Friday, January 30, 2009

Name that tune - OMG 's first music discussion

Music. Music. Music. Is there anyone who doesn't love music? But what kind do you love? Classical? Jazz? Country? Musicals? Blues? Classic Rock & Roll? Old School Rap? R&B? 70's Funk? 60's soul? Disco? Polka? Soul? Punk? Dance? Alternative? Pop? Hip Hop? 80's? Grunge? Techno? Zydeco?

What you listening at the moment? What's on the Ipod? What are those desert island albums? Your all time favorites? You guilty pleasures? What do you sing in the shower? What songs makes you want to dance or sing or get pumped up? What's your go to for karaoke or Rock Band? What's that first album, cd, or download that you heard that changed it all?

Music change lives, it brings people together.

So join us and let us know what you love about music.


Anonymous said...

Nuevo Cinema Paradiso drew my attention to powerful use of music in films. Ennio Morricone’s Se tu fossi (If you were) combined with Giuseppe Tornatore’s incredible story-telling - an amalgamation of youthful passion and the magic of cinema; touched me deeply and I always look out for operatic style of music in cinema.

Some examples to hold your interest:
Here is Josh Groban’s rendition of Se. English translation is available if you look to the right and click on (more info). Here is another beautiful piece from Puccini’s Madame Butterfly. And Tim Burton’s deadly cocktail of funny and macabre, Worst Pies in London.Want titillation for men and women of all ages? Try François Ozon’s Huit Femmes. Long before BBM, Wong Kar Wai used music of operatic structure to depict the tragedy of both forbidden homosexual, and even forbidden heterosexual love. Eytan Fox used Ivri Lider’s soulful voice to depict the travails of gay romance within the rigid structure of Israeli army: Bo. Who can forget Estrella Morente’s voice and Penelope Cruz’s expressions harnessed together by Pedro Almodóvar in Volver? And such colors! And here is a great classic, Melina Mercouri singing the original version of Manos Hadjidakis’Never on a Sunday. Prior to the now popular Jai Ho, Bollywood style opera was cleverly used by Baz Luhrmann in Moulin Rouge. Quentin Tarantino caricatured menacing but fluidic discipline of a samurai swordfight by using precise musical beats in The Bride and O-Ren Ishii. BBM’s Gustavo Santaolalla strummed his guitar once again for Che’s epic journey on El Poderosa. And perhaps with this (NSFW), Bang Bang will never be the same for fans of slash fiction! And here are three of my most favorite opening sequences combining cool graphics and music: Old, New and hey, Ennio Morricone! A cute waltz sung by Julie Delpy in French accent ended Before Sunset so brilliantly. But then the Jesse and Celine affair started 10 years ago with a song too: Kath Bloom in Before Sunrise. Here are two for the goosebumps: Bernard Hermann at 2:25 and John Williams. Something I am looking forward to: Waltz with Bashir.

Hope you will enjoy at least one or two. Let me know.
PS: With all the hyperlinks, let's find out if there's a screw-up :) Fingers crossed.

Anonymous said...

Sorry, two links don't work above.

Here are two for the goosebumps: Bernard Hermann at 2:25 and John Williams.

destiny said...

For me It's Only Rock & Roll is the perfect song for this discussion because that is the music that has my heart. U2, Neil Young, David Bowie and Pearl Jam top that list, but I love most of it, at least from the 60s on. I'm not a big fan of the 50s.

The Stones, Led Zepplin, Jefferson Airplane, early Elton John, Guns & Roses, Springsteen .....

But a close second to rock is new wave/80s music--Depeche Mode, New Order, Echo & the Bunnymen.....

Anonymous said...

But what kind do you love? Classical? Jazz? Country? Musicals? Blues? Classic Rock & Roll? Old School Rap? R&B? 70's Funk? 60's soul? Disco? Polka? Soul? Punk? Dance? Alternative? Pop? Hip Hop? 80's? Grunge? Techno? Zydeco?

I love it all. Well, maybe not polkas. LOL

Hi PG, no I haven't seen that pic of Heath, and I look forward to it! :)

Thanks Rattler for that list - I love music in film too.

What gets me out on the dance floor? That'll take some time to think of, there's so many. Makeout songs? "My Prayer" by the Platters - I heard it in Benjamin Button after years and years, they were one of my Mom's faves, and I was transported. :)

prairiegirl said...

Hi everyone! Really late this evening. Probably everyone's in bed. Oh, Northeast, you should see that picture. It's really different.

I went on a real Elton John kick years ago, bought alot of his albums and watched one of his concerts on HBO every single time it was on. Had a crush on Nigel Olsson. Elton did a song called "Elton's Song" which is pretty haunting, about loving or crushing on someone from afar.

Love to dance to disco music. Funkytown by Lipps Inc. is a really fun one. I like some opera pieces, love Johann Strauss Jr., and 90's country. I like 60's & 70's pop. Classic soul. There's an internet radio station called Boomer Radio and one of their channels is Old Classic Soul. Boy, do they play good stuff on there: The Supremes, O'Jays, Temptations, Four Tops, the Flirtations, Donnie Ebert (love the way he did "Where Did Our Love Go"), and just alot of others. There's also some great contemporary Christian music/artists out there, wonderfully uplifting stuff: Newsboys, MercyMe, Andy Crisman, Bebo Norman, Michael W Smith has a new cd out with a couple of fantastic songs I've got playing on my IPOD and in my car all the time.

Went through a new age music spell - bought lots of Narada, David Lanz, Bruce Becvar. George Winston is good. And different ethnic music is fun to listen to. Course, there's my dad's Mexican music that he blasts on the boombox when he's out in the garage. lol.

Guilty pleasures: John Denver (Oh, I love John Denver), ABBA, old Osmond & Jackson 5, the Archies (Jingle, Jangle), 3 Dog Night. I dunno. Is 3 Dog Night a guilty pleasure? Oh boy, Shambala - what a great song. Black & White. Let Me Serenade You.

I liked the 80s with Madonna, The Outfield, Flock of Seagulls, the Bangles. I like rock: old Chicago, Def Leppard, Rolling Stones, Bob Seger, Yes, .38 Special.
I like the old standard singers: Sam Cooke, Judy Garland, Dionne Warwicke, some Tony Bennett.

Two all time favorite songs: "Ah! Leah" by Donnie Iris and "Don't Leave Me This Way" by Thelma Houston.

Well, there's a start! lol

Anonymous said...

There's so much, we're only scratching the surface -

Guilty pleasures: Barry White, Def Leppard, ABBA (Dancing Queen), The Scorpions, Journey, Foreigner, Boston, Kansas

I love Sam Cooke too, and Marvin Gaye, and the Temptations, The Four Tops, Dusty Springfield, Pasty Cline (Crazy, Sweet Dreams), The Beatles (everything). I really wish I had seen Cadillac Records, I love Etta James.

I love any and all 80s New Wave/Alternative, and I always like to discover something new, as well as my old favorites. There's a lot of country music I like, and I really like alt country, and country noir since Ms. Wicked introduced me to Neko Case.

I love ethnic or world music - Irish and Celtic folk songs, Spanish guitars, classical Indian music puts me in a trance, and I'm liking the Bollywood music too, and African rythyms. I still love New Age; I love Enya and Clannad.

Anonymous said...

This is a huge topic! I wouldn't know where to begin, but I suppose for me it all started with Mr Tambourine Man (the Byrds' version). My latest repeat play is Human by the Killers.

Great to hear about all your faves and I will add more. Rattler, thanks for the labour of love!

Anonymous said...

Ooh just to add Roscoe by Midlake is one of the great songs of the 2000s. Can we play it one day?

prairiegirl said...

London, I like a couple of songs the Killers do, too. They have kind of a different sound. And "Ain't that Peculiar" by Marvin Gaye. Everytime I hear that song now, I think of Glory Road. I don't know why. Is that song in the movie? Maybe it's just that period of time.

Favorite concerts? I don't go anymore because they're so expensive, but I used to. Elton John was fantastic. One time, I saw Journey with Bryan Adams opening up. That was when Bryan Adams just had his first album out and he was a rocker. Then he went ballad on me, lol. "Fits You Good" was his first single before "Cuts Like a Knife" and it rocked. Stevie Nicks - wow, I forgot about her. I love Stevie Nicks. Saw her @ Kemper Arena once. I love "Sara", although that was a hit really by Fleetwood Mac, she did it at her concert. I have always been fascinated by the stories surrounding the meaning of those lyrics to Sara. I was blown away when I found out that not only did she have her famous affair with Lindsey Buckingham, but also Mick Fleetwood as well. I love the fact that Rumours was written about her & Lindsey's relationship. Fascinated that Lindsey wrote such a song like "Go Your Own Way" with that passionate guitar playing, knowing that he was writing about her. ***sigh***

I had no idea what the song "Toy Soldier" meant until my little buddy @ work explained it to me. I always loved that song. Then I listened to the lyrics and I said"Oh yeahhhh, I can see that now." I really love it when a song has lyrics that are about a specific real-life event. Or just something quirky about the lyrics. Like the song about "Dog & Butterfly" by Heart. I read online that Ann Wilson wrote that song after watching her dog playing outside, chasing after a butterfly.

I've screwed up my screen by hitting a wrong function key, lol, so I'm not checking anymore for type-o's. Sorry if there are any. Just going to hit publish and let it rip.

Anonymous said...

You are most welcome, Northeast and London TB.

Special K said...

Rattler I have been savoring all of your links. I was blown away when that list popped up right away. I love Madame Butterfly and Puccinni - and after I watched that one I was done for. : )

I love the mention Baz - he seems to understand music in movies to reinterpret into the modern musical. I think he is truly influenced by music in his work.

But it's interesting to see how directors use music in their films to convey feelings, or say what can't be said. Another director I have always loved his used of music in film is Scorcese - who can forget GoodFellas and Layla.

The song I've alway wanted to film a scene to - is B.B. King's The Thrill is Gone. Which has to be - one of my top ten life time songs. I mean I have to sit down when I hear that one. It takes the legs right out of me. But I always saw this trouble it over's couple have this out of control passionate last time love scene to that. Don't know why, I just think it would make interesting scene.

Back to your list - Bernard Hermann and John Williams - masters at scoring. They create a totally new character with the music. And how the moment you hear it - it takes you not only to that movie but the emotion you felt when you first saw & heard it.

I wasn't familiar with Wong Kar Wai, thank you for those clips - I will have to look him. Great gem of a clip from Never on a Sunday.

I'll be back more about more music later.

Clarity said...

Its so hard to pick a favorite when it comes to music. For me, music is so emotional. A certain song can totally change my mood. I guess if I had to pick a favorite genre it would be Jazz. I love all different types of Jazz. Hard core jazz like Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, and John Coltrane make me relaxed and calm. I can listen to lounge jazz artists like Billie Holiday, or Blossom Dearie all day long while im working. Im starting to get into the new retro jazz artists like Amy Winehouse (Love is a Losing Game) and Bona Fide. I can appreciate the way they incorporate other musical styles into their work.
Motown music takes me back to my childhood. The Spinners, Smokey Robinson, The Stylistics, and Marvin Gaye were my favorites. Anything Motown brings a smile to my face.
In the 70s my favorites were the Bee Gees (How do You Mend a broken Heart), The Temptations (Just My Imagination), The Carpenters (Close to You), and Donna Somers (Hott Stuff). In the 80s it was anything from Madonna (La Isla Bonita, Holiday, etc), Eurhythmics (There must be an angel), Hall and Oates (Sara Smile), and Michael Jackson (Beat It).
Of course the new R & B is really good but I noticed I tend to stick to the jazz side of things there to too. My favorites are Blue Six, Down to the Bone, Incognito (Tin Man), and John Legend (Ordinary People). I do like dance music too but no real favorites come to mind right now except Justin Timberlake (Sexy Back) or Beyonce (Put a Ring on It). Those 2 definitely get me on the dance floor.
Guilty pleasures – jeesh, this is so embarrassing. Irene Cara (Fame theme song), Captain and Tennille (Love will keep us Together), Paul McCartney/Wings (Silly Love Songs), John Travolta/Olivia Newton John (You’re the one that I Want), Sean Paul (It wasn’t me), Kate Perry (I Kissed a Girl), Snoop Dogg (Sexual Eruption), Lil Wayne (Miss Officer).

I really want to explore some other types of music this year. Thanks for the links Rattler. Im going to check those out.

I had forgotten about B.B.King Special. I went to his jazz club/rest in LA one time. Amazing experience being so close to the musicians like that.

Clarity said...

Northeast - Im listening to AOL Radio (Jazz Fusion) today and they do play some Celtic music too. ITA with you about the guitars. Just takes you away to another place.

Your right about the Christian music too PG. Ive started watching the christian music videos on sunday mornings. There's some really good bands out there now.

Anonymous said...

Hi Clarity,

A certain song can totally change my mood. Me too!

Sean Paul (Tempature) is a guilty pleasure of mine, and I had forgotten about There Must Be an Angel by the Eurythmics, I love that too. And a li'l bit of Li'l Wayne!

I'm having computer problems so I haven't been able to check out Rattler's links - but I'm champing at the bit to. I'm very curious about Waltz with Bashir, the film. It's been winning a lot of awards?

Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Yes, The Who, Ray Davies and the Kinks, and any band with Steve Winwood was the soundtrack to my high school years. "Close to the edge, down by the wa-ter . . ."

I like bands whose songs have amusing lyrics too, like They Might Be Giants, Weezer and Ludo.

I've been listening to Human by the Killers too, London, loved "are we human, or are we dancer?" and MGMT.

I'd be a goner at Madame Butterfly too, Spesh. You are so creative. Another one I adore by Puccini is Mio Babbino Caro from Gianni Schicchi.

The first record I ever bought, I think, was Let's Stay Together by Al Green, but I loved all my Mom and Dad's 50's music as a child. And I comandeered my Mom's Meet the Beatles LP! ;)

prairiegirl said...

I've heard that song, Northeast! "Are we human, or are we dancer?" What in the heck does that mean, lol? It's catchy.

Al Green. My sister used to love him. He sang some really sexy songs.

Love soundtracks from Big Night, Corrina, Corrina, Moonstruck, Now & Then, and of course Brokeback Mountain. BBM has one of the most distinguishable instrumentral title song tracks ever, I think. Along with classics like Close Encounters, Psycho, and others. When you hear those opening guitar strums, you know instantly. And you have visions of big green landmasses, phone poles, and a lone truck traveling along a dirt gravel road. That's power in a song, that is, when a few notes take you back to that movie.

destiny said...

I will listen to just about anything as long as it has vocals. One thing I am not big on is purely instrumental pieces, like classical music or jazz.

I also really like what some people label American standards, all those great singers who started out in or mostly sang in the 40s and 50s: Sinatra, Garland, Sara Vaughn, Dinah Washington, and many more. I have several compilations that have everybody under the sun on them.

I also like certain singer-songwriter types, like Rufus, Leonard Cohen, Dylan, and I often listen to a college station that plays that kind of stuff, although most of it is not stuff I like enough to buy.

Novelty acts, for lack of a better word, are fun too, like They Might be Giants and Devo. Probably my favorite is Kiki and Herb. For those of you who don't know them, Kiki is really a man, and he sings all kinds of "lounge" music, and Herb plays the piano. They're a hoot, and some of their music is really great. When I saw them live they did an amazing and very touching version of Kate Bush's Running Up that HIll, one of my favorite songs.

Wicked said...

Jackson 5 is one of my guilty pleasures too, PG.

You all pretty much know what kind of music I like, since it generally ends up here. :) Here is the source for many of the songs I like, this and eMusic. I think you have to be willing to take a risk and listen to new music. I have so many friends who only listen to stuff they liked when they were in their '20s.

The only kind of music I really have to say I dislike is jazz. I find I need structure in my music and anything free-form is going to turn me off. Even jazz standards I'm not real big on.

london tb said...

Spesh you have a HUGE TREAT in store with Wong Kar Wai! You will love love love his movies.

Oops, OT ...

london tb said...

ITA about jazz, Wicked, the only music I have never found a redeeming feature for.

Wicked said...

If they ever create an underwater music player that is not bulky and actually has good sound quality, I would probably be late for work every day for the rest of my life.

destiny said...

I try to listen to new stuff too, although this past year I haven't kept up the way I usually do. Too much time on the internet and watching MSNBC. But I'm trying to wean myself away from my political news obsession now that the election is over, but I'm finding it hard. :-D

I did manage to pick up a few new things this year, Fleet Foxes and Vampire Weekend. I like the harmonies of the former, and the lyrics and upbeat music of the latter.

I know it is off topic, but I love Wong Kar Wai, one of my all-time favorite directors. I'm not as enthralled with In the Mood, which is the one that got all the attention, although it is stunning to look at.

prairiegirl said...

I have to be in certain moods or doing certain things, I guess, for certain types of music, particularly new age or classical. There are some opera pieces I like, but only a handful. Johann Strauss I can listen to anytime. Sigh. I love his music and I love to watch people waltz to it in movies.

Love me some "Take Your Time, Do It Right" by the S.O.S. Band, too. Takes me back to my college days. Oh, boy, and playing REO Speedwagon's "Hi Fidelity" over and over and over. That record just continuously echoed in the dorm halls during its heyday.
lol, Irene Cara, Clarity. Captain & Tennille. Hey, I love Bread & Carpenters. There aren't too many pop voices that have ever matched Karen Carpenter's. I still hear an old song of theirs and I am amazed at her voice. Merry Christmas, Darling, is one of the most romantic Christmas songs. Just beautiful.

Who is this Lil Wayne guy you all keep talking about? hmmm. Shows how out of it I am.

There's not too much I won't listen to. But I really don't ever listen to bluegrass, blues, jazz, or hard rap. There's only a few rap songs I like and even then, they have to have some sampling in them or I can't take it. I like Rapper's Delight (Sugarhill Gang, I think?), Double Dutch Bus, Stronger by Kanye West.

I will have to try those songs that you linked, Rattler. Very nice job there. I've only done 2 links so far and those things are exhausting, to me, anyway. That was alot of work. Hope to discover some more beautiful music there.

Heck, if I hadn't watched John from Cincinnati, I never would've heard "Time We Say Goodbye", that opera piece that's in Episode 2, I think. Oh boy, that song is absolutely beautiful.

destiny said...

You're mention reminded me, the Clash and Joe Strummer, also big favorites. The thing I liked about them in particular is that it seems ageless.

I do like some rap and try to keep up with that genre. Again I don't tend to buy a lot of it, but I do have some in my collection : Kanye, Eminem, Outcast, Dr. Dre.

I don't listen to bluegrass, but one of my favorites from the past year or is Alison Krause with Robert Plant. The are so good together, and I love the songs they've chosen.

Special K said...

I love all kinds of music, and but there is one genre I still need to learn more appreciation for, country music.

But I love it all - I love classic rock - Beatles, Stone, Dylan, Zep, Hendrix, Cream, Yardbirds, Who, I am a huge blues fan and the blues hit my soul deep. The Three Kings - Albert, Freddy and B.B. and the Queens - Koko, Etta and Aretha. I love Texas blues - SRV and Double Trouble, Fabulous Thunderbirds, Marcia Ball, Jimmy Vaughn. I love all kinds of blues - and have seen tons blues shows - Ike Turner, Al Green, Taj Mahal, Luther Allison, Lil Milton, Mavis Staples, Koko Taylor, Johnny Lang, Kenny Wayne to name some.

I love Funk music - Parliament, Maceo Parker, Bootsy, Cameo, Tavares, Rufus. Love Soul music, disco, 60's R&B, Motown.

Then there 70's punk, 80's new wave and alternative. That list goes on and on and on. And course BILLY!!! BILLY! BILLY!

Love musicals, and jazz and standards, choral, classical.
Zydeco is always fun on hot summer afternoons/nights.

There is Dusty Springfield - her voice, that slow vibrato, the delivery and Karen Carpenter-one of the most amazing altos in music ever.

Then there are guitars - I need Clapton, Hendrix, Page, Beck, SRV - they go to places that make me weak. Like the Thrill is Gone does to me. Clapton does a cover of Dylan's Don't think twice its alright - that was - bluesgasmic - the only way to describe it.

Now I listen to everything - some top 40 - (T.I., Lady Gaga, Kayne, Veronicas) alot of alternative,(I really like Vampire Weekend, MGMT) still a lot of blues and funk and soul.

Guilty pleasures to come - and they are some doozies.

Wicked said...

So many people whose musical opinions I respect say they like the Carpenters. I've never gotten it.

The Beatles are my all-time favorite band, hands down, and I don't think they can ever be topped.

Special K said...

Wicked - you have to take away the cheesy lyrics sometimes but Karen Carpenter's voice - is sublime, yet has this sadness to it at the same time and Richard Carpenter's arrangements musically are amazing.
Have you ever checked out - If I were a Carpenter - a lot of Alternative groups covering the Carpenters - great CD.

It's the same for the ABBA - on the surface they look pretty Poppy but you look at them musically - the harmonies, the arrangements - they are so much more.

Anonymous said...

Can't wait - are your guilty pleasures worse than mine? ;)

I tend to go for piano and vocals, harmonies and guitar, and strings.

I loved Bob Dylan too, and Leonard Cohen, Springsteen, Neal Young, CSN&Y. I love George Gershwin and Cole Porter. Porgy & Bess, I could just die whenever I see or hear songs from it. Pure genius. Is there anything more earthy than Summertime, the key it's in, something, is just magic. Red Hot and Blue, where modern artists did Cole Porter songs, is a real favorite of mine. Rap is probably the genre I know least about, but I had a friend who was just as nutty about music as I was, and we liked the Old School stuff, Run-DMC, Afrika Bammbaataa and Grand Master Flash and the Furious Five. Snoop Dog. And some of the new guys, I heard a song from K'Naan the other day and was very impressed. How could I have forgotten Eric Clapton? And I loved Jeff Beck equally as much in that Guitar Players group of Clapton, Page. Cause We've Ended As Lovers is so beautiful. Sigh. I mostly listen to alternative now. Amy Winehouse I think is a tremendous, tremendous talent and I hope she takes care of herself. another great make-out song, If I Were Your Woman by Gladys Knight. :)

Anonymous said...

The Beatles are my all-time favorite band, hands down, and I don't think they can ever be topped.

Mine too, Wicked - their creativity is unmatched. I loved Karen Carpenter's beautiful alto voice too. :)

Special K said...

There is one singer who makes my internal organ seize ---- Yoko Ono.

Shuddering at the memories.

Anonymous said...

Mine too - there's one song, I hate to say it, I can't even remember the name, that does that to me. ;)

Anonymous said...

^^sorry, that was me. :)

prairiegirl said...

So many people whose musical opinions I respect say they like the Carpenters. I've never gotten it.

LOLLL! Wicked, you kill me. Oh-oh, sounds like someone changed the station everytime the Carpenters came on. Oh, come on, Wicked. Rainy Days & Mondays. Bless the Beasts & the Children. For All We Know. Hmmmm, gives me an idea. When I come stay, maybe I'll set my travel Ipod alarm to come on to Goodbye to Love or Close to You - maybe the sound'll carry through the vents. Wouldn't that be cool? No?

I like the Beatles now more than I used to, Northeast. 8 Days a Week. Hey Jude (that classic school dance number - everyone loved to dance to that one since it went on & on & on & on, lol).

That song from JFC is Everytime We Say Goodbye, I think. Not Time to Say Goodbye. Oh well. Memory not so good sometimes.

london tb said...

I'm the same as Wicked about the Carpenters :D Especially since Sonic Youth and that Stephen King movie made them *really creepy*.

Wicked said...

Have you ever checked out - If I were a Carpenter - a lot of Alternative groups covering the Carpenters - great CD.

Creepy. Just like London said.

It's the same for the ABBA


maybe I'll set my travel Ipod alarm to come on to Goodbye to Love or Close to You

You will be severely, and I do mean severely, chastised for this.

Hey Jude (that classic school dance number - everyone loved to dance to that one since it went on & on & on & on, lol).

I have a problem listening to Hey Jude. Probably because every time I hear it I expect the lyrics to be-

Hey Jude
I saw you nude
Don't try to fake it
I saw you naked

Clarity said...

"Hey, I love Bread & Carpenters. There aren't too many pop voices that have ever matched Karen Carpenter's. I still hear an old song of theirs and I am amazed at her voice."

ITA PG and Special. Karen Carpenters voice was amazing. So soft and soothing. Every time I play my greatest hits cd I get goosebumps. Special is right Wicked - forget the lyrics - just listen to her voice.

"The only kind of music I really have to say I dislike is jazz. I find I need structure in my music and anything free-form is going to turn me off. Even jazz standards I'm not real big on."

I feel the same way about Classical stuff. But Ive decided that im going to open myself up to new music, so im going to give it a go. Some music company (BMG I think) sent me a classical cd just to try. I started to throw it out but I didnt. Im curious to see whats on it.

Thanks for the KEXP link Wicked. I like that they have daily podcasting straight to itunes. Sometimes you want to hear something totally new.

destiny said...

I usually don't like that kind of music, but I have to agree about the Carpenters too; she has an amazing voice. I have very strong memories of listening to "Far away...." on the radio late at night as a kid, and it always got to me.

One thing I've always lamented not seeing in full (i've seen grainy bits) is a movie Todd Hayes made about Karen Carpenter and her struggle with anorexia using barbie dolls; it was never released because of problems with the music rights. I think he made it as a student.

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Special K said...

Living in Boston - have heard tons of great music and can forget them - Cars, Pixies, Sonic Youth (North Hampton), Mission of Burma, Buffalo Tom, Julia Hatfield, Letters to Cleo, Lemonheads, Mighty Mighty Bostones, and how of course DropKick Murphys.

Guilty pleasures - it is all over the place a juke place of junk - New Edition's Candy Girl, Marky Marks Good Vibrations, Old Run DMC, 50' cents Candy Shop, Jackson 5, Old Britney (oh the shame is building), some Journey, Wham's I'm Your Man, and ok ok.....Barry Manilow. Don't harshing on my Barry. One weekend in New England and you know your weak too.

Knowing I've lost all cool points I ever had. LOL