I did not know anything about Credence Clearwater Revival (or “CCR” as they are affectionately known) until I took a road trip a few years ago with my sister. We had, as the only CDs that were acceptable to all members of the van (my sister, her husband, myself, and their 4 children), two CCR … [Read more…]
Let there be no mistake: I ♥ Phil Collins. I sat through the whole of Tarzan for him. And Genesis’ Land of Confusion is a classic among classics. Disturbed’s version, however, manages to meet the challenge of Collins’ historic talent while at the same time making it their own. While the Gensis version is suitable … [Read more…]
I hope none of you find this inundation of Amanda redundant. But not only are the lyrics perfection, but they are. Written. By. Neil. Gaiman. I Google you late at night when I don’t know what to do I find photos you’ve forgotten you were in put up by your friends I Google you when … [Read more…]
This is one of my absolute favorite songs of all time. To preserve its sacredness, I have it marked as “Holiday”, so it doesn’t go into the daily mix (of more than 10k songs, not sure what I’m worried about). But I could listen to this over and over and over. On one level, it … [Read more…]
I have a playlist called “Holiday” that contains 379 songs, including a startling number of “O(h) Holy Night”s. One of the things I miss the most about Christmas with my family (probably the only thing, really), is singing. I remember harmonies and piano accompaniment and Spike Jones. Now, I play holiday songs in my car … [Read more…]
For some reason, songs about madness are all the rage in my head lately, and this release from Who Killed Amanda Palmer? is no exception: And because I’m a nice guy (or because the Internet makes it so easy), here are the lyrics: My friend has problems with winter and autumn. They give him prescriptions … [Read more…]
You may remember dan le sac Vs scroobius pip from an earlier Music Monday–Thou Shalt Always Kill. They’re back with another riff on the biblical: Thanks, Joe, for the link!
Tori Amos is a perennial fave. Bonus points for her friendship and collaboration with Neil Gaiman.
Because every day is Japanese pride day for me, I wanted to share two of my favorite pretentious indie rock bands with Japanese lead singers: Band: Enon Lead Singer: Yasuda Toko Song: Mikazuki Band: Blonde Redhead Lead Singer: Makino Kazu Song: Misery is Butterfly
Gah! It’s already nearly 1600 and we don’t have a Music Monday! I’m sorry, dear readers, clearly I’m distracted :-p (I usually prepare them weeks in advance). I just discovered this, but it’s in no way new. I keep a list of “Songs To Get” (Apple Mail’s Notes? le awesome), including “Sisters are Doin’ it … [Read more…]
This is from years ago but truly, absolutely worth it: Lyrics (and, if you follow that link, here’s the final frame)
That’s Amanda Palmer of the Dresden Dolls. She’s dedicated this disturbing (and I think semi-autobiographical) video to Sarah Palin.