Jun 19 2012, 2h59 por AliGuz
Mai 18 2011, 15h22 por rwittehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQ5vhYtu71s
Like most people, I have guilty pleasures. One of mine is an awful one hit wonder, Sandi Thom - I Wish I Was a Punk Rocker (With Flowers in My Hair). She is pictured below on the record sleeve, desperately failing to look sexy. It is a twee little ditty, albeit catchy, and the lyrics appear to make no sense: who was having hits perfectly in tune with the mood of both?
Surprisingly there is such a person, his name is Neil Young. My favourite album of his is Harvest from 1972, but when I looked at my Last.fm charts, I find that it is the preceding album that has most plays. This illustrates the difference between a loved album, and an album where I love every track.
Harvest was written after a nearly two years recuperating from a back injury. He had plenty of time to plan it. Yet during the recording, he wasn't fully recovered, so he was in some discomfort. …
Nov 13 2009, 14h22 por LlorenzaNeil Young – After the Gold Rush
Of course it helps to appreciate an album when you know almost all numbers by heart… I have an infinite admiration for Neil Young, as many others have, and that admiration is based on a lot of songs present on After The Gold Rush. It is easy enough to mark Neil Young as a guitar wonder, but this album proves that even without extended sublime guitar solos Neil Young can make the most fragile and precious music. With his characteristic high voice he creates some very vunerable songs (After the Gold Rush, Only Love Can Break Your Heart, Birds), but of course there are exceptions: Southern Man is the real guitar song on this album, and one of Young’s finest.
This album is classic from beginning to end, obvious, timeless, natural, and really just perfect…. Except maybe for the cover Oh Lonesome Me, which reminds me just a bit too often of the more beautiful version on M. Ward’s Hold Time, sung together with Lucinda Williams. …
Jun 21 2008, 5h23 por margybeeI've had the good fortune to acquire even more music lately! Here are some highlights:
Leonard Cohen's The Essential Leonard Cohen
Van Morrison's Astral Weeks
U2's The Joshua Tree
Coldplay's Viva La Vida
Grateful Dead's Workingman's Dead
The Flaming Lips's Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
The Kinks' Kink Kronikles
Led Zeppelin's Led Zeppelin III
The Replacements's Let It Be
Simon & Garfunkel's Bridge Over Troubled Water
Pretty awesome list, if I do say so.
Leonard Cohen made some truly great nighttime music.
In other news, I've been listening to Neil Young's album After the Gold Rush quite a bit lately. It really grows on you -- at first, parts seem kind of flimsy, kind of dated. His voice is different and takes a bit of getting used to, and his singing definitely isn't perfect. But I think that's part of what's so great about the album -- it's not perfect, it's altogether *human*. Anyone can relate. Anyone can admire his songwriting and appreciate his wordplay. …
Mar 2 2008, 11h25 por Thelonious9Tue 26 Feb – Sarabeth Tucek, Kelley Stoltz
First off, Kelley Stoltz was not on the bill and may never have been - not sure how he got listed in the first place. Likewise 100 Mile House were meant to play but got bumped to a gig the following week.
No matter, since we got three good supports (two of which I caught and the third, Pauline Taylor, is the starting point for my next journal entry).
Pete du Pon is a handsome guy with a light touch and a good voice. Laid back but charming rather than bland. Jonna Lee is from Sweden but has lived in London long enough to pick up a quirky style of speaking and singing like a kind of breathy Harriet Wheeler (The Sundays). Confessional and compelling. Both sets whizzed by and were well received.
Sarabeth Tucek brought her band, which was welcome but stretched the Water Rats’ PA system to near breaking point. She played pretty much the whole first album and really delivered. At different points she reminded me of Mazzy Star, Throwing Muses and Madder Rose…
Nov 29 2006, 15h55 por SbikhPähkinöitä. Pari nokkelaa, muutama ilmeinen ja liian monta sellaista, joita en tunnistaisi itsekään. Skipatut: kymmenkunta instrumentaalia sekä yninää à la Sigur Rós.
Käyttämättä: Dark Tranquillity, J.J. Cale, Billie Holiday, Ween, New Order, Sam coocke, Talk Talk
Step 1: Put your iTunes or equivalent on random.
Step 2: Post the first line from the first 20 songs that play, not matter how embarassing.
Step 3: Bold out the songs when someone guesses correctly.
Step 4: Looking them up on Google or any other search engine is CHEATING!
Step 5: PROFIT
Näyte 1: Sweet Jane
Standing on the corner / suitcase in my hand
Näyte 2: Jumala Rakastaa Minua
Jumala rakastaa minua / ja meitä / ei ketään muita tässä maailmassa
Hong Kong, Tokyo and Singapore / New York, Boston and Baltimore
Soothe me baby / soothe me
Maybe when the heat's away you're fine / to put another drink away is out of line
Näyte 6: A Case of You
Jan 31 2006, 12h22 por huddyhippoSo, mcbean and lesalanos replies to my last post get me thinking about songs that I’d like to be serenaded by, or, because my mind shies away from ridiculously romantic things like that, (personally, I’m not keen on overly demonstrative type stuff – sure it’s somewhat adorable when it happens to others, but it’s just not for me) songs I’d like to have ‘dedicated to me’ or have someone give me on a mix CD, not necessarily as a message to me, but just because they knew I loved the song/s.
I spent a couple of days thinking about it, but still all I’ve come up with is the four that popped into my head in the first five minutes of pondering.
I’ll Be Your Friend
…but you just haven't made me yet.
I had a torrid three-week affair (read: stupidly self-indulgent mopey period) with this song during the middle of last year, where I listened to this repeatedly just to make myself feel like crap, during a “woe is me, I’m so dissatisfied with life!” period. …