Category: "Song"

Brian Wilson - A Friend Like You

May 25th, 2006

Brian Wilson - A Friend Like You

In 2004 Brian Wilson -- of Beach Boys fame -- released a solo album titled Smile that was met with critical acclaim. This song is from another, lesser-known solo album Wilson released in 2004 called Gettin' In Over My Head. The album features Elton John, Paul McCartney and Eric Clapton (Paul McCartney specifically on this track). This is yet another song that I thank internet radio for showing me. A fun song that offers tribute to that true friend in our lives for whom we are just so thankful. It's sentimental, sure. And I cannot imagine actually playing it for my friends, but if you read this you can take it as an indication that this song says some of how I feel about having you around.

Bedouin Soundclash - When the Night Feels My Song

May 17th, 2006

Bedouin Soundclash - When the Night Feels My Song

I went months without knowing the name of this song, or by whom it was made. I seemed to only catch the end of it when changing stations on my radio. I would even listen through commercials in hopes that after the break they would tell me the artist and title of the last song played. Finally one day it paid off. The song is very subtle and low key, but it puts me in a good, relaxed mood when I listen to it. There should be a button installed in my car that I can press when it rains to hear the part of this song that goes, "A beautiful day...a beautiful day..." to make it not seem so cloudy. Good song indeed. I guess the album came out a long time ago, but the song was not released as a single until relatively recently (in Detroit anyway). If you were looking for it, here it is. You can even watch the video.

Head Automatica - Beating Heart Baby

May 5th, 2006

Head Automatica - Beating Heart Baby

Heard this song for the first time streaming across the internet a few months back and loved it right away. A few weeks/months ago it finally made it to the radio here in the Greater Detroit Area, though I do not listen to the radio very often. I have managed to avoid it being overplayed if it has become so to other people. I still perk up when it comes on. I would love to build a mixtape around this track, but am not nearly familiar enough with whatever genre you would lump this into. Any thoughts?

(Thanks to youtube.com for another video.)

Kings of Convenience - I'd Rather Dance With You

May 1st, 2006

Kings of Convenience - I'd Rather Dance With You

A lot of the music made by the Kings of Convenience is slower than I generally like, but I cannot get enough of this song. I think "Indie Pop" is an appropriate tag for the quiet guitar harmonies from the two musicians from Norway. It is such a fun track that excites me each time I hear it. That is partially a result of having seen the video. I think once you have seen that a time or two, the song will always make you smile. It is one of my favorites.