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Profile: Hannio

Joined: Oct 09, 2002
Location: Austin, TX
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Birthday: Feb 1, 1953
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Song Comments by Hannio
Ben Harper - Jah Work
(May 03, 2016 - 07:22)
 Mugro wrote:

Yes, but don't we all get carbon credits just for listening to him? See, he's not so worthless after all. 



Ray LaMontagne - Homecoming
(Apr 27, 2016 - 05:43)
Most of the time Ray's singing turns me off, but some of his work is breathtakingly beautiful.  E.g. this one.

Yes - Roundabout
(Apr 18, 2016 - 10:04)
 molson wrote:
I am sorry, some people should be barred from posting, very annoying to hate on groups. Unless you can out play and outsell their records yourself, don't judge!! Someone's earlier post saying Steely Dan, Dire Straits and Yes are outdated has no real appreciation of Music, nobody really wants to see a post from you. Thats like saying Bach is outdated. Just saying keep it to yourself if you don't know what you are talking about!


It's just an opinion, dude.  Not everybody is going to like what you like, and they have every right to say so in this forum.  Grow up.

Wilson Pickett - Mustang Sally
(Apr 13, 2016 - 08:57)
 snowak wrote:
YEAH ANOTHER SALLY SONG —> that's my name
I wanna hear "lay down sally" and "sneaking sally through the alley" next


How about Sally Go 'Round the Roses?

Beck - Morning
(Mar 28, 2016 - 06:08)
This album is a masterpiece.

Pink Floyd - Us & Them -> Eclipse
(Mar 24, 2016 - 09:58)
 thewiseking wrote:
muzak..............for stoners


Pretty much.

Steve Earle - I Feel Alright
(Mar 23, 2016 - 04:59)
 atthetone wrote:
Nice segway fron John Hiatt to Steve Earle, thats what I love about RP....roll on  :)


Segue, dammit! 

Arcade Fire - Rebellion (Lies)
(Mar 23, 2016 - 04:43)

This is the very definition of histrionic.

Yes - Yours Is No Disgrace
(Mar 21, 2016 - 04:44)
 DeemerDave wrote:
 baylees wrote:
bad then still bad

maxjboxer wrote:

You got that righ

Just because YOU don't get it doesn't mean its bad. calling the music bad just means you're arrogant.

No, all it means is his musical tastes lie elsewhere. So what if someone doesn't like the same music you do?

Foo Fighters - Everlong
(Mar 14, 2016 - 06:36)
 h8rhater wrote:

Dave of Thrones


I agree, this is pretty lame.

Willie Nelson - Angel Flying Too Close To The Ground
(Mar 10, 2016 - 10:14)
 UhlainOKC wrote:
I attended (one of) Willie's daughter's wedding(s), she married a man in Eureka Springs, AR. I was 8 in 1988. It was the first time I saw my mom smoke pot...

I also spent the majority of my day riding skateboards down the rocky driveway with her son... haha 


I x-rayed Willie's mother at Brackenridge Hospital, sometime around 1976.  Willie was waiting out in the hall.  If I'd known he was going to get so famous, I would have asked for an autograph. 

The Doors - Love Street
(Mar 08, 2016 - 10:35)

I'd like to hear Shatner do this one.


I see you live... on... LOVE...street...

There's this STORE...where the... CREATURES MEET...


und so weiter.

Rolling Stones - Moonlight Mile
(Mar 08, 2016 - 05:29)
I think I like this song a little more every time I hear it.

Derek and the Dominos - Have You Ever Loved A Woman
(Feb 29, 2016 - 09:59)
 haretic wrote:

If I am not mistaken, many Eric Clapton fans responded to Derek and the Dominos much as you did. I heard it kinda broke Clapton's heart. For myself, I am a bit sad to admit that, while I knew Derek was great music; I still wished "Wheels of Fire" and "Goodbye" could have gone on forever, morphing into more music "like that"!


My sentiments exactly.  It would have been vastly more interesting than this.

Rolling Stones - Jumpin' Jack Flash
(Feb 23, 2016 - 07:34)
 calypsus_1 wrote:
Rolling Stones Wallpaper by ~JohnnySlowhand
Nikola Plecas ©2009-2010 ~JohnnySlowhand



I realize that Bill Wyman had left the Stones by the time this picture was taken.  Still, it doesn't seem right without him.

Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood - Can't Find My Way Home (Live)
(Feb 23, 2016 - 07:12)
 LizK wrote:

We use those various twerks in the languge so (see? so there!)  we can use the word  AMAZING for everything. Some years ago, I listened to  some bubba nattering about nothing, while I counted the number of times he began and ended every sentence with "Ya know?"  And when he finished, I told him the number.  He never forgave me.


I had a friend with the same affliction, coupled with "I mean..."  Eventually it got to the point where he was ending discourses with, "I mean..., ya know what I mean, ya know?"

Lucinda Williams - Hot Blood
(Feb 23, 2016 - 06:58)

New Order - Temptation
(Feb 23, 2016 - 06:53)
 :+:_DL wrote:
It just keeps going and going


But never really goes anywhere.

The Eagles - New Kid In Town
(Feb 19, 2016 - 05:28)
 stunix wrote:

and Lemmy...... but Keith Richards lives on.


In a dark corner of a dusty attic somewhere in Bizarro world, a portrait of Keef never ages.

Robert Plant - Rainbow
(Feb 18, 2016 - 11:52)
 Grammarcop wrote:
Saw a photo of Robert Plant in The New York Times recently. Let's just say he's not aged gracefully.


Well, he's still got a good head of hair, so there's that.

Counting Crows - Omaha
(Feb 18, 2016 - 08:25)
 DeemerDave wrote:
Peyton Manning in the shotgun....


Heh.  Beat me to it.

Buena Vista Social Club - Candela
(Feb 18, 2016 - 06:51)
 mgkiwi wrote:
If the rumours are true and the USA are relaxing their restrictions on Cuba, the time to visit is NOW before the USA destroy it, turn it into another Mexico!!!

Yeah, we should have never relaxed the restrictions so that Cuba could remain the worker's paradise that it is.

Spacehog - In The Meantime
(Feb 18, 2016 - 05:40)
 govna wrote:

I don't know why I like this song, but I do.  And I like it really loud, too.

Rachel Podger - Vivaldi - Allegro, Concerto in G Major, Op 4 No 3
(Feb 15, 2016 - 05:57)
 rocklandlove wrote:
I LOVE RP and its gorgeous sets!

Except... hate to say this, but... 

(( face palm )) achh... you guys are SO awesome at segues, but when you go from an iconic piece like Eleanor Rigby to a completely generic baroque piece by Vivaldi (not one of his better ones) I feel the whole thing gets cheapened. 

"Classical music" is not just segue material. It is a whole universe unto itself, and while it can be beautifully mixed in to rock/free-form sets, I feel that it requires a little more sophistication in its use. It's more, in other words, than just how it sounds in that set. Please use with care!

Thank you.  You have captured exactly how I feel as well, but couldn't find the words to express.

Prefab Sprout - Faron
(Feb 11, 2016 - 06:08)
A mid sixties Triumph Trophy on the album cover.  I had one, in ancient ages past.

David Crosby - Tamalpias High
(Feb 09, 2016 - 12:05)
 easmann wrote:


That article ignores the very, shall we say, earthy quality of a lot of native American names.  Names like Coyote Vagina (probably the sanitized translation) and Erection That Does Not Go Down.  Not to mention the name I shall shorten to Two Dogs.  Okay, the last one may not be a real indian name, but the first two are documented.

Manu Chao - Bongo Bong
(Feb 08, 2016 - 09:11)
 q4Fry wrote:
Depending on my mood, I think this song is hilarious. It gets a 6 for the moment.


No ambivalence here.  I'm never in the mood for this.

Beck - Jack-Ass
(Feb 08, 2016 - 09:01)
I love Beck.  He makes interesting music.

Thievery Corporation - Strange Days (Doors remix)
(Feb 08, 2016 - 08:44)
 Hannio wrote:
I'm a die-hard Doors fan, but I really like this.


Despite writing this back in 2007, I inexplicably rated it a 1.  I think maybe I rated it first, being initially shocked at the blasphemous mashup, then got into the groove and wrote that I liked it.  Who knows?  I'm increasing my rating to 7.

John Martyn - Glory Box
(Feb 08, 2016 - 05:24)
 1wolfy wrote:
give me  the freedom to destroy..give me  radioactive toy


Jong Un, is that you?

First Aid Kit - King Of The World
(Jan 28, 2016 - 10:26)
 dwhayslett wrote:

So the linchpin of your belief is the claim of a set of stone-age shepherds that this one guy came back to life after a magical three day period?


No, the linchpin is the witness of the Spirit within all those who have received Jesus Christ as Lord and savior.  Those who have by faith received Christ have entered into an intimate fellowship with Him, and indeed are partakers of the divine nature.

Robert Palmer - Sailing Shoes / Hey Julia / Sneakin' Sally
(Jan 27, 2016 - 12:04)
 Shesdifferent wrote:
Horrid....like nail on a chalkboard.


I really do not understand what people are attracted to in this.

Robbie Robertson - Somewhere Down The Crazy River
(Jan 25, 2016 - 08:06)
 p4rkrb01 wrote:
Yep, this begs for a Shatner cover version


This is cheesy enough as is, but a Shatner cover would be awesome.

Steely Dan - Deacon Blues
(Jan 21, 2016 - 12:56)
Walter White likes Steely Dan.

The Eagles - Hotel California (live acoustic)
(Jan 19, 2016 - 06:33)
 bc wrote:


From the Wikipedia entry of The Big Lebowski:

Burnett was able to secure the rights to the songs by Kenny Rogers and the Gipsy Kings and also added tracks by Captain BeefheartMoondog and the rights to a relatively obscure Bob Dylan song called "The Man in Me". However, he had a tough time securing the rights to Townes Van Zandt's cover of the Rolling Stones' "Dead Flowers", which plays over the film's closing credits. Former Stones manager Allen Klein owned the rights to the song and wanted $150,000 for it. Burnett convinced Klein to watch an early cut of the film and remembers, "It got to the part where the Dude says, 'I hate the fuckin' Eagles, man!' Klein stands up and says, 'That's it, you can have the song!' That was beautiful."

Jefferson Airplane - Plastic Fantastic Lover (live)
(Jan 18, 2016 - 11:14)
 hayduke2 wrote:
animated psychedelic grinning skull


Yeah, that's how I remember it, too.

Cage the Elephant - Cold Cold Cold
(Jan 18, 2016 - 10:00)
Well, I like it.

Sinéad O'Connor - I Am Stretched On Your Grave
(Jan 18, 2016 - 05:16)
 On_The_Beach wrote:

Not to worry; your next President, Donald Trump, will be shutting down all the "liberal arts colleges".
Soon as he gets done building that wall.


We can only hope.

Tori Amos - Caught A Lite Sneeze
(Jan 15, 2016 - 06:26)
Is that a Mannlicher stock on that rifle?  Nice.

Al Green - Love and Happiness
(Jan 15, 2016 - 06:22)
We need a Play It Again button.

The Beatles - Dear Prudence
(Jan 14, 2016 - 05:24)
Still gives me goosebumps after all these years.

Admiral Freebee - Rags'n'run
(Jan 11, 2016 - 12:02)
 wmstadler wrote:
Another musician who picked up the harmonica for the first time and with very little practice recorded it on a major release. It's an insult to REAL harmonica players everywhere. You wouldn't do that with any other instrument...would you?


Actually singers do all the time.  Very few are professionally trained, yet somehow it doesn't really matter when it comes to rock, pop or folk music.  Just like harmonica playing.

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Full Grown Boy
(Jan 07, 2016 - 12:04)
 Steely_D wrote:
Maybe I'll like it if I hear it more, but that's a poor impersonation of Tom Petty.


It's different, which is a good thing.  Otherwise you get people (usually people who are only familiar with a few songs) saying it sounds like every other song he's done.

The Blue Hawaiians - Deadman's
(Jan 06, 2016 - 08:26)
 old_shep wrote:
Dick Dale meets Dengue Fever.  Me likes.

Very much like Dengue Fever.  Not really picking up on Dick Dale, but I'm familiar with only a few tunes of his.

Emancipator - Nevergreen
(Dec 29, 2015 - 09:33)
 rtrt wrote:
I see a Lion resting on it's side

I see my dog about to poop.

Hooverphonic - No More Sweet Music
(Dec 29, 2015 - 09:16)

The Shins - Bait And Switch
(Dec 28, 2015 - 11:38)
 h8rhater wrote:




Oh no you di'int!

Dave Matthews Band - Broken Things
(Dec 28, 2015 - 10:45)
 Proclivities wrote:

In the case of ppop's sentence, ending his sentence with the proposition "to" is grammatically correct.  If the word were removed from his comment the meaning of the comment would be altered, so it is not an unnecessary preposition.  Also, it is a myth that it is grammatically incorrect to end a sentence with a preposition.


This is arrant pedantry up with which I shall not put.




(Attributed to Winston Churchill)

Boy & Bear - A Moment's Grace
(Dec 23, 2015 - 09:11)
 rdo wrote:

What in the world could possibly be wrong with being played on a TV show?  Have you thought this through?  I find that to be an utterly baffling point of view.


It's a sign of success.  And nothing pisses some people off more than the success of others.

Steve Earle - Copperhead Road
(Dec 21, 2015 - 10:43)
 ppopp wrote:
I feel like I need a mullet, a beat-up old truck, and a large tub of mayo called Mary-lou on the passenger seat to enjoy this song.

No, not really, but you might think so if you're from Portland.

Tonic - Lemon Parade
(Dec 21, 2015 - 06:13)
Hmmm. I always thought this was George Harrison.

Yardbirds - Heart Full Of Soul
(Dec 18, 2015 - 12:04)
 Propayne wrote:
When I first heard this song, as a kid in the '60s, I remember thinking how "grownup" it sounded compared to what was being played on the radio at the time.



Grateful Dead - Playing in the Band
(Dec 18, 2015 - 09:34)
 idiot_wind wrote:
Is the GD the greatest American RnR band ever?   


I think not.  But, I still love 'em.  Especially on a warm summer day, with a cold beer, floating on the Guadalupe.

Elton John - Sixty Years On
(Dec 17, 2015 - 10:15)
 On_The_Beach wrote:
I'm not usually a fan of strings with pop/rock music but it's working here.


My sentiments exactly.

Euphoria - Desert Drive
(Dec 17, 2015 - 09:30)
Reminds me of the David Crosby song Laughing that was played yesterday.

The Smiths - What Difference Does It Make?
(Dec 16, 2015 - 12:04)
 Baby_M wrote:
Hillary Clinton's 2016 campaign song!




Booker T. & the MGs - Green Onions (Live)
(Dec 15, 2015 - 11:35)

The Flamingos - I Only Have Eyes for You
(Dec 15, 2015 - 10:27)
Makes me want to hear Ruben and the Jets.

Crosby, Stills & Nash - Long Time Gone
(Dec 07, 2015 - 08:04)
 countryrds wrote:
We cut our hair a long time ago and the dawn seems farther away now than ever.  


Well, see, you didn't listen to the song, dude.  You were supposed to, like, NOT cut your hair, man.

The Smiths - Bigmouth Strikes Again
(Dec 03, 2015 - 08:18)
 subdude wrote:
Getting very sick of wining singers!


Maybe some dining along with the wining would get you better results.

The Kinks - Sunny Afternoon
(Dec 02, 2015 - 08:07)
This was the very first 45 rpm single I ever bought, back in '66 or '67.  Not sure why it was this particular song, I was way more into the Beatles and Stones.

Django Reinhardt - Beyond the Sea
(Nov 25, 2015 - 10:19)

Neil Young - Like a Hurricane
(Nov 17, 2015 - 11:12)
I'm pretty sure they play this at Gitmo.

Koko Taylor - Wang Dang Doodle
(Nov 17, 2015 - 10:02)
I know two Asian guys named Wang and Dang.  I told them they needed to find a guy named Doodle.  They had no idea what I was talking about.  I swear I am not making this up.

Sinéad O'Connor - I Am Stretched On Your Grave
(Nov 16, 2015 - 11:51)
 ScottishWillie wrote:
 bitbanger wrote:
Likely she pisses a lot of people off because her viewpoint brooks no disagreement or divergence.

She pisses people off because she loves to attack people/organisations and say controversial thing that upset others. She then moves into full martyr mode when they retaliate and attack her back. I respect her right to express her views but she loses my respect when she whines and weeps when all hell breaks loose after her outbursts. If you don’t want the vitriol shut up.

So she is just like so many other special snowflakes that abound in universities and liberal arts colleges.

World Party - God On My Side
(Nov 16, 2015 - 10:06)
 crockydile wrote:
The night they drove ol' Dixie down...

I thought that was what was playing until I turned the volume up a bit.

Jefferson Airplane - Fat Angel
(Nov 16, 2015 - 09:41)

Little Feat - Dixie Chicken
(Nov 12, 2015 - 05:33)

Little Feat put on one of the most memorable shows I ever went to, fall of 1973 I think, at the Armadillo World Headquarters.  They were a fantastically tight band live. 

During that show I got to talking with this very cute girl who was a devotee of Maharaj Ji.  During the show she did some sort of astral projection on me that was quite remarkable in its intensity.  She was sitting behind me at the time.  After a few moments it was over and I turned around and stared at her in amazement.  She said to me, "you blissed out, didn't you?"  Stuff like that happened back in the '70s.

Edvard Grieg - Morning Mood (Allegretto pas
(Nov 11, 2015 - 12:51)
 Proclivities wrote:

It's from the same suite.  
Oh yeah, it's repetitive, redundant, and derivative too - a rip-off of some Floyd or Zeppelin tune - belongs in a Tarantino film.


Can't dance to it.  Well, I can't, anyway.

Yoshida Brothers - Storm
(Nov 10, 2015 - 10:43)
This is good stuff.  For about 30 seconds.

The Waterboys - November Tale
(Nov 09, 2015 - 11:44)
 lily34 wrote:
yes, but creepy cover art.

It's a damn fine ghillie suit.

Grateful Dead - Dire Wolf
(Nov 09, 2015 - 11:41)
 moodfood wrote:

2nd best, runner up to American Beauty.. {#Biggrin}


My favorite Dead album is usually the one of these two that I happen to be listening to at the time.

Ben Harper - Faded
(Nov 09, 2015 - 10:50)
 DanFHiggins wrote:

who else could we put into this category? 
Dylan,Hendrix,Vedder,Jagger,Cobain,Morrison (take your pick),Petty,on and on and on.
Pretty good company I'd say.

Oh and I like the song also. 


Oh, please.  You're comparing Mick Jagger and Jim Morrison to this?  While all the artists you list had their moments of unintelligible ramblings, they generally sang with volume.  Ben Harper is consistently in a league by himself when it comes to narcoleptic mutterings.

Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet - Good Cop Bad Cop
(Nov 09, 2015 - 08:28)
 kingart wrote:
I am Iron Man. 

Yeah, now that you mention it.  But I always hear the opening chord of QSM's cover of Who Do You Love.

Stranglers - Golden Brown
(Nov 06, 2015 - 05:13)
 Proclivities wrote:
 Hannio wrote:
The guitar work is very reminiscent of Robby Krieger.  Come to think of it, I'm hearing Ray Manzarek in the harpsichord, too, and the treatment of the subject matter is quintessentially Jim Morrison. 

People have been comparing The Stranglers sound to that of The Doors for almost 40 years. They never denied the influence - especially their keyboard player.  However, guitar modal scales played on a clean, non-distorted guitar existed long before Krieger.  Any rock song with a harpsichord is going to remind some people of Manzarek (especially if the only other rock song with a harpsichord they've heard is "Love Me Two Times"), and Jim Morrison did not invent the concept of symbolic lyrics.


Well, okay then, I'm glad we got that cleared up.  And just to clarify further, I wasn't criticizing at all.  I was pointing out the elements of the song I really like.  Lyrically this song reminds me of Crystal Ship, which Morrison eventually said refers to a glass of brandy.  Yeah, right, Jim, whatever you say.  Well, I suppose he had no choice but to say that.

Jethro Tull - Cross Eyed Mary
(Oct 30, 2015 - 08:57)
 thewiseking wrote:

ya lost us on Grand Funk



78 Saab - All A Lie
(Oct 30, 2015 - 05:28)

James McMurtry - Off And Running
(Oct 30, 2015 - 04:57)
I saw James at the airport a while back, wearing his hat.  I think it might be surgically attached.

Jefferson Airplane - Good Shepherd
(Oct 26, 2015 - 09:22)
Still gives me goose bumps after all these years.

Stranglers - Golden Brown
(Oct 26, 2015 - 07:39)
The guitar work is very reminiscent of Robby Krieger.  Come to think of it, I'm hearing Ray Manzarek in the harpsichord, too, and the treatment of the subject matter is quintessentially Jim Morrison.

The Police - Darkness
(Oct 16, 2015 - 11:32)
Love this one.

Dead Can Dance - American Dreaming
(Oct 16, 2015 - 10:13)
 rev_cletus wrote:

How sanctimonious...  


Yes, it is that, too.

Dave Matthews Band - Digging A Ditch
(Oct 14, 2015 - 10:24)
 oldfart48 wrote:
seems to me that all the DMB haters are formulaic weened to soon nerd wannabe's. the man has been rockin' for a loooong time and is mostly  a jazz man playing rock.his stuff is always good sometimes challenging, never bland or "trendy" just my 3 penny opera......


Or, OR!... hear me out now... it might be possible that we just don't have the same musical likes and dislikes that you do.  Preposterous, I know.

The Waterboys - The Raggle Taggle Gypsy (Live)
(Oct 13, 2015 - 11:29)
 stunix wrote:
As a British celt of irish decent and 4th gen Welsh, the only time we hear this pseudo celtic penny whistle riverdance shite is on American radio stations.     They sure do wanna be Irish to be sure!   If you spend a weekend in Cork. you'll find that the live irish music is nothing like this commercialised stuff in the same way that americans buy cheese in a tube.


I feel sorry for you.

Yo La Tengo - Periodically Double Or Triple
(Oct 13, 2015 - 11:20)
This is why I listen to RP.

The Kinks - Lola (live)
(Oct 13, 2015 - 08:45)
 jbunniii wrote:
Sigh, the Kinks must have at least a hundred songs that are better (and certainly less overplayed) than "Lola." This one adds annoying crowd singing to the mix.


My thoughts exactly.  I come to RP to try to get away from such as this.

Jump Little Children - Cathedrals
(Oct 08, 2015 - 08:21)
 Proclivities wrote:

"...I had some dreams there were clowns in my coffee..."


"No I never ever went to sphincter pass."

Orchestra Baobab - Ndongoy Daara
(Oct 08, 2015 - 08:07)
 jkhandy wrote:

what's a chili rellano?  you should check your spelling before you post. Stupido!


That should be "estupido".



Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds - Two Step (alternate version)
(Oct 08, 2015 - 06:40)
 AhhtheMusic wrote:
I never like Dave Matthews, no matter how hard I try.  Is there a trick?

The trick is to imagine that it is Jack Black singing.  Then it becomes hilarious. 

William Shatner - Common People
(Oct 07, 2015 - 12:16)
Once a decade is enough for this one.

Bob Marley - Buffalo Soldier
(Oct 05, 2015 - 05:37)

Can't help but think of that South Park episode where Randy exposes himself to the microwave in order to get testicular cancer so that he would qualify for medical marijuana. 



Jefferson Airplane - Somebody to Love
(Oct 05, 2015 - 05:27)
I can understand people being tired of this song, and I always feel the same way at first.  But after a few bars of Grace's energy and intensity I'm loving it.  Not to mention Jorma and Jack.

The Audreys - Oh Honey
(Oct 01, 2015 - 11:36)
 kcar wrote:

"No one goes there anymore. It's too crowded." - Yogi Berra. 


"They stayed away in droves" - (Sam Goldwyn).  RIP Yogi.

Space - Neighbourhood
(Sep 30, 2015 - 10:15)
 tiggers wrote:

It's our language so maybe you should get your own ... especially seeing as you have emasculated (look it up) ours for no good reason!


We do have our own, at least here in Texas we do, pendejo.  But I never realized superfluous u's had any masculine qualities.  What are you compensating for?

Velvet Underground - I'm Waiting For The Man
(Sep 30, 2015 - 05:49)
 steeler wrote:
Art is not just about technique.  It also is about concepts, and mining the wells of the spirit and soul.


And about the proper placement of phallic shaped fruits.

Rolling Stones - Mother's Little Helper
(Sep 30, 2015 - 05:46)
 On_The_Beach wrote:
The Stones preaching about the evils of drugs?
Oh, the irony!  ; )


Well, the evils of prescribed medication to help you cope with life, to be more specific.  As opposed to recreational self-medication, which the Stones enthusiastically embraced, of course.

Crowded House - Pineapple Head
(Sep 29, 2015 - 12:48)
 kcar wrote:

How disappointing that we can't tell the difference between shampoo and pieces of fruit. 

Seriously, Americans can be pretty dumb about geography and the world beyond their country's borders. 


"A National Geographic poll of over 500 young Americans, aged 18 to 24, showed that six per cent failed to locate their own country on a map of the world.

Among those with a high school education or less, the figure was one in ten. Only one in three could find Great Britain on a map.

In the same group, two thirds of the respondents estimated the population of the US at between 750 million and two billion (actual figure: 298 million).

In the same National Geographic poll, conducted three years after the Iraq War began, only 37 per cent of young Americans could find Iraq on a map of the Middle East.

The same percentage could point out Saudi Arabia.

Only one in four could locate Israel or Iran.

Even among college students, only 23 per cent found all four countries.

Two years after the Iraq War began, 70 per cent of Americans still believed Saddam Hussein was personally involved in the 9/11 attacks, according to a Washington Post survey."

Engaging in the Canadian national pastime, are you?

R.E.M. - Radio Free Europe
(Sep 28, 2015 - 06:24)
 DeemerDave wrote:



No kidding.

Dave Matthews Band - Seek Up
(Sep 24, 2015 - 06:40)
 alexmwalker wrote:

Or instruments..

Or Dave.

Tori Amos - Wednesday
(Sep 23, 2015 - 11:49)
 FluorideFreeMN wrote:

Couldn't agree more.  I am young enough to have heard Tori before Kate. Now when I listen to Kate, her music doesn't compare.

Kate's music is vastly more interesting.

John Lennon - Crippled Inside
(Sep 23, 2015 - 05:47)
 gofishbish wrote:
Funny, I was thinking the same thing... but for Hillary.


Me too.  To be fair, I think this applies to pretty much any politician these days.  Including Dear Leader.

King Crimson - I Talk To The Wind
(Sep 22, 2015 - 08:32)
This was de rigueur back in college days.  I grew mightily sick of it.  Still am.  It was music like this that made groups like the Ramones, Pretenders, Police and B-52s such a breath of fresh air by the end of the 70's..

Dave Matthews Band - Crash Into Me (live acoustic version)
(Sep 22, 2015 - 06:15)
 toterola wrote:
... and quit trying to be hipper than the rest of us...


So we don't like Dave because we are trying to be hip?      {#Roflol}

David Bowie - The Man Who Sold The World
(Sep 21, 2015 - 11:28)
 bobzane wrote:
Martin Sheen was host - right after Apocalypse Now came out 

treatment_bound wrote:

Yeah, you might turn more than a few heads walking around in this "off the rack" special in 2012, but just imagine pulling it off in 1970!


Fits right in with the Game of Thrones crowd.

Ihtiyac Molasi - Cengi
(Sep 21, 2015 - 10:34)
 agkagk wrote:

Turkey is not the "one and only democracy in the Muslim world". Perhaps you meant "Arab world" where many of the countries are dictatorships or monarchies. ... 


Turks are not Arabs.  But I guess an American wouldn't know that.  Oh wait, you're Canadian.   See, we're not so different after all.

Bunny Wailer - Dream Land
(Sep 21, 2015 - 10:31)
 scrubbrush wrote:

...just the wailer...





Don McLean - American Pie
(Sep 21, 2015 - 10:19)
Ugh.  I've already heard it this millennium.

The Byrds - Wasn't Born To Follow
(Sep 21, 2015 - 08:29)
In 1970 I traded my 1963 Bonneville for a non-running 1949 FL stroked out to 80 c.i. that looked exactly like Hopper's bike.  Fixed the transmission and rode it for many years until it needed a major rebuild (bearing surfaces in the engine cases were wallowed out).  Didn't have any money to fix it, so sold it as-is to a friend.  Wish I still had the bike, but I don't think I could still ride it.  Rigid frames are so hard on the lumbar disks, and I suffered a herniated S1-L5 disk a few years ago and don't want to go through that again.  Besides, my ZX14 is a warp factor 10 rocket ship compared to the Panhead.  Still, the low end grunt of a stroker with a heavy flywheel is pretty awesome and a lot of fun in its own way.

The Smashing Pumpkins - Disarm
(Sep 11, 2015 - 08:04)
 rdo wrote:
What does "over-produced" mean even?   I really have no idea what that means.   {#Foot-in-mouth} {#Ask}


In general, any pop or rock song with an orchestral background is over-produced.  Of course, that is just my personal opinion, which should go without saying but there are some who get all huffy when a song they like is criticized.

Van Morrison - Into The Mystic
(Sep 11, 2015 - 07:59)
Van's best.

Led Zeppelin - Good Times, Bad Times
(Sep 10, 2015 - 07:17)
I liked Zep back in the day, but there were others I listened to more.  These days, though, I find myself going back to LZ more than any other group of that era.

Emerson, Lake, & Palmer - Lucky Man
(Sep 04, 2015 - 07:36)
I wonder if the lucky man is Barry Lyndon?

Neil Finn - Don't Dream It's Over (live)
(Sep 04, 2015 - 06:43)
When it comes to maudlin sentimentality, this is not really any different than a Lawrence Welk concert.  Topped off with a generous dollop of schmaltz by the audience sing-a-long.

Sinéad O'Connor - 'Til I Whisper You Something
(Sep 03, 2015 - 10:08)
 fredriley wrote:

The glottal stop is quite common in English regional dialects, particularly in London and the SE.For instance, in Luton - sorry, loo'n - a hard 't' is as rare as rocking horse sh1t. It's a bit surprising to hear an Irishwoman using a glottal stop, though. Nice uillean pipes in the background.


I'm hearing it more and more among young females here in the US.  Not so much among males, though, oddly.

Cyndi Lauper - Time After Time
(Sep 03, 2015 - 08:22)
 iggam wrote:
I'd love to hear Crispin Glover cover this tune. 


A guy named Crispin looks like that?  Somehow I'm not surprised.

The Clash - Rock the Casbah
(Sep 02, 2015 - 08:10)
Anybody have any wine to go along with this cheese?

Rolling Stones - Gimme Shelter
(Sep 02, 2015 - 06:33)
Merry Clayton's performance in this still gives me goose bumps after all these years. 

Youngbloods - Darkness, Darkness
(Sep 02, 2015 - 05:26)
Wunderschoen.  But I'd really like to hear Richie Havens excellent cover again. 

The Waterboys - The Raggle Taggle Gypsy (Live)
(Sep 01, 2015 - 11:07)
Arany Zoltan does a great job of this number.  You've never heard of him, I bet.

Led Zeppelin - That's The Way
(Sep 01, 2015 - 09:43)
 Mugro wrote:
After nearly 40 years of listening to Led Zeppelin, this song has risen to be my favorite of all of their music. 


Same here.

Syntax - Pride
(Aug 31, 2015 - 10:54)
 wgsu_1978 wrote:
"Do a little dance, make a little love ... "

I see someone caught this before me. How freaking obvious can you get? 
No kidding.

Led Zeppelin - Bron-y-aur Stomp
(Aug 31, 2015 - 08:10)

I love the way this song captures the pure joy of dogginess.


My new best friend:







Sigur Rós - Hljomalind
(Aug 31, 2015 - 05:34)
If cats had their own language, it would sound like this.

Michael Franti & Spearhead - Pray For Grace
(Aug 28, 2015 - 07:08)
 Jelani wrote:

Why not express a negative feeling if you have one - regardless of other people having different ones? 
Are you not an individual with the right of free expression? Only positive expressions allowed?

In the 21st century, no negative opinions will be allowed about anything.  Except during the daily two minute hate, of course.

Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros - Johnny Appleseed
(Aug 26, 2015 - 06:02)
 Webfoot wrote:

I love when something is called "over-rated" or "over-priced."  Very funny.

Yeah, as if it were an objective scientific fact or something.

Jefferson Airplane - D.C.B.A.-25
(Aug 26, 2015 - 05:46)
A desert island album, for sure.

Rolling Stones - Bitch
(Aug 25, 2015 - 12:34)
 Stingray wrote:
Rather simple, but...STONES!
And STONES are good, aren't they, bitches?

Genau, stimmt.

Seatrain - Song Of Job
(Aug 25, 2015 - 10:46)
 bam23 wrote:
Never heard this here, or maybe anywhere. Peter Rowan, unmistakable even when a sapling. Silly people, this is not a religious song by any sort of Bible-thumper.


Doesn't make it any more palatable, however.

George Harrison - Wah-Wah
(Aug 25, 2015 - 10:02)
 quatsch wrote:
He's the real Struwwelpeter! (click here)


I had that book as a small child (actually my mother's book when she was growing up in the Fatherland).  Kinda creeped me out.

Vienna Teng - Whatever You Want
(Aug 24, 2015 - 06:13)
 gjeeg wrote:
Some hear without listening.
Hannio wrote:
Very pretty, but ultimately, forgettable.  Her music affects me the same way as Jackson Browne.  Very nice at the moment of hearing, but also just a little bland, unexciting and something I would never gravitate toward.



Your dismissive comment actually hits the nail right on the head.  I have enough hearing loss that I have never been able to distinguish lyrics very well, if at all, so I focus on instrumentation and the sound of the voice.  In Vienna's case, I find them both monochromatic.

J. Geils Band - Give it To Me
(Aug 24, 2015 - 06:01)
Mullet rock.

The Guess Who - Shakin' All Over
(Aug 24, 2015 - 05:34)
 Proclivities wrote:
 I'm not sure why people are calling it "surf music" though.  Reverb and tremolo on the guitar does not make it "surf music".
To some people it does.  And there's your answer.

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Carry On
(Aug 21, 2015 - 11:03)
Was about to leave for lunch.  Guess it can wait.

Toumani Diabate - Cantelowes
(Aug 20, 2015 - 05:58)
 NoEnzLefttoSplit wrote:

Bitey rabbit, bitey rabbit. Do you want a carrot?

I don't see a lot of negative commenting going on below. .why the vitriol?

He's offended that some may not rise to his superb musical tastes.

The Waterboys - Long Strange Golden Road
(Aug 19, 2015 - 10:24)
 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

Welcome to the overblown world of Mike Scott... Check out the screed at Trouser Press, most of it written 25+ years ago by the great Ira Robbins. Pulls no punches.
Still, I'm a sucker for Waterboys, so this is at least a 7.


"On The Waterboys (and its five-song American condensation, later supplanted by a belated issue of the entire LP), Scott, saxophonist Anthony Thistlethwaite, an organist and various rhythm players squeeze every ounce of drama into his preciously poetic lyrics and pseudo-epic melodies. Enough of a selfconsciously sensitive artiste to confuse extended song length and artistic depth, Scott comes off as a modestly talented blowhard."


The Waterboys - Long Strange Golden Road
(Aug 19, 2015 - 10:20)
This one's a real plodder.

Ungar, Mason & friends - Ashokan Farewell
(Aug 18, 2015 - 09:37)
 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.

And a shout out to all the northerners who point the accusing finger southward to deflect attention away from the racism and bigotry in their own backyard.

Johnny Cash - The Man Comes Around
(Aug 18, 2015 - 08:31)
 TerryS wrote:
Father hen?

Matthew 23:37

Supergrass - Grace
(Aug 18, 2015 - 06:12)
 AdyMiles wrote:
stupid song


It is.

The National - Sorrow
(Aug 17, 2015 - 12:30)
 blotto wrote:
Sing it Mumbles,




Eeyore here ought to team up with that sleep talker Ben Harper. 

Ray LaMontagne - Beg Steal or Borrow
(Aug 17, 2015 - 12:25)
 gregskrtic wrote:

...starting with "you're"?


And I've.

Blind Melon - No Rain
(Aug 17, 2015 - 11:43)
 treatment_bound wrote:
Let's just "retire" this song..as this guy's been dead for almost 20 years!


Here's a good application for reductio ad absurdam.

The Police - Invisible Sun
(Aug 06, 2015 - 10:44)
 SquiddlyDiddly wrote:
Written in 1981 and now, 34 year later, here we are almost living in a Police state. 

I don't want to spend the rest of my life
Looking at the barrel of an armalite

I don't want to spend the rest of my days

Keeping out of trouble like the soldiers say

I don't want to spend my time in hell

Looking at the walls of a prison cell

I don't ever want to play the part 

Of a statistic on a government chart


It will only ever get worse.

Richard Thompson - Walking The Long Miles Home
(Aug 05, 2015 - 16:29)
 easmann wrote:
I guess his Vincent broke down again. Curse that Lucas magneto.

Lucas, Prince of Darkness.

Joe Walsh - Rocky Mountain Way
(Aug 05, 2015 - 15:55)
Sorry, after Tinariwen this is pretty thin.

Tinariwen - Cler Achel
(Aug 05, 2015 - 15:54)
Makes me want to become a Tuareg.

Joni Mitchell - Woodstock
(Jul 31, 2015 - 07:26)
 MrsTom wrote:
Random HIGH NOTE, blah blah plinky plonky HIGH NOTE Squeeeeeeee plinky plonky backing singers lah lah squeeee. Plonky plink Gargle gargle screEEeEeEm plink




Grateful Dead - Sugar Magnolia
(Jul 31, 2015 - 06:18)
I would like to hear this remixed so that the stellar guitar work is much more prominent.

Grateful Dead - Saint Stephen
(Jul 30, 2015 - 09:01)

One of my favorites.

Tom Waits - Chocolate Jesus
(Jul 30, 2015 - 05:53)
So I'm thinking we're not going to hear any songs about chocolate Mohammed any time soon.

Led Zeppelin - What Is And What Should Never Be
(Jul 27, 2015 - 06:10)
 Stingray wrote:

Are you serious or the IDIOT you confirm to be in your name?
Possibly just a dumb kid!

Irony is lost on certain people.

Neil Young - Like A Hurricane
(Jul 14, 2015 - 11:45)
I love NY.  But this just doesn't work for me.

Ashley MacIsaac - Sleepy Maggie
(Jul 14, 2015 - 10:28)
Just needs some pipes to make it awesome.

Bad Company - Ready for Love
(Jul 14, 2015 - 07:11)
This is one of those songs that kills brain cells every time you hear it.

Frank Zappa - Peaches en Regalia
(Jul 08, 2015 - 12:43)

I think to really appreciate Zappa, you had to have spent your formative teenage years immersed in Freak Out, We're Only In It For The Money and Uncle Meat. 

Even then, much of Zappa is unlistenable.

Little Feat - Willin'
(Jul 08, 2015 - 09:55)
 yofitofu wrote:
Tehachipi to Tonopah is only 300 miles.



Yeah, but Tucson to Tucumcari is almost 600 miles.  Still, not much of a world traveler, but it makes for nice sounding lyrics.

Air - La Femme D'Argent
(Jul 08, 2015 - 08:23)
Never gets old.

Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart
(Jul 08, 2015 - 05:21)

Steve Miller Band - Your Saving Grace
(Jun 26, 2015 - 08:45)
 moodfood wrote:
kinda has a Hendrix flavor to it.. {#Cheers}

Yes, in the spoken vocals, definitely.

Manu Chao - Me Gustas Tu
(Jun 26, 2015 - 07:38)
 Steely_D wrote:
Is this the Hispanic version of Tom T Hall's "I Love Little Baby Ducks"?


Yes, but shame on you for pointing that out.

Elvis Presley - That's All Right
(Jun 25, 2015 - 11:01)
George Harrison must have gotten the inspiration for his guitar work in "What Goes On" from this song.

Beck - Morning
(Jun 24, 2015 - 12:51)
I was listening to this while at Ojo Caliente last week.  Perfect.

Dead Can Dance - American Dreaming
(Jun 24, 2015 - 05:44)
 phlattop wrote:

I think I read somewhere that it's allegorical, the girl being a stand in for America as a country. Perry is addressing America's choices in getting involved in foreign wars.


How original.

Dengue Fever - Uku
(Jun 23, 2015 - 08:53)
 Stingray wrote:


I wonder why "Amis" (very obviously) dislike anything foreign..?

Does it remind them of all the "foreign sins". Not just DENGUE FEVER,

also all African music is usually pretty low rated!

America - and nothing but...?


Most of the ratings are 7 and 8.  Yes, there are some (and not just Amis) who really dislike this and other foreign musical offerings on RP, but you are painting with a very broad brush. 

Roadkill Ghost Choir - Everywhere
(Jun 10, 2015 - 08:15)
Kind of a snooze...

B-52's - Planet Claire
(Jun 10, 2015 - 07:35)
 ottovonb wrote:
B-52's at the old Armadillo in Austin a really long time ago - funniest and most fun concert EVER.
There is no second place.

I am really sorry I missed that one.

Rolling Stones - Ruby Tuesday
(Jun 10, 2015 - 07:05)
 Misterfixit wrote:

Believe me when I tell you that no number of Veteran's Administration $4,000 each digital hearing aids wil ever make up for my 17-year old ear drums lost.  Too many years of drumming and too many times on the rifle range or in the jungle.

Word to the young and unwise reading this .. protect your hearing more fervently than you protect your gonads.  You can always find a sperm donor but never new ears.



Yeah, I'm coping with increasingly annoying tinnitus myself.  Too many years of loud cars, loud music and loud women.

Sugarloaf - Greeneyed Lady
(Jun 10, 2015 - 06:28)
Well..... okay.  Once every 5-10 years is tolerable, I guess.

R.E.M. - Find The River
(Jun 10, 2015 - 05:12)
 Ginetta wrote:
Somehow I can't stand REM, there is always kind  a 'lamento' in his songs - but this one is not that bad.
Hi Ginetta,  just wanted to say I once lived in your beautiful city, many years ago.  And as far as this song goes, I love it.

The Who - Eminence Front
(Jun 09, 2015 - 10:30)
 On_The_Beach wrote:

Yep, health care for poor people. Damn those commies!


The problem is that Obama and the democrats wasted a golden opportunity and an enormous amount of political capital to produce something that is worse than what we started with (for the majority of Americans).  And we now know from Jonathon Gruber's own testimony that Obamacare was set up to deceive the American people from the very beginning.  So even the "intentions were good" defense falls flat on its face.

R.E.M. - Crush with Eyeliner
(Jun 09, 2015 - 05:35)
 (Banned) wrote:
I always thought this was about cross dressing.  


I think you may be right, if only because I found myself thinking of Buffalo Bill (from Silence of the Lambs) during the song.

The Decemberists - Prelude -> The Queen's Approach
(Jun 05, 2015 - 08:45)
 dtm1256 wrote:
Colin Meloy has one of the most unique and interesting voices in modern music!!!!

Colin certainly seems to be enamored with it.

Elton John - Tiny Dancer
(Jun 04, 2015 - 10:41)
 dboseman wrote:
I'm 14 again, confused afraid and anxious.  But when I lay down in my bed in the darkness and listen to this album through my Koss headphones, everything fades away.  Thanks EJ for helping me get through my adolescence. 


Koss?  I thought you were a Bose man.

Tim Buckley - Sweet Surrender
(Jun 03, 2015 - 12:00)
 Hannio wrote:
'Tis the tune that killed the cow.


For some reason I kinda like it today.

The Who - Eminence Front
(Jun 03, 2015 - 08:53)
 On_The_Beach wrote:

Obama did try. Once the repubs (and drug corporations) were done with it, it was so watered down as to be a joke. Meanwhile, as you pointed out, people are dying. Because health care = Communism!


50 (as of May 2015) changes have been made since Obamacare was signed into law after being drafted behind close doors by the democrats without republican input.  31 were made by unilaterally by the Obama administration, 17 that Congress passed and the president signed into law, and two by the Supreme Court.  The law was a huge monstrosity to begin with, thank you Madame Pelosi and Mr Reid, and this glorious shitpile is owned by Obama and the democrat party.   http://www.galen.org/newsletters/changes-to-obamacare-so-far/

The Shins - Sea Legs
(Jun 03, 2015 - 07:29)
 TerryS wrote:
This song is soooo good for the swonnicles.

I was just thinking the same thing.

High Violets - Wheel
(Jun 03, 2015 - 07:25)


The Beatles - Doctor Robert
(Jun 03, 2015 - 06:42)
 lshinkawa wrote:
The ONLY Beatles song that I never liked.

Really?  You prefer Yellow Submarine over Doctor Robert?

Vienna Teng - Blue Caravan
(Jun 02, 2015 - 07:38)
 scott_bruce wrote:

So true, but then that is what happens when a software engineer composes and sings — everything done so carefully, so precisely. Its part of her magic, IMHO.


Because software engineers never screw up, and no sloppy code has ever been written.

Poi Dog Pondering - Bury Me Deep
(Jun 02, 2015 - 06:32)
 DanO-1 wrote:
I need more Poi in my life.


Roighto mate.  And would yer be wantin' apple poi or cherry poi?

Alison Krauss & Union Station - The Boy Who Wouldn't Hoe Corn
(May 27, 2015 - 09:17)
 kcar wrote:

Didn't you post somewhere else on RP that your dad stopped in the middle of plowing a row, lied to his father about having to go into town to get some smokes, and walked straight into the recruiting center? Great story. Did he ever talk about whether he believed in our involvement in Korea and Vietnam? Korea was quite unpopular with Americans and contributed quite a bit to Truman's decision not to run in '52, from what I've heard.  

Like most soldiers who have actually seen a lot of combat and the horror of war, he didn't talk much about his experiences.  Back when Tour of Duty was on TV I asked him what he thought of it.  He said he hadn't seen more than a few minutes of it, it brought back too many painful memories.

I know he was pretty disillusioned with how the war in Vietnam was being conducted in general and what the Army had become in particular by the time he retired in '68. 

Tori Amos - Silent All These Years
(May 21, 2015 - 09:00)
 Jelani wrote:
I'm with you, but I think Cilantro tastes like springtime. :-)


Cilantro es cantante,

Cilantro es muy famoso,

Cilantro es el hombre con el queso del diablo.

Röyksopp - What Else Is There?
(May 14, 2015 - 05:09)
 springof63 wrote:

Don't mean to be picky, but just to clarify - Björk is from ICELAND, which is an island but it isn't, say, Ireland.
Hope That Helps


The Icelandic name for Iceland is Island, "Is" meaning ice. 

Los Lobos - Reva's House
(May 11, 2015 - 07:07)
 bam23 wrote:

OK. What is this derivative of? You seem so certain that this song is inferior. Please inform us what aspects allow you to come to this obvious conclusion. My bias is that when a blanket statement like this is asserted, unless at least a bit of "evidence" to support this is offered, it is no more than an opinion. You don't like this. Fair enough. But if you call it derivative and essentially impugn the judgment of those who like it (no other way to interpret "there's a market for this'), at least justify your opinion. For example, why is this cliched?

I think he just means that he's heard another song that sounded similar, as if that's a valid criticism.  But so what?  You could probably say that about most music.

Jethro Tull - Thick as a Brick
(May 04, 2015 - 09:08)
To me, Thick as a Brick represents the worst self-indulgent excesses of prog rock.  It could be a parody of prog and you wouldn't be able tell.  The Police, Pretenders, B-52s and Ramones were a breath of fresh air after enduring the mid-late seventies miasma of prog and disco.

George Harrison - Isn't It A Pity
(Apr 30, 2015 - 11:16)
Wish you were still with us, George.

The Black Keys - In Time
(Apr 30, 2015 - 06:05)
 dwhayslett wrote:

You begin from a false premise and go downhill from there.

It wasn't a premise, it was an opinion, which is just as valid as anybody else's when it comes to art in general and musical appreciation in particular. 

Built To Spill - Wherever You Go
(Apr 21, 2015 - 12:23)

José González - Leaf Off/The Cave
(Apr 20, 2015 - 15:52)
Very nice.

Rush - Subdivisions
(Apr 09, 2015 - 05:30)
 milleronic wrote:

Speak for yourself. We can hear all y'all Texans breathing way up here in Minnesota... {#Mrgreen}


Sinéad O'Connor - You Made Me The Thief Of Your Heart
(Apr 06, 2015 - 11:51)
Powerful and intense without the stultifying stridency of Florence and her effin' machine.

The Derek Trucks Band - This Sky
(Apr 02, 2015 - 06:14)
Nice and unoffending.  What's the word I'm looking for?  Anodyne - that's it.  <Yawn>

Muddy Waters - I Can't Be Satisfied
(Apr 01, 2015 - 06:45)
 Businessgypsy wrote:
Blues players are graded by subdermal melanin? Did not know. Any other areas of life segregated this way?


% At George's office, Carl enters

George: May I help you?

Carl: I'm the exterminator.

George: Oh, yes of course, come in.

Carl: Why didn't you want me to bring my equipment or wear my uniform?

George: Yes, well, if the other people in the office saw that I called an exterminator, they would just panic. Besides, this is sort of a friendly visit. Carl, right?

Carl: Do I know you?

George: Yeah, sure, we met at Jerry Seinfeld's apartment. When you fumigated for fleas over there.

Carl: Seinfeld... Oh yeah, funny white guy, right?

George: Jerry? Yes, I suppose he is white. You know, I never really thought about it. I don't see people in terms of color. You know, there's someone I'd like you to meet. Hang on... (To phone) Is Mr. Morgan in?

Phone: Mr. Morgan left for dinner.

George: He left... huh... Carl, you hungry?

Indigo Girls - Closer To Fine
(Mar 26, 2015 - 11:10)
 rdo wrote:

Pretty hot, huh?


Reminds me of that Southpark episode where "Janet" Garrison goes to the Les Bos nightclub.

The Smashing Pumpkins - Obscured
(Mar 25, 2015 - 07:27)
 (former member) wrote:

I gave this song a big 10 long ago...  this song is good for the ears...


It might mean more if you hadn't also given a 10 to 5167 other songs.

Savoy Brown - I'm Tired
(Mar 23, 2015 - 10:09)
This should be followed by Lili Von Stupp.

Beck - Loser
(Mar 23, 2015 - 07:01)
 kcar wrote:

Apologies. My thinking when I posted was that Perot had split the Republican vote so much that it prevented Bush from beating Clinton. But this guy makes a persuasive case that Clinton would have beaten Bush all his own. At one point, Ross had better polling numbers than all candidates. But he made some big goofs—like quitting the race in the middle of July '92, finally getting back in September and then claiming that he'd quit because Bush was trying to disrupt his daughter's wedding.

That was a weird election. Again, Bush went from a masterly handling of the Gulf War and unheard-of approval numbers in late winter '91 to not getting a second term. He had no domestic agenda, and was saying and doing weird things on the campaign trail due perhaps to Graves disease . He seemed bored and out of touch. Then you had Perot who seemed bulletproof for a while before his political inexperience and paranoia caught up to him. And then Clinton took the lead from a crowded Democratic primary field, only to run into trouble when rumors of his infidelities spread. Bill had to go on "60 Minutes" immediately the Super Bowl in '92 to admit to "causing pain in my marriage." His entire campaign could have slowly unraveled as the press chased down the rumors of his many infidelities but that one interview pretty much put the issue to bed (ahem). 


Being left handed, my favorite factoid concerning the '92 election is that all three candidates were southpaws.  As is the current POTUS.  Yeah, not much into politics.

Echo & the Bunnymen - The Cutter
(Mar 23, 2015 - 05:43)
 Proclivities wrote:

He probably hit the notes he was intending to hit.

Or maybe he just hit all the notes he could.

Rolling Stones - Parachute Woman
(Mar 06, 2015 - 07:49)
 Stingray wrote:

What about "A day in the life" versus "Ruby Tuesday"...?

Back in the day it was Eleanor Rigby vs Ruby Tuesday.

Cracker - Euro-Trash Girl
(Mar 03, 2015 - 12:48)
 martinc wrote:
American Woman ... stay away from me..

Exactly.  What goes around comes around.

Ali Farka Touré & Toumani Diabeté - Gomni
(Mar 03, 2015 - 10:28)
I played this CD as background music during last year's thanksgiving dinner.  I thought the mood it set was perfect, but I think all the suspicions my wife's aunt from Alabama had about me were confirmed.

Emerson, Lake, & Palmer - Lucky Man
(Feb 27, 2015 - 05:09)
I saw EL&P in 1972, Ft Worth.  It was by far the loudest concert I have ever been to.  Stupid loud.  My ears rang for hours afterwards, but man, what a show.  I have tinnitus now, I'm sure EL&P are partly to blame.  That, and a lifetime of loud cars, loud motorcycles and loud women.

Townes Van Zandt - Pancho & Lefty
(Feb 25, 2015 - 08:04)
 jruhnke wrote:
If you're going to play this song, then play Willie's version.  Much better than this one, whether TVZ wrote it or not.

I agree.

Escape Club - God's Own Radio
(Feb 24, 2015 - 11:36)
Every now and then you hear a song and you just have this irrational urge to punch the singer in the mouth.  This is one of those songs.

Led Zeppelin - That's The Way
(Feb 24, 2015 - 06:54)
 Zeito wrote:
After all these decades this has firmly landed in my mind as the best of the Led Zeppelin albums.

My son was surprised when I told him the same thing.  I didn't really have an explanation except that this album just gets better every time I hear it, whereas my appreciation for all the others leveled off quite some time ago.  This song is maybe the reason why.

The Sandals - Theme from Endless Summer
(Feb 24, 2015 - 06:15)
Very pleasant sounding music, perfect for that elevator ride up to the fifth floor, or music to push your shopping cart by. 

Pearl Jam - Black
(Feb 20, 2015 - 09:46)
 Stardust83 wrote:
Yes, we get it, Black was a huge hit. PSD from Pearl Jam already, please!!!

Yeah, I have nearly all of Pearl Jam on my ipod.  Never listen to it anymore.

Jackson Browne - Running On Empty
(Feb 20, 2015 - 09:42)
I have never understood the popularity of Jackson Browne.  I just don't get it.  I recognize the musical and technical skill of his work, but it seems so bland, like a baloney sandwich on Wonder bread.  With no mustard.  Just baloney and white bread.

Muse - City of Delusion
(Feb 19, 2015 - 07:10)
Bruce Springsteen is no longer the king of bombastic pomp.

Elbow - Station Approach
(Feb 19, 2015 - 06:38)
 Sasha2001 wrote:
Sooooo tedious. We get it, your music is important but it doesn't have a beat that I can dance to and your raspy vocals have a self-important quality that makes me want to gut punch you. For years rock singers made a conscious effort to connect the sound emitted from their vocal chords to their genitals as if to emphasize the relationship between music and sex.

What are you doing? I listen to your music and become instantly flaccid. Your lyrics may by thoughtful and intelligent but the vessel which you use to transmit them to my brain is like the automobiles of your native country, aesthetically pleasing but seldom effective at the task they were created to perform.


Thank you for perfectly capturing my feelings towards this song.

Stephen Stills - The Treasure (Take One)
(Feb 12, 2015 - 11:16)
 Ebabeleba wrote:
At first I thought the singing was a bit off tune but during the song the guitar solo really makes the difference, WOW!

Yeah, Stills always sounds just a little bit sharp.  It makes his singing distinctive.  Kinda like George Harrison's guitar.

Muddy Waters - Got My Mojo Workin'
(Feb 06, 2015 - 05:20)
This song is a perfect fit for advertisements of the little pill that allows you to have a side by side but separate bath with your loved one.

Fleetwood Mac - Tell Me All The Things You Do
(Feb 06, 2015 - 05:18)
Love the crunchy guitar.  (I promise I am not in the habit of calling a song "crunchy".  In this case, it seemed like the right word to use.)

The Beatles - Good Day Sunshine
(Feb 04, 2015 - 05:25)
 Proclivities wrote:

I like this tune (and certainly do not need it in order to survive) but I can understand why it wouldn't rate as high as other Beatles' tunes.  To a lot of folks, this is one of McCartney's "ditties" - or as Lennon called them "granny tunes".  This song doesn't sound unlike a a song one would hear on a children's television program.  Really listen to this song objectively, as if for the first time, and try to imagine many people would like this if it were done by anyone other than The Beatles?

It is really hard, maybe impossible, for someone who grew up in the '60s to listen to this song objectively.  I love this song in all its dittiness, maybe because of the context of my life at the time it came out, but so what?  It's still great to me.

Soggy Bottom Boys - I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow
(Feb 03, 2015 - 08:27)
 unclehud wrote:
"We thought you was a toad."


Eels - I Like Birds
(Feb 02, 2015 - 08:12)
 unclehud wrote:

"That's like, your opinion, man."

"Don't be fatuous, Jeffrey."

M. Ward - Chinese Translation
(Jan 30, 2015 - 12:18)
 AndyJ wrote:
Ballad of Tom Dooley-?  Sure sounds like it, with other bits and flourishes...

It does.  Did you have that Kingston Trio record, too?

Robert Plant - Rainbow
(Jan 28, 2015 - 05:48)
 ShaunJ wrote:

Only if you are familiar with indian love call


Ben Harper - Burn to Shine
(Jan 28, 2015 - 05:32)
I like.  If only because Ben sounds like he woke up for this one.

The Doors - L.A. Woman
(Jan 27, 2015 - 10:43)
 h8rhater wrote:

You know exactly what you are "being".



Florence + The Machine - Cosmic Love
(Jan 26, 2015 - 06:44)
 jagdriver wrote:
Please STFU!

That is exactly the response Flo's singing elicits from me.

Crosby, Stills & Nash - Wooden Ships
(Jan 23, 2015 - 05:45)
 Kokoloco53 wrote:
Jefferson Airplane's rendition of same song is eqaully good, off the Volunteers album. One of Jefferson's other anthems always sets me straight when I hear "Doesn't mean shit to a tree"

Yeah, that's a good'un.

Buena Vista Social Club - Candela
(Jan 23, 2015 - 05:35)
 Xeric wrote:

Hmmm.  That or the vagaries of taste.  Depending on how inflated one's own ego might be.


Yeah, you see so much here the attitude "you don't like the music I do, ergo you must suck."

The Kinks - Victoria
(Jan 22, 2015 - 11:07)
 kcar wrote:

LAst time I checked, you couldn't buy the single version of "Waterloo Sunset" on iTunes either. A serious shame. The Kinks did a lot of interesting work in the 60s and 70s like this album that somehow got blocked from most American listeners in the 80s and beyond. Dumb contractual obligations? Ray Davies keeping his older work from the digital age? Idiotic record companies? I don't understand. 

Both Waterloo Sunset and Victoria are on the "Classics: The Best of the Kinks" album available on iTunes.

The Ventures - Walk Don't Run
(Jan 22, 2015 - 11:03)
 sirdroseph wrote:
Standing on desk; doing monkey. Is that a Haiku?{#Daisy}

Not quite, but this is:

Standing on my desk;

Doing monkey as I dance.

Is that a haiku?

Rush - Subdivisions
(Jan 22, 2015 - 10:54)
 blotto wrote:

Is Nascar popular in the US?


Thank you for proving my (larger) point.

Rush - Subdivisions
(Jan 22, 2015 - 10:49)
 kcar wrote:
Rush had some big hits, but I get the feeling that the band didn't didn't have widespread popularity in the US beyond those few songs. Was it Geddy Lee's voice or the complexity of the music?  


Must be the complexity.  We're all just a bunch of mouth-breathers here in the US. 

Rush - Subdivisions
(Jan 22, 2015 - 10:47)
 Krakus wrote:
Saw Rush in concert in Denver, CO last year. These guys are in their 60s and rock their a**es off. Geddy was jumping on the stage and Neil was drumming like a mad man!

You asterisk ass?  Do you also say you're "TO'd" instead of ticked off?

Little Feat - Cold Cold Cold/Tripe Face Boogie
(Jan 22, 2015 - 10:34)
I never was much of a Little Feat fan, but they put on one of the best live shows I've ever seen at the Armadillo in 1974.  I might have mentioned that before.  I'm getting somewhat repetitious in my dotage.

The Guess Who - No Sugar Tonight
(Jan 22, 2015 - 06:24)
 ginniet wrote:

This song also takes me back to high school, but there's another story connected to it.  When my daughter was an older child (she's now 26), this song came on the radio, and I said something like, "Oh, it's the Guess Who."  She said, "Who?"  I said (and had to explain) that The Guess Who is the name of the band!


Who's that on the radio?

Guess Who.


No, Guess Who.


No, not what.  Who.  Guess Who.

I'm trying to guess.  I can't think who, just tell me.

Guess Who.

Go to hell.

Robert Plant - Rainbow
(Jan 22, 2015 - 06:19)

Reminds me too much of Indian Love Call.



Neil Young - Like a Hurricane
(Jan 13, 2015 - 12:51)
 apd wrote:
I know there's a lot of hate on this page for this song, but I love it - it's a great song. Have to say, though, the solo isn't my favourite. No snark intended, honest questin - what do you like about it? What am I missing?

coyote620 wrote:
One of my favorite guitar solos of all time.



I like how Neil plays everything he knows all at the same time.

The Stone Roses - Love Spreads
(Jan 09, 2015 - 06:06)
 musikluvr wrote:
"Messier"? I think he means MessiAH. Reminds me of "Champagne SuperNOVER"  by Oasis. God that drives me up the wall. 

You and me both, bro.  If Liam (or maybe it's Noel) can say supah nover, why can't he say super nova? 

(Yeah, I know, lingual and cultural relativism and all that, and who's to say my pronunciation is more correct blah blah blah.)

The Duhks - Banjo Roustabout
(Jan 02, 2015 - 06:41)
 ScottN wrote:

Good call.  Hard to see them mating though...just sayin'.

Which is what makes the original comment humorous.  Of course, it's not funny anymore when you have to explain it.

Nirvana - All Apologies
(Dec 22, 2014 - 05:27)
 DaidyBoy wrote:
Portishead is just down the M5 a bit from my house.  In my M5.


Noice.  E28, E34, E39, E60 or F10?

James McMurtry - Choctaw Bingo
(Nov 25, 2014 - 07:10)


Typesbad wrote:

You do realize that the "low life" aspect of the lyrics is kind of the point of the song, right?


Apparently not.

Quicksilver Messenger Service - Mona
(Oct 27, 2014 - 05:25)
Been a while since I heard this one, like maybe 40 years.  The album cover was one of my favorites.

R.E.M. - It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)
(Oct 13, 2014 - 07:28)
 rtrudeau wrote:
R.E.M. knows more than the Mayans. 


Probably so.  Apparently, the Mayans didn't know jack.

Joe Walsh - Life's Been Good
(Oct 09, 2014 - 09:53)
I can feel my brain cells dying.

Pixies - Greens and Blues
(Oct 07, 2014 - 06:01)
 OzFan wrote:
Good song ~  anyone else picking up the Jeff Lyne and ELO undertones here?
I'm hearing Weezer.  Or maybe more appropriately, I hear the Pixies when I listen to Weezer.

The Beatles - I'm So Tired
(Sep 25, 2014 - 08:51)
 scraig wrote:

It occurs to me that Madeline might not be a natural blonde.

Joe Jackson - It's Different For Girls
(Sep 22, 2014 - 12:44)
 rdo wrote:
It really is different for girls.  For guys, it's pretty easy.  In fact, it is pretty much assured.  For a girl, there is a huge downside with slim chance of reward.

Reminds me of:

For a girl to want sex, she has to be in the mood.  For a guy to want sex, she just has to be in the room.

Dengue Fever - Seeing Hands
(Sep 17, 2014 - 07:40)
 ScottishWillie wrote:

A definition of Eclectic is: Deriving ideas, style, or taste from a broad and diverse range of sources. 

Clearly many of the posters think they have an eclectic taste in music but lack the necessary tolerance that it requires.

I do believe you are right.  I'm somewhat taken aback by the musical provincialism expressed here sometimes.  On the other hand, you like what you like, and dislike what you dislike and I can understand how DF would irritate somebody.  Personally, I love it.

The Doors - Love Me Two Times
(Sep 17, 2014 - 07:37)
I will always associate this album and album cover with Ray Bradbury, whom I discovered about the same time I bought this album in 1967.  Bradbury's short stories about the somewhat sinister and mysterious aspects of traveling circuses in Midwestern small town settings dovetailed perfectly with the mood created by this album.

John Lennon - Jealous Guy
(Sep 16, 2014 - 11:15)
This song is beautiful in its simplicity and depth of feeling.

Andrew Bird - Tenuousness
(Sep 16, 2014 - 11:00)
 Hippostar wrote:

Thesaurus rock  noun  1. Music written by a pseudointellectual accompanied by whistling reminiscent of a Bird.




The Who - Behind Blue Eyes
(Sep 16, 2014 - 10:32)
 BerkeleyAlice wrote:
I'm all for appreciating the classics, but I'm so tired of some of these songs! One of my employees asked why I didn't like listening to the 70's or 80's. Been there during those years. Done that and don't need to repeat for a long, long time.

I feel the same way at the beginning of this song (and some others, like Stairway to Heaven, for instance).  But somewhere about halfway through I'm loving it.  Hotel California I hope I never hear again.

The Byrds - I'll Feel A Whole Lot Better
(Sep 16, 2014 - 10:01)

Simon & Garfunkel - The Only Living Boy In New York
(Sep 16, 2014 - 09:58)
 On_The_Beach wrote:
"Heeeeere I aaam" . . . goosebumps every time.
Guess I gotta bump it to 10.


Green Day - Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)
(Sep 15, 2014 - 10:34)
 MrsTom wrote:
Domeone deeds der dadenoids done.  not my cup of tea
Ha!  I was about to say the same thing.  A liddle Flonase would helb wid da stuffed ub node.

Dotan - Home
(Sep 10, 2014 - 11:39)
 Lazarus wrote:
This song is a noble attempt to be groovy but ultimately it be insipid and trite...  not quite a zero, but what a waste of time for the ears...  these geeks need some electo-shock therapy or a spark in their butts so they will sing with some spunky enthusiasms...


I just missed this song, but if RT pans it, it must have been bad indeed.

Jenny Lewis - See Fernando
(Aug 14, 2014 - 06:42)
 RadioDoc wrote:

Nice frets.


I was thinking the same thing

Vienna Teng - Whatever You Want
(Aug 14, 2014 - 06:37)
Very pretty, but ultimately, forgettable.  Her music affects me the same way as Jackson Browne.  Very nice at the moment of hearing, but also just a little bland, unexciting and something I would never gravitate toward.

Baka Beyond - Bwambwa (feat. Ete)
(Jul 23, 2014 - 08:35)
 Byronape wrote:

Spoken like the true angry white guy.


Stereotype much? 

The Smashing Pumpkins - Disarm
(Jul 17, 2014 - 09:43)

I love Corgan's tortured-cat guitar playing.  I even don't mind his tortured-cat singing.  But I can't stand over-produced crap such as this.

Ray LaMontagne - Repo Man
(Jul 09, 2014 - 06:58)
The beginning reminds me a little of the Yardbirds' Train Kept A Rolling.

Jackson Browne - The Pretender (live)
(Jul 08, 2014 - 11:57)
 xkolibuul wrote:

As opposed to the fans of the Tori Amos tune that just preceded this?


Well played, sir.

Jackson Browne - The Pretender (live)
(Jul 08, 2014 - 11:51)
And now for some music white folks like.

Ray Charles - One Mint Julep
(Jul 08, 2014 - 11:42)
 rdo wrote:
This was a PSD before I even heard the first note.  I cannot listen to Ray Charles, not even under threat of life or limb.


You realize that in today's political climate that can mean only one thing?

Thievery Corporation - Lebanese Blonde (w/ Pam Bricker)
(Jul 08, 2014 - 08:45)
 hanssachs wrote:

Not really ... why would you say so (other than it being a semi-clever throwaway line)?

Because it's easy to pigeon-hole things you don't really have a grasp of.

Hot Tuna - Water Song
(Jul 08, 2014 - 07:31)
 d-don wrote:
No one quite like Jorma. 
Or Jack.

The Decemberists - Rise To Me
(Jul 08, 2014 - 06:24)
 WonderLizard wrote:

Well, Fred, you got one on me. All this time I thought Stingy was German.

Didn't click on Fred's link, did you?




The Decemberists - Rise To Me
(Jul 08, 2014 - 06:21)
 caatgrrrl wrote:
I so love colin and his voice
Me too, but in very small doses.  I usually have had enough before the song ends. 

Siouxsie & the Banshees - Kiss Them For Me
(Jul 08, 2014 - 06:15)
 hayduke2 wrote:

Ick.  Please leave me out of your fantasies.  Excuse me, I have to go shower.

Of Monsters and Men - Six Weeks
(Jul 03, 2014 - 09:03)
 msymmes wrote:
Their best tune to date!

That's just sad.

Chicago - 25 or 6 to 4
(Jun 27, 2014 - 09:43)
 Krakus wrote:
Timeless classic! Had no clue this was Chicago

This, in all its moribund pomposity, is the quintessential Chicago song.  What the heck do you hear when you think of Chicago?

Led Zeppelin - The Rain Song
(Jun 27, 2014 - 05:34)
 h8rhater wrote:

"It's cold outside my door.  This climate change thingy is BS." 

Hey!, let's let the ignorant decide the fate of the planet.  Who really needs science anyway??

We need science.  What we don't need is politicized science and scientists on the take.

Alison Krauss & Union Station - The Boy Who Wouldn't Hoe Corn
(Apr 14, 2014 - 05:51)
Dear old dad got tired of hoeing corn in Iowa in 1940, so he enlisted in the Army for some excitement, got a lot more than he bargained for.  He eventually served with 2nd Rangers Bn in WWII.  He made the Army a career, served in Korea and Vietnam before retiring as a LTC in 1968.  He died on veteran's day, 1995.

Sting - Shape of My Heart
(Apr 11, 2014 - 05:16)
 sirdroseph wrote:

Yea, people love to rip him and I am not crazy about a lot of his stuff, but he had some good one's and this is one of em.

I think the problem may be that he had such a good run with the Police that a lot of people can't accept that he has moved on from those days.

Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter - The Dreaming Dead
(Mar 31, 2014 - 11:56)
Every psychedelic rock guitar cliché rolled up into one song.  Light 'er up!

Humble Pie - 30 Days in the Hole
(Mar 24, 2014 - 11:46)
Beavis and Butthead love this song.

Sarah McLachlan - Sweet Surrender
(Mar 05, 2014 - 12:55)
 Buddyo wrote:

That's too bad for you.  

The Beatles - While My Guitar Gently Weeps (acoustic)
(Mar 05, 2014 - 12:48)

Ali Farka Touré & Ry Cooder - Diaraby
(Feb 24, 2014 - 05:36)
Very relaxing.  I could listen to this all day.

The Books (w/ José González) - Cello Song
(Feb 17, 2014 - 06:12)
 Theking2 wrote:
Not sure what to make of this. Add a drumbeat to Nick Drake's song but otherwise copy it. ??
Apparently that is all it needed to make it a really good song. 

Wilco - Monday
(Feb 14, 2014 - 05:17)
Hey, this is almost good!

Metric - Collect Call
(Feb 12, 2014 - 05:40)
 Webfoot wrote:

One would think Metric would be more successful in the US.

As an engineer I am comfortable in both SI and English units.  Using a system based on powers of 10 may be easier when doing calculations in the head or on paper, but in complex, real world problems there really is no advantage.

Sade - Bring Me Home
(Feb 10, 2014 - 05:55)
According to wiki, Sade is the most successful female British recording artist ever.  I guess I am a little surprised at that.

Tame Impala - Elephant
(Feb 10, 2014 - 05:32)
Reminds me of something from Primus, but I can't think what.

Bob Dylan - Tangled Up In Blue
(Feb 06, 2014 - 11:09)
The line about revolution in the air rings a little hollow, now that Bob is shilling for Chrysler.

Younger Brother - Train
(Feb 05, 2014 - 10:20)
 PDXDude wrote:
Sounds like Alan Parsons Project.
Wasn't that some sort of hovercraft?

The Who - Baba O'Riley
(Feb 04, 2014 - 09:20)
Since we can't give out 11s, I am going to demote every other song I have given a 10 to 9.

Van Morrison - And It Stoned Me
(Feb 03, 2014 - 14:49)
 lunatic wrote:
Love his talent.He was a turd when I overheard him speaking to others the few times that I was in earshot. Shrugs. I guess it's the old 'Love the art, hate the artist' concept.

  The one live concert I saw him play he was completely disconnected from the audience and delivered an emotionless performance.  At one point he asked the audience for a song request, at which point there was an unintelligible response from several in the audience.  Almost immediately he heard (or maybe pretended to hear) the title of the song he wanted to sing next and launched into it without delay as if he had a bus to catch after the show and didn't want to any waste time.

Vienna Teng - Close to Home
(Feb 03, 2014 - 14:39)
This one is a lot more interesting than her usual very nicely sung and played but ultimately terminally bland stuff.

Talk Talk - The Rainbow
(Feb 03, 2014 - 07:36)
 otis_of_moab wrote:

Those who rated this song at the lower end of the scale:  Methinks you're listening to the wrong format or you're just trolls.


It's just not possible that anyone would dislike this, eh?

Pink Floyd - See Emily Play
(Jan 30, 2014 - 08:13)
 tkosh wrote:
When Pink Floyd was still Pink Floyd.


Back when David St Hubbins was still in the band.

Elephant Revival - Point of You
(Jan 17, 2014 - 05:12)
 oldfart48 wrote:
you are a very gentle soul.....{#Dance}


Gentle yet thorough.

Los Incas - El Condor Pasa
(Jan 15, 2014 - 05:31)
 Proclivities wrote:

"I'd rather be a bucket than a pail..."


"I'd rather be a hammer than a snail..."

Appliance - Pacifica
(Jan 14, 2014 - 06:08)
 Byronape wrote:

So wait...  you bought this Pacifica from Gerald Ford?  


Yeah, Gerald Ford the dentist.  Who'd you think he meant?

The Cure - The Love Cats
(Jan 08, 2014 - 05:50)
 spigolli wrote:


Yeah, that sums it up for me, too.

Tame Impala - It Is Not Meant To Be
(Dec 11, 2013 - 05:35)
Intro reminds me of Porno for Pyros.  "Pets", specifically.

Agnes Obel - The Curse
(Dec 03, 2013 - 05:17)
Do we really need another Norah Jones?

Spooky Tooth - Better by You, Better Than Me
(Nov 27, 2013 - 07:59)
My God, this sucks.

Leftover Cuties - Poker Face
(Nov 26, 2013 - 10:17)
Personally, I'd rather hear Eric Cartman's cover.

Maurice Ravel - Bolero
(Nov 25, 2013 - 07:36)
Needs more cowbell.

Broken Social Scene - World Sick
(Nov 18, 2013 - 06:54)
 msymmes wrote:
Good driving tune if you own a car.


Now that is a 21st century sentiment if I ever heard one.

The Beatles - Taxman
(Nov 18, 2013 - 06:25)
 Gollum wrote:
Strangely the song sounds like a stereo version in which only half of it is audible! This is often the case with beatles songs on RP...don't quite understand why that is....


I can't explain this very well technically, but the Beatles recordings were made with very little overlap between channels.  So if one of your speakers is out, you will hear only half of the music.

The National - Demons
(Nov 05, 2013 - 05:21)
This guy is the Eeyore of the music world.

Ludovico Einaudi - Divenire
(Nov 01, 2013 - 05:44)
Very pretty.  Doesn't really go anywhere, though.  Soft, then loud, then softer, THEN LOUDER, soft again, then abruptly stops.

Great Lake Swimmers - Pulling on a Line
(Nov 01, 2013 - 05:19)
You do a line and i'll do a line, honey 
You do a line and i'll do a line, babe
You do a line and i'll do a line, we'll fight an' screw 'til mornin' time,
Honey, baby, mine.

You snort 'cain and i'll snort 'cain, honey
You snort 'cain and i'll snort 'cain, babe
You snort 'cain and i'll snort 'cain we'll fight an' screw all day and night, 
Honey, baby, mine.  

Patti Smith - Dancing Barefoot
(Oct 21, 2013 - 06:18)
 jgriffin56 wrote:
I thought she was singing "I'm dancing BACKWARDS" for the longest time.


Hah!  Me too.

Thievery Corporation - Forgotten People
(Oct 17, 2013 - 05:28)
 DeemerDave wrote:

Been played only 4 times in the last 30 days. You must be listening to another station.


Sounds like a pretty groovy station.

Jefferson Airplane - Crown Of Creation
(Oct 17, 2013 - 05:27)
 eschica wrote:
Jim Morrison once called them "The most boring band on earth"...

He also said that "Crystal Ship" was about a glass of brandy.  Sure, Jim.  Whatever you say.

Cloud Cult - When Water Comes to Life
(Oct 17, 2013 - 05:22)
 markpeachey wrote:
To all the haters of cloud cult....maybe you should change radio stations. This is eclectic music and typical of what RP plays. If you don't like this sort of stuff go listen to your doof doof somewhere else and btw pull your head out of your own arse.


That's right.  There is no room here in RP for dissent.  We must all march lock-step into glorious musical sameness.

Cracker - Something You Ain't Got
(Oct 16, 2013 - 05:42)
Ho.  Hum.

Nils Lofgren - Keith Don't Go (acoustic live)
(Oct 11, 2013 - 05:30)
 cosmiclint wrote:

As I recall, part of the sentence the judge imposed was for him to play a benefit concert for the blind. The rest of the band joined him for two shows. It was a bit unconventional, but I think it was a way of avoiding sending him to jail.


You see, that is what is great about Canada.  Down here, the judge probably would have made him play a benefit concert for the deaf.

Elbow - One Day Like This
(Oct 07, 2013 - 05:20)

First Aid Kit - Wolf
(Oct 03, 2013 - 09:14)
 ziakut wrote:
I don't even smoke and I need a cigarette.


"Do you smoke after sex?"

"I don't know, I've never looked." 

Thievery Corporation - Beloved (Anoushka Shankar remix)
(Oct 03, 2013 - 07:43)
There should be a PIA (play it again) button.

R.E.M. - 7 Chinese Brothers
(Oct 03, 2013 - 05:52)
 oldviolin wrote:
meanwhile, back at the ranch...


Is this the one about Granny and the indians?

Of Monsters and Men - Mountain Sound
(Sep 27, 2013 - 05:55)
 TerryS wrote:
Abba circa 2012


I believe you are right.

The Who - Amazing Journey/Sparks
(Sep 26, 2013 - 05:43)
 d48m02h1918 wrote:
Only a 7.4?  Holy Crap, has our deranged society gotten used to the crap music out there today? {#No} 


If it makes you feel any better, the mode and the median of the statistical sampling is 8.

Ray LaMontagne - Beg Steal or Borrow
(Sep 26, 2013 - 05:19)
 KevinM wrote:
This guy is tolerable in small doses only. After a while he starts sounding like a male Joni Mitchell - which is not a good thing.


I was just wondering what it was about Ray's voice that is somewhat off-putting.  I think you nailed it.

Florence + The Machine - Cosmic Love
(Sep 20, 2013 - 11:16)
Foghorn and the Scream Machine.

The Idan Raichel Project - Ana Ana wa Enta Enta
(Sep 17, 2013 - 12:08)
Middle eastern music really brings out the xenophobes.

Booker T. & the MGs - Green Onions
(Sep 17, 2013 - 11:44)
Some Link Wray would go well with the green onions.

Melody Gardot - Worrisome Heart
(Sep 13, 2013 - 11:45)
Makes me want to hear one of the smokier numbers from Dusty Springfield.

The Who - Pinball Wizard
(Sep 10, 2013 - 09:59)
 fredriley wrote:
On a tangent to the song, which I couldn't give a monkey's fart about, I used to play an awful lot of pinball in bars and got pretty good at it, so I thought. Much to my dismay, seeing as I rarely become good enough at anything to draw admiring comments from onlookers, pinball machines have disappeared from pubs and clubs in the UK - I've not seen one in a pub for years and years. Probably they're nothing like as profitable as electronic gaming machines and bandits and are more difficult to maintain. Similarly, you can't find a table football table in a pub for love or money these days, supplanted no doubt by pool tables which are again more profitable. Which is also a shame as I wasn't half bad at the old table footie...


My kids didn't know what pinball was when they first heard this.  My son thought they were singing about paintball.

Michael Franti & Spearhead - Time to Go Home
(Sep 09, 2013 - 12:13)
Recent headline: 

14 Principled Anti-War Celebrities We Fear May Have Been Kidnapped

Our government is yet again marching us towards a war of choice in the Middle East and our non-partisan, peace-loving celebrities have gone missing since late 2008. We fear the worst.

Led Zeppelin - Bron-y-aur Stomp
(Sep 09, 2013 - 09:08)
 ErtColbert wrote:
Nothing better than a song about a dog


Well, maybe a song about a boat, but maybe not.

Neil Young - Down By The River
(Sep 09, 2013 - 08:34)
 unclehud wrote:

If she could take him over the rainbow, why did he shoot her?  Never figured that out.


Maybe he caught her messin' 'round with another man.  Huh!  And that ain't cool.

Vel Indica - Atria
(Sep 06, 2013 - 09:27)
 sullivanssusie wrote:
Anyone else hearing "Kings of Leon"?


Yeah, it is reminiscent of KOL.  Which to me is not a good thing.

Spirit - Animal Zoo
(Sep 06, 2013 - 09:15)
 Proclivities wrote:

{#Lol}  It's surprising how long it took for someone to post that astute response.


Nobody wanted to be Captain Obvious, I guess.

The Byrds - I'll Feel A Whole Lot Better
(Sep 06, 2013 - 05:14)
 maxmox wrote:

Hardly, Tom was (maybe) learning guitar when this group was around, and had left before he arrived.


Irony challenged?

Apocalyptica - Unforgiven
(Sep 05, 2013 - 09:07)
 Elliot wrote:
I'm sorry, but I turned it off and put the real version on. Came right back afterwards, though. I'm just saying, how about some actual Metallica?!



Al Green - Love and Happiness
(Sep 05, 2013 - 08:37)

Everything about this song is awesome.  Al's singing, the backing vocals, the horns, the organ, the guitar.

The Dandy Warhols - Mohammed
(Sep 04, 2013 - 10:00)
Stop draggin' my heart around.

Pearl Jam - Black
(Sep 04, 2013 - 06:51)
 rdo wrote:
GOD LIKE, but still, PSD.......


That's how I feel about it, too.

Great Lake Swimmers - Your Rocky Spine
(Aug 30, 2013 - 05:28)
Myrtle_L wrote:




Ray Charles - Hit The Road Jack
(Aug 29, 2013 - 07:54)
 Byronape wrote:

Wow...  way to inject politics into something that is completely without a political message.  Typical.


Mea culpa.  I suppose I can expect the IRS to come knocking on my door in the dead of night for that little transgression.

The Byrds - My Back Pages
(Aug 29, 2013 - 07:16)
 westslope wrote:

President Obama just scored a major diplomatic coup by restoring relations between Israel and Turkey.  



Yay!  Peace for our time.

The Animals - When I Was Young
(Aug 29, 2013 - 05:39)
 unclehud wrote:

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?)


Reminiscent of Auden:

WHEN I was one-and-twenty  
I heard a wise man say,
Give crowns and pounds and guineas  
But not your heart away; 
Give pearls away and rubies        5  
But keep your fancy free.’
But I was one-and-twenty,  
No use to talk to me. 
When I was one-and-twenty  
I heard him say again,        10
The heart out of the bosom  
Was never given in vain;
’Tis paid with sighs a plenty  
And sold for endless rue.’
And I am two-and-twenty,        15  
And oh, ’tis true, ’tis true.

Amy Winehouse - Back To Black
(Aug 29, 2013 - 05:08)
 zepher wrote:

The 27 club —>


Don't forget Brian Jones.

Marvin Gaye - Trouble Man
(Aug 29, 2013 - 05:04)
 Charlie_rijsel wrote:

Doh! Thats Belgian - another country entirely but bravo for getting the right language. My respect for American knowledge of Europe has at least doubled.


Well, the Walloons speak French at any rate, French being just one of three official languages in Belgium.  The others don't count, I suppose, to a Frenchman.

Robbie Robertson - Unbound
(Aug 29, 2013 - 04:57)
 johnjconn wrote:

yofitofu wrote:
I used this song to seduce my future wife - what a song!
That's funny, I did too.  She must really like that song!

(Yeah, I know that's a classless joke, but it was too easy to pass up.  Sorry!) 
Byronape wrote:


Maybe you two seduced the same woman!


Oh good grief.

David Bowie - TVC 15
(Aug 29, 2013 - 04:55)
 ballyhairs wrote:

I wish I didn't click on your provided link, that was disgusting to see {#Headache} bah


Sez the guy who goes by the name "ballyhairs".

Florence + The Machine - What the Water Gave Me
(Aug 28, 2013 - 11:22)

Yes - Starship Trooper
(Aug 28, 2013 - 11:19)
I like to follow Yes with some 3 chord rock and roll to cleanse the palate.

Yes - Starship Trooper
(Aug 28, 2013 - 11:17)
Me too!  Dallas Convention Center. 

   bobzane wrote:
I have become the guy who says "I saw Yes open for Tull in '71." May the gods have mercy on my soul.

The National - Anyone's Ghost
(Aug 28, 2013 - 07:35)
 Nadine wrote:

I'd exchange the expression "dead flat boring" into "laconic". I think the sound is artistically intended. Not a lack of (drum, singing, texting, etc.)-talent/skills... :o)

but that's just mho. 


What did one Lacedaemonian say to the other?



Van Morrison - Moondance
(Aug 28, 2013 - 05:22)
 tapatia1072 wrote:

Me too. Most of his songs make me think of a wailing drunk ...


There's a reason for that, you know.  Anywayyyyy, this is a great song, but Van doesn't really have the voice control to do it justice.  About half way through I'm sick of hearing him wander all over the place. 

Ella Fitzgerald - I've Got You Under My Skin
(Aug 28, 2013 - 05:06)
 fredriley wrote:
I've never understood why a sexual relationship should be called an 'affair', almost as if it's some kind of business partnership. Does anyone know where this usage came from? I suspect that it's a bourgeois term as it's not a word I've heard used much in working-class conversation.


Doesn't it come from "affaire de coeur"?  Which doesn't really answer your question, I guess.

The Pretenders - Message Of Love
(Aug 27, 2013 - 10:50)
 TheKing2 wrote:
It's a pity there are no negative rating numbers ....


I fully understand that people's musical tastes differ, and I try to accept without passing judgment that some people will dislike songs that I really like and vice-versa.  Still.....every once in a while I gotta wonder, as in this case, what benighted planet is this guy from?

My Morning Jacket - Gideon
(Aug 26, 2013 - 10:57)
 richlister wrote:
Huh, weird. I'm staying at a hotel in Las Vegas. The bloke next door is listening to Radio Paradise too! The twat keeps turning it up for some tunes though. There is no one else with him either.


Just as we all suspected...

Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Stones Of Years
(Aug 23, 2013 - 08:32)
 naviganter wrote:
This is why,,I in my youth felt a deep aversion towards the 1970s,,,,


Yes.  I liked prog rock at first.  Who didn't?  But after too many late night sessions with ELP, Yes, King Crimson, Jethro Tull post Aqualung and others I grew mightily sick of the needlessly meandering, tuneless noodling of self-absorbed "artists" breathing their own atmosphere.  Nowadays I can listen to it again in small doses, but I need a good shot of the Ramones to cleanse the palate afterwards. 

The Avett Brothers - Head Full Of Doubt - Road Full Of Promise
(Aug 20, 2013 - 11:13)
 Stingray wrote:
Not bad - but I am not a fan of American COWBOY-ROCK!


Me neither.  But what does that have to do with this song?

Grateful Dead - Ripple
(Aug 20, 2013 - 11:09)
 The_Enemy wrote:
ah, Ripple.

Like Chateau Thunderbird, a great wine that goes along with most of what one finds in a dumpster.

I remember once in an alley behind a French restaurant... wait... did he say "Ripple in still water" ?

Never mind. 


My favorite was Ripple Pagan Pink.  Sassy yet provocative.  Roland and I would drive Dad's Type 3 down 80 to just inside Ft Worth to a convenience store where no ID was asked for.  Having a beard helped.  Drive back and share the bottle and a doob.  Drive home and throw up in the front yard and off to bed.  That's what passed for fun in Arlington, TX, 1970.  Not a whole lot else to do back then.

Van Morrison - And It Stoned Me
(Aug 20, 2013 - 07:04)
 E_A_D_G wrote:
Give the horn section some. Perfect.

Yes.  Truly sublime.

Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water
(Aug 16, 2013 - 09:34)
 Poacher wrote:

I am so with you. There is only so much schmaltz I can take. 


Ya know, I never thought so before, but you're right.  It's very schmaltzy.  I was just thinking that when I saw your post.

Young-Holt Unlimited - Soulful Strut
(Aug 16, 2013 - 07:35)

Rolling Stones - The Spider And The Fly
(Aug 16, 2013 - 06:22)
 WonderLizard wrote:
I like the phrase "she looked about thirty," which from their point of view at that time was OLD. Nowadays, man, thirty looks as fresh as a spring rose.


After all is said and done, you're only as old as the woman you feel.

Neil Young - Old Man
(Aug 14, 2013 - 06:06)
 jmsmy wrote:
must be really strange to be a millionaire at 24


The first million is always the hardest.  That's why I am skipping that and working on the second million.

The Shins - Bait And Switch
(Aug 14, 2013 - 06:02)
 justin4kick wrote:
I am a Shins-fan of the first hour but I just don´t get this album.


I loved the first two or three albums, now it sounds like they are trying too hard to top themselves.

The Beatles - A Day In The Life
(Aug 14, 2013 - 05:26)
 treatment_bound wrote:

According to history books, there was quite a bit of hype when these guys played live.

It looks like security was also extra tight, as each band member had his own personally armed cop!!


Not only that, but apparently a fan spontaneously combusted.  From the sheer excitement of it all, I guess.

The National - Little Faith
(Aug 14, 2013 - 05:23)
 blotto wrote:
Can't believe how boring this band is.


Ditto.  I've only heard what has been played on RP, but what I've heard so far makes me really wonder why anybody listens to them at all.

Rachid Taha - Barra Barra
(Aug 13, 2013 - 05:37)
This song really brings out the xenophobes.

Meghana Bhat - Running
(Aug 12, 2013 - 12:29)
Sweet. What is it about drone strings and pipes?  I wonder how a sitar and bagpipe would sound together?

Canned Heat - On The Road Again
(Aug 12, 2013 - 09:33)
 jnesser wrote:
I've always thought this sounded like Kermit the Frog singing.


Thanks.  Now I can't not hear Kermit singing this.

The Band - Chest Fever
(Aug 07, 2013 - 06:30)
 Dahlia_Gumbo wrote:
Oh, nice segue from Bach.


Now if we could follow this with "Your Time is Going to Come"... that would be bliss.

The Call - Let the Day Begin
(Aug 06, 2013 - 10:39)
 Art_Carnage wrote:
Such a completely over the top rock anthem, that it's practically a parody of itself. Never has a song screamed so loudly, "Someone make a beer commercial out of me!"


I completely agree.

Indigo Girls - Closer To Fine
(Aug 06, 2013 - 09:44)
 (former member) wrote:

Indigo Girls



For some reason that is exactly how I imagined they looked.

Peter Gabriel - In Your Eyes (live in Athens 1988)
(Aug 06, 2013 - 08:11)

Camper Van Beethoven - Pictures Of Matchstick Men
(Aug 02, 2013 - 05:33)
Do you hear mosquitos?

Bryan Ferry - Reason Or Rhyme
(Jul 29, 2013 - 12:15)
 stargazer1 wrote:
Am I the only one who thinks this sounds like David Bowie?


You mean that feeble, enervated, warbly voice of his?  Yeah, sometimes Bowie sounds like that, but not quite as bad.

Doves - Kingdom of Rust
(Jul 29, 2013 - 11:34)
The singer sounds very emotionally uninvolved with the song.  He is very close to mumbling the words, and it ruins the song for me.

Natalie Merchant - Nursery Rhyme Of Innocence And Experience
(Jul 26, 2013 - 11:25)
 Hannio wrote:

I'm thinking proclivities might have been waxing ironical in his suggestion of Wagner.  I once gave my mother an album of Wagnerian overtures for her birthday.  That went over like a lead balloon.  Far too much Wagner in my mother's upbringing in 1930's Berlin, you understand.


In looking over this, I realize I left out an important detail that my mother never failed to mention.  Her family had moved out of Berlin by 1939.

Steely Dan - Bodhisattva
(Jul 26, 2013 - 10:36)
 milleronic wrote:
Steely Dan = The Shins of the 70's. 


Hmm.  You may have something there.

Calexico - Deep Down
(Jul 26, 2013 - 05:14)
 Stingray wrote:

Netto - you are soooo educated!
Who are you?
As a girl - write me!


Translation:  Netto likes the same song as me, therefore he must be super educated!  People like me are so smart!! 

The National - Bloodbuzz Ohio
(Jul 25, 2013 - 09:19)
 stevendejong wrote:
Really do not like anything I hear from this band. Ham-fisted drummer and annoyingly dull singer.


Piglet and Eeyore.

Tame Impala - Solitude Is Bliss
(Jul 24, 2013 - 07:09)
Like it.  A nice trippy vibe, reminiscent of High Violets.

Electric Light Orchestra - Can't Get It Out Of My Head
(Jul 23, 2013 - 12:23)
I'm reminded of why I detested ELO back in the day.

David Bowie - Life on Mars?
(Jul 23, 2013 - 11:11)
 Gajdzin wrote:

Is WHAT a great country? The world is not limited to wherever you live, you know.

Marcin Bruczkowski


It's just an expression.    Go take your high dudgeon elsewhere.

Led Zeppelin - In The Evening
(Jul 23, 2013 - 05:25)
 dingusbother wrote:
I love the part where JP apparently drops his guitar.     {#Roflol}


Heh.   I think he played everything he knew all at the same time.

Arcade Fire - We Used To Wait
(Jul 19, 2013 - 08:51)
 calypsus_1 wrote:


Yep.  This confirms my perception of them as high-school drama kids who take themselves much too seriously.

Van Morrison - Into The Mystic
(Jul 17, 2013 - 05:44)
 lemmoth wrote:
Not a massive Van fan but................this is a wonderful timeless classic.


Same here.  I could always take or leave Van, but this song is incredibly sublime.

Steely Dan - Don't Take Me Alive
(Jul 16, 2013 - 11:46)
 impediguy wrote:

I have a friend from Ohio who thought it was odd how we Californians pronounced "Orragen". He thought it should by pronounced "Orry-gone". So he asked me "what do you call that five sided building in DC? The 'pentigen'?" I guess it al depends where you come from. Isn't Fagen from "joisey

I pronounce it Oregon, as in "up here, I'm already gone."

Crosby, Stills & Nash - Suite- Judy Blue Eyes
(Jul 16, 2013 - 11:17)
Don't play this for your kids and their hipster douche friends if you don't want to be ridiculed sans pitie.  Just sayin'.

Rodrigo y Gabriela - Logos -> Santo Domingo
(Jul 16, 2013 - 10:45)
Starts out great.

Led Zeppelin - The Rain Song
(Jul 15, 2013 - 12:08)
Great song for the rainy day we are having here in the parched central Texas area.

Led Zeppelin - Your Time is Gonna Come/Black Mountain Side
(Jul 15, 2013 - 06:14)
My favorite song when I'm chillin' in the pool with a six pack of Urquell.

Pearl Jam - Black (Live)
(Jul 12, 2013 - 12:13)
 lemmoth wrote:

Sorry - You can not love PJ and think this beautiful and somewhat different (unplugged and slower) version of this masterpiece is BORING.


Sure you can.

The Cult - She Sells Sanctuary
(Jul 12, 2013 - 12:01)
Okay, dare I admit it?  The singing irritates the crap out of me.

Loreena McKennitt - The Dark Night Of The Soul
(Jul 12, 2013 - 06:17)
I haven't made my mind up about LM.  Beautiful voice and interesting music, usually.  But it always comes across a bit too theatrical to me.

The Moody Blues - Tuesday Afternoon
(Jul 12, 2013 - 06:14)
I always wondered why they thought it would be a good idea to let Tiny Tim sing in the second part.  Kinda ruins it for me.

Mono - Silent Flight, Sleeping Dawn
(Jul 11, 2013 - 12:01)
I'd rather be a hammer than a nail...

Simon & Garfunkel - Mrs. Robinson
(Jul 11, 2013 - 08:47)
 johnjconn wrote:
In the 60's , Mrs. Robinson was a hot piece of ass.
Today she's a dog.


I don't know about Mrs. Robinson, but Anne Bancroft was beautiful till the day she died. 

I bet most people don't know she was married to Mel Brooks for 41 years.  Somehow I find that amazing.  

Rolling Stones - No Expectations
(Jul 10, 2013 - 07:42)
old_shep wrote:
Beautiful song....especially after suffering through Ani Defranco.




Echo & the Bunnymen - The Cutter
(Jul 02, 2013 - 10:50)
 sirdroseph wrote:
OMG!!! This is freekin' HORRIBLE!!!!!!{#Stop}


He never really hits the intended note, does he?  Some people like that, I guess.

Ween - You Were The Fool
(Jul 02, 2013 - 10:41)
 rdo wrote:

This song would never see the light of day on any country music radio station.  I hate labels and categories more than anyone, but country radio stations play really bad music.  Most radio stations play bad music though, so it's not so controverial for me to say country music is bad, as I often do (RP and similar web progams are not radio stations BTW, they are web-casts).


Yeah, and what makes modern country music so bad is the incorporation of rock and roll - heavy on the electric guitar and bass, head-pounding percussion and dripping with enough gobs of schmaltz and bombasticity (to coin a phrase) to make Springsteen proud.  Basically, it's country-rock.

The Beatles - Tomorrow Never Knows
(Jul 02, 2013 - 07:20)
 deanofox wrote:
Quite probably the most influential dance song of all time.


Yeah, this makes me want to do all 16 dances simultaneously.  I think that may be the only way you could dance to this, actually.

The Alan Parsons Project - Breakdown
(Jul 01, 2013 - 09:22)
Grand Funk Railroad paved the way for Jefferson airplane, which cleared the way for Jefferson starship. The stage was now set for the Alan Parsons project, which I believe was some sort of hovercraft. - Homer Simpson

Jill Barber - Hard Line
(Jul 01, 2013 - 07:27)
 unclehud wrote:

Photo reversed, or is she a leftie?  edit:  Leftie.  Wedding ring.


I'm a leftie and I know other lefties who strum with their left hand, but it has always seemed very unnatural that way to me.  But I also use a right handed hockey stick and I kick right footed even though I write, throw and bat left handed.  And I've never had a problem with scissors or using a mouse in the right hand.  Yeah, I know, who cares.

Emmylou Harris - Wayfaring Stranger
(Jun 24, 2013 - 05:26)
There seems to be a lot of 15 year olds in the comments for this song.

Some Say Leland - The Hunchback
(Jun 21, 2013 - 05:31)
 bb_matt wrote:
Lost me the moment he tried to pronounce Notre-Dame


Yeah, it's despicable.  On the other hand, have you ever heard a Brit say "Nicaragua"?  It will make your toes curl.

Bryan Ferry - Slave To Love
(Jun 20, 2013 - 05:55)
 Alpine wrote:

SEX TONITE!!!!!!!!


I hear "snakes alive".

Stereophonics - In a Moment
(Jun 14, 2013 - 08:56)
 That_SOB wrote:

 That is called tinnitus and you need to see a physician.... {#Fever}


Yeah, I've got tinnitis.  Unfortunately, by the time you get it, it's too late to do anything about it except protect your hearing so that it doesn't get worse.  Fortunately (for me, at least), I don't really notice it except when talking about it.

I attribute my tinnitis to a lifetime of loud cars, loud music and loud women.  

Steve Earle - Copperhead Road
(Jun 14, 2013 - 08:25)
 scraig wrote:

... The song is predictable except for the interesting addition of the bagpipes, which adds nothing to the song.

Wha?  The bagpipes add bagpipes to the song, of course.  No other reason needed.

But seriously, I think you'll find a pretty strong connection between American redneck culture and Scottish and Irish roots.  The bagpipes allude to that connection.

Steve Earle - Copperhead Road
(Jun 14, 2013 - 08:19)
 Proclivities wrote:

Just wondering how you came up with that theory.  REM and The B-52's are from Athens, Georgia.  Tom Petty is from Florida.  Dave Matthews Band is from Virginia.  Gram Parsons was from Georgia.  I guess it depends on how you define "southern" and "redneck".


Selectively, of course.

Pearl Jam - Immortality (Live)
(Jun 14, 2013 - 08:16)
 kaybee wrote:

Plus ca change, plus la meme chose! 

I never fail to rib my now 91 year old but still spry Dad about the numerous times he declared to me when I was a teenager in the early 60's: "That ain't music, it's just a lot of racket.  They'll be gone in a month and you'll never hear of them again!"  He was talking about the Beatles of course.  {#Mrgreen}


Heh.  After watching Mick Jagger sing "Under My Thumb" on Ed Sullivan's studio stage sometime in the mid '60s, my dad said the same thing.

Emmylou Harris - I'm Movin' On (live)
(Jun 13, 2013 - 12:07)
 skooba wrote:
Thought this was Dolly Parton before I looked.  {#Think}


What did you look at to see if it was Dolly Parton?  Which makes me wonder, does anybody really know what Dolly's face looks like?

Los Lobos - She's About A Mover
(Jun 13, 2013 - 12:05)
 oceansurf wrote:
Another reason I don't like Los Lobos....


Well, okay, but there are plenty enough reasons to like them.

The Dandy Warhols - Godless
(Jun 13, 2013 - 08:48)
The unbeliever says "show me God, then I'll believe."  God says, "believe in me, and I will unveil myself to you the rest of your life."

The Ramsey Lewis Trio - Wade in the Water
(Jun 13, 2013 - 05:18)
 fredriley wrote:
"Time flies" is regularly used in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) to illustrate the often maddening ambiguity and multiple meanings inherent in English. I can think of at least four different meanings - time is short, measure the speed of flies, flies involved in time travel, Time flies, and many more can be constructed (see Wikipedia).

I'll get my coat...


Time flies like an arrow.  Fruit flies like a banana.

The Who - The Song Is Over
(Jun 12, 2013 - 08:26)
 luca77 wrote:
I can't shake the feeling that this is what today's accountants and dentists listened to in their hippy youth while the cool kids were rocking out to Led Zeppelin.


So much condescension in this remark. 

Led Zeppelin - Rock And Roll
(Jun 12, 2013 - 06:57)
 That_SOB wrote:

Do you suppose there are people who hate rock and roll and don't know it  ? Perhaps
catholic school, drunken parents, their only vehicle was a Rambler, horrible breath, involuntary virginity,
what ?  what ?  WHAT !!!  could be the variable that would cause 2.1% of listeners who rated this,
 to give this song a one (1) ?{#Ask}          
                                                         "Get thee to a nunnery ! "


Stingray?  Is that you?

Tracy Chapman - Fast Car
(Jun 11, 2013 - 12:14)
 kcar wrote:



Tracy performed on the streets and in the clubs around Harvard Square in Cambridge, MA while a student at Tufts University in the '80s. I may have even heard Tracy perform on the streets there although it seems she moved pretty quickly into music venues like Passim. 

She graduated from Tufts in '87 and signed a contract with Elektra records that year. The album "Tracey Chapman" came out in '88. "Fast Car" was the second track on the album and it was her first hit. 

Sloggydog, I assure you that I lived and worked in the Boston area when "Fast Car" hit #6 on Billboard's Hot 100 charts in August '88. The Boston-area FM stations beat that song to death. People I worked and played with in Boston, Cambridge and Somerville would change the channel when that and other TC songs came on. There was a big backlash against the overplay and she became the butt of some jokes for being too earnest and tiresome.  

If you have any more claims of "simply not possible", rockstar, PM me instead of boring other RPers with this discussion.  


I think ol' sloggy might have been simply commenting that it is not possible to play this song to death.  In his opinion, of course.

David Gray - Sail Away
(Jun 11, 2013 - 10:11)
 NeuroGeek wrote:
Years ago, I liked David Gray's voice.  Now, I just....don't. 


I never did.  Reminds me of Jose Feliciano singing in the VIP Lounge.

Camper Van Beethoven - Sweethearts
(Jun 10, 2013 - 06:36)
 horstman wrote:


The Republicans have clearly screwed this country in the wrong direction for many years under several adminstrations (or just one really!). 


Still getting screwed, by the dems now.  But screwed in the right direction, I suppose.

Muse - Knights of Cydonia
(Jun 07, 2013 - 07:09)
 Grammarcop wrote:
Let's see ... listen to this or go see my tax attorney. 

The tax attorney wins! 


I'd pick a trip down to DMV over this.

2 Cellos - Hurt
(Jun 07, 2013 - 07:04)
 rdo wrote:
The cello truly is the sound of sorrow, sadness, pain, and misery...

And maudlin schmaltz, in this case.

2 Cellos - Hurt
(Jun 07, 2013 - 07:02)
I want to hear the bluegrass version.  With sitar.

Yoshida Brothers - Storm
(Jun 07, 2013 - 07:00)
 max_p wrote:
Cultural mash-up. see Sitar in 60's


Speaking of which, I heard a traditional bluegrass song the other day that replaced the banjo with a sitar.  It worked really well.  Of course, I'm a sucker for anything with a sitar.

The Dandy Warhols - Bohemian Like You
(Jun 07, 2013 - 05:08)
 unclehud wrote:
"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?


So that is what passes for witty these days?

Pink Floyd - Another Brick In The Wall (Part 2)
(Jun 06, 2013 - 06:23)
 stevendejong wrote:

While of course you have every right to hate an album, especially if it has such a negative association for you, which I am sorry to hear, let's be realistic and not confuse correlation and causality. The person close to you did not commit suicide because The Wall is so depressing.


People commit suicide for many reasons piled high on each other until the breaking point is reached.  I have no doubt that listening to something as depressing as The Wall has contributed to suicides.

R.E.M. - Me In Honey
(Jun 06, 2013 - 05:27)
 unclehud wrote:
I am in love with both of the B-52 women, so this song is an acceptable REM tune.


My sentiments exactly. 

Climax Blues Band - Couldn't Get It Right
(Jun 04, 2013 - 09:24)
I have always thought this sounded like Zappa, maybe in one of his more commercial interludes.

Jefferson Airplane - Somebody to Love
(Jun 04, 2013 - 09:22)
 leafmold wrote:
So nice to hear a woman who uses her vocal cords!


And without resorting to hypermelismatic ululations which seems all the rage these days.

Florence + The Machine - Breaking Down (acoustic)
(May 30, 2013 - 05:19)
Where's that pic of the bleating sheep?

Travis - Eyes Wide Open
(May 30, 2013 - 05:11)
 fredriley wrote:
The oo-ah at the end is a bit Mungo Jerry. Great rockin' number otherwise, though, from a band not known for its rockiness. 8 from the Nottingham jury.


There's a name I haven't heard much in the past 40 years.  Thankfully. 

Paolo Nutini - Jenny Don't Be Hasty
(May 23, 2013 - 05:25)
 middleagedhipster wrote:
dude, just giver her a call, I think her number is 867-5309



Cloud Cult - It's Your Decision
(May 23, 2013 - 05:15)
 Rachoh wrote:
Would be stunning....without the vocals. Too bad. 


Agreed.  I am usually not bothered by vocals, but the singer's voice just irritates.

Conor Oberst - Big Black Nothing
(May 20, 2013 - 12:15)
 toomanyollys wrote:

Have you listened to these trillion other boring songs? Eh? 'Cos that would make you at least 4.7 million years old. I know terrapins can live to a ripe old age, but...


A literalist, are you?

Sinéad O'Connor - Mandinka
(May 17, 2013 - 10:46)
 lmic wrote:
B52s? ;)


A little bit.  Well, maybe more than just a little, but that is one reason I like it.

Big Head Todd & The Monsters - Drought of 2013
(May 16, 2013 - 05:17)
 ziggytrix wrote:

Ah the classic "I know you are but what am I" argument!

Give us an example of "the left-wing wealthy" using fear and hate for the purpose of demagoguery.


Oh good grief, are you that blind?  Probably not.  Just a partisan ideologue.

Muse - Endlessly
(May 16, 2013 - 05:14)
 rdo wrote:
They have a sort of histrionic quality.  The movie "Fatal Attraction" keeps jumping into my head. 


They make me think of the Edward Gorey cartoons of swooning Victorian women.

The Who - I Can See For Miles
(May 14, 2013 - 05:57)
 ziakut wrote:
I prefer 'Odorono' or 'Tattoo' from this great album. I'll take this hit from here.


Tattoo is a lyrically marvelous song, right up to the last line, where it turns into the most disappointing let down you'll ever hear.

The Smiths - What Difference Does It Make?
(May 13, 2013 - 11:21)

"What difference does it make?"  Didn't somebody say that not that long ago?  I'm trying to remember.

Pearl Jam - Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town
(May 13, 2013 - 05:58)
 rdo wrote:
It reminds me of Joni Mitchell and her song "Both Sides Now".
It goes "I've looked at life from both sides now..."
She was 24 at the time she wrote it.     


When I was one-and-twenty
I heard a wise man say,
‘Give crowns and pounds and guineas
But not your heart away;
Give pearls away and rubies
But keep your fancy free.’
But I was one-and-twenty,
No use to talk to me.
When I was one-and-twenty
I heard him say again,
‘The heart out of the bosom
Was never given in vain;
Tis paid with sighs a plenty
And sold for endless rue.’
And I am two-and-twenty,
And oh, ’tis true, ’tis true.

A. E. Housman

Vienna Teng - Gravity
(May 10, 2013 - 05:27)
 gForce wrote:

Amazingly racist comment. Incredible.
Love the song, though.


So, you don't think she looks like Bruce Lee in that pic?

Vienna Teng - Blue Caravan
(May 09, 2013 - 05:52)
 eswiley2 wrote:
How can the 11 people who gave this a 1 like anything on RP?


You think everything on RP sounds like this?

Rolling Stones - Heaven
(May 09, 2013 - 05:49)
 fredriley wrote:

'Kinell! I didn't expect Nietzsche quotes on RP - we are going intellectual ;)

Reminds me of the old graffito:

God is dead - Nietzsche
Nietzsche is dead - God

I'll get me coat...


"To be is to do" - Socrates

"To do is to be" - Sartre

"Do be do be do" - Sinatra   

Rolling Stones - Wild Horses
(May 06, 2013 - 05:55)
Everybody talks about Mick and Keef, but Charlie Watts has remained married and faithful to his wife for 48 years.  I think that speaks volumes of Watt's character.

LaBelle - Lady Marmalade
(May 02, 2013 - 05:09)
 fredriley wrote:
Something I've always wondered: would a French person use the formal vous when inviting someone to warm their bed? It seems a tad formal for someone you're wanting to shag. Any French experts or native speakers care to comment?


If it is a solely a business transaction, the formal would be appropriate.

Traffic - Heaven Is In Your Mind
(Apr 30, 2013 - 05:08)
 Sasha2001 wrote:
How is it that people who were so young and so heavily influenced by hallucinogenic drugs could be so wise beyond their years? Now-a-days when young people do drugs they fire up the World of Warcraft and order delivery food.

Perceiving yourself as wise beyond your years was part of the trip.

Jerry Garcia - Bird Song
(Apr 24, 2013 - 06:18)
 johnjconn wrote:
This is pretty good, but Cherry Garcia is much better.
Man that stuff is good


My favorite B&J, but I like H-D Rum Raisin better.

Los Twangers - Back To Sonora
(Apr 24, 2013 - 05:07)
That is one ugly album cover.

The Beatles - A Hard Day's Night
(Apr 23, 2013 - 10:12)
 fredriley wrote:

Peace doesn't mean lack of enmity, just that you don't hit each other, and AFAIK the moptops never had fistfights.

This has to be a classic 'beat the intro' number - one chord and you know what the song is. Shame it's been played gadzillions of times on radio over the last 4 decades.


Yeah, well, they also preached love, for a while at least.  But eventually all hypocrisy will be brought to light.

Emory Joseph - Brown Eyed Women
(Apr 19, 2013 - 08:41)
 kingart wrote:
Yee haw! 
Did he say the whiskey was "clean" or "green"?


Unless it was St Paddy's day, I would say he said "clean".

Florence + The Machine - No Light, No Light
(Apr 19, 2013 - 06:28)
 jared_w wrote:
I think Bill likes this song.  But the counter says its only been played 3 times in the past 30 days - really?!

It seems like a lot more than that, eh?  She basically has one song, with minor variations.

Oi Va Voi - Worry Lines
(Apr 18, 2013 - 05:58)
 GwentRabbit wrote:

the obious answer is, if you can't say anything nice don't say anything. use the ratings to express your opinion


Sorry, that is just plain BS. 

Rolling Stones - Not Fade Away
(Apr 18, 2013 - 05:37)
 horstman wrote:

Long live Buddy Holly.


Dude... you didn't hear?

Richard Thompson - Beeswing
(Apr 10, 2013 - 06:00)
 bb_matt wrote:
Great lyrics???

My word, depends whether you like layers of cheese - about the only original bit of lyric is "fine as a beeswing" - the rest is cliche big time. 
I'm inclined to agree. 

Atlas Genius - Trojans
(Apr 02, 2013 - 05:48)

Santana - Incident At Neshabur
(Apr 02, 2013 - 05:10)
 fredriley wrote:
This freneticism jars badly after the serious smoothness of William Orbit. Bill normally does great segues, but IMO this one's a real clunker, a bit like when you're cruising along in 5th and accidentally change down to 3rd.

That is known as the moneyshift in BMW circles. 

Rachid Taha - Barra Barra
(Apr 01, 2013 - 05:36)
This song just kicks ass on so many levels.  Love the ululation.

The Beatles - Here Comes The Sun
(Apr 01, 2013 - 05:15)
 Misterfixit wrote:
FYI, I was dating a classical Flautist (flute player) when this came out and she could absolutely clone the flute part, only using a certain Fleshy Appendage not to be mentioned in Polite Company, as it were.  Oh Baby Jeeeeesus!  Yes!

I have no idea what you are talking about, but I am intrigued.

Soggy Bottom Boys - I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow
(Mar 28, 2013 - 08:06)
 BKardon wrote:
We thought....you was....a....toad!

Best line in the whole movie.

Basia Bulat - Go On
(Mar 28, 2013 - 05:19)
 timelessart wrote:
wow so much intolerance  


You are confused.  Dislike is not the same as intolerance.

Beethoven - Moonlight Sonata
(Mar 21, 2013 - 11:24)
 Roguewarer wrote:
As a pianist, there is something that fills you when you play this...call it spiritual connection, maybe... but it's almost indescribable. Transformative. So emotionally charged... and words fail me now...just listen.

I agree wholeheartedly.  Well, okay, I'm not a pianist, I play the recorder.  But it really is something spiritual playing this.  Well, not this, I've actually never played it on the recorder.  But I have played Raggle Taggle Gypsy.  Truly transformative.

Lyle Lovett - Friend Of The Devil
(Mar 21, 2013 - 08:05)
 stevano wrote:

His ex-wife, Julia Roberts, might disagree...


I wonder if maybe his Large Band had something to do with it.

Johnny Cash - The Man Comes Around
(Mar 20, 2013 - 07:08)
 ch83575 wrote:
Im not interested in deep questions about god and divinity, but I would really like to know what a father hen is.  I have several hens, and I am completely positive that none of them have fathered anything.

That is an allusion to Matthew 23:37, where Jesus says "Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you, how often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and you were not willing."
In orthodox Christian theology, Jesus is God the Father incarnate, hence the "Father Hen" reference in this song.  There are other passages in the old testament that allude to a God as a mother as well as a father to His people.  

Amy MacDonald - The Furthest Star
(Mar 20, 2013 - 05:18)
Kinda boring, eh what?

The Beatles - While My Guitar Gently Weeps
(Mar 18, 2013 - 10:28)
 ckcotton wrote:


Your CRAZY! 

Your grammar.

U2 - New Year's Day
(Mar 18, 2013 - 10:18)
On_The_Beach wrote:

Bono might disagree.  {#Wink}


Mark Knopfler - Why Aye Man
(Mar 18, 2013 - 09:17)
 westslope wrote:

Great song.  Especially interesting given current economic and financial circumstances in Europe.


My family was victimized by Nazi Germans during WW II.  But I rather like the current Green-influenced Germany.  I sometimes wish the Americans were more like Germans.....


Yes, the soft, cuddly Germans are so much better.

Pernice Brothers - There Goes the Sun
(Mar 18, 2013 - 06:50)
 fredriley wrote:

...followed by Mr Blue Sky {#Sunny}

Good Day Sunshine?

Beethoven - Symphony No.5 - Allegro Con Brio
(Mar 15, 2013 - 05:26)
 photolew wrote:
One thing i absolutely love about this place is how you can literally have Beethoven follow Pink Floyd....how awesome is that.

Good to see someone using "literally" in its literal sense.

Dave Matthews Band - Broken Things
(Mar 13, 2013 - 08:39)
 oldsaxon wrote:
Sounds like a Dave Matthews song.

And not a very good one at that.

The Dandy Warhols - Bohemian Like You
(Mar 13, 2013 - 08:30)
Jumping jack flash redone- what a rip off 

I can hear the resemblance now that you mention it, but a ripoff?  No.  Lots of songs sound like other songs.  Probably every song sounds like at least one other.

Rolling Stones - Monkey Man
(Mar 13, 2013 - 08:28)
 Proclivities wrote:

I know that Led Zeppelin was "inspired" by those lyrics, but I had also heard that the use of the term "lemon squeezer" in this song was a reference in Cockney rhyming slang: lemon squeezer = geezer.  It could be wrong.

That makes no sense within the context of this song.  A monkey man that is glad you are a monkey woman too.  Why would he want a geezer?  Menage a trois?  I don't think Mick was that kinky.  But I could be wrong.

The Beatles - Here, There And Everywhere
(Mar 13, 2013 - 06:15)
 RobRyan wrote:

It's a great one, but Frank Sinatra thinks (thought I suppose) it's "Something."

Except that "Something" was written by George Harrison.  George wrote the best Beatles songs, imo.

Broken Bells - Citizen
(Mar 12, 2013 - 05:32)
 flyboy wrote:

Begining of this sounds like the song about technology that Kip sang at his wedding.



Lucinda Williams - 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
(Mar 08, 2013 - 05:20)
 rdo wrote:
This song title seems to come from the texting age, yet written in 1998:  2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten.  This song is very nice.

It's what kids were writing in each other's high school yearbooks long before cell phones appeared.

Calexico - Victor Jara's Hands
(Mar 05, 2013 - 10:24)
 fredriley wrote:

Julian?? Who he? And can you shout "Viva!" for folk already dead? Not agreeing or disagreeing with your praises, just curious.


You know, King Julian XIII, the lemur king in the Madagascar movies.  Not as murderous as the others on the list but just as egocentric.

Led Zeppelin - Friends
(Mar 05, 2013 - 07:53)
 capandjudy wrote:

I could not agree more with that. I think Zep III is their most inventive work although II and IV are more recognized.

My son and his friends asked me what my favorite LZ album was and were surprised when I said this one.  I couldn't really explain why.

Muse - Uprising
(Mar 05, 2013 - 07:01)
This song has a very Stalinist, marching-lock-step-into-a-glorious-future feel to it.  We all know how that turned out.  Eventually the beast turns on those who ride it and devours them.

Eva Cassidy - Wade In The Water
(Mar 05, 2013 - 05:57)
 terrapin52 wrote:
I think she wants me to wade in the water.  I'm not sure.

Sometimes I think back about all the blatantly overt signals to me from ladies that I was totally oblivious to at the time.  Kinda like when George Costanza's date asked him up to her apartment for coffee and he declined, saying coffee that late at night would keep him up.

Porcupine Tree - Time Flies
(Mar 01, 2013 - 05:40)
Time flies like an arrow.  Fruit flies like a banana.

Squirrel Nut Zippers - Hell
(Feb 28, 2013 - 07:40)
 Proclivities wrote:


I used to frequent an auto parts store that had a sign saying that any complaints should be directed to the customer service manager, Helen Waite.  If you have a complaint, go to Helen Waite.

Anyway, this song seriously sucks. 

Led Zeppelin - Your Time is Gonna Come/Black Mountain Side
(Feb 28, 2013 - 06:30)
Probably the most sublime organ intro ever.  What am I saying, the whole song is sublime.

Rolling Stones - Mother's Little Helper
(Feb 28, 2013 - 06:18)
This sounds a bit slowed down from what I remember.  Of course, everything back then seemed bigger than now, too.

The Byrds - Eight Miles High
(Feb 26, 2013 - 05:40)
 cactus wrote:

sorry the Byrds copied the Beatles

Uh, yeah, riiiight.  And the Beatles never copied anybody.

Simon & Garfunkel - El Condor Pasa (If I Could)
(Feb 25, 2013 - 05:35)
 newbaby wrote:
i'd rather be a anything that an accounting manager

How about a statistician?  They're also good with numbers, but don't quite have the personality for accounting.

Silversun Pickups - Growing Old Is Getting Old
(Feb 22, 2013 - 06:30)
Growing old is a lot better than the alternative, except to the very naive.  Yeah, I'm talking to you, Roger Daltrey.

The Kinks - A Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy
(Feb 22, 2013 - 06:28)
 Byronape wrote:

When I was in high school ('95 or 96 I think) I interned at crappy local adult contemporary radio station who had the sack to claim to be eclectic.  In hindsight, having the heavier alternative/grunge/rock play late at night while the more top 40 stuff was fodder for the day laboring cube jockeys is hardly eclectic. 

Anyway, the program director had to constantly battle the ownership to keep songs at no more than a 4 hour rotation.  I found out toward the end of the internship that a big part of the reason that the ownership wanted to play songs more often is that the labels that would send "payola" based on the frequency of some songs getting played.  If an artist has a new song and it's not blowing up the charts like the label hoped, they would basically bribe the stations to play the song more often in the hopes of driving up sales.  Many a shit song has gotten WAY more playtime than it should have because of this practice. 

This practice has set the stage for today's popular music.  It's easy to write, cheap to record (thanks to electronics and a few creative producers), and doesn't require any real talent on behalf of the "performers."

It was a fascinating experience that convinced me that I did not want to go into radio as a career.  For one, the main daytime DJ had a car that was worse then mine because he got paid crap, and for two I liked music too much to have it ruined by the cigar smoke inflated empty suits at the major record labels. 


Yeah, it's a shame that radio stations have to be concerned with making a profit. If everybody worked for free, then they could play whatever they wanted.  How cool would that be?

Youngbloods - Get Together
(Feb 22, 2013 - 05:35)
 Clark_Novato wrote:
#1 hippie song of all time.


Indeed.  Where's my headband and leather fringe jacket?

Pink Floyd - Sheep
(Feb 19, 2013 - 05:29)
 TerryS wrote:

Yes they can, 200,000,000 million people though? Not likely.

PS that's the number of albums PF have sold. Roughly. 2 years ago.

200,000,000 million is 200 trillion.  That's a pretty big number.  Yeah, I know, I'm just being pedantic.

Pink Floyd - Sheep
(Feb 19, 2013 - 05:27)
 Lazarus wrote:

Yes, very well said...  we be dancing...


You're not fooling anyone, Laz.  Have a good time in your hotel room.  I mean church.

Elliott Smith - Color Bars
(Feb 13, 2013 - 10:51)
 sharkey wrote:

enough with the US vs CDN spelling. Do you say tomayto or tomatho? US vs CDN vs Brit.... I say potahto you say potayto.....


Have you ever heard a Brit pronounce "Nicaragua"? 

Elbow - Lippy Kids
(Feb 12, 2013 - 08:04)
 unclehud wrote:
"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."

also, in shorthand, "support ICBM development under the guise of space exploration".

Portishead - Sour Times
(Feb 11, 2013 - 05:41)
Yeah, nobody loves a whiner.

Miles Davis - Mystery
(Feb 08, 2013 - 05:43)
Bon pantalon.

Warren Zevon - Roland The Headless Thompson Gunner
(Feb 08, 2013 - 05:11)
 unclehud wrote:

My turn to beat this dead horse ... the Thompson was the standard weapon for US forces in WWII, I believe.  My opinion?  If confronted with boys and girls who were shooting at me, I'd PREFER something that spat out 600 .45 caliber bullets each minute. 

As any submariner will tell you, we ride inside our weapons.

Well, more accurately, the Thompson was standard issue to platoon leaders in WWII.  My dad was a platoon leader in 2nd Rangers, and he described it pretty much the same as Misterfixit.

The Beatles - Rocky Raccoon
(Feb 06, 2013 - 16:46)
This seems so inconsequential after that wonderful Ali Farka Toure piece.

Mukta - Bindi
(Feb 04, 2013 - 12:18)
Yeah, I'm a sucker for anything with a sitar in it.

Tame Impala - It Is Not Meant To Be
(Feb 04, 2013 - 09:30)
 coccyx wrote:
This is crap

Being a coccyx, I guess you should know.
I really like it, myself. 

Secret Machines - Nowhere Again
(Feb 04, 2013 - 05:42)
 gypsyman wrote:
segue into william shatner common people


Exactly.  And Bill does, this time!

Incubus - Aqueous Transmission
(Feb 02, 2013 - 15:18)
 hidey wrote:
This is pretentious and boring in my opinion. 
That's because you are pretentious and boring.  Ha!  See what I did there?

The Derek Trucks Band - This Sky
(Jan 31, 2013 - 19:17)
 Fredrikson wrote:

Annabouboula - Opium Bride
(Jan 31, 2013 - 18:54)

Steeleye Span - Cam Ye O'er Frae France
(Jan 20, 2013 - 07:16)
 fredriley wrote:

That'll be Maddy Prior doing a Lowland Scots accent, and making a half-decent fist of it if I'm any judge. Not her native accent, of course.
She has the most beautiful voice - perfect pitch and timbre.  I could listen to her sing in any accent she chose.

By the way, Arany Zoltan does an excellent version of this, which you can find on youtube. 

Steeleye Span - Cam Ye O'er Frae France
(Jan 19, 2013 - 10:31)
 whtahtefcuk wrote:
OMG this is horrible!
Sassenach fiend!

Michael Kiwanuka - Home Again
(Jan 16, 2013 - 20:42)
 melissakennedy wrote:

The Wailin' Jennys - Arlington
(Jan 14, 2013 - 10:36)
I went to high school in Arlington (TX).  Not that it has anything to do with this song.

Mumford & Sons - Babel
(Jan 14, 2013 - 10:16)
Borrowing a few lines from Housman:

The cow, the old cow, she is dead;
It sleeps well, the horned head:
We poor lads, ’tis our turn now
To hear such tunes as killed the cow.

The Wallflowers - God Says Nothing Back
(Jan 12, 2013 - 10:44)
 crockydile wrote:

So...Atheism is a subset of Nihilism...since Atheists don't believe in God and Nihilists don't believe in anything, including Atheists. {#Lol}
Other way around.  Some atheists are nihilists, some aren't.  But all nihilists are atheists.

Led Zeppelin - Going To California
(Jan 12, 2013 - 06:01)
 Proclivities wrote:

Well, given the well-documented and unbiased evidence that folks who drink beer and/or smoke cigarettes have compulsions to torture birds, I understand your concerns.

Actually, I was imputing to Bob a much more deviant intention.  I was thinking of the Simpsons episode where Homer wants to buy illicit fireworks from Apu, but Chief Wiggums walks in during the deal and Homer, off the top of his head, nervously tells Apu he wants some booze, cigarettes, a couple of nudie mags and an enema.  When he gets home Marge looks in the shopping bag and tells him she doesn't know what plans he has for the evening, but he can count her out.

José González - Teardrop
(Jan 09, 2013 - 20:29)
 kcar wrote:

Hugh Laurie. Great actor. Early in his career, Laurie played Bertie Wooster, the epitome of an upper-class twit and polar opposite of his character in "House."

Hugh Laurie looking just like a shocked dog eating a cupcake 

There is vigorous debate as to whether dog was smarter than twit. My money's on the pooch.  

Rolling Stones - Monkey Man
(Jan 09, 2013 - 15:28)
 bobzane wrote:
It was a golden age when all Stones albums were great
Yes, it was.  But as has been said, if you can remember it you weren't really there.

Tom Petty - Feel A Whole Lot Better
(Jan 07, 2013 - 14:36)
 Hannio wrote:
So good to hear this.
I agree.

Chicago - 25 or 6 to 4
(Jan 07, 2013 - 14:21)
I just noticed Tiger Bomb is next in rotation on my itunes.  Think I'll go there instead of letting my brain cells die listening to mullet rock.

Grateful Dead - Box Of Rain
(Jan 03, 2013 - 20:16)
I love this song, but dear God it sounds awful towards the end.

Broken Bells - The High Road
(Dec 11, 2012 - 05:19)
"Come on and get your rub-a-dub"???

Martha Wainwright - Factory
(Dec 05, 2012 - 08:46)
 Byronape wrote:

It's "The chick with a dick and a gift for the gab".

I'm hoping that it isn't literal and is instead either a reference to a very masculine woman or a very effeminate chatty guy.

Nothing against transvestites, I just don't think very many will be working in factories.  But I could be wrong, according to my wife it happens all the time.


I attended a graduate seminar given by a female math professor from a university to the east of us.  There was something quite odd about her that I couldn't put my finger on.  (Besides the fact that she used tree, house, dog and cat as variables instead of x, y, sigma or epsilon.)   I mentioned it to the department secretary and she said it might have something to do with the fact that she was a he back when he/she was a graduate student.  That explained everything.

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Into The Great Wide Open
(Dec 04, 2012 - 12:30)
God bless Tom Petty.

Grateful Dead - Touch of Grey
(Dec 04, 2012 - 12:09)
 d-don wrote:

As one of the faithful, I thank you for your words.

I'm thankful he said "canon" and not "cannon".

B-52's - Planet Claire
(Dec 04, 2012 - 09:37)
 JoepKoperdraat wrote:
Beside Planet Claire there is "a moon in the sky called the moon"!!!

I love that one.

The National - Bloodbuzz Ohio
(Dec 03, 2012 - 09:50)
 dw wrote:
Singer's rather deep voice reminds me of Jim Morrison. 

Reminds me of Eeyore.

Sly & the Family Stone - Dance To The Music
(Nov 30, 2012 - 08:57)
I'd rather hear some James Brown.  This is just too commercial sounding.

Bruce Hornsby - The Way It Is
(Nov 30, 2012 - 07:52)
 ckcotton wrote:
Is that a Laser Disc on the front cover


Who remembers THOSE? 

Speaking of older technology, my grandfather worked for Deutsche Grammophon for a while.  He was awarded several patents related to the cutting edge technology of the time - flat vinyl disks.

Traffic - Many A Mile To Freedom
(Nov 29, 2012 - 05:40)
 westslope wrote:


First musical frisson this morning.


Yeah, me too, which qualifies the song for at least a 9 rating for me.

Michael Franti & Spearhead - Time to Go Home
(Nov 28, 2012 - 09:10)
NO WAR!!!  Well, except warfare by drone aircraft so only the bad guys get killed and only if the prez is a democrat.

Marvin Gaye - What's Going On
(Nov 27, 2012 - 09:10)

I always like the laughing hyena part.

Thea Gilmore - All Along The Watchtower
(Nov 26, 2012 - 09:37)

Jimi still owns this one, I'd say.

Jefferson Airplane - Triad
(Nov 20, 2012 - 09:34)
 Odyzzeuz wrote:
Dated. Reminds me of the old-school Star Trek episode with the space hippies.


You know, just about any other JA song and I might agree with you.  But not this one.

Andrew Bird - Scythian Empires
(Nov 20, 2012 - 09:08)
 alezz_ua wrote:
"Scythian empire, horsemen of the Russia steppe"
It never was Russia steppe. Ukrainian steppe if modern analogue required.


A google search turned up almost 2.5 million references to "Russian steppes".    You've got a lot of work to do.

Natalie Merchant - Nursery Rhyme Of Innocence And Experience
(Nov 16, 2012 - 12:00)
 rdo wrote:

The link is dead.  Whatever it was, I am glad to see someone talking about Wagner here.  I tried to upload some once.  Technical errors, as always.  It seems that music files that play on every other music player known to mankind somehow are not good enough technically for the RP listener upload forum.

I'm thinking proclivities might have been waxing ironical in his suggestion of Wagner.  I once gave my mother an album of Wagnerian overtures for her birthday.  That went over like a lead balloon.  Far too much Wagner in my mother's upbringing in 1930's Berlin, you understand.

Eels - Novocaine for the Soul
(Nov 12, 2012 - 06:57)
 aelfheld wrote:

And the last time you voted for someone who argued for reducing the size and expense of government was when?

Or did you vote for the one promising you more government goodies?

If the latter, your 'servitude' isn't vile enough.


Long John Baldry - Don't Try To Lay No Boogie Woogie
(Nov 09, 2012 - 09:13)
 drife wrote:
Really pretty awful.

Yeah.  Sorry John, your story just isn't that interesting or funny.

Spoon - The Mystery Zone
(Nov 09, 2012 - 08:38)
 fredriley wrote:
Has anything amusing ever happened to you in relation to a spoon?

Can't think of anything.  You?  (I'm a little afraid to ask.)

Madrugada - The Lost Gospel
(Nov 08, 2012 - 06:03)
 rdo wrote:
I want to have sex with this song.  {#Foot-in-mouth}

Yeah, but stay away from sphincter pass.

Tom Petty - Feel A Whole Lot Better
(Nov 05, 2012 - 20:04)
So good to hear this.

The Clash - The Guns of Brixton
(Nov 05, 2012 - 05:21)
 oldsaxon wrote:

Your statistics are wrong. Check out gun crime related numbers from either Canada or the UK and then check out America.

In a society of civilized people, armed citizens seem a bit gratuitous. 

Well, see there, you just said why we need guns in the USA.  We don't live in a civilized society.  And what civilization there is is just a thin veneer masking a lawlessness held in check by the most tenuous restraint.

Youngbloods - Darkness, Darkness
(Nov 04, 2012 - 17:39)
Okay, listening to this with headphones on is giving me goosebumps, which automatically makes it rate at least a 9.  So 8 > 9.

Strawbs - Witchwood
(Nov 04, 2012 - 17:35)
This is great.  So much better than their blah-blabbity-blah song.

Alanis Morissette - Thank U
(Nov 02, 2012 - 08:06)
 richlister wrote:
Thank U, for the PSD button.


Chicago - I'm A Man
(Nov 01, 2012 - 10:54)
It is a scientific fact that every time you listen to this, over 1000 brain cells shrivel up and die.

Tom Waits - Step Right Up
(Nov 01, 2012 - 06:20)
 ajlept wrote:
TW coined the phrase:

"I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy."


I was familiar with that gem long before TW arrived on the scene. 

Led Zeppelin - Ramble On
(Oct 30, 2012 - 07:13)
 CamLwalk wrote:
Did he just say Gollum stole his girl?

Indeed he did:
Mine's a tale that can't be told,
my freedom I hold dear.
How years ago in days of old, when magic filled the air.
T'was in the darkest depths of Mordor, I met a girl so fair.
But Gollum, and the evil one crept up and slipped away with her, her, her....yeah.

Sivert Høyem - Into The Sea
(Oct 24, 2012 - 14:54)
This song always makes me think of zombies stomping around.

Neil Young - Old Man
(Oct 24, 2012 - 14:48)
That caricature two posts down is quite possibly the best I have ever seen.

Mumford & Sons - Whispers In The Dark
(Oct 24, 2012 - 09:58)
 Phlegmaticman wrote:
Why don't I like Mumford & Sons?

I'm trying to figure out the same thing.  I like the instrumentation, but something about the singer's voice makes my skin crawl.

Broken Social Scene - Sweetest Kill
(Oct 23, 2012 - 06:49)
 Byronape wrote:

Besides, my dad always said that "a little healthy paranoia never killed anyone, but a lack of healthy paranoia has."


And just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not out to get ya.

Cloud Cult - When Water Comes to Life
(Oct 23, 2012 - 06:07)
 Shesdifferent wrote:
What a horrible song


Jeff Beck - Goodbye Pork Pie Hat
(Oct 22, 2012 - 07:49)
Every hipster doofus in Austin wears a pork pie hat.

Ellen McIlwaine - Can't Find My Way Home
(Oct 18, 2012 - 11:24)
 paulmack wrote:

Of course they are - and it should be stated as such, not as fact. I know it was an opinion but to say something has 'no soul' sounds pretty final. All it takes is a simple, 'in my opinion....'.

Why would anyone take it as a fact?  To have to say "in my opinion" is needless.  Everyone knows that any judgment regarding music or any art is an opinion.

Patty Griffin - Little God
(Oct 18, 2012 - 06:58)
 Easyrider wrote:
Over the top vocally,sounds like a wailing cat.

For me, unlistenable.

Willie and Lobo - Puerto Vallarta Squeeze
(Oct 16, 2012 - 10:21)
 Rafter101 wrote:
I kept waiting for this song to morph into the Eagle's live Hotel California.  Then it just got boring.

Would have been boring either way.  Actually I vastly prefer this.

k.d. lang - Helpless
(Oct 15, 2012 - 10:37)
 Trustocity wrote:
Here's a very simple observation to determine the relevence of this cover: When Neil sings it, he sounds helpless. When k.d. sings it, she sounds like she just got a request from someone in the audience to take a stab at an old standard. What she doesn't sound is angst-ridden in the least.

She comes across sounding very coy to me.  "Ooooh, I'm just sooooo helpless over here all by my little self.  Won't sooooomebody come rescue little ol' me?" 

Fever Ray - When I Grow Up
(Oct 15, 2012 - 10:17)
I love it in all its weirdness.

Mason Williams - Classical Gas
(Oct 15, 2012 - 10:03)
 Laurelai wrote:
If this song could just stop at the guitar.  The guitar is lovely.  The rest...... meh

I agree.  Very overproduced.

Pearl Jam - Yellow Ledbetter
(Oct 12, 2012 - 05:55)
Make me fries.

Interpol - Rest My Chemistry
(Oct 08, 2012 - 15:18)
 Byronape wrote:

I happen to like zombies.


Fried or baked?

Florence + The Machine - No Light, No Light (Unplugged)
(Oct 07, 2012 - 11:07)

Florence + The Machine - Heartlines
(Oct 06, 2012 - 16:18)
This sounds just like her other song.

Alanis Morissette - Thank U
(Sep 27, 2012 - 10:30)
 nagsheadlocal wrote:
Like a lot of artists of marginal talent (Sting, etc) she was smart enough to assemble a backing band of outstanding players. If you can ignore the voice, there's a lot to hear on this album.


Amy MacDonald - Pride
(Sep 27, 2012 - 09:05)
Gee, thanks.  Get me a beer.

Archive - Kings of Speed
(Sep 27, 2012 - 08:37)
 sajitjacob wrote:
Damn, it sounded really good until the singing started. oh well.


Rolling Stones - Moonlight Mile
(Sep 27, 2012 - 08:20)
 ick wrote:
buncha hacks... never amount to nothin'!

I was watching the Stones on Ed Sullivan some time in the mid-sixties.  I think they were playing Under My Thumb.  Dear old Da walks in and watches a minute, then says "these guys will be forgotten in five years". 

(Sorry if you've already heard this.  I have probably told this story before, but I am getting old and repetitive.  Drives the wife and kids nuts.) 

The Dandy Warhols - Sleep
(Sep 27, 2012 - 08:07)
My teenage son's theme song.

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Hold on to Yourself
(Sep 27, 2012 - 06:25)

    calypsus_1 wrote:

Nick Cave II by ~p0m
©2009-2010 ~p0m

"I put a spell on you!"

Norwegian Wood 09


So Elrond is a singer now?  Who knew?

David Byrne & St. Vincent - Who
(Sep 26, 2012 - 07:03)
This one's pretty good.

Jimmy Cliff - Sitting In Limbo
(Sep 24, 2012 - 11:57)
 coding_to_music wrote:
Jimmy's using Sonar to find the Submarine !!!
Sonar Submarine

Hmmm. Forward planes mounted to the hull and not the tower, and high up on the hull, characteristic of a Brit design.

Neil Young - After The Garden
(Sep 24, 2012 - 10:44)
 Marley wrote:

OMG - what is wrong with people these days?? This is not funny at all. Please, leave RP and go watch some Faux News or something...sheesh.... and people wonder why I want to move to  England. 

You want to move to England because they are funnier over there?

Leo Kottke - Vaseline Machine Gun (Original Version)
(Sep 19, 2012 - 10:42)
Yeah, this is the one.

The Beatles - Revolution 1
(Sep 19, 2012 - 10:35)
 bachbeet wrote:
Mr fixit: I won't go so far as you have and say that there could be such a utopian socialist state.  I will go so far as to say that one industry that should be nationalized is Big Oil.  I see absolutely no reason we should continue to allow these mega corps from gouging us.  Prices rise for no apparent reason; even during a recession (which worsens that recession).  And when one realizes how many everyday goods are made from petrochemicals it becomes obvious that the oil companies have the whole world by the cojones.

So you think the government will run big oil efficiently, without corruption and graft, with the best interests of the consumer in mind?  Your naivete is breathtaking. 

T. Rex - Bang A Gong (Get It On)
(Sep 19, 2012 - 10:12)
 rabbi_phil wrote:
" hey honey...i dont want to drive....you drive.....ok?

Cake - Mexico
(Sep 19, 2012 - 09:06)
 jenakle wrote:
Am I the only one amused that there's a pig on the cover?


"Dude - we could totally eat that pig."  - Bill Clinton in Family Guy

Boy & Bear - Lordy May
(Sep 18, 2012 - 11:49)
It's the manbearpig you really have to be concerned about.

David Byrne & St. Vincent - I Am An Ape
(Sep 17, 2012 - 12:33)
Oh joy.  Yet more David Byrne.

Ane Brun - These Days
(Sep 17, 2012 - 10:34)
Very neurotic sounding.

Jimi Hendrix - Castles Made Of Sand
(Sep 17, 2012 - 09:46)
I love this song so much, even the subject-verb disagreement doesn't bother me.  Much.  Maybe just a little.

Vienna Teng - Augustine
(Sep 14, 2012 - 10:11)
 Proclivities wrote:

Ground that Kate Bush trod upon over thirty years ago?

If only.  Kate Bush made and continues to make interesting music.  Vienna sings nicely and her piano playing is good, but her music is in the end pretty forgettable.

Ben Folds Five - Brick
(Sep 14, 2012 - 06:17)
 fredriley wrote:
This guy's name reminds me of an ancient joke that'll only make sense to UK listeners over 40. The punchline is "Sven Fold stamps on seven galleons or more"... :o)

My mind wanders to trivia like this when something as soporific plays on RP, in an attempt to stay awake and avoid falling deeply into the arms of Morpheus {#Sleep}

Fred, you can't just tell the punchline of a joke.  Please fill us in.

Patti Smith - Dancing Barefoot
(Sep 13, 2012 - 12:47)
Yeesh.  It was pretty good until the end.

George Harrison - I'd Have You Anytime
(Sep 13, 2012 - 12:16)
I'm supposed to be in a meeting, but I can't leave until this is over.

The Doors - The Wasp (Texas Radio And The Big Beat)
(Sep 13, 2012 - 06:35)
 vit wrote:

I don't think that word means what you think it means (*grin*). Maybe you meant that you never believed Morrison's affectation as a poet.

That is exactly what I intended to say and did indeed say. 

Grateful Dead - Truckin'
(Sep 12, 2012 - 16:53)
 evansdad wrote:
Of all the Grateful Dead songs to play, couldn't RP be a little more creative?
That pretty much sums up my feeling, too.  It's disappointing, really.

Santana - Jingo
(Sep 12, 2012 - 11:35)
 fredriley wrote:
 aelfheld wrote:

Oh, you mean like the Kos Kiddies, Media Matters, Center for American Progress, SDS, the Weathermen, &c.ad nauseam.

Sounds like you've just mounted a hobbyhorse. Jingoism, at least in the UK, is used exclusively to refer to nationalist zealots and bellicose patriots. Rabid patriotism is not a characteristic of left-wing movements. It would simply make no sense to refer to, say, Noam Chomsky or Michael Moore (quit hissing at the back there!) as 'jingoists'. You'll have to dig out a more appropriate insult, I'm afraid. 

I don't think jingoism as personified by nationalist zealots and bellicose patriots is purely a right wing frame of mind.  It is more a symptom of human nature.   Stalinist Russia and Maoist China come to mind, both of which were far left and quite jingoistic.  North Korea is an extreme case.


Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds - Two Step (alternate version)
(Sep 12, 2012 - 11:25)
 Toke wrote:
Per Negative comments,what the hell are those people doing listening into RP as they sure have NO grasp of music PERIOD.. I'll quit now before I really let rip.

Because if you have a grasp of music, you will like exactly what Toke likes.

Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds - Two Step (alternate version)
(Sep 12, 2012 - 11:18)
I love Jack Black.    This is a parody, right?

The Police - Walking In Your Footsteps
(Sep 11, 2012 - 08:26)
Don't know why, but this really makes me want to hear We'll Make Great Pets.  The dinosaur reference, maybe.

Temptations - Papa Was a Rolling Stone
(Sep 11, 2012 - 06:39)
Absolutely sublime intro.

Jerry Garcia - The Wheel
(Sep 05, 2012 - 07:28)
 dc_zee wrote:

Me too.  1986 me thinks.  

Have some funny memories about camping w/an innocent friend mouthing off inadvertently to a biker named something like "Kill" (in full leather under Austin summer sun) w/girlpals in wet t-shirts emblazoned with "Property of Kill" while this tune floated in the background and (in my mind) kept all beings mellow.  The mouth off by my friend was something like "wow, isn't all that leather hot?".  I suggested we adjourn to a dip in the Lake.

I was thinking more of early '70s Hippy Hollow.  Before Lakeway and the Oasis, and 620, 2222 and Bee Caves road were all two lane blacktops that undulated into the hill country.  Hippy Hollow was one of the small coves on the east side of the lake.  You parked up on Comanche Trail and hiked down to the delicious, cool, clear water of Lake Travis.  Gone forever, I'm afraid.

Wilco - Passenger Side
(Aug 24, 2012 - 11:20)
 hippiechick wrote:
This song always makes me laugh my ass off.

I hate it when that happens.  It's almost as bad as having a detachable penis.

Joe Cocker - Darling Be Home Soon
(Aug 23, 2012 - 05:48)
 RobRyan wrote:

Can't speak for appy_monkey but I certainly do. You can name any song and it's immediately obvious what it will sound like after Cockerization. I may have to write an app for that - something like "Cockerize it!"


Please don't.

The Cure - A Night Like This
(Aug 23, 2012 - 05:46)

Neil Young - My My, Hey Hey (Out of the Blue)
(Aug 23, 2012 - 05:41)
I can't agree with Neil.  If it's a matter of burning out at a young age or fading away in old age, I'll take the latter.  But my life doesn't suck. YMMV.

Gomez - Lost Track
(Aug 22, 2012 - 15:42)
 PFM wrote:

He reminds me more of Peter Lorre, but yeah.

Ben Harper - Alone
(Aug 22, 2012 - 15:41)
 ScottN wrote:
I just don't get this guy's music.  I know he has legions of fans, so what am I missing?

I think you're missing the kool-aid.

Florence + The Machine - What the Water Gave Me
(Aug 22, 2012 - 11:21)
This song sounds just like her other one.

Rolling Stones - Parachute Woman
(Aug 17, 2012 - 07:50)
 Jackson_Feelgood wrote:

Who is better?

BEATLES or STONES? - Possibly the most rediculous question ever asked - Rolling Stones by a country mile. How can you compare "Yellow Submarine" to 'Symapathy for the Devil "or similar.


Possibly the most ridiculous comparison ever made.  You do know that Yellow Submarine was not the Beatles' only song, right? 

Allman Brothers - Jessica
(Aug 16, 2012 - 06:25)
 neuticle wrote:
Go ahead and crucify me..I find the melody kind of cheesy and boring..IMO

I think so, too.  And I'll add maudlin and schmaltzy.  It is the rock version of Lawrence Welk.

Dave Matthews Band - Bartender
(Aug 14, 2012 - 09:49)
 Hannio wrote:
I really like how Dave, being the consummate artiste, has dispensed of anything so pedestrian and mundane as a tune or melody or coherent lyrics.  He opes his mouth,  et voila!  Art spews forth.

My opinion remains unchanged.

Dave Matthews Band - Bartender
(Aug 14, 2012 - 09:46)
 h8rhater wrote:

Wow... an intolerant deadhead.  Wonders never cease.
If you don't like the music hater likes, you are intolerant.   It's just that simple.

The Smashing Pumpkins - Pale Horse
(Aug 13, 2012 - 06:43)
 blotto wrote:
Billy, please lay off the decaf, green teas, and prozacs. We miss you.
My sentiments, exactly. 

Nick Drake - Pink Moon
(Aug 03, 2012 - 07:10)
I was driving the M3 out in the hills near Driftwood yesterday evening, came up over a rise and there was the most beautiful pink full moon rising in the east.  Yes, I thought of this song.

Smash Mouth - Walking on the Sun
(Aug 02, 2012 - 10:28)
Wow.  Not played since'06?

Alanis Morissette - Baba
(Jul 30, 2012 - 08:41)
 Hannio wrote:
Wow.  I'm surprised by the low rating.  I like the hard-driving edginess in this.

I'm not sure what I was smoking when I wrote this.  Kinda wish I could get some more, whatever it was.

Butterfly Boucher - 5678
(Jul 30, 2012 - 06:31)
So, is Lady Gaga next?  Actually, I wouldn't mind hearing Poker Face, especially the Southpark version with Cartman singing.

Muse - Uprising
(Jul 28, 2012 - 11:59)
Tying the 1984 theme mentioned earlier into the Glen Miller classic we heard a few songs back, from Wikipedia:

After reintegration to Oceanian society, Winston encounters Julia in a park; each admits having betrayed the other:

"I betrayed you," she said baldly.
"I betrayed you," he said.
She gave him another quick look of dislike.
"Sometimes," she said, "they threaten you with something – something you can't stand up to, can't even think about. And then you say, 'Don't do it to me, do it to somebody else, do it to so-and-so.' And perhaps you might pretend, afterwards, that it was only a trick and that you just said it to make them stop and didn't really mean it. But that isn't true. At the time when it happens you do mean it. You think there's no other way of saving yourself and you're quite ready to save yourself that way. You want it to happen to the other person. You don't give a damn what they suffer. All you care about is yourself."
"All you care about is yourself," he echoed.
"And after that, you don't feel the same toward the other person any longer."
"No," he said, "you don't feel the same."

Throughout, a song recurs in Winston's mind:

Under the spreading chestnut tree
I sold you and you sold me—

The lyrics are an adaptation of ‘Go no more a-rushing’, a popular English campfire song from the 1920s, that was a popular success for Glen Miller in 1939.


Glenn Miller - In The Mood
(Jul 28, 2012 - 11:32)
Makes me think of dear old Da'.  He saw Glenn Miller play in England in 1944 while preparing for the Normandy Invasion.

Yothu Yindi - Dots On The Shells (w/ Neil Finn)
(Jul 28, 2012 - 11:15)
 Frater_Kork wrote:
Reminds me of the Strawbs, not in a good way.
I'm not sure how the Strawbs can remind anyone in a good way.

Bruce Springsteen - Magic
(Jul 28, 2012 - 11:14)
 coffee-eyes wrote:

BO is nothing more than an overbearing media whore who likes nothing more than to hear his own moronic thoughts.  How anyone, ANYONE, can stand behind this ass is beyond me. 

When he is wrong, he admits it.

When did he admit he was wrong about his statements about Shawn Hornbeck?  BO is a brainless, heartless creep.  If I were his mother, I'd watch my soul, cause BO would sell it in a heartbeat for another 15 mins of fame.

Took me some searching to find the context.  I thought you meant a different BO.  Not that it would make any difference.

Herbie Hancock - Cantaloupe Island
(Jul 28, 2012 - 10:18)
 MJMJ wrote:
Does Watermelon Man live on Cantaloupe Island?

I'm thinking it is women who live on Cantaloupe Island.

Faithless - Reverence
(Jul 28, 2012 - 10:07)
 GwentRabbit wrote:
This is hardly rap. Predictably closed minded response from much of the RP listenership. 
It is surprising to me how musically conservative much of the RP audience is.

Jefferson Airplane - Somebody to Love
(Jul 28, 2012 - 10:03)
 jaybo234 wrote:
hate this 60's crap
The 60's hate you.

Green Day - When I Come Around
(Jul 28, 2012 - 10:00)
I never cared for the singer's adenoidal voice.  He sounds like a mouth breather.  Other than that, great song!

Beck - Qué Onda Guero
(Jul 28, 2012 - 09:50)
 mmoyer wrote:

This song is brilliant. It's like an aural painting of an L.A. neighborhood. It's also hilarious.
Last year I was visiting friends in Orange County, and decided to just drive straight up through the middle of LA from Long Beach to Pasadena without taking any highways.  There were times I felt I was in a foreign country.  I have to agree, the flavor of some of the neighborhoods is captured perfectly with this song.

John Lennon - You Are Here
(Jul 27, 2012 - 15:38)
I really like Lennon's dreamier ones.

Great Lake Swimmers - Think That You Might Be Wrong
(Jul 27, 2012 - 15:35)
 richlister wrote:
1st question for £100, what is the worst thing you can say to a woman?

Answer: Think that you might be wrong. 
"Are you pregnant?"
I've never commited that faux pas, although I did comment to my wife-to-be that her feet were rather large, weren't they?  That didn't go over very well, let me tell you.

Tom McRae - Keep Your Picture Clear
(Jul 25, 2012 - 07:31)
Oooooh.  Edgy.    {#Rolleyes}

Gomez - How We Operate
(Jul 23, 2012 - 10:19)
Never cared for the Peter Lorre voice.

Alanis Morissette - Uninvited
(Jul 23, 2012 - 10:16)
Why are the beautiful ones always insane? 

Levon Helm - The Weight (live)
(Jul 23, 2012 - 09:36)
 vo1dza wrote:

It is Annie, not Fanny


Yeaaah, riiiiiiiight. And I suppose you're going to say next that Hendrix was singing about kissing the sky.

Gregory Alan Isakov - That Moon Song
(Jul 23, 2012 - 09:03)
 dwlangham wrote:
What's with all the "droning" male vocals? Droning onnn and ooonnnnn. Well, it's not all bad, but enough already.

I know!  Right?  Apparently it's the new cool.

Typhoon - Summer Home
(Jul 23, 2012 - 08:34)
So this is what passes for music these days.

Laura Marling - Hope in the Air
(Jul 23, 2012 - 08:21)

R.E.M. - Me In Honey
(Jul 19, 2012 - 08:37)
I love Kate.  I'm hoping to marry her someday.  Even if she does play for the other team.

Quicksilver Messenger Service - Pride Of Man
(Jul 19, 2012 - 06:37)
 kh808 wrote:

WHO WAS Quicksilver Messenger Service besides Nicky Hopkins?

Well, John Cipolina, for one.  Hopkins tenure with QSM was pretty brief.

PJ Harvey - On Battleship Hill
(Jul 19, 2012 - 05:49)
Lyrics remind me of one of those Simpson's educational films, "Man and Nature - The Road to Victory!"

Elephant Revival - Cosmic Pulse
(Jul 16, 2012 - 13:35)
 oldsaxon wrote:

All rivers flow, in their way, to the sea. If time is a river, and that's a bit arguable, what with time being sort of ...erm...always... and rivers being sort of...erm....transient...still, I suppose a river evokes a shadow of entropy, so maybe I can get my head around the idea that a river is sort of a short version of time...but if that river/time thing was aflowin' towards its destination...well then that would be the River/sea.....but the time thing? are we to suppose there is some sort of massive time pool somewhere out in the future that we will all...sort of ...bob about in?


Sure.  It's called eternity.

Los Lobos - Good Morning Aztlan
(Jul 16, 2012 - 13:29)
 calypsus_1 wrote:

Linda Ronstadt sings with David Hidalgo
JD Lasica / SocialMedia.biz


Kinda wish I hadn't seen this.  LR used to be so hot.  But then again, so was I.

The Police - Message in a Bottle
(Jul 13, 2012 - 07:30)
 planet_lizard wrote:

It is all to often a symptom of success. And the more successful a group, the more vitriolic the hatred from some quarters. There are certain bands I don't even go to the comments pages of now because of it. It seems that a radio station that plays such a superb mixture as this will always attract a few music snobs. Ignore them.


Yes, nothing pisses off a lot of people more than the success of others.

Regina Spektor - All the Rowboats
(Jul 13, 2012 - 07:09)
 Stingray wrote:
Regina Vega


Led Zeppelin - Thank You
(Jul 13, 2012 - 07:06)
 That_SOB wrote:

 I was up the road a piece at the University of Washington, during the same time. A bunch of us "hippies" had rented a big old house and were working (yes hippies worked) ...

I was hitch-hiking back to Austin, around 1972 I think, and was picked up by this huge brotha in a Lincoln Continental sipping some moonshine out of a jar between his legs.  One of the hazards of hitch hiking.  Anyway, he asked me what I did.  I told him I worked as a tree trimmer, to which he responded, "oh, so you're not a hippie".  I suppose it was meant in an approving way, but it still left me a bit deflated.

My Morning Jacket - Librarian
(Jul 12, 2012 - 10:39)
 coolpeople_rule wrote:

How sad...that you don't understand.


The tyranny of cool raises its ugly head.

Patsy Cline - Crazy
(Jul 12, 2012 - 08:58)
Love that tinkly cocktail lounge piano.

Spirit - Fresh Garbage
(Jul 12, 2012 - 07:28)
 demenshea wrote:
Wow, a blast from the past.  I shouldn't be surprised to hear this on RP, your taste runs the gamete. .....


Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros - Home
(Jul 11, 2012 - 09:39)
 ick wrote:
Ok... are they parodying a Doris Day musical?  Definitely weird, mixed up but interesting.

Sounds like Johnny Cash and Nancy Sinatra to me.

Rolling Stones - No Expectations
(Jul 11, 2012 - 08:49)
 ziakut wrote:
Wow! A Stones tune that I don't dislike! This is a most unusual thing! Too bad the cover for this album is so repulsive!

The US version had a different cover made especially for people like you.

The Smashing Pumpkins - Drown
(Jul 10, 2012 - 07:28)
 lemmoth wrote:

The guitar squeal probably got a bit rough for Bill.  He went with the radio edit.


Aw man, and the tortured cat guitar is the best part. 

R.E.M. - Fall On Me
(Jul 09, 2012 - 12:57)
 Businessgypsy wrote:
Just heard an interesting interview with Michael Stipe on Studio 360. Living with his soulmate (a Frenchman) and pursuing sculpture as a preferred creative medium. Always found him aloof and twee to the point of annoyance, but he claims it's all shyness. Noteworthy fellow, and the body of work stands on its own merit.


So Stipe has his very own Frenchman. How droll.  I wonder if he's a mime?  Love this song, btw.

The High Violets - Love Is Blinding
(Jul 03, 2012 - 08:14)
 DoofusGeezer wrote:

If I recall correctly, someone once said "Love is all you need". I suspect they were pretty young at the time

Somebody once told me that money isn't everything - unless you don't have any at all, in which case it really is everything.

David Bowie - Heroes (single mix)
(Jun 30, 2012 - 17:45)
 sirdroseph wrote:

Maybe it is, considering song comments is for an individual subjective likes or dislikes of individual songs. I dislike this song, many like it. I have no problem with that, but evidently you do. Maybe it is you.

Most definitely it is him.

Thievery Corporation - Shadows of Ourselves
(Jun 29, 2012 - 18:17)

Metallica - Nothing Else Matters (symphonic)
(Jun 21, 2012 - 19:25)
 vvaffle wrote:
The vocals are definetly not as good as on the original studio version and the symphonic aspect doesn't make up for it.
Yup.  Still, it's nice to hear some Ironica on RP. 

Rolling Stones - She's A Rainbow
(Jun 21, 2012 - 07:07)
 h8rhater wrote:

Sez you Hannio... When I begin my long decline, I hope I do it with sold out tours worldwide over a period of nearly 40 years.  A Bigger Bang was a fantastic CD and the tour was incredible.  Can't wait for the next one which, I hear, is coming soon.

May it be unto you according to your heart's desire.  But just because they have entered mainstream popularity and maintained it for so long (while impressive in its own right) doesn't change the fact that there was a time when their creative energies peaked, just like every other band that has ever existed. Exactly when is certainly subject to debate, but IMHO it was a long time ago.

David Bowie - The Man Who Sold The World
(Jun 21, 2012 - 06:02)
 sieversfam wrote:

And, I would classify Rap "Ho-Down" music.
I was riding my bike around the neighborhood and came upon two middle-school aged girls playing violins in their front yard.  As I rode past, I asked if they were having a hootenanny.  The younger one looked a little frightened, while the older one rolled her eyes and said " 'scuse me?"  I said, "you know, a hoe-down!"  At that the older girl gave me a shocked look while the younger one ran into the house.  I thought it was best to leave at that point.

Cloud Cult - When Water Comes to Life
(Jun 19, 2012 - 07:58)
Omigod this sucks!!!

The Moody Blues - Gypsy (of a strange and distant time)
(Jun 19, 2012 - 07:52)
 shakitten wrote:
My roommate in college turned me onto the Moodies, and this was one of my favorite songs. She penned the lyrics in calligraphy for me as a present, and I cherished it for years. Still miss her...we lost touch, but I'll always see her as a sister from another mother. Thanks for the memory!
I believe "sister from another mister" is the appropriate phraseology.

Loop Guru - Single Orphan First Year Camel
(Jun 17, 2012 - 16:05)
 sirdroseph wrote:
Oh, you just think you can throw a Sitar in there and I am going to automatically like it?? Well, you would be right.
Works for me, too.

Sarah McLachlan - Possession
(Jun 17, 2012 - 15:53)
ziakut wrote:
So much for a great set of songs. Sarah is talented...but this song brings down the wonderful previous set.
Sez you.

Zero 7 - In the Waiting Line
(Jun 15, 2012 - 08:03)
Oh yeah.

Thievery Corporation - Forgotten People
(Jun 14, 2012 - 08:20)
 dingleberry wrote:
I hear Eastwood riding in on that little warble, only it's the electronic west. He's eating Taco Bell instead of rice and beans with a wooden spoon.
And he has a Bluetooth in his ear and a 6 gig pin drive in his holster.

The Barr Brothers - Old Mythologies
(Jun 13, 2012 - 15:23)
MJMJ wrote:
Kings of Convenient Garfunkels
The Barrfunkel Brothers

Youngbloods - Get Together
(Jun 13, 2012 - 12:35)
 Byronape wrote:

And have you stopped to ask why so many Imam's are screaming for worldwide Jihad?  It ain't because they "hate our freedom", that's for damn sure.
They really are just a bunch of swell guys.  A little excitable, perhaps.

Natalie Merchant - Motherland
(Jun 13, 2012 - 07:24)
 vandal wrote:

I can't - she sounds like a sheep singing into a fan and all I can focus on are her unnaturally large breasts. . .


I think they are naturally wonderful.  But you are right about the sheep singing into a fan.

Some Say Leland - The Hunchback
(Jun 12, 2012 - 15:23)
 scraig wrote:
Is that one of those vulvazelas?

Morcheeba - Blood Like Lemonade
(Jun 12, 2012 - 12:35)
 coccyx wrote:

You need to research this band a bit, then revise...one pic from Google images should do it :)
Why do you assume he was thinking of a band member?  Maybe Stingray was just indulging in a bit of oikophilia.

Foo Fighters - Down In The Park
(Jun 12, 2012 - 12:31)

Mavericks - Dance the Night Away
(Jun 12, 2012 - 07:34)
 kcar wrote:

Errmm...beg to differ, friend. He's happy to free of a bad relationship. I can relate to that feeling. 
Kinda like how good your head feels after a bad headache.  Of course, it would have been better if the suffering had never happened in the first place. 

Grateful Dead - Eyes of the World
(Jun 11, 2012 - 18:32)
 johnjconn wrote:
Hippies = nothing a job, shower and a haircut can't fix
It worked for me.

Marvin Gaye - Trouble Man
(Jun 11, 2012 - 07:25)

Mason Williams - Classical Gas
(Jun 11, 2012 - 07:06)
This would be so much better without the orchestra.  As it stands, it is way overproduced.

Phoebe Snow - Poetry Man
(Jun 10, 2012 - 19:01)
 WonderLizard wrote:
"You're going home now
Home's that place somewhere you go each day
To see your wife"
I wonder what the wife is thinking about her man never being around and not even washing the dishes piled high in the sink?  That's the only thing he had to do today while she was at work scraping up enough dough to pay the bills and he can't even get that done...  Lazy good for nothing...all he does is hang out at the coffee shop.  Should have never married an English major.

Danny Gatton - Elmira St. Boogie
(Jun 10, 2012 - 14:58)
 ClaireWild wrote:
Annoying, totally.  Awful.
Mom?  What are you doing on RP??

Bob Marley - Stir it Up
(Jun 10, 2012 - 13:05)
If you don't like it, you can pass the blunt to the.... um, uhhh.... person on the left.

Billy Bragg & Wilco - California Stars
(Jun 09, 2012 - 19:26)
 Ouachita wrote:

My body is naked now & it was born naked. No matter how I dress up or undress I'm naked. The hours of the early morning find me naked & I find the hours & the morning just as naked as they find me... The best & juiciest of humanly truths are our naked truths. Our fittest honesty is our naked honesty... This is what I call being truthfully democratic. - Woodrow (Woody) Guthrie



I'm sitting naked at my computer.

Incubus - Aqueous Transmission
(Jun 09, 2012 - 19:11)
This song reminds me of descending through the clouds to Changsha airport.  The country below was veiled in mist and clouds and quite mysterious looking.  This song suits the feeling perfectly.

Bob Marley - Roots, Rock, Reggae
(Jun 09, 2012 - 06:31)
Love those backing singers.

Santana Brothers - Luz Amor Y Vida
(Jun 09, 2012 - 06:28)
 jagdriver wrote:

I was thinking more about a cro-magnon exhibit at the Chicago's Field Museum. And is that Geraldo on the left?



Spoon - The Underdog
(Jun 09, 2012 - 06:11)
My favorite Billy Joel song.  Oh, wait...  what?

Gogol Bordello - Dub The Frequencies Of Love
(Jun 09, 2012 - 06:01)
Wait, I did that wrong.  What I meant was <  3, i.e. 2.   Maybe even a 1.

Florence + The Machine - Leave My Body
(Jun 07, 2012 - 17:43)
 toomanyollys wrote:
All F&TM songs have now congealed into one incredibly boring and annoying shouty mass in my mind. Eugh.
Pretty much.

Muse - City of Delusion
(Jun 07, 2012 - 09:50)
 terrapin52 wrote:
I don't know what he's saying, but it sounds important.

Morcheeba - Slow Down
(Jun 07, 2012 - 09:37)

Julie Miller - All My Tears
(Jun 06, 2012 - 18:45)
 Kokoloco53 wrote:

Eurythmics - Love is a Stranger
(Jun 06, 2012 - 18:40)
 clwguy wrote:
Now I ask you, isn't this a whole lot better then the acoustic version of Here Comes the Rain Again?
Oh yes.

Pink Floyd - Another Brick In The Wall (Part 2)
(Jun 06, 2012 - 09:28)
The last bit in the song "Stand still, laddie!!!"  reminds me of when I was a guest of Her Majesty's British Forces Education Service while my dad was assigned as liaison to the 1. Deutsch-niederländischen Korps in Muenster.  I went to the school at the neighboring Royal Army base since there was no American school.  Anyway, our geography teacher, Mr Shepherd, was an old Scot with quite a volatile temper.  Our classroom was next to the gym  locker room, and one day the kids coming back from PE were particularly boisterous and making quite a bit of noise.  Mr Shepherd had all he could take, grabbed an old sneaker out of his desk and stormed out of the room.  A few seconds later there was quite a lot of yelling and screaming and boys pleading, "No Mr Shepherd, no!"  We were all quite amused, if not a little nervous when he returned, and quite calmly resumed the lesson.

Pink Floyd - Another Brick In The Wall (Part 2)
(Jun 06, 2012 - 09:14)
 rommi wrote:
this song always makes me take a brake from work :) 
You work at an auto parts store?

John Lennon - Mind Games
(Jun 06, 2012 - 08:50)
 calypsus_1 wrote:

John Lennon by ~jimbo101
James Garner ©2006-2010 ~jimbo101

Well, it's a lot better than I could ever do.  Still, it looks like the triploid love child of Lennon, Peter Townshend and Ringo.

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - 666 Conducer
(Jun 06, 2012 - 07:42)
 Baby_M wrote:

According to the dictionary, a "conducer" is someone or something that leads to or contributes to a result. "666" is, of course, a reference to the devil.

Not exactly, it is the number of the beast, who is the anti-christ, not the devil.  You could say, however, that the anti-christ is the incarnation of the devil, in antithesis to Christ being the incarnation of God.  In that sense you would be correct.

Neil Young - Sugar Mountain
(Jun 06, 2012 - 07:08)
This song makes my teeth hurt.

Peter Gabriel - In Your Eyes (live in Athens 1988)
(Jun 03, 2012 - 13:58)
 Sasha2001 wrote:
Right now I'm holding my IPad aloft while playing this song through the speakers in a trenchcoat at the Apple Store genious bar and no one is getting the reference...or the irony.
Just keep that trenchcoat closed, please.

The Stone Roses - Love Spreads
(May 13, 2012 - 20:14)
 RickyBobby wrote:
Headphones + Louder = Better
Careful with the headphones, Eugene.  Tinnitus is no fun.

Lucinda Williams - Rescue
(May 13, 2012 - 19:57)
Very nice.  I like Lucinda when she's sober.

George Harrison - Isn't It A Pity
(Apr 23, 2012 - 18:17)
 RazzCat wrote:
This song just keeps sounding more amazing each time I hear it, like pretty much all Harrison did...

Beth Orton - Central Reservation
(Apr 23, 2012 - 05:31)
 camatcba wrote:


Super Furry Animals - White Socks/Flip Flops
(Apr 22, 2012 - 19:24)
 ziggytrix wrote:

If that were true then every song would have the lyrics:

La la la la la la la la la la la
La la la la la la la la la la la
La la la la la la la la la la la
La la la la la la la la la la la
and I would hate all non-instrumentals!

On the other hand, this could be sung in a foreign language and it would still be just as cool. 

The Black Keys - Dead and Gone
(Apr 20, 2012 - 19:17)
 Romulus wrote:
uhm, that is not an El Camino. It's a darn mini-van.
That's what I was thinking.  I guess the guy in charge of the cover art didn't know what an EL Camino was, and didn't much care, either.

Lucinda Williams - Can't Let Go
(Apr 20, 2012 - 18:08)
Huh.  She sounds sober in this one.

Chris Isaak - Baby Did A Bad Bad Thing
(Apr 20, 2012 - 18:06)
 On_The_Beach wrote:

Hid his hair products?


Florence + The Machine - What the Water Gave Me
(Apr 20, 2012 - 18:03)
Ack!  Florence and her effin' machine again.

Richard Thompson - Outside of The Inside
(Apr 20, 2012 - 17:47)
 Cynaera wrote:

Well, don't fret - I'm sure there'll be a Belinda Carlisle or Abba song for you soon.

What crawled up your butt?

The Church - Under The Milky Way
(Apr 20, 2012 - 17:26)
 cohifi wrote:

Needs more Clarinet, maybe ?
A little sackbutt, perhaps.  Or maybe some krumhorn.  Personally, I love the pipes.  Stirs up something lurking in the blood.  Something the sassenach wouldn't understand.

KT Tunstall - Beauty Of Uncertainty
(Apr 20, 2012 - 17:23)
 Atlantis wrote:

Not enough anything, mate.  It is so bland and lifeless.  If song's were occupations, this one would be accountancy.


What do you call a statistician?  Someone good with numbers but who doesn't have the personality for accounting.  Nyuck nyuck nyuck.

Beth Orton - Thinking About Tomorrow
(Apr 20, 2012 - 14:53)
Oh man, this song is so good, and it perfectly complements the dappled afternoon sun filtering through the gently swaying trees and spilling into my room.

Neil Young - After the Gold Rush
(Apr 20, 2012 - 14:46)
 Byronape wrote:

My father always says that "A healthy paranoia has never killed anyone, but lack of a healthy paranoia has."

My dad is a redneck Buddah.
Yeah, well, just because I'm paranoid doesn't mean they're not out to get me.

U2 - One Tree Hill
(Apr 20, 2012 - 14:42)
Say what you will about Bono or U2, but this is one fine song.

AfroCubism - Al Vaivén de Mi Carreta
(Apr 20, 2012 - 14:36)
 AvoidingWork wrote:

No no, it's "Al Vaiven does my carpets."  And the chorus is asking "How much does it cost"

I was thinking a carreta was maybe the same as a carucha.  At least it made me think of "primer mi carucha (Chevy '39)". 

Sugarcubes - Coldsweat
(Apr 19, 2012 - 11:33)
Awesome singing.

Ben Harper - Alone
(Apr 18, 2012 - 05:33)
 jagdriver wrote:
I get it:

Nirvana - All Apologies                         RIP Kurt
Ben Harper - Alone                              (sounds dead)
The Doors - You're Lost Little Girl          RIP Jim


I think you're on to something.

Meghana Bhat - Really Really Happy
(Apr 16, 2012 - 08:38)
 nev23 wrote:
awful. derivative rubbish like this should never get a public airing. I don't care who does it, how deserving a cause they are, if they can't do anything except copy other bands' styles badly then they should give up playing music.


Michael Franti & Spearhead - Yell Fire!
(Apr 16, 2012 - 05:48)
 djengs wrote:
revolutionary macarena.

Exactly.  If we're going to hear some in-your-face revolutionary crap, why not Rage Against the Machine?  At least they make interesting music, unlike this wanker. 

Elliott Smith - Color Bars
(Apr 16, 2012 - 05:38)
 sharkey wrote:

enough with the US vs CDN spelling. Do you say tomayto or tomatho? US vs CDN vs Brit.... I say potahto you say potayto.....

I say tater.

Gene Vincent - Be Bop A Lula
(Apr 11, 2012 - 08:59)
 More_Cowbell wrote:
Is her name Lula?  Or is it A Lula?  and what does he mean by Be Bopping?

Maybe it means the same thing as whang dang doodle (all night long).

Eddie Vedder - Hard Sun
(Apr 11, 2012 - 08:56)
 More_Cowbell wrote:
I am not sure but isnt the sun more hot than hard?

Hard on the eyes, maybe?

Ray LaMontagne - You Can Bring Me Flowers
(Apr 11, 2012 - 07:19)
 fredriley wrote:
With that voice, the only flowers I'm bringing yer man are Triffids.

That will be the day.  (Get it?  The Day?  Day of the Triffids?  Nevermind.)

Elvis Costello - Pump It Up
(Apr 06, 2012 - 08:14)
 horstman wrote:

Fine! Get off the dance floor and take your dumbass attitude with ya.



Peter Gabriel - Shaking The Tree (w/ Youssou N'Dour)
(Apr 06, 2012 - 07:02)
 kcar wrote:

ROFL. Sure hope they find that bathroom.  

I can understand people mis-hearing Jimi's lyrics from "Purple Haze", but when you're listening to a song called "Bad Moon Rising", you should be able to follow that part of the lyrics. 

I suppose.  That takes all the fun out of it, of course.  {#Grumpy}

Wintersleep - Drunk on Aluminium
(Apr 06, 2012 - 06:23)
 TerryS wrote:

Also, it's considered toxic to all river inhabitants.

This is not really true. It is actually quite benign to plants and animals, fortunately, since it is earth's most abundant metal.  It may be toxic in high enough concentrations, but then what isn't? 

Sean Blackman - Yerazner
(Apr 06, 2012 - 06:12)

Bob Marley - Them Belly Full (But We Hungry)
(Apr 05, 2012 - 11:24)
 nmcvaugh wrote:
Shhh - listen! Do you hear that? It's quiet. Too quiet.

Hear that?  That's the sound of children not playing at the old merry go round abandoned lo these many years ago. - Kent Brockman

Eric Clapton - Beware of Darkness
(Apr 05, 2012 - 11:05)
 Carl wrote:
Eric Clapton is considered to be one of the world's best guitarists (Rolling Stone rated #2 behind Jimi Hendrix) but these ratings are all rock/blues musicians. I wonder how the classical guitarists like ‪Andrés Segovia‬ and Julian Bream compare in terms of talent with the rock greats. The "best of" lists don't seem to even acknowledge their existence and yet they're virtuosos of the instrument. Curious. 

The world of rock and roll doesn't really acknowledge the existence of classical guitarists, at least when it comes to lists of greats.

The Boxer Rebellion - Semi Automatic
(Apr 05, 2012 - 05:31)
 nattomaki0918 wrote:

Pearl Jam - Thin Air
(Apr 03, 2012 - 11:24)
 Misterfixit wrote:

consideraton  dat word be considerashaun, yo!




The Be Good Tanyas - Rain and Snow
(Apr 03, 2012 - 11:13)
 Misterfixit wrote:

Oy!  it's Canadian, eh?


I wonder if she had a stroke and is relearning to talk.

The Beatles - For No One
(Apr 03, 2012 - 08:07)
Love the horn in this one.

Sandy Denny - Listen, Listen
(Apr 03, 2012 - 07:59)

Sandy Denny - Listen, Listen
(Apr 03, 2012 - 05:41)
 tonypf wrote:

Here, hear!

Make up your mind.

Crosby, Stills & Nash - Suite- Judy Blue Eyes
(Mar 30, 2012 - 11:38)

I used to love this album back in the day.  I was listening to this the first time I lit up a doob.  But this sounds a little silly nowadays.

Jefferson Airplane - Good Shepherd
(Mar 30, 2012 - 11:24)
 UltraNurd wrote:
What's the lyric about "long ton liars"? It sounds like something I've heard in another song, but I can't place it.

That would be "long tongued liars".  Man, I love the guitar in this.  Jorma really shines.

Jefferson Airplane - White Rabbit
(Mar 30, 2012 - 10:18)
It would be good to hear something different from JA.  Something like Rejoyce, maybe.

Lucinda Williams - I Lost It
(Mar 29, 2012 - 10:54)
 Danimal174 wrote:
Lyrics aren't bad, but Lucinda always sounds like a drunk version of Sheryl Crow to me.

Yup.  Listening to her makes me think of the winos that used to show up at Brackenridge E.R. back when I worked there.  They always had a sickeningly sweet odor about them, and for some reason Lucinda's singing brings up that memory.  Not a very nice thing to say, I know.

The Band - The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
(Mar 29, 2012 - 08:39)
 Otomi wrote:

Howdy, Hannio. I thought you might be right, so I designed a simple experiment to put your claim that "the world recognizes the term 'American' as a USA citizen" to the test. I looked up America, América, Amérique, and Amerika in the English, Spanish, French, and German Wikipedia pages. I decided that Wikipedia was a good place to look, because its democratic orientation can give us a glimpse at what people in a given online language community tend to think. The first search, on the English language web page, took me to a disambiguation page where the continental sense of the word (North, Central, and South America plus nearby islands) is listed first, then the United States of America. Searches in the other three languages took me directly to the continental description. On the Spanish disambiguation page we are warned that the Real Academia Española, arbiters of linguistic propriety in this language, discourage the use of "America" in reference to the United States. On the main French page for Amérique it is stated that this word should not be confused with the United States of America. On the German disambiguation page the continental sense precedes the national sense. Repeating this trial with the adjectives American, americano, américain, and Amerikaner produced similar results. This experiment tends to confirm what I thought I knew from experience in my travels and contacts with people from around the world, that outside the USA most people understand the words America, American and their cognates in the continental sense.

- Otomi in pedant mode (sorry, folks, I'll try to lighten up)

In the politically correct world of Wikipedia what you say is true.  But I have been reading The Economist and Der Spiegel for decades.  They use "American" exclusively for citizens of the USA, except when they are hypocritically contending that Americans can also refer to all inhabitants of the new world.  Which I don't argue against at all, but I doubt you will ever find a Canadian, a Mexican or a Brazilian referred to as an American in the European press.  And the original point I was making is that Canadians themselves want to have it both ways.  They loathe being referred to as Americans and not specifically Canadians, yet at the same time are offended that the term "American" in common usage (by the rest of the world, not just in the US) doesn't include them.

The Derek Trucks Band - This Sky
(Mar 29, 2012 - 08:07)
There's a fine line between mellow and boring, and this song strays across it far too much for me.

Built To Spill - Traces
(Mar 29, 2012 - 05:20)
This one just plods along.

The Who - The Song Is Over
(Mar 28, 2012 - 06:53)
 luca77 wrote:
I can't shake the feeling that this is what today's accountants and dentists listened to in their hippy youth while the cool kids were rocking out to Led Zeppelin.

Well, I listened to both, but I never had the desperate desire to be one of the cool kids.  Thank God.

Dengue Fever - Uku
(Mar 27, 2012 - 05:56)
 Byronape wrote:
It's odd, but from a musical standpoint, this is a good song.  However, the way this lady sings makes me want to clean my ears out with a power drill.  I know it's the style (Cantonese?) that the band is trying to project, but I still hate it.
Cambodian.  Personally, I love the sound of this band. 

Jefferson Airplane - Today
(Mar 26, 2012 - 11:15)
 lattalo wrote:
If you don't have the album you are really missing out on some fantastic
music.  Thank you for playing this Bill.  Ah college, so good!


One of the best albums from the 60's.  Or any era, for that matter.

Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter - The Dreaming Dead
(Mar 26, 2012 - 11:13)
I usually like psychodelic sounding guitar riffs, but this is just too schmaltzy for me.

The Who - Behind Blue Eyes
(Mar 26, 2012 - 08:55)
 vandal wrote:

I still get shivers when I hear this. . . 

Me too.

Foo Fighters - Times Like These
(Mar 26, 2012 - 06:52)
In a nutshell:

Times like these...times like these...times like these...


times like these...times like these

Really deep stuff.

Cat Stevens - Into White
(Mar 26, 2012 - 05:51)
 axe_victim wrote:

I suspect Islam has done more to promote peace than anyone on this board.


Are you that ignorant of how Islam spread throughout the middle east and north Africa?

The Eagles - Hotel California (live acoustic)
(Mar 22, 2012 - 08:45)
 hayduke2 wrote:
so after this drek, clapton gently weeps? I'm turning the volumn down to zero, afraid Bill may try some Seals and Crofts

Me too.  We just heard James Taylor not too long ago.

Talking Heads - Seen And Not Seen
(Mar 22, 2012 - 05:59)
 sirdroseph wrote:
This is undoubtedly Tina's song.

I don't know if it is, but I'm thinking the same thing.

The Waterboys - The Raggle Taggle Gypsy (Live)
(Mar 21, 2012 - 08:02)
I like playing this on the recorder.  Sends the wife running to the furthest reaches of the house.

Bad Company - Seagull
(Mar 21, 2012 - 05:39)
 ick wrote:
Who shoots a seagull down?

Ancient mariners?  Wait, never mind, I'm thinking of something else.

Gomez - Miles End
(Mar 15, 2012 - 06:56)
 miahfost wrote:

Yeah, because George Bush wasn't President then.


He was, but hardly "for so long".

U2 - The Ground Beneath Her Feet
(Mar 15, 2012 - 06:38)
 rdo wrote:
There is a distinct oppression with being hip. the pressure to be hip, the pressue to conform to that bitch godess cool-ness, a fascism of sorts. I find it positively destructive and ruinous.   No author has really tackled this topic yet to my knowledge (yes, I have checked).    It was not always thus.  There was a time when dip-shit rock stars would seek approval from good writers.  Now it's the reverse.  It's bad.

I could not agree more.  We need to overthrow the tyranny of cool. 

Eliza Gilkyson - Is It Like Today
(Mar 14, 2012 - 07:17)
 Dillinquent wrote:
Whatever happened to World Party?

They were so bummed with what Eliza did to their song that the party just spontaneously ended and everybody went home.

Robert Plant - Shine It All Around
(Mar 14, 2012 - 07:02)

Bruce Cockburn - Night Train
(Mar 09, 2012 - 07:43)
 KaiT wrote:
Oh Bruce. What a musician/ songwriter/ Canadian you are. 

Yes, a man that Canada, and therefore the world, can be proud of.

Bruce Cockburn - Night Train
(Mar 09, 2012 - 07:41)
 fredriley wrote:

There's no good reason, just the perversity of English which regularly mangles pronunciations.  

I can think of one good reason to pronounce it the way he does.  I would, too.

Florence + The Machine - What the Water Gave Me
(Jan 02, 2012 - 20:39)
 ch83575 wrote:

Yeah, some early Zappa would serve very nicely as the antidote to Florence.  Although this song is a bit more tolerable than her other stuff.

U2 - Sunday Bloody Sunday
(Jan 02, 2012 - 16:21)
 redmachine wrote:
You're all mad.
Awful middle of the road over-worthy fake rock, perfect for the shallow consumerist western cultures that feed the bloated corporations Bono and his like suckle at the teat of.
He is an utter prick.
Nothing pisses some people off more than the success of others.

Kings of Convenience - Misread
(Jan 02, 2012 - 07:08)
 sradrew wrote:
Wish I was hanging in their living room.  Very good looking people.  Nice music, too.
Yes, it is important to me, too, that I hang out with good looking people.

J.J. Cale - Devil in Disguise
(Jan 02, 2012 - 07:05)

The Cure - In-Between Days
(Dec 29, 2011 - 15:24)
 salzburg4321 wrote:
Love the cover shot of Keith Richards in 2025....
No, I think that was Keith 10 years ago.

Of Monsters and Men - Six Weeks
(Dec 27, 2011 - 14:03)
 sandpebble wrote:
Sounds a lot like Mumford and Sons......Not a compliment {#Frustrated}
At the beginning of the song I thought you were being needlessly abusive by comparing this to M&S.  But eventually I had to agree.

The Beatles - Here, There And Everywhere
(Dec 27, 2011 - 13:33)
 tapatia1072 wrote:
One of the most beautiful, simple, and sincere love sings ever written.

Cardigans - Erase-Rewind
(Dec 27, 2011 - 13:30)

Cowboy Junkies - My Little Basquiat
(Dec 21, 2011 - 09:03)
Nice picture of an overhand knot, although I prefer the figure eight knot which is easier to undo, thus increasing its utility on board ship.  Abecedarians invariably gravitate to the overhand, however.

Natalie Merchant - Motherland
(Nov 29, 2011 - 06:31)
 zschubert wrote:

Not nearly one of her best but still.. that voice and that spirit.


And those boobs!

Arcade Fire - The Suburbs
(Nov 22, 2011 - 09:25)
 Byronape wrote:

Nothing is better after gambling and sex than a nice bowl of soup.  Or before can be fun too.


Soup after gambling but before sex.

Adele - Someone Like You
(Nov 22, 2011 - 09:07)
Too schmaltzy.

Loreena McKennitt - Marco Polo
(Nov 22, 2011 - 08:19)
 ianmoff wrote:

And I'm cooking a curry - Bill are you telepathic?

Curry, you say?  I'll be right over.

Propellerheads - History Repeating (w/ Shirley Bassey)
(Nov 21, 2011 - 10:59)
 Cynaera wrote:
Actually, she's right on key - it's the vibrato in her voice that throws people off.  She hits the note, but her vibrato goes about a quarter-note above and below the note, so it's really distracting. (True confession: I was told by my music teacher that I had perfect pitch. I didn't know what that was, so he said, "Hum what you think is a middle C." I shrugged and hummed, and then he hit a middle "C" on the piano, and the tones matched. I'm pretty sure I couldn't do it now, but back when I was younger and less jaded, all things seemed possible.)  Shirley Bassey reaffirms my faith in the human voice, and the power of discernment.

My daughter has perfect pitch.  Which is good since she is a middle school choir teacher.

Anna Ternheim - Solitary Move
(Nov 21, 2011 - 10:48)
Very nice.

The Doors - I Can't See Your Face In My Mind
(Nov 21, 2011 - 10:47)
 andrea924 wrote:
I can't see your face in my mime.

A mime is a precious thing to waste.

The Doors - I Can't See Your Face In My Mind
(Nov 21, 2011 - 10:46)
 januismer wrote:
Their bass player was awesome!

They had two bass players.  Ray Manzarek's right and left feet.

Sheryl Crow - Strong Enough
(Nov 21, 2011 - 10:25)
Hmmm.  I always thought this was Cyndi Lauper.  Did CL cover it?

Rachel Podger - Vivaldi - Allegro, Concerto in G Major, Op 4 No 3
(Nov 21, 2011 - 10:23)
 holborne wrote:

This doesn't belong on a rock/jazz station, IMO, especially when you're only playing a tiny snippet of it. If you're going to play three minutes or so from a 20-minute long Baroque piece, don't bother.

(Please spare me the lectures on the meaning of "eclectic," ok? I understand that this is an eclectic station. That doesn't mean that every type of music is appropriate. I don't think anybody would be too excited, say, about hearing Raffi or someone on this station, either.)


You know, as much as I like Vivaldi, or maybe because of it, I think you do have a point.  It's a shame to condense Vivaldi, Bach or Beethoven down to a three miinute sound bite. 

Rachel Podger - Vivaldi - Allegro, Concerto in G Major, Op 4 No 3
(Nov 21, 2011 - 10:15)
Someone gave this a 1?  Damned philistine.

Dengue Fever - Uku
(Nov 21, 2011 - 09:17)
I am very thankful that RP plays Dengue Fever.

Sonny Landreth - Congo Square (live)
(Nov 21, 2011 - 09:07)
I'm usually a big fan of kitty-torture guitar playing, but there is something about the tone of Landreth's guitar I just don't care for.

Natalie Merchant - Ophelia (live)
(Nov 21, 2011 - 08:57)
 On_The_Beach wrote:
Hey Caly, thanks for the giant photo of Natalie having a seizure (or doing the Monster Mash, or relenting to the audience's demands to "show us yer nostril", or listening to her imaginary friend, or . . . )



Greg Brown - Two Little Feet
(Nov 21, 2011 - 08:38)
 fredriley wrote:

Is that John Muir as in the John Muir Trust in Scotland, or some other John Muir?

A bit of trivia: "muir" is the word for 'sea' in Scottish Gaelic (nominative case only, in case a pedant jumps in).


I believe that is the same John Muir that had so much to do with establishing protected natural parks, forests and wildlife habitats here in the western US.  I didn't realize his work was being continued back in his native Scotland.

Al Green - Take Me To The River
(Nov 21, 2011 - 05:32)
I had this rated at 8, but this morning I'm getting goosebumps listening to those sublime horns in the background, so the criterion for at least a 9 has been met. 

Thievery Corporation - Beloved (Anoushka Shankar remix)
(Nov 18, 2011 - 07:28)

Led Zeppelin - That's The Way
(Nov 18, 2011 - 05:50)
This may very well be my favorite Zep.

Great Lake Swimmers - Everything Is Moving So Fast
(Nov 17, 2011 - 05:50)
My son used to like this song.  Hearing it makes me miss him.

Mason Williams - Classical Gas
(Nov 17, 2011 - 05:41)
 Proclivities wrote:

Heaven forbid someone "shame" the illustrious and irreproachable Mason Williams.  Perhaps this isn't "elevator" music by whatever definition one may employ, but, to me, this recording has never been much more than a "novelty" instrumental - like "Popcorn" or "Percolator Twist" - though less fun and more overplayed.  Technical prowess does not automatically result in "great" art.

Gotta agree.

The Kinks - Dead End Street
(Nov 17, 2011 - 05:27)
 haresfur wrote:

Well, um... I loved it when I was young, too.  {#Mrgreen}



The Pretenders - Stop Your Sobbing
(Nov 17, 2011 - 05:26)
 Cynaera wrote:

Me, too... Their early work is so amazing.  Dammit, why do the good ones have to self-destruct?! Maybe Ol' Neil was right - it's better to burn out than to fade away...


No.  It is much better to fade away.  Dying young is a tragedy.

Talking Heads - Seen And Not Seen
(Nov 16, 2011 - 07:54)
It is refreshing to hear something by TH that isn't psychokiller or living in wartime.

Notting Hillbillies - Your Own Sweet Way
(Nov 16, 2011 - 07:12)
The perfect antidote to that Florence and her effing machine previously played.

Florence + The Machine - Heartlines (acoustic)
(Nov 16, 2011 - 07:11)

Radiohead - Let Down
(Nov 16, 2011 - 05:51)
They have computers in Oklahoma?

Buddy Holly - Well All Right
(Nov 16, 2011 - 05:36)
I used to have glasses like that.

Rolling Stones - Gimme Shelter
(Nov 16, 2011 - 05:30)
Oh man.  I know I said it a couple of pages ago, but Merry's voice just gives me goosebumps every time.

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Refugee
(Nov 16, 2011 - 05:13)
The older I get the more I appreciate Tom Petty.  But this song is definitely in the short list of the most overplayed songs of all time, and I would much rather hear something more obscure by him.

Stevie Ray Vaughan - Tell Me
(Nov 15, 2011 - 12:29)
Got some rain today here in central Texas, which helps, but it would be nice to have a real Texas flood.

U2 - Desire
(Nov 15, 2011 - 12:22)
 Egrey wrote:
Oh come on folks, this is a great song.

Yes, it is.  Sadly, it was too popular with the masses and so the musical snobs have to express their disdain in order to distance themselves from the great unwashed.

Queens of the Stone Age - I Never Came
(Nov 15, 2011 - 11:34)
 fredriley wrote:
This reminds me of the old joke about the guy who had his dog castrated then decided to rename him Tomorrow, because Tomorrow never comes.

I'll get me coat...

Tomorrow is hump day, however.

Rolling Stones - Country Honk
(Nov 15, 2011 - 11:31)
 iscoot4peace wrote:

I beleive it's a reference to Tito Jackson...but I could be wrong.


Of course!  Makes perfect sense now.

The Police - Walking In Your Footsteps
(Nov 15, 2011 - 08:58)
 fredriley wrote:

Ah, the h8rhater throws out some more h8. A bit of self-reflection is required on your part, I think.


Yeah, lots of tough guys on the internet these days.  He's probably a pussy cat in person.

The Decemberists - Don't Carry It All
(Nov 15, 2011 - 08:36)
I'm always let down when this comes along.  I get ready to sing along with Tom Petty about rolling another joint and then this guy starts in and ruins everything.

Sara Swenson - Passing Cars, Passing Time
(Nov 15, 2011 - 06:48)
She sounds like she's going to need a nap after singing this.

Neil Young - Human Highway
(Nov 15, 2011 - 06:40)
 xtalman wrote:

Actually Young is a Canuck.


Which makes him American.  Right?  Am I right?

Tame Impala - It Is Not Meant To Be
(Nov 15, 2011 - 06:18)
This is hitting the right spot this morning. 

Neil Young - Old Man
(Nov 11, 2011 - 11:31)

One of the most beautiful songs ever written.

George Harrison - Beware Of Darkness
(Nov 11, 2011 - 06:03)
I can't listen to this without being overcome with sadness.  Rest in peace, George.

Fiona Apple - Criminal
(Nov 10, 2011 - 05:38)
 Proclivities wrote:

I don't know about that; they might even be friends. 

They might be, but I was referring to how SV sounds pure as the driven snow compared to FA.

James McMurtry - Safe Side
(Nov 09, 2011 - 07:10)
I saw James at the Austin airport not too long ago.  He and that hat of his don't stray too far from one another, apparently.

Cat Power - Could We
(Nov 09, 2011 - 05:45)
 Proclivities wrote:

This station could use more Dusty Springfield - I'll have to upload some.


Please do.  I was thinking the same thing just the other day.

Jackson Browne - Doctor My Eyes
(Nov 08, 2011 - 07:41)
 Poacher wrote:

O_o  Eh?  Are you saying your parents censured your listening pleasure? Ouch.


No.  But I will say that my parents would have much preferred me listening to this instead of all the Zappa I immersed myself in.

Vienna Teng - Blue Caravan
(Nov 08, 2011 - 06:54)
 sirdroseph wrote:
Talented and beautiful. Can't stand her music.{#Sad}

That sums it up for me, too.  She has a very pretty voice, but I find her music completely uninteresting.

Portishead - Sour Times
(Nov 07, 2011 - 08:19)
 Mandible wrote:

she smokes during their concerts
"Do you smoke after sex?"

"I don't know, I've never looked."

Crosby, Stills & Nash - Long Time Gone
(Nov 02, 2011 - 08:55)
 annersjen wrote:

Just quibbling here, but I believe it is actually the darkest


Continuing the quibble, the darkest hour is going to be when where you are on earth is facing directly away from the sun.  That occurs from around 11 pm to 1 or 2 am, depending on daylight savings time and where you are in your time zone.  From that point on, there will be increasing light in the east as the earth rotates.  This is assuming that by "dawn", you mean sunrise.

Medeski, Martin & Wood - End of the World Party
(Oct 31, 2011 - 06:17)
 Stingray wrote:


Sermon of the day (promise: I'm serious):

The "Three Wise Men" - Melchior, Balthasar + Caspar
are buried in a golden sarcophage in"our" dome, the famous 
"Cologne dome" - the third highest church-building
in the world - right in the very centre of town, next to the Rhine.
A gothic building of extra-class!

Have a look:

The "grave" for the non-believers:




Since you mention it, I used to live across the Donau from Ulm, location of the world's highest church tower.


Stevie Wonder - You Haven't Done Nothin'
(Oct 31, 2011 - 06:00)

Little Feat - Tripe Face Boogie
(Oct 31, 2011 - 05:37)
Saw Little Feat at the Armadillo in '74.  I was blown away by how tight the band sounded live.  One of the best.

Doves - Kingdom of Rust
(Oct 26, 2011 - 07:42)
 fredriley wrote:

It's not often that Preston gets a mention outside football (soccer, to you lot over the Pond) circles. Nothing wrong with the town AFAIK, it's just one of those places that rarely appears on anyone's radar. Or maybe he's singing about another Preston other than the Lancashire version, as according to Wikipedia there are an awful lot of Prestons around the world...


Well, there is Preston, Idaho, home of Napoleon Dynamite.

Elbow - Bones of You
(Oct 24, 2011 - 06:47)
 Cynaera wrote:

What a jerk you can be! {#Doh}

Yes, how dare you suggest that males are interested in boobs.

Robert Palmer - Sailing Shoes / Hey Julia / Sneakin' Sally
(Oct 21, 2011 - 08:19)
 h8rhater wrote:

Screeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeech!!!!!!  Deal with it.


Aw shuddupa you face, mr internet tough guy.

Ben Harper - Faded
(Oct 21, 2011 - 05:55)
 Jelani wrote:
Ben Harper to the band: "You guys crank out a rockin' tune, I'm gonna take a nap. Maybe I'll talk in my sleep through the song".


Rachid Taha - Barra Barra
(Oct 20, 2011 - 08:27)
Awesome.  Thanks for playing it, Bill.

Florence + The Machine - Not Fade Away
(Oct 19, 2011 - 07:54)
Oy vey.  Like nails on a chalkboard she is.

The Shins - New Slang (When You Notice the Stripes)
(Oct 19, 2011 - 07:53)
 rdo wrote:
sim wrote: <3

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.

Townes Van Zandt - Lungs (live)
(Oct 19, 2011 - 06:21)
 catsoup wrote:
Is anyone else hearing Dire Straits "The Man's Too Strong" here?

Most definitely.

Todd Hannigan - Thicker Than Water
(Oct 19, 2011 - 05:36)
 cosmiclint wrote:
Good grief, all this time I thought this was Nick Drake. I even rated this song, but didn't notice it was someone else. {#Stupid}

Yeah, Hannigan out-Draked the Drake.

Apocalyptica - Ruska
(Oct 18, 2011 - 10:25)
Reminds me of the Edward Gorey picture book of the good little boy who died.

Yo La Tengo - Periodically Double Or Triple
(Oct 13, 2011 - 09:17)

Adele - Lovesong
(Oct 13, 2011 - 06:02)

Ludovico Einaudi - Divenire
(Oct 12, 2011 - 07:59)
 99vfr wrote:
Sounds like Yanni... I like it!

Leon Russell - Out In The Woods
(Oct 11, 2011 - 10:50)
 strange_brew00 wrote:
not sure why i like this, but i do. alot.

I've always felt that way about Leon, too.  I have never bought any of his music because there is always something higher on the wish list, but I always enjoy hearing him.

Crooked Still - Sometimes In This Country
(Oct 10, 2011 - 11:22)
 Geecheeboy wrote:

Apparently she slipped her moorings.  No one on deck? Looks like a pitiful situation.  What do you sail Hannio? T30 here.

Past boats have been a J24, Nacra 5.7, Hobie 16.  I don't have a boat at present.  If Lake Travis ever fills back up I'd like to get something with some character, like a Flicka, but I'm not too old to appreciate the thrill of a tall rig, open transom boat like a T 30 (I assume you're referring to a Thompson and not a Tartan or Ticon). 

Ane Brun - One
(Oct 10, 2011 - 10:42)
 seven7 wrote:
from Milan to Minsk!

Rochelle, Rochelle.  Great movie.  Or so I'm told.

Vienna Teng - Harbor
(Oct 10, 2011 - 08:54)
Nice.  And that's about it.  A female Jackson Browne, i.e. bland.

Sebadoh - Ocean
(Oct 10, 2011 - 05:55)
Sounds like Weezer.  I'm a sucker for the garage band sound.

The Shins - The Past And The Pending
(Oct 05, 2011 - 11:36)
My favorite Shins song.

Dengue Fever - Uku
(Oct 05, 2011 - 08:29)
I love this group.

Florence + The Machine - Shake It Out
(Oct 05, 2011 - 07:32)
 ihategrapejuice wrote:
It is *NOT* darkest just before the dawn. It is darkest in the middle of the night. It is, however, the coldest around dawn.

You're right, of course.  Lots of poetic license in that expression.

James Horner - Sing, Sing, Sing
(Oct 05, 2011 - 05:30)
This makes me think of dear old da freezing in his foxhole in the Ardenne in December '44, having been called back to the front when his leave was cut short. He was at a Benny Goodman concert in Paris when the MPs showed up and ordered everybody back to their units.

Tinariwen - Tenere Taqqim Tossam
(Oct 04, 2011 - 11:50)
Love these guys.

John Lennon - Imagine
(Oct 04, 2011 - 08:40)

Took this pic in Central Park over the weekend.

Opium Jukebox - Iron Man
(Oct 04, 2011 - 07:15)
Bluegrass version next, please.

Florence + The Machine - What the Water Gave Me
(Sep 28, 2011 - 08:31)
 sirdroseph wrote:
I just don't get it.{#Stupid}

Me neither.  She sings loud.  So what?

Patty Griffin - Wade In The Water
(Sep 26, 2011 - 10:25)
 coy wrote:
alot of wading in the water lately isn't it
or is it just me ??

You got water in San Antonio?

Florence + The Machine - Shake It Out
(Sep 19, 2011 - 10:26)

Michael Franti & Spearhead - Say Hey
(Sep 19, 2011 - 08:23)
I can feel my brain cells dying.

Tori Amos - Shattering Sea
(Sep 15, 2011 - 08:12)
 Misterfixit wrote:
Dramatic, pounding, thrusting, throbbing, pulsating, .... etcetera!


I think you nailed it.  Especially the etcetera part.

Neil Young - Throw Your Hatred Down
(Sep 15, 2011 - 05:28)
 d-don wrote:
Some of Neil's best guitar work. En fuego...{#Bananajam}

Yeah, I like how he plays everything he knows all at the same time in this one.

My Morning Jacket - The Way that He Sings
(Aug 31, 2011 - 08:10)

Derek and the Dominos - Layla
(Aug 31, 2011 - 06:08)
 sirdroseph wrote:
This is and has always been prolly my least favorite songs of all times!!!!!{#Puke} I hated it the instant I heard it and that opinion has not wavered in the slightest to this very day!! Strange thing though, I really like his acoustic version; totally redid the song and made it much, much better!

The acoustic version is so much better because it doesn't have Allman's uber-schmaltzy slide guitar crap at the end.

The Beatles - Savoy Truffle
(Aug 31, 2011 - 05:34)
 Cynaera wrote:
Off to the store for coconut ande semi-sweet chocolate chips....  Believe it or not, I'd NEVER heard this song before. 

What???  No way.

Kali - Me Ki Sa Oule
(Aug 30, 2011 - 10:49)
Sounds like the backing singers are singing something about an impotent man.

Spirit - Fresh Garbage
(Aug 30, 2011 - 10:48)
 TerryS wrote:

Inspiration for intro piano licks courtesy of Osibisa?

There's a name I haven't heard in a while.  But doesn't this predate Osibisa by a year or two?

Eddie Vedder - Without You
(Aug 30, 2011 - 05:34)
 Gregorama wrote:

Nina Simone - I Shall Be Released
(Aug 29, 2011 - 08:58)
Yep.  Any day now.  I'm holding my breath.

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - The Toll
(Aug 29, 2011 - 06:12)
 fredriley wrote:

Good, isn't it? I love bands with names that subvert expectations. Massive Attack and Der Club  of Gore are two others that make me chuckle.

This is a fine album which really grows on you, though IMO this is one of the weaker numbers on it but still worth 7 from the Nottingham jury.


How about Bare Naked Ladies?  Talk about disappointment.

Redlight King - Old Man
(Aug 26, 2011 - 07:09)
I like it.

Florence + The Machine - Cosmic Love
(Aug 25, 2011 - 08:18)
 Alafia wrote:

I've finally figured out what it is; she doesn't really sing, she YELLS.  Every line is exactly the same, very little variation in tone or volume.  It annoys me.  Hopefully with time she'll learn some control.  She definitely has potential.

That is what bothers me about her singing too.  I have the feeling she was that girl in first grade who always talked too loud.

Ray Charles - Hit The Road Jack
(Aug 25, 2011 - 07:21)

Tom McRae - End of the World News
(Aug 24, 2011 - 07:27)
 Laptopdog wrote:

Same songs order today as back in February. Are these playlists all reruns?


I don't get it.  Occasionally there's a repeated playlist on RP.  So freakin' what?

Rolling Stones - Can't You Hear Me Knocking
(Aug 22, 2011 - 08:51)
 cirruss wrote:

They sure were an ugly lot.


Seen 'em lately?

U2 - Pride (In The Name Of Love) (live)
(Aug 22, 2011 - 08:39)
 MinMan wrote:
 Which African Americans identify this tune with the civil rights struggle? 


Good question.

Ben l'Oncle Soul - Seven Nation Army
(Aug 22, 2011 - 07:24)

Love it.

My Morning Jacket - Circuital
(Aug 18, 2011 - 08:18)
This would be so much better if James could actually hit that high note he tries to slide up to.

Gordon Lightfoot - The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald
(Aug 17, 2011 - 09:27)
 Randomax wrote:
Chill bumps every time

Me too.

The Doors - Spanish Caravan
(Aug 17, 2011 - 09:27)
 jpfueler wrote:
I like the segue into The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald as this song too is inspired by a ship wreck. Well the painting of one.
A Spanish Galleon was tossing the horses overboard in the painting and Jim was moved to write this.


You're thinking of Horse Latitudes off the Strange Days album.

The Waterboys - Fisherman's Blues
(Aug 15, 2011 - 10:40)
 fredriley wrote:

Careful, now - you'll spill your Guinness on the girl which would spoil your chances with both. Put the pint down first, man :*)


Or better yet, drink the Guinness and dance with the girl who is now even prettier.

The Waterboys - Fisherman's Blues
(Aug 15, 2011 - 10:37)
Great song.  Makes me want to hear John the Fisherman, though. 

Josh Rouse - Lemon Tree
(Aug 15, 2011 - 08:33)

I like this more every time I hear it.

World Party - Is It Like Today?
(Aug 15, 2011 - 07:37)
 HearsayDave wrote:

Wow, I haven't followed this thread but the tone of the above sounds pretty ugly.

That's just how they talk in NYC, I wouldn't read too much into it. 

Adele - Rolling In The Deep
(Aug 15, 2011 - 06:36)

She has a great voice and sings with gusto.  Nevertheless, I am sick of hearing this yet again.

Arcade Fire - Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)
(Aug 11, 2011 - 11:43)
Well, they still sound like over-wrought drama kids from high school, but this one I like.

Rush - Subdivisions
(Aug 11, 2011 - 11:40)
 On_The_Beach wrote:
Actually it was the other way around, but I'd agree most American and Canadian beer is pretty bad with the exception of some of the microbrews. I'll take a Stella, Becks, Sapporo, Guinness or Kilkenny any day! 


Beer snobs.  Where's the razzberry icon? 

My favorite beer?  Cold.  Or maybe free if not cold.  But definitely cold, free beer.

Gerry Rafferty - Baker Street
(Aug 11, 2011 - 11:10)
Wow.  Perfectly seamless segue from Shine On.

Led Zeppelin - Ramble On
(Aug 09, 2011 - 11:26)
 Stingray wrote:

Prefer Plant over Zep!


Uggh.  Not me.  I can hardly stand him outside of a Led Zeppelin context.

The Smashing Pumpkins - Lily (My One and Only)
(Aug 08, 2011 - 10:59)
I like SP immensely when they are going balls to the wall, but their light-hearted songs fall pretty flat.

The Beatles - Revolution 1
(Aug 05, 2011 - 10:34)
 Misterfixit wrote:

And still absolutely valid some 50 years later.


More valid every day.

Focus - Hocus Pocus
(Aug 05, 2011 - 07:43)
John Aeilli used to play this quite a bit on his Eklektikos program on KUT back in the day.

Rosie and Me - Come Back
(Aug 05, 2011 - 05:53)
Real cute.           <yawn>          

The Pretenders - Back on the Chain Gang (live)
(Aug 04, 2011 - 11:46)
 meloman wrote:

Oh please! Ratings distribution my ass. Don't resort to the "wisdom of the masses" argument. The Americans elected Bush TWICE! Need I say more?

But then we elected Obama!  So that makes up for it, right?.......Right???

The Pretenders - Back on the Chain Gang (live)
(Aug 04, 2011 - 11:44)
 johnjconn wrote:

With a spoon?


No need for the spoon.  This song does it all by itself.

The Raconteurs - Many Shades of Black (w/ Adele)
(Aug 04, 2011 - 07:16)
 siandbeth wrote:

"the down-to-earth star admitted she would rather risk her singing ability than be totally square and kick her smoking habit."


The idiocy of youth.

Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter - The Dreaming Dead
(Aug 04, 2011 - 07:14)
 ece wrote:
it's very ho-hum, this song..

It is to me, too.  It is very generic sounding.

The Cult - She Sells Sanctuary
(Aug 04, 2011 - 05:16)
 cfordham wrote:
All I can see in my head during this record is an RS6 piling it's way across the English countryside (or, as it turns out, a long driveway).

Excellent record. 8

Ummm, you probably mean plying, not piling.  I wouldn't want to pile my way through the countryside, even one as pleasant as what the English enjoy and especially in an RS6. 

Dengue Fever - Uku
(Aug 03, 2011 - 12:46)
I love this band.

Neil Young - When You Dance I Can Really Love
(Jul 27, 2011 - 05:49)
 westslope wrote:
I felt so embarrassed that I liked this material so much when it came out.  And I still do.  Both feel embarrassed and really dig it.

Nothing to be embarrassed about.

Steve Earle - Copperhead Road
(Jul 26, 2011 - 11:52)
 Byronape wrote:

Another reason I wouldn't mind living in the UK.  I grew up around rednecks (My parents operated a dairy farm for many years) and I hated them all.  I'm sure it was just the way people were their, but it was almost like they glorified in their back hills country ignorance and closed mindedness.  I moved to as close to the opposite corner of the state as I could get to get away from them.


It takes a lot of naivete to believe that closed-minded, bigoted people live in only one area and are not found in every country on earth. 

Jimi Hendrix - Drifting
(Jul 26, 2011 - 06:09)
 a_genuine_find wrote:

Yours is nicer because you were actaully there ... let me know if you sail to Brooklyn, I would love a ride


Ummm.... okay, but I don't think I'll be sailing a 19 foot beach cat from a lake in Texas to Brooklyn anytime soon.

Sinéad O'Connor - You Made Me The Thief Of Your Heart
(Jul 18, 2011 - 09:05)
 westslope wrote:

Hannio.  Please read carefully.   Stalin, Mao and Pol Pot wrecked havoc on the human race in the 20th century.


In the early 21st century, the USA has killed more civilians than other single entity.


The century is sill young.  Should be interesting to see how the Chinese handle world domination.

Rusted Root - Ecstasy
(Jul 14, 2011 - 12:10)
 QueenLucia wrote:
You have to do the math:  (1 x 24) + (2 x 28) + (3 x 32) etc.  You get a total of 3744. Divide that by the total votes of 573 and you get roughly 6.5.

I think he is confused with the meanings of the average and the median of the distribution. 

J. Geils Band - Give It To Me
(Jul 12, 2011 - 08:54)
I can feel brain cells dying.

Dar Williams - What Do You Hear In These Sounds
(Jul 12, 2011 - 07:30)
I haven't heard too much of Dar, but I gotta say, this is underwhelming.

Patti Smith - Frederick
(Jul 11, 2011 - 10:19)
The cover art reminds me of the one about the six blind men and the elephant (and one of them sticks his hand up the elephant's arse).

My Morning Jacket - Circuital
(May 31, 2011 - 10:27)
He never really hits that high note, does he?

Jethro Tull - Thick as a Brick
(May 31, 2011 - 07:44)
The release date was more like 1971 or 72, I believe, not 1997.  Maybe 1997 was when side one finally came to an end.

Jethro Tull - Thick as a Brick
(May 31, 2011 - 07:31)
This is the album that made me realize that I really, really, really hated prog rock.  Such a disappointment after Stand Up and Benefit.

Dire Straits - Skateaway
(May 26, 2011 - 11:42)
 Krispian wrote:

Dire Straits underrated? I find DS gets equal airplay with Clapton on the classic rock stations here in Vancovuer... and Knopfler is certainly a household name in my household!


Of course.  Why, just the other day I remarked to my wife that Mark Knopfler would certainly approve of the new drapes in the solarium.  She gave me a quizzical look and said nothing, but I think she agreed.

Fleetwood Mac - Bare Trees
(May 26, 2011 - 05:57)
This is really hitting the spot this morning.

Rod Stewart - Reason To Believe
(May 26, 2011 - 05:49)
Rod Stewart was pretty good singing for Jeff Beck.  When he set out on his own and got popular I lost all interest.

Silversun Pickups - Draining
(May 25, 2011 - 08:01)
 vandal wrote:
Cynaera wrote: I must just be in a real music-mood today, because I've loved every song Bill's played so far.  We're getting our new dishwasher installed now, and it's bigger than the space where the old dishwasher used to be, so I'm locked in my bedroom with nine cats (don't want them in the way of the installation guy, or escaping while the front door is open during the transfer of appliances.)  We're all just sacked out everywhere, listening to RP and chillin' untillin' ..... {#Meditate}{#Sunny}  


Nine Cats?!?!

Kula Shaker - Song of Love / Narayana
(May 25, 2011 - 07:43)
 Decoy wrote:

all I heard is They Might Be Giants- Birdhouse In Your Soul.

My condolences.

James McMurtry - We Can't Make It Here
(May 25, 2011 - 05:32)
 Gryn wrote:
James makes it painfully clear.  The musicians and artists always tell it like it is.

Painful is right.

Cowboy Junkies - Brand New World
(May 24, 2011 - 13:05)
 SinisterDexter wrote:
One of my favorite album covers.

A figure eight knot, which is what sailors use rather than an overhand knot because it is easier to loosen.  Overhand knots can get impossibly tight, and are the hallmark of landlubbers.

Paolo Conte - Via Con Me
(May 24, 2011 - 11:48)
 a_genuine_find wrote:
Sank Heaven, for leetle girls.

Probably not what DSK is thinking right now.

Florence + The Machine - You've Got the Love
(May 23, 2011 - 12:41)

Show of Hands - Roots
(May 23, 2011 - 07:30)
 Cynaera wrote:

Stingray - please just go away. You've gone from being a novelty to being an infant.  The problem is that some people here might actually read your comments and believe in you. (And may they go away, too.) I've reached my limit of troll-dom, so from now on, I won't hold back from vitriolic comments regarding trolls. Well, geez - target-practice as therapy is a good thing, right?


Careful.  If you respond to trolls you eventually become one yourself.  That's how they propagate.

Ray LaMontagne - Be Here Now
(May 19, 2011 - 11:08)
 sirdroseph wrote:
This is a beautiful song. He pulled off sounding like Nick Drake and that is not an easy feat!


Yeah, he out-Draked the Drake.

Neil Young - Long May You Run
(May 19, 2011 - 06:42)
 lmic wrote:

{#Rolleyes} If we had adopted Carter's energy policies, we wouldn't be in the deep doo-doo of oil dependency we're in. It'll happen, but meanwhile, we've lost decades, not to mention too many young lives in senseless wars.


Oh yeah, his energy policies.  Wear sweaters and turn down the heat.

Tom Petty - Feel A Whole Lot Better
(May 18, 2011 - 12:55)
Love this one.

Chicago - 25 or 6 to 4
(May 18, 2011 - 12:50)
I can feel my brain cells dying.  Rock doesn't get any more moribund than this.

Big Brother And The Holding Company - I Need A Man To Love
(May 18, 2011 - 12:06)
 More_Cowbell wrote:
I don't get it

I didn't get Janis when I was younger.  But the older I get, the more I get it.

AfroCubism - Mali Cuba
(May 18, 2011 - 10:30)
 Dave_Mack wrote:
I like it.  It's not deep, but cheerful.

Are there any deep, cheerful songs?

2raumwohnung - Ich Weiß Warum
(May 18, 2011 - 10:25)
My mother-in-law liked to clean house to German marching songs.  Of course, she grew up in Nurnberg in the 30's, so I guess it is to be expected.  This is much better.

Rosie and Me - Bonfires
(May 18, 2011 - 06:54)
Real cute. <yawn> 

Suzanne Vega - Blood Makes Noise
(May 17, 2011 - 12:54)
More interesting than her usual stuff.

Yes - Roundabout
(May 17, 2011 - 12:02)

I would like to shoot the guy beating on the tom-tom.

Youngbloods - Darkness, Darkness
(May 17, 2011 - 11:17)
 Jelani wrote:
This gets a nine just for the wicked guitar sound.


The Beatles - Rocky Raccoon
(May 17, 2011 - 08:12)
Too cute.

Emiliana Torrini - White Rabbit
(May 17, 2011 - 07:19)
I like this, a less strident version of the original, at least as far as the vocals are concerned.  But the power in Grace Slick's voice in the original was incredible.

Jefferson Airplane - Plastic Fantastic Lover
(May 17, 2011 - 07:14)
A top ten island album.

Zombies - Time of the Season
(May 17, 2011 - 05:44)
 peter_james_bond wrote:




The Kinks - I'm Not Like Everybody Else (Live)
(May 16, 2011 - 10:52)
I'm not convinced.

Devics - Siren Song
(May 16, 2011 - 08:21)
Don't care for the thin, high-pitched, waifish female voice. 

A Band of Bees - A Minha Menina
(May 13, 2011 - 05:38)
Makes me want to hear Mr Loco.

Gomez - How We Operate
(May 12, 2011 - 11:43)
Is this Peter Lorre singing?

The Avett Brothers - Head Full Of Doubt - Road Full Of Promise
(May 12, 2011 - 05:48)

Nick Drake - Pink Moon
(May 10, 2011 - 09:01)
 Art_Carnage wrote:
3 minutes of mediocre guitar playing, and unintelligible mumbling.  It can't be over soon enough.

The whole is so much more than the sum of the parts in this case.

Led Zeppelin - That's The Way
(May 10, 2011 - 06:03)

Oasis - To Be Where There's Life
(May 09, 2011 - 11:47)
 iam_overlord wrote:
Monotonous, nasal, whining.

Don't be so hard on yourself.

Neil Young - War of Man
(May 06, 2011 - 07:51)
When Neil is good, he is very, very good.

Todd Hannigan - Thicker Than Water
(May 06, 2011 - 06:06)

This song is much too short.

Interpol - Rest My Chemistry
(May 05, 2011 - 09:54)
This one plods along like a zombie.

Hooverphonic - We All Float
(May 05, 2011 - 09:49)
 floydcaveman wrote:

I was once told that a Dutchman is a Scotsman stripped of his generosity!


Good one.  Like how a statistician is a person that is good with numbers but doesn't have the personality to be an accountant.

Mumford & Sons - Dust Bowl Dance
(May 05, 2011 - 05:56)
 contractor07 wrote:
they rocked the Grammys good, lot of energy, but I just do not get this band, the guys voice is fricken weird, not my thing

I'm not averse to weird singing voices, but there is something really off-putting about this guy.

Mumford & Sons - Roll Away Your Stone
(May 04, 2011 - 09:12)
A completely uninteresting song.

The Veils - The Leavers Dance
(May 04, 2011 - 08:36)
The singer has a very irritating James Cagney gangster nasal twang going on. 

Seconds Flat - Dance On My Grave
(May 03, 2011 - 12:02)
If we're going to listen to faux bluegrass, why not something good, like the Lounge Lizards?

Jackson Browne - Doctor My Eyes
(May 03, 2011 - 10:12)
This is the music your parents allow you to listen to.

Neil Young - Like a Hurricane
(May 03, 2011 - 09:18)
 bugslovertoo wrote:

Neil has been around since 1966 (1960 in Canada)

I did not realize that Canada is six years behind the rest of us.  Interesting, if true.

The Shins - Young Pilgrims
(May 02, 2011 - 08:12)
 FlatCat wrote:
 ArbiterOfGoodTaste wrote:

Not all music needs to be manly. That said, I was surprised when I saw them live that they seemed to rock harder than I expected based on their albums.
Forget about manly. This is some of the most amateurish singing and writing I've heard on RP in a long time. And I thought I LIKED the Shins.


Not every song is, or should be, a magnus opus.  I enjoy the simplicity of the singing and playing in this one.

The Smashing Pumpkins - Drown
(May 02, 2011 - 07:20)
Love Billy's guitar licks.

Rolling Stones - Jig-Saw Puzzle
(May 02, 2011 - 06:57)
 MojoJojo wrote:
Two crosses (what's the type with the loopy thing at the top? I always forget)


Ankh, an ancient Egyptian hieroglyph symbolizing eternal life.

Redlight King - Old Man
(Apr 28, 2011 - 13:31)

At first, I was like, whaaaaattttt???  But then, I was like, wow.

The Decemberists - Rise To Me
(Apr 28, 2011 - 07:18)
Time to get some coffee.

Tinariwen - Cler Achel
(Apr 27, 2011 - 12:50)
 sirdroseph wrote:
I will never, ever get tired of this fantastic song!{#Sunny}

Same here.

John Lennon - Instant Karma!
(Apr 27, 2011 - 12:25)
 fast_eddie wrote:

George was the most talented and most under appreciated member of the band.  I really don't see the genius in most of Lennon or McCartney's post Beatles music, but All Things Must Pass is brilliant!!


Kind of a non sequitur from what I was commenting on, but I agree wholeheartedly.

Fever Ray - Keep The Streets Empty For Me
(Apr 27, 2011 - 11:16)
I happened to be exploring Iceland via Google Earth when this came on.  This song perfectly matches the mysterious beauty of the island.

Hindugrass - Appalachistan
(Apr 27, 2011 - 06:34)
 TerryS wrote:
Needs more sacred cowbell.........


Spirit - Fresh Garbage
(Apr 26, 2011 - 10:27)
 Odyzzeuz wrote:
I love the Doors.

Definitely hearing Ray Manzarek influence in this, too.

Rickie Lee Jones - Running From Mercy
(Apr 26, 2011 - 10:15)
 Cynaera wrote:

Mr. NottinghamJury, please get past a personal qualm about her voice, and focus on the lyrics and the music. And by the way - do you know the story about "Chuck E's In Love"?  Maybe if you did, it wouldn't be so harsh for you. This woman is amazing. Please don't write her off because her voice bugs you.  She writes from her soul and her experiences. She can improvise lyrics on the spot. She can open-tune her guitar like Joni Mitchell does and create songs in various "closets" of tunings.

Open your mind a little bit more, and forgive her for a song that was bad for you.  If you can't do this, you're pretty musically narrow-minded, and I know you're not...


Personally, I like her voice and her singing style.  Her subject matter and lyrics are icing on the cake.  But I have to sympathize with Fred.  If the voice is grating to you then it pretty much doesn't matter how good the lyrics are, you aren't going to enjoy the music.

Kings of Leon - The End
(Apr 26, 2011 - 10:06)
 chyk5 wrote:

Is that the best you can do? Oh wait, I remember your last posting on Pyro. You tried your best, I'm sure. {#Biggrin}

Yet more proof I succeeded.

The Republic Tigers - Buildings and Mountains
(Apr 26, 2011 - 09:21)
 Byronape wrote:

One could argue that all suburban development is reckless.  Around here there used to be miles and miles of farm land.  Now it's covered with miles and miles of suburbanite McMansions, half of which sit empty due to the recession.  Yeah, that was a good trade... fresh food in exchange for poorly built houses for the soulless suburban empty suits and their cookie cutter luxury cars.


Sour grapes.

Dengue Fever - Durian Dowry
(Apr 25, 2011 - 13:14)
Love this band.

Arcade Fire - Ready To Start
(Apr 22, 2011 - 07:21)
 black321 wrote:


Elbow - High Ideals
(Apr 22, 2011 - 07:02)
Jarring and a bit cacophonous.

Jump Little Children - Cathedrals
(Apr 21, 2011 - 06:07)
 Businessgypsy wrote:
As a Dutch commenter once said (about a song that eludes memory), "too much sugar in the coffee".

Yeah, quite a bit too saccharine for me, too.

The Cars - Dangerous Type
(Apr 20, 2011 - 12:41)
 Jelani wrote:
Hmmm...though I love this band and album and it's cover artist, I never really took note of the artwork.
That seems to be a '72 Ferrari 365 GTC4 that she's on the hood of. I can't believe anyone would let that happen.
It is a cool thing though. Ferrari's are the best.


There's a car?

Richie Havens - Freedom
(Apr 20, 2011 - 11:41)
 Sasha2001 wrote:
This song, and particularly this recording of it, is a historical document of our nation's history. You may find it unlikable to your taste but at least take the time to understand the events that inspired Mr. Haven's to sing this song as the first performer at Woodstock (the 1969 version).


Aerosmith - Dream On
(Apr 20, 2011 - 09:35)
You gotta be kidding.

Badly Drawn Boy - You Were Right
(Apr 19, 2011 - 07:33)
Seriously overproduced.

U2 - Seconds
(Apr 15, 2011 - 12:39)
 Cynaera wrote:

So, based on your musical choices, you must have a better station than RP. Gimme. Nope, not betraying RP, but curious.


Not very often, but sometimes I go to Youtube and find stuff I'd rather hear than what's on RP's playlist.  For instance, whenever I get a hankering for some Primus, which you can't get here.

Led Zeppelin - Rock And Roll
(Apr 15, 2011 - 12:34)
Never cared much for this one. 

Thievery Corporation - Sound The Alarm
(Apr 15, 2011 - 11:28)
 Kokoloco53 wrote:
I'm just getting too old. I'm just not hip. This song's for another generation under 30. Hey, I used to be under 30. Oh well.

Just how old are you?  I'm 58 and enjoy this immensely.

Cat Stevens - Hard Headed Woman
(Apr 15, 2011 - 06:31)
 Randomax wrote:
I was always jumping up and down screaming 'here I am, here I am"...

But not when Freddie Mercury sang about fat bottomed women, I hope.

Leo Kottke - Vaseline Machine Gun
(Apr 13, 2011 - 10:50)
 RedGuitar wrote:

Yeah, isn't that faster and more intense?  That's the one I remember.


It is, and it has a really nifty snare drum accompaniment.  Saw Leo at the Armadillo, must have been '73 or '74.  Great show, and great venue, even if the acoustics in that old National Guard armory kinda sucked.  But the place had a lot of atmosphere, so to speak.

Steven Wilson - Harmony Korine
(Apr 13, 2011 - 10:41)
 Webfoot wrote:
Where would this song be without the drums?

Drumless!  No doubt about it.

Apocalyptica - Farewell
(Apr 13, 2011 - 09:06)

I'd rather hear this guy.

Ray Charles - Let's Go Get Stoned
(Apr 13, 2011 - 07:19)
 ThePoose wrote:
In Islam, this would be ''Let's go to the stoning.''


The Decemberists - Don't Carry It All
(Apr 12, 2011 - 10:55)
 gratefulgator wrote:
Just turned this on and thought it was that Tom Petty song where he's singing about rolling another joint... until I heard the voice.

You and me both, bro.

Pearl Jam - Nothing As It Seems
(Apr 12, 2011 - 09:50)
 pfnepschnee wrote:
A binary 10

There are 10 kinds of people in the world.  Those who know binary and those who don't.

Bryan Ferry - You Can Dance
(Apr 12, 2011 - 09:26)
I think he's trying to be edgy, but it's just boring.

The Orb - Toxygene
(Apr 11, 2011 - 09:02)
 11:00 looks similar to what I saw in Shanghai last September.

The New Pornographers - The Bleeding Heart Show
(Apr 11, 2011 - 06:50)
 ziggytrix wrote:

Um, I don't think you quite do.  Assume for a second Hannio was well aware Stub30 is male.  Think about the comment some more with this assumption in mind.  If you're still at a loss, imagine him saying it in an impersonation of Groucho Marx or W.C. Fields.  {#Biggrin}

Thank you.

Tame Impala - It Is Not Meant To Be
(Apr 08, 2011 - 12:40)
We'll make great pets?  Beginning, at least.

J. Geils Band - Give It To Me
(Apr 08, 2011 - 11:24)
 lmic wrote:

You're as young as you rock! {#Bounce}

You're only as old as the woman you feel.  But seriously, this really sucks.  Quintessential mullet rock.

Michael Franti & Spearhead - Time to Go Home
(Apr 08, 2011 - 06:46)
 philbertr wrote:

In foreign policy the hopey-changey thing is working quite nicely, thank you.  (Can't think of an unnecessary war started recently, fer instance.)  Things aren't perfect, certainly, but are definitely much better. 



Jimi Hendrix - All Along The Watchtower
(Apr 07, 2011 - 13:18)
 agkagk wrote:
Sorry to be morbid, and no disrespect intended, but how come so many dead artists have names starting with J?
J Hendrix
J Joplin
J Morrison
J Dean
J Lennon
J Buckley


Doesn't look good for Justin Bieber.

Tom Petty - Runnin' Down A Dream
(Apr 07, 2011 - 11:16)
 ziggytrix wrote:

Nonsense, this album is some of Petty's finest, and this song was selected as a single from it because it was an anthem.  If you've let ClearChannel ruin this song for you, well then I just feel bad for you. :(


Hear, hear.

Electric Light Orchestra - Can't Get It Out Of My Head
(Apr 07, 2011 - 10:26)

Counting Crows - A Murder Of One
(Apr 07, 2011 - 08:57)
A cellar, a generator, some jumper cables.  I'd make Adam Duritz really whine.

Bo Diddley - You Can't Judge a Book By Looking at the Cover
(Apr 06, 2011 - 13:10)

Band of Horses - Factory
(Apr 06, 2011 - 09:05)
 peter_james_bond wrote:

Speaking of glue factories....in the bad old days in America, unwanted horses were killed in slaughterhouses. This practice was outlawed, so the problem was solved and American horses are safe,... right? Wrong, the horses are now sent across the border to Canada where it is legal to kill them in slaughterhouses. There have been a couple of news stories about the inhumane treatment of these animals. Sigh...so proud of my country....NOT! {#No}

Yeah, if only we were more like our neighbors to the north. 

Paolo Nutini - Candy
(Apr 06, 2011 - 08:47)
This sounds particularly pathetic coming right after Al Green.

Bruce Cockburn - The End of All Rivers
(Apr 06, 2011 - 06:36)
 RedGuitar wrote:

It's pronounced "Co-burn", rhymes with "slow burn."

And who could blame him for wanting to pronounce it that way?  Too bad we are in a written medium here, since no matter how it is pronounced, cock burn is what meets the eye on the printed page.  Yeah, infantile, I know.

Patty Griffin - Little God
(Apr 05, 2011 - 11:14)
 Xeric wrote:
This woman can be so good, until she gets carried away, and then she is so, so bad. As, say, here.

I'm thinking the same thing.

Crowded House - Pineapple Head
(Apr 05, 2011 - 10:30)
 coldatlantic wrote:
Visited Sydney this summer, and had loaded my ipod up with Aussie music. Something about this weird song seemed to define the feeling of that city for me...

Usually it's the dumbass Americans that conflate the Aussies and the Kiwis.  I'm surprised someone from Toronto would, too.  Maybe we're not so different after all.

Bruce Springsteen - Brilliant Disguise
(Apr 04, 2011 - 11:05)
I like Bruce so much better when isn't trying so hard.

Geoffrey Oryema - Land of Anaka
(Apr 01, 2011 - 10:32)
 ThePoose wrote:

And the tune you are thinking of is Who by Fire.

Well, now that you mention it...

Jackson Browne - The Barricades of Heaven
(Apr 01, 2011 - 10:29)
 LowPhreak wrote:
Meh. Never cared for Jackson Browne. :P

Me neither.  Was there ever music so bleached white of all its color and flavor?

Rare Earth - Get Ready
(Apr 01, 2011 - 10:24)
 Businessgypsy wrote:
WTF? Would you say Prince is a surprisingly good guitar player for a black boy?

Nobody would dare to in today's climate of heightened racial sensitivities.  And that's what makes "pretty good for a white boy" funny.  It turns racial prejudice on its head.  I find it hard to believe this has to be explained.

Southern Culture on the Skids - Voodoo Cadillac
(Mar 31, 2011 - 13:16)
 DaveInVA wrote:
Also sounds to much like their song "Fried Chicken and Gasoline"

You say that as if it's a bad thing.

Men at Work - Down By The Sea
(Mar 31, 2011 - 05:49)
Always liked this one.

Joni Mitchell - For Free
(Mar 29, 2011 - 08:12)
The line "he played real good for free" always makes me wince a little.  In Joni's case I am assuming it's poetic license.

Thievery Corporation - Pela Janela (Feat Gigi Rezende)
(Mar 28, 2011 - 08:31)
 lophrequa wrote:

have you seen the sign in the park on US 1 just south of Homestead, brought to you by "the City of  Florida City, Florida" ? 

Wow.  I mean, you know what I mean, you know?

English Beat - Mirror In The Bathroom
(Mar 28, 2011 - 08:21)
Never look in the mirror while dropping acid.  Just trust me on that one.

Rolling Stones - Honky Tonk Women
(Mar 28, 2011 - 06:51)
 ick wrote:
If I've said it once, I've said it a million times, these guys are hacks and will never amount to anything.

Dear old da told me back in 1967 that in five years they would be forgotten.

Santana - Black Magic Woman-Gypsy Queen
(Mar 28, 2011 - 06:12)
 a_genuine_find wrote:
agree with stkman, Mr. Carlos Santana really nailed these two songs, impeccable.

I agree, both his songs are really good. 

Sarah Harmer - Almost
(Mar 25, 2011 - 12:11)
 TobiMc3 wrote:
YES! and global warming will cease-and world peace will prevail.

I remember the the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow, and our planet began to heal...

The Smashing Pumpkins - Rhinocerous
(Mar 25, 2011 - 12:07)
One of my favorites.

Suzanne Vega - Tom's Diner (2010)
(Mar 25, 2011 - 10:22)
 boober wrote:

Well....there's this girl in a diner...she wants her coffee cup filled up....but the guy behind the counter only fills it halfway....cause he's looking out the window at somebody coming in....do da do da do do da do da do da do da  do da!!!


Gripping stuff.  Especially the part where she forgets the lyrics.

West Indian Girl - What Are You Afraid Of?
(Mar 25, 2011 - 05:58)
Very refreshing after that Avett Bros dirge.

The Avett Brothers - I And Love And You
(Mar 25, 2011 - 05:52)
 Groogrux69 wrote:
If you don't get it, then you need to see these guys live. High energy fun!

You sure wouldn't know it from this song.

Spoon - The Underdog
(Mar 24, 2011 - 13:18)
 sharkey wrote:
Who started this Joel s..t. WTFC's. Spoon is Spoon & they work for me. Why do u all have to compare everything. Can't u all judge every act on it's own merit. JFLGIU

Because those of us with a memory longer than a few weeks or months note similarities in songs.  And the older you get the more it happens.  It's not a judgment on Spoon to get worked up about, it's just a casual comment.

Harvey Mandel - Wade In The Water
(Mar 24, 2011 - 07:57)

Zero 7 - In the Waiting Line
(Mar 24, 2011 - 06:51)
 Cynaera wrote:
I have an acoustic version of this that my weird Mick-friend sent.  

I'm friends with a couple of micks, too, although I don't usually refer to them that way.  I find them not so much "weird" as impenetrably clannish, especially after a pint or two.

Santana - Toussaint L'Overture
(Mar 23, 2011 - 06:42)
It's good to hear Carlos' other song every once in a while.

Pixies - Where Is My Mind
(Mar 22, 2011 - 12:31)
 Dave_Mack wrote:
Dang cow orker made me miss the whole song!

Hate those cow orkers!

The Waifs - London Still
(Mar 22, 2011 - 07:40)
 carpwall wrote:

I was waiting for a mission and for my sins they gave me one


Some early Doors would be pretty good right now.

Spacehog - In The Meantime
(Mar 21, 2011 - 06:22)
This song is best played loud.

Cloud Cult - The Mission: Unexplainable Stories
(Mar 21, 2011 - 05:30)

The Beatles - While My Guitar Gently Weeps
(Mar 20, 2011 - 13:31)
 printi wrote:
Beatles? Looser. {#Snooty}


Looser?  Loser.

Bruce Springsteen - I'm On Fire
(Mar 18, 2011 - 08:53)
Bruce is usually too pompous for me, but I have always really liked this one.

Donna the Buffalo - If You Only Could
(Mar 16, 2011 - 08:55)
 mread wrote:

My tappin' toes could care less.


You mean they could not care less.  Sheesh.

The Flamin' Groovies - Shake Some Action
(Mar 14, 2011 - 10:41)
 lmic wrote:
The Byrds meet The Ramones! Dig!

What's not to like?

AfroCubism - Djelimady Rumba
(Mar 14, 2011 - 10:35)
Very nice.

Rolling Stones - Lady Jane
(Mar 14, 2011 - 08:39)
 tommyfly wrote:

Guess what paulmack? Lay off the guy. He's just stating an opinion.

Indeed.  Some people take it far too personally.

Tom Petty - Don't Fade On Me
(Mar 11, 2011 - 11:22)
I know I have said it before, but the older I get the more I like Tom Petty.

The Kinks - Sunny Afternoon (live)
(Mar 10, 2011 - 11:04)
Oh goody, a singalong.

Pearl Jam - You Are
(Mar 10, 2011 - 10:54)
Kickass song.

God is an Astronaut - Remembrance Day
(Mar 09, 2011 - 13:10)
 PeeBee wrote:

War is omnipresent and war should be eradicated!


Yes, it should.  You throw away your weapons and I'll throw away mine. 

Sam Phillips - Holding on to the Earth
(Mar 09, 2011 - 13:05)
 Mandible wrote:
why is she tryin to hold on to the earth anyway?


Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Deja Vu
(Mar 09, 2011 - 13:01)
 j7 wrote:
"What's going on underground? What's going on down under you?"
What's this about?

Hell if I know.

Edie Brickell & New Bohemians - Circle
(Mar 08, 2011 - 10:23)

Crosby, Stills & Nash - Wooden Ships
(Mar 07, 2011 - 12:36)
 keller1 wrote:

OK.... 8.7 for the CSN verson, 5.9 for the Airplane's, sez the RP voting audience.


Yeah, the wisdom of the masses and all that.

Bruce Springsteen - I'm Goin' Down
(Mar 07, 2011 - 06:23)
I usually can't stand BS, but I really like this one.

The Derek Trucks Band - Crow Jane
(Mar 07, 2011 - 05:27)
 brander wrote:

You seriously don't consider Derek Trucks the "real deal"? Better call Rolling Stone Magazine and tell them to remove him from their list of the 100 Best Rock Guitarists of ALL TIME.


Had to laugh at the juxtaposition of "Rock Guitarists" and "ALL TIME". 

Tom Petty - It's Good To Be King
(Mar 04, 2011 - 10:17)
 suebee3 wrote:
"good to be clean" sung by Kermit. Can you hear it?

Well, I do now, thank you very much.  {#Arghhh}

Jackson Browne - Running On Empty
(Mar 04, 2011 - 10:05)
The Wonder Bread of rock and roll.

Mumford & Sons - Sigh No More
(Mar 04, 2011 - 06:10)
 gvan wrote:

Cling-on Hipsters! Set phasers to "kill"!
Yeah, I don't see what what people hear in this band, if that makes any sense.

Cling-on hipsters circling Uranus?  They're the worst kind.

Mumford & Sons - Sigh No More
(Mar 04, 2011 - 06:08)

Interpol - Untitled
(Mar 04, 2011 - 05:49)
 Jonathan_pa wrote:

AhHa! We have caught Bill recycling playsets!



R.E.M. - Photograph (w/ Natalie Merchant)
(Mar 03, 2011 - 10:29)
Great song.

Porcupine Tree - Black Dahlia
(Mar 01, 2011 - 09:25)
Very nice.

Seconds Flat - Dance On My Grave
(Mar 01, 2011 - 09:11)
I will gladly dance on your grave.  The sooner the better.

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Even The Losers
(Mar 01, 2011 - 08:17)
A beer and a sunny back porch go well with this song.

Toots & The Maytals - Pressure Drop (w/ Eric Clapton)
(Feb 23, 2011 - 07:39)
 Cynaera wrote:

I'm mesmerized by this... {#Bananasplit} Was dancing to this song with my Buddha-cat in my arms, and he was purring and drooling to it. My cats are the barometer by which I gauge whether or not a song is of quality. If they leave the room, I know the song is inferior.  (They invariably leave the room when I start singing.  Go figure.)


These are for you and Buddha cat.

Cowboy Junkies - A Common Disaster
(Feb 23, 2011 - 05:30)
 romeotuma wrote:

We just started shagging...  cool...

And you just had to interrupt it by posting this?

Kate Bush - Running Up That Hill
(Feb 22, 2011 - 13:19)
 Poacher wrote:

It used to be "Shedloads" in my day. EU regulations have now made us in the UK stop using the former and we now have to say Shedpiles to keep in line with the rest of the Eurozone. 

No amount of protest could stop Brussels changing our language in this respect and now most people in the UK have swapped over to the modern "Shedpile" usage.

Shame. . . but there you go.  


Americans stopped using shedloads long ago, although we still use the boatload, which is equivalent to .753 Imperial shedloads and 2.2 metric shedpiles.

Tears for Fears - Sowing The Seeds Of Love
(Feb 22, 2011 - 11:33)
 jools wrote:

And your point is...??  What if I said something was "too Chilean" ? Would that be acceptable?

I love TFF and although not my fave track, still worthy of RP 


I have to agree with Valerie, this song has a very British feel to it.  That is not a bad thing to me, but I guess Valerie feels differently. 

Bruce Cockburn - The Coming Rains
(Feb 22, 2011 - 06:02)
 ThePoose wrote:

Sorry to stymie your sniggering, but neither he, nor anyone else, pronounces the ''ck'' in his surname.

How conveeeeeenient.

Joe Walsh - Life of Illusion
(Feb 21, 2011 - 12:01)
I saw a headline in The Onion today while on campus - "Joe Walsh wakes up in middle of guitar solo again".

Van Morrison - Into The Mystic
(Feb 21, 2011 - 10:50)
Sublime saxophone.

David Bowie - Lady Grinning Soul
(Feb 21, 2011 - 05:29)
 socalhol wrote:
I have a new appreciation for this song since I now associate it with The Runaways movie.

What was funny is that they had the girl (Joan Jett or the other one?) singing this with David Bowie's voice. It didn't seem out of place at all.

Kings of Leon - Pyro
(Feb 21, 2011 - 05:18)
 chyk5 wrote:

I believe your phrase was "inbred hick", but no matter. I see my point was lost on you. Thanks for answering my question, though. I see that "wry wit" is all your own!


I stand corrected.  Inbred hick it is. 

Chicago - I'm A Man
(Feb 18, 2011 - 12:00)
The very definition of dinosaur rock.  Not that it doesn't have its place.  Somewhere.

Crooked Still - Sometimes In This Country
(Feb 18, 2011 - 07:32)
Hmmm.  A square-rigged ketch with furled sails.  Being driven into the breakers by an on-shore wind, and no wonder since it has no fore-and-aft sails to point with.  Already starting to founder by the looks of the stern.  Looks pretty grim.  A gaff or Bermuda rig would have been more prudent.

Kings of Leon - Pyro
(Feb 18, 2011 - 06:04)
 chyk5 wrote:

Fairy and inbred hick? You're nothing if not predictable, Hannio. Is this kind of "wit" common in Texas, or is it all your own?

What, you don't think JA sounds like a fairy with his high-pitched voice?  How about a choirboy, then?  And you don't think Followill sounds like a hick?  Well, okay then, if not, what does he sound like to you?  

Anyway, I'm from Chicago, just so you know.  

Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds - Two Step (alternate version)
(Feb 17, 2011 - 13:29)
 Hannio wrote:


If Jack Black did a parody of this, would you be able to tell the difference?

Violent Femmes - Gone Daddy Gone
(Feb 17, 2011 - 13:19)

The Shins - Pink Bullets
(Feb 17, 2011 - 13:14)

I never get tired of the Shins.

Dengue Fever - Oceans of Venus
(Feb 17, 2011 - 12:03)
 xy wrote:
Reminiscent of the B-52's............

I think you're right, and that's one reason I like it.

Radio Citizen (feat. Bajka) - The Hop
(Feb 17, 2011 - 11:09)

Adele - Rolling In The Deep
(Feb 17, 2011 - 11:05)
Too squeaky.

Talking Heads - Burning Down The House
(Feb 17, 2011 - 10:35)
It is 17 February 2011, 12:35 central time and I have officially had enough of David Byrne.  From now on it's the mute button for DB.

!!! - Myth Takes
(Feb 17, 2011 - 09:27)
The RP audience is a pretty conservative lot, musically speaking.

Anouar Brahem - Stopover at Djibouti
(Feb 16, 2011 - 13:16)
 JasonfromFrance wrote:
Very nice for all the Arab countries rising up and crying for democracy! Don't stop, keep on truckin!

Yes, it is. 

U2 - In God's Country
(Feb 16, 2011 - 12:59)

Taken at the top of Enchanted Rock, in the heart of God's country (for me).

Supertramp - Goodbye Stranger
(Feb 16, 2011 - 11:18)
 unclehud wrote:

Say what you want about overplayed, trite, whatever ... this guitar solo is quite good.

Yes, it is.

Coldplay - A Rush Of Blood To The Head
(Feb 16, 2011 - 08:25)
 rtrudeau wrote:

Oh boo hoo hoo. Have you ever heard of "that's his act?" The guy is married to Gwyneth freakin' Paltrow for goodness' sake. I don't think he's exactly emo in real life.


So he's just a poseur, then.  I'm not sure which is worse.

Weezer - Island In The Sun
(Feb 16, 2011 - 05:17)
 Shawnmcc wrote:
Why is it that some bands, guitar players, feel that making excessive noise with the ax in some way shows one's talent with an instrument or one's ability to play along with the music? Gheeez

Some people like it.  I'm guessing you don't.

Israel Kamakawiwo'ole - Somewhere/Wonderful
(Feb 16, 2011 - 05:17)
 ansugon wrote:

Yeah, that's the word I was looking for.

Kings of Leon - Pyro
(Feb 15, 2011 - 08:50)
 chyk5 wrote:

There seem to be many here who agree with you but this is perplexing from someone who gave a 10 rating to two songs by YES. How do you differentiate them vocally?

Well, just to take a stab at it, Jon Anderson sounds like a fairy, and Anthony Followill sounds like an inbred hick.

Jerry Garcia - The Wheel
(Feb 14, 2011 - 12:41)
This reminds of hot, sunny days at Hippy Hollow.  The original one, not the LCRA park with the asphalt parking lot.

Jerry Garcia - The Wheel
(Feb 14, 2011 - 12:40)
 peter_james_bond wrote:
Ezekiel saw the wheel.


The wheel within the wheel, actually.

Shearwater - Whipping Boy
(Feb 14, 2011 - 06:46)
There's a little black spot on the sun today...

Blondie vs The Doors - Rapture Riders
(Feb 14, 2011 - 06:10)
Works for me.

John Lennon - Instant Karma!
(Feb 11, 2011 - 08:56)
 buzmaggie wrote:
john was the life blood of the group. paul was the cute one with the nice lyrics. but john lived the rnr life. fuck yoko,  she was a leach and maggot! he did not deserve that. Not sure why he stayed!

Maybe because he loved her?  Did that ever cross your mind?

Blue Oyster Cult - Don't Fear The Reaper
(Feb 11, 2011 - 08:44)

Yann Tiersen - La Boulange
(Feb 11, 2011 - 08:43)
 Axelito wrote:
We hear that kind of thing to rarely! Thanks a lot :p

EssexTex wrote:
I love France and the French...just thought I'd get that out there.

Most Americans love the French, in spite of what you may hear.

The Decemberists - This Is Why We Fight
(Feb 11, 2011 - 07:03)

I have had enough of this guy.  Interesting voice at first, now very annoying.

Fleetwood Mac - Station Man
(Feb 11, 2011 - 05:19)
 Johray63 wrote:
Very recognizable rhythm section, I suddenly realize. It's been with Fleedwood Mac from the start and played with some of the greatest musicians, I think. Everything around them changed but they, pretty much, remained the same.Edited By Johray63 at 2:27 am on 3/30/2002

Could it be because Mick Fleetwood is the drummer?

The Beatles - A Day In The Life
(Feb 11, 2011 - 05:09)
 romeotuma wrote:

perfect...  from the number one album of all time...



Talking Heads - Swamp
(Feb 10, 2011 - 13:30)
 BowTieDad wrote:
Captain Beefheart?

Yeah, and Frank Zappa.

Moby - Extreme Ways
(Feb 10, 2011 - 12:46)
 Ahnyer_Keester wrote:
Go Jason go!

Will we see another Bourne film? The Bourne Sequel? The Bourne Ultimate Ultimatum? The Bourne No Kidding I Really Mean It This Time? The Bourne Contractual Obligation?

Still, good song and I did enjoy those films. Thanks for playing this.

The Bourne Ante-penultimate Ultimatum?

Kings of Leon - The End
(Feb 10, 2011 - 07:34)
 chyk5 wrote:

A valiant but failed attempt at satire. Don't give up!

Apparently it succeeded in touching at least one nerve.

Carolina Chocolate Drops - Snowden's Jig
(Feb 09, 2011 - 11:35)
 mvanderford60 wrote:
Right on American roots music — looks like some folks out there are little too 'white bread' for this, though.

Right.  Anybody who doesn't like this is obviously ethnophobic, probably even racist.

Carolina Chocolate Drops - Snowden's Jig
(Feb 09, 2011 - 11:33)
 bentonian wrote:
Just too dang squeaky.

Bugs me too.

Roger Miller - King of The Road
(Feb 09, 2011 - 09:46)
 westslope wrote:
I remember this delightful song.  It hinted at life beyond suburbia.

Reminds me of driving the '58 Bel Air up through Oklahoma and Kansas to visit Grandma and Grandpa in Iowa.

Roger Miller - King of The Road
(Feb 09, 2011 - 09:44)
 Randomax wrote:
didn't he do Dang Me?  and that song about an upset tummy?

And eng-a-land swings like a pendulum do.

The Cult - She Sells Sanctuary
(Feb 08, 2011 - 06:57)
 ploba wrote:


Arcade Fire - We Used To Wait
(Feb 08, 2011 - 06:56)
Arcade Fire is usually too overwrought for my taste, kinda like high school drama kids who take themselves too seriously.  I like this one, though.

Roger McGuinn - King Of The Hill
(Feb 07, 2011 - 06:29)
 trekhead wrote:


Lucky Kleinschmidt (voiced by Tom Petty).  He won a $53,000 settlement.  He'll never have to work again.

Neil Young - After the Gold Rush
(Feb 03, 2011 - 11:56)
 lemmoth wrote:
When I tell people that rock and roll is my religion, this song is emblematic of what I mean.

Quiet, I'm in church.

Strange that you would think this is emblematic of rock and roll.  Quietly played and sung, piano, French horn, no electric guitar, no bass, no drums.

Steppenwolf - Desperation
(Feb 02, 2011 - 10:54)
This one is best left forgotten.

Fleetwood Mac - Tell Me All The Things You Do
(Feb 02, 2011 - 06:09)
 kazoo wrote:
Is that tapping sound someone jamming on a typewriter in this song?

Oh, sorry.  I didn't think it would bother anyone.

David Bowie - The Man Who Sold The World
(Feb 01, 2011 - 10:12)
 EssexTex wrote:
He sounds like a frail old lady......oh and he looks like one now too.


Reminds me of the one about how Michael Jackson proved what a great country we live in.  Where else could a poor black kid grow up into a rich white woman?

David Bowie - The Man Who Sold The World
(Feb 01, 2011 - 10:09)
 ziakut wrote:
So glad to hear Bowie and not Cobain. 

Either is fine with me.

Savoy Brown - I'm Tired
(Jan 31, 2011 - 13:30)
 Jelani wrote:
Goo goo goo goo barabjagal....

Hmmm.  Not so much.

Neko Case - Prison Girls
(Jan 31, 2011 - 10:58)
 fuh2 wrote:
What are "Gunpowder Eyes" anyway?

Makes me think of Pris in Bladerunner.

Tony Joe White - Robbin' My Honeycomb
(Jan 31, 2011 - 10:36)
Just realized Tony was the very first musician I saw live, back in high school days in 1969.  He opened for Steppenwolf.

U2 - New Year's Day
(Jan 28, 2011 - 12:02)
Very aquiline visage the boy on the cover has.

Beth Orton - Thinking About Tomorrow
(Jan 28, 2011 - 11:50)
 Rafter101 wrote:

Must be pretty rough winters there in Austin, yes?

Yeah, there have been a few days when it has been too cold to row on Town Lake. 

Beth Orton - Thinking About Tomorrow
(Jan 28, 2011 - 11:47)
Perfect song for a sunny, 70 deg Friday afternoon.

Bonobo - Nitelight
(Jan 28, 2011 - 10:15)
 WayUpNorth wrote:
Schroeder lives!  {#Sunny}

That may very well be, but that's Linus with his blanket.  Schroeder plays the piano.

Focus - Hocus Pocus
(Jan 28, 2011 - 08:48)
John Aielli plays this occasionally on his Eklektikos program on KUT.

Van Morrison - Caravan
(Jan 28, 2011 - 08:43)
 LowPhreak wrote:

That would be because Van Morrison is singing all of them.  :duh:

Yeah, he needs to get a new singer for his band.

Just kidding, I like Van.

Neil Young - Cortez The Killer
(Jan 28, 2011 - 08:39)
 Blaggart wrote:
Hate was just a legend
War was never known
People worked together
And they lifted many stones

Neil, you so funny!


I know.  Or maybe Neil has a very distorted understanding of human history. 

The Pretenders - Back on the Chain Gang (live)
(Jan 27, 2011 - 12:44)
The syrupy sweetness of this arrangement makes me gag.

Santana - Song Of The Wind
(Jan 27, 2011 - 09:17)
 fredriley wrote:

I'll not see 50 again so was around in Santana's heyday, but even if I were 20 I'd not refrain from commenting on whether or not I like this or any other Santana number. Musical appreciation is not dependent on age and experience. If you think a song sucks, then it's your moral right to say so. Santana's a sh1t-hot guitarist and respect is due for that, but the music he put out back in the day hasn't always travelled through time so well, and Caravanserai is very much of its time, IMO, so may not be to more contemporary tastes.

And no, you shouldn't have to play an instrument to be a music critic. You don't have to play the guitar/drums/keyboard/whistle/kazoo to like a song, why should you have to be a musician to dislike it?


Well said, Fred.  I sorta liked Santana back in the day, but it wore thin, especially songs like this.  Still feel the same way today.

Matt Venuti & The Venusians - Owl Man Dance
(Jan 26, 2011 - 09:11)
 goodgroove wrote:
"The truth is out there!" (had to say it)


Now that you mention it...

Peter Gabriel - Sky Blue
(Jan 26, 2011 - 09:10)
 meloman wrote:
Oh God, PG! Next thing we'll be hearing is that he was a product of a virgin birth.

No.  He simply was.

Gene Vincent - Be Bop A Lula
(Jan 25, 2011 - 11:29)
Huh.  I always thought this was Buddy Holly.  Good stuff.

Mumford & Sons - The Cave
(Jan 25, 2011 - 10:06)
 Stingray wrote:


I agree with you this time, Stingy.  This does absolutely nothing for me.

Roxy Music - Avalon
(Jan 25, 2011 - 06:08)
Superb backup vocals.

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Lover's Touch
(Jan 25, 2011 - 06:04)
 cathenley wrote:
I always thought there should be a Tom Petty channel...end of message...{#Roflol}

I'd listen.

The Who - Won't Get Fooled Again
(Jan 21, 2011 - 11:52)
 Kokoloco53 wrote:
But we just got fooled again, by Palin and friends. Black Tea at your party anyone? Obama in 2012? We can only hope. Or else, we'll just get fooled again with a whole lot of elephant dung.

Fer shur, dude.  That donkey dung is sooooo much better.

Yes - Long Distance Runaround & The Fish
(Jan 20, 2011 - 11:30)
 Uncle_Fenester wrote:
As much as Yes eventually became the poster band of bloated, pompous prog rock dinosaurism, this song and this album still shine. (And I can even admit that now.)

I'll go along with that.

Fleetwood Mac - Bare Trees
(Jan 20, 2011 - 10:23)
 black321 wrote:
Eh. Not really that compelling of a song. Instrumentals sounds like one of those jams a band does to warm up...start with some scale runs, and then do some jams over them...singer makes up some lyrics, adds a few doos and dahs...played well, but not a very compelling song. 


I don't know what you're smoking, but I sure don't want any of it.

The Decemberists - Rise To Me
(Jan 20, 2011 - 09:42)
 jchrise wrote:
Oh god, so totally tired of the Decemberists. Will they go away in January?

Yeah, I'm wondering and hoping the same thing.

Peter Gabriel - Shaking The Tree (w/ Youssou N'Dour)
(Jan 20, 2011 - 09:31)
 Cynaera wrote:

Hannio - still not getting it. Well, I could google "mondegreen," but I'm hoping that you'll provide further information for the benefit of those of us who are dorks. *raises hand*

And I still really love this song. I have the CD in my 10-CD changer in my vehicle, and I just keep replaying this song. Hmmm - maybe that's why I don't seem to be getting anything accomplished when I run errands - I'm just DRIVING. {#Lol}

A classic example of a mondegreen is Jimi Hendrix singing "'scuse me while I kiss this guy", or John Fogerty singing "there's a bathroom on the right".

Chris Isaak - Very Pretty Girl
(Jan 20, 2011 - 06:59)
 peter_james_bond wrote:
 choderama wrote:
Jeez, calm down. He clearly doesn't like Isaak, and he might have expressed it a little immaturely, but that was a pretty typical expression - it's not like he'd actually punch Chris in the face. Calling him an idiot is just as offensive/inappropriate.

Actually it was not a typical expression, it was so atypical that it deserved to be singled out and criticized. Threatening physical violence against someone (even when said in jest) is not something that should be taken lightly. In some cases, threats like that, would be followed up by a visit from the police. Please remember to switch your brain on before making a comment. I make that recommendation based on the many comments I have made with the brain switch set to the off position. {#Wink}


It's the way we talk nowadays.  We say things like "punch back twice as hard", "if the other guy brings a knife to the fight, we bring a gun", "keep our boot on the neck of BP", etc.  You get the gist.

Michael Franti - The Sound Of Sunshine
(Jan 19, 2011 - 07:06)

Patsy Cline - Walkin' After Midnight
(Jan 19, 2011 - 07:03)
 fredriley wrote:
Cracking cheese, Gromit, eh, lad?

Something is lost in the translation, here.

Yo La Tengo - Periodically Double Or Triple
(Jan 19, 2011 - 07:01)

Yo La Tengo - Periodically Double Or Triple
(Jan 19, 2011 - 06:58)
 lmic wrote:

A bit like "Tax Man" meets "Papa's Got a Brand New Bag."


Great description.

Dire Straits - Once Upon A Time In The West
(Jan 18, 2011 - 11:21)
 Proclivities wrote:
 cc_rider wrote:
Need a pic of Claudia Cardinale in this thread too. Rowr...
Here ya' go... 
Claudia Cardinale


That drawstring is just daring to be pulled...

The Decemberists - The Crane Wife 3
(Jan 18, 2011 - 07:03)
 tbaloney619 wrote:
singer's voice is annoying.

I used to like it because it was unique.  But now I think you are right, it is annoying.

Chicago - I'm A Man
(Jan 18, 2011 - 06:32)
 jadewahoo wrote:
This sounds far too much like Chicago to be enjoyable.

It does, doesn't it?

The Specials - Ghost Town
(Jan 18, 2011 - 05:37)
 SparkyMarky wrote:
I was amazed when I saw this great ska song and had to have a look to see what my transatlantic cousins would make of it, because it is so NOT American, and I didn't think most of you would get it. I was right - you didn't disappoint me

Preconceived notions of the small-minded are rarely disappointed.

The Doors - Moonlight Drive
(Jan 13, 2011 - 09:19)
 h8rhater wrote:

If you had said "Lola", "Who Are You", "Teach Your Children", and "Light My Fire" your argument would hold some water.  But the songs that you have listed are NOT regular radio play.  Quit your crying.


Yeah, what he said.

Sinead Lohan - Don't I Know
(Jan 13, 2011 - 06:23)
 celadonstone wrote:

WUE? as in:
woo /wu/ verb (used with object) 1. to seek the favor, affection, or love of, esp. with a view to marriage.
2. to seek to win: to woo fame.
3. to invite (consequences, whether good or bad) by one's own action; court: to woo one's own destruction.
4. to seek to persuade (a person, group, etc.), as to do something; solicit; importune.
–verb (used without object) 5. to make love to a woman; court: He went wooing.
6. to solicit favor or approval; entreat: Further attempts to woo proved useless.


Or maybe wue as in "you're going to wue the day you were born, you cwazy wabbit!"

Mumford & Sons - White Blank Page
(Jan 12, 2011 - 08:00)
 Jazbo wrote:
Thought it was DMB......

What a cruel thing to say.

The Ramsey Lewis Trio - Wade in the Water
(Jan 12, 2011 - 07:23)
Heard this performed too many times at high school jazz band competitions.  I have developed an involuntary wince every time I hear it.

Led Zeppelin - That's the Way (live)
(Jan 12, 2011 - 06:50)
 buddy wrote:
Anyone who doesn't give this a 10 is a chump or 15 years old.

I guess I'm a chump then.  The studio version of this song on Zep III is one of my all-time favorite LZ songs, but Plant's orgasmic moanings and cutesy, coy ad-libbing ("doncha even think about it!") on this cut irritate the hell out of me.  It's a shame really, since Page's musicianship is exquisite, as always.

Fairport Convention - Matty Groves
(Jan 11, 2011 - 13:14)
Great song.  I love Sandy Denny's voice, but prefer Maddy Prior.

Tori Amos - Smells Like Teen Spirit
(Jan 11, 2011 - 13:10)
Why are the beautiful ones always insane?

The Pretenders - Message Of Love
(Jan 11, 2011 - 12:12)
 apd wrote:

Oscar + Chrissie + feckin  = 8? I was expecting more. C'mon Fred, you can do better than that...


Fred is leading the campaign against grade inflation.

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Something Big
(Jan 11, 2011 - 05:45)
 DaveInVA wrote:
I always wondered if he had his tongue shot with Novocaine before he sings....Still like it though{#Music}

Good description.  But I like it, too.

Ellen McIlwaine - Can't Find My Way Home
(Jan 11, 2011 - 05:30)
 btt wrote:
To me , this sounds like she`s trying too hard .


Eurythmics - Here Comes the Rain Again (acoustic)
(Jan 10, 2011 - 10:24)
 jkhandy wrote:

what's with the folks in TX?


I looked through all the comments and found only one other negative comment about this song from someone in Texas, and it was pretty mild.  On the other hand, there are quite a few negative comments made by people from all over.  So I gotta ask, what's with you're bigoted view of Texans?

And just to be clear, I am originally from Chicago.

Wilson Pickett - Land of 1000 Dances
(Jan 07, 2011 - 09:22)

Rolling Stones - Dandelion
(Jan 07, 2011 - 08:50)
 Stingray wrote:
...from "FLOWERS"?

Charly's good in form tonight - isn't he?


No, wasn't on Flowers.  Not on the US version, at least.

Arcade Fire - Rococo
(Jan 07, 2011 - 08:47)
 nerakdon wrote:

Inorite?  Arcade Fire is totally BaRococo.  Zomg two bassists?  I'm like all... dude!

Couldn't have said it better myself.

Neil Finn - Don't Dream It's Over (live)
(Jan 07, 2011 - 07:11)

Neil Young - Throw Your Hatred Down
(Jan 06, 2011 - 11:20)
I think this is the song Joe Walsh was referring to when he said to play like Neil Young, just play everything you know all at once.

Frida Snell - Bullet With Butterfly Wings
(Jan 06, 2011 - 11:13)
 Droidac wrote:

That's like saying horse crap is better than cow crap.


Horse crap is way better than cow crap. 

But back to the song.  Regardless of whether you like or can't stand Billy Corgan's singing, the original at least had energy and great guitar work.  This has been stripped of emotion to the point where the lyrics are incompatible with the music, making it simply ridiculous.

Beck - Golden Age
(Jan 06, 2011 - 07:20)
 Stingray wrote:
If my name were RP - I would not give any room


Rodrigo y Gabriela - Hanuman
(Jan 06, 2011 - 05:37)

Rolling Stones - Gimme Shelter
(Jan 05, 2011 - 08:48)
Merry Clayton's performance in this never fails to give me goosebumps.

Ray LaMontagne - Beg Steal or Borrow
(Jan 05, 2011 - 08:11)
A little too saccharine for me.

Rosanne Cash - Radio Operator
(Jan 05, 2011 - 06:08)
 xtalman wrote:

Funny thing if you talk to somebody who likes country they will tell that this is NOT country.


No argument.  But that was not the point.

Vienna Teng - Soon Love Soon
(Jan 04, 2011 - 13:02)
 ed wrote:
She sings from her soul instead of through her nose like most of the female singers I hear these days.

Well, yeah.  She's Asian.  She doesn't have a large Gallic nose to sing through.

David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust (live)
(Jan 04, 2011 - 12:54)
 LowPhreak wrote:

Wrong. The lyric is actually: "Making love with his ego..."

You are right, of course.  On the other hand, I do believe jademon doth wax ironical.

Portishead - Glory Box
(Jan 03, 2011 - 10:23)
 htowncoog wrote:
This song makes me want a cigarette and a whiskey. I have no idea why.  {#Music}

"Smoke after sex?"

"I don't know,  I've never looked."

David Bowie - Space Oddity
(Jan 03, 2011 - 09:09)
 Geecheeboy wrote:
I always loved that line, "and the papers want to know who's shirts you wear...."  It's so random yet somehow makes sense. 


That is a reference to when jousting knights would wear the shirt or scarf of their lady under their armor.  I guess kids don't grow up reading Ivanhoe or Hereward the Wake anymore.

Suzanne Vega - 99.9F
(Jan 03, 2011 - 05:56)
 LPCity wrote:
Isn't it actually proper English to say it "99.9 degrees Fahrenheit"?

She's swapping the normal word order to maintain the meter (the poetic kind, not the SI kind).  Poetic license and all that.

The Police - Driven To Tears
(Jan 03, 2011 - 05:50)
 beeblebrocks40 wrote:

Too many cameras not enough food, still sadly appropriate in light of the events in Haiti


And now even the cameras are gone.

Nirvana - All Apologies
(Jan 03, 2011 - 05:19)
 raelic wrote:

The man was suffering greatly with mental illness, saying that it took away his credibility is like saying Ray Charles' work is inconsequential because he was blind.


And he was married to Courtney Love.  Is it any wonder he couldn't go on another day?

Sinead Lohan - Eist do Bheal
(Dec 23, 2010 - 07:17)
 Glockman45 wrote:

It's a shame so many Americans are part Irish, but Irish native culture and people can seem really distant and foreign.

"It's a shame so many Americans are part Irish, but Irish native culture and people can seem really distant and foreign."

WTF is your problem? Why is it a shame? You are a racist bigot my friend. Cor Bon +P, to the dome for you? Where are you from? Somewhere that everyone is not distant or foreign? In the land of OZ?


Oh come on.  There was no bigotry or racism intended.  It is obvious that the poster meant to say:

 "so many Americans are part Irish, it is a shame that the Irish culture and people seem really distant and foreign to them." 

Being one of those partly of Irish descent, I totally agree.

Nick Lowe - Switch Board Susan
(Dec 23, 2010 - 06:50)
 Misterfixit wrote:
Heh this is good. True Story: My mom was a long distance telephone operator back in the 1920's and 30's. She used to put through calls from San Diego to Los Angeles all the time. Used to chat with my dad who was a hotel clerk while he played music in the "pit" at Grauman's Chinese Theater (they had a live orchestra plus the Great Organ in those days). One thing led to another and they were married. 62 years of life together with me, my brother and my sister the result of those long distance calls.

Good story.

Jimi Hendrix - 1983.. (A Merman I Should Turn To Be)
(Dec 20, 2010 - 10:11)
 zschubert wrote:
Thanks.  What a picture.  Just got back from Seattle.  Hendrix museum.  There's a JBL theater there with no one in it and continuous close up Hendrix footage.  Even more amazing than when he was alive and I was listening to him.  And a great factoid:  Hendrix used a comb and wax paper to make the buzzing sound on Crosstown Traffic.   

I thought everybody knew that.  It's called a kazoo.

Led Zeppelin - Kashmir
(Dec 20, 2010 - 05:30)
 Carl wrote:

Here we go...

Marantz Model 22 Receiver (1970)

Marantz Model 22 Stereo Receiver. I got mine in 1970 and still use it. It's fun to read the manual and look at the schematic diagrams; this was quite a piece of electronics in the day! (Your Koss headphones plug in at the lower right.)
I had one of those.  Looks as elegant today as it did 40 years ago.

Joe Cocker - Delta Lady
(Dec 17, 2010 - 12:23)
 Cynaera wrote:
Joe Cocker does a wonderful Leon Russell...  This is good for the ears today, with the snow falling and the temperature barely above zero. Makes me long for summer and the lush, humid south... {#Sunny}

Makes me want to hear Leon.

Arcade Fire - Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)
(Dec 17, 2010 - 11:41)
 Zeito wrote:
I like that part where the song goes "wwhhrraaaaaarrrrrr" and then its all like 'duh duh. duh duh. duh duh."


Fats Domino - Blue Monday
(Dec 09, 2010 - 06:58)
 h_in_bristol wrote:
Brings back memories of Austin, KUT and Larry Monroe...

Thinking the same thing.

Elton John - Mona Lisas And Mad Hatters
(Dec 07, 2010 - 11:27)
 Toke wrote:
shattup !!! oooooooooooooooo my ears .. whinge whinge whinge !!!

Just out of curiosity, how is "whinge" pronounced?  Similar to "singe" or "hinge", or like "whine"?

Kings of Leon - The End
(Dec 07, 2010 - 11:25)
 scrubbrush wrote:

These guys are really good. Great vocals.


Yeah, if you like a vocalist who sounds like someone with a mullet who drives a beat up Camaro with an "Ain't Skeered" decal and marries his cousin after getting her pregnant and lives in a single wide down by the river and there are only two payments left on the shootin' car out in the weeds but he's been out of work since '08 and spends all his money on tattoos and beer.  But other than that, I agree.

Rush - Subdivisions
(Dec 02, 2010 - 12:31)
 blotto wrote:

Maybe you are an American stuck in a Canadians body? Do you like crappy beer and Nascar? Dislike Hockey also?

Then again, if you lay awake at night obsessed with thinking of reasons why you are so much better than Americans, maybe you're Canadian after all.

Vienna Teng - The Tower
(Dec 02, 2010 - 12:24)
Very nice voice, but ultimately pretty boring music.

Crosby, Stills & Nash - Dark Star
(Dec 02, 2010 - 06:03)
 Otomi wrote:

Forty next year, to be precise (the album release, anyway; I guess Meydele knows when he/she bought it).

CSN was released in 1977.

The Beatles - I Am The Walrus
(Dec 02, 2010 - 05:32)
 midreaming wrote:
 I am sooo ready for others to recognize these guys for the passee tchotcke they were and still are. Ok, let's get a sense here.. hands up - who owned a Pet Rock in the 70's? Who sTILL has that thing stored away somewhere?  When are you going to realize you were sold an empty bill of goods? Annnnd you bought it, and you still believe in it so you're still sold. Bought and sold. Get it?!  Wake up Mr Winkle, Hello?! Hello!!! Mr. Winkle, it's time to wakey wakey!!

My, what a brave iconoclast you are.

R.E.M. - Bang and Blame
(Dec 01, 2010 - 09:01)
 tfodden wrote:
I have a lot of respect for REM.  But this one gets a little too much airplay on RP.  Kinda waters down their cred.  Bill?


If the comment dates are any indication of airplay frequency, this gets played only once a month, on average.  I suppose if you hate it, even that's too much.

R.E.M. - What's The Frequency, Kenneth
(Nov 29, 2010 - 09:09)
 Walrus_Gumbo wrote:

If only it was Bill O'Reilly, Rush Limbaugh or Sean Hannity. I would buy tickets!!!

Yeah, that would show those intolerant bastards.

James Brown - Papa's Got A Brand New Bag
(Nov 29, 2010 - 05:50)
Do all 16 dances.

My Morning Jacket - Gideon
(Nov 29, 2010 - 05:32)
 a_genuine_find wrote:

mmm ... selective caterwauling tolerence?

10 - Bob Dylan - It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)
10 - Bob Dylan - Tangled Up In Blue

I can handle caterwauling all day long.  It's the off-key caterwauling that makes me hit the mute button.

Jefferson Airplane - Wooden Ships
(Nov 23, 2010 - 06:19)
Jorma shines in this.

Big Head Todd & The Monsters - Drought of 2013
(Nov 23, 2010 - 06:15)
 robco1 wrote:

Right-wing hate and stupidity has been used by the wealthy and powerful to protect their wealth and power before. I think it is high time the modern-day "pukes" and their puppetmasters were called out and held to account.


The same tactics are used by the left-wing wealthy.  That you blithely ignore that makes you a puke.

Neko Case - Maybe Sparrow
(Nov 22, 2010 - 12:33)
 Bluesgrrl wrote:
Weird, I used to love her. Now her voice grates on me. Maybe I'm just in a bad mood.{#Think}

She's like the obnoxious kid who always talks too loud.

Sarah McLachlan - Possession
(Nov 22, 2010 - 11:00)
 westslope wrote:



Are you an American ex-pat?


Right.  Because only Americans talk like that.

Loreena McKennitt - As I Roved Out
(Nov 22, 2010 - 08:51)
 hippiechick wrote:

That's true, it sounds pretty similar to the old stuff


It does sound like her other song.

Needtobreathe - The Outsiders
(Nov 22, 2010 - 07:19)
 DaveInVA wrote:
Sounds like the singer from Counting Crows..

Except he doesn't make you want to drive nails through your eardrums as much.

Leo Kottke - When Shrimps Learn to Whistle
(Nov 18, 2010 - 06:18)
Is that Les Claypool on the cover with Leo?  I'm joking, of course.  Still, I gotta wonder.

Peter Gabriel - Shaking The Tree (w/ Youssou N'Dour)
(Nov 18, 2010 - 06:16)
 Cynaera wrote:

My turn.  WTF????


A mondegreen I'm hearing in the backing vocals.

Muse - Uprising
(Nov 17, 2010 - 13:28)
 LizK wrote:

You must have been stoned throughout 8 years of Bushism, when "national security" and "anti-terrorism" were the excuses for all kinds of threats to the first amendment.   {#Beat}


Nothing has changed in that regard.

Tito & Tarantula - After Dark
(Nov 17, 2010 - 12:31)
 dreadpixie wrote:
My boyfriend just asked from the other room, "Will you turn the weird music down?"  hah!

You need a new boyfriend.

The Band - The Weight (With The Staples)
(Nov 17, 2010 - 12:06)
 fredriley wrote:
Sit yersel' down, take a load off fanny ;)

Heh.  I never heard it that way, but now it's impossible not to.

New Model Army - Vagabonds
(Nov 17, 2010 - 10:59)
Thunder and Constipation.  Reminds me of the old graffito about paying a nickel and only farting.

Katie Melua - The Flood
(Nov 15, 2010 - 04:56)
govna wrote:

       and suddenly...

 SinisterDexter wrote:

...last summer?

I'm hearing it, too.

Great Lake Swimmers - Everything Is Moving So Fast
(Nov 12, 2010 - 08:31)
 nagsheadlocal wrote:
PS - perhaps I'm losing my American cred, but I've never met a Canadian I didn't like. 

Sterling fellows all, I'm sure.

Mumford & Sons - Awake My Soul
(Nov 12, 2010 - 07:12)
This song sounds like their other one.

Paul Kelly - Won't You Come Around?
(Nov 12, 2010 - 07:05)
 TimeWaster wrote:
What is that guy on the album cover smoking?

A fatty?  Whatever it is, it's turning him blue.

Looking at it closer, I think it's a pea-shooter aimed at the girl's butt.

Elbow - One Day Like This
(Nov 12, 2010 - 06:21)
This songs makes me gag a little bit.  It is just too saccharine for my taste.

Jefferson Airplane - White Rabbit
(Nov 11, 2010 - 09:09)
 emh wrote:
Like the Airplane, but never was a fan of this.  Bring on Good Shepherd and We Should Be Together.

Now you're talking.  I love Jorma's guitar work in Good Shepherd.  Never fails to give me goose bumps.

The Beatles - Cry Baby Cry
(Nov 11, 2010 - 07:19)
 Jungle_Jim wrote:
This song sounds funny out of context of the White Album - I take the White Album as a whole. While this song is not the strongest thing to lift from it, amongst the other songs it becomes part of the rich tapestry.

Odd.  The White Album always seemed to me to be a loose collection of songs that didn't make it onto other albums.  I guess if you listen to it long enough, it becomes its own context.

Gregory Alan Isakov - That Moon Song
(Nov 11, 2010 - 06:04)
 vit wrote:
Please believe me when I tell you all Colorado bands aren't dirge-trudging boors you'd hate to have at a party. Look at Devotchka for instance!

Thank you.  I was beginning to wonder.

Sinéad O'Connor - Black Boys On Mopeds
(Nov 11, 2010 - 05:21)
 lysisphere wrote:

"Bonehead"?  We use that on this side of the pond but it's meaning is not very heavy.  Its like saying "blockhead" or "stupid," or if I may try one of yours, "daft."  A kid could say it and wouldn't get slapped.  I'll bear in mind if I find myself in England or Canada to watch my mouth with that one.

Umm, I don't think "bonehead" was the very naughty word.  Read Fred's most recent post.

Kings of Leon - The Face
(Nov 10, 2010 - 11:14)
Sorry, I just can't take the morose hillbilly vocals.

Barenaked Ladies - Call and Answer
(Nov 09, 2010 - 13:09)
I dunno.  This guy just comes across like a total asshat.

Yes - Roundabout
(Nov 09, 2010 - 11:29)
A little Yes is okay.  As long as it is followed by The Ramones to cleanse the palate.

The Kinks - Sunny Afternoon
(Nov 09, 2010 - 11:21)
A beer snob will tell you that ice cold is no way to drink a beer.  But not me.  My favorite beer?  Cold beer.

Led Zeppelin - When The Levee Breaks
(Nov 09, 2010 - 08:35)
 kurtster wrote:

That was true about 40 years ago when this was new to all of us !

30 years from now, I'll be 87.  {#Cheers}


As this was written on my 57th birthday, I just wanted to say "me too!"

Katell Keineg - One Hell Of A Life
(Nov 08, 2010 - 08:44)
 listen_n_sf wrote:
This is getting painful.


Mumford & Sons - Sigh No More
(Nov 05, 2010 - 08:10)
 fredriley wrote:

Answering your own posts is a sign of madness, you know ;). This bunch are riding the 'new folk' wave that's currently flavour of the year, so it'll be interesting to see if they're still as popular, or even still around, in a few years time when the wave has crashed on the shore and another musical style becomes fashionable. Ditto The Decembrists.
Edit: I read recently that M&Sons are a bunch of public-school toffs. Not that I expect them to be horny-handed sons of toil, but Eton's a long way from the tilling fields of folk music.

Just a word of explanation in Fred's post, "public school" in Britain refers to what we call private school over here.  Exactly the opposite meaning.

Spirit - Animal Zoo
(Nov 05, 2010 - 08:04)
 Dillinquent wrote:
...much too fat and a little too long...

That's what.... oh, never mind.

The Be Good Tanyas - Ootischenia
(Nov 04, 2010 - 11:24)
I have to admire this woman's bravery.  I don't know the extent of her disabilities, but she obviously had a dream, and wouldn't let her heart-rending speech impediment deny her day in the sun.

James McMurtry - Sixty Acres
(Nov 04, 2010 - 10:48)
Saw James at the Austin airport a couple of weeks ago.  Apparently he never goes out without that hat.

Rolling Stones - Sympathy for the Devil
(Nov 04, 2010 - 06:53)
 PFM wrote:

Keep us updated on your progress.



B.B. King & Tracy Chapman - The Thrill Is Gone
(Nov 03, 2010 - 07:33)

Dedicated to BHO.

The Eagles - Hotel California (live acoustic)
(Nov 03, 2010 - 06:04)
 (former member) wrote:
The tragically hip among us can say what they want about The Eagles (and that even includes you, Bill ;), but in their prime they were quite magical.  I first saw them in 72 as, of all things, the opening act for Jethro Tull in Dallas.  Tull was out supporting Thick as a Brick and most of Aqualung and we were out in force. That was the first show at which I ever smoked a joint as it was passed up and down the row, stranger to stranger.

But before Tull came this scruffy looking country rock band (as we thought of them then), The Eagles.  None of in my group new who the heck they were and were annoyed at having to sit through this group of blue-jeaned, flannel shirted hippies - Henly with his fro, Frey with hair down to here, no glitz or glammor - they could have been sitting in our living room jamming on acoustic guitars and bangos. 


I was at that very concert, and yeah, I remember the blue jeans and the flannel shirts.

Big Brother And The Holding Company - Piece Of My Heart
(Nov 02, 2010 - 10:40)
 Papernapkin wrote:
Enough of the old stuff please.

Yes, your highness.

The The - Dogs of Lust
(Nov 02, 2010 - 10:35)
 DavidS_UK wrote:
Confused wites:
What is all this talk of a Harp?  I listened like mad, couldn't hear one, at all.
Seems I couldn't hear the harp for all the noise made by the harmonica.

Hint - one fits to the mouth, the other is a bit bigger and is beloved of the Welsh.

Get it bl**dy right!

Another name for harmonica is harp.

The New Pornographers - Crash Years
(Nov 01, 2010 - 09:27)
 socalhol wrote:
blah — this is way too "shiny-happy-people" for me......  {#Wall}

It does have that strident, Stalinist marching-toward-a-bright-future feel to it.

Kings of Leon - Radioactive
(Nov 01, 2010 - 09:09)
 Frater_Kork wrote:
This is the first KoL song that I've found listenable without revulsion, this truly is the time of wonders.

I'm not there yet.

The Smiths - Bigmouth Strikes Again
(Nov 01, 2010 - 09:07)
I've been on both sides of the love-hate relationship with Morrissey and the Smiths.  Right now I rate this a 9.

Led Zeppelin - Hey Hey What Can I Do
(Nov 01, 2010 - 07:08)
 Xeric wrote:
It can't be right, can it, that "The Complete Zeppelin" was released in 1970?

Complete, as of 1970?  But it doesn't sound right to me, either.  Must be the release date of this song.

Okay, wikipedia says this song was the b-side of Immigrant Song, released as a single in 1970.  Incidentally, this is the only Zep song that was ever released as only a single.

Madness - One Step Beyond
(Oct 29, 2010 - 08:57)
 WayUpNorth wrote:
pb party

Poor polar bears.  By next summer all their arctic ice will be gone.  Then where will they party down?

Peter Gabriel - Shaking The Tree (w/ Youssou N'Dour)
(Oct 29, 2010 - 05:54)
We are chickens.

Little Feat - Cold Cold Cold/Tripe Face Boogie
(Oct 29, 2010 - 05:48)
I saw Little Feat at the Armadillo in 1974.  My God, what a performance. 

Mumford & Sons - Timshel
(Oct 28, 2010 - 12:20)
This sounds like their other song.

Cowboy Junkies - Speaking Confidentially
(Oct 28, 2010 - 08:08)
 Marley wrote:

um.....they're Canadian, from Toronto

So are they Canadian, or are they from Toronto?
(Just kidding around, of course.)

The Samples - Long Walk Home
(Oct 28, 2010 - 08:00)
 toonces wrote:
Sort of reminds me of Jefferson Starship during those transition years

Came to say the same thing.

Counting Crows - Sullivan Street
(Oct 22, 2010 - 11:46)
What cheese would you suggest to go along with this whine?

Kings of Leon - The End
(Oct 22, 2010 - 11:00)
This is the end, my only friend .....    Oh wait, wrong song.

Robert Palmer - Sailing Shoes / Hey Julia / Sneakin' Sally
(Oct 22, 2010 - 10:34)
 EssexTex wrote:
High on my list of worst songs ever...the flat, out of time singing's torture.

Nails on a chalkboard.

Ani DiFranco - 32 Flavors
(Oct 20, 2010 - 12:03)
 That_SOB wrote:

One man's ceiling is another man's floor. I'd like to know what your male counterpart to a "horny skank"
would be. 

A typical male.

Gogol Bordello - Tribal Connection
(Oct 20, 2010 - 11:47)
 fredriley wrote:

LOL! I think this is feckin' brilliant, reminiscent of the much-missed (by me, anyway) bonkers balkanites 3 Mustaphas 3. More nuts than  Planters, more fun than a barrel of monkeys. Sheer fun. 9 from the Nottingham jury.


Thank you.  I was beginning to think I was the only one who had ever listened to 3 Mustaphas 3.  I was beginning to wonder if I had only imagined it.

Ladysmith Black Mambazo - Abantwana Basethempeleni
(Oct 20, 2010 - 11:24)
 jools wrote:


I'm sure that Dutch would sound like mindless drivel to native south african speakers. 

Curious choice of verb tense.

Sonny Boy Williamson - Bring It On Home
(Oct 18, 2010 - 10:27)
 mikeatlarge wrote:
Yikes... this track destroyed the run you had going with an otherwise great set. This is a bit too far removed from the usual RP fare.

Heaven forbid that we should remove too far from the usual.

Talking Heads - Seen And Not Seen
(Oct 18, 2010 - 10:05)
Did TomTom Club do something similar to this?  I swear I have heard this before without Byrne.

Thievery Corporation - Forgotten People
(Oct 18, 2010 - 06:37)
 jersey_birdman wrote:
i did this band...  Great Austin City Limits performance not too long ago....  {#Clap}

Did you, now? 

Afro Celt Sound System - Life Begin Again (w/ Robert Plant)
(Oct 18, 2010 - 06:34)
 Imkirok wrote:

Can you translate that into US denominations? We don't use sacks. Please put it in relation to a boatload, crapload, or buttload. Thanks! :)


How about a sackbutt of CD's?

Prince - Kiss
(Oct 15, 2010 - 07:00)
 bbryan wrote:
Wow - I'm really surprised with collective score on this one. If there was a better, pure funk track that came out during this period, I don't know what it was.

And bonus points for a mid-80's track that doesn't sound dated.


The RP community is, at its core, very conservative musically.

Sinéad O'Connor - You Made Me The Thief Of Your Heart
(Aug 11, 2010 - 06:29)
 westslope wrote:

Funny how vocabulary matters so much. I'll bet more than a few Americans are regretting Bush II's War against terror seeing how civilians are always victims in any kind of major inter-people violent conflict.


Guess what?  Based on the body county, the USA is undisputed terrorist-state champion of the early 21st century.


I guess the untold millions put to death by Stalin, Mao and Pol Pot don't count, since the victims were their own people.  You either don't know history or are willfully ignorant.  I suspect the latter.

Robert Plant - Angel Dance
(Aug 10, 2010 - 11:07)

Lovin' Spoonful - Summer In The City
(Aug 10, 2010 - 05:23)
 AMH wrote:
I propose that this song would be better if it started "Hot damn, summer in the city".

I have a feeling those were the originally intended lyrics.

Paul Simon - I Know What I Know
(Aug 09, 2010 - 05:58)
 crockydile wrote:

{#Think} You clearly live in some parallel dimension. I consider this one of his best.


Or maybe a perpendicular dimension. (You never hear about perpendicular dimensions, it's always parallel.  What up with that?) 

The Doors - L.A. Woman
(Aug 06, 2010 - 06:50)
 RadioDoc wrote:
The karaoke version is much better.

{#Lol}  I think you may be right.  This hasn't aged well at all.

Ray Charles - What'd I Say (Parts I & II)
(Aug 05, 2010 - 11:43)
You gotta hear this


Listen at least to the 1:30 mark.

The Beatles - When I'm Sixty-four
(Aug 05, 2010 - 09:19)
This was the very first album I bought.

The Beatles - When I'm Sixty-four
(Aug 05, 2010 - 09:17)
This would be so much better if it segued into Lovely Rita.

The Beatles - A Hard Day's Night
(Aug 04, 2010 - 08:29)
 Stefen wrote:
I can name that tune in one note.


Camper Van Beethoven - Sweethearts
(Aug 03, 2010 - 12:38)
 horstman wrote:

You know, we can all pick on Physicsgenius for his silly little remarks . . . but this one hits it squarely on the mark.

The Republicans have clearly screwed this country in the wrong direction for many years under several adminstrations (or just one really!).

I think it's time to face the dawn looking east and not west.


They told me if I voted for McCain nothing would change, and they were right!

Rolling Stones - Sister Morphine
(Aug 02, 2010 - 06:52)
 Stingray wrote:
(Frankfurt, Germany, Home of the EAGLES!)

"If you sniff on the cover of 'Sticky Fingers' you'll get high!
Excellent song though ..."



context - ANY context - with the STONES!

Are you an American soldier as a base in Frankfort?
That would be your only excuse!


Puzzling.  Apparently Stingray has been sniffing the cover.

Vieux Farka Touré - Bullet the Blue Sky
(Jul 29, 2010 - 11:34)
This is awesome.

Jackson Browne - Fountain Of Sorrow
(Jul 29, 2010 - 09:30)
 RabbitEars wrote:
i can't tell one song of his apart from another

Yeah, this sounds just like his other one.

Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Still...You Turn Me On
(Jul 29, 2010 - 09:01)
Quick!  Somebody get him a ladder!

Rolling Stones - Wild Horses
(Jul 28, 2010 - 11:58)
 Cynaera wrote:
Geez - chills. Even after all this time, I can't listen to this song without thinking, "Day-AM - they're good..." Jagger's face looks like it was broken and reconstructed wrong, but he still looks better than Keef (who looks like he was broken and the reconstruction was abandoned with an expletive and a subsequent bout at a pub with straight shots of Aquavie.)

Still - the Stones are up there, in my book, with Zep, Aerosmith, and the Beatles as icons - broken or not.{#Notworthy}

Grateful Dead - China-Rider
(Jul 28, 2010 - 10:40)
 RadioDoc wrote:

Nope.  I was working.  Unlike you.


Zing!  Nice try, but I've been working since I was 15.  I was never a deadhead, but I do like a lot of their music, and this one especially.

Bo Diddley - You Can't Judge a Book By Looking at the Cover
(Jul 27, 2010 - 11:54)
I look like Obama but I'm a lover? 

R.E.M. - 7 Chinese Brothers
(Jul 23, 2010 - 12:58)
 fredriley wrote:
This reminds me of what gripes me about REM, that they produce some absolutely brilliant songs (eg Losing my Religion) which tempt you into buying their albums, then when you get the disc home you find that only 2 or 3 of the songs are any good and the rest are dross. This, sadly, is what I'd consider dross, a shame as they've done so much else that is stunningly good. Passable, right enough, but hardly memorable.

Wow, I guess my take is completely 180 out of phase with you.  I love this and a lot of the under-(and un-)played gems on REM albums, and can't stand some of the more popular songs.

Solomon Burke - None Of Us Are Free
(Jul 23, 2010 - 11:41)
 gabbadar wrote:
You grammar-nazis are such racists.

None of us is/are free from the grammar nazis.

Talking Heads - Life During Wartime (Live)
(Jul 21, 2010 - 08:44)
 reason06 wrote:

It amounts to the same thing. If you don't want some action taken, then why post at all?

It's what we do around here.

Bruce Springsteen - Jungleland
(Jul 19, 2010 - 11:09)
My, what an artiste. 

Bedouin Soundclash - When The Night Feels My Song
(Jul 19, 2010 - 07:29)
 ThePoose wrote:

Would you have said, ''I can't believe these guys are from LA!''??

Yeah, why not?   It was, after all, intended as a compliment.  You're seeing a slight when none was intended.

Andrew Bird - Tenuousness
(Jul 19, 2010 - 07:07)
 fredriley wrote:
"coprofagi"? What the feck has dinosaur poo got to do with the price of fish? Talk of "tenuous".

Having a mondegreen moment, there, Fred?

James McMurtry - Walk Between the Raindrops
(Jul 16, 2010 - 09:11)
 Laptopdog wrote:
cobalt789 wrote: Who gave this guy permission to sing?

Who gave you permission to comment?


Nitin Sawhney - Mausam
(Jul 16, 2010 - 06:59)
 ziggytrix wrote:

This song makes me hungry.

Maybe I'll pick up some naan and a curry on the way home. :D

Wait is that racist!? {#Whisper} 

I don't see how it could be.  Unless you were criticizing administration policies, of course.  Then it most certainly was racist.

Kate Bush - Cloudbusting
(Jul 14, 2010 - 10:07)
Great song, beautiful voice.

Big Country - The Travelers
(Jul 12, 2010 - 08:47)
Very nice.

The Kinks - Celluloid Heroes
(Jul 12, 2010 - 07:51)
 tfodden wrote:
how come I'm still listening to Sufjan?

I always ask myself that very question five seconds into s Sufjan song.

Over the Rhine - Jesus In New Orleans
(Jul 12, 2010 - 06:51)
 Businessgypsy wrote:
I hope you're just misreading the regional accent. If not, might want to avoid casual conversation when visiting the deep South.


Except that Lucinda does really sound like a drunken whore (even in southern ears) in many if not most of her songs.  Hopefully it's just an affectation.

The Beach Boys - Sail On Sailor
(Jul 09, 2010 - 10:44)
 AdyMiles wrote:
well, the words rhyme, but otherwise it sucks and is too repetitive


Ummm, speaking of repetitive ....

Blind Melon - Change
(Jul 09, 2010 - 06:20)
 Gryn wrote:

It can't be helped.. Some people simply don't have the intellect to appreciate music as good as this.


After this remark, I can't help but feel relieved that it has been my good fortune to have always liked this band.

Mumford & Sons - White Blank Page
(Jul 08, 2010 - 07:27)
What a totally unremarkable song.

Led Zeppelin - Your Time is Gonna Come/Black Mountain Side
(Jul 07, 2010 - 09:30)
Was just about to leave the office.  I guess lunch can wait.

Oasis - To Be Where There's Life
(Jul 07, 2010 - 09:23)
 robco1 wrote:
I can't rate this. On the one hand, it is a pretty good song in the style of the Beatles. On the other hand the Gallaghers have proven time an again that they are foul-mouthed obnoxious pricks. Somehow I can't get past their dickishness to appreciate their music.

Liam's going to kick your arse for that!

Fiona Apple - Criminal
(Jul 07, 2010 - 07:26)
Fiona Apple is the anti-Suzanne Vega.

Joni Mitchell - Coyote
(Jul 06, 2010 - 07:04)
 LowPhreak wrote:

A human "bean"? Could I get a can of those at the store? 

Apparently you're not so incredibly literate. When you can play half as well as Pastorius, maybe then you can criticize. 


So musical ability excuses scumbag behavior?  Bullshit.

Chicago - 25 or 6 to 4
(Jul 06, 2010 - 05:45)
 crockydile wrote:
Great song. What the hell does it mean?? {#Think}

Is it closer to Denver or by bus?

Silversun Pickups - Catch And Release
(Jul 02, 2010 - 10:20)
 prickelpit96 wrote:

Sure it's a guy at the the microphone?


Thanks to RP I discovered this awesome band. {#Dance} I had to purchase the albums the day I listened to them the first time.


She's the bass player, Nikki Monninger.  The vocalist is Brian Aubert, to the left of her.

Patty Griffin - Sweet Lorraine
(Jun 28, 2010 - 09:16)
Not feeling it.

Alanis Morissette - Hand In My Pocket
(Jun 28, 2010 - 05:04)
 Isobel wrote:
You know, when "Jagged Little Pill" came out, I enjoyed the hell out of it. So it must have some good qualities, but "timeless" just isn't one of them. I can't listen to her now without cringing, and this song is one of the worst.


Squirrel Nut Zippers - Hell
(Jun 25, 2010 - 07:32)
 CyberCoyote wrote:
LOL.. haven't heard this tune in a bit...
WayUpNorth wrote:

We had a toaster just like that growing up.  Except for the eyes, of course.

Grateful Dead - Friend Of The Devil
(Jun 25, 2010 - 07:30)
Everytime I hear this on RP I have the subconscious expectation that the next song will be Sugar Magnolia.  Then comes the disappointment when it's something like the Squirrel Nut Zippers stupid "Hell" song.

The Shins - Sea Legs
(Jun 25, 2010 - 07:19)
Great song.

Rolling Stones - She Smiled Sweetly
(Jun 23, 2010 - 12:53)
 MsJudi wrote:
Oh my god, this is terrible.

You're right, of course, but it was so good back then and I still love it.

U2 - In God's Country
(Jun 23, 2010 - 10:59)
 helgigermany wrote:

and now? Where is going all that money? I am really tired of all the good things Bono is doing!  He should better care for his own things to do good for the ecology. He always makes a big thing of all he is doing good!!


You've been had, Helgi.  Check the source of the "news report".

Neil Young - Helpless
(Jun 23, 2010 - 09:52)
 Sjaaks wrote:
I'm sorry but i couldn't help sing along "Let It Be" and "Knock- knock knockin' On Heaven's Door"...


Not all that original...


Your derision is misplaced.  Helpless was first recorded in 1969.  Let It Be came out in 1970.  Knocking on Heaven's Door in 1973.

Derek and the Dominos - Keep On Growing
(Jun 23, 2010 - 08:59)
 siskinbob wrote:
What a cacophony. {#Beat}

I love Clapton but I have never been able to get into this period of his career.

Same with me. 

Gustavo Santaolalla - De Ushuaia a La Quiaca
(Jun 23, 2010 - 07:31)
 ncollingridge wrote:

The problem is that extreme capitalism is just as corrupt as extreme communism. Look at where we are today in the capitalist west - big corporations don't care at all about society, and libertarians only care about themselves. It's just the same (in reverse) as a communist state where everything is done in the name of society, no-one has any freedom and making money is considered to be evil.

I get so frustrated that people can't see the irony in the battle between left-wing and right-wing politics - they're both just as screwed up. The only way to a happy society (and hence to happy people) is for all of us to see that the right balance is, as always, somewhere in the middle, ie where the health of society is seen as important but concern for this doesn't dominate people's freedom. You have to be prepared to sacrifice some freedoms for its health, but it all has to be within bounds.

Follow Ayn Rand and all hope is lost, just as much as if you follow Marx!

Oh, and it really doesn't help anyone to drag us back to WWI and before - all countries and governments have things they should be ashamed of, but we really need to focus on the present right now...

Reasonable arguments will get you nowhere, I hope you understand.

Rolling Stones - Tumbling Dice
(Jun 23, 2010 - 05:38)
 philbertr wrote:

Ummmm....Blues and Motown is where most of the early English invasion inspiration, and lots of its material, came from. It took the English to show us Americans the incredible art we had in our own backyard but couldn't (wouldn't) see because it was from the wrong side of the tracks.

You have a selective memory.  Elvis was doing it long before the Brit invasion.

Damien Rice - Volcano
(Jun 22, 2010 - 11:22)
 Felix_The_Cat wrote:
Better than Condoleezza, for sure

No.  I don't think so.

Sebadoh - On Fire
(Jun 22, 2010 - 06:24)
 chyk5 wrote:

Thank you for reminding me why I got the hell out of Georgia and never looked back.

I'm sure Georgia has been a much nicer place ever since.

Passenger - Night Vision Binoculars
(Jun 08, 2010 - 06:41)
 rp1125 wrote:
if you're gonna do creepy, i prefer possum kingdom

Great song, but you'll never hear it here.

Calexico - Deep Down
(Jun 07, 2010 - 13:04)
 bindi wrote:

I always assumed it was about the invasion of Iraq, the fabricated WMD's etc.



According to Obama's newly appointed director of intelligence, the WMDs were spirited away to Syria just prior to the invasion.  Just sayin'.

Vienna Teng - Watershed
(Jun 07, 2010 - 05:55)
 annoffalese wrote:



...thorax?  Nah...

Space Mtn - The Bright Side
(Jun 07, 2010 - 05:49)
 lmic wrote:
Great advice for our new president: Remember to breathe...

Breathe, Barry, breathe!   


Dengue Fever - Seeing Hands
(Jun 01, 2010 - 11:37)

Led Zeppelin - Going To California
(Jun 01, 2010 - 07:11)
 calypsus_1 wrote: 

The picture would be a bit more effective without the cig and the booze in his other hand.  As it is, one wonders what plans he has for the poor dove.

The Band - Chest Fever
(May 26, 2010 - 09:32)
Okay, now I understand why Bill just played Toccata in D minor.

Crosby, Stills & Nash - Wooden Ships
(May 26, 2010 - 06:37)
 keller1 wrote:

The Airplane version (since Paul Kantner co-wrote it, strictly speaking it's not a cover) is already playlisted, and it's awful.

Sez you.  It's every bit as good, sez I.

Gary Numan - Cars
(May 24, 2010 - 06:08)

Neil Young - Throw Your Hatred Down
(May 19, 2010 - 13:30)
 LowPhreak wrote:

Easy to say Mr. Right Wing Faux Tough Guy, when you have a job that pays enough to allow you to do that. Not what a large percentage of America has though.

And just wait until you get a major illness/surgery or injury. You'll be losing everything you have after you've paid for that wonderful, overpriced "insurance" you bought.

Keep voting right wing, dumb ass, and keep dreaming for the day when you'll have an excuse to shoot someone with your pop gun.

Dude... throw your hatred down!

Neil Young - Cortez The Killer
(May 19, 2010 - 06:48)
 jkhandy wrote:
Now Neil should write another song titled America The Killer.

He's working on it.  It will come out right after Babylon the Killer, Persia the Killer, Greece the Killer, Rome the Killer, Mongolia the Killer, France the Killer, Great Britain the Killer, Germany the Killer, Japan the Killer, Russia the Killer, Cambodia the Killer, China the Killer, etc., etc.

Wallflowers - One Headlight
(May 19, 2010 - 05:30)
 pinklife wrote:
This is one of those songs that got so much airplay when it came out that you literally have to not hear it for years before you can appreciate what a great song it really is.

I'll take your word on it.  Hasn't been long enough for me to tell.

Chicago - Listen
(May 18, 2010 - 12:16)
At least it's not 25 or 6 to 4.

The Pretenders - Back on the Chain Gang (live)
(May 18, 2010 - 11:54)
The ghost of Chrissie Past is staring in wide eyed horror at what she has become.

Jefferson Airplane - Triad
(May 18, 2010 - 10:27)
 capandjudy wrote:

"What a great voice" and what a great band. Crown of Creation was the apex of Jefferson Airplane's creativity. There was a time that I would have called it the best album by the best band ever. They are absolutely on fire on what was the second side of the LP. Just my opinion.

Mine too... 

Dan Mangan - Sold
(May 17, 2010 - 11:15)
 Coaxial wrote:
The more I hear this guy the more I am sure he sucks.


Björk - Bachelorette
(May 17, 2010 - 10:30)
Somebody post that animated gif of P Diddy on the phone with Bjork.

Spoon - My Mathematical Mind
(May 17, 2010 - 10:23)
 parrothead wrote:

Very Good! As a mechanical engineer I some times must us formulas simular to your example. I must say, who gives a shit about the area of a triangle. It is very seldom used in modern design and testing. But I must admit, it makes me think about the days of my schooling thinking "when I'm I ever going to used this in the real world"


I r a injuneer, to.

Pete Yorn - Life on a Chain
(May 13, 2010 - 10:13)
 Walrus_Gumbo wrote:

Right you are! Judy in Disguise, I thought the same thing.


I'm hearing it too, now that you mention it.

Les McCann & Eddie Harris - Compared To What
(May 12, 2010 - 11:10)
 fredriley wrote:
"Half of one doubt and they call it treason" - isn't that always the case when there's a war on? Puts me in mind of Britain in the Falklands/Malvinas war of 1982 when criticism was indeed seen as traitorous. One tabloid (the Super Soaraway Sun) even called for the editor of the liberal paper The Guardian to be prosecuted for treason for expressing doubts about the wisdom of the war. Nothing like a war, real or manufactured, to suppress internal dissent.

Nowadays if you express doubt it can only mean you are a racist.

Derek and the Dominos - Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad
(May 07, 2010 - 08:43)
Duane Allman really stinks this one up.

Sugarloaf - Greeneyed Lady
(May 06, 2010 - 11:02)

Matthew Sweet - Girlfriend
(May 06, 2010 - 09:03)
 Antje_Schwahn wrote:
Hackneyed rock cliches encapsulated neatly in a song which souds like so many othersof its ilk

Gotta agree.

Townes Van Zandt - Pancho & Lefty
(May 06, 2010 - 06:59)
 superfido wrote:

Because very much of America is still very rural. {#Devil_pimp}


Yeah, but I highly doubt it is rural America that listens to RP.  Could it be that this is a good song and RP listeners recognize it as such?

Dan Mangan - Road Regrets
(May 05, 2010 - 07:38)
 martinc wrote:

A Vancouverite with a sense of humour. I mean frog earrings on the Queen.

Oh my.  How very naughty.  High comedy, indeed.

Vast - Touched
(May 04, 2010 - 11:13)
Over the top melodramatic, but they pull it off.

Francis Dunnery - Too Much Saturn
(May 03, 2010 - 11:09)
 MrDill wrote:
*un interesting fact*
his guy lives close to me

Really.  What about he, himself?  Does he also live near you?

The Band - The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
(May 03, 2010 - 11:05)
 cosmiclint wrote:

Um, Canadians are "Americans." The United States doesn't get to appropriate the name of the continent we share.


This is hilarious.  Canadians throw themselves into fits of high dudgeon whenever a Canadian artist is mistaken for an American, and at the same time they are not a little peeved that the world recognizes the term "American" as a USA citizen. 

Spoon - Got Nuffin
(Apr 28, 2010 - 07:13)
The opening lines have a very Alex DeLarge feel to them.

Michael Penn - All That That Implies
(Apr 23, 2010 - 13:18)
 Krispian wrote:

Yes, let's not trash/bash each other. I thought RP listeners would be more enlightened than, say, New Country lovers... please tell me I'm right!

Kind of a chauvinistic view. 

Josh Rouse - Lemon Tree
(Apr 23, 2010 - 13:12)
Tippy toe!  Tippy toe!  Lemon tree!!

Aimee Mann - Save Me
(Apr 23, 2010 - 10:51)
 EssexTex wrote:
I like A. Mann......


You like Amanda Huggenkiss?

Tom Waits - Chocolate Jesus
(Apr 23, 2010 - 10:00)
So.  Is there going to be a song about a chocolate Mohammed any time soon?

Thievery Corporation - Forgotten People
(Apr 23, 2010 - 08:07)
 Felix_The_Cat wrote:
I got it! Haiti is the forgotten people (well a part of them at least)

Totally forgotten by now.

Apocalyptica - Unforgiven
(Apr 22, 2010 - 11:17)
Personally, I'd much rather hear the original.  Not much chance of that around here, though.

The Kinks - Shangri-La
(Apr 22, 2010 - 07:51)
 holborne wrote:
Jesus, people are still paying attention to Excelsior? Unreal.

STOP REPLYING TO HIM. (I think he just reincarnated under the name "fluffybum," btw.)

Let me try to make this clear: Excelsior, or fluffybum, or whatever the fuck he's now calling himself, is a troll. Period. The more you respond, the more he loves it, and the more he posts. The way to get rid of trolls is really simple: ignore them. That's it. Nothing more than that. It's 2009 — haven't people learned how to deal with internet trolls by now? Christ.


I'm beginning to think maybe you're a troll.

Sinéad O'Connor - You Made Me The Thief Of Your Heart
(Apr 21, 2010 - 10:42)
 apd wrote:

Kate Bush is English, not Irish.


Half Irish, from her mother's side.

Neil Young - Old Man
(Apr 21, 2010 - 07:56)

Dan Mangan - Robots
(Apr 11, 2010 - 14:49)
 TheBorgBuilder wrote:

I'd rather hear a poor song on RP than listen to good advertisements!


I'd rather hear advertisements than this.

Led Zeppelin - Your Time is Gonna Come/Black Mountain Side
(Apr 08, 2010 - 12:49)
Intro never fails to give me goosebumps.

Blue Oyster Cult - Then Came The Last Days Of May
(Apr 08, 2010 - 12:26)
 handyrae wrote:
Is it just me or do parts of this sound very much like "Ode to Billie Joe?" Or maybe it's the other way round?

Must be just you.  I'm not hearing it.

The New Pornographers - The Bleeding Heart Show
(Apr 08, 2010 - 12:18)
 stub30 wrote:

It makes me do the same thing and I'm almost 60.  You're never too old.


You're only as old as the woman you feel.

George Winston - Spanish Caravan
(Apr 08, 2010 - 09:21)
 midreaming wrote:
  I admit - it's simple and not really on a list of big questions so - why bother even responding, but still... your comments cause an old phrase to surface - something about the unexamined life.    

My question makes you think about a dog licking his nutz huh?  (..preconceived notion of Texans confirmed. check).


The person you are referring to indicates he is from Bangkok.  So your bigotry is misdirected.

Sufjan Stevens - Chicago
(Apr 08, 2010 - 07:02)
 sirdroseph wrote:

Oh yes! It was the butterfly wings (which I actually thought were Gay, not that there is anything wrong with that!{#Wink}), I didn't actually care for the music....... in other words, your a Dumbass!{#Rolleyes}

Your put-down would have been a bit more effective had it been grammatically correct..... in other words, you're a dumbass.  See the difference?

The Smashing Pumpkins - Drown
(Apr 07, 2010 - 14:05)
 crockydile wrote:
Worst voice in modern music. {#Doh}


Corgan's voice doesn't bother me a bit, but then neither does Dylan's, Morrissey's or Neil Young's.  Adam Duritz I would like to torture, however, but I think that has to do with his type of music as much as his voice.

Marvin Gaye - Got To Give It Up
(Apr 05, 2010 - 08:50)
 Rozsa wrote:
If you can stay still while this is on, then you are surely DEAD. 

Apparently I'm still alive.

Jethro Tull - Reasons For Waiting
(Apr 02, 2010 - 10:09)
Fabulous song.

Paolo Nutini - High Hopes
(Apr 02, 2010 - 10:04)
 crockydile wrote:

I can. His voice is really annoying. He sings like an old man.


He still needs to grow into his voice.  He'll sound just right in 50 years.

Dengue Fever - Et Hanopium
(Apr 02, 2010 - 09:04)
 Hannio wrote:
I love this band, even the singing.

Me too.

Oh, wait....

Fever Ray - Triangle Walks
(Apr 02, 2010 - 09:01)
 Forest267 wrote:
Would be interesting to follow this with "Walking in your Footsteps" by The Police...

Yeah, I'm hearing it too.

Carla Bruni - Quelqu'un m'a dit
(Apr 02, 2010 - 08:58)
 grandkrok wrote:

Yesterday i said to my dad " Carla, just the railroad train hasn't go in it".
She could be the hotest girl, just have a look on her C.V. HEAH !

Something is lost in the translation here.

Spoon - Got Nuffin
(Mar 30, 2010 - 07:09)
 FrankMc wrote:
Anybody else hear "25 or 6 to 4" as it starts out? Hmmm, I imagine many Spooners would not have a clue what that question means, but perhaps some of y'all who were around when the whole world was watching.


I was hoping to live the rest of my life without even a vague reminder of that.

Spirit - When I Touch You
(Mar 29, 2010 - 10:44)
 More_Cowbell wrote:
My face is melting

Yeah.  Never look in the mirror while on acid, believe me.

Mason Williams - Classical Gas
(Mar 26, 2010 - 09:31)
 Giselle62 wrote:

Is this a movie reference? Was this song in Boogie Nights or the Ice Storm? Because running shorts and knee socks were early-mid 70's, not late 60's. Sorry to be a jerk but I'm seeing a lot of mixing up of the decades by younger people these days.


You do realize this was still being played quite a lot in the early '70s?  It's not like there is a sudden demarcation between decades, you know.

Strawbs - Lay Down
(Mar 25, 2010 - 07:36)
 handyrae wrote:
Is he singing in English?

It is impossible to tell.

Love and Rockets - No New Tale To Tell
(Mar 23, 2010 - 11:27)
Great song.

Beth Orton - Thinking About Tomorrow
(Mar 23, 2010 - 05:33)
This song is like a warm summer day.

High Violets - Wheel
(Mar 22, 2010 - 12:23)
 Captain_D0D00 wrote:

lim (f(a+h)-f(a))/h as h approaches 0, for a continuous and sufficiently smooth function f(a).

Baka Beyond - Bwambwa (feat. Ete)
(Mar 22, 2010 - 12:02)
 SmackDaddy wrote:

Racist much?

Everything's racist these days.  It's beginning to lose meaning.  His attitude is narrow, insular, parochial and perhaps bigoted, but not racist.

Eilen Jewell - Shakin' All Over
(Mar 22, 2010 - 11:57)
 DaveInVA wrote:
Makes me wonder how a version of this by Southern Culture on the Skids would sound {#Stupid}

Awesome, I bet.  I'd like to hear it.

Los Lobos - That Train Don't Stop Here
(Mar 22, 2010 - 11:19)

Bo Diddley - You Can't Judge a Book By Looking at the Cover
(Mar 22, 2010 - 11:14)
 twitterpated wrote:
I really thought this was the B-52's - I kept waiting for the women to start singing!  What a surprise!  :D

Pssst - wrong song!

Southern Culture on the Skids - Camel Walk
(Mar 22, 2010 - 11:11)
 countyman wrote:
I call 'em the poor man B-52's.


They do very much have that B-52s vibe.

Paolo Nutini - Candy
(Mar 22, 2010 - 06:37)
 papaman wrote:

I purposely feigned incompetence when it came to washing clothes, and it got me banned from that room with the chemicals and machinery for life.


Biggest mistake I ever made was letting my wife know I could iron my own shirts.

Eurythmics - Love is a Stranger
(Mar 22, 2010 - 06:11)
 Jelani wrote:
I met an art school girlfriend for the first time at her fashion schools halloween party when this song first came out. This song came and she dragged me to the dance floor. Man, what a memory! She was dressed in a plastic garbage bag with tights and high heels, made up like "Priss" from the movie "Blade Runner". She ultimately had her way with me. :)


She squeezed your neck between her thighs?

Elliott Smith - Somebody That I Used To Know
(Mar 22, 2010 - 05:45)
 cc_rider wrote:

Did they ever figure out what happened? I don't know how you 'pull the plug' by stabbing yourself. Last I heard it was listed as a homicide. Regardless, a bummer.


Neil Young - Throw Your Hatred Down
(Mar 17, 2010 - 05:20)
 unclehud wrote:

I thought we already did.  The sixth commandment (for some of us) and laws in every nation (for the rest of us).

Sorry.  I should have used the sarcasm emoticon.

Wilson Pickett - In The Midnight Hour
(Mar 12, 2010 - 08:47)
 Rantipole wrote:
I'm the first one to rate this Sucko-Barfo!  Whoo!

I'm going to come down to San Marcos and kick your punk ass back to Oklahoma.

Mudcrutch - Scare Easy
(Mar 10, 2010 - 11:48)
Listening to Tom Petty always makes me want to lay back and pop open a beer.

Ben Harper - Alone
(Mar 09, 2010 - 12:32)
Instrumentally, this rocks.  Unfortunately, Mumbly Ben fails to deliver with the vocals, as usual..

Jimi Hendrix - 1983.. (A Merman I Should Turn To Be)
(Mar 09, 2010 - 08:23)
Nice.  I was just thinking about this very song in the previous PT number, and how PT comes up somewhat short in comparison.

Colin Hay - Beautiful World
(Mar 08, 2010 - 12:06)
 decorgirl wrote:
I  like Pens!  

Then you should definitely go to Pen island.

Sivert Høyem - Moon Landing
(Mar 08, 2010 - 06:39)
 vandal wrote:

Not really.  IMHO, there is such a thing as an accidental overdose. 

It would be difficult for anyone, especially a casual observer to determine Robert's intent, thus relegating the "killed himself" portion of No_Where_Man's statement to the "dubious conclusion" category. 

We only know Robert died as a result of an overdose, we don't know if he did it intentionally. 


If you are doing drugs at all, you are killing yourself. 

10,000 Maniacs - These Are Days (live)
(Mar 05, 2010 - 08:37)
I like the way she alternates singing flat with some sharp notes every now and then.  Very artistic.  Kind of like the opposite of Dave Matthews' tuneless singing.

Led Zeppelin - That's The Way
(Mar 04, 2010 - 07:39)
One of my favorites.

Aretha Franklin - Chain of Fools
(Mar 03, 2010 - 07:05)
 rtrudeau wrote:

This song is certainly a blessing after enduring Ani Difranco.


You said it.  Cleanses the palate wonderfully.

Creedence Clearwater Revival - Fortunate Son
(Mar 02, 2010 - 13:19)
 LongGoneDaddy wrote:
"my name's Gump, Forrest Gump"

Actually, what he said was "my name's Gumpforrestgump".

Iggy Pop - The Passenger
(Mar 02, 2010 - 11:43)

Booker T. & the MGs - Green Onions
(Mar 02, 2010 - 11:37)
 bchartier wrote:


That girl is screaming because she just got hit in the back with two heat seeking missiles.

Charlie Musselwhite - Que Te Parece, Cholita
(Mar 02, 2010 - 11:34)
 macadavy wrote:

From the article linked to above: 

"When Hurricane Katrina ripped through the southern United States in August 2005, the authorities were overwhelmed and the governor of Louisiana, Kathleen Babineaux Blanco, appealed to the international community for emergency medical aid. The Cuban government immediately offered assistance to New Orleans and to the states of Mississippi and Alabama, also affected by the storm, and promised that within 48 hours 1,600 doctors, trained to deal with such catastrophes, would arrive with all the necessary equipment plus 36 tonnes of medical supplies. This offer, and another made directly to President George Bush, went unanswered. In the catastrophe at least 1,800 people, most of them poor, died for lack of aid and treatment."

What callous indifference, what mindblowing arrogance on the part of the US government! {#Sad}

That aside, great tune from Charlie! {#Smile}

Your heroic Solidarity with La Revolucion against the Running Dogs of Yankee Imperialism has not gone unnoticed, comrade.  Your reward awaits you in the Socialist Workers Paradise.  (A 1958 Chevy, runs good.  No AC.)

Yo La Tengo - Periodically Double Or Triple
(Mar 02, 2010 - 08:18)
 themotion wrote:
such a badass song ...

Ditto.  This song kicks some serious butt.

The Police - The Bed's Too Big Without You
(Mar 02, 2010 - 07:29)
 Ulises wrote:

Remember how refreshing this was after Disco?

Yes, I do.

Steely Dan - Don't Take Me Alive
(Mar 02, 2010 - 05:45)
 treatment_bound wrote:
I think I first heard this song almost 35 years ago and it slightly freaked me out.  It still sounds just as haunting today.  But I always thought the way Donald Fagen pronounces Oregon just wasn't right.

I'm actually heading to Oregon for the first time in May, so I guess I'll finally get to hear how the locals say it, as I don't think I've ever actually met anyone who is originally from there.

I have been there, and the locals pronounce it "Oregon".  Hear the difference?

Santana - Toussaint L'Overture
(Mar 01, 2010 - 09:30)
 MojoJojo wrote:
This reminds me of that other Santana song.

Yeah!  Me too!!

Pearl Jam - Yellow Ledbetter
(Mar 01, 2010 - 06:14)
 Decoy wrote:
I see Dems!

Pearl Jam - Black (Live)
(Feb 26, 2010 - 07:28)
 Bosami wrote:

Since when is singing along at a concert considered 'dorky?' Dude - it's rock n roll.  

Ever since this particular performance, since you ask. The audience can't seem to keep up with Eddie, even though he's slowed the tempo down to half speed.

Gordon Lightfoot - The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald
(Feb 25, 2010 - 11:40)
 macadavy wrote:

Well, its a song written by one of Canada's best singer/songwriters, but it is about an American ship and crew - perhaps that endears it to some of our neighbours south of the border.  {#Eh}


Utter nonsense.  It's a great song no matter what flag the ship sailed under.

My Morning Jacket - I'm Amazed
(Feb 25, 2010 - 10:46)

R.E.M. - Country Feedback (live)
(Feb 25, 2010 - 08:58)
Shut up, Stipe.

Bruce Hornsby - The Way It Is
(Feb 22, 2010 - 11:14)
Wait a minute!  I just thought of some change that happened.  Obama said that we would mark his election as the time when the rise of the oceans began to slow, and sure enough, in the paper today it says that scientists are withdrawing journal claims of rising sea levels.  Good job, Barry!

Easy Star All-Stars - Karma Police (feat. Citizen Cope)
(Feb 22, 2010 - 11:08)

Sivert Høyem - Moon Landing
(Feb 22, 2010 - 10:51)
 vandal wrote:

We don't know that Robert "killed himself," but we do know that he died as a result of a drug overdose. 


Pretty subtle distinction.

Bruce Hornsby - The Way It Is
(Feb 22, 2010 - 10:50)
 gjeeg wrote:
In it's time, it was a smash hit and a revelation (1988?) and a career launcher.

It plays today as passe and defeatist in the Era of Obama.
Things DO change. Alot has changed. Thank god.
That was three administrations into Reagan- Bush and we thought things would never change.
But they did and they have.


I can't think of any off hand, but, yeah, buttloads of change. 

Rodrigo y Gabriela - Stairway to Heaven
(Feb 22, 2010 - 06:33)
All we need now is a dramatic reading of the lyrics by William Shatner.

Jefferson Airplane - Wooden Ships
(Feb 10, 2010 - 07:49)
 messydiner wrote:
"You must try some of my purple berries
I been eating them for six or seven weeks now
Haven't got sick once
Probably keep us both alive"

WTF?  The sixties were weird man, was it really so cool to make weird metaphors for drug-use?  I guess this is the band that wrote "White Rabbit", so maybe that question answers itself.  {#Rolleyes}

Try not to make such a fool of yourself.

Rolling Stones - Gimme Shelter
(Feb 10, 2010 - 06:29)
 bpkengor wrote:
Small confession:  the first time I heard this song was when it was covered by Grand Funk Railroad in 1971     I was a teen at the time and the RS seemed like they were the older kids.    I was a big fan of that version at the time.  It was many years later that I was able to "grow" into the original...

Ah, yes, Grand Funk. The wild, shirtless lyrics of Mark Farner. The bone-rattling bass of Mel Schacher. The competent drum work of Don Brewer.

Paolo Nutini - Candy
(Feb 09, 2010 - 07:48)
 rdo wrote:
Is this Adam Sandler goofing around?


My Morning Jacket - Gideon
(Feb 08, 2010 - 08:20)
 cohifi wrote:
dude sings better than a lot of folks...

And there you have it.  Faint praise indeed.

Ani DiFranco - 32 Flavors
(Feb 08, 2010 - 07:24)
 jwb wrote:
I wonder if everyone complaining about her breath sounds realizes this is a live recording, subject to possibly sub-optimal type and placement of microphones and other adversities. 

She's like that in several studio recorded songs I've heard.  It's her schtick.

Tinariwen - Cler Achel
(Feb 08, 2010 - 05:38)
Yes!  Awesome groove.

Muse - Uprising
(Feb 08, 2010 - 05:32)
 Stefen wrote:
Who's this "they?"

You mean, "who dat?"

Great Lake Swimmers - Pulling on a Line
(Feb 02, 2010 - 05:49)
 splooge wrote:
Oh my, this is about as bland as it gets. Sorry, this song gets a 1. Please no longer play it.

Go back to your show tunes.

David Bowie - DJ
(Feb 01, 2010 - 10:32)
Ouch.  This one hurts.

Elbow - Weather To Fly
(Feb 01, 2010 - 08:56)
 kaybee wrote:
Am I the only one here who notices an annoying hiss in the singer's voice that causes me to give this a 6 instead of a 7? {#Ask}

No you're not.  He'll be whistling like Yosemite Sam before he hits his forties.

Led Zeppelin - Good Times, Bad Times
(Jan 29, 2010 - 09:37)
 ick wrote:

But in a good way.  Not in a Bruce Springsteen way.

OSI - Terminal
(Jan 29, 2010 - 08:34)
 Zapata wrote:
Tangerine Dream 30 years later.

Good call.

The Who - Going Mobile
(Jan 29, 2010 - 06:27)
 fingerpin wrote:
"Just a hippie gypsy". {#Daisy} 


And an air-conditioned one, at that.

The High Violets - Love Is Blinding
(Jan 29, 2010 - 06:20)
Awesome song.

Led Zeppelin - That's the Way (live)
(Jan 28, 2010 - 08:35)
The studio version on Zep III is one of my favorite songs of all time.  Unfortunately, Plant really stinks this one up.

Tom Petty - Time To Move On
(Jan 28, 2010 - 08:23)

Thievery Corporation - Forgotten People
(Jan 28, 2010 - 07:46)
Can't get enough of TC.

The Beatles - Penny Lane
(Jan 28, 2010 - 05:26)

Pop perfection.

David Bowie - Panic In Detroit
(Jan 27, 2010 - 11:08)
 Baby_M wrote:
Wow.  David Bowie wrote a song about Chrysler and GM!



John Lennon - Give Me Some Truth
(Jan 25, 2010 - 11:07)
 Otomi wrote:

The content, and the anger expressed therein, are a big part of this song. The connection between Bush's lies and the lyrics "I've had enough of reading things by neurotic, psychotic, pig-headed politicians" and "No short-haired, yellow-bellied son of Tricky Dicky's gonna Mother Hubbard soft soap me with just a pocket full of hope" is quite pertinent. The song is meant to provoke such reflections.

More pertinent than ever.

Apocalyptica - Farewell
(Jan 25, 2010 - 06:04)

Elvis Presley - A Fool Such As I
(Jan 22, 2010 - 06:14)
 romeotuma wrote:

Elvis Presley was my father...


J. Geils Band - Give It To Me
(Jan 20, 2010 - 09:33)
It's like a party in your mouth.  And everybody is starting to throw up.

Jackson Browne - Fountain Of Sorrow
(Jan 20, 2010 - 08:14)
Never could get into Jackson Browne.  To me, he was the very epitome of the term "whitebread".

The Beatles - Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite
(Jan 19, 2010 - 13:21)
 On_The_Beach wrote:

I didn't realize there were 500 Rick Astley CDs.


Michael Franti & Spearhead - Yell Fire!
(Jan 19, 2010 - 12:16)

Bat for Lashes - Glass
(Jan 19, 2010 - 08:20)
 Welly wrote:
love child of Sinead O'Connor and Bjork

Spot on.  Makes it interesting.

Entrain - Dancin' in the Light (live)
(Jan 19, 2010 - 06:43)
Reminds me of Les Claypool singing "Tommy the Cat".  It's a shame there is no Primus on RP.

Mavericks - Dance the Night Away
(Jan 19, 2010 - 06:40)

Vienna Teng - Whatever You Want
(Jan 14, 2010 - 08:52)
 peter_james_bond wrote:
Terrific voice, and what a great name - Vienna. Here she is:


Her face is a perfect oval.  They could use her in a learn-how-to-draw pamphlet.

Tori Amos - Space Dog
(Jan 13, 2010 - 05:47)
Every time I hear Tori, I think "Why are the beautiful ones always insane?"

Spoon - Got Nuffin
(Jan 11, 2010 - 12:58)
So much to like about Spoon.  I'll tolerate the phlegmy voice for now.

English Beat - Save It for Later
(Jan 11, 2010 - 12:36)
 Egrey wrote:
I hereby proclaim this a great song for a FRIDAY!

Works on Monday, too.

Loreena McKennitt - Marco Polo
(Jan 11, 2010 - 10:12)
 The_Shrike wrote:
This is mediocre for its genre.  Arab artists do it better.

That is how I always feel about McKennitt's music.  It's not bad, but it is not great, either, and it certainly is not authentic.

Dan Mangan - Robots
(Jan 08, 2010 - 11:57)
 peter_james_bond wrote:

{#High-five} Yes, Danny Michel is another talented Canadian.


I had heard that there was another.

Squeeze - Cool for Cats
(Jan 08, 2010 - 10:44)

Amadou & Mariam - Ce N'est Pas Bon
(Jan 08, 2010 - 10:27)
 colt4x5 wrote:

ce n'est pas vrai.

romance languages (such as french) do not recognize the same double-negative rules as english. "ce n'est pas bon" means, simply, "it is not good." 


How sad.  Another irony-challenged pedant.

Wilson Pickett - In The Midnight Hour
(Jan 08, 2010 - 09:03)
 Scott_Alic wrote:
Best instrumental bridge in recorded history. 


I think you may be right.

David Bowie - Changes
(Jan 08, 2010 - 08:26)
 Rob_S wrote:
Is this the theme song of our Democratic Party? I WILL vote for one of them, but maybe all their talk of real change is as nonsensical as the lyrics referred to here.

I perceive thou art a prophet.

Amadou & Mariam - Masiteladi
(Jan 08, 2010 - 05:31)
 Lexapro_Headrush wrote:
surfs up!

Not much surf in Mali.  But I like the music.

The Police - Every Breath You Take
(Jan 06, 2010 - 06:55)
 RobK wrote:

I totally agree. I can't help but wonder exactly what would make these people happy. Should Sting sell his castle and move into a flat in East London? Drive an old beat up car to tiny gigs in smoky pubs? Maybe not shave, dress like a slob, become a drug addict, or get fat...? He's makes a lot of money from his music - what a bastard. The guy just made an album of medeival lute music for Christ's sake. Ya, total sellout.


I loved the Police, and I certainly don't mind seeing Sting do what he wants, but that lute music album was just horrible.  Not the lute playing, which was fabulous, but Sting's attempt at putting his own personal touch to renaissance music fell very risibly flat for me.

José González - Killing For Love
(Dec 21, 2009 - 06:21)
 mjmurphy61 wrote:

That's the money you could be saving with Geiko...



Robbie Robertson - Fallen Angel
(Dec 18, 2009 - 12:48)
 AdyMiles wrote:


Spirit - Animal Zoo
(Dec 18, 2009 - 12:22)
 DoctorHooey wrote:
As opposed to a vegetable zoo?

As opposed to a human zoo, which is actually what the song is about.

Johnny Cash - Personal Jesus
(Dec 16, 2009 - 11:51)
Good line - "Reach out and touch faith".  Faith is indeed something you receive from God by reaching out to Him, not something you try to work up by your own strength.

The Smashing Pumpkins - Thirty-Three
(Dec 16, 2009 - 08:13)
 raerae333 wrote:
this and sweet sweet / soma are my favorites from them


Soma is awesome.  The guitar solo is ranked #24 in Rolling Stone's list.

Vienna Teng - Augustine
(Dec 14, 2009 - 12:09)
 lmic wrote:
oh and by the way, she has a Computer Science degree from Stanford.

Let's see.  Musically talented.  High academic achiever.  Asian.  Another stereotype reinforced.

Baka Beyond - Bwambwa (feat. Ete)
(Dec 14, 2009 - 09:45)
 gntlemanartist wrote:

The album title says "Many Cultures." White people don't have any culture.

And yet Moonlight Sonata is rated number 1 by Radio Paradise listeners.

Baka Beyond - Bwambwa (feat. Ete)
(Dec 14, 2009 - 09:41)
 alux wrote:
Putumayo is archetypal world music, but the term no longer really applies as a genre. Music these days is a river of regional currents all mixing together in a global market, but representing still distinct traditions. Rock, for instance, is but a drop in the bucket.

Putamayo.  Mayonnaise whore?

Pearl Jam - Black (Live)
(Dec 14, 2009 - 08:18)
Dork. Fest.

Jefferson Airplane - Martha
(Dec 14, 2009 - 07:18)
 paulmack wrote:
From the ratings it's clear that there are a lot of people who don't care for this song. Maybe it's warranted, though not from me. I had this album from the time it first came out (I think in 1967) - I picture myself there in my little SoCal bedroom, head between the speakers of a cheesy little RCA portable stereo which my brother (who shared it with me) and I thought was just totally IT at the time. It took me a couple more years to figure out what JA was all about and when I did this song and everything else on Baxter's made considerably more sense to me.

Same here, right down to the cheesy RCA stereo, except the bedroom was in Texas. 

Sam Phillips - Fighting With Fire
(Dec 14, 2009 - 06:48)
 Excelsior wrote:
Sounds like Stevie Nicks with bronchitis.

You're being redundant.

Danny O'Keefe - Good Time Charlie's Got The Blues
(Dec 14, 2009 - 06:46)
 Essbee wrote:

My thoughts, exactly.

Marvin Gaye - What's Going On
(Dec 09, 2009 - 07:37)
 h8rhater wrote:



Internet tough guy.

Pink Floyd - Pigs (Three Different Ones)
(Dec 09, 2009 - 07:34)
 fredriley wrote:

That was the whole point. They really wanted to lay into Mary Whitehouse, a blue rinse 'moral campaigner' who vigorously pursued censorship and repression of anything 'unwholesome'. She was deeply hated by many, PF included, obviously. A bit of a historical curiousity now, though. Whitehouse herself has croaked, which is a shame as it would be great to see her turn apoplectic over all the 'filth' available on the Internet.


Her American counterpart is Tipper Gore (wife of Al), who particularly had it in for Pink Floyd, criticizing PF as depressing and driving teens to suicide.

Al Stewart - Year Of The Cat
(Dec 08, 2009 - 12:35)
Pretty cheesy as well as geeky.

Talking Heads - What A Day That Was
(Dec 08, 2009 - 07:57)
A little TH goes a long way for me, but I like this one.

Cloud Cult - No One Said It Would Be Easy
(Dec 08, 2009 - 07:25)

Elvis Costello - Watching The Detectives
(Dec 08, 2009 - 07:03)
 Stingray wrote:
... overrated Brit!


Careful, laddie...

Led Zeppelin - Fool In The Rain
(Dec 08, 2009 - 06:06)

This is painful.  Plant's singing, that is.

Barenaked Ladies - Brian Wilson
(Dec 07, 2009 - 12:06)
 ThePoose wrote:

And exactly what excitement would that be?

Do I really have to spell it out for you?

The Smashing Pumpkins - 1979
(Dec 07, 2009 - 10:55)
 jenakle wrote:

For most of us, the outlet found in the music's lyrics and being able to relate/name/pinpoint our feelings was enough to help us get through things. It was the kids that didn't have a healthy outlet you needed to worry about.

My dad once found a poem I wrote with a dark tone, sent me to the counselor, afraid I was going to commit suicide. She called him an idiot (to me lol), for me to feel free to write whatever I needed to vent, that it was healthy to get those feelings out and I didn't have to share them or explain them to anyone. I loved her for that, the understanding that words didn't mean actions. Sometimes, you just needed to get them out of your head and you felt better. Music often does that for those who can't write it out themselves.


So your counsellor called your dad an idiot for being concerned for you?

Peter Gabriel - In Your Eyes (live in Athens 1988)
(Dec 07, 2009 - 10:34)
Just one long cliche.

My Morning Jacket - The Way that He Sings
(Dec 07, 2009 - 05:42)
 nate917 wrote:
I keep seeing references to Jim James' "soaring" vocals in the music press.  Not only am I surprised that well written rags like Rolling Stone can't come up with a better adjective, I'm surprised that they don't mention, in the same breath, that he sings a bit flat.  You almost can't hear it at first because he's singing the (soaring) harmony as well, so the two voices are equally flat and blend rather nicely.

I hear it quite distinctly, and it has always bugged me.

Pearl Jam - Force of Nature
(Dec 04, 2009 - 10:23)
Bill likes this song, apparently.

R.E.M. - E-Bow the Letter
(Dec 04, 2009 - 09:25)
 joanie wrote:
Patti Smith and Michael Stipe....can it get any better?

Much, much better.

Bonnie Raitt - It's All Over Now, Baby Blue
(Dec 04, 2009 - 06:55)
 gobits wrote:
I like Bonnie and this is a nice version but nothing beats the original. I listen to Bonnie but keep hearing Bob's voice

Me too.

Tori Amos - Curtain Call
(Dec 04, 2009 - 06:29)
 adamdbenson wrote:

don't you mean the SWISS?


What, you think the Swiss are the only ones who choose neutrality?  The Swedes have had a neutrality policy since the early 19th century.

The Frames - Rise
(Dec 03, 2009 - 12:13)
Ben Harper needs to sing like this.  At least occasionally.

George Winston - Spanish Caravan
(Dec 03, 2009 - 11:15)
 AndyFarang wrote:

....and why does a dog lick his balls...? Because he can.

Said one Aggie to the other, "Don't you wish you could do that?"
Second Aggie replies, "Yeah, that would be so fine.  I'd try it, but I'm afraid he'd bite me."

Sufjan Stevens - Chicago
(Dec 03, 2009 - 08:44)
 sirdroseph wrote:
I think that he is just an absolute musical genius; I mean did you check him out on Austin City Limits?{#Notworthy}

I did.  I think you are too easily impressed by such things as the butterfly wings the band members wore.

Joni Mitchell - A Case of You
(Dec 03, 2009 - 05:41)
 meloman wrote:



Tom Petty - Time To Move On
(Dec 02, 2009 - 12:17)

Jefferson Airplane - Somebody to Love (live)
(Dec 02, 2009 - 08:12)
 kaybee wrote:
Who's the lush on the album cover?  Anyone the Airplane knew?

The glasses make me think it's Jack Casady.

Southern Culture on the Skids - Fried Chicken And Gasoline
(Dec 02, 2009 - 07:10)

Mudcrutch - Scare Easy
(Dec 02, 2009 - 07:02)
Great song.

Ben Harper - Number With No Name
(Dec 02, 2009 - 05:39)
Alright!  So Ben does have a voice.  Best Ben Harper I've heard to date. 

Dengue Fever - Oceans of Venus
(Dec 01, 2009 - 13:13)
The campy 60's space age sound reminds me just a little bit of B52s' Planet Claire.

The Magic Numbers - Forever Lost
(Dec 01, 2009 - 13:09)
 ce wrote:

There are actually TWO girls. Here's the original photo:


Pretty beefy looking lot, like maybe they're from Texas, but they're from England.  Weird.

Banco de Gaia - Last Train to Lhasa
(Dec 01, 2009 - 12:40)
 Bruce_AK wrote:
What can I say? I am odd. I like the repetitive nature of this very danceable tune. I enjoy the Arabic feel of the melody which I especially relish in these days where all things Arabic seem to be diminished as coming from an inferior culture. Let us not forget all the great things Islamic culture has given us, such mundane things as the concept of the number "zero," and the scholarly tradition that made the European "Renaissance" possible. A good "World Beat" tune. PLEASE keep this and more like it coming.


Yeah, my mother in law from Nurnberg always says the Arabs don't mean any harm to anybody.  She said that about Hitler, too.

The Pretenders - Message Of Love
(Dec 01, 2009 - 09:28)
 Marley wrote:
The Pretenders again?? You just played them a few hours ago.....{#Frown}

Yeah, isn't it great?

My Morning Jacket - Gideon
(Dec 01, 2009 - 08:16)
 RedGuitar wrote:


–verb (used without object)
1.to utter long wailing cries, as cats in rutting time.
2.to utter a similar sound; howl or screech.
3.to quarrel like cats.
–noun Also, cat⋅er⋅waul⋅ing.
4.the cry of a cat in rutting time.
5.Jim James singing.

1350–1400; ME cater(wawen) (equiv. to cater tomcat (< MD) + wawen to howl, OE wāwan to blow, said of the wind) + waul, var. of wail

cat⋅er⋅waul⋅er, noun

2. wail, shriek, squawk, yowl.



Ludovico Einaudi - Primavera
(Dec 01, 2009 - 07:11)
 justin4kick wrote:

I hear the same thing. Maybe Einaudi is from the other hemisphere.{#Stupid}


You think it snows in what they call summer down under? 

Buena Vista Social Club - El Cuarto de Tula
(Dec 01, 2009 - 05:41)
 Otomi wrote:

South Africa is the only African country with the noun "Africa" in its name.

No, it's not.

Counting Crows - Angels of the Silences
(Nov 30, 2009 - 13:26)
 Nhodson22 wrote:

Way to stick by your opinion. Great picture...bad opinion, I meant to say politely I disagree.

I humbly bow to your superior courtesy.

Arcade Fire - Rebellion (Lies)
(Nov 30, 2009 - 13:03)
 Alafia wrote:
very repetitive

Yes, that is a characteristic of music.  The repetition of a sequence of notes to establish a melody and a mood, and to build thereon. 

Val Davis - Texas Sky
(Nov 30, 2009 - 10:56)

Texas sky from near the top of Enchanted Rock.

Bob Marley - Lively Up Yourself
(Nov 30, 2009 - 07:54)
 AdyMiles wrote:
Please please can we have some white english music for a change today?

Are you waxing ironical, Ady?  People are going to think you're an Ugly American.

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Something Big
(Nov 25, 2009 - 09:01)
 vandal wrote:

. . . back when Tom could still snarl and swagger. . .


...with the best of them.

Natalie Merchant - Ophelia (live)
(Nov 24, 2009 - 13:18)
 h8rhater wrote:

Not to mention all the tools who don't like David Byrne or the Talking Heads.


And all the utter fools who don't like what I like.

Spoon - Don't You Evah
(Nov 24, 2009 - 09:30)
 nimesay wrote:
he's gotta super sexy voice.


So you got a thing for phlegm, eh?  Call me in the morning some time.

Pink Floyd - Welcome To The Machine
(Nov 24, 2009 - 09:11)
Not the favorite band of Tipper Gore, as I recall.

Vienna Teng - Gravity
(Nov 24, 2009 - 08:52)
A little nasal for my tastes, but otherwise a fine voice.  Yet vaguely unsatisfying, like lukewarm bath water.

David Gilmour - On An Island
(Nov 24, 2009 - 06:02)
 DaMoGan wrote:

Heh, when I heard that his wife was responsible for (much if not all of) the lyrics, I pictured someone around his age.

Silly me — he's David Gilmour!


Is Dr. Cuddy his wife?  Lucky man.

Kristin Hersh - Echo
(Nov 23, 2009 - 12:41)
 EncinitasMapGirl wrote:
i almost poked my eyes out!

That's why you should never run with scissors.

Bob Dylan - It Takes a Lot to Laugh...
(Nov 23, 2009 - 12:24)
 spumoni wrote:
Kick-ass harmonica!


Cracker - Friends
(Nov 23, 2009 - 12:21)
 etwilson wrote:

Authentic southern music from Santa Cruz, CA?

Yeah, that's what it sounds like.  Except for the authentic part.

Bonnie Raitt - Write Me A Few Of Your Lines
(Nov 23, 2009 - 11:28)
Very nice.

Sheryl Crow - Everyday Is A Winding Road
(Nov 23, 2009 - 10:52)

Nails on a chalkboard.

Joe Cocker - Feelin' Alright
(Nov 23, 2009 - 10:38)
 forge wrote:
Man, Dave Mason sure can write some dang rock an' roll. This one, the Rare Earth version and the Grand Funk version are all friggen awesome.
Oh yeah, rock reached its highest point of evolution with Grand Funk Railroad.  The wild, shirtless lyrics of Mark Farner. The bone-rattling bass of Mel Schacher. The competent drum work of Don Brewer.

David Bowie - The Man Who Sold The World
(Nov 23, 2009 - 07:45)

Caricature by Mike Hammermeister


Israel Kamakawiwo'ole - Ka Huila Wai
(Nov 23, 2009 - 07:20)
 WonderLizard wrote:

Y'know there are several American Christian preachers who lately have been calling for the President's death, some by natural causes, others by any means; some because he's a black man, others because they disagree with his initiatives. I believe using the pulpit to promote murder is a perversion,however protected, of our First Amendment rights. And you just know there's some whacko nut job out there who's going to figure the preacher's got something going and is going to do his bidding—an outcome too horrible to contemplate. 

Absolutely despicable.  They are no different than those scumbags calling for Bush's death a year ago.

Billy Bragg & Wilco - California Stars
(Nov 23, 2009 - 05:51)
The average rating of this is 8?  I need my hearing tested, I quess.

Paco de Lucía - Buana Buana King Kong
(Nov 20, 2009 - 09:59)
 Verpeiler wrote:

I was hearing that, too.

Hooverphonic - Magenta
(Nov 20, 2009 - 09:23)
The beginning has a very Bladerunner feel to it.

Madrugada - The Lost Gospel
(Nov 19, 2009 - 08:33)
 jksteacher wrote:

Chill.... The quote never said anything about "correct" English. 'Seems like a legit, non-judgemental question to me. Besides, if I had to put money on what the correct way to pronounce "thing" was, I'd be fairly comfortable betting that using an "f" wouldn't be it... 


But only if you still had all your front teeth.  If they're missing, then the th sound morphs into an f.  Somewhat related: we know that the toothbrush was invented in Arkansas.  Anywhere else and it would have been called a teethbrush.

Robert Plant & Alison Krauss - Gone Gone Gone (Done Moved On)
(Nov 18, 2009 - 09:30)
 kulbreez wrote:
"With a bullet? Yeah, a bullet! Well, I know when I've been licked (all over)...Bend over and spread 'em, here comes.... MAH BULLET!!!

Imagine me and you I do
I think about you day and night
It's only right
To think about the girl you love
And hold her tight
So happy together...."

Ah, Flo and Eddie... and the Mothers... 

I see you and I grew up in the same musical neighborhood.

Donovan - Barabajagal
(Nov 18, 2009 - 09:28)
 AdyMiles wrote:
bizarre song. too repetitive at end

That seems to be a favorite criticism for you.  I find it odd to criticize music as too repetitive.  I guess it can be in the extreme, but a great part of musical enjoyment is when a song settles into a nice groove without needing to hurry off somewhere.

The Charlatans - The Only One I Know
(Nov 18, 2009 - 08:32)
 wferrier wrote:

Don't worry, there are a lot of weird synchronistic events going on in the world right now, to a lot of people, I noticed them too.

Dude!  So did I !!!!  What the hell is going on????  Like just the other day I was driving at night, and just when I got to a street light, it went out.  How did they know I was there?  They must fear me much more than I had realized.

Radiohead - Nude
(Nov 18, 2009 - 06:16)
 keller1 wrote:

Namecalling belongs in a schoolyard or on Fox News, not on the RP listener comments pages.

Yeah, it's really offensive how Fox News labels TEA Party protestors as teabaggers.  Oh, wait...

Stevie Wonder - Higher Ground
(Nov 18, 2009 - 05:53)
 dmax wrote:

I named my first kid Stevland Aron after both Stevie and Elvis. Wife wouldn't let me name the next kid...

Yeah, same thing happened to me after I named the first two kids Mordred and Morticia.

Johann Sebastian Bach - Toccata in D minor
(Nov 18, 2009 - 05:39)
 spacemoose wrote:

If you feel you need an 11, you are rating songs incorrectly, and you should scale all of your other ratings by 1/11 (and round).  So currently 10-> 9, and then you can use the 10 correctly. 

It's amazing how few people understand normalization.

But... this one goes to 11....{#Roflol}

John Lennon - #9 Dream
(Nov 18, 2009 - 05:37)
 toterola wrote:

Too funny, bub. John Lennon was a far superior talent to Paul. You never heard any "Jet", "Silly Love Songs" or that other drivel from Lennon. He made mistakes, and some of his songs were better than others. But he always was, and always will be, a better songwriter than Paul McCartney.

So he made mistakes and some of his songs were better than others but not drivel like Macca's?  I would say that The Ballad of John and Yoko is every bit a piece of throw away drivel as Jet or Silly Love Songs.  But music is in the ear of the belistener.

R.E.M. - Perfect Circle
(Nov 17, 2009 - 08:56)
 Vikinglord wrote:

This is a great album and song. One of the songs on the album has a rack of pool balls being broken up with a cue ball. Athens in the eighties was a great place to be......great song.


Would have loved to have seen REM and the B52s in their early days.

The Kinks - Victoria
(Nov 17, 2009 - 08:32)
 AdyMiles wrote:
awful. very overrated. couldn't wait for it to stop

HAHAHA.  I just love dry British wit.

The Smiths - How Soon Is Now
(Nov 17, 2009 - 07:34)

Peggy Lee - Fever
(Nov 17, 2009 - 06:23)
Nice.  Some Dusty Springfield would be, too, as long as we're in this groove.

Tim Buckley - Sweet Surrender
(Nov 17, 2009 - 05:37)
'Tis the tune that killed the cow.

Buena Vista Social Club - El Carretero
(Nov 16, 2009 - 12:21)

Steve Earle - Copperhead Road
(Nov 16, 2009 - 11:26)
 nagsheadlocal wrote:
Judges also offered lawbreakers two choices: jail or the service. They still do. A friend of mine has a son who was caught breaking into cars. The judge said he could take a year in county or three years in the service. He enlisted the next day.


I suppose some criminals slip through the cracks, but as a matter of policy, the Army today does not accept men with criminal records.  A friend of mine tried to enlist after 9/11, but the Army wouldn't take him because he had a prior felony on his record (blowing up mail boxes in rural Washington state.  Ironic, no?).

Paolo Nutini - Candy
(Nov 16, 2009 - 11:19)
 h8rhater wrote:

Shut up


Rolling Stones - We Love You
(Nov 16, 2009 - 08:25)
 WonderLizard wrote:

The irony of course is that Lennon and McCartney are singing the backing vocals. The other irony is that the Stones' first hit record was Lennon/McCartney's "I Wanna Be Your Man." It sounded nothing like the Beatles' later version, but wasn't that the point?

I bow to your superior intellect.

Rolling Stones - We Love You
(Nov 16, 2009 - 08:21)
 DaveInVA wrote:

Actually its the flip side of the 45 of "Dandelion".


One of my favorites from that era, earlier comments notwithstanding.

Rolling Stones - We Love You
(Nov 16, 2009 - 07:47)
 Marley wrote:
Wow. A Stones song I never heard before! Interesting. I like it. Is this from the same album as She Comes in Colors?

No, it was not on Satanic Majesty's Request.  Apparently it was released as a single.  Maybe the B side of She Comes in Colors.

The Dandy Warhols - Heavenly
(Nov 13, 2009 - 10:24)
 isayhoomhom wrote:

Just to throw my two cents in, I have to agree with "stescott100". And I hate Sarah Palin more than the next three people. Not enjoying puns has nothing to do with Palin's brand of purposeful ignorance and lowest common denominator politics.


Thank you for participating in the daily two-minute hate.  Your loyalty to the party is duly noted, and will not go unrewarded.

Les McCann & Eddie Harris - Compared To What
(Nov 13, 2009 - 08:47)

Air - All I Need
(Nov 13, 2009 - 06:17)
Very suited to the foggy morning we are having.

Led Zeppelin - Tangerine
(Nov 12, 2009 - 06:22)
 lmic wrote:
 lerxst wrote:
BTW, it cracks me up how many high school kids are wearing Led Zeppelin shirts around.
No kidding... and the Dark Side of the Moon album art is like the official, trans-generational, tee-shirt art of disaffected youth!


There was a high school kid at the rowing club the other day wearing a Dark Side of the Moon t-shirt.  I mentioned to him that I saw Pink Floyd when they were promoting that album on tour in 1973.  I'm not sure he believed me. 

Pearl Jam - Force of Nature
(Nov 12, 2009 - 06:11)
 erichb wrote:
Surprised this song is rated so low.  Wait...I forgot that it's a Pearl Jam song, which means the haters will rate it low regardless of the song's quality. 

No doubt about it, haters will hate.  On the other hand, I'm a big fan of Vedder and PJ, but I think this particular song is like a mediocre parody of Pearl Jam.  There is nothing remarkable about it, other than how far they have fallen from their former greatness.

Love - You Set the Scene
(Nov 10, 2009 - 12:35)
Has kind of a Bright and Shiny Cult feel to it.

The Pretenders - Back on the Chain Gang (live)
(Nov 10, 2009 - 08:04)
I liked it better when Chrissy had balls.  So to speak.

Led Zeppelin - Bron-y-aur Stomp
(Nov 10, 2009 - 06:14)
My boys like this song.

Sorry to say both of my boys have passed on since I posted this.  A good dog's life burns brightly, but much too short.

Little Feat - Willin'
(Nov 10, 2009 - 06:08)
 rtrudeau wrote:

This takes me back to a business trip in the early 80's to Dallas. I'd never been to Texas, California girl that I am. The group of us went to some supposedly famous honkey-tonk where the specialty of the house was the Dallas Alice, a god-forsaken concoction served in an oversized shotglass. It tasted like kerosene and had multicolored layers. Just typing that makes my stomach churn. The object - and entire point - of this was to chug this mess while the rest of the group cheered you on.  Your drinking prowess Did Not Count unless you put the empty shotglass atop your head upside down when you were done.

I woke up the next morning hungover with goo in my hair. Thankfully I had my clothes on.

I'm never going to Dallas again.

Good story.  I have to point out, though, that most Texans consider Dallas to be an eastern city, like Philadelphia or Newark maybe, full of people who pretend to be Texans but don't quite get it right.  If you've only been to Dallas you haven't been to Texas.

Massive Attack - Teardrop
(Nov 09, 2009 - 13:31)
 cochlear wrote:

I just don't think I could suspend disbelief enough to buy Hugh Laurie as Bertie Wooster any more.  Once a House, always a House.  Laurie is doomed.


Brilliant performances at opposite ends of the spectrum.  Very talented guy.

My Morning Jacket - Touch Me I'm Going to Scream, Part 2
(Nov 09, 2009 - 13:30)
 biomedvgh wrote:

You sure type a lot for being lazy.


Why, thank you, that's very kind of you.

Men at Work - Land Down Under
(Nov 09, 2009 - 12:04)
 Aegean wrote:

In contrast, consider Madrugada.  They come from the land of the Vikings.  Norwegians have grown up since then.  I don't hear Madrugada boasting about the Norwegians' days of plunder!


Indeed.  It has gotten to the point where a recent PBS show I saw waxed eloquent on the "Viking way of peace". 

Porcupine Tree - Dark Matter
(Nov 09, 2009 - 11:43)
 TheKing2 wrote:

I'd say a repeating 4/4 followed by 3/4 bar with the snare on the second bar coming off-beat at the last 1/16 of the 2nd. The BD on the 1/4 and on the last 1/16 of the 4/4.

And btw you're not nerds.

...says the king of the music nerds.

Los Lobos - Good Morning Aztlan
(Nov 09, 2009 - 07:00)
 toterola wrote:

The Confederate battle flag is a symbol of hatred. Period.

If you live in the South, good for you. I hate the place. {#Neutral}


Ironic.  And bigoted.

Interpol - The Scale
(Nov 06, 2009 - 11:12)
Has a ponderous feel to it.  Something Frankenstein would dance to.

Queens of the Stone Age - I Never Came
(Nov 06, 2009 - 10:46)
 peter_james_bond wrote:
We need a moratorium on the cowbell!


Roy Orbison - Only The Lonely
(Nov 06, 2009 - 07:21)
 mefrombrazil wrote:
can somebody tell me the cause of Mr. Orbison's death?

Too tired to click the wikipedia link above?

Michelle Shocked - If Love Was a Train
(Nov 06, 2009 - 05:02)
 sqqqrly wrote:
"Michelle Shocked" was a play on words intended to resemble the phrase "shell shocked."  

You don't say.  Never would have figured that out.

Ben Harper - Faded
(Nov 05, 2009 - 11:54)
This starts out so well, then it just becomes infuriating.  It would be sooo much better if Ben would sing with some passion.  I just want to shake him and tell him to put some soul into it, dammit!  Sing!!!  Sing with your entire being!  Other than that, nice song.

Enya - Orinoco Flow
(Nov 05, 2009 - 10:50)
 romeotuma wrote:

Man, I love this song...  this is one of my favorite songs...  great harmonies, cool groove, profound lyrics...

I'm with you, romeo.  That it is about sailing is icing on the cake to me.  It brings back memories of warm sun, cool water, a fresh breeze and a stiff boat.

Gomez - Rex Kramer
(Nov 04, 2009 - 12:17)
 steeler wrote:
Jarring, and not in a good way.

Yeah, it's pretty much nails on a chalkboard to me.

The White Stripes - Prickly Thorn, But Sweetly Worn
(Nov 04, 2009 - 12:05)
I really want to like this song because of the instrumentation, especially the crumhorn, but the vocals ruin it for me.

The Pogues - I'm a Man You Don't Meet Every Day
(Nov 04, 2009 - 12:03)
 EssexTex wrote:
Ah...I shut my eyes and I'm supping a pint of the black stuff in Dingle

Sounds nasty.

Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds - Two Step (alternate version)
(Nov 04, 2009 - 06:53)

Ungar, Mason & friends - Ashokan Farewell
(Nov 02, 2009 - 12:42)
 lwilkinson wrote:
Sounds amazingly like a touch of Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys.{#Boohoo}

That would be nice to hear.  Love that Texas swing.

Foo Fighters - Everlong (acoustic)
(Nov 02, 2009 - 06:22)
Usually it's somebody else that turns a group's music into easy listening elevator music.

Crash Test Dummies - Afternoons And Coffeespoons
(Oct 30, 2009 - 09:58)

I always think he's going to belch when this song begins.

Radiohead - These Are My Twisted Words
(Oct 30, 2009 - 09:40)
 ZedLeppelin wrote:

And you aren't very tolerant of Radiohead, or their fans.


Ah, the old criticism-is-intolerance argument.   At least you didn't call him a racist.

James - Laid
(Oct 30, 2009 - 09:18)
The only reason I am not muting this is because Todd Hannigan is about to begin.

Emiliana Torrini - Easy
(Oct 30, 2009 - 09:09)
 smilestoomuch wrote:
I have a hard time forgiving her of that rotten song on "Two Towers" soundtrack.

I think Gollum's Song is fabulous.  Amazing power in her voice.

Derek and the Dominos - Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad
(Oct 30, 2009 - 08:23)
This has always seemed just a wee bit too frenetic to me. 

Talking Heads - Psycho Killer
(Oct 30, 2009 - 06:04)
 hippiechick wrote:
Could I be any more SICK of this song???????{#Arghhh}


Dave Matthews Band - Digging A Ditch
(Oct 30, 2009 - 06:01)
I am no DMB fan, but this I like.

Fever Ray - When I Grow Up
(Oct 30, 2009 - 05:39)
Love it.

Johnny Rivers - Secret Agent Man
(Oct 29, 2009 - 10:26)
 Stingray wrote:
...means, Hannio???

Not familiar with Austin Powers?

Johnny Rivers - Secret Agent Man
(Oct 29, 2009 - 10:26)
 cc_rider wrote:

Who do you work for, Number 2???

Johnny Rivers - Secret Agent Man
(Oct 29, 2009 - 10:24)

Rodrigo y Gabriela - Diablo Rojo
(Oct 29, 2009 - 10:18)
 SirLars wrote:
what is sexier than a woman who can play guitar like that....

Ummm... a topless woman who can play like that?

Björk - Atlantic
(Oct 29, 2009 - 07:50)
 rtrudeau wrote:

It's all good except for the part where she's singing. Then we edge dangerously close to Dengue Fever territory.

You say that as if it's a bad thing.  

Warren Zevon - Nighttime In The Switching Yard
(Oct 28, 2009 - 11:39)
...and another one bites the dust...

Regina Spektor - On The Radio
(Oct 28, 2009 - 08:54)
 morgsy67 wrote:
yummmmmy + funnnnn

...like eating a cupcake at a party.

It's like a party in your mouth!  And everybody is starting to throw up.

Radio Citizen (feat. Bajka) - The Hop
(Oct 27, 2009 - 10:59)