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18 Apr 2007, 21:49 by khami6crI've been thinking I may need a "summer songs" playlist on the iPod. It's been so horrible and dreary outside lately and with all the sadness about the state/nation/world...
I haven't actually scrolled through my 10,500+ songs to look for ideas, and I'm open to any suggestions (she says to the zero people who read this). Meanwhile, I'm jotting down the three songs that immediately popped to mind, just so I don't forget them (or this idea) while I'm at work today.
Boys of Summer
Flip Flop Summer
Girls Of Summer
It Must Be Summer
Summer in the City
Summer of '69
Summer Side of Life
I shall return to this idea. Uh huh, really. :)
18 Jul 2006, 19:35 by QuiplashHere it is, folks! Last.fm has just adjusted its stats to allow for a display of your 500 top tracks overall (i.e. since you first signed on to Last.fm).
My top 500 songs are listed in descending order of popularity (i.e. by the number of times I listened to each song in over 930,000 track plays), and I’m going to assign a unique track tag to these songs, Quiplash Top 500. Then you can listen to my tag radio station. Once I set it up.
And damn, I gotta go bug Grey Eye Glances to get their songs onto Last.fm. I’m absolutely flabbergasted that GEG isn’t a household name by now. I could listen to Grey Eye Glances all day and never get bored. Hell, I could just listen to “Days to Dust”, “Snow”, and “Angel” all day and never get bored.
Days To Dust
I`ll Hear Your Voice
Prayer of the Children
Where Do I Begin
I Will Survive (Original Acapella)
I Can See Clearly Now
Such Great Heights
Somebody Loves You
12 Jun 2006, 15:50 by Quiplash
21 Mar 2006, 19:09 by KunitsuneMy faith in tribute albums has been restored.
Let's just say that as of late my opinion of them has been dwindling substantially. Anything of the sort picked up lately has been either uninspired or just plain bad. The String Quartet's Tribute to Bob Dylan wasn't anything to write home about. Pickin' on Led Zeppelin was blah. Aside from Blackie and the Rodeo Kings's version of Summer Side of Life and Harry Manx's nod to Bend in the Water, Beautiful: A Tribute to Gordon Lightfoot was a let-down. Alright, k.d. lang's Hymns of the 49th Parallel was fabulous (yes, I said fabulous), but as far as I'm concerned it was an anomaly.
Anyway, after all that shit I was hesitant when I saw Moody Bluegrass. But I mean, I love bluegrass, Tim O'Brien and Alison Krauss are on there, and I reckon I'm as big a Moody Blues fan as anyone, so it had to be done. Out came the wallet and home I went.
With the exception of a couple tracks that didn't survive the transition (It's Up to You and Land of Make Believe come to mind)…
11 Mar 2006, 05:10 by alfvaenBeautiful: A Tribute To Gordon Lightfoot
I'm not Gordon Lightfoot's biggest fan, but he has done a lot of great songs over his career, he's a Canadian legend, and all that, and it's high time that he got his own tribute album. I mean, Bruce Cockburn had one over a decade ago, Neil Young had a double album, and Leonard Cohen has had at least two. The artists on this disc are almost all Canadian, since I'm sure south of the border and overseas Lightfoot isn't nearly as much of a cultural icon, but it's a solid bunch.
While not all of them stand up to the originals, there are quite a few that do. Cowboy Junkies transform the normally upbeat-sounding The Way I Feel into one of their own quintessentially brooding tracks, and it really works. The Tragically Hip do a great job on the race-riot story of Black Day In July. Jesse Winchester, whom I don't know that well, does a creditable version of Sundown, and Blackie & The Rodeo Kings do a bang-up version of Summer Side of Life. …