A bit late with the latest, but sometimes life gets in the way.
Here's an assortment of random tracks that are worth listening too.
Hopefully, you'll find something you like.
But, before you start listening, I'm trying out a new music streaming service called grooveshark.com. It seems like sometimes I have to load the page a couple of times or press the play button a couple of times before the songs will all work. Please use the comments below to let me know if you have any problems.
First heard this first one of the local hard country station in Fort Worth, "95.3, The Range".
They didn't even say the name of the song or band, so it was a pain in the ass to find. Turns out it's by a folk band out of Rhode Island. Maybe they didn't want to mention that fact in Texas.
The Horizon is a Beltway
The Low Anthem
Alright, this next one is a bit strange. A good friend of mine in Montreal posted it on his facebook page and I gave it a listen. There's something about it I really like.
The artist, Jónsi, used to be the lead singer of an Icelandic band called, Sigur Ross. Apparently they released an entire album with songs sung in a fictional language created by the band itself.
Jónsi sings with what is considered a counter tenor (wiki it if you want). Gives him a different sound than most singers out there. Very high.
So, the whole Counter Tenor thing reminded me of a song I really love. It's a Vivaldi song called, "Cum Dederit".
It's supposed to be sung by either a castrate or a counter tenor like Jónsi. My favorite version of it is sung by a guy called, "Andreas Scholl".
Unfortunately, I couldn't find a version by him online. Here's an alternate one that's also very good.
Please, do yourself a favor and give it a chance. The singing starts a bit past the one minute mark. Feel free to stop the video when the woman starts singing.
Cum Dederit Andante
If you made it through that last one, take a second and unwind with this groovy 'nu-disco' tune. I like it a lot.
Blind (Full Album Version)
Hercules And Love Affair
Now for something completely different.
Life Is A Journey
Let's close it out with a classic performance from the 70's.
Good, good stuff.
Ain't No Sunshine
If you found this kinda interesting, you can check out my previous post here.
Entered By RayFrom Austin 2010-05-12 01:18:06
On the technical side of things, grooveshark worked pretty good for me. A couple times, it held up loading something called "cowbell.grooveshark.com" and I had to hit the play button again, but aside from that, it actually played better than the YouTube videos.
Entered By RayFrom Austin 2010-05-12 01:29:07
On the musical side of things, I don't mind The Low Anthem, but I think it's something I'd really have to be in the mood for. I dig the Jónsi song. Then again, I always liked something about Sigur Ross, too. Bill Withers is cool, and gets extra points because it was the 70s, and being a douche puppy was pretty much mandatory back then. . I wasn't a fan of the rest. I guess that Cum song was all right, but the kid singing looked like the kind of guy who would tell on you for playing with knives or blowing up GI Joe guys, so screw him.