December 8, 2015

154 Birthday or A Pretty View

  1. "Green Grow The Rushes" A deep cut from R.E.M.'s Fables of the Reconstruction
  2. "Accidents Will Happen" Elvis Costello & The Attractions live [solo acoustic] at Hollywood High School
  3. "Empty" I heard a song lately with a couplet that reminded me of this lovely Cranberries song,
  4. "Song for Someone" This U2 song made me weepy at their concert in July.
  5. "Rio" Duran Duran
  6. "King Of You" Wilco from their new LP ironically titled Star Wars?
  7. "She Said She Said" I found these amazing "drum covers" on YouTube recently where drumming prodigies play along with Beatles songs. I've always thought Ringo was a revelation on "Rain" but the cover of "She Said She Said" was an anazing surprise.
  8. "Too Much Passion" The Smithereens
  9. "Talk To Me" The arragement of this Stevie Nicks song almost has a Wall of Sound feel?
  10. "Born Fighter" Nick Lowe
  11. "The Stake" Steve Miller Band
  12. "U Get Me High" Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
  13. "You Can Call Me Late" Paul Simon; I very cleverly mashed together "You Can Call Me Al" with "Late In The Evening" for an extended dance party!
  14. "Caravan" A recent re-release of Van Morrison's Moondance included many unused takes and studio chatter. Very illuminating!
  15. "All Mixed Up" The Cars
  16. "If I Can't Change Your Mind" Sugar
  17. "Why Does it Always Rain on Me?" Back in the late 1990s I knew I was supposed to love Travis but this album just didn't click for me...but I love this song now!
  18. "Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again" Bob Dylan
  19. "I Don't Like It, I Love It" (feat. Robin Thicke & Verdine White) Flo Rida
  20. "Valentine Day" This undercooked, lo-fi, self-made project is very in style today, but Beatles fans must have felt short sold- from Abbey Road and Let It Be, to McCartney? Half the 13 tracks are either instrumental, half-written, or both.