Two strangers learn to fall in love again :: Under the Covers :: Cover of the Week

Faithfully (live) :: Clem Snide “Highway run, into the midnight sun, wheels go round and round, you’re on my mind.” Faithfully is a popular power ballad by the band Journey, and the second single from their album Frontiers. It was written by keyboardist, Jonathan Cain. It peaked at # 12 on the Billboard Hot 100, giving the band their second consecutive top twenty hit from Frontiers. While the song was relatively successful on the charts, it has gone on to become one of their most recognizable songs, and has enjoyed lasting popularity. The song describes the relationship of a “music man” on the road. The difficulties of raising … Continue reading Two strangers learn to fall in love again :: Under the Covers :: Cover of the Week

Yeah, I like you :: VOTD

Bohemian Like You :: The Dandy Warhols from the album, Thirteen Tales from Urban Bohemia Bohemian Like You is a song by American alternative rock band The Dandy Warhols. It was released as a single from the band’s third studio album, Thirteen Tales from Urban Bohemia, in August 2000. On its original release, it failed to reach the Top 40 in the UK, peaking at # 42, even after a year long tour. However, it was re-released in 2001 and, after featuring in a popular Vodafone advertisement, peaked at a much more prominent # 5. The music video (see above) for the song is controversial and is rarely broadcast on television … Continue reading Yeah, I like you :: VOTD

So drink up baby and push me out :: SOTD

Keep Art Alive :: “La Methode, Paris” :: Photo by Christer Strömholm “When you lay down to sleep,  that’s when it’ll hurt the most. When you wake up alone, and you still smell my smoke.” We sat and smoked for hours, cup after cup of coffee until the waitress left the pot on our table. She knew us, knew we would leave a generous tip, more than our two cup of coffee bill, and that we would be back. We always came back. You had a notebook with you at all times. Looking back, I think you taught me the tools for … Continue reading So drink up baby and push me out :: SOTD

New Music Round-Up :: Week of 1/13 & 1/20

Mind Over Matter :: Young the Giant Three-Sentence Review:  The sonic build-up of the first “prologue” of a track grabbed my attention from the start, though I do wish it had seemlessly worked its way into a different choice of track two (or would it be one?) song, a stronger song (perhaps Crystallized). Electronic sensibilities definitely take the reigns on this sophomore album, but never to the detriment of the vocal power. There is power here, creative growth, introspective lyrics and what feels like a melding together of multiple sounds/style/possible inspirations; I was ready to be disappointed, but instead, I … Continue reading New Music Round-Up :: Week of 1/13 & 1/20