Mix Tape Playlists :: The Music of 1992

Mix Tape Playlists :: The Music of 1902 Listen here at Spotify Come as You Are :: Nirvana Precious Things :: Tori Amos Blood Makes Noise :: Suzanne Vega Girlfriend :: Matthew Sweet All I Want :: Toad The Wet Sprocket Jump Around :: House Of Pain Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover :: Sophie B. Hawkins Dyslexic Heart :: Paul Westerberg I See You :: Juliana Hatfield It’s a Shame About Ray :: The Lemonheads Hit :: The Sugarcubes Free Your Mind :: En Vogue Nightswimming :: R.E.M. Sleeping Satellite :: Tasmin Archer Love Song For a Vampire :: … Continue reading Mix Tape Playlists :: The Music of 1992

1992 :: The year in music :: Throwback Thursday

The Best Songs of 1992 by willtopsmusictv 1992 :: The Year In Music Throwback Thursday There are many years I could christen “the year when everything changed”, and in significant ways that would be true, that said, 1992 was the year where everything changed — in big ways — for me. In 1992 I became a parent, giving birth to my amazing daughter Julia in the middle of January. I was young, very young, maybe not “teenage pregnancy” young, but to me, at 23, I felt so very young. I had only just moved out into the world the year prior, and was … Continue reading 1992 :: The year in music :: Throwback Thursday

Do you have to? :: VOTD

Linger :: The Cranberries from the album, Everybody Else is Doing it, So Why Can’t We? Linger is a song composed by Irish musicians Dolores O’Riordan and Noel Hogan of the rock band The Cranberries, released in 1993. The song, which has an acoustic arrangement featuring a string section, became the band’s first major hit, peaking at #3 in the Republic of Ireland, #8 in the United States and #14 in the UK. In the documentary ’99 Love Life & Rock ‘n’ Roll, O’Riordan says that the song is about her first serious kiss. Dolores O’Riordan performed this song in the 2006 Adam … Continue reading Do you have to? :: VOTD

Make you come home early :: SOTD

“Love and happiness… Something that can make you do wrong, make you do right… Love..”. One of the sexiest, most sensual songs ever. It reminds me of humid bedrooms with the curtains closed and the doors locked, combined body heat permeating the windows and walls. The touch of skin, sugar-sweat-sweet, blending in to that space of not knowing which is yours, and which is mine, which is you, and which is me. Words whispered, or not said at all, just sound, vibration, the rattle and hum of pleasure. The room is unfamiliar, uniform in that every hotel looks the same, … Continue reading Make you come home early :: SOTD

Quintessential Albums :: Siouxsie And The Banshees :: Peepshow

Quintessential Album Series :: Peepshow :: Siouxsie And The Banshees A Little History: Peepshow, released in 1988, is the ninth studio album by Siouxsie and the Banshees, and their first as a quintet. With the arrival of multi-instrumentalist Martin McCarrick, Peepshow was one of their most musically complex albums. The album was both a critical and a commercial success, peaking at #68 on the Billboard 200 chart. Siouxsie Sioux explained the song Peek-a-Boo, in an MTV interview, to be about “the way that women are portrayed in our Fascist media.” She stated that Peek-a-Boo is a reaction against the conformist images that the … Continue reading Quintessential Albums :: Siouxsie And The Banshees :: Peepshow

You’re always holding on to stars :: SOTD

  Keep Art Alive :: Art by Amy-Friend “Growing old is getting old. I often find myself here thinking, about the birds, the boats, and past loves that flew away or started sinking. And it’s crazy here without you, I used to think this all was ours. We’d stay up late, debate on how we’d find our way, say it’s all up in the stars.” The memories of the you when you were with me, and the me when I was with you, they are fading into a sepia tone finish, like the photos of my Grandmother that smelled like moth … Continue reading You’re always holding on to stars :: SOTD

New Release Tuesday :: July 29, 2014

1. The Voyager :: Jenny Lewis One of my top anticipated albums of the year, Jenny Lewis always seems to write the kind of songs that I need to hear at the time I hear them, and The Voyager is no exception. Produced by one of my all-time favorite artists, Ryan Adams, the album is completely Jenny’s, which impresses me that Ryan was able to touch and guide, without making it sound like his own. The album spans a wide array of emotions and musical genres, waxing lyrically about biological clocks, hand jobs, break-ups, marriage, infidelity, and the impact life has … Continue reading New Release Tuesday :: July 29, 2014

That’s not what ladies do :: VOTD

Just One of the Guys :: Jenny Lewis from the album, The Voyager Just One of the Guys is the first single released off of Jenny Lewis’ third solo album, The Voyager, released today. The song, produced by Beck, is perfect in its juxtaposition of mood and meaning, something we’ve come to expect from Jenny, both in her solo work, and her time with Rilo Kiley. On the surface this seems like a lighthearted, Summertime romp of a song, one that toys with gender roles, yes, but with a sixties girl group, or Bangles Going Down to Liverpool kind of … Continue reading That’s not what ladies do :: VOTD

My Top 300 Movies :: 206-210

206. Where the Heart Is Maybe its because I had my oldest daughter at a young age, maybe its because I’m ever drawn to stories of unconventional families and the bonds we create of our choosing (our families of choice), or perhaps it is because I adore Natalie Portman – whatever the reason, this is one of those films that I can watch over and over, and it will always make me cry, laugh, and feel less alone. Natalie is brilliant in this, as is Stockard Channing (such an underrated actor Stockard is!) and Ashley Judd (her story breaks me), … Continue reading My Top 300 Movies :: 206-210

But who needs that? :: VOTD

Listen Like Thieves :: INXS from the album, Listen Like Thieves A Little History: Listen Like Thieves is the title song and third single from Australian rock band INXS’s fifth album, Listen Like Thieves. The song peaked at #46 in the UK Singles Charts, in 1986, and hit #54 on the US Billboard Charts, that same year. The music video takes on a Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome look and feel, a post-apocalyptic movie that had come out the same year of release as the Listen Like Thieves album. A Little Reflection: Off of one of my favorite albums, Listen Like … Continue reading But who needs that? :: VOTD