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London Grammar - Strong (you're gonna wonder .. how the hell have I not heard this freaking song?!?)

Unless of course you have.

In which case, you already know ... freaking DEVASTATINGLY GREAT ...

Grimes - Artangels (perhaps one of catchiest freaking songs of all time)

Grimes is kinda like Prince, insofar as this song is ALL her, doing everything ...

Another that must be played LOUD ...

Royksopp - This Must Be It - For JHan

Given your recent post, I'm betting you'll recognize the guest vocalist on this ... a very cool song ... NEEDS TO BE PLAYED CLUB-LOUD!!!

the main squeeze - have a cigar (pink floyd cover, very recent, and very scorching) ...

So, the youtube al-gore-rhythms done recommended me this one, so I checked it out, and HOLY BALLS ... this is f***ing KICK ASS ... make sure you watch til the 'outro' ...



third eye blind - the background (studio - 1997) - For The Sarg ...

3rd song from the end of their debut, Third Eye Blind ... this track, Motorcycle Drive By, and God Of Wine ... is w/o a doubt one of the best closing sequences of any record ever IMHO. Let alone any band's debut album.

This is some random persons vid collage thingie but it's pretty decent and the sound quality is awesome, so ... using this one.

Pretty much any real 3EB fan has this one in their top 5 songs of theirs, for sure ... and it's just a killer freaking song.



the background

everything is quiet
since you're not around
i live in numbness now
... in the background

i do the things we did before,
i walk haight street to the store,
and they say
"where's that crazy girl?
you don't get drunk on red wine
and fight no more?"

i don't see you anymore
since the hospital

the plans i make still have you in them
as you come swimming into view
and i'm hanging on your words
like i always used to do
the words we use so lightly
"i only feel for you"
i only know because i
carry you around
... in the background

ghosts they come
and memories all repeat
lift your head while
they change the hospital sheets

and i would never lie to you, no
i would never lie to you, no
i felt you long after we were through
we were through

the plans I make still have you in them
as you come swimming into view
and I'm hanging on your words
like I always used to do
the words we use so lightly
"i only feel for you"
i only know
because i carry you around
... in the background

cause I felt you long after we were through

as you come swimming into view
and i'm hanging on your words
like I always used to do
the words we use so lightly
"i only feel for you"
i only know because
i'm way
i'm way
in the background

i'm in the background

chvrches - clearest blue (live - 2015 - pitchfork music fest)

I have such a big crush on Lauren Mayberry (yeah, I know ... CREEPY!!!)

But as one of the comments on YT says ... "may she never return to her Elf Kingdom". I concur ...

For real though, this song is badass ... I just love the buildup, then the ecstatic release at 2:50 mark.

btw ... NEEDS TO BE PLAYED LOUD w/lots of BASS ...

lyle lovett & his large band - i've been to memphis (live - mid 90's i think - san antonio)

The killer opener of Joshua Judges Ruth album, this *might* be my favorite Lyle song ... at least on a given day, lol ...

Another example of sheer friggin' musical perfection ... performances don't get much better (nor classier) than this in my book. The piano work in particular ... TREMENDOUS, man. The rhythm section, too ... keep this rather oddly-timed song tight as HELL.

john hiatt - have a little faith in me (live - guessing 1986?) ... Sunday AM Song II

Many have covered this classic song of his ... some pretty good ones ... but for my money, the original, with just the songwriter and his piano, pouring out his heart and soul ... will never be outdone.

John NAILS it here too ... well, other than the one little lyrical flub lol ... pure songwriting and performing perfection.

lyle lovett - if i had a boat (live - 2010) ... perfect Sunday AM song ...

with an all-too-brief interlude from the great John Hiatt.

i tell ya the real hidden beauty here is the (seemingly effortless) otherworldly perfection he pulls off playing and singing at the same time on this. That is NOT a simple finger picking pattern, and there's many parts where the singing cadence is totally 'detached' from the rhythm of the picking, which makes singing and playing much more difficult. Compared to, say, 'wish you were here', which is a dirt simple song to sing and play ... this song would be like 100x harder to pull off.

Granted by 2010 he's been playing this for 20 years, but even 20 years ago he could nail it. Dude is no slouch on the axe ...

lyle lovett and his large band - church (live - sometime)

At this point I'm convinced Lyle will never really get his proper due ... but he is, and has always been ... one coolass mofo ... absolutely brilliant songwriter and musician ... enjoy ... hope you're not hungry



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