Mar 4 2006, 6:44 di vermicelli
Feb 21 2006, 20:18 di watchinginkdryThere were two openers for this show. First up was Brit David Saw, who did good. Not very memorable, maybe, but pretty good at holding attention. The second opener--Chad Perrone--was actively boring; I swear I saw everyone in my section check their watch in the last fifteen minutes of his set.
Ben Taylor gets mad props, though. His voice sounds weirdly like his dad's, especially in its higher ranges (James Taylor, of course)--I'm sure he's tired of hearing that, but it's true; and he uses it well, with short a cappella interludes in most songs. He's got a good stage presence, and his songwriting seems pretty strong, with a nice jazzy, funky, comfortable feel to it. Refreshing to hear live music (in the Paradise, no less!) that is real sure it's not emo. He, er, I think he did a Mos Def cover too--The Boogie Man Song; it was a fantastic fit for his voice, and I only wish I could get a recording of it.
He mentioned in the middle that his mom was at the show…
Feb 15 2006, 23:24 di rockmenowI'm in a new music slump currently.
I hate not being able to find anything that I like as much as some of my staple artists. I find myself listening to nothing but my classic favorites: Ben Folds Cake Ben Folds Five James Taylor Belle and Sebastian
I am overdoing it though, I need to fall in love with some new artists so I don't wear out my favorites.
I'm looking for something upbeat, but not too upbeat.
Catchy, but not too catchy.
I guess I'm just being picky?
I've started listening to a little bit of Ben Taylor and Tegan and Sara. Yeah, they're polar opposites, but both have some of the qualities that I'm looking for. I just need music to walk to class to that won't make me depressed on my way there.
If anyone has any suggestions, let me know! I'm open to try anything. Especially if you know of any artists that are comparable to those I've named. :)
Feb 10 2006, 21:23 di MayorOfTheWorld
Gen 30 2006, 0:40 di geekgirlxc07someone had this and it was cool
0-9: 30 Seconds to Mars
A: Air (Just watched the Virgin Suicides)
B: The Brunettes
C: Cake or maybe Cat Stevens
D: The Decemberists
E: Elliott Smith
F: Fiction Plane
J: James Blunt, James Taylor, or Jamie Cullum
K: The Kinks
L: Lazlo Bane but Lungfish is good too.
M: Matt Nathanson
N: Neil Young
O: Oar or OZMA
Q: Everyone goes with Queen
R: Rilo Kiley
S: The Shins and Spoon are tied.
U: The Unicorns
V: The Velvet Underground
W: Weezer and Wilco
X: Not cool enough for an X
Z: Not cool enough for a Z either
Gen 9 2006, 5:21 di fridgeyIt's rather depressing to actually be doing this.....
# - 4 AM by Our Lady Peace, this was one of my favorite songs back in high school. I suppose it's mostly holding on through sentimental value, since I've long since moved past the grunge/modern rock stage of my life. Still, a nice ballad with sad, affecting lyrics.
Honorable: Mindless Self Indulgence - 2 Hookers And An Eightball, Rush - 2112 Overture/The Temples of Syrinx, Nena - 99 Luftballoons.
A - Angeles by Elliott Smith, perhaps my favorite song by perhaps my favorite artist. Beautiful backing track, beautiful singing, affecting lyrics, this song has everything I look for. (I'm realizing this game is going to waste more time than I meant it to.. hunting through 1000 songs beginning with 'A' took awhile :/)
Honorable: Elvis Costello - Alison, Dream Theater - Another Day, K-Ci & JoJo - All My Life, Sugarhill Gang - Apache.
B - Billie Jean by Michael Jackson, Thriller was loaded down with great songs, but this is the one that got everything right. …
Gen 9 2006, 0:00 di ChadFromCanadaA is for America, followed closely by Alex Keack and Alice in Chains
B is for Bob Dylan, followed closely by The Beatles and Bob Marley.
C is for Cesaria Evora.
D is for The Doors, followed by Dream Theater, David Gilmour, and Def Leppard (I love Pyromania).
E is for The Eagles, followed by Emerson, Lake and Palmer and Eric Clapton.
F is for Fleetwood Mac, followed by Frank Cotolo.
G is for Gentle Giant and Genesis.
H is for The Headstones.
I is for, hmm, Iron Maiden I guess.
J is for Jethro Tull, James Taylor and Jefferson Airplane, honorable mentions to John Lennon, Joni Mitchell, Johnny Cash, Jimi Hendrix Experience and John Coltrane.
K is for King Crimson, followed by Kayo Dot and
L is for Liz Phair and Led Zeppelin, honorable mentions for
Live and Lou Reed.
M is for Miles Davis, Matthew Good, Matthew Good Band, Moody Blues and Michael Jackson (Thriller is perfect).
N is for Nick Drake, Nat King Cole, and Neil Young.
O is for Oscar Lopez.
Gen 7 2006, 5:30 di zfarrow
Nov 29 2005, 2:01 di sillytothejoeAhh....the second love mix. This one's a little more eclectic, and a little more funky. Where the first mix came out of an almost relationship with a girl, and songs that I related to that...this one's much more random. Except for a few songs (Over-Rated, Green Eyes, and With Love From Me To You in particular), this mix doesn't have as much to do with my real life.
The Way You Look Tonight - Frank Sinatra
Better Together - Jack Johnson
Crazyboutya - Dave Barnes
Over-Rated - Gavin DeGraw
Always On My Mind - Phantom Planet
That Girl Has Love - Rooney
My Girl's Ex-Boyfriend - Relient K
Promise - Matchbook Romance
Love Is Different - Caedmon's Call
Green Eyes - Coldplay
Make You Mine - Donavon Frankenreiter
She Will Be Loved - Maroon 5
Even the Streets - Matt Wertz
With Love From Me To You - Watashi Wa
If It Were Up To Me - Rooney
Something In The Way She Moves - James Taylor
Nothing Fancy - Dave Barnes
A Song For You - Donny Hathaway
Ott 30 2005, 4:43 di ChibiRHMWow, you guys. I have to start out by saying how amazed I was at the positive response I got for my last post. I'm used to making posts like that on LJ, where I don't get much of a response. I wish I could respond to all of your comments and the wonderful things you all said, but unfortunately, I don't think I can. So if you know how to respond to comments, please, please clue me in.
...I think we should start a drinking game for how many times I used some form of the word "respond" in that last paragraph. But yes. Moving on to the music, which is why you lovely little minions are here, is it not?
Breathe (2 AM) by Anna Nalick
I'm not going to lie to you guys, I thoroughly, thoroughly hated this song when it came out. I'm unsure why, because I certainly had no rhyme or reason. I just HATED it. And then, after I went two months or so not thinking about it, I downloaded it on a whim. And now I love it. So, huh, goes to show you... …