Reversing the Numbness

Friday, April 20, 2007

Friday Music

It's Friday. I need music. New is good. Old is good. Fast is good. Slow is good. Metal, pop, opera, classical, indie, punk, country (as long as it happened thirty years ago or more), hip hop, electronic, jazz, blues ... all good.

Take me; I'm yours.

24 comments:

getto said...

I am listening to The Counting Crows right now- "August and Everything After."

SleekPelt said...

geto boy: Fine suggestion. I've started the day with The Rolling Stones' Stripped and I'll find some Counting Crows next.

spooge said...

check out The Fratellis and lemme know what you think.

SleekPelt said...

spooge: Great suggestion, I'm really digging The Fratellis. They make for an excellent backdrop to to this beautiful, sunny day. They're quite cheeky!

SleekPelt said...

spooge: Forgot to mention, the dude in the denim jacket looks just like Hugh Grant's roommate in Notting Hill. I've seen that movie more times than I care to admit.

Zee said...

I started my day listening to Mathew Sweet. Give him a shot. If the only stuff you know is the "hits" you might be peasantly surprised with his lesser known tunes; he's an excellent songwriter.

I never saw Notting Hill.

getto said...

I second the Mathew Sweet. He played in Pittsburgh not too long ago. I would have liked to have caught that show.

Melissavina said...

Would you say that ONLY thirty year old music is good? I'm proposing that music is not necessarily like wine, some new stuff is also pretty tasty.

I just purchased The Best of Bread, it makes me laugh.

SleekPelt said...

melissavina: Welcome! Can't wait to check out your blog.

And No! Definitely not what I'm suggesting. For me, too, music is a revolving door of passions! (Check out the variety on my profile, and that's so just a start.) The 30-year thing was only meant in reference to the country genre, and there only because I'm afraid one of my masochistic friends will suggest Carrie Underwood or somebody like that in an underhanded attempt at ruining five or ten minutes of this beautiful Friday. If you have good country suggestions, I'm all ears.

I actually have Songs of Bread right here on my iPod, and I'm kicking it now. I love Cake's rendition of "The Guitar Man."

getto said...

Why don't you spin some Sanjaya? Rock on, Bro. Enjoy the rest of your day!

SleekPelt said...

melissavino: See what I mean?

geto boy: You too, brother. 

getto said...

Did I ruin five minutes of your day? If not I will have to try harder.

Maybe my next post could be all lower case with no punctuation?

spooge said...

The Kooks might be worth checking out. Corinne Bailey Rae is also pretty sweet.

josh williams said...

Sixteen Horsepower their Sackcloth to Ash's CD...Great music to snake handle by...The book about hot dog carts will post tomorrow...

SleekPelt said...

zee: Missed you up there! Man, I've liked Matthew Sweet since I first heard "Girlfriend," and that album was a very big deal to me at one point. That said, I haven't heard it in years. I'll have to check my CD books to see if I still have it.

geto boy: No, but you made five minutes of my day when you walked into my office.

spooge: Another Brit band, eh? The Kooks are sounding cool, too. Their MySpace page is abnormally unpretentious, too. As for Corrine Bailey Rae, I feel like I should like her stuff, but she just doesn't do it for me. I saw a live show of hers on some TV station and just couldn't get into her.

josh: Okay, I've moved on to Sixteen Horsepower. (That's just a fan site.) Looks like they broke up a couple of years ago. I've never heard of these guys. Very unique, heavy on the banjo, and the vocals are strange, but in a cool way. I bet their live show was something else. Oh, and still no propeller beanie. Sniff.

josh williams said...

Bandaneon (sp) kin of like a haunted accordian. Great music great band,give her a try, very haunting. No Roscoe?

Clash said...

I just dug up some Grant Lee Buffalo last week.

SleekPelt said...

josh: Hmm. I know a bandaneon is an accordion-like instrument, but are you saying there's a musician who goes by that name and plays one? I like the accordion, so I'd like to hear what one of these things sounds like. No Roscoe. I seriously get bummed when the mailbox comes up short.

clash: I've heard Grant Lee Buffalo off and on throughout the years, but I can't really say I'm super familiar with them. I'm liking what I'm hearing now -- especially "Honey Don't Think," it's going well with my Guinness -- and I promise to explore these guys more fully next week.

Clash said...

I enjoy going back through my collection and pulling out a few memories. No matter what song, it always takes me back to a specific time.

Grant Lee Buffalo (Mighty Joe Moon 1994) was a good year. "Honey Don't Think," and Demon Called Deception" were two great songs off that album.

Worth checking out.

Mom! Toilets blogged! said...

SIRIUS 17

Zee said...

Ah..I do have to second the Grant Lee Buffalo. I saw Grant Lee Williams do a solo thing at the Tin Angel in Philly a few years ago. Good songwriter and performer. Made me pick up a couple GLB albums.

SleekPelt said...

clash: That's the album I'll start with, then.

mom: No satellite for me, but I can tell you like the jams.

zee: I was hoping for something punky from you.

Zee said...

Wait 'till next friday.

SleekPelt said...

zee: As you wish.