She never told me that you called :: VOTD

Landed :: Ben Folds Landed was the first single from the Ben Folds album, Songs for Silverman, released in April 2005. The album is named after Ben Goldman, Folds’ former A&R representative at Sony BMG. Folds explained, “I was always sending songs to him for the album, so I wanted to name it after him. But somebody (from Sony) found out and flipped out, so I changed it a bit and turned it in.” Goldman’s name also spawned the title of Folds’ compilation album Songs for Goldfish. Landed reached # 77 on the Billboard Hot 100 and # 40 on the Adult Top 40. The planned UK issue was cancelled, … Continue reading She never told me that you called :: VOTD

I am going to make it through this year :: SOTD

  “I drove home in the California dusk.” The New Year nears, I can almost hear the ticking of time starting its proverbial countdown. I am a sucker for first days, a lover of fresh starts, and I know that some of that is part and parcel to my anxiety driven controlling nature, the OCD that kicks in and keeps me calm and breathing, and gifts me a false sense of safe. Regardless, I still embrace first days and New Years and fresh starts, realizing as well that each new day is all of that, too. I have some resolutions … Continue reading I am going to make it through this year :: SOTD

Quintessential Albums :: Give Up :: The Postal Service

Give Up :: The Postal Service Quintessential Albums A Little History: Give Up is an album by the electronic pop duo The Postal Service, which was released on February 19, 2003. Give Up was the second Sub Pop Records release to receive platinum status, and was Sub Pop’s best selling album after Nirvana’s Bleach. Give Up peaked at # 114 on the U.S. Billboard 200 Album Chart during its initial release. The 2013 10th Anniversary re-issue of Give Up peaked at # 114, in April 2013. As of January 2013, the album sold 1.1 million copies. The Postal Service began … Continue reading Quintessential Albums :: Give Up :: The Postal Service

My Top 300 Movies :: 121-125

121. The Family Stone  Dysfunctional family holiday stories are definitely something I can relate to, and have a soft spot for. I am also a huge fan of the ensemble cast film when it is done right, which here, with The Family Stone, it is done right. My heart always goes out to Meredith (Sarah Jessica Parker) who comes into the family as an outsider, notably different than the rest of the family, and who is basically abandoned by her fiance, whose family this is, in the first place. I’ve been there, in her shoes, though I never did have … Continue reading My Top 300 Movies :: 121-125

Under blue moon I saw you :: VOTD

The Killing Moon :: Echo & The Bunnymen from the album, Ocean Rain The Killing Moon, by Echo & The Bunnymen, was released on their 1984 album, Ocean Rain. It is one of the band’s highest-charting hits, reaching # 9 in the UK Singles Chart, and often cited as the band’s greatest song. Writing credits are listed as Ian McCulloch, Pete de Freitas, Les Pattinson and Will Sergeant. Ian McCulluch has stated, “When I sing ‘The Killing Moon’ I know there isn’t a band in the world who’s got a song anywhere near that.” Ian McCulloch later told Uncut magazine( issue # … Continue reading Under blue moon I saw you :: VOTD

Wish I knew what you were looking for :: SOTD

Keep Art Alive :: Art by Lori Earley “Sometimes when this place gets kind of empty, sound of their breath fades with the light. I think about the loveless fascination, under the milky way tonight.” Rae had seen too many faces, and lived in more towns than she could readily name, enough to fill a few lives with, enough to make her wary of setting down roots, or letting anyone in too close. She had never met her Aunt and Uncle before now, well, maybe when she was in that hazy age of never remembering, when she was small and … Continue reading Wish I knew what you were looking for :: SOTD

Happy Christmas from Lyriquediscorde :: A Playlist

  Happy Christmas from Lyriquediscorde :: A Playlist Listen here on Spotify Christmas Wrapping :: The Waitressess Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree :: Brenda Lee Merry Christmas Everybody :: Oasis The Christmas Song :: The Raveonettes Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) :: Darlene Love White Christmas :: Bing Crosby Don’t Shoot Me Santa :: The Killers Fairytale of New York :: The Pogues & Kirsty MacColl Christmas Card From a Hooker in Minneapolis :: Tom Waits Winter Song :: Sara Bareilles and Ingrid Michaelson Christmastime :: The Smashing Pumpkins Let Me Sleep (It’s Christmas Time) :: Pearl Jam Last Christmas … Continue reading Happy Christmas from Lyriquediscorde :: A Playlist

I really can’t stay :: VOTD (The Holiday Edition)

Baby, It’s Cold Outside :: She & Him from the album, A Very She & Him Christmas Baby, It’s Cold Outside is a Christmas song with words and music by Frank Loesser. Loesser wrote the duet in 1944 and premiered the song with his wife, Lynn Garland, at their Navarro Hotel housewarming party, and performed it toward the end of the evening, signifying to guests that it was nearly time to end the party. Lynn considered it “their song” and was furious when Loesser sold the song to MGM. The lyrics in this duet are designed to be heard as a conversation between two people, marked … Continue reading I really can’t stay :: VOTD (The Holiday Edition)

‘Cause you’re not where you belong :: VOTD (The Holiday Edition)

Winter Song :: Sara Bareilles & Ingrid Michaelson from the album, The Hotel Cafe Presents Winter Songs Winter Song is a seasonal Christmas song co-written and co-sung as a duet by Sara Bareilles and Ingrid Michaelson. It became a very minor hit in Canada in Christmas 2008, reaching # 97. But upon release in Ireland in 2011 it reached # 2. A special charity single by #twitterxmassingle also was a separate hit in Ireland alongside the original version reaching # 8. The song definitely takes a cue from Joni Mitchell’s River, and Juliana Hatfield’s Make It Home, in its melancholic, folk-infused sound and sentiment. Editor’s Note: … Continue reading ‘Cause you’re not where you belong :: VOTD (The Holiday Edition)

I just need to catch my breath :: VOTD (The Holiday Edition)

Christmas Wrapping :: The Waitresses About the songs :: Christmas Wrapping :: The Waitresses Christmas Wrapping is a Christmas song by the American post-punk band The Waitresses. It was first released on the compilation album A Christmas Record (1981) onZE Records, and also appears on the Waitresses’ 1982 EP I Could Rule the World if I Could only Get the Parts (1982). It has been included on numerous Christmas holiday compilation albums in the US and UK, including Now That’s What I Call Christmas!: The Signature Collection (2003). The song received positive reviews from music critics, and Allmusic described it as “one of the best holiday pop tunes ever recorded.” Writing in 2005, Guardian writer Dorian Lynskey called the … Continue reading I just need to catch my breath :: VOTD (The Holiday Edition)