What are you listening to? (Part 3)


#261

[quote=“sandman”]Finally got around to Youtubing a wee girl I met when I was back in the UK, the daughter of one of my sister’s friends. Fuck me! She’s brilliant! (and somewhat sexy) Amy MacDonald. Do yourselves a favour and click the link.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKHZ2EbWB_s[/quote]

Were you speaking figuratively, or literally? And about the singer or people posting here?

I was at first rolling my eyes and thinking “Here’s another no-talent that won’t go anywhere”, but I have to admit her voice is immediately distinct. MacDonald’s voice is reminiscent of Linda Thompson’s, though not an imitation.

youtube.com/watch?v=g0agAJr_UO4

One would hope she doesn’t get ruined by record companies and producers trying to “mould” her. (“Mold her” is more like it. Most A&R types ruin bands.)

Here’s a young singer I’d like to hear solo if she ever tried, Aura O’Neill. I’ve been a fan of the Silencers since their first album and enjoyed their work as Fingerprintz from the early 1980s (they were an anti-new wave band). Jimme O’Neill’s daughter (he is the lead singer in the video linked below) has an amazing voice.

youtube.com/watch?v=MagG8J–BBI


#262

Reinventing the Waterboys today. This is the Sea, A Pagan Place, Fisherman’s Blues. Great.


#263

Fisherman’s Blues is perhaps one of my favourite songs of all time. No, it IS. Utterly wonderful band.

[quote]i wish i was the brakeman
on a hurtlin fevered train
crashin head long into the heartland
like a cannon in the rain
with the feelin of the sleepers
and the burnin of the coal
countin the towns flashin by
and a night that’s full of soul
with light in my head
with you in my arms…[/quote]
It just… Damn!


#264

stereolab!


#265

Having a late-night session with Mr Jimmy Cliff. A reggae pioneer.


#266

Peace, Love, & BBQ - Marcia Ball

It’s spring in North America, after all.

[i]Hear your momma calling you
You can’t run and hide
Get that truck a-loaded now
It’s watermelon time
Go out on the highway
Put you up a sign
Cut that big one open
It’s red to the rind

Sweet as candy
Sugar on the vine
Fine and dandy
It’s watermelon time[/i]
–Watermelon Time


#267

[quote=“flike”]Politicians in My Eyes, music from 1974 but released commercially this year.

American punk.
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That’s definitely great stuff. If you like that you might dig these Italians, I’ve been listening to their Royal Peacocks album a lot since a promo copy was sent to me last month.

myspace.com/supersexyboy1986


#268

My favourite song so far off of GNR’s Chinese Democracy:

youtube.com/watch?v=uwTkAp-X … re=related


#269

John Frusciante - Your Pussy’s Glued to a Building on Fire.


#270

[quote=“sandman”]Fisherman’s Blues is perhaps one of my favourite songs of all time. No, it IS. Utterly wonderful band.

[quote]i wish i was the brakeman
on a hurtlin fevered train
crashin head long into the heartland
like a cannon in the rain
with the feelin of the sleepers
and the burnin of the coal
countin the towns flashin by
and a night that’s full of soul
with light in my head
with you in my arms…[/quote]
It just… Damn![/quote]

It is damn near perfect. I was thinking about this, the other day while iPodding to work. Some songs are just perfect and have a certain symmetry. They seem completely effortless and artless until you realise that there is not a word or note out of place or redundant. I’m collecting these songs to assemble a playlist which will dissolve all human thought.

Fisherman’s Blues, Amsterdam and It’s All Over Now Baby Blue are as far as I’ve got. Maybe Tango 'Til They’re Sore?


#271

Chet Baker - Prince of Cool. His trumpet playing outshines his vocals. But both are beautifully done. The players include a lot of familiar jazz names like Art Pepper, Stan Getz, Gerry Mulligan, Russ Freeman and Bobby Timmons. Great cool jazz for a hot day.


#272

Listening to Miles Davis’ Bitches Brew. Soooo cool!


#273

Well turn it down. I’m trying to nap.


#274

Keep off the grass, Mr Dr. Got Bunny Wailer Sings the Wailers on now. Don’t hear you complaining about noise anymore. :smiley:


#275

Stevie Ray Vaugh - Cold shot
Jimmi Hendrix - voodoo child

Eric clapton - white room & Crossroads

AC/DC - War machine


#276

Husker Du marathon …from New Day Rising onwards.


#277

Great stuff! New Day Rising, Zen Arcade, Flip Your Wig, Candy Apple Grey, Warehouse Songs and Stories. Classics. Who said that a gay band has to sound like The Pet Shop Boys?


#278

The Jam - In The City
- This is the Modern World
- Sound Affects


#279

Leonard Cohen Live in London
Young Marble Giants - Collossal Youth


#280

Jonah Smith