• my summer's hits

    13 Sep 2009, 13:23 by arpik

    For this summer my most listened songs are mostly indie/alternative. Here's the list of the stickiest ones.

    Jason Mraz - Make It Mine, On Love, In Sadness
    Imogen Heap - Closing In, Canvas, psychobabble, Come Here Boy, Headlock
    Aqualung - Something To Believe In, Pressure Suit, Good Times Gonna Come
    Lifehouse - Whatever It Takes, Broken
    Bon Iver - Blindsided
    Cary Brothers - Ride

    24700th track was Dashboard Confessional - Stolen which I heard at the ending of the movie "Made of Honor".
  • Top 20!

    22 Jun 2008, 00:49 by AmpersandCM

    Hey, peeps. I haven't posted a journal in awhile, so I decided I should. So, here's one of those much-loved Top -- surveys:

    1. Keane (984)
    First: Everybody's Changing
    Love: Probably Is It Any Wonder?, a song I actually have very little tolerance for these days.
    Favorite: Oh god...I think at the moment I'd have to say Hamburg Song and On a Day Like Today. Oh, and Fly To Me.

    2. The Beatles (387)
    First: I'm going to pass on this one. It's impossible to answer.
    Love: She Loves You. That was my favorite song when I was about 6 years old.
    Favorite: She's Leaving Home.

    3. Weezer (386)
    First: Beverly Hills, which made me despise Weezer. The first song I liked was Perfect Situation, which isn't much better, is it?
    Love: Buddy Holly.
    Favorite: El Scorcho, Pink Triangle (acoustic), and I Just Threw Out the Love of My Dreams.

    4. Beulah (351)
    First: Don't Forget To Breathe (thanks, Clark and Michael).
    Love: If We can Land a Man on the Moon
  • Letra

    20 Oct 2007, 23:09 by kidrahs

    Ah sim... De vez em quando faz sentido ouvir sem prestar atenção, mas ao mesmo tempo acho bem sedutor quando a letra tem algum significado para você... E o melhor é quando rola uma interação perfeita entre a letra e a música (nada mais normal?!).
    Something To Believe In
  • Aqualung - Gig review

    15 Jul 2007, 17:45 by tippex79

    So, last Thursday meant a trip to Bush Hall for Thu 12 Jul – Aqualung.

    Aqualung were, as ever, great. This was a warm-up gig for them prior to the Latitude Festival, where they'll hopefully win some new fans (or reconnect with some old ones who might have forgotten about them). It was an excellent setlist, with a good mix of older songs and stuff from the new album (which, judging by people's reactions, everyone has a copy of, despite it not having been officially released in the UK yet).

    Matt seemed a little bit quiet at first as the band ran through the first few numbers without much chat (although he did rock off his spectacles pretty early on) but he seemed to come more to the fore as the gig went on, improvising a song about the fact that he'd been on a first aid course that day and he got chattier from that point onwards.

    It's hard to pick out particular song highlights as the whole set was immensely enjoyable. All of the new stuff works extremely well live (as the new album…
  • Aqualung Memory Man

    25 Apr 2007, 22:51 by fbiluthien

    Am I desperate or the latest Aqualung album is absolutely fabulous? I'm thinking, it's pretty fabulous, you know?

    I'm in love with Something To Believe In. The beat is pure awesomeness and well that piece is just ten thousand kinds of brilliant.
    You Turn Me Around will probably stay my all time favorite and my true love (it's so beautiful) but Something to believe in will remain pretty close behind.

    Broken Bones, Glimmer, Cinderella and Garden Of Love are absolutely amazing as well. The whole album kicks ass anyway, but I love those so much I can't stop listening to them again and again and again.

    My obsession landed me at the top of the weekly listeners list, AH! Too bad he's not playing in Montreal this year, I'd love to go see a show again, I had such a great time the last time.

    Alright that was a totally pointless entry but I'm pretty good at them it seems.

    Now go get the album, that's the best 10$ you'll ever spend this year. Seriously. *pimp*

  • Belated Aqualung gig review

    19 Apr 2007, 12:21 by tippex79

    So, I went to Thu 12 Apr – Aqualung and I've just got round to writing a gig review for it. I blame illness followed by a trip home.

    I think this is the closest I've ever stood to the stage at a gig. It's a bit surprising as we didn't turn up very early at all but there was still loads of space right by the stage. I was close enough to be deafened by the bass speaker and almost close enough to reach up and touch Ben Hales. A couple of the songs were being filmed (Cinderella and Outside), so hopefully I'll be appearing on those videos.

    Support was from a young lady by the name of Kate Walsh. She was a very good acoustic singer-songwriter type. There was also some nice chat between songs (I always find that a good story about where the song comes from makes me listen more closely to support artists, and helps me remember the song). She reminded me quite a lot of Gemma Hayes, which is a good thing. My friend Ged_uk bought her album and I'll be interested to know what he makes of it.
  • Gig review - Aqualung

    13 Apr 2007, 14:00 by Ged_UK

    Last night I went to ULU to see Aqualung.

    In a fantastic return to form with the support acts, we had the wonderful Kate Walsh, a singer-songwriter who reminded me strongly of both Jenny Lewis and Martha Wainwright, which is No.Bad.Thing. I was so impressed, i bought the album (and got a free aqualung one too!). Hopefully i'll see her again at some time in the future.

    Now, I wasn't actually a fan of Aqualung. That's not to say i don't like them, but i've just never heard their stuff before (or at least that i'm aware of). They were simply awesome! ULU is a tighly packed little venue, and it was rocking like nobody's business!

    Matt Hales, who to all intents and purposes is Aqualung, is a really nice, cheery and, well, just normal, guy. I've seen his brother Ben Hales playing guitar for Duke Special. I've sadly forgotten the bass player's name, but the drummer David was utterly unique in that he actually played the violin during one song. …