Star (1993) :: Belly Some albums bring forth strong feelings, others recall past loves or first kisses, and some harkens back childhood or adolescent memories; this album, Belly’s first album Star, throws me back into an actual place in time, from 1993, and a street I once lived on, Wilshire Avenue. Two places really, this album brings back to me, both my second-floor apartment in the 1920’s building that I loved more than any place I would ever live again, and the coffee shop my friends and I hung out at all the time, The Winged Heart Cafe. It would … Continue reading Belly :: Star :: My Favorite Albums
Photo-a-day :: Day 22 :: Nine 9 Crimes (live) :: Damien Rice, featuring Lisa Hannigan Continue reading It’s a small crime :: song of the day
The Joy Formidable :: Wolf’s Law My first encounter with The Joy Formidable’s new album was a fantastic live performance of the first album track, This Ladder is Ours, on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. I was immediately taken by the song, and enthralled that there was a new album coming. The song starts out the album with a highly cinematic feel to it, I sit and listen, half-expecting the lights around me to dim and a big screen to fall down in front of me, with the start of a film full of drama and intrigue, and most likely … Continue reading The Joy Formidable :: Wolf’s Law :: New Music Review
Keep Art Alive :: “Carolyn” :: Art by Kelly Haigh “I wanted to tell the book thief many things, about beauty and brutality. But, what could I tell her about those things that she didn’t already know? I wanted to explain that I am constantly overestimating and underestimating the human race – that rarely do I ever simply estimate it. I wanted to ask her how the same thing could be so ugly and so glorious, and its words so damning and brilliant. None of those things however came out of my mouth. All I was able to do was … Continue reading She’s walking on water when she walks in her sleep :: song of the day
Alive and Kicking :: Simple Minds One of my favorite songs from my high school years that I do not hear all that often anymore, especially as if a Simple Minds song is played from that era it is almost always Don’t You (Forget About Me), which I also love, but it is nice to remember other songs of the bands. The “outdoor” element of the video reminds me of a few others from the era, like The Alarm’s Rain in the Summertime and U2’s New Year’s Day. Continue reading Now its all or nothing :: video of the day
Top Five Tuesday :: Belly Listening to Star, and writing up my favorite album thoughts has had me in a Belly mood, and a 90’s music mood, as well. I have been listening to the soundtracks to two movies from the 90’s, Tank Girl and With Honors, both of which feature songs from Belly. So, to continue this “Belly” theme the following are my top five favorite Belly songs, with a three-sentence rendition of why I love them so. I would love to know your favorites, please share in the comments. 5. Super-Connected “So, you’re super-connected now? All the freaks … Continue reading Top five Tuesday :: To the wings you’ve got slapped on your back?