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02 September 2012 @ 02:26 pm
Another Music Post  
This time I'm using mp3 player things instead of Youtube; even though you don't get something fun to look at in the meantime, you're less likely to have it blocked/removed because of copyright. The only downside to this strategy seems to be that I can't find everything I want...

Once again, there's very little coherence to this, since I've got such an eclectic taste in music.



Flogging Molly - Drunken Lullabies

This is a band I was introduced to when I was twelve, and started listening to again recently. Officially, Flogging Molly is considered punk rock, but there's really a number of folk traits in their music, including a general voice, historical or social issues, and use of traditional instrumentation. I have a feeling that the main singer has a "preserved" accent--that is, when a person hears their accent disappearing and makes a concious effort to retain it--since they were formed in LA, but it's not really something that bothers me.

My sister saw them once in concert (at Lollapalooza, which held in an open field) and it must've been really amazing, since they apparently have unbelievable volume.



Cake - Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps

Yeah, this is a cover. Still, I love this version so much. And while he can't carry a tune so well, there's just something I love so much about it. There's another Cake song that came out a long time ago--I must've been around eleven or so--called "Short Skirt, Long Jacket," and thye played it over and over again on the radio. And yet, I still love it.



Andrea Bocelli - Canto Della Terra

I have a neighbor that listens to this guy on full-blast, and compared to some of the other shit that we hear from the neighborhood, it's wonderful. I can't remember how old I was the first time I saw one of the cheesy music videos that they made of him on TV. At the same neighbor's house, no less. They've got a new term for this type of operatic music--pop opera, or something.



Josh Turner - Would You Go With Me

This is proof that there isn't a single genre of music I fully dislike. I had a hard time deciding between this song and "Long Black Train"--I've developed an appreciation for music with religious themes, in that it's someone celebrating their faith--and settled on this one because I remember eating breakfast one morning and my dad had the TV on, and said, "Come here and listen this guy's guitar work! And his voice!"



Red Hot Chili Peppers - Scar Tissue

I love all of the Red Hot Chili Peppers' music; they have a unique sound, and while their lyrics are generally pretty obscure, there's something I like about that, too. This song holds a special place in my heart, though, as representing a time in my life and the feeling behind it. I also recommend looking up the music video for Dani California, if you can; I woke up one morning to my parents laughing, and walked out to see that video for the first time, and we sat there having fun naming the famous names in rock history.



Santana - Africa Bamba

The entire album "Supernatural" is phenomoninal--it won about eight grammys the year it came out, all deserved--but I've chosen this song because it's Carlos Santana without featuring anyone else. His guitar style is crisp and clean, and very distinctly hispanic. I don't know what else to say...I love the album, and still listen to it all the time.



Van Morrison - Jackie Wilson Said

Van Morrison is music I listen to when I'm feeling productive, although I'm not entirely sure why. I listen to "The Best of Van Morrison" when cleaning, I did so when I was painting my grandmother's house, doing homework...*shrugs*. His music is cosidered R&B (in the traditional sense), and tends to lean more on the "blues" side than "rythm."





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Alexanderashmedai on September 3rd, 2012 12:42 pm (UTC)
Cool! I liked Flogging Molly best, seems to be a fun band. :)

I love opera, but I never got into Andrea Bocceli's music for some reason. Maybe it does sound more like pop to me than opera.