Posts tagged music

Maybe you’ve already seen this documentary called “Muscle Shoals” about the sleepy town in northern Alabama where so many great r&b, blues, and southern rock albums were made. Stuff ftom the Stones, to Lynyrd Skynyrd to Paul Simon. Anyway, if you haven’t seen it then I highly recommend it on Netflix.
Muscle Shoals

Maybe you’ve already seen this documentary called “Muscle Shoals” about the sleepy town in northern Alabama where so many great r&b, blues, and southern rock albums were made. Stuff ftom the Stones, to Lynyrd Skynyrd to Paul Simon. Anyway, if you haven’t seen it then I highly recommend it on Netflix.

Muscle Shoals

life is worth living again.

Vampire Weekend — “Hannah Hunt” 

been way into this a lot lately. a lot a lot. 

rottinghaus:

The Hold Steady - “Constructive Summer”

God bless it. Year after year.

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heymikewaskom:

Ryan Adams — “Hey There, Miss Lovely”

This song is from a performance that Ryan gave 10-28-1999 at the Exit/In. While it’s excellent for many reasons, for me it’s notable that this cut, “Hey There, Miss Lovely” is a very early, perhaps the first recorded iteration of the song “These Girls” which was released a full 8 years later on Easy Tiger. The lyrics are very different, but the melody and the guitar parts are basically the same. Interesting to think that Ryan had this song kicking around for almost ten years before he finally decided to record and release it. Also, he mentions writing “In My Time Of Need” for a Whiskeytown album but it didn’t make it on the record.


The first link above will direct you to the Archive.org page where you can download this entire performance for yourself. Of the 17 tracks there are 5 great cuts with Ryan and Gillian Welch. Boy, they are pretty.

This version of this song pops into my head quite a bit and I’m still blown away by it.

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The Hold Steady — “Slapped Actress”

so… kinda cool. Google + made a gif out of images that looked similar in an album. Pretty cool to take photos of me tapping and the auto-gif them. thanks, Google!

so… kinda cool. Google + made a gif out of images that looked similar in an album. Pretty cool to take photos of me tapping and the auto-gif them. thanks, Google!

HBO's 'True Detective'

Y’all here’s like, all the songs from True
Detective. All the blues, spirituals, hymns, hip hop.

Just putting it here for posterity.

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captain-habit:

COHEED AND CAMBRIA || DEVIL IN JERSEY CITY 

This jams so hard.

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ANTARCTIGO VESPUCCI— “Don’t Die In Yr Hometown"

this song is really super, and obviously the sentiment rides high with me. also; i took a new job that makes me go everywhere, starts shortly. ps. i stole this song from the internet, net neutrality is dead, i’m sorry chrisfarren.

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throwbacksandjams:

The Longest Time - Billy Joel

This song features Billy Joel on lead vocals and all backing vocals. Joel recorded 14 different background tracks which were mixed into the song, which is, you know, super amazing.

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Inkwell — “I Am The Tightrope”

When once one of my fav people ever had a band and that band broke up and then that person made a new band and this was track one side one of that new bands record and fucking perfect.

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cherishaleena:

fromsimplemeans:

Michigan’s in the rearview now
Keep your hands where I can see them
You took the words right out of my mouth
When you knew that I would need them
What am I supposed to do now
Without you
Without you…

This song keeps coming back to me and when it does I never know for sure when it left and that really screws with me.

During a pretty dark point in my life last winter / spring while I was living in Philadelphia and traveling back-and-forth from Maine, NYC & Philly, The Milk Carton Kids came into my qworldview. This happened because I thought they were going to be playing A Prarie Home Companion, which I had tickets to. As it turned out they were playing the following week and musical guest on the show I saw was Aaron Neville which is a whole different story altogether. Anyway during that dark time I pretty much only listened to The Milk Carton Kids and the Zack Brown Band while Bolt Bussing all over the northeast and I can tell you that I’m the better for it. Love these guys.

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boxof64:

I just realized I had this mp3, and it’s a really quiet, clean version of Something’s Missing In Your Atmosphere, which is heaven. It’s very seamless; if I didn’t know about the two songs, I’d probably think this is a song unto its own — I’d be okay with this, by the way. You can probably mix Too Legit To Quit with In Your Atmosphere and I’d still be in love with it, but that’s another story.

Naturally, like any JM enthusiast with a lot of time on his or her hands (or love, a lot of love for JM, that sounds better), I looked up different performances of SMIYA online. Every version is unique, it’s amazing what he does with two (or three, as is the case in the last video) songs; you can listen to them one after the other and feel like you’ve heard completely different tunes. So if you’re in the mood (and how can you not be):

[x] On His Own Live In LA 2008
[x] Sydney Entertainment Centre May 2010 
[x] Birmingham February 2010
[x] Mayercraft 2008


P.S. I’ve developed an unnecessarily complex way of compressing an mp3 but it’s just that I love this song so much to care.

This is kind of intense levels of fandom and I’m way into it.

Bon Iver-- “Beth/Rest” (Rare Book Room Version)