Jukebox in the corner at the Starlite Diner :: A Playlist

  Jukebox in the corner at the Starlite Diner :: A Playlist for 45 Spins Listen here at Spotify Starlite Diner :: Ryan Adams Blue :: The Jayhawks Poison & Wine :: The Civil Wars When the Roses Bloom Again :: Billy Bragg & Wilco In Spite of Ourselves :: John Prine & Iris DeMent Misguided Angel :: Cowboy Junkies Dreaming My Dreams :: Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell I’m Going on a Long Journey Never to Return :: T. Bone Burnett Fist City :: Loretta Lynn I Love You, But Goodbye :: Langhorne Slim When You Get To Asheville … Continue reading Jukebox in the corner at the Starlite Diner :: A Playlist

I see trouble on the way :: As Heard on TV

“Don’t go around tonight, well, it’s bound to take your life; there’s a bad moon on the rise.” It was the music that first grabbed me round about first season of The Following. The haunting covers, the genre crossing soundtrack, the rehashed gothic favorites from my past, it all was wonderful, and it all set the perfect tone for such a dark tale. Though I had my issues with the first season as it unfolded, I never, for one moment, doubted the power of the music used. Here’s a playlist I put together from Season 1 – click here and … Continue reading I see trouble on the way :: As Heard on TV

Tell me what you saw :: VOTD

Gold Lion :: Yeah Yeah Yeahs from the album, Show Your Bones Directed by Patrick Daughters Gold Lion is the first single by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs from their second album, Show Your Bones. Distinct in the Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ discography, it features acoustic guitar and a more slowed-down pace in contrast to former works like Bang! and Date with the Night. It was released on March 21, 2006, and became the band’s second major hit after 2004’s Maps. Gold Lion was named after the two Gold Lion awards won by the Adidas commercial Hello Tomorrow at the 2005 Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival. Karen O had contributed vocals to ad’s song composed … Continue reading Tell me what you saw :: VOTD

I heard a song :: SOTD

Keep Art Alive :: Art by Milt Kobayashi “‘Cause sometimes, it rains fish from the sky, and the statues all start to cry, and someone writes another beautiful song.” Every word I read about me, even the ones I know I am not meant to see, especially those perhaps, make me feel as if an artist has painted over me with broad strokes of water colored faded hues, turning the thought of me, his impression of me, into an unrecognizable blur. I melt into the refrains, the calculated turns of phrase, and as a fellow artist I admire the technique, … Continue reading I heard a song :: SOTD

Quintessential Albums :: Listen Like Thieves :: INXS

Listen Like Thieves :: INXS Quintessential Albums A Little History: Listen Like Thieves is the fifth album by the Australian rock band INXS. It was released in 1985. Considered a breakthrough album for the band, it featured their first top 5 single in the United States, What You Need. This album also marks the beginning of their off-and-on alliance with Chris Thomas. INXS (pronounced “in excess“) were an Australian rock band, formed as The Farriss Brothers in 1977 in Sydney, New South Wales. Mainstays were main composer Andrew Farriss on keyboards, Jon Farriss on drums, Tim Farriss on guitar, Kirk Pengilly on guitar and saxophone, Garry Gary Beers on bass, and main lyricist Michael Hutchence on vocals For 20 years, INXS were … Continue reading Quintessential Albums :: Listen Like Thieves :: INXS