May 6, 2017Pretty good month for music, 5 star stuff in red....
- S is for Songs (Sia / Sesame Street) SO GREAT.
- Pure Comedy (Father John Misty) A little sophomoric in parts but the very start and the very ending has such lovely lyrics
- Vivir Mi Vida (Versión Pop) (Marc Anthony) A BABAM! crew put together a version of this to back a Cosecha non-violent resistance protest. (The version I grabbed is "Versión Pop") I like it more now that I've seen the translation of the lyrics, kind of poignant given what these folks are up against.
- Million Dollar Secret (Lucius) "Girls" has introduced me to so many songs... man is this one beautiful
- Rocket Man (Elton John) (Iron Horse) Fun bluegrass cover - I hate the instrumentation of the original, but this lets me enjoy the theme.
- Crazy Bird (Wild Child) I enjoy the video for this more than the song but it's still a good song.
- Wrecking Ball (Aurora Aksnes) Another case of a slow sweet cover bringing out the beauty of a pop song.
- Mama Don't Allow (The Jive Aces) This song comes up at HONK! hang outs...
- Feel Like Funkin' It Up (Live Street Mix) (Rebirth Brass Band) The version I got has some bits from the Treme show... something i the headphone placement makes me actually look around to see the voices.
- Ambush (Lateef & The Chief) "Underground" hiphop I heard at a kebab place in Austin.... has really grown on me.
- Crowded Places (Banks) Another song I heard on "Girls"... favorite lyric "And then when I got home when I played that show in L.A / All your shit was gone / It was the only time I thought I'd made a mistake"
- Wild Things (Alessia Cara) I like the line "I lose my balance on these eggshells / You tell me to tread"
- Did I Ever Love You (Leonard Cohen) Interesting contrasts, musically.
- Now (Eyedea & Abilities) More hiphop that sounds a bit better in an Austin Kebab place.
- Can I Kick It? (A Tribe Called Quest) I think Chapelle's special had this on. Those weird simplistic rhymes might not work in other contexts...
- Ldn (Lily Allen) All her stuff sounds kinda similar but it's all pretty good.
- Shape of You (Ed Sheeran) Not so deep but the thumb piano on this is so catchy.
- Ophelia (Remastered) (The Band) I guess I like the title more than anything (I made new lyrics to Cecilia with the same title). Keep expecting it to become Billy Preston's "Nothing from Nothing"
I skipped yoga this week, but I did assemble two largeish IKEA pieces (with help from Liz) in relatively small rooms with lots of boxes... that's kind of the same thing, right?