Thursday, November 17, 2005
On the road ...and what's your song?
Photo has no particular relevance...just love these guys (from the March of the Penguins)
I've been travelling just about every week - that damn 'earning a living' thing... Haven't posted a lot, but have bloggie thoughts.
First, I appreciate Tina, Madcap, Julian Blue, Pica, Dr. Mike, Anna and all the rest who visit and leave messages. I feel like I have interesting friends out there.
Here's a question for you: What is one piece of music that you really like these days and why? (Leave a link if you have it.)
My favourite these days is REBELLION by Arcade Fire (a Montreal band that I've posted on). They're just so full of energy and while their lyrics are pretty earnest, they feel very upbeat and positive (like most of you). Here's a Rolling Stone link to 3 videos(including REBELLION). Meant to be played loudly.
Sorry about the ad the site plays first...
I've been into Peter Mayerlately. (Not Jimmy Buffet's old guitarist - the other one).
My two favorite songs by him are Blue Boat Home and Holy Now. Hopefully the links work. He's allowed free full length MP3 downloads of both songs at Paste Music. I love almost all of his stuff. It just fits quite well with where I'm at spiritually right now. (Holy Now is basically about how the bread and the wine in church used to be holy, but everything is holy now, etc. Blue Boat Home - the wide universe is the ocean I travel and the earth is my Blue Boat Home.)
And I also enjoy Morissey - especially "Sing Your Life" which is one of his more upbeat and happy songs. I'm extremely eclectic. What can I say??
Thanks for the question Gary. Can't wait to hear other suggestions.
There are 6 artists that I have been listening to repeatedly:
1) Scissor Sisters' Remixed
2) Audioslave's Out of Exile plus their DVD Live in Cuba
3)Sheryl Crow's Wildflower
4)Eminem's new track "When I'm Gone" from his unreleased Curtain Call
5)Green Day's American Idiot plus their live DVD Bullet in a Bible
6)Madonna's Confessions on a Dancefloor (IT is GREAT!! It is like a amazing mix tape... I am so impressed with this CD, and I just got it on Tuesday).
Hopefully that works this time.
BTW - Liked Arcade Fire. Thanks for the list.
We like Asian Groove, Latin Groove, and Arabic Groove.
Other than that, it's the Garden State soundtrack. Over. And over. And over.
I'll get to Rachel Byrnes when I break for coffee and to walk our ancient dog.
I think it's my teens who have steered me also to ska, punk, reggae, world music etc. (I took a pass on hip hop.)
I had a great time reading and testing the tips in the comments. I ende up downloading the songs of Rachel. Loved them!
I've been working on a music blog lately, posting some of my favorite songs from favorite bands. My absolute favorite bands lately is Madrugada. Never heard of them? They're a Norwegian band that deserves more attention. I've posted one of their songs on my music blog. The link: http://nerdine.castpost.com/
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