September 2, 2013
Busy month, not many new songs but some good ones. 4-stars in red.
- 222 (Paul McCartney) 222 is my lucky number. Kind of a Phillip Glass-ish piece, a bonus track to "Memory Almost Full" which is my new favorite album name, especially by an older artist.
- Retrograde (James Blake) This is the most haunting song I've heard in a while.
- Get Low (Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz & Ying Yang Twins) Conversely, this is the stupidest, raunchiest song I've heard in a longer while.
- Fly Me to the Moon (In Other Words) (Julie London) A bossa-nova tinged version of the standard. I heard Julie London was one of my grandfather Papa Sam's favorites.
- Girl Control (The Polish Ambassador) Very odd bit of hiphop, but it grows on you.
- Sam Hall (Johnny Cash) "Damn your eyes" is such a curse.
- 3 am (Acoustic) (Tabitha's Secret) I kind of nice version of the kinda overplayed song. Heard this in Alaska.
- I Won't Back Down (Dawn Landes) A very sweet acoustic cover of the Tom Petty song, also heard it in Alaska
- Going (Sam Phillips) Wish I could find the lyric sheet for this, but the way the music pauses on "I'm more than halfway through" is darkly striking for us folks coming up on that point in our lives. An amazing song for 2 minutes.
- Bang Bang (will.i.am) Very odd retro/modern blend, I think from that recent "Great Gatsby" movie. Such a use of white space.
- Bitter Heart (Zee Avi) Lovely and sad. Zee Avi is amazing.
Some amazing "motivational" posters from the 1920s