Reversing the Numbness

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Friday Music

It's Friday. I need music.

I finally finished my latest paper model, and it's got me thinking about butterflies. I guess a fleeting life of freedom is better than a lifetime of imprisonment. So this week's theme is freedom.

Like Devil Mood said, I like links!

28 comments:

The Dalai Mama said...

Well, you knew this one would be coming from me.  Another great one from a great band.  One of my fave bands, for sure.  Remember how awesome they were live?

josh williams said...

My goal is to fill an ipod with music which I will pipe around the office with nice speaker system my Brother in law (Matt) gave me. He said they were good and I trust him, he is a musician and a stand up guy http://www.myspace.com/californiakillers
His myspace page...A shameful plug but what the heck. I will be using him as a guide to new music and of course your Friday Music...

Oh! The name of his one man band is California Killers because he wrote,played all the instruments, recorded and produced every bit of it in his studio. So the word on the street is every time someone does something out of California music mill they are killing the industry.

josh williams said...

Also that is a fine butterfly...I started out with this comment and somehow it was lost with another thought. I am not sure I have the patience not to mention the skill to pursue the paper art. I was mediocre at best when it came to paper airplanes when I was and come to think of it I did fold an airplane recently and an older wiser guest pointed out my design flaws.

SleekPelt said...

dm: Two homeruns!

josh: I really like your brah-in-law's stuff.

Here's a "freedom" suggestion from myself to myself.

The Dalai Mama said...

Here's another.

Simon Sterwin said...

Happy Easter, Sleek.

Here's a classic from Dr John, The Night Tripper.
This one's from a very fine british folk rock band, Pentangle.
Finally, the great man JC with one of my favourite ever covers.

The Dalai Mama said...

Oh, and thanks for the butterfly, Sleek.

mattucks said...

I've had this record in my library foreve and never listen that much. Reminds me of something that would have come out in '68. I couldn't help but think about reggae when I saw the word freedom. To me it's almost like another side of punk rock. Or at least it was for me growing up. Tapper Zukie is one of my favorite artist.

Vesper de Vil said...

that's a pretty butterfly! must have taken hours to complete! i'm impressed.

check out Bon Iver!

Devil Mood said...

You did that? I'm impressed!

I'm keeping the britpop trend with this. Ahh I still love this song

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMOr_XcsdCQ

CHUD said...

Exceptional re-write of Phil Ochs song re: Richard Nixon:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UtXycmegSto

Ain't no reason things are this way, it's how they've always been and they intend to stay. Excellent video and newer artist:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXMqrbi-rSY

Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose. And it proves that Kris Kristofferson is one of the greatest songwriters ever:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTHRg_iSWzM

Won't you help me sing, these songs of freedom?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYSxy32kDLQ

It was a creed written into the founding documents ... si se puede.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjXyqcx-mYY

Erin O'Brien said...

So it's pop, but I dig this song and the vid as well.

And why, why, WHY did you make me watch that "Hair" thing, sleek?

Raoul Duke said...

nice Sleek. I often sing this to the little one.

Raoul Duke said...

nice DM. C and I used to sing the lyric "my girl Sasha, lookin good on the street" all the time to the pooch. good times, good memories.

The Dalai Mama said...

rd: I think of your Sasha every time I hear that!

josh williams said...

Thank you for the link, I have to think that is a dead ringer for Treat Williams.
So out of curiosity I checked out the IMDB no record of hair. Keep in mind I have not done any further research. So my argument is: he was born in 1951 he looks like Treat Williams in a wig. Is there some sort of cover up, or am I just wrong? JW

josh williams said...

Ok now I am done, but it was Treat Williams and John Savage in this clip. Odd that is not in the IMDB...
http://www.trashfiction.co.uk/hair.html

The Electric Orchid Hunter said...

Here are some tracks from my iTunes playlist that fit the theme (and that I quite enjoy, at that)!

Massive Attack Butterfly Caught - a moody number from the lords of trip-hop. I wish they would hurry up and finish their next album.

Emiliana Torrini To Be Free - the Icelandic songstress who wrote Gollum's Song for the 'LOTR: The Two Towers' movie.

Pet Shop Boys Liberation - a rather laidback single from their frenetic Very album from 1993. It has remained one of my favourites.

George Michael Freedom '90 - it's just so damn catchy, I can't help but like it. And it's got that early nineties vibe I like so much.

Tori Amos Sleeps With Butterflies - usually I find her music deeply disturbing, but this is quite the opposite and very likeable.

M@ said...

Let freedom reign!

SleekPelt said...

simon: Dr. John -- wow! That's some trippy business right there; Pentangle -- this group oozes folk. I'm impressed by the cat playing the stand-up bass or cello, whatever that is; Cash -- indeed, this is a fine cover by the man himself. Thanks, mate!

dm: You're most welcome!

mattucks: The Black Angels -- this is excellent. I'll be navigating to your iTunes on Monday to search for more by this band; Tapper Zukie -- you turned me on to this band in the first place, and I dig 'em. I know what you mean by associating reggae with freedom - "these songs of freedom" - and that's why I spun Jimmy Cliff on Friday too.

vesper de vil: Thank you! It probably took me four or five hours total. The flowers were somewhat time consuming. It was pretty easy, though. Bon Iver -- love it! I've never heard of this guy, but he's right up my alley. He works the falsetto, this guy. I listened to four or five songs on YouTube and will definitely be checking out more. Thanks!

devil mood: Yep, thanks! As much Brit pop as I've listened to, I've really only heard the well-known Oasis songs. I should really give these guys a chance, though, as I usually tend to like them pretty well. This song is no exception. These guys just have an epic quality to them.

Devil Mood said...

You're so right, epic is the word. I admit that Britpop is a bit dated, all very 90s but that's why I like it and listen to it from time to time.
Oasis have some great B-sides, better than the hits and they collected them in a great album called Masterplan. Whenever I want to feel 13 again...that's what I listen to lol

SleekPelt said...

CHUD: Hey, pal. Will you shoot me an e-mail? I can't seem to find your contact info in my address book. Eddie Vedder -- this is an encore on Friday music, and a damn good one. This is a proper protest song if I ever heard one. From the lyrics to the "protesty" chord progression to the lack of a bridge -- Dylan could have done this one himself. Bright Eyes does it well these days too; Brett Dennen -- wow, what a voice. This song is remarkable -- I highly suggest everybody spin the second song CHUD suggested, it's beautiful and completely infectious in my opinion; Kris/Janis -- this song reminds me of our glorious days in Sunnyside together. How lucky are we that we went through that magical time?; Bob -- I used to cover this one all the time, remember? Simple yet powerful song of freedom; Barrack et al -- more powerful stuff. It all starts with belief, doesn't it? Amazing suggestions, CHUD, thanks!

SleekPelt said...

eob: George Michael -- this guy did some stuff that I was just not into, but "Freedom '90" is a really good pop song. I've always liked this song. But you protest Hair? I love this movie, EoB! I typically have a hard time getting into theatre-type music/movies, but I really like Hair. When I see hippies dancing in a park, something inside me just makes me want to go dance with them.

rd: Hey, brother. Remember when Lenny was cool? I do. Seems like a distant memory. This one is a great choice to be singing to your gorgeous baby girl.

josh: This was my introduction to both Treat Williams and John Savage, the latter of which would play an integral role in the greatest TV show ever made, HBO's Carnivale. You can see the IMDB listing for Hair here.

SleekPelt said...

teoh: Massive Attack -- the DM is a fan of these guys, and I like them as well, though I would typically listen to them as background or mood music. The video's freakish; Emilian -- either this is an encore, or I heard it elsewhere and searched her out at one point. I really like her voice (sometimes a bit Bjork-like) and the dreamy quality of the whole thing. Great song, I love the chorus especially; Pet Shop Boys -- I've only ever heard their huge hits, but this is a really nice song; George -- yep, catchy for sure; Tori -- I usually love a woman and a piano, but Tori just doesn't do much for me usually. Maybe she'd sell me if I saw her live. This song is okay, though it certainly fits the theme well. Thanks, TEOH!

m@: Here here!

devil mood: So if I want to get an Oasis album, that's the one I should get?

Devil Mood said...

Yes, in my very humble opinion ;)
Alternatively, the first 2 albums are very good, classic britpop, from then on it went downhill.

The Electric Orchid Hunter said...

Seems like EOB and I had the same idea! Oh well, I would do well to check out the other comments first before zealously posting mine!

Clash said...
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Clash said...

Chud: That song was total bliss. I've listened to it many times over weekend and have enjoyed his other efforts as well. He seems too young to have such a soulful voice yet it’s perfect.

This is why I love Friday Music.