This morning I was doing a marathon run through the discography of “They Might Be Giants”, and I was in stitches most of the time. I hadn’t listened to most of their stuff in a long while, and when I came across “Hey Mr. DJ” on the Miscellaneous T compilation it occurred to me that it would be fun to make a list of songs inspired by dodgy managers.
You know, a compendium of songs with lyrics alluding to individuals who grew wealthy by misrepresenting artists. Or (as good ol’ Roger Daltrey put it once) “people who screw bands down the fuckin’ alley”. Ah, man, gotta love The Who…
So, there we go. But do keep in mind this is by no means a “best of” list. It’s just the first five songs that came to mind when I thought up the concept. I’m aware that more (and better) songs on the subjects exist, so please leave a comment with your personal picks. Continue reading →
This is the first part of something that I hope to build along with your collaboration. The title speaks for itself, really – I’ll try and collect together these moments in which music becomes a true epiphany.
I have begun by picking my five favorite moments. I have made an effort to include some performances by artists I am yet to add to the blog like Pink Floyd (just give me time), and artists I am to cover more extensively like Queen.
Please, add your suggestions by leaving a comment. The idea is to let everybody discover these performances he might not hear about otherwise, and which are too amazing to be missed. I’m counting on you!
So, without further ado:
1- Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova Perform “Falling Slowly” At The 80th Academy Awards.
Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova Performing "Falling Slowly" Live At The 80th Academy Awards
The stars of “Once” play the movie’s signature tune at the 80th Academy Awards. You can watch the performance here.
2- Pink Floyd Performs At The Live 8
The whole band reunited for the first time in 24 years for the Live 8 festival, and they proved that they still had it. “Comfortably Numb” was the final song they played that night. The performance started gathering momentum when Mason threw his headphones away (around the 2:00 mark)… The song ended up being even more mesmerizing than ever.
This is quite frankly amazing – one of the most ingenious things I have come across on YouTube. Just to think of the effort that must have gone into creating this is burdensome. Simply watch and enjoy – it is Super Mario Bros. meets Queen’s “Don’t Stop Me Now”.
This 2 CD Set Was released By Hollywood Records In The Year 1995
Queen made a music lover out of me. Here. I said it. At no point before did music matter so much to me as when I listened to this double set that I bought through eBay when I was just starting out down the musical lane.
I was a 90s teenager. I grew up with this music. This was a compilation I had to have. This is a compilation that every person who claims to feel even the slightest shred of emotion when he listens to music must own. Continue reading →