Posts tagged Music
Posts tagged Music
Harry Nilsson :: “One”
"Nilsson wrote the song after calling someone and getting a busy signal. He stayed on the line listening to the ‘beep, beep, beep, beep…’ tone, writing the song. The busy signal became the opening notes of the song." (via Wikipedia)
Phosphorescent :: “Ya Hey” (Vampire Weekend cover)
Okay, so here’s a new Dylan song … from 1970.
Really enjoyed Grantland’s “Legacy of Harry Nilsson” piece, especially this part about “You Can’t Do That” (embedded here):
In theory, it’s a cover of the Beatles’ 1964 song, but with its cascading overdubs and interwoven lyrics from other Beatles songs, Nilsson creates what I’ll call the first mash-up. It’s a pastiche of at least 14 different songs (some say 22), from “I Want to Hold Your Hand” to “Day Tripper,” “Paperback Writer” to “Strawberry Fields Forever.” It’s a fascinating track, blending phrases of melody and lyrics, and it’s all over in just 140 seconds. But there’s something fanboyish about “You Can’t Do That.” It’s a cry for attention, which, of course, it got.
Yo La Tengo :: “Ohm” (One of my favorite songs of the year gets one of my favorite videos of the year.)
Inspired by Steven Hyden over at Grantland, here are my 20 favorite albums of the year to date, more or less. Listen to them and others in this big-assed playlist on Spotify if you like. Careful, though: You have to be pretty tolerant of indie-dad rock to stand it.
1. Phosphorescent :: Muchacho
2. The National :: Trouble Will Find Me
3. Foxygen :: We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic
4. Jim James :: Regions of Light and Sound of God
5. Yo La Tengo :: Fade
6. Kanye West :: Yeezus
7. Still Corners :: Strange Pleasures
8. Camera Obscura :: Desire Lines
9. Jason Isbell :: Southeastern
10. Iron and Wine :: Ghost on Ghost
11. Vampire Weekend :: Modern Vampires of the City
12. Daft Punk :: Random Access Memories
13. William Tyler :: Impossible Truth
14. Kurt Vile :: Wakin on a Pretty Daze
15. Unknown Mortal Orchestra :: II
16. Futurebirds :: Baba Yaga
17. Local Natives :: Hummingbird
18. Sonny & the Sunsets :: Antenna to the Afterworld
19. Deerhunter :: Monomania
20. Ducktails :: The Flower Lane
From last week, Kenny Cosgrove dancing to Daft Punk (via)
Happy 72nd to Bob Dylan, who wrote “Sad-Eyed Lady of the Lowlands” in one sitting and recorded it at 4 a.m. with a band that didn’t know it was 11 minutes long until they were actually playing it.
The Who to the highest power.
"If best-selling albums had been books instead … " ~ Record Books