01:50)
Vury, vury nize.  Can't believe no one's called this trance music.

Tom Waits - Clap Hands
(Aug 05, 2013 - 00:21)
Give this guitar solo a serious listen, because it's a serious guitar solo.  (I love weird music ...)

King Crimson - One Time
(Aug 04, 2013 - 15:53)
Absolutely magnificent.  Thank you, Bill.

Rolling Stones - She's A Rainbow
(Aug 04, 2013 - 14:32)
I take this song deep into my heart. Teresa Devore was my rainbow when I got this and played this song over and over and over. (The ancient version of "repeat track": Lift the arm and set the needle back into the dark stripe on the vinyl.)

Steve Earle - Telephone Road
(Aug 04, 2013 - 14:23)

Hey!  My ex sister-in-law (whom I dearly love) has lived off Telephone Road for 25 years, in Pearland.  And I think she would agree when I say, "It ain't real purdy down thataway."  Flat as a pool table, too.



Moby - Hymn
(Aug 04, 2013 - 14:15)
My heart leapt: "Jean Michel Jarre!"  OK, maybe I should check out this Moby guy.

The Records - Starry Eyes
(Aug 04, 2013 - 13:22)
The writ has hit the fan.
.....................................................
Get me out of your starry eyes and be on your way.

I am a sucker for witty lyrics.  Voting this an 8 on first listen.

The Black Sorrows - Fool Notion
(Aug 04, 2013 - 08:24)
Nice funky beat with quietly sizzling guitar and vocals restrained just enough to be discreet.

Patty Griffin - Ohio
(Aug 04, 2013 - 03:35)
Thank goodness Mr. Plant's voice is well back in the mix.  Shouldn't be there at all ....... but that's mostly me being jealous.

Herbie Hancock - Watermelon Man
(Aug 03, 2013 - 14:07)
 PartialZero wrote:
I usually say I don't like Jazz, but this is something fine.  Is this Jazz?
 
Sure.  But that's like touching an oak and asking, "Is this tree?"  There are many species of "tree" and many species of "jazz".

Massive Attack - Protection
(Aug 03, 2013 - 13:50)
 BazH wrote:
Thats what is playing today, so its all repeats?
 
Welcome, BazH!
    
Yes, occasionally short playlists repeat.  Without posts from other listeners, it's hard to discover when.  Bill has this whole DJ-mixed radio format, portions recorded, some live, automated internet radio thing down pretty well.
 
There are song comments here and a wide variety of forums under the "Community" tab.  AND, there's a global map showing listener locations on the Home Page.  (That feature is way cool.)

Simon & Garfunkel - I Am A Rock
(Aug 03, 2013 - 13:40)
 rdo wrote:
I listen to the lyrics of this song, and I don't like them.  My impression of the song is that it calls into question the joys of social isolation.  I think the social stigma of isolation is the problem.  It's that Invasion of the Body Snatchers look you get when you tell people you read poetry.   I like this song, but I definitely do not like its message.  Maybe I am hearing it wrong.  I'd be interested to hear other impressions...
 
But please, don't go reading into this statement some sort of observation about "status" or a cultural commentary about my own "class" or nationality or whatever perverse little notions you have in your mind.  This is a global observation of every human being.  
  
Yeah, it's about social isolation and a teenager's desire to fit in without sacrificing the pieces that define yourself.

"I am an island" (isolated) and "I am a rock" (all you people can fork off).  This is why I held this song tight to my heart, as did a lot of the world back then.  I am no longer an island -- well, most of the time anyway -- but absolutely remain a rock. 

"My books and my poetry" are his armor.  As an adult, fiber optic cables, wireless networks, and project management tools are mine when needed.
  
Sorry you don't like the lyrics.  Are you an island?   What protects you?

Dawn Penn - You Dont Love Me (No, No, No)
(Aug 03, 2013 - 11:48)
 davell wrote:
Good tune. Made me stop and see who it was. Not familiar with this artist so will make me check her out. Sweet voice.
  
Shawn's sister.



Ziggy Marley - I Get Out
(Aug 03, 2013 - 11:46)
Reggae blended with a rock orchestration ... ?  Whatever, I like it a lot.

J.J. Cale - One Step Ahead of the Blues
(Aug 03, 2013 - 11:04)
sloppy slide guitar always makes me smile

Steve Miller Band - Your Saving Grace
(Aug 03, 2013 - 09:34)

Let's go skiing!  Isn't this great?



Widespread Panic - Blue Indian
(Aug 03, 2013 - 08:36)
I can see this as a tribute to drug culture in two ways:

   1) the obvious, and
   2) the '90s turn to Big Pharma to solve every disease and pseudo-"condition" that people could dream up.

Reminds me of the big signs posted in some doctors' offices where medicinal marijuana is now available: "We can only prescribe marijuana for these conditions: ..." and a list that (presumably) a patient should carefully consider before discussing things with the doctor.

Bob Marley - Lively Up Yourself
(Aug 03, 2013 - 07:45)
Lively up yours, elf.

Bob Dylan - Bob Dylan's 115th Dream
(Aug 03, 2013 - 04:24)
Personally, I think this is just an acid trip's narrative and nothing more.  If you are gleaning some deep sociological message out of this, I suggest you're missing Mr. Dylan's point here: life is an adventure, so get on with it.

By the way, it was NOT played today.  Last comment is from 2005.  I just wanted to see if this was in the All-Encompassing Catalog, and, of course, it is.

80 ratings, average 6.7, and 14 comments.  

Young Galaxy - Youth Is Wasted on the Young
(Aug 03, 2013 - 03:26)
Youth is Wasted on the Young, recorded by a band named "Young" Galaxy.  Hmmmmm.

The Beatles - Tomorrow Never Knows
(Aug 03, 2013 - 03:24)
Wow.

Alt-J - Tessellate (Broadbandits Afro Mix)
(Aug 03, 2013 - 03:14)
Tessellating this afternoon ... 8 --> 9 ... and wishing I was square dancing in an okra field.

Elvis Costello - Radio, Radio
(Aug 03, 2013 - 02:57)
 Bartho wrote:
I want to bite the hand that feeds me.....I want to bit that hand so badly!
Gotta love that inflatable mattress sound !!! 
 
Thank you!  Heard the squawk for the first time ever today!

Meghana Bhat - Really Really Happy
(Aug 02, 2013 - 03:23)
 bhallmark wrote:
Huh, thought I picked this up on Sirius but maybe it was RP.  Anyway, I did this last December to it, cause, how can you not?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qu2RODQiFPA 
 
That was most entertaining!  Thanks, and I am in awe ...

Sniff 'n' The Tears - Driver's Seat
(Aug 02, 2013 - 01:49)
ckcotton wrote:
I can't believe someone used my bands name....
 
Unless you're Sniff, or one of the Tears, you're still kinda young, eh?

James - Ring the Bells
(Aug 02, 2013 - 01:42)

This is pretty good!  What's howling in the background?  (And I don't mean the voice after the bridge.)  Theremin or guitar with uber-sustain?  Or something else?  Changes pitch like a Theremin, but I've seen amazing things done by bending Super Slinkies.



Led Zeppelin - Good Times, Bad Times
(Aug 02, 2013 - 01:30)
This is    insert cliché here    rock and roll.

partial list of clichés:  hard core;  real-deal;  meat and potatoes;  true;  the beginnings of;  classic;  balls out;  pedal to the metal;  seriously good;  the best ever; ... etc, etc, etc 

Foo Fighters - Everlong
(Aug 01, 2013 - 19:34)
 Alafia wrote:
ick.  Why does Bill think this hideous crap is appropriate for 6:37 on a Sunday morning?  :mute:
 
Jeez!  Why do people think it's 6:37 Sunday morning everywhere at the same time?

Foo Fighters - Everlong
(Aug 01, 2013 - 19:29)
Is it OK if I really, really, really like this song?

Los Lobos - Malaque
(Aug 01, 2013 - 19:11)
 macbags wrote:
IS IT MAYBE JUST MY SOUND SYSTEM OR IS THIS A 1.
  
MIGHT BE YOUR HEARING. DO YOU ALWAYS SHOUT?

Cult With No Name - Breathing
(Aug 01, 2013 - 18:49)
 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
I had to stop iTunes and see if there was a browser window playing music somewhere also.
 
HAHAHAHAHA!  Happens here a lot, too.
Owiny Sigoma Band - Nagalo Ni Piny Odag
(Aug 01, 2013 - 08:15)
Digginit.  I am sucker for funky music, especially the trance-type stuff like this. Swaying and dipping.

Sinkane - Jeeper Creeper
(Aug 01, 2013 - 08:09)
digginit.  lots.  (And that guy on the album cover has just claimed the best beach on Mars for ....  I give up; who's flag is that?)

Blue Oyster Cult - Then Came The Last Days Of May
(Aug 01, 2013 - 07:45)
Couple this with Treetop Flyer?

Crosby Stills Nash & Young - 4 + 20
(Aug 01, 2013 - 07:37)
Digginit.

Andrew Bird - Lusitania
(Aug 01, 2013 - 07:35)
"Her" voice is nice.

The Doors - Light My Fire
(Aug 01, 2013 - 06:40)
Recalibrated my little world.  Still rocks on a level that requires sunglasses in public.

The Bad Plus - Flim
(Aug 01, 2013 - 06:14)
Yipppeeeeee!

Santana - Black Magic Woman-Gypsy Queen
(Aug 01, 2013 - 00:05)
 ppopp wrote:
Santana gets old fast these days for me.
 
I am getting old fast these days.  This song will never age, however.

Fleetwood Mac - Tusk
(Jul 31, 2013 - 23:59)
 Zeito wrote:
edit ... I found their Greatest Hits cassette laying on the ground by the projects back in the '90s.  
 
There's a reason.  This band used to be one of the best ... until She Who Shall Not be Named ruined it.  deadwing, I feel you, buddy.

And I don't understand why the request for Mother's Finest is on this thread, but I second the motion.  (Please upload something, you guys!  My vinyl is in a box stateside, and will be for the foreseeable future.)

Vast - Touched
(Jul 31, 2013 - 22:29)
 scraig wrote:
The first time I heard this song was watching a surf video of Laird Hamilton.
 
His movie Riding Giants was spectacularly shot.  Once you get past the 'Laird Hamilton Advertising Spot' aspects of the film, it really has punch.

Tanita Tikaram - Twist In My Sobriety
(Jul 31, 2013 - 22:18)
 iTuner wrote:
Don't think I've heard it since 1988. So it was okay today. Has that 80s cheese factor to it. Is that a clarinet or a synthesizer?
 
I vote oboe instead of clarinet, but synths have gotten sooooooo sophisticated that it's very difficult to distinguish them from the real McCoy.

Gomez - Little Pieces
(Jul 31, 2013 - 22:03)
 WonderLizard wrote:
Even serendipitously. Of course you're right, but I'm drawn to symmetrical calendar events. In a couple of months we'll have 11/11/11 and 12/12/12 next year, and that will about do it for this century. Oh, I guess we can hang on 10/11/12 or 11/12/13, but they're not as much fun as the perfect—tho' entirely fabricated—confluences of our penchant for counting things and marking the passage of time.
 
Dear Mr. or Ms. Lizard,
 
I am similarly intrigued: summer solstice parties where we ceremoniously mark the shadow of my porch railing corner post and compare it with the mark from December 21's sunset.
 
Am eagerly looking forward to 11/12/13 (different days, depending on whether you ascribe to Euro/Asian notation or North American) and the North American-only similar date in 2014.  Will have to be satisfied with the second-tier coolness of 51515 and its cousins from thereon.

Anni B Sweet - Take On Me
(Jul 31, 2013 - 21:11)
snap_dragon wrote:
How do you tell how many "10" ratings have been submitted?
  
Hover your cursor over the 'bar' that represents ratings of 10.  As of this writing, Ani B's version of Take On Me has six votes of 10 and twenty votes of 1.  (The percentage of total votes is also shown.)

This is an interesting slant to a sing-along tune.  For me, the chorus of little girl voices completely change the meaning. 

The Derek Trucks Band - I Know
(Jul 31, 2013 - 20:43)
It's a beautiful morning in the Kingdom, and these guys are putting a little extra sparkle in our inexhaustible sunshine.  Love the Hammond B3 when it's played like this!

The National - Humiliation
(Jul 31, 2013 - 17:10)
unclehud wrote:
Statistic geek report:  8 ratings, average = 3.8.  No comment, just the facts, ma'am.  (Will be back later to see how subsequent raters have moved the average.  Sorry to post off-subject.)

Off to find lyrics, which are not available here.

Statistic geek update, about 2 weeks and unknown number of plays later: 16 ratings, average = 5.2. (Plays in the last 30 days = 3.)  Five posts on two separate dates since earlier post.

Lyrics now available.



Tom Russell - Out In California
(Jul 31, 2013 - 16:59)
Good song: great lyrics and you can dance to it.  (After six cups of coffee and chugging a Red Bull.)  Likey likey a bunch.

The Derek Trucks Band - This Sky
(Jul 31, 2013 - 06:51)
A smile on my face, and my face turned up to this sky.

Cake - Mexico
(Jul 31, 2013 - 06:39)
Love me some Cake!!  Despite the fact that some folks erroneously categorize them as "pompous up tight frat-boys with nothing but straight angles, no curves no depth (as in shallow - i was bright she was "much brighter"? ..lol) and no soul."

Guess some people haven't spent much time browsing the Cake catalog: there's PLENTY of curves, depth, wit, charm, angst, and soul.  It's as crazy to compare them to Dylan, as it is crazy to compare them to Debussy.

And many times I've realized "I was bright and she was much brighter; I was high, but she was the sky."  It's poetry, dude. 

Cake - Love You Madly
(Jul 29, 2013 - 01:54)
ARRRGH!!!  I love this song madly, but my 4G cellular internet is only giving me 10-second bursts of music followed by 10-second bursts of silence.  Like an aural strobe light in super slo-mo.  ("Can you say third world?  I thought you could.")

Blind Faith - Can't Find My Way Home
(Jul 26, 2013 - 03:51)
This title of this song was the punch line for many a joke while in college, then in the Navy.  Now, of course, I hardly ever LEAVE home ...

!Deladap - Lautlos
(Jul 26, 2013 - 01:13)
"Dadgummmit, Lucy!  Once again, the laut's loose!"

Love this song and the accordion, or whatever it is, that indelibly marks this as Euro bop.  I vote 8!

The Pretenders - Back On The Chain Gang
(Jul 26, 2013 - 00:58)
NOT RELATED TO THE SONG

To comment on the PSD button:

I have used the button twice since I realized it was there -- six months ago, maybe?  One time was just to experiment; to see what happened when it was pushed.  The second was because I didn't want to listen to ... whatever it was.

And I felt bad about PSD'ing.  Not because of the "holistic" view of Bill's marvelous website, although he has a mean playlist, but because I feel that the PSD button (and its cultural equivalents outside RP) allow us to avoid all the little unpleasantries that are a part of life.

A society functions because all of its members must tolerate other people's (sometimes unpleasant) points of view.  Many, many so many of the world's problems are due to intolerance!  And I see the PSD button as an opportunity to be intolerant.

So what if I truly believe the 'Steve Nicks' version of Fleetwood Mac is nauseating?  Is it really so bad that I can't listen to ONE THREE-MINUTE SONG?  If I hit the PSD button, I am practicing intolerance, and I don't want to.

END OF OFF TOPIC RANT 

The Pretenders - Back On The Chain Gang
(Jul 26, 2013 - 00:45)
This song is as comfortable as an old T-shirt, and always provides a welcome "break in the battle" as described in the lyrics.

Jon Redfern - I Love The Sun
(Jul 25, 2013 - 23:57)
I love the sun, too, Mr. Redfern.  Thanks a bunch for this mellow piece of chill-music.

KT Tunstall - White Bird
(Jul 25, 2013 - 22:40)
Like the tune.  Album cover reminds me of this:

Henry Gross: Plug Me Into Something

Robbie Robertson - Somewhere Down The Crazy River
(Jul 25, 2013 - 22:35)
Yes, this is a winner from way back.  Still has that slow, easy, groovy swing.

Crosby, Stills & Nash - Long Time Gone
(Jul 25, 2013 - 20:45)
It has been a long time coming, indeed ... and the dawn still isn't here.

Ray Charles - Night Time is the Right Time
(Jul 25, 2013 - 18:41)
The background singer just belts it OUT !!!!

The Raconteurs - Top Yourself
(Jul 25, 2013 - 18:16)
This is actually pretty good.  Perhaps I owe Jack White an apology ...

John Coltrane - Naima
(Jul 25, 2013 - 18:00)
 rdo wrote:
In the right mood, I think I can really begin to like this............There is hope for me yet!
 
Not sure there's hope for you, rdo  {#Silenced} , but, yeah, Coltrane is best enjoyed when in a contemplative mood.

Eddie Vedder - Guaranteed
(Jul 25, 2013 - 17:44)
The wild places on this planet are wild for reasons unfathomable to most of us.  The mortal risks they contain are not always evident, since those risks are what humans have worked so hard to eliminate as we've built our civilization.

We take so much of our 21st century lives for granted ...

Marvin Gaye - Trouble Man
(Jul 25, 2013 - 17:30)
I wish I was half as cool as this song.  Flutes (and maybe piccolos) in the bridge are a different touch.

Fever Ray - When I Grow Up
(Jul 25, 2013 - 17:28)
 Cynaera wrote:
I'm still trying to figure out if it's the voice, the rhythm, the instruments, or the videos that have me hooked. It could be a combination of all of them - I've never heard music like this before, but I really like it a lot. Spooky, techno, and that voice... You expect it to go one way with the notes and it does the complete opposite, so the song itself keeps a listener unbalanced and a little bit unnerved.

Oh, heck -  I'm no expert. I just love the music.{#Whistle}
 
What she said. especially: "Spooky, techno, and that VOICE ..."   Fever Ray gives me goosebumps.

The Beatles - Baby You're a Rich Man
(Jul 25, 2013 - 17:22)
Fab Four cooking with gas on this disk ...

Harry Richman - Puttin' On The Ritz
(Jul 25, 2013 - 17:16)
THIS is what somebody should cover ....

Mason Williams - Classical Gas
(Jul 25, 2013 - 17:11)

My world began to change with this song.



Led Zeppelin - Communication Breakdown
(Jul 22, 2013 - 03:59)
 kaybee wrote:
great filler...but filler, just the same.
 
HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!  That's pretty funny!  (Thanks for playing the three of 'em straight through, Bill!)

Cake - Frank Sinatra
(Jul 22, 2013 - 03:47)
I like 'em -- I like 'em a lot, and actually stood in the rain to hear them during an outdoor concert in St. Pete years ago.  Fool?  Maybe.  Fan?  Definitely.

Patsy Cline - Walkin' After Midnight
(Jul 22, 2013 - 02:25)
 grant wrote:
That gal could sing.
 
Yes she could.  And I submit she could swing as well.  This is still a finger snapper.  And I will echo joelbb's observation below, that k.d.laing's voice is magically close to Ms. Cline's.

Fleetwood Mac - Hypnotized
(Jul 22, 2013 - 02:03)
One of my favorite albums of all time, and I got it from a college dorm buddy (along with a Wishbone Ash album) as payment for some favor or another I'd done for him.  The City, Miles Away, For Your Love; full of potent singles that still rock or groove or schmooooove.

This was, of course, before She Who's Name Shall Not Be Mentioned completely ruined the band.

Elton John - Amoreena
(Jul 22, 2013 - 01:48)
Thanks for playing a lot of Elton's early stuff recently.  He certainly had something back then, eh?  The man still has it, just doesn't match my tastes any longer.

Jeff Beck - Nadia
(Jul 21, 2013 - 23:47)
The man is a master of his instrument.  Technical skills matched with an understanding of what sounds a guitar will make, and how those sounds should be used in such a wide variety of musical genres.

Is there anyone else so accomplished?

Doobie Brothers - Black Water
(Jul 21, 2013 - 06:11)
In the Southland (where the Doobies were NOT from, despite their sound), black water is what flows through lowland rivers and creeks, especially those in remote rural areas.  The water is colored by the tannins in decaying leaves.  The color actually ranges from reddish-orange to dark brown, but most folks just call it black water.  The Okefenokee, for example, is "all et up" with black water.

David Bowie - I've Been Waiting For You
(Jul 21, 2013 - 04:50)
 toterola wrote:
Say whatever you want... this dude never rested on his laurels, and he was never artistically afraid of anything. Viva, maestro! {#Cheers}
 
So it's OK with you if I say, "I agree completely with toterola on this one." 

Paul Simon - I Know What I Know
(Jul 21, 2013 - 04:43)
Great lyrics ... wish there were more verses.

Patty Griffin - If I Had My Way
(Jul 21, 2013 - 03:58)
 dejapete wrote:
Funny. I found this review I wrote about Downtown Church, and I don't remember writing it:

clipped ... 
 
Should you monitor your alcohol intake a little more closely?

Johnny Cash - Rusty Cage
(Jul 21, 2013 - 01:24)
The lyrics are full of powerful images, and Cash's voice is a fabulous vehicle to deliver them.

Van Morrison - Wild Night
(Jul 21, 2013 - 00:46)
Yes, indeed.  Some wild nights are forever.

Peter Gabriel - Games Without Frontiers
(Jul 18, 2013 - 20:01)
You've got to be kidding.  The lyrics aren't, "She's ... so punc-tu-al"?

The Beatles - Come Together
(Jul 18, 2013 - 19:38)
Toe jam footballs.  How on Earth does one come up with an image like that?

John Hiatt - The River Knows Your Name
(Jul 18, 2013 - 11:52)
Thanks, buddy.  That comment is literature.

Jill Barber - Oh My My
(Jul 18, 2013 - 11:27)
Snapping my fingers, tapping my toes, and wagging my head from side to side ...

John Lee Hooker - Boogie Chillen
(Jul 18, 2013 - 11:22)
 wolfkiss wrote:
What a classic, and I gave it a 3.  Why?  Certainly not because I don't respect it.  There's just something about pure blues that bores the cr@p out of me.  Yes, I love all that rock, R&B, etc, etc. that owes so much to this classic genre.  I just can't get into it, I really wish I could...I feel I'm missing out {#Eyes}
 
Don't worry, I love this enough for the both of us.  And I'm sure there's something you love enough to cover my deficit.  It takes all kinds of people to make the world spin around.
 
(Say, are you Michelle Pfeiffer? Because she kissed Jack Nicholson, a wolf in that movie ...)

Mick Jagger - Wandering Spirit
(Jul 18, 2013 - 11:17)
Gently kicks ass.  Guitar player is trying hard, and I'd say he's succeeding.

Crazy to compare this -- or anything, really -- to the Stones.  Like comparing my painting to Picasso.

PJ Harvey - You Said Something
(Jul 18, 2013 - 00:21)
"What did he say? What did he say?"  You were hearing, but not listening.
 
He said something important, but something so personal Ms. Harvey deigns not to share.  I get it.
 
(to melzabutch below:  Beautiful photo!)

Al Stewart - Roads To Moscow
(Jul 14, 2013 - 08:21)
 BLADERUNNER wrote:
As the famous general once said, War is all Hell.
 
I do not have personal experience (thank God and the timely end of the draft) but I agree with the famous general.

Jefferson Airplane - Plastic Fantastic Lover
(Jul 14, 2013 - 08:06)

I love this album -- it transformed my life.  And I chuckle when I compare it to today's rock and roll.  Sure it is nutty, simple, and production values are for shit, but it is original and makes a statement.



Bruce Cockburn - Child of the Wind
(Jul 14, 2013 - 07:23)
 ThePoose wrote:
clipped ...

I am now standing where Bruce grew to a man and a musician: Canada's national capital region.
So, you Americans, how many of you know where that is?
 
Whistler/Blackcomb!  Jeez, everybody knows that ...  ;-)

Kathleen Edwards - Goodnight, California
(Jul 14, 2013 - 07:19)
I was going to quote lyrics to explain ... but then I see almost everybody else is hit by this in the same way that I am: in my heart.

Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter - The Dreaming Dead
(Jul 14, 2013 - 07:06)
Memories full of sunshine, smiles, and fragrant piney woods .... thanks!

Stevie Wonder - Pastime Paradise
(Jul 13, 2013 - 13:25)
 MikeszCZ wrote:
They've been spending most their lives listening to a radio paradise
 
Bump, and chuckle, chuckle.

Built To Spill - Wherever You Go
(Jul 13, 2013 - 12:19)
U-O-Y. 

Laura Marling - Rambling Man
(Jul 13, 2013 - 11:57)
 stub30 wrote:
My brother bought tickets to see Laura Marling in Seattle on 6/26.  I get to go. Excited to hear her.
 
How was it?  She sounds marvelous here ....

Medeski, Martin & Wood - Mami Gato
(Jul 13, 2013 - 09:20)
 Sweet_Virginia wrote:
In these shoes?
 
You got better ones?  ;-)
The American Analog Set - Hard to Find
(Jul 13, 2013 - 09:15)
 QueenLucia wrote:
repetitive drivel. 
 
Yes, perhaps, but very likable and infectious repetitve drivel.  I vote 7!
Norah Jones - Say Goodbye
(Jul 13, 2013 - 08:45)
 maxjboxer wrote:
She was in the movie Ted as herself.  She has a great sense of humor - doesn't seem to take herself too seriously.
 
Hmmm.  Well, I take her way too seriously.

Fever Ray - Keep The Streets Empty For Me
(Jul 13, 2013 - 08:43)
 bmccaul wrote:
clipped
 ...
How does one see when a song was played or how many times total?  Even the last time played is difficult for me to find, because by the time I hear the song and go to the song page, the Last Time Played is then, instead of the previous time!
 
Yeah, I wonder that, too.  All I see is last played = now, and number of plays in the last 30 days. 

I've also poked around a lot on the website and cannot find any location that would support a claim that this song has been played "152 times since it was introduced".  But let's assume 4 years since introduction and timmus' assertion of 152 plays:

(4 years x 365.25 days/year) / (152 plays) = an average of 9.61 days per play = 230.68 hours between plays = NOT heavy rotation

Tracy Chapman - Fast Car
(Jul 13, 2013 - 08:23)
I remember trying desperately hard to like this song, but being deeply frightened by the lyrics and the realization that "there but for the grace of God go I."
 
All these many years later and it is still unsettling.

Rolling Stones - Stray Cat Blues
(Jul 13, 2013 - 07:32)
I apologize.   My remark about the Antichrist was not intended to blow things off track. 
 
The Stones were bad boys, representing all that small-town USA thought was wrong about the 60s and the deep social changes going through the world.  To some people, that meant the Rolling Stones and their style of music were evil.  They were, in some people's opinion, an embodiment of the Antichrist.
 
Because of that bad reputation, the Stones were not played on the radio, and few of us South Carolina teens even knew they existed at the time.  I was not exposed to them until I went off to school.  To contrast, the Beatles were playing bright, sunny pop tunes at that time; they represented good things in the world.  Beatle tunes were all over the radio.
 
MY PERSONAL OPINION is that I like this song.  When the Stones decide to play straight-up blues -- without the rock-n-roll influence -- they do pretty well.  When they add the rock-n-roll influence they do spectacularly well.

Edwin Starr - War
(Jul 13, 2013 - 04:27)
"War.  What is it good for?  Absolutely nothing."

Amen, brother.

unclehud
US Navy Submarine Service, 1976-1982

The National - Humiliation
(Jul 13, 2013 - 03:49)
Statistic geek report:  8 ratings, average = 3.8.  No comment, just the facts, ma'am.  (Will be back later to see how subsequent raters have moved the average.  Sorry to post off-subject.)

Off to find lyrics, which are not available here.

Sonny Landreth - Congo Square (live)
(Jul 13, 2013 - 02:04)
 wrangler wrote:
just back from jazzfest - love that n'awlins!  saw the black crowes in a theatre just off congo square  {#Cowboy}
 
--->  MEGAJEALOUSY.   
Yowza!  Sonny rips it up on this, doesn't he?  NOLA is one of my favorite cities in the world: hot and nasty, but the evenings bring out the food, drink, and adventure!

R.L. Burnside - Glory Be
(Jul 13, 2013 - 01:27)
{#Bananasplit}   <------- in slow motion, groovin' & chillin' & swayin'

Luna - California (All the Way)
(Jul 13, 2013 - 01:17)
 TerryS wrote:
Just had an email from Sears in Brea, California, thanking me for  visiting them. Never been there, but they may know something I don't.

I feel a road trip coming on. 
 
No kidding:  Find out if "you" have recently opened a Sears credit account, and check your other charge card billings.

The Melodians - Rivers of Babylon
(Jul 12, 2013 - 22:46)
"Nice way to wake up in the Kingdom this morning," he said, as he posted via iPhone and smiled.  "I's gonna be a good day."
Mazzy Star - Fade Into You
(Jul 12, 2013 - 22:40)
 myersei wrote:
10.  wife had this album on on our first date 15 years ago.  i've always wondered if i really love the song or the fact that it takes me back to that night.
  
I often wonder the same thing, and have decided it doesn't matter which cause brings on the good effect.


Sigur Rós - Hoppípolla
(Jul 12, 2013 - 15:42)
 PaoloManana wrote:
not very exciting: "steel plant" 
 
Yes.  Not very exciting.  Like this song,

Wye Oak - Fish
(Jul 12, 2013 - 15:32)
 Minimally wrote:
Had to do a double take on the album cover.
 
Cannonball!

Steely Dan - Aja
(Jul 12, 2013 - 15:22)
A tight band paying herky-jerky rhythms will always snaps me to attention, and these guys add melodies you can whistle and lyrics to puzzle over.  Masers of the art.

Death Cab for Cutie - Home Is a Fire
(Jul 12, 2013 - 15:01)
 MirageRF wrote:
All the teen runaways at the center, get off on this tune!
 
What kind of teens run away to Clemmons, NC, USA? (Not trying to be snarky, I am genuinely curious.  A good buddy grew up in W-S.)

Melody Gardot - Worrisome Heart
(Jul 12, 2013 - 14:43)
Nailing it tonight, Bill.  A long, long string of nothing less than 8s.  As-salam alaykum. 

To Ms. Gardot: "We should talk.  Call me, OK?" 


The Bad Plus - Flim
(Jul 12, 2013 - 14:38)
Yay!

Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb
(Jul 12, 2013 - 14:33)
 sanityatwork wrote:
I just recently told my kids that I want "Comfortably Numb" on my headstone.  I'm pretty sure my son will actually do it! {#Yes}
 
Now that's a good kid.  Congrats on raising him right.

Cowboy Junkies - Me and the Devil
(Jul 12, 2013 - 14:31)
 lily34 wrote:
this is godawful.
 
I'd agree normally, but I'm listening tonight on a stereo with the bass turned WAAAAY up, and for the first time ever, I hear some activity in a Junkie tune.  Singer and guitar zonked out on Xanax, bass player on speed and/or LSD.

Led Zeppelin - Going To California
(Jul 12, 2013 - 13:30)
One of the best from one of the best.

Joni Mitchell - California
(Jul 12, 2013 - 13:27)

She's marvelous.



The Black Crowes - Good Morning Captain
(Jul 12, 2013 - 12:26)
YEEE HAAAAW!  Don't know why, but this band gets my toes tapping from the first guitar blast.  It's 10 pm here, but, "Good Morning, Captain!"  YEEE HAAAAW! 

Elton John - Tiny Dancer
(Jul 12, 2013 - 05:24)
 fredriley wrote:
Ah, it's our Reg from Pinner, life prez of Watford FC:

Watford FC crest

You 'Orns! :o)

 

You're not a Forest fan?    All in fir forest.           all in for firest

Snow Patrol - If There's A Rocket Tie Me To It
(Jul 11, 2013 - 15:45)
These guys should 'meet Mr. Owsley' before they go into the studio next time.  Stir them up a bit.

Stevie Wonder - Higher Ground
(Jul 11, 2013 - 15:11)
 NeuroGeek wrote:
The Red Hot Chili Peppers do an awesome cover of this.
 
No they don't.

Warren Zevon - Excitable Boy
(Jul 11, 2013 - 15:06)
'Sup Warr-ren?  Did you find your headless Thompson gunner in heaven?
 
See you soon, bro!
unclehud
(another excitable boy)  

Bonnie Raitt - When the Spell Is Broken
(Jul 11, 2013 - 13:55)
First Sophie Hunger bewitched me, then Nina Simone put a spell on me, and finally Bonnie Raitt came along.  It would take a woman like Bonnie to break Dr. Simone's spell.

This set was very nicely done, sir!

Sheryl Crow - Redemption Day
(Jul 11, 2013 - 07:21)
She was really good during this period, and has continued to be so.  Has she decided to retire from music and be a mom?  Huffington Post syas she's planning a new release in September that will be countrified.  Not far from most of her stuff anyway, IMO.

Bird York - Wicked Little High
(Jul 11, 2013 - 05:41)
Beautiful fluff and fantasy that makes me slow down a little.  Marvelously delivered.

Chicago - I'm A Man
(Jul 11, 2013 - 03:23)
These guys kicked serious ass for two albums, then veered onto a different direction.  The percussion drives hard, the bass is solid, and listen carefully to the fantastic guitar solos.  And HORNS!

The Who - Eminence Front
(Jul 11, 2013 - 02:26)
Classic tune, classic message.  10 with no hesitation.

edit:  Echo this from stevetheshoe:  "Oh my, Entwhistle was a bad mofo bass player!"

Clarence Gatemouth Brown - Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens
(Jul 11, 2013 - 02:24)
Boppin', swingin', and swayin'!

Bonnie Raitt - Give It Up or Let me Go
(Jul 06, 2013 - 18:05)
Bonnie is the BOMB!

Patty Griffin - Go Wherever You Want To Go
(Jul 06, 2013 - 17:47)
She's good, alright, and the lyrics for this one are poignant.

Martha Reeves And The Vandellas - Dancing In The Street
(Jul 06, 2013 - 16:55)
Nice album cover!  Ladies are looking good!

Led Zeppelin - Heartbreaker
(Jul 06, 2013 - 16:54)
I vote to let it play through.  (Like this is a democracy or something.)

Bob Dylan - Positively 4th Street
(Jul 06, 2013 - 15:34)
 On_The_Beach wrote:
Not every song has to be about peace and love and bunnies. Wouldn't that be boring.
 
Yes, but I thought most rock and roll songs were about sex and drugs -- at least it was before that emo stuff came out.

The Lumineers - Stubborn Love
(Jul 06, 2013 - 14:49)
The technical name for street lights is "luminaires."  Wonder if they misspelled something.

R.B. Morris - Hell On A Poor Boy
(Jul 06, 2013 - 14:45)
 ckcotton wrote:
.... wow..... does it ever end?.......
 
Wow!  Hope not!  Slow cookin' blues done with just the right spice.  Really disappointed that someone with the last name of Cotton doesn't appreciate the blues.

Ry Cooder - The Very Thing That Makes You Rich
(Jul 06, 2013 - 14:42)
"Well, I put you behind the wheel of a deuce and a quarter" ...

Haven't heard that term in a long time.  Big old boulevard cruiser.deuce and a quarter

Mumford & Sons - Hopeless Wanderer
(Jul 06, 2013 - 14:31)
Last couple of days, I've been checking the rating on songs and trying to draw some statistical conclusions.  Seems almost every song I noticed was rated between 7 and 8 -- with a few exceptions that fell at 6.8 or 8.2 for example. 

Interesting that this rates 5.5.  Also interesting that it only has 110 ratings, quite low for any song on RP older than six months.

Bill and Rebecca are gonna play whatever they want, and I don't want them to change whatever magic formula they use to program this marvelous website.  RP has introduced me to far more music than any other source I can remember. 

The Heptones - Book of Rules
(Jul 06, 2013 - 14:21)
 msymmes wrote:
And now it's April and it is still snowing tonite...
 
Doesn't snow here often, if that's what you're looking for.  As for this song, I really dig the bass lines; wonder how they got that punchiness?

Train - Mississippi
(Jul 06, 2013 - 13:54)
 baythtayth wrote:
Bill just said of this song, by way of an introduction:
"Here's a song from a band that usually sucks, but not on this occasion."
Priceless!
IMO, it may not suck, but it's still fairly mediocre. 
 
HAHAHAHAHAHA!  I agree with Bill, this song is a departure for a band I usually ignore.

to kcar:  Trumpets and cornets sound very similar (I played a cornet for 7 years in the marching band), so I'll not hazard a guess on that point.  Whichever it is, it's definitely a cup mute -- the classic 'cool  jazz' sound.  Check things out here:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mute_(music)#Brass

Joe Bonamassa - Slow Train
(Jul 06, 2013 - 13:46)
This guy can rip it.  Best guitar player on my stereo right now, that's fer shur.

John Kongos - He's Gonna Step On You Again
(Jul 06, 2013 - 13:22)
He wear no shoeshine
He got toe-jam football
He got monkey finger
He shoot Coca-Cola

Shook Twins - Growing Things
(Jul 06, 2013 - 13:12)
 BillG wrote:
Listened a little closer, and I do believe that I was wrong. A theremin (or something very similar) it is.
 
But wouldn't a saw really fit with these two folksy women from the PNW?  I have never seen a saw played in real life, only on TV, and that was 15 years ago.

Joe Bonamassa - Dust Bowl
(Jul 06, 2013 - 06:09)
 kimschoice wrote:
He's coming to the Wang in May.  Probably a mighty fine place to see him do his low funk.
 
!$%)&#%!!  I missed it.  Story of my life.  Well, maybe he's coming here soon.  Yeah.  Maybe.

Cowboy Junkies - I Saw Your Shoes
(Jul 05, 2013 - 17:26)
HAHAHAHAHA!  This song is dedicated to the burkas walking around here.

The Beatles - She Said She Said
(Jul 05, 2013 - 17:24)
Trippy!  "You're making me feel like I've never been born."  (The music professors I'm channeling right now would like me to point out the difficult metrical shifts throughout.  They describe the effect as "trippy.")

Appliance - Pacifica
(Jul 05, 2013 - 17:18)
Great God Almighty!  Bill comes up with some real corkers, doesn't he?  Seventeen years old, yet still very tasty.

Counting Crows - A Murder Of One
(Jul 05, 2013 - 17:12)
Don't care what you think, I like this.  Here's why:  I give a similar quiz to my nieces, all seven of 'em.

Well are you happy where you're sleeping?
Does he keep you safe and warm?
Does he tell you when you're sorry?
Does he tell you when you're wrong?

Thelonious Monk - Straight, No Chaser
(Jul 05, 2013 - 16:34)
Bummer.  Playlist shows "Empire Escape - Silhouettes", and now "The Fixx - Stand or Fall."

Them youngun's ain't never gonna figger this out.  Fer the rester their lives, they're gonna think The Fixx plays killer nightclub jazz. 

Entrain - Dancin' in the Light (live)
(Jul 05, 2013 - 16:27)
Cynaera was rarely wrong ... this song is really, really good.  May be great, but I'll need to hear it a few more times.  Guitar is slashin' and burnin', drums are thumpin', singer's yelling scat, and ... do I hear a tromBONE?  WOO HOO!

Muddy Waters - I Just Want to Make Love to You
(Jul 05, 2013 - 16:10)
 ewisor wrote:
This the first time I heard this version.  This is way better than that ho-hum Foghat rendition!
 
Nothing is better than a live rendition by Foghat in the middle of nowhere South Carolina in 1975 (1974?) in an "outdoor arena" that was really a cow pasture on a gorgeous summer night with a big ole moon just as the mushrooms are mellowing out.

Lost my drivers license that night.  It somehow escaped from the inside sole of my boot  where I was SURE it would remain until well after the organics had passed.  Not really sure how it did that ....

The Derek Trucks Band - Down In The Flood
(Jul 05, 2013 - 16:04)
Truth:

Well, it's sugar for sugar
And salt for salt,
If you go down in the flood,
It's gonna be your own fault


Glen Hansard - Love Don't Leave Me Waiting
(Jul 05, 2013 - 16:01)
Dear Mr. Hansard,

Love has kept me waiting and guessing for quite some time.  If this song brings you the love you're seeking, let me know, please.  I'll try songwriting if it works for you.

Sincerely,
Uncle Hud    

Snow Patrol - The Lightning Strike
(Jul 05, 2013 - 15:40)
 fredriley wrote:
Not really. Musical tastes are subjective. Just because most folk like a song doesn't mean that an individual listener has to like it. Bleedin' obvious, really, but plainly a fact that needs restating continually on these boards.
 
... and I think many people, myself included, tend to forgo rating songs if they would rate below, say, a 7.  (Although there are a dozen that I rated very low with the hope that Bill would stop playing them.  Silly me.)

The Moody Blues - Ride My See-Saw
(Jul 05, 2013 - 15:32)
Timing is excellent.  Some things, this song included, continue to turn me on like they always have.

Guitar work doesn't bring blazing fireworks, but manages to complement the quietly driving bass and tambourine.  Masterfully orchestrated and produced.

Dire Straits - Setting Me Up
(Jul 05, 2013 - 03:56)
 skyguy wrote:
Otherwise who would buy the beer?
 

stunix wrote:
like any party, you gotta let the old guys have a song.
 

Chuckle, chuckle, but always ready to buy the beer.  /signed/  Old Guy

The Vapors - Turning Japanese
(Jul 05, 2013 - 03:52)
 ottovonb wrote:
Ha!...Seriously?...Well now, THIS was a fun break in the action...I like it.

Heckman what's next?
Uhh..."Mexican Radio" by Wall of Voo-Doo !?    {#Dancingbanana_2}  
 
I certainly hope so ....

Gorillaz - Demon Days
(Jul 05, 2013 - 03:48)
 Propayne wrote:
me too.
 
me too.

Chinawoman - Go
(Jul 05, 2013 - 03:32)
"Show me the face."     Dangerous utterance here if addressed to a woman.  Me?  I really like Chinawoman.  Lyrics to this are startling.

Muse - Endlessly
(Jul 05, 2013 - 02:59)
 Hannio wrote:
They make me think of the Edward Gorey cartoons of swooning Victorian women.
 
I grew up in the Southland, USA.  I think of my cousin, my aunt, my 5th grade schoolteacher, and a half-dozen other women -- and it's a good memory.

Caro Emerald - That Man
(Jul 04, 2013 - 17:15)
Thanks for the happy feet moment!

Air - Le Voyage De Penelope
(Jul 04, 2013 - 16:53)
Don't care when it was recorded, if I am hearing it for the first time it is 'new music'.  Radio Paradise has introduced me to so much music that is new to me; some recorded now, some recorded 30 years ago.

This old vs. new crap is just that: crap.  Doesn't matter if you're talking about people or music. 

Randy Newman - Baltimore
(Jul 04, 2013 - 16:28)
 :+:_DL wrote:
Absolutely the worst.
I hear people talk about Randy Newman like he's a great songwriter !?!?!
Where's the proof? 
 
In his body of work.

Steve Earle - Copperhead Road
(Jul 04, 2013 - 16:18)
Nice choice for Independence Day!  (Even though it was over 2 hours ago around here.)

Steve Earle - Copperhead Road
(Jul 04, 2013 - 16:10)
Nice segue from Rebecca Zapen's Colorado.  I heard the parallels ...

Radiohead - Separator
(Jul 01, 2013 - 00:35)
I like it.  8.  It may or may not be "approachable"; I can only approach tangible things.  But I like it.  I like it enough to vote 8.

Squirrel Nut Zippers - Blue Angel
(Jun 30, 2013 - 21:47)
 Hasan wrote:
I suppose they're not singing about setting farts on fire like we did in boy scout camp, "I dare ya ta blow a blue angel!"
 
Complete instructions, as told to me by Rodney Miller:  "Ya gotta have pressure, man, to keep flames away from yer tender parts."  'Twas an illuminating evening, filled with laughter.

Led Zeppelin - The Rain Song
(Jun 30, 2013 - 20:16)
Man, he can play that guitar.

Jeff Beck - Goodbye Pork Pie Hat
(Jun 30, 2013 - 19:06)
Logged back in just to say ... that guitar is unmistakably Jeff Beck.  Man, is he great, or what?

Mazzy Star - Ride it On
(Jun 30, 2013 - 18:05)
 AndyJ wrote:
She sounds like that crazy girlfriend. The one who you should let leave but who always makes it your fault and you try to prove her wrong...until the day you either let her go...or one of you wakes to find the other coming to bed with a knife...
 
Your life is far more interesting than mine.

Emancipator - Nevergreen
(Jun 30, 2013 - 17:52)
 Imkirok wrote:
Was just going to ask if anyone else saw the same thing.
 
Is it a lion, or a character from Avatar?  Not sure.  Of course, now I've forgotten what the song sounded like.

Oasis - To Be Where There's Life
(Jun 30, 2013 - 17:28)
 Proclivities wrote:
I never found that guy even remotely entertaining.  
gallagher 
 
Have you ever swung a big hammer into a pumpkin or a watermelon?  It's hilarious!  (Try it.  Ingredients aren't expensive.  Do it somewhere that won't require a cleanup.)  But I'm unclear as to how this pertains to Oasis.  Did they smash watermelons, too?

The Beatles - Within You Without You/Tomorrow Never Knows
(Jun 30, 2013 - 17:19)
 rdo wrote:
Oasis! 
 
Klaatu!

And if this was originally released in 2006, I'm only 19 years old.  (Irony: "Paul is dead.")

Wolfsheim - In Time
(Jun 30, 2013 - 17:07)
 lily34 wrote:
where have i been? first time hearing this. 
really, really enjoying it. 
 
Where have u been?  Lexvegas it says on your tag.  I couldn't have been far from you, though, because I've never heard it either, and I LOVE this trance stuff.  Better than Xanax by leaps and bounds ... 

Abigail Washburn - Song of the Traveling Daughter
(Jun 30, 2013 - 17:01)
 Gajdzin wrote:
Wow, somebody knows Firefly? GOOD stuff :) I watched it with my wife, who is Chinese Malaysian, and she would translate me all those Mandarin bits (although they were sometimes so mispronounced by the American actors, that she had problems understanding them...) Good times.
 
Well, as a 50-something redneck, I don't know much about Chinese except General Tso chicken.  Did like Firefly, though.  Reminded me of a cowboy western set in some intergalactic future.  Of course, having Moreena Baccarin in scenes didn't hurt.  Gina Torres and Jewel Staite were bright spots, too, to be honest.

Alabama 3 - Woke Up This Morning
(Jun 30, 2013 - 16:51)

Drove through NYC during a relocation to America's tundra, and planned the drive over the Pulaski Skyway just so I could "see" the Sopranos intro in person.
 
Mr. Gandolfini was younger than me.  Kinda scary to realize heart attacks happen to young guys.  Best wishes to his family and friends.



ZZ Top - La Grange
(Jun 30, 2013 - 16:46)
 ortallcowgirl wrote:
Yes, but ZZ Top has been playing a lot longer than them.  So when Green Day has reached the status of ZZ Top then we will talk about who has more deserved recognition!
 
The day Green Day reaches the status of ZZ Top, I'll ... I'll ... I'll ... probably cry.

ZZ Top - La Grange
(Jun 30, 2013 - 16:42)
I DO NOT CARE IF YOU DISAGREE.  THIS IS SEMINAL ROCK AND ROLL.

That was not shouting, only me speaking in my "seriously authoritative" voice.  Ask any kid who's got an electric guitar. She knows this lick and is always glad to play it.  

Shivaree - Goodnight Moon
(Jun 30, 2013 - 16:27)
Lyrics are either cute and funny, or really, really scary.

Chinawoman - Keep in Mind
(Jun 30, 2013 - 16:21)
OK, I'm only a little worried, because I know myself pretty well, but damn if I can't help thinking she is indeed a sexy creature.

Rosanne Cash - Burn Down This Town
(Jun 30, 2013 - 16:19)
 Relayer wrote:
I absolutely HATE country music, but love this (as well as her Rules of Travel). I guess then I really just hate that crummy pop country that everyone listens to, and I must say this is expanding my taste in music (thanks again Radioparadise).
 
Yeah, country music -- just like rock and roll -- has lots of variants and dialects.  The Nashville hit machine is just the 'least common denominator' version.  I really go for this style, and the styles that seem more closely related to the Allman Brothers than Ricky Garth Chestnut Jackson.

PS:  Had a sailing dinghy named Relayer once upon a time.  She was yar. 

Johnny Cash - I'm Leaving Now
(Jun 30, 2013 - 16:11)
Thanks for the list of collaborators, bolly328.  It's pretty impressive, eh?

Elliott Brood - The Valley Town
(Jun 30, 2013 - 16:08)
 cShaggy wrote:
..Rorschach Test on the album cover-!..
 
Autobot in a Speedo moving from left to right with 50-caliber machine guns instead of hands.

Chew on that one, Freud.

Eels - From Which I Came/A Magic World
(Jun 30, 2013 - 16:01)
 testpilot wrote:
The singer has either a defective microphone or a seriously bad case of laryngitis... 
 
It's Eels.  Maybe the vocals are a touch scratchier than normal, but not noticeably so.

The Barr Brothers - Beggar In The Morning
(Jun 30, 2013 - 15:37)
 motobecane wrote:
"and malt does more than Milton can, to justify God's ways to man..."

Worth a 2 point bump here! 
 
Your quote fits the meter of this song perfectly.  Try singing it when the song comes on next time!

The Dandy Warhols - Talk Radio
(Jun 30, 2013 - 11:42)
 NoEnzLefttoSplit wrote:
Where is procliviites when you need him?  This band is ALL about pop culture. Their name has WARHOL in it. They take cans of soup and make art out of them. Get it?
 
I'm not Proclivities, but I get it.  And for all of you commenters running about shouting "plagiarism!" why don't you take the melody from Pictures of Matchstick Men, write some new lyrics that are truly relevant, work out a new orchestration, and toss in a little of your own inspiration, perform it mistake-free in a recording studio, ... and then you'll see why I think these guys demonstrate their talents this way.

Making music isn't easy -- if it was, I wouldn't be an engineer -- and placing the constraints of a familiar melody on your imagination probably makes it even harder.

As always, IMHO.

Vel Indica - Oh Wyoming
(Jun 30, 2013 - 11:21)
 AvoidingWork wrote:
Since I'm currently living in Wyoming, my ears perked up when I heard the chorus.  It sounded like they were singing about a child and not the state.  Went looking for the lyrics but couldn't find any.  Does anybody have them?
 
I believe you have discovered the only thing unknown to the internet: lyrics to this song.  I haven't listened very closely, but do they have anything to do with Matthew Shepard?

Led Zeppelin - That's The Way
(Jun 30, 2013 - 06:10)
Dudes can play.  Sizzling rock & roll; shift gears, and play this beautiful ballad.  Mr. Plant's voice was in fine form -- that's the way it oughta be.

{#Arrowd}  WHERE IS THAT?! 

Doug Martsch - Instrumental
(Jun 30, 2013 - 05:57)
This is pretty good.  (Not played often, I assume, based on the number of reviews ... and the ratio of comments vs. the tendency for RP listeners to provide "sounds like ..." reports.)

Chris Bathgate - Eliza
(Jun 29, 2013 - 18:30)
Not a bad tune, but the lyrics seem awfully painful; a combination of anger and regret and loss and bitterness.  But of course, these things happen.

Rachid Taha - Barra Barra
(Jun 29, 2013 - 18:18)
 ddbz wrote:
Not to comment on the song but we just left Emerica and I do not know where we are? good groove...but what language? 
 
"Made in Medina" would imply Saudi Arabia.

Dengue Fever - Oceans of Venus
(Jun 29, 2013 - 17:52)
 S-curvy wrote:
Thanks Bill, I've been hankerin' for little Dengue.  It's funny how the East Coasters and Flatlanders just don't get Dengue Fever; I guess it really helps to be on the Pacific Rim to understand the whole Pacific Rim thing.
 
So, like, Kim Jong-un likes the Dengue Fever?  I like 'em and I'm a redneck from the Southern USA who was a Pacific Rimmer only for the week the submarine parked in San Diego in early 1981.

If you're going to stereotype, try to be witty next time and less condescending, please
 
(Whew!! I'm in a curmudgeonly mood and almost said, "Pacific Rim THIS!"  Glad I showed a little restraint.)

David Bowie - Golden Years
(Jun 29, 2013 - 17:28)
Wait a minute!  I don't think my Station to Station album cover looks like that.

Edit 10 minutes later ... after I had a scrolled down a bit.  No need to repeat the explanation, I suppose.  

thenewno2 - Hanging On
(Jun 29, 2013 - 17:19)
 coloradojohn wrote:
Tasty, rich, soothingly spinning song...so many layers, so many thoughts brought on, so many vibes brought along...and knowing it's George's son makes it even better!  All success to him!
 
McGovern?  Bush?  Carlin?  (Sorry, it's like Tourette's.  But yeah, I like the song, too.)

Jefferson Airplane - Somebody to Love
(Jun 29, 2013 - 17:14)
Yes, Ms. Slick was a beautiful woman.  So was Ms. Joplin, in my opinion -- her internal fire was mesmerizing.

{#Arrowd}  

Habib Koité & Bamada - Wassiyé
(Jun 29, 2013 - 17:08)
 buddy wrote:
Well that was just irrarating. 
 
Wasn't as irritating to me as, say, misspellings on a public venue.

Elbow - Red
(Jun 29, 2013 - 16:50)
 luckywhitegirl wrote:
The review of their debut album on iTunes praises the "layered vocals". What are layered vocals or is that just music review fluff?
 
When it is NOT just musical review fluff, 'layered vocals' means having many different singing parts at the same time.

The singers could be singing the same lyrics in the same beat (meter), but on different notes, like a barbershop quartet; or they could be singing things that may or may not match lyrically and metrically, like the Dixie Chicks or the Indigo Girls; or it could be some other complex choral music, like Handel's Messiah.

With the invention of mutli-track recording, it is easy to have the same person sing all the parts in a single song; that's also 'layered vocals'.

Fink - Warm Shadow
(Jun 29, 2013 - 16:26)
Fink

Antje Duvekot - Phoenix
(Jun 29, 2013 - 15:56)
This set of song comments is one of the biggest reasons I like this place -- the music, of course, but all your listener comments crack me up!!!

I Am Kloot - Loch
(Jun 29, 2013 - 15:37)
 Poacher wrote:
Show me the rule that says it has to.
 

Rule 13:  All musical compositions must go somewhere.

Please note that the rule does not indicate where said composition must go (say, to hell, or perhaps up one's ass) nor how fast said composition must travel (glacially, for example, or at the speed of a PSD click).



Stevie Wonder - I Wish
(Jun 29, 2013 - 15:26)
Horns so funky it ought to be illegal.

Peter Gabriel - Big Time
(Jun 29, 2013 - 15:22)
 kcar wrote:
Still love this song, but it's been overplayed on FM radio. The video absolutely blew people's minds when it came out. 
 
Because it blew my mind when it came out, it can never be overplayed:  "The place where I come from Is a small town. They think so small, they use small words. But not me, I'm smarter than that! I worked it out."

Yeah, me too.  (<---- cynical self-awareness.)

Derek and the Dominos - Have You Ever Loved A Woman
(Jun 29, 2013 - 14:47)
Well, well, well.  Guess I'm NOT going to bed right away.

"Yes, Derek," he thought.  "I surely have.  At least two."  Leaning back, he tipped the glass against his lips until the ice cubes were dry.

The Who - I Can't Explain
(Jun 29, 2013 - 14:40)
Really nice Brit guy was in the office this week; suit and necktie, polished shoes, stylish eyeglasses, and that accent that lends an air of sophistication.  His ringtone was Baba O'Riley.  Cracked me up.

(Yeah, I know that's not really relevant, but I'm NOT going to wait around to catch Bill spinning Baba O'Riley.  That might take years.)

Amadou & Mariam - Masiteladi
(Jun 29, 2013 - 14:35)
Like the song a lot, but when I read the lyrics ... well, it's just a little too close to desperation to allow me to like it without restraint.  Sorry, but I can't explain it any better.

DJ Schmolli - God's Gonna Cut You Down
(Jun 29, 2013 - 14:26)
 jadewahoo wrote:
Its irrelevant whether or not I like/do not like remixing... this is a horrid job. Choppy, out-of-context. Barfo.. why is there no 'zero' rating for such as this?
 
I'd really like to meet you, because I think this is a spectacularly creative mash.  We'd have lots to talk about.

Poe - Wild
(Jun 29, 2013 - 14:18)
Serafina Steer to Poe ... a pair of women who just do wonderful things for my ears.  Thank you for a wonderful midnight mix!

Serafina Steer - Night Before Mutiny
(Jun 29, 2013 - 14:14)
8 ---> 9.  Voice complements the lyric and raises goosebumps on my upper arms.

The Dandy Warhols - Godless
(Jun 18, 2013 - 13:08)
 whomhow wrote:

Unique group which has nothing original from themselves, endless adoptions and cliche only...

 
Which may be an excellent way to demonstrate their skills: writing new lyrics that are adapted within recognizable or familiar-sounding chord progressions and melodies.


Godless:  Whitey Bulger on trial in Beantown.

Spacehog - In The Meantime
(Jun 18, 2013 - 12:59)
I can be the bass player crunching heavy notes with a stack of Ampegs (or whatever's fashionable this days) during the chorus, then stepping on a button or two to hit the melodic verse counterpoint, then back to the deep head-nod as my ribs vibrate with those Ampeg cones ...  

Grinderman - Star Charmer
(Jun 18, 2013 - 12:34)
That's some scary shite on the album cover ....

Lucinda Williams - Are You Down
(Jun 18, 2013 - 12:32)

Yep, Lucinda, I'm down with it, baybay!  Sing on, girl!



The Durutti Column - Nina
(Jun 18, 2013 - 11:57)
Hypnotizing guitar motif with all that echo and 'atmosphere.'  REALLY like this ... warm summer evening, Pinot in hand, on the balcony with a light rain between the skyline and my retinas.

Cloud Cult - The Mission: Unexplainable Stories
(Jun 18, 2013 - 11:53)
 bh1 wrote:
The first time I heard this it was OK. But now, after too many more hearings, it has become just boring. Same for all the other songs of theirs I have heard here. They sound like they are trying really hard to be the new "yes". They are not succeeding. 
 
As a Yes freakazoid, I think they have nothing in common with my Brit cousins except electronic instruments and vocals.

Tori Amos - Space Dog
(Jun 18, 2013 - 11:50)
Ms. Amos exhibits a trait that I'm not sure has a name, but most certainly has a tribe of practitioners: heavy vocal wavering; on a guitar it would be the equivalent to heavy tremolo.

Two questions: 
(1)  Do they think that's a more artistic/pleasant/talented way to sing? 
(2)  Do you RP'ers think that its a more artistic/pleasant/talented way to sing?

Carolina Chocolate Drops - Snowden's Jig
(Jun 18, 2013 - 09:51)
 kdarwish wrote:
Are spoons used in this piece?
 
Sounds like spoons.  Could be drumming with hollow wooden sticks, perhaps.

The Lemonheads - It's a Shame About Ray
(Jun 14, 2013 - 16:22)
Ray

The Slow Show - God Only Knows
(Jun 13, 2013 - 15:54)
Sad song, and lyrics that I'm afraid to interpret.  Like it, though.  The guitar tone is perfect for the attitude.

The Last Bison - Switzerland
(Jun 13, 2013 - 10:03)
 hwcarter wrote:
+1 for not letting a seizure get in the way of a recording session, studio time isn't cheap.  So, a 6 from me.
 
chuckle, chuckle.  Anybody taking a stab at interpreting the lyrics?

Oh yeah, Bill?  Keep the "eclectic," baby.  Always good to hear something new.

Led Zeppelin - Your Time is Gonna Come/Black Mountain Side
(Jun 13, 2013 - 10:00)
Thanks!  This is just what I needed right now ...

The Boxer Rebellion - Fragile
(Jun 13, 2013 - 07:55)
First listen.  Like.  Boxer Rebellion, eh?

George Harrison - What Is Life
(Jun 13, 2013 - 07:49)
On top of everything else this song brings: an unmistakable guitar riff.

It's a sad song, though, isn't it?

The Ditty Bops - Ooh La La
(Jun 12, 2013 - 14:38)
Love it, love it, love it!      edit on 30 August:  If you think this is vapid fluff, read the lyrics and stop judging a song by its vocalist or instrumentation.

T Bone Burnett - Humans From Earth
(Jun 12, 2013 - 12:45)
 haljordan wrote:
(clipped)
Anyone remember the name of that record store?
 
If you were talking about Atlanta, it could be Criminal Records.  They're still around and still as funky.

The Beatles - Rocky Raccoon
(Jun 12, 2013 - 12:33)
I like it, too; a LOT.  Shows they could compose and play different styles of music, the entire purpose of the White Album, and the storyline is really funny.  "Doc it's only a scratch."

Rebecca Zapen - Colorado
(Jun 12, 2013 - 11:33)
This Georgia boy approves all hillbilly music.

Carolina Chocolate Drops - Snowden's Jig
(Jun 12, 2013 - 11:32)
Hey!  Snowden's the NSA-records-everyone's-phone-call whistleblower guy in Hong Kong (or the Moscow airport, or anywhere but a Washington, DC jail cell), right?  He's probably not dancing a jig at the moment.

Ryuichi Sakamoto - Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence
(Jun 12, 2013 - 08:37)
 TerryS wrote:
As the girl in the deep red coat and long skirt bicycles along the strand under grey skies and wind-whipped seas, a man with a craggy jaw, clothed in a fisherman's knit sweater, sits repairing his nets. Meanwhile, a curtain is switched back into place in the fine house above.
Alright, I haven't seen the movie, but this is what I heard in the music. Laugh if you will.
 
Very good!

Tangerine Dream - The Dream Is Always the Same
(Jun 12, 2013 - 08:35)
Sublime.  Space music par excellence.

Jethro Tull - Locomotive Breath
(Jun 12, 2013 - 07:11)

Simple licks, played LOUD.  A teenager's dream, and still one of my favorites.



Cult with No Name - You Know Me Better Than I Know Myself
(Jun 12, 2013 - 07:08)
 hightail wrote:
there is a touch of sadness and tragedy in this but beautiful. 
 
Pretty big doses of both, I think; and yes, beautiful.

Led Zeppelin - Rock And Roll
(Jun 12, 2013 - 06:55)

ooooh yeah, ooooooooh yeah!  Godlike.



Fleetwood Mac - I Don't Want To Know
(Jun 12, 2013 - 06:46)
The ruin of a perfectly good band.  "I hear influences from the Partridge Family ..."

The Doors - I Can't See Your Face In My Mind
(Jun 11, 2013 - 07:55)
 oldsaxon wrote:
No they weren't.  Just a hippy drug scene band with a lot of bad poetry and a sort of attractive lead singer that was too stoned to really show up.
 
Yes, they were.  So there.

Sarah McLachlan - Possession
(Jun 11, 2013 - 07:51)
 BluEyes wrote:
I love this song. I loved it before I ever heard it was inspired by a stalker. I hear it and feel it as a deeply personal love song. I love the combination of the music, the liquid mercury of her voice, and the words themselves. The total package is a 10 for me. The only radio that I usually listen to in my car is NPR so this is never overplayed for me.  Thank you, Bill.
 
My sentiments also, precisely stated.

Sheryl Crow - Strong Enough
(Jun 11, 2013 - 07:30)
Yes, I am.

Rachel Podger - Vivaldi - Allegro, Concerto in G Major, Op 4 No 3
(Jun 11, 2013 - 07:22)
Magnificent when played LOUDLY.  Very, very good otherwise.

Cloud Cult - It's Your Decision
(Jun 07, 2013 - 15:13)
 Zeito wrote:
I think is good stuff, but if you don't like it, well then that's your decision.  
 
Outstanding comment.

The Dandy Warhols - Love Song
(Jun 07, 2013 - 14:45)
 quesarah wrote:
Cool song. Wondering .. why the brief ATC snippet at the end? Doesn't seem connected to the song.

"... climb and maintain flight level 330 ... "
 
Guesses:
 
1. Song written while on tour.  ATC snippet = flying home to the object of "Love Song."
 
2. Song is so elevating, somebody needs to be in charge of all of us floating upward.
 
3. These guys are weird, and they had to put in something to remind us.

Others?

Medeski, Martin & Wood - End of the World Party
(Jun 07, 2013 - 14:18)
(wearing sunglasses indoors and snapping fingers rhythmically.)  "Cool, baby."

Little Feat - Easy To Slip
(Jun 07, 2013 - 14:14)
 onelittlemoose wrote:
Really like this. Why is it I've never heard it before, until I came to RP?  
 
With respect, you may be too young.  This didn't get lots of airplay, even in its day.  None at all in the last ten years, I'll bet -- except here!

Whenever I hear upbeat Feat, I get that visual of Snoopy dancing with his face to the sky and his feet fluttering.

Bill Frisell - Single Girl, Married Girl
(Jun 07, 2013 - 14:11)
Vurrrry, vurrrry niiiize.

James McMurtry - Sixty Acres
(Jun 07, 2013 - 13:08)
Check out the lyrics (link centered just above the song comments) if you think this is generic.

Eels - Things the Grandchildren Should Know
(Jun 07, 2013 - 13:05)
Eels music is quite different; it wouldn't surprise me if a lot of this song is autobiographical.  The guy writes weirdo lyrics and even weirder music, but somehow the words resonate with me, and I like the child-like melodies.

And we (E and I)  don't really care what you think. 

Jerry Garcia - Deal
(Jun 07, 2013 - 12:59)
I have two very cool neckties designed by Jerry Garcia -- yes, THIS Jerry Garcia.

The Last Bison - Switzerland
(Jun 07, 2013 - 12:53)
Can't deny that he's burning a lot of calories with this vocal effort.

Antje Duvekot - Phoenix
(Jun 07, 2013 - 12:52)
 suggettsmiss wrote:
Better than ol' uncle Duvekot.
 
Chuckle, chuckle.

The Derek Trucks Band - I Know
(Jun 07, 2013 - 12:44)
Irresistible hook, delivered with precision and a happy-sunshine feel!

Gomez - How We Operate
(Jun 07, 2013 - 12:42)
it IS good.

Chris Rea - Texas
(Jun 06, 2013 - 13:55)
This is pretty nice.  Slow, steady groove, and a favorite of my boys when they were little.  (in excited little-boy voices) "TEXAS!"

Perry Farrell - Song Yet To Be Sung
(Jun 06, 2013 - 12:43)
I acquired four or five of his songs via my sons' efforts to drag me into the 21st century, and they're all very good and similar to this: a little spacey, nice percussion/rhythm, subdued but skillful guitar, all topped with his distinctive voice.

Couldn't tell you song names, albums, lyrics, or anything like that; the songs were burnt onto a CD with sequence numbers that say "Perry Farrell". 

Neil Young - Down By The River
(Jun 06, 2013 - 12:37)

If she could take him over the rainbow, why did he shoot her?  Never figured that out.



Elbow - Mirrorball
(Jun 06, 2013 - 12:19)
 malvey254 wrote:
Maybe it's the tequila talking, but I wish there was an 11 I could give this song right now.  I challenge the RP community to name a better love song from the new millennium.
 
"We kissed like we invented it, and now I know what every step is for: to lead me to your door."

It ain't the tequila, malvey254.  I'm not even going to try thinking of a better love song.

Tracy Chapman - Talkin' Bout a Revolution
(Jun 05, 2013 - 14:16)
 jrichbourg wrote:
Please don't play this socialist crap anymore....
 
Yeah, Bill; stick to the fascist crap!

Air - Left Bank
(Jun 05, 2013 - 14:12)
 Proclivities wrote:
I'm hearing reverberations of Mumford & Sons.
{#Propeller}
 
Can't be; I'm not nauseated.  edit a few months later: Dammit, Hud!  He was fishing, threw out bait, and you bit hard. 

Geoffrey Oryema - The River
(Jun 05, 2013 - 14:11)
The past set is synchromeshed with my attitude today.  This is yummy.

Badmarsh & Shri - Into the Sunset
(Jun 05, 2013 - 14:04)
1999!!!????!!!  How could I have been so busy/preoccupied/bone-headed to have missed this!!??

Once again, thanks to Bill & Rebecca for expanding my (apparently narrow) horizons.  Solid 9 and I haven't even heard the entire song yet.

Mark Knopfler - So Far From The Clyde
(Jun 05, 2013 - 13:50)
Hey, cc_rider:  Found your Grandfather -- "Pick out the biggest one and fire!"  Sounds like the kind of guy I'd sail with any day.  Can't figure out how to link the photo (and don't want explanations, thanks) so here's the link.

Laura Marling - Rambling Man
(Jun 05, 2013 - 12:58)
 TerryS wrote:

BMI ?

 
BMI?  As in broadcasting royalties?  (It's a bit embarrassing to admit I couldn't figure this out after an entire song of trying.)

edit a few minutes later:  BMI = Body Mass Index.  Thank you UrbanDictionary-dot-com.  I'll skip the entire "women and their body image" discussion.

Cowboy Junkies - Lay it Down
(Jun 05, 2013 - 09:41)
 ThePoose wrote:
Everybody in my coffin be sleeping
 
Chuckle, chuckle. 

Explosions in the Sky - Your Hand in Mine
(Jun 05, 2013 - 09:36)
 ProjectGemini07 wrote:
Can't believe this thread has left me hanging since Nov...{#Grumpy}
 
Sorry, dude/babe; I don't watch much TV.  Too bad, because I like Peter Berg, and Connie Britton is an absolutely fabulous woman.

This is what the say in the locker room just before heading out, right?

Escape Club - God's Own Radio
(Jun 05, 2013 - 09:08)
 toomanyollys wrote:
"We've got the Number One song if you know what I mean"

Why does he say "if you know what I mean"? That implies that what he actually means is something else? Is "Number One song" a euphemism for something?!?
 
You're assuming this wonderful piece of pop fluff was written with lyrical meaning?  I'm just going to assume it fills in the meter and rhyme scheme -- and that's it.

I'm thinking an 8 is appropriate.  Got my feet moving under the desk, and acted as a nice little 'palate cleanser', if you know what I mean.   

The Who - The Real Me
(Jun 05, 2013 - 08:46)
Entwhistle's bass is KILLER!!  Jumping, dancing, shouting, and screaming: "CAN YOU SEE THE REAL ME, ME, ME, ME, ME?!?!"

Little Feat - Spanish Moon
(Jun 04, 2013 - 15:38)
 BBoyes wrote:
Nice fat groove on this one. Sounds like they are having a blast on stage.
 
I know this was recorded half a lifetime ago, but I've seen the Feat on stage twice in the last five years.  They're old and grey-haired (or bald), but they still act like teenagers when they slip into the groove.  I guess some things never change.

Little Feat - Spanish Moon
(Jun 04, 2013 - 15:35)
 misterbearbaby wrote:
The Vinyl Asylum webgroup had a straw-poll a few years ago that voted Waiting For Columbus as the finest live album on LP ever. I strongly suggest the Feat be invited to write the new US National Anthem.
 
Hell, yeah!  "Hookers and hustlers, and the mayor's cocaine ..."  Can we also get a killer Hammond B-3 solo in that new national anthem?

Van Morrison - Moondance
(Jun 04, 2013 - 15:30)
 DaMoGan wrote:
Has anyone else clicked a rating on the top of the page, and then tried to scroll down with the arrow keys, resulting in a 1 rating for a song, or is it just me?
 
I think I know what you mean:  there's a song rating pull-down in the uppermost frame, just left of the song artist - title. There's also one dead center on the 'second row' of frames. 

I've played with the upper rater once or twice on songs where I already had a rating in the second row rater gizmo.  Didn't seem to change anything, but maybe you have to leave the page to have it register, or maybe the upper one is a "repeater" that holds your original rating and leaves it visible when you gone on a long, rambling, relatively pointless comment as I have just done.  Because you can see the upper one when you just keep on typing blah, blah, blah, blah ...

Leo Kottke - Watermelon
(Jun 04, 2013 - 15:13)
 Cynaera wrote:
This guy drives me crazy!  Just when I have all his fingers counted, he grows MORE and then plays songs like this one.  I love his music, craziness notwithstanding.
 
He may indeed be triple-tracking, as suggested below, but some of that effect comes from plucking a twelve-string guitar.  (This comment is placed for others, but springs from Cynaera's original post.)

Beck - Lost Cause
(Jun 04, 2013 - 13:50)
 parrothead wrote:

A scientologist verses a morman....Which is worst?
 
Gonna pass on the obvious religious baiting, and say that you should have used the comparative form "worse" since there are only two items in your list.  "Worst" is the superlative form, used when the list extends to three or more. 

Example, "What are the worst Jimmy Buffet tunes every recorded?"  You see, since Mr. Buffet has recorded more than three songs, I used the superlative form.

(PS: Another 5 points off for misspelling and 5 points off for each failure to capitalize the religion names.)

Joan Osborne - The Same Love That Made Me Laugh
(Jun 04, 2013 - 13:23)
This is a very good version, and I really enjoy the way Ms. Osborne brings a strong element of, "See you around, buster."  That's key, or the lyric begins to sound whiny.

I also own a CD of Queen Latifah blues and jazz standards, and she kills this song!  Don't laugh, the woman can really sing.

Crosby, Stills & Nash - Wooden Ships
(Jun 04, 2013 - 12:38)
First real experience with psychedelic music.  The memories of that loooooong afternoon are quite special.  You hear that twanging background guitar throughout the verse?  Wow, man, such a cool energy. 

The Beatles - Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)
(Jun 04, 2013 - 08:44)
Thank you.

Jefferson Airplane - Somebody to Love
(Jun 04, 2013 - 07:49)
Yeah, this is good.  Yes.

Led Zeppelin - The Rain Song
(Jun 03, 2013 - 15:30)
 sailorgirl wrote:
This is a timeless song.
 
Amen, sister.

Steely Dan - Do It Again
(Jun 03, 2013 - 15:03)
Multi-layered percussion does it for me, with the scratchy guitar darting all over the place.  Yeah, Bill, do it again!

David Bowie - Sound and Vision
(Jun 03, 2013 - 14:43)
Personally, I like the funky tone on the bass.  But this is a dancing tune, with the exaggerated Bowie backup singing to keep a smile on my face!

Kate Bush - Somewhere in Between
(Jun 03, 2013 - 11:07)
Very nice, and I'll admit this is the first I've ever heard from Ms. Bush.

Crosby, Stills & Nash - Dark Star
(Jun 03, 2013 - 11:02)
"... ain't this song a bust?"    Well, not completely, but definitely from an era when Mr. Stills had musical influences from outside of his main strengths.

The Beatles - I Am The Walrus
(Jun 03, 2013 - 10:22)
Oh my God!  Paul is dead!
 
For real: What is semolina pilchard?  

Opinion #1:  "Semolina Pilchard was Detective Sergeant Norman Pilcher, head of the Scotland Yard Drugs Unit.  He led the arrests of both John Lennon and Brian Jones et al, before being investigated himself for blackmail and bribery in the '70s."
 
Opinion #2:  "Semolina Pilchard is NOT a reference to Norman Pilcher.  Proof: I Am The Walrus was released before the end of 1967.   Lennon probably wrote it by the end of summer that year.  Norman Pilcher arrested Lennon on October 18, 1968.  One year after Lennon wrote the song.  Pilcher had only been transferred to the Drug Squad in late 1967.   By the time Lennon wrote the song, he probably wasn't even in the Drug Squad. So, that is a total urban myth."

Opinion #3:  Pilchard is what Brits call sardines and semolina is the heart of durum wheat used to make pasta, bread, pudding and couscous.  So John wanted sardine-flavored pudding.

Cake - Let Me Go
(Jun 03, 2013 - 08:13)

Don't believe her!  She lies!



Nerina Pallot - Heart Attack
(Jun 03, 2013 - 07:42)
So far she sounds like Olivia Newton-John, Fiona Apple, and Tori Amos.  C'mon folks, I know you've got more suggestions out there! 

The Byrds - I'll Feel A Whole Lot Better
(Jun 03, 2013 - 07:40)
 Misterfixit wrote:
(clipped)
.... It looks to me like a Rabbit Fur snow hat made from the fur of rabbits tortured by Big Pharma and the Capitalistic Wall-Street Puppet Running Dogs Imperialists and the Bush Gang of Many.  ...
 
Perhaps it's best to put those tortured rabbits out of their misery, and to wear their glorious hides on our heads as billboards proclaiming our opposition to animal cruelty.

Snow Patrol - Run
(Jun 03, 2013 - 07:21)
"Even if you can't hear my voice ..."

That might be a good idea this morning, sir.  Perhaps another time, OK?

Robyn Hitchcock - Sinister But She Was Happy
(Jun 03, 2013 - 06:42)
Larry_Rosenow wrote:
Thought it was a John Lennon song I had never heard....still I am not disappointed.
 
I think the phrasing, lilt at the end of some lines, vocal timbre, and reverb overkill sound a LOT like the late Mr. Lennon's voice and technique.  Not that I'll judge Mr. Hitchcock by that; he'll have to stand on his on merits.

The Dandy Warhols - Bohemian Like You
(Jun 03, 2013 - 06:37)
"So what do you do?
Oh yeah, I wait tables too.
No, I haven't heard your band,
'Cause you guys are pretty new.
But if you dig on vegan food,
Well, come over to my work,
I'll have them cook you something that you'll really love"
   
How can anyone resist this bouncy beat, killer pop hooks, and witty lyrics?

The Doors - You're Lost Little Girl
(Jun 01, 2013 - 23:19)
See you around, Ray.  Thanks for all this great music.

Guster - Ruby Falls
(Jun 01, 2013 - 20:09)
Ruby Falls is an overly commercialized cavern in Chattanooga.  

Francis Cabrel - La Corrida
(Jun 01, 2013 - 20:08)
Thanks for the translation below.  Powerful imagery indeed.

edit, August 4:  The final lines aren't included in the translation below.  Google changes them from Spanish to English as ...

Yes, yes man, man
Dance, dance
You have to dance again
And kill others
Other lives, other bulls
And kill others
Come, come and dance
And kill others

Country Comfort - Waimanalo Blues
(Jun 01, 2013 - 19:59)
Mahalo!  Lived in Pacific Palisades, way up high above Pearl City while the sub went through 12 months of drydock in 1978-1979.  Hit the beach at Waimanalo often to boogie board beneath the magnificent Pali.  Just another shitty day in Paradise.

Haole Hud 

Zero 7 - In the Waiting Line
(Jun 01, 2013 - 11:41)
 musickat wrote:
No  I think the meaning is still the same.  Can you  accept that we all perceive differently?   And that our perception is creating our reality? 
 
Most definitely we all perceive differently, and no question my perception creates my reality.  It then follows that we all live distinctly different realities, which I can also accept.  Everybody's truth is a little different.

Song's still a 10.

The Avett Brothers - Head Full Of Doubt - Road Full Of Promise
(Jun 01, 2013 - 11:08)
 sajitjacob wrote:
8 -> 9 because this song reminds me of my Son who is 13, has a head full of doubt and I don't seem able to help.
 
If it's any help, mine did, too, at that age.  Since then, they've graduated from college, gotten good jobs and married women who truly love them.  Oh yeah, I stopped being stupid about the time the turned 24 or 25.

Don't let him doubt that you love him. 

R.E.M. - Strange Currencies
(Jun 01, 2013 - 10:57)
 dctrpunda wrote:
I'd rather hear hold music from a ultility bill customer service number then this drivel.
 
Now THAT'S the way to hurl an insult!

U2 - Where the Streets Have No Name
(Jun 01, 2013 - 10:28)
One of the best music videos in my spotty memory.

Suzanne Vega - Luka
(Jun 01, 2013 - 10:13)
How strange that someone alive today would've named her 15-years-ago album "Best Of ..." 

The National - Afraid of Everyone
(Jun 01, 2013 - 10:01)
 stahlwerk wrote:
Great song from a great song sequence (on the album), judging by the comments it seems that standing alone it loses appeal. Love the horns, love the lyrics, love the band.
 
Well, that may explain the wierded-out lyrics -- a follow-on from previous musical scenes.  Some days, I'd agree with him: there's not enough drugs in the world to sort it out.

Serafina Steer - Night Before Mutiny
(Jun 01, 2013 - 09:46)
Heard it again, and checked out the video posted by joga below.  (Thanks, joga!)  Compelled to Google some things.

From Wikipedia:  "Serafina Steer is an English harpist, pianist, singer and songwriter."  Jives with video.  "In 2010 she released Change is Good, Change is Good, again on Static Caravan.  Recording was interrupted when Steer's harp was stolen from her car.  Benge made his collection of analogue synthesizers available to fill in the harp parts."  This album is released on the ironically-named Stolen Recordings label.   And who steals a harp?

So, 1wolfy and geecheeboy, perhaps that low phone buzz is a bass harp string that has a harmonic reaction with your speaker cone or housing. 

Not sure how the synchronized swimming fits (surely not just for 'water' and 'swimming' parallels) nor where she got the inspiration for the gripping lyrics in this song, but it's an 8 at minimum.

Sarah Jarosz - Run Away
(Jun 01, 2013 - 09:28)
Thanks, Randomax, or putting this into geographical perspective.  I can certainly hear the Texas in it now.

Bird York - Haunting You
(Jun 01, 2013 - 08:42)
 chrispmcd wrote:
she runs a really cool gas station /cafe in maine
 
Details?  Because, you know, she is haunting me pretty badly.  (Google gets my query all confused with places in "York, Maine".)

Gotye - Puzzle With A Piece Missing
(Jun 01, 2013 - 08:36)
 jhorton wrote:
This song makes everyone in my trailer park step back from the pipe and look intelligent for a second.
 
Chuckle, chuckle.  I can identify.

By the way, now that the rest of the world has caught up with Bill and Rebecca's loyal flock, I really don't want to hear anything about this guy "selling out for the big money."

Mazzy Star - Fade Into You
(Jun 01, 2013 - 08:18)
 garrettb wrote:
Wish I could stop humming Knockin' On Heaven's Door over the top of this...
 
Ouch!  

The Beatles - You Never Give Me/The End
(Jun 01, 2013 - 08:08)
Bill said these are Lennon/McCartney leftovers.  While I understand what he means, I must say, "These are LEFTOVERS!?"

How I wish the Fab Four had time to work them a little more.  Or maybe not; they're mighty fine as is.

Elvis Costello - Tear Off Your Own Head
(Jun 01, 2013 - 07:15)
"They're taking over,
And they're tearing it down.
It's a doll revolution."

 
Accurate, and irony of the highest order, as it comes from Mr. Costello.

Dave Brubeck Quartet - Blue Rondo a la Turk
(Jun 01, 2013 - 06:50)
Just loving that bass ... my head's a'nodding.

Johnny Winter - Prodigal Son
(May 31, 2013 - 15:21)
THIS guy knows rock and roll.

Santana - No One To Depend On
(May 31, 2013 - 14:26)

Cover art is spellbinding.  OK, maybe you had to be there.  Music is spellbinding, and will be until the day I stop drawing breath.



Joan Osborne - The Same Love That Made Me Laugh
(May 31, 2013 - 14:19)
Such soul in her voice, and the guitar soars. 

Patti Smith - Glitter In Their Eyes
(May 31, 2013 - 14:15)
When Patti sings, there's glitter in my eyes.

The Police - Roxanne
(May 31, 2013 - 14:00)

Overheard on my submarine for months after this was released : "ROOOOOOOOOXanne!"  Sort of a universal shout-out for any reason including boredom.  Brings back warm and fuzzy memories.  Mostly fuzzy ones.



Porcupine Tree - Start of Something Beautiful
(May 31, 2013 - 12:54)
Lyrics are pretty damning, and the orchestration reflects that well.  I like a lot of this band's stuff.

Chantays - Pipeline
(May 31, 2013 - 12:30)
 scott_bruce wrote:
"Always with the negative waves, Moriarty" ....
 
Chuckle, chuckle.  A favorite of mine, too.  A hippie driving a tank -- with a helluva record playing system --  during WW2.

R.E.M. - What's The Frequency, Kenneth
(May 31, 2013 - 12:20)
Kids were 10 or 12 when this came out, and their little buddy down the street was named Kenneth.  Of course the standard greeting, even from us adults, was ...

Kenneth loved it. 

Jake Shimabukuro - While My Guitar Gently Weeps
(May 31, 2013 - 12:12)
 bentonian wrote:
Hit PSD so fast I didn't have time to rate it. Had to come back while Van Morrison was playing to give it the richly deserved 1!
 
How can you rate it if you haven't heard it?  Should I judge you without meeting you?

Jake Shimabukuro - While My Guitar Gently Weeps
(May 31, 2013 - 12:11)
Well, I duuno.  I like covers, but ...  wait a minute, it picks up here ... maybe this will turn out OK.

The Beatles - Tomorrow Never Knows
(May 31, 2013 - 11:32)
Man, do I remember the first few times I heard this.  Talk about paradigm shift ....

Still sounds far out, man. 

Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass - Zorba The Greek
(May 31, 2013 - 11:17)
Cornet payer in high school ... and the fast parts in this are damn near impossible to play.

(edit a few minutes later)  And we all know he's the "A" in A&M records, right?  Of course we do.

Cake - Never There
(May 31, 2013 - 11:15)
Just thought I'd log in to add my two cents ...

CAKE IS ONE OF THE BEST MODERN BANDS THAT THERE IS.

OK.  Done.  See you around.   

Peter Gabriel - Mercy Street
(May 31, 2013 - 09:07)
 ambrebalte wrote:
Thank you Lazarus and Unclehud !
 
My pleasure! 

This song goes straight to my heart.  As a father of two grown sons, I miss the times they dreamed their childhood dreams held in their daddy's arms.  I love them as much as I ever did, but those times are gone and will never return. 

.... and I know that has nothing to do with the lyrics; it's just my reaction to a snippet that's immediately brought to mind when I hear this.

BoDeans - Good Things
(May 30, 2013 - 20:41)
Sorry, but I just can't get past the glaring grammar error.  And they repeat it several times!!!  Jeez, the downward slide of Western Civilization accelerates a bit each time this is played.

Green Day - Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)
(May 30, 2013 - 20:13)
from the video below ...  expletives deleted.

"Let me tell you something!  I've been around since 1988!"   That's actually pretty funny, and I don't think he meant it to be.

Pink Floyd - What Do You Want From Me
(May 30, 2013 - 11:54)
The guitar 'stylings' are unmistakable.  I bow down in deference to a master.

Suzanne Vega - Blood Makes Noise
(May 30, 2013 - 09:09)
 DD rabbi_phil wrote:
Hey...if u want ringing in your ears forget the blood thing...try my youngest son's fender strat and hiwatt set-up....that'll do it   4 sure
 
Chuckle, chuckle.

Air - La Femme D'Argent
(May 30, 2013 - 08:26)
Bill and Rebecca expanding my musical horizons once again!  "Moon Safari", isn't that just a perfect album name?

Dire Straits - Brothers In Arms
(May 30, 2013 - 08:22)
 Quattro wrote:
wow, what the hell is going on in this thread? Thought I stumbled into a politics forum - lol

GREAT song - one of my all time favorites. 10.
 
What's going on here?  Lots of ^&#!*$heads who have no idea about war or military service, making comments they shouldn't.

One of my all-time favorites, too.  10.

Stevie Ray Vaughan - Pride and Joy
(May 30, 2013 - 07:32)
Yeah, Stevie Ray and Jimi are so similar it's amazing, although Mr. Vaughn has that unmistakable southwestern Tabasco in his playing style.  Mr. Hendrix had something from Mars, and I've not heard that since.

David Bowie - Panic In Detroit
(May 30, 2013 - 07:04)

Fabulously wry lyrics, done with literacy, compelling percussion, and rocking guitar work.  One of dozens of underrated Bowie tunes.



Pete Yorn - I Feel Good Again
(May 29, 2013 - 16:10)
What's wrong with a public courtship of Scarlett Johansson?  As long as it isn't stalking, I mean.

And the song is pretty good, dude.  Don't you like dancing/stomping tunes? 

Sinkane - Jeeper Creeper
(May 29, 2013 - 16:03)
Rubber-necked guitar?  You gotta be kidding.  (Off to Wikipedia.)  I like this.  It does sound beachy, so brownie points for matching the cover art.

(edit) Rubber-necked guitar on Adrian Belew's blog.  Not a real instrument, however.

Björk - New World
(May 29, 2013 - 15:12)
 Mozart wrote:
Hey, it's OK to compare her to me. I like her music too
 
Hey!  Back to the Zentralfriedhof with you!  (By the way, I like this Bjork.  The kooky stuff is ... well, it's kooky.)

Roy Orbison - She's A Mystery To Me
(May 29, 2013 - 14:41)
Four in a row rated 8 or 9.  Thanks, Bill!

Eva Cassidy - Ain't No Sunshine
(May 29, 2013 - 14:38)
Wow!  She did a marvelous job with this.  (Of course, I am a sucker for torch singers who put their heart into their vocals.) 
Verrrrry tasssssty.

The Bad Plus - Flim
(May 29, 2013 - 14:04)
 ScottishWillie wrote:
 The original off the Aphex Twin album Come to Daddy is surprisingly similar with the exception that it’s all electronic and features a drum machine. What is outstanding to me (a non drummer) is that a real acoustic drummer can mimic it. Brilliant Brilliant Brilliant. 
 
A non-drummer myself with a 12-inch jaw drop at this performance.  Fabulous!

Neil Young - Powderfinger
(May 29, 2013 - 12:37)
 joelbb wrote:
Didn't know Neil was still doing cuts this good in 1991.
 
IMHO he's still doing cuts this good in 2013.  Pay attention you young 'uns.  You just might learn something.  Cover me with thought that pulled the trigger.  Amen, brother.

Leonard Cohen - I'm Your Man
(May 29, 2013 - 12:34)
My anthem.

Sinéad O'Connor - Sacrifice
(May 29, 2013 - 11:47)

She's singing with such restraint that its hard for me to continue listening.



R.E.M. - Me In Honey
(May 29, 2013 - 11:17)
I am in love with both of the B-52 women, so this song is an acceptable REM tune.

Ray LaMontagne - Be Here Now
(May 29, 2013 - 10:49)
One of my sons gave me this two/three years ago.  Listened to it a few times, then stopped, because it was too depressing.  Today, with earbuds, walking around the waterfront under the clouds, this song was powerful.  

Won't rate it, because I realize today was 'set and setting' rather than a genuine assessment of the song.  

Neil Halstead - Tied To You
(May 29, 2013 - 09:40)
 KevinM wrote:
I bought the whole album last year and it's been in my car CD player ever since, it's that good.
 
"I bought the whole album ..." definitely a saying from the 21st century.

Stereophonics - Maybe Tomorrow
(May 29, 2013 - 09:35)
Well, I'm stone cold sober this morning, and I love it, too.

The segue from The The?  "This could be the day my life will surely change" moves into "maybe tomorrow I'll find my way home".

The The - This Is The Day
(May 29, 2013 - 09:33)
Thanks to Bobert for posting lyrics -- presumably before the lyrics button was created.  I'll need to hear this a few more times, because I can't tell if it's deeply cynical or irrepressibly optimistic.  And, man oh man, does it cut close to the bone.

On a technical view, it's interesting that meter and rhyme kinda don't exist in this. 

Jim White - Handcuffed to a Fence in Mississippi
(May 29, 2013 - 09:11)

This could be one of the best "new" songs I've heard in months!  Things is always better'n they seem.  Sho nuff.

edit:  Lyrics are hilarious, then he says, "we're all shackled to the millstone of our dreams".  Wow.  (But you knew that already.)



The Kinks - A Well Respected Man
(May 29, 2013 - 08:56)
Jeez, how did I end up being that guy?

The Wailin' Jennys - Long Time Traveller
(May 28, 2013 - 23:19)
Chills up and down my spine.

Mark Knopfler - Privateering
(May 28, 2013 - 23:15)
Aye, mate.  I'd go privateering with you any day.

U2 - All I Want Is You
(May 28, 2013 - 23:11)
Let me help: {#Dancingbanana}  (<--- Cynical response to yet another song about unrequited love.  I'll feel better in the morning.)

The Durutti Column - Requiem For Mother
(May 28, 2013 - 22:58)
 lexica wrote:
The lyrics don't seem to be available anywhere online (or maybe my Googlefu is failing badly). Anybody got them?
 
Hard to believe there's something NOT on the internet, but I couldn't find the lyrics either.

Morcheeba - Trigger Hippie (remix)
(May 28, 2013 - 22:35)
 window wrote:
You know, I just can't imagine anyone listening to this 50 years from now.
 
Maybe so, but I like listening to it now.  Lots of stuff I like will have no value (or be popular, whichever you mean) fifty years from now.  Hell, my favorite bell bottoms fell out of favor way faster than fifty years.  "Hippies" -- from the title -- didn't remain in favor fifty years either, but that doesn't invalidate our worth then or now.

Interesting comment.  Made me think, and I'm sure I'll be thinking about it long after I log off tonight.

Carice van Houten - Siren or the Sea
(May 28, 2013 - 22:29)
 rdo wrote:
I just googled her and yep, she's beautiful.
 
I first fell in love with her via Black Book, an excellent movie that deals with "you gotta do what you gotta do."  And she sings?!

Joseph Arthur - Mother of Exiles
(May 28, 2013 - 22:18)
Different, and gooooooood!  Arthur Brown sound-alike voice and some crazy maniacal guitar work!  And, what, a tambourine?  Yes, this is good!

Johnny Cash - Ring of Fire
(May 28, 2013 - 22:14)
First heard this as a child, and its simplicity made it easy to sing -- every word over and over until Mom made me shut up.  Took 45 years to really understand the emotion.

T. Rex - Bang A Gong (Get It On)
(May 28, 2013 - 15:28)
My favorite part:  when the backup singers stop singing the chorus near the end ... except the one guy who doesn't.

The Police - Driven To Tears
(May 28, 2013 - 15:04)
All y'all crazy.

This is one of the fundamental LPs of the modern rock and roll era.  Doubt it?  How many of these songs can you hum, or sing all the words to?  That's the mark of superior musical and lyrical composition.
 
Don't Stand So Close To Me
Driven to Tears
Canary in a Coal Mine 
Voices inside my Head
De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da
Man in the Suitcase

Chingon - Malagueña Salerosa
(May 28, 2013 - 14:32)
"Radio sin fronteras!"   NIce!

James Taylor - Mexico
(May 28, 2013 - 14:27)
 daedalus wrote:
I think James Taylor is one of your National Treasures.
 
Thank you.

James Taylor - Mexico
(May 28, 2013 - 14:26)
Schmooooth before anybody else.

Cake - Mexico
(May 28, 2013 - 14:25)
This could be my favorite Cake song; and that's saying a LOT, 'cause I LOVE this band.

Sting - Love is the Seventh Wave
(May 28, 2013 - 14:22)
 fredriley wrote:
Since the Police disbanded, Sting has caught 'solo artist syndrome' (cf Morrissey, Paul Weller, and many others) whereby he goes into more abstruse and introspective 'artistic directions'. His latest album of lute music was a good example of him disappearing up his own artistic arse. Not that he gives a monkeys as he must be as rich as creosote and can afford to ignore the punters...
 
I would suppose that "solo artist syndrome" is brought on by the very mechanism you describe later in your comment: these individuals have acquired sufficient financial resources ("rich as creosote") to do whatever they please.  That would include recording lute albums, funding anti-deforestation organizations, or contributing outrageous monies to political campaigns.
 
Surely, sir, if you were to escape the punter class, you might also undergo similar behavioral changes.  I certainly would.  That's why I continue to play the lottery and have a $4 million fast-cruising catamaran in my crosshairs.
 
Respectfully submitted,
unclehud

Young Galaxy - Youth Is Wasted on the Young
(May 28, 2013 - 14:04)
I'm still chasing my youth.  My grown-up sons (and their wives) call it mid-life crisis, but what do they know?  They're just kids!

Country Joe & The Fish - Not So Sweet Martha Lorraine
(May 28, 2013 - 13:59)
How much dust was on this LP when you digitized it?!  --+-- big grin --+--

Mark Knopfler - Punish the Monkey
(May 28, 2013 - 13:43)
Chuckle, chuckle;  because it's so true. 

Stevie Wonder - Higher Ground
(May 28, 2013 - 13:40)
A protest song masquerading as a slick little pop number -- a very, very GOOD slick little pop number. 

How 'bout that lead guitar?  Flanger and wah-wah?  And it sounds so much like the electronic piano, and there's another guitar in the background whacking away ...

Caro Emerald - Black Valentine
(May 28, 2013 - 13:34)
Like.  A lot.  Sucker for torchy singers, though.

Toots & The Maytals - Pressure Drop
(May 28, 2013 - 13:19)
 elderg wrote:
Mr. Fixit and trailhead:
Nice comments!  See my small comment on 'Under Pressure' by Bowie and Queen for some more amazing science!  
 
Engineers and scientists RULE!  Yeah.

Neil Young - Cortez The Killer
(May 28, 2013 - 12:46)

Ten.  'Nuff said.



Bruce Cockburn - The End of All Rivers
(May 28, 2013 - 12:21)
Whoa - this is Bruce Cockburn?  Never would have guessed, either.  (Y'all catch the echo thingy there?  Oh never mind.)

Punch Brothers - Rye Whiskey
(May 28, 2013 - 12:12)
Rye whisky does all those things and more.  I have proof.  No pun intended.  (hic)

The Beatles - Get Back
(May 28, 2013 - 11:31)
Get back, Loretta.  It's got a nice beat, and I can dance to it!  9.

The Who - The Rock
(May 28, 2013 - 09:49)
 casey1024 wrote:
Just for the naysayers, upped this from a 9 to a 10.  Geesh. 
 
Me, too.

Flaming Lips - Fight Test
(May 28, 2013 - 09:35)
I don't like Cat Stevens music, so this is not "fair use" but a significant improvement.  I'm not an attorney, but I'd argue that Mr. Stevens owes Flaming Lips some compensation.

Jethro Tull - Bouree
(May 28, 2013 - 09:29)
Tull tunes always have the coolest bass lines.

Ray LaMontagne - You Can Bring Me Flowers
(May 28, 2013 - 09:27)
A little technical help, please.  The guitar in this recording has great "presence", meaning it sounds like my ear is pressed to the amplifier speaker.  (Horns sound that way, too, for that matter.)

How is this achieved?  Direct mike-to-board connections?  Or is it just that I've played around with cheap equipment (except for that TEAC 4-channel reel-to-reel back in the 70s) that could never have achieved high quality recording? 

Thanks,
unclehud

Red Rider - Lunatic Fringe
(May 28, 2013 - 09:04)
OMG!  This song's survived all these years?  Ha, ha, ha!  This was the soundtrack to many scofflaw activities ... that my friends described to me afterwards.

The Doors - People Are Strange
(May 28, 2013 - 09:02)
He's right.  People ARE strange.

Cal Tjader - Soul Sauce
(May 28, 2013 - 07:56)
 Giselle62 wrote:
this makes me want to dance around licentiously.
 
If you need a partner, I'm dancing here in a similar fashion.  Aye Chihuahua!  (or whatever they're saying ...!)

The Cure - Burn
(May 27, 2013 - 13:03)
 jmkate wrote:

This stirs a restlessness that requires a good goth club. Sigh...

 
The Castle, Ybor City, late 1990s.

U2 - Please (Live From Rotterdam)
(May 27, 2013 - 12:53)
Hey stunix!  Don't know where you're from, but I'm from the USA.  I spent 6 years on a submarine defending EVERYONE'S right to speak about politics: musicians, politicians, preachers, prostitutes, and idiots like you.

When freedoms start being limited, watch out, because you might be in the next category that loses theirs.

Youngbloods - Get Together
(May 27, 2013 - 12:44)
kingart wrote:

I'll say that again. 

kingart wrote:

        Only a hopeless cynic would dismiss this song. One of the greatest of its kind, of its time, of this time. A classic. 

And I will say it with you once more.  C'mon people, now, smile on your brother.

Wilco - Casino Queen
(May 27, 2013 - 11:54)
WOW!  This is really good.  Where you guys been hiding?

Joni Mitchell - Carey
(May 27, 2013 - 11:50)
 osbyec wrote:
I fell in love with Joni and this album this year.  I've been listening to this song a lot lately, too.  8—>9
 
I fell in love with Joni 40 years ago.  Not much changed about that.

Conjure One - Make A Wish
(May 27, 2013 - 11:33)
In addition to being a guy absolutely smitten by Poe's voice, I am a professional engineer with a practice over 30 years.  So I have to ask, what makes her voice so ... unique?

Length and diameter of vocal cords, their inherent tension in her throat, the shape and toughness of her larynx?  The size of her throat, sinus cavities, and nasal passages to resonate at specific frequencies?  Her diaphragm and abdominals that push air volumes?  Set and setting, lyrical content and style are also factors, as are my own experiences to date, I realize.

For me, this is actually an enhancement to the enchantment.  And enchanting is what she is.

Björk - Human Behavior
(May 27, 2013 - 09:26)
 DonkeyHoaty wrote:
....  guess what, people have different tastes, we hear things differently, same goes for the other senses and for a lot more besides.  Just thought I'd get that off my chest.  ....
 
Amen, brother, and welcome to RP.  Keep tilting at those windmills!

As for this song, I initially liked it only for the P Diddy movie, but now I kinda like it on its own merits.  Of course, I haven't yet taken my meds this morning.  Survey (of the voices in my head) says: 8!

Hellsongs - Paranoid
(May 27, 2013 - 09:21)
Whoa.  Her voice, the sparse instrumentation, and these lyrics combine to make something special.  Not sure if it's good or just plain scary.

The Beatles - Dear Prudence
(May 27, 2013 - 09:04)
I stand corrected.  http://www.beatlesbible.com/songs/dear-prudence/

Clarification, I stand corrected on the drumming.  Other premise still stands: damnfinetune.

Peter Gabriel - Digging in the Dirt
(May 27, 2013 - 08:41)
 unclehud wrote:
"Don't talk back
Just drive the car
Shut your mouth
I know what you are
Don't say nothing
Keep your hands on the wheel
Don't turn around
This is for real."

Still chilling, even after so many years.
 
On the other hand, I'm pretty sure that's what I told both my sons as I taught them to drive.

T. Rex - Jeepster
(May 27, 2013 - 07:57)
Jeepster     

A Jeepster, for all you young whippersnappers.  Post WW2, manufactured by Willys in an attempt to domesticate the outrageously successful war transport.  ("Jeep" = "GP" = General Purpose ... ask any vet.)

Tame Impala - Elephant
(May 27, 2013 - 07:51)
8.  Heard it enough times to decide, and read the lyrics.  (Is the "Lyrics" button a relatively new addition?)

Yep, I like it.

Buffalo Springfield - Broken Arrow
(May 27, 2013 - 05:18)
 Nuance wrote:
I'm sure the record label freaked on the addition of clarinet... what a schlock mix.
 
Not so fast, my friend.  Back in the day, record companies were far more interested in promoting the creativity of their musicians.  If Buffalo Springfield wanted a clarinet, somebody would go find a clarinet player.  While profitability was always important, it sure didn't seem to be anyone's main emphasis.

Today, however, I think you'd be much closer to correct.  I'd bet the record company would wince, and then suggest, "Let's forget about the clarinet; it's a little too schlocky for the sound we're cultivating for you", and then call the attorneys to ensure the 'no clarinet' paragraph is in the contract and enforceable.

Cynically yours,
unclehud

PS:  I voted 9 and the rating remained at 7.5.  The math has moved beyond the tipping point.

Son Volt - Windfall
(May 27, 2013 - 00:21)
I've really, really, really, wanted to like Son Volt, but it just ain't gonna happen.  Even seen them twice just to 'touch the magic.'  Enjoy the lyrics and the southern-fried feel, though.

Antje Duvekot - Sleepy Sea of Indigo and Blue
(May 27, 2013 - 00:16)
Don't usually go for the warbly-voiced types, but she travels in submarines.  How can anyone resist that?  And the instrumentation and style sound like north Georgia bluegrass-tinged ballads, familiar and comfortable.

Elvis Costello - 45
(May 27, 2013 - 00:12)
 gillespp wrote:
Next stop, 78 . . .
 
yep.. waitin for it ...

Michelle Shocked - 33 RPM Soul
(May 27, 2013 - 00:10)
Photo is a blatant ripoff of Minnie Pearl.  Shame on you!

Rickie Lee Jones - Danny's All-Star Joint
(May 27, 2013 - 00:04)
{#Arrowd}  Do you not hear the bouncy, funky bass?  Do you not hear the tight, wailing horn section?  Do you not feel yourself doing a "happy feet" dance step?  Check your pulse, man.

Ben Harper - Number With No Name
(May 26, 2013 - 23:51)
This CD has several tasty tunes -- like this one.  "Got a head full of thought crimes and a number with no name."

M. Ward - Chinese Translation
(May 26, 2013 - 23:37)
How do you fix a broken heart?  That's a different song.  Al Green has some advice on mending a broken heart which may be illuminating.

This songs asks, "What do you do with the pieces of a broken heart", which is a completely different question.  I collected mine very carefully.  Not sure how to put them back together, but I'm confident someone will come along and help with that.

Fats Waller - Ain't Misbehavin'
(May 26, 2013 - 23:24)
"I'm saving all my love for you ..."

According to Wikipedia, this is the original recording from 1929.  How does Bill find these things?

Washed Out - Eyes Be Closed
(May 26, 2013 - 23:18)
 grant wrote:
Sounds like a soothing sonic brew that 10CC might have concocted back in the day . . .
 
Good call.  Vocals sound like they were recorded from the far end of an echo chamber, very like 10cc.  

Gotta say its schmoooooveness fits mighty fine right now. 

Luka Bloom - Gone To Pablo
(May 26, 2013 - 23:09)
 Kokoloco53 wrote:
Luka Bloom. Huzzah! The Irish have so much more to offer the world than drinking songs now don't they? Great stuff.
 
Not so fast, my friend.  This sounds like an excellent drinking song.  "Woman wakes up with a pistol and heads out for Pablo."

Pass the Jameson's.

Neko Case - Hold On, Hold On
(May 26, 2013 - 23:03)
Love.  And the cover art and album title are just perfect complements.

Porcupine Tree - Dark Matter
(May 26, 2013 - 22:55)
Who are these guys?  I've listened to them here -- of course nowhere else -- and just now ... I get it.

Neville Brothers - Will the Circle be Unbroken
(May 26, 2013 - 22:51)
Nice segue from "Do You Know How It Feels to Miss New Orleans."

Louis Armstrong - Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans?
(May 26, 2013 - 22:48)
Yes, I know how it feels to miss New Orleans.  And it will never be the same, so I suppose I will always miss "New Orleans" and be intrigued by what is growing back in its place.

If you've never been, you should.  Art, music, architecture, food (so MUCH food!), weird customs, and a relationship with the petro industry like a battered wife to her husband.

Anni B Sweet - Take On Me
(May 26, 2013 - 22:30)
 gypsyman wrote:
Is this for real? Kindergarteners could have done a better cover.
 
This isn't their attempt?

(Great memories of the first days of MTV, though.  Or am I remembering it wrong?)

Alison Krauss & Union Station - Paper Airplane
(May 26, 2013 - 21:40)
Sorry, SynapseRider.  Hope you come out the other side OK.

The Orb - Toxygene
(May 26, 2013 - 19:47)
diggin it ...

Placebo - Sleeping With Ghosts
(May 26, 2013 - 19:43)
Soulmates do die, and ghosts prevent me from sleeping.  OK, so this band starts out with two strikes on my scorecard.

Patty Griffin - Mary
(May 26, 2013 - 19:38)
Her voice is riveting, especially on quiet sensitive numbers like this.

Creedence Clearwater Revival - The Midnight Special
(May 26, 2013 - 18:49)
Honorary Southerners.  They play dixie rock as well as anyone.  Notice the tight vocal harmonies and gospel influence?

Owiny Sigoma Band - Nagalo Ni Piny Odag
(May 26, 2013 - 11:29)
short ... too bad, I could have used another minute or two to let it sink in.  Definitely caught my attention.

Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros - Get Down Moses
(May 26, 2013 - 09:33)
Nice photo, fredriley, and a great idea that I hope will catch on in other places.

The Stone Roses - Love Spreads
(May 26, 2013 - 09:13)
Straight up Zep guitar lick, done with tasteful distortion and a nice whiplash effect with volume.  Quite likable.

Roxy Music - Love is the Drug
(May 26, 2013 - 08:43)
Love IS a drug.  As powerful and addictive as any narcotic.

Massive Attack - Paradise Circus
(May 26, 2013 - 07:12)
 ozzie1313 wrote:
Theme music for BBC series Luther - way better than U. S. pap.
 
Most anything is way better than US (television) pap.

Dan Auerbach - Goin' Home
(May 26, 2013 - 06:59)
 Lichenia, wrote:
Going home song again and I'm going home next week.
 
Have a safe trip.  Have a safe trip.  Have a safe trip.

(I apologize, Lichenia, but it was just too easy to pass up.  I'm going home in 3 weeks.)

The Animals - When I Was Young
(May 26, 2013 - 06:08)
 GuiltyFeat wrote:
And the clumsy lyric of the week goes to...

"And for girls, I had a bad yen" 

Awesomely bad. 
 
Yeah, but he was young.

(By the way, I think it's an unintentionally funny lyric, written by some 20-something kid about "when he was young".  Yeah, right?)

Cowboy Junkies - I Saw Your Shoes
(May 26, 2013 - 05:37)
 musicdan wrote:
liked song, bought album on amazon, happy 420
 
And a happy 420 to you, too, sir!  By the way, 420 is the major beer flavor of the Sweetwater Brewing Company, Atlanta, Georgia.  It goes down very easily, especially around 4:22 or 4:23 pm.

Nina Simone - Baltimore
(May 26, 2013 - 05:28)
Yeah, I could see this as a lament from a Barbudan living in Baltimore and remembering warm sunshine, beaches, and palm trees.  The reggae motif is spot on for that interpretation.  (She had a long-term affair with the Prime Minister of Barbados.  Lucky man.)

Easy to visualize that, and her voice captures the void that such a person would hold in their heart as they resigned themselves: "Baltimore is a hard place just to live."

Don't think that's what Randy Newman had in mind when he wrote it, but that's what makes covers so interesting to me.

Marvin Gaye - Trouble Man
(May 26, 2013 - 05:18)
Sweetness on a Sunday morning with hot tea and a nice view through the light drizzle.  Marvin's still cool 40 years after the fact.

Robbie Robertson - Unbound
(May 26, 2013 - 05:16)
 kingart wrote:
That is so NOT The Band! 
 
Yeah, ain't we lucky on that count?!  Mr. Robertson's solo stuff far outshines the group efforts.

Gotye - Heart's A Mess
(May 26, 2013 - 04:46)
This is my favorite "new" song on RP.  Of course, that will change in a few weeks, but this guy's talent is undeniable.

Cream - I Feel Free
(May 25, 2013 - 21:40)
Tell us how you really feel.  (This was one our favorite songs to light up, back in the day when it was a newly released LP.  Still brings a smile.)

Jeff Beck - Rollin' And Tumblin'
(May 25, 2013 - 21:31)
The original Beck, and he was rollin and tumblin LONG before 2001.

Rickie Lee Jones - Easy Money
(May 25, 2013 - 21:23)
 1wolfy wrote:
Sounds like Jewel when drunk
 
I'd like to hear that!  (Or did you mean, "She sounds like Jewel when I'm drunk"?)

Cake - Arco Arena
(May 25, 2013 - 21:10)
 gypsyman wrote:
Am I the only one hearing a whole lot of Tull here? Hell, this could easily BE Tull.
 
No flute, dude.  No flute dude.

Björk - Big Time Sensuality
(May 25, 2013 - 21:01)
 nicknt wrote:
Silly ridiculous song ...
 
Which is PRECISELY its attraction!  And I think she's speaking a real language, but you know?  It really doesn't matter, 'cause she's got Big Time Sensuality.

Rachel Zeffira - The Deserters
(May 25, 2013 - 21:00)
From the video posted below, she sings this on a windy full-moon night, and does the twist.

The Who - Love, Reign O'er Me
(May 25, 2013 - 20:57)
Still raises goosebumps.

John Martyn - Solid Air
(May 25, 2013 - 20:46)
Very nice.  Very nice, indeed.

Keren Ann - My Name Is Trouble
(May 25, 2013 - 20:34)
I like her voice a lot, but there's something in it that would make me hesitate to turn my back if she was angry.

Elvis Costello - Pump It Up
(May 25, 2013 - 20:30)
Submarine had anchored off Lahiana, Maui, and we asked the DJ in the (wherever we were) club to play this three times in a row.  He did.  Dance floor was packed, and the house was rocking.

Cult With No Name - Under The Dirt
(May 25, 2013 - 20:14)
I like this.

Death Cab for Cutie - Doors Unlocked and Open
(May 25, 2013 - 20:08)
 kingart wrote:
And what does the name of the band mean? Anyone? Who's Cutie? 
 
I am.

By the way, the doors can be opened and then locked.  But these aren't.

Stone Roses - Fools Gold
(May 25, 2013 - 20:04)
 jt1 wrote:
You think of a song from 1990 as old?
...now I feel really old!
 
Yeah, I think a 23-year-old song is old.  Doesn't matter, though, I like a lot of stuff that's old, including Sinatra, J P Sousa, Tchaikovsky, and Gregorian Chants.

Hevia - Busindre Reel
(May 25, 2013 - 19:56)
A Scotsman's version of a Bollywood soundtrack.

Oi Va Voi - I Know What You Are
(May 25, 2013 - 19:43)
No, sweetheart, you have no idea what I am.  No idea.  But I like your song.

My Brightest Diamond - High Low Middle
(May 25, 2013 - 19:38)
HAHAHAHAHA!  "Are you fat"?

Is this calisthenics music?  "High, low, middle", like 'head and shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes"?

Rating = 8 because this will always make me smile!

The Barr Brothers - Beggar In The Morning
(May 25, 2013 - 19:35)
 mutepoint wrote:
Nice.  Really nice.

The folk resurgence is well underway. 
 
Next thing you know, Hootenanny will return to network TV.  Where's the resurgence of Zeppelin and Stones and ZZ Top music?

The Dandy Warhols - Godless
(May 25, 2013 - 19:28)
To all who cite plagiarism:  Did it occur to you that the Warhols chose the chord progression of "My Sweet Lord" as a contrast to "Godless"?  Jesus, people, think a little deeper, please.

Personally, I think the lyrics are directed towards a friend who professes to be religious, but the speaker is calling him out.

Eels - Novocaine for the Soul
(May 25, 2013 - 19:23)
The little girl on the album cover creeps me out.  Yet I cannot help but stare right back into those crazed eyes ...

Elbow - Lippy Kids
(May 25, 2013 - 19:18)
Well, once again I am out of step with lots of folks.  I really like this song.  The simple piano and eloquent vocal tone really draw out a melancholic angst for "the good old days" before I started learning about real life.

Crosby, Stills & Nash - Helplessly Hoping
(May 25, 2013 - 19:00)
Alliteration, meter, rhyme, excellent harmonies, and they NAIL the emotions of hoping helplessly.  A great song.

Cloud Cult - When Water Comes to Life
(May 25, 2013 - 18:56)
 Lewis_Cooper wrote:
Cloud Cult is the most talented and least cynical band in the last 20 years. Love all 9 of their albums, they have an unbelievable back story. Can't wait to photograph them on May 8, 2013 in San Francisco, most anticipated concert of my 53 years on this wonderful blue orb.
 
Lew, how were they?  Share a photo, dude.

Serafina Steer - Night Before Mutiny
(May 25, 2013 - 18:55)
The jerky vocal rhythms yanked my head around like a fishhook in the ear.  Weird, and I like weird.

("Oh my God!  The moths are real!  Run for your lives!"  or something like that ...)

Rolling Stones - Monkey Man
(May 25, 2013 - 18:15)
Monkey Man seeks Monkey Woman.  Must have lemon squeezer, and you know what I mean, baby.

Alison Krauss / Gillian Welch - I'll Fly Away
(May 25, 2013 - 18:08)
 ch83575 wrote:
This just hit me when this song came on, so maybe I am way off-base here, but here goes:  I think that much of the CURRENT popularity of roots style rock (Avetts, Mumford... ) can be traced back to this movie.  Think it over and get back to me.
 
Not sure that's the main reason, but I agree that the movie created renewed interest.  I'd like to think some of the resurgence is due to the 'purity' of this style: no loud amplifiers, no synthesizers or effects, clear vocals, and simple lyrics.

Southern rednecks of a certain age (like me) grew up with this type of music.  It was a mixture of bluegrass, country, and gospel that relied on four-part and five-part vocal harmonies.  Will always remind me of warm, sunny Sunday mornings.

Hooverphonic - We All Float
(May 25, 2013 - 17:09)
 tutakea wrote:
boring, annoying. music for cheap suermarkets
 
Sewermarkets?  With clowns in them???

U2 - Sunday Bloody Sunday
(May 25, 2013 - 17:03)
I re-read a couple of screens worth of comments for this song ... and I just cracked up!  You guys are hilarious!

Gotye - Smoke And Mirrors
(May 25, 2013 - 16:54)
Gotta say: Gotye's got it.

The Moody Blues - It's Up to You
(May 25, 2013 - 16:48)
There is no mistaking their sound.  Mellow overall, but the bass thumps solidly and melodic multi-tracked guitar solos slide from background to foreground to background.  Must be the calm vocals with reverb ...

Catherine Wheel - Eat My Dust
(May 25, 2013 - 16:24)
I liked it.  So there.

Dave Brubeck - Koto Song
(May 25, 2013 - 16:11)

coloradojohn wrote:
時々、このメッセジボードで、馬鹿なことが多いです、ね。。。!例えば、すべての音楽のリストがコピーとペーストする。。。なんで? 馬鹿! 世界の中で、馬鹿な人々が多いそうらしい。。。 残念なことです、ね。 かかわらず、この歌は、素晴らしいです。 どうも!

  
 pontfarrer wrote:
 so... what did you say ?   :-)
  
From Google Translate:

When 々, ko Full メ zip ボ ー ッ Center cloth で, red deer na ko と で す But, more than Kei, ne. . . ! Case え ば, the tendency toward す Full Full squirrel Suites Ongaku But, co ピ ー と sites Books su Suites su ru. . . Na san で? Red Deer! World Full of で, red deer na But, many people 々 Other u ら expands Kei Kei. . . Cannian na ko と で す, ne. Ka ka wa ら ず, ko song with は, prime Partly ら expands Kei で す. ど u も! 

unclehud:  Of course!  I feel the same way!

The Beatles - I Will
(May 25, 2013 - 15:30)
Best love song ever.

Rolling Stones - Gimme Shelter
(May 25, 2013 - 10:16)
 arcs_n_sparks wrote:
Best song ever recorded.
 
Very likely.

The Beatles - We Can Work It Out
(May 25, 2013 - 09:45)
Consummate composers, lyricists, and performers.  Their music will last as long as Brahms and Mozart.

k.d. lang - Save Me
(May 25, 2013 - 09:27)
Her voice makes my mind soar.

Beck - Beautiful Way
(May 25, 2013 - 09:21)
Not sure how I did it, but I don't know squat about this guy.  Big mistake, apparently.  I'll take care of that next payday.

Adele - Make You Feel My Love
(May 25, 2013 - 09:20)
 bluecshells wrote:
Crying
 
Sorry.  Sincerely.

Jackie Wilson - (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher & Higher
(May 25, 2013 - 09:18)
"I'm so glad, I've finally found you,
You're that one-in-a-million girl.
When I wrap my loving arms around you,
I can stand up, and face the world."

That's a love song. 

Peter Malick Group - Strange Transmissions (w/ Norah Jones)
(May 25, 2013 - 09:10)
Whew!  Thought the webiste was screwed up.  "This is definitely  Norah."  Yeah, it is.  And that's great.  Really, great.

High Violets - Wheel
(May 25, 2013 - 08:58)
Thought this was the Dandy Warhols.

The Clash - Train In Vain
(May 25, 2013 - 08:54)
Soccer practice just behind the Ala Wai canal with a bunch of Hungarian guys who didn't want to speak English.  But they played this song loudly -- two or three times a practice --  and danced with it as the ball passed among us from one to the other to the other.  We lost a lot of games that spring.

Aretha Franklin - Think
(May 25, 2013 - 08:48)
The Queen.  Forever.

Morphine - Buena
(May 25, 2013 - 08:46)
"I hear a voice from the back of the road ..."  Thank goodness!!!! I thought that voice was only in MY head!

Buena, Buena, right back atchya! 

Some Say Leland - The Hunchback
(May 24, 2013 - 08:32)
 fredriley wrote:
"Noater dayme" grates as much as "Thaydon Boyce" as an egregious, clunking, and ear-mangling mis-pronunciation. I can understand "Noater Dame" when applied to the US university as it's part of US lingo, but when applied to the French locality it should be pronounced as the French pronounce it. Crass song, crap tune, with no redeeming features to these ears other than its end.
 
Dear, dear fredriley,

When is the rest of the world going to realize that us Americans do and think however we please?   It's our manifest destiny, sir.  All the rest of the world's citizens are just hosts and hostesses when we decide to be tourists.    {#Biggrin}

With my most sincere regards,
unclehud  

Stevie Wonder - Sir Duke
(May 24, 2013 - 08:18)
Ask any high school horn player about this tune, and they'll tell you it was one of their favorites.  Strutting in a parade, or boogie time at the football game.  Loud, sassy, and brassy!

Cake - Long Line Of Cars
(May 24, 2013 - 08:12)
Love, Love, Love these guys.  Well, I love their music.  And their witty/deep/poetic lyrics.  And they have a horn player.  And they frequently use a vibraslap!  MY GOODNESS PEOPLE!  WHAT ELSE WOULD YOU WANT?!?!?

OK, here you go:  {#Dancingbanana} 

By the way, they are fab in person.  Really, they are.  

The Dandy Warhols - Mohammed
(May 24, 2013 - 08:06)
Well, I hit the PSD button for the first time ever, taking pride in my ability to listen to all manner of different music.  The surprise is that my "now playing" screen details made the jump with me.  (No more Val Indica stuff; info on Dandy Warhols instead.)

So, my curiosity has been awakened: in essence, Bill programs two parallel but distinct channels, right?  Jumping from one to the other carries all the webpage accoutrements to complement the 'active channel.'  Not a trivial piece of webwork.  Kudos to you, Bill and Rebecca, to your vision, and to your programmers.

/signed/
A Satisfied Listener 

Elvis Presley - That's All Right
(May 23, 2013 - 17:14)
Wonderlizard makes a good point.  The Brits took that nascent blues mutation, pushed it harder, and invaded the US a decade later.

Rolling Stones - Jumpin' Jack Flash
(May 23, 2013 - 16:48)
This song is the definition of Rock and Roll.  And you know what else?  It's a gas.

John Mayall - California
(May 23, 2013 - 16:35)
Jazz Blues Fusion, please!

Nik Kershaw - Wounded
(May 22, 2013 - 18:10)
 symthy wrote:
Grows on me every time.  Cheesy, but nice cheese.  I'm thinking a nice Emmental, slightly rubbery but very moreish none the less
 
For me: ice cold beer, tennis shoes, and Ray-Bans, if you don't mind.

The Byrds - So You Want To Be A Rock 'n' Roll Star
(May 22, 2013 - 18:07)
The crazed horn in the background -- not in every version.

PS:  Mr. Hillman was also a member of Manassas. 

Bobby Bare Jr. - The Monk At The Disco
(May 21, 2013 - 18:44)
Not much ... going on, that is.  What's up in Jrzy?

Jackson Browne - Late For The Sky
(May 19, 2013 - 19:09)
Doesn't matter what he's singing, it goes straight to the softest spot in my heart.

John Prine and Bonnie Raitt - Angel from Montgomery
(May 19, 2013 - 19:02)
Her voice contains a sweetness that is pure and clear.  It usually raises goose bumps on my arm, and this time was no exception.

Queen - Keep Yourself Alive
(May 18, 2013 - 19:37)
I got this vibe tonight:  Melodramatic.  Yessir, and they played with the amazingness to put that melodrama into it.  

Steely Dan - Don't Take Me Alive
(May 18, 2013 - 19:34)
These guys were so good it's hard to call them rock or popular or ... really anything.  But they know how to write a lyric, don't they?  And their buddy sidemen were always top-shelf.  My kids like their stuff; nuff said.

Simple Minds - Alive & Kicking
(May 18, 2013 - 19:29)
Is it good?  Or do I love it because it's so familiar?  Or is there a difference?

Tom Petty - Wildflowers
(May 18, 2013 - 19:21)
This guy's a musician and a pro.  Well instrumented, good vocals with clear lyrics, smoothly produced, and seldom disappointing.  He's smooth, and he can rock.

Dude's good.

Sade - No Ordinary Love
(May 18, 2013 - 18:55)
With that voice and the emotion she puts into her work, I cannot imagine her capable of Ordinary Love.

Led Zeppelin - Down By the Seaside
(May 18, 2013 - 16:42)
Jeez.  Hanging out on the screened (and opaque) tennis courts on spring nights with the crew, listening to his on a portable cassette player.  Moonlight, a glow from the roach, and an artificial illumination from cheap bourbon.

Adele - Painting Pictures
(May 18, 2013 - 15:50)
Well, now I understand the comparisons between Ms. Adele and the late Ms. Winehouse.  Like them both -- sassy and confident, yes?

Amy Winehouse - Back To Black
(May 17, 2013 - 13:11)
Well, I was just going to say I like this tune a LOT, and believe the late Ms. Winehouse could've belted 'em out with the best in the 1920s or 1950s if she'd been alive then -- or now.

Sorry to interrupt the moral/ethical/religious/conspiracy theory conversation on this here MUSIC thread.

Marvin Gaye - I Heard It Through the Grapevine
(May 17, 2013 - 12:56)
This was fine the first 3,500 times I heard it (probably happened within a week of scoring the LP) and will be MIGHTY FINE for the next 3,500 -- and may I grow old enough for that to happen.  Raisins notwithstanding

Herbie Hancock - Cantaloupe Island
(May 17, 2013 - 12:50)
A classic, performed by a classic.

Kaki King - First Brain
(May 17, 2013 - 08:59)


Sarah McLachlan - Sweet Surrender
(May 17, 2013 - 08:10)
Her voice transports me.

edit November 22:  ... and this song drags me to the bittersweet edge of dissolution. 

Gnarls Barkley - Crazy
(May 17, 2013 - 07:15)
Today, this followed a Stevie Wonder hit (yes, I know he has dozens) that had an interesting song comment.  The comment was something like this: "I wonder what the '70s would have been like if we had today's technology then."

Well, I assume that Stevie Wonder would sound a lot like Gnarls Barkley.  Same vibe that gets you moving, with Stevie lyrics to make a societal point.  Got no idea what Diana Ross or Led Zeppelin would sound like.  The Beatles' sound, of course, would not change one whit.

Thanks; I'll go now.

Savoy Brown - I'm Tired
(May 16, 2013 - 06:23)
Wasted late nights in Robinson dorm with a wild assortment of Bogarts.  Savoy Brown still sounds good, though.

Deus - What We Talk About (When We Talk About Love)
(May 13, 2013 - 15:02)
Smooth and steady.  Like this a bunch.

(By the way, Miles Davis is good whether you like him or not.) 

Steve Earle - Copperhead Road
(May 13, 2013 - 12:10)
{#Arrowd}    Agree.  Their Gangsta Grass (sp) theme song is pretty good, eh?

Ramones - Do You Remember Rock N Roll Radio
(May 13, 2013 - 11:46)
Yeah, boys, nowadays it all sounds the same to me, too.

Joe Bonamassa - Stones In My Passway
(May 13, 2013 - 11:31)
Classic fuzzy guitar; the definitive way to play this type of whiplash blues.

Led Zeppelin - Good Times, Bad Times
(May 13, 2013 - 11:27)
"Now I've reached that age, I tried to do all those things the best I can ...."


Dude.  It means something quite different 30 years on ...  or 40.

The Pretenders - Middle Of The Road
(May 13, 2013 - 11:26)
Well, depending on where YOU are in the road, this could be way out there, or at your right hand.

Me?  I meander all over the road, and this is OUTSTANDING!!!    {#Dancingbanana} 

Peter Gabriel - In Your Eyes (live in Athens 1988)
(May 13, 2013 - 09:09)
Great song, and especially powerful I this live version.

Calexico - El Gatillo (Trigger Revisited)
(May 13, 2013 - 09:00)
Que es "Trigger revisited"?  El caballo del Lone Ranger?

Tom Waits - Ol'55
(May 13, 2013 - 08:19)
"I hate the f****ing Eagles,"  the Dude.  (I don't, however, especially their early stuff.)

This album cover always reminded me of a museum exhibit, possibly entitled: Frustrated Musician, circa late 20th century.

Carla Bruni - Quelqu'un m'a dit
(May 13, 2013 - 08:16)
 PhileasII wrote:
Not PM, wife of Niçolas Sarkozy, former President. And ex of great Mick.
 
She sounds GREAT.  No wonder she's been hanging with powerful guys.  (Already know what she looks like.)

The Barr Brothers - Give The Devil Back His Heart
(May 13, 2013 - 08:06)
Like it ... a lot.  The repetitive guitar sounds like a mathematical relationship between notes/frets rather than something developed for a melody, and the repeating motif enhances the mechanical feel to the entirety.

Will check out lyrics when I have the time ...  

Elliott Smith - Miss Misery
(May 13, 2013 - 07:54)

"I'll make it through the day with a little bit of Johnny Walker Red."  or something similar.  Poignant, and very telling.

We all get by with a little help from our friends, eh? 



Vast - Thrown Away
(May 13, 2013 - 07:46)
Me likey, too!  (In Beavis and Butthead voice:  No wonder you like it.  The album is named Nude.  Heeheehee.)

Beth Orton - Dawn Chorus
(May 12, 2013 - 18:22)
 jhorton wrote:
I will never stop loving Beth Orton!
 
Are you, like, Mr. J. H. Orton and her husband?

Lucinda Williams - I Lost It
(May 12, 2013 - 18:21)
Did any of y'all stop to consider that she wants to sound like a depressed drunk on this song?  I mean, like, to emphasize the spirit of the song?

Imogen Heap - Clear The Area
(May 09, 2013 - 13:40)
Kicky, sweet, pop powered by a pleasant female voice.  Cotton candy that helps balance the darkly ominous clouds out the window.

Santana - Soul Sacrifice
(May 09, 2013 - 09:20)
This is FANTASTIC music.  It was fantastic, it is fantastic, and it will continue to be fantastic. 

off topic:  Somebody's comment below mentioned the Sons of Champlin, a band/LP I borrowed from the college radio station (program director's privilege) and have lost during the intervening .... years.  Didn't know anybody had even heard of them except our tight circle of rabble-rousers.

Ben Harper - Burn to Shine
(May 08, 2013 - 19:30)
won't you let me
treat you kind?

Toe's just a-tapping ...

Spirit - Morning Will Come
(May 08, 2013 - 19:21)
Lots of style points and technical execution.  Serious pop that apparently was too serious.  Love it, love it, love it.

Bruce Cockburn - When You Give It Away
(May 08, 2013 - 19:13)
Well, well, well; ain't this grand!!!  Simmerin'.  

Kenny Burrell - Chitlins Con Carne
(May 07, 2013 - 21:26)
 Stingray wrote:

OK - here's the chance to trash me:

I FIND THIS MUSIC RATHER BORING!

 
You are hereby trashed.

Alanis Morissette - Thank U
(May 04, 2013 - 21:53)
I like this.  It broke at a time when I was intently listening to very lyric on every song on everything I heard, and it monotoned/iterated my feelings beautifully.

Guess you had to be there. 

Traffic - Many A Mile To Freedom
(May 04, 2013 - 21:32)
Flute's a nice touch, and you cannot deny the guitar work.

Josh Ritter - Joy To You Baby
(May 04, 2013 - 21:22)
Don't much care for this, but it's now Cinco de Mayo and three shots of tequila make it listenable.

No.  I take it back; they don't.

"Joy to the freeways, and joy to the cars" ... ?  

Dave Matthews Band - Seek Up
(May 04, 2013 - 21:05)
I have never given him his due.  My problem, really.

Jimi Hendrix - All Along The Watchtower
(May 04, 2013 - 20:57)
Quick!  Name one Vietnam movie that does NOT include this tune...

Band of Horses - Is There A Ghost
(May 04, 2013 - 20:23)
OFF TOPIC.

Bill just talked about his "listen on iPhone apps" and whatnot.  Well, this afternoon, I drove from downtown Boston to the Orleans rotary and back listening to Radio Paradise through my iPhone through my car stereo.  Way cool for an old fart.

.... we now return you to our regular programming ... 

Neil Young - Cowgirl In The Sand
(May 04, 2013 - 20:08)
Nobody, but NOBODY, plays guitar solos like this man.  Nobody.  Before you were even born.   {#Notworthy}

Aretha Franklin - Respect
(May 04, 2013 - 19:51)
Baby, what you want,
I got it."

Yes, ma'am; you do. 

Nada Surf - See These Bones
(May 04, 2013 - 19:41)
"Just like we are,
You'll be dust"

Amen, bro. 

Rolling Stones - Moonlight Mile
(May 04, 2013 - 19:33)
Jeez.  1971?  (Does math silently.)  Jeez.

The Dandy Warhols - Sleep
(May 04, 2013 - 19:31)
 Proclivities wrote:

...not really (though it does sound pretty similar):
"Building A Mystery" chords:  Em - Cm7 - Gm6 - Em9/Em7/Em9/Em6
"Sleep" chords:    Em - G - D - A


 
... see thread below.

RP is great.  You guys crack me up. 

The Dandy Warhols - Sleep
(May 04, 2013 - 19:29)
Hypnotic.  Tonight, that's a good thing.

Greg Laswell - Around The Bend
(May 04, 2013 - 19:07)
Relation to Snuffy Smith?

Neko Case - Lady Pilot
(May 04, 2013 - 19:05)
Woman knows how to belt 'em out ... which strikes me differently every time I hear her.

Coldplay - God Put A Smile Upon Your Face
(May 04, 2013 - 18:53)
Swervy vocals sure are a powerful hook, eh?  Searing lead guitar is pretty good, too.

Tom Waits - Hold On
(May 04, 2013 - 18:48)
Desperation?
Ferocity?
Parental guidance?

Whatever; this is good. 

The Kinks - Tired Of Waiting For You
(May 04, 2013 - 18:41)
Still groovy, baby.

Thelonious Monk - Criss-Cross
(May 04, 2013 - 05:15)
Apropos, as either Mr. Criss or Mr. Cross died this past week.  Yes, you remember; the 70's child rappers wearing clothes backwards.

More to the subject, anything by Mr. T. Monk is welcome on my speakers.

Lyle Lovett - She's Hot to Go
(May 04, 2013 - 05:12)
Obviously no dirty old men commenting below, so I'll represent.

This is one of my faves, shows the expertise of Lyle's Large Band, and illustrates Mr. Lovett's sense of humor.  How many times I've chastised myself as being shallow and lecherous when the object of my leer turns around.  

Inevitably, I mutter to myself, "Well, you ugly, too."

Mr. Lovett is high on the list of Folks Invited to Uncle Hud's Cocktail Party Celebrating His Eventual Lottery Winnings.

Climax Blues Band - Couldn't Get It Right
(May 03, 2013 - 13:53)
waaaaaaaaaaaaay back then ... still hits the same sweet spot, though.

B.B. King & Tracy Chapman - The Thrill Is Gone
(May 03, 2013 - 13:49)
FYI:  This entire album is killer!  Even the cheesy rap tune.  Of course, I love the blues, so my opinion might be a little biased.  (edit:  It was released 15 years ago?  Oh my god.)

Savoy Brown - A Hard Way To Go
(May 03, 2013 - 13:46)
Yeah, baby!  Dancin' in my office chair!

In the same vein as others ... thanks Bill!

The Who - I'm Free
(May 03, 2013 - 12:24)

Love the funky meter coupled with the cosmic message: "I'm free from the chains of reality." 



Breeders - Cannonball
(May 03, 2013 - 12:06)
gets my fingers snappin'.  (Besides, that wavery guitar sounds like something my ears do after 4 bourbons.)

Breeders - Cannonball
(May 03, 2013 - 12:06)
gets my fingers snappin'

Buddy & Julie Miller - Long Time
(May 03, 2013 - 10:36)
Wow, what a voice!  Gotta go with a nine ...

Tom Petty - Runnin' Down A Dream
(Apr 28, 2013 - 21:13)
 MTachyon wrote:
Best drivin' song ever! {#Motor}
 
You ain't kidding.  Probably cost me $200 in speeding tickets.

Sebadoh - On Fire
(Apr 28, 2013 - 21:07)
A drugstore labelled "Harmacy" on the cover!  Isn't that a funny coincidence!?!?  Wait.  They probably did that intentionally, huh?  Oh well.

Rolling Stones - The Last Time
(Apr 28, 2013 - 20:58)
This song is as classic as a 1965 Cadillac Coupe de Ville convertible. 

The Coral - She's Got A Reason
(Apr 28, 2013 - 20:56)
Too add:  One of my music professors said, "There are only 12 notes.  Lots of ways to arrange and harmonize them, but still, there are only 12."  By which I suppose he meant the same thing: everybody borrows and, in turn, is borrowed from.

One of the reasons I really like covers is to see how an artist takes a known sequence of notes and makes it their own.

By the way, got an engineering degree instead of music.  Trust me, that was better for everybody. 

The Pretenders - Back On The Chain Gang
(Apr 28, 2013 - 20:25)
You know, we've all heard this song a million times -- hell, maybe more than that -- but tonight the lyrics hit me very differently than they have  before.  Guess that means I really stopped listening to it 985,000 times ago, but this is a GREAT song.

Do I already have it at 10?  No?  Well, let's get that fixed, shall we?

Conjure One - Endless Dream
(Apr 28, 2013 - 19:54)
 debobasu wrote:
there's also a subtle but noticeable ( to the keen listener) use of tone correction, like that lame rapper guy...damn good song though
 
Love to think of myself as a keen listener, also, and I think it's just her way to slide into the note.  The technique works well to 'conjure' up a seriously sexy tone, and has been used for years.

See/hear her (far too few) solo cuts for comparison.  Early Annie Lennox, too, maybe?

Conjure One - Endless Dream
(Apr 28, 2013 - 19:49)
Unmistakable voice.  Effortless elegance.  Almost insouciant?  Whatever; I'm immediately transfixed.

Caro Emerald - That Man
(Apr 28, 2013 - 17:31)
 midigitguy wrote:
+1 Indeed. Novelty songs always wear thin rapidly...
 
NOVELTY song?!?!?!  Beg pardon, sir, but once upon a time this style was Top 40 popular.  So was Brahms, so I suppose any new music that sounds like a lullaby is a novelty.

Not just you, midigitguy, but all y'all naysayers might want to expand your horizons.

Sheesh.  And I still think it's Johnny Depp's voice.

The Vaccines - All in White
(Apr 26, 2013 - 22:53)
Wow.  Video link halfway down the thread changes everything about this tune.  Maybe?  Wow.  

Kathleen Edwards - Goodnight, California
(Apr 26, 2013 - 21:20)
old dude votes 9.

Medeski, Martin & Wood - Ice
(Apr 26, 2013 - 00:24)
My older son bought me this for Christmas last year, because he knows I heard it on Radio Paradise.  He's a good son, and this is a kick-ass CD.

Handy thing to have around, you know, just in case.

Peter Gabriel - Digging in the Dirt
(Apr 26, 2013 - 00:20)
"Don't talk back
Just drive the car
Shut your mouth
I know what you are
Don't say nothing
Keep your hands on the wheel
Don't turn around
This is for real."

Still chilling, even after so many years.

Dandy Livingstone - Rudy a Message to You
(Apr 26, 2013 - 00:17)
This song evokes a love/hate feeling:    repetition, repetition, repetition, repetition, repetition, burst of solo, repetition, repetition, repetition, repetition, repetition.  

Yet I find myself singing it for hours after listening.

Morphine - Rope On Fire
(Apr 25, 2013 - 23:53)
 rluking wrote:
That would be the Phrygian Dominant Scale.  Its got lots of other names.  What you are hearing is the flatted second.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phrygian_dominant_scale
  bitbanger wrote:
 And I ask, where else but RP would someone actually know this?
 
The same place someone would add this:  

triskele wrote:
 
       interesting instrumentation, with the oud, the tar, and the off-key sax.

in response to a song with these lyrics:

       
Trapped in a room in a fortress, running outta air to breathe
       Only seconds to go and we'll break free,
       I didn't think that we would reach.
       Only the two of us can disconnect the bomb
       And save ourselves before the oxygen is gone.
 
I love you guys!

Tame Impala - Elephant
(Apr 25, 2013 - 23:30)
... and tonight Bill follows it with T Rex:  "Girl, I'm just a Jeepster for your loooooooove."

Nice. 

Iron & Wine and Calexico - Burn That Broken Bed
(Apr 25, 2013 - 23:00)
{politely}  That's not a sax, but a trumpet (or cornet) with a cup mute.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKwypw4-E9U

First Aid Kit - Wolf
(Apr 25, 2013 - 22:27)
Are they wearing paisley?  My goodness, did the sixties return while I was napping?  Like this ,,,

Nitin Sawhney - Mausam
(Apr 25, 2013 - 22:14)
"Hey Johnny" and the crazy, manic guy singing scat (well, scat to me) lyrics in the background ... perfect soundtrack for a sunny day with tennis shoes striding along the waterfront.  Even has a blurry hip-hop dude in a hoodie on the cover.  Yep, this is cool.

Poe - Terrible Thought
(Apr 24, 2013 - 22:21)
 MsJudi wrote:
A train like that can travel a soul for years... a thought like that can have a terribly long career.
  
Yeah.  That's pretty good songwriting, eh?

Chemical Brothers - Let Forever Be
(Apr 24, 2013 - 22:16)
Wow.  This is GREAT!

Spirit of the West - And If Venice is Sinking
(Apr 24, 2013 - 22:04)
 Cantilope wrote:
 
 
I agree.

Neil Halstead - Two Stones In My Pocket
(Apr 24, 2013 - 21:46)
 paradisepig wrote:
Awww that sounded bonnie

Aye, it did, dinnit?

The Animals - When I Was Young
(Apr 24, 2013 - 21:34)
Yeah, when I was young this was good.

Big Audio Dynamite - Rush
(Apr 24, 2013 - 21:23)
 chelsiaann wrote:
I'm not sure why I like this. Really. It's just kind of a good chair-dancin' song. Head-bobber.
 
Yeah me, too.  And the Who's organ cut (BabaYaga?).  And Peter Sellers?  And those hairdos?  Wacked.  And sooooo much fun.

Propellerheads - History Repeating (w/ Shirley Bassey)
(Apr 24, 2013 - 21:18)
Shirley Bassey, I love you.  ("That's Dame Shirley Bassey to you, unclehud.  And stop calling me.")

Dame Shirley Bassey

Vienna Teng - Blue Caravan
(Apr 24, 2013 - 21:18)
 Rachoh wrote:
I got over a bad heart-ache because of the line "he was a beautiful fiction I invented to keep out the cold" — it all made sense then after that. 
 
Yeah.  And she whispers it.  As a guy, it was a little chilling.  Gotta go with a nine.  Poetry.

Jeff Beck - Cause We've Ended As Lovers
(Apr 24, 2013 - 21:14)
oooooooooooooooooooohhhhhhhhhh.   --+-- goosebumps --+---

David Bowie - TVC 15
(Apr 24, 2013 - 20:37)
Rockin' out and dancing ... and dancing and rockin' out!  TRANSMISSION!

(edit a few weeks later)  Some folks are asking about meaning.  It's Bowie, so who knows?  Tripping while watching 15 TVs? Or while watching TV channel 15? Or maybe TVC 15 was printed on the blotter paper/pill.  You want meaning?  Try interpreting this line, and watch the video video link below:  "One of these nights I may just jump down that rainbow way, be with my baby..."  Does that help?  Didn't think so.

Crosby, Stills & Nash - Southern Cross
(Apr 24, 2013 - 20:08)
 shakitten wrote:
I love CSN...but I think this is one of the most bland tracks they ever made. Tired and uninspired. 
 
You know, I feel the same way (and I'm a sailor!) ... except that every time this appears in range of my ears, I stop, listen, and wait for the goosebumps and emotion.  Eighty feet of waterline, nicely making way on the nighttime run to Papete ... and I seem to understand why some of my women friends ran away.

It may be tired and bland and schlock, but it goes straight to my heart and hits something vital.

Gus Black - The New Normal
(Apr 14, 2013 - 00:13)
There's a cool bench in the video.

Leon Russell - Down in the Flood
(Apr 14, 2013 - 00:01)
 sajitjacob wrote:
Muppet

 
Yeah, how about that?  Jim Henson was a Leon Russell fan.

Elbow - High Ideals
(Apr 13, 2013 - 22:06)
 That_Jeff wrote:
This song sucks. And it gets such regular play! It's extremely irritating.
 
Nope.  This song is very good, and it doesn't get played often enough. It's quite thought-provoking. 

Bruce Springsteen - Spirit In The Night
(Apr 13, 2013 - 21:22)
Always liked this, no matter who or which version.  Maybe it's because hazy memories of similar nights flashback into my head.

Neko Case & Her Boyfriends - Porchlight
(Apr 13, 2013 - 21:11)
Well, she probably has 15,000 members in this backing band ....

Soggy Bottom Boys - I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow
(Apr 13, 2013 - 21:07)
 kjf06 wrote:
Jesus - only for so long
 
Hee, hee, hee;  When this song comes on, he's a Man of Constant Sorrow.

Greg Laswell - Days Go On
(Apr 13, 2013 - 21:04)
"My days go on and on without you here."  Yes they do; and sometimes I miss you a very lot, brother.

Cloud Cult - No One Said It Would Be Easy
(Apr 13, 2013 - 21:01)
Not sure if I like Cloud Cult or not.  Keep playing 'em, please, and maybe I'll figure it out.

Variety is the spice of life, and RP keeps the musical spice in my life.  Lord knows there are lots of other music sources out there in the big, wide world.

Gomez - Hamoa Beach
(Apr 13, 2013 - 20:50)
 KitKat wrote:
Hamoa Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches on Maui.

Now you get to ask what Maui is ...  Waiting for a cute answer from the RP crowd. 
 
Wowie!  What is Maui?!?!    Let me think for a minute .... nope, can't think of anything ... sorry, dude.


Mark Knopfler and Emmylou Harris - Beachcombing
(Apr 13, 2013 - 20:46)
 hschlossberg wrote:
Wow.  A whole set of country music.  Boo.
 
Dude, this ain't country music.  Ask anyone in Nashville.

Peter Gabriel - Mercy Street
(Apr 13, 2013 - 20:16)
A little Wikipedia insight on Anne Sexton:

"Her play Mercy Street, starring Marian Seldes, was produced in 1969, after several years of revisions.  Within twelve years of writing her first sonnet, she was one of the most honored poets in America: a Pulitzer Prize winner, a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and the first female member of the Harvard chapter of Phi Beta Kappa." 

The Romantics - What I Like About You
(Apr 13, 2013 - 20:01)
All you naysayers are a bunch of old fartbags!  This song has held up FAR better than you!  Cue the queue of dancing bananas!!!!

{#Dancingbanana}{#Dancingbanana_2}  {#Bananapiano}  {#Drummer}  {#Bananajam}  {#Bananasplit}


SuperHeavy - Common Ground
(Apr 13, 2013 - 19:39)
Well ... I like it.  Kind of a lot, even.

David Crosby - Tamalpias High
(Apr 13, 2013 - 18:05)
Yeah, some days I wish I could remember my name, too.  Hope my liver lasts longer than his.

Gypsy Tailwind - Way To Here
(Apr 13, 2013 - 17:54)
For those wondering about the band, this was the most recent post on their facebook spot:

Gypsy Tailwind
Former Gypsy Tailwind members Anna, Chris, Colin, Max, and Ben (also known as anna & the diggs) are hitting the road for 3 shows this weekend. Come say hello, won't you?
Friday Jan. 11th - @ Red Square in Burlington, VT

Saturday Jan. 12th - @ Foggy Goggle/Sunday River withRustic Overtones

Sunday Jan. 13th - Cold River Radio Show @ Theater In The Wood, Mt. Washington valley, NH


The Barr Brothers - Old Mythologies
(Apr 13, 2013 - 17:49)
 casey1024 wrote:
First time hearing this - don't know where I've been.  Like it a lot.
 
I must've been nearby, because I'd never heard this before either.  And I'd remember: solid vocals, subdued acoustic guitar and lyrics that may be interesting -- I'm off to check on them now.

Deep Purple - Hush
(Apr 13, 2013 - 17:38)
HAHAHAHA!  I get it!  Was waiting for the familiar rush of Deep Purple with the last tune ... and now here it is!  (Last tune = Charlatans, Only One I Know)

Oh yeah:  Dodge Dart with a tiny slant six and a dead yellow jacket in the dashboard speaker that bounced around on the woofer all summer.

Muddy Waters - Good Morning School Girl
(Apr 13, 2013 - 17:28)
Around here, schoolgirls are working on graduate degrees or post-doctorate research.  Song's as apropos now as it was then.  'Specially since it's finally springtime ...

Tom Waits - The Heart of Saturday Night
(Apr 13, 2013 - 17:22)
A poet with a voice that sounds like 5 miles of rutted dirt road.  He's magnificent.  Wouldn't surprise me if the cover art is a photo of him as a young man, blitzed outside an anonymous lounge on a Saturday night ... looking.

Norah Jones - Come Away With Me
(Apr 13, 2013 - 17:17)
You know what?  The guitar solo in this is really, really, fine.

Pogo - Bloom
(Apr 13, 2013 - 17:14)
Thank you, Bill and Rebecca, for keeping us plugged in to new music.  (Maybe.)

edit:  Bill explains this is from snatches/samples of Disney music.  Now I get it!  (Maybe.)

Split Enz - I Got You
(Apr 13, 2013 - 17:12)
Two comments below sum it up nicely: Hooks and riffs from the 60's matched with 80''s lyrics make for utterly enjoyable crap.

Madrugada - Majesty (Live)
(Apr 13, 2013 - 17:09)
Hey!  I just noticed the "Lyrics" link (I'll assume it's a new feature, and not admit I could've failed to notice it) and now this tune has moved from good to very good.  Ahem, I mean "Most Excellent."

The Beatles - Here, There And Everywhere
(Apr 13, 2013 - 16:52)
This album doesn't get the credit it deserves.  It's really one of their better ones, but when it has to stand with Sgt Pepper, White, Abbey Road ... well, there are few that can stand with that company, frankly.

Rachid Taha - Barra Barra
(Apr 08, 2013 - 19:19)
HHAHAHA!  I thought he was talking about "Barack, Barack," as in the President of the United States.  Well, not really, but this does have a kick-ass rhythm, and the guitar would make many a 60's rocker proud.

All you commenters crack me up!  For the record: as of today, 1276 ratings for this tune.

Pink Floyd - Pigs (Three Different Ones)
(Apr 06, 2013 - 17:07)
 kurtster wrote:
 ... if it isn't, it just sounded really damned good this time around for some reason.
 
Don't know what to suggest except, 1) absence makes the heart grow fonder, 2) set and setting, and 3) this always sounds damned good to me.

El Chicano - Viva Tirado
(Apr 06, 2013 - 16:35)
This is quite good.

Madeleine Peyroux - I'm All Right
(Apr 02, 2013 - 19:18)
Yowza!  "Wherever you are, you still drive my car."

Gotye - Heart's A Mess
(Apr 02, 2013 - 18:39)
 k8ling1114 wrote:
Hmm... an uber relaxed Sting without the heavy-handed metaphors?
 
... who shouts rather than sings and includes no literary references.  I very much like Mr. Gotye, and I very much like Mr. Sting; they create on very different levels, however.

Led Zeppelin - Tangerine
(Mar 27, 2013 - 19:42)
My undies are just fine, thanks, kurtster, but the spare production and casual vocal harmonies are absolutely intentional and underscore their desire to do "something different."  Can't hide the talent, though.  Guitar solo, for example, echoes the power-rock from LZ 2.

By the way, the twirly thing in the album cover kept me occupied for about 750 times that I listened to this.

Patty Griffin - Blue Sky
(Mar 27, 2013 - 19:29)
{#Arrowd} HAHAHAHAHAHA!  Exactly what I thought after scrambling to find out what angel-voice was fronting this lightly funky tune.

So, I'll ask it again, "Has she ever recorded a bad song?"
 

Blue Oyster Cult - Then Came The Last Days Of May
(Mar 27, 2013 - 19:20)
Whiplash from the first few notes ... surprised any of this vinyl survived!  This is a 'different' BOC tune, and one of my favorites from them because of that.  (Man, that was a long time ago!)

Crosby Stills Nash & Young - 4 + 20
(Mar 27, 2013 - 19:13)
Well, it's a LOT more than 4 + 20 now.  More like 4 + 50.  Still embrace the many-colored beast every now and then, however.

Norah Jones - I Don't Wanna Hear Another Sound
(Mar 25, 2013 - 13:58)
She's so young to have that voice and the obvious ability to use it well.

R.E.M. - It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)
(Mar 25, 2013 - 13:42)
{#Arrowd}  Exactly!  It's the end of the world and I'm dancing!   {#Dancingbanana}

Eels - Your Lucky Day In Hell
(Mar 25, 2013 - 13:31)
Guy's got a very twisted sense of humor.  Just another reason I like him.

Django Reinhardt - Beyond the Sea
(Mar 25, 2013 - 12:16)
Classic tune with classically sparse orchestration.  And beautiful ... palm trees on a 1940's Miami Beach, anyone?  Evening gowns and tuxedos, please.

Poe - Control
(Mar 25, 2013 - 08:39)
She wants control?  Why, yes ma'am; I am at your service ... just keep singing.

Elbow - Mirrorball
(Mar 22, 2013 - 09:38)

This song has slowly worked its way into the pantheon of Hud's Favorite Songs — which, in my opinion, is a far superior achievement than a Grammy.



Judie Tzuke - Faith
(Mar 22, 2013 - 08:19)
 Proclivities wrote:
I believe it's Lynde.
 
chuckle.

The Derek Trucks Band - This Sky
(Mar 22, 2013 - 08:05)
I really hate it when work interferes with my RP time.

{#Arrowd}  to hippiechick:  Yes!  I've seen them twice and was at first put off by Mr. Trucks' lack of gyrations and whirls and etc that you see with lots of other guitarists, but then I started noticing his smile and concentration, and the low-key way he related to other band members, and realized he's enjoying this as much (or perhaps more) than the demonstrably emotive guitarists.  He finger plucks rather than using a pick, too.

Steely Dan - The Royal Scam
(Mar 19, 2013 - 15:49)
Been a while, but I checked below.  Thanks for the interpretation; we had assumed, literally, St. John fro the USVI, but the PR reference fits much better.

Will be looking for Reelin in the Years book this weekend.

Alt-J - Tessellate (Broadbandits Afro Mix)
(Mar 19, 2013 - 15:15)
WOOHOO!  They said "tessellate!"  Jeez-oh-man, I am a sucker for big words!  And an irresistible groove ... I like this a LOT.  And the music video is green-screened against a Raphael painting!  +1

(PS:  I know I'm late to the party; perhaps VERY late.  So, is that relevant?)

Galactic - Mercamon
(Mar 19, 2013 - 13:24)

Nice!



The Durutti Column - Kind of Love
(Mar 19, 2013 - 10:12)
Very cool!  Manic rhythm acoustic guitar accompanying — an opera singer?

Temptations - Papa Was a Rolling Stone
(Mar 18, 2013 - 15:29)
 coy wrote:
chuka ah chuka ah chuka ah
 
Exactly.  Why don't these young whippersnappers know how to play guitar like that?

George Harrison - Here Comes The Sun (Live)
(Mar 18, 2013 - 15:17)
 cubaninlondon wrote:
The irony of it! It's snowing in London! {#Bananapiano} Great song to listen to in the middle of a winter afternoon.
 
It will be snowing in Boston (again) around 10 pm tonight.  I'm ready for the sunshine, and thelocals tell me this won't be the last snow of the winter.

Dar Williams - I Am the One Who Will Remember Everything
(Mar 18, 2013 - 14:13)
Yes, a touching look at war through the eyes of kids.  The circle of violence returns ...

Belly - Gepetto
(Mar 15, 2013 - 15:52)
Captures my hope for eventual springtime.  Fluffy, vaporous, sunny, smiley ... springtime, no?

If all you haters stop your streaming, does that mean I get better bandwidth — and more springtime hopefulness —  through my crappy 1/2-inch computer speakers?

Pete Yorn - For Us
(Mar 15, 2013 - 15:49)
 Jelani wrote:
Did he hoist that drum riff from American Band by Grand Funk Railroad?
 
Too bad he didn't lift more from those guys.  They burnt it up!  (And I'm off to see what Grand Funk tunes are in the playlist.  edit:  Closer to Home.)

Maria de Barros - Mi Nada Um Ca Tem
(Mar 15, 2013 - 14:33)
Love the foreign language songs!  Close your eyes and you're in the Algarve, maybe Sao Paulo, or some Creolian beach under a palapa.  And she's singing whatever you want.

Nik Kershaw - Wounded
(Mar 15, 2013 - 14:30)
Like it.  Horn section is strutting, and enough percussion to smartly carry the big band sound.

Joseph Arthur - Wasted Days
(Mar 15, 2013 - 14:26)
Hey!  I think I like this.  Need another listen to make sure.

Pati Yang - All That Is Thirst
(Mar 15, 2013 - 13:14)
OK.  The "playlist" in the banner (upper right) shows Joan Osborne - "Shake Your Hips", while the cover art corner shows Patty Yang and her "Silent Treatment" album art.

Doesn't take much to confuse me these days, so .... maybe I should call my therapist. 

(Fab tune, by the way!)

Gnarls Barkley - Crazy
(Mar 15, 2013 - 13:10)
I like it.  Someone suggeted it has an "honest Motown feel," which I can certainly feel.  It's fun, poppy, and makes me wonder why I'm not doing some sidewalk boogie in my Chuck Taylors.

The Beatles - Don't Let Me Down
(Mar 15, 2013 - 12:08)
To defend helgigermany:  this Beatles tune never gets the respect (or airplay) it deserves.

Procol Harum - A Whiter Shade Of Pale
(Mar 15, 2013 - 11:49)
Well!  That was the shortest version I've ever heard.

Claude Debussy - Jardins sous la pluie
(Mar 15, 2013 - 11:46)
You know, I just don't get Debussy.  No reapeting motifs, blatant disregard for accepted forms ... kind of like just a bunch of plinking piano notes with crescendos and et cetera.

Give me some serious Russian/Austrian power with a full orchestra, though, and I be dancin'.

The Pretenders - Message Of Love
(Mar 15, 2013 - 09:30)
She's da bomb.  Still.  Probably always.

Big Sugar - Come A Little Closer
(Mar 15, 2013 - 09:24)
Yeah, baby!  These guys grab me with the first note.  Nicely distorted growl on that rhythm guitar!  (Just noticed the background organ that sounds like a '90s telephone ring ... whew, that's good!)

The Derek Trucks Band - Down In The Flood
(Mar 15, 2013 - 09:09)
Couldn't get here fast enough to say, "WOOOOHOOOO!"

Indigo Girls - Starkville
(Mar 15, 2013 - 08:57)
I've been to Starkville!  A student competition for Civil Engineers in 1981.  That year, Mississippi State hosted seven or eight southern engineering schools.

We had the usual competitions, the usual Saturday night beer blowout "banquet" — with killer MSU barbecue — and went to bed late.  The next morning, our concrete canoe was missing.  Someone, and it was strongly suggested "someone" was our hosts, had put all eight concrete canoes into the hotel swimming pool!  Not an easy task; ours was the lightest by far at 180 pounds.

José Gonzales - Crosses
(Mar 15, 2013 - 08:37)
 Euskadita wrote:
Isn't this the same song but with other arrangements as in the Zero7 album "The Garden" ?
 
Sounds like it.  Yes, it really does.

Buckethead - Whitewash
(Mar 15, 2013 - 08:22)
So, Bill says he performs with a Kentucky Fried Chicken bucket on his head and a white mask over his face.  (In the Southland, that would be a little too closse to the KKK for my comfort.)  Whatever odd behaviors he may exhibit, his guitaring was superb.

edit:  Oh yeah!  I see it now!  Thanks for the "larger cover art" button!

Joe Bonamassa - Dust Bowl
(Mar 15, 2013 - 07:44)
Verrrrry niiiiiiice.  Like the low funk, and the growly voice at the end, too.

The Stone Roses - Breaking Into Heaven
(Mar 15, 2013 - 07:04)
 nagsheadlocal wrote:
All you young musicians draw close and pay heed: this is how a bass player drives a song.
 
Amen, brother!  Drummer is an able accomplice here, and their solid footing allows for guitar and vocal freedom — which are also handled admirably on this cut. Nice tune, and very well executed. 

How in the world did I miss so much good music?  No matter; Bill is gradually catching me up on everything.

Beethoven - Symphony No.5 - Allegro Con Brio
(Mar 15, 2013 - 05:26)
Classic?  Probably the definition.

Rock?  Yeah, this rocks.  Ask your woofers and tweeters. 

Medeski, Martin & Wood - Mami Gato
(Mar 14, 2013 - 20:27)
My eldest son, an occasional RP listener, bought this CD for my Christmas present two years ago,  Wasn't that nice?

Dengue Fever - Kiss Of The Bufo Alvarius
(Mar 14, 2013 - 19:37)
 Sloggydog wrote:

You heard wrong.  normally with cane toads and you generally boil them to make a tea or dry the relevant glands and smoke them but real drugs remain far superior.
 
Or they can spit in your eye or mouth — seen the movie "Big Trouble" recently?  It's hilarious!!  (I realize the Bufos don't spit ... but that doesn't lessen Stanley Tucci's agony in the closing scene.)

Darlingside - The Catbird Seat
(Mar 14, 2013 - 19:33)
Nice double-tracked (or dueling) violins.

Thievery Corporation - Sweet Tides
(Mar 14, 2013 - 19:20)
"Sweet tides, pools of love, your eyes are full of ... "   Beautiful, hypnotic tune despite the Yoda-speak.

The Decemberists - Calamity Song
(Mar 14, 2013 - 18:19)
"All that remains is the arms of the angels." {yodels}  "AAAAHHH OOOOOOOO!"

— I pause to think —                                 Interesting.

Cardigans - My Favourite Game
(Mar 14, 2013 - 18:09)
Little help, please!  What effect do you use to make your guitar sound like that?

Pepper Proud - Dig
(Mar 14, 2013 - 17:58)
Nice match of the "little girl" voice with the simple, child-like melody.  Will check out the lyrics before rating.

Delerium - Silence (Featuring Sarah McLachlan)
(Mar 14, 2013 - 17:47)
Au contraire.  The Gregorian chant has aged well for thousands of years, and has parallels in many cultures. It's still a powerful genre when done properly.

Seems an appropriate setting for Ms. McLachlan's winding and warbling voice, too.  (They could lose the silly dance-club bass, though.) 

Edit:  Must be an intentional misspelling in the band's name; no record label's gonna let it go out without a QC check are they?

Chinawoman - Keep in Mind
(Mar 14, 2013 - 17:32)
Chill dudes.  From her dot-ca website:

Chinawoman's latest single, To Be With Others (2012), marks her first release since her move from Toronto to Berlin just over a year ago, and continues in the sultry, emotional and matter-of-fact style established in her two full-length albums. Driven by a subterranean beat, dark synths, and signature deep vocals, the new single comes paired with a music video atypically featuring the songwriter herself, in black and white, delivering the monologue in an East Berlin motel.

I like it. 

Rachael Yamagata - Accident
(Mar 14, 2013 - 17:24)
Well.  Ahem.  Went and looked up the lyrics.  Gotta get this, based on the comments below, the music, and the wacko lyrics.

KT Tunstall - Another Place to Fall
(Mar 14, 2013 - 17:14)
 philbertr wrote:
Does anybody know who she is singing about?  Is it biographical?
 
Me.  She's singing about me.  Alas.

Tame Impala - Elephant
(Mar 14, 2013 - 17:11)
Anybody want to identify the cover photo location?  Looks like some James Bond Bad Guy is throwing a hell of a lawn party.

Washed Out - Eyes Be Closed
(Mar 14, 2013 - 16:53)
 Boy_Wonder wrote:
I likes my dose of chill, I does!!

(But seriously, really reminds me of something  - can't immediately think what, though,,, suggestions)
 
Click the "larger cover art" button.  Did that help?

Joni Mitchell - Let The Wind Carry Me
(Mar 14, 2013 - 16:51)
She's magnificent.  No equal in this mortal life.

Richie Havens - Freedom
(Mar 14, 2013 - 16:44)
 Cynaera wrote:
I can't and won't critique Richie Havens' work. All I know is that every time I hear one of his songs, the sun comes out, even when it's winter. Stuff grows, even when there's two feet of snow on the ground. I dance, even when I feel like I can't lift my arms or move my fingers.

Richie Havens has this weird life-force that flows into me when I'm at my lowest. I just need to remember to listen to his music when I feel like I simply can't go on anymore. He's rather amazing, no matter what the music.
 
Bump.

Richie Havens - Freedom
(Mar 14, 2013 - 16:39)
The first 60 seconds of this are one of the slickest "tuning checks" I've ever heard.  FREEDOM, BROTHER!

Patty Griffin - Wade In The Water
(Mar 14, 2013 - 16:32)
 slackpacker wrote:
They are "wading" in the water, to escape from their slave masters... at least that's how I interpret it, but I did learn that from another musician's back story of the song. 

scott_bruce wrote:
Why are they waiting in the water?
 

As I have heard, too.  Slaves assumed God would "trouble the water" as a sign that now is the time to flee — to hitch a ride on the Underground Railroad.  By wading in that same water, they would be invisible to trackers and their dogs.

Sounds like a reasonable interpretation, so I'm sticking with it.

Allman Brothers - Stormy Monday
(Mar 14, 2013 - 15:38)
"Actually it's a T Bone Walker song ..."  is like a Pavlovian stimulus to me.  Brain shuts down, eyes slit, ears tune in as sharply as possible, and my inner sunshine turns up to max.

See y'all in a few minutes.

Melody Gardot - Iemanja
(Mar 14, 2013 - 15:23)
This girl can sing.

"The Absence," eh?  Making someone's heart grow fonder?  I mean, other than mine?

Joan Osborne - St. Teresa
(Mar 14, 2013 - 14:36)
Too bad; St. Teresa wasn't considered to fill the Pope vacancy.  Neither was I.  I was really looking forward to infallibility.

The Cult - She Sells Sanctuary
(Mar 14, 2013 - 14:33)
 humandroid wrote:
deja vu or are we listening to a huge playlist, repeating itself in time?
 
Songs are sequenced live sometimes, pre-sequenced for playback sometimes, always juggled and masterfully woven together.  Listened for a while now, and can't always tell which is which — unless the precise tracklist is repeated.  Check back with me in about 4 years and let me know what you think.

Got no clue when B&R take a day off.

The Pretenders - The Wait
(Mar 14, 2013 - 13:55)
 rdo wrote:
whadaheckzshesayin?
 
Who cares?  She's saying it GREAT!

Steely Dan - My Old School
(Mar 14, 2013 - 13:49)
 Bat wrote:
The sax run between "California tumbles into the sea" and "That'll be the day I go back to Anondale" is just fantastic, especially the final little umpf of the bass sax at the very end.
 
Yeah, man!  Little details like that, the "toot, toot" horns in the background, and the guitar wailing at low volumes behind the vocals and ripping during solos, drums and cymbals being bashed throughout the enitre song ... lots of little details adding together make a truly fabulous tune.

Supertramp - Goodbye Stranger
(Mar 14, 2013 - 13:16)
Guitar solo rips every single time I hear it.

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Here Comes My Girl
(Mar 14, 2013 - 12:51)
As comfortable as an old woolen sweater on a chilly afternoon, and a simple — but strong — love song.

Grateful Dead - Help On The Way/Franklin's Tower
(Mar 14, 2013 - 12:04)
Note to my main bloke fredriley:  I hear you, bro.  Back then, I was creating enough smoke to close down Heathrow and just didn't catch the Dead vibe.  If you had to be there to understand, well, that doesn't wash, because — like you — I was there.

Does this qualify me for a handicap parking space?

Simon & Garfunkel - For Emily, Wherever I May Find Her (live)
(Mar 14, 2013 - 11:59)
Unbelieveably beautiful.  Even after all the years that have passed, this song still hits the spot.

And for all of us that are thinking, "Man, I'm getting old!", Art is 71 years old as of today — I looked it up.

Eels - Saturday Morning
(Mar 13, 2013 - 15:31)
This, like many Eels tunes, is a quirky mixture of melody, musical style, witty lyrics, and emotional exposure.  Love.

PS:  Thanks to Bill and RP for introducing me to this (disgusting, perverted attempt to corrupt children) fabulously talented musician/group.  Bought a bunch of their music through the RP linky thingy.

Warren Zevon - Lawyers, Guns And Money
(Mar 13, 2013 - 14:17)
"How was I to know she was with the Russians, too?"

Meaning of the sentence isn't what it was during the Cold War years, but still has an interesting interpretation in 2013: if you get entangled with the wrong Russians today, you'd still need lawyers, guns and money.

The Psychedelic Furs - All That Money Wants
(Mar 13, 2013 - 14:13)
 Smoove_D wrote:
One of those bands I just can't get into, even though people with good musical taste are into them. Like The Smiths.
 
Live you life, like whatever music you want to.  Don't knuckle under to peer pressure, Smoove_D.

The Kinks - Lola (live)
(Mar 13, 2013 - 14:10)
Edit from below:  I just knew I find a few of those "this isn't the best version" comments if I read down the page a little.  Yeah, maybe it is, maybe it isn't.  Still has value, yes?

The Kinks - Lola (live)
(Mar 13, 2013 - 14:08)
Sorry it makes you cry.  Life is often mean and cruel, or maybe it's just incredibly indifferent to humans and our emotions.  Personally, I find this is a love song; the guy finds love in a place he didn't really know existed.  And he's happy.

Santana - Singing Winds, Crying Beasts
(Mar 13, 2013 - 13:56)
YEAH BABY! 

All us old guys are up from our hemorrhoid cushions, dancing inside our walkers, and checking that our pacemakers are keeping up!  Hope somebody's bringing the ibuprofen and liniment for afterwards!

Zero 7 - Home
(Mar 13, 2013 - 13:49)
Reminds me of the woman I expect to meet any day now.

Golden Palominos - Little Suicides
(Mar 13, 2013 - 13:21)
 Byronape wrote:
Ok, I know this is an old comment...  but it's awesome and made me laugh.

And yes, I know I'm a child. 
 
Yeah, well I see the album cover; I hear her sing that she's a natural in the dark, in the dark; and I can imagine how that voice sounds in the dark; and "little suicides" may refer to self inflicted "little deaths"; and yes, I am also a child.

But I heard something different tonight: "If I forgive you that, then I give in all the time.  I'm just a little tired today; tomorrow you'll be fine.  All these little suicides, they hardly bear remark."  I was married for 25 years, and I understand.

Jill Barber - Hard Line
(Mar 13, 2013 - 10:03)
 Proclivities wrote:

jill barber

There is a visual resemblance.

 
Photo reversed, or is she a leftie?  edit:  Leftie.  Wedding ring.

Bon Iver - Minnesota, WI
(Mar 13, 2013 - 10:00)
AliGator wrote:
I had to check to make sure I'd posted this video. It still cracks me up. 
 
Funny, with marvelous harmonization!  What really cracks me up, is that these guys all look like a bunch of lumberjacks or ice fishermen or something.

Peter Gabriel - Mercy Street
(Mar 13, 2013 - 09:13)
Peter Gabriel owns a male voice in a (good) class by itself.  This type song is perhaps its strongest setting: slow tempo, spare orchestration, deeply emotional lyrics, and — of course — the usual wierdo assorted background noises that many equate with "world music".

The Derek Trucks Band - This Sky
(Mar 13, 2013 - 09:01)
Slow start meanders into a smooth funk that is most delicious.  Volume up!

Little Feat - New Delhi Freight Train
(Mar 13, 2013 - 08:53)
Yeah, bro.  This is rock and roll.  Country funk isn't that far away on the musical family tree, though.  Both blues derivatives.  Kissing cousins, maybe?

Edit:  Yeah, I know Lowell George had talent and died too soon, but the current incarnation of this band continues to play seriously smoking rock/blues/funk/country music.  Especially when heard live; don't miss them.

The Black Keys - Dead and Gone
(Mar 13, 2013 - 08:44)
 ick wrote:
Rock and roll simplicity.
 
Yeah; nice, isn't it?  Sometimes that repetetive, thumping bass and bass drum just do it for me.  Knowwhatimean?

Taj Mahal - You're Going To Need Somebody On Your Bond
(Mar 13, 2013 - 07:49)
Sounds like what the police officer said to me many, many years ago.

Otis Redding - I've Been Loving You Too Long
(Mar 13, 2013 - 07:47)
 sailorgirl wrote:
Can a man actually feel that deeply??  I love men, for sure, but to hear Otis's pain and love - can it be true??
 
Yes.

Bird York - In The Deep
(Mar 12, 2013 - 15:36)
She has a beautiful voice, and is an actor on a TV show now.

Tori Amos - Silent All These Years (Live w/ Leonard Cohen)
(Mar 12, 2013 - 08:52)
 kingart wrote:
This sounds like some Broadway musical tune. Sarah Brightman singing Tim Rice. Phantom of the Pop Opera. Nice song, but it seems primarily a lovelorn whine.  
 
Ummmm, I think it is SUPPOSED to be a lovelorn whine.

Leo Kottke - World Turning
(Mar 12, 2013 - 08:28)
You're right.  Nothing can match the derivative drivel that Fleetwood Mac was singing at this point in the band's history.  ("That's, like, just your opinion, man."  Well, of course it is.)

Mr. Kottke infuses a sitar, bongos/congas, and (could it be true?) Christine McVie's background vocals to salvage it from utter banality.

(edit several months later):  Wikipedia says Kim Parent sings background vocals.  From Ms. Parent's website: "Kim Parent has backed up many of today’s biggest country stars with her strong sure vocals, being one of the most sought after vocalists in Nashville for some years now."

Neko Case - Dirty Knife
(Mar 12, 2013 - 07:29)
A Denver buddy sent me the annual KBCO Christmas recording — tunes done live in their studio throughout the previous year — and Ms. Case is on there.  Somehow that lead me to an on-line interview she did with a Canadian radio guy and ... she was witty, erudite, and laughed a lot.

Quite a contrast to the lyrics and album art for this.  

Elbow - Bones of You
(Mar 12, 2013 - 07:24)
Thanks, Bill, for turning me on to this band ... although it seems I was asleep "5 years ago and 5,000 miles away" when this was released.  Oh well, better late than never.

R.L. Burnside - Glory Be
(Mar 11, 2013 - 13:19)
Glory be!  I so love the blues ......

Single Gun Theory - From a Million Miles
(Mar 08, 2013 - 07:39)
NIce, nice nice!  Chill music to accompany today's heavy snowfall.

.... and it's 21 years old??!!  A sad comment on over-the-air radio that I've never heard this. 



Steely Dan - Aja
(Mar 08, 2013 - 07:33)
Perhaps their best album.  Skills aplenty.

Conjure One - Center of the Sun (w/ Poe)
(Feb 26, 2013 - 18:37)
"__________________________________________________________________________________ ."  

Her voice leaves me speechless.

Big Sugar - Roads Ahead
(Feb 26, 2013 - 18:09)
Love this song!
—————————————————————————————————————————————————-
What did the sailor say as his boat rounded Cyprus?
I don't know, what DID the sailor say as his boat rounded Cyprus?
We've got Rhodes ahead.

Toots & The Maytals - Pressure Drop (w/ Eric Clapton)
(Feb 26, 2013 - 18:04)
avocado64 wrote:
Why Eric Clapton? The original is so much better
 
Why not Eric Clapton?  And the original must be awesome, 'cause this is cooking!!!

Dave Alvin - Ashgrove
(Feb 26, 2013 - 17:49)
Dave, Alvin .... Simon and Theodore!  (Sorry, but childish drivel is all I can generate this evening.)

James - Laid
(Feb 26, 2013 - 17:27)
What happened to his Gang?

Fleetwood Mac - Rhiannon
(Feb 20, 2013 - 18:04)
 terrapin52 wrote:
Stevie Nicks used to be so hot.  
 
So did I.

Crosby, Stills & Nash - Just A Song Before I Go
(Feb 20, 2013 - 18:00)
{#Arrowd} That was me 'sperimenting with song comments via iPhone.  Didn't need to log in, comment got added, with author shown as "    ".  Is anonymous posting an issue?

Other Lives - Dead Can
(Feb 20, 2013 - 17:56)
If they record a club performance, will the album be named "Live Dead Can"?

Porcupine Tree - Start of Something Beautiful
(Feb 20, 2013 - 17:52)
"Simple like a child you are..."

Lyrics by Yoda. 

Thievery Corporation - Lebanese Blonde (w/ Pam Bricker)
(Feb 18, 2013 - 22:17)
 WonderLizard wrote:
Don't know where they nicked the sitar piece from—doesn't matter. How long do you think it would have taken the sitar to penetrate Western music—much less rock, without George Harrison? Those pesky Beatles again.

When I saw them at Atlanta's Fabulous Fox two years ago, they had a sitar player on stage; no nickage involved.  Along with a half-dozen guests singers rom the ATL's rap/hiphop community.  Twas a rocking time!

Judie Tzuke - Faith
(Feb 18, 2013 - 22:05)
 4merdj wrote:
"faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see." (Paul)
 
McCartney?

Smiths - Well I Wonder
(Feb 18, 2013 - 22:04)
 Proclivities wrote:
...even Burl Ives?
 
.. Burl Ives has been dead for a while now; so, no, I wouldn't want to be stuck in a lift with him.


The Derek Trucks Band - This Sky
(Feb 18, 2013 - 21:50)
(Gulp) Beautiful.  Not a klinker on this entire album.  "All of us sleeping, how many of us dream?"

Steely Dan - Don't Take Me Alive
(Feb 18, 2013 - 20:31)
 gjeeg wrote:
A song for the Madness of Today.
"A man of my kind could do anything..."
 
Amen.  And the Madness that was 1976 as well.  Sadly, some things don't seem to change.

Johnny Marr - The Messenger
(Feb 18, 2013 - 18:57)
Is he skateboarding on the cover?

Boy & Bear - Feeding Line
(Feb 18, 2013 - 18:51)
For all you folks below, Kermit is a FROG.  If he and Fozzie started a band, it would accurately be named Frog and Bear.  And, by the way, this drummer does not sound like Animal.

B.B. King - The Thrill Is Gone
(Feb 18, 2013 - 18:18)
A classic blues tune by a classic blues guitarist.  (You can tell it's classic 'cause there's an orchestra in the background.)

Younger Brother - Shine
(Feb 18, 2013 - 18:15)
OK, I should probably buy these guys' music.  This album cover art is an obvious nod to Abbey Road and their other one on RP (I'll look it up in a minute) reminds me of Wish You Were Here even though it isn't as blatant an echo.

I've liked everything I've heard by them — and you can bet I've only heard them here; who else plays these guys?  (Buying through the RP 'buy' linky thing.)

The Doors - Peace Frog/Blue Sunday
(Feb 18, 2013 - 17:55)
comment deleted.  Some days I think of the dumbest things.

Jethro Tull - Living In The Past
(Feb 18, 2013 - 17:40)
Somedays it seems that I can't avoid living in the past.  Three or four rows above the floor in the Omni, ear-splitting volume, and my girlfriend sitting in my lap.  She wasn't my girlfriend when the rest of us rockers bought tickets, but she was when Tull came to town, so she sat in my lap.

"She was a good girlfriend," he said to himself, then realized he was — for a moment — living in the past. 

The Black Keys - Run Right Back
(Feb 18, 2013 - 17:38)
 juanos wrote:
can't stand them... time to change station
 
Yes, change the station; of course that's your right and your privilege.  But you're missing an opportunity — as are all others who use the PSD button — to practice tolerance.

Sadly, tolerance is a trait that seems to have almost completely disappeared from the planet.

C'mon, y'all!  It's three minutes of music!  Have we so little tolerance remaining that we won't even sit through three minutes of less-than-ideal music?

Poe - Hey Pretty (Spoken Version)
(Feb 15, 2013 - 12:31)
Just an FYI:  Deep in the backing vocals — especially with the headphones at 11 — you can hear her say, "Do you get the gist of the song now?"

You know, not that I would do that over and over and over and over until I heard it.  No, of course not.  

Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa - Chocolate Jesus
(Feb 14, 2013 - 15:04)
Sing it, baby!

Los Twangers - Back To Sonora
(Feb 14, 2013 - 15:01)
... with a 2012 release date.  Hmmmm.

Bruce Cockburn - Soul of a Man
(Feb 14, 2013 - 14:57)
It's a good question, Mr. Cockburn.  Have you found a answer?  Or will my answer be different than yours?

Santana - Toussaint L'Overture
(Feb 14, 2013 - 14:46)
 gemtag wrote:
Ja, how I hate screaming guitars.  
 
Surely you jest ... ?

Vel Indica - Submarine Down
(Feb 14, 2013 - 14:34)
AARRRRGGHHHH!!!!  Dadgum telephone made me miss this.  Jobs are such a pain.  Never heard it (I suppose that's because it's new) and it's about submarines?!?!

edit, July 29:  This song gives me chills.  In a bad way.  US Submarine Veteran, 1976-1982.  Good song; scary subject personally.

Midnight Oil - Beds Are Burning
(Feb 14, 2013 - 14:04)

Love this song, and it isn't only because his voice is wacko; there are horns back in there somewhere!

Always thought there was an incendiary relationship between burning beds and midnight oil.



Roy Buchanan - Sweet Dreams
(Feb 14, 2013 - 13:37)
Trying to write a technical paper when this blistering guitar work comes through the earbuds directly into my brain's pleasure centers.  He's gettin' it, isn't he?

Supreme Beings of Leisure - Never The Same
(Feb 14, 2013 - 13:08)
Lush and luscious!

My Brightest Diamond - High Low Middle
(Feb 14, 2013 - 12:57)
"Are you fat?  Are you?"  How can you NOT like a song with these wacky lyrics?  And the crazed horns and woodwinds to accompany them?

Lord help you when the getting's gone.

edit:  Bridge, engine room!  She's climbed to 5.6; we might see our way out of this yet!  

!Deladap - Lautlos
(Feb 14, 2013 - 12:55)
Yep.  After some careful consideration, I like this.

Edit on March 21, 2013:  Yep, still do.  And thoroughly enjoy the fact that it's NOT ENGLISH.   Make up your own lyrics!

Danny Michel - Feather, Fur & Fin
(Feb 14, 2013 - 12:22)

Fun!



Israel Kamakawiwo'ole - Somewhere/Wonderful
(Feb 14, 2013 - 11:59)
Long ago, in a land far, far away, I had a motorcycle with a KNUI "Radio Maui" sticker pasted right next to my Pearl Harbor Submarine Base parking sticker.  Was fiercely proud of it every time those jarheads waved me through the Kam Highway gate.

Hawaiian music has the uncanny ability to reflect the sunny personality of the islands.  Aina aloha. 

INXS - Beautiful Girl
(Feb 14, 2013 - 11:55)
This band did an admirable job balancing popular melodies with interesting lyrics.. They recorded several knockout rock tunes which rank high on my personal favorite list.  Not that it matters, really ....

Big Sugar - Come A Little Closer
(Feb 13, 2013 - 18:25)
This is dancing music!

A Fine Frenzy - They Can't If You Don't Let Them
(Feb 13, 2013 - 14:15)
 gandalfbmg wrote:
edit ... Though I'm a bit disappointed to see she went blonde... I liked the red hair... edit
 
At a certain age, lots of women go blonde.

Peter Gabriel - Come Talk To Me
(Feb 13, 2013 - 12:16)
ARRRGH!  Phone call made me miss almost all of this absolutely marvelous tune.  Sometimes I wonder why I even bother to go to work.  Then I come to my senses.

Steve Earle - Copperhead Road
(Feb 13, 2013 - 11:12)
Yeah, baby, nothing like those US Forest Service roads in north Georgia.  No GPS, no cell service, no witnesses.

Louis Armstrong - Savoy Blues
(Feb 13, 2013 - 11:10)
The recording quality from this era gets me every time.  Since this was destined for retail sale, I'm going to assume it used the highest affordable "processes" available at the time.  Thank you to producer and the session engineer — if those roles existed back then.

Death Cab for Cutie - Unobstructed Views
(Feb 13, 2013 - 08:14)
Yessir, he's definitely in love.

Björk - Big Time Sensuality
(Feb 12, 2013 - 14:50)
This music has a pop-hook that almost overcomes her 'singing'.

Despite my opinion of her musical talents, I do not doubt for a second she has big-time sensuality.  

Patti Smith - So You Want To Be A Rock 'n' Roll Star
(Feb 12, 2013 - 14:38)
Patti, baby, I wanna be a Rock N Roll star!

Zero 7 - In the Waiting Line
(Feb 11, 2013 - 20:00)
oldsaxon
(Wales via Vancouver, BC.)Posted: Jan 29, 2013 - 12:30 < Reply >
 unclehud wrote:
Yummy.  Scrumptious.  Are there lyrics?  I'm swept away by the tonalities alone ....
  
Lyrics and a video, such a sad little guy....

Can't deny the characterisation, but I must have commented for a different song ... 'cause I can hear the singing now.  Or else I could have been really trashed that night.

Video is indeed sad..

Sonic Youth - New Hampshire
(Feb 11, 2013 - 18:19)
Live Free or Die

Radiohead - Subterranean Homesick Alien
(Feb 11, 2013 - 18:07)
The guitar tone is fab: reed-thin with max treble, loads of reverb, some echo, and maybe a slow phase shift thing ...?

Peter Gabriel - The Tower That Ate People
(Feb 11, 2013 - 17:48)
 jhorton wrote:
Anyone remember the eighties?  Yep.  Raising kids.  Remember it well; not many intoxicants during that period.

That was when we all thought that Phil Collins was the talented guy that left Genesis.  Depends on your definition of "talent".  Some of us thought Mr. Gabriel's departure as such.  

Go on, admit it, you KNOW you did!   Mr. Collins' music was included in a lot of movies, and did seem to be everywhere on Miami Vice.  Or was that the '90s?

Not criticizing, just saying I have a differing opinion.
 



Gotye - Somebody That I Used To Know (w/ Kimbra)
(Feb 11, 2013 - 05:13)
Pop music isn't my thing — at least not since the early 1960's — but this one stopped me dead in my tracks. Opened the door a tiny bit into my closed mind.

Does a Grammy win change it's spot in the rotation list?

Morcheeba - The Sea
(Feb 09, 2013 - 15:40)
You know, I really like this, but I like a lot of songs with this "modern lounge" motif.  Chillin' baby.

Did all that rock out, drive too fast, climb the water tower shit years ago.  Now?  Chillin'.  Just like Morcheeba.

Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
(Feb 09, 2013 - 15:24)
{#Arrowd}   The album cover art gave me the willies for a long time.  I stared at that guy on fire for hours and hours and hours.  I know he wore protective gear, but what about the OTHER guy?

Dude, THEY'RE ON FIRE.  Yeah stunt men, yadda, yadda, yadda, but they allowed themselves to be SET ON FIRE.

The Beatles - Dear Prudence
(Feb 08, 2013 - 23:23)
Damnfinetune.  Ringo kicking it, then bringing it home, baby.  Dude doesn't get his due props.

Booker T. & The M.G.s - Green Onions
(Feb 08, 2013 - 23:22)


Booker T. & The M.G.s - Green Onions
(Feb 08, 2013 - 23:14)
A Hammond B3 and a whacka-whacka guitar technique that's rarely (never?) heard these days.  

Oi Va Voi - 7 Brothers
(Feb 08, 2013 - 23:07)
{#Arrowd} Lot going on here, too.

Eels - I Like Birds
(Feb 08, 2013 - 22:55)
This guy's a complete nut job.  But he writes cute little ditties, doesn't he?  And maybe he's really nuts.  Maybe.

Neil Young - Powderfinger
(Feb 08, 2013 - 22:15)
YEEEE  HAWWWWW!  Neil is a serious rock n roll dude.  Dues paid, and he ain't gonna rust.

Natalie Merchant - San Andreas Fault
(Feb 08, 2013 - 21:14)
 frank-peter wrote:
I could cry so much this moment! Natalie Mechant is nearer Jesus than I every time!
This song rule my world, since I hear it as the first time!
I'm so thankful!
 
bump

Chuck Berry - You Can't Catch Me
(Feb 08, 2013 - 19:14)
1956.  Even back then, the world revolved around girls, cars, and driving fast.

Jem - They
(Feb 08, 2013 - 19:01)
OK, (hyuk, hyuk, hyuk) I googled "JEM" to find out a little more about the band, and ... boom! ... playdolls in so much pink it ruined my monitor.

Let's try this again ... 

Cinkuši - Raca
(Feb 08, 2013 - 18:38)
"Wow."  (shakes head slowly back and forth)  "I have no idea where you find these things.  But, thanks."

Pink Floyd - Sheep
(Feb 08, 2013 - 18:16)
Perfect.  Lights off, staring out the window at so much snow falling I can barely see across the street, with a foot of it already perched on the balcony railing.

Pink Floyd is perfect.

Talk Talk - The Rainbow
(Feb 08, 2013 - 16:46)
Whoa!  How have I made it through life without ever having heard this before?  (Alzheimers?  Maybe.)  Very, very, nice.

Little Feat - Dixie Chicken
(Feb 08, 2013 - 16:26)
" ... and all the boys down at the bar began to sing along ...."

Man, this is really close to perfection: message, funk, sloppy vocals and slide guitar, and honky piano.  Know what I mean, Vern?

Stevie Ray Vaughan - Texas Flood
(Feb 08, 2013 - 15:56)
 blackjackshellac wrote:
I try, I really try, but I can't take white guys doin' blues rock.  Oh sure, spoken like a right white guy.  RIP Stevie.
 
Close your eyes, "see" a black guy playing, and let us know if it makes a difference.  If it doesn't, work on that bigotry a little bit, OK?

Iggy Pop - Real Wild Child (Wild One)
(Feb 08, 2013 - 15:50)
 Sasha2001 wrote:
—edit — Perhaps a meaningful discussion can ensue regarding the relationship between style and substance in rock music - are they inseparably linked with certain artist like Mssr. Pop? Discuss, I'll be getting a cocktail.  — edit —
 
Yeah, I can dig it, bro.  Like some are performers, you know?  Not really musicians.  'Cept they have musicians playing in the background and such.  Or maybe they play some, but not, like masters of the genre, if that's what you mean.  

Kiss, maybe?  To some degree AC/DC, although those short-pants boys rocked de howze.  Mott the Hoople and God knows all the glitter hair bands, too, eh?  Lots of folks these days, too, maybe?  Stars because they look good and lip-sync or got auto-tune skillz.  MTV did that.  Ugly people just couldn't get video time unless they were ... styling.  Like you said.

'Nother Scotch for me, please ...

Ben Harper - Number With No Name
(Feb 08, 2013 - 15:42)
Tasty.

Namaste - Jam
(Feb 08, 2013 - 15:25)
Wow!  Very smooth.

This is a nice soundtrack to the little snowflakes, billions of them, swirling and sailing on the breeze outside my window. Three inches so far and another 20 hours to go.

Patty Griffin - You'll Remember
(Feb 07, 2013 - 20:30)
 unclehud wrote:
goodness gracious ... !!!
 
... and it blew me away again tonight.  Wow.

Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
(Feb 07, 2013 - 20:24)
Say what you will, it is tight, and it is show bidness.

Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
(Feb 07, 2013 - 20:20)
Say what you will, but it is tight, and is show bidness.

Jeff Beck - Freeway Jam
(Feb 07, 2013 - 20:11)
sizzling hi-hat, held open just a bit, and hammered like roofing nails

Mark Berubé and The Patriotic Few - Tailored To Fit
(Feb 07, 2013 - 19:32)
Interesting poppy feel that's rather pleasing.

Led Zeppelin - The Rain Song
(Feb 07, 2013 - 18:56)
The restraint is stunning, quieting, warm, and liquid.

The Who - The Rock
(Feb 07, 2013 - 18:41)
 annie_fannie wrote:
Does this song ever end?
 
Hope not.

Cheikh Lo Lo - Guiss Guiss
(Feb 07, 2013 - 18:33)
This is why I love RP ... would you hear this on ANY broadcast radio station?  No; not even NPR.  Not any of the half-dozen college stations around here, either.

Rock on, Bill! 

Mogwai - I Know You Are But What Am I?
(Feb 07, 2013 - 18:19)
 shellbella wrote:
Feels like this song isn't going anywhere....
 
Where would you like it to go?  And how quickly do you need it to get there?

Neil Young - Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
(Feb 07, 2013 - 17:13)
Used to sing this SO loudly at age 15 in our little town of 2,000.  Now I wish I could live somewhere smack dab in the middle of nowhere.

Cal Tjader - Soul Sauce
(Feb 07, 2013 - 17:08)
NO "less inspiring tunes" on RP; lots of less inspiring ears, however.

David Bromberg - Sharon
(Feb 07, 2013 - 17:02)
DEELISHUS!  Yeah, baby.  Dirty funk ..... with a saxophone!

Keep 'em coming, big boy!  "The same rowdy crowd that was here last night is back again!"

Sarah McLachlan - Elsewhere
(Feb 07, 2013 - 13:15)
Her voice raises gooesbumps on my arm and derails my train of thought. 

"Would you try to understand?"  Yes, I would.

Richie Havens - Here Comes The Sun
(Feb 07, 2013 - 13:11)
Yes, yes, yessssssssssss, little darlin'.

Poe - Terrible Thought
(Feb 05, 2013 - 14:05)
Thanks, RP, for introducing me to Poe.  Sigh.

Prefab Sprout - Faron
(Feb 05, 2013 - 14:03)
 laozilover wrote:
Was the odd sound a Didgeridoo? Anybody know?
 
Definitely not a didgeridoo.  Sounded like tuned electronic static — moog or other synthsizer maybe, but could really be anything sequenced "properly."

Band of Skulls - Honest
(Feb 05, 2013 - 13:56)

This is what one says to an irritated wife after stumbling home after a football game: "Baby, Darling, Doll Face, Honey ..."



The Doors - I Can't See Your Face In My Mind
(Feb 05, 2013 - 13:25)
Timeless, as in "contains no stylistic references to a specific time period."
Timeless, as in "this song stops my stream of consciousness whenever I hear it."
Timeless, as in "my kids love the Doors, too."
Timeless, as in "40-something years old and still very listenable." 

Angelo Badalamenti - Dance Of The Dream Man
(Feb 05, 2013 - 12:13)
Yowza!  The vibraphone does these little left-right trilly things that're absolutely wonderful through earbuds!

Younger Brother - Ribbon On A Branch
(Feb 04, 2013 - 15:43)
I still like it.  Maybe better than last time.  8—>9  

"Wow, man; that's pretty spacy for 21st century music."
"Yeah; you know?  It is." 
"Specially those wierdo voices in the middle of the song."
"Yeah."


What passes for intellectual discourse in my living room.

Sam Phillips - Edge of the World
(Feb 04, 2013 - 15:15)
HAHAHAHAHA!  Are these lyrics funny or really sad?

By the way, the edge of the world is just past your fingertips, right?

Sarah McLachlan - World on Fire
(Feb 04, 2013 - 15:02)
Her voice is like soft skin in candlelight.  Guitar solo reinforces that.

Ray LaMontagne - Beg Steal or Borrow
(Feb 04, 2013 - 14:57)
I don't usually go for the whiny singers, but Ray's voice has a huskiness that makes it sound not quite like whining — like, maybe, a melancholy reflection on aspects of Life that aren't barefoot dancing in a field of daisies.

The Moody Blues - Tuesday Afternoon
(Feb 04, 2013 - 14:42)
Too bad for all y'all folks that are growing old; this song affects me the same way it did back in high school.  I'm still 17, in the back seat of her Dad's Riviera listening to this on the car's high-tech cassette deck.

Rimsky-Korsakov - The Flight of the Bumblebee
(Feb 04, 2013 - 14:40)
That's a ladybug on the album cover.

Thievery Corporation - Shadows of Ourselves
(Feb 04, 2013 - 14:19)
trance/hypno ...with HORNS!!!!    Swaying in my office chair!

Shane Nicholson - The Best Day of the Year
(Feb 04, 2013 - 14:12)
First listen for me, too.  (Cynaera — a few posts below.)  Yep, that's a familiar voice and the song has easy, calm, and clear, vibrations.  Seven, you say?  Yeah, sure, I can agree with that.  Wonder if that's how your greenhouse felt ...

The Cure - Treasure
(Feb 04, 2013 - 14:09)
These guys always crack me up.  Not sure why, but I get a big, big grin.  I suppose it's because I was a few years too old for the goth/angst combo. 

So yeah, I remember them and smile.

Crosby Stills Nash & Young - Carry On
(Feb 04, 2013 - 14:03)
Mr. Stills played killer guitar licks, didn't he?  And those harmonies ... back off, Andrews Sisters!

Gomez - How We Operate
(Feb 04, 2013 - 13:58)
Like this. 

Hey, Bill:  What happened to RadioParadise bumper stickers?  I had a few once upon a time, but don't see them on the "Stuff" page.  Spreadin' the word, you know.

The Who - Behind Blue Eyes
(Feb 04, 2013 - 13:36)
Beavis and Butthead voice:  heh, heh, heh, they peed on the concrete.  heh, heh, heh.

Bill Withers - Use Me
(Feb 04, 2013 - 13:10)
I know Mr. Withers didn't invent funk, but, baby, he pushed it to the edge of the envelope.

Talking Heads - Once In A Lifetime
(Feb 04, 2013 - 13:01)
HAHAHAHAHAHA!  "How did I get here?"   No kidding; that's a good question.

Widespread Panic - Ain't Life Grand
(Feb 04, 2013 - 12:52)
Yep, life's pretty grand.  Especially when dancin' barefoot on the grass, smilin face to the sky, as Widespread Panic boogies at big decibels — even if all that takes place in your imagination on a grey, sub-freezing afternoon with the remnants of yesterdays' snow still on the ground.  WOOOHOOO!

(This is almost 20 years old!!!????) 

Oliver Mtukudzi - Ndima Ndapedza
(Feb 04, 2013 - 12:49)
Dig it.  Wonder if they dig AC/DC?

Toad The Wet Sprocket - Whatever I Fear
(Feb 04, 2013 - 12:30)
 malvey254 wrote:
Who eats his cat for breakfast?  {edit: Hungry dude.}  And why?  {edit: Frdige is empty.}
 



Steely Dan - Bad Sneakers
(Feb 04, 2013 - 12:23)
My first college roommate shows up with all this Steely Dan stuff, which blew me away before two or three days had gone by.  Contrasted to my collection of Mountain, Allman Brothers, and Deep Purple.  We got along way too well together.

I ended up leaving 3 semesters later with a 1.8 GPA; he hung in for 6 years to get that BA.  Whew, time flies ...
    

Mukta - Bindi
(Feb 04, 2013 - 12:18)
Funki Hindi Bindi!  Percussion and bass really drive this along ....

Beck - Missing
(Feb 04, 2013 - 12:15)
I've heard he was a pretty good composer.

Alanis Morissette - Thank U
(Jan 30, 2013 - 23:10)
No, thank YOU.

Neil Young - Cowgirl In The Sand
(Jan 30, 2013 - 21:28)
Hello Cowgirl in the Sand.  Can I see your sweet, sweet smile?  Some of Neil's best three-note guitar solos ever recorded!

Calexico - Sinner In The Sea
(Jan 30, 2013 - 20:40)
"There's a piano playing on the ocean floor between Havana and New Orleans ..."

Somebody's been watchin too much Sponge Bob. 

Stephen Stills - So Begins The Task
(Jan 30, 2013 - 18:51)
Yep.  Got to.  Somehow.

Laura Marling - Rambling Man
(Jan 30, 2013 - 18:45)
If this is a cover of the Allman Brothers tune, she's really messed it up.

The American Analog Set - Hard to Find
(Jan 30, 2013 - 18:05)
 Rockit wrote:
Still waiting for the bridge.
 
"Where's that confounded bridge?"  I like this song a lot.  Or maybe even alot. 

Caro Emerald - That Man
(Jan 30, 2013 - 17:56)
"I want to see you dahling, I really do ..."  Johnny Depp?

Jimi Hendrix - Red House
(Jan 30, 2013 - 16:37)
"There's a Red House over yonder" ... and the goosebumps rise.

The Doors - Riders On The Storm
(Jan 30, 2013 - 16:27)
Got an oldie with transparent yellow window in the LP jacket — their images are printed on the cellophane.  Seriously, that's why I bought the record; I was too young to actually know about the Doors at the time this came out.  Boy, was I taken aback.  Owned a bunch more of their records before the end of that summer's job.

Edit:  And I don't care if you can't appreciate/get/understand/blah/blah/blah.  Your loss.

Rodney Crowell - Sex and Gasoline
(Jan 30, 2013 - 16:23)
 kcar wrote:
Re the album cover: what exactly is the point of the woman's butt in the background? 
 
Are you serious?  To sell a few more records, of course.

Looks like it might be a woman's butt that's pretty good looking.  I'd have buy a full-sized LP to find out, though, because I can't hardly see the pictures on CD covers at my age.

Rodney Crowell - Sex and Gasoline
(Jan 30, 2013 - 16:18)
"from the first grade princess to the last homecoming queen ..."  Cute song!

Eels - Grace Kelly Blues
(Jan 28, 2013 - 16:00)
E!  How you been (you wicked crazy, ought-to-be-committed) brother?  Love your tunes, as always!

Radiohead - Let Down
(Jan 28, 2013 - 15:04)
Man, these guys are NOT HAPPY.

Snow Patrol - Run
(Jan 28, 2013 - 14:51)
 vit wrote:
Wow I've never heard anybody making the suggestion to light up sound like such a bad idea.
 
Maybe something to the companion lyric: "Even if you cannot hear my voice, I'll be right beside you dear."  I'll presume the singer and you (and Traffic) have different interpretations of the phrase.

(If I missed the sarcasm in your post, please forgive.  Sarcasm and cynicism don't always come through clearly in written form) 

Andrew Bird - Tables And Chairs
(Jan 28, 2013 - 13:54)
".... and there will be snacks?"

Youngbloods - Get Together
(Jan 28, 2013 - 13:37)
Must be my lucky day.  Stuck in the earbuds and here is Bill winding up this blessed classic.

Message to the world:  C'mon people, now; smile on your brother!

Bobby Bare Jr. - The Monk At The Disco
(Jan 26, 2013 - 20:12)
Interesting what you find when you poke around in the dark corners.  I rated this a ten.  Maybe it'll get played and I'll hear what it sounds like.

Zero 7 - In the Waiting Line
(Jan 26, 2013 - 19:09)
Yummy.  Scrumptious.  Are there lyrics?  I'm swept away by the tonalities alone ....

Jimi Hendrix - The Wind Cries Mary
(Jan 26, 2013 - 18:40)
I immediately intended to write some snarky response like this:  Yeah.  American Idol, Britney Spears, and their cousins will soon unseat Jimi (Hendrix), Jimmy (Page), and Jim (Morrison) in the popular music pantheon.  Make you a deal: hold your breath until that happens, and when it does, I'll congratulate you on being right.

And then I felt the maturity of my years.  You know, there is good new music around these days.  Doesn't de-value the older stuff by one scintilla, however.

(PS: If that really is a 40-year-old condom ... get a new one.)

Zero 7 - Destiny
(Jan 26, 2013 - 08:27)
Each time, the first sound of her voice causes me to fall deeply in love.

Traffic - Heaven Is In Your Mind
(Jan 26, 2013 - 08:21)
 lemmoth wrote:
Folks sure took a bunch of drugs back in the day.
 
They still do; you're just hanging out with a different crowd.

Michael Franti and Spearhead - Time to Go Home
(Jan 26, 2013 - 08:06)
 listen_n_sf wrote:
"Those who fight wars never like them"

Is that from a 4th graders book report? 
 
I am a six-year Navy vet, and I think he is precisely right: those who fight wars never like them.  Ask any vet if they think war is a good way to spend a nation's money and children.  Wanna bet how they will answer?

Apparently, you've chosen a life outside the armed services.

Stevie Wonder - Don't You Worry 'bout A Thing
(Jan 26, 2013 - 05:49)
My ears are barely worthy of the bliss spread by this man.  Todo esta bien CHEVERE!

Strunz & Farah - Terremoto
(Jan 26, 2013 - 05:44)
Should've figured it'd be a grey-haired old guy in the photo playing guitar.  But where's Ms. Fawcett?

Peter Gabriel - Don't Give Up
(Jan 26, 2013 - 05:43)
 testpilot wrote:


 
Never a good choice.  Ever.  Even if I don't like you.

Tori Amos - Seven Sisters
(Jan 26, 2013 - 05:39)
 kcar wrote:
(mouth-breather slackjawed into near-silence):  Hunh! 
 
HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!  A succinct description for half my life!

Eddie Vedder - End Of The Road
(Jan 26, 2013 - 05:33)
If 'Alex Supertramp' wanted to run away from society's rules and civilization, he did.  If he wanted to commit suicide, well, he did that, too.

To me, his death is poignant because it serves as one of ten thousand (ten million?) instances where idealism lost the fight with reality.  His drive for escape pushed him into physical — and spiritual — spaces for which he was terribly inexperienced and unprepared.  Living in the wilderness requires training and equipment, whether it's in Alaska or in your own soul.

(yes, I think that's the appropriate word ...)
poignant (adj): Evoking a keen sense of sadness or regret: "a poignant reminder". 


Conjure One - One Word
(Jan 26, 2013 - 04:21)
 TJS wrote:
My upload. Woot!
 
Thanks!  Nice little sugar-spun confection.

edit:  I THOUGHT that was Poe's voice!  Wikipedia also 'suggests' it may be.

edit 2:  As usual, I shoulda read the thread before I opened my big mouth.


Noir Désir - L' Enfant Roi
(Jan 25, 2013 - 22:26)
The sparse instrumental spaces are quite intoxicating.  This is verrrrrrrrry entertaining.

The Byrds - Eight Miles High
(Jan 25, 2013 - 22:18)
right now.

The Police - Roxanne
(Jan 25, 2013 - 22:15)
Honeymoon on Maui.

Silversun Pickups - Catch And Release
(Jan 25, 2013 - 22:01)
like.  much.

Van Morrison - Into The Mystic
(Jan 25, 2013 - 21:50)
Sing it, my brother.

Cat Stevens - Father & Son
(Jan 25, 2013 - 21:48)
Forty years ago, one of the strongest lines in this tune said: "Look at me; I am old, but I'm happy."

That line was like a lightning bolt then, just as it was fifteen minutes ago: the highest goal of a human life. 

The Wailin' Jennys - Arlington
(Jan 25, 2013 - 15:06)
 Hannio wrote:
I went to high school in Arlington (TX).  Not that it has anything to do with this song.
 
I went to high school in Due West, SC.  Oh wait, I get it now!  (insert doofus chiuckle here)

Tom Sanderson - Asranda
(Jan 25, 2013 - 15:04)
 1wolfy wrote:
{#Hearteyes}...Elton's..  Love song     visited       Have your eyes really seen ?  ...add some seagulls
 
Ummm.  What?

James Gang - Funk #49
(Jan 25, 2013 - 14:47)
 On_The_Beach wrote:
Will we ever get to hear Funks #1 - 48???
Maybe on the remastered special edition . . .?
 
Whoa, dude.  The world ain't ready for that.

James Gang - Funk #49
(Jan 25, 2013 - 14:44)
WOOOOHOOOOO!  (Can't think of much else to say about this one.)

Joe Walsh is the man!!  Even when he was an Eagle. 

The Derek Trucks Band - I Know
(Jan 25, 2013 - 14:21)
 idiot_wind wrote:
Geez whiz....he sounds like a cross between G Allman, Lowell George, and a little EC.

Freakin cool.
 
There's a reason.  Google him.

Supertramp - Logical Song
(Jan 25, 2013 - 13:28)
 BikeCoachDave wrote:
From the 'how could I be both blind AND stupid' admission files.
Seen this album cover a few thousand times since I was young and remember the song from its release in '78.
But until today, just now, did I look at it and realize it was a view from a plane and that the waitress on the cover is playing the statue of liberty. Holy cow I cant believe I just admitted that.....
 
Well, well, well.  It sure is.  Learned my "something new" for today.  Thanks, BikeCoachDave!

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Mary Jane's Last Dance
(Jan 25, 2013 - 13:09)
 funkyalfonso wrote:
What's this Mary Jane reference?
 
A woman's shoe style consisting of slipper-like construction, no significant heel, round toe, and thin strap across the instep.

English Beat - Mirror In The Bathroom
(Jan 24, 2013 - 18:44)
Manic percussion and bass with throaty sax ... how could you NOT like this?

Eliza Gilkyson - Angel and Delilah
(Jan 24, 2013 - 18:33)
 TerryS wrote:
Saw her last Sunday, she has a powerful stage presence.
 
I'll bet.  Her voice is powerful and sure with a realistic touch of huskiness, and automatically assumes the position of attention.  Sounds like she's not close to her decibel limit on this recording.

The Wailin' Jennys - One Voice
(Jan 24, 2013 - 18:19)
Don't care if they're from Mars: they sing as pretty as any vocal-centrics in the past 50 years.  Yes, very like my beloved Dixie Chicks.

The Stone Roses - Made of Stone
(Jan 24, 2013 - 18:13)
 fatcatjb wrote:
not sure what a saturated flanger is, but I want one
 
Complicated explanation here, but with excellent sound bite example.  Simple explanation here.  'Saturation' refers to how deeply the effect is dialed-in, if that makes any sense.

If you're a guitar player (or a bass player) you sure do want one.  They're about the coolest toys I've ever messed with.

Air - La Femme D'Argent
(Jan 24, 2013 - 17:56)
whoa.              Just the ticket      for      a       slow     savoring      stare       out      the     window     towards      the     nighttime      skyline of     one     of     the          oldest       cities       in      North    America.      Frenchfolk just seem to enjoy life a little better than the rest of us.

Mogwai - Get To France
(Jan 24, 2013 - 17:44)
 Slartibartfast wrote:
One of the delightful aspects of my wife is that 'Go to Hell' in her native Hungarian language translates as "Get to France".
 
That's freakin' hilarious!

Allman Brothers - Blue Sky
(Jan 24, 2013 - 16:55)
Oh baby, baby!  "You're my blue sky, you're my sunny day."  Could there be a sweeter love line?

Mazzy Star - Blue Flower
(Jan 24, 2013 - 16:42)
Old Grey Whistle Test (see Iggy Pop video below), according to Wikipedia "... is an influential BBC2 television music show that ran from 1971 to 1987."  Note: Don't see why Wikipedia uses the present tense "is" when the show ceased to be in 1987.  Nor do I see any connection between the video and Mazzy Star's Blue Flower, except the double consonants and number of syllables in the artist's names.

Just doing my part for global enlightenment. 

David Bowie - Panic In Detroit
(Jan 24, 2013 - 16:34)
OF COURSE!  Next year's Halloween costume: Aladdin Sane face paint and no shirt!  I'll be the coolest kid at the assisted living facility!

Bob Dylan - Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again
(Jan 24, 2013 - 15:02)
You ever been stuck in Mobile?  It's far worse than 'annoying'.  Dylan nails it.  It's a 10.

Aside:  To rate songs like an adult only requires one to be a minimum of 18 years old.

Kevn Kinney - 40 Miles of Mountain Road
(Jan 24, 2013 - 14:51)
tell it, bro.

Sinti - Que Pasa (w/ Jimmy Rosenberg)
(Jan 24, 2013 - 14:45)
 Mayasha wrote:
Am I the only one who sees a Pixar movie for this song?
 
Or a quasi-comedy about a Mexican assassin starring Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Penelope Cruz, and Johnny Depp.

Edit:  Cynaera comment 6 spots below.  Insightful and warmly amusing, like most of them were. 

Soggy Bottom Boys - I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow
(Jan 24, 2013 - 13:57)
I'd've loved this one even if it weren't in no movie.

Younger Brother - Ribbon On A Branch
(Jan 24, 2013 - 00:31)
I like it.

The Doors - Light My Fire
(Jan 23, 2013 - 23:54)
Verses and chorus are proof that they had songwriting talent.  Personally, I like the extended solos/jamming/noodling even though others do not.  No matter your opinion of the 'bonus material', there's no denying their abilities to create poetry and melody.

The Bad Plus - Flim
(Jan 23, 2013 - 23:35)
This is a cover?!?!  I'd love to hear the original, because this is GREAT!  

Wacko manic furious drumming set against calming piano with an easily recognizable repeating motif ... and then they break into something tightly synchronized, only to revert into the seemingly unrelated plunking/plinking.  Yeah, that's what makes RP such a great find.

Sigur Rós - Hoppípolla
(Jan 23, 2013 - 21:12)
 Stingray wrote:

Are you aware what you name "STAHLWERK" really means?

Either you don't - or you're on joyful orchestrated XTC

 
Little help, please.  Google Translate says "stahlwerk" translates into English as "Stahlwerk".

What does it really mean?  (Perhaps "an exciting evening with a former TV network news reporter", but that's probably wrong.)

Béla Fleck - Spanish Point
(Jan 23, 2013 - 20:48)
Spanish Moon to Spanish Point ... and the stream didn't glitch-out!  So, I hear this song in its entirety for the first time ever.  Guitar/dobro/banjo blended nicely, to Mr. Fleck's usual high standards.

Little Feat - Spanish Moon
(Jan 23, 2013 - 20:41)
My first Little Feat listen was this one.  Twined me around their little finger forever.  

If there was a 21st-century Rick in Casablanca helping Arab Spring underground heroes (or their wives), his bar would be named the Spanish Moon.

Hooverphonic - One
(Jan 23, 2013 - 20:18)
Jesus Pete it's a mystery how I missed this band when they were fresh.  Her voice is timeless, as is their lounge-cool sound.  (Snapping my fingers on every other beat, behind a pair of dark Foster Grants.)

Tears For Fears - Head Over Heels
(Jan 23, 2013 - 20:15)
" ... funny how time flies."

last words audible. 

Led Zeppelin - That's The Way
(Jan 23, 2013 - 20:12)
Wistful and compelling ...

The Cure - Close To Me
(Jan 23, 2013 - 14:31)
Seems like all the Cure fans don't care for this.  Funny, this is one of the few Cure songs I really like.  Oh, wait!  Maybe that makes sense after all.

Edit:  And the RIPPING horn solos!  Verrrrrry schweet! 

Jackson Browne - Doctor My Eyes
(Jan 23, 2013 - 14:20)
Lyrics still applicable.

Pretenders - You Know Who Your Friends Are
(Jan 23, 2013 - 14:19)
 misterbearbaby wrote:

A fine husky intense voice and she sings excellent material. She's up there with Bonnie, Annie and Joni, in my book.


Amen, brother.   Those four wonderful women are, like, the soundtrack to heaven, man.  And Chrissie is still kickin it.

The Derek Trucks Band - I Know
(Jan 23, 2013 - 14:15)
 choosybeggar wrote:
Someday I'll play slide just like Derek.{#Bananajam}
 
Yeah, me too!  Now I gotta find somebody with as much soul in his voice as Mike Mattison ....

Elbow - Lippy Kids
(Jan 23, 2013 - 14:11)
"We choose to go to the moon. We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win, and the others, too. "

—- JFK, September 12, 1962

or, in shorthand, "Build a rocket, boys."


Robert Plant - Shine It All Around
(Jan 23, 2013 - 13:22)
 vit wrote:
Wow I've read all kinds of stuff about Led Zep stealing from famous blues dudes ...
 
All blues bands 'borrow' from one another.  It's part of the tradition, like jazz standards.

Allman Brothers - Soulshine
(Jan 23, 2013 - 13:19)
When Greg's voice was hittin' the note ... well, baby, it was HITTIN' THE NOTE

Duke Ellington - Caravan
(Jan 22, 2013 - 19:31)
Know what's funny?  The first notes of this, I said, "Mocean Worker!"

The Who - The Rock
(Jan 22, 2013 - 19:23)
Some folks just don't get it, you know?  Whew, God, I need a drink.

Jethro Tull - Bouree
(Jan 22, 2013 - 19:05)
Yowza!  1974 at the Omni.  Really loud.  Really.

Red Rider - Lunatic Fringe
(Jan 22, 2013 - 18:42)
Whoa!  What happened here?!?!

Dash Rip Rock - Stairway To Free Bird
(Jan 22, 2013 - 15:00)
I thought Dash Riprock was a movie star.  Let me check with Wilma and Betty ...

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Lover's Touch
(Jan 22, 2013 - 14:58)
Sweet, slow, gentle, persistent ... just like a lover's touch.  Onomatopoeia?

Dash Rip Rock - Stairway To Free Bird
(Jan 22, 2013 - 14:50)
 fartybreath wrote:
Please please please, do not encourage LED Zeppelin ripoffs by allowing air time. Leave LED alone, their work is perfection is it was!
 
Excuse me, but why isn't this an "homage" to LZ and a ripoff of Lynrd Skynrd?

Tori Amos - Smells Like Teen Spirit
(Jan 22, 2013 - 14:37)
 ckcotton wrote:
Im pretty sure this is played just to piss ME off.....
 
Hope it worked.

Covers are just another's opinion of how the song should be sung/played.  I'm sure Mozart had similar comments in his day, too. 

Henry Mancini & His Orchestra - The Pink Panther Theme
(Dec 05, 2012 - 01:45)
"Do you have a lizenze for that minkey?"

Portishead - Glory Box
(Dec 05, 2012 - 01:42)
wow.

Medeski, Martin & Wood - Mami Gato
(Dec 05, 2012 - 00:11)
vurry nize!

Björk - Human Behavior
(Nov 20, 2012 - 01:51)
Best part of this song?  The P.Diddy animation in the comments.  Laff-a-thon!

Sly & The Family Stone - Everyday People
(Nov 20, 2012 - 01:48)
DUDE!!  Give me a little warning before you light off the afterburners on this WayBack machine!

Thievery Corporation - The Richest Man in Babylon
(Nov 20, 2012 - 01:38)
 shellbella wrote:
I really want to see this band live..... 
 
Do it.  Their show at Atlanta's Fabulous Fox was a wild two-hour dance party.

The Beatles - Dear Prudence
(Nov 20, 2012 - 01:18)
You know, it is A  BRAND NEW DAY.  It is.

Loreena McKennitt - Marco Polo
(Nov 19, 2012 - 19:25)
 fuzzy wrote:
Middle east music. Not my cup o' tea. Unless there's some belly dancing.
 
You got a belly?  Dance away ...

Thea Gilmore - All Along The Watchtower
(Nov 19, 2012 - 19:23)
Wow!  This one's a great new interpretation.

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Breakdown
(Nov 19, 2012 - 19:15)
 Stingray wrote:
because you come from the "Dutch mountess"
 
I went out with a dutch mountess once upon a time ... she was a nine; just like this classic.

Tame Impala - Be Above It
(Nov 19, 2012 - 19:11)
 fredriley wrote:
That's a pretty idiosyncratic and attention-grabbing sound, in the 'love it or hate it' category. Put me in the 'love it' :)
 
me too.  buncha uncultured yeast spores commenting below.

The Beatles - You Never Give Me/The End
(Oct 24, 2012 - 14:28)
Ahhhhhh, yeah.  Thanks, Bill!

Big Head Todd & The Monsters - Bittersweet
(Feb 10, 2012 - 12:16)
Never heard this wonderful band until RP, so THANKS!  (Blame it on raising kids during that era, I suppose.) 

Wilco - Outtasite (Outta Mind)
(Feb 10, 2012 - 11:46)
 Seahunt wrote:
What guitar chord do you think he is playing on the album cover?
 
C major?  Been a while since I picked up a guitar.


Rilo Kiley - Dreamworld
(Feb 09, 2012 - 11:51)
 shawshank wrote:
This makes me feel a little gay. {#Daisy}
 
????? !!!!  ???? 

Thea Gilmore - I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine
(Feb 09, 2012 - 11:44)
 Grammarcop wrote:
St. Augustine does have one thing going for him: He's the patron saint of brewers. 
 
Got a city named after him in Florida with really nice beaches, so there's another thing he's got going fror him.


Thievery Corporation - Samba Tranquille
(Feb 09, 2012 - 11:41)
Love it!

The Barr Brothers - Give The Devil Back His Heart
(Feb 08, 2012 - 14:37)
Verrrrrry nice!  I'll be spending money on this after next payday.

The Who - My Generation
(Feb 08, 2012 - 14:28)
Well, I have officially gotten old before I died.

Big Audio Dynamite - Rush
(Feb 08, 2012 - 14:27)
Boogity, boogity, boogity, sliiiiiiide.

Propellerheads - History Repeating (w/ Shirley Bassey)
(Feb 08, 2012 - 14:21)
Bill's ON FIRE this afternoon, just like this album cover!!  Marvin Gaye, Amy Winehouse, Nina Simone, Tom Petty, rockin' Cowboy Junkies, Jeff Beck, and now this!  schweet ...



Jeff Beck - Cause We've Ended As Lovers
(Feb 08, 2012 - 14:15)
1977, married dorms, where my girlfiend and I were staying with friends while I was home on leave (Navy) for a few days.  She puts on this album, and I knew the Dear John was coming.  The evening was terribly tender and romantic, however, and brings me goose bumps to this day.

Cowboy Junkies - I Saw Your Shoes
(Feb 08, 2012 - 14:03)
 mandolin wrote:
...ah, and people doubted that the junkies could indeed rock...
 
Didn't doubt it, just hadn't ever heard any evidence to support the theory.  Sounds pretty good.

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Running Man's Bible
(Feb 08, 2012 - 13:58)
Found myself drumming on the desk instead of writing up field notes, .... so I guess TP is hitting the groove on this one.  He does that a lot.

Amy Winehouse - Back To Black
(Feb 08, 2012 - 13:47)
Fabulous voice and slinky arrangement! 
 
(Nice segue, from Marvin Gaye's "Trouble Man", to Amy Winehouse — a major league Trouble Girl.)

Hooverphonic - No More Sweet Music
(Feb 08, 2012 - 10:02)
Nice, nice, double nice!  (Where's my white naugahyde chaise?)

Rolling Stones - Heaven
(Feb 07, 2012 - 07:18)
This is the measure of a truly good band: songs outside their normal genre, especially those that are WAAAAAY outside, played well.  Never mind that we may not like it, the variety shows the depth of their writing and performance talent.

For the record, I love this outside-the-box tune.

Chet Atkins - Take Five
(Feb 06, 2012 - 13:43)
Well, well, well!  Chet's chillin' and it's mighty fine.

Marius Constant - Twilight Zone Theme
(Feb 06, 2012 - 13:33)

Love the wide range of music on this site!  (This was rather short ... got a longer version?  Please?  Pretty please?)

     Cynaera wrote:  ...  Not like Stingray, ... I bet he drives a little car at Mach 1 and flips everyone off. And if he doesn't, he should.

Hahahahah!  Hilarious!



The Derek Trucks Band - This Sky
(Feb 06, 2012 - 12:44)
"All of us sleeping, how many of us dream?"  Damn fine tune!  Bumping it up from 10 to 24 ...


Elvis Presley - A Fool Such As I
(Feb 06, 2012 - 12:42)
Grammar geeks, please help!  Proper usage?

"A fool such as I" ??? 
"A fool such as me"  ???

This trivial, otherwise insignificant, stuff drives me absolutely bonkers.


Steely Dan - Don't Take Me Alive
(Feb 06, 2012 - 11:25)
 cogbehaviour wrote:
Picked up for Public Intoxication many years ago in Atlanta I sang the refrain over and over again much to the dismay of the others in the holding cell. I was young and brash and didn't give a damn. "Don't take me alive."  Today I still have a fantasy of going out like Dillinger - with a whore on each arm and gat in hand.
 
Gotta have goals, my man!

Steely Dan - Don't Take Me Alive
(Feb 06, 2012 - 11:09)
Love the wide range of music on this site!

Johnny Cash - Folsom Prison Blues
(Feb 06, 2012 - 11:08)
Love the wide range of music on this site!

Medeski, Martin & Wood - End of the World Party
(Feb 03, 2012 - 09:59)
 Poacher wrote:
What I imagine architects listen to when grooving on down at home.  
 
Easy there, bro.  I'm an engineer; don't be disrepecting me with that "architect" epithet.  And this is precisely what I listen to when grooving down at home, in the car, at the office, and every summer solstice at my own End of the World Party.


Morphine - Buena
(Feb 03, 2012 - 09:56)
 Ears_of_Stone wrote:
I guess some one has to like this band. Not me, sorry.
 
That's OK; I like 'em enough to cover you and three other unbelievers.

Stevie Wonder - You Haven't Done Nothin'
(Feb 03, 2012 - 09:50)
Growling Fender Rhodes with horns!  Not sure it can get better than that!

The Temptations - I Can't Get Next To You
(Feb 03, 2012 - 07:00)
Dancing all through high school ...

Lamb - Heaven
(Feb 02, 2012 - 14:20)
This album/CD is really, really, good; and this is one of the better tunes.  Ethereal, eh?  You never know, but this could be heaven right here on Earth.


The Beatles - While My Guitar Gently Weeps
(Feb 02, 2012 - 13:57)
 bev wrote:
This song just...transports me...I used to put it on "replay" and lose myself in it (quite possibly immensely stoned) for HOURS at a time. I hear it now and go into a kind of trance...nothing compares...{#Notworthy}
 
Amen, bev!  The warbling and interweaving guitars — I suppose they're weeping — quickly move me into a semi-concious mode.  Great, isn't it?

Bob Dylan - Desolation Row
(Feb 02, 2012 - 13:40)
Well, this is the only style Dylan tune I can handle: spoken (this isn't singing, is it?) with a steady folk guitar/harmonica ensemble, and telling a story. 
 
Lord help us all, when he picks up an electric guitar and tries to sing, we get something like "Lay Lady Lay."

Philip Glass - Escape!
(Feb 02, 2012 - 13:01)
Much ominosity in this one.  (Very ominous.)  Bleak with tones of imminent disastrous occurrences.


Warren Zevon - Lawyers, Guns And Money
(Feb 02, 2012 - 12:50)
Nice story of how this lyric came about.  My submarine buddies and I used to sing this as we rode into Waikiki, Oakland, Tokyo, Seattle, Perth, — or whatever city we were about to sack and burn.

Pink Floyd - Money (live)
(Feb 02, 2012 - 12:47)
Tasty rendition!

The Beatles - She Said She Said
(Feb 01, 2012 - 14:25)
Thanks for all the not-so-well-known Beatle tunes you play, Bill!   Ummmm, now that I think about it, are there Beatle tunes that are not well known?

Sigur Rós - Með Suð í Eyrum
(Jan 31, 2012 - 09:43)
MAY I HAVE YOUR ATTENTION, PLEASE!
 
If you don't like what your're hearing here, switch to the Listener Review Channel.  Click the LRC/Upload tab at the top of this window.  You can acutally indicate whether you like the song or not.  In other words, your opinion counts for something over there.

The Pretenders - Middle Of The Road
(Jan 31, 2012 - 08:55)
 BikeCoachDave wrote:
How time flies,
in 5 years Chrissy will be able to sing, "I got a kid THATS 33, baby!"
 
... and she will still be HOT.  Sing it loud, girl!


War - Low Rider
(Jan 31, 2012 - 06:15)
Still gets my feet moving .... dancing in this office chair!

Chuck Berry - Nadine
(Jan 31, 2012 - 06:12)
 sirdroseph wrote:
The King of Rock and Roll!{#Notworthy}
 
King = Elvis.  Nuff said.

The Cruel Sea - Orleans Stomp
(Jan 31, 2012 - 06:12)
I'm thinking the last five inches of the studio tape got cut or badly mangled ...

Johnny Cash - Ring of Fire
(Jan 30, 2012 - 13:57)
Serious lyrics, man.  Very serious.  I mean it.

J.J. Cale - Crazy Mama
(Jan 30, 2012 - 13:01)
Been so long since I heard this tasty little thing ...

The Derek Trucks Band - Down In The Flood
(Jan 30, 2012 - 11:48)

Fab-oh-lah Southern boogie woogie!  Almost every track on this album will generate an equal clodhopper foot stomping good time!

Perfect vocal timbre for this style, don'tcha think?



Prince - When Doves Cry
(Jan 30, 2012 - 09:13)
 aelfheld wrote:
For the downward trajectory?
 
For the eclectic mix that us open-minded folks appreciate.  Patience is a virtue; especially if used when listening to music.

Etta James - Dreamer
(Jan 26, 2012 - 12:09)
Such power in her voice!  And shot-through with emotion ...

The Verve - Bitter Sweet Symphony
(Jan 26, 2012 - 10:55)
For all y'all complaining about this song (or others) being "overplayed."  There's a REASON they get played every 45 minutes on commercial radio.  If you think about it for a little while ... maybe you'll realize why.

I really like this one, even though my nipples don't seem to.

Joan Osborne - Shake Your Hips
(Jan 25, 2012 - 19:37)
THIS IS A SONG I WANT TO HEAR AGAIN!

Creedence Clearwater Revival - I Heard It Through The Grapevine
(Jan 25, 2012 - 12:03)

memory:  late at night with EL and DG, parked along a dirt road in the middle of the woods, my parents' station wagon with the windows rolled up to keep in all the smoke, WBBQ-FM blasting this song as loud as that Chevy stereo would play.



Frank Zappa - Peaches en Regalia
(Jan 25, 2012 - 11:15)
Thanks for a tune from the Zapper-man!  Dweezil has been touring around (seen him twice) with a band that does almost note-for-note renditions of the vinyl versions. 

It's amazing to see a live performance of these songs with their tortuously offbeat tempos.  (pun intended)

The Doors - L.A. Woman
(Jan 25, 2012 - 10:33)
An all-time favorite ...

Little Feat - Willin'
(Jan 25, 2012 - 09:12)
One of my women friends uses the term Dallas Alice all the time.  Cracks me up!

Stevie Wonder - Superstition
(Jan 25, 2012 - 08:56)
 Proclivities wrote:
1970?  Did you have a time machine?  Just kidding, I know you said "circa".  I, too, have pleasant memories of hearing this tune.
 
I was driving in 1970, and Talking Book was often in the casette deck of my Dodge Dart time machine.  This album/casette/8-track/CD/mp3 and Songs in the Key of Life are the best examples of polished funk that I've ever heard.



Kathleen Edwards - Back to Me
(Jan 25, 2012 - 07:33)

Wow!  Very nice ...



Neko Case - Buckets of Rain
(Jan 25, 2012 - 07:27)
If it's OK with all y'all, I'm just going to pretend she's singing this to me ....

Eurythmics - Missionary Man
(Jan 24, 2012 - 14:05)
Man, oh man, oh MAN!  Have mercy!  Great set of non-traditional Rock and Roll, Bill!  Thanks for a nice end to my workday ...

Melody Gardot - Worrisome Heart
(Jan 23, 2012 - 09:20)
 cattail321 wrote:
why do chicks  with french names think they can SING 1920'S-1930'S STYLE SEDUCTIVE TUNES
 
This is no chick.  Anyone with that much sultriness is definitely a full-grown woman.  Jessica Rabbit, indeed. 


Led Zeppelin - Going To California
(Jan 23, 2012 - 08:17)
Blues-Rock supergroup and predeccesors of heavy metal.  But they have enough talent with lyric and instrument to make this special tune — and an entire LZ3 album full of ballads.
 
Wikipedia offers this, which illustrates Bill's mastery of the segue:
The song is reportedly about Canadian singer/songwriter Joni Mitchell, with whom Plant and Page were both infatuated.  In live performances of the song, Plant would often say the name "Joni" after this stanza (which is thought to have referenced Mitchell's 1967 composition "I Had a King"):

   To find a queen without a king,
   They say she plays guitar and cries and sings.

U2 - When Love Comes To Town
(Jan 20, 2012 - 13:27)
"... but I did what I did before Love came to town."  You said it, big man.

Koop - Come To Me (w/ Yukimi Nagano)
(Jan 20, 2012 - 06:59)
HEY!  Is that Romeotuma's hotel in the video?

Shivaree - Goodnight Moon
(Jan 11, 2012 - 12:20)
I swear she's channeling Dolly Parton ...

The Electric Prunes - I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night)
(Jan 11, 2012 - 12:04)
Cosmic, man.  Yeah, lobby muzak for the boomer old folks home.  Reckon I should be getting my reservation ...

Van Morrison - Moondance
(Jan 11, 2012 - 11:10)
Ah yes; dancing under the moon, which is now on tonight's "To Do list."

Elbow - Mirrorball
(Jan 11, 2012 - 11:06)
 Jahgal wrote:
This song, and many others like it, are the reason why each day, after logging in at work in an anonymous office on the Rhine, I put on RP: because it will provide me the sustenance of songs like this, which fill, for a moment, the empty, longing spaces.

Alles gut, ja!
 
Ja.  Sie haben Recht, es ist alles gut. Sehr gute.

Broken Bells - The High Road
(Jan 06, 2012 - 13:35)
 sirdroseph wrote:
Stop it, just stop it! Time to refresh the playlist!{#Frustrated}
 
http://www.batanga.com/en/artists/frank-sinatra


Reed Foehl - Once An Ocean
(Jan 06, 2012 - 13:33)
What did I hear?  "Find the cost of freedom, buried in the ground.  Mother Earth will swallow you, lay your body down."  And I'm stone cold sober.

Harry Manx - I'm Sitting On Top Of The World
(Jan 06, 2012 - 13:31)
Interesting rendition of this staple.  Like the album cover art.  Wonder what other tunes are in his "desert island" collection, and if they're shot through with the same country-fried, banjo-picking treatment.  Reserve rating for a few more listenings, but this has promise.


Zero 7 - In the Waiting Line
(Jan 06, 2012 - 07:28)
Great 'band.'  Thanks to RP for introducing me to their music ... and this is one of my favorites!

Snow Patrol - Shut Your Eyes
(Jan 06, 2012 - 06:59)
I like it.  Pop, simple, whatever your criticisms, it doesn't change the fact that I like it.  I shut my eyes and think of other people all the time. 

The Who - Amazing Journey/Sparks
(Jan 04, 2012 - 12:51)
 On_The_Beach wrote:
Perhaps you'd prefer Cindy-Lou?
cindy lou who - how-the-grinch-stole-christmas photo
 
Cindy-Lou Who is getting up there these days; probably 35 years old by now.

EDIT:  According to Wikipedia, the animated movie "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" debuted in 1966.  If Cindy-Lou Who was 3 years old then, she'd be 48 years old at the end of the year 2011.  She'd still have those magnificent blue eyes.


The Dandy Warhols - Love Song
(Jan 04, 2012 - 12:48)
Nice little melodic riff repeated 8 million times ... but just short of "repeated once too often."

Norah Jones - Come Away With Me
(Jan 04, 2012 - 11:35)
Dear Ms. Jones,

If the "come away with me" invitation is still open, call me.  I will.

Sincerely,
Uncle Hud

Railroad Earth - Mighty River
(Jan 04, 2012 - 06:44)
 naldog wrote:
Been awhile for this one.....any of you previous posters still around?
 
Interesting comment ... and I don't recognize any previous posters' noms de plume.  I like this song, probably because it sounds like the hillbilly music of my childhood.

Kathleen Edwards - Chameleon-Comedian
(Jan 03, 2012 - 13:32)
 cohifi wrote:
Is she divorced ?  She sounds like it.  a lot.  Great tune, too
 
Huh?????

Bloomfield, Kooper, Stills - Harvey's Tune
(Jan 03, 2012 - 08:41)
Not Zappa?!?!  You're kidding!  Off to Amazon to purchase it ...

The Beatles - I Am The Walrus
(Jan 03, 2012 - 07:40)
Wow.  Thanks!

The Doors - Riders On The Storm
(Dec 30, 2011 - 09:46)
 fredriley wrote:
... I'm a bit perverse in that I positively like rain, and particularly stormy weather - it makes me feel so alive, even if I'm out in it getting drenched (which has happened plenty of times hillwalking). In this song, it's just so evocative and raises goose pimples. 8 from the Nottingham jury.
 
Tampa, the lightning capital of the world, was my home for 18 years.  I love the rain, too, especially when it's accompanied by Mother Nature's fireworks.  Makes my mind squirm like a toad ...



The Decemberists - Rox In The Box
(Dec 29, 2011 - 11:31)
 philbertr wrote:
Can anybody tell me what this song is about?
 
Sex.


Neil Young - Old Man
(Dec 29, 2011 - 11:29)

When I first heard this, Neil was singing to some old man.  Today, he's singing to me.



Eagles - Seven Bridges Road
(Dec 29, 2011 - 10:40)
Love the harmonies.  This is one of my favorite songs to sing very loudly while hiking through the woods — as an 'early warning' bear repellent.

The American Analog Set - Hard to Find
(Dec 23, 2011 - 08:52)
Wow!  This yanked me out of my edit/proofread trance ... very nice, very smooooooooth.

Indigo Girls - Share The Moon
(Dec 23, 2011 - 08:39)
 GawgaBoy wrote:
the "girls" or the song?  ....
 
Personally, I think the "Girls" are rather attractive.  Yeah, yeah, I know all that, but intellect and emotion are very strong unclehud magnets.

Velile and Safri Duo - Helele
(Dec 23, 2011 - 08:25)
Variety is the antidote for slowly becoming old and grouchy.  Thanks, RP, for providing aural variety.

Mocean Worker - Shooby Shooby Do Yah!
(Dec 23, 2011 - 08:11)
 jamessavik wrote:
I am waiting for a looney tunes cartoon to start
 
Watch C-SPAN.


Michael Franti & Spearhead - Say Hey
(Dec 23, 2011 - 08:09)
I really like this song, but it is aboslutely unrelated to the album art's claim of "Rebel Rockers".  Did I miss the sarcasm?

Jana Kirschner - Na Ciernom Koni
(Dec 23, 2011 - 08:04)
Jeez-oh-man!  Why does gypsy music get me revved up so quickly?  edit: Read romeotuma's translation below, and now I understand.


Peter Gabriel - Mercy Street
(Dec 23, 2011 - 08:03)
Trustocity:  great story.

R.E.M. - So. Central Rain
(Dec 23, 2011 - 07:47)
 sirdroseph wrote:
No, I think if you were to take a concensus vote for best REM song, my guess this one would win or at least be in the top 5. It certainly gets my vote.
 
Stand.

Patty Griffin - Long Ride Home
(Dec 23, 2011 - 07:30)
Poignant song.  Her voice has precisely the right timbre and pitch for this message, doesn't it?

Roy Orbison - You Got It
(Dec 23, 2011 - 07:12)
 jlind wrote:
21 ratings, this seriously hardly ever gets played?
 
56 as of today.  (Anything you want, you got it.)

Jethro Tull - Thick as a Brick
(Dec 23, 2011 - 07:05)
 msymmes wrote:
Yup.  It's long.   See your therapist if you can't take it. 
 
Chuckle, chuckle ...

Jethro Tull - Thick as a Brick
(Dec 23, 2011 - 07:04)
 Cynaera wrote:
In all these years, I'd never heard this song in its entirety!  Thanks, Bill and RP - one more item to cross off my bucket-list. I love this song, and I don't care how long it is! {#Cheers}
 
My eldest son gave me this on CD recently, and it is actually transcribed as 2 cuts: side 1, then side 2.  Remastered, too, or something like that, because the sound quality is incredible.  Not a bad way to spend 45 minutes, listening end-to-end.

PS:  And a bunch of US teenagers understood this:  thick as a brick = dumb as a post.  Didn't have to be Gerald Bostock to know that.


Rolling Stones - Stray Cat Blues
(Dec 23, 2011 - 07:00)
 jr2571 wrote:
It's strange— grew up a classic rock fan, but never appreciated the Stones- perhaps too much exposure to Hot Rocks, but as I get older (40 and counting) I love them more and more and I understand why they are called the best rock and roll band of all time.  

To steal someone else's line from a few comments below, when I was growing up you were either a fan of the Beatles or Stones.  In my very small Southern US town, the Stones were the Antichrist, so we didn't hear much of them.  Became a big fan in the late 70's, during/after college.

Fleetwood Mac - Oh Well
(Dec 23, 2011 - 06:53)
Hurray!  REAL Fleetwood Mac!  edit:  ... and MANY thanks for playing the real version rather than the radio-shortened one!

The Black Crowes - Good Morning Captain
(Dec 22, 2011 - 13:21)
YEEEEHAW!  Crowes!  Ears just switched into 'glide.'

The Shins - New Slang (When You Notice the Stripes)
(Dec 22, 2011 - 12:15)
 Hannio wrote:
You are probably thinking that sim is rating this less than 3, but that is actually an internet sideways heart, as in "Ezra Klein <3 Justin Bieber", for example.
 
I was wonderin' what's up with all those fallen-over ice cream cones ...

Small Faces - Itchycoo Park
(Dec 22, 2011 - 12:13)
 fredriley wrote:
 ...  Where the feck is Itchycoo Park anyhoo?
 
Cute poery in your question!  Thanks to Wikipedia:
Marriott and Small Faces manager Tony Calder came up with this well-known story when Marriott was told the BBC had banned the song for its overt drug references: "We scammed the story together, we told the BBC that Itchycoo Park was a piece of waste ground in the East End that the band had played on as kids - we put the story out at ten and by lunchtime we were told the ban was off."
 
Ronnie Lane on the true location of Itchycoo Park:  "It's a place we used to go to in Ilford years ago. Some bloke we know suggested it to us because it's full of nettles and you keep scratching."

Beck - Beautiful Way
(Dec 22, 2011 - 12:06)
... music ... in ... slow ... motion ... that ... always ... gets ... my ... attention.

"Such a beautiful way to break my heart."  What does that mean, exactly?

Traffic - Hidden Treasure
(Dec 22, 2011 - 12:03)
This album is my favorite for top-down motoring on the remote National Forest dirt roads nearby.  Seems appropriate for the green canopy and quiet surroundings.

Patti Smith - Dancing Barefoot
(Dec 22, 2011 - 11:51)
Goddess?  Aye, she surely is.

Santana - Samba Pa Ti
(Dec 22, 2011 - 09:34)
I always thought it was "Samba Par-Tee" ...

U2 - Bullet the Blue Sky
(Dec 22, 2011 - 09:23)
Someone called this a screaming guitar, and that's wonderfully descriptive.  Powerful music, and "outside it's America" with screaming, jangly guitar noises.

Bob Dylan - Tonight I'll Be Staying Here with You
(Dec 22, 2011 - 09:15)

He had a voice transplant a few years after this ...



Morphine - Buena
(Dec 22, 2011 - 08:33)
Thank you, Bill for introducing me to this marvelous band.  Gravelly voice matches gravelly sax, layered over quiet boogie beat ...

Rimsky-Korsakov - The Flight of the Bumblebee
(Dec 22, 2011 - 06:57)
Green Hornet theme (TV version with Bruce Lee) ... right?

Patty Griffin - You'll Remember
(Dec 21, 2011 - 12:37)
goodness gracious ... !!!

Ben Harper - Burn to Shine
(Dec 21, 2011 - 12:06)
Billy Jack?!?!  Now that was a while ago ...

Spirit - Morning Will Come
(Dec 21, 2011 - 12:02)
 Cynaera wrote:
What the heck is it about Spirit's music that makes it just as wonderful today as it was in the seventies?  .....

I've wondered that a lot myself.  Here's the best I can figure: 
   1) well-crafted melodies and harmonies (good tunes)
   2) cogent or witty lyrics, sometimes both
   3) highly-produced recordings: multitracking, backing vocals balanced well, apropos background noises (Fresh Garbage, Mr. Skin) that aren't too loud, clean instument tracks, clear vocal tracks
   4) their songs have a great beat and I can dance to them

Some of their stuff sounds so fresh, it could have been recorded last month.

PS to sir242 below: I would say these guys are anti-glam — except of course, for the psychedelics.


Sam & Dave - Soul Man
(Dec 21, 2011 - 11:22)
Boogie music!  Horns and everything!  (Composer Issac Hayes before his gig on South Park.)