Wednesday, March 16, 2011

School of Rock

I genuinely like this song (and the movie it came from). My kids and I all love Jack Black's exuberant performance as fraudulent substitute teacher Dewey Finn, and secretly dream of being able to perform with the band! I would sign up for classes at his rock school in a heartbeat. What a crazy genius.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Chordly love

Listen to that strumming and finger picking. And the chords. A-mazing. I have such an itch of late to get up on stage, any stage, and sing or strum or stamp.  This song ("Little Lion Man" by Mumford & Sons), and my spirited sing-along in the kitchen, scratches that itch just a bit. No drummer, just the lead singer pounding away on that bass drum pedal, plus various shakers and tambourines in the hand of the keyboardist.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Foggy conditions

Here's the email I just dashed off to a friend I thought would like this tune, "Everyday" by oh minnows, then I realized that everyone should AND could like this tune:

"I am in love with the chord progressions of this song - "Everyday". Don't you love the guitar stuff?Super vibe-y, sweet, but foggy too. The singers has created a hazy distance. He seems intentionally far away. The lyric is a bit ominous - "this day will be the last" - but the mood is peaceful. I think this might be a zen love song."

Take a listen, won't you?
Here are a few of the lyrics (and there are only a few lyrics) that grabbed me:

Now what am I going to do?
I am nothing without you.

What am I good for?
Who am I good for?

Everyday I want to see you and this will be the last.
Everyday I want to reach you and this day will be the last, will be the last.