|in lieu of a proper entry...
||[Sunday 09 December 2007, 23 04]
Richard F Vince
|[||I am feeling
|[||I am listening to
|||||Metallica - The Unforgiven||]|
1. "Shorley Wall" by Ooberman
i think i discovered Ooberman when i obtained a few MP3s from someone i know. they sort of lurked in my music folder until the random function found them. i rather liked "Running Girl" when it was chosen, but when this song came on...wow. it truly is a thing of beauty, particularly the poem read at the end, which can bring me close to tears [no mean feat]. possibly my favourite song.
2. "Precious Things" by Tori Amos
one of Ms Amos' more dramatic moments. i must confess to not knowing this album all that well yet, though i suppose i've not had it that long. expect me to say that about at least a few of the songs that come up...
3. "Pseudo Silk Kimono" by Marillion
the introduction to "Misplaced Childhood", followed immediately by what is perhaps Marillion's best known song, "Kayleigh", without which it seems almost incomplete. if i ever get around to writing and recording a concept album, i'd love it to have an introduction as effective as this. i once worked out how to play the keyboard part, somehow...
4. "Soil" by system of a Down
i think the random thing picked this deliberately to provide a contrast with its previous choice. SoaD are not one of my favourite bands, but when i'm in the mood i quite enjoy their music's frantic, insane quality. this song contains a pleasant mixture of silly rhythms, maniacal screaming and melodic guitar work. probably a good microcosm.
5. "Push Me, Pull Me" by Pearl Jam
from "Yield", the most recent PJ album i've actually bought. it contains some really good songs, of which this isn't one. while it's lyrically interesting, the music is a mess. this may add to the effect, but i could just be looking for something good to say...
6. "San Francisco" by Scott McKenzie
i've not been to San Francisco, though i would like to at some point, if only to bash the trolleybuses and trams. being very much a product of its time, this song sounds very dated now, but i would like to find out if there are many people there now with flowers in their hair. there don't seem to be anywhere else.
7. "In Your Shoes" by Terrorvision
one of those bands loads of my friends were into about ten years ago but i never really discovered, the wonderfully silly "Oblivion" being the exception. this is on an album that has apparently arrived on my computer courtesy of my other half, who also discovered them while i was oblivious, rooting through my parents' record collection.
8. "You Can Have It All" by the Kaiser Chiefs
when i borrowed the album on which this is from a friend, i didn't really expect to like it, but was pleasantly surprised. this isn't a favourite track of mine, probably because it lacks the rather silly vivaciousness of most of the rest of the album, which is what i enjoy about it. it's probably a good song, but it's one to which i've paid little attention because of its context.
9. "Glass Bottom Boat" by Kathryn Williams
from her most recent album, which is marvellous but for whatever reason isn't one i listen to that often. this is one of the more becalmed moments; it has an almost dreamlike feel.
10. "Coldsweat" by the Sugarcubes
another song i don't know all that well, though it's one of the ones i recognise on the compilation of theirs that i possess. it has an almost Sundays esque feel to it, which perhaps sounds more unlikely than it is.
[cross posted a few minutes ago to musicshuffle, a community best not added to your flist.]