• Merry Christmas !!

    16 Dec 2005, 11:06 by vinchy

    Vive noel et vive la musique !
    Pour marquer cette période si magique rien de tel que
    d'écouter Yule Shoot Your Eye Out, Ex Miss, ou encore Mr.Sandman.
    Ou alors l'excellentissime Franck Sinatra, seulement la nuit quand le sapin et les lumières sont allumées sinon la magie ne s'opère pas ^^... Enfin bref écoutez toutes les chansons où vous pourrez trouver le bruit des cloches et clochettes de noel.
  • TSBH

    14 Dec 2005, 05:01 by magicbullet

    Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground, The White Stripes
    Endlessly, Muse
    Sleep, The Dandy Warhols
    Personal Jesus, both by Marilyn Manson and Depeche Mode
    Randy Described Eternity, Built to Spill
    Change, Deftones
    You Never Know, Goldfrapp
    Stress, Jim's Big Ego
    French Foreign Legion, Frank Sinatra

    This is the shit I be digging right now.

    That Shit Be Hot
  • New Mixtape: Name Droppers

    8 Dec 2005, 20:26 by nooshie

    I should have got out of bed and got ready for work half an hour ago, but just before I do, I'm issuing a challenge.

    One of my favourite ongoing mixtape plans is "songs that mention other bands or artists". I have a list of about 45 songs that do this, but I want other people's ideas first (plus, I don't want to be late to work)


    So, it turns out if you don't link journal entries to artists (and you post it at a time that is inconvenient for the US and the UK) then you don't get many people reading it except people you actually know. Who you could have emailed for mix tape advice (and have done, several times in the past).

    So, here are Misstriggercut's and Xenex's selections, and my own list:

    Weezer -In the Garage (mentions Kiss)

    Custard - If Yr Famous and You Know It Sack Yr Band (I can't think of who that song mentions, and I can't find the CD at the moment. So I don't know if it is the song you're thinking of)

  • Some Velvet Morning... Starring Kate Moss as Phaedra?

    8 Dec 2005, 00:28 by ellocina

    Before I go on, I'd just like to mention when I first heard Some Velvet Morning. It was on an NYC talk radio station. The host played the song between spots. I forget why. The show was not memorable, but the song really spoke to me for some reason. I didn't know the name of the song or the artist until I bought Softcore Jukebox. I like the work of Nancy Sinatra. I consider These Boots Are Made for Walking to be a break-up liberation anthem. So I was really happy to find out that this Nancy Sinatra song

    Prompted by talk of this song (a comment on my last blog about Witching Hour), I've been doing some research and found this 2003 article from the Telegraph online, listing the top 50 duets of all time. It rates "Some Velvet Morning" at number 1. I'd have to agree with that. The article fails to mention the Ladytron cover. Here's the article:

    1 Lee Hazlewood and Nancy Sinatra

    Some Velvet Morning, 1968

    Most pop music is quickly forgotten. …
  • Tony Hawk's American Wasteland

    5 Dec 2005, 10:59 by Serpent_axed

    I am getting this game. I loved to hear Five Horse Johnson, Ween - It's Gonna Be A Long Night, and The Doors - Break on Through, as well as Sonic Reducer on Thug 2.The Eclectic mix was cool like - Ring of Fire, and Frank Sinatra's - That's Life, I can't wait to see what is on this edition.
  • Love Mix Part Deux

    29 Nov 2005, 02:01 by sillytothejoe

    Ahh....the second love mix. This one's a little more eclectic, and a little more funky. Where the first mix came out of an almost relationship with a girl, and songs that I related to that...this one's much more random. Except for a few songs (Over-Rated, Green Eyes, and With Love From Me To You in particular), this mix doesn't have as much to do with my real life.

    The Way You Look Tonight - Frank Sinatra
    Better Together - Jack Johnson
    Crazyboutya - Dave Barnes
    Over-Rated - Gavin DeGraw
    Always On My Mind - Phantom Planet
    That Girl Has Love - Rooney
    My Girl's Ex-Boyfriend - Relient K
    Promise - Matchbook Romance
    Love Is Different - Caedmon's Call
    Green Eyes - Coldplay
    Make You Mine - Donavon Frankenreiter
    She Will Be Loved - Maroon 5
    Even the Streets - Matt Wertz
    With Love From Me To You - Watashi Wa
    If It Were Up To Me - Rooney
    Something In The Way She Moves - James Taylor
    Nothing Fancy - Dave Barnes
    A Song For You - Donny Hathaway
  • About My Favorite Music

    7 Nov 2005, 13:45 by jkohli

    I figured I'd write a little about each CD in my collection.

    Alice in Chains
    Grew up in the 90's with MTV, alternative and grunge rock. Alice In Chains is one of the most important rock bands of the 90's. Their "Unplugged" performance on MTV was phenomenal, and a worthy album to buy. Cantrell has long been one of my guitar-playing influences and Layne lyrically. Really too bad Layne couldn't save himself from himself.

    A Perfect Circle
    Maynard from Tool and a buncha other guys. I'm a little bitter Paz (bass) left, she's a cutie! Their "Mer De Noms" album is a beautiful interweaving of rock and melodic stories. Maynard's voice is in top form here. I haven't gotten into their newer stuff, though.

    Is she cute or what? Ok maybe she's old enough to be my mom now, but it doesn't really matter. I generally despise the techno/electronica genres, it gets really boring. But Bjork has managed to keep my interest for long enough. Eccentric yet sincere. Great combination.
  • Does Buying "Traditional Pop" Mean I'm Getting Old?

    5 Oct 2005, 23:23 by foetusized

    The Capitol Years (disc 1)
    The Capitol Years (disc 3)
    Judy Garland - The London Sessions
    Dino: The Essential Dean Martin

    I recently purchased some Frank Sinatra and Judy Garland CDs from the local used music store. I got a Dean Martin CD last month, and have also been thinking that I need more Nat King Cole CDs too.

    Not too long ago, I would never have considered buying music by these artists. My CD collection was strongly skewed toward CDs recorded since (and influenced by) the Punk/Post-Punk days of the late 1970s and early 1980s. I always thought that old music was for old people. However, while I still don't care much for "classic rock" of the 1960s and 70s, my love of Jazz has brought me around to pre-rock-and-roll popular music, or "traditional pop" as it now seems to be called. Evidently my local store didn't get that memo; they still have Judy Garland and Frank Sinatra CDs under a sign that says "Easy Listening…
  • The most indie of indie bands

    22 Sep 2005, 18:46 by lazarus18

    So I know that scores of people have attempted to define what "indie" is. I'm not even going to try. But looking through the tag one thing jumped out at me. Coldplay. Is there any band out there that is more mainstream and nonthreatening than Coldplay? I really like them, don't get me wrong. I also like Frank Sinatra, but I don't consider him cutting edge indie.

    I guess the tough thing is to define what exactly is indie about that label. Is the status of who has signted the band? Is it thir sound? At any rate I don't think Coldplay qualifies on any front.
  • Pick of the Day: Coffee + Cigarettes Radio

    16 Sep 2005, 11:08 by flaneur

    Four Steps to Fun

    1. Visit the tag page.

    2. Click the 'Start Radio' link in the top right.

    3. Click the 'coffee and cigarettes' radio button to tune in.

    4. Groove! It's jazztastic. And cabaret-licious. You've got some Edith Piaf, some Frank Sinatra, Nina, Miles, Arlene, Astaire, Parker, and lots more...

    (Optional step five: go and thank Mischa for his keen tagging skillz.)