Look for the girl in the faded blue Dodgers hat and she's gone...

Friday, November 19, 2010

And When I Awoke, I Was Alone, This Bird Had Flown

Day 02-Your Favorite Beatles Song

That's a tough one, because they all are so great. Normally I would say "Let It Be", but I think instead I'll go with my VERY close second favorite "Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)". I love this song because it's one of the very first Beatles songs I remember hearing as a kid when I got my very first stereo. I've always just loved the far off, mysterious and mystic sound of the guitars on this track coupled with the sitar. Its always enchanted me for as long as I can remember, there's just something so far out and mystic that I love.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

30 Days A Week

So as I was perusing through tumblr this afternoon, I came across a 30 day beatle meme which I've decided to give a try.

Day 01- Your Favorite Beatle

I would have to say George Harrison simply beca
use there is something about him that I relate to. I think that it's really hard to pick just one anyway because they all wrote songs that will impact you at different times in your life depending on what your going through. I've just always been attracted to George's singing voice primarily, because much like Bob Dylan's voice it changed as he progressed. When he first started off he had a heavy accent but gradually it became less and less. I've also always loved his guitar playing style, it was just so cool and effortless but also essential to what the Beatles did throughout their career. His lyrics have all been important and meaningful to me at one time or another and they are all my favorites at one time or another. The last thing is that he always seemed to me to be the one that got ignored. I always thought that George got no attention and that everyone loved John and Paul. It made me feel cool and aloof to say that my favorite was the one that got the least attention. So, not very good reasons, I can't really explain why George is my favorite-there was just something about him that I will just always identify with.

Got To Get You Into My Life!

Life has meaning again! My favorite band and my favorite brand have now combined! The Beatles are now on itunes!! After spending all of yesterday wondering what apple's big announcement was going to be, it ended up being the greatest thing since itunes itself! Though I already own 90% of the music that is now available to everyone, I can finally get my hands on the one album my dad failed to own:

Rubber Soul, arguably the album that changed everything. It pissed me off for the longest time that my dad owned every other Beatles album but possibly the best one, but now I can enjoy it in it's glory! So to everyone who has yet to download and discover: go forth and enjoy.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Roy Orbison Singing for the Lonely, Hey That's Me and I Want You Only

Title is from "Thunder Road" by Bruce Springsteen. I've been trying to get up the urge to listen to "Born to Run" all the way through, but anything that comes after this just pales in comparison.

Friday, September 24, 2010

The Rain Came in From the Wild Blue Yonder, I Thought You and Me Might Wander

Title is from "Coma Girl" by Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros. Your life is seriously not complete until you've listened to that song, it's just perfect. The entire album of "Streetcore" is perfect and it's one of the only albums I've listened to in its entirety recently, except for the fact I'm in the midst of listening to Pet Sounds in it's entirety. I'll always love anything that Brian Wilson does, so it doesn't matter anyway.

Monday, September 20, 2010

I Came Here With A Load, And It Feels So Much Lighter Now I've Met You

So like I said, I've been switching my itunes library to a new computer, so I've had a chance to rediscover some of the music that I have but haven't payed attention to, and it's also showed me that I need some more new music. Anyway, I said before that I've been playing Chronicles Vol. 1 non-stop but here's some of the other stuff I've found:

This is an album that I've only really gone surface deep with. I knew all the classics on it such as "Eight Day's a Week" and "I'll Follow the Sun" but I've recently discovered one of my new favorites: "I'm A Loser". It's moody and dark, and John Lennon's lyrics sound like self-loathing poetry. I'm loving other tracks too, like "Rock and Roll Music" and "I Don't Want to Spoil the Party".

I've also discovered "Little Drop of Poison" by Tom Waits. I didn't like this track at first because I couldn't get past his voice, but I've grown to appreciate it more as time has gone on. This track is just so over the top and dramatic, it sounds like it belongs in an old movie.

For a while I couldn't stand "Heart of Glass" because I thought it was just too overplayed and too disco for my tastes. Actually, I've found that it's a great pop song and Debbie Harry's vocals are really great on this track.

Those are just a few of my rediscoveries, I've also decided to listen to some of Rolling Stone's greatest albums ever, starting at number one with "Sgt. Pepper"

It Ain't Me, I Ain't No Fortunate One

I've been on a real Creedence Clearwater Revival kick lately after listening to my dad's old copy of Chronicles Vol. 1. I go through phases with their music, sometimes I think I'm going to kill someone if I hear "Proud Mary" one more time, sometimes I'll say that "Bad Moon Rising" is the greatest song ever. CCR has always been one of my dad's favorite bands, coming in only after the Beatles and the Beach Boys probably, so my first exposure to their music came through him. I've heard "Hey Tonight" ever since I can remember, even before I ever heard "Proud Mary" or some of their other well known hits. Their music just sparks an instant sort of happiness in me, anytime I hear "Down on the Corner" or "Around the Bend" I can't help but smile. I love "Bad Moon Rising", but call me crazy, every time I listen to it something bad happens to me! Needless to say, that one doesn't get as much rotation as I'd like it to. Their music just doesn't seem to sound dated at all, any time you put on "Willy and the Poor Boys" it sounds just as good as it did when it was made.