Wow, it’s been quite a while since I’ve posted anything here. The last 6 months or so of my life have been a roller coaster, and I’ve been focused on rebuilding my life and unfortunately this site has been neglected. I don’t know what this next year will hold as far as writing anything here, I’ll write as I am feeling up to it, but I wanted to at least post my top albums of last year as well as my favorite songs, which I will try to get to tomorrow.
Today marks the 21st anniversary of Kurt Cobains death. I was only 9 at the time and didn’t discover Nirvana until years later, but Kurt’s music has meant as much to me as if I were discovering it the day it was released. Therefore, I’m devoting this weeks picks of the week to Kurt Cobain/Nirvana. Here are some cool alternate/demo version of songs, as well as a couple cool cover songs.
The Cactus Blossoms
The Electric Fetus
-Audience Recording using Zoom H2 rear internal mics >SD Card>PC>Adobe Audition>CD Wave Editor (split tracks)>TLH>FLAC Level 8
-“A “MN Gneiss” recording”
-Feel free to re-master, share on any other torrent site, convert to MP3, just never ever sell it. Also, if you like this show, please support the artist by buying their music.
2. You’re Dreaming
3. Stoplight Kisses
4. ? (new song)
5. Queen Of Them All
6. Clown Collector
7. ? (new song)
8. A Sad Day to Be You
9. Traveler’s Paradise
10. Change Your Ways or Die (The Buffalo Song)
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Frank Sinatra & Bob Dylan. Two musicians you might not think to put in the same sentence, but they actually were very fond of each other despite their very different styles of music. So when Bob Dylan announced his newest release, Shadows In The Night, an album of songs made popular by Sinatra, I wasn’t surprised in the least and was excited to see my favorite singer cover another of my favorites. The first comparison between Sinatra & Dylan you will make is, of course, the voice. Sinatra’s voice is unmatched in it’s purity and ability to convey the emotion of a song. And on this album Dylan doesn’t try to imitate it, instead using his aged and weathered voice to his advantage. These songs sound as if they are reflecting back on scenarios in life, rather than being in the midst of them. Songs like “I’m A Fool To Want You“, rumored to be about Sinatra’s relationship with Ava Gardner, sounds as if it’s being sung about a relationship that ended 40 years ago instead of the current time. “Why Try To Change Me Now” may be the best song on this album in my opinion. It seems like Dylan is speaking directly to his fans as well as his critics. It’s almost as if it’s his way of saying, “I’ve been doing things my way for 50+ years, why try to change me now?” The ability to take a song that has been sung by the most gifted vocalist in the world and make it your own is astonishing, and Dylan does that on almost every song here. This is a great tribute by one great artist to another, and a worthy addition to the Dylan catalog.
It’s been a while since I posted here, and I’m excited to return with one of my favorite feature, my Picks Of The Week. For this unfamiliar with it, I basically gather the best songs I’ve added to my collection in the past week and share them here. Pretty simple, right? Hopefully you discover something new you enjoy, but if not, there’s always next week.