I actually wanted to post “Pacific Coast Highway” by The Beach Boys, but it wasn’t on YouTube. Still, this seemed appropriate.
All posts tagged music wednesdays
Posted by Nester on January 9, 2013
Though probably best known for “Everybody Wants to Rule the World”, I’ve always been more partial to this, the single released just after the aforementioned song.
This is my foooooour leaf clover.
Posted by Jason X on January 8, 2013
What little I’ve listened to of Ellegarden has really impressed me. This is another standout track from “Eleven Fire Crackers”. If you want to know one of the key bands that is defining the character of Shi in my webcomic and elsewhere, look no further. I really do like the band, and would love to actually own their CD’s someday.
Posted by WildcatJF on January 2, 2013
I was just telling my wonderful husband that my grandparents listened to Joan Baez when my mother was little, and she hated it. Then when she grew up and had kids, she made them (me and my sister) listen to Joan Baez and they hated it. Now I listen to Joan Baez and I don’t hate it. :p This is one of my favorite songs from the 1966 album “Noel.” I hope you like it, and have a great Christmas!!!
Posted by grace on December 19, 2012
Let’s start off with another Muppet Christmas Carol tune, “It Feels Like Christmas”. A great movie with some of the best original Christmas music ever. Seriously.
And then, dance off your blues with Big Bad Voodoo Daddy’s rendition of Mr. Heatmiser/Snowmiser.
Posted by WildcatJF on December 19, 2012
Being a member of Generation X, I ended up being heavy into alternative, grunge and classic rock as a teenager. Before that time, though, my musical preferences were based more upon what my family listened to than anything I had actually sought out on my own.
This is where Hall & Oates come in. My mother had a rather extensive collection of music on 8 track tapes when I was a kid. I grew up listening to the likes of Journey, ZZ Top and The Cars. Hall & Oates were also prominently featured. Some of my earliest memories are of reading Richard Scarry books in the kitchen while “Rich Girl” played on the stereo.
What I’m trying to say is that Hall & Oates fucking rock, and I’ll go to war with anyone who says otherwise. “Say money, money won’t get you too far. Get you too far.”
Posted by Jason X on December 12, 2012
I’ve been feeling this way lately. :p Man, the last month has been hell.
Anyway! I love The Matches, this song seems appropriate for my mood, and it’s damn good regardless. It’s not your chipper holiday choral, that’s for sure. I think I’ll let the song speak for itself today, as it embodies what I am feeling AND I’ve actually done a splendid job gushing about the band before. May this month improve! This was a one-shot from the A Santa Cause – It’s A Punk Rock Christmas album.
Posted by WildcatJF on December 12, 2012
As temperatures start to drop, thoughts naturally drift towards warmer environs. I’ve always been fond of The Starting Line’s first single off of “Direction”, even if I might not agree with the look lead singer Kenny Vasoli seems to be sporting here. He looks more like a dirty hipster than the babyfaced pop punk frontman of previous years.
At any rate, the song is pretty fun. Hope these guys can make a comeback at some point.
Posted by Jason X on December 5, 2012
I discovered The Pillows through FLCL, like I imagine most Americans (and potentially Japanese) did. Their songs were such a splendid match for the show that I wanted to know more. So I bought Penalty Life, I’ve found some other songs, and I wish I had the money to import the rest of their music. They really have become one of my favorite bands, despite my absolute lack of understanding of what they say in half of their material due to language barriers. :p This is a slower song, but it’s truly wonderful and thought-provoking. The Pillows can capture emotion so well with their music, and melancholy is the name of the day with this particular track. Check out the rest of their stuff if you can; it’s worth the investment. From Happy Bivouac.
Posted by WildcatJF on December 5, 2012
The last few times I’ve covered Regina Spektor have been her early, early stuff, because I like it a lot more than most of her more current material. Begin to Hope was way too poppy for my liking, and Far was a decent compromise between her old and new song styles, but still had a bit too much of a commercial edge that kept me from delighting in it as much as Soviet Kitsch, Songs or 11:11. Her latest album, What We Saw from the Cheap Seats, is by far a more successful melding of old and new Regina. That may be because the majority of the songs were written earlier in her career, or it may be that she decided to do this CD with a more playful, independent mindset; whatever the case, it worked. “All the Rowboats” is a great example of the album’s focus. It’s one of the darker songs on the disc, but her drum kit mimicking and cynical lyrics remind me heavily of her old music, and that’s definitely a good thing in my book. I need to listen to it some more, but I think it’s the best overall CD she’s done in years.
Posted by WildcatJF on November 28, 2012