Monday, December 31, 2007
Anyway the guy sounds a bit like a more contemporary form of Morrissey...he is definitely a crooner...check out the beautiful song "Your arms around me" (Live in Bloomington) below...haha I love how he says "avocado"!!!
Friday, December 28, 2007
Sinead is coming over in March! It's been a while, but I'm pretty sure being in the presence of her performing this song LIVE would be amazing! This is definitely one of THE BEST songs of all time...her delivery- (even in the clip) is like nothing else...not only that voice, but her face is strangely engaging, mesmerising, captivating and makes for compelling viewing...something few singers can manage even in real life!
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
Sunday, December 23, 2007
This would have to be my favourite KEANE song... I think it really resonates due to that bittersweet feeling of growing up... isn't it interesting how often music takes you back to a certain moment in time...I can pinpoint this song to an exact moment in time...a memory.
Friday, December 21, 2007
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
So I feel my love of world music has not been adequately represented on this blog to date so I'm seeking to redress the matter...the biggest problem is that being such a "specific" interest, there are not many youtube videos available...
anyway here is one which I, fellow learning Spanish enthusiasts, and Old Fogeys alike enjoy...these Chilean legends have been making music since 1967!!!
Sunday, December 16, 2007
Probably my favourite Beach Boys song...I'm not sure why but I always think of the tv show THE WONDER YEARS when I heard this song, and of its protagonist Kevin Arnold ie the actor Fred Savage...haha he was my hugest crush growing up!! LOL
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Continuing with classic Australian songs of the 80s, this is one of only two "hits" this band had - the other being Bury me deep in love. This song is dedicated to my beautiful town ;) and also as a prelude to...I'm getting excited...cos I've got tix for the THE TRIFFIDS: a tribute to David McComb gig as part of the Sydney Festival!! I can't wait for January!!!
Wednesday, December 5, 2007
Sunday, December 2, 2007
Monday, November 26, 2007
Sunday, November 25, 2007
So this would have to be one of the most surprising fav albums of the year..."disco bubble gum pop" isn't usually my thing but it's actually a pretty good album!
No favourite song I just picked this one cos hopefully that is how I am hoping my exam tomorrow will go ;) LOL...of course I could have posted that song "Relax(Take it Easy)...but if anything I think I have been waaaay too relaxed in my preparation for this exam :P
Saturday, November 24, 2007
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Sunday, November 11, 2007
Sunday, November 4, 2007
Okay, so I'm a sucker for the animated doll girl more than the music...she's so cute!! Any case...discovering more and more great artists from indie music scene...thanks to a sampler CD from Spunk Records http://www.spunk.com.au...some really good music there to be explored!!!
The animation by the way can be credited to Jonathan nix of http://studionix.com/
Thursday, November 1, 2007
Wow!!...Turns out this huge hit(Ipod Nano Song) on Feist's new album "The Reminder" is written by non other than Melbourne local, Sally Seltmann of New Buffalo(the one with the sweet voice)!!
I saw Sally play earlier this year at The Factory and I don't know if the crowd was really offputting or what but her performance was the most UNCOMFORTABLE I have ever seen...like she just wanted the ground to open up and swallow her...
When I first found out about her (courtesy of JB Hi-Fi mag) and heard her awesome and unique voice I knew she was something special...and promptly went out and bought the 2 albums of hers that were in stock...if she were an extrovert and bothered to really market herself she'd be a lot more well known by now!!
Saturday, October 27, 2007
Thursday, October 25, 2007
One of my fav songs on repeat at the moment....hehe I do believe in some way this song is a dedication to TCM^^...=PP
Although I don't find this clip particularly compelling (as opposed to ones of a live performance) I really love this album version on 'Ray of Light' (collaboration with William Orbit)...this guy is a legend...if I was a musician I would have to work with him...
In any case, out of all female musicians I admire, Madonna would have to be my No1 since childhood...it's amazing how she has been able to adapt and evolve over the years and last the distance...not only is she an awesome singer and performer(seeing her live is still on my "must do list"), but she is also this amazingly smart and sassy business woman & entrepreneur...yeah I'm a FAN : )
Monday, October 22, 2007
Saturday, October 20, 2007
Circa 1990...I never understood why this band didn't become as big as OASIS :P...(from Wikipedia)
"Ride were a British shoegazing band. The band formed in 1988 in Oxford, England, and officially broke up in 1996. During that time they received much critical acclaim, and although this never translated into the chart and financial success that they aimed for, for a short while it seemed that the band could prove themselves as defying the fate that befell lesser 'shoegazer' bands. Since then, the band members have gone on to other projects, most notably Andy Bell who became the bass player for Oasis."
And let's hope "Google Language Tools" work ;)...while all my Spanish texts remain in boxes...
Tuve olvidado cuán bello sea el Español es el idioma ...
hehe "karaoke" en Español...una buena manera de refrescar los conocimientos de idiomas : )
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
WoW! I know these days this band belongs exclusively to the Goths but...Great song esp the mesmerising low-tech clip!
For at least an ENTIRE YEAR of my childhood, I was subjected to listening to "Love will tear us apart" EVERY SINGLE DAY...which is probably I never bothered giving any of their other songs a listen...I love this one!!
Monday, October 15, 2007
Saturday, October 13, 2007
Friday, October 12, 2007
Thursday, October 11, 2007
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Lol...I think this must be the first clip where the protagonist marries a piano! In any case my fav song off "What the sea wants the sea will have"...she's playing Saturday night! Damn, that's when having a partner comes in handy the most...cos you can drag them along to these kinds of things that noone else will come to without feeling too guilty if they don't enjoy it!!
This is probably my favourite song from Blonde Redhead...Live @ Osheaga Music Festival 2007...this was the only reasonable/close to album version I could find on Youtube. I didn't realise they're still a relatively unknown band...
Monday, October 8, 2007
Saturday, October 6, 2007
Everytime I hear this song on "Alligator" with its beautiful, melancholy strings, I can't help but think of my ex when it says...
"You should have looked after her...better. You should have looked after her more."
Sad reality though...that wouldn't have been enough anyway...
Really gorgeous cinematography by the way...the 21 yr old who made this vid has talent!
Wednesday, October 3, 2007
Best song by Bjork EVER!! Interesting live version... she has a truly great presence live...love her AMaZinG Vocals, her Q(uirk) Factor, her originality, her passion, her beauty. The woman is TRUE GENIUS and SO Refreshing. LOVE.
Monday, October 1, 2007
The National would be my favourite band discovery of 2007...this is one of their finest songs with clip containing edited visuals from Godard's Masculine-Feminine, highly engaging...
BTW, how Gorgeous is Matt Berninger's baritone? Along with Thom Yorke, Robert Forster, Grant McLennan and Morrissey...with voices like these I'm instantly transformed into the snake enchanted by the Indian piper...yes Master, anything you please ;)