cocorosie

April 12, 2009

In honor of it being Easter, I thought this tune would be cool. It is the polar opposite of any of the other tunes I posted links to, but if you read about cocorosie they have an interesting story and I find this performance beautiful in a weird way.

“I once fell in love with you just because the sky, she turned grey into blue”

Nice.

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It’s Allright Ma, I’m Only Bleeding

April 6, 2009

Man I was really torn about which version of this song to put up here. This isn’t the first way I heard, that you can find if you check out the live album “Before the Flood” recorded with The Band, and is one of the finest released live albums ever I think. That version gave me chill bumps really, no exaggeration. There is another live version on youtube from 1986 that is really good as well, but he does the “dylanish” voice that alot of people hate in that one, so I picked this one from when he first wrote it. The lyrics stand out, and they are some fine ones. Dylan himself in the 60 minutes interview referred to the opening lines of this song when asked about writing songs as good as his old ones. He said some and then said “You try and top that”. Awesome.

There is one lyric of this song that I picked for my “senior quote” and I remember thinking “you know this is something that I will never think is stupid and I will always use to help me.” I have always believed it and it is as real now as ever.

It’s not he or she or them or it that you belong to.

Going to California

April 5, 2009

This is an example of an unbelievably awesome song done even better live I think. The mandolin playing by John Paul Jones fits with Jimmy Page’s stuff like butter and toast 🙂 This is my favorite Zeppelin tune.

The Long and Winding Road

April 3, 2009

This is from a film that used to be hard as crap to find, because it was never released. Even though Let it Be was their last album released, it was actually assembled from hours and hours of recordings made before Abbey Road. They also filmed them and planned to release it as a movie. Of course there is tons of great stuff in there, including arguments and the rooftop performance you see on clips alot. Apparently you can get the whole thing on youtube now, but I have an old vhs tape that I went through a ton of crap to get in the early 90’s. It doesn’t play that well, but if you want to check it out just yell at me.

Anyway I picked this song because it is one of my favorites and I played it at my sister’s wedding. This is taken from that footage…

No Speak No Slave – 1992 – Black Crowes

April 3, 2009

So you know I had to put some crowes on here! I know everyone is not a big fan, and I wouldn’t even say this is their best song. But this is about how something makes you feel as much as anything and this video does a dang good job of getting that feeling across that I felt when I saw them on the “High as the Moon” tour when I was in high school.

Just the way that it opens up is that crazy feeling of “why am I so excited about this?” and then it kicks in and you forget for about 10 seconds everything else except where you are right now and you are in a crowd full of people there to have a good time and hear music, which is a good place to be, and there is absolutely no other place in the world, and you lose your mind for about 10 seconds. After that you can do anything. When it goes crazy again at about 3:05ish is when even the straightest uptightest person in the world is going to wiggle their arse and smile a little, and if you can’t do that then the world must be a much different place than the one I like to carry on in.

Ok enough of my crap, which I am full of 🙂

Why music is still the King

April 2, 2009

So I figure instead of putting some crap on here every day about nonsense I would share what I think are some of the best songs ever recored, in live form. These are tunes that have in every meaning of the word shaped my life and that I think are just as beautiful and meaingful as anything you see walking through some stuffy ass art show where you are supposed to be “cool” and act a certain way, and you know. I pretty much despise that feeling and I very much love the feeling that hearing real music brings. I know there are a lot of cool things going on now but I think too often the real stuff from the past is overshadowed by something.

For instance, everyone has probably heard Jumping Jack Flash, but have you heard it from the Stones when they were at their peak in 1972 on a tour of america and they pretty much owned the world? It is quite a different thing in my opinion, and worth hearing. So if you want to check this out…

and if you have a bad connection or something by all mens let it load first because it is tough enough to get feeling out of “youtube” anyway but when it is freezing all the time anything sucks.

I am reading twilight and I don’t care who knows it.

April 1, 2009

Yep I enjoy girlish novels every now and then. I have caught 19 levels of hell for reading this but is it really any wussier than like Interview with a Vampire? I remember way back when you were “coool” if you were reading that. Not so much with this tale of young love mixed with (spoiler alert) vampires. Ok they are right this is lame. It doesn’t matter I still drink gunpowder slurpees and sleep with a napalm mask on just to “keep my edge”.

Woohooo

March 31, 2009

Check out the tuffest man alive

That should give you an idea of how bad and mean I am.