Daddy gave me away, then he walked away :: video of the day

Father of Mine :: Everclear First on the recommended list on youtube is Everclear’s song about growing-up without a present father, and how that impacts an adult who is now a parent. The video captures that feeling of reflection and resentment, as we see the lead singer, Art Alexakis, revisit moments of his growing-up years where the absence of his father was most impactful. The video, and the song, throw quite a punch to me, as the subject matter is far too close to my heart, and my life – both as a daughter of an absent father, and later … Continue reading Daddy gave me away, then he walked away :: video of the day

You have to believe we are magic :: song of the day

“And if all your hopes survive, your destiny will arrive. I’ll bring all your dreams alive, for you.” As a child of the seventies, Olivia Newton-John was that one “star” that I most admired. It was more than a crush though, or even a fan type adoration, she was someone I would have loved to “be” if I could have. She could sing, she could dance, she could act, she could rollar skate, she wore glitter and flowing dresses at one moment, and wore tough, rock-and-roll clothes the next – to me, as a young girl, she was magic. Magic … Continue reading You have to believe we are magic :: song of the day

Songs to survive the apocalypse to :: 200 songs of 2012 playlist

Listen here on Spotify Guess Who’s Knockin’ :: Ryan Bingham Bird’s Nest :: Jo Schornikow Blunderbuss :: Jack White This Summer :: Superchunk No Rock Song :: Singing Adams Tunnels :: Robert Francis Feel :: Leerone Constant Conversations :: Passion Pit Steve McQueen :: M83 Diamonds :: Rihanna Younger Us :: Japandroids Payphone :: Maroon 5, feauring Wiz Khalifa Jellyfish :: Paws On the Road :: Keane Evil Coast :: The Mary Onettes Thrift Shop :: Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, featuring Wanz Emmylou :: First Aid Kit My Love Won’t Wait :: Two Gallants Ballad of Lehigh Valley :: Uncles … Continue reading Songs to survive the apocalypse to :: 200 songs of 2012 playlist

Albums to survive the apocalypse to :: My top 10 favorite albums of 2012

My Top 10 Albums of 2012 ‘Tis that ending time of year when everyone is writing up their best of lists. With my love of lists, how could I resist? Following are my top 10 list of favorite album of 2012. In lyriquediscorde style, each album on the list will include a three-sentence shout out, as well as a song sample, and a link to each artist’s website. If you like what you hear I heartily encourage you to go out and buy the album either at a local record store (please keep them alive), or through various online music … Continue reading Albums to survive the apocalypse to :: My top 10 favorite albums of 2012

Come on and rock me, Amadeus :: Movie Review of Amadeus (1984)

Amadeus (1984) The first time I saw the film Amadeus it was in a movie theater, in 1984, when I was 15 years old. I sat there enthralled and overwhelmed with emotion as I watched it, taken in near immediately by the look and feel of the film, the emotional landscape of manic highs and suicidal lows, and the music. A girl brought up with a daily staple of rock and roll, with a little bit of country and folk thrown in, classical music was not something I had encountered very often, sans the inclusion in film, on occasion. My … Continue reading Come on and rock me, Amadeus :: Movie Review of Amadeus (1984)

It’s the freakiest show :: Song of the day

No, I have not gone off to Mars, or into some sort of oblivion, nor have I deserted lyriquediscorde, not even a little, no, not at all, I am just on a holiday hiatus, soon to return to all the daily features and musical goodies starting back on Monday, December 31st, as we all get ready to celebrate 2013. Until lyriquediscorde’s return, please listen to lots of music, sing loudly when you can, and be the spark of light to someone in  your life, and of course, to yourself. Merry, merry! Laura/lyriquediscorde Life on Mars? :: David Bowie Continue reading It’s the freakiest show :: Song of the day

The 80’s :: One hand’s just reaching out

Video Killed the Radio Star :: The Go-Go’s :: Head Over Heels This song was an integral part of my last year in high school and the last years of my adolescence. It was about the exuberance and bliss of connecting with what will turn into lifetime friends, the kind you can let go and be yourself around, and share absolutely everything with – especially music, and dreams. For us, at that time, we dreamed of being in a girl group like the Go-Go’s, and whenever I hear this song, or watch this vibrant video, I pause for a moment to secretly … Continue reading The 80’s :: One hand’s just reaching out

The 90’s :: But I’m a million different people from one day to the next

“I need to hear some sounds that recognize the pain in me, yeah. I let the melody shine, let it cleanse my mind, I feel free now.” History lesson: This song, featured on The Verve’s 1997 album Urban Hymns, is based on music from an Andrew Loog Oldham adaptation of a Rolling Stones song, The Last Time. The song, prior to its release, was involved in some legal controversy surrounding plagiarism charges. Bitter Sweet Symphony was released on 16 June 1997 by Hut Recordings as the first single from the album, reaching number two on the UK Singles Chart. The … Continue reading The 90’s :: But I’m a million different people from one day to the next

I remember everything :: Video of the day

Junebug :: Robert Francis I love discovering new music and new artists, it is one of the biggest bliss inducing things in my life. This morning I stumbled upon Robert Francis and his music, and was floored near immediately. His songs and style aer so in my musical wheelhouse, a Los Angeles local with a sound reminiscent of Ryan Adams and Pete Yorn, two of my all-time favorites, and also very Los Angeles (well, the Los Angeles that I know and love most days, and not so much other days) in his lyrical storytelling. Next Thursday I have get the … Continue reading I remember everything :: Video of the day