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Dic 27 2010, 10:15 di thomas10http://spydistrict.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/MilesDavisKindofBlue.jpg
1 Miles Davis - Kind of Blue
Kind of Blue isn't merely an artistic highlight for Miles Davis, it's an album that towers above its peers, a record generally considered as the definitive jazz album, a universally acknowledged standard of excellence. Why does Kind of Blue posses such a mystique? Perhaps because this music never flaunts its genius. It lures listeners in with the slow, luxurious bassline and gentle piano chords of "So What". From that moment on, the record never really changes pace -- each tune has a similar relaxed feel, as the music flows easily. Yet Kind of Blue is more than easy listening. It's the pinnacle of modal jazz -- tonality and solos build from the overall key, not chord changes, giving the music a subtly shifting quality. All of this doesn't quite explain why seasoned jazz fans return to this record even after they've memorized every nuance. …
Mar 15 2009, 1:26 di OldJellyBelly1. How did you get into 29? (Slade)
My brother played a few tracks and I really liked them (before that I only knew the Christmas song)
2. What was the first song you ever heard by 22? (The Hoosiers)
Worried About Ray
3. What's your favourite lyric by 33? (Franz Ferdinand)
"Sometimes these eyes forget the face they're peering from" (Jacqueline)
4. How did you get into 49? (Lily Allen)
I just heard alot of her on the radio and stuff
5. How many albums by 13 do you own? (Simon & Garfunkel)
6. What is your favourite song by 50? (Starrfadu)
I only know Let It Out, it was on an advert
7. Is there a song by 39 that makes you sad? (Red Hot Chilli Peppers)
Dani California seems kind of sad to me
8. What is your favourite song by 15? (The Ordinary Boys)
9. What is your favourite song by 5? (Eels)
Mother Mary or Susan's House
10. Is there a song by 6 that makes you happy? (Beautiful South)
Song for Whoever
11. What is the worst song by 40? (Moby)
Ago 29 2008, 21:06 di laciviMy novel Timely Persuasion features a musician named Local Boy in the years 1969 & 70. When we first meet him he's playing cover songs. Here's some info on the songs he chose and the songs he left out excerpted from the book's blog.
In the very first draft (circa 2003), the songs were:
I’ll Follow The Sun
We Can Work It Out
In My Life
I Walk the Line
Two of the final five are already present (”We Can Work It Out” & “Everyday”). As for the others:
I’ll Follow The Sun
Included because it’s acoustic and simple, but dropped since the narrator previously referred to it while finding his way around town.
In My Life
Chosen for the time travel imagery the song evokes, and possibly also because Johnny Cash covered it. Dropped for the same reasons and to not have multiple Beatles songs.
I Walk The Line
Honestly I don’t recall why I picked this, which probably explains why I dropped it. Probably classified Cash as one of the “rock and roll…
Ago 18 2007, 23:08 di Poisoned_ApathyHere's the second volume of Twilight Music...Just close your eyes and look at the stars...
Interpol-Pace Is The Trick
This is my fav track from their new album...dark, dense and highly emotional and that's how I like them.
Najwa-I'll Wait For Us
I love her low and soft voice, almost a whisper. Perfect combination of accoustic guitar and electronics.
Duran Duran-Lonely in Your Nightmare
One of the best songs in Rio...It's not so dark as The Chauffeaur, but I love its simplicity. The nice guitars, one the coolest Taylor's bass lines and the always dreamy atmospheric synths by Mr Rhodes :) (I'm not a fan of them at all XDDDD)
I don't like their second album as much as their first one, but this song is... perfect, despite of the tittle :P
I love their last album!!!Their third album dissapointed me a bit, cause they changed from English to Spanish and it didn't work as well as before, but this last album is magical and this song is BEAUTIFUL.
Giu 30 2006, 9:21 di lisardggYYou know the rules:
I. Playlist set on shuffle
II. Write the first lyrics that don't give it immediately away
III. No googling.
1. One morn I awaken, a new sun was rising
2. Now today I find you have changed your mind
3. Out of bed at 8:00am. Out my head by half past ten.
4. אולי כוכב נגוז מבעד לחלון פתוח
5. You twinkle above us, we twinkle below.
6. Mama gripped onto the milkman's hand, and then she finally gave birth
Your Lucky Day In Hell
7. I can hear the soft breathing of the girl that I love.
Wednesday Morning, 3am
8. A friend in need's a friend indeed.
9. Out in the moonlight, just like we used to do.
10. The taxman's taken all my dough, and left me in my stately home.
Lazing on a Sunny Afternoon
11. Yesterday I got so old I felt like I could die
In Between Days
12. African nightmare one-time Mormon. More men fall in Hullabaloo men
13. I went down to the place where I knew she lay waiting, under the marble and the snow.
Mag 28 2006, 2:27 di bboysgirlA few months ago, I did some research on music from the 50s and 60s for a writing assignment. It required that I listen to an incredible amount of music from that time period -- music that I wasn't very familiar with. By "incredible amount of music," I mean so much that I almost went crazy from it. And by "wasn't very familiar," I mean I knew close to nothing about music from the 50s. I was a little more familiar with music from the 60s, the decade in which I was born.
My research lead me to discover some great music. I have taken my favorite songs from the research and compiled a playlist titled "50s-60s Jukebox." I like to listen to it on my iPod when I go for a walk.
If you can listen to only one song on the playlist, listen to "Shotgun" by Junior Walker & The All Stars. It has an infectious groove. "Love Letters" by Ketty Lester has been a long-time favorite of mine.
Mar 7 2006, 1:51 di schtefThey were brilliant. The Danish band played as part of the Perth International Arts Festival and for me The Raveonettes were definately the best gig of the festival.
They had retro garage rock with sweet harmonies, surf rock twang and just the right amount of distortion. God, after so much layered electronica I'd forgotten just how much I enjoy a good bit of guitar and The Raveonettes were quite happy to remind me in the best way possible! I could make love to those riffs...
It was a meltingly hot 38 degree day and although night time, it was still around 33 degrees. Yet, instead of wilting, the band still put on an energetic, pumped show. Dressed straight out of the 50's (obviously reflecting their music), their stark black and white clothes set the tone of the band, creating the right amount of "we're so trendy and retro" without being wanky. Their bass player was wearing suspenders, I want suspenders!
Heavily influenced by Buddy Holly…
Gen 7 2006, 5:30 di zfarrow
Dic 21 2005, 14:40 di ulan25December is a happy month. I turn 32 on the 25th. And to celebrate, I've put together a playlist of my favorite oldies (not including The Beatles, cos they'd just end up occupying the whole list). These are
My Good Vibe 32!
Take Good Care Of My Baby
That’ll Be The Day
Blue Suede Shoes
Johnny B. Goode
Do You Wanna Dance
Catch Us If You Can
Do You Love Me
Dave Clark Five – Reelin’ and Rockin’
Come Go With Me
Be Bop a Lula
Herman’s Hermits – I’m Into Something Good
Kingsmen – Louie Louie
What A Day For A Daydream
Doo Wah Diddy
You Really Got a Hold On Me
Don’t Worry, Baby
Fun, Fun, Fun
Help Me, Rhonda
Little Surfer Girl
Wouldn’t It Be Nice
The Ventures – Walk Don’t Run