|Yann Tiersen - La Boulange|
(Mar 17, 2009 - 10:37)
|it's only a tuesday? what the hell ... i'm still liking nearly everything more than usual ... rock on !!|
|The Killers - This Is Your Life|
(Mar 17, 2009 - 10:34)
| BLADERUNNER wrote:|
I LIKE THIS SONG!!!
me too ... got a real Talking Heads bass line march and snappy drum ... Road to Nowhere?
anyway, really dang groovy ...
|Paul Simon - Late In The Evening|
(Mar 17, 2009 - 08:47)
| bindi wrote:|
Every time I hear this, it brings back that memory - in living Nostalgiacolor.
"living Nostalgiacolor" is now part of my vocabamundo. woot woot! thanks mucho!
|Sarah Blasko - Don't U Eva|
(Mar 17, 2009 - 08:19)
| Kristi wrote:|
I too felt I had to rail against the negative! This is nice stuff... I can't see why all the haters come out against this type of music on RP.
This is the kind of cool, different music I come to RP for.
|John Frusciante - Song To The Siren|
(Mar 17, 2009 - 07:26)
| nimesay wrote:|
Absolutely. This Mortal Coil is the only version for me.
This Mortal Coil i'd give a 9. this just moved from 7 —> 8.
|Niyaz - Nahan (The Hidden)|
(Mar 17, 2009 - 06:03)
| kctomato wrote:|
what is that annoying middle eastern instrument that sounds like a gnat buzzing around one's ear?
that description gives me nothing to go on ... i can't hear anything annoying, and i LOVE those drums!
|Thievery Corporation - Forgotten People|
(Mar 16, 2009 - 13:02)
| fredriley wrote:|
I think the "dumb looking ski mask thing" on the cover is actually a picture of Subcomandante Marcos, leader/spokesperson of the Zapatista movement. I've enjoyed every track from this album played on RP, so it's off to the record store for me, and again big thanks to Bill & Becky for introducing this listener to yet another brill band. 8 from the Nottingham jury.
Ditto, Nottingham. many thanks from me also shouted out to Bill and Rebecca! these world-flavored rhythm grrrrooves have really turned my head.
|Rachid Taha - Barra Barra|
(Mar 16, 2009 - 08:01)
| membeth wrote:|
Bill, I know you mentioned this song isn't getting good feedback, but I quite like it. And even when I don't like the less mainstream music RP plays, I'm still glad you play it. Keeps things interesting.
|Pearl Jam - Given To Fly|
(Mar 13, 2009 - 13:22)
| rtrudeau wrote:|
I feel exactly the same way. I had always dismissed Pearl Jam as "heavy metal" and never bothered to listen to any of their music. I was pleasantly surprised when I heard the Into the Wild songs here on RP, so much that I purchased the CD. I have loved listening to it and have come to realize that Eddie Vedder is an amazing talent and that I have missed a great deal over the years.
i totally love the work Eddie did with Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan on the DEAD MAN WALKING soundtrack ... brilliant mix of vocal styles, talk about eclectic!
|Okkervil River - Lost Coastlines|
(Mar 13, 2009 - 12:40)
| hikeupit wrote:|
Could this B any more repetitive?
i bet Arlo Guthrie could accommodate you there. and he'd have a blast doin it! plus he'd get the whole crowd to sing along ...
|Okkervil River - Lost Coastlines|
(Mar 13, 2009 - 12:31)
|topically puts me in mind of "Six Months in a Leaky Boat" by Split Enz|
edit: i can see the Decemberists covering this.
fun friday stuff!
|Rick Wakeman - Tigger The Bounce|
(Mar 13, 2009 - 11:40)
| Peace_tode wrote:|
Very nice to see Rick Wakeman here.
For the folks that think the nimble fingers detract from their enjoyment, try to step back a little bit and listen to the soundscape rather than the notes. Kinda like a waterfall. You enjoy the sound as a whole, even though if you try, you can hear the water crashing on this bolder here and that one there and into the pool below. So let the notes go and enjoy the flow and the mood and the movement of the piece.
well said ... very nicely said indeed ...
|Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody|
(Mar 13, 2009 - 11:37)
| dkwalika wrote:|
I listen to RP so I don't have to hear this kind of music. . . .
"if the song fits, ... play it!"
|Interference - Gold|
(Mar 13, 2009 - 11:30)
|this must be wearing a wetware groove in my prismatic gray-matter ... 6 —> 7 |
|Habib Koité & Bamada - Kumbin|
(Mar 13, 2009 - 11:00)
| tulinq wrote:|
Habib Koite's music is beautiful and meaningful in any language, and it's clear that any artist can sing in almost any language, as they don't need really know the language, but only sing the song, translate or write directly in the language they want, sing a song of another person etc. As I'd already read (I'm not a good english writer, I know), Habib's lyrics in native language talk about life, single but important things of life. It's enough, I think. So, when I heard this beautiful song, I really don't mind if it was in english or french, or spanish or portuguese (my language). I felt the feeling and the meaning, and this was enough.
tulinq, thanks for writing this, and RP thanks for introducing me to this one! great stuff ...
|Sam Bush - Stingray|
(Mar 13, 2009 - 10:06)
| arissimo wrote:|
OMG! ~ want to stick forks in my ears !!!!!
do it! do it!
i betcha didn't do it.
freekin LOVE this track. though i think the dude dropped a note somewhere in the middle. ha! j/k.
|Neko Case - I'm An Animal|
(Mar 13, 2009 - 08:08)
|i can see this in a set with XTC's "Smartest Monkeys" and maybe Crash Test Dummies' "How Does a Duck Know" ...|
|Joan Osborne - Cathedrals|
(Mar 13, 2009 - 08:01)
|love the lyrics on this one, especially little lines like: "Fallen angels on the ceilings" ... |
the essence of very cool daddy squidness!
|Stevie Wonder - I Believe|
(Mar 12, 2009 - 13:45)
|only had three Stevie albums growing up, so i'm getting exposed to more Stevie than ever on this station and i'm lovin it!|
|John Hammond - Jockey Full of Bourbon|
(Mar 12, 2009 - 12:08)
| dedawson wrote:|
If you want to hear this song done right, check the Moxy Fruvous' version.
i do like that version, but i don't mind this version ...
|Thomas Dolby - I Scare Myself|
(Mar 12, 2009 - 10:15)
| Krispian wrote:|
I'm a huge TD fan, and this is one of his best albums.
i love this, and am a huge TD fan too, but really love ALIENS ATE MY BUICK and ASTRONAUTS AND HERETICS more.
|Poe - Wild|
(Mar 12, 2009 - 09:29)
| Mandible wrote:|
What happened to Poe????? She dropped off the face of the planet. Makes me sad.
poor thing floating in space. makes me sad too.
|Suzen JueL - Scratch|
(Mar 12, 2009 - 09:22)
| steeler wrote:|
A good kind of madness.
Intriguing. Like to read the lyrics.
|Diana Krall - Temptation|
(Mar 12, 2009 - 07:07)
| stkman wrote:|
... she has become a damn good vocal stylist but her strong suit has allways been she is a amazing jazz piano player, been listening to her for years, do think the recording industry has pushed her into more commercial stuff
illuminating comment, stkman. because of what you said i especially listened out for the piano, but it was so far in the back i felt this must only be doing her a dis-service.
|Motjiva - In the Dark We Flee|
(Mar 11, 2009 - 11:00)
| sirrus wrote:|
I hate to be a little grammar nerd, but is that *really* the title of the album?
do you really *hate* to be a little grammar nerd?
seems like you could change your life
rather than hate yourself.
|Peter Gabriel - Quiet Steam|
(Mar 11, 2009 - 08:36)
| jesspra wrote: |
release that cogwheeled tower of babel steam-driven difference engine ...
|Geoffrey Oryema - The River|
(Mar 11, 2009 - 06:43)
|i love everything Geoffrey did on his first two Realworld CD releases. his vocals are the smoothest ... |
thanks for playing this Ugandan god, Bill!
|The Clash - This is Radio Clash|
(Mar 11, 2009 - 06:15)
| keller1 wrote:|
The cumulative listener rating for this is at least 2 points low.
Man, sometimes I do not understand the way the RP audience votes.
from what i can tell pretty much the majority generally votes a "7" by default. then the fans try to bring it up, and others pull it down. the "median" average means far more than the "mean" average from what i can gather in these cases. in a random example 4 people voting a 1 can pull down a mean average drastically, but it says far more to me that 200 people voted seven.
|Dire Straits - Skateaway|
(Mar 11, 2009 - 05:42)
| k_trout wrote:|
hallelujah - here she comes
what better expression and acknowledgment of a divine presence?
|Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit|
(Mar 11, 2009 - 05:35)
| misterimpatient wrote:|
This is just one of the songs where the Weird Al parody is better than the original.
ah man, and the video ...!
|RJD2 - Since We Last Spoke|
(Mar 10, 2009 - 08:01)
| Kaiserosay wrote:|
It feels incongruous.
What 'Kaiserosay' said.
the Flying Spaghetti Monster? you felt it's noodley appendage? i don't think its supposed to be symmetrical.
|Leonard Cohen - The Future|
(Mar 10, 2009 - 07:32)
|his lyrics constantly amaze me ... i had a disc once called "The United States of Poetry" where he just spoke the lyrics from his song "Democracy" with a little ambient rhythm in the background. totally killer. other poets featured were names like Ginsberg and Ferlinghetti.|
|Big Head Todd & The Monsters - Drought of 2013|
(Mar 10, 2009 - 07:22)
| amatura3 wrote:|
Used to listen to the Sister Sweetly album driving between ABQ and PHX. Great long distance desert crossing music.
i wasn't impressed off the bat, with a comment like that i'm willing to give this several re-listens ...
|Richard Shindell - Transit|
(Mar 10, 2009 - 05:49)
| jhorton wrote:|
Gotta agree. simply brilliant songwriting.
i love this whole damn album. and this song ... damn. just freakin awesome.
|Robinella - Down the Mountain|
(Mar 09, 2009 - 12:47)
| holborne wrote:|
Like this song more every time I hear it. I wish the average rating were a little higher.
don't worry. the "mean" tells a brighter story than the average.
|Claude Ginsburg and Julie King - Waiting For Snow|
(Mar 09, 2009 - 09:21)
| vivakitty wrote:|
At first I thought I was just hearing an extended version of the previous song (Crowded House's "Four Seasons in One Day") Lovely, lovely song. And nice to hear the occasional instrumental on here.
i was on that same wavelength ...
|Wolfsheim - I Won't Believe|
(Mar 09, 2009 - 09:05)
| 8by10 wrote:|
Thought it was Brian Eno at first. It's different. I like different. Thats why I like RP. Thanks rp again and again and again...
i was thinking Gary Numan ...
|The Beatles - I Am The Walrus|
(Mar 09, 2009 - 06:32)
| nagsheadlocal wrote:|
As Adrien Belew once put it - imagine all those housewives doing their ironing and this comes on the radio.
hahahaa , rock on Adrian ...
|Oliver Mtukudzi - Ndauvara|
(Mar 09, 2009 - 06:04)
| jameyp wrote:|
THIS IS GREAT! I love it when RP mixes in world music— yay Bill!
totally excellent, and i completely agree. whoop! whoop!
|Wim Mertens - Close Cover|
(Mar 09, 2009 - 06:00)
| philinnz wrote:|
nice - it was a good movie as well
so glad this song was highlighted this morning. have loved the movie for years, but not paid mindful attention to this score. what a great track!
|Live - Turn My Head|
(Mar 09, 2009 - 05:33)
| savoyard wrote:|
Great song. These guys need to get back to basics and release some new and original like the first three albums.
i love it when people beg for something "new and original" "like the first three albums..."
|Annie Lennox - Erased|
(Mar 06, 2009 - 10:55)
| ThePoose wrote:|
Perhaps she wishes to appear corpse-like. She succeeded.
It's the bloodless lips that clinches it.
Perhaps she wants to blend into a white-washed background.
|The Idan Raichel Project - She'eriot Shel Ha'Chaim (Scraps Of Life)|
(Mar 06, 2009 - 07:48)
| Faterson wrote:|
Great... Please give us lots more songs in languages other than English! No objection to songs sung in English, of course, but the proportion of 99% to 1% gets tiresome sooner or later. A proportion of 50% to 50% would be much more preferable (even though it would still be very unfair towards languages other than English).
And don't tell me to "go listen to a World Music radio station instead". I'm not in the least interested in "World Music". I dislike radio stations that are sorts of ghettos, specializing in one kind of music only; this is why I believe Radio Paradise is the best radio station of all: because it's unabashedly eclectic. All I'm interested in is good music, and it's more than obvious that 99% of the world's good music is not sung exclusively in English.
|Talking Heads - Sax And Violins|
(Mar 05, 2009 - 12:50)
| Limpopoking wrote:|
you can throw 20 DB tracks at us daily... thanx Bill
hahhaahahaa ... hell yea. woot woot!
|Tom Petty - Runnin' Down A Dream|
(Mar 05, 2009 - 12:26)
| stratrjb wrote:|
Isn't Tom supposed to come on at the end of this song and tell us to flip the record over?
ha! i love that part ...
|Chick Corea & Bela Fleck - Brazil|
(Mar 05, 2009 - 08:10)
| carpwall wrote:|
Hi there, I'd like to talk to you about your Ducts
There's no problem. They're fixed. They fixed themselves.
|William Shatner - Common People|
(Mar 05, 2009 - 07:27)
| FlamingLotus wrote:|
It's like musical porn: it's sick, but you can't look away...
hilarious ... AND it has JOE-Freakin JACKSON!
|Baka Beyond - Bwambwa (feat. Ete)|
(Mar 05, 2009 - 05:21)
| beelzebubba wrote:|
cool music, but I can do without the childish and cliche Kumbaya album cover.....
you can thank the label for the folk art. all the PUTAMAYO world music CDs sport this kind of cover, if not the exact same artist, which actually (for me at least) makes their CDs very visible in the shops — along with their frequent use of special PUTAMAYO-only racks placed strategically around stores.
just like the rainbow spine along the REALWORLD CDs put out by Peter Gabriel's production label.
which, all in all, i think is smart marketing. even glancing through a CD rack i can right away tell where the good "world music" (so-called) is, because after well over a decade of listening to the genre i've come to deeply trust those labels to provide me with excellent grooves and sounds.
out of the 40 or so REALWORLD albums i've picked up since the early 90s, i think there are only two i don't listen to anymore. and where PUTAMAYO is concerned, none of their CDs have spiraled out of the slow rotation of the musical galaxy i continue to enjoy year after year.
|The Bad Plus - Flim|
(Mar 04, 2009 - 09:51)
| ladron wrote:|
I love the beautifully upbeat, simple melody combined with the complex, but very expressive rhythms. Grabs me every time I hear it.
great comment. made me listen twice to the piece. thanks.
|Meghana Bhat - Running|
(Mar 04, 2009 - 07:49)
| felix_the_man wrote:|
Great music to listen to while I work!
yes, yes, yes; more, more, more like this, this, this
|James McMurtry - Where'd You Hide The Body|
(Mar 04, 2009 - 07:02)
|one of my favorite songs on one of my favorite albums by one of my favorite songwriters. and it jams! |
i just love the sublimely understated singing style of McMurtry, and his constantly thoughtful, and often half-sarcastic lines.
|Traveling Wilburys - End Of The Line|
(Mar 04, 2009 - 06:50)
| bluedot wrote:|
that voice blend of roy orbison and george harrison is to die for! contrasted against tom petty. whew! i'm having cognitive dissonnance!
in a good way.
ha! well said ... i like it all ...
|Supergrass - Tales Of Endurance|
(Mar 04, 2009 - 05:26)
|arrived at the square emptiness of work and the someone inside these magnetic vibrating speakers let the cool daddy squid out of its immortal aquarium to tentacle my ears. far out. |
|Hevia - Son Del Busgosu|
(Mar 03, 2009 - 10:49)
| fredriley wrote:|
This is in the same 'fusion' stable as Afro-Celt Sound System, a melange of world influences with a core of Celtic sounds. I can hear digeridoos and Middle Eastern and African rhythms in the background of this. 7 from the Nottingham jury, likely rising on further listening...
i'm all for world mixes, at least half of what i listen to falls in there, and i love Afro-Celt, especially the 3rd and 4th "volumes."
but i think its the manic instruments universally on the top of these tracks by Hevia that made me eventually sell back two of their albums. once again i find i love what's going on in the background with this one, but the foreground is like dragging a paperclip across my eyeballs.
|Oliver Mtukudzi - Tapindwa Nei|
(Mar 03, 2009 - 10:25)
| cattgirl813 wrote:|
Here's a sample of the lyrics: Men, what has gotten into us? How can you rape a child before she has matured? If it is desire, what kind of desire is this? Sad and unthinkable, but if it keeps at least one person from victimizing another, it should be a never ending loop.
wow ... thanks for the translation ...
|Snow Patrol - The Lightning Strike|
(Mar 03, 2009 - 08:59)
| gekkosan wrote:|
Anyhow, it's something different, I suppose, trying to figure out what someone's trying to communicate after their text has been mangled by Babelfish (in my opinion a terrible, terrible disservice to the cute idea invented by Douglas Adams for his Hitchhikers books...)
yet completely predicted by Philip K Dick's "Galactic Pot Healer," written in 1969, in which characters throw common phrases into a series of Babel-Fish-like interpreters, letting the language get mangled several times, then the others in the group try to guess what the original phrase was.
|Tom Petty - Feel A Whole Lot Better|
(Mar 03, 2009 - 08:19)
| bairdc wrote:|You're kidding, right? brilliant is what it is ziggytrix wrote:
1:41 pm - Tom Petty - Feel A Whole Lot Better (when you're gone)
1:37 pm - Jakob Dylan - Evil Is Alive And Well
1:33 pm - R.E.M. - World Leader Pretend
1:29 pm - Dar Williams - Empire (of the Son)
was that a political statement or a coincidence?
i like that Midnight Oil's "Bushfire" replaced Jakob (nothing against Jakob, but i love Oil), but man i really wish Dar's track was still in this lineup.
Tom Petty - Feel a Whole Lot Better
Midnight Oil - Bushfire
R.E.M. - World Leader Pretend
Richard Thomson - I Can't Wake Up to Save My Life
still a great message either way. i just miss hearing more Dar.
|Midnight Oil - Bushfire|
(Mar 03, 2009 - 08:15)
| mongoose01ca wrote:|
This entire album was sadly overlooked. Not as accessible as Diesel & Dust (although that's nearly a given), but certainly as rewarding a listen as Blue Sky Mining - lots of cool tracks.
It's too bad the Oils broke apart, but who knows? Maybe they'll reform at some point.
i like it even more than Diesel, which seems dated to me now, but for the last 10 years this has stayed in my top 100 CDs.
|Neil Young - Cortez The Killer|
(Mar 03, 2009 - 07:46)
| Otomi wrote:|
Díaz's lengthy chronicle is indeed highly readable. Another well-written and thoroughly researched account is William Prescott's History of the Conquest of Mexico (1843). For the Aztec side, read Miguel León-Portilla's book The Broken Spears. It has some minor translation problems (from Nahuatl to Spanish then into English), but you can get a good idea of how the Conquest was seen and felt from a native perspective. If you can get your hands on the Dibble & Anderson translation of book 12 of the Florentine Codex, you can see a transcription of a Nahuatl text regarding the Conquest, including illustrations drawn by native scribes, with an English translation.
far out ... thanks for this!
|Psychedelic Furs - Love My Way|
(Mar 03, 2009 - 06:54)
| kaybee wrote:|
Yet another great song from the 80's. Even though their music isn't always about upbeat things, the Furs generally make me feel happy.
do doubt about that.
|Cloud Cult - Journey Of The Featherless|
(Mar 02, 2009 - 12:26)
| aaronm wrote:|
Much hate seems to be directed toward this song, but I can't figure out why. I really, really like it.
and out of nearly 300 ratings so far, the vast majority have given it a 7. which, perhaps, points to the excessive mouthiness of nay-sayers far more than the verbosity of those who are content to just jam and listen on.
that said, i'll admit the vocals don't really do it for me in this one, but there are a lot of interesting sounds here, and a nice enough groove too.
|Hank Williams - Settin' The Woods On Fire|
(Feb 27, 2009 - 11:45)
|my dad did this - literally - when he was a kid. set the woods on fire with his best buddy, smoking stolen cigars. burnt part of the woods, the field, and his grandmother's house right down.|
i doubt he was tapping his foot along to the beat when he was running.
|Leo Kottke & Mike Gordon - Living In The Country|
(Feb 27, 2009 - 11:35)
| pinklife wrote:|
Groovy, man. Makes me want to sit on the porch with a glass of iced tea and my best dog.
definitely a groove that a good dog could appreciate. i can see his tail waggin along to the music.
|Depeche Mode - Home|
(Feb 27, 2009 - 10:26)
| stkman wrote:|
Not a huge DM fan but do like this one, may need to go back and listen to somemore
|Madrugada - What's On Your Mind?|
(Feb 27, 2009 - 10:15)
| cptbuz wrote:|
sounds like Chris Issak with a stuffed up nose.
Reminds me more of Leonard Cohen. who i'm happy to hear more of, as long as Madrugada writes as brilliantly as L.C.
|Paul McCartney - Every Night|
(Feb 27, 2009 - 10:07)
| NoEnzLefttoSplit wrote:|
Wish he was still writing stuff like this.
agreed. never heard this before, but instant like.
|The Idan Raichel Project - Shev (Stay)|
(Feb 27, 2009 - 09:55)
|wow ... brill intro. and finally a "world track!" i don't know if i'm appreciating the front-vocals or not, seem just "ordinary" to me, but the backing chant is excellent.|
|Guadalcanal Diary - Sleepers, Awake|
(Feb 27, 2009 - 07:13)
|i've dug Guadacanal Diary for two decades it seems ... this track goes good with the earlier Tracy Chapman "Mountains of Things, and would be good followed by Timbuk 3's "Prey" and Chuck Brodsky's "Our Gods" ... IMO ...|
|Rolling Stones - Jumpin' Jack Flash|
(Feb 26, 2009 - 13:19)
| arsenault wrote:|
you would sound ridiculous. like criticising jesus for not providing a vegetarian
meal at the feeding of the 5000....
that cracked me up.
but i hope Buddha and the latest incarnation of Vishnu would have handled that scene differently.
|Namaste - Jam|
(Feb 26, 2009 - 11:57)
|considering the artist name, i was really hoping for FAR more of an east indian vibe. this track didn't do it for me.|
|Peter Gabriel - Digging in the Dirt|
(Feb 26, 2009 - 11:51)
| leathepea wrote:|
I think this is my favorite album by PG, great stuff.
this is my favorite track off this album, but UP was got total WIN written all over it.
|Bruce Cockburn - The Whole Night Sky|
(Feb 26, 2009 - 11:25)
|this whole album has some of the best lyrics i've ever encountered. Bruce is King of the Pen. Get Up Jonah, Nightrain, Mines of Mozambique, Pacing the Cage. this album sports 'em all.|
and cover art by comic book artist Bill Sienkiewicz is just a complete unexpected bonus.
|Antje Duvekot - Scream|
(Feb 26, 2009 - 11:07)
| exactly. |
and even Shawn Colvin
(we need more of her stuff on RP, please). Good stuff...Antje D...thanks for the introduction, RP!
|Greg Brown - Who Woulda Thunk It|
(Feb 20, 2009 - 10:43)
| HarrO wrote:|
One of the great American Folk - Poet - Comedian talents of today. This guy really shines Live, so see him if you get a chance.
absolutely true, true, true.
|TV On The Radio - Crying|
(Feb 20, 2009 - 10:32)
| Historically almost no musical group is impressive on SNL. I tend to blame the sound stage and equipment, not the band. Even bands I love end up sounding like dog fights heard on a telephone underwater.|
I caught their performance on Saturday Night Live. They weren't very impressive.