Thursday, February 14, 2008

That age old story...

It's that old, old tale;
Boy sees girl waiting for the bus.
Boy hopes the bus doesn't show so he can continue to admire girl.
Boy is so in love he loses his place in the book.
Boy sits behind girl on the bus.
Girl gets off the same stop as boy.
Boy asks girl out.
Girl says 'No' to Boy.
Boy never forgets girl.
Boy writes song in the vain hope that the girl may hear it one day, and remember him.

This is that song:

File under: "lost classic"...

Saturday, February 09, 2008

Tell me that you wanna scold me

So many songs, this week, things so intertwined together, music&lust&lust&music, expression/perversion/pervasion/progression

14 years ago, like a bull in the heather, this:

confusion is sex

Friday, February 01, 2008

Call me, I make you happy

"Don't worry, Be Happy" by Bobby McFerrin really does work! I fell so positive after watching the video! Try it!

There was a rumour a while ago that Bobby McFerrin committed suicide, which would have been the ultimate irony, had this been true.

However, according to the internettles, there is a real life counterpart to this rumour, as in 1942, the chap who wrote "Pack Up Your Troubles In Your Old Kit Bag and Smile, Smile, Smile" took his own life by shooting himself in the heart, whilst wearing his old army uniform.

"Don't worry, Be Happy" was the first acapella track to top the US charts, and was inspired by this:

It's a "inspiraton"card from a chap called Meher Baba, a spiritual master, who plyed his trade from the 30s to the 60s, and inspired this song:

"Baba O'Riley" by The Who, was voted 340th on the Rolling Stone Top 500 songs of all time, incidentally, one place higher than "Don't Worry, Be Happy" at 341!

And play the songs we made

"Nantes" by Beirut has been getting a lot of headphonetime from me of late, this has made me seek out the track that got me into him initally;

"Postcards From Italy"

The super-8 in the video has many interesting images, the armful of parrots, the old chap emerging from the sea smoking a fag, and other peculiairnia that folks film at home.

This was one of my favourite tracks from a couple of years back, the combination of the irresistible guitar riff and the lovely horns is unstoppable, mixed up with the plaintive, romantic voice singing of "the times we had" is just amazing.