Saturday, January 28, 2006

Song of the Week 1/27/06

KT Tunstall - "Black Horse and the Cherry Tree"

Not much to write about this song, except that I heard it almost everyday this week. And after watching her Today show performance (where she basically recreates the track by looping her own singing an playing) I gained a new respect for this Scottish lass. And I believe this album will become a big hit.

Friday, January 20, 2006

Song of the Week 1/20/06

Ambrosia - "You're the Only Woman"

Why oh why did this song have to get stuck in my head? I'll blame my co-workers for bringing up other Ambrosia songs after "How Much I Feel" came up on my iTunes one day. And then once I downloaded and played "You're the Only Woman," it was stuck in my head for a few days. I guess the only upside is that I thought it was a Doobie Brothers song, so now I know better.

What's next, something by Stephen Bishop? And seriously, look at that album cover. These guys look like they have the market cornered on soft rock.

Saturday, January 14, 2006

Song of the Week 1/13/06

The Who - "The Kids Are Alright"

As part of my continuing effort to listen to every nook and cranny of my IPod, I spent a good deal of time in the "W" section this week. While listening to The Who's Meaty Beaty Big And Bouncy while walking through downtown Brooklyn, I decided I wanted to sing a Who song at Live Band Karaoke that night--specifically "The Kids Are Alright." So when I looked at the lyrics, I realized that I had no idea what this song was about. Is Pete Townshend writing about getting away from his family? Should his significant other get away? And when he writes kids, does he mean small children? And why hasn't Meaty Beaty Big And Bouncy been reissued on disc? I know The Who have been subject to 1034 best of compilations, but this is the first, and by far the best.

Friday, January 06, 2006

Song of the Week 1/6/06

Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros - "Get Down Moses"

The beginning of a new year always allows me to dig into the back catalog, as the mail slows to a trickle at work and there's not a lot of bands to interview. (Well, at least not until January has a couple of weeks under its belt.) This week I've been going through my ITunes and clicking on stuff that has nothing marked off in the play count column. One of these selections was the posthumous Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros album Streetcore. "Get Down Moses" was in my head the rest of the day after I listened to it, and then this morning WFUV spun it.

Damn, how do they know me so well?