FLTS :: If I’m a pagan of the good times my lover’s the sunlight

Take Me to Church (live) :: Hozier “Take me to church, I’ll worship like a dog, at the shrine of your lies, I’ll tell you my sins, and you can sharpen your knife. Offer me that deathless death, good god, let me give you my life.” Fucking love this song Friday Continue reading FLTS :: If I’m a pagan of the good times my lover’s the sunlight

Friday Five :: Songs About Stars

Songs About Stars Living in Los Angeles, even in the suburbs where I reside, it is a rare thing to glimpse a sky full of stars. Light pollution steals all my sky wishes and makes me long for a little more darkness. The lack of falling stars makes me delight in the way the desert night looks whenever I’ve driven through it, though. Midnight in the desert, oh my, the first time I experienced it I was in a state of wide eyed awe. Thinking about it tonight, and missing the stars above, got me thinking about what my favorite songs … Continue reading Friday Five :: Songs About Stars

Things have been dark for too long :: Throwback Thursday

Don’t Change :: Inxs from the album, Shabooh Shoobah Throwback Thursday “I found a love I had lost, it was gone for too long. Hear no evil in all directions. Execution of bitterness, message received loud and clear. Don’t change for you,  don’t change a thing for me.” A Little History: Don’t Change is a song by Australian rock band INXS. It was released as a single from the album Shabooh Shoobah, in October 1982. It has been described as the band’s first international single. Don’t Change peaked at # 18 on the Australian Singles Charts and reached # 80 on theBillboard Hot 100 and # 17on the Billboard Top Tracks chart. The music video … Continue reading Things have been dark for too long :: Throwback Thursday

Quintessential Albums :: Radiohead :: The Bends

Quintessential Album Series :: The Bends (1995) :: Radiohead A Little History: The Bends is the second studio album by Radiohead, released on March 13, 1995 by Parlophone. The Bends was produced by John Leckie at EMI’s studios in London, and engineered by Nigel Godrich, who would go on to produce all future albums by the band. Featuring five charting singles, the album also marked the beginning of a shift in aesthetics and themes for the band, with greater use of keyboards, and more abrasive guitar tracks balancing subtler ones. The introspective grunge-influenced style of Pablo Honey evolved toward more multi-layered rock with cryptic lyrics and larger ideas, as the band and singer Thom … Continue reading Quintessential Albums :: Radiohead :: The Bends

New Release Tuesday :: My Top 5 :: May 27, 2014

New Release Tuesday :: My Top 5 :: May 27, 2014 1. Reuben & The Dark :: Funeral Sky Wow. Debut album from an artist that I’d never heard of that just took my fucking breath away. Oh my stars, I love when that happens. This album will most likely be compared to Arcade Fire’s debut Funeral, as well as Band of Horses’ song The Funeral, and I suppose they could all sit side-by-side in a “songs to play at my funeral” playlist, but there is more to it than that, more to the invariable comparisons that have to do … Continue reading New Release Tuesday :: My Top 5 :: May 27, 2014

Lindi Ortega :: Now Hear This

Lindi Ortega I love discovering new music and new artists, and wanted to start sharing these discoveries here at Lyriquediscorde. These discoveries are not always new artists, or new albums, yet they are still new to my musical life, and my ears. I stumbled on Lindi Ortega while putting together a playlist to accompany a story I am writing. Tin Star fit into the pocket of a tale about struggling musicians, even if this story-told-through-song is about Nashville, and my story is set in Los Angeles. It fit regardless, and made its way into the playlist, and into my current … Continue reading Lindi Ortega :: Now Hear This

My Top 300 Movies :: 166-170

166. The Big Lebowski Stories in Los Angeles, unexpected character connections, and the wit and dark comedy of the Coen Brothers are some of the elements of this film that I love. There is something more, too – maybe it is the actors (so many in this that I love), the music connections (see if you can spot Aimee Mann and Flea), the friendships, or maybe it is the “follow your bliss” simplicity of “The Dude” himself. At first blush his slacker nature seems rooted in laziness, but I think under the surface there is more to it – a simplicity … Continue reading My Top 300 Movies :: 166-170

I can survive and I can endure :: Under the Covers

Most of the Time :: Sophie Zelmani The way I relate to the world has always been tied to the way I connect to music. There is not a single memory that holds any significance in my life that I do not have a tie back to a song, or an album. Sometimes the memory is sewn tightly to a piece of music. It may have been playing in the background, or in the foreground. The moment may have occurred with a song sung, or while in the presence of music. It could have been in the company of a … Continue reading I can survive and I can endure :: Under the Covers

Let’s Make Out with Music :: Alphabet Playlists :: The Letter A

  Let’s Make Out with Music :: Alphabet Playlists All Alone With My Album Covers :: The Letter A Listen here on Spotify All These Things That I’ve Done :: The Killers Answering Bell :: Ryan Adams American Girl :: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Anna Begins :: Counting Crows Animal :: Neon Trees All In My Mind :: Love & Rockets Awful :: Hole All Apologies :: Nirvana Angeles :: Elliott Smith All At Once :: Pete Yorn Alive :: Pearl Jam Ache With Me :: Against Me! After the Last Midtown Show :: The Academy Is… Angel Mine :: Cowboy Junkies … Continue reading Let’s Make Out with Music :: Alphabet Playlists :: The Letter A

Down for you is up :: Under the Covers

Pale Blue Eyes (live) :: Joseph Arthur   While putting together yesterday’s Saturday playlist I stumbled upon Joseph Arthur’s album of Lou Reed covers entitled Lou. As a Lou Reed and Velvet Underground fan, as well as a lover of covers, I was intrigued to say the least. There are some incredible re-tellings on this album, and Pale Blue Eyes is definitely one of them. Pale Blue Eyes was written by Lou Reed and performed by The Velvet Underground. It was included on the band’s 1969 album The Velvet Underground. The song was surprisingly written about someone whose eyes were hazel, as Reed notes in his book Between … Continue reading Down for you is up :: Under the Covers