• Album Endings

    Ago 12 2008, 20h12 por Slip-Thievery

    Pearl Jam's Riot Act inspired me to write a first draft about one thing I love in albums: the ending.

    It's not like I want them to end, of course. I listen to albums as if they were movies. Sure, there's the odd single that catches my ear once in a while; but it's the great albums that stay in my memory -- you'll find a few of them displayed on my profile page. And like a movie, no album is right without a proper ending.

    I hope to spare a little time to highlight many other wonderful endings, but here I'll stick to what so spontaneously prompted me to write this note. And that reason was: All or None. It's a gentle, deep, all-encompassing confession accompanied by a subdued guitar that gently but steadily takes you home until the album fades into silence.

    It's one of the few songs I can keep playing until I'm absolutely sick of it. And it brings back the memories of the last years of university, where such music fit so well with the late night projects.

  • Name the titles!

    Mai 16 2007, 8h25 por sofiasniper

    I saw this quiz on nesscoffee's page.

    Rules:
    Put iTunes (or preferred music player) on random - do NOT skip when the embarrassing song pops up.
    Write down the first line or so down and the artist.
    Sort artists in abc order.
    Post and see if others can guess them (resist urge to delete embarrassing songs)

    Players:
    Googling the lyrics is cheating - you should be ashamed of yourself for even thinking of that.

    Artists may be used more than once.
    Post the song title as well as the artist in a reply.
    Have fun.

    Artists:
    Christian Walz
    Eric Clapton
    Finch
    Happy Mondays
    Kings of Leon
    Le Sport
    PJ Harvey
    Saturday Looks Good To Me
    Sleeper
    The Killers
    The Soundtrack of Our Lives
    The Used
    Thermostatic

    Songs:
    Sunday Morning Breakup – Christian Walz
    Lonely Stranger – Eric Clapton
    Ink – Finch
    Stinkin’ Thinkin’ – Happy Mondays
    Theme from Netto – Happy Mondays
    McFearless – Kings of Leon
    Shaking a Lot – Le Sport
    Hook – PJ Harvey