• My current favorite playlist

    5 Dec 2008, 14:55 by millyging

    Over the summer I made a playlist, and unlike most of my playlists that I have found can only be played around the time that I make them, I have found that this one has translated quite well into many other situations since making this.

    I made this one day when I was at the beach - my favorite beach, in fact, one that I spend a good deal of my summer at. It was one of those days where it was overcast, cool, and overall not much of a beach day. The beach was pretty empty, and so I walked up and down the beach, listening to music. And I started putting together a playlist of songs that just fit at the time. It's hard to describe exactly what kinds of songs they are, but I think that if you know the songs, or listen to them a few times, you might begin to understand what I mean.

    Within You - Ray LaMontagne
    Begin - Ben Lee
    Times Like These (Live) - Foo Fighters
    Blonde on Blonde - Nada Surf
    Where Is My Mind? - Pixies
    Be Here Now - Ray LaMontagne
    Hold Me Down - Remy Zero
    Bittersweet Symphony - The Verve
  • T.Rextacy

    27 Nov 2005, 20:59 by fakehand

    I love this man, I really do. And if someone were to ask me why I love his music the way that I do, I wouldn't be able to answer. Technically speaking, what he does is pretty much straight up rock n'roll. Bowie was all about theatrics and orchestral epics. Iggy was raw and ravenous, hardly ever "pretty". Bolan.... When I listen, I see Marc leading a slew of people in and out of cosmopolitan streets with a flag or torch of some sort (wearing his Slider hat, of course). Band members behind him, marching and playing and high as kites. Civilians follow with the hand-claps that are always so outstanding an element in his songs.

    I recently purchased The Slider import, containing a bonus disc of working versions of the album tracks. That Bolan spark has been ignited once again, so expect to see T.Rex at the top of my weekly artists when updated.

    Baby Strange
    Chariot Choogle

    I musn't neglect the entire week, though. There was a time when it wasn't all about the T.Rextacy.