Posts Tagged ‘winehouse’

Playlist time: Girl power or something like that.

November 25, 2013

18 tracks compiled from a few of my favorite female vocalists, from Shirley Manson of Garbage, Karen O. of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, to ZZ Ward, Regina Spektor, and Florence and The Machine among others, it’s quite the amazing musical trip.

 

1. The Divide- Grace Potter and The Nocturnals

2. Home- ZZ Ward

3. You Know I’m No Good- Amy Winehouse

4. Rabbit Heart (Raise it Up) – Florence and The Machine

5. 1234- Feist

6. Dickhead- Kate Nash

7. Runaway- Grace Potter and The Nocturnals

8. Bad Drug- Tristan Prettyman

9. It’s A Hit- Rilo Kiley

10.  Why Do You Love Me- Garbage

11. Save My Life- ZZ Ward

12. Machine- Regina Spektor

13. Only if For A Night- Florence and The Machine

14. Figure 8- Ellie Goulding

15. Black Tongue- Yeah Yeah Yeahs

16. Morning Light- Ida Maria

17. Shit Song- Kate Nash

18. Stars- Grace Potter and The Nocturnals

 

Hope your ears get much joy from this!

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Itunes Journey Part IV: The end of The A’s..

May 7, 2012

This is harder than slaying dragons or throwing magic rings into the fires of Mt. Doom, methinks, but it is worth it!  Given that this is all on my itunes, I do like most of it. But all the same, listening to it in order like this is causing me to combine certain artists or styles that I wouldn’t be otherwise in my typical listening sessions.

Antony and the Johnsons- Antony and The Johnsons    This man’s voice is so hard to explain, but suffice to say, this album is worth a listen just to hear his unique voice.     Twilight: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=woNHdyw8hho

Tom Waits-Asylum Years   It’s Tom Waits. Need I say more?  Tom Traubert’s Blues: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkOMiA_uGso

Cyndi Lauper: At Last  As a big fan of interesting covers, this album does nothing but satisfy.  I adore Cyndi Lauper, and she’s one of those artists most people either like or they don’t.  But even Cyndi naysayers shouldn’t bypass this album.  Although I haven’t listened to it for a while, I have been a great fan of this album for quite a few years now.   La Vie En Rose: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqbuNzyyq6A    Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZPgTJ-EoIE

Flaming Lips- At War With The Mystics:  I absolutely adore the Flaming Lips, and aspire to one day get to see them live in all their glorious ridiculousness and beauteous sounds.  Wayne Coyne is the mad genius we all should hope to be as cool as one day.   This album is one of my most listened to, if only because it comes early in my library, but at the same time, it is one of their most solid and fun offerings.

The Yeah Yeah Yeah Song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjrUOlK2714&ob=av3e                                                                                                              Mr. Ambulance Driver: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tEWViGmX8Lw

Counting Crows- August and Everything After: An album I don’t remember frequently enough.  I would say this is their best album.  And it’s easy to see why with songs such as:  A Long December: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1D5PtyrewSs&ob=av2e

Austin Powers Soundtrack:   It’s just really fun!  One of my more often replayed soundtrack albums.   Great blend of retro and retro sounding music.  Because who can get enough of Strawberry Alarm Clocks’  Incense and Peppermints?: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VOk2T6Uweao

Roxy Music- Avalon: It’s a great Roxy music album and also a great chillout, naptime, album.                                                                                                           More Than This: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9PAuWV-Vn0   Avalon: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpA_5a0miWk

Avenue Q- Original Broadway Cast Recording:  One of my favorite musicals, and one of the best shows I ever got to see on Broadway!!!   Yes I did see original cast.  Be jealous!  So do I have a favorite song from it? Hardly. There are too many great ones, and some aren’t as fun to share out of contexts with those unfamiliar.  Hmm….. How about some Schadenfreude?: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvcRQiOraGE

L’arc-en-Ciel-Awake:  A good album by a Japanese band, with a French name.  Used to be a lot more into JRock or Japanese rock, doesn’t mean I’m not still a bit into it.  But, for one, it’s gotten a lot harder to acquire it in the States.  Alas!  But this is the band that got me into it.   Lost Heaven: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8C8ckQXoA0U  Killing Me: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LcvpojEGN3Y                                      Hoshizora: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7W-tHCwqINE&feature=results_main&playnext=1&list=PL8E7E42E6944666E1

Sigur Ros- Ba Ba Ti Ki Di Do     The three tracks on this recording are more like parts of one complete piece.  And as it’s Sigur Ros, the explanation is a bit hard unless you are listening to it. So, just listen!   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uykpSjXxAGw

AC/DC- Back In Black:  As classic as this album is to most people brought of on good old Rock music  I won’t go into much explanation here.  And now thanks to The Avengers, this album can only remind me of Tony Stark/Iron Man anytime I hear it.                                                                Hell’s Bells: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Kjh9lQXLWk   Back In Black: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBQ0_9IFzU0

Amy Winehouse- Back To Black:  The album that really made people notice her. And what talent this album shows.  What promise!  I wish I had paid more atttention to her amazing music when she was still among the living.  We lost her too soon, and if this album is proof of just how much she could give the world, she will not be forgotten anytime soon either.     Back To Black: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJAfLE39ZZ8&ob=av2n   You Know I’m No Good: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-I2s5zRbHg&ob=av3e

Barenaked Ladies- Barenaked Ladies Are Men:   One of their more recent outings. And although there is a lot of different stuff going on in this album, it is hardly memorable compared to any of their previous work!   But I’d say my favorite song is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnZZ3_bwnWQ

That’s all I have for this night, Be on the lookout for part 5 and other assorted and random fun things!

 

Cheers,

Craig