|Patti Smith - Because The Night|
(Apr 30, 2004 - 14:06)
|i love the edge to her voice, the roughness to it. and if you ever get a chance to hear her speak on her writings and her politics, do it. she's one smart and interesting speaker. |
|Beth Orton - Stolen Car|
(Apr 30, 2004 - 13:51)
|while i think this is an amazing song i feel like i've heard it here several times the last week. or am i imagining it? |
|Paul Simon - Under African Skies|
(Apr 30, 2004 - 09:45)
|ultimately, this album would be like having a south african artist come to the U.S. and enjoy our 'quaint' music. then head home, make an album with mixtures of frank sinatra or any other form of music from the 50s, and market it as 'current US culture'. my friends from south africa smile when they hear this then roll their eyes. this is not current south african culture. in fact they have told me that its release caused south african musical culture to go back 40 years and revisit this form without fullying evolving and creating its modern forms. not only did paul make a load of money off of this but he helped infantalize a culture and turn it into a cultural keepsake for outsiders. since we have this album we no longer feel responsible to further understand the complexities of a culture, paul did it all for us.
sorry for the ramblings. a liberal arts degree has to be good for something.
|Cake - Rock & Roll Lifestyle|
(Apr 30, 2004 - 09:13)
|wow. it seems that those most opposed to this song might be on the defensive about it. though it's nearly 10 years old, it still seems relevant, no? it's a lot of work to look so hip and dissheveled. the contradictions of that lifestyle are obvious to me and thank god, to cake too. go ahead boys! |
|Jethro Tull - With You There to Help Me|
(Apr 23, 2004 - 14:05)
|my parents bought me jethro tull albums to coerce me into practicing that damn flute. if for no other reason, i can not appreciate the tull.|
|Ganga Giri - Nungabunda|
(Apr 23, 2004 - 13:53)
|while i don't dislike it, i'm just surprised that this is the second time in the last few hours that ganga giri has shown up. please. ecentricity can easily include diversity. there are so many other artists out there. |
|Morphine - Radar|
(Apr 23, 2004 - 12:32)
|i love the creepy/sexy vibe of his voice. i too joined the morphine bandwagon too late. but twineman is an interesting trio with similar instrumentals but a folksier vibe. a shot of morphine always makes the day better. |
|Björk - Big Time Sensuality|
(Apr 23, 2004 - 12:26)
|i'm so glad bjork isn't another brittany or madonna. she makes uniqueness beautiful and sexy. sure the swan wasn't couture, but it was all her own style. god bless her for simply being herself rather than some prepacked barbie. i've got a tape of one of her icelandic jazz fusion albums. not something ordinary or usual to say the least. but still, all her own style.
|The Cure - Letter to Elise|
(Apr 23, 2004 - 12:17)
|i'm with the pro 80s/early 90s set. while i have long lost my vanilla ice/new kids tapes, i still hold on to groups like the cure. it's like any time frame, there is the good, the bad, and the bugley - it's ok to be pickey about which you subscribe to.
thanks for the memories bill.
|Depeche Mode - Personal Jesus|
(Apr 23, 2004 - 11:42)
|what a fun combo after the eels' novocaine for the soul. haven't heard either in a long time and they add a touch of something to the office. thanks!
|Manu Chao - Me Gustas Tu|
(Apr 19, 2004 - 14:08)
|because oscar is spanish but grew up in france. he's so continental...
if you want more ecclectic spanish/latino music, try (click here)
por favor manu, casame... podemos tener un monton de manuitos!
Why are the lyrics in both Spanish and French, can you tell me please?
|Beck - Guess I'm Doing Fine|
(Apr 19, 2004 - 13:30)
|i'm so impressed by the many facets of beck. now could someone pass me the zoloft...?? pretty please?|