My Top 5 Song Obsessions of the Day :: California, Part 4

My Top 5 Song Obsessions of the Day :: California, Part 4 Listen as a playlist on Spotify  My Top 5 Song Obsessions of the Day, Day 4, California song themed. You can click to listen to each video below, … Continue reading My Top 5 Song Obsessions of the Day :: California, Part 4

New Release Tuesday :: July 22, 2014

1. The Raveonettes :: Pe’ahi I love when a band you love has a new release out that you had no idea was on the horizon, but then you wake up on a New Release Tuesday, and there it is waiting for you to devour. The album’s title, Pe’ahi, comes from a popular surfing spot near Maui, and the first released single, Endless Sleeper, has been said by Sune Rose Wagner to be “…about a horrific near-drowning experience I had in Hawaii some years ago. It’s about taking risks in order to exist. The song features a lot of recurring musical ideas of Pe’ahi such … Continue reading New Release Tuesday :: July 22, 2014

I wish that I could stay :: VOTD (The Holiday Edition)

The Christmas Song :: The Raveonettes The Christmas Song is a holiday number by the Danish indie rock duo, The Raveonettes. The Raveonettes consists of Sune Rose Wagner on guitar, instruments, and vocals, and Sharin Foo on bass, guitar and vocals. Their music is characterized by close two-part vocal harmonies inspired by The Everly Brothers coupled with hard-edged electric guitar overlaid with liberal doses of noise.Their songs juxtapose the structural and chordal simplicity of ’50s and ’60s rock with intense electric instrumentation, driving beats, and often dark lyrical content (e.g., crime, drugs, murder, suicide, love, lust, and betrayal), similar to another of the band’s influences, The Velvet … Continue reading I wish that I could stay :: VOTD (The Holiday Edition)

And every time you overdose :: songs and writings

Keep Art Alive :: Art by Jeremy Enecio “Your addiction and you are in love, not star crossed. I wait my turn.” A recent song discovery, this is a song I find myself loving for a few, very differing reasons. From a musical and stylistic perspective, I love the feel good pop feeling of the song, the infectious melody, the feigned cheerfulness in the singing, the catchy lyrics – I love the way it feels that way, but that the song itself is so very, very dark. A love song, of sorts, about being in love with an addict, and … Continue reading And every time you overdose :: songs and writings

You adore me :: Song of the day

“I don’t have to sell my soul, he’s already in me.” I would love to someday understand my need for attention and my fear of it going away. I could hop into the analyst’s chair and surmise that this need comes from “Daddy issues“, and my lack of a positive male role model in my life. Or, one could say that certain events in my life have taken things from me that I crave, and that often attention and adoration and/or love seem to sate, if only temporarily. Maybe we all have this need, and perhaps I just call it out … Continue reading You adore me :: Song of the day