Another Scots band (an all time favorite) - music for a rainy/foggy morning here in NE.
The Blue Nile - Headlights On The Parade - from the mid-80's album Hats. First time I've seen them on video (thanks to the marvel of Youtube). I think I prefer just listening in a dimly lit room with an aura of melancholy romance hanging in the air. Not that that happens much.
Also check out the fan video for Saturday Night (from the same album) - Edward Hopper Vs the Blue Nile - definitely a more visually accurate reflection of their music in my mind.
No Youtube clips yet of some of the awesome deeper tracks on Coldplay's latest (just Viva La Vida & Violet Hill) but that's what I'm rocking out to right now.
I'm really digging some of the different stuff they did with this one (less falsetto, some Eastern strings)...a step away from Chris Martin's ubiquitous ballads but familiar enough to not have you going WTF! I swear he sounds like a younger version of Bono in the first half of Lovers in Japan/Reign of Love. If you haven't given this one a listen, do it.
Just picked up Coldplay for DW - She needed to give it a few more spins before pronouncing final judgement, but I think she was missing the ballady-stuff a bit! I liked Parachutes, but must confess I haven't listened to X&Y and Rush of Blood much at all (beside the radio hits). We do have both of them though...
(They took down the Viva La Vida song....)
And speaking of Eno (trying to shake up Coldplay a bit) - my Friday song is a mid-70's gem with some Roxy Musicians (Brian Eno and Phil Manzanera). The visuals aren't up to much - but it's one heck of a cover song! 801 Live and TNK ... More good I-pod stuff for a workout.
OK, how about this... Anybody remember Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers? Had the drummer from the Cars and the guitarist from the Talking Heads? (Or maybe is was the drummer from the Talking Heads and...) Ran across this cool little film that uses JR's Roadrunner for the soundtrack. Roadrunner is notable for being based on only two chords - heck, I'd could probably play at least one of them! Just amusing. Enjoy.
Because too much fun is never enough.
I love the Hip! Not many Americans know about them except for those who live in border states. Fireworks is actually about the 1972 (?) Summit Series between Canada and USSR in ice hockey. But between the title and the fact Canada Day was Tuesday, it's all good.
The "Peek-a-Boo" Rhino Compilation is a great sampler ... Lord knows why it's out of print ... Available for a mere $45 on Amazon (probably used) - but an awesome collection if you can find it ...
They used to play around CT a lot (Shaboo in Willimantic?), although I never caught them in college days (bonehead). I've seen them a few times since then though ... In Newburyport a couple of summers ago (though not quite the same since Big Al left). Don't know if they'll get together again ...
I always feel kind of bad about Joey and Skeeter as well ... although Kami Lyle's probably keeping him young...