|Procol Harum - A Salty Dog|
(Sep 17, 2008 - 11:23)
| ThePoose wrote:|
Sir Paul was once asked about his favourite group. His reply: ''Procul Harum.''
I believe Procol Harum was the favorite of Douglas Adams, he of "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy." I've always loved Gary Brooker's warm voice — even if the lyrics made no damn sense at all!
|Ludovico Einaudi - Primavera|
(Sep 17, 2008 - 11:17)
|Me like. Trying to write a semi-technical article right now and this makes the synapses fire at just the right level.|
|Michael Franti & Spearhead - Say Hey|
(Sep 17, 2008 - 10:59)
|My hat's off to Bill. He just read on-air the comment from Leslie and Excelsior on September 10. Nice to know he hears us — even if he doesn't agree with everything. |
Personally, I wish he'd never play Tori Amos again, but I bristle whenever Neil Young and Bob Dylan haters say the same thing. Where can we hear them all? Radioparadise!
Keep it coming, Bill!
|Pink Floyd - Time|
(Sep 08, 2008 - 12:44)
| Jelani wrote:|
Actually, I think it's someones stained glass creation.
Pretty decent interpretation I think.
It's actually the redesigned cover from the SACD version a couple of years back. The one that sounds so good in my 5:1 surround system!!!
|Tori Amos - Girl Disappearing|
(Sep 08, 2008 - 11:48)
| linden wrote:|
I don't absolutely love everything Tori does, but I feel a need to boost her ratings every time Bill plays one of her songs just because I think that for whatever reason, she attracts irrational haters. If this tune came out under someone else's name, I'll bet it would pull at least a 6 overall.
Guess I'm gonna have to demote her ratings by one to counter you, linden. I only wish Tori would take her title "Girl Disappearing" and use it as some self-directed career advice.
As Dr. Smith used to say, "The pain, the pain..."
|Electric Light Orchestra - Ocean Breakup / King of the Universe|
(Aug 01, 2008 - 07:21)
| musikalia wrote:
The vocals remind me of this:
...and I find them really annoying!
I'm not sure I agree with you, but you sure made me laugh!
|Tori Amos - Playboy Mommy|
(Aug 01, 2008 - 07:05)
| Moak wrote:
Yeah, Tori's songwriting may be a little too complex for your ears or attention span to deal with. Actually I don't think you listened well at all to this one. The melody is gorgeous, sad and moving, perfect for the story she tells.
What do you know about my attention span or my ability to appreciate complex ideas? Hmmm? I've listened plenty to Tori Amos...wincing the entire time. To quote someone who was dragged to one of her shows by his wife, "I'd rather have spikes driven into my ears than have to endure a torture session like that again." I've never had much truck with artists who feel they are SO much smarter and more sensitive than their audience. Blech.
|Simon & Garfunkel - The Boxer|
(Jul 30, 2008 - 12:54)
| Papernapkin wrote:
The coolest thing about this album? When you look at the cover art just so, it appears Simon's hairline is actually Garfunkel's handlebar mustache.
I will never be able to look at the album cover again without seeing ol' Doolin' Garfunkel!
|Blodwyn Pig - Dear Jill|
(Jul 30, 2008 - 12:28)
|A Brit co-worker just turned me onto Blodwyn Pig. Great stuff. Features the original guitar player from Jethro Tull's first album...blanking out on his name at the moment. Thanks for playing!|
|Tori Amos - Upside Down|
(Jul 30, 2008 - 10:19)
|Blech. Ick. Poopy.|
Make the pain stop!!! The bloated, self-important, non-melodic pain!!!
|Altan Urag - Ljii Mongol|
(Jul 30, 2008 - 08:32)
|Sorry...not at work. Maybe some evening, but I can't listen to this and try to work at the same time. It burnses...|
|R.E.M. - Bang and Blame|
(Jul 30, 2008 - 07:53)
|OK, maybe not the best REM album, but for various personal reasons it has a special place in my heart. Thanks for playing!|
|New Order - Ceremony|
(Jul 17, 2008 - 12:03)
|I've grown to hate most 80s music like this, but there will always be a huge place in my heart for New Order. Thanks for playing!|
|The Call - The Walls Came Down|
(Jul 15, 2008 - 08:13)
|Whenever I hear this while driving, I don't just sing along, I sing at the top of my lungs. Not a big fan of 80s music, but this one really gets me going.|
|Flaming Lips - In The Morning Of The Magician|
(Jul 03, 2008 - 11:50)
Bar none, one of the best CDs so far this millennium. This did not leave my CD player from when it was released in 2002 until the end of 2003.
We must have been using the same CD player!
|Patsy Cline - Crazy|
(Jul 01, 2008 - 10:30)
|Ahhhhhhhhhhhh...I just fell backwards into a cloud of bliss... |
|Tori Amos - Space Dog|
(Jul 01, 2008 - 09:35)
|Lost: One melody.
If found, please contact any of Tori Amos' "songs."
|The Beatles - Within You Without You/Tomorrow Never Knows|
(Jul 01, 2008 - 07:50)
|Sorry haters, but I love this album. Yes, the Beatles are gods...yes their music is amazing...but this was done with George Martin's input and the survivor's OK...I find it a wonderful piece of music. I think of it as a musical "Where's Waldo?" in which you hear these snippets together and try to figure out which songs they came from. And...the sound is amazing. Love it.|
|Tori Amos - Playboy Mommy|
(Jun 30, 2008 - 14:11)
|I seriously think she goes over every song she writes and makes sure she sucks anything remotely like a melody out of it before she records it. Is there a tune in here somewhere????|
|Dr. Didg - Devon|
(Jun 30, 2008 - 07:33)
|This would be great in a smaller dose...as it is, it seems like the Outback version of In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida|
|Amboy Dukes - Journey to the Center of the Mind|
(Jun 30, 2008 - 07:22)
|Ted Nugent: Threat or Menace?
Who cares? This song has one of the most amazing guitar solos...it's first note is so frickin' amazing...and despite its groovy, psychedelic message, it's a timeless song!
|Joe Walsh - Rocky Mountain Way|
(Jun 30, 2008 - 06:03)
|Surely this deserves more than a 7.1...I'm gonna try to raise it a bit with a 10...I love this song!|
|Pat Metheny Group - Last Train Home|
(Jun 27, 2008 - 08:00)
|I go very hot and cold on Pat Metheny's various projects. I'm not sure I was too crazy about the CD this is on, but this particular song always made me very homesick for Ohio while I was living in Chicago a few years ago. Brings back whistful memories...|
|Kathleen Edwards - In State|
(Jun 26, 2008 - 12:02)
|I'd like to go drinking with Ms. Edwards, but I have the feeling that I'd never make it home alive.
And I mean that as a compliment.
|James Gang - Funk #49|
(Jun 26, 2008 - 11:43)
|Guitar intro on this song = instant smile. I heard a couple of the James Gang reunion concerts from the last few years...still amazing. Wish they'd tour!|
|Pink Floyd - San Tropez|
(Jun 26, 2008 - 06:36)
|Love this song, love this album. Not concept-crazy...not overthought...just nice.|
|Morphine - Buena|
(Jun 25, 2008 - 10:49)
|Look up the word "slinky" in the dictionary and it says, "see Morphine."|
|Procol Harum - Simple Sister|
(Jun 25, 2008 - 07:20)
wow flaming lips totally ripped that beginning off
Really? On which song?
|Bob Dylan - Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again|
(Jun 25, 2008 - 06:34)
To appreciate Dylan you have to know his roots and understand the time in which he was trying to make it as a writer-musician. He started out emulating a certain style and then changed it as he saw fit, in the context of the times. Country, blues, early rock and rockabilly, Gaelic balladry influenced Dylan, but his musical idol was Woody Guthrie.
Dylans isnt my favorite voice either, but I see what he was doing and I appreciate his musical experiments that defied pop music conventions of the time. I appreciate and enjoy his lyrics, which poetically weave politics, biting and wry social commentary, philosophy and literary influences into a cohesive and very interesting musical experience. Plus I appreciate that he's simply an interesting character. Anybody can be "normal".
Was he full of himself? Sure, but God bless the heretics. Without them civilization would come to a grinding halt.
If you want to get a real sense of Bob's influences, listen to "Theme Time Radio Hour With Your Host Bob Dylan" on XM Radio. All of his influences, wit and commentary with none of his singing.
Not that I don't love his singing...
|Belle and Sebastian - We are the Sleepyheads|
(Jun 23, 2008 - 13:25)
|I don't care what anyone says. This is the highlight of the entire Life Pursuit CD...which is full of great tunes. No matter how many times I hear this goofy tune, it still makes me smile!|
|King Crimson - Epitaph|
(Jun 20, 2008 - 14:12)
heavy metal for mathamaticians.
Damn...wish I'd said that. I will now!
|Yes - Starship Trooper|
(Jun 20, 2008 - 13:18)
|If I hadn't heard this for the first time when I was a freshman in high school all those years ago, I don't think I would love it as much as I do. It's one of those sounds -- good or bad -- that instantly take you back to a specific time and place. As an aural time machine, this has few equals for me.
|Supergrass - Evening Of The Day|
(Jun 20, 2008 - 08:27)
|Love these guys! How about something from the new one, Diamond Hoo Ha? For my money, it's their best one since their first disc.|